Sevilla, which has Argentines Gonzalo Montiel, Alejandro “Papu” Gómez, Marcos Acuña, Lucas Ocampos and Erik Lamela on its squad, will host Real Madrid tomorrow for date 37 of the Spanish LaLiga that Barcelona won, in a match that For the Andalusians it will be the prelude to the Europa League final that they will host next Wednesday with Roma from Italy.
The match that will start the penultimate date will be played this Saturday from 2:00 p.m. (Argentina time) at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium, in Seville, and will be televised by ESPN.
Seville has 49 points in LaLiga that Barcelona won early (85), while Madrid is second with 74 points, one more than Atlético de Madrid (73) led by Argentine Diego “Cholo” Simeone.
Saturday’s game is of no importance for Real Madrid, who will play it without Frenchman Karim Benzema and Brazilian Vinícius Jr., both injured.
The coach of the team, the Italian Carlo Ancelotti, reported that the absence of the player from Rio de Janeiro is due to a knee problem and clarified that it is not linked to a desire to protect him, after the racist insults he received last Sunday in Valencia. which led to sanctions for the Mestalla club.
“The knee keeps bothering him. It doesn’t matter if the game is away from home or at home, he can’t play, period,” said the Italian with the intention of completely refuting the suspicion that the Brazilian was spared by the controversy.
Vinícius Jr. was the victim of discrimination due to his skin color, which caused worldwide condemnation joined by heads of state, institutions such as FIFA and renowned sports personalities, among other manifestations.
Affected by the reprehensible attack, the player was expelled from the match after reacting against Valencia’s Hugo Duro, but the Spanish Federation later annulled the red card.
At the same time, the Disciplinary Committee of the League decided to punish Valencia with the partial closure of the stadium for five dates and a fine of 45,000 euros, which finally ended in three days and 27,000 euros after the club appealed.
Tomorrow’s game for Real will be faced with substitutes by Sevilla, who this Wednesday will play the final of the Europa League against the Roma of the Portuguese Mourinho, in Budapest.
The Andalusian team did not have a good campaign in LaLiga, in fact, with two dates to go, they are out of the European Cups, but they did repeat their successes at the international level by settling in a new final in the Europa League that they won six times.
Also, if Sevilla wins the Europa League, they will qualify for the 2024 Champions League as a reward.
= Program of the 37th. date =
Saturday: Sevilla-Real Madrid (2:00 p.m., ESPN and Star+).
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.: Almería-Real Valladolid (DSports); Athletic Bilbao-Elche (Star+); Atlético de Madrid-Real Sociedad (DSports); Barcelona-Mallorca (DSports); Cádiz-Celta de Vigo (Star+); Getafe-Osasuna (DSports +); Girona-Betis (ESPN 2 and Star+); Rayo Vallecano-Villarreal (ESPN Extra and Star+) and Valencia-Espanyol (DSports).
. Positions: Barcelona (X) 85 points; Real Madrid 74; Atletico Madrid 73; Royal Society 68; Villarreal 63; Betis 56; Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao 50; Girona and Seville 49; Majorca 47; Rayo Vallecano 46; Majorca 44; Valencia and Celta de Vigo 40; Almeria 39; Cádiz, Real Valladolid and Getafe 38; Espanyol 35 and Elche (XX) 21.
(XX) Descended to Second Division.
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