Passed Barça: 0: 2 to Sevilla over Osasuna

Does not stop. Seventh consecutive victory for Sevilla (GETTYIMAGES) | Photo: Sports 5

The 24th round in Spain closed tonight (Monday) with another win for the hot team in the league: Sevilla extended their winning streak in the domestic arena to six with a 0-2 away win over Osasuna, and overtook Barcelona en route to third place in the table. This coming Saturday the Andalusians will host Barça and try to open a 4-point gap from the opponent. By the way, four days later Sevilla and Barcelona will meet again, in the rematch of the Copa del Rey semi-final (0: 2 to Sevilla in the first game).

Osasuna – Sevilla 2: 0
The loss to Borussia Dortmund (3: 2) in the first game of the last eight of the Champions League, cut Sevilla a streak of nine wins in all competitions, while in the last seven they also kept a clean sheet. Julen Luftaghi’s side recovered impressively in a not-so-simple away game at Pamplona – on the way, perhaps, to a new positive streak.

The brakeman Diego Carlos put the Andalusians on the board in the 19th minute with an excellent shot after a corner kick by Joan Jordan. Four minutes into the second half Luke de Jong doubled the lead with a heel after an excellent wide ball from Munir al-Hadadi. Until the end, the host pressed in an attempt to return to the game, but Sevilla’s great defense did not allow it – and kept a fifth league game in a row on a clean sheet. Sevilla have only 16 absorbs in 23 league games – the best defense in Spain along with Atletico Madrid.