Sevilla returns to the Champions League and will play the top European competition next season. Villarreal’s defeat against Real Sociedad ensures fourth place for the team led by Julen Lopetegui.
Football is like that, football has surprised us again. Nothing foreshadowed the victory of Real Sociedad against Villarreal. However, the triumph of the Basque team mathematically classifies Sevilla to play in the top European competition. Currently Villarreal, fifth in the table, has nine points less than Lopetegui’s team. There are only two days left until the end of the 2019/2020 season and it is impossible for them to get fourth place.
Conquering Europe for the fifth time in the 21st century
Sevilla returns to the Champions League for the fifth time in the 21st century. The team from Seville beat Mallorca 2-0, not knowing that one day later, they would achieve glory by being able to play the Champions League again. It remains to be seen if finally if he will finally be third or fourth in the Spanish competition. Atlético de Madrid and Sevilla have the same points, 66, waiting for the last two LaLiga games.
It is the fifth time that Sevilla plays the Champions League in the current century. He has previously played in the top European competition in the 2006/2007, 2008/2009, 2009/20010 and 2016/2017 seasons. Lopetegui’s team is an old acquaintance in Europe, mainly in the Europa League where he has twice proclaimed himself champion of the competition.