Sevilla FC - en Copyright 2017, All Rights Reserved. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:32:42 -1000 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:32:42 -1000 Sevilla FC - FootballChronicle.orgSevilla FC RSS feed - Latest footbal news <![CDATA[Real Betis keep their heads to leave Real Madrid assessing early-season damage | Sid Lowe]]> Thirty-five different teams over 73 games stretching back almost 18 months had tried and failed to stop Real Madrid scoring. Real Betis went one better

Manchester United couldn’t do it, Manchester City couldn’t do it and Bayern Munich couldn’t do it. Juventus couldn’t do it either. Nor could Borussia Dortmund, Napoli or Sporting Lisbon. The other Sporting, from Gijón, couldn’t do it. They came from Mexico, Japan, Poland and Cyprus and failed too. Barcelona tried four times but they couldn’t do it. Sevilla and Atlético had five goes each. Nope, no good. Along came Valencia, Deportivo and Celta, Osasuna, Espanyol and Villarreal, but they couldn’t do it and nor could Las Palmas, Eibar, Athletic, Cultural, Granada, Málaga, Alavés or Leganés. Real Betis, on the other hand, could. In fact, on Wednesday night they only went and did something even better.

Thirty-five different teams from eight different countries had tried over 73 games and six competitions stretching back almost 18 months and none of them had stopped Real Madrid scoring, but Betis were almost there. There was still time for it to slip away, especially against the team with a thing for agonising late goals and they were nervous but they were near. It was 11.47pm and the scoreboard at the Santiago Bernabéu, like scoreboards everywhere, had stopped on 90 minutes – information denied when it’s most needed. Alongside, it read: Madrid 0-0 Betis. The board went up: five minutes, one last bugle call, a record awaiting, fans screaming at them to pour forward.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:21:47 GMT
<![CDATA[Cristiano Ronaldo far from his best in La Liga losing return for Real Madrid]]> Real&apos;s poor recent run of form continued, as Cristiano Ronaldo&apos;s return to league action couldn&apos;t prevent a narrow loss. Real&apos;s poor recent run of form continued, as Cristiano Ronaldo&apos;s return to league action couldn&apos;t prevent a narrow loss. The FC crew dive into Madrid&apos;s shock 1-0 loss to Real Betis, and what Zidane can do to turn the ship around quickly. Real Betis upset the odds and recorded their first victory in 20 years at the Bernabeu --&amp;nbsp;fairly and squarely&amp;nbsp;-- as Real Madrid&apos;s inauspicious start to their La Liga title defence took another body blow. Tonny Sanabria is the man who won&apos;t have to pay for dinner in Sevilla any time soon with the Paraguay international scoring a stoppage-time winner. Positives Real did not play poorly and created plenty of chances. Of their 27 shots, though, only seven were on target, and as the enormity... ]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:13:00 GMT <![CDATA[Ranking Lionel Messi's five most memorable Barcelona hat tricks]]> Ernesto Valverde has hailed Lionel Messi following the Barcelona legend&apos;s four-goal haul against Eibar. Ernesto Valverde has hailed Lionel Messi following the Barcelona legend&apos;s four-goal haul against Eibar. Last weekend there was a hat trick in the Catalan derby against Espanyol, and on Tuesday there were four more goals as Barcelona put six past Eibar. September has not been a bad month for Lionel Messi. So far this season, he has 12 goals in just eight appearances in all competitions, and his trebles against Espanyol and Eibar took him to 39 hat tricks in total for Barcelona. Here are five of the most memorable ones: Lionel Messi beats the Eibar defence for his third of four goals on Tuesday. 5. Sevilla, 2014 If you&apos;re going to break the La Liga goal-scoring record, you... ]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:38:00 GMT <![CDATA[Sevilla president urges fans not to 'insult' returning Vitolo]]>

Vitolo will face Sevilla for the first time since his controversial transfer and the club's president has told supporters to behave.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:26:10 GMT
<![CDATA[Liverpool become just the fourth club in Premier League history to reach 1,000 home points&#8230; but who are the others?]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:19:36 GMT <![CDATA[Fernando Llorente turned down new Swansea deal before joining Tottenham for £12m this summer]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:08:01 GMT <![CDATA[Sevilla move second with win over Girona; Villarreal beat Alaves]]> Luis Muriel scored the only goal of the game to give Sevilla victory. Luis Muriel&apos;s second-half goal proved the difference as Sevilla moved two points behind league leaders Barcelona by edging to a 1-0 win at Girona. Muriel latched onto Franco Vazquez&apos;s through ball and beat Girona goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz at his near post with a left-footed finish in the 69th minute. The hosts had an opportunity to secure a point but Alex Granell saw his penalty one minute into injury-time rattle the crossbar and Sevilla clung on to claim their third successive league win. Cedric... ]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:25:00 GMT <![CDATA[Real Madrid get needed win vs. La Real; Sevilla beat Girona to go second]]> Gareth Bale and Borja Mayoral celebrate after scoring a goal in a win against Real Sociedad. Real Madrid picked up a needed win at Anoeta on Sunday, seeing off Real Sociedad 3-1 in La Liga in a game that saw Gareth Bale get back on the scoresheet. Zinedine Zidane&apos;s team, who were coming off a pair of home draws in the league, were on the scoreboard just before the 20-minute mark. Sergio Ramos did well to hold up the ball in the penalty area as he was being pulled down from behind and Borja Mayoral swept in to volley home for his first official career Real Madrid goal to make it 1-0 in favour... ]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:25:00 GMT <![CDATA[Philippe Coutinho on Barcelona ‘job offer’: ‘sometimes you get interested’]]> • Brazilian hints that no deal to allow him leave next summer has been struck

Philippe Coutinho has claimed he has no agreement to join Barcelona next summer and is committed to the Liverpool cause this season despite being denied a move to the Spanish giants.

Coutinho made his first start of the campaign for Jürgen Klopp’s team on Saturday when he played 79 minutes of the 1-1 draw with Burnley. The Brazil international, given a rousing reception when he returned as a substitute against Sevilla in midweek, was the subject of three failed bids from Barcelona during the summer transfer window and submitted a transfer request in an attempt to force a move from Anfield.

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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:41:53 GMT
<![CDATA[Liverpool frustrated by stubborn Burnley in Anfield draw]]> Liverpool Burnley 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now&amp;nbsp;&amp;raquo; Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats An underwhelming Liverpool were held by a sturdy Burnley, at Anfield. An underwhelming Liverpool were held by a sturdy Burnley, at Anfield. Craig Burley dissects the goal Liverpool conceded and the one they scored in their disappointing draw with Burnley. Jurgen Klopp&apos;s complaints about a self-fulfilling prophecy came back to haunt him as Liverpool suffered more defensive dithering in a 1-1 draw at home to Burnley. Liverpool&apos;s shortcomings at the back came under the microscope this week after they conceded a lead in the midweek Champions League draw with Sevilla. And despite Klopp&apos;s protestations, the Clarets provided more evidence for the case against the defence. Sean Dyche&apos;s well-drilled side took the lead through Scott Arfield with their first... ]]> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:17:00 GMT