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Mendilibar happy with Sevilla performance

Mendilibar happy with Sevilla performance

Eibar boss Jose Luis Mendilibar has praised his side’s desire after their defeat to Sevilla at the weekend.

Sevilla produced a superb second half display to beat Eibar 3-1 on Saturday evening and continue their impressive run of form.

After their impressive thumping of Real Madrid in mid-week, Pablo Machin’s side went into the game at the Ipurua with a lot of confidence and it showed in their performance.

The home side did manage to keep the Andalusian side at bay during the opening 45 minutes, despite Andre Silva’s best efforts to break the deadlock.

However, within two minutes of the restart – Silva struck and continued his impressive form.

Before the hour mark, Ever Banega would get himself on the score-sheet, finishing off a superb penalty to double the visitors’ lead, and he added a third deep into the nine minutes of injury time.

The Basque hosts did have a little to celebrate as they scored a late consolation goal through Joan Jordan, but the game was done and dusted, seeing Sevilla move just one point off league leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Mendilibar spoke to reporters after the game and he heaped praise on his players, despite the result.

“I am happy with the players because of the way they played the match and the desire they put in.

“The first half was ours, we played in the opponents half, I think we dominated that part of the game. We tried to play like that in the second half, but it was complicated.”

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