I went to Sevilla v Atletico Madrid last weekend, my second visit to the Sanchez-Pizjuan this season. Arguably the outstanding fixture of the weekend in Spain, between two of the most in-form teams in Europe and while it wasn’t a classic, it did provide a very enjoyable afternoon’s entertainment.
Atletí shaded the first half and probably should have been leading at the break, Correa guilty of a particularly glaring miss, but Sevilla stepped up a gear in the second half and deservedly went in front through unlikely goalscoring hero Steven N’Zonzi (once the man Big Sam thought could revolutionise the England team) and closed out the win.
The big disappointment was the weather, the heavy rain reminding me more of my time in Galicia or back home in Northern Ireland than usually sunny Seville!
Anyway, here are a few photos from the afternoon.
And as a bit of a bonus, enjoy a clip of the Sanchez-Pizjuan singing Sevilla’s centenary anthem, comfortably one of the best in Spain, prior to kick off.
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