Semifinals of the Europa League and Conference League: classified, table, crosses and when they are

The big surprise in the quarterfinals of the Europa League was reserved for Sevilla against Manchester United, but there was another team that dreamed of her. It was the modest Union St. Gilloise although in the end Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen imposed his greatest experience to stir the tie (1-4) on the fast track. The Germans very quickly tipped the balance in their favor with a goal from Diaby in minute 2. Since then it was a breeze for the pupils trained by the Spanish coach, who even got to 0-3 on the scoreboard. The 1-1 in the first leg was a mirage and Leverkusen ended up thrashing in Belgium. Another miracle from Xabi Alonso at the helm of Bayer Leverkusen.

The German team will face Mourinho’s Roma in the semifinals, who suffered the unspeakable to eliminate a magnificent Feyenoord in a duel of power to power. The 1-0 in Rotterdam invited equality and that’s how it was. Spinazzola tied the series in the second half, but the Brazilian Igor Paixao caused the Dutch revelry with the 1-1. However, when Rome needed him most, he appeared magician Dybala to send the clash to extra time when the clock was already dying and the giallorossi they looked eliminated. With the unconditional support of Olímpico de Roma, the Italians were better than the Dutch in extra time and El Shaarawy prevented the clash from going to the penalty lottery with his goal at 101 ‘. Pellegrini put the finishing touch and certified the cross between Xabi Alonso and Mourinho.

On the other side of the box will be the star tie. Sevilla gave the campaign by getting off Manchester United and will face a dangerous Juventus who managed to come out on top in Lisbon and assert the 1-0 first leg in Italy, after the 1-1 this Thursday against Sporting de Portugal . A goal from Rabiot was enough for the Vecchia Signora not to lose in Lisbon and to put both feet in the semifinals. A Juventus-Sevilla duel, which can be considered an early Europa League final. The first leg will be in Turin and the return, in the Pizjuán.

Xabi Alonso.
Xabi Alonso.YVES HERMANREUTERS

The first legs of the semifinals will be played on May 11 and the return ones a week later, on May 18. The grand final will be played on May 31 at the Puskas Arena in Budapest (Hungary).

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Conference League: everyone against Fiorentina

The second edition of the Conference League He has left some very even semifinal crosses. Fiorentina is the main favorite to repeat the victory of an Italian team in the third European competition, but they had to suffer a lot against Lech Poznan to advance to the semifinals despite the 1-4 loss in the first leg in Poland. The visitors were winning 0-3 although Sottil and Castrovilli gave Luka Jovic’s team peace of mind, who started and played 70 minutes.

The viola They will have Basel as a rival. Nice needs to beat Basel in their stadium and they touched it with their fingers. After the 2-2 in Switzerland, the French came out more ambitious and after nine minutes they were already winning 1-0 thanks to a goal from Laborde. But Basel tried by all means to equalize and almost at the end of the match, the Frenchman Jean-Kevin Augustin managed to send the game to the extra period. An extension that sank Nice and gave wings to Basel who ended up winning the match (1-2) and going to the semifinals.

Riccardo Sottil, from Fiorentina.
Riccardo Sottil, from Fiorentina.CLAUDIO GIOVANNINIEFE

While, the other semifinal will face one of the ‘coconuts’, David Moyes’ West Ham who brought out all his quality when he needed it most. Englishmen they were able to eliminate Genk, after the 1-1 first leg on Belgian soil. Those from London recovered from Genk’s initial goal and a double from Michael Antonio and two goals from Paquetá and Declan Rice served to turn the result around. The emotion was also installed in the other quarterfinal clash. He AZ Alkmaar quickly neutralized the 2-0 in the first leg with which Anderlecht started of the first leg in Belgium. So much equality between both teams ended in the penalty shootout where the locals were more successful, after the rulings of Vertonghen and Sardella. So the bad luck of Belgian football that aspired to three European semifinalists and finally did not get any was culminated. West Ham and AZ Alkmaar will compete for a place in the grand final on June 7 in Prague (Czech Republic). The semifinal matches are scheduled for Thursday the 11th, the first leg, and the second leg on May 18.

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