By Ayyaz Malik
After both enjoyed good results in their first leg Europa league first leg matches, it was of little surprise some may argue that Sevilla and Dnipro qualified for the Europa League final. Sevilla who have had somewhat of a monopoly after winning this tournament on three occasions with in the last 10 years.
Dnipro who will be competing in their first final in Warsaw, beat Italian giants 2-1 over two legs. Napoli who are managed by former Europa League winning manager Rafael Benitez came into their match with the Ukrainian side knowing they needed to score after the 1-1 draw in Naples – but sadly they never looked likely as Yehven Selezynov headed home the only goal of the night.
In the other semi-final Spanish giants Sevilla easily dispatched of Italian side Fiorentina with a 5-0 aggregate win. Goals by Carlos Bacca and Daniel Carrico sealed what was an already convincing win for the La Liga giants. Sevilla will now look to continue their recent monopoly of the Europa league when they face Ukraine’s Dnipro. A forgone conclusion one might say, we say a match isn’t won on paper – but rather on the football pitch.
The final between Dnipro and Sevilla will be in Warsaw Poland on 27th May.