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Key Events

79'
M. Ngadeu-Ngadjui
A. Král
76'
Q. Promes
É. Banega
73'
M. Škoda
J. Zmrhal
63'
T. Souček
Yellow Card
60'
P. Olayinka
L. Masopust
Kick Off
46'
Roque Mesa
M. Wöber
45' + 1'
Juan Soriano
T. Vaclík
44'
L. Masopust
Yellow Card
39'
M. Stoch
Assist
39'
A. Král
Goal
28'
É. Banega
Assist
28'
Munir
Goal
25'
I. Traore
Assist
25'
M. Stoch
Goal
12'
É. Banega
Yellow Card
5'
V. Coufal
Yellow Card
1'
W. Ben Yedder
Goal
Kick Off
3
1
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
7
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 3
Total Passes 436 347

Commentary

Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Until next time, goodbye.
Sevilla are next in action in LaLiga on Sunday against Real Sociedad, while Slavia Prague play Banik Ostrava at home in the Czech Liga.        
Sevilla endure a frustrating evening as they are unable to take a lead into the second leg of their round-of-16 Europa League clash against Slavia Prague. The home side could not have wished for a better start when Wissam Ben Yedder put them ahead after 24 seconds, but Miroslav Stoch's deflected strike cancelled out his opener. However, the Spanish side got back on the front foot through Munir El Haddadi and his fine volley. They were pegged back again before the break when Stoch's corner hit the shoulder of Alex Kral and looped into the net. Pablo Machin's men dominated the second half, but were unable to add to the scoreline. Munir, Ben Yedder and Pablo Sarabia all missed opportunities to leave Sevilla in a vulnerable position when they travel to Prague next week.
90' + 2' FULL-TIME: SEVILLA 2-2 SLAVIA PRAGUE
90' + 2' Sevilla cannot carve out an opening in the final third in stoppage time as the referee ends the contest.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
88' Kjaer has to time his challenge to perfection to stop Skoda collecting an offload in the left inside channel. He does just enough to win the ball in the eyes of the referee otherwise it would have been a penalty.
87' OVER! Sarabia wastes an opening on this occasion as he latches on to Gomez's ball over the top, but he can only scoop his strike over the bar.
85' CLOSE! Kjaer releases Navas down the right flank and he fires a low ball across the face of goal. Munir tries to direct his effort towards the net on the stretch, but it trickles agonisingly wide.
83' Rog releases Munir in the final third and wants the return pass. However, the forward dwells too long on the ball and his eventual offload is intercepted by Traore.
81' Sevilla have to keep pressing in the final third. They will not want to take the current scoreline on the road in the second leg.
M. Ngadeu-Ngadjui
A. Král
Slavia Praha
79' Kral is withdrawn for Ngadeu-Ngadjui for Slavia Prague.
79' OFFSIDE! Ben Yedder is played through again and only has Kolar to beat, but the offside flag is raised against the Frenchman. However, replays show that he was onside. A poor decision from the linesman.
77' CHANCE! Sevilla spurn another opening in the final third. Munir turns the ball around the corner for Ben Yedder's run and the forward only has Kolar to beat. However, the keeper makes a good stop with his legs to deny the Frenchman.
Q. Promes
É. Banega
Sevilla
76' Banega makes way for Promes.
76' Stoch delivers a corner from the right for the visitors. Skoda rises highest to attack it in the middle, but he guides his header comfortably over the bar.
74' Stoch collects the clearance and breaks on the counter. Kjaer has to time his challenge to perfection and he does well to nurdle the midfielder off the ball.
73' Navas surges down the right into space, but he sends a disappointing cross into the box, allowing Soucek to clear the danger.
M. Škoda
J. Zmrhal
Slavia Praha
73' Skoda replaces Zmrhal for the visitors.
70' MISS! MUNIR HAS TO SCORE! Ben Yedder is placed into the final third in the left inside channel and he lifts a cross to the back post. It might be a tad too high for Munir, but he has an open goal to aim at. However, he can only to nod his attempt over the bar.
