Full-time here in Duisburg and Lopetegui's men are safely through to the Europa League quarter-finals! Routine performance from Sevilla overall and although Roma showed glimpses of why they ended the season strongly they will be disappointed with how little they tested Bounou, with only one shot on target throughout the game.
- 2nd Half
- En-Nesyride Jong90'
- SusoEl Haddadi67'
- Diego Carlos61'
- 1st Half
Sevilla FC - AS Roma
Europa League - 6 August 2020
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RED CARD! It is a torrid end to a poor performance from Roma as VAR shows centre-back Gianluca Mancini used his arm violently to attack De Jong.
Kounde must have forgotten he is a centre-back today! The young Frenchman comes close to scoring yet again but his shot is stopped by Lopez between the sticks.
- OffLucas OcamposSevilla FC
- OnFranco VázquezSevilla FC
Franco Vazquez comes on for Ocampos, who has been causing so much damage down that right hand side all evening. Sevilla just trying to use up as much of this lengthy seven minute period of added time as possible.
- Yellow cardJordánSevilla FC
Yellow card shown to Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan.
- OffYoussef En-NesyriSevilla FC
- OnLuuk de JongSevilla FC
One of the two goalscorers, En-Nesyri, exits the field to allow the Dutch international Luuk De Jong to replace him in a like-for-like swap.
Banega lines up to take a free-kick from just outside the area. It is a fantastic curled strike that very nearly finds its way into the top corner but it whacks the bar and the score remains 2-0.
- Yellow cardLorenzo PellegriniAS Roma
Pellegrini receives a yellow card for dissent
- OffAleksandar KolarovAS Roma
- OnGonzalo VillarAS Roma
Roma make their third switch as Gonzalo Villar, a January signing from Spanish Segunda Division team Elche, enters the fold in place of Kolarov.
The Monchi derby? The former Sevilla 'keeper was appointed their director of football back in 2000. He received much credit for his role in discovering players such as Sergio Ramos and great signings like Dani Alves and Seydou Keita. However, he left in 2017 to join Roma. His time in Italy was less successful and he has since returned to the Spanish club where he started.
After a long delay inspecting the footage, the decision of Björn Kuipers to rule the goal offside has been upheld.
Sevilla's Kounde fires the ball home from a low Reguilon cross but it has been called offside! That one was tight though...VAR are checking the decision and Kolarov may have been playing the French centre-back onside.
Sub Pellegrini flicks the ball to Dzeko inside the box. The Bosnian striker shoots on the turn but his effort goes miles wide.
- OffSusoSevilla FC
- OnMunir El HaddadiSevilla FC
Julen Lopetegui makes his first substitution of the evening. Former Barcelona forward Munir El-Haddadi comes on for Suso, the latter of whom recently made his loan switch from AC Milan permanent for €24 million.
Free-kick taken to the left of the penalty area by Banega but the ensuing cross is cleared with ease. The resulting corner was not particularly dangerous either.
- Yellow cardDiego CarlosSevilla FC
Carlos has been responsible for a few mistimed challenges over the course of this evening and now he is finally booked for a foul on Peres.
SAVE! Ocampos tries an audacious mid-air bicycle kick. He makes contact with Banega's aerial pass but the power in his shot was lacking, so Lopez dealt it with confidently.
Just as you thought Roma were getting back into the game, Sevilla look to put it to bed.
First substitution of the day and it is a dual change for Roma, as Fonseca looks to build on their impressive start to the second half!
Barcelona loanee Carles Perez is on for Diawara, while Zaniolo departs the pitch in favour of Italy international Lorenzo Pellegrini.
AND ANOTHER CHANCE! Golden opportunity for Cristante to score for Roma, which is followed by a couple half-chances including a soft header from Dzeko that eventually allows Sevilla to diffuse the situation.
CHANCE! Mkhitaryan drills a shot from the edge of the area marginally wide following some smooth link-up play between Zaniolo, Cristante and Dzeko. The Giallorossi are already looking a different team in this second-half. Is a comeback pending?
Lovely long pass from Mancini is chested down by Roma target man Dzeko. He had thoughts about pulling the trigger but instead passes the ball back outside of the box to Spinazzola whose attempt to take-on Navas is underwhelming.
- 2nd Half
And we are back underway! Surprisingly no changes for either side.
Manchester United refused to allow Chris Smalling and Roma permission for him to play in their Europa League games, ending his loan. Is the England international centre-back the missing link in their defence this evening?
