Sevilla FC secured safe passage through to the round-of-16 of the Copa del Rey this Wednesday after a deserved and convincing victory in Nervión. The tie finished 7-0 on aggregate after a 0-3 away win and a 4-0 win this evening. In Ernesto Marcucci's first game at the helm of the First Team, the home side removed any doubt within five minutes of play after one of the quickest braces Wissam Ben Yedder will ever score. Ganso widened the lead to three before half-time and then Correa, who came on after the restart, finished off the scoring with a cooly-taken fourth.
Rotations were expected but there was no sign of a disjointed performance. Long before many fans had the chance to even get to their seats, two goals from Wissam Ben Yedder made the rest of the game a formality. His first was set up well by Borja Lasso; his second - a true poacher's effort - involved smooth team build-up from Nolito, Navas and Ganso. The Frenchman was hunting a hat-trick after five minutes.
Ben Yedder opened the scoring early, then Ganso made it three before the break
An incredible start to the first-half that would go on to be dominated by the home side. Though Los Nervionenses didn't bombard Cartagena's net, they looked clinical - looking to take practically every chance that presented itself. Cartagena looked seriously overrun in the centre of the park and it would be one of Sevilla's three central players that would find the third. PH Ganso, found by Nolito, would try his luck on the edge of the area. A wicked deflection would take the ball past Marcos and five minutes before the break, Sevilla had a three-goal lead.