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Sevilla bow out despite victory at Porto

Published: Wednesday 23 February 2011, 19.45CET
FC Porto 0-1 Sevilla FC (agg: 2-2, Porto win on away goals)
Luís Fabiano's goal against his former club inflicted a first European loss on Porto this term, but Sevilla bowed out after failing to find a vital second.

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Match statistics

PortoSevilla

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target12
 
2
Corners11
 
4
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
18
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards1
 
1

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Published: Wednesday 23 February 2011, 19.45CET

Sevilla bow out despite victory at Porto

FC Porto 0-1 Sevilla FC (agg: 2-2, Porto win on away goals)
Luís Fabiano's goal against his former club inflicted a first European loss on Porto this term, but Sevilla bowed out after failing to find a vital second.

Sevilla FC suffered European disappointment against a Portuguese team for the second time this term despite inflicting FC Porto's first UEFA Europa League defeat of the campaign.

Eliminated by SC Braga in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, Sevilla were 2-1 down after the round of 32 first leg and rode their luck in the decider before taking the lead on 71 minutes through ex-Porto forward Luís Fabiano.

Their hopes were raised further moments later when Alvaro Pereira was sent off but the numbers were swiftly evened up with Alexis's dismissal. Despite late pressure, the Spanish side could not find a second, with Porto progressing to a last-16 meeting with PFC CSKA Moskva on away goals.

Frédéric Kanouté came within centimetres of reducing Sevilla's aggregate arrears inside two minutes with the outside of his boot. That aside, it was Porto's probing that seemed more likely to yield a breakthrough, with Fernando Belluschi rifling wide and Pereira eliciting a fingertip save from Javi Varas.

Falcao was next to threaten for the hosts with a powerful header from Silvestre Varela's cross which rattled the crossbar, the seven-goal leading scorer in the competition making his first appearance in five weeks because of a left knee injury.

Porto's willingness to put the tie beyond their Iberian counterparts was in evidence again soon after the restart when, following a corner, Belluschi's shot cleared the crossbar. Sevilla responded by bringing on former Dragons forward Luís Fabiano but seconds later only a last-ditch challenge denied Falcao what seemed a certain goal following Hulk's cute pass.

That came from one of several counterattacking opportunities which were now presenting themselves as a result of Sevilla's increasing desperation for a goal, with João Moutinho and Hulk wasting promising openings. Luís Fabiano stunned the home crowd by dispatching with aplomb and though the two dismissals made for a frantic denouement, Sevilla were unable to snatch a decisive second.

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Lineups

porto

Porto

sevilla

Sevilla

1
HeltonHelton (GK) (C)
13
VarasJavier Varas (GK)
5
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
Red Card72
2
FazioFederico Fazio
7
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
Yellow Card50
5
Fernando NavarroFernando Navarro
Yellow Card14
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
Substitution74
7
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
9
FalcaoRadamel Falcao
Substitution74
8
ZokoraDidier Zokora
Substitution46
12
HulkHulk
9
PerottiDiego Perotti
Substitution86
13
FucileJorge Fucile
12
KanoutéFrédéric Kanouté (C)
14
RolandoRolando
17
Sergio SánchezSergio Sánchez
Substitution55
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution86
18
NegredoÁlvaro Negredo
25
FernandoFernando
23
AlexisAlexis
Yellow Card21
Red Card77
30
OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
40
RakitićIvan Rakitić

Substitutes

24
BetoBeto (GK)
29
Dani JiménezDani Jiménez (GK)
4
MaiconMaicon
Substitution86
10
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
Substitution55
Goal71
Yellow Card86
6
GuarínFredy Guarín
Substitution74
11
RenatoRenato
10
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
14
EscudéJulien Escudé
19
James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
20
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
21
SăpunaruCristian Săpunaru
Substitution74
31
RodriRodri
Substitution86
28
Rúben MicaelRúben Micael
41
MedelGary Medel
Substitution46

Coach

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

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Assistant referees

Peter Kirkup (ENG), Stephen Child (ENG)

Fourth official

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Andre Marriner (ENG), Michael Oliver (ENG)

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