Saturday August 28, 2010 Day 1 Finished Ciudad de Valencia

Levante UD 1 - 4 Sevilla FC

  • Rubén Suárez 10’ (pen.)
  • Konko 12’, 62’
  • Negredo 28’ (pen.)
  • Renato 87’

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  1. Sevilla far too good for Levante

    Sevilla far too good for Levante

    Abdoulay Konko's two goals helped Sevilla to a 4-1 win at Levante to get their season back on track after a tough start to the campaign. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Levante UD
    • Sevilla FC
    • 90+2' FULL-TIME: And a harsh lesson for Levante here, who took the lead in this match. Sevilla answered back immediately and never looked back, controlling the game and running out comfortable 4-1 winners.
    • 90+1' Two minutes of stoppage time, and Levante will be happy to end it here.
    • 90' Jorda has the ball in the net - but he used his arm to control it and the referee books him for his troubles.
    • 90' Corner for Levante as they try to salvage some pride from a tough first fixture.
    • 89' GREAT SAVE FROM MANUA! Kanoute has a low shot saved when it looked sure that Sevilla would make it five.
    • 87' RENATO MAKES IT FOUR! An immediate assist for Jose Carlos whose ball from the right bounces just in front of Munua, through to Renato, who has a simple header to make it four.
    • 87' Sevilla replace Cigarini with Carlos as time runs out in this match.
    • 86' Yellow for Ballesteros, who's had a tough day with Navas and Perotti and on this occasion is just a bit too clumsy.
    • 85' Kanoute heads away and Navas breaks. Capel cannot quite keep the ball in play, however.
    • 84' Gonzalez helps the ball on to Xisco. Xisco hesitates and Escude clears for a corner.
    • 83' Sevilla sub: Perotti, who's had a great game, is off and Capel replaces him.
    • 82' Some nice passing down the middle gets the ball to Jorda on the edge of the box - he tries a chip, but it would have been more effective had Palop been off his line.
    • 82' Konko has largely stopped playing right-back - he's looking for his hat-trick! To be fair to him, the back four scarcely seems to need him.
    • 81' Navas backheels for Konko to cross - not the best ball in and it goes well past Kanoute.
    • 80' Jorda gets a break of the ball and fires a right-footed shot from the outside of the box. Good snatched effort, but Palop a match for it.
    • 79' Whoops - Konko takes the throw, plays a one-two with Kanoute only to find he is offside for the return pass.
    • 78' Navas looks to beat Ballesteros and play a cross in but has to settle for a throw by the crner flag instead.
    • 77' It's been fairly quiet since that third Sevilla goal - perhaps both sides sense that the result is all but a certainty now.
    • 76' Levante making a relatively rare foray into the Sevilla half - suddenly the visitors break, and it looks like Kanoute is in until the assistant flags for offside.
    • 75' And now a sub for the hosts - goalscorer Negredo comes off and Frederic Kanoute will have a run out for Sevilla.
    • 74' Sub for the hosts - Juanlu off, Nacho Gonzalez on.
    • 74' Yellow for Dabo as he clatters into Xisco. Six yellows in the match now.
    • 73' Levante rush upfield, but it's another goal kick for Palop. Sevilla back in possession, and they are still enjoying more than 60% of the ball in this match.
    • 71' Perotti on a fabulous solo run - cuts back for Negredo, but Rodas makes an important block to deny Negredo getting a shot away.
    • 70' And Navas then picks up a yellow for his challenge on Juanfran.
    • 70' Cigarini releases Navas with a well timed through ball, but he cannot steer in a cross before the ball goes beyond the byline.
    • 69' Free kick for Sevilla on the halfway line and after the equaliser this really has been a walk in the park for the visitors.
    • 68' Cigarini's run into the penalty area is wasted as the ball doesn't break for him and Juanlu bursts away.
    • 67' Sub for Levante - Rafael Jorda for Valdo.
    • 66' Negredo goes down clutching his face after a challenge with Ballesteros, but rises slowly to his feet.
    • 65' Long balls from Levante going nowhere good. Zokora and Cigarini keep sweeping them up and getting the visitors on the move once more.
    • 63' Sevilla have surely killed the game with that strike. It's a long way back for Levante, who've looked short of attacking options apart from at set pieces.
    • 62' KONKO'S SECOND! SEVILLA'S THIRD! He pops up in an advanced position, meets Renato's through ball and slides the ball past Munua!
    • 61' Zokora takes a free kick in the centre circle, sidefooting it into his team-mate.
    • 60' Replays confirm what the Sevilla players were trying to say - Fazio headed back - the free kick, just inside the penalty area, should never have been awarded. Ruben Suarez drills the shot, but it's blocked.
    • 59' Well, bizarre scenes - the referee blows for a back pass. Fazio gets a yellow card complaining to the assistant, Levante put the ball in the back of the net having clearly not waited for the whistle - chaos!
    • 58' First sub: Sergio for Levante comes on, replacing Pallardo.
    • 57' Lazy challenge from Rodas on Perotti - he's lucky not to pick up a booking as he was well and truly beaten and leaden-footed.
    • 56' A promising move from Sevilla breaks down and it looks like it might be Levante's chance to attack - Zokora breaks things up at halfway with one of those calculated fouls which interrupt play.
    • 55' Juanlu tries to get the better of Konko again but once more the Sevilla goalscorer is his match and wins a goal kick.
    • 54' Sevilla on the move again. Dabo and Cigarini link up, before Perotti knocks it backwards. Patiently, the visitors dominate possession.
    • 53' Juanlu complains that he was held by Konko as he looked to get a cross in, but the replays suggest he fell knowing he couldn't keep the ball in play.
    • 52' Navas runs down the middle and hits a shot with such venom that Munua blocks it from range with his chest rather than his hands.
    • 51' Wholly unnecessary foul on Negredo from Rodas - he's in real pain here, and there's a break in play as he stutters to the touchline.
    • 50' Cross to Renato whose header goes over the bar.
    • 49' More controlled passing from Sevilla - Renato swings it right to Navas and his cross is blocked.
    • 48' Renato and Perotti on the march for Sevilla - Negredo cannot hook his shot towards goal when the cross comes his way, though.
    • 47' Ruben Suarez's corner tests Palop, who punches away unconvincingly. Sevilla do manage to clear, however.
    • 46' Early chance for the hosts - they have a corner kick.
    • 46' We're back in play at the start of the second half!
    • 45+2' HALF-TIME: Renato rolls it across for Negredo who opts to fire low - but the wall is ready for that one. Blocked - and half-time!
