La Liga: Vincenzo Montella off the mark as Sevilla win at Espanyol
Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella earned his first win in La Liga at the third try as his aspect secured a powerful 3-Zero victory at Espanyol on Saturday to go fifth in the standings.
Franco Vazquez knocked in a free ball on the rebound after a effectively crafted transfer to place Sevilla in entrance after 15 minutes, the first time that they had taken the lead in a Liga sport beneath the Italian coach, who succeeded Eduardo Berizzo in December.
Pablo Sarabia added one other earlier than haltime and Luis Muriel rounded off the victory with a late third.
Sevilla misplaced to Real Betis and Alaves of their first two Liga video games beneath Montella however had been lifted by a late fightback that noticed them beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 of their King’s Cup quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.
On Saturday, Montella’s aspect doubled their benefit in opposition to Espanyol in the 34th minute with a scorching run via the defence and a prime nook end by midfielder Sarabia.
Espanyol, who defeated metropolis rivals Barcelona 1-Zero of their King’s Cup firt leg in midweek, improved after the interval and ought to have pulled a aim again when Leo Baptistao acquired the ball unmarked from shut vary however despatched it flying over the bar.
Sevilla’s Colombia ahead Muriel netted the third aim in the 90th minute with a powerful run previous three defenders in the field and a strong end.
Sevilla, who face Manchester United in the final 16 of the Champions League, now have 32 factors though Villarreal may climb again above them after they host Levante afterward Saturday after second-placed Atletico host Girona.
Barcelona, who’re 9 factors clear at the prime, go to Real Betis on Sunday.