Sevilla edge past Rennes 1-0 to climb up the Group E table

Julen Lopetegui-Sevilla

Sevilla secured a 1-0 win over Rennes in the Champions League earlier today.

Luuk de Jong scored the only goal of the game on the 55th minute and the Spanish outfit will be reasonably pleased with the result tonight.

It is all about picking up the points and securing the qualification to the knockout rounds of the Champions League at this stage of the competition and Sevilla needed to pick up a win tonight.

They were held to a draw in their opening game and now they are level on points with Chelsea at the top of group E.

The Spanish outfit were favourites heading into this game and the fans will be pleased with the result tonight. As for Rennes, they’re no pushovers and they would have expected a better performance from their players.

The French outfit has the quality to pull off an upset against the likes of Sevilla and Chelsea. it will be interesting to see how they perform in the coming weeks.

Sevilla were impressive at the back but they will have to improve in the attacking department in order to win against teams like Chelsea. They have the quality to score more goals and the Spanish outfit will have to play with more imagination in the next round of the competition.

Rennes will have to pick themselves up quickly and step up in their next game now.