Juventus beat 10-man Sevilla
SEVILLE, Spain (AP):
Leonardo Bonucci and Mario Mandzukic scored late to give Juventus a 3-1 win at 10-man Sevilla yesterday and a spot in the Champions League knockout phase.
Sevilla took an early lead when Nicolas Pareja struck a long-distance volley that Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon didn't appear to see as the ball skimmed through a crowded area.
Sevilla's Franco Vasquez was sent off for two yellow cards in quick succession midway through the first half and Claudio Marchisio equalised with a penalty just before the break.
Bonucci and Mandzukic then found the net in the final 10 minutes.
Juventus, the five-time defending Serie A champion, leads Group H with 11 points, one more than Sevilla, the three-time defending Europa League champions.
Lyon are next with seven points after beating Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 in the other group game, while Zagreb are last with none.
"We've achieved our first objective of the season. But we've got to win against Dinamo Zagreb also. Nothing is a given in football," Bonucci said. "We knew it would be difficult here and they scored with their first shot. But we did well to react and bring home the qualification."