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Sevilla, thrashes Zaragoza to reach Copa del Rey semis

Associated Press

1/23/2013 4:08:50 PM

BARCELONA, Spain -- Sevilla thrashed nine-man Real Zaragoza 4-0 with Alvaro Negredo scoring twice to reach the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday.

After drawing 0-0 in the first leg, Sevilla dominated their second meeting to give coach Unai Emery a stellar home debut at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

New signing Jose Fernandez left Zaragoza with 10 men from the 25th minute when he saw red for a studs-first tackle of Jose Antonio Reyes.

Negredo headed in Ivan Rakitic's corner to open in the 35th, and Rakitic then added a second on the break in the 47th. Negredo scored a penalty in the 67th after Fran Gonzalez was sent off for fouling Cicinho in the area, before Manu del Moral capped the win in injury time.

Sevilla will face either Atletico Madrid or Real Betis next.