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UEFA Europa League
20 March 2014
• Estadio Benito Villamarín, Sevilla
Referee: Pedro Proença
• Attendance: 37669
Aggregate 2 - 2, Sevilla win 4 - 3 on penalties
José Antonio Reyes 20'
C. Bacca 75'
It's full time in the Seville derby as Sevilla go through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League thanks to a penalty win over arch, rivals, Betis, at the Benito Villarmin. Unai Emery's men required a comeback from their two-goal deficit from the first leg and got it through Jose Antonio Reyes and Carlos Bacca. It took spotkicks, but Los Rojiblancos are in the draw for the last-eight tomorrow! Betis' dream European season is over! I'm Martin Macdonald, thanks for joining us on this dramatic night! See you next time!
We are past 90 minutes in the Benito Villarmin, and it's extra time! Goals from Jose Antonio Reyes and Carlos Bacca give Sevilla a 2-0 win on the night which cancels out Betis' 2-0 win in the first leg. All to play for in extra time, folks!
NONO MISSES FOR BETIS!!! AN AWFUL PENALTY!! SEVILLA GO THROUGH!
GOOOOAAAAALLL SEVILLA! Rakitic coolly and calmly strokes his penalty into the corner!
N'DIAYE MISSES FOR BETIS! HE SMASHES HIS PENALTY OFF THE POST! SO UNLUCKY!
GOOOOAAALL SEVILLA! Alberto Moreno just squeezes a penalty past Adan! 3-3!
Goal BETIS! Amaya smashes his penalty into the right corner! 3-2!
GOOOOOAAAAALLL FOR SEVILLA! Gameiro curls a superb penalty into the top corner! 2-2!
SALVA SEVILLA SCORES! That was right into the top bag! 2-1 Betis!
LEVEL. Coke coolly converts past Adan! 1-1!
GOOOOOAAAAAALLL FOR BETIS! Ruben Castro whips his penalty into the top right corner!
SAAAAAVE BY ADAN! The Betis keeper saves from the Vitolo penalty!!!
120' + 10'
Pen SO Miss Nono
120' + 9'
Pen SO Goal Ivan Rakitic
120' + 8'
Pen SO Miss Alfred N'diaye
120' + 7'
Pen SO Goal Alberto
120' + 6'
Pen SO Goal Amaya
120' + 5'
Pen SO Goal Kevin Gameiro
120' + 4'
Pen SO Goal Salva Sevilla
120' + 3'
Pen SO Goal Coke
120' + 2'
Pen SO Goal Rubén Castro
120' + 1'
Pen SO Miss Vitolo
Full time. This tie goes to penalties! Goals from Jose Antonio Reyes and Carlos Bacca win the second leg 2-0 for Sevilla on the night and a place in the quarter-finals will be decided from the spot!
One minute left. Can anyone do it?!
Molina, who is fresher than just about every other player out there, skips past the challenge of Rakitic before scooping a pass over the defence for Cedrick, but Fazio comes in with a superb tackle to clear the ball out of the box.
Alberto Moreno bursts down the left wing and whips a cross into the box. It is lazily cleared by Betis and Rakitic fizzes a ball into the path of Gameiro, but the Frenchman's return pass is oozing with fatigue and the ball runs through to Adan.
This has been a pretty woeful extra time so far. The only real chance for either side came with the Adan double save but neither side look eager, or able to take the game by the scruff of the neck and grab a goal.
Great covering from Juanfran. Jairo looks to latch on to a pass through the middle of the Betis defence but the right-back keeps up pace with the substitute before clearing into the stand.
Just over 10 minutes remaining here in this Europa League last-16 tie. There is time yet for someone to prove themselves a hero, but will he be in red or green and white?
The second half of extra time is under way and Sevilla just made a change on the brink of the break. Exciting young winger, Jairo, comes on to replace Carlos Bacca.
105' + 2'
Yellow Card Jairo
105' + 1'
105' + 1'
Half time in extra time. A typically cagey first period at such a stage, neither side has gone for it, but we can expect an increase in tempo in the next 15 minutes. Will someone grab the winner or are we looking at nerve-shredding penalty kicks?!
FANTASTIC DOUBLE SAVE FROM ADAN! Gameiro gets through on goal and looks to curl a strike into the corner only to be denied by the Betis keeper, who somehow gets up to parry away Bacca's headed rebound also! Brilliant goalkeeping!
Having said that, with just about every player looking tired out there, there is plenty of space being created in the channels. This may be decided by whoever just takes a chance and tries to get in behind the opposition defence.
Neither side going all-out to try and claim another goal here. As I said, we'll likely see a shift in tempo in the second half of extra time, as both teams go gung-ho.
