Sevilla defeated the Wolves to set up Europa league semis against Manchester United

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Europa League 2020 Wolves vs Sevilla highlights – Sevilla FC defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 to set up a Europa League semifinal against their counterparts, Manchester United. The entire match was see-sawing with both teams looking to score till the very end of the match. Sevilla were clearly a better team on paper with the ball possession percentage of the entire game being 76 percent in their favour. They attempted 18 total shots in the game out of which 5 were on target as compared to a mere 6 shots by the Wolves out of which just a couple were on target. Sevilla also enjoyed a superior pass accuracy of 90 percent as compared to 68 percent for the Wolves. The Spanish team were able to create 82 percent successful longballs while the Wolves created just 33 percent successful longballs.europa league 2020 wolves vs sevilla highlights

Europa League 2020 Wolves vs Sevilla highlights

All of this superiority on the paper couldn’t provide Sevilla with a much-needed goal till the very end when midfielder Lucas Ocampos scored in the 88th minute with a wonderful assist from Éver Banega. The goal was a result of a phenomenal header from Ocampos after Banega provided him with a direct cross at the centre of the box. The ball went past goalkeeper Rui Patricio into the bottom left corner of the goal.

Europa League 2020 Wolves vs Sevilla highlights

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The English side will regret missing their big chance in the 13th minute when forward Raul Jimenez could not successfully convert a penalty kick after Diego Carlos’ foul. His hesitant right-footed shot was saved by the Spanish team’s goalkeeper in the bottom right corner. Interestingly, Jimenez missed a penalty for the first time. He had converted his last 8 penalties for the team successfully. The Wolves were playing their first Europa League quarterfinals in 48 years.

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The first half after the penalty miss was dominated by Sevilla, still with no goal from either side. The scoreline remained goalless at the end of the first half. The second half was largely similar as the Spanish team kept passing the ball around in the midfield with very few openings. Even the Wolves didn’t pose many challenges to the Spanish team.

Europa League 2020 Wolves vs Sevilla highlights

The win has allowed the five-times champions Sevilla FC to contest the semi-final against the Red Devils who are looking to break through the challenge and win their first Europa League title after 3 years. The clash between Sevilla and Manchester United is scheduled on Sunday at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Germany.

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