Info

2 - 0

Competition
Copa del Rey
Date
7 February 2018
Kick-off
21:30
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
On aggregate
3 - 1

Goals

J. Correa (G) 15' (assist by: L. Muriel)
1 - 0
F. Vázquez (G) 89' (assist by: Sandro Ramírez)
2 - 0

Commentary

Minute   Description
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Sevilla are through to the Copa del Rey final for the fourth time in 12 years as goals from Joaquin Correa and Franco Vazquez seal a 3-1 aggregate victory as Leganes' dreams of participating in a first cup final are dashed at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan! Vincenzo Montella's side will face one of Barcelona or Valencia in the final.
90'+3 FULL-TIME: SEVILLA 2-0 LEGANES (3-1 agg).
90'+1 There will be three minutes added on at the end of this match.
89' Sando provides the assist - his first in red and white.
GAME OVER, TIE OVER - SEVILLA ARE THROUGH TO THE FINAL! Outstanding finish from Franco Vazquez who incredibly picks out the top corner from 10 yards from a very difficult angle! That's absolutely terrific from the midfielder, who sends Sevilla through to the final!
88' Sevilla eat up valuable time with a prolonged spell in possession down near the corner flag in the Leganes end. It's now or never for the visitors, who have to throw everyone forward in search of the equaliser that would keep their hopes of a first Copa del Rey final appearance alive.
86' The tempo has really fizzled out a bit here into the final five minutes. Sevilla have done well to suffocate Leganes' attempts to push forward, and have orchestrated a couple of openings themselves as the visitors leave themselves exposed at the back.
84' And the final change for the visitors sees Martin Mantovani replace Tito.
A third change for Sevilla as Guido Pizarro replaces Banega.
82' STAT: Leganes are winless in their last nine meetings with Sevilla across all competitions, since a 1-0 victory in the Segunda Division in November 1997, the first head-to-head encounter between the two sides.
80' A second Sevilla change as Sandro Ramirez, who made his debut at the weekend after arriving from Everton, replaces Muriel up top.
78' Once chance is all Leganes need - one perfect strike, one perfect throughball, one perfect cross or one stroke of luck. The pressure is really on them now, and we should see them send everyone forward sooner than later, with Sevilla inviting them forward.
76' Leganes camped out in attack as Sevilla drop deeper, looking to defend this lead - they have transitioned into a back five with Layun's introduction.
74' Sevilla make their first change and it suggests that they're closing shop as Miguel Layun, a defensive midfielder, replaces Sarabia, a winger.
73' Leganes' second change sees Raul Garcia replace Amrabat.
72' STAT: Sevilla have scored nine goals in their three home matches in this season’s Copa del Rey, and managed to net a staggering 25 in their last six cup matches at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
70' Into the final 20 minutes and it remains wonderfully in the balance here in Seville. The possibility of extra-time still looms as well should Leganes grab an equaliser, but only a 1-1 scoreline after 90 minutes would give us some extra football tonight.
68' Sevilla's turn to squander a set-piece opportunity as Banega sails a cross over everyone's head and out for a goal-kick. The hosts have played well on the front foot, but their inability to grab that second goal has kept Leganes in the tie.
66' A warning sign issued by Sevilla, who are enjoying more success on the front foot as this game opens up. Sarabia is picked out in space in the centre, but Champagne manages to parry his blistering effort from 20 yards!
64' Bustinza does brilliantly to snuff out a throughball and usher it away from danger. Back the other way come the visitors and Amrabat is in acres of space on the left, but Gabriel just dribbles himself into danger and is unable to feed it across for him!
62' STAT: There have been 12 goals scored in the last four meetings between these two sides, since Leganes' maiden promotion to the top flight.
60' Leganes have been in the ascendency for the duration of this second half, and are showing no signs of fading. They're showing plenty of urgency, and enjoying success with both advancing the ball forward and keeping it in the final third.
58' A first change of the night as Darko Brasanac, the Real Betis loanee, replaces Eraso.
56' Sevilla attempting to settle things down here, working the ball around in midfield as they aim to keep Leganes at bay, but they're not having nearly as much success coping with the visitors' high press.
