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Sevilla aren't satisfied with Champions League last 16 - Sampaoli

03:33 GMT+4 08/12/2016
The Chilean coach is aiming further than the first knockout round of the competition after they held out for a draw against Lyon on Wednesday

Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has urged his team to not just be satisfied with reaching the last 16 of the Champions League following Wednesday's 0-0 draw at Lyon.

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The Ligue 1 club needed to win by at least two clear goals to pip their visitors to second place behind Juventus in Group H, but Sampaoli's men did a professional job and secured a hard-fought draw that saw them advance instead.

Progression sees Sevilla continue in the competition after the group stage for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign and Sampaoli - who served a touchline ban during the trip to foggy France - believes such an achievement reminds him of the talent at his disposal.

"We should have qualified already," Sampaoli accepted in his post-match media conference.

"But when you [qualify] you realise the value you have.

"I am happy to have been able to reach this stage of such an important tournament.

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"The idea is not to be satisfied with this [reaching the last 16]. Our intention should always be to qualify for the next round.

"It's important to maintain the idea of staying alive in both competitions [La Liga and Champions League].

"All potential opponents [in the last 16] will be complicated, but I'm sure we will be competitive and our fans will be excited."