Sevilla advances in Europe with suspense and without a goal A 0-0 against Cluj, which came to score in 87 ‘but the VAR annulled it, puts the Lopetegui in eighths
Sevilla advanced in the Europa League with a lot of suspense in the 0-0 of this Thursday against the Cluj in the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, who made good 1-1 of the first leg to advance to the round of 16 for the double value of the visiting goals in case of a tie, and that the Romanian team had in their hands if not for the VAR.
Those of Julen Lopetegui forgave many occasions but also played with fire before a rival a priori inferior and who gave his scares. The worst moment of Sevilla was before the break and at the start of the second half, although the surprise was touched by the Cluj with a goal canceled in the 87 ‘of Paun. The Andalusian team deserved a quieter pass and advanced without a goal to give themselves the option to improve.
The five-time champion drew his plan on a possession in rival field that locked the Cluj. The Andalusian team dominated in the first part, worked to send and keep the opponent far from their goal. However, the occasions, in siege at times, did not bring goals and before the break the Romanian team forgave. On the back of Suso and his careers, Sevilla created danger.
The star signing of winter, Ocampos and De Jong gave presence in rival area to Lopetegui. The Cluj peeked in a couple of distant shots as the local domain accentuated within half an hour. The visiting defensive tangle managed to survive the siege, auctions without fortune like that of Reguilón on his partner De Jong when they already sang the goal. The Cluj took a step forward and closed the first half by squeezing a Sevilla that found Bono’s saving stops. The Romanian team was also better in the resumption, with more presence in rival field.
Sevilla lost balls in the pressure of the Cluj, but returned to take command for the last half hour, with more presence at the entrance of Banega. Suso’s injury twisted Lopetegui’s gesture and the local trick lacked a shot that did not enter the carom with the defense. Neither Nolito nor En-Nesyri found the way to the goal and, short of the result, served a heart attack end.
Paun came to make the 0-1 in a Bono sung but, with Lopetegui with his hands on his head, the VAR, which premieres in the competition in this round, canceled the goal by a hand of Traoré at the start of the move. Much suspense to stay alive yes, and again doubts in the Pizjuán, despite coming from the victory in Getafe.
– RESULT: SEVILLA, 0 – CLUJ, 0.
SEVILLA: Bonus; Navas (En-Nesyri, min. 76), Koundé, Diego Carlos, Reguilón; Jordán (Banega, min. 57), Fernando, Gudelj; Suso (Nolito, min. 67), Ocampos and De Jong.
CLUJ: Arlauskis; Manea, Paulo Vinicius, Burca (Boli, min. 27), Camora; Deac, Djokovic (Rondón, min. 78), Bordeianu, Paun; Traoré and Omrani (Golofca, min. 84).
– ARBITRATOR: Andris Treimanis (LIT). He admonished Navas (min. 44), Koundé (min. 92) by Sevilla. And to Deac (min.59), Djokovic (min.73), Bordeianu (min.74) in the Cluj. He ejected Bordeianu (min. 91) for a second yellow.
–ESTADIUM: Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.