Sevilla FC hosted Villarreal in Sanchez-Pizjuan for Matchday 16 of La Liga. Fourth before the meeting, the Andalusians had the opportunity to climb temporarily on the podium, potentially five points behind Real Madrid. The yellow submarine was in a worse position, with a 12th place three points from Valencia, 11th.
The logic was finally respected: the Blanquirrojos opened the scoring thanks to the ex-Marseillais Lucas Ocampos, well served by the center of his compatriot Marcos Acuñna (16th). Behind, the men of Unai Emery pushed to come back to the score, in vain. An important victory for Julen Lopetegui’s players, who temporarily take second place in the standings, while their opponent of the day remains stuck in the soft stomach.
La Liga standings