Luuk de Jong and Diego Carlos score the goals as Sevilla beat Osasuna to go


Osasuna 0-2 Sevilla: Luuk de Jong and Diego Carlos score the goals as Julen Lopetegui’s men climb ABOVE Barcelona after easing to a sixth successive LaLiga victory

  • Sevilla have moved above Barcelona into third in LaLiga after defeating Osasuna
  • Diego Carlos and Luuk de Jong scored the goals to earn a comfortable 2-0 win  
  • Julen Lopetegui’s men are now third and just seven points off Atletico at the top

Sevilla’s Diego Carlos and Luuk de Jong got on the scoresheet to secure a sixth LaLiga win in a row as their side enjoyed a 2-0 victory at Osasuna on Monday to move above Barcelona into third place and join the title race.

Osasuna defender Oier Sanrujo almost got the hosts off to a perfect start when he sent a header crashing against the post in the opening minutes but it was Sevilla’s Carlos who broke the deadlock.

The Brazilian outjumped two Osasuna players to meet an out-swinging corner from Joan Jordan and his header had too much power for goalkeeper Sergio Herrera to keep out.

Luuk de Jong provided a classy finish inside the box to seal victory for Sevilla at Osasuna

Luuk de Jong provided a classy finish inside the box to seal victory for Sevilla at Osasuna

Diego Carlos celebrated with his team-mates after breaking the deadlock in the first half

Diego Carlos celebrated with his team-mates after breaking the deadlock in the first half

MATCH FACTS AND LALIGA TABLE

Osasuna: Herrera, Sanchez, D Garcia, Hernandez, Vidal ( I Perez 80), Moncayola, Torro, Oier (Brasanac 65), R Garcia (Calleri 64), Barja (Torres 64), Budimir (Lopez 84)

Subs not used: Cruz, Ramalho, Gallego, Perez

Scorers: NONE

Booked: Vidal, Torro

Sevilla: Bounou, Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Rekik, Jordan Guelj 87), Fernando, Torres (Rakitic 66), Suso (Vidal 66), de Jong (En-Nesyri 80), Munir (Gomez 80)

Subs not used: Vaclik, Gnagnon, Gomez, Rodriguez, Escudero Vazquez, Diaz

Scorers: Carlos (19), de Jong (49)

Booked: Munir, Jordan 

How the LaLiga table currently looks

How the LaLiga table currently looks

De Jong put the visitors further ahead early in the second half with a backheel to guide a low cross from Munir El Haddadi into the net, while substitute Papu Gomez nearly added a third late on but was denied by Herrera.

It was a welcome victory for Sevilla after their 3-2 home defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last-16, first leg last week and saw them move to 48 points, one point ahead of Barca who drew 1-1 at home to Cadiz on Sunday.

They took advantage of Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 defeat by Levante on Saturday to close the gap with the leaders to seven points with 15 games left, adding more intrigue to a title race which looked like a forgone conclusion less than a month ago.

Sevilla are also four points behind second-placed Real Madrid, with a game in hand. 

The Brazilian outjumped two Osasuna players to meet an out-swinging corner and head home

The Brazilian outjumped two Osasuna players to meet an out-swinging corner and head home

Julen Lopetegui's men are on a title charge after moving above Barcelona into third place

Julen Lopetegui’s men are on a title charge after moving above Barcelona into third place

Sub Papu Gomez nearly added a third late on for Sevilla but was denied by Osasuna's keeper

Sub Papu Gomez nearly added a third late on for Sevilla but was denied by Osasuna’s…



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