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Sevilla on Sunday beat Liverpool 2-1 in a pre-season friendly match held in the United States city of Boston thanks to a last-minute goal by 20-year-old Alejandro Pozo, despite the Spanish team having only 10 players for the last stretch of the game.

Liverpool was more coordinated during the opening stages, putting consistent pressure on Sevilla’s defense. Sevilla faced difficulties in their attack, though coach Julen Lopetegui's 4-3-3 formation – sometimes switching to a 4-1-4-1 to defend – slowly led the team to garner possession and pose some danger in front of the English goal.

The Spanish squad's Dutch striker Luuk de Jong was active but missed several clear opportunities, like a wasted shot that went straight into Liverpool goalkeeper Andy Lonergan's hands in the 13th minute after a steal and a magnificent pass from Nolito.

Sevilla finally managed to break through in the 37th minute with an outstanding finish and powerful shot by Nolito, whose future in the club is uncertain.

Liverpool, who did not appear to pose excessive danger to the Spaniards, managed to respond quickly, and Divock Origi took advantage from a corner to beat Sergio Rico, bringing the score to 1-1 in the 43rd minute.

With Sevilla's Argentinian midfielder Ever Banega about to get expelled with a second yellow card after unnecessarily slapping Wilson just before the break, both teams revamped their lineups for the second half, with Liverpool and Sevilla coming onto the field with 11 new players after intermission.

Sevilla had to play the final stretch of the game with ten players after the expulsion of French defender Joris Gnagnon, who performed a horror tackle on youngster Yasser Larouchi.

Larouchi had to be stretchered off with injury as the Reds' fans booed Gnagnon, whose foul was uncharacteristic for a friendly match.

Despite losing a man, the Sevilla players were able to win against the reigning European champions with a great goal by Pozo in the 90th minute, after a preciselong pass from Jules Kounde and a subsequent assist by Munir Fernandez.

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