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2020-2021 LaLiga
  • Lucas Ocampos (28' PEN)
  • Joan Jordán (55')

Sevilla overcome Eibar after mixed VAR fortune

Sevilla earned a 2-0 win away to Eibar on Saturday to go third in La Liga after first missing out on a penalty due to a VAR call and then earning one thanks to a video review.

Sevilla thought they had earned a penalty for a foul on Youssef En-Nesyri but a video review went Eibar's way, although the visitors soon earned a spot-kick for another challenge on En-Nesyri which had initially been dismissed by the referee.

Argentine midfielder Lucas Ocampos smashed into the middle of the net from the spot to give Sevilla the lead in the 28th minute while Joan Jordan added a second in the 55th, arriving in the box to turn in a cross from Aleix Vidal.

Eibar refused to lie down and tried to get back into the game but Sevilla held on for a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions to move on to 39 points and climb into third above Barcelona, who host Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 36 +40 80
2 Barcelona 36 +47 76
3 Real Madrid 35 +34 75
4 Sevilla FC 36 +23 74
5 Real Sociedad 36 +17 56
6 Real Betis 35 -2 54
7 Villarreal 35 +11 52
8 Celta Vigo 36 -2 50
9 Athletic Bilbao 36 +7 46
10 Granada 35 -13 45
11 Osasuna 36 -9 44
12 Cádiz 36 -20 43
13 Levante 36 -10 40
14 Valencia 36 -6 39
15 Alavés 36 -22 35
16 Getafe 36 -16 34
17 Huesca 36 -18 33
18 Real Valladolid 35 -17 31
19 Elche 36 -25 30
20 Eibar 35 -19 29