Athletic Bilbao 0-4 Sevilla: Negredo Scores As Visitors Thrash Leones
Sevilla made easy meat of their opponents.
Athletic Bilbao had the first chance of the match, when on four minutes David Lopez’s shot from inside the Sevilla box was saved by Dragutinovic, who blocked the shot with his body.
But Sevilla would be the team to break the deadlock, just one minute later. A low, well-placed free kick fromRenato from the left edge of the box caught Iraizoz off-guard to give his team the lead.
The visitors were not pushing too hard at this time but they eventually doubled their lead in the 20th minute, when Capel picked up a loose ball in the centre before unleashing a through pass to Negredo, who sent a low shot past Iraizoz with ease.
Sevilla scored their third of the game just seconds before the break. Negredo’s free kick was hit straight at Iraizoz, but the Athletic keeper could not hold onto the ball and Kanoute slotted home from close range.
In the second period, Athletic Bilbao were reduced to ten men after Amorebieta was shown a second yellow card for bringing down Sergio Sanchez. From the resulting free kick, Sevilla almost scored as the ball was driven into the middle of the box, where Sanchez headed it to Negredo and the striker, from a very tight angle, sent his shot high and wide.
The visitors were close to scoring again in the 70th minute, when Luis Fabiano, who had been brought in just moments before, brilliantly moved past Javi Martinez but just as he was about to shoot Ustaritz cleared the danger.
Sevilla’s fourth goal would come 74 minutes into the game. A fast play saw the visitors go all the way from their defence before sending a through ball to Navas, who sent the ball past Iraizoz.
And Sevilla almost added another goal for good measure in the 89th minute as Luis Fabiano’s long range effort was parried away by Iraizoz.