Vincenzo Montella won his first match on the Sevilla bench, beating Cadiz 2-0 in the Copa Del Rey, bringing back Steven N’Zonzi.
The Italian tactician was fired by Milan in November and appointed over the Christmas break following Eduardo Berizzo’s surprise dismissal.
This Cup game was his first at the helm and he made a big gesture by not only bringing N’Zonzi back into the squad, but placing him in the starting XI.
Nolito scored the opener and also rattled the woodwork after the second goal from Jesus Navas.
Cadiz had a penalty late on, but Sergio Rico got his fingertips to Salvi’s effort and turned it on to the upright.
Cadiz 0-2 Sevilla
Nolito 8 (S), Jesus Navas 22 (S)
Sevilla: Rico; Corchia, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero, Pizarro, Nzonzi, Banega (Vazquez 72), Navas (Sarabia 84), Nolito, Muriel (Ben Yedder 66)