Sevilla held to a goalless draw by Sociedad


SEVILLA, who are in second place in the La Liga standings, stumbled again after being held to a 0-0 draw at home by Real Sociedad, Monday (21/3) early morning WIB. This was Sevilla’s seventh draw in nine games in La Liga.

After being knocked out of the Europa League due to an extra-time goal from West Ham United on Friday (18/3) WIB, Sevilla’s domestic title ambitions took another hit in a match which Real Sociedad dominated from the start so they deserved more than a point.

Julen Lopetegui’s club have 57 points from 29 matches or nine behind leaders Real Madrid, who have one more game in hand and host fourth-placed Barcelona on Monday (21/3).

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Real Sociedad, who are in fifth position, still have a chance to finish in the top four with 48 points.

“We gave everything, but we need more,” said Sevilla defender Jules Kunde.

“I am very disappointed because we want to show better to our supporters who deserve better. We continue to drop points,” he continued.

The visitors created a number of chances to secure the win, while Sevilla ended the game not having a single shot on target.

Alexander Sorloth gave Real Sociedad the best chance in the first half but his effort was deflected by team-mate Cristian Porto, who accidentally stopped the ball into the net.

In the second half, Real Sociedad were even more aggressive.

Sevilla goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic, who replaced Bono, who was injured in the warm-up, made a superb save with his reflexes from close range.

A few minutes later, David Silva’s shot hit the bar, while Thomas Delaney’s effort deflected the ball from Adnan Januzaj’s shot from the edge of the box.

In another La Liga match, Cadiz moved slightly away from the relegation mark after a 1-0 win over Villarreal thanks to Ruben Sobrino’s only goal in the 90th minute.

Cadiz now has 27 points in 17th place or exactly one point above Mallorca, who has 26 points in 16th. Alaves and Levante are in the bottom two with 22 and 19 points.

Villarreal is stuck in its ambition to enter the European zone in seventh with 45 points.

Mid-table team Celta Vigo held to a 0-0 draw with Real Betis who are now fifth with 50 points or one point behind Barcelona who have saved one game more. (Ant/OL-1)