Sampaoli: The fans must be proud

Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli says the club's fans should be delighted with their 3-1 win over Celta de Vigo in the Primera Division on Thursday.

Wissam Ben Yedder scored a 79th minute winner after Iago Aspas had cancelled out Joaquin Correa's 49th minute opener from the penalty spot on 53 minutes.

Pablo Hernandez was dismissed for Celta in the 56th minute having picked up two yellow cards.

The result lifted Sampaoli's side onto 68 points, level with Atletico Madrid, in fourth place on the standings, and one step closer to achieving their aim of automatic qualification to the Champions League.

After the game, he told the club's official website: "Because of the quality of the opposition, it was a very difficult encounter and the team controlled it comprehensively, with lots of chances. The fans must be proud of their team.

"In this recent run the team have found the joy in attacking, what they showed at the start of the season, after a little dip that was very difficult.

"Very happy with the whole team, we knew it was an important game in the fight for third place. We managed to go level and now we're thinking about next Monday".

Ben Yedder was also delighted with the win, and having played his part in securing all three points at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.

He said: "It was a difficult game against a tough side. We created a lot of chances in the game, Celta are a good team and we needed to win to keep ourselves in contention for third place and we did that.

“I’m really happy with the goal, but the work that the team put in was really important. There’s a lot of talent in this dressing room.

“We’ve got to do the best we can in the last four games.”

Up next for Sevilla is an away tie with Malaga.

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