Pace and goals in Sevilla’s opening LaLiga World match
Jorge Sampaoli’s side kicked off their Orlando LaLiga World tour with an entertaining 3-1 win over River Plate.
Kevin Gameiro opened the scoring and Yevhen Konoplyanka doubled that lead midway through the second half. Jorge Sampaoli was pleased with his team’s performance: “We’re on the right track, we’re adapting and we responded well today despite fatigue.”
Nacho M. Trujillo, LaLiga’s managing director of innovation and global development, handed the Man of the Match award to Steven N’Zonzi, who scored Sevilla’s third goal of the game. The Frenchman spoke positively about the win: “You can always learn from every match, especially the tough ones like this one against River Plate. We won and that’s always important, but continuing that work throughout the season is even more so.”
Towards the end of the game, Giovanni Simeone made it 3-1, closing the scoring in the opening fixture of Sevilla’s LaLiga World tour of the United States.