Deportivo 0-0 Sevilla: Share of the spoils that will not satisfy eitherApril 18, 2018
It ended a goalless draw between Deportivo and Sevilla tonight in a match where the home team firmly believe they deserved more.
Relegation-riddled Deportivo have seem to woken up and have now managed seven points out of nine possible.
The game had barely started when Deportivo’s Krohn-Dehli and Sevilla midfielder collided on the pitch, thankfully it looked worse than it actually was.
The first half was fought between both sides, Deportivo had the most chances, however Sevilla had the clearest ones. The first substitution came early on as Krohn-Dehli was taken off as a precaution due to his earlier collision with Geis.
The first half ended just as Deportivo stepped off the gas, the Depor players called two penalties, one clearly wasn’t however the other seemed dubious, but referee Medié Jiménez didn’t think any of them were clear enough to point out.
To someone who watched the game without knowing what the team’s situations are, you would think Sevilla have their season sorted, however far from it as Sevilla at the moment aren’t guaranteed European competition next season, as they now sit in 7th position three points away from 6th placed Villarreal.
Deportivo took the reins in the second half, they were the team that pushed the most, Lucas had many chances to put his team in the lead, however the ball just wasn’t going in. As is a recurring scene in Depor matches, in the 87th monute of the game we saw a ball hit the post for the 14th time this season and have now become the team with the most shots to the post – behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Seedorf’s men could’ve made it three out of three wins to put Deportivo just two points away from Levante, who are currently sitting just out of the relegation zone.
A point each doesn’t really help any of the sides, Deportivo will have to sit and wait to see the outcome of the Levante – Málaga match tomorrow and Sevilla see how their gap with Villarreal widens to three points.
Depor will have little time to rest as they travel to Madrid where they face Leganés on Friday (20:00 BST) while Sevilla face Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday April 21.