Granada 1-0 Sevilla: Yangel Herrera’s late goal spoils Sevilla party

Yangel Herrera-Granada

Joan Jordan’s red card proved costly for Sevilla.

Granada have picked up a narrow win against Sevilla at home, thanks to the late strike from super sub Yangel Herrera.

Sevilla started the game with more intentions but a red card for Joan Jordan before the break served as a low point. The Spanish midfielder received back to back yellows in no time, which forced Sevilla to play with 10 men on the field for the rest of the game.

Meanwhile, Sergio Escudero was also forced off the field due to an injury, with Marcus Acuna replacing him.

The match entered the final quarter, with hosts looking the superior side. Granada had their breakthrough at the 82nd minute, with Yangel Herrera coming off the bench to score the goal.

The Venezuelan midfielder scored the header after a fine cross from right-back Dimitri Foulqueir.

Herrera, who is currently on loan from Manchester City for the second season, is turning out to be a great addition for Granada, helping them qualify for the Europa League.

The 22-year-old has now managed six goals for Granada, with two of them coming this season.

Diego Martinez would be a happy man after leading his side to second in the table.

On the other hand, the Europa League winners’ impressive run has taken a hit after the international break. Julen Lopetegui will be disappointed with the performance after the hard-fought draw against Barcelona before the international break. The defeat marks the first of the season for the Andalusian outfit.