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UEFA Europa League

  • April 10, 2014
  • • 3:05 PM
  • • Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla
  • Referee: G. Rocchi
  • • Attendance: 31422
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Sevilla win Aggregate 4 - 2

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  • Full time in Andalusia! A brilliant first half performance eventually proves to be the decisive period of the tie as Sevilla go through to the semi final 4-2 aggregate winners over Porto at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Goals from Ivan Rakitic, Vitolo, Carlos Bacca, and Kevin Gameiro cancel out Ricardo Quaresma's stoppage time stunner. Porto showed some spirit, but it was too little too late in the end. Next stop, the semi finals! I'm Martin Macdonald, thanks for joining us, see you next time!
  • 90' + 2'
    Goal Quaresma
    GOOOOOAAAALLLL FOR PORTO! A fantastic consolation from Quaresma! The former Besiktas man finds space on the edge of the box and rifles an absolutely stunning strike into the top left corner! Four-one!
  • 90' + 1'
    A generous four minutes of added time here, which I'm sure the Porto players didn't want to see. They just want to head home now.
  • 89'
    Sevilla are just professionally seeing the match out here and Porto have looked a beaten team ever since the fourth went in. If they put in a performance like this in the semi final they could go all the way to the final match in Turin.
  • 87'
    This has been a complete and utter capitulation from Porto tonight. Their manager would have told them to keep it tight for 20 minutes or so as they defended their lead from the first leg, but to be 3-0 down after just 30 minutes is pretty unforgivable.
  • 86'
    SubstitutionIvan Rakitic Piotr Trochowski
  • 85'
    Third and final change from Emery as Rakitic, who has once again put in a terrific Europa League performance, comes off for Trochowski. The Croatian receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field.
  • 83'
    Faziooooo! Nearly a fifth! The big Argentine rises high inside the box and bullets a header towards the top corner, but his strike goes just north of the crossbar!
  • 81'
    The Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan crowd is absolutely bouncing! They know their team are on their way to the semi final! Barring a miracle, that is!
  • 79'
    Goal Kevin Gameiro
    GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLL FOR SEVILLA! THEY ARE GOING THROUGH! Vitolo hits the byline and lashes a cross into the box which Fabiano beats away, but Gameiro is in the right place at the right time to smash home the rebound! Game over!
  • 78'
    Just over 10 minutes remaining for Porto to save their European dream here, but it is not looking likely as they failed to capitalise on their dominance in the early stages of the second half.
  • 76'
    Diogo takes the throw in from the right-hand side and Gameiro rises high to send a header down the wing for Rakitic, who cleverly earns another throw in out of Alex Sandro. This must be so frustrating for the visitors.
  • 75'
    Yellow Card Ricardo Pereira
  • 74'
    It is all a bit scrappy in the middle of the park at the moment as both sides battle for supremacy in the central areas. This will play right into the hands of Sevilla, as all the play is coming far away from their goal.
  • 72'
    Great play from Vitolo. The goalscorer of Sevilla's second gets his body just in front of Ricardo and suckers the substitute into committing the foul. Intelligent play to take the pressure off his defence.
  • 70'
    A goal from Porto would certainly ensure a nervous finish to this match for the home side, but for all their better play in the second half, Beto had only been challenged once or twice. Far too many attempts are coming from speculative long range strikes.
  • 69'
    SubstitutionCarlos Bacca Kevin Gameiro
  • 68'
    Unai Emery makes his second change as goalscorer, Carlos Bacca, comes off to be replaced by Kevin Gameiro, who has netted five times in the Europa League this season. Another one would certainly go down well in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan!
  • 66'
    Yellow Card Carlos Bacca
  • 66'
    Bacca is the latest player to go into the book as he looks to get beyond Mangala to find himself one-on-one with Fabiano, but goes down far too easily under the challenge of the Porto defender and ends up getting a yellow card for diving. Naughty naughty.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionDanilo Kelvin
  • 64'
    Third and final change from Porto as Danilo goes off to be repplaced by Kelvin, who's certainly got some speed about him.
  • 63'
    It is all hands on deck for Sevilla at the moment as Carrico is currently off receiving treatment, which means the hosts are down to nine men. Porto surely must look to take advantage of these few minutes here!
  • 61'
    Quaresmaaaaa! Unlucky again! The Portuguese latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and sends a strike towards the bottom right corner. Beto was beaten, but the attempt from the Porto man goes inches wide of the post!
  • 59'
    It has been much, much better for Porto so far in this second half. They have added some tempo into their pressing and some quality in their passing and they now look a more potent attacking threat.
