Lopetegui: We feel bad for the fans after Barca collapse


Gerard Pique’s stoppage time equalizer and Martin Braithwaite’s extra time winner capped a remarkable turnaround by the Blaugrana

Sevilla were devastated for their fans after being stunned by a second defeat to Barcelona in a week, the latest loss preventing an appearance in the Copa del Rey final.

Moments from beating the Blaugrana on Tuesday, they conceded a last-second stoppage time equalizer to Gerard Pique and an extra time winner to Martin Braithwaite. Lucas Ocampos earlier missed a penalty that could have prevented the late drama.

Now out of the Copa del Rey and 10 points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, Sevilla must regroup from an outcome midfielder Joan Jordan admitted was heartbreaking for supporters.

What did Sevilla say about the defeat?

‘We experienced the most crushing feeling in football conceding with the last kick of the ball,” manager Julen Lopetegui said.

Added Jordan: “We are really hurt. We feel so bad for all of our fans. We could have won it with the penalty.”

What comes next for Sevilla?

Beyond trying to finish in the top four of La Liga, Sevilla will pin their 2020-21 hopes to their last-16 Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on March 9. If they successfully overturn a 3-2 aggregate deficit, then the Barcelona meltdown might sting less.


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