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Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri was on target when Sevilla came from a goal and fell to Elche in a match played in Manuel Martinez Valero on Saturday night.
It was the guests who started the match at a high level and previously threatened the courtesy of the Atlas Lions striker. It was a wake-up call to the hosts and they threatened in the ninth minute, but Morocco’s reporter Bono pulled a fantastic save and denied Fidel in the process.
However, the defender had no answer two minutes later when Enzo Roco scored from close range to give his team the lead. The goal gave the hosts the confidence they needed as Sevilla reorganized in their attempt to equalize.
Bono had to manage with a reduced squad after 30 minutes, as Raul Guti got sent off for a needless foul away from the game’s action. En-Nesyri got himself booked for a foul.
The Afrikaner should not be denied in the 41st minute. The defenders were clearly outwitted by Atlas Lion after a corner kick that was nicely executed by Kiko Casillas in the Elche goal.
En-Nesyri would have put his team up another goal 74 minutes into the game, after a rush down the left, but his closing shot hit the post.
His replacement was Idrissi Oussama. But neither team managed to get the winning goal.
The result put Sevilla at the top of the table with seven points, awaiting Sunday’s results. They started their campaign with a 3-0 victory at home over 10-man Rayo Vallecano. En-Nesyri scored and provided an assist in that particular game.
They then claimed a 1-0 away win over Getafe before earning a point in their third away win over Elche.
Valencia and Real Mallorca are in second and third position with seven points respectively.