Villarreal suffered their second defeat of the season- losing 2-0 to Sevilla.
They lost in their debut against Barça. After this, they did not lose again until this Tuesday. So, they played 18 consecutive games without losing.
Meanwhile, Sevilla enjoyed a very important triumph against direct rivals, Villareal, in the fight for the Champions League.
They have now caught up to Villareal in the table, with two games yet to play.
They thus take a prominent advantage in the ‘average’ and warn those above them that they are going to fight with everything they have.
The solvency that characterized them at the end of last season ensures that they are increasingly appreciated in this game.
Lopetegui’s men were very confident behind and took advantage of the options that the quality of their men at the top always provides them.
Sevilla – Villareal (2:0):
Sevilla FC: Bono, Jesús Navas, Koundé, Diego Carlos, Acuña, Fernando, Jordán (Gudelj 88′), Rakitic (Oliver Torres 76′), Suso (Munir 63′), Ocampos, En-Nesyri (De Jong 88′).
Villarreal CF: Asenjo; Rubén Peña, Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza; Trigueros (Bacca 83′), Foyth (Yeremi Pino 46′), Parejo; Gerard Moreno, Fer Niño (Chukweze 63′), Moi Gómez.
Goals: 1-0 (7′) Ocampos, pen; 2-0 (53′) En-Nesyri.
Referee: Soto Grado (La Rioja)
Venue Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Sevilla