Now, four years later, the Sevilla boss has vowed to return the favour by ensuring a night to remember when his own players compete for the same prize against fellow Spanish club Espanyol in Glasgow on Wednesday night.
"I certainly remember it was a beautiful match for Seville," he said. "There were no problems with the Celtic fans who went with the team. Despite the result, they were all happy. I think Sevilla will give back the same care and friendship as Celtic. We must also remember it was a great match and I hope we will see another great match."
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