Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao were headed toward a scoreless draw in yesterday’s La Liga fixture. However, arriving at literally the 90th minute, Athletic Bilbao’s late goal costed Sevilla the title, their championship hopes now slim.
Sevilla’s chances of winning La Liga could thus be over after they suffered a heartbreaking defeat against Athletic Bilbao.
In this Monday match, Inaki Williams scored a 90th-minute winner for Athletic Bilbao at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Oihan Sancet tore away on the break, before slipping left to his team-mate, Williams, who remained calm despite it being death time.
After Sevilla’s Fernando pulled across, Williams had time to pick his spot. He directed the ball into the right-hand corner with his right foot and it worked, Bilbao won a late goal!
Watch this goal, and other key moments, in this video of extended highlights.
Williams’ first goal since February snatched a last-minute 0-1 win for Athletic, after the match passed by goalless, at 0-0.
Sevilla lost by the same tally (0-1) to La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, when April began.
The Race for the Title
This defeat leaves fourth-placed Sevilla six points adrift of Atletico Madrid, leading the La Liga charts.
Atletico are two points clear of Real Madrid and Barca after they beat Elche on Saturday.
But Real Madrid saw off Osasuna and Barcelona edged past Valencia on Sunday night and both remain in the race.
So, it is likely that Athletic Bilbao’s late goal costed Sevilla the title. However, there are yet four games left to play for Sevilla.
Sevilla’s next match will be against Real Madrid on Sunday at Valdebebas. Their immediate rivals are thus giants hard to beat.
In this same pivotal weekend, elsewhere, Barcelona will go up against Atletico on Saturday.
So, fans will enjoy the clash of the top four teams in the title race this weekend.
Meanwhile, the surprise 0-1 win boosted Athletic Bilbao to ninth place on the charts.