Oct 24, 2013 at 6pm UK at ‚ÄčStadion u Nisy
Slovan LiberecSlovan Liberec
1-1
Sevilla
Rabusic (20')
Parelka (65'), Kusnir (81')
Kovar (77')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Vitolo (88')
Coke (43'), Alberto (76')

Live Commentary: Slovan Liberec 1-1 Sevilla - as it happened

Live Commentary: Liberec 1-1 Sevilla - as it happened
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Check out Sports Mole to see how all the action unfolded in the Europa League clash between Slovan Liberec and Sevilla.

Slovan Liberec and Sevilla played out a 1-1 draw in their Europa League clash at Stadion u Nisy.

The home side took the lead in the first half in the 19th minute when Michael Rabusic fired in following a counter attack.

In the second half, Sevilla pressed and eventually got their equaliser after Liberec were reduced to 10 men after keeper Premysl Kovar was sent off, which allowed Victor Machin to net the leveller in the 88th minute.

Read how all the action unfolded in our commentary below.


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5.33pmGood evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Europa League clash between Slovan Liberec and Sevilla.

5.34pmThe home side have started their Europa League campaign well this season and are unbeaten following their 2-1 win over Estoril last time out, which backed up their efforts in their draw with Freiburg.

5.37pmSevilla have looked confident in their European games so far as they have a 100% record thanks to a 2-1 win over Estoril and a 2-0 victory over Freiburg last time out.

5.43pmThe teams have been announced and we'll start with the home side.

5.45pmLIBREREC: Kovar, Kelic, Kusnir, Kovac, Fleisman, Husek, Pavelka, Rybalka, Rabusic, Sural, Delarge

5.46pmSEVILLA: Varas, Navarro, Cala, Pareja, Coke, Cristoforo, Iborra, Rabello, Perotti, Gameiro, Reyes

5.48pmA strong lineup for the visitors as Kevin Gameiro and Jose Antonio Reyes lead the line in attack, in an anticipated 4-4-1-1 formation, with Rabello and Perotti in support on the flanks. Expect Reyes to drift out to the wing when they don't have the ball created a five-man midfield.

5.53pmThe last time these teams met was in the 2006-7 season in this competition, when the sides played out a 0-0 draw in the group clash in the Czech Republic.

5.57pmThe players are making their way out onto the pitch and we should be underway shortly.

1 minWe're underway in their Europa League clash.

2 minPerotti gets down the left flank early for the visitors and whips a low cross into the near post but Kovac manages to clear the ball just before Gameiro could pounce.

4 minVaras's clearance nearly puts his side in trouble but Cala is there to make a good tackle to win the ball from Rabusic and Pareja plays the ball out of trouble.

6 minA ball is played over the top of the Liberec defence and Gameiro races on to it but Kovar beats his to the ball but the Frenchman makes a challenge and gives away a free kick.

8 minThe home side move the ball out of their defence but Rybalka puts them right back into the trouble as he overhits his pass back to Kovar and the ball goes out for a corner.

9 minFortunately for Liberec, the visitors try a training ground move but Reyes is not on the same page with Perotti allowing the home side to clear with ease.

12 minCoke does well down the right for the Spanish side as he beats two players raiding forward from deep, he knocks the ball back to Iborra to put a cross in but his delivery is poor and doesn't beat the first man. Low on quality so far in this game.

14 minSHOT! We have our first real shot at goal in the game as Coke drills an effort from the right which goes harmlessly wide, after the right-back had combined with Perotti and Iborra down the flank.

16 minThe home side are trying to build momentum by getting a passing game going but Sevilla are squeezing them high up the field and Liberec are having trouble getting out of their own half.

19 minLiberec lose possession and that allows Sevilla to hit them on the break down the left and Perotti beats two men before firing a cross into the area but it's poor and easily claimed by Kovar.

20 minGOAL! Liberec 1-0 Sevilla (Rabusic)

20 minThe home side take the lead with a lovely attacking move as they play the ball into the final third and Rybalak finds the run of Rabusic with a through ball and the striker makes no mistake finding the bottom corner of the net.

22 minSevilla come close to getting back into the game immediately as Perotti raids down the left and lifts a cross to the back post, which is half cleared to Coke, who shoots first time but Kovar makes a good save low down to his right.

25 minSevilla are trying to press upfield but they are really struggling to break down the hosts in the final third of the pitch, with Perotti especially, finding it tough at the moment.

27 minThe visitors win a free kick as Husek brings down Rabello, Perotti takes the free kick but blasts his effort straight into the wall from 25 yards out. A disappointing strike from the winger.

31 minDefensively the home side have been excellent so far and have been disciplined in their marking as they've barely allowed a Sevilla player more than a moment on the ball.

33 minCHANCE!! Rabello lifts a ball over the top of the Liberec defence and Gameiro is in pursuit and he beats the defender to the ball but he can't make good contact with his shot and Kovar saves.

34 minCHANCE! Rybalka tries an effort from distance and Varas is forced into making a good stop to parry his shot away from goal with his fists. That was a powerful effort from the midfielder and was destined for the net before the keeper acted.

38 minAfter a period of intense action, the game has slowed with the visitors trying to get a possession game going to move the home side out of their defensive positions but Liberec are holding firm at the moment.

41 minPerotti almost unlocks the Liberec defence as he turns his man inside and out down the right-hand side of the pitch and he gets into the penalty area and lifts a left-footed cross into the six-yard box, which somehow evades the head of the advancing Cristoforo.

41 minRabello keeps the attack alive down the left and links up with Reyes, who drills a left-footed shot at goal which is deflected behind for a corner.

