Sevilla beat Akhisar 3-2 in UEFA Europa League

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – Spain's Sevilla beat Turkey's Akhisar 3-2 Thursday in their fourth match of the Europa League 2018-19 group stage.

In the first half of the match at home, Nolito gave Sevilla an early lead in the 12th minute and Luis Muriel scored in the 38th minute. The first half ended 2-0.

The home team Akhisar began the second half with a goal by Manu in the 52nd minute.

Sevilla's Sergi Gomez conceded a penalty and received a second yellow card and was sent off.

Akhisar's Guray Vural hit the woodwork from the penalty spot and missed the opportunity to equalize the score.

The home team's Onur Ayik scored in the 78th minute and Akhisar recovered from 2-0 down.

Akhisar's Miguel Lopes conceded a penalty and Ever Banega scored from the penalty spot in the 87th minute. The match ended 2-3.

In their first match in Spain, Sevilla beat Akhisar 6-0.

Russia's Krasnodar beat Belgium's Standard Liege 2-1 in the other group J match.