Bacca seems to be blowing off some steam on the referee as he demands a free kick for a supposed handball by Jordi. It looked like it hit the Betis man's chest, so not sure why the Colombian is turning the air blue about it.
What a block from Rakitic!!! Ruben Castro latches on to a loose ball at the back post and instinctively shoots at goal, but the Sevilla captain is perfectly placed to made the challenge and stop the route to goal!
Poor Salva Sevilla. The Betis substitute was a hero in the first leg but has been pretty woeful since coming on. Wasted set-pieces and shots a plenty.
You get the feeling that this opening 15 minute of extra time is going to be fairly reserved as both sides aim to safe their energy for the second half. They must be knackered out there already, as it's been a fast and furious game so far.
EXTRA TIME IS UNDER WAY!
90' + 3'
Yellow Card Federico Julián Fazio
90' + 2'
90' + 2'
Jorge Molina comes on for Betis and his first action is to win a free kick on the edge of the box. ANOTHER chance for Betis to win this in the dying minutes!
A horrible, horrible waste from Salva Sevilla. His free kick goes straight into the wall, and we hear a sustained groan from the home crowd.
Yellow Card Coke
Ruben Castro makes a bursting run through the middle and gets ready to pull the trigger but is tripped up by Coke. Betis get the chance for a last minute goal with a free kick 25 yards out. The crowd stand up in anticipation...
Cedrick looks to get beyond Diogo on the touchline but the Congolese just takes a heavy touch which allows the Sevilla man, who has now returned to right-back, to usher the ball out for a goal kick.
Rakitic wins the ball just in front of defence before finding Bacca with a sensational pass down the left with for Bacca. The Colombian looks to take on Juanfran but the right-back does well to see the ball out for a throw in.
Seven minutes remaining of normal time here in the Benito Villarmin. Is either side going to take advantage and book their place in the quarter-final, or is extra-time on the cards?
Betis get the opportunity to get a decent ball into the box with a free kick from the left-hand side and it Sevilla who's charged with the set-piece. The substitute floats the ball to the edge of the area but it's a terribly shallow free kick and the visitors clear easily.
Lolo Reyes goes down like a sack of potatoes in the middle of the park after Vitolo brushes by him. The referee shows no sympathy, and rightly so, there was nothing in it at all.
Unai Emery reacts quickly to going two goals up here and introduces Vitolo in place of Stephane Mbia. Pretty ambitious from the Sevilla coach!
What a horrible time for Betis to concede! They have been the better team for the last 15 minutes but have been hit by a suckerpunch! Whoever scores the next will surely be going through to the quarter-finals!
Yellow Card Jordi Figueras
Goal Carlos Bacca
GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR SEVILLA!! THE VISITORS EQUALISE!!! Alberto Moreno is the architect again as he teases a fantastic low cross into the box for Bacca, who gratefully smashes home to make it 2-0!
Gabriel Calderon makes his next change as Leo Baptistao comes off to be replaced by the goalscorer of the second in the first leg, Salva Sevilla, who enters the action to a massive cheer from the Benito Villarmin crowd. Will Sevilla come on to haunt, well, Sevilla?
Sevilla swing a corner kick into the box but Betis clear to counterattack! Cedrick once again stretches his legs down the left flank but instead of retaining the ball opts for a terribly difficult pass behind the defence for Ruben Castro, but Alberto Moreno is there to clean up.
Toooooo many touches from Coke! The substitute gets into a superb position inside the box and wonderfully shifts the ball past Juan Carlos, but he attempts to take it by Jordi too, who makes the important interception!
That's SUCH a waste from Nono! Betis are on the ascendancy, and half four or five players inside the box, but the substitute opts for a shot from just inside the box that goes high, wide, and not very handsome. His team-mates are not happy with that one!
BAPTISTAOOOOO!! What a save from Beto!! The Betis striker gets into a good position again and this time smashes a perfectly executed half-volley towards the bottom corner, but the Sevilla keeper stretches out his leg to divert the attempt away! The hosts are getting closer!
Again Baptistao fluffs his lines at the vital moment. Cedrick goes on a typically powerful run down the left flank before reversing a pass to the edge of the box. The Brazilian slices a right-footed strike about 10 yards wide of the post. He's getting into positions, but the finishing hasn't been there!
It was definitely Sevilla's game in the first half, but Betis are doing well to get back into contention here. The next goal is just going to be so important. Don't forget, if the visitors win 2-0, we go to extra time.
Those two attempts for the Brazilian striker have really got the crowd going in the Benito Villarmin now! They've been fairly reserved so far, but they sense some support is needed if their team is going to gain control of this second leg.