42 minThe home side do well to clear their lines to earn some breathing space from the resulting corner from Reyes which was too high for anyone in the box to get an attempt at goal.

44 minSural races away down the left with no defender in sight he bares down on goal and fires a pass across the face of goal looking for Rabusic but Reyes gets back to make a crucial interception at the vital moment, saving a certain goal.

45 minThere will be two minutes of added time.

45 + 2 minHALF-TIME: Liberec 1-0 Sevilla

6.50pmThe home side lead at the break despite Sevilla's dominance in possession. Liberec have shown that passing the ball and keeping it mean very little if you can't put it in the net and they were clinical when they had their opportunities.

6.52pmFor all their passing pedigree Sevilla struggled to break down the home side in final third of the pitch until Perotti finally had some success but unfortunately for him and his side, no player in yellow could meet the cross.

6.53pmSevilla have a lot of work to do to get back into this game and keep their 100% record in the competition this season alive, while the hosts will stick to their guns to try and ground out this result.

7.03pmThe players are making their way out onto the pitch and we should be back underway shortly.

46 minWe're back underway in this Europa League clash.

47 minSevilla are straight on the attack and they win a free kick as Rybalka brings down Reyes 30 yards from goal.

48 minReyes blasts the free kick straight into the wall but the rebound comes out to Perotti who strikes but his volley is deflected well over the bar.

50 minCoke finds space down the right flank and he beats his man and whips a cross into the middle for Gameiro who gets up between his two markers but the ball is inches too high for him to make good contact with.

53 minSevilla are trying to press forward but are struggling in the final third to break down this resolute defence by the home side.

54 minCHANCE! The home side break forward down the right and the ball comes to Rabusic inside the penalty area and he fires a first time effort at goal but he puts his shot wide.

55 minSUBSTITUTIONS: Bacca and Machin replace Reyes and Rabello for the visitors.

57 minSAVE! The home side work the ball nicely through midfield and the ball comes to Sural just outside the box and he tries an effort at goal, which looks to be heading in before Varas turns the ball behind for a corner.

59 minSAVE! Varas comes to Sevilla's rescue again as Padreja is caught on the ball by Sural, who races into the area and tries a shot from a tight angle but the keeper makes a good stop at his near post to deny the winger.

62 minThe visitors have a chance to put Liberec under pressure from a corner won by Perotti and the winger takes it himself but Coke costs his side as he fouls Fleisman and referee Mike Dean awards a free kick to the home side.

65 minYellow Card! Pavelka goes into the book for Liberec for a late challenge on Perotti.

66 minSevilla win yet another corner and Perotti's deliver it again, it's a decent cross and Cala makes contact with a header but it goes harmlessly over the bar.

68 minSHOT! Frustration maybe starting to creep in for the visitors as Bacca tries a shot from outside the area and his effort goes wide of the post.

71 minLiberec are still performing well at the back and it seems that the visitors are running out of ideas. Look for the home side to try and hit them on the break to get a crucial second goal to try and kill the game off.

73 minCHANCE! Gamiero tees up Perotti on the edge of the area, who fires a shot at goal but Kelic makes a crucial block but the ball goes back to the winger but this time he shoots with his left foot and he hooks his effort wide.

75 minDelarge raids up the field on a counterattack and is brought down right on the edge of the area by Moreno, who goes into the book. Dean awards a free kick on the 18-yard line, it was very close to a penalty.

76 minRybalka crashes his shot straight into the wall and Pavelka can't collect the rebound for a second attempt allowing the visitors to clear.

77 minRED CARD! Kovar is sent off for the home side as they hit on the counter and he was forced to bring down Bacca as he bore down on goal. Referee Dean awards a free kick just outside the area and Liberec are down to 10 men and missing their keeper.

77 minSUBSTITUTION: Delarge makes way for the substitute keeper Hrosso to enter the game. His first task will be to face a free kick from Perotti from 20 yards out.

78 minCHANCE! Perotti hits his free kick straight at Hrosso but he drops the ball at the feet of Gameiro but the striker can't poke the ball into the net from six yards out. An unbelievable miss.

82 minThe visitors are dominating possession but the home side win the ball and Rybalka forces a corner. He lifts a cross into the area himself but Pavelka's header goes just over the bar.

86 minSevilla are really forcing the issue now and it is all hands to the pumps for the home side, and Perotti fires a cross into the area for Cala but he heads just over the bar from close range.

88 minGOAL! Liberec 1-1 Sevilla (Machin)

88 minSevilla get their equaliser as Gamiero pokes a through ball to Machin down the line and he fires a shot under Hrosso from a tight angle down the right and into the bottom corner of the net. Relief on the Spanish side's bench.

90 minThere will be four minutes of added time.

90 + 1 minCHANCE! Perotti weaves around several defenders on the edge of the box before he pokes a through ball into the path of Gameiro but the striker takes a heavy touch when through on goal and allows Hrosso to gather.

90 + 3 minSevilla are really pressing and throwing everyone forward. Can they get a winner?

90 + 4 minFULL-TIME: Liberec 1-1 Sevilla

7.52pmSevilla can't find a winner but they get a point in the game thanks to a later leveller from Machin which they probably deserved for their late pressing. Liberec played well for 77 minutes but a poor free kick cost them as the visitors him them on the counter and Kovar saw red for bringing down Bacca, which changed the game completely.

7.55pmThat's all from me from this game. Valencia and St Gallen are just about to kickoff so join that games coverage now.

Freiburg's Julian Schuster is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opening goal against Slovan Liberec during their Europa League group match on September 19, 2013
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