Sevilla faced the Celta de Vigo knowing that Real Madrid had lost and Barça would have a difficult match in Mestalla, they were aware that with a victory they could be placed first on the table after many years.
Sevilla comes from a very good run in the league with 5 consecutive victories including the humiliation they gave to Real Madrid at home and with 18 goals in those 5 games. A crushing Sevilla who would receive a bucket of ice water in the Europa League during the week with Krasnodar losing 2 goals by 1, but little would affect the performance of Pablo Machin’s team that would win again in “La Liga” against the Celta de Vigo.
The Andalusian team would go to the game with a speed less than usual anticipating an encounter that would be defined in the final minutes. The first half hour of the match was very even until Sarabia would appear to finish off a cross from Navas and overtake his team at minute 39.
In the second half, the game remained even until Nestor Araujo would be expelled leaving Celta with 10 players. Ben Yedder only 3 minutes later would put the second goal for Sevilla that would lower the heart rate and suffer an amazing goal from Sofiane Boufal, who surrounded by 5 opposing players would release a shot really stuck to the post, unreachable for the Andalusian goalkeeper.
There would not be time for more and Sevilla with this result is placed above the Barcelona that would tie in Mestalla, and it leads the league with 16 points and a goal difference of more 10. After the break by the FIFA date, Sevilla will be played the lead achieved when it visit Barcelona at the Camp Nou, a match that promises to spark with the weak defense that has the Catalans and the poisonous forward of Sevilla.