Europa League - Semi-Final - 2nd Leg
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Sevilla 3-1 Shakhtar Donetsk (agg 5-3)

Kevin Gameiro scores
Kevin Gameiro scored three times in the tie

Sevilla remain on course to win a record third consecutive Europa League title after they beat Shakhtar Donetsk to set up a final against Liverpool.

After a 2-2 first-leg draw in Ukraine, the Spaniards took control when Kevin Gameiro raced clear to score early on.

Former Arsenal striker Eduardo equalised with a close-range finish just before half-time.

But Gameiro tapped in his second after the break and Mariano smashed in from 25 yards to send Sevilla through.

French forward Gameiro proved the difference in the tie, scoring three goals over the two legs to take his tally to 28 for the season and he is likely to be the main threat in the final against Liverpool, who overcame Villarreal 3-1 on aggregate in the other semi-final.

It is not just the trophy at stake when the two sides meet in Switzerland, with the winner guaranteed a place in the group stages of next season's Champions League.

And for Sevilla, there is also the opportunity to add to their own illustrious history in this competition.

No team has won the Europa League - or its predecessor the Uefa Cup - on three consecutive occasions, with Sevilla (2006 and 2007, 2014 and 2015) and Real Madrid (1985 and 1986) the only sides to have retained the trophy.

That could change in Basel on 18 May, when Unai Emery's side look to do to Liverpool what they did to Dnipro last year and Benfica in 2014, and in the process lift the trophy for a fifth time - another record.

Line-ups

Sevilla

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 31Soria Solís
  • 25Ferreira Filho
  • 3Rami
  • 6Carrico Martins
  • 2TrémoulinasSubstituted forEscuderoat 74'minutes
  • 4Krychowiak
  • 15N'Zonzi
  • 23Andújar Moreno
  • 19BanegaBooked at 30minsSubstituted forCristóforoat 89'minutes
  • 20Machín PérezBooked at 87mins
  • 9GameiroSubstituted forIborraat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rico
  • 8Iborra
  • 14Cristóforo
  • 18Escudero
  • 21Martín Pareja
  • 22Konoplyanka
  • 24Llorente

Shakhtar Donetsk

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Pyatov
  • 33SrnaBooked at 48mins
  • 5KucherBooked at 20mins
  • 44RakitskiyBooked at 14mins
  • 31dos SantosBooked at 90mins
  • 17Malyshev
  • 6StepanenkoBooked at 76mins
  • 11MarlosBooked at 11minsSubstituted forSilva Sanches Aguiarat 84'minutes
  • 74Kovalenko
  • 28TaisonSubstituted forBernardat 76'minutes
  • 22Alves da SilvaBooked at 61minsSubstituted forDentinhoat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Silva Sanches Aguiar
  • 9Dentinho
  • 10Bernard
  • 14Kobin
  • 18Ordets
  • 19Ferreyra
  • 32Kanibolotskiy
Referee:
Björn Kuipers
Attendance:
41,286

Match Stats

Home TeamSevillaAway TeamShakhtar Donetsk
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home19
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sevilla 3, Shakhtar Donetsk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sevilla 3, Shakhtar Donetsk 1.

  3. Post update

    Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Vicente Iborra (Sevilla).

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ismaily (Shakhtar Donetsk).

  7. Post update

    Coke (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Wellington Nem (Shakhtar Donetsk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Escudero (Sevilla).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Sevilla. Sebastián Cristóforo replaces Éver Banega.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ismaily (Shakhtar Donetsk) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bernard.

  12. Booking

    Vitolo (Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Vitolo (Sevilla).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wellington Nem.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Shakhtar Donetsk. Dentinho replaces Eduardo da Silva.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Shakhtar Donetsk. Wellington Nem replaces Marlos.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vitolo.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Molde6321107311
2Fenerbahçe62317619
3Ajax61416607
4Celtic6033812-43

B

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

C

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

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli66002231918
2FC Midtjylland6213612-67
3Club Bruges6123411-75
4Legia Warsaw6114410-64

E

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

F

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

G

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

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lokomotiv Moscow6321127511
2Sporting63121411310
3Besiktas62317619
4Skenderbeu6105413-93

I

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

J

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

K

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

L

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