La Liga, Matchday 20
Sevilla FC continue to stay close to Real Madrid. Rafa Mir snapped Getafe’s streak with a dream goal
With a win against Getafe, unbeaten in six games, Sevilla had a chance to at least move within immediate reach of leaders Real Madrid. The Andalusians, who are also in good form, initially dispensed with Ivan Rakitic, who took his place on the bench. Instead, Oliver Torres played his 100th game for the red and white team.
The first half did not offer too many highlights. Much of the action took place in midfield, with duels rather than scoring chances the order of the day. The first excitement came in the 14th minute: Koundé lost the ball in his own penalty area, but Getafe then acted far too awkwardly, so that only a corner was taken. Fernando had saved from Maksimovic in the nick of time.
In the 22nd minute, Ocampos had had enough. The Argentinian received the ball on the right flank, passed two opponents with speed and a bit of luck and crossed inside. Mitrovic was close to Rafa Mir, but the Sevilla striker got his heel to the leather – through the legs of his opponent and between the post and keeper David Soria, the leather found its way into the goal.