LaLiga returns after the international break. Lineups were marked by multiple substitutions, as several starters rested on the bench. Lopetegui bet for an attacking line formed by Suso, Carlos Fernández and Munir, saving Ocampos and de Jong for the second half. On the other side, Diego Martín decided to not put Darwin Machís.
First half was pretty tight but there were barely any chances to score. Soldado was the best man for Granada, as he constantly stole passes forward. We can´t forget a striker´s job apart from making goals. But the fact that changed completely the match took place when Joan Jordán was sent off.
Joan Jordán´s red card changed the match:
Referee González Fuertes showed two yellow cards in lees than a minute to Sevilla´s midfielder right before halftime. The second one came after Jordán kicked Soldado. Players from both teams complained about the action, but the called had been made.
Granada switched their approach and showed their intentions to go for the three points by bombarding Sevilla´s box. But Lopetegui´s squad is very solid. Keeper Bono had a great performance and saved his team several times. But Granada´s winning finally came through a header by Yangel Herrera in the 81st minute. The Venezuelan flew and headed an excellent cross by Foulquier into the net. The finish was just perfect, as he jumped over both central defenders and sent the ball right next to the post, which made it imposible for Sevilla´s keeper to save.
Game was influenced by injuries and interruptions. Sevilla lost left back Escudero and Domingos Duarte had to leave the pitch in Granada. These are two very important misses for the next few games. Granada keep their good momentum, proving that their defeat to Atlético was just a bad day and Sevilla fall for the first time this season.