68' Sevilla have the opportunity to break following another mistake at the back from the visitors. However, Banega overhits his throughball into the right inside channel for Munir, spurning the opening.
67' CHANCE! Munir leads a counter for the home side and plays a neat one-two to breakaway in the box. However, he opts to strike the ball on his left foot and under pressure from Deli, he places his attempt wide of the post.
66' It has been all one-way traffic in the second half. Slavia Prague need to get their foot on the ball.
64' Sarabia lifts the resulting free-kick into the box towards the right inside channel. Kjaer rises to head the ball across the face of goal. However, Mercado cannot connect with his outstretched boot at the back post.
T. Souček
Yellow Card
Slavia Praha
63' Soucek fouls Rog following the Slavia Prague clearance from the corner and goes into the book.
62' Sarabia has been active in the second half and he sees another dangerous cross diverted behind by Deli.
P. Olayinka
L. Masopust
Slavia Praha
60' Olayinka replaces Masopust for the visitors.
60' WIDE! Zmrhal is played into acres of space down the left inside channel on the counter. He has time to pick his spot for a strike at goal, but he drills his attempt straight into the side-netting.
59' OVER! Sevilla keep the pressure on and Sarabia slides an offload into the box towards the penalty spot. Munir takes on the strike first time, only to hammer his attempt over the bar.
59' CHANCE! Kolar commits himself off his line as Banega sends a ball over the top for Ben Yedder. The keeper clears ahead of the forward, but the ball goes straight to Munir. However, with his left foot, he cannot fire his effort past the keeper and the two defenders on the line.
58' Sarabia lines up a hopeful effort from distance. He strikes the ball well with his left foot, but Kolar makes the stop before gathering at the second attempt.
56' OFFSIDE! Banega threads the ball through for Ben Yedder in the box and the striker pulls the trigger before seeing his effort hit the post. However, Ben Yedder was offside anyway as he moved just a fraction too early.
54' SAVE! Navas raids down the right and this time sends a deep cross to the back post. Sarabia latches on to the delivery and fires at goal on his left foot. Kolar makes a good save at his near post before Coufal clears away the danger.
52' DISALLOWED GOAL! Munir finishes in style as he collects Kjaer's ball over the top and places his effort into the bottom corner. However, the flag was raised before the finish for offside against the forward.
51' Navas again is played into space down the right and he digs out a low cross. Kudela reads the danger and is well placed to make the clearance.
49' Banega wins the ball in the middle of the park, but his pass just races ahead of Ben Yedder and into the hands of Kolar.
47' Navas is played into acres of space down the right flank and he whips a low cross into the box, but no one in a white shirt can capitalise on the delivery.
46' We're underway in this Europa League contest.
Roque Mesa
M. Wöber
Sevilla
46' Wober makes way at the break for Roque Mesa.
Sevilla's luck has been well and truly out this evening. Both of Slavia Prague's goals have been with the aid of fortune. Stoch's strike could have gone anywhere, but found the top corner, while Kral knew nothing about his goal. It's the type of thing that can happen when you're out of form. However, Pablo Machin needs to keep his team focused to ensure that they take a lead into the second leg.
It's all square at the break at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan. Sevilla have allowed two leads to slip through their grasp as Slavia Prague have played with an attacking intent to score two valuable away goals. The home side took the lead after 24 seconds when Wissam Ben Yedder capitalised on an error in the Slavia Prague defence and slotted his effort into the bottom corner. However, Miroslav Stoch responded when his strike was deflected into the net by Marko Rog. Sevilla hit back almost immediately when Munir El Haddadi volleyed home from Ever Banega's corner. The first half would have one more twist when Stoch's corner struck Alex Kral on the shoulder and looped over the outstretched hand of Tomas Vaclik into the net. It leaves the game in the balance at the interval.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: SEVILLA 2-2 SLAVIA PRAGUE
45' + 3' The visitors have a chance after Sevilla lose possession on the edge of their own box. However, Masopust does not see Zmrhal in time and the opening is quelled.
