After his tenure in the Champions League last year, the five-time champion of the Europa League is back and he did it in a big way with a 5-1 against Standard.
Sevilla started the game with more doubts than certainties after having suffered 2 consecutive defeats in the BBVA league, the last 2 goals by 0 of a hand of Getafe. The DT Machin did the right thing and shook the 11, with 6 changes of entry to face an innocent Standard Liege, who for a few seconds scared Sevilla to tie the game at minute 39, but the quality of Sevilla players came to shine and with doublets of Banega and Ben Yedder in addition to the goal of Vázquez. Sevilla signed the scoring 5 goals for 1.
The warmth and the desire of the locals to give themselves a satisfaction before their people, after the sultry on Sunday, helped the team of Pablo Machín to give a feast at the start of the group stage of their competition. I start with a strong step the King of the Europa League, although doubts about his game have not dissipated is clear that Ben Yedder must play. With the two goals against the Standard, the ‘9’ accumulates 44 goals with the Sevilla shirt plus 13 assists. Pablo Machín showed his preference at the start of the season for André Silva because Ben Yedder failed a penalty against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. But the 9 has the numbers and even the biggest ones ever fail.
The other Spanish teams debuted with draws. Villareal drew 2 goals with Rangers and Betis at 0 points with Olympiacos. It is clear that Sevilla is still the Spanish card to take the Europa League again.