Europa League - Semi-Final - 1st Leg
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Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Sevilla

Kevin Gameiro celebrates
The match was played in Lviv, 800km to the west of Donetsk because of the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine

Holders Sevilla came from behind to earn a draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final in Lviv.

Sevilla, winners of the tournament in 2014 and 2015, led early on through Vitolo's close-range strike.

Marlos equalised with a composed finish from 18 yards before Taras Stepanenko headed the Ukrainian side in front before half-time.

But Kevin Gameiro's late penalty earned the Spaniards a draw.

The French attacker showed no signs of nerves, converting confidently from the spot after Facundo Ferreyra fouled Vitolo just inside the area.

The result leaves Sevilla on course for a third consecutive Europa League success, with the two away goals making them firm favourites to advance to the final in Basel.

No team has won three consecutive European titles since Bayern Munich achieved the feat 40 years ago, and if Unai Emery's side progress from next Thursday's second leg in Spain, only Liverpool or Villarreal stand between them and a piece of history. The first leg of that tie ended 1-0 to Villarreal.

Sevilla have not won away from home all season in La Liga and have managed just one victory on their travels in this competition, so a draw in Lviv represents a fine achievement.

But their home form is excellent - they have won 14 of 18 league games at their Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium - meaning their bid to become the first team to win the Europa League three times in a row remains very much alive.

Line-ups

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • 30Pyatov
  • 33SrnaBooked at 90mins
  • 5Kucher
  • 44Rakitskiy
  • 31Ismaily
  • 17MalyshevBooked at 89mins
  • 6Stepanenko
  • 11MarlosSubstituted forBernardat 90+2'minutes
  • 74Kovalenko
  • 28TaisonSubstituted forWellingtonat 90+1'minutes
  • 19FerreyraSubstituted forEduardoat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wellington
  • 10Bernard
  • 13Shevchuk
  • 14Kobin
  • 18Ordets
  • 22Eduardo
  • 32Kanibolotskiy

Sevilla

  • 31Soria Solís
  • 25Ferreira Filho
  • 3Rami
  • 6Carrico MartinsBooked at 40mins
  • 18EscuderoBooked at 27mins
  • 4KrychowiakBooked at 48mins
  • 15N'Zonzi
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 19Banega
  • 22KonoplyankaSubstituted forKrohn-Dehliat 59'minutesSubstituted forAndújar Morenoat 72'minutes
  • 9Gameiro

Substitutes

  • 1Rico
  • 5Kolodziejczak
  • 7Krohn-Dehli
  • 8Iborra
  • 14Cristóforo
  • 23Andújar Moreno
  • 24Llorente
Referee:
Szymon Marciniak
Attendance:
34,267

Match Stats

Home TeamShakhtar DonetskAway TeamSevilla
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Shakhtar Donetsk 2, Sevilla 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shakhtar Donetsk 2, Sevilla 2.

Booking

Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Coke (Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Foul by Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla).

Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Sevilla. Mariano tries a through ball, but Kevin Gameiro is caught offside.

Foul by Coke (Sevilla).

Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ismaily (Shakhtar Donetsk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bernard.

Corner, Shakhtar Donetsk. Conceded by Sergio Escudero.

Corner, Shakhtar Donetsk. Conceded by Éver Banega.

Corner, Shakhtar Donetsk. Conceded by Mariano.

Substitution

Substitution, Shakhtar Donetsk. Bernard replaces Marlos.

Substitution

Substitution, Shakhtar Donetsk. Wellington Nem replaces Taison.

Substitution

Substitution, Shakhtar Donetsk. Eduardo da Silva replaces Facundo Ferreyra.

Offside, Shakhtar Donetsk. Taison tries a through ball, but Marlos is caught offside.

Corner, Shakhtar Donetsk. Conceded by Sergio Escudero.

Booking

Maksim Malyshev (Shakhtar Donetsk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sergio Escudero (Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Maksim Malyshev (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Yaroslav Rakitskiy.

Attempt blocked. Éver Banega (Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mariano.

Foul by Adil Rami (Sevilla).

Viktor Kovalenko (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Éver Banega (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Foul by Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla).

Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Shakhtar Donetsk 2, Sevilla 2. Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty Sevilla. Vitolo draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Facundo Ferreyra (Shakhtar Donetsk) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Olexandr Kucher.

Attempt blocked. Vitolo (Sevilla) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Coke.

Attempt missed. Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Viktor Kovalenko (Shakhtar Donetsk) because of an injury.

Offside, Sevilla. Sergio Escudero tries a through ball, but Kevin Gameiro is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Coke replaces Michael Krohn-Dehli because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

A

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1Molde6321107311
2Fenerbahçe62317619
3Ajax61416607
4Celtic6033812-43

B

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1Liverpool624064210
2FC Sion62315509
3Rubin Kazan61326606
4Bordeaux604257-24

C

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1FK Krasnodar641194513
2B Dortmund6312105510
3PAOK Salonika61413307
4FK Qabala6024212-102

D

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1Napoli66002231918
2FC Midtjylland6213612-67
3Club Brugge6123411-75
4Legia Warsaw6114410-64

E

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1Rapid Vienna6501106415
2Villarreal6411126613
3Viktoria Plzen6114810-24
4Dinamo Minsk6105311-83

F

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1Sporting Braga641174313
2Marseille6402127512
3Slovan Liberec621368-27
4FC Groningen602428-62

G

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1Lazio6420136714
2Saint-Étienne623110739
3Dnipropetrovsk621368-27
4Rosenborg6024412-82

H

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1Lokomotiv Moscow6321127511
2Sporting63121411310
3Besiktas62317619
4Skenderbeu6105413-93

I

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1FC Basel6411105513
2Fiorentina6312116510
3Lech Poznan612326-45
4Belenenses612328-65

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tottenham6411126613
2Anderlecht631286210
3Monaco613259-46
4FK Qarabag611448-44

K

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1Schalke64201531214
2Sparta Prague6330105512
3Asteras Tripolis6114412-84
4Apoel Nicosia6105312-93

L

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1Ath Bilbao6411168813
2Augsburg6303121119
3Partizan Belgrade63031014-49
4AZ Alkmaar6114813-54
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