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Espanyol 0-1 Sevilla: Juan Soriano’s celebrations cause final whistle scuffle

Espanyol 0-1 Sevilla: Juan Soriano’s celebrations cause final whistle scuffle

Sevilla’s 1-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday afternoon was marred by a post-match scuffled involving keeper Juan Soriano, who was sent off.

The visitors approached the game with Espanyol having sacked Pablo Machin for failing to gain any consistency after the winter break and they installed sporting director and former coach Joaquin Caparros.

Caparros is not stranger to the club and he took to his first game back in charge of the Andalusians by grabbing all three points at the RCDE Stadium.

In truth, the game was a fairly even one with both sides having equal amount of possession and chances over the 90 minutes but the game was turned on its head when French attacker Wissam Ben Yedder continued his goal scoring form, putting his side ahead from the penalty spot.

That strike just after the half time break saw the visitors take over and they could have extended that lead, but it was not to be and the scoreline remained 1-0.

Following the final whistle, Sevilla keeper Soriano was seen by cameras celebrating in front of the home fans and that was not taken to kindly to by Sergi Darder, who raced over and pushed over the shot-stopper.

Both were dismissed as players from both side’s then began to scuffle, seeing a bitter end to the game.