Sevilla go second when Oliver Torres’ Marco van Basten-style volley kicks off the EIGHT goal thriller
Oliver Torres’s special volley, in the style of Marco van Basten, kicks off the thriller of EIGHT goals in the LaLiga clash and places Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla in second place in the standings
- Sevilla finally prevailed in an eight-goal thriller on Sunday afternoon.
- LaLiga Levante contributed to a win at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium
- The result puts Julen Lopetegui’s team second in the League, behind Real Madrid
Oliver Torres’ marvelous volley unleashed an eight-goal thriller between Sevilla and Levante that finally saw the hosts go second in LaLiga.
Julen Lopetegui’s team finally triumphed 5-3 in a carnival atmosphere at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
But it was the virtuous goal from former Atlético de Madrid midfielder Torres after just eight minutes that set the tone for a joyous match in southern Spain.
Sealed with a kiss: Oliver Torres’ wonderful goal was Sevilla’s toast when his team triumphed 5-3
Left-back Ludwig Augustinsson sent a high corner kick into the crowd of players pushing centrally toward Torres, standing wide and about nine yards away.
In a crossover between Paul Scholes’ volley against Watford and Marco van Basten against the Soviet Union, Torres sweetly struck the ball to send it viciously into the top corner for a memorable picture-book goal.
Rafa Mir, signed by Wolves in the summer, doubled the lead, cutting his man on the inside and beating Aitor Fernández at his near post with a powerful low shot.
Levante then halved the deficit through José Luis Morales, holding on to a cross pass after a good mannequin and whipping him into the top corner.
Sevilla center-back Diego Carlos had the last word in the first half, heading at home to restore a two-goal lead at halftime.
Former Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi made the fourth five minutes after the break, controlling a simple square pass from Torres and finding the bottom corner with a 25-yard effort.
The midfielder scored a sumptuous Marco van Basten-style volley to kick off the procedure.
But after former Charlton goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic ran out of goal and missed his punt, Morales took advantage of an unprotected net in an attempt to inspire an unlikely comeback.
Just after the hour, a poorer home defense saw Gonzalo Melero hit the crossbar to make it 4-3 and potentially give Sevilla nervousness.
But former Manchester City defensive midfielder Fernando scored a rare goal, grabbing a cross from the right and swinging it past the hapless Fernandez to make it 5-3 in the 64th minute, in what, surprisingly, was the last goal of the match. . .
The result pushed Lopetegui’s rojiblancos to second place in the standings, ahead of Real Sociedad, which ranks third on goal difference, and, at the time of writing, behind Real Madrid.
The Whites also have 20 points after their nine games, with six wins, two draws and one loss so far this season, but they have a goal difference of +13 compared to +10 for Sevilla and +5 for the Society.
Meanwhile, Levante, threatened by relegation, remains second last with Alavés in 18 and Getafe in 20 having played one game less.