Sevilla fulfilled the role of favorite they had assigned this Monday and defeated Osasuna (13th) 2-0 in the last match of the 24th date of LaLiga, a victory that allows them to overtake FC Barcelona (4th) and place third in the classification.
Brazilian central defender Diego Carlos was in charge of opening the can in the 19th minute, while Dutch attacker Luuk De Jong put an end to local hopes after the restart (49).
Diego Carlos debuted his scoring account this season after finishing with a header, beating the red defenders, a corner kick launched by Joan Jordán.
On his side, De Jong’s goal came after a beautiful away play. Midfielder Fernando stole the ball and put it into space for Munir, who from inside the area crossed low for the Dutchman to connect to a goal inside the small area, despite the opposition of the local central Aridane.
With this victory, Sevilla quickly turn the page to the defeat suffered on Wednesday against Borussia Dortmund, in the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League. The Germans won 3-2 at the Sevilla stadium, putting in serious difficulties the pass to the quarterfinals of the team led by Julen Lopetegui.
The Andalusian squad took advantage of this Monday Barcelona’s 1-1 draw against Cádiz (14th). The people of Seville already have 48 points, one more than the Catalans.
At the top of the table, leaders Atlético de Madrid suffered a painful 2-0 home defeat against Levante (8th) on Saturday, while Real Madrid (2nd) bent Valladolid (19th) by the minimum.
Those of Zinedine Zidane accumulate 52 units and are only three of those led by Diego ‘Cholo’ Simeone, who have one game less.