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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Alves CarreiraBooked at 82mins
  • 12da Silva Pereira
  • 20Moreira da 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Valencia CF 3, FC Sevilla 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. 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.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Coke (FC Sevilla).

  10. Post update

    Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Fede Cartabia.

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

  14. Substitution

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

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

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