Sevilla lose 1-2 away to Krasnodar
Krasnodar (Russia) : Sevilla was in the lead for a long time against FC Krasnodar only to allow two goals in the final 20 minutes and fall 1-2.
The 1-2 loss on Thursday left the five-time Europa League football champions in second place in Group J, with 3 points from two matches, reports Efe.
Krasnodar have taken all 6 points and lead the group.
Sevilla began poorly and seemed to grow increasingly anxious as the first half wore on, but managed to reach the break with a 1-0 lead thanks to Krasnodar's bad luck.
The cross-bar intervened to stop shots by Krasnodar's Pavel Mamaev and Charles Kabore. And with two minutes left in first-half regulation, Nolito's strike off a Sevilla corner bounced off Kabore and into the Krasnodar net.
Sevilla was saved by the cross-bar yet again in the 54th minute, this time at the expense of Krasnodar's top scorer, Viktor Claesson.
The Russian side continued to press and they pulled level in the 72nd minute when sub Mauricio Pereyra knocked down a cross and beat Sevilla keeper Tomas Vaclik.
Franco Vazquez, who came on in the 76th minute for Nolito, squandered a chance when a Jesus Navas pass found him alone in front of the Krasnodar goal and Tomike Okriashvili scored the winner for the hosts with three minutes left.