Mar 20, 2014 at 8.05pm UK at ​Estadio Benito Villamarin
Real Betis

Nono (31'), Jordi (77')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Antonio Reyes (20'), Bacca (75')
Mbia (18'), Figueiras (45'), Fazio (90'), Coke (90'), Jairo (105')
Sevilla win 4-3 on penalties

Result: Sevilla beat Real Betis in penalty shootout to reach quarter-finals

Sevilla book their spot in th quarter-finals of the Europa League thanks to a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Real Betis.

Sevilla have knocked out Real Betis in a penalty shootout after beating their rivals 2-0 in the second leg of the Europa League last-16 tie.

Facing an uphill task from the first whistle following a 2-0 home defeat a week ago, Sevilla made the perfect start to the game when Alberto Moreno delivered an inviting cross for Jose Antonio Reyes, who finished confidently to break the deadlock in the 19th minute.

Sevilla's forward Jose Antonio Reyes celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 football match Real Betis Balompie vs Sevilla FC at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on March 20, 2014© Getty Images

The visitors continued to dominate possession after the early goal but a determined Betis defence restricted the chances on offer before the break.

However, the game opened up early in the second half, with Stephane Mbia coming close to doubling Sevilla's lead on the night when he forced Antonio Adan into a save.

Unai Emery's side were forced to wait until the 75th minute before drawing level and it was Moreno who provided the assist once again as Carlos Bacca arrived in the box to drill home a cross from the full-back.

Both sides pushed for a late winner but a lack of clear chances meant that extra time was needed to separate the rivals.

Adan was called into action in the first extra period to keep out Kevin Gameiro's curled effort and the Betis goalkeeper then responded quickly enough to push away Bacca's header just seconds later.

Chances proved to be rare either side of the break in extra time, with both sides being reduced to trying their luck from distance, and the lack of a clear opportunity ensured that penalties were needed.

Vitolo stepped up first in the shootout for Sevilla but Adan guessed correctly to make a smart save.

Neither goalkeeper could keep out the next six penalties but Beto responded to save Cedric Mabwati's spot kick to level the scores.

Ivan Rakitic made it 4-3 to Sevilla, who were then able to celebrate when Nono missed the vital penalty for Betis to hand the visitors a spot in the quarter-finals.

Sevilla coach Unai Emery watches on during a game with Atletico Madrid on August 18, 2013
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