  • 57'
    Unai Emery has reacted almost immediately to the sending off of Coke and has introduced right-back, Diodo Figueiras, in place of Jose Antonio Reyes.
  • 56'
    SubstitutionReyes Diogo Figueiras
  • 56'
    What a save again from Beto! Herrera finds space on the edge of the box and lashes a shot at goal which takes a wicked deflection on the path though, and the Sevilla goalkeeper adjusts his body to get down and turn the ball round the post!
  • 54'
    Yellow/Red Coke
  • 54'
    Coke has been sent off! The right-back comes straight through the back of Quaresma down the right wing and earns his second yellow of the match! That was incredibly stupid and needless! Sevilla down to 10 men!
  • 53'
    Saaaaave by Beto! Quaresma floats a free kick to the back post and it looks to be nestling into the top corner, but the Sevilla keeper somehow retreats to tip the ball over the bar!
  • 52'
    Quaresma cleverly gets his body in front of the defender and earns a free kick down the left-hand side. It looks like he's going to dust himself off to take the set-piece.
  • 50'
    Luis Castro has been sent off! The Porto manager is sent to the stand for mouthing off to the referee, and their tough task just got even harder!
  • 48'
    Ohhh that's a nasty collision! Some ping-pong football inside the box eventually sees Ghilas go for a spectacular overhead kick, but the Porto striker's boot comes off the side of Beto's head! That looked a sore one, but he'll be okay.
  • 47'
    A couple of changes to report at half time as Varela and Carlos Eduardo come off to be replaced by Quintero and Ricardo for Porto.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionSilvestre Varela Ricardo Pereira
  • 46'
    SubstitutionCarlos Eduardo J. Quintero
  • 46'
    We are back under way in Spain!
  • Half time in Andalusia. A fantastic first half from Sevilla sees the hosts storm to a 3-0 lead at the break thanks to goals from Rakitic, Vitolo, and Bacca. Porto just have not got out of the blocks, and it looks to be costing them their place in the semi final at the moment! Two goals and they are back in it though, so we have a promising second half on our hands!
  • 45'
    Just wide. The winger steps up and looks to whip a striker UNDER the wall Sevilla wall but the attempt just lacked direction and ends up going wide of the left-hand post.
  • 44'
    Porto get a free kick on the brink of half time after a penetrative run from Herrera that eventually sees him bundled over by a few challenges. Quaresma to take...
  • 42'
    Quaresma takes the free kick short and the ball eventually finds its way to Defour on the edge of the box, but the Belgian ends up slicing his attempt wide of the post by a couple of yards.
  • 40'
    Alex Sandro looks to stretch his legs for the first time down the left-hand side and does well to reach the byline before cutting inside and going down under the challenge of Reyes. Porto get the free kick near the corner flag.
  • 38'
    The suspensions of Fernando and Jackson Martinez look to have affected Porto so terrible. They've got no guile in the middle of the park and nobody to hold the ball up in the final third. Quaresma is their most potent attacking threat so far on the left.
  • 36'
    Sevilla are dominating in every department here. Mbia, Rakitic, and Carrico are running things in the middle of the park and Porto don't look to have an answer at the moment.
  • 34'
    Porto have got a hell of a lot of work to do to save their Europa League campaign here. They just have not got out of the blocks, and have been steamrolled by the home side in the first half.
  • 32'
    Yellow Card Coke
  • 32'
    Yellow Card Quaresma
  • 32'
    Ohhh tempers are starting to flare here! Rakitic and Varela are two players who suffer the wrath of the referee and go into the book after a melee down the right-hand side involving a raft of players.
  • 31'
    Yellow Card Silvestre Varela
  • 30'
    Shortly before that goal Mangala was the first player to go into the book after hauling down Mbia on the right-hand side.
  • 29'
    Goal Carlos Bacca
    GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLL FOR SEVILLA!!! Bacca collects the ball inside the box out of the air and takes a touch before rifling a strike into the bottom right corner! What a start for the hosts! Horrible defending! Three-nil!
  • 29'
    Yellow Card Eliaquim Mangala
  • 27'
    There's now no chance of extra time folks!
  • 26'
    Assist Carlos Bacca
  • 26'
    Goal Vitolo
    GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR SEVILLA!!!! The hosts now lead the tie! Bacca cleverly flicks the ball into the danger area and Vitolo takes an assured touch past Mangala before squeezing a left-footed strike into the bottom right corner! Two-nil!
  • 24'
    Quaresmaaaaa! Unlucky! The Portuguese drops the shoulder and cuts inside on to his right foot before smashing a terrific shot at goal, but Beto gets his body behind the ball to palm it behind for a corner.
