Sevilla finished last season among the top 3 classified, thus having a free pass to participate in the Champions League. This would be the beginning of a new dream for Sevilla fans: to be able to win the “orejona” after having won their sixth Europa League last August.
The international competition began for the sevillistas with a draw against Chelsea at home of the “blues”. Sevilla arrived showing that they were still in shape after their last defeat in Europe against Bayern Munich (European Super Cup). The rojiblancos remained serious against Lampard’s, with several scoring chances and cutting off all the balls that could create a dangerous situation for the Sevilla goalkeeper. After having the control in practically The whole game, Sevilla continued to suffer from their lack of goal and, despite having been about to break the scoreboard on several occasions, they ended up taking a point that knew little and Stamford Bridge.
After the draw in England, Lopetegui’s men sought victory against the Rennes stadium at home. They left intimidating to the rival from minute 0 and preventing the arrival of the French to the sevillista area. However, Sevilla once again showed what their Achilles heel. The lack of goal was noted again: the locals they had up to 23 occasions of which only 1 managed to avoid the Rennes goalkeeper. Despite that, all 3 points stayed at home and the streak of staying undefeated in Champions remained intact.
To close the group stage of the international championship in a good way before the break, the Nervionense team made sure that the 3 points will stay in Nervión. Hispanics faced a Krasnodar who came showing his intentions in the first minutes of the game, scoring two goals in less than 20 minutes and leaving Sevilla with one less player before finishing the first part. However, Sevilla alluded to its motto “never surrenders” and made a incredible comeback, scoring 3 goals and leaving Sevilla with a total of 7 points so far in competition.