Standard Liège 1 - Sevilla 0
Dante, Sarr, Onyewu, Marcos Camozzato; Witsel, Defour, Dalmat (Benko 91'); De
Camargo, Jovanovic, Mbokani. 4-3-3.
A set back for double champions Sevilla, who were beaten 1-0 by Standard Liège in their second group game. The Belgian side appear to be saving their best for Europe, and after their good results against Liverpool and Everton, once again they took the scalp of a big club.
Standard dominated the first half, with Palop having to save from De Camargo before the midfielder set up Mbokani to open the scoring. And they could have increased their lead before the interval, Witsel shooting wide and De Camargo bringing another good save out of Palop.
Sevilla finally got in to gear after the restart, Luis Fabiano and Maresca testing Espinoza for the first time. Palop did well though to turn a Jovanovic free kick for a corner and then had to save a header from De Camargo. But Jesús Navas nearly equalised with an overhead lob which Ontewu headed off the line with the keeper beaten.
A fourth defeat in a row though for Sevilla in all competitions, and Manuel Jiménez will be hoping that his injury list will start to go down from now. The result means that four teams are level on three points, and the Spaniards will sit out the next match.