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February 28, 2013 2:30 AM IST
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán — Sevilla
Referee:‬ Fernando Teixeira‎
Attendance:‬ 45000‎
 

Sevilla - Atletico Madrid Preview: Simeone’s side look to build on first-leg lead

Los Rojiblancos travel to the Andalusian capital with a narrow advantage in this Copa del Rey tie

By Jerrad Peters

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

SEVILLA

Beto
Coke, Fazio, Spahic, Navarro
Kondogbia, Medel
Navas, Morel, Reyes
Negredo
ATLETICO MADRID

Courtois
Juanfran, Godin, Diaz, Luis
Tiago, Suarez
Adrian, Turan, Rodriguez
Falcao

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes this semi-final tie remains firmly in the balance, despite the 2-1 advantage his side takes to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

With Barcelona leading Atletico by 12 points in La Liga and Rojiblancos already out of Europe, the Copa del Rey represents their last chance of silverware this season, and Simeone will have no fresh injuries or suspensions to worry about ahead of kick-off.

Striker Adrian was rested against Espanyol at the weekend and midfielder Cristian Rodriguez came on as a second-half substitute, so both are likely to feature on Wednesday.

Sevilla boss Unai Emery will have Emir Spahic back after the defender served a suspension against Barcelona and both striker Alvaro Negredo and attacker Jose Antonio Reyes will come back into the starting XI after starting on the bench against the Catalans.

Midfielder Piotr Trochowski is out with a long-term knee injury.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sevilla are 12th in La Liga, 22 points behind Atletico Madrid.
  • Sevilla knocked out Zaragoza, Mallorca and Espanyol to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals.
  • On Wednesday, the Andalusians will be looking for their first win over Atletico since October 2010, a run of six matches.
  • Rojiblancos have won nine Copa del Rey titles, there most  recent back in 1996.
  • Atletico head into Wednesday’s match having kept three consecutive clean sheets.
  • Diego Costa and Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo are the Copa del Rey’s top goalscorers with six goals apiece.


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-BetoGoalkeeper
-AlbertoDefender
3BotíaDefender
23CokeDefender
2Federico Julián FazioDefender
-Geoffrey KondogbiaMidfielder
8Gary MedelMidfielder
11Ivan RakiticMidfielder
15Jesús Navas GonzálezMidfielder
21ReyesStriker
9NegredoStriker
25Andrés PalopGoalkeeper
2CicinhoDefender
27CalaDefender
12Hedwiges MaduroMidfielder
28Javi HervásMidfielder
14Manu Del MoralStriker
-Baba DiawaraStriker
13Thibaut CourtoisGoalkeeper
3Filipe LuisDefender
20JuanfranDefender
23MirandaDefender
6Cata DíazDefender
10Arda TuranMidfielder
14GabiMidfielder
8Raúl GarcíaMidfielder
5TiagoMidfielder
19Diego CostaStriker
9Radamel FalcaoStriker
25Sergio AsenjoGoalkeeper
22Emiliano Insúa Defender
18Jorge PulidoDefender
11Cristian RodríguezMidfielder
6KokeMidfielder
4Mario SuárezMidfielder
7AdriánStriker
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Player   Goals Penalties
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
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Barcelona
5 0
Cesc Fàbregas Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder
Barcelona
4 1
Ángel Di María Ángel Di María
Midfielder
Real Madrid
4 1
Raúl García Raúl García
Midfielder
Atlético de Madrid
4 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
3 2