Atlético: Courtois; Juanfran,
Godín, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Mario Suárez, Gabi; Koke (Cata
Díaz 59'), Adrián (Cristian Rodríguez 64'), Arda Turan;
Diego Costa. 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Beto; Cicinho, Fazio, Spahic, Fernando Navarro; Medel, Maduro (Botía 51'), Kondogbia (Reyes 76'); Jesús Navas, Negredo (Coke 87'), Rakitic. 4-3-3.
1-0. 49. Diego Costa (penalty). After Spahic handled ball when falling in area.
1-1. 56. Negredo (penalty). After Negredo's chip hit Godín an arm inside area.
2-1. 71. Diego Costa (penalty). After Navarro handled ball when falling in area.
Yellow cards: Spahic 16', 48', Maduro 33', Medel 69', Navarro 71', Mario Suárez 77' / red cards: Spahic 48', Godín 55', Navarro 85'.
The semi-final between Atlético Madrid and Sevilla is in the balance after the first leg ended 2-1 in favour of the home team. It was a strange game though, all three goals coming in the second half from the penalty spot after players handled in the area. The locals had the better of the first half, with Koke testing new keeper Beto and Adrián firing a shot wide, although Courtois had to be at his best to tip a long effort from Negredo over the bar before the break. Soon after the restart Spahic was sent off after picking up a second booking when he blocked the ball with his hand in the area, and Diego Costa stepped up to fire home the spot kick. Five minutes later everything was levelled up when Negredo converted a second penalty after Godín was red-carded for stopping a chip by the striker with his arm, but Costa drilled home a third penalty a few minutes later to restore the lead, this time the perpetrator being Fernando Navarro. The left back was only booked in the incident, but he too got his marching orders with five minutes to go after bringing down Costa as he advanced on goal. A close one to call, although Sevilla's away goal may prove the key to the second leg in four weeks' time.