Europa League Semi Finals: Sevilla (3) Vs (1) Shakhtar (Agg 5-3) Full Time!

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at 01:59 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Kevin Gameiro's late penalty earned Sevilla a 2-2 draw in Ukraine in last week's semi-final first leg and the two sides meet again on Thursday. Those away goals mean a goalless draw will be enough for Sevilla to progress. "We're expecting the best Shakhtar there is," said Emery. "They won the tournament in 2009 and they're used to winning their league. "It is a big ask - they'll be 90 tough minutes and we need to be ready for it."

Sevilla remain on course to win a record third consecutive Europa League title after they beat Shakhtar Donetsk to set up a final against Liverpool.

After a 2-2 first-leg draw in Ukraine, the Spaniards took control when Kevin Gameiro raced clear to score early on.

Former Arsenal striker Eduardo equalised with a close-range finish just before half-time.

But Gameiro tapped in his second after the break and Mariano smashed in from 25 yards to send Sevilla through.

French forward Gameiro proved the difference in the tie, scoring three goals over the two legs to take his tally to 28 for the season and he is likely to be the main threat in the final against Liverpool, who overcame Villarreal 3-1 on aggregate in the other semi-final.

It is not just the trophy at stake when the two sides meet in Switzerland, with the winner guaranteed a place in the group stages of next season's Champions League.

And for Sevilla, there is also the opportunity to add to their own illustrious history in this competition.

No team has won the Europa League - or its predecessor the Uefa Cup - on three consecutive occasions, with Sevilla (2006 and 2007, 2014 and 2015) and Real Madrid (1985 and 1986) the only sides to have retained the trophy.

That could change in Basel on 18 May, when Unai Emery's side look to do to Liverpool what they did to Dnipro last year and Benfica in 2014, and in the process lift the trophy for a fifth time - another record.


Published at: 01:59 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
Author: Giwa bayo
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princess2639 at 02:09 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Sevilla 2:1 Shakhtar
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leodavinci at 02:11 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Sevilla to draw both half....,. 0..0 winning ticket... Don't dull
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leodavinci at 02:12 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Sevilla to draw both half....,. 0..0 winning ticket... Don't dull
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kachasi at 02:24 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Sevilla 1:0 Shakhtar
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Mykie010 at 03:16 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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1:1 but I no go fit play this game
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morgan1 at 03:38 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Draw,,,,
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Eazyatumeyi at 06:22 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Sevlila 2 1 Shakar 1
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Novic at 11:01 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: onyedika benson on 05:08 PM,  5/05/2016


Nnwanem nsi onye ocha ya'da mbosi weekend.
Na wetin you they talk.... i no understand your language ooo...
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Novic at 11:03 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Sevlila 3  Shakar 1
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dickieponga at 11:59 PM, 5/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Well done Sevilla i always knew u were meant for d final...Can't wait..
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morgan1 at 04:25 AM, 6/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: onyedika benson on 05:09 PM,  5/05/2016
pastor ti gbera
Grin Grin Grin
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princess2639 at 09:50 AM, 6/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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All the best!!
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gogoman at 04:33 PM, 6/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin
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nametalkam at 07:37 AM, 9/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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hahaha To predict score is a very tough job!
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yawa_don_gas at 11:50 AM, 14/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Na so u take c am?
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Sparky12 at 11:51 PM, 14/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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lyf goes on
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raynebee at 01:20 AM, 17/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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did I predict wrongly or we no predict fr this one
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yawa_don_gas at 05:22 AM, 18/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Yawa question, na so we take c am.
At least naijapals dey answer you people, he never answer me even for once
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Novic at 10:06 AM, 20/05/2016 (2 years ago)
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Sevilla don finish them.... good for them.
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