UEFA Champions League UCL: Ramos Goal Not Enough As PSV Sends Sevilla Packing

In a thrilling Champions League group stage match on Wednesday, PSV Eindhoven overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat Sevilla 3-2, sending the Dutch team closer to the knockout stages and ending Sevilla’s chances of qualifying.

Sevilla’s lead was extended two minutes after the half when Youssef En Nesyri chipped the ball over the goalkeeper, following a goal from defender Sergio Ramos in the 24th minute.

Yet the contest flipped on its head as Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos was sent off in the 66th minute for two yellow cards in the space of three minutes.

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In the 68th minute, PSV’s Ismael Saibari scored a beautiful volley to tie the score, and defender Nemanja’s own goal gave the Netherlands the equaliser.

With a win thanks to a header from Ricardo Pepi, the visitors came back to take second position in Group B with eight points, one point behind leaders Arsenal who still have a game to play and will play Lens, who are in third place with five points, later on Wednesday.

If Arsenal defeats Lens, PSV will guarantee their place in the knockout stages. Meanwhile, Sevilla, who now sit at the bottom of the group with two points, will now focus on finishing third in order to qualify for the Europa League.

The seven-time champions of the Europa League must lose against Arsenal.

To finish ahead of them in the standings, they will then need to defeat the French team in their last group encounter.

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