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Sevilla oust Maribor to set up derby tie

Published: Thursday 27 February 2014, 21.05CET
Sevilla FC 2-1 NK Maribor (agg: 4-3)
The hosts set up a Seville derby with Real Betis Balompié in the round of 16 after goals from José Antonio Reyes and Kevin Gameiro sunk Maribor.
by Nick Aitken
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Published: Thursday 27 February 2014, 21.05CET

Sevilla oust Maribor to set up derby tie

Sevilla FC 2-1 NK Maribor (agg: 4-3)
The hosts set up a Seville derby with Real Betis Balompié in the round of 16 after goals from José Antonio Reyes and Kevin Gameiro sunk Maribor.

Sevilla FC eased into a historic European clash with local rivals Real Betis Balompié after edging out NK Maribor in their UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg.

Alternating attacking gusto with defensive lapses early on, Sevilla completed the win their overall control merited thanks to strikes from José Antonio Reyes – with a healthy helping hand from Maribor goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovič – and Kevin Gameiro. After Sevilla switched off once more at the death, the visitors from Slovenia grabbed a consolation through Dare Vršič.

Roared on by an Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán faithful revelling in a return to European knockout football for the first time since 2011 – and the chance of a potential round of 16 meeting with neighbours Betis – the hosts tore into their opponents. In the very first minute the lively Gameiro stung the palms of Handanovič, while six minutes later a whipped effort from Reyes was denied a place in the top corner only by the custodian's outstretched glove.

Despite their dominance, however, Sevilla were fortunate that early carelessness from both captain Ivan Rakitić and No1 Javi Varas went unpunished, while their opener – which eventually came on the stroke of half-time – also owed plenty to good fortune. Hunting down the visiting keeper, Handanovič's clearance rebounded off the back of Reyes and into the net.

The weight lifted by breaking the deadlock, the Liga team's supremacy continued after the interval and was rewarded by a fine second goal on 59 minutes. Latching onto a flicked pass from substitute Vicente Iborra, Gameiro drove into the area before dispatching a drive into the bottom corner. With one eye perhaps on a first-ever continental encounter with the Verdiblancos, Sevilla went into cruise control for the remainder of the game – hence the lack of bite that saw their defence caught snoozing at the death when Vršič tapped home.

Last updated: 07/10/14 2.46CET

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Lineups

sevilla

Sevilla

maribor

Maribor

1
VarasJavier Varas (GK)
33
J. HandanovičJasmin Handanovič (GK)
2
FazioFederico Fazio
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
Yellow Card85
5
FigueirasDiogo Figueiras
6
MilecMartin Milec
6
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
Yellow Card49
Substitution53
11
RakitićIvan Rakitić (C)
14
MendyJean-Philippe Mendy
Substitution68
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
21
DerviševičAmir Derviševič
16
MorenoAlberto Moreno
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
18
GameiroKevin Gameiro
Goal59
Substitution81
28
VilerMitja Viler
19
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
Goal42
Substitution73
39
BoharDamjan Bohar
20
VitoloVitolo
44
ArghusArghus
21
ParejaNicolas Pareja
Substitution46
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj (C)
Substitution60

Substitutes

13
BetoBeto (GK)
1
CotmanAljaž Cotman (GK)
3
Fernando NavarroFernando Navarro
2
VršičDare Vršič
Substitution60
Goal90+2
7
MarinMarko Marin
Substitution73
7
MejačAleš Mejač
8
CristóforoSebastián Cristóforo
11
ZahovičLuka Zahovič
9
BaccaCarlos Bacca
Substitution81
16
VukliševičDamjan Vukliševič
12
IborraVicente Iborra
Substitution46
17
FajićNusmir Fajić
Substitution68
23
CokeCoke
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
Substitution53
Yellow Card69

Coach

Unai Emery (ESP) Ante Šimundža (SVN)

Referee

Luca Banti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Sandro Pozzi (SUI), Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)

Fourth official

Matteo Passeri (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Andrea Gervasoni (ITA), Domenico Celi (ITA)

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