Sevilla paid tribute to former captain Marcelo Campanal earlier than the sport, and objectives from Lucas Ocampos and Fernando delivered a derby win.
The primary top-flight match in Spain since March 10 noticed the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stands abandoned, albeit with piped-in crowd chanting and a financial institution of CGI supporters producing some sort of ambiance.
It was nothing like a real Seville derby, after all, however this must do whereas Spain, and the remainder of the world, makes an attempt to comprise and ultimately transfer ahead from the coronavirus pandemic.
The objectives had been lengthy in coming by the point they arrived, with dominant Sevilla taking the lead after 56 minutes when Ocampos beat Joel Robles from the penalty spot after Luuk de Jong was impeded by Marc Bartra, a VAR examine confirming the spot-kick.
It made Ocampos the primary Sevilla participant to attain in 5 successive LaLiga appearances since Alvaro Negredo netted in six straight video games 9 years in the past.
Sevilla’s second objective got here six minutes later, with an amazing backheeled flick from Ocampos following a nook organising Fernando to go residence.
Ocampos had a wonderful sport, hitting the angle of submit and crossbar early on and displaying no indicators of any rustiness after a three-month break from aggressive motion.
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Sevilla strengthened their grip on third place on an evening after they commemorated the life of their long-serving former captain Marcelo Campanal, who died aged 89 in Might.
A minute of reflection preceded the match as sombre music performed, with these quiet moments devoted to these whose lives have been misplaced to COVID-19 and on this event additionally to Campanal.
Sevilla’s gamers wore shirts bearing his title as they took one other step in the direction of a top-four end, with extra recorded cheering and celebratory singing on the ultimate whistle giving a agency indication of what to anticipate over the ultimate weeks of this atypical season.