With a late goal from Inaki Williams, Athletic Club Bilbao made Sevilla drop out of the race to win the Spanish La Liga this season.
Sevilla’s last stretch of the season in the Spanish La Liga was beautiful while it lasted but it finally ended today. Before a crucial weekend ahead of them, they needed to win at home this evening against Athletic Club Bilbao. If they accomplished this feat, they had chances of getting another victory against Real Madrid next Sunday. Before kick off, the Andalusian squad still had real chances of winning the tournament for the second time in their long history.
But they haven’t proven they have what it takes to be considered part of the real competition to lift this title by the end of the season. Eventually, they were bound to crash during the final games of La Liga. Even though they managed to keep their hopes alive for the better part of the 90 minutes against Bilbao, they still bottled it in the end. A beautiful solo goal from Inaki Williams was the catalyst that prevented Sevilla from keeping their hopes alive.
Can they still defeat Real Madrid?
Now that they are not fighting for the title anymore, all Sevilla FC has is the honor to defend against Real Madrid. A victory against Los Blancos at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium next Sunday will prevent Zidane’s squad from winning the title as well. If this happens, the fight would leave only Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the fight. That’s about all the motivation they have for next Sunday after today’s disappointing result.
All Sevilla FC supporters must be proud for what their squad did this season. They didn’t only rise up to remain part of the conversation until the very end of the tournament. But they also got a historic number of points they never reached before in their long history. Sevilla FC can only improve after their accomplishments throughout this campaign. A win against Real Madrid next Sunday can mean the world to all of the club’s supporters.