En-Nesyri takes Sevilla nearer to Actual Madrid with Elche win

Sevilla’s Moroccan ahead Youssef En-Nesyri reacts in the course of the Spanish league soccer match Sevilla FC in opposition to Elche CF on the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on March 17, 2021. (Photograph by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

Youssef En-Nesyri continued his spectacular type as Sevilla beat Elche 2-0 on Wednesday to maneuver inside three factors of Actual Madrid in La Liga.

En-Nesyri scored his fifteenth league aim of the season simply earlier than the break earlier than Franco Vazquez ensured the victory with a late effort.

“En-Nesyri’s aim opened the sport up a bit and it was simpler,” stated Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui.

The fixture was initially scheduled for September however postponed to provide Sevilla a break after profitable final season’s Europa League on the finish of August.

The 2 groups had met in Elche 11 days earlier, with the strugglers profitable 2-1 on that event.

Sevilla’s Suso had the perfect probability of the opening 40 minutes however his shot fizzed previous the publish for the house aspect.

With two minutes of the primary half to play, En-Nesyri broke the impasse from Suso’s cross.

The Morocco ahead had scored the winner in Sunday’s victory over Actual Betis.

Lopetegui’s aspect dominated after the interval. En-Nesyri and Ivan Rakitic missed probabilities to double the benefit earlier than Vazquez got here off the bench to ensure of all three factors together with his first aim of the season.

The Argentina attacker changed Munir El Haddadi on 87 minutes earlier than back-heeling previous goalkeeper Edgar Badia.

The guests stay a degree above the relegation zone following a fourth defeat in six video games.

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