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Sevilla still in Champions League hunt as Villareal inch closer to Europa League football after draw

The clash finished 2-2 as Bruno Soriano played for the first time in over three years following his injury nightmare.

Pau Torres and En-Nesyri in action during the clash between Villareal and Sevilla.
Pau Torres and En-Nesyri in action during the clash between Villareal and Sevilla.
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SEVILLA CLIMBED BACK up to third place in La Liga on Monday after a 2-2 draw at Villarreal, as Bruno Soriano played for the first time in over three years following his injury nightmare.

Paco Alcacer put Villarreal ahead on 18 minutes and Pau Torres restored the lead on the stroke of half-time after Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero had drilled in from outside the area.

Munir El Haddadi ensured Sevilla came away with a point that put them back above Atletico Madrid, who face Levante on Tuesday, with an equaliser on 63 minutes to snap Villarreal’s three-match winning run.

The draw pushed Villarreal into the Europa League spots at the expense of Real Sociedad, while the introduction of Bruno for the final few minutes marked the end of an injury-decimated spell dating back to May 2017.

Bruno, who was part of the Spain squad at Euro 2016, made his first appearance in 1,128 days when he replaced Alcacer, having been sidelined for the best part of three seasons by a career-threatening knee injury.

© – AFP 2020

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