Europa League PREVIEW | Sevilla v Juventus

After ending their first-leg clash in a 1-1 draw, both Juventus and Sevilla will aim to get one top of their opponents and progress to the final of the Europa League.

Sevilla approach this game on the back of a dominating 3-0 win over Real Valladolid in La Liga. Rafa Mir, Papu Gomez and Jesus Corona were on the scoresheet as they climbed further up the table to consolidate a finish in the top half of the table. 

The Andalusian side were threatened by relegation for the first part of the season in an unusual campaign for them but they soon recuperated and special credit goes to Youssef En-Nesyri for not only steering his team away from bottom dwellers but for getting them back on track for a top-half finish.

Sevilla have won the Europa League title a record six times and they will be pursuing yet another to add to that tally. 

Meanwhile, Juventus will hope to continue their unbeaten run across all competitions to six matches in a row when they face a Spanish opponent tonight. Despite having a highly volatile season in all departments, the Bianconeri have come through and have taken a three-point cushion at second-place in the Serie A standings.

After failing to reach the Coppa Italia finals, manager Massimiliano Allegri will aim to grab the Europa League in order to drowse all the critical acclaim he has faced after taking charge. 

Results from their last five matches across all competitions





Team News

Jose Luis Mendilibar is expected to make several changes from his previous starting line-up. Scorer against Valladolid, Rafa Mir is set to make way for Youssef En-Nesyri who is having a terrific season.

Lucas Ocampos might be able to make it to the line-up after recovering from his injury. Yassine Bounou will replace Marko Dmitrovic as the Moroccan is the starting goalkeeper for the European competition.

As for Juventus, Paul Pogba, Leonardo Bonucci and Mattia De Sciglio are set to be sidelined for the match.

Angel Di Maria is expected to support Dusan Vlahovic up front. 

Predicted XIs

Sevilla (4-2-3-1): Bounou; Navas, Gudelj, Bade, Acuna; Fernando, Rakitic; Ocampos, Lamela, Gil; En-Nesyri

Juventus (3-5-1-1): Szczesny; Danilo, Gatti, Sandro; Cuadrado, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Di Maria; Vlahovic


Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN


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