Sevilla 3-2 Krasnodar: Spaniards come from two goals down

Sevilla 3-2 Krasnodar: Spaniards come from two goals down to overpower Russians despite having captain Jesus Navas sent off

  • Sevilla overturned a two-goal deficit to beat Russian side Krasnodar 3-2 at home 
  • The away side scored two goals in four minutes to take the lead in the first half 
  • Ivan Rakitic pulled one back before the break before Jesus Navas was sent off
  • But the ten men of Sevilla scored two second half goals to ensure victory 

Sevilla came back from two goals down to pull off a heroic 3-2 win at home to Krasnodar in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Spaniards turned the game around in the second half despite losing captain Jesus Navas who was sent off just before half-time.

A free kick from Shapi Suleymanov in the 17th minute and a Marcus Berg penalty four minutes later got the Russians off to a dream start but Sevilla hit back through Ivan Rakitic before the break. 

Youssef En Nesyri scored twice in the second half as Sevilla came back to beat Krasnodar

The Russians raced into a two-goal lead but Ivan Rakitic pulled one back before the break 

But the hosts lost captain Jesus Navas in the final moments of the first half as he was sent off

They quickly endured another setback though when Navas was shown a straight red card for a reckless foul on Kristoffer Olsson.

But Julen Lopetegui’s side came out fighting in the second half.

Rakitic hit the crossbar then Youssef En-Nesyri levelled in the 69th minute after pouncing on a gift from Krasnodar defender Kaio.

En-Nesyri equalised in the 69th minute after pouncing on a gift from Krasnodar defender Kaio

The striker then grabbed the winner just three minutes later to complete the comeback

The Moroccan striker grabbed another goal moments later to complete an extraordinary comeback from the Europa League holders.

The victory kept Sevilla second in Group E and took them on to seven points, level with leaders Chelsea and six ahead of Krasnodar and Rennes.

The Spaniards will travel to Russia for the reverse fixture on November 24. 




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