- Sevilla coach Sampaoli eager to wrap up qualification from Group H on Tuesday
- Sevilla through with draw; Juventus progress with victory
- Juve striker Higuaín out with a thigh injury
- Bianconeri have won 13 of 17 fixtures in all competitions this season
- Juventus press conference scheduled for 19:00CET
Sevilla: Rico; Mercado, Rami, Parejo; Mariano, Nasri, N’Zonzi, Vázquez, Escudero; Vitolo, Vietto.
Misses next match if booked: Pareja
Juventus: Buffon; Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra; Khedira, Marchisio, Pjanić; Cuadrado, Mandžukić, Alex Sandro.
Out: Barzagli (shoulder), Dybala (thigh), Pjaca (calf), Higuaín (thigh), Benatia (knee)
Jorge Sampaoli, Sevilla coach
The first thing to make clear is that we want to take charge of the game, to impose ourselves. I haven’t thought once that ‘a point will do’. That’s not our idea. We want to dominate them and win the match.
[Samir] Nasri trained better today than yesterday and the idea is to evaluate him over the coming 24 hours and play him if he’s fine. But I won’t take risks. There are games to come, including another chance to qualify in Lyon.
However, I want this game to put us in the next round. I’ve no wish to go to Lyon needing a result to go through.
Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach
Press conference scheduled for 19:00CET
Deportivo 2-3 Sevilla (Babel 1, Andone 42; N’Zonzi 44, Vitolo 87, Mercado 90+2)
Sevilla bounced back from their first defeat in seven games in all competitions – 2-1 at home to Barcelona a fortnight ago – courtesy of Gabriel Mercado’s last-gasp winner in a remarkable come-from-behind victory.
Juventus 3-0 Pescara (Khedira 36, Mandžukić 63, Hernanes 69)
The Bianconeri kept their first clean sheet in six outings as they racked up a tenth win in their last 12 matches in all competitions.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Reporter’s view: Graham Hunter (@BumperGraham)
Midway through their matchday four dismissal of Dinamo Zagreb, Sevilla were effectively through to the last 16, only for Lyon’s late equaliser at Juventus to change the complexion of the group. Thus, what might have been a gentle tussle for first and second places in Group H has become more problematic: one of these two European ‘aristocrats’ could still go out.
Watch out for the Vitolo-Dani Alves confrontation down Sevilla’s left touchline – returning hero he may be, but Alves will test the Spanish international to the full.
Did you know?
Dani Alves played for Sevilla between 2002 and 2008, winning the UEFA Cup twice and the UEFA Super Cup and Copa del Rey in 2006. Read more in our extensive match background.
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