Juan Soriano
T. Vaclík
Sevilla
45' + 1' Vaclik cannot continue as he gestures towards his ribs. He clattered off the post and may have damaged the area. Soriano replaces him between the sticks.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
L. Masopust
Yellow Card
Slavia Praha
44' Masopust goes into the book for a foul on Banega.
42' Banega seizes on the loose ball following the clearance from the Slavia Prague keeper. He lines up a strike at goal, only to blast his effort well over the bar.
41' Kolar comes off his line to make an important clearance ahead of Sarabia as he attempted to latch on to Munir's cross.
40' Vaclik collided with his post in an attempt to make the save. He receives treatment on the pitch, but appears to be ok to continue.
M. Stoch
Assist
Slavia Praha
39' Stoch delivers a dangerous cross into the box and is rewarded with an assist as Kral scores.
A. Král
Goal
Slavia Praha
39' GOALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! KRAL EQUALISES!!! 2-2!!! The visitors are back in the game for the second time. Kral scores a complete fluke of a goal as he manages to get free of Wober in the middle. The cross from Stoch hits him on the shoulder and loops towards goal. It evades the hand of Vaclik before nestling into the back of the net. A fortunate one for Slavia Prague, but they will take it.
38' Zmrhal and Boril combine down the left and the latter tries to drill a low ball into the box, but Banega tracks the run and diverts the ball behind for a corner.
36' SAVE! A loose offload at the back causes problems for the visitors again. Sarabia releases Ben Yedder in the middle and he just manages to get the ball off to Rog on the charge. The midfielder fires the ball low, but Kolar makes the stop with his legs.
35' Ben Yedder and Munir combine on the edge of the box, but the latter's offload to Wober is poor and forces the winger away from goal.
32' It has been an entertaining game thus far, and the visitors are still not backing down from the challenge. A foul from Masopust quells another promising build-up down the right flank.
30' Sevilla have been sparked into life and are applying pressure on the Slavia Prague goal once again.
É. Banega
Assist
Sevilla
28' Banega clips a cross into the middle for the run of Munir, who converts his precise delivery.
Munir
Goal
Sevilla
28' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MUNIR RESTORES SEVILLA'S LEAD!! 2-1!! The home side are back in front as Munir fires home on the volley. Banega lofts the corner to the back post where the forward makes a run into space. There's no Slavia Prague defender within feet of Munir. He connects sweetly on the volley and Boril on the line is unable to keep the ball out. An emphatic response from Machin's men.
27' Banega threads the needle to release Ben Yedder into the final third. He breaks into the right inside channel and tries to fire a low ball across the face of goal, but Deli reacts along with Kolar to direct the ball behind.
I. Traore
Assist
Slavia Praha
25' Traore collects on the edge of the box before offloading to Stoch to strike and score.
M. Stoch
Goal
Slavia Praha
25' GOALLLLLLLLLLL!! STOCH EQUALISES FOR THE VISITORS! 1-1!! Slavia Prague had worked themselves back into the contest and have an equaliser. They sustained an attack down the right flank before Traore teed up Stoch for a strike. He connected well with his strike and it deflected off Rog to wrong foot Vaclik to find the top corner.
25' Boril sends an arcing ball over the top for the run of Stoch, but Sergi Gomez rises to make an important clearance.
23' Stoch collects in the middle and spreads the ball out wide to Zmrhal down the left. He tries to pick out the run of his team-mate in the middle, but Sergi Gomez rises to nod the ball back to Vaclik.
22' Ben Yedder tries to turn his way out of a tight corner on the left, but two Slavia Prague defenders are there to keep him in check and earn the goal-kick as the forward loses possession.
20' Coufal surges down the right flank and cuts the ball back for Stoch on the edge of the box. He takes on the strike, but skews his effort well wide of the post.
18' Traore makes a break down the right flank and he tries to get past the challenge of Gomez. He edges his way past the defender before losing the ball out of play following a loose touch.
