The Europa League saw some intriguing semi finals matches.
Shakhtar Donetsk and Sevilla played out a 2-2 draw with Vitolo scoring first for Sevilla in the 6th minutes before goals to Marlos in the 23rd minute and Taras Stepanenko in the 36th minute gave Shakhtar a 2-1 lead at halftime. Sevilla were able to salvage a draw after Kevin Gameiro scored a penalty in the 82nd minute. This gives Sevilla 2 away goals which may become valuable heading into the second leg.
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Sevilla
Marlos (23) Vitolo (6)
Taras Stepanenko (36) Kevin Gameiro (82 Penalty)
13 Shots 9
4 On Target 4
47% Possession (%) 53%
8 Corners 5
314/369 Passes Completed/Passes Attempted 377/445
A late goal by Adrián López gave Villarreal a 1-0 win and ended Lverpool’s unbeaten run in this season’s Europa League. It was a competitive match with both teams working hard to try and score. Both teams had chances throughout the 90 minutes and it looked like a 0-0 draw was on the cards until Adrián López scored in the 92nd minute from a great cross from Denis Suarez to give his side the victory. Villarreal now has an advantage heading to the second leg at Anfield.
Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool
Adrián López (90+2)
9 Shots 13
3 On Target 2
52% Possession (%) 48%
7 Corners 3
385/445 Passes Completed/Passes Attempted 469/527