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Sevilla 2-1 Granada: Players return to pitch after full-time called too early in La Liga

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SevillaSome Sevilla players had started getting undressed before being told to return


Winger Lucas Ocampos said he had "never seen anything like it" after Sevilla and Granada were told to return to the pitch and play the final minute of their La Liga game on Sunday.

Sevilla won 2-1 to keep themselves in the title race, but only after referee Ricardo de Burgos blew for full-time 60 seconds too early.

Despite four minutes being added on, De Burgos called time after 93 minutes.

Some players had started taking their kit off before being asked to return.

"I've never seen anything like it." said Sevilla's Ocampos. "We had basically taken our kit off."

Granada, who pulled a goal back through Roberto Soldado in the 90th minute, protested to the referee when the final whistle went.

De Burgos realised his error and the game restarted several minutes later, though Sevilla midfielder Fernando had taken his shirt off and Marcos Acuna had to put his boots, socks and shinpads back on.

"They make mistakes like we all do and he tried to rectify it," said Granada boss Diego Martinez. "Although it did hurt us because we were chasing a goal and the dynamic wasn't the same."

Sevilla secured the win thanks to Ivan Rakitic's penalty in the first half and an Ocampos strike early in the second, to stay in fourth place and move within three points of leaders Atletico Madrid.

"There was a problem with the watch or something like that," said Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui.

"It was a strange situation, with a lot of confusion. But I don't want to put it in the news. It happened, we all make mistakes."


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Formation 4-3-3

13Bono16Navas12Koundé20Santos Silva19Acuña10Rakitic25Reges24Gómez7Fernández Saez9de Jong5Ocampos13Bono16Navas12KoundéBooked at 90mins20Santos Silva19AcuñaBooked at 90mins10RakiticSubstituted forVázquezat 86'minutes25Reges24GómezSubstituted forTorresat 73'minutes7Fernández SaezSubstituted forJordánat 59'minutes9de JongSubstituted forEn-Nesyriat 59'minutes5OcamposSubstituted forGudeljat 86'minutes


4Rekik6Gudelj8Jordán11El Haddadi14Rodríguez15En-Nesyri17Vidal18Escudero21Torres22Vázquez31Díaz33Pastor


Formation 3-4-2-1

1Dantas da Silva3Pérez6Sánchez16Díaz2Foulquier21Herrera4Gonalons15Neva24Kenedy10Rodríguez Díaz7Suárez1Dantas da Silva3PérezSubstituted forMachísat 45'minutes6Sánchez16Díaz2Foulquier21Herrera4GonalonsSubstituted forMontoroat 59'minutesBooked at 87mins15NevaSubstituted forMolinaat 72'minutes24KenedyBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMarín Ruizat 45'minutes10Rodríguez DíazBooked at 67mins7SuárezSubstituted forSoldadoat 68'minutes


8Eteki9Soldado11Machís12Quina13Escandell14Vico Villegas17Marín Ruiz18Marín19Montoro23Molina31FàbregaReferee:Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea

Match Stats

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    Match ends, Sevilla 2, Granada CF 1.



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