No less than eleven goals between the two Sevilla based sides as both powered their way through to the group stage of the competition. Sevilla themselves started things off with a 0-5 win over Slask Wroclaw, Bacca netting twice and Rakitic, Jairo and Perotti getting the rest. And later in the evening Betis thrashed Jablonec 6-0, the goals coming from Rubén Castro, Benes (own goal), Matilla, Molina, Rodríguez and Torres. Both will join Valencia in tomorrow's draw. (29.08.13)
Sevilla cruised in to the group stage of the competition with a 9-1 aggregate victory over Slask Wroclaw. Already 4-1 up from the first leg, Rakitic extended the lead after intercepting a poor clearance and firing in a long shot midway through the first half, and Bacca got on the end of Jairo's cross to score a second shortly before the break. Jairo went close a couple of times either side of half time, and with twenty minutes to go he turned on to Vitolo's through ball to jink his way past two defenders before scoring his side's third. Soon afterwards the Spanish youth international was in action again to win the ball off a defender and set up Perotti for the fourth, and with the game coming to an end Gikiewickz lamely passed the ball straight to Bacca for him to score his second of the evening.
Betis put an end to their supposed goal drought, thrashing Jablonec 6-0 to secure their place in the league stage of the tournament. A 1-2 victory in the Czech Republic already gave them a big advantage, and Salva Sevilla set up Rubén Castro for a first and then crossed in for Benes to score a second in to his own net. Andersen was not called upon until Vosahlik finally tested him shortly before the break, but after the restart Matilla and Molina put the game well beyond the visitors' reach with two more goals. Braian Rodríguez and Xavi Torres scored their first goals for their new club after that, and the Andalusians could have won by a bigger scoreline had Chuli and Cedrick converted chances later on.