On at 22:55 CEST
Agony and suspense in the Pizjuán, who suffered to maintain the draw against Salzburg, in a toughest game in which he shone Karim Adeyemi.
Lier; Navas (Montiel, 87 ′), Koundé, Diego Carlos, Acuña; Fernando, Jordán (Delaney, 45 ′), Rakitic (Rafa Mir, 65 ′); Suso (Ocampos, 45 ′), En-Nesyri, Papu Gómez (Lamela, 58 ′).
Kohn ; Kristensen, Solet, Wöber (Piatkowski, 51′), Ulmer ; Sucic, Aaronson, Camara, Seiwald (Capaldo, 79′); Sesko (Adamu, 67′), Adeyemi (Okafor, 79′).
0-1 M. 21 Sucic (p.). 1-1 M. 41 Rakitic (p.).
Alexeï Koulbakov (Belarus). TA: Diego Carlos, En-Nesyri (2, 50 ′), Rakitic, Delaney, Navas / Seiwald, Capaldo, Camara and Okafor.
Sanchez Pizjuan. 26,000 viewers.
It wasn’t Sevilla’s expected debut. Despite the good start of Sevilla, the Austrians, with an approach that knocked out Lopetegui, started hitting with long balls and with suffocating pressure.
The penalty game
One to ten minutes Diego Carlos on the visiting star, he sowed panic in the Sevillian stands. However, Adeyemi He threw it down so Bono could breathe.
Not happy with that, Navas fell into the trap of the German winger and committed another maximum penalty. Now, Susique I would be sure to open the box. After half an hour, another clumsiness, in this case of Bono, Adeyemi, it meant another maximum sentence than Slovenian Susique label.
The strange first half could only end with a penalty, in this case for Sevilla. Here he has not forgiven Ivan Rakitic, to put the tie before the break. Never before has a visiting team in the Champions League benefited from three maximum penalties.
Back from the locker room En-Nesyri he faked a penalty, saw the second yellow and left his team with 10 men. On the shoulders of a great Erik lamela, Seville looked for the heroic without luck, before a Salzburg who tried to fish in a troubled river and win the victory of Pizjuán.
Neither, between fights and more yellows, the match ended in a draw that tastes better in Sevilla than at Red Bull as a whole. Despite the two missed penalties, those of Matthias jaissle they were more consistent than a shy Sevilla side, who have never been found on the pitch.