Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Heavily reinforced Italian champions head into the new Champions League season looking to make one step closer to winning the coveted competition. Having established their undisputed dominance in the domestic scene, the Old Lady now looks towards conquering Europe. Pitted against Dinamo Zagreb, Sevilla and Lyon, the Seria A giants will have to work hard to grab the place in the knockouts and their first group match is perhaps the biggest challenge. Massimiliano Allegri is hopeful his star-studded team will step up to the plate to dispatch Europa League winners and to grab three points that will be a huge boost for the team. For their own part, Sevilla have managed to recover from the initial shock which saw them lose three opening games of the new season. Having gone through plenty of changes during summer, Rojiblancos head into the new campaign with a new squad and a new manager – Jorge Sampaoli, who was brought in as a replacement for now PSG’s boss Unai Emery. Rojiblancos struggled against big-name rivals so far this season and we predict Juventus will be too tough of a nut to crack.
Highlighted Player (Patrice Evra):
After playing for the likes of CO Les Ulis, CSF Bretigny and PSG during his youth career, Patrice Evra started playing for Marsala at senior level. The left-footed full back played for Monza in the 1999/2000 campaign and he returned to France in 2000. After making 40 league appearances for les Aiglons, he signed a contract with Monaco at the end of the 2005/2006 season. Evra played 120 league games for les Rouges et Blancs and on 3 January, 2006 he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a deal with English giants Manchester United. The French footballer, who was born in Dakar, Senegal, clinched five Premier League trophies with the Red Devils, while winning the Champions League trophy in the 2007/2008 season. After spending nine season at Old Trafford, Evra moved to Italy in 2014 as he signed a contract with Juventus. He won his second Scudetto with Juve in the 2015/2016 season and, speaking of his international career, he played in the Euro 2016 final with France against Portugal, but les Tricolores failed to win the prestigious trophy.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is a Spanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Division and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.
Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most successful club in the Europa League.
The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.