6 Things We Learned from Europa League Semi-Finals

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6 Things We Learned from Europa League Semi-Finals
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After two dramatic evenings in the Champions League, the Europa League—the continent’s secondary club tournamentdelivered with two terrific semi-finals of its own.

In Turin, Italy, Juventus were unable to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the away leg and crashed out after a 0-0 draw with Benfica. The Bianconeri missed out on the chance to contest the Europa League final in their home arena on May 14.

In their place, the Eagles of Lisbon will compete against Sevilla, who won an all-Spanish semi-final against Valencia.

Having won the first leg 2-0, the Rojiblancos managed to escape from a nervy (if thrilling) encounter with Valencia to seal a spot in the final. Unai Emery’s men had previously ousted Maribor, Real Betis and FC Porto.

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