54' Another set-piece opportunity for Leganes, this one on the right flank with a chance to whip in a cross, but a foul in the area sees it amount to nothing. It's been a bright start to the half, but they have little to show for it.
52' STAT: Leganes have won just one of their last 10 away matches across all competitions, failing to score in five of them (D3, L6).
50' A heavy touch takes the ball away from Amrabat on a driving run and he catches a defender late in an attempt to win it back, seeing him into the book. It's the first yellow of the match.
48' Big chance to open this second half as Ruben Perez is fouled on the edge of the penalty area. Anticipation builds as they get set to take, but the end result is a disappointment for them as Beauvue lifts his strike harmlessly over the bar.
46' Back underway in Seville!
Sevilla have a foot into the final through 45 minutes thanks to Joaquin Correa's opener to put them 2-1 up on aggregate. Leganes remain in it with a chance still, if only thanks to a pair of goal-line clearances to prevent the hosts from widening their lead and putting a stranglehold on the tie.
45'+1 HALF-TIME: SEVILLA 1-0 LEGANES.
ANOTHER CRUCIAL CLEARANCE! Escudero loops a header towards goal that lifts over the head of the keeper, but Tito does remarkably well to recover and hook a clearance off the line!
45' There will be one minute added on at the end of this first half.
43' Well Leganes had been pressing on nicely, but that from Sevilla was one of the best chances of the half. The visitors cannot afford to concede a second, especially not before the break. They wanted to push on here, but might be keen now on getting this into the interval just the one goal behind.
41' VITAL CLEARANCE! Muriel the architect again with some stunning play down the left as he skips by defenders at ease. The striker's pull-back finds Correa in all sorts of space, but Diego Rico clears his first-time effort off the line!
39' STAT: Leganes have scored and conceded at least a goal in all their three away matches in this season’s Copa del Rey (5F, 4A).
37' Beauvue with a spirited effort to help El Zhar on the flank, and his determined pressing wins his side a throw high up the pitch, earning a roar of approval from the travelling supporters. They're turning it on here as we approach the interval.
35' Good spell here from Leganes as they manage to keep a concentrated spell of possession in the final third. Still, though, there's not been much to test Sergio Rico, with the deliveries in for Beauvue ambitious at best. The striker is the lone target man in the centre.
33' Everything seems to be falling apart for both sides in the final third. We're seeing some nice passages of play in the middle third as they transition into attack, but once there the end product has been lacking.
31' Things are opening up again as Leganes continue to battle well to get into possession themselves. Sergio Rico causes some unnecessary pressure when he opts to try and punch a cross clear instead of catch it, while Muriel creates some havoc at the other end with a tidy run.
29' STAT: Sevilla have never lost to Leganes at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (W4, D1).
27' Needed respite for Leganes as Amrabat wins a free-kick in his own half. Sevilla are looking very assured on the ball, with the visitors' grasp on the tie really starting to slip. They need to do a better job moving the ball around.
25' Well momentum is certainly on the side of the hosts here, as they enjoy more and more time in possession. They like to build from the back and are sticking with that patient approach, doing well to keep Leganes at arm's length.
23' The visitors are at their best and brightest in possession when attacking down the right. El Zhar is full of energy and is getting into some excellent positions, determined to keep the ball and push his side forward. Tito and Eraso are offering nice support, as well.
21' Leganes were making things very difficult on Sevilla early on, but the opening goal has really helped the hosts settle in and develop a bit of a rhythm. There's an aura of confidence to their approach now, as they up their pursuit for a second.
19' STAT: Sevilla have won 11 of their last 12 Copa del Rey matches at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, keeping seven clean sheets. Their lone failure came in a 3-3 draw with Real Madrid.
17' That was the first shot on target in this match and it results in the first goal. It doesn't change a whole lot in the scope of the tie, in fairness, as Leganes came into this match knowing they needed a goal anyhow after Sevilla scored an away goal at the Butarque in the first leg.
