Good evening and welcome to live commentary of the Europa League
clash between Sevilla
and Slovan Liberec
The teams face each other again just two weeks removed from their 1-1 draw in the Czech Republic as Victor Machin
scored a late equaliser to earn the Spanish side a point in the Group H clash.
SEVILLA STARTING XI: Varas, Fazio, Fernando Navarro, Cala, Coke, Mbia, Cristoforo, Rabello, Perotti, Reyes, Rusescu
LIBEREC STARTING XI: Hrosso, Kelic, Frydek, Kovac, Fleisman, Pavelka, Rybalka, Sackey, Rabusic, Sural, Delarge
The players are out on the pitch and we should be underway shortly.
We're underway in this Group H clash.
Slow start to the game as both teams attempt to get a passing game going in the early stages.
Liberec pressure the Sevilla goal early and win a corner down the right-hand side. Rybalka knocks the corner in but it's cleared with ease by the Spanish side's defence.
CHANCE! The visitors threaten as Sural raids down the right and has space and time to dig out a cross into the penalty area. He finds Rabusic in the box but the striker can only direct his header wide of the post. Decent start by the Czech side.
Liberec get a chance to threaten as Mbia brings down Delarge down the left-hand side and Rybalka stands over the ball.
Rybalka lifts his cross into the area but Rabusic is flagged offside wasting the opportunity for the visitors.
YELLOW CARD! Frydek goes into the book for a challenge on Perotti.
Reyes lifts a cross into the area from the resulting free kick down the left but Perotti is flagged offside in the second phase of the attack and wastes the opportunity.
SHOT! Reyes has the first meaningful attempt at goal for the home side but Hrosso makes a comfortable save from his tame effort from outside the area.
Perotti gets round the back of Frydek and whips in a cross but it's too high for any player in white in the area and Kelic heads the ball clear but only as far as Coke, who shoots first time but his effort is blocked.
Sevilla bring the ball down the left and Rabllo finds Coke, who decides to unleash an effort at goal from 25 yards but his strike doesn't find the target and goes wide.
YELLOW CARD: Cala goes into the book for a bad challenge on Rybalka. That was nasty and could have been worse for the defender.
SAVE! Rabello runs at the goal and finds space to fire a shot, which is powerfully struck and heading towards the bottom corner but Hrosso gets quickly across to his left and makes the stop, tipping the ball past the post.
Reyes whips the resulting corner from the right into the box and Mbia gets above his man in the area but he can only direct his header over the bar.
YELLOW CARD: Kovac goes into the book for bringing down Perotti in the edge of the area. This is an excellent chance for Sevilla to threaten from the free kick as Perotti himself stands over the ball.
GOAL! Sevilla 1-0 Liberec (Perotti)
Sevilla take the lead as Perotti curls the free kick from 20 yards over the wall and into the top corner. A brilliant strike from the midfielder, and he deserves his goal for his efforts in the first 30 minutes.
The home side are into a rhythm with their passing game and they are bossing the match at the moment as Liberec have barely had a kick in the last few minutes.
Sevilla press again as Perotti forces a corner down the right and he takes the set piece himself but his delivery is poor and the visitors clear the danger.
It's vital for Liberec that they see out this spell of dominance from the home side as they can't afford to go two goals down going in at the break.
Rusescu powers into the area and he tries to get a shot away on his left foot by Frydek gets back at him to back a crucial intervention just in time. He is then fouled as he attempts to clear the ball by the striker.
Delarge brings down Reyes on the right allowing Perotti another chance to whip a set piece into the box.
Perotti whips the ball in and his initial cross is cleared but the ball lands at the feet of Fazio who tries an effort but he misses the target. Not the best attempt you'll ever see, as he didn't make clean contact with the ball.
More short sharp passing from Sevilla presents an opportunity for Rabllo to drive an effort at goal but his shot is well blocked by Fleisman, who managed to get a foot in the way of the goalbound shot.
The tempo of the game has dropped off slightly in the last few minutes as Sevilla look quite content to take their lead into the break.
There will be two minutes of added time.
HALF-TIME: Sevilla 1-0 Slovan Liberec
Sevilla lead at the break and it's no more than they deserve as they have been in control of this match since the 10th minute of the game. Perotti's fine free kick gave them the lead and they could have added to their tally if not for some good defending by the visitors.
Liberec started the game well enough and had a chance to lead through Rabusic but he couldn't get his headed effort on target. Other than thought, they haven't been a threat and may need to re-shuffle their pack in order to produce better attacking football.
