Juventus vs Sevilla: La Vecchia Signora Avoids Defeat
Juventus host Sevilla in the first leg of the 2022/2023 Europa League semifinals. Photo: REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
TURIN – Juventus host Sevilla in the first leg of the 2022/2023 Europa League semifinals. The duel was presented at the Allianz Stadium, Friday (12/5/2023) where the hosts had to be willing to draw 1-1.
Despite being a guest, Sevilla was able to score first. The Spanish League representative won 1-0 in the first half through a goal by Youssef En Nesyri (26).
However, Juventus can avoid defeat. That was thanks to Federico Gatti’s savior goal in injury time.
Appearing in public is loyal to make Juventus play attack when the game starts. The Italian League champion made the visitors’ back line flustered at the start.
La Vecchia Signora already threatened the Sevilla goal in the 3rd minute. Juan Cuadrado took a corner kick into the penalty box, but was saved.
A minute later, Manuel Locatelli attempted a shot from mid-range after getting the rebound. However, the ball flew high over the crossbar.
Sevilla did not just sit idly by and pressed on in the 11th minute. Lucas Ocampos made a header from the edge of the penalty box after taking advantage of a crossing ball.
However, Ocampos’ efforts failed to produce a goal because the ball went wide to the left of the goal. Score remains 0-0.
Ocampos again threatened the Juventus goal in the 17th minute. He fired a shot from the penalty box. However, Wojciech Szczesny made a brilliant save.