Oroz nets on penalty as Osasuna stun Sevilla in La Liga opener

PAMPLONA: Osasuna striker Aimar Oroz seized the opportunity as he successfully netted the ball in the penalty kick to propel Osasuna to stun Sevilla by 2-1 in the curtain-raiser of La Liga 2022-23.

The first match of this year’s La Liga season was off to a thrilling start as Ezequiel Avila wasted no time to hand his side an early lead.

The Argentine footballer sneaked through the defences of Sevilla in the ninth minute to mark an astonishing start of the 92nd edition of the Spanish league.

Osasuna’s early lead, however, remained brief as Rafa Mir netted the equalizer after a couple of minutes to cut the former side’s celebrations.

The two teams then remained locked in a tense battle until the end of the first half, with the scoreboard remaining at 1-1 until the 73rd minute, when Oroz pounced on the opportunity and successfully netted the ball in the 74th minute via a penalty to give his side a commanding lead that lasted until the final whistle.

Following this victory, Osasuna, which finished 10th in the last season, occupied the top spot, while last season’s fourth-ranked side Sevilla dropped down to the bottom.

Celta Ligo will now take on Espanyol, whereas, Valladolid will lock horns with Villareal in the remaining two matches on the opening day.

The action-filled tournament is being telecasted live on Pakistan’s first HD Sports channel – A Sports and will be simultaneously streamed on the digital platform of ARY Digital Network – ARY ZAP in crystal clear HD quality.

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