European Super Cup

Sevilla still frustrated by Barcelona supremacy despite valiant European Super Cup efforts

 August 14, 2015   John Welsh

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For supporters of Barcelona and Sevilla in Spain, the prospect of travelling to Tbilsi on the south-eastern edge of Europe would not have been a particularly pleasant prospect as both teams contested the European Super Cup in midweek. What followed as last season’s Champions and Europa League winners shared nine goals over 120 thrilling minutes, […]

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Sevilla Europa League 2014

Bela Guttmann curse haunts Benfica as Sevilla clinch Europa League trophy

 May 15, 2014   John Welsh

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Much has been written recently about the Bela Guttmann curse hovering over Benfica as they approached their Europa League Final with Sevilla, and it appeared that the subject afflicted the Portuguese team during their eventual defeat in Turin. Sevilla claimed victory via penalties after a 0-0 draw over 120 minutes of committed play but Benfica […]

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Europa League

Semi-Final drama proves that Europa League retains some importance

 May 2, 2014   John Welsh

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The Europa League has often attracted criticism for being too lengthy a competition and a tournament for those teams considered lightweight for participating in the later stages of the Champions League. Try telling that to the supporters of Juventus, Benfica, Valencia and Sevilla after an evening of pure drama and passionate football at the second […]

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