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Machín rescues point for Sevilla at Liberec

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 21.26CET
FC Slovan Liberec 1-1 Sevilla FC
Víctor Machín cancelled out Michael Rabušic's goal two minutes from time as Sevilla FC salvaged a draw against a Liberec side down to ten men.
by Vojtech Raiman
from U Nisy Stadium
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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 21.26CET

Machín rescues point for Sevilla at Liberec

FC Slovan Liberec 1-1 Sevilla FC
Víctor Machín cancelled out Michael Rabušic's goal two minutes from time as Sevilla FC salvaged a draw against a Liberec side down to ten men.

Substitute Víctor Machín struck two minutes from time as Group H leaders Sevilla FC salvaged a share of the UEFA Europa League spoils away to a FC Slovan Liberec side down to ten men.

The Czech hopefuls looked set for a famous win as they held onto a lead given to them by Michael Rabušic's crisp finish midway through the first half. It was resolute, backs-to-wall stuff from there on in and cracks began to appear when goalkeeper Přemysl Kovář was dismissed on 78 minutes. With time running out, Machín rounded his replacement, Lukáš Hroššo, to earn a draw that keeps the teams first and second in the section.

It was a disheartening end for Liberec but they can hold their heads high after having halted Sevilla's run of six straight wins in UEFA club competition. Jaroslav Šilhavý's team were organised from the off, retaining their shape, soaking up pressure and looking to attack on the break. It was just as their coach said it would be, but even he may not have foreseen the goal which broke the deadlock.

Serhiy Rybalka and David Pavelka were the instigators, combining to deliver the ball to Rabušic on the edge of the box. The striker did the rest, two touches enough as he fired in a low shot across Javi Varas. And so the Sevilla siege began. Kevin Gameiro's first touch let him down after being sent one on one with Kovář, but clear chances were at a premium until the closing stages.

Liberec intermittently threatened on the break too, Varas standing up well to Josef Šural after Nicolas Pareja had been caught in possession. Kovář's red card for halting Carlos Bacca's run tilted the scales in the visitors' favour, however. Gameiro, who had moments earlier threatened with a free-kick, picked out Machín and the midfielder rounded Hroššo before scoring from a narrow angle.

Last updated: 07/10/14 3.14CET

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Lineups

liberec

Liberec

sevilla

Sevilla

16
KovářPřemysl Kovář (GK)
Red Card78
1
VarasJavier Varas (GK)
2
KelićRenáto Kelić
3
Fernando NavarroFernando Navarro (C)
Substitution74
7
HušekLuboš Hušek
Substitution64
4
CalaCala
8
PavelkaDavid Pavelka
Yellow Card65
8
CristóforoSebastián Cristóforo
10
RybalkaSerhiy Rybalka
10
PerottiDiego Perotti
13
KušnírOndřej Kušnír
Yellow Card80
12
IborraVicente Iborra
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč (C)
14
RabelloBryan Rabello
Substitution57
19
RabušicMichael Rabušic
Goal20
18
GameiroKevin Gameiro
23
ŠuralJosef Šural
19
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
Substitution57
25
FleišmanJiří Fleišman
21
ParejaNicolas Pareja
28
DelargeDzon Delarge
Substitution79
23
CokeCoke
Yellow Card42

Substitutes

30
HroššoLukáš Hroššo (GK)
Substitution79
13
BetoBeto (GK)
3
KarišikMiloš Karišik
5
FigueirasDiogo Figueiras
5
CoufalVladimír Coufal
6
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço
9
KalitvintsevVladyslav Kalitvintsev
Substitution64
Substitution90+1
9
BaccaCarlos Bacca
Substitution57
14
HadaščokVojtěch Hadaščok
16
MorenoAlberto Moreno
Substitution74
Yellow Card76
21
PimparaJiří Pimpara
17
SamperioJairo Samperio
27
KolárĽuboš Kolár
Substitution90+1
20
VitoloVitolo
Substitution57
Goal88

Coach

Jaroslav Šilhavý (CZE) Unai Emery (ESP)

Referee

Mike Dean (ENG)

Assistant referees

Jake Collin (ENG), Simon Long (ENG)

Fourth official

Darren Cann (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Lee Probert (ENG), Robert Madley (ENG)

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