BAPTISTAOOOOO! HE NEARLY SCORES TWICE WITHIN A MINUTE! The on-loan Atletico Madrid man first sends a header over the bar from six yards out and then, moments later, flashes a strike over from inside the box. Each attempt is closer than the last for Betis!
Juanfraaaaaaan! Just wide! The Betis right-back-come-winger gets into an advanced position just on the edge of the box and looks to test Beto, but ends up just dragging his shot wide of the left-hand post. It never really looked like bothering the Sevilla keeper.
None gets involved in a scuffle with Alberto Moreno in which there may have been an adrift elbow being thrown around. The Betis substitute will need to be careful, as he's on a yellow card.
Sevilla unfortunately have to make a forced change as Jose Antonio Reyes wont be able to continue. The former Arsenal man has picked up a hamstring injury and he'll be replaced by Coke, with Diogo moving upfield to to right-mid.
MBIA! Great save from Adan! The on-loan QPR man receives a dinked ball over the top of the defence from Gameiro and looks to slide the ball under the oncoming keeper, but the Betis man makes a solid save! A real chance there!
Sevilla come out of the blocks quickly and look to extend their lead early doors. They get the free kick a few yards in from the touchline and Rakitic swings it in, but Rodri is on hand to head the ball out of the danger area.
We are back under way in Seville!
Half time in Andalusia. It was the start that Betis feared as Jose Antonio Reyes put Sevilla 1-0 with a lovely placed finish just 20 minutes in. The home side are still ahead overall, but will need to improve in the second half if they are to curb Sevilla's ascendancy. The game is on a knife-edge at the moment folks, so you wouldn't want to miss the second period!
45' + 1'
Yellow Card Diogo Figueiras
The latest player to go into the book is Diogo, and it's a fairly daft challenge from the Sevilla defender as he takes the legs of Juan Carlos away in his attempts to block a pass up the touchline.
Marin skips across the turf with a few lovely touches before playing a one-two with Gameiro. The ball gets tossed up in the air by the Betis defence but Rakitic stops it dead with an assured touch, and Sevilla retain the ball in the final third.
Betis are running the risk of sitting too deep here. It clearly looks as if they were set out tonight to go for it on the counterattack, but it's not been enough so far as all they have done is gift Sevilla a tonne of possession.
Diogo has plenty of space down the right-hand side and strides forward a couple of yards before galloping with a turn of pace. He looks to exchange a one-two with Reyes but the former Real Madrid man's return pass is very poorly skewed out of the park, and any potential move breaks down.
Lolo Reyes curls a fabulous pass down the left-hand side for Cedrick and the Congolese international stretches his legs with a run inside. Diogo does brilliantly to keep up the pace though and ends up stabbing a pass back to Beto, who speeds off his line to come and make the clearance!
Betis have just made a few tactical alterations here. They lost a physical presence in the middle of the park after N'Diaye retreated to centre half, but the Senegalese had now moved back into midfield, with Juanfran going to right-back and Amaya into the centre of defence.
The two busiest men in the first leg were arguably Beto and Adan in their respective goals with the amount of saves they had to make, but the two goalkeepers have barely been worked so tonight. Infact, just about the only task for either had the latter picking the ball out of his net after the Sevilla goal.
Rakitic receives the ball to feet just outside the centre circle and looks to take a few strides forward but his run is hastily blocked by Baptistao. Sevilla get the free kick a yard or so in from the halfway line.
Yellow Card Nono
Cedrick takes on Diogo at right-back before whipping a cross to the back post. Baptistao looks poised to have a crack from the dropping ball but Alberto Moreno covers the space well to bullet a clearing header out of the box.
Fazio picks out Reyes on the right wing with an excellent diagonal pass before the former Arsenal man exchanges a one-two with Diogo, cuts inside, and whips a cross to the back post. Bacca is battling for position but Betis clear the danger.
Marin displays some decent little trickery on the ball down the left before finding Alberto Moreno with a lovely pass with the outside of his left foot. The left-back bursts ahead into the box and ends up earning a corner kick out of Amaya.
Rakitic cleverly nutmegs Nono down the left-hand side but the Betis man does well to recover and steal the ball back for the hosts. After a few passes the ball comes back to the substitute who tries his luck from 25 yards, but there was no conviction in the strike and it goes harmlessly wide.
It's incredibly important that Betis don't capitulate early on here. They've had the most possible start, but they need to remember that they are still ahead in the tie and aim to get their foot on the ball in the final third.
GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLL FOR SEVILLAAAA!! THE VISITORS GET THE ALL-IMPORTANT OPENER!! Alberto Moreno gets into an advanced position down the left-hand side and whips a cross into the box for Reyes, who keeps wonderfully composed to sidefoot into the bottom left corner! One-nil!
