Group stage (Group J) - 21/10/2010 - 19:00CET (20:00 local time) - Ukrayina Stadion - Lviv
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Karpaty - Sevilla 0-1 - 21/10/2010 - match_page - UEFA Europa League 2011

Classy Sevilla prove too strong for Karpaty

Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 20.45CET
FC Karpaty Lviv 0-1 Sevilla FC
Frédéric Kanouté's header 11 minutes before the interval left the Ukrainian side's UEFA Europa League ambitions hanging in the balance.
Classy Sevilla prove too strong for Karpaty
Frédéric Kanouté celebrates after breaking the deadlock in Lviv ©Getty Images
 

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Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards1
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target3
 
7
Corners1
 
6
Fouls committed19
 
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Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 20.45CET

Classy Sevilla prove too strong for Karpaty

FC Karpaty Lviv 0-1 Sevilla FC
Frédéric Kanouté's header 11 minutes before the interval left the Ukrainian side's UEFA Europa League ambitions hanging in the balance.

Sevilla FC closed on the UEFA Europa League Group J summit as Frédéric Kanouté's goal 11 minutes before the interval piled on the misery for FC Karpaty Lviv.

The Ukrainian side were in desperate need of victory following defeats by Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain FC but ultimately had no answer to Kanouté's header, their misery compounded by Vyacheslav Checher's late dismissal.

The odds were always stacked against the hosts. Oleg Kononov's men went into the game on the back of four successive defeats, without a goal in 346 minutes. There was a sense that fortunes may be turning when Julien Escudé's header dropped onto the crossbar with Vitaliy Rudenko well beaten, yet it failed to spark Karpaty to life.

Instead it was Sevilla, spluttering and stalling in the Ukrainian cold, who slowly got moving. Kanouté rewarded their grafting dominance, rising above a static defence to head in after Diego Perotti's corner was flicked on by Escudé.

Finally Kononov's side awakened. Had Sergei Zenjov shown as much poise in collecting Denys Kozhanov's through ball as the No9 had in making it, it would have been 1-1 before half-time. A raking Andriy Tkachuk pass similarly evaded Kozhanov while after the restart Danilo Avelar should at least have warmed Andrés Palop's gloves when he found space – he sent his shot high and wide.

For as long as there was only a goal in it Karpaty always had a chance though Escudé – as dominant at the back as he was on forays forward – massively restricted them. His pace, power and prescience was no better displayed than when Palop dropped a regulation cross after the hour. The French centre-back sprang into action, shielding the ball from the lurking Kozhanov and clearing the danger. That difference in class was telling.

Last updated: 22/10/10 23.18CET

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Karpaty

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1
RudenkoVitaliy Rudenko (GK)
1
PalopAndrés Palop (GK) (C)
5
TubićNemanja Tubić
4
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
9
KozhanovDenys Kozhanov
Substitution75'
5
Fernando NavarroFernando Navarro
Yellow Card61'
11
ZenjovSergei Zenjov
Substitution46'
8
ZokoraDidier Zokora
16
KhudobyakIgor Khudobyak (C)
9
PerottiDiego Perotti
17
GolodyukOleg Golodyuk
Yellow Card79'
12
KanoutéFrédéric Kanouté
Goal34'
Substitution68'
18
KopolovetsMykhaylo Kopolovets
Substitution57'
14
EscudéJulien Escudé
Yellow Card90'
25
TkachukAndriy Tkachuk
18
NegredoÁlvaro Negredo
Substitution75'
44
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
20
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
70
ChecherVyacheslav Checher
Yellow Card71'
Red Card88'
24
KonkoAbdoulay Konko
89
AvelarDanilo Avelar
25
GuarenteTiberio Guarente
Yellow Card9'
Substitution81'

Substitutes

22
TlumakAndriy Tlumak (GK)
13
Javi VarasJavi Varas (GK)
15
PetrivskiyTaras Petrivskiy
6
RomaricNdri Romaric
Substitution68'
19
MartynyukYaroslav Martynyuk
10
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
Substitution75'
33
TarasenkoYevhen Tarasenko
15
AlfaroAlejandro Alfaro
36
HudymaVolodymyr Hudyma
Substitution75'
21
AcostaLautaro Acosta
79
KuznetsovSerhiy Kuznetsov
Substitution46'
23
AlexisAlexis
99
HabovdaYuri Habovda
Substitution57'
30
José CarlosJosé Carlos
Substitution81'

Coach

Oleg Kononov (BLR) Gregorio Manzano (ESP)

Referee

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Assistant referees

Wilco Lobbert (NED), Erwin E.J.J. Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Jeroen Sanders (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Pol van Boekel (NED), Reinold Wiedermeijer (NED)

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