Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Europa League Matchday Six 2011 - Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund - Review

In a mouthwatering Europa tie Dortmund travelled to Sevilla to play in must win game, Sevilla were content with a draw which would see them move onto the next round of the competition. The 2-2 draw was an enthralling contest with both teams always looking to score. The difference on the night was the taking of chances, as both teams on the night had numerous opportunitites to put the result beyond the other team's doubt.

Borussia looked to be set for victory, dominating the early play as well as getting an early goal. The breakthrough came through Kagawa, who saw a deflected shot go in from just outside the box. Dortmund continued to pus, but Sevilla began controlling the flow of play in the midfield and it was in the 31st minute that Romaric equalised.
For the rest of the half Sevilla dominated play. Four minutes after being shocked by the equaliser, Dortmund were caught ball watching as Kanoute scored with a well taken header.
Towards the end of the first half Sevilla faced a massive setback as Kanoute was taken off injured.

The half time team talk worked to perfection as Borussia came out and just three minutes later scored through towering defender Subotic. The corner was delivered by Sahin and the header was too powerful for Palop. With the game at two all, Borussia began to push, yet were caught on the counter many times.

Fabiano came close to grabbing the winner in the late stages of the match, yet he saw his effort cleared off the line. Sevilla qualify in second, with Borussia being left in third place. Although they still remain at the top of the Bundesliga now, looking more than certain to claim the title.

The second half of matchday six matches will be carried out tomorrow with Juventus vs Manchester City looking the pick of the bunch.

Final Score - Sevilla 2      -     Borussia Dortmund  2
                     Romaric 31        Kagawa 4
                     Kanoute 35        Subotic 49

Man of the Match : Frederic Kanoute