Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Sevilla triumphed in 2014-15 but the Champions League's sister competition will get underway again in June and Goal has compiled the key draw dates for next season's campaign

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The Reds had qualified for a place in the third qualifying round of the European competition after finishing sixth in the Premier League, but have now been bumped up

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Finalists Dnipro and Sevilla dominate the competition's best XI after their superb runs but there is also room for Napoli, Club Brugge and Wolfsburg stars

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Unai Emery's team became the most successful side in the competition's history by winning their fourth title against Dnipro, who could not keep Carlos Bacca at bay

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The Portuguese centre-back thinks the sought-after coach is one of the world's best and hopes Champions League football will help persuade him to remain in Spain

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The Colombian striker scored twice as the Rojiblancos made history in Poland, while team-mate Aleix Vidal is hoping that coach Unai Emery stays at the Sanchez Pizjuan

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The Spanish side lifted the trophy for the fourth time - and second consecutive year - after a thrilling 3-2 victory over Dnipro on Wednesday

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The Sevilla midfielder was elated after his side won a second consecutive title, retaining the trophy again, and thanked Unai Emery for the chance to win silverware with the club

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The thrilling second-tier showpiece provided the perfect denouement to Wednesday following the arrests and recriminations at Fifa which had dogged the build-up to the final

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Two goals from the opportunistic Carlos Bacca saw the Rojiblancos retain their Europa League title, with Grzegorz Krychowiak also bagging a rare goal in his native Poland

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Nikola Kalinic opened the scoring but the Rojiblancos replied through Grzegorz Krychowiak and Bacca, and although Ruslan Rotan levelled, the Colombian had the final word

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The midfielder suffered a blow to the head in the late stages of the game against Sevilla and fell to the ground shortly afterwards

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back the reigning champions to retain their European crown at a vastly enhanced price of 5/1 for Wednesday's final in Warsaw

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A European club final could be played under a roof for the first time in history on Wednesday - and the hosts of Dnipro - Sevilla now have other targets to aim for

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The whole of Ukraine has cheered on Myron Markevych’s side, who have not won a trophy for a quarter of a century, and they will be well-backed once again in Poland

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The Chelsea manager's words have led him to contradict himself once again and attempt to deny a team well worthy of Champions League football a spot in the competition

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The Rojiblancos boss stands on the verge of securing back-to-back Europa League victories but has been linked with a move to Italy as an alternative to Carlo Ancelotti

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The free scoring Spanish side are clear favorites to retain their European title on Wednesday in Warsaw and possess a number of potential goal scorers amongst their ranks