Sevilla face Paris Saint-Germain tonight in a high-level friendly match at Estadio Algarve in southern Portugal, just hours from the Andalusian capital. Ivan Rakitic put them in the lead in the 40th minute, transforming from a penalty after Youssef En-Nesyri was knocked down by Keylor Navas.
Ivan Rakitić was right on the penalty spot and his goal made the difference between Sevilla and PSG at half-time 👏
Keylor Navas knocked down En-Nesyri to give the Spanish team the chance to score ⚪🔴 pic.twitter.com/YQTSPuYiu6
– Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) July 27, 2021
Mauro Icardi equalized for the Parisians three minutes into the second half, with Oscar Rodriguez regaining Sevilla’s advantage shortly after the hour mark. Sevilla beat Coventry 4-0 in their first preseason friendly , Las Palmas 1-0 in his second. They will face Aston Villa in their fourth Saturday night.
Rakitic is hoping for a solid season at Sanchez-Pizjuan in 2021/22. He struggled at times in his first campaign in the south after joining Barcelona, but has undoubted quality and unmatched experience in this Sevilla dressing room. He hopes the hard work he did last season, and this summer, pays off at the start of La Liga.