Sergio Asenjo’s Blunder Gives Sevilla Hard Fought Point Against Newly Promoted La Liga Side Real Valladolid

Sergio Asenjo’s Blunder Gives Sevilla Hard Fought Point Against Newly Promoted La Liga Side Real Valladolid

  • Sevilla and Real Valladolid both scored late goals to draw in an entertaining and tense La Liga fixture
  • Anuar Mohamed Tuhami produced a storming run before unleashing a low shot into the back of the net
  • Real Valladolid keeper Sergio Asenjo made a huge blunder, allowing Sevilla to score an equaliser

Sevilla and Real Valladolid played out to an entertaining draw in La Liga.

The two sides came into the game on the back of defeats in their opening games and were looking to bounce back.

Sergio Asenjo’s Blunder Gives Sevilla Hard Fought Point Against Newly Promoted La Liga Side Real Valladolid
Sevilla produced a late comeback to secure a point against newly-promoted Real Valladolid in a tense La Liga fixture. Image: Joaquin Corchero/ Fran Santiago/ Cristina Quicler
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It was the home side, Sevilla, who started the better. Sevilla threw everything but the kitchen sink at Valladolid but could not find a goal. In the opening 18 minutes alone, Sevilla has six corners, with four of them yielding good chances.

Rafa Mir, who lead the line for the side, missed a few good chances, while debutant Tanguy Nianzou, Erik Lamela and Óliver Torres also failed to capitalise on their attempts.

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While Sevilla dominated the first half, Valladolid’s Sergi Guardiola had the best chance of the game just before the end of the first half. The forward found himself one on one with Bono but the keeper made a smart close-range save.

Guardiola was involved in the action in the opening stages of the second half as well as he was brought down in the box by Nianzou. Despite his efforts to roll around in the box, the referee didn’t give anything, and neither did the Video Assistant Referee.

Things got interesting with time ticking down in the second half as Anuar Mohamed Tuhami scored a stunning strike to give Valladolid the lead. The goal came in the 80th minute and looked certain to give the visitors three points. Sevilla’s pressure finally paid off a few minutes when Valladolid keeper Sergio Asenjo came out and missed the ball, allowing Karim Rekik to tap into an empty net.

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There was more drama to follow as Lucas Ocampos produced a late dangerous tackle which got both benches running onto the field.

The chaos was calmed after a few minutes, and a player on either bench were shown red cards. Eight minutes of extra time was then added on.

Sevilla's Jesús Tecatito Corona suffers horrific injury in training, will miss World Cup after breaking leg

Sevilla will go into their second game of the new La Liga season without forward Jesús “Tecatito” Corona.

The Mexican forward broke his leg in training and is also expected to miss the World Cup in Qatar in November.

As reported by The Washington Post, Tecatito broke his left fibula and ruptured ankle ligaments during training. He will be out for four to five months as a result.

Source: Sports Brief News

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