Europa League

Sevilla 1 - Zalgiris Vilnius 0

Sevilla: Vaclik; Berrocal, Carriço, Gnagnon; Aleix Vidal, Amadou, Banega (Ganso 74’), Arana; Nolito (Sarabia 74’), Pejiño (Muriel 59’); Ben Yedder. 3-4-2-1.
Zalgiris: Bartkus; Baravykas, Mbodj, Tomic, Slijngard; Antal (Filipov 89'), Manzorro (Simkus 76’), Blagojevic, Mikoliunas (Nyuladzi 74’); Simkovic; Ogana. 4-4-1-1

1-0. 34. Banega. Curled free kick over defensive wall into top corner of net.

Yellow cards: Mbodj 59’, Simkovic 64’.

Sevilla were only able to beat Zalgiris by a single goal, leaving everything open for next week’s second leg on the Lithuanian side’s artificial pitch. With one eye on the upcoming Spanish Supercup, Machín left out several key players. Banega gave the Andalusians the lead with a direct free kick shortly before the break, but they were unable to do more, and only a string of saves by Vaclik prevented the visitors from coming away with a draw.