• Classification Group E

Krasnodar is a crossroads, where the devil waits for the helpless to negotiate their souls.

Julen Lopetegui

was executed as national coach by

Luis Rubiales

in that city.

Tomas Vaclik

is confronted again with his ghosts.

Sevilla would mark, with a victory, the round of 16 route.

An X on the map does not always hide a treasure.

Past, present and future come together at Stadium Krasnodar.


Lopetegui directed twenty games as Spain's national coach: 10 friendlies and 10 officials.

Fourteen victories.

Zero losses.

The last of them, on June 9, 2018, against Tunisia, was held on the grass of the Krasnodar stadium, where this Tuesday bulls and Nervionenses will play the fourth day of the Champions League.

With the World Cup at hand, Real Madrid made it official that the Gipuzkoan would be their coach for the 2018/2019 season.

The institutional statement shook all levels of Spanish football.

On June 13, two days before the debut, Luis Rubiales dismissed Julen and gave the reins of the team to

Fernando Hierro


Krasnodar was the scaffold of the current Sevilla technical director.

Also that of a team that was called to do great things and ended up tiptoeing through the World Cup.



in Lopetegui, his defense against a disgruntled crowd and managers with little faith, paid off in just one year.

Quarters in the league and undeniable winners of their sixth Europa League.

The tears after beating Inter in the final of that tournament moved many fans to that night in Russia, in a city always linked to the reinvention and stubbornness of Lopetegui.

The problems in the goal


Bono's Covid-19 positive has returned ownership to

Tomas Vaclik


The arrival of a new goalkeeper was taken for granted at the club this summer, but


magical end of the season

, fundamental in the Europa League achieved, not only served to guarantee his continuity by paying the four million euros agreed with Girona, but also to make him a fixture of the eleven in the league start.

Vaclik, whose right knee does not give up, irregular during several games in the past season, now has the opportunity to recover some of the lost ground.

His climb to ownership started badly.

Against Celta, on the last league matchday, he made one of those gross mistakes that goalkeepers sometimes have.

A naive center from

Hugo Mallo

turned into a goal due to the goalkeeper's clumsiness in the clearance.

Sevilla's victory and the support of his teammates hid the damage, but the ruling denoted a lack of concentration that was inappropriate for his club's demands.

The Champions League was always a good setting for stories of redemption.

It depends on your gloves.

Future: Chelsea and Sevilla have in their hand the qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

If they both won this Tuesday, it would already be mathematical.

With 10 points each, and leaving Krasnodar and Rennes with only one point, the question would only be who would lead the group.

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