Europa League - Semi-Final - 1st Leg
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Sevilla 2-0 Valencia CF

Carlos Bacca and Ivan Rakitic celebrate

Sevilla took a commanding hold of their Europa League semi-final against Valencia as Stephane Mbia and Carlos Bacca scored in a first-leg victory.

After a frenetic opening half-hour, Mbia, on loan from QPR, flicked home following Ivan Rakitic's free-kick.

With Valencia reeling, Bacca's precise finish rounded off a swift counter-attack three minutes later.

The visitors' Edu Vargas swept wide before heading against the bar, but his side have it all to do at the Mestalla.

Sevilla had won 12 of their last 15 games coming into the match, including a 2-1 success over Real Madrid, and are now unbeaten in their last 14 home meetings with Valencia.

However the hosts' coach Unai Emery, who managed Valencia between 2008 and 2012, will remind his team that they lost 3-1 away to his former side in their league meeting in September.

Line-ups

Sevilla

  • 13Beto
  • 5Figueiras
  • 3Navarro Corbacho
  • 40Mbia
  • 21Pareja
  • 2Fazio
  • 19ReyesSubstituted forMarinat 59'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 6Carriço
  • 9BaccaSubstituted forGameiroat 73'minutes
  • 11Rakitic
  • 20Machín PérezSubstituted forIborraat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Varas Herrera
  • 7Marin
  • 12Iborra
  • 15Trochowski
  • 17Samperio Bustara
  • 18Gameiro
  • 42Mendonca dos Santos

Valencia

  • 13Guaita
  • 12João Pereira
  • 14BernatSubstituted forGayaat 45'minutes
  • 21Parejo
  • 15Fuego Martínez
  • 22MathieuBooked at 90mins
  • 8FeghouliSubstituted forGonçalves Oliveiraat 74'minutes
  • 42Keita
  • 16Alcácer GarcíaBooked at 89mins
  • 17Vargas
  • 28Nicolás CartabiaSubstituted forPiattiat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Piatti
  • 6Romeu
  • 7Gonçalves Oliveira
  • 19Barragán
  • 20Ricardo Costa
  • 26Domenech Sánchez
  • 31Gaya
Referee:
Damir Skomina

Match Stats

Home TeamSevillaAway TeamValencia
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, FC Sevilla 2, Valencia CF 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Sevilla 2, Valencia CF 0.

Attempt missed. Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia CF).

Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, FC Sevilla. Fernando Navarro tries a through ball, but Federico Fazio is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Vicente Iborra replaces Vitolo.

Foul by José Gayá (Valencia CF).

Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF).

Beto (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Nicolás Pareja.

Eduardo Vargas (Valencia CF) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Pablo Piatti with a cross.

Attempt saved. Jonas (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Piatti with a cross.

Seydou Keita (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla).

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Kevin Gameiro.

João Pereira (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vitolo (FC Sevilla).

Attempt missed. Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daniel Parejo.

Attempt missed. Diogo Figueiras (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Javi Fuego.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vitolo.

Hand ball by Javi Fuego (Valencia CF).

Foul by Seydou Keita (Valencia CF).

Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marko Marin (FC Sevilla).

Foul by Seydou Keita (Valencia CF).

Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by João Pereira with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia CF. Jonas replaces Sofiane Feghouli.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Sevilla. Kevin Gameiro replaces Carlos Bacca.

João Pereira (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

Attempt blocked. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

Booking

Marko Marin (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card.

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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