The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán faithful witnessed a footballing rollercoaster tonight, as Deportivo Alavés snatched a dramatic 3-2 victory from the jaws of a Sevilla comeback. It was a night of three strikes, missed chances, and VAR drama, ultimately leaving Sevilla with their third consecutive home defeat and Alavés celebrating a vital three points.
Sevilla came out of the blocks like a rocket, Jesús Navas inches away from his first league goal in three years with a thunderous strike that clattered off the bar. Alavés, cautious at first, weathered the early storm and then struck from nowhere. A flick-on from Guridi in the box found Nahuel Tenaglia, who poked the ball home with surgical precision, silencing the Sevilla crowd.
Five minutes before the break, the visitors doubled their lead thanks to a touch of fortune. Kike García’s deflected shot looped over a helpless Dmitrović, sending the Sevilla bench into disarray. Kike almost grabbed his second just before the whistle, but Dmitrović redeemed himself with a stunning save.
Alavés sat back after the break, inviting pressure but holding firm. Then, on 69 minutes, Suso whipped in a cross that Rafa Mir deposited into the net, sparking a Sevilla revival. VAR drama followed moments later, awarding a penalty for a foul on Mariano Díaz. Lucas Ocampos stepped up and coolly dispatched a no-look penalty, sending the stadium into a frenzy.
But the late drama wasn’t over. With the clock ticking down, Sevilla’s defense went missing from a corner, allowing Rubén Duarte to ghost in and head home the winner, leaving the home crowd stunned and Alavés players erupting in jubilation.
This disastrous result extends Sevilla’s winless home streak to seven games in the league. They could even find themselves in the relegation zone this weekend, while Alavés climb to 13th, breathing a sigh of relief five points clear of the danger zone. Kike García, with his deflected goal and constant menace, takes home the Man of the Match honors for the visitors.
It was a night of missed opportunities, VAR controversy, and dramatic late twists, ultimately ending with Alavés snatching a stunning victory from the jaws of a Sevilla comeback. The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán witnessed a classic night of La Liga drama, leaving both sides with contrasting emotions as the final whistle blew.