Sevilla will take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the second leg semi-final of the Europa League on Thursday, May 5, at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, starting 7:05 PM GMT.
As per the official UEFA website, Sevilla FC’s could reach the Europa League finals for the third successive time “as they welcome FC Shakhtar Donetsk” in their semi-final decider. Sevilla star Vitolo stated that home advantage would be the key ahead of Thursday night’s encounter.
“I don’t have to say anything, the fans know how important the game is,” said Vitolo. “We must go after the game from the first minute. We’ll fight with all our strength to get to the final.
“They are very competitive, they have good people like Taison or Marlos. We’re working well in our matches and in training in order to face the attacks when the day comes.”
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Shakhter would hope to get the better of Sevilla in their away clash. As per the Four Four Two reports, Striker Facundo Ferreyra commented that the match could be the biggest game of his career.
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“This game is really the most important in my career,” he told the club’s website.
“Counter-attacking is the style of play which causes difficulties for Sevilla. And we must not allow them to take the ball. They have some technical and fast players who boast very good passing.
“I think the match will not be much different from the one in Lviv. But this time, the opponents will play at home. In any case, they will have to charge forward and expose themselves in front of the home stands. At the same time, it would be nice if they leave us some space for counter-attacks.
“We will also need to attack because the draw is not our option. We must score.”
Date: Thursday, 5 May 2016
Time: 7:05 PM GMT, 8:05 PM CET
Venue: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Live Stream: BT Sport