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Sevilla hoping to retain Europa League crown

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Sevilla will be looking to retain the Europa League trophy on Wednesday night
Sevilla will be looking to retain the Europa League trophy on Wednesday night

Spanish outfit Sevilla face a tricky Europa League final against competition underdogs Dnipro in Warsaw on Wednesday night.

Unai Emery’s team finished fifth in La Liga, but finished just one point behind Valencia after a storming end to their campaign.

The Andalusian’s will have a second chance of claiming a Champions League spot tonight if they came overcome Ukrainian dark horses Dnipro.

Dnipro have been the shock package in the Europa League this season and have beaten the likes of Ajax and Napoli on course to the final.

However, the Ukrainians have won just seven of their games in the Europa League, so Sevilla will be confident of claiming their ninth win in ten games in the competition.

Sevilla heads into this game in very good form, having suffered just one loss in their last 14 games in all competitions. Emery’s team has also scored 26 goals in those 14 games and are in good goal scoring form.

Dnipro, unlike Sevilla, still have a chance to qualify for the Champions League via their domestic league. They currently sit third in the Ukrainian top-flight, just two points behind Shakhtar Donetsk who occupy second place, with just a game left in the league campaign.

Dnipro kept their hopes of Champions League qualification alive with a 3-2 win over Shakhtar last weekend. However, they will be hoping to secure a place in Europe’s elite competition by recording a shock win over the Spaniards in Wednesday’s final.

If they do Dnipro will only be the third Ukrainian team after Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk to have won European trophies in the history of the game.

However, with Sevilla currently in form it looks more likely that Sevilla will win their second consecutive Europa League title and clinch that lucrative Champions League spot for next season.

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