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Sevilla made to sweat but see off Dortmund threat

Published: Wednesday 15 December 2010, 23.01CET
Sevilla FC 2-2 Borussia Dortmund
Behind early on, the Liga side rallied to earn a point which ensures they qualify for the round of 32 at their visitors' expense.
by Paul Bryan
from Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

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Match statistics

SevillaDortmund

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target1
 
7
Corners4
 
3
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed13
 
16
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 15 December 2010, 23.01CET

Sevilla made to sweat but see off Dortmund threat

Sevilla FC 2-2 Borussia Dortmund
Behind early on, the Liga side rallied to earn a point which ensures they qualify for the round of 32 at their visitors' expense.

Sevilla FC advanced to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 after goals from Ndri Romaric and Frédéric Kanouté earned the Liga side a 2-2 draw against Borussia Dortmund.

Knowing only victory would suffice to go into Friday's draw, the visitors hit the front early on through Shinji Kagawa. Gregorio Manzan's side responded impressively and were ahead before the break. Neven Subotić's second-half header ensured the hosts were left to sweat on their progress, however.

Sevilla headed into the decider having lost their five previous games in all competitions, prompting an air of unease to surrounded Manzano's team prior to kick-off. Looking to take advantage of any such nerves, Dortmund were in front after just four minutes, Kagawa latching on to Julien Escudé's loose clearance before directing a precise shot past Andrés Palop.

The Liga side rallied and were denied an equaliser twice in quick succession by Roman Weidenfeller, the visiting goalkeeper expertly tipping Romaric's close-range effort over the top before beating out Alexis's dipping half-volley.

Momentum now on their side, Sevilla eventually drew level just after the half-hour. Kanouté's chipped centre saw Luis Fabiano and Subotić challenging each other but both were left powerless as Łukasz Piszczek inadvertently steered the ball into the path of Romaric, who stroked in with ease.

It got even better for the two-time UEFA Cup winners four minutes later, Kanouté putting them in front with a glancing header from Diego Perotti's angled cross. Now chasing the game, Jürgen Klopp's side's hopes were raised shortly after the restart, Nuri Şahin's corner reaching Subotić, who headed past Palop for 2-2.

Kagawa then struck straight at the home No1 from close range while Lucas Barrios also went close. It was not to be for Dortmund, though, with Sevilla holding on to join Paris Saint-Germain FC in qualifying from Group J.

Last updated: 27/11/12 6.35CET

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Lineups

sevilla

Sevilla

dortmund

Dortmund

1
PalopAndrés Palop (GK)
Yellow Card90+4
1
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK) (C)
Yellow Card90
6
RomaricNdri Romaric
Yellow Card24
Goal31
Substitution86
4
SubotićNeven Subotić
Goal49
Yellow Card89
8
ZokoraDidier Zokora
Yellow Card83
8
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
9
PerottiDiego Perotti
Substitution61
15
HummelsMats Hummels
10
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
16
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
Substitution67
12
KanoutéFrédéric Kanouté (C)
Goal35
Substitution42
18
BarriosLucas Barrios
14
EscudéJulien Escudé
22
BenderSven Bender
Substitution78
16
CapelDiego Capel
23
KagawaShinji Kagawa
Goal4
20
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
26
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
23
AlexisAlexis
Yellow Card36
29
SchmelzerMarcel Schmelzer
Yellow Card36
Substitution88
24
KonkoAbdoulay Konko
31
GötzeMario Götze

Substitutes

13
VarasJavier Varas (GK)
20
LangerakMitchell Langerak (GK)
2
FazioFederico Fazio
Substitution86
7
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Substitution67
4
CáceresMartín Cáceres
Substitution61
13
Le TallecDamien Le Tallec
Substitution88
11
RenatoRenato
Substitution42
17
DedêDedê
15
AlfaroAlejandro Alfaro
19
GrosskreutzKevin Grosskreutz
18
NegredoÁlvaro Negredo
27
Felipe SantanaFelipe Santana
21
AcostaLautaro Acosta
32
Da SilvaAntônio da Silva
Substitution78

Coach

Gregorio Manzano (ESP) Jürgen Klopp (GER)

Referee

Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Anton Averianov (RUS)

Fourth official

Vitali Meshkov (RUS)

Additional assistant referees

Vladimir Pettay (RUS), Sergei Karasev (RUS)

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