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Europa league semi-final draw : Sevilla v Shakhtar, Villa v Reds

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool earned a Europa League semi-final against Villarreal from their heroic comeback against his former side Borussia Dortmund.
Defending champions Sevilla face Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk in the second semi-final drawn Friday.
Liverpool, who hit back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to beat Borussia 4-3 and progress into the Europa League semis 5-4 on aggregate, have never played Villarreal before.
Sevilla ousted fellow Spaniards Athletic Bilbao on penalties in Thursday’s quarter-final in their bid to win a third consecutive Europa League.
The final is set for Basel, Switzerland, on May 18. The winners will get a place in next season’s Champions League group stages.
Liverpool are the only unbeaten side left in the competition, and goals from centre-backs Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren completed one of the great Anfield comebacks against Dortmund.
The first leg will be played in Villareal on April 28, with The Yellow Submarine heading to Merseyside for the return leg on May 5.
The Spanish outfit, currently fourth in La Liga, are looking to reach their maiden major European final, after Europa League last-four defeats in 2004 and 2011 and a Champions League semi-final loss in 2006.
Holders Sevilla have been drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk in the semi-finals of the Europa League, with Villarreal meeting Liverpool in the other tie.
Four-time record champions Sevilla required a penalty shoot-out to see off Athletic Bilbao on Thursday as Shakhtar crushed Braga.
The first-leg is in the Ukraine but will not be played in Donetsk due to the ongoing conflict in the country.
Liverpool needed a famous comeback to down Borussia Dortmund 5-4 on aggregate having trailed 4-2 with less than half an hour remaining in the second-leg.
On the other hand Villarreal, who host the first-leg, had little trouble disposing of Sparta Prague.
The draw keeps alive the chance of an all-Spanish final as in 2012 when Atletico Madrid defeated Bilbao 3-0.
The semi-final ties will be played on April 28 and May 5. The final is in Basel on May 18.


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