With fighting in the east of Ukraine ongoing, Artem Fedetskyi dedicated Dnipro's win over Napoli to the soldiers defending his country.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
The coach has warned his side not to treat Dnipro lightly but is relishing another final as the club looks to defend its trophy.
After the high of Juventus' sensational elimination of Real Madrid, Italian soccer was offered a wake-up call by virtue of a pair of dreadful Europa League displays.
Vincenzo Montella accused Fiorentina's fans of showing disrespect following the club's UEFA Europa League semifinal loss to Sevilla.
The Ukrainian side will play in its first ever European cup final thanks to Yevhen Seleznyov's second-half winning goal in a thrilling clash in Kiev.
Unai Emery's outfit earn the chance to defend its Europa League crown as it progresses to the final after comfortably dispatching the Viola in Florence.
Sevilla cruised into a second straight UEFA Europa League final after a 2-0 win at Fiorentina sealed a 5-0 aggregate victory.
Dnipro striker Yevhen Seleznyov repaid his coach's faith to send the Ukrainian side to the Europa League final with a 1-0 win over Napoli.
The Italians had the better of last week's meeting at the San Paolo but Yevhen Seleznyov's late leveller means that the Ukrainians now only need a scoreless draw to progress
An Aleix Vidal double and a goal from Kevin Gameiro have left the reigning Europa League champions perfectly placed to reach the final again ahead of their trip to Italy
Goal talks to the coaches who watched a young left back become one of the biggest stars in Africa — and a key player for Fiorentina ahead of its clash with Sevilla.
Liverpool and Tottenham look set to battle for the Dnipro winger's signature, who is on the verge of leading his current club to a first European final, writes Jonathan Wilson.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Rafael Benitez expects a better performance from the officials after first-leg controversy in the UEFA Europa League semifinal.
Sevilla coach Unai Emery wants his side to secure its place in the UEFA Europa League final in style at Fiorentina.
The odds may be stacked firmly against Fiorentina in the Europa League but the club's coach still retains some hope.
Napoli travels to Ukraine on Tuesday needing a goal if it is to progress to the UEFA Europa League final at the expense of Dnipro.
Fiorentina must overcome a 3-0 deficit against Sevilla, but Vincenzo Montella refuses to give up on reaching the UEFA Europa League final.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
After conceding a late equalizer in their UEFA Europa League semifinal with Dnipro, Napoli coach Rafael Benitez was not pleased.
The Partenopei conceded a controversial late goal to Dnipro, sparking outrage from their president, who claimed that the Europa League is "worthless."
He had not even played top flight Spanish football this time two years ago, but playing in an unfamiliar role Vidal fired his side to the brink of a European final.