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Adriano sends Sevilla soaring

Published: Friday 25 February 2005, 0.15CET
Sevilla FC 2-0 Panathinaikos FC (agg: 2-1) New Sevilla signing Adriano Claro makes a dramatic late intervertion.

Match statistics

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Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
1

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Published: Friday 25 February 2005, 0.15CET

Adriano sends Sevilla soaring

Sevilla FC 2-0 Panathinaikos FC (agg: 2-1) New Sevilla signing Adriano Claro makes a dramatic late intervertion.

By Antonio Barragán at Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium

Sevilla FC laid siege to the Panathinaikos FC defence which held firm until the second half when the introduction of brilliant Brazilian Adriano Claro proved decisive and clinched Sevilla's place in the last 16 of the UEFA Cup and set up a meeting with Parma FC next month.

Brazilian flair
New signing Adriano set up a vital equaliser before scoring the winner as Sevilla overturned a 1-0 deficit from last week's first leg and Sevilla coach Joaquín Capparós took the unprecedented measure of fielding an unusually attack-minded team with Carlos Aranda, Julio Baptista, Jesuli and Antoñito all setting their sights on the Greek team's goal.

Full throttle
The Spanish side took command of the game from the kick-off with Baptista in particular full of menace down the right wing. Despite plenty of possession they initially found it hard to break down Panathanaikos's resolute defensive formation.

Aranda chance
Daniel Alves's searching ball left Aranda left free in front of Mario Galinovic in the 18th minute but the striker aimed his effort straight at the goalkeeper. His inaccuracy increased Sevilla's desperation to keep their UEFA Cup hopes alive.

Solid defending
Panathinaikos appeared determined to guard their advantage with their lives and defended en masse which served to add to the home team's frustration. Caparrós threw caution to the wind by removing centre-back Pablo Alfaro in favour of attacking left-back Adriano during the second half.

Late clincher
Caparrós's switch paid off when the Brazilian crossed to Ariza Makukula to head Sevilla back into contention seven minutes from the end, then secure the winner deep into added time.

Last updated: 25/02/05 10.52CET

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Lineups

sevilla

Sevilla

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

1
EstebanSuárez Esteban (GK)
1
GalinovićMario Galinović (GK)
Yellow Card58
3
DavidCastedo David
3
KotsiosElias Kotsios
6
Daniel AlvesDaniel Alves
5
MorrisNasief Morris
14
AntoñitoAntoñito
6
MünchMarkus Münch
10
Júlio BaptistaJúlio Baptista
8
GoumasGiannis Goumas (C)
11
RenatoRenato
9
GonzálezEzequiel González
Red/Yellow Card74
17
JesuliJesuli
Substitution74
11
D. PapadopoulosDimitris Papadopoulos
Substitution63
18
MartíJosé Luis Martí
Substitution79
15
AndrićSrdjan Andrić
19
ArandaCarlos Aranda
19
KonstantinouMichalis Konstantinou
Yellow Card62
Substitution77
20
Aitor OcioAitor Ocio
20
BasinasAngelos Basinas
24
Pablo AlfaroPablo Alfaro (C)
Substitution65
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra

Substitutes

13
NotarioAntonio Notario (GK)
33
KotsolisStefanos Kotsolis (GK)
4
Darío SilvaDarío Silva
Substitution74
2
HenriksenRené Henriksen
15
RedondoJuan Redondo
4
MaricSilvio Maric
16
AdrianoAdriano
Substitution65
Goal90+2
22
SapanisMiltos Sapanis
Substitution77
22
CasqueroJavier Casquero
23
OlisadebeEmmanuel Olisadebe
35
David PrietoDavid Prieto
44
GekasFanis Gekas
Substitution63
9
MakukulaAriza Makukula
Substitution79
Goal83
50
WooterNordin Wooter

Coach

Joaquín Caparrós (ESP) Panagiotis Filakouris (GRE)

Referee

Tom Henning Øvrebø (NOR)

Assistant referees

Arild Sundet (NOR), Geir Åge Holen (NOR)

Fourth official

Brage Sandmoen (NOR)

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