Seville has been accustomed to scoring and delivering late goals where matters this season, and there was no exception at the Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
The Andalusians traveled to Getafe with a full-strength squad and they had 76% ball possession but struggled to register a single shot on target.
put the ball into the back of the net for an own goal in the 81st minute and handed a decisive 1-0 victory to Sevilla.
“We deserved to win, I have no doubt,” Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui said after the game in comments carried by Mundo Deportivo.
“In football, those who deserve it the most do not always win. They have waited for us to make mistakes and transition with fast players.
“We have been patient, we made few mistakes and we created chances to win. The team deserved three points.”
Lopetegui denied easy win over Getafe.
“There is very little difference from one team to another,” he said.
“Getafe played a big role in the Europa League last year and has always been in and around the European positions. They’re a very complicated team.”