Osasuna do Real Madrid a favor by forcing Sevilla to a draw
Osasuna served Real Madrid, the leaders, after forcing its guest, Seville, to settle for a third straight draw, this time without goals, in a meeting in which he missed a penalty kick in stoppage time yesterday in the twenty-third stage of the Spanish Football League.
Seville entered the stadium, which has not tasted defeat in the league since May 2013, against the background of a loss from the final price of the cup competition at the hands of neighbor Real Betis (1-2) and two draws in the last two stages with Valencia (1-1) and Celta Vigo (2-2). ), while Osasuna entered the match against the backdrop of Yatim's victory in the past 13 stages.
Despite the participation of the next Frenchman, Anthony Martial, during the winter transfer period from Manchester United, on loan, Seville, who lost the efforts of Argentine defender Goncalo Montiel to injury after only 6 minutes, did nothing in the first half, in which Osasuna was the best and most dangerous, but without effectiveness.
The two teams entered the two-half break and a goalless draw dominated the situation, and the situation remained in it with an almost complete absence of real opportunities until the overtime when the referee awarded a penalty kick to Seville after a mistake in the forbidden area by Mano Sanchez on French Jules Conde, but goalkeeper Sergio Herrera shined in the face of Croatian Ivan Rakitic (3+90), keeping the score tied.
With this point, coach Julen Lopetegui's team raised its score to 47 points in second place, three points behind the leaders Real, which hosts Granada today, looking in turn to compensate for its stumble in the last stage against Elche (2-2) and its exit Thursday from the quarter-finals of the cup competition with a loss against Hosted by Athletic Bilbao (0-1).
Despite being satisfied with an orphan victory in the last 14 stages, Osasuna raised his score to 29 points in the middle of the standings, as a result of the positive results he achieved at the beginning of the season when he suffered a single defeat in his first 11 matches, in which he achieved five victories.
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