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‘Sevilla lacked a bit of luck against Borussia Dortmund’

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Youssef En-Nesyri claims Sevilla were unlucky after they crashed out of the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.

It was painful to see Sevilla come so close only to end up bowing out of the Champions League, says En-Nesyri.

After a 3-2 home defeat to the Bundesliga side in the first leg Round of 16 tie, the Spanish top-flight side needed an away win in the reverse fixture to stand a chance of progressing to the last-eight.

Nevertheless, they played out to a 2-2 draw at Signal Iduna Park and ultimately kissed the competition goodbye after a 5-4 aggregate defeat.

Two goals from Erling Haaland saw Dortmund hold a 2-0 lead in the game after 54 minutes. However, Sevilla pushed for a late rally, with En-Nesyri bagging a brace.

The Spanish side needed just one more goal to level the tie but there was no time to so.

Reflecting on his side’s exit, En-Nesyri says it was a tough one to take.

He said to the club’s website: “We came very close to tying the playoff. We had no luck, we lowered our concentration in a few seconds and they scored that goal.”

“In the second half they scored the second, but I am very happy with the work and effort of the team. You have to stay on the same line, face the next few games.”

“I am very happy [with my performance], although we have lacked a few minutes. We have to go ahead and look for points in the next few games.”

“We have demonstrated what we have and what we have done. We lacked a bit of luck to score goals, but football is like that.”