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MAGE SOLAR Stadion (ATT 17,000) 12th December 2013 - Kick off 20:05 Ref: T Chapron

Freiburg SC Freiburg vs Sevilla Sevilla

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Sevilla 2

V Iborra (40)
R Rusescu (90+3)

Europa League: Sevilla beat Freiburg 2-0 to knock the German side out

Last Updated: 12/12/13 10:33pm

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Daniel Carrico: Gets his head to the ball

Daniel Carrico: Gets his head to the ball

Freiburg were knocked out of the Europa League after Sevilla won 2-0 on a freezing night in the Black Forest.

Vicente Iborra opened the scoring in the first half and substitute Raul Rusescu's late goal clinched victory for Sevilla.

The result left the hosts vulnerable to Liberec, who duly beat Estoril 2-1 in Portugal to snatch second place in Group H.

Freiburg threatened inside two minutes when Pavel Krmas' header was parried at close range by keeper Javi Varas, and Sevilla responded with a shot over the bar by Ivan Rakitic.

It was an otherwise quiet opening, enlivened only when Juan Cala was booked for fouling Freiburg's Vladimir Darida and Admir Mehmedi curled the resulting free-kick goalwards. Varas was again equal to it.

Diego Perotti drew a save from Oliver Baumann with a 30-yard effort and then turned provider as Sevilla took the lead five minutes before half-time.

The Argentinian winger produced some trickery on the left and cut the ball back into the six-yard box, where it was bundled home by the towering Iborra.

Freiburg were unable to equalise before the interval, Matthias Ginter heading over from six yards.

Varas dealt with Ginter's long-range effort but almost gifted Freiburg an equaliser when he promptly cleared the ball against Gelson Fernandes, who lashed wastefully over when Mehmedi nodded it back into his path.

Nicolas Hofler was booked for knocking the ball in with his hand after Varas saved his initial header, though the midfielder seemingly had time to control the ball and score a legitimate goal.

Varas held Sebastian Kerk's long-range shot but Sevilla took the upper hand, Perotti's 20-yard effort saved before Jairo hit the post.

The Spanish side should have put the game to bed in the 80th minute when three players broke clear, pursued by defenders but with only Baumann to beat Rakitic squared the ball to Perotti, but his weak shot was brilliantly saved.

Rakitic shot over after another break but Rusescu made no mistake in the fourth of seven additional minutes, timing his run perfectly to avoid an offside flag as he latched on to Jairo's flick and finished low past Baumann.

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Tables

Europa League Group A

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Apollon Limassol 0 0
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 0 0
3 FC Zurich 0 0
4 Villarreal 0 0

Europa League Group B

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Club Brugge 0 0
2 FC Copenhagen 0 0
3 HJK Helsinki 0 0
4 Torino 0 0

Europa League Group C

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Asteras Tripoli 0 0
2 Besiktas 0 0
3 Partizan Belgrade 0 0
4 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0

Europa League Group D

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 0 0
2 Dinamo Zagreb 0 0
3 FC Astra Ploiesti 0 0
4 Red Bull Salzburg 0 0

Europa League Group E

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Dynamo Moscow 0 0
2 Estoril 0 0
3 PSV Eindhoven 0 0
4 Panathinaikos 0 0

Europa League Group F

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Dnipro 0 0
2 Karabakh-Azersun 0 0
3 Inter Milan 0 0
4 St Etienne 0 0

Europa League Group G

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Feyenoord 0 0
2 Rijeka 0 0
3 Sevilla 0 0
4 Standard Liege 0 0

Europa League Group H

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Everton 0 0
2 Krasnodar 0 0
3 Lille 0 0
4 Wolfsburg 0 0

Europa League Group I

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Napoli 0 0
2 SK Slovan Bratislava 0 0
3 Sparta Prague 0 0
4 BSC Young Boys Bern 0 0

Europa League Group J

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Aalborg BK 0 0
2 Dynamo Kiev 0 0
3 Rio Ave 0 0
4 FC Steaua Bucuresti 0 0

Europa League Group K

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Dinamo Minsk 0 0
2 Fiorentina 0 0
3 Guingamp 0 0
4 PAOK Salonika 0 0

Europa League Group L

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Metalist Kharkiv 0 0
2 Legia Warsaw 0 0
3 Lokeren SNW 0 0
4 Trabzonspor 0 0

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