Delaney knocks down a Cádiz that stood up to Pizjuán
MADRID, 6 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Sevilla FC beat Cádiz (1-0) this Saturday to win the XI edition of the Antonio Puerta Trophy, thanks to a goal from Thomas Delaney 20 minutes from time, in a performance that did not dispel doubts about a discreet preseason.
Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán witnessed his team's progress for the first time, in the last test before the start of LaLiga Santander next week. The set-up of Julen Lopetegui's team does not leave a good feeling, although the Basque coach is still waiting for reinforcements and Sevilla have the respect they have earned.
In memory of Antonio Puerta, with the ninth trophy that remains at home, a goal from Delaney was the one that decided the match in favor of a Sevilla that reacted after the break to a weak first half. The good local start was fleeting, soon subdued by a eager Cádiz also after being thrashed by Atlético.
Bono became the protagonist, preventing the visiting goal. Lamela and 'Papu' Gómez gave Sevilla some depth, leveling the match at half-time and with the fans, who took it at times with an En Nesyri without aim, asking for more from their team. It was then the debut of Alex Telles in the Nervión neighbourhood.
The entry of Oliver and Rakitic also encouraged the locals, with clear chances until Delaney scored. Sergio González changed to almost the entire Cádiz and the outcome was left without a clear dominator, with Sevilla forced to remember that he is one of the favorites to be up in the imminent season.