Suso and En-Nesyri shone in the first half, with the former providing assists and the latter scoring in the second half.
The game became even more difficult with the sending off of Bigas, who was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Suso as he was heading towards goal. With an extra man on the pitch and the superiority they were already enjoying in the game, Jorge Sampaoli's men went out to win the game in emphatic fashion. Suso, who put on a spectacular display, slipped a ball through to Ó. Torres who ended up free for Acuña, who scored to make the tie 2-0.
That was not to be the end of a superb first half, as En-Nesyri scored a brace in the final minute, slotting home another superb assist from Suso, who shone on the right-hand side. The only negative note was for Jesús Navas, who had to leave the pitch with a muscle issue.
The second half got off to a much calmer start than what had come before, with both teams aware that it was a foregone conclusion. Sevilla FC continued, however, to pour forward on the visiting side, who only crossed a couple of times into the area but without creating any danger whatsoever for Bono. Sampaoli, knowing the game had been decided, introduced the first changes to freshen up his players, replacing Rekik and Rakitic. Machín also called time on the game and did the same with his key players.
En-Nesyri, who scored a brace, was given a standing ovation when he was substituted. Papu Gómez could have scored Sevilla FC's fourth.
The last substitutions for Sevilla were Rafa Mir and Papu Gómez, who returned after several games out. En-Nesyri, scorer of two goals, left the pitch to a standing ovation along with Fernando. Montiel, with a header from Suso's cross, could have put the fourth on the board at the Sánchez-Pizjuán, but it went wide to Badía's right.
An Elche side were now focused on not conceding any more goals. Rafa Mir, ten minutes from time, headed over from Acuña's cross. Papu Gómez was also on target to score the fourth, but a great save by Badía kept out the Argentinian's goal. Soto Grado called time on the game just after Jordán's shot went just wide of the visiting goalkeeper's left-hand post.
3. SEVILLA FC: Bono, Jesús Navas (Montiel, 38th minute), Badé, Rekik (Gudelj, 61st minute), Acuña, Fernando (Papu Gómez, 71st minute), Rakitic (Jordán, 61st minute), Ó. Torres, Suso, Ocampos and En-Nesyri (Rafa Mir, 71st minute)
0. ELCHE CF: Badía, Diego González, Roco, Bigas, Mascarell (Raúl Guti, 84th minute), Gumbau, Palacios (Magallán, 62nd minute), Blanco, Milla (Nico, 73rd minute), Chaves (Ponce, 62nd minute) and Boyé (Josan, 62nd minute).
GOALS: 1-0 En-Nesyri, 29'. 2-0, Acuña, 43'. 3-0 En-Nesyri, 45'.
REFEREE: Soto Grado. Yellows for Fidel, Mascarell, Ocampos and Gumbau and a straight red for Bigas.