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Sevilla as the legendary champion in the Europa League history

The Europa League is considered to be the ideal tournament for Sevilla to win a Cup and keep growing – what they did five times in the 2006-2016 period.

Sevilla did not win a title in 50 years until they won the UEFA Cup – the predecessor of the Europa League – in 2006. In 2007, they won the Cup again. Then in a row in 2014, 2015, 2016, Sevilla was crowned, when the tournament was called the Europa League.

Sevilla was one of Spain’s biggest football teams

Sevilla won La Liga in 1945-1946 and winning three King’s Cups 1935-1948, but they won just one more title during the 1968-1969 season. to 2000-2001, was the Spanish second division championship. When Palop arrived at Sevilla from Valencia in 2004, Sevilla was not the biggest side in the city. They wait a moment for rebirth.

The very next season, Palop became the main character again when he headed to score in the 93rd minute against Shakhtar Donesk in the 1/8 round of the UEFA Cup. In the final, Sevilla met his Spanish compatriot Espanyol in Glasgow, and the goalkeeper pushed three penalties in the penalty shootout, helping Sevilla once again crowned.

They were upstream, even before the rival city of Real Betis. in the 1/8 round of the 2013-2014 season. They beat Benfica by a penalty shootout in the final in 2014. In 2015, they beat Dinipro 3-2, then went on to do it in 2016 to beat Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

In the semi-final against Man Utd on August 16, goalkeeper Yassine Bounou played like a bronze. 13 years earlier, as just mentioned, Palop joined the last-minute corner and got a 2-2 equalizer at Shakhtar’s den in Ukraine.

39 different Sevilla players have attended the Europa League finals over the years

The Sevilla squad this season has only two main players since 2014, Carrico and Vitolo. Jesus Navas was a member of Sevilla in 2006 and 2007. Ever Banega is the only one left from 2016. Of the 11 main kickers before Man Utd in the semi-finals, only two were left from last season. Monchi Sports Director has built a new team this season. He bought 14, sell 15 players. A new coach also arrived, was Jose Lopetegui, who helped Sevilla transform.

MU meets Sevilla in the semi-finals of the Europa League 2019-20

Although not experienced in the Europa League arena like Sevilla, Wolves showed that they were not inferior to their opponents. Not only that, Wolves are the better team to join.

In the 13th minute, Wolves had a very good chance to open the score. Defender Sevilla fouled Adama Traore in the penalty area, Wolves were awarded a penalty. However, Raul Jimenez failed.

Raul Jimenez missed the chance to help Wolves score

After this situation, Sevilla gradually regained his posture and created a tit-for-tat with Wolves. Suso, En-Nesyri, or Lucas Ocampos all had the opportunity to intimidate goalie Rui Patricio, but all failed to beat the Portuguese goalkeeper. The first half ended 0-0.

Entering the second half, Sevilla maintained control of the ball but had difficulty in deploying an attack against Wolves’ defensive ability. Towards the end of the match, when everyone thought about the fact that the two teams had to decide to win or lose by extra time, the goal suddenly came. In the 88th minute, from a teammate’s free-kick, Lucas Ocampos hit Wolves’ head in the net, scoring the only goal of the match.

Winning the match 1-0, Sevilla won a ticket to play in the semi-finals of the Europa League. Sevilla’s opponent will be MU, the team that defeated Copenhagen also 1-0 in the previous match.

In the other match, Shakhtar Donetsk destroyed the opponent Basel with the score 4-1. The goals of the Ukraine representative were scored by Junior Moraes Mora (2 ‘), Taison (22’), Alan Patrick (75 ‘), and Dodo (88’). Meanwhile, Ricky van Wolfswinkel is Basel’s honorary scorer (90 ‘+ 2). In the semifinals, Shakhtar Donetsk will face Inter Milan, who overcame Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.

Sevilla is a strong opponent

Sevilla is the team that holds the record for most Europa League championships. According to statistics, every time they reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League, Sevilla wins. In La Liga last season, Sevilla also impressed when they finished fourth, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

As scheduled, the semi-finals of the Europa League 2019-20 will take place in Germany on August 17 and 18.

Inter gets into the quarter-finals of the Europa League

Getafe 2-0 in the 1/8 round of the Europa League on neutral ground AufSchalke, Inter won the spot in the quarterfinals.

Romelu Lukaku became the highlight of the match with the 30th goal for Inter this season. He also scored in the eighth consecutive match in the Europa League, including a series of five shootings for the Everton 2014-2015 season. The Belgian striker leveled Alan Shearer’s record with Newcastle in the 2005 UEFA Cup.

Coach Antonio Conte kept the team that won Atalanta 2-0 in round 38 of Serie A last weekend, while Getafe used a 4-5-1 diagram that was more defensive. The club from Spain always plays a defensive counterattack uncomfortable. Right from the start, they almost punished the mistake of the Inter defense, but striker Jaime Mata missed Nyom’s crossbar.

A few minutes later, goalkeeper Samir Handanovic had to break down the dangerous header of Nemanja Maksimovic. Mata was also given another chance by Marc Cucurella, but this time his shot was blocked by young defender Alessandro Bastoni.

It was not until the 25th minute that Inter created the first chance. Lautaro Martinez dribbled past two players, invaded the penalty area, and then shot, which made the goalkeeper Soria have to collapse all the time to push the ball out. The game turned around.

Eight minutes later, Inter took the lead. Bastoni sent the ball up from the back of the pitch for Lukaku. The Belgian striker shielded strongly against defender Xabi Etxeita, then sank diagonally to subdue the goalkeeper, Soria. Lukaku became the fourth player to score at least 30 goals a season for Inter in the last 30 years, after Samuel Eto’o, Ronaldo and Diego Milito.

Shortly thereafter, Inter had a great opportunity to increase the score to 2-0, but Lukaku cushioned the ball from Barella’s clear pass. But Conte did not have to wait long to rejoice.

A few minutes after coming on, Christian Eriksen scored a goal after Djene Dakonam’s awful strike. The situation stemmed from the horizontal fruit of D’Ambrosio, after the coordinating phase of Conte’s students.

Eriksen scored the second time after three matches in the Europa League

Inter could have sealed a 3-0 victory if Alexis Sanchez took better advantage of the situation at the last minute. A Chilean player’s ball misses the goal.

Inter opponents in the quarterfinals are Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen. In the first leg, Leverkusen beat home host Rangers 3-1. The quarter-final of Inter will take place at Merkur Spielarena, Dusseldorf, Germany on August 10.