The Moroccan internationals involved in this first day of the group stage of the Champions League have probably not made the difference.
This Tuesday, October 20, Sevilla FC of Bounou, El Haddadi, En-Nesiry and Idrissi faced the highly anticipated Chelsea of Hakim Ziyech (0-0). Only Yassine Bounou started the meeting as the holder.
If El Haddadi and En-Nesyri have not been aligned by Julen Lopetegui, Oussama Idrissi has not yet had the opportunity to take his first steps in the Andalusian jersey.
Both teams failed to score and both ended in a draw. Entered in the second period, Hakim Ziyech, although engaged in target passes, did not manage to find a taker. For his part, the goalkeeper of the Atlas Lions managed to counter the few chances created by the Blues.
On the other hand, Rennes of Nayed Aguerd and Krasnodar also parted in a draw (1-1). Serhou Guirassy became the Breton club’s first scorer in C1 thanks to a penalty (56), but the Russians quickly caught up with a strike from Christian Ramirez (59 ′).
Nayef Aguerd tried his luck, but to no avail, in the final minutes with a left-footed strike shot from outside the penalty area. Despite many opportunities, Rennes did not manage to find the loophole at the end of the game.