Match Review: Sevilla vs Maribor
A scintillating hattrick from French international Wissam Ben Yedder in front of his home crowd resulted in a comfortable 3-0 win for Sevilla over minnows Maribor. The Group E leaders made an impressive start to their Champions League campaign, already notching up a 1-1 draw against Liverpool earlier in the competition at Anfield.
Maribor were never comfortable throughout the match with Sevilla looking confident in breaking through the Slovenian side’s defence on a number of occasions. A tap-in in the 27th minute via a Joaquin Correa pass, Ben Yedder struck again in the first half in the 38th minute when he scored off a perfect through ball from team-mate Franco Vazquez.
Going into the second half quite confidently, Ben Yedder had more in store for the home fans when he dispatched a juicy ball into the bottom right hand corner in the 83rd minute to take home the match ball. Sevilla meet Malaga next for their La Liga encounter while Maribor welcome Triglav to the Ljudski vrt on the 30th of Spetember.