- End of 1st Half
HALF-TIME: Sevilla 2-0 Roma. An extremely one-sided contest so far with Los Palanganas moving the ball about nicely. Paulo Fonseca's men have been lacking any sort of inspiration going forward, instead spending most of their time behind the ball hoping to get a chance on the break. Normally the Italians would have a second leg to turn things around, but as most knockout fixtures are being settled by singular games this year, their next 45 minutes at the neutral Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena in Duisburg, Germany will have to be much improved.
- Yellow cardAleksandar KolarovAS Roma
Yellow card shown to Roma defender Aleksandr Kolarov after a rough tackle on Suso.
Reguilon celebrating after his emphatic finish to open the scoring for Sevilla! The Real Madrid loanee is clearly enjoying his time at the club but has recently been interesting English teams such as Chelsea and Everton...
Fernando's pass to instigate that Sevilla counter attack was crazily good and Ocampos did well to beat Ibanez's rash sliding challenge to the ball. The Andalusians are looking mercurial but Roma really have not turned up at all.
- GoalYoussef En-NesyriSevilla FC
GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! Sevilla make it two goals to nil with a glorious counter attack as En Nesyri triumphantly smashes the ball home after a charging run from Ocampos down the right allowed him to put it on a plate for the Moroccan.
Diego Carlos is overzealous with his attempt at tackling Zaniolo, who looks in pain on the floor initially before getting up and limping away. No free-kick for Roma though.
CHANCE! Dzeko goes down in the middle of the box and loses the ball. Zaniolo gets hold of the loose ball and fires a shot on goal that is deflected over the bar!
Bounou again called to action as he races off his line to salvage a dodgy back pass from Sevilla skipper Jesus Navas ahead of the onrushing Dzeko. He does so well and returns the ball to Navas.
Spinazzola accelerates down the left flank for Roma and sends in a cross but the Sevilla goalkeeper Bounou claims it easily.
Roma's Nigerian Pidgin Twitter account reporting on their team conceding...
Is this the most obscure foreign language that an official club account is in?
- GoalSergio ReguilónSevilla FC
GOOOOAAAAAALLLL!! We all knew it was coming. Reguilon drives into the box powerfuly, leaving Bruno Peres and Roger Ibanez in his wake before finishing past Lopez. Roma's goalkeeper could have perhaps done better, but it is still a brilliant goal that adds to an already brilliant season for the left-back.
Lovely approach play by Sevilla, who have dominated possession with 69% of the ball so far. The eventual cross from Suso is headed wide by the striker En-Nesyri.
Marvellous cross-field pass from Suso, but Banega's effort is blocked strongly by Bosnian striker Dzeko. Dzeko subsequently shouts out in frustration at his teammates.
Roma try to unleash Zaniolo on the counter attack but he is easily dispossessed by Reguilon.
CHANCE! Let off for the Roma defence as Banega puts in a beautiful cross from a corner on the left that is headed by Jules Kounde, who is in acres of space. It smacks the crossbar, much to the relief of the otherwise beaten Pau Lopez.
The Spanish side seem to be a constant entity hovering around the Roma box but they are so far managing to get enough players behind the ball.
A looped through ball into the box from Banega searching for Suso is cleared away by Spinazzola.
SAVE! Left-back Sergio Reguilon who is on loan from Real Madrid has been involved a lot so far in this match for Sevilla and he manages to find Ocampos again whose powerful shot is saved well by Pau Lopez.
Lucas Ocampos launches a cross from deep on the left flank aimed at the back post, but Roma wing-back Spinazzola heads it away and into the clear.
KICK-OFF!: Match now underway after a minute's silence and Roma are on the attack straight away.
Main headlines from the two starting line-ups are that the youthful trio of Ibanez, Zaniolo and Diawara all start for Roma, while Sevilla are starting Bono, Banega and Reguilon after managing to extend their deals until the season. Bono and Reguilon are both loaness and Banega is joining Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab upon the expiration of his Sevilla deal.
Both sets of team news are in...
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of this one-off Europa League Round of 16 tie between Roma and Sevilla. Both teams approach this match in good form, considering Sevilla are unbeaten in all competitions since February and secured a Champions League spot, while Roma have won an impressive seven out of their last eight games including a 3-1 win over league champions Juventus on the final day of Serie A action five days ago.