    • 45+1' Dangerous looking free kick set to be the last action of the half.
    • 45' If only Perotti had seen Navas! Real chance there for Sevilla on the break!
    • 45' One minute of stoppage time to be played.
    • 44' Navas looks a cut above on the right - making great ground but this time Juanfran gets back to deny him the chance to cross. If Juanfran can use his experience to live with his pace it could be a fascinating contest.
    • 43' Konko clears emphatically away - the ball breaks to Ballesteros on halfway who showed Negredo a bit too much of the ball.
    • 42' Perotti backs into Cerra as Dabo throws it his direction - Levante have a free kick.
    • 41' Perotti does well to make room to cross, but cannot find a white shirt with his ball in.
    • 40' Valdo fouls Dabo as he goes up for a cross, and Levante's chance disappears.
    • 39' Phenomenal pace from Navas and he leaves Juanfran trailing in his wake. He plays an appetising ball into the middle and Negredo is just a whisker behind Levante keeper Munua in the chase.
    • 38' Good ball gets Valdo into space. Cerra wins a throw and Levante go back towards the middle of the field.
    • 37' Corner for Sevilla - Navas lifts it extremely high, but Negredo gets to it, just. The move soon fizzles out though and Levante have the ball.
    • 36' From Opta Jose on Twitter - "So far Levante have never won their opening Liga game (3 draws and 2 defeats)."
    • 35' Levante push forward, but Ruben Suarez's ball for Valdo is far too ambitious and goes out for a goal kick.
    • 34' Levante conjure a throw in an advanced position from almost nothing, but they don't get very far with it. A clearance from Dabo pushes them back.
    • 33' The resulting free kick is met by the first defender and Levante clear.
    • 32' Yellow for Juanfran for a desperate, groping tackle on Navas, who knew the foul was coming.
    • 31' Perotti picks out Negredo at pace, and his cross inside was only just outside Negredo's reach... A slick move from Sevilla as they boss the game.
    • 30' Clumsy stuff - Xisco might have won a free kick from Escude there - but the referee gives it the other way.
    • 29' Escude and Dabo clear for Sevilla as Levante try to press the visitors.
    • 28' Can the hosts come back from that crushing blow? Sevilla have had a generous helping of luck with that penalty.
    • 27' NO MISTAKES FROM NEGREDO! Blasted down the middle, and Sevilla have come back from behind to lead here in Levante.
    • 26' PENALTY! It's outside the box, but adjudged as a penalty! Perotti brought down on the left. Booking for Cerra.
    • 25' Great touches from Navas to dance into space on the right and then play a dangerous deep cross towards Negredo - just out of reach though.
    • 24' Levante break - two passes, and intercepted by Zokora. Sevilla come again.
    • 23' Zokora waiting patiently on the ball, Sevilla have had about two-thirds of possession here, and Levante have barely touched the ball here.
    • 22' Perotti plays it back infield as Sevilla search for a way through their opponents.
    • 21' Ruben's ball in from a deep set piece yields a throw from the right flank.
    • 20' Levante opting for the long ball, and they may struggle with that approach as Sevilla's confidence returns.
    • 19' Sevilla have dominated the last few minutes of possession. Dabo cuts in from halfway, looking to release Perotti. He tries an angled chip to find Negredo, but he puts too much on it and it's an easy catch for Munua.
    • 18' Sevilla threaten to break, but Ballesteros snuffs out the danger for the home side.
    • 17' After two early goals things look to have got a bit calmer.
    • 16' That's a fairly silly handball from Juanlu in a harmless part of the field.
    • 15' Zokora has his ankle clipped and Fazio has a free kick to settle the game down after a lively start.
    • 14' Well, nobody from Sevilla picked up Valdo's run to a low ball, and really he should have done a great deal better with that one.
    • 13' Ruben Suarez complains that he was brought down in the area - he looks to the heavens but there's not too much wrong with that challenge. Levante will at least have a corner.
    • 12' SEVILLA LEVEL! KONKO SCORES! It's a thumping long shot from Jesus Navas which bounces off the post - straight into Konko's path, who hasn't got too much to do. The reply is instant!
    • 11' Good immediate chance for Sevilla - Negredo gets a head on Perotti's cross and it's tipped around the corner.
    • 11' Sevilla's week isn't getting any better, is it? If only they could turn to the likes of Luis Fabiano and Kanoute to get them back on terms.
    • 10' La Liga debut for Ruben Suarez - and he starts with a goal!
    • 9' Slow and steady clapping from the home crowd. Ruben takes it and there's an appeal for handball here. And given! Cigarini handballs.
    • 8' Xisco tries to skip past Renato on the left flank and wins a free kick. Could be a good opportunity from the set piece here.
    • 7' Cigarini trying to make things happen from midfield, but this time his pass is too long and Juanfran intercepts.
    • 6' Sevilla win a free kick in the Levante half. Perotti thinks carefully about it before floating it towards goal. It's cleared, and Levante look to break.
    • 5' Sevilla not making great headway here - Levante are playing with the adrenaline of a newly-promoted side on their first day back in the big league.
    • 4' Long ball forward the direction of Xisco from Juanlu - it's a tempter, but it runs away from Xisco and in the end Palop will have a goal kick to clear.
    • 3' Zokora wins a free kick as Ruben Suarez clatters into him.
    • 3' Free kick and a long ball forward from Munua in the Levante goal.
    • 2' Early chance for Levante - Juanlu pops up after a long throw in isn't dealt with - and heads straight at the keeper - could he have done better there?
    • 1' Away we go!
    • 21:00 Sevilla: Palop - Dabo, Escude, Fazio, Konko - Cigarini, Zokora, Renato - Perotti, Negredo, Navas
    • 21:00 Levante: Munua - Rodas, Ballesteros, Juanfran, Cerra - Pallardo, Torres, Suarez - Juanlu, Munoz, Valdo
    • 21:00 Curious team news - no Luis Fabiano, no Frederic Kanoute for Sevilla...
    • 20:55 It might have looked like Sevilla would have an easy opening game to begin their La Liga campaign, but it's been a rough week. Barcelona stunned them to turn over a 3-1 deficit and win the Spanish Super Cup 5-3 on aggregate, while Braga then followed that up by dumping them out of the Champions League in midweek.
    • 20:50 Hello and welcome to Eurosport Yahoo!'s live coverage from the opening day of La Liga. We've seen wins for Athletic Bilbao and Valencia so far - now it's time to see how new boys Levante fare against the might of Sevilla.
  • Summary