Sevilla just need to keep doing what they are doing at the moment and they should have one foot in the next round of the competition.
We're back underway in this Group H matchup.
Sloppy start to the half as both sides give away cheap free kicks.
CHANCE! Reyes runs at the Liberec defence and slips a through ball into the Rusescu, who shoots first time from a tight angle but his effort is deflected wide.
From the resulting corner Reyes whips the ball in from the right and Mbia gets up highest in the area but his header is deflected over the bar. Another corner for the hosts.
CHANCE! Reyes whips his corner in from the left this time and the ball evades everyone in the area until it comes to Mbia at the back post but he can only put his volley wide of the target.
The hosts win yet another corner as Perotti raids down the left and digs out a cross but Kovac nods it behind to clear the danger at first. Perotti himself takes the corner but the attack is brought to and end by a foul by Coke.
Sevilla threaten down the right as Reyes takes a quick free kick to Perotti who sprints down the line and fires a ball across the face of goal, but Frydek is there to clear the ball away.
The hosts keep up the pressure as a long ball is controlled by Rusescu on the edge of the area, he tries to shoot first time but he fires his effort over the bar.
Liberec need to get hold of the ball to keep the pace of the game down because at the moment they're struggling to keep up with Sevilla and a second goal could be imminent for the home side.
CHANCE! Perotti sprints down the right and does well to jump over the challenge of Kelic and whip a low cross into the middle but Rusescu can't make solid contact and Hrosso gathers.
Liberec finally gets a little spell of possession but they waste the opportunity as Frydek tries an effort from distance and his shot is easily blocked and now Sevilla have a chance to break.
CHANCE! Perotti should be Sevilla two goals ahead as he wins the ball deep in Liberec territory and advances into the box from the left, he tries to curl the ball into the bottom corner but he puts his shot wide of the post. A poor effort.
GOAL! Sevilla 1-1 Liberec (Pavelka)
WHAT A GOAL! Pavelka picks up the ball on his own 18-yard box and runs the length of the field evading several tackles before firing a shot past Varas into the top corner of the net. That is sensational, there was not stopping the midfielder on that run.
Sevilla look shell shocked after that leveller but they had their chances to put the game away but they didn't and have paid the ultimate price.
Reyes tries to wrestle the initiative back for his side as he raids forward down the right and cuts inside onto his left foot and shoots but his effort is well blocked. The Liberec defence have done well to put their bodies on the line this evening.
YELLOW CARD: Sackey goes into the book for the visitors as he brings down Rakitic.
Both sides make a couple of changes as Sevilla introduce Machin who scored their late leveller two weeks ago. Can he provide a winner this time?
Sevilla win a corner and they've looked decent at set pieces this half but not from this one as Rakitic's delivery goes straight into the hands of Hrosso.
Mbia brings down Sural about 30 yards from goal and gives the visitors a chance to threaten from a set piece.
SAVE! Fleisman shoots at goal from 30 yards out with a powerful effort at goal but it's straight at Varas who catches the ball with ease.
The pace of the game is dropping slightly along with the quality as both sides are hitting hopeful long balls forward, which isn't having the desired effect.
There will be three minutes of added time.
Sevilla push forward in numbers trying to get a winner but Cristoforo sees his effort blocked behind for a corner and from the resulting set piece the visitors manage to clear their lines.
YELLOW CARDS: Sural goes into the book for time wasting for the home side, while Mbia challenges Hrosso in the air unfairly and is given a yellow.
OFF THE POST! Sevilla get a late chance to threaten as Fleisman gives away a free kick. Rakitic lifts the ball forward and Fazio wins the flick onto the back post where Cala runs for the ball and he gets his header away but he hits the outside of the post.
FULL-TIME: Sevilla 1-1 Slovan Liberec
Sevilla came so close to stealing a win right at the end but Cala's header clattered off the post and was cleared away forcing the home side to settle for a point.
Sevilla had enough chances to win the game but they couldn't find that elusive second goal to back up Perotti's fine first-half free kick and they were duly punished by a brilliant solo goal by Pavelka as he ran the length of the field and fired an effort into the top corner to earn his side a point. The quality of that goal deserved to secure something and Liberec will be delighted it was enough to get them a draw.
Sevilla keep their two-point lead over Liberec with two games to play in Group H. So it's still all to play for in terms of qualification.
Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. We'll be back on Saturday with coverage of football from across Europe. Until then goodbye.