Real Zaragoza visit Sevilla FC with the objective of holding on to the slight chances of maintaining the category this season in one of the (a priori) most complicated games of the season.
Manolo Jiménez decided to take the entire available squad to his hometown Sevilla, which has also been his professional home for 14 years as a player, and 11 as a trainer (3 of them in the fist team). Of course, we do not be reveal anything when we say that this match is crucial for the materialization of the recovery of the team in the heroic deed of avoiding relegation.
In this case, the scenario is one of the toughest one can imagine in the Primera División, facing a Sevilla FC away, who has recovered the joy (and the positive results) in their play since Michel’s arrival as a coach in February. They are currently 4 points away from European positions, therefore still well in the race. The historical precedents are also not the best: 4 defeats in our 4 last visits to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
From Zaragoza’s perspective, and provided that our two most “direct” rivals play at home this week, a defeat combined with unfavourable results in the Granada-Athletic and Villareal-Málaga, would translate into a seven point distance to overcome in the remaining 6 matches. Almost too much to keep on believing, even with the positive spirit and brave attitude shown by the team in recent times. Jiménez is surely aware of this, and will transmit it accordingly to the players. What we expect as fans is to find ourselves faced with the team version seen away in Mestalla and El Molinón, rather than that of (also recent fixtures) of La Rosaleda and Anoeta.
To what regards the starting eleven, not many changes should be expected from the team that faced FC Barcelona with great dignity and intensity last week, other than perhaps the inclusion of Apoño, suspended for that occasion. Luis García is also back from suspension, but is likely to start in the bench.
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