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Guarín gives Porto narrow win in Seville

Published: Thursday 17 February 2011, 22.50CET
Sevilla FC 1-2 FC Porto
An 85th-minute strike from substitute Fredy Guarín put Porto in a commanding position ahead of next week's round of 32 second leg.
by Paul Bryan
from Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

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Match statistics

SevillaPorto

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target6
 
6
Attempts off target6
 
2
Corners13
 
6
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 February 2011, 22.50CET

Guarín gives Porto narrow win in Seville

Sevilla FC 1-2 FC Porto
An 85th-minute strike from substitute Fredy Guarín put Porto in a commanding position ahead of next week's round of 32 second leg.

FC Porto maintained their 100% away record in this season's UEFA Europa League after second-half strikes from Rolando and Fredy Guarín earned André Villas-Boas's side victory at Sevilla FC.

With the round of 32 first leg evenly poised after Frédéric Kanouté's 65th-minute equaliser had cancelled out Rolando's opener, Guarín punished some slack Sevilla passing late on to give his side a clear advantage ahead of next Wednesday's return.

In an intriguing first half neither team were able to find the cutting edge. Rolando saved the day for the visitors with a last-ditch challenge to deny Luís Fabiano; at the other end Porto almost took the lead after James Rodríguez's goal-bound effort was headed off the line by Gary Medel.

Gregorio Manzano's side responded with Jesús Navas releasing Fabiano who, from his position on the right, found the onrushing Frédéric Kanouté, only for Rolando to deny him at the last. Unbeaten in the Portuguese Liga and Europe this term, Porto looked good to extend that record when they took the lead in the 58th minute.

After winning a free-kick on the right, James Rodríguez sent an arcing pass into the area which caught the Sevilla defence out and enabled Rolando to stab the ball past Andrés Palop. The hosts responded in similar fashion, with Ivan Rakitić's set piece met by the head of Kanouté, who looked on as his effort angled past Helton in the Porto goal.

Sevilla almost did further damage soon after, with Helton beating out a Fabiano effort from close range and Kanouté missing a gilt-edged chance. It was to be Porto's night, however. After Medel lost possession in midfield with five minutes remaining, Cristian Rodríguez broke free before colliding with Palop, leaving Guarín with the simple task of stroking in the loose ball.

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Lineups

sevilla

Sevilla

porto

Porto

1
PalopAndrés Palop (GK) (C)
1
HeltonHelton (GK) (C)
2
FazioFederico Fazio
7
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
Substitution86
4
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
Yellow Card52
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
Yellow Card52
5
Fernando NavarroFernando Navarro
12
HulkHulk
7
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
13
FucileJorge Fucile
9
PerottiDiego Perotti
Yellow Card52
Substitution86
14
RolandoRolando
Goal58
10
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
Substitution73
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution69
12
KanoutéFrédéric Kanouté
Goal65
19
James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
Yellow Card25
Substitution59
17
Sergio SánchezSergio Sánchez
21
SăpunaruCristian Săpunaru
40
RakitićIvan Rakitić
Substitution78
25
FernandoFernando
41
MedelGary Medel
30
OtamendiNicolás Otamendi

Substitutes

13
VarasJavier Varas (GK)
24
BetoBeto (GK)
6
RomaricNdri Romaric
Substitution78
5
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
Substitution86
8
ZokoraDidier Zokora
6
GuarínFredy Guarín
Substitution69
Goal86
Yellow Card87
14
EscudéJulien Escudé
10
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
Substitution59
16
CapelDiego Capel
Substitution86
16
SerenoSereno
18
NegredoÁlvaro Negredo
Substitution73
18
WalterWalter
23
AlexisAlexis
28
Rúben MicaelRúben Micael

Coach

Gregorio Manzano (ESP) André Villas-Boas (POR)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Graham Chambers (SCO), Francis Andrews (SCO)

Fourth official

Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Alan Muir (SCO), Calum Murray (SCO)

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