Europa League - Semi-Final - 2nd Leg
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Europa League: Dnipro and Sevilla reach final

Yevhen Seleznyov
Yevhen Seleznyov won the Uefa Cup with Shakhtar Donetsk in 2009

Dnipro will play holders Sevilla in the final of the Europa League after defeating Serie A side Napoli.

The Ukrainians' striker Yevhen Seleznyov headed the only goal of the night to end Rafael Benitez's side's 10-game unbeaten run in the competition and seal a 2-1 aggregate win.

Sevilla of La Liga completed the job against Fiorentina, winning 2-0 in Italy and 5-0 on aggregate with goals from Carlos Bacca and Daniel Carrico.

The final is in Warsaw on 27 May.

Sevilla
Sevilla have won the Europa League/Uefa Cup three times in the last 10 years

The winners of the final will qualify for next season's Champions League.

Sevilla are likely to start as favourites to defend their crown, having recorded the competition's record aggregate margin of victory in a semi-final.

Bacca netted his 26th goal of the season to end any faint hopes of a Viola comeback - the Colombia forward hammering the ball into the back of the net after the hosts failed to deal with Ever Banega's free-kick from the right.

Just five minutes later, the victory was sealed when Carrico tapped home. Fiorentina's Josip Ilicic missed a penalty to complete a miserable night.

It was no better for their Serie A rivals Napoli in Ukraine as goalkeeper Denys Boyko produced an inspired performance to keep the tournament's top scorers out.

Seleznyov headed home a cross from deep - his second of the tie - to earn Dnipro their first appearance in a major European final.

Line-ups

Dnipropetrovsk

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 71BoykoBooked at 90mins
  • 44FedetskiyBooked at 44mins
  • 23Silva Bacelar
  • 14Cheberyachko
  • 12de Matos CruzBooked at 23mins
  • 7KankavaBooked at 75mins
  • 25Fedorchuk
  • 24LuchkevichSubstituted forNascimentoat 67'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 29Rotan
  • 10KonoplyankaSubstituted forVilela Gamaat 86'minutes
  • 11SeleznyovBooked at 70minsSubstituted forN Kalinicat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Vlad
  • 9N Kalinic
  • 16Lastuvka
  • 19Bezus
  • 20Vilela Gama
  • 28Shakhov
  • 99Nascimento

Napoli

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 45Andujar
  • 11Maggio
  • 33Albiol
  • 5Britos
  • 31GhoulamBooked at 81mins
  • 19López SilvaSubstituted forAdriano Bussat 79'minutes
  • 88Inler
  • 7CallejónBooked at 85mins
  • 23GabbiadiniBooked at 27minsSubstituted forHamsikat 55'minutes
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forMertensat 61'minutes
  • 9Higuaín

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 4Adriano Buss
  • 8Jorginho
  • 14Mertens
  • 17Hamsik
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 77Gargano
Referee:
Milorad Mazic

Match Stats

Home TeamDnipropetrovskAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home10
Away19
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home20
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1, Napoli 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1, Napoli 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Miguel Britos (Napoli).

  4. Post update

    Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Booking

    Denys Boyko (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raúl Albiol.

  7. Post update

    Matheus (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ruslan Rotan with a through ball following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Raúl Albiol (Napoli).

  9. Post update

    Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Miguel Britos (Napoli).

  11. Post update

    Nikola Kalinic (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Conceded by Mariano Andujar.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matheus (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Valeriy Fedorchuk.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nikola Kalinic (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nikola Kalinic (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matheus.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Raúl Albiol (Napoli) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Denys Boyko.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Maggio (Napoli) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

  19. Post update

    Miguel Britos (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Nikola Kalinic (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 14th May 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Mgladbach63301441012
2Villarreal6321157811
3FC Zürich62131014-47
4Apollon Limassol6105418-143

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Club Bruges6330102812
2Torino632193611
3HJK Helsinki6204511-66
4FC Copenhagen6114513-84

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas6330115612
2Tottenham632194511
3Asteras Tripolis6132710-36
4Partizan Belgrade602419-82

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg65102181316
2Celtic62221011-18
3Dinamo Zagreb62041215-36
4Astra Giurgiu6114615-94

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Moscow660093618
2PSV Eindhoven62228808
3Estoril Praia612378-15
4Panathinaikos6024611-52

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan633062412
2Dnipropetrovsk621345-17
3FK Qarabag613235-26
4Saint-Étienne605123-15

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Feyenoord6402106412
2Sevilla632185311
3HNK Rijeka621378-17
4Standard Liege6114410-64

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Everton6321103711
2Wolfsburg63121410410
3FK Krasnodar6132712-56
4Lille604239-64

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli6411113813
2BSC Young Boys6402137612
3Sparta Prague6312116510
4Slovan Bratislava6006120-190

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kyiv6501124815
2Aalborg BK6303510-59
3Steaua Bucharest621311927
4Rio Ave6114510-54

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fiorentina6411114713
2Guingamp631276110
3PAOK Salonika621310737
4Dinamo Minsk6114314-114

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Legia Warsaw650172515
2Trabzonspor631286210
3KSC Lokeren631244010
4Metalist Kharkiv6006310-70
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