Until the 60th minute, Seville was trailing 2-1 at home to Krasnodar, Russia, and were playing with 10 players after their captain, Jess Navas, was sent off. Coach Julen Lopetegui intervened and involved Moroccan Youssef Al-Nusiri, who turned things upside down.
The Moroccan international, who does not find a key place in the Lopetegui squad, prefers the latter to the Dutchman Luc de Jong and the Argentine Lucas Ocampos, has proven that he deserves a starting place after his half-hour performance against the Russian team.
Al-Nassiri only needed 9 minutes to equal the result, and then 3 more minutes to give his team a victory in a complex match.
A free kick by Shabi Suleimanov in the 17th minute, and a penalty kick by Markus Berg 4 minutes later gave the Russian team a perfect start;
Seville, however, narrowed the lead through Ivan Rakitic before the break.
The Spanish team soon received another setback when Navas received a direct red card at the end of the first half, after a reckless intervention on Christopher Olson;
But coach Julen Lopetegui's side fought hard in the second half.
The crossbar responded with an attempt from Rakitic, then Nassiri equalized after a gift from Kayo, the Krasnodar defender, and then the Moroccan striker returned to complete an exceptional uprising for the Andalusian team, the European champions.
The victory preserved second place in Group E for Seville after raising its tally to 7 points, equal to leaders Chelsea, while Krasnodar and Rennes Stadium have one point each.
"The victory was deserved, but it was difficult, because all the bad things that could happen to us actually happened to us ... We started well, we got a penalty kick, the referee retracted his decision, then the opponent hit the net with a wonderful free kick, and a penalty kick was awarded against us," Lopetegui said. We are late from 0 to 2. "
"Then, when we reached our best performance, Jesus was fired, and the task became more difficult, but we did an excellent job," he added.
He continued, "I am happy with the personality shown by the team. We have made a great effort ... We created several opportunities, and achieved what we wanted."