    • 90' Jorda has the ball in the net - but he used his arm to control it and the referee books him for his troubles.
    • 87' RENATO MAKES IT FOUR! An immediate assist for Jose Carlos whose ball from the right bounces just in front of Munua, through to Renato, who has a simple header to make it four.
    • 62' KONKO'S SECOND! SEVILLA'S THIRD! He pops up in an advanced position, meets Renato's through ball and slides the ball past Munua!
    • 60' Replays confirm what the Sevilla players were trying to say - Fazio headed back - the free kick, just inside the penalty area, should never have been awarded. Ruben Suarez drills the shot, but it's blocked.
    • 59' Well, bizarre scenes - the referee blows for a back pass. Fazio gets a yellow card complaining to the assistant, Levante put the ball in the back of the net having clearly not waited for the whistle - chaos!
    • 27' NO MISTAKES FROM NEGREDO! Blasted down the middle, and Sevilla have come back from behind to lead here in Levante.
    • 26' PENALTY! It's outside the box, but adjudged as a penalty! Perotti brought down on the left. Booking for Cerra.
    • 14' Well, nobody from Sevilla picked up Valdo's run to a low ball, and really he should have done a great deal better with that one.
    • 12' SEVILLA LEVEL! KONKO SCORES! It's a thumping long shot from Jesus Navas which bounces off the post - straight into Konko's path, who hasn't got too much to do. The reply is instant!
    • 11' Good immediate chance for Sevilla - Negredo gets a head on Perotti's cross and it's tipped around the corner.
    • 10' La Liga debut for Ruben Suarez - and he starts with a goal!
    • 9' Slow and steady clapping from the home crowd. Ruben takes it and there's an appeal for handball here. And given! Cigarini handballs.
    • 21:00 Sevilla: Palop - Dabo, Escude, Fazio, Konko - Cigarini, Zokora, Renato - Perotti, Negredo, Navas
    • 21:00 Levante: Munua - Rodas, Ballesteros, Juanfran, Cerra - Pallardo, Torres, Suarez - Juanlu, Munoz, Valdo
    • 21:00 Curious team news - no Luis Fabiano, no Frederic Kanoute for Sevilla...
    • 20:50 Hello and welcome to Eurosport Yahoo!'s live coverage from the opening day of La Liga. We've seen wins for Athletic Bilbao and Valencia so far - now it's time to see how new boys Levante fare against the might of Sevilla.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Levante UD

