Soccer-Sevilla overcome two-goal deficit and red card to beat Krasnodar

SEVILLE, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Sevilla came back from two goals down to pull off a heroic 3-2 win at home to Krasnodar in the Champions League on Wednesday, turning the game around in the second half with 10 men after captain Jesus Navas was sent off.

A free kick from Shapi Suleymanov in the 17th minute and a Marcus Berg penalty four minutes later got the Russians off to a dream start but Sevilla hit back through Ivan Rakitic before the break.

They quickly endured another setback though when Navas was shown a straight red card right at the end of the first half for a reckless foul on Kristoffer Olsson, but Julen Lopetegui’s side came out fighting in the second period.

Rakitic hit the crossbar then Youssef En-Nesyri levelled in the 69th minute after pouncing on a gift from Krasnodar defender Kaio.

The Moroccan striker grabbed another goal moments later to complete an extraordinary comeback from the Europa League holders.

The victory kept Sevilla second in Group E and took them on to seven points, level with leaders Chelsea and six ahead of Krasnodar and Stade Rennais. (Reporting by Richard Martin, ediitng by Pritha Sarkar)