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It was another good night for Spanish football as Villarreal And Sevilla both reached the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday night. That means that La Liga has half of the teams left in the two European competitions, a testament to how strong La Liga is. That it is not of only two teams. Villarreal had [...]

With all eyes on the Klopp derby you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the only Europa League tie going on but in the best of the rest there’s an all Spanish affair between the holders Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao. Here’s our five things to look out for. Battle of the bosses There are few better [...]

An Aritz Aduriz strike helped Athletic triumph over Valencia on away goals in the all-Spanish round of 16 tie and secure a place in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw. Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Gary Neville’s side produced a spirited opening 45 minutes which saw them net twice through Santi Mina and Santos, [...]

Europa League: Sevilla On Track For Treble

Two Kevin Gameiro strikes in the space of two minutes sounded the death knell for UEFA Europa League final hosts Basel, holders Sevilla scampering on into the quarter-finals. Basel and Sevilla sparred inconsequentially for much of the first half – the Spaniards having the better of the half-chances – before Adil Rami flung himself full [...]

Villarreal are through to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals after another sound defensive display kept dominant Leverkusen’s comeback hopes at bay. Trailing 2-0 after the round of 16 first leg, Leverkusen were always up against it and though they met the challenge head on, the comeback was never really on the cards. Kyriakos Papadopoulos went [...]

Valencia conjured up the most devastating first-half performance the UEFA Europa League has witnessed as coach Gary Neville enjoyed the birthday of birthdays. The 41-year-old was screaming his displeasure at the concession of an early free-kick but by half-time he was pretty much skipping down the tunnel. Santi Mina was the creator-in-chief, breaking the deadlock [...]

Sevilla have one foot in the round of 16 after they launched their title defence in trademark UEFA Europa League style. Molde held their own for the opening 35 minutes, soaking up the pressure with few alarms, but once Fernando Llorente had broken the deadlock it looked like a matter of damage limitation. The towering [...]

Villarreal will take a narrow first-leg advantage to Naples after Denis Suárez’s thunderbolt of a free-kick earned the spoils in a tight UEFA Europa League round of 32 encounter at the Estadio El Madrigal. It was nip and tuck throughout as Napoli – the group stage’s top scorers – were kept at bay by a well-disciplined defensive [...]

Europa League Final: Sevilla v Dnipro

Holders Sevilla, who crushed Fiorentina, face unheralded Ukrainians Dnipro in the UEFA Europa League final in Warsaw on 27 May. The finalists progress to the Polish capital finale in wildly contrasting fashions. Sevilla, seeking a record fourth success in the competition, were firmly in the driving seat after last week’s 3-0 first leg success, and [...]

Two goal from Radamel Falcao helped Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 win over fellow Spaniards Athletic Bilbao and their second UEFA Europa League trophy in three seasons. Falcao, who also became the first player to win successive Europa League/UEFA Cups with different sides having scored the winning goal for Porto last season,opened the scoring on [...]