The previous Atlético-Sevilla was the last game with the public in the Wanda Metropolitano

The story of this Atlético-Sevilla is that of a match from matchday 1 that was postponed and now measures the leader and a contender for the Champions League. Looking back, it is an appointment that brings back good memories in the Wanda Metropolitano, and in this case not because of the result, because of the goals or the dribbles … The previous visit of the Sevillans was the last game with the public at the rojiblanca home.

Was the March 7, 2020. Atleti was sixth and Sevilla fourth, although the rojiblancos were almost more aware of the visit to the Liverpool on the 11th. The visitors thought about the Roma as well. But before it was League. The stadium was decked out and touched the full Against a rival who motivates a lot and on a date and time that also (Saturday at 4:00 p.m.), and on top of that the game was exciting.

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Tifo at the Wanda Metropolitano before Atlético-Sevilla.
CHEMA DIAZ (DIARIO AS)

The first part was crazy. In minute 18 De Jong scored. At half an hour, and after five minutes of laps with the VAR, Morata tied a penalty. In full local euphoria, João Félix got the 2-1 and, before the break and again after going through the video refereeing, a penalty in favor of Sevilla went to that Ocampos did the 2-2. The second half was calmer and, although there was tension, both teams were convinced that the tables were not all bad for anyone.

Seville Shield / Flag

Parallel to the day, the coronavirus —The pandemic not yet officially declared— spread across Europe at a brutal rate and affected the sport with suspensions of all kinds of events. A story sufficiently told already. Football was slow to return to Wanda Metropolitano, three months in particular. But the fans have not done it yet. The party that took place that afternoon with a spring atmosphere is missed and the wait is getting very long. So this Athletic-Seville brings back fond memories, almost from another era. Morriña of a time that will return …

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