Osasuna 0-0 Sevilla: Controversy in Pamplona as Osasuna attempted in vain to grab a win

La Liga Week 5
Tuesday September 20, 2011 (19.00 UK)

Estadio Reyno de Navarra – Pamplona

Fresh from their terrible defeat to Barcelona, Osasuna approached this game with anger and appeared the more determined side for much of the match. Starting brightly, they dominated and allowed Sevilla no respite in the first quarter. Unfortunately for them, Sevilla’s goalkeeper Javi Varas and defender Martin Caceres, who played as a centre-back on the night, kept Osasuna from scoring and rendered them inefficient in front of goal.

Playing through the wings, Osasuna created several chances in the first half but allowed Sevilla to seize control of the game in the second half. The away side’s only real threat came from Jesus Navas who was dangerous on the right wing as he exerted pressure on the nervous Osasuna defence but even he failed to inflict any harm.

Despite the dull score line, there was controversy as Nino fell in the area but the referee missed Diego Perotti clearing the ball with his hand and thus a penalty was not awarded, leaving both sides to walk away with a point.

Osasuna (4-2-3-1): Andres; Bertran, Ruben, Roversio, Raitala; Pu

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