Sevilla’s chances of making it to the Champions League knockout stage are in jeopardy after their 2-1 loss to Arsenal on Tuesday night. But Sergio Ramos isn’t about to give up easily.
After conceding goals from Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli just before halftime, the Spanish team was given a lifeline when Nemanja Gudelj cut the deficit with a powerful header. They increased their pressure in the latter stages, but they were unable to overcome Mikel Arteta’s defense once more./winorlose
The La Liga team was forced to mull over yet another largely dismal performance in Europe’s top competition, while the Gunners were able to rejoice over a victory that propelled them back to the top of Group B. They haven’t won in three games and, more importantly, just one more match remaining at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.
Ramos, who won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid, has opened up about how disappointing it was to lose to Arsenal. He has also issued a rallying cry for the match that will be played again at the Emirates Stadium in two weeks, as well as matches against PSV Eindhoven and RC Lens.
“I think that in the end, we played face to face, both against Real Madrid and #Arsenal.
We played the teams that, for me, currently play the best in Europe.”
— Arsenal Harmony ⚡ (@ArsenalHarmoni) October 25, 2023
“A defeat that hurts, but it doesn’t end here,” the legendary Spanish defender – who shared a warm embrace with Gunners boss and compatriot Arteta at the final whistle – wrote on Instagram. “There are three games left and we will play with our heart and soul.”
Sevilla will go to North London aware that a victory might be necessary to prevent them from competing with PSV for a Europa League transfer in the remaining two group stage games. However, that depends on what transpires that evening between the Dutch team and Lens./WINORLOSE/