Sevilla wins but Porto advances in Europa League

Updated: 24 February 2011 01:31 IST

Substitute Luis Fabiano's 71st-minute goal gave Sevilla a 1-0 win at Porto on Wednesday but the Portuguese club advanced to the last 16 of the Europa League on the away goal rule.

Sevilla wins but Porto advances in Europa League

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Substitute Luis Fabiano's 71st-minute goal gave Sevilla a 1-0 win at Porto on Wednesday but the Portuguese club advanced to the last 16 of the Europa League on the away goal rule.


Porto won 2-1 in Spain last week.

Sevilla brought on Brazilian striker Fabiano in the 55th, taking off defender Sergio Sanchez in a bid to break the deadlock. Fabiano picked up a pass from Alvaro Negredo, muscled past Fernando and hit a low shot into the far corner.

Porto defender Alvaro Pereira was sent off for a dangerous tackle two minutes after Fabiano's strike but then Sevilla's Alexis was shown a second yellow card to leave both teams with 10 men.

Porto had most of the chances in a lively game at the Stadium of the Dragon and appeared to be heading comfortably for the next round before Fabiano struck to set up a nervous finish.

Sevilla goalkeeper Javi Varas made a half-dozen impressive saves to deny Porto, while Falcao headed against the woodwork.

Sevilla started the encounter strongly and Frederic Kanoute, who got his team's goal in Spain, hit a curling short just wide in the third minute.

But from then on it was mostly one-way traffic as Fernando Belluschi and Alvaro Pereira tested Varas.



Topics : Football Sevilla Benfica FC Porto
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