15' Composed finish from Correa, but that was all in the assist from Muriel, who scored in the first leg but turns provider here.
SEVILLA HAVE A FOOT INTO THE FINAL! There's a big slice of luck behind this one, but Joaquin Correa won't care in the slightest! Muriel does brilliantly to dribble his way around a defender and into the area. His initial cross is blocked by Rico, but somehow doesn't go out of play, and Muriel picks out Correa with his second chance, serving it up on a platter for him to tuck home.
13' This has been an excellent watch so far. It's been an intriguing tactical battle, but not of the bland variety, either. There's a good tempo to the match and plenty of energy being shown by these players.
11' Leganes are wonderfully organised in the opening stages. Everyone knows their job and they are all buying into the gameplan. Everyone is shifting appropriately when they press, and moving into space off the ball when in possession.
9' STAT: Sevilla last appeared in the Copa del Rey final in the 2015/16 season, beating Celta Vigo in the semi-final. Coincidentally, Barcelona and Valencia appeared in the other semi-final as they are this year.
7' There's a nice swagger about Leganes early on here, and why wouldn't there be after they went out and beat Real Madrid in the last round. They have nothing to lose tonight and they're playing loose because of it, with all the pressure on Sevilla.
5' Sevilla respond with some good pressing high up the pitch as they win the ball back. Muriel plays Correa through down the left, but Diego Rico produces a vital touch to clear the winger's attempted pull-back.
3' It's Leganes who orchestrate the first opening of the night, with El Zhar doing excellently to burst into space on the right before picking out Beauvue at the near post, but his first-time effort is off the mark - it was a tough ask for the striker from a tight angle.
1' AND THEY'RE OFF! Sevilla in white as they get the match underway, attacking right to left, with Leganes in green.
Unlike Montella, Asier Garitano has done some tweaking, making three changes from the first leg. Diego Rico replaces Raul Garcia in defence, while Eraso and Ruben Perez come in at the expense of Darko Brasnac and Gerard Gumbau to accomodate the switch from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-3-3.
Vincenzo Montella sticks to his guns as he names an unchanged side from the first leg.
SUBS: Cuellar, Mantovani, Gumbau, Guerrero, Garcia, Munoz, Brasanac.
LEGANES (4-3-3): Champagne; Tito, Bustinza, Siovas, Rico; Eraso, Perez, Gabriel; El Zhar, Amrabat, Beauvue.
SUBS: Layun, Mesa, Ben Yedder, Soria, Pizarro, Pareja, Sandro.
SEVILLA (4-3-3): Rico; Navas, Mercado, Lenglet, Escudero; Vazquez, N'Zonzi, Banega; Sarabia, Correa, Muriel.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
The stakes are equally high for Leganes, a club who have spent the bulk of their history toiling about in the lower divisions. This is their second season in the top-flight and they will be determined to cap off their best spell in club history with a first finals appearance.
With hopes of a top-four finish fleeting, Sevilla are in the midst of a crucial period in their season. They’re six points back of fourth, bringing added significance to the Copa del Rey as they hunt down a remarkable 10th trophy since 2006.
Sevilla head into tonight’s clash with a slight advantage thanks to their away goal, and their vast cup-tie experience should further bolster their chances, but Leganes are riding a wave of confidence having knocked out Villarreal and Real Madrid in the last two rounds.
A Dimitrios Siovas equaliser cancelled out Luis Muriel’s opener as these sides played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the Butarque, leaving the tie brilliantly poised in advance of the return fixture in Seville.
Hello and welcome to live coverage from the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for live coverage of the second leg of this Copa del Rey semi-final as Sevilla host Leganes!

Lineups

R
A
A
1
Sergio Rico
2
Tito
3
Bustinza
5
C. Lenglet
7
N. Amrabat
8
Gabriel
10
N. El Zhar
10
É. Banega
11
J. Correa
12
C. Beauvue
13
N. Champagne
15
S. Nzonzi
15
Diego Rico
16
Jesús Navas
17
Eraso
17
Pablo Sarabia
18
Sergio Escudero
20
L. Muriel
21
Rubén Pérez
22
F. Vázquez
22
D. Siovas
25
G. Mercado
24
14
3
23
5
14
C
C
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
Javier Estrada
Assistants
Miguel Martínez
Fourth official
Albert Catalá

La Liga table

# Team MP D P
223+1345
323+1644
423+1337
524+936
623-335

La Liga table

# Team MP D P
923+231
1024-131
1123-229
1223-1028
1323-527

Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

Name:
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 
City:
Sevilla 
Capacity:
48649