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Solid Sevilla too strong for Braga

Published: Friday 24 November 2006, 0.59CET
Sevilla FC 2-0 SC Braga
Luis Fabiano and Ernesto Chevantón earned the win that moved the cup holders above their Group C rivals.

Match statistics

SevillaBraga

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target4
 
0
Corners5
 
2
Offsides0
7
Fouls committed4
 
7
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 24 November 2006, 0.59CET

Solid Sevilla too strong for Braga

Sevilla FC 2-0 SC Braga
Luis Fabiano and Ernesto Chevantón earned the win that moved the cup holders above their Group C rivals.

UEFA Cup holders Sevilla FC claimed a comfortable win against SC Braga to overtake their Portuguese opponents in Group C and continue their unbeaten start as Luis Fabiano and Ernesto Chevantón struck at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.

Early pressure
Sevilla took the game to the visitors in the opening stages with Adriano Correia being denied by Braga goalkeeper Paulo Santos, and Fabiano and Daniel Alves sending shots wide of target. In a rare foray forward from the visitors, Sevilla goalkeeper Andrés Palop was forced into action to keep out Luís Filipe's drive from just outside the area. Normal service was resumed, however, with the hosts continuing to dominate and Correia being thwarted once more. Frédéric Kanouté fired wide and Christian Poulsen also went close.

Fabiano breakthrough
Sevilla's pressure finally paid off five minutes before the break as Correia's deep cross found Fabiano and the Brazilian scored from inside the box with a powerful strike. Not content with that, Sevilla could have doubled their advantage through Kanouté and Correia as Braga struggled to cope with the waves of attacks on their goal. The Spanish team had taken a point from their opening fixture at FC Slovan Liberec but ended any doubt that they would collect their first win with 14 minutes remaining: substitute Chevantón converting the rebound after Santos had failed to hold Renato's stinging shot.

Grasshoppers test
There was still time for Alfaro to rattle a post in the last minute as Sevilla coasted to a victory that means they will secure their last-32 place with a success at Grasshopper-Club next Wednesday. Braga, with three points from three matches, can resurrect their hopes when they face the same opponents in Portugal on 14 December.

Last updated: 24/11/06 10.40CET

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Lineups

sevilla

Sevilla

braga

Braga

1
PalopAndrés Palop (GK)
Yellow Card87
1
Paulo SantosPaulo Santos (GK)
2
Javi NavarroJavi Navarro (C)
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge (C)
3
DavidCastedo David
5
NemNem
Substitution70
4
Daniel AlvesDaniel Alves
11
CésinhaCésinha
Yellow Card73
6
AdrianoAdriano
Substitution77
13
Carlos FernandesCarlos Fernandes
Substitution82
8
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
17
FrechautFrechaut
10
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
Goal42
Substitution66
19
MacielMaciel
11
RenatoRenato
20
Luís FilipeLuís Filipe
Yellow Card71
12
KanoutéFrédéric Kanouté
Substitution78
21
Ricardo ChavesRicardo Chaves
14
EscudéJulien Escudé
77
Zé CarlosZé Carlos
Substitution70
16
PuertaAntonio Puerta
88
VandinhoVandinho

Substitutes

13
CobeñoDavid Cobeño (GK)
12
Dani MalloDani Mallo (GK)
7
ChevantónErnesto Chevantón
Substitution66
Goal76
10
João PintoJoão Pinto
Substitution82
23
KepaKepa
Substitution78
14
CastanheiraCastanheira
Substitution70
27
AlfaroAlejandro Alfaro
Substitution77
15
WenderWender
Substitution70
5
DudaDuda
8
PaítoPaíto
18
MartíJosé Luis Martí
22
IrineuIrineu
20
Aitor OcioAitor Ocio
87
Bruno GamaBruno Gama

Coach

Juande Ramos (ESP) Rogério de Sousa Gonçalves (POR)

Referee

Helmut Fleischer (GER)

Assistant referees

Sönke Glindemann (GER), Roland Greth (GER)

Fourth official

Felix Brych (GER)

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