Europa League - Semi-Final - 1st Leg
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Sevilla 2-0 Valencia CF

Carlos Bacca and Ivan Rakitic celebrate

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.

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.

Line-ups

Sevilla

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Beto
  • 5Figueiras
  • 3Navarro Corbacho
  • 40Mbia
  • 21Pareja
  • 2Fazio
  • 19ReyesSubstituted forMarinat 59'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 6Carriço
  • 9BaccaSubstituted forGameiroat 73'minutes
  • 11Rakitic
  • 20Machín PérezSubstituted forIborraat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Varas Herrera
  • 7Marin
  • 12Iborra
  • 15Trochowski
  • 17Samperio Bustara
  • 18Gameiro
  • 42Mendonca dos Santos

Valencia

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Guaita
  • 12da Silva Pereira
  • 14BernatSubstituted forGayaat 45'minutes
  • 21Parejo
  • 15Fuego Martínez
  • 22MathieuBooked at 90mins
  • 8FeghouliSubstituted forGonçalves Oliveiraat 74'minutes
  • 42Keita
  • 16AlcácerBooked at 89mins
  • 17Vargas
  • 28Nicolás CartabiaSubstituted forPiattiat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Piatti
  • 6Romeu
  • 7Gonçalves Oliveira
  • 19Barragán
  • 20Moreira da Costa
  • 26Domenech Sánchez
  • 31Gaya
Referee:
Damir Skomina

Match Stats

Home TeamSevillaAway TeamValencia
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Sevilla 2, Valencia CF 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia CF).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Sevilla. Vicente Iborra replaces Vitolo.

  9. Post update

    Foul by José Gayá (Valencia CF).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Nicolás Pareja.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Kevin Gameiro.

  20. Post update

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

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