Sevilla took a commanding hold of their Europa League semi-final against Valencia as Stephane Mbia and Carlos Bacca scored in a first-leg victory.

After a frenetic opening half-hour, Mbia, on loan from QPR, flicked home following Ivan Rakitic's free-kick.

With Valencia reeling, Bacca's precise finish rounded off a swift counter-attack three minutes later.

Two-timers

  • Sevilla became only the second club, after Real Madrid, to retain the Uefa Cup when they beat Espanyol on penalties at Hampden Park in 2007.
  • They beat Middlesbrough 4-0 in the final the year before.
  • Juande Ramos, who oversaw both wins, later had an unsuccessful spell at Tottenham. He is now in charge of Ukrainian side Dnipro.

The visitors' Edu Vargas swept wide before heading against the bar, but his side have it all to do at the Mestalla.

Sevilla had won 12 of their last 15 games coming into the match, including a 2-1 success over Real Madrid, and are now unbeaten in their last 14 home meetings with Valencia.

However the hosts' coach Unai Emery, who managed Valencia between 2008 and 2012, will remind his team that they lost 3-1 away to his former side in their league meeting in September.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Sevilla

  • 13 Beto
  • 05 Figueiras
  • 03 Navarro Corbacho
  • 40 Mbia
  • 21 Pareja
  • 02 Fazio
  • 19 Reyes (Marin - 59' Booked )
  • 06 Carriço
  • 09 Bacca (Gameiro - 73' )
  • 11 Rakitic
  • 20 Machín Pérez (Iborra - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Varas Herrera
  • 07 Marin
  • 12 Iborra
  • 15 Trochowski
  • 17 Samperio Bustara
  • 18 Gameiro
  • 42 Mendonca dos Santos

Valencia CF

  • 13 Guaita
  • 12 João Pereira
  • 14 Bernat (Gaya - 45' )
  • 21 Parejo
  • 15 Fuego Martínez
  • 22 Mathieu Booked
  • 08 Feghouli (Gonçalves Oliveira - 74' )
  • 42 Keita
  • 16 Alcácer García Booked
  • 17 Vargas
  • 28 Nicolás Cartabia (Piatti - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Piatti
  • 06 Romeu
  • 07 Gonçalves Oliveira
  • 19 Barragán
  • 20 Ricardo Costa
  • 26 Domenech Sánchez
  • 31 Gaya
Ref: Damir Skomina

Match Stats

Shots

13 12

On target

5 3

Corners

4 5

Fouls

18 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, FC Sevilla 2, Valencia CF 0.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, FC Sevilla 2, Valencia CF 0.

90:00 +2:23

Attempt missed. Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a set piece situation.

90:00 +1:52 Booking

Booking Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:37

Foul by Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia CF).

90:00 +1:37

Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:54

Offside, FC Sevilla. Fernando Navarro tries a through ball, but Federico Fazio is caught offside.

89:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. Vicente Iborra replaces Vitolo.

88:43

Foul by José Gayá (Valencia CF).

88:43

Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:11 Booking

Booking Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:02

Foul by Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF).

88:02

Beto (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:08

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Nicolás Pareja.

87:04

Eduardo Vargas (Valencia CF) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Pablo Piatti with a cross.

86:25

Attempt saved. Jonas (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Piatti with a cross.

85:37

Seydou Keita (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:37

Foul by Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla).

84:06

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Kevin Gameiro.

83:05

João Pereira (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:05

Foul by Vitolo (FC Sevilla).

79:32

Attempt missed. Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daniel Parejo.

78:13

Attempt missed. Diogo Figueiras (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a corner.

77:34

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Javi Fuego.

77:31

Attempt blocked. Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vitolo.

77:05

Hand ball by Javi Fuego (Valencia CF).

75:57

Foul by Seydou Keita (Valencia CF).

75:57

Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:35

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:35

Foul by Marko Marin (FC Sevilla).

