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UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Spain

Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov | Attendance: 29000

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Sevilla FC

  • Diego Perotti 63' PEN
  • Carlos Bacca 90'

2 - 0

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Emery lets Sevilla fire the shots

Sevilla coach Unai Emery has tried to ensure his side will have no trouble continuing their goal-laden Europa League campaign against Freiburg on Thursday by taking his squad out for a morning of paintballing this week.

Shooting practice took on a different meaning on Tuesday as Sevilla's coaching staff and players donned camouflage gear and face masks before splitting into teams and facing their colleagues in a mock battle.

Bruises notwithstanding, the change from their usual training regime could have helped Sevilla's sharpshooters further hone their skills ahead of the visit of Freiburg - not that they have needed any help hitting the target in the Europe League so far this season.

In winning five successive matches since entering the competition at the third qualifying round, Sevilla have scored 20 goals while conceding just three.

However, to have a chance to add to that tally against Freiburg, Emery feels they will need to have more possession than they managed in Saturday's 1-1 Primera Division draw at Real Sociedad.

He said: "Just the same as the other day where we had control of the game with less of the ball, we have to control the game with more of the ball, against an opponent who like to have possession, who have open games.

"Playing at our stadium we want to have a high level of intensity and good positioning on the pitch so we can have more of the ball and also be capable of getting the ball off them when they have it."

Freiburg make the trip to Spain having been thumped 5-0 by Borussia Dortmund at the weekend but they held European champions Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw earlier this season so Emery is not expecting them to be pushovers.

"We've analysed them and we're expecting to see the best Freiburg, a team who are attacking and who demand a lot of you defensively," he said.

"We're at home and we want to continue the path we started in Estoril. We want to continue winning because we have the chance to consolidate first place, but we have to stay focused because this is also a very important game for them."

Sevilla lead Group H following their 2-1 win over Estoril, while Freiburg are third after surrendering a 2-0 half-time advantage to be held 2-2 at home by Slovan Liberec in what was their first appearance in the group stage of a UEFA competition.

That disappointment added to what has been a frustrating start to the season for Christian Streich's men, who are second-bottom of the Bundesliga standings and still searching for their first league win.

Streich admits his side's main goal is improving their domestic situation, but is nevertheless excited about the trip to Spain.

He said in the Badische Zeitung: "I am looking forward to a great stadium and a trip to Andalucia. But the Bundesliga is the clear priority for us.

"We will certainly also have the (league) game against Eintracht Frankfurt (on Sunday) in mind."

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