Sevilla 2 - Lille 0
Daniel Alves (Jordi 66'), Javi Navarro, Dragutinovic, David; Jesús
Navas, Martí, Renato, Adriano (Escudé 90'); Luis Fabiano (Aitor
Ocio 74'), Kanouté. 4-4-2.
Sevilla are through to the quarter finals of a European competition for the first time in their history after beating Lille 2-0 in the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium. The Andalusians needed to turn around a tricky 1-0 result from the first leg, and they got off to a lively start with Luis Fabiano having a header cleared off the line in the opening minutes. Adriano and Renato both shot wide and Kanouté fired a shot against the bar, and midway through the first half the French side were left with ten men when Bodmer was sent off for a foul on Javi Navarro.
Just a few minutes later Kanouté levelled the tie when he connected with a pass from Alves to score with a shot which deflected off a defender to wrong foot the keeper. And with the first half already in injury time, the ex Tottenham striker turned provider when he headed the ball back for Luis Fabiano to score a second.
Visiting coach Claude Puel threw on Odemwingie at the break and Keita soon afterwards, and numbers were evened up twenty minutes from the end when Jesús Navas was sent off for retaliating on Tafforeau. But Juande Ramos's side held on for a victory which takes them through to the last eight and a rematch with Zenit in this their centenary year.