Sevilla FC: A tie with a taste of revenge

He Sevilla F.C. will face next Thursday, from 9:00 p.m., to the Fenerbahce SK in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 looking for good news in the European context. There is only one precedent between Spaniards and Turks, so both will fill out their match history a little more. In addition, it will be the first in the Europa League, since the previous one took place in the highest continental competition, the UEFA Champions League.

This is how Fenerbahçe SK arrives at Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán

Regarding the route of Fenerbahçe SK in the Süper Lig 22/23, it is second in the qualifying table, six points behind Galatasaray. Reviewing his numbers in his domestic championship adds up 16 wins, three draws and four losses with 58 goals for and 25 against, making him the team with the highest scorer and the one that best fits into the top five of their league. Over their last five games, Jorge Jesús’s team has four wins and one draw.

Sevilla FC and Fenerbahce SK They will meet for the second time in European competition. However, it will be first time in UEFA Europa League, since the previous one took place in the Champions League. We are in the 2007/2008 season, with a Sevilla FC commanded by old rojiblancas glories like Kanouté, Palop, Luis Fabiano or one that is still dressing up as a gala, Jesus Navas. The first leg took place at the Ulker Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, where the Turks won in a frenetic match (3-2).

The match of return, in the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, gave the same result but with the Sevilla FC as winner (3-2) achieving a aggregate of (5-5). However, the tie ended up being won by Fenerbahçe SK on penalties (2-3) with a spectacular Volkan Demirel who stopped three penalties against the sevillistas. We will have to see what news they leave in a different competition in this Europa League round of 16 duel between two old acquaintances like Sevilla FC and Fenerbahçe SK.

Youssef En-Nesyri and Enner Valencia, duel for the goal

If there are two players who currently stand out above their peers, it is these two killers who go through an outstanding state of form. Starting by Enner Valenciato their 33 springs he seems to have found his place at Fenerbahçe SK and is putting up some incredible numbers this season that spell bad news for Sevilla FC. In the Super Lig he adds 23 goals and four assists in 20 games, that is, he registers 47% of his team’s goal participations. However, in the Europa League it costs him a little more to see the goal since he has two goals in six games.

On the part of our Moroccan, the season did not start well but since he promised 20 goals for this campaign he seems to have transformed. In 2023 he already has nine goals and he seems to be on a good streak that makes him the best player in this Sevilla FC. In the Europa League he adds one goal less than the Ecuadorian but with only two games played. We will see who of the two becomes the scorer of this Europa League round of 16 tie.

François Letexier will whistle for Sevilla FC – Fenerbahçe

letexier, 33-year-old French and international for six years will be in charge of directing the UEFA Europa League match. The usual braid in Ligue 1 already had news of the Sevilla FC when directing in February 2022 at the Maksimir stadium against Dinamo Zagreb. In said second leg of the play off of the Europa League Croatian team won 1-0 with a penalty from Mislav Orsic. In addition, Letexier sent off Thomas Delaney in extra time. Despite the defeat, the team led by Julen Lopetegui at the time won the tie on aggregate, having won the first leg (3-1).

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