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Europa League - day 5

Betis will join Valencia in the round of 32 after a 1-0 victory over Olympiacos on Thursday! Sergio León had an early chance to put the Andalusians in front after Cisse gave away a penalty on Mandi, but visiting keeper José Sá saved his spot kick, as well as his follow up. With seven minutes to go to the break however, Sanabria set up Canales following a long passing move for the opening goal, and although the visitors went close a couple of times, Sanabria could have added to the scoreline when he hit the crossbar after the break. Sevilla though are still not through after they lost 1-0 at Standard Liège, and they now have to beat Krasnodar in two weeks’ time to be sure of making it into the next round. Djenepo combined with Carcela to score the only goal for the Belgian side midway through the second half, and a few minutes later the visitors were left with ten men when substitute Sarabia picked up two yellow cards in quick succession. Villarreal meanwhile need a draw in their last game against Spartak Moscow to secure their place in the knock-out stage after they were held 0-0 at Glasgow Rangers. The Scottish side had Candeias sent off for a second bookable offence on the stroke of half time, but local keeper MacGregor made a string of saves, and Middleton could have won it for the locals had his strike not been ruled out for a marginal offside later on. (29.11.18)