Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Allianz Stadium when Juventus and Sevilla square off against each other in the Europa League semis, first leg. The Bianconeri survived Sporting in the previous round and they are seen as favourites to eliminate the La Liga outfit in the upcoming double-header. Considering that Max Allegri’s men produced a fine display in a 2-0 win over Atalanta, home win should be considered. All Dusan Vlahovic, Federico Chiesa, and Filip Kostic are pushing for a start, while Leandro Paredes is back from the domestic ban.
Los Sevillanos, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team winning four of their last five league matches. Jose Luis Mendilibar’s troops, though, are not regarded as good travellers and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Juve’s party at Allianz Stadium. Nianzou Kouassi is a major doubt, while both Teixeira Marcao and Joao Jordan are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Angel di Maria):
Angel Di Maria is a professional footballer who played for Argentine side Rosario Central at the start of his senior career. The left-footed winger is very quick on the ball and he often makes life difficult for opposition defenders. After playing for Benfica between 2007 and 2010, the Argentine superstar signed for Real Madrid on 28 June, 2010 for a fee of €25 million + €11 million in bonuses.
Despite impressing with los Blancos in the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, the club chiefs decided to sell him to Manchester United on 26 August, 2014. Di Maria was playing below expectations at Old Trafford and he scored three goals in 27 league games for the Red Devils.
In 2015 he moved to Paris Saint-Germain and he scored 10 goals in 29 league appearances for les Parisiens in the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign. In 2014 he won the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid and that is considered the biggest success of his career. Angel Di Maria was born in Rosario on 14 February, 1988.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is a Spanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Division and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.
Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most successful club in the Europa League.
The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.