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Sevilla's gain is AEK pain

Published: Thursday 16 August 2007, 0.40CET
Sevilla FC 2-0 AEK Athens FC
Luis Fabiano and Frédéric Kanouté got the goals that could ease Sevilla's return to the élite after 50 years.
by Lucy Turner

Match statistics

SevillaAEK

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 16 August 2007, 0.40CET

Sevilla's gain is AEK pain

Sevilla FC 2-0 AEK Athens FC
Luis Fabiano and Frédéric Kanouté got the goals that could ease Sevilla's return to the élite after 50 years.

Sevilla FC are on course to make their second appearance in the European Champion Clubs' Cup – 50 years on from the first – after defeating AEK Athens FC 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium.

Athens decider
Second-half goals from Luis Fabiano and Frédéric Kanouté earned the Spanish club a strong advantage to take into the second leg in Athens on 28 August.

Sevilla on top
The hosts made the early running with AEK goalkeeper Moretto being forced into early saves from Jesús Navas and Kanouté. After further chances were missed by Diego Capel, Ivica Dragutinović and Luis Fabiano, Sevilla coach Juande Ramos decided to shuffle his pack at half-time – Renato and Seydou Keita being the beneficiaries of his changes.

Navas the provider
The trick worked when Luis Fabiano turned in Navas's cross two minutes after the interval, although his strike stung the visitors – who had graced the group stage last season – into immediate action. Rivaldo led the charge, his free-kick being kept out by Andrés Palop. AEK's cause was further hindered on 67 minutes, however, as Navas supplied the second goal too, this time for Kanouté. The Greek team continued to push forward and Lorenzo Serra Ferrer's men were unfortunate not to reduce the deficit late on. Júlio César hit the woodwork with eight minutes remaining, before Dániel Tőzsér prompted a desperate late stop from Palop.

Last updated: 16/08/07 10.59CET

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Lineups

sevilla

Sevilla

aek

AEK

10
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
Goal48
Substitution71
3
ArruabarrenaRodolfo Arruabarrena
Yellow Card42
3
DragutinovićIvica Dragutinović
10
RivaldoRivaldo
Substitution67
28
FazioFederico Fazio
99
Júlio CésarJúlio César
24
HinkelAndreas Hinkel
5
DellasTraianos Dellas (C)
12
KanoutéFrédéric Kanouté
Goal68
33
LiberopoulosNikos Liberopoulos
25
MarescaEnzo Maresca
Yellow Card42
Substitution46
11
ManducaGustavo Manduca
7
Jesús NavasJesús Navas (C)
32
MorettoMoretto (GK)
1
PalopAndrés Palop (GK)
8
NsaliwaTamandani Nsaliwa
8
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
4
Geraldo AlvesGeraldo Alves
23
BoulahrouzKhalid Boulahrouz
Substitution46
2
SilvaEdson Ramos Silva
Substitution62
17
CapelDiego Capel
16
ZikosAkis Zikos
Yellow Card90+1
Substitution90+3

Substitutes

5
DudaDuda
84
ArabatzisGiannis Arabatzis (GK)
11
RenatoRenato
Substitution46
27
BourbosChristos Bourbos
9
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
1
KafesPantelis Kafes
Substitution62
18
MartíJosé Luis Martí
Substitution71
22
KonePanagiotis Kone
Substitution67
16
PuertaAntonio Puerta
15
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
21
KeitaSeydou Keita
Substitution46
88
TőzsérDániel Tőzsér
Substitution90+3
29
VargasPablo Vargas (GK)
25
PliatsikasVassilis Pliatsikas

Coach

Juande Ramos (ESP) Lorenzo Serra Ferrer (ESP)

Referee

Ľuboš Michel (SVK)

Assistant referees

Roman Slyško (SVK), Roman Csabay (SVK)

Fourth official

Jozef Pavlík (SVK)

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