Holders Sevilla will need to overcome Fiorentina in order to return to the UEFA Europa League final after being pitted against the Italian side in the semi-finals.
Unai Emery’s men lifted the trophy last year after beating Benfica in a penalty shoot-out to win the competition for the third time.
And the Spanish team’s love affair with the tournament has continued this season, with a dramatic 2-2 draw at Zenit sending the Andalusians through to the last four 4-3 on aggregate.
But Sevilla will face another tricky tie in order to book a place in the Warsaw showpiece as they meet the 1990 finalists, who earned a spot in the semis courtesy of a 3-1 aggregate success over Dynamo Kiev.
The other semi-final will see Fiorentina’s Serie A rivals Napoli take on Dnipro.
Napoli beat Wolfsburg 6-3 on aggregate to reach this stage, continuing their quest to reclaim a title they last won in 1989 in comfortable fashion.
With coach Rafael Benitez possessing considerable European pedigree having won this competition with Valencia and Chelsea and guiding Liverpool to UEFA Champions League glory, Napoli should be confident of progressing to the final versus a team that has limited European experience.
Yet, with Dnipro having overcome Olympiacos, Ajax and Club Brugge to reach this stage, Benitez’s men cannot afford to take anything for granted.
The winner of the tie between Napoli and Dnipro will be the designated home team in the final on May 27.
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