Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Napoli have been handed arguably the easiest draw in the Europa League semi-finals but the coach insists their opponents have proven themselves as a tough outfit

Friday, April 24, 2015

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The Brazil forward scored a brilliant goal but could not guide his side to the semi-finals, with Carlos Bacca earning a place after scoring one of Sevilla's crucial goals

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The Zenit forward curled in a shot from a good 40 yards but it was not enough to keep his team in the competition, as Kevin Gameiro's late effort put Sevilla through

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Both Tottenham and Southampton are in the hunt for qualification to Europe's secondary competition, but it has become something of a poisoned chalice in recent years

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The Spaniard has criticised the Napoli president for using methods from the 1970s and feels the decision to enforce a training camp only annoyed the players

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COMMENT: The Europa League holders were on the brink of elimination against Zenit, but somehow found a way to progress as their love affair with the tournament continued

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The Italian side secured their place in the Europa League semi-finals thanks to Mario Gomez and Juan Vargas after Jeremain Lens' first-half dismissal for the visitors

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Yevhen Shakhov's dramatic late winner secured the Ukrainian outfit's first ever semi-final appearance in European competition, ending the Belgian side's hopes for the treble

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Goals at the end of each half sealed the win after Jeremain Lens had been sent off for two yellow cards, the second of which was issued for diving

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The tournament's Spanish holders are aiming to win back-to-back titles for the second time, having previously won the trophy in consecutive years between 2005 and 2006

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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English clubs may have been eliminated from the competition but 22 players who previously featured in the league are battling for a place at the final in Warsaw

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The Portuguese winger, who has been strongly linked with a move to Besiktas this summer, was man of the match when the Russian club won the Uefa Super Cup in 2008

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The Germany winger returned to his home country from Chelsea to seek more regular football at Wolfsburg but has found the net only once in his first 16 games

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Last week's first-leg tie between these two sides proved to be a tight affair and our tipster is not expecting a glut of goals when they meet again in Florence on Thursday