Europa League, Sevilla beat West Ham: List of records broken
Sevilla earned a narrow 1-0 win over West Ham United in the Europa League round of 16 first leg tie in Seville. Munir El Haddadi scored the only goal for the six-time winners. West Ham tried to break down Sevilla but were thwarted by the Spanish side. Sevilla have been dominant at home this season and sealed a crucial victory.
West Ham's Nikola Vlasic headed an early opportunity straight at Yassine Bounou, Michail Antonio missed his kick with the follow up from close range. Vlasic also saw his low driven effort get tipped around the post with Tomas Soucek also testing Sevilla's keeper. Manuel Manzini also saw his close-range effort blocked. Sevilla too had their chances as Munir's goal was the main difference.
As per Opta, Sevilla have just lost two of their last 11 first leg games in the last 16 of the UEFA Cup/UEL (W4 D5). This includes a single game against AS Roma in August 2020. They have now progressed in six of those previous 10 knockout rounds. Sevilla, who were demoted from the Champions League, had beaten Dinamo Zagreb in the previous round.
As per Opta, West Ham's meeting with Sevilla was their first against a Spanish opposition in European competition in over 40 years, since they won 6-4 on aggregate against Real Madrid Castilla in the first round of the 1980-81 Cup Winners' Cup.
Munir has 25 goals for Sevilla in 110 matches. This was his maiden European goal this season for the Spanish side. It was also his third goal of the ongoing 2021-22 season for Sevilla. The former Barca player has nine Europa League goals for Sevilla.