Europa League - Semi-Final - 2nd Leg
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Sevilla win on away goals

Valencia CF 3-1 Sevilla

Stephane Mbia heads Sevilla's decisive goal in the semi-final with Valencia

A Stephane Mbia header in the fifth minute of added time sent Sevilla into the Europa League final on away goals at the expense of Valencia.

Having won the first leg 2-0, Sevilla were pegged back to 2-2 in 26 minutes by Sofiane Feghouli's deflected strike and an own goal by goalkeeper Beto.

Jeremy Mathieu's fierce shot after the break put Valencia ahead in the tie.

But Mbia, on-loan from QPR, powered in to send Sevilla through to face Benfica in Turin on 16 May.

Valencia looked favourites to head back to their first final since winning the former Uefa Cup in 2004.

Feghouli lashed home a left-foot opener that took a slight deflection off a defender and it was all square on aggregate when a Jonas header was pushed onto the underside of the bar by Beto only for the ball to ricochet off the goalkeeper's back and into the net.

The home side, who overturned a 3-0 deficit in the previous round against Basel by winning the return leg 5-0, continued to dominate as Mathieu fired into the roof of the net after a loose ball fell perfectly for the French defender from a corner.

However Sevilla secured their first European final since winning a second straight Uefa Cup title in 2007 as Mbia rose at the far post after Federico Fazio flicked on from a long throw.

Line-ups

Valencia

  • 1Diego AlvesBooked at 82mins
  • 12João Pereira
  • 20Ricardo Costa
  • 22MathieuBooked at 90mins
  • 14BernatBooked at 54mins
  • 8FeghouliBooked at 73mins
  • 21ParejoSubstituted forFuego Martínezat 79'minutes
  • 42Keita
  • 2PiattiSubstituted forNicolás Cartabiaat 62'minutes
  • 17Vargas
  • 7Gonçalves OliveiraSubstituted forBarragánat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Guaita
  • 15Fuego Martínez
  • 19Barragán
  • 24Herrero Javaloyas
  • 27Ibáñez Castro
  • 28Nicolás Cartabia
  • 31Gayá Peña

Sevilla

  • 13Beto
  • 23Andújar Moreno
  • 21Martín Pareja
  • 2Fazio
  • 3Navarro CorbachoSubstituted forMorenoat 72'minutes
  • 6Carrico MartinsBooked at 86mins
  • 40Mbia
  • 19ReyesSubstituted forMarinat 79'minutes
  • 11Rakitic
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 9BaccaSubstituted forGameiroat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Varas Herrera
  • 5Figueiras
  • 7Marin
  • 12Iborra
  • 16Moreno
  • 17Samperio
  • 18Gameiro
Referee:
Milorad Mazic

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamSevilla
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Valencia CF 3, FC Sevilla 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Valencia CF 3, FC Sevilla 1.

Booking

Jairo Samperio (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Valencia CF 3, FC Sevilla 1. Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Federico Fazio with a headed pass.

Booking

Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla).

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

Foul by Coke (FC Sevilla).

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Fede Cartabia.

Booking

Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia CF. Antonio Barragán replaces Jonas because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

Booking

Diego Alves (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, FC Sevilla. Kevin Gameiro tries a through ball, but Vitolo is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Valencia CF. Juan Bernat tries a through ball, but Eduardo Vargas is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Marko Marin replaces Reyes.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia CF. Javi Fuego replaces Daniel Parejo.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Diego Alves (Valencia CF) because of an injury.

Foul by Seydou Keita (Valencia CF).

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

Booking

Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF).

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

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Alberto Moreno replaces Fernando Navarro.

Goal!

Goal! Valencia CF 3, FC Sevilla 0. Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia CF) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricardo Costa following a corner.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Coke.

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

Foul by Fernando Navarro (FC Sevilla).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Kevin Gameiro replaces Carlos Bacca.

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

Foul by Reyes (FC Sevilla).

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia CF. Fede Cartabia replaces Pablo Piatti.

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