Looking back, Sevilla maintained their dominance last year, wining a third straight Europa League title after defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and 5-3 on aggregate to secure their way to final against Liverpool.

Kevin Gameiro impacted the four-time Europa League champions an early lead, pouncing on a loose pass to run through on goal and finish well. Eduardo da Silva who left Flamingo for Shakhtar, got them back level just before half-time, the attacker beating David Soria from close range after a stunning Marlos run.

The Spanish team edged ahead again shortly after half-time, with Gameiro on target once more from a tight angle after Grzegorz Krychowiak sent him through on a beautiful goal.

A stunning goal by Mariano, who scored for the first time since joining Sevilla, put the tie out of Shakhtar’s reach. The defender had unleashed a rasping shot from 25 yards that spun just inside the post.

Sevilla, already in a dominant position, thanks to their two away goals in the first leg in Lviv, took the lead after seven minutes. The visitors, UEFA Cup winners in 2009, went close to equalising after 23 minutes when Ismaily hit a shot across the face of goal.

Marlos, who was on target in the first leg, did superbly to open up a backtracking Sevilla defence with a fabulous solo run, before slipping in Eduardo to score his 10th goal in 15 games for Shakhtar. But within two minutes of the restart, Gameiro struck to put Sevilla back in the lead. Gameiro went close to recording his hat-trick with a spectacular bicycle kick which saw the ball fly over the goal post.

Mariano advanced from full-back and hit a wonderful swerving strike from outside the box with the outside of his foot that gave Pyatov no chance. Eduardo got a golden chance to get his side back in the game after 71 minutes, but unfortunately, the striker steered a header from DarijoSrna’s pinpoint cross just wide of the post. The Spanish team held on to record their 12th win in 13 home Europa League games to mark Emery’s 100th European game as a coach in fine style.

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