Sevilla have shown we can turn around Porto tie - Diogo Figueiras

The Andalusians produced a comeback to beat Betis in the last round of the Europa League and the Portuguese defender is confident his side can do the same on Thursday

By Francisco Rico

Sevilla defender Diogo Figueiras is seeking to draw strength from his side's Europa League last-16 tie against Betis when they face Porto on Thursday.

The Andalusians trail the Portuguese champions 1-0 following the first leg at the Dragao last week, but overturned a 2-0 deficit to progress at the expense of their city rivals in the previous round.

The 22-year-old is impressed with how Luis Castro's side performed in last week's game but is confident in his team's chances - especially in the absence of Jackson Martinez and Fernando.

"As expected, I saw a reall good Porto," he told Goal.

"I'm sure that in our stadium, we can have a better match. We can get through the tie. We did something similar against Betis in the last round and it's possible to repeat this.

"Thanks to the fans who always support us. I expect that they can encourage us on Thursday too.

"Fernando and Jackson Martinez are really important players for Porto but they have other good players. Surely their absences will be important for Sevilla."

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