Sevilla are through to yet another Europa League semi-final where they will play Manchester United.
The Spanish side – who have won the competition five times – beat Wolves 1-0 last night thanks to a late goal from Lucas Ocampos.
It was a deserved victory for the Spanish side and it’s yet more evidence of the stellar job Julen Lopetegui is doing at the club.
Sevilla finished fourth in La Liga and are beginning to look like a team capable of challenging the very best once again.
United will have revenge on their minds ahead of their meeting on Sunday evening after their last encounter in European competition.
Back in 2018, Sevilla recorded a famous 2-1 victory at Old Trafford to knock Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils out of the Champions League.
But if United want revenge this time around, they’re going to have to silence one player in particular; Ever Banega.
The 32-year-old Argentine is enjoying one of the best seasons of his illustrious career and was comfortably the best player on the pitch against Wolves.
You can watch Banega’s highlights from the game below.
The guy just oozes class. His passing range is outstanding and few players on the planet are better at dictating the tempo of a game.
Banega had 140 touches of the ball (not a single Wolves player had more than 44), completed 103 passes and delivered the assist for Ocampos’ late winner.
If United are to get the better of Sevilla, they’re going to have to have a game-plan in place to nullify the influence of Banega.
The semi-final could be the Argentine’s last game for the Andalusian club, as he has already signed a deal with Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia for next season.
He’ll be eager to leave on a high and United will need to be at their very best to stop that from happening.
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