Sevilla lost very valuable points on Monday in the exciting title fight in La Liga.

The team of substitute Luuk de Jong and bench seat Karim Rekik lost 0-1 to Athletic Club by a late goal.

Sevilla had by far the most possession and had the best chances in Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjua, but Athletic goalkeeper Unai Simón was a big obstacle.

Athletic was occasionally dangerous with a counter-punch and Iñaki Williams scored the only goal of the game in the ninetieth minute.

Also De Jong, who came on after 67 minutes, could not make the difference for the home team.

The Orange-international tried fifteen minutes before the end with a bicycle kick, but he did not hit the ball well.

Sevilla seems to drop out of the battle for the championship in Spain due to the first defeat since March 6.

The number four of La Liga is now six points behind leader Atlético Madrid, while the difference with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona is four points.

Atlético (0-1 against Elche), Real (2-0 against Osasuna) and Barcelona (2-3 against Valencia) all won in this round.

Barcelona, ​​which barbecued with the entire selection in Lionel Messi's garden on Monday evening, will play the crucial top match against Atlético in Camp Nou on Saturday.

Seville will visit Real Madrid a day later.

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