    Manager: Luis García Plaza

  • Sevilla FC

    Manager: Antonio Alvarez

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • G. Munúa
      • Cerra Yellow Card
      • H. Rodas Yellow Card
      • S. Ballesteros Yellow Card
      • Juanfrán
      • Xavi Torres
      • M. Pallardó Substitution Out (58′)
      • Valdo Substitution Out (67′)
      • Rubén Suárez Goal
      • Juanlu Substitution Out (75′)
      • Xisco

      Subs

      • A. del Horno
      • Javi Venta
      • M. Reina
      • M. Robusté
      • R. Jorda Substitution In67′ Yellow Card
      • Sergio Substitution In58′
      • I. González Substitution In75′
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Palop
      • A. Konko Goals×2
      • F. Fazio Yellow Card
      • J. Escudé
      • M. Dabo Yellow Card
      • D. Zokora
      • L. Cigarini Yellow Card Substitution Out (87′)
      • J. Navas Yellow Card
      • Renato Goal
      • D. Perotti Yellow Card Substitution Out (83′)
      • Á. Negredo Goal Substitution Out (76′)

      Subs

      • F. Kanouté Substitution In76′
      • F. Navarro
      • D. Capel Substitution In83′
      • J. Varas
      • L. Fabiano
      • Alexis
      • José Carlos Substitution In87′
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