SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SEVILLA FC 2 VALENCIA CF 0 | EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI FINAL RESULT

SEVILLA FC 2 VALENCIA CF 0 | EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI FINAL RESULT

European Football continues with its festival this week with the turn of the UEFA Europa League semi-final. While Benfica hosted Juventus in Lisbon, Spanish Football Clubs Sevilla FC & Valencia CF played out their 1ºst leg away semi-final match. The final result a convincing 2 - 0 win by Sevilla FC over Valencia CF.

SEVILLA FC EUROPA LEAGUE

Fabulous atmosphere at the "Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium" filled with Sevilla fans & a healthy number of Valencia followers to push on their teams. Sevilla are in a sweet moment of form, while Valencia CF places all their season hopes towards the Europa League competition.

Both teams started strongly, with nerves & tension but it was Sevilla which settled down first & gradually began to take over the match. An inspired Sevilla Captain Ratikic took over the controls & began steering his team. The first goal came in the 33rd min when Mbia scored when clearly off-side. With this goal & Valencia obviously in disagreement, Sevilla continued to pour the pressure & the second came from a great Bacca play & goal in the 36th min.


With Valencia on the ropes Sevilla looked for the third to seal the tie. The home-side had their chances especially in the first moments of the 2º half but Valencia goalie Guaita managed to save his team. Valencia looked desperately to salvage the situation looking for at least a goal & began slowly picking themselves up to nearly score in the final moments. However the "wood-work" held them out along with Sevilla FC goalie Beto who had to work in the latter part of the match. 

The 2º leg return match will be next week at Valencia with Sevilla FC taking over 2 important goals ( aggregate) forcing Valencia to put in the match of this season for them if they are to go through into the final. Sevilla is currently in the box seat. 

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