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Osasuna extends his cupbearer dream against Sevilla

Osasuna extends his cupbearer dream against Sevilla.

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Osasuna extends his cupbearer dream against Sevilla

Osasuna extends his cupbearer dream against Sevilla

Ez Abde, in extra time, allows those from Arrasate to advance to the semifinals 18 years later


Osasuna extended his cupbearer dream this Wednesday after winning (2-1) against Sevilla in the match corresponding to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, after overcoming a goal in the last moment by En-Nesyri, with a goal by Ez Abde in the early stages of extra time.

The 'rojillo' team, which is setting a course to frame, seventh in LaLiga Santander just three points from the Champions League and executioners of the current champion Betis in the previous round, completed a night to remember against Sevilla with a triumph of merit that he had in his pocket until the goal from the Moroccan striker on 95'. Finally, the '12' of the Navarrese completed the feat with a great goal that ended up closing the local pass to the next round.

Osasuna returned to the semifinals 18 years later, when in 2005 they reached the final that they later lost to Betis, eliminating Sevilla in the quarterfinals. The El Sadar boiler, which experienced a cold but hot night at the same time, was key to providing extra energy to the 'rojillos' in extra time and putting an end to the aspirations of a Sevilla that tried, but stopped dead his improvement after a fateful start to the season.

In the Osasunista fiefdom, which had not hosted a Cup match since September 2018, against the late Reus, the rotations of both teams left a low pace at the beginning without great chances for either. Even so, the team led by Jorge Sampaoli took possession of the ball to begin to bottle up the locals in their own area and create danger.

However, the forces equalized again beyond the equator, with the feeling of mutual respect. With everything to be decided, the script changed completely after the restart with a more direct and incisive football in equal parts. Thus, the first clear opportunity came in the boots of Chimy Ávila, who ran into a spectacular saving hand from Bono to avoid the 1-0.

Although Sevilla's reply was slow to arrive with Lamela's shot that Herrera cleared, the goal prize ended up making the 'rojillo' team smile after minute 70. This time Chimy did hit the target between the three sticks to break the tie with a spectacular I hit the turn around before the Seville goalkeeper could do nothing. Good minutes from the Navarrese who from then on armed themselves in defense to avoid the subsequent Sevilla siege.

Arrasate's plan did not work, since with time almost up, the newly incorporated En-Nesyri unleashed madness on the Seville bench after sending a measured cross from Suso into the back of the net that took the game to extra time when the locals They already celebrated the pass. Sevilla's joy did not take long to dissipate in the first moments of extra time, when Osasuna's fighting character came to the rescue again in the form of a goal.

Ez Abde, who had the sentence before the 1-1, received only a long ball and after allowing Badé to pass, he retaliated with a tight shot at the near post, unattainable for Bono. So yes, the locals defended themselves tooth and nail to close extra time without more goals and complete the pass to the semifinals, while Sevilla can now think exclusively of reversing their league crisis.

--RESULT: OSASUNA, 2 - SEVILLA, 1 (0-0, at halftime).

OSASUNA: Herrera; Unai García, David García, Juan Cruz; Moncayola (Moreno, min. 102), Nougat; Moi Gómez (Aridane, min.92), Aimar Oroz (Brasanac, min.80), Kike Barja (Rubén García, min.69); Chimy Ávila (Budimir, min.81) and Kike García (Ez Abde, min.69).

SEVILLE: Dmitrovic (Bono, min.46), Nianzou (Suso, min.88), Montiel (Jesus Navas, min.77), Gudelj, Acuña, Bade; Jordan, Rakitic, Lamela, Ocampos (Oliver Torres, min.62); and Rafa Mir (En-Nesyri, min.77).

1-0, minute 71. Chimy Ávila.

1-1, minute 95. En-Nesyri.

2-1, minute 99. This is Abde.

--REFEREE: De Burgos Bengoetxea (C. Vizcaíno). He admonished Moncayola (min.31) and Moi Gómez (min.92) by Osasuna, and Nianzou (min.31) and Lamela (min.114) by Sevilla.

--STADIUM: El Sadar.

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