Seville failed to tighten the screws on leaders Real Madrid and reduce the difference to 3 points by falling into a goalless draw away from home with lowly Alaves at the opening of the twenty-seventh stage of the Spanish Football Championship, Friday.

Sevilla blow chance to reel in Real Madrid with draw at Alaves

Seville was satisfied with one point to raise its score to 55 points in second place, 5 points behind Real Madrid, which can raise the difference to 8 points if it beats its guest, Real Sociedad, on Saturday.

The draw is the fifth for Seville in its last seven matches in the league, knowing that it has not lost any league match since its fall against Real Madrid in particular 1-2 in late November at Santiago Madrid Stadium in the Spanish capital.

Seville entered the match with one of the best records away from home this season, as he collected 21 points out of 13 matches and did not lose away from their bases except against Real Madrid and Granada, but he collided with an organized defense of the owners of the land.

The control of Seville was almost absolute, led by coach Julen Lopetegui, but his attackers did not find their way to the opponent's goal and the most prominent opportunity was for Moroccan striker Mounir El Haddadi, who came on as a substitute late in the match but missed the perfect pass from French defender Jules Conde.

"We were not at our level tonight," said Seville defender Nemanja Godelj. "We have to keep fighting. We had several chances in the second half, but the ball didn't go into the net."

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