Chronicle: Goleada and farewell
The Borussia Dortmund has finished off Julen Lopetegui with a win (1-4). The coach came to this game already sentenced after the defeat against Atlético, but the importance of this match made Sevilla keep him on the bench while they closed the substitute. Those from Nervión only needed victory to stay alive in the Champions League. This result seriously complicates the chances of reaching the round of 16 and marks the end of the Lopetegui era.
The match could not have started worse for Julen Lopetegui’s pupils. Guerreiro overtook the Germans in the sixth minute after a big change of direction from Bellingham. The Englishman’s pass was key to catch the defense off foot and allow the side to score a real goal. Far from collapsing, Sevilla reacted and four minutes later had a double chance at En-Nesyri’s boots. But the Moroccan shot very focused and ran into Meyer.
Shortly after came one of the plays of the game. Three Dortmund players faced Bono’s goal but En-Nesyri appeared and cut the play. The front saw the red for the foul but after seeing the play repeated in the VAR, the referee annulled the expulsion and called a previous foul by Adeyemi on Jesús Navas. Sevilla crushed Dortmund’s goal but ran into a wall called Meyer again and again. And when it wasn’t the goal, it was the lack of aim.
For some reason or another, the Andalusians could not pierce the rival goal and it is already known that in football if you forgive you pay for it. So it was. Just when Sevilla was at its best, the Bellingham’s goal after a magnificent individual play, showing why he is one of the great talents in football. Almost without reaction time the 0-3 arrived. Adeyemi picked up a rebound from Bono after a shot from Moukoko to score at will and sentence the game to rest, while Sánchez Pizjuán charged against the board and chanted “Julen Lopetegui” in unison.
Brandt lowers the euphoria
Around the locker room, En-Nesyri closed the gap coming out of a corner. This time, the forward did not fail and he sent the ball to save to give life to Sevilla. Those of the Gipuzkoan coach fought it until the end. Lamela revolutionized his team after the goal but they lacked success in front of goal and believed it.
In the end, the Borussia Dortmund ended up sentencing the game with a goal Julian Brandtwho entered completely alone, 15 minutes from the end to put the final 1-4. If something was missing to finish off Lopetegui, this win fuels the crisis of the Sevilla team even more and signs the judgment of the Gipuzkoan coach.