Europa League - Final
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Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2-3 Sevilla

By Gary RoseBBC Sport
Sevilla
Sevilla have won the Europa League four times in the last 10 years
  • Sevilla first team to win four Europa League titles
  • Carlos Bacca scores twice for Spanish side
  • Winners qualify for 2015-16 Champions League
  • Dnipro were playing in first European final

Sevilla won a record fourth Europa League trophy after beating Dnipro in a thrilling final in Warsaw on Wednesday.

The Spanish side had to come back from a goal down as Nikola Kalinic headed Ukrainians Dnipro into an early lead.

Sevilla responded with two quick goals as Grzegorz Krychowiak drove in before Carlos Bacca rounded the goalkeeper.

Ruslan Rotan's clever free-kick made it 2-2, but Bacca broke through to seal victory for Sevilla and with it a place in next season's Champions League.

Unai Emery's side are the first to retain the Europa League trophy since it was rebranded in 2009, and they have now triumphed in the competition more times than any other team, having won the Uefa Cup in 2007 and 2008.

Sevilla's second chance
Sevilla are the first beneficiaries of the Europa League winners earning a place in the Champions League. They had initially missed out on a place in Europe's elite competition by finishing fifth in La Liga.

It was a far from comfortable victory though, as Dnipro belied their underdog tag with a spirited display in their first European final.

They had won just seven of their 16 matches en route to the final, scoring 13 goals in the process, but took a shock lead against Sevilla with their first attack.

A long ball was knocked on by former Blackburn striker Kalinic for Matheus, who waited for his team-mate to run into the area before sending in a cross for Kalinic to head home.

Sevilla immediately set about mounting a response, but found it difficult to break down a Dnipro side that had retreated into their own half.

Their equaliser came when Dnipro failed to clear Ever Banega's corner and Krychowiak drove a shot through a crowd and into the net.

Sevilla
Carlos Bacca scored seven goals in the Europa League, including two in Wednesday's final

Barely three minutes later the game was turned on its head when Sevilla took the lead. Former Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes split open the Dnipro defence with a fine ball and sent Bacca clear, allowing him to round the goalkeeper and slot home.

Dnipro had not scored more than one goal in a Europa League game in their previous six fixtures in the competition, but responded superbly to Sevilla's quick double to level matters before the break, Rotan expertly steering a 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.

That set things up nicely for more of the same after the restart, but ultimately the second half failed to match the tempo of the first and when Bacca was put through by Vitolo to slot home, there was no way back for Dnipro.

Sevilla coach Unai Emery said:

"It has been a lot of work. The whole side worked very well. We've had difficulties in all of the games.

"At half-time, we spoke about how this competition takes a lot out of you, and that we had to wait for our moment. We deserve this. We have to enjoy it."

Dnipro coach Myron Markevych said:

"Unfortunately we allowed Bacca the chance to be aggressive. We made a lot of mistakes in defence.

"Sevilla were more experienced, and I think that showed. But we tried to play our best game."

Line-ups

Dnipropetrovsk

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 71Boyko
  • 44Fedetskiy
  • 23Silva Bacelar
  • 14Cheberyachko
  • 12de Matos CruzBooked at 83mins
  • 7KankavaBooked at 17minsSubstituted forShakhovat 85'minutes
  • 25FedorchukSubstituted forBezusat 68'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 99Nascimento
  • 29RotanBooked at 75mins
  • 10Konoplyanka
  • 9N KalinicBooked at 45minsSubstituted forSeleznyovat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Vlad
  • 11Seleznyov
  • 16Lastuvka
  • 19Bezus
  • 20Vilela Gama
  • 24Luchkevich
  • 28Shakhov

Sevilla

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 29Rico
  • 22Vidal Parreu
  • 6Carrico MartinsBooked at 62mins
  • 15Kolodziejczak
  • 2Trémoulinas
  • 25Mbia
  • 4KrychowiakBooked at 45mins
  • 10ReyesSubstituted forAndújar Morenoat 59'minutes
  • 19BanegaSubstituted forIborraat 89'minutes
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 9BaccaBooked at 74minsSubstituted forGameiroat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Navarro Corbacho
  • 5Figueiras
  • 7Gameiro
  • 12Iborra
  • 13Beto
  • 17D Suárez
  • 23Andújar Moreno
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:
45,000

Match Stats

Home TeamDnipropetrovskAway TeamSevilla
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home12
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away11
Fouls
Home24
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2, FC Sevilla 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2, FC Sevilla 3.

  3. Post update

    Sergio Rico (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Evgen Seleznyov (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Coke (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Aleix Vidal.

  6. Post update

    Vitolo (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Léo Matos (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Léo Matos (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ruslan Rotan with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Conceded by Kevin Gameiro.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Conceded by Kevin Gameiro.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Conceded by Benoît Trémoulinas.

  12. Post update

    Matheus went off injured after Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk had used all subs.

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Sevilla. Vicente Iborra replaces Éver Banega.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Matheus (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Evgeniy Shakhov replaces Jaba Kankava.

  17. Post update

    Vitolo (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Evgen Seleznyov (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk).

  19. Booking

    Léo Matos (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Aleix Vidal (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Mgladbach63301441012
2Villarreal6321157811
3FC Zürich62131014-47
4Apollon Limassol6105418-143

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Club Bruges6330102812
2Torino632193611
3HJK Helsinki6204511-66
4FC Copenhagen6114513-84

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas6330115612
2Tottenham632194511
3Asteras Tripolis6132710-36
4Partizan Belgrade602419-82

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg65102181316
2Celtic62221011-18
3Dinamo Zagreb62041215-36
4Astra Giurgiu6114615-94

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Moscow660093618
2PSV Eindhoven62228808
3Estoril Praia612378-15
4Panathinaikos6024611-52

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan633062412
2Dnipropetrovsk621345-17
3FK Qarabag613235-26
4Saint-Étienne605123-15

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Feyenoord6402106412
2Sevilla632185311
3HNK Rijeka621378-17
4Standard Liege6114410-64

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Everton6321103711
2Wolfsburg63121410410
3FK Krasnodar6132712-56
4Lille604239-64

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli6411113813
2BSC Young Boys6402137612
3Sparta Prague6312116510
4Slovan Bratislava6006120-190

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kyiv6501124815
2Aalborg BK6303510-59
3Steaua Bucharest621311927
4Rio Ave6114510-54

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fiorentina6411114713
2Guingamp631276110
3PAOK Salonika621310737
4Dinamo Minsk6114314-114

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Legia Warsaw650172515
2Trabzonspor631286210
3KSC Lokeren631244010
4Metalist Kharkiv6006310-70
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