  • 22'
    Mbia and Bacca link up well to win the ball back in the middle of the park but Porto end up winning the ball back pretty quickly after a poor touch form the Colombian.
  • 20'
    And so, within a minute, we see the good and the bad of Ricardo Quaresma. He initially does brilliantly to win the corner kick but then sends the set-piece ten feet over all over his team-mates and out for a goal kick.
  • 19'
    Great play by Quaresma. The former Barcelona winger cleverly flicks the ball beyond Coke before whipping a cross into the box with the outside of his right foot, but Fazio is well-placed to turn it behind for a corner.
  • 17'
    Brilliant save from Fabiano!! Reyes meets a loose ball on the edge of the area and drives a superb half volley towards the corner, but the Porto keeper somehow gets across goal to beat the attempt wide of the post!
  • 16'
    Carlos Eduardo collects possession 25 yards from goal and is caught between two minds as to whether to shoot or pass. He ends up doing neither, really, and sends the ball wide of the Sevilla goal.
  • 14'
    Herrera looks to get beyond the Sevilla midfield with a penetrative run but Mbia does well to track the ball and claw it away from the feet of the Porto man. Good defending, and the hosts move the play up the park.
  • 12'
    Cokeeeee!! How did that evade the net!? The Sevilla right-back gets into the box before smashing a teasing cross towards the back post. It was begging to be tucked home, but there were no takers for the home side!
  • 10'
    Rakitic drifts into the box down the inside-left channel and hits the byline before lashing a cross to the front post, but Fabiano comes off his line to get down and smother the ball, taking the pressure off his defence.
  • 8'
    Defour, who looks to be playing the deepest of the Porto midfield trio, receives the ball to feet inside the centre circle and spreads a lovely pass out to the right-hand side for Danilo, who advances forward.
  • 7'
    It has been an electric opening in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan so far! It really has been end-to-end stuff; we may be in for a cracker tonight folks!
  • 6'
    That was just what the doctor ordered for the home side! Porto are going to need to claim an away goal to go through here!
  • 5'
    Penalty Goal Ivan Rakitic
    GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLL FOR SEVILLA!! THE PERFECT START! Rakitic steps up and coolly converts the penalty into the bottom right corner! One-nil!
  • 4'
    PENALTY TO SEVILLA! Danilo goes in extremely rashly on Bacca inside the area and the referee points to the spot! Definite spotkick!
  • 3'
    SAAAAAVE FROM FABIANO!!! Bacca gets in behind the Porto defence and looks to curl a strike into the corner, but the goalkeeper comes rushing off his line to make a superb stop with his feet!
  • 2'
    Hector Herrera robs Mbia of possession in the middle of the pitch and bursts forward with authority, but he can't find the correct pass to Quaresma or Ghilas and the ball ends up going out for a Sevilla goal kick.
  • 1'
    We are under way in Andalusia!
  • Porto have reached a quarter-final for the first time since winning the UEFA Europa League in 2010/11
  • This is Sevilla's fourth UEFA quarter-final tie; they won the last two – beating FC Zenit in 2005/06 and Tottenham Hotspur FC in 2006/07.
  • Out of the eight teams remaining in the competition, Sevilla have lasted the longest, having entered at the third qualifying round. However, they have won only one of their last four European home fixtures.
  • Porto's record in 42 games against Spanish opponents is W14 D5 L23 (W5 D2 L13 in Spain)
  • Sevilla's record in 15 games against Portuguese sides is W7 D3 L5 (W4 D2 L2 at home)
  • In the former format of the competition, the UEFA Cup, Sevilla won back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007, whereas Porto came out as champions in 2003. The Portuguese side were also crowned Europa League winners in 2011.
  • The participating teams tonight certainly have history in the competition...
  • Both sides have been dealt a blow in the fact that they are both missing key players. Jackson Martinez and Fernando are suspended for the Portuguese outfit and Alberto Moreno misses out for Unai Emery's men.
  • An Eliaquim Mangala header in the first half in the first leg gives Luis Castro's outfit the advantage heading into the match tonight, but they come up against a Sevilla side who have won five of their last six home games.
  • Porto (4-3-3): Fabiano; Danilo, Reyes, Mangala, Sandro; Carlos Eduardo, Defour, Herrera; Varela, Ghilas, Quaresma.
  • Sevilla (4-2-3-1): Beto; Coke, Pareja, Fazio, Navarro; Carrico, Mbia; Reyes, Rakitic, Vitolo; Bacca.
  • TEAM NEWS.
  • I'm Martin Macdonald, and I'll be reporting on the action!
  • Good evening folks! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Europa League quarter-final second leg clash between Sevilla and Porto from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan!