1-0. Sevilla crashes against Bartkus

2018 Aug 10

It was expected to finish the tie this Thursday, and far from it, will have to sweat next week to solve successfully his performance in the third round of the preliminary phase of the Europa League. Sevilla prevailed over Zalgiris in Pizjuán, but they did so by a minimum of a direct free-kick from Banega, which was the only thing that allowed the rival goalkeeper, a Bartkus erected as a hero of his own to leave the tie open facing the turn.From the beginning, with an 11th with Aleix Vidal and signs that Machín was looking sideways at the Supercopa of Spain against Barça next Sunday, Sevilla took control of the game, but in front there was a rival with a level above what was expected.In the 14th minute Bartkus appeared for the first time to frustrate a nice shot by Ben Yedder from Chile that was going to the bottom of the net. It was the first of several interventions of merit of the Lithuanian goalkeeper, who only gave in half the first half before a masterful free-kick from Banega. It was in the 34th minute, with the Argentine putting it close to the post where not even the giant Bartkus (1.91m.) Was able to arrive in time to prevent the marker from moving.With advantage in it was expected that Sevilla increased its income with the passage of minutes, but in reality, and although the domain was sevillista, it was the Zalgiris who was close to achieving the equalizer in the last minutes of the first part .In the resumption, Sevilla put a march more, and adding the dynamism of a Muriel that came in refreshment, had several clear chances, but once again the Machin found Bartkus.Antal had the clearest for the Lithuanians, but Vaclik did not want to be less than his namesake and also became giant to leave Sevilla's goal to zero.In the end, a 1-0 advantage that Sevilla, but far from finished the eliminatory, which will be resolved next Thursday in the synthetic grass of the Vilniaus LFF stadionas, a 'box of matches' of 5,000 spectators in which Lithuanians will prepare a trap for Sevilla.