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Sevilla's extra class downs Unirea

Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 0.40CET
Sevilla FC 2-0 FC Unirea Urziceni
The Andalusian side broke down doughty Romanian opponents thanks to timely goals in either half from Luis Fabiano and Renato.
by Graham Hunter
from Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán

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Match statistics

SevillaUnirea Urziceni

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
1
Attempts off target5
 
5
Corners6
 
1
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Matches

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1 - 0
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1 - 1
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2 - 0
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Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 0.40CET

Sevilla's extra class downs Unirea

Sevilla FC 2-0 FC Unirea Urziceni
The Andalusian side broke down doughty Romanian opponents thanks to timely goals in either half from Luis Fabiano and Renato.

Sevilla FC earned the right to top Group G after Matchday 1 with a hard-working 2-0 victory over Romanian UEFA Champions League debutants FC Unirea Urziceni.

Key moments
The Spanish club ultimately had to rely on Brazilian flair to find a way through a resistant Unirea side as Luis Fabiano, with a fine drive in first-half stoppage time, and then Renato, via a 70th-minute goalmouth header, assured their team of the three points. For Unirea coach Dan Petrescu there was the satisfaction that his charges' intense effort had made them tough to beat, but no points and a burden of four bookings.

Hard task
The initial pattern may have been as predictable as it was frustrating for the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán crowd. Unirea left only Marius Ioan Bilasco up front and often the striker, joint-top scorer in their championship-winning season, dropped deep to make a six-man midfield. However, Sevilla coach Manuel Jiménez had anticipated the type of task his team faced and both wingers, Jesús Navas and Diego Capel, pushed so far up that the hosts often probed in a 4-2-4 formation. Despite Dan Petrescu's side working with first-class organisation and athleticism, as well as collecting three cautions for foul play, Sevilla began to exert control. Sorin Frunză conceded possession in midfield, enabling Renato to surge forward and hit a fine shot which Ersin Mehmedović deflected wide.

Defensive excellence
Capel was having a particularly energetic night down the left and his incisive crosses allowed Frédéric Kanouté and Fabiano to impose themselves. Tiberiu Bălan let the pressure get to him and fouled Fabiano. Sevilla's in-form No10 cracked a 25-metre free-kick towards Giedrius Arlauskis's top right-hand corner but the Lithuanian international goalkeeper excelled himself in tipping it over. Two tremendous blocks by overworked centre-half George Galamaz, from Kanouté on the half-hour and then Fabiano, also prevented Unirea from being blown away.

Breakthrough
The deadlock lasted until moments before the interval when Brazilian international Fabiano added to his weekend double against Real Zaragoza. If Renato's run down the left dragged Unirea defenders with him, his ensuing cut-back to the edge of the box paid even greater dividends as Fabiano swept the ball clinically past Arlauskis. After the break Sevilla upped the tempo and Capel wasted a Fabiano assist, blasting high over, before Galamaz was booked for a crude challenge on the flying left-footer.

Last contribution
Capel departed the scene soon after, being replaced by Diego Perotti, and Kanouté followed as Álvaro Negredo made his UEFA Champions League debut for his new club. Jiménez's attempts to force the pace and tie up a tense game nearly came to quick fruition when former Real Madrid CF striker Negredo tested Arlauskis. The No1, though, earned some luck as the ball ballooned up from his save and dipped just past the goal frame. Even so, the substitutions finally worked as Perotti delivered a corner which Fabiano nodded on and Renato headed in to calm nerves.

Last updated: 27/11/12 14.08CET

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Lineups

sevilla

Sevilla

unirea urziceni

Unirea Urziceni

1
PalopAndrés Palop (GK) (C)
1
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
4
SquillaciSébastien Squillaci
4
MehmedovićErsin Mehmedović
Yellow Card10
7
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
6
GalamazGeorge Galamaz (C)
Yellow Card54
8
ZokoraDidier Zokora
Yellow Card72
Substitution76
7
BilaşcoMarius Bilaşco
10
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
Goal45+1
9
VargaSerban Dacian Varga
Substitution73
11
RenatoRenato
Goal70
18
Ricardo GomesRicardo Gomes
Substitution81
12
KanoutéFrédéric Kanouté
Substitution63
19
BrandánPablo Brandán
14
EscudéJulien Escudé
21
BălanTiberiu Bălan
Substitution65
16
CapelDiego Capel
Substitution56
24
MafteiVasile Maftei
Yellow Card31
17
Sergio SánchezSergio Sánchez
30
FrunzăSorin Frunză
Yellow Card26
18
Fernando NavarroFernando Navarro
32
ApostolIulian Apostol

Substitutes

13
Javi VarasJavi Varas (GK)
74
TudorDaniel Tudor (GK)
2
FazioFederico Fazio
8
ParaschivSorin Paraschiv
Substitution65
6
AdrianoAdriano
11
OnofraşMarius Onofraş
Substitution81
9
KonéArouna Koné
16
NicuEpaminonda Nicu
19
NegredoÁlvaro Negredo
Substitution63
17
SemedoAntónio Semedo
Substitution73
23
LoloLolo
Substitution76
22
Bruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
25
PerottiDiego Perotti
Substitution56
23
BordeanuValeriu Bordeanu

Coach

Manuel Jiménez (ESP) Dan Petrescu (ROU)

Referee

Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)

Assistant referees

Cristiano Copelli (ITA), Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)

Fourth official

Christian Brighi (ITA)

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