Spain

Sevilla seal key draw at rivals Villarreal

Sevilla head off into the international break on a positive note after securing a 1-1 draw away at European rivals Villarreal.

The Andalucians find themselves marooned in the bottom half of the La Liga table, after the first two months of the campaign, but a vital point at the Estadio de la Ceramica is a key boost.

Despite their struggles, Sevilla started on the front foot in Castellon, as Oliver Torres popped up to slot home a calm opener.

A massive goal for Sevilla! โšช๐Ÿ”ด

ร“liver Torres finds the bottom corner to get the visitors off to a good start in a must-win game for Julen Lopetegui ๐Ÿ‘€ pic.twitter.com/9JylpURn6o

โ€” Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) September 18, 2022

However, the home side rallied from there, with Dani Parejo curling a superb effort against the bar, before Alex Baena bundled them level after the restart.

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That is how close @VillarrealCFen were to levelling in the first half through @DaniParejo! ๐Ÿ’›

๐Ÿ‘‰ Second-half. #LaLigaTV. @PremierSportsTV & @primevideouk Channels. You know what to do.#LaLigaHighlights pic.twitter.com/sQPEluHoMK

โ€” LaLigaTV (@LaLigaTV) September 18, 2022

Villarreal looked set to power on from there, but Sevilla were in luck in the closing stages, as they narrowly avoided conceding a late penalty following a VAR offside call.

What was Alex Telles thinking there? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Luckily for him and Sevilla, VAR overturned the decision for an offside, but his reaction on the slide said it all ๐Ÿ˜ฌ pic.twitter.com/8YhBGkgsO2

โ€” Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) September 18, 2022

Up next for both sides, Villarreal head to Cadiz, with Sevilla welcoming Atletico Madrid to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

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