16' BLOCK! Banega fires the ball low into the box and it travels through to Ben Yedder, who fires low towards the target. However, Zmrhal is well placed to make a vital block ahead of Kolar.
15' Sevilla advance down the left flank before Deli is forced to head behind from Wober's long-throw into the box. Banega will take the set-piece.
13' Stoch takes a poor free-kick into the box, but his delivery lands at the feet of Soucek. From the left flank, he hangs a cross into the box that Deli heads towards goal, but Vaclik makes a comfortable save.
É. Banega
Yellow Card
Sevilla
12' Banega slides in on Coufal on the flank, skidding on the wet turf into the full-back. He goes into the book for the challenge.
9' Coufal gets forward and sends a low cross into the box, but Kjaer is well placed to make the clearance ahead of Stoch.
7' Slavia Prague are desperately attempting to take the pace out of the game. They've been stunned by the fast start of the home side and need to settle into the contest.
V. Coufal
Yellow Card
Slavia Praha
5' Coufal goes into the book for a lunge on Wober. He goes into the book and will now be suspended for the second leg.
4' Coufal loses out down the flank and Wober snatches up possession. He tries to force a cross into the box, but the Slavia Prague backline are able to hack the ball to safety.
3' Sevilla are applying a high press and are putting the visitors under pressure at the back. Machin's men have come out with an intensity.
W. Ben Yedder
Goal
Sevilla
1' GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!! BEN YEDDER PUTS SEVILLA AHEAD!!! 1-0!!! The home side take the lead after 24 seconds as Kudela loses possession on the edge of his own box and Banega pounces. His throughball is deflected, but Ben Yedder pounces on the loose ball and takes a touch before guiding a right-footed strike into the bottom corner. The perfect start for the Spanish team.
1' We're underway at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
These two sides have met twice before in Europe; Sevilla defeated Slavia Prague at home (4-2) and away (3-0) in the group stages of the Champions League in 2007-08.
Slavia Prague defeated Bohemians 1905 in the Czech Liga last time out, but they have made three changes to their side. Traore, Zmrhal and Kudela come into the fold this evening as Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Skoda and Husbauer drop to the bench.
Sevilla have made two changes from their defeat at the hands of Huesca last time out. Munir and Wober come into the fold to replace Promes and Andre Silva, who both drop to the bench this evening.
SUBS: Peter Olayinka, Josef Husbauer, Jaroslav Zeleny, Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Milan Skoda, Michal Frydrych, Premysl Kovar.
SLAVIA PRAGUE (4-2-3-1): Ondrej Kolar; Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Kudela, Simon Deli, Jan Boril; Tomas Soucek, Ibrahim Traore; Lukas Masopust, Alex Kral, Jaromir Zmrhal; Miroslav Stoch.
SUBS: Ibrahim Amadou, Daniel Carrico, Roque Mesa, Andre Silva, Juan Soriano, Quincy Promes, Bryan Gil.
SEVILLA (3-4-3): Tomas Vaclik; Gabriel Mercado, Simon Kjaer, Sergi Gomez; Jesus Navas, Marko Rog, Ever Banega, Maximilian Wober; Wissam Ben Yedder, Pablo Sarabia, Munir El Haddadi.
Slavia Prague recorded a fine win over Genk in the competition last time out. They drew the first leg of the contest at home, but then travelled on the road to produce a brilliant performance. Genk took the lead before goals from Vladimir Coufal, Ibrahim Traore and a brace from Milan Skoda sent the club through to the round of 16.
Sevilla enter the contest off back-to-back defeats in LaLiga, losing 4-2 to Barcelona and 2-1 to Huesca last time out. Ezequiel Avila's last-minute strike condemned Pablo Machin's men to the loss, dropping them down to sixth place in the table. The Spanish side have been solid enough during their European campaign, beating Lazio 3-0 on aggregate in the round of 32. They have won the Europa League more times than any other side and will be intent on making another march for the crown.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the round-of-16 Europa League clash between Sevilla and Slavia Prague at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
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