SEVILLE, Spain: Sevilla picked up their first Champions League win of the season with a 1-Zero victory over Stade Rennais on Wednesday after outclassing the French aspect however managing to transform solely one of many quite a few clear probabilities they carved out.

Dutch ahead Luuk de Jong broke the impasse within the 55th minute, after Sevilla had dominated the primary half, when he raced to satisfy a cross from Marcos Acuna and located the web with a sidefooted volley.

Julen Lopetegui’s Europa League holders had a complete of 22 photographs on objective to the guests’ two, hitting the goal 9 instances and seeing Joan Jordan rattle the crossbar within the second half.

Rennes goalkeeper Alfred Gomis was additionally on type, parrying a header from De Jong within the second half, an early strike from Lucas Ocampos and tipping a vicious volley from Munir El Haddadi on to the crossbar.

Whereas there was a way of disbelief that Sevilla couldn't rating extra, there was additionally reduction at incomes a primary win in 5 matches in all competitions after struggling shock defeats to Eibar and Granada of their final two La Liga outings.

“We had plenty of good probabilities within the first half however that is soccer, you'll be able to’t rating on a regular basis,” stated De Jong.

“We’ve made an excellent begin within the Champions League, we all the time need to win nevertheless it’s not straightforward and it's a must to all the time play at 100% if you wish to win. But when we maintain enjoying like at present something is feasible.”

The Spaniards are second in Group E with 4 factors after two video games, stage with first-placed Chelsea, whereas Rennes have one level.