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Sevilla run away with the trophy

Published: Thursday 11 May 2006, 0.15CET
Middlesbrough FC 0-4 Sevilla FC
Two second-half Enzo Maresca goals and a late Frédéric Kanouté effort made Sevilla emphatic winners.
by Michael Harrold
from PSV Stadion

Match statistics

MiddlesbroughSevilla

Goals scored0
4
Total attempts7
 
19
on target3
 
12
off target2
 
6
blocked2
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
6
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed21
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
20

Standings

Published: Thursday 11 May 2006, 0.15CET

Sevilla run away with the trophy

Middlesbrough FC 0-4 Sevilla FC
Two second-half Enzo Maresca goals and a late Frédéric Kanouté effort made Sevilla emphatic winners.

Sevilla FC celebrated their first European trophy after a thrilling second-half display won the UEFA Cup final for the Spanish club against Middlesbrough FC at PSV Stadion.

Luís Fabiano's 27th-minute header had put them on course for victory, but the match was in the balance until two late strikes from Enzo Maresca and a fourth from Frédéric Kanouté started the party, Juande Ramos's men clinching the club's first major honour since 1948. It had been an extraordinary ride for Middlesbrough en route to the final, but there was no way back as Steve McClaren's final match before becoming England manager ended in defeat.

After a glorious day in Eindhoven, the sun was still shining brightly on one section of the Middlesbrough support when their team created the first chance three minutes in. Javi Navarro conceded a free-kick that Fábio Rochemback, also a losing finalist last year with Sporting Clube de Portugal, rifled straight at Andrés Palop in the Sevilla goal. The keeper was unable to hold the Brazilian's fierce shot but the Andalusian team were first to the rebound.

During a surprisingly free-flowing opening, Sevilla came right back; twice in quick succession Chris Riggott was forced to give away a corner, intercepting the ball as first Adriano then Fabiano crossed low from the left. Despite some clever build-up play from Sevilla, Mark Schwarzer – playing in a protective mask in his first game back after breaking his cheekbone – was not required to make a save until the 24th minute, when he comfortably collected Adriano's low drive from distance.

Moments later, however, Sevilla were ahead. Right-back Daniel Alves picked up the ball midway into the Middlesbrough half and crossed into the area where Fabiano rose unmarked to head in off the post with Schwarzer rooted to his line. The Sevilla support erupted – and there was nearly more to celebrate immediately afterwards as Adriano then Maresca went close with long-range efforts.

Middlesbrough were losing possession too easily in midfield, but James Morrison lifted the Premiership outfit on 34 minutes. His pace unsettled the Sevilla defence on the right and he darted to the touchline to earn a corner. It was Fabiano, though, who nodded clear and the brief Middlesbrough flurry came to nothing. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, struggling to make an impact against Julien Escudé, urged his side forward in frustration. Sevilla were in command.

Middlesbrough had fought back brilliantly to defeat FC Basel 1893 and FC Steaua Bucureşti in the previous rounds, and at half-time McClaren brought on Massimo Maccarone, the match winner in those thrilling ties, to try and recover the initiative. Juande Ramos also made a change, Kanouté on for Javier Saviola, and both teams kicked off looking to attack.

Adriano's curling attempt flew narrowly wide, then Palop saved with his legs as Mark Viduka bore down on goal. Sevilla broke and Schwarzer parried Jesús Navas's stinging shot. Play was flowing from end to end and, on 60 minutes, Maccarone had Middlesbrough fans on their feet with a powerful effort that Palop tipped over.

With 20 minutes to play McClaren introduced a fourth attacker, Yakubu Ayegbeni, but Sevilla soon made him pay for his bold tactics. Twelve minutes from time, Navas broke free down the right and crossed low into the box. Schwarzer saved Kanouté's initial shot but Maresca followed up to put the final beyond doubt. The Italian struck again six minutes later and when Kanouté added the fourth soon after, Sevilla's joy was complete.

Last updated: 19/02/15 12.56CET

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Lineups

middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

sevilla

Sevilla

1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
1
PalopAndrés Palop (GK)
3
QueudrueFranck Queudrue
Substitution70
2
Javi NavarroJavi Navarro (C)
5
RiggottChris Riggott
3
DavidCastedo David
6
SouthgateGareth Southgate (C)
4
Daniel AlvesDaniel Alves
Yellow Card53
7
BoatengGeorge Boateng
6
EscudéJulien Escudé
Yellow Card81
9
HasselbainkJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
7
SaviolaJavier Saviola
Substitution46
10
RochembackFábio Rochemback
Yellow Card83
10
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
Goal27
Substitution72
19
DowningStewart Downing
15
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
21
ParnabyStuart Parnaby
16
AdrianoAdriano
Substitution86
25
MorrisonJames Morrison
Substitution46
18
MartíJosé Luis Martí
36
VidukaMark Viduka
Substitution86
25
MarescaEnzo Maresca
Goal78
Goal84
Yellow Card85

Substitutes

22
JonesBrad Jones (GK)
13
NotarioAntonio Notario (GK)
18
MaccaroneMassimo Maccarone
Substitution46
11
RenatoRenato
Substitution72
20
YakubuAyegbeni Yakubu
Substitution70
12
KanoutéFrédéric Kanouté
Substitution46
Goal89
39
CattermoleLee Cattermole
Substitution86
27
PuertaAntonio Puerta
Substitution86
4
EhioguUgo Ehiogu
20
Aitor OcioAitor Ocio
15
ParlourRay Parlour
22
Fernando SalesFernando Sales
26
BatesMatthew Bates
30
KepaKepa

Coach

Steve McClaren (ENG) Juande Ramos (ESP)

Referee

Herbert Fandel (GER)

Assistant referees

Carsten Kadach (GER), Volker Wezel (GER)

Fourth official

Florian Meyer (GER)

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