Sevilla 0-1 Athletic Bilbao: Sevilla's title hopes suffer a blow

Sevilla 0-1 Athletic Bilbao: Inaki Williams scores 90th-minute winner to all but end hosts’ title hopes as they remain six points behind Atletico Madrid

  • Title-chasing Sevilla suffered a major blow as they lost 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao 
  • Substitute Inaki Williams scored the only goal of the game in the closing stages
  • The result sees fourth-placed Sevilla remain six points behind Atletico Madrid 

Sevilla conceded a 90th-minute goal to fall to a 1-0 defeat at home to Athletic Bilbao on Monday, delivering a near fatal blow to their La Liga title hopes.

Julen Lopetegui’s side dominated the game but were dealt a late body blow when Athletic counter attacked and striker Inaki Williams showed composure to lift the ball into the top corner.

The goal inflicted a first defeat on Sevilla since March 6 and snapped a five-game winning streak in La Liga which put them among the contenders in the close-run title race. 

Substitute Inaki Williams scored a late winner as Athletic Bilbao won 1-0 against Sevilla

Williams celebrates after his late goal put Athletic Bilbao in the lead in their clash with Sevilla

Ivan Rakitic shows his frustration as Sevilla’s title hopes suffered a huge blow with a defeat

The loss left Sevilla fourth in the standings on 70 points with four games to play, four behind second-placed Real Madrid and third-placed Barcelona and six from leaders Atletico Madrid. 

MATCH FACTS 

Sevilla: Bounou, Navas, Kounde, Diego Carlos (Rodriguez 85), Acuna, Rakitic (De Jong 68), Fernando, Gomez (Torres 85), Suso (Jordan 68), En-Nesyri (Vazquez 81), Ocampos

Subs: Vaclik, Escudero, Diaz, Rekik, Vidal, Munir, Gudelj 

Booked: Diego Carlos 

Athletic Bilbao: Simon, De Marcos (Lekue 69), Nunez, Yeray, Balenziaga, Berenguer (N Williams 63), Vencedor, Vesga, Morcillo (Gomez 72), Garcia (Sancet 15), Villalibre (Williams 69)

Subs: Ezkieta, Lopez, Paredes, Vicente, Prados

Goal: Williams 90 

Asier Villalibre attempts to make an impact for Athletic as he is pursued by Diego Carlos

Jesus Navas looks to control the ball for Sevilla with Athletic’s Mikel Balenziaga watching on 

 

 

 




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