Sevilla Suffers Narrow Defeat to Valencia in La Liga Duel

The first match of La Liga’s season saw Sevilla take on Valencia with a final score of 1:2. Mouctar Diakhaby scored the opening goal for Valencia in the 60th minute, giving them a 0:1 lead. Youssef En-Nesyri equalized for Sevilla just 10 minutes later, making it 1:1. The game was decided when Javier Guerra Moreno netted the winning goal for Valencia in the 89th minute, ending the match at 1:2.



Yassine Bounou (rating 6.5)
Jesús Navas González (rating 6.7)
Loïc Badé (rating 6)
Nemanja Gudelj (rating 6.7)
Marcos Javier Acuña (rating 6.9)
Fernando Francisco Reges (rating 6.9)
Ivan Rakitić (rating 6.7)
Lucas Ariel Ocampos (rating 6.3)
Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáenz de la Torre (rating 7.2)
Erik Manuel Lamela Cordero (rating 6.9)
Youssef En-Nesyri (rating 7.3)


Giorgi Mamardashvili (rating 6.6)
Thierry Rendall Correia (rating 7.2)
Gabriel Armando de Abreu (rating 6.9)
Cenk Özkacar (rating 6.6)
José Luis Gayà Peña (rating 7)
Francisco Pérez Martínez (rating 6.3)
Mouctar Diakhaby (rating 7.9)
José Luis García Vayá (rating 6.9)
Diego López Noguerol (rating 7.5)
Domingos André Ribeiro Almeida (rating 7.3)
Hugo Duro Perales (rating 7.5)



Óliver Torres Muñoz (Erik Manuel Lamela Cordero, 56)
Mohameth Djibril Ibrahima Sow (Fernando Francisco Reges, 69)
Juan Luis Sánchez Velasco (Jesús Navas González, 69)
Federico Agustín Gattoni (Youssef En-Nesyri, 82)


Dimitri Christophe Foulquier
(Francisco Pérez Martínez, 61)
Javier Guerra Moreno
(Domingos André Ribeiro Almeida, 62)
Pablo Gozálbez
(Diego López Noguerol, 65)
Jesús Vázquez Alcalde
(José Luis Gayà Peña, 87)

Ball possession:

The matchup between Sevilla and Valencia was an intense one, with both sides fighting for the upper hand. Ultimately, Sevilla had a slight edge in ball possession, at 55%, while Valencia held 45%. Sevilla made 9 shots on target, 3 of which were on goal. The most active in terms of number of shots was Youssef En-Nesyri. Valencia made 10 shots on target and 3 were on goal. José Luis García Vayá proved to be the best in terms of hits on goal for them. Despite their efforts, neither side could break the deadlock and they finished the match with no goals scored.


Nemanja Gudelj of Sevilla had an impressive pass accuracy of 72%, making a total of 59 passes. Mouctar Diakhaby of Valencia was even more successful, with an 89% accuracy rate on 46 passes. Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáenz de la Torre from Sevilla made 2 key passes during the game, while Domingos André Ribeiro Almeida from Valencia also made 2. Overall, it was a very successful game for both teams in terms of their passing performance.


Sevilla and Valencia have had a competitive match this season when it comes to interceptions. Sevilla’s leader in interceptions is Loïc Badé, who has 2, while Valencia’s leader is Gabriel Armando de Abreu with 3. Nemanja Gudelj has led the way for Sevilla with 1 interception, while Cenk Özkacar has done the same for Valencia with 1 interception as well. In total, Sevilla has had 7 interceptions and Valencia 11 throughout the season.


Ivan Rakitić and Hugo Duro Perales are proving themselves to be the leaders of their respective teams when it comes to face-to-face fights for the ball. Rakitić, from Sevilla, has won 8 such fights while Perales from Valencia has impressed with 11. With both players being so competitive on the pitch, it is no surprise that they have been able to make such an impact in their respective clubs. It will be interesting to see how this rivalry develops over time!


Yellow cards:

    • Ivan Rakitić (Sevilla) at 15 minute
    • Nemanja Gudelj (Sevilla) at 45 minute
    • Marcos Javier Acuña (Sevilla) at 90 minute
    • Mouctar Diakhaby (Valencia) at 10 minute
    • Cenk Özkacar (Valencia) at 16 minute

Red cards:

  • Loïc Badé (Sevilla) at 81 minute

The last five games (including this match):

  • Sevilla – L
  • Valencia – W

Top 5 La Liga scorers:

  1. Isaac Palazón Camacho (1, Rayo Vallecano)
  2. Javier Guerra Moreno (1, Valencia)
  3. Mouctar Diakhaby (1, Valencia)
  4. Randy Nteka (1, Rayo Vallecano)
  5. Youssef En-Nesyri (1, Sevilla)

Next games:

  • Sevilla will play with Alaves. August 21 at 17:00 (UTC), on Estadio de Mendizorroza.
  • Valencia will play with Las Palmas. August 18 at 19:30 (UTC), on Estadio de Mestalla.
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