Madrid: Sevilla moved to the top of the early La Liga table on Sunday as Joan Jordan’s brilliant free-kick helped them seal a 1-0 win at Alaves. Julen Lopetegui’s side continued their excellent start to the campaign, remaining unbeaten and moving a point clear of Atletico Madrid, who lost 2-0 at Real Sociedad on Saturday, at the summit. Sevilla host Real Madrid next Sunday in a meeting of two sides yet to taste defeat. “That means nothing (being top),” said Sevilla coach Lopetegui, whose team next face a marathon trip to Baku to play Qarabag in their Europa League opener on Thursday. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”The only thing that (being top) tells me is that the team is doing things well. We have to keep improving before going to Baku, where they will make it very difficult for us.” It was a first defeat of the season for Alaves, who slipped to 11th in the standings. Lopetegui, who joined Sevilla for his first job since being sacked in quick succession by both Spain and Real Madrid, saw one of his close-season signings produce the game’s defining moment. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterMidfielder Jordan, who arrived at Sevilla from Eibar for a reported 14 million euros ( 15.62 million), curled home a wonderful free-kick in the 37th minute which flew into the top corner to give him his second goal of the season. The visitors comfortably saw out the match to claim their third league win this term, as Alaves failed to muster a shot on target. Elsewhere on Sunday, Robert Ibanez’s 81st-minute equaliser kept Osasuna unbeaten after a 1-1 draw at Valladolid, while Granada moved up to seventh with a 2-0 success at nine-man Celta Vigo and Espanyol won at Eibar. Real Betis claimed a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Getafe despite also being reduced to nine men, as 38-year-old club stalwart Joaquin netted a 73rd-minute penalty at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting 13th June 2018 | By contenteditor Marathonbet has signalled its “intention as a global brand” after becoming Premier League champions Manchester City’s first-ever global betting partner Marathonbet ‘signals intention’ with Man City deal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marathonbet has signalled its “intention as a global brand” after becoming Premier League champions Manchester City’s first-ever global betting partner.Marathonbet will provide the matchday betting offering at City’s Etihad Stadium, with branded betting kiosks, for supporters once the 2018/19 season kicks off in August.The online bookmaker will also provide the club’s fans with exclusive digital content themed around the first team fixtures and pre-match previews. Supporters will also get the chance to win ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences through the partnership.Marathonbet was the partner of City’s local rivals, Manchester United, until last month.Natalia Zavodnik, chief executive at Marathonbet, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce this global partnership with one of the most exciting clubs in world football.“The club share our ideas of innovation and providing their supporters and football fans alike with extraordinary odds, markets and experiences; something we saw with their record breaking 2017/18 season.“This announcement is a marker of our intention as a global brand and we can’t wait to get started.”Damian Willoughby, senior vice-president of partnerships at City Football Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Marathonbet to Manchester City.“Marathonbet shares our commitment to providing fans across the world with the best possible matchday experience, whether that’s at the Etihad Stadium or following around the world through digital platforms.“Marathonbet has a great history of innovation and we excited by their plans to engage with City fans through this new partnership.”Related article: Marathonbet returns in Russia