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Thursday October 3 2019
Sevilla, Getafe and Espanyol record Europa League victories

Sevilla, Getafe and Espanyol all recorded Europa League victories in an impressive night for Spanish sides in the competition.

Javier Hernandez’s first half goal was enough for Sevilla to earn a 1-0 win at home to APOEL Nicosia and put them in control of Group A - a victory which was their 100th in European competition.

Espanyol recorded just their second win in nine matches in all competitions as they triumphed 2-0 at CSKA Moscow to ease the pressure on under-fire boss David Gallego.

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Wednesday September 25 2019
Seville to host 2021 Europa League final

Sevilla's Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium will stage next season's UEFA Europa League final on Wednesday 26 May 2021.

The stadium previously hosted the 1986 European Cup final between Barcelona and Steaua București, when the Romanian club delivered one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history with a penalty shootout victory.

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Friday August 30 2019
Eden Hazard named best Europa League player

Real Madrid star Eden Hazard was awarded the Europa League best player in the 2018/19 campaign on Friday by UEFA.

The Belgian international propelled Chelsea to last season’s title - including scoring twice in a 4-1 final victory over London rivals Arsenal - before a €100m summer move to Los Blancos.

Hazard could not attend the ceremony, which coincided with the group stage draw - featuring Sevilla, Getafe and Espanyol - as he is recovering from injury in the Spanish capital.

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Friday August 30 2019
Europa League group stage draw confirmed

Sevilla, Getafe and Espanyol have all discovered their group stage opponents of this season’s Europa League competition.

Sevilla - who have won the competition a record five times - have been drawn along with APOEL from Cyprus, Azerbaijani champions Qarabag and Luxembourg’s Dudelange.

Getafe, who have previously reached the quarter-finals of the competition, have been paired with Basel, Krasnodar and Trabzonspor of Turkey.

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Friday August 9 2019
Espanyol dedicate European win to Dani Jarque

Espanyol defeated FC Luzern 3-0 away from home in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying round tie.

The result came on the tenth anniversary of the death of their former captain Dani Jarque, who died of a heart attack in pre-season ahead of the 2009-10 campaign.

Jarque passed away ages 26 and the Espanyol players paid tribute to the former central defender after their goals went in against the Swiss side.

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Monday June 10 2019
Sevilla's Jose Antonio Reyes tribute for Europa League

Sevilla will use the slogan ‘Reyes de Europa’ (Kings of Europe) in their bid to host the 2021 Europa League final, it has been confirmed.

The slogan is part of the club’s tribute to their late former captain Jose Antonio Reyes, who passed away, aged 35, following a car accident earlier this month.

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Friday April 19 2019
Valencia cruise into Europa League semi-finals

Valencia cruised into the semi-finals of the Europa League with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Spanish rivals Villarreal.

Los Che’s progress means that La Liga has now had a semi-finalist in each of the last six editions of the competition, and they will face Arsenal at the semi-final stage.

Leading 3-1 from the first leg, Toni Lato gave Marcelino’s side the lead in the first half at the Mestalla before captain Dani Parejo ended the tie as a contest nine minutes after the break.

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Friday March 15 2019
Europa League quarter final draw: Valencia to face Villarreal

Valencia and Villarreal, the two remaining Spanish sides in the Europa League, will face each other in the quarter-finals of this season’s competition.

Los Che are among the tournament favourites having knocked out Celtic and Krasnodar to reach the last eight of the competition and will face Villarreal, who lie 60km from their home city.

The Yellow Submarine are struggling in La Liga this season – sitting just one place outside the relegation zone – but have shown impressive form in Europe.

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Friday February 22 2019
Europa League last 16 draw confirmed

Three Spanish clubs have learned their fate for the last 16 draw of this season’s Europa League following Friday’s draw in Nyom.

Sevilla – who have won the competition a record five times, with all coming from 2006 onwards – will face Slavia Prague.

Valencia, who dropped down into the competition from the Champions League and have already defeated Celtic, will face Krasnodar.

Villarreal will face Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg after defeating Sporting CP.

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Wednesday February 20 2019
Pablo Machin calls on Sevilla 'to lift their heads'

Sevilla boss Pablo Machin has called on his players to ‘lift their heads’ for Wednesday’s Europa League return leg against Lazio.

The Andalusian side lead 1-0 from the first leg ahead of the return in Seville, thanks to Wissam Ben Yedder’s away goal, but have won just two of their last eight domestic matches.

“We have to lift our heads,” Machin told a pre-match press conference.

“We’ve had worse times. They’re part of football, especially when you’re a team like us with big objectives.

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