European Roundup: Sevilla edge closer to Champions League qualification

    A 4th succeeding LaLiga win for Julen Lopetegui’s side leaves them level on points with third-placed Atletico Madrid and 9 clear of Villarreal.

    Sevilla surrounded Champions League qualification as they won 2-0 against Real Mallorca at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

    Lucas Ocampos opened the scoring with a 41 st-minute penalty that was granted, by means of VAR, for a handball by Alejandro Pozo, and Youssef En-Nesyri added a second in the 84 th minute.

    A 4th succeeding LaLiga win for Julen Lopetegui‘s fourth-placed men leaves them level on points with third-placed Atletico Madrid and 9 clear of Villarreal in 5th, who host Real Sociedad on Monday.

    It had to be him!

    ❤ @Locampos15 ❤ #SevillaFCRCDMallorca

    — LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) July 12, 2020

    Mallorca, on the other hand, have actually dropped a location to second- bottom in the table– they are 3 points adrift of safety.

    They have actually changed positions with Leganes, who improved their survival hopes by beating Valencia 1-0 at home thanks to an 18 th-minute Ruben Perez penalty.

    Having actually handled to see out the win regardless of being minimized to 10 men by a red card for Jonathan Silva early in the second half, Javier Aguirre‘s side are likewise 3 points behind 17 th-placed Alaves, who are another side in action on Monday when they host Getafe.

    Eibar won 2-0 at already-relegated basement kids Espanyol and are now ensured to make it through, lying 7 points clear of the drop zone in 15 th location.

    @RUBENPEREZ_4 scores his first goal for @CDLeganes_en in #LaLigaSantander! ⚽ #LeganesValencia

    — LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) July 12, 2020

    Edu Exposito notched a first-half brace, scoring one penalty in the 25 th minute and after that seeing another conserved by Diego Lopez however netting on the follow- up.

    Raul Garcia likewise scored two times prior to the break as Athletic Bilbao thrived 2-1 at Levante, who responded through Enis Bardhi with around 20 minutes to go.

    In Serie A, Napoli were held to a 2-2 draw by A/C Milan at the Stadio San Paolo to stay seventh and 6th respectively in the table.

    Theo Hernandez put the visitors ahead in the 20 th minute, Napoli turned things around with goals from Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Dries Mertens and Franck Kessie then levelled with a penalty in the 73 rd minute, prior to Milan replacement Alexis Saelemaekers was sent late on.

    When again at Napoli (Spada/AP)


    A/C Milan midfielder Franck Kessie was on the scoresheet.

    Genoa increased out of the transfer zone with a 2-0 home win against rock-bottom SPAL Goran Pandev (24) and Lasse Schone (54) scored either side of Iago Falque having a penalty conserved by SPAL goalkeeper Karlo Letica

    Moving from 18 th to 17 th, Genoa switched locations with Lecce, who drew 0-0 at Cagliari– the space in between the teams is a point.

    Sampdoria originated from behind to beat Udinese 3-1 at the Dacia Arena, putting them on the very same quantity of points their hosts, 6 clear of the transfer zone.

    Federico Bonazzoli and Manolo Gabbiadini scored late on for the visitors after Fabio Quagliarella had actually counteracted Kevin Lasagna‘s opener in the first half.

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    — Sampdoria English (@sampdoria_en) July 12, 2020

    On the other hand, ninth-placed Hellas Verona and 10 th-placed Bologna were both rejected away success by stoppage-time goals, at Fiorentina and Parma respectively.

    On-loan Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone scored a late equaliser for Fiorentina after Hellas had actually led through Davide Faraoni.

    And there was an even more remarkable conclusion at the Stadio Ennio Tardini as Parma scored two times in extra time to force a 2-2 draw, with Jasmin Kurtic netting a header and Roberto Inglese including a finish minutes later on.

    Bologna had actually been 2-0 up by the 16 th minute thanks to efforts from Danilo and Roberto Soriano.

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