Match Info – Sevilla vs Fenerbahce Highlights
Marko Dmitrović’s heroics in goal proved to be the decisive factor as Sevilla secured a crucial 2-0 win against Fenerbahçe in the UEFA Europa League round of 16, putting an end to their three-game losing streak.
Sevilla’s European campaign started with a tough test as Fenerbahçe dominated the opening exchanges, with Ferdi Kadıoğlu testing Dmitrović in the early stages and Enner Valencia trying a long-range lob that missed the target. Despite the early pressure, Sevilla grew into the game and took the lead through an acrobatic volley from Luuk de Jong just before halftime.
Despite Fenerbahçe’s early dominance, Sevilla gradually began to assert themselves and went close to taking the lead through Ivan Rakitić’s long-range free-kick, which was acrobatically saved by Altay Bayındır. However, Fenerbahçe remained a threat and almost scored just before halftime when Joshua King headed over from close range.
Sevilla were on the back foot in the first half but came out strongly after the break, with Tanguy Nianzou’s header testing Bayındır early on. Substitute Joan Jordán scored a deflected goal to give Sevilla the lead, and while Fenerbahçe pushed for an equalizer, goalkeeper Marko Dmitrović made some impressive saves to preserve the clean sheet. Erik Lamela then sealed the victory with a late goal.
Sevilla managed to bounce back from their recent heavy defeat against Atlético Madrid with a hard-earned win over Fenerbahçe, putting them in a strong position ahead of the second leg in Istanbul, while the Turkish side will have to pull off a remarkable turnaround if they are to match their previous UEL run to the semi-finals in 2012/13.