Sevilla – Slavia Praha
Sevilla welcomes Slavia Praha in a match from the 1/8-finals of the Europa League. Let’s take a second to have a look at this clash at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the Andalusian capital.
Sevilla reached the 1/8-finals of the competition after eliminating Lazio from the competition. Pablo Machin’s team didn’t concede a single goal against the Italians. The first game in Rome ended with a 1-0 win for Sevilla, while in the second leg Los Rojiblancos enjoyed another clear 2-0 win. Wissam Ben Yedder and Pablo Sarabia scored in the rematch, sending Sevilla comfortably in the next phase of the competition.
Arguably Sevilla are one of the favourites to win the competition this season. Maybe you remember how this team won Europa League three consecutive times under the management of Unai Emery. They really know how to perform in this tournament.
In La Liga Sevilla are not showing a good form, though. In their last five games in the league Los Rojiblancos suffered four defeats and didn’t win neither once. This is the reason why now Sevilla are out of the Top 4 in La Liga. In their last game the Andalusians suffered a 1-2 defeat during the visit to the outsider Huesca.
Slavia Praha on the other hand reached the 1/8-finals of Europa League eliminating the Belgian Genk. The first game in Prague ended with a 0-0 draw, which made Genk favourites for the second leg. But in the second game Slavia put a masterclass, beating the Belgians with 4-1 on their own ground. Milan Skoda scored a brace for the Czech team, while Vladimir Coufal and Ibrahim Traore also scored.
Sevilla are favourites against Slavia Praha in Europa League, but what happened to Genk must be a warning sign for the Spanish side.