Eibar 3-2 Sevilla: Cote scores winner to complete Eibar comeback as Sevilla surrender two-goal lead
- Cote scored the winner in 82nd minute as Eibar came back to beat Sevilla 3-2
- Lucas Ocampos and Oliver Torres were both on the scoresheet for the visitors
- Fabian Orellana’s penalty reduced the deficit and Pedro Leon then equalised
Sevilla threw away a two-goal lead in the second half to lose 3-2 away to Eibar on Thursday, missing out on the chance to go second in La Liga.
Argentine winger Lucas Ocampos put Julen Lopetegui’s side ahead in the 11th minute by firing through the legs of goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic and Spaniard Oliver Torres gave them a two-goal cushion by nudging the ball home in the 33rd.
Eibar pulled themselves back into contention midway through the second half with a penalty from Chilean winger Fabian Orellana and turned the game on its head with two strikes in the space of five minutes.
The Eibar players celebrate after Cote scored the winner in their comeback against Sevilla
Pedro Leon scored Eibar’s equaliser against Sevilla when he found the net in the 77th minute
Fabian Orellana started the comeback for Eibar as he scored a penalty in the 66th minute
Pedro Leon cashed in on a disastrous mix-up between Sevilla goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik and team mate Diego Carlos to equalise in the 77th before defender Cote hit the winner from a free kick.
Sevilla, who would have moved one point behind leaders Real Madrid in second place with victory, tumbled down to seventh in the standings on 10 points after six games.
Lucas Ocampos celebrates after his goal put Sevilla in the lead in their clash against Eibar
Ocampos showed impressive composure to find the back of the net in the 11th minute
Eibar: Dimitrovic; Arbilla, Paulo Oliveira, Ramis (De Blasis 46), Cote; Exposito, Diop; Pedro Leon (Alvarez 88), Orellana, Inui (Escalante 32); Quique Gonzalez
Goals: Orellana 66 (pen), Pedro Leon 77, Cote 82
Booked: Arbilla, Exposito
Sevilla: Vaclik; Navas, Carlos, Carrico (Kounde 61), Escudero; Jordan (Gudelj 68), Fernando, Banega; Ocampos, Munir, Torres (Pozo 79)
Subs: Hernandez, De Jong, Lopes, Bounou
Goals: Ocampos 11, Torres 33
Booked: Escudero, Jordan, Gudelj, Carlos
Oliver Torres doubled Sevilla’s advantage when he scored in the 33rd minute of the game
Torres is congratulated by team-mate Sergio Escudero after making it 2-0 to Sevilla
Munir El Haddadi goes for goal for Sevilla as he is closed down by Paulo Oliveira of Eibar
Ocampos tries to keep hold of the ball while he is being pursued by Eibar’s Papakouli Diop
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