La Liga fixtures: Sevilla v Valencia – Football Italians
Sevilla’s victory over Valencia in the Europa League semi-finals was the Spanish champions’ first triumph over their Spanish rivals since they reached the Champions League final in 2006.
Sevilla started brightly and had the better of the first half, but Valencia quickly broke the deadlock thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
A free-kick from Benzema, which was headed over by Diego Lopez, gave Valencia a 2-1 lead before Ronaldo headed in a penalty.
A second penalty from Valencia saw Valencia equalise through Ronaldo, who crossed for Benzema to head home from close range.
It was the second consecutive victory for Sevilla and their seventh in a row.
Valencia also came away with a point in their first ever meeting with Sevilla.