Updated:25/04/2021 20: 21h
Sevilla will play for the second consecutive season after achieving today with the victory against Granada the classification in a mathematical way. Lopetegui’s team only needed one point to achieve it, and very soon, in the 15th minute with a goal from Rakitic from penalty, would straighten the contest. Although there are five games left, up to 15 points, Sevilla have achieved their goal and have once again shown with today’s game that they are in exceptional shape.
Since Sevilla FC achieved its pass to the UEFA Cup on the last day of the 2003-04 season, it was only once out of European competition. It happened in the 2011-12 campaign, in which the white-and-red team finished ninth in the table, after a convulsive season that began with Marcelino on the bench and had to be dismissed due to poor results in place of Míchel.
In total, Sevilla FC has achieved 17 European rankings in the last 18 seasons, a milestone that very few teams in the Old Continent can boast of. To get an idea of the extent of the achievement, it is enough to remember that throughout the 20th century, Sevilla FC had reached eight continental classifications.
In Spain, only the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid they surpass Sevilla FC, always obtaining a European ticket in the last 18 seasons. In fact, the Barça club has the record of having played international competitions every year since they were established in 1955. Real Madrid was left without a European presence for the last time in 1996-97. Behind Sevilla FC, Atlético de Madrid appears, with 15 classifications since 2003-04.