74:58

Foul by Seydou Keita (Valencia CF).

74:58

Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:22

Attempt missed. Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by João Pereira with a cross.

73:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valencia CF. Jonas replaces Sofiane Feghouli.

72:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. Kevin Gameiro replaces Carlos Bacca.

71:44

João Pereira (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:44

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

71:32

Attempt blocked. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

70:50 Booking

Booking Marko Marin (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card.

70:37

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

70:37

Foul by Marko Marin (FC Sevilla).

70:14

Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:14

Foul by Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla).

69:40

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

69:06

Delay in match Eduardo Vargas (Valencia CF) because of an injury.

66:14

Offside, FC Sevilla. Ivan Rakitic tries a through ball, but Vitolo is caught offside.

65:21

Attempt missed. Eduardo Vargas (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

64:18

Eduardo Vargas (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:18

Foul by Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla).

63:54

Javi Fuego (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:54

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

62:55

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Jeremy Mathieu.

62:50

Attempt blocked. Marko Marin (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

61:25

Attempt missed. Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Eduardo Vargas with a cross.

60:21

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:21

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

59:51

Offside, FC Sevilla. Diogo Figueiras tries a through ball, but Marko Marin is caught offside.

58:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. Marko Marin replaces Reyes.

56:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valencia CF. Pablo Piatti replaces Fede.

55:22

Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:22

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

55:08

Attempt saved. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a through ball.

54:03

Seydou Keita (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:03

Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

53:25

Attempt saved. Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

52:40

Foul by Seydou Keita (Valencia CF).

52:40

Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:15

Attempt missed. Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

49:55

Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:55

Foul by Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla).

48:46

Offside, Valencia CF. Eduardo Vargas tries a through ball, but Sofiane Feghouli is caught offside.

48:14

Offside, FC Sevilla. Nicolás Pareja tries a through ball, but Ivan Rakitic is caught offside.

46:18

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

45:00

Second Half begins FC Sevilla 2, Valencia CF 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valencia CF. José Gayá replaces Juan Bernat.

45:00 +0:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, FC Sevilla 2, Valencia CF 0.

44:04

Attempt saved. Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

43:13

Foul by Juan Bernat (Valencia CF).

43:13

Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:26

Attempt missed. Eduardo Vargas (Valencia CF) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fede with a cross following a set piece situation.

41:52

Eduardo Vargas (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:52

Foul by Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla).

39:57

Attempt missed. Fede (Valencia CF) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by João Pereira with a cross.

39:14

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing misses to the right. Assisted by Vitolo.

37:08

Seydou Keita (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:08

Dangerous play by Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla).

35:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Sevilla 2, Valencia CF 0. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Vitolo.

34:47

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:47

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

32:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Sevilla 1, Valencia CF 0. Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Carriço with a through ball following a set piece situation.

31:00

Foul by Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF).

31:00

Vitolo (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:33

Attempt missed. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a through ball.

26:38

Attempt missed. Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a corner.

26:13

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Sofiane Feghouli.

23:46

Offside, FC Sevilla. Federico Fazio tries a through ball, but Ivan Rakitic is caught offside.

20:32

Seydou Keita (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:32

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

16:09

Attempt missed. Juan Bernat (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

16:06

Attempt saved. Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Parejo.

14:47

Foul by Juan Bernat (Valencia CF).

14:47

Reyes (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:38

Offside, FC Sevilla. Daniel Carriço tries a through ball, but Vitolo is caught offside.

12:45

Foul by Eduardo Vargas (Valencia CF).

12:45

Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:53

Foul by Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla).

9:53

Seydou Keita (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:54

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

8:54

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:35

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Javi Fuego.

6:44

Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:44

Foul by Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF).

5:25

Offside, FC Sevilla. Reyes tries a through ball, but Carlos Bacca is caught offside.

2:41

Attempt saved. Javi Fuego (Valencia CF) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fede with a cross.

2:14

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Diogo Figueiras.

1:14

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Stéphane Mbia.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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