Sevilla FC, one of the most decorated clubs in Spanish football, is set to take on some of Europe’s top clubs in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Last year, Sevilla reached the UEFA Europa League final but lost to Liverpool. This year, they’re out for revenge and are looking to make a deep run in the tournament.
Topping Group E won’t be easy for Sevilla, as they’ll be facing up against Premier League champions Chelsea, Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich, and Belgian league winners AS Monaco.
But with a talented squad led by captain Sergio Escudero and manager Eduardo Berizzo, Sevilla is definitely capable of making it out of the group stage.
Some of Sevilla’s key players include Wissam Ben Yedder, who scored twice in their recent win over Espanyol; Ever Banega, who was recently named vice-captain of the team; and Steven N’Zonzi, who was a key player in their Europa League victory in 2016.
Sevilla will kick off its Champions League campaign on September 12th when they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. It’ll be a tough match but Sevilla will be determined to get a good result against last year’s champions.
For the first time in nine years, Sevilla FC are Spanish La Liga champions. The Andalusian side sealed the title with a 3-1 win over Granada on Saturday, putting an end to Barcelona’s dominance of Spanish football.
Sevilla were not the favourites at the start of the season, but they have enjoyed a superb campaign, thanks largely to their attacking trio of Kevin Gameiro, Álvaro Negredo and Vitolo. Manager Unai Emery has also been a key factor in their success, getting the best out of his players and creating an attractive style of play.
The victory over Granada was not without its nervy moments, as Sevilla went 2-1 down early in the second half. However, they battled back to take all three points and secure the title with two games still remaining.
Now that they have achieved their goal, Sevilla can focus on qualifying for next season’s Champions League. They currently sit in fourth place in La Liga, four points behind third-placed Atlético Madrid with a game in hand.
Sevilla’s fans will be hoping for more silverware in the coming weeks and months, as they look to seal a memorable season by winning both the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.
The 25-year-old Neymar Jr. completed his record-breaking move to Sevilla FC in a €30 million deal on Thursday, making him the most expensive player in the club’s history.
Neymar had been with Barcelona since 2013, when he signed for a fee of €57 million from Santos. He helped the Catalan side win a host of major trophies, including four La Liga championships and the Champions League twice. However, Neymar had been seeking a new challenge and decided to join Sevilla FC.
In a post on Instagram, Neymar said, “It is with great sadness that I announce my departure from Barcelona. I have never forgotten who has always been by my side and supported me both at Barça and Santos: my family, friends, teammates and fans. I leave feeling proud of what we have achieved together during these past five years”.
Sevilla FC’s president José Castro said of the signing, “We are very satisfied with this operation because it allows us to reinforce our team with one of the best players in the world”. He added that Neymar would be an important player for the club as they try to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The UEFA Champions League has been a staple of European soccer for over 60 years. The tournament, which pits Europe’s top teams against each other in a battle for continental supremacy, is one of the most prestigious competitions in world soccer. On Wednesday, May 3rd, Sevilla FC made history by becoming the first team from Spain to ever play in a UEFA Champions League final.
Sevilla FC began their journey to the final by finishing second in their group behind Juventus. In the Round of 16, they narrowly defeated Leicester City 2-1 on aggregate. They then went on to defeat German giants Borussia Dortmund in the Quarterfinals and Italian powerhouse AS Roma in the Semifinals.
Now, they will take on defending champions Real Madrid in the final. This will be Real Madrid’s third straight appearance in the Champions League final, and they will be looking to win their 12th title.
Sevilla FC are underdogs going into this match, but they have already proven themselves to be capable of beating any team in Europe. They will need to play their best soccer if they hope to upset Real Madrid and lift the Champions League trophy.
Regardless of what happens in the final, Sevilla FC have made history by reaching this stage of the competition. They have defied all odds and proven that they belong among Europe’s elite clubs.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has agreed to a permanent move to Sevilla FC, the Ligue 1 champions have announced.
Rabiot, 24, had been on loan at the Andalusian club since January and will now join them on a five-year deal.
“We have reached an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of Adrien Rabiot on a permanent basis,” a PSG statement read.
“We would like to thank Adrien for his professionalism and dedication over the last few months and we wish him all the best for the future.”
Rabiot was frozen out at PSG after refusing to sign a new contract and he is now looking forward to continuing his career in Spain.
“I’m very happy to be able to continue my career here in Sevilla,” Rabiot said. “It’s a great club that’s going in the right direction. I can’t wait to start playing again.”