APOEL – Sevilla
APOEL welcomes Sevilla at the Neo GSP in Nicosia in a match from Group A of Europa League. What’s happening with these two teams at the moment? We are going to take a look at them.
Both teams already guaranteed themselves a place in the knockout phase. Sevilla won this group with a perfect record of five wins from five games played, being untouchable at the top. APOEL will finish second. They have 7 points and they are untouchable at the second place, because they have better head to head stats against the third Qarabag. In other words, for both APOEL and Sevilla this is just a game for prestigie and a little bit of fun.
Sevilla are just flawless in the competition since its start. So far the manager Julen Lopetegui is doing a fine job in his debut season at the club. He was sacked quickly by Real Madrid last season, but now he’s proving his worth. He did fantastic job with the Spanish national team, so obviously he’s a capable coach.
In five games in Europa League so far, Sevilla have five wins and a more than convincing 14-2 goal difference. Once again Los Rojiblancos are going to be among the main contenders for the trophy.
APOEL also reached their goal and they will continue to play in the competition. The Cypriots lost two of their games in this group and one of these losses came exactly against Sevilla. But they also achieved two wins in the group, which allowed them to secure the second place. They also have the luck to be in a group which is not really that competitive.
In conclusion we can say that APOEL and Sevilla can make some rotations in their teams for this game, because it won’t change anything for them. Let’s see how they are going to approach it.