Sevilla vs Shakhtar: preview

Wednesday, May 4, 2016



In the Europa League semi-final return game, the Pitmen are playing Sevilla away. We bring you the match announcement

May 5, Seville, Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, 22:05
Live broadcast on Ukraina and Futbol 1 TV channels

Before the match

A week ago, Sevilla managed to avoid defeat at the Arena Lviv. The charges of Emery achieved a productive away draw. It gives the Spanish team a slight advantage before the return leg. The Pitmen need to score away and win.

Referee - Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Assistant referees - Sander van Rukel, Erwin Zeynstra (both from Netherlands)
Additional assistant referees - Paul van Boekel, Richard Liesveld (both from Netherlands)
Fourth official - Mario Dix (Netherlands)
Referee observer - Markus Nobs (Switzerland)


Last Sunday, Sevilla suffered a narrow defeat at Espanyol in the 36th round of the Primera. In this encounter, Unai Emery fielded another set of players: the starting line-up did not feature a single player who had appeared in the game against Shakhtar. This can be easily explained by the desire to preserve the players’ strength and attitude to the crucial Europa League semi-final.

Michael Krohn-Delhi won’t appear, since he got seriously injured in the first encounter in Lviv. It was also reported previously about the absence of Jose Antonio Reyes.

Match background

Teams played 3 games. In the 2006/07 season, after drawing at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, the Spaniards won after extra time in Donetsk – 3-2. The first semi-final game of the current Europa League edition had no winner. The aggregate goal difference is 6-7.

Interesting facts

Shakhtar and Sevilla started the current season in the Champions League.

The three previous meetings between Shakhtar and Sevilla in the UEFA Cup/Europa League ended 2-2 in normal time.