Yellow Card Stéphane M'Bia
That's a horror challenge from Stephane Mbia! The on-loan QPR midfielder goes in with a scissor motion on Lolo Reyes and completely takes out the Betis midfielder, who crumples onto the ground in a heap. Sevilla are lucky as it's only a booking, and, thankfully, Reyes looks to be okay.
Rakitic is beginning to pick the ball up in that little pocket just in front of the Betis defence, and he's found Reyes and Marin with threaded passes in behind a few times. No real goalscoring opportunity created as of yet though, apart from Bacca's misplaced pass a few minutes ago.
Nono has came on to replace Perquis, which will mean N'Diaye covering in at centre half. Hardly ideal, as the Senegalese was a powerhouse in the middle of the park in the first leg. Perhaps Sevilla can exploit his absence.
There's some real trouble for Betis at the moment, as it looks like their influential defender, Perquis, has picked up an injury. The home side may need to replace their captain early doors here.
Emery's men have just started to look threatening in the final third in the past couple of minutes. Their main playmaker, Rakitic, has began to get on the ball and affect the play with his passing to the fllanks.
A great chance passed up by Sevilla! Bacca drives at pace down the inside right channel and had a team-mate standing totally unmarked inside the box, but he puts too much pace on his pass along the goal and it evades everyone!
That's wild from Baptistao. The on-loan Atletico Madrid man receives the ball to feet on the edge of the area and, with plenty of time to pick his spot, horribly slices a left-footed attempt wide of the post. That was never bothering Beto in the Sevilla goal.
Good play by Cedrick. The Betis defence looked to be under pressure but their winger takes the pressure off with a penetrative run down the left wing. Diogo comes across to slide the ball out for a throw in.
Rakitic collects the ball in a deep position in the middle of midfield and looks for the overlapping run of Diogo with a sprayed diagonal pass, but there was just too much on it, and Betis end up getting the goal kick.
Not much, as it turns out. The ball is floated into the area but the Sevilla defence manages to clear easily.
Diogo attempts to snatch the ball away from Cedrick but does so illegally with a high foot according to the referee. The home side get the free kick in a decent position in the inside left channel. Let's see what they can make of this.
Baptistao looks to burst down the right-hand side but, in his attempts to hit the byline, ends up going through the back of Alberto Moreno and Sevilla get the free kick.
We are under way in Andalusia!
What an atmosphere inside the Benito Villarmin! It's going to be a special night, but who's quarter-final ambition will come true? Betis or Sevilla?!
There have been 108 Seville derbies, with the teams first meeting in the 1927/28 Copa del Rey; the overall record in those games is 48-34 to Sevilla with 26 draws. The visitors will be hoping to continue the trend tonight!
Emery has opted to drop Vitolo and his 4-2-3-1 formation in favour of an attacking 4-4-2, with Kevin Gameiro coming in to partner Carlos Bacca up top. Marko Marin and Jose Antonio Reyes are deployed in the flanks.
The scorer of the opening goal of the first leg, Baptistao, STARTS for Betis after his fitness for the match was under threat this week.
Some interesting selections from Caledron and Emery for tonight's crunch match...
Sevilla (4-4-2) Beto; Diogo, Fazio, Pareja, Alberto Moreno; Mbia, Rakitic, Reyes, Marin; Gameiro, Bacca.
Betis (4-2-3-1): Adan; Amaya, Perquis, Jordi, Juan Carlos; Lolo Reyes, N'Diaye; Juanfran, Cedrick, Baptistao; Ruben Castro.
Sevilla bounced back from the potentially damaging loss in the first leg to defeat Real Valladolid 4-1 in the Spanish Primera Division at the weekend, which was their fourth league on the spin.
The last three derby matches in the Benito Villarmin have also ended all-square, so it will require a mammoth performance from Sevilla and a titanic capitulation from Betis for the tie to turn around to see Unai Emery's men progress.
As well as having a two-goal deficit to overcome, history does not favour Sevilla to progress here. Los Rojiblancos have never recovered from a first-leg home defeat to win a tie in Uefa competition.
The Beticos currently find themselves rock bottom of the Spanish Primera Division and although they managed to claim a point at the weekend away to Elche, are still nine points adrift of safety. However, as they proved last week, domestic form means nothing on big European nights.
Goals from on-loan Atletico Madrid star, Leo Baptistao, and Salva Sevilla gave Betis a shock 2-0 away victory in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the first leg last week, and the Andalusians now find themselves on the verge of their first quarter-final in a European competition since 1998.
I'm Martin Macdonald, and it is my pleasure to take you through the action!
It's the European version of the Seville derby...round two!
Good evening folks! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Europa League last-16 second leg clash between Real Betis and Sevilla from Estadio Benito Villamarin!
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