Author Archive for Sid Lowe at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium


Mason Mount’s star turn and Chilwell give Chelsea advantage over Porto

Thomas Tuchel had referred to defeat against West Brom, his first since becoming Chelsea coach, as a “slap in the face” and four days later his team might have been hit even harder in Seville. Porto though couldn’t land the punch they kept trying to th…


Erling Haaland scores twice for Dortmund to leave Sevilla on the brink

On Tuesday night it was Kylian Mbappé; on Wednesday, it was Erling Haaland. In two games over 24 hours Spain, for so long the stage for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, witnessed the two men most likely to replace them, marking an era of their own, …


Olivier Giroud’s fantastic four flattens Sevilla as Chelsea claim top spot

“Everyone loves Olivier Giroud,” Jorginho said before this game and they were even more enamoured with him by the end of it. The man who scored the late goal in France last week got four – yes, four – more of them in Spain, a cool authority about the w…


Manchester United overrun by Sevilla but David de Gea’s saves ensure parity

And so to Old Trafford. Applause rang round the Sánchez Pizjuán. Sevilla had not been able to defeat Manchester United but their supporters recognised they had been close and there is still hope they can reach the quarter-final of this competition for …