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Liga: first victory in 2024 for Sevilla, match briefly interrupted

Sevilla FC, suffering in the Spanish championship, returned to victory by winning 2-1 Monday evening on the lawn of Rayo Vallecano thanks to their Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri, author of a double.

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Liga: first victory in 2024 for Sevilla, match briefly interrupted

Sevilla FC, suffering in the Spanish championship, returned to victory by winning 2-1 Monday evening on the lawn of Rayo Vallecano thanks to their Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri, author of a double. With 20 points in 23 days, the Sevillians, who had not won since the 18th day, mid-December, are giving themselves a little breathing space in the ranking where they move up two places, to 15th place.

En-Nesyri, back from the African Cup of Nations, opened the scoring in the 19th minute, exploiting a hazardous counterattack from Rayo Vallecano's central defense on a deep pass from his attacking partner Isaac Romero. Rayo equalized ten minutes later on a lofted recovery from Isi Palazon, served in the area by Alfonso Espino, helped by the passivity of the opposing defense. But En-Nesyri, who had just lost a duel against the Rayo goalkeeper, doubled the lead just before half-time (45th) with a strike from the left at the conclusion of a rapid attack by the Sevillians initiated by a clearance from guardian.

In the 77th minute, Lucas Ocampos, launched from deep, had the break ball at the end of his left foot, but his shot died on Stole Dimitrievski's post. His failure had no impact on the outcome of the match, which was crucial for the maintenance operation launched by Seville.

In the first half, while preparing to take a throw-in, Ocampos was the victim of an incident involving a young spectator, sitting in the front row of the Vallecas stadium, very close to the playing area. the images from the broadcaster, we see the young man extending his left index finger between the buttocks of the Argentine striker. The match was briefly interrupted by the referee while the Sevilla player kept his calm. “I held back because I have two daughters,” he explained to DAZN.

“I don't think all Rayo people are like that, but there is always an idiot,” he also said, hoping that a sanction would be taken against the supporter. “I hope it doesn’t happen in other areas, because if it happens in women’s football we know what can happen.”

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