The Ukrainian Champions Shakhtar Donetsk and Sevilla FC from Spain have reached the semi-finals of the Europa League tournament in North Rhine-Westphalia. Donetsk, which had set out in the second round against VfL Wolfsburg, Germany, won on Tuesday night in Gelsenkirchen with 4:1 (2:0) against FC Basel. Seville was almost 40 kilometers away in Duisburg with 1:0 (0:0) against the Wolverhampton Wanderers. Shakhtar meets in the semi-final on Monday in Düsseldorf in Leverkusen, conquerors of Inter Milan. Record winner Sevilla playing on Sunday in Cologne against Manchester United.
the Donetsk went by Júnior Moraes (2.) an early lead, Taison (22.), Alan Patrick (75./Foul penalty) and Dodô (88.) after that is loaded. FC Basel, who had thrown Eintracht Frankfurt from the competition, disappointed, especially offensively. Goals from Ricky van Wolfswinkel (90.+2) changed nothing. In Duisburg, Lucas Ocampos (88 met.) late for Sevilla. In the case of the Wolves Raúl Jiménez was a foul penalty in Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou (13.).
the Donetsk stepped up in Gelsenkirchen with six Brazilians in the starting lineup and was superior from the start, clearly. The header Júnior Moraes after a corner shortly after the kick-off additional brought self-confidence and the from the former Bundesliga coach Marcel Koller (VfL Bochum and 1. FC Cologne) coached Basel in distress. After Taisons hit Júnior could've Moraes still increase, however, he failed to Basel goalkeeper Djordje Nikolic (30.). Marcos Antonio hit the crossbar cross (40.).
A half-hour before the end, Basel has been a little more active, but still, without the clever defending Donetsk-professionals crucial distress. Shakhtar was limited to a few counter. The whistle for the foul penalty decided the game in final, Yannick Marchand had previously fouled Taison. Dodô was the final score hereDate Of Update: 11 August 2020, 18:19