Sevilla increased their chances of securing a Champions League qualifying spot with a 2-0 La Liga win at Osasuna.
Julen Lopetegui’s side moved past Barcelona to third place in the table with three vital points at El Sadar.
The Andalusians were in the lead from the start in Pamplona as Diego Carlos propelled Joan Jordan’s corner after 19 minutes.
Dutch international Luuk De Jong doubled Sevilla’s advantage after the break, as he crossed his marker to fend off Munir El Haddadi’s cross in 49 minutes.
Luuk de Jong doubles Sevilla’s lead with a nice finish! 😍
A tricky hit to the nearest post and the ball tucked away in the far corner 🙌 pic.twitter.com/FLNSdcxEoF
– Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) February 22, 2021
Substitute Papu Gomez almost added a third last for the visitors, but Osasuna goalkeeper Sergio Herrera produced an excellent save.
Lopetegui’s side now face a vital game this weekend as they host Barcelona in the league before heading to Camp Nou for their Copa del Rey semi-final second leg.
Sevilla lead 2-0 on aggregate thanks to first-leg goals from Jules Kounde and Ivan Rakitic.
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