European Champions League

Sevilla 2 - Spartak Moscow 1

Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Mercado (Corchia 83‘), Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero; N’Zonzi, Pizarro; Sarabia (Jesús Navas 75’), Banega (Krohn-Dehli 77‘), Nolito; Ben Yedder. 4-2-3-1.
Spartak: Selikhov, Eschenko (Petkovic 80’), Tasci, Dzhikia, Kombarov; Fernando, Pasalic (Popov 57‘); Melgarejo (Ze Luis 72‘), Glushakov, Promes; Luis Adriano. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 30. Lenglet. Got free of markers to head Banega corner past Selikhov.
2-0. 59. Banega. Picked up Sarabia pass and curled shot wide of keeper.
2-1. 78. Ze Luis. Turned ball back in to net after Rico saved from Glushakov.

Yellow cards: Glushakov 32’, Tasci 61’, Dzhikia 86’.

Sevilla were the only Spanish team to win in the Champions League this week, a 2.1 victory over Spartak Moscow taking them back above their opponents to second place behind Liverpool. The Andalusians suffered a heavy defeat in Russia two weeks’ ago, but this time they were on top from the start, Banega and Nolito going close before Lenglet headed the opener on the half hour mark. Sergio Rico had to save a Fernando free kick before the break, but Banega made it two with an angled shot a few minutes after the restart. Ben Yedder had an effort cleared off the line after that, but Ze Luis got one back with twelve minutes to go (a goal which should have been ruled out due to a blatant hand ball by Glushakov), and the result was in doubt until the final whistle.