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A strange game with the penalties, happy with the draw - Rakitic

Wed 15 September 2021 | 8:50

The Champions League has started again and many will rub their hands together in anticipation.

Sevilla

drew their clash against

Salzburg

1-1 at the Sanchez-Pizjuan. Sevilla are capable under the reign of Julen Lopetegui, with the coach bringing the best out of the squad. They ended the 2020-21 La Liga season sitting fourth on the table and this season they are currently sixth.

In this season’s kindest draw are also Lille and Wolfsburg. The Europa League kings, Sevilla, are eager to earn that pedigree in Europe’s top table. Last season, they came through the Round of 16 only to be defeated by Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund.

For the home side, things got off on the wrong foot. Salzburg were gifted a penalty which they turned into a goal in the 21st minute courtesy of

Luka Sucic

’s strike.

Ivan Rakitic

then pulled the game level to earn his side one point.

It was a very strange game,”

Rakitic said post-match in comments carried by

El Partidazo de Cope

.

“When you concede three penalties and you play almost 40 minutes with ten men you have to be happy with the draw. It seemed every time they came near our goal there was a penalty. It’s laughable.”


source: SportMob