Since the pandemic back in March, the first leg has been postponed and this one-legged affair in Duisburg was – winner takes all.
Blowing down Roma in the first half the Spanish side was by far the night’s better team, thanks to goals from Sergio Reguilon and Youssef En-Nesyri.
For a deliberate elbow in the ninth minute of injury time, Gianluca Mancini was given a clear red then the suffering of the Italian side was compounded.
Sergio Reguilon opened the scoring after just 20 minutes of playing for Sevilla, as Julen Lopetegui’s side wasted no time imposing itself on the game.
As the two sides battled hard to gain an advantage in the unusual fixture, one could hear echoing voices reverberating around the MSV-Arena in Duisburg, Germany.
Yet it was Sevilla who would deliver the next blow, doubling its lead shortly after the interval of half time.
Youssef En-Nesyri was on hand to turn in from close range, following a short build-up section and a fizzing pinpoint cross from Lucas Ocampos.
Sevilla 2 – 0 AS Roma
Goals: 1-0 Reguilon 22′, 2-0 En Nesyri 44′
Yellow cards: Diego Carlos (S), Jordan (S); Kolarov (R), Pellegrini (R)
Red card: Mancini (R)
Sevilla: Bono, Navas, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Reguilon, Fernando, Jordan, Banega, Suso, En Nesyri, Ocampos
Roma: Lopez, Mancini, Ibanez, Kolarov, Spinazzola, Cristante, Diawara, Peres, Zaniolo, Mkhitaryjan, Dzeko