Orlando (Florida), July 17 (IANS) Spanish football club Sevilla beat Argentine outfit River Plate 3-1 in a friendly match ahead of the new season.

The start of the match on Sunday at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista was delayed more than two hours due to a severe thunderstorm that rolled through central Florida, reports Efe.

Kevin Gameiro, Yevhen Konoplyanka, and Steven N’Zonzi scored for Sevilla, which was playing its first match under Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli.

Europa League champions Sevilla got off to a fast start, with Gameiro scoring the match’s first goal in the third minute.

Konoplyanka scored in the 59th minute and N’Zonzi added a goal for insurance in the 65th minute.

River Plate never really got rolling in the match and avoided a shutout thanks to Giovanni Simeone, who scored the team’s lone goal in the 73rd minute on a header off a pass from Mayada.

Sampaoli used a three-man defence and put pressure on River Plate, employing two strategies that he uses with all of his teams.

  • SHARE
    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Marquez Takes Pole For Australian Moto GP

    Phillip Island (Australia), Oct 21 (IANS) Repsol Honda's Spanish rider Marc Marquez is set to take the pole position in the upcoming MotoGP Australian Motorcycle...

    Lucky To Have Zlatan, Lukaku: Smalling

    Manchester, Oct 21 (IANS) Manchester United defender Chris Smalling said on Saturday his club is lucky to have the presence of strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and...

    PK Banerjee Lambasts FIFA LOC For Poor Treatment To Former Greats

    Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian football legend P.K. Banerjee on Saturday lashed out at the FIFA Local Organising Committee (LOC) for not felicitating many top...
    Sri Lanka, Interim Coach, Nic Pothas, Physio, Nirmalan Dhanabalasingham, Nic Lee, Asanka Gurusinha, Sri Lanka Cricket Manager,

    Sri Lanka Interim Coach Nic Pothas alongside Physio Pulls Out of Lahore T20I

    At least seven Sri Lankan players have shown a cold shoulder to play in Pakistan in the final Twenty20 fixture which has been scheduled...

    2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup: Quarter-Final 1 – Mali Beat Ghana To Secure Their...

    The previous runner-up Mali reached the semifinal after beating Ghana 2-1 in the quarter-final of 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup at Indira Gandhi Athletic...