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Sevilla reach Europa League semi-finals

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Pin Sevilla beat Wolves 1-0. AFP
Sevilla beat Wolves 1-0. AFP

Sevilla reach Europa League semi-finals

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Sevilla qualified for the semi-finals of the Europa League on Tuesday after they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Five-time competition winners Sevilla face Manchester United on Sunday after snatching a last gasp 1-0 win over Wolves.

The La Liga side made it through to their last four clash with United thanks to Lucas Ocampos' brilliant headed winner with less than two minutes left on the clock, which ended Wolves' dreams of European glory.

The Premier League outfit thought they were set to make the perfect start in the 11th minute when Adam Traore set off on a sensational surge towards goal from his own half and was chopped down in the area by Diego Carlos.

However Raul Jimenez, who had scored all of his previous eight penalties for Wolves, sent a weak spot-kick towards Yassine Bounou, who could hardly believe his luck as he batted the Mexican's tame shot aside.

That was to be Wolves' last shot on target of the match as chances became hard to come by, although Sevilla began to take a stranglehold on the play and force Wolves back into their own half.

Wolves, who were missing wing-back Jonny after the Spaniard damaged his cruciate knee ligament in the 1-0 win over Olympiakos that booked them a place in the last eight, struggled to get hold of the ball and keep it when they did.

However Sevilla couldn't carve out many clear-cut opportunities, with Wolves' defence managing to snuff out their opponents when they did manage to break free.

The first good chance of the second half came when Jules Kounde met Suso's beautifully flighted cross in the 66th minute, but the Frenchman had to stretch for the ball and sent it looping over the bar.

Eleven minutes later Rui Patricio did well to tip over Ever Banega's dipping free-kick as Wolves began to rock, but the goalkeeper could do nothing to stop Sevilla's winner with two minutes left.

Banega was again at the heart of the action, whipping in a fizzing cross that Lucas Ocampos did brilliantly to guide into the bottom corner and send his team into the semis.

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