Sevilla in focus as the LaLiga side prepare to take on Wolves in Europa League

The Spanish side are unbeaten in 11 matches since lockdown.

By Press Association Published: 10 August 2020 - 9.23pm

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Wolves face Spanish side Sevilla in the last eight of the Europa League.

Here, the PA news agency focuses on the LaLiga club.

Form

Impressive, to say the least. Sevilla have come back from lockdown to go unbeaten in 11 matches. It was a run which secured them a fourth-placed finish in LaLiga and a place in next season’s Champions League.

Pedigree

Liverpool v Sevilla – UEFA Europa League Final – St. Jakob-Park
Sevilla lifted the trophy in 2016 (David Davies/PA)

Unrivalled. Sevilla have won the competition a record five times, twice in its previous guise as the UEFA Cup and three times in a row between 2014-16, including a 3-1 victory over Liverpool.

Manager

England v Spain – International Friendly – Wembley Stadium
Julen Lopetegui managed Spain and Real Madrid (Nick Potts/PA)

Julen Lopetegui was appointed head coach in June last year. The former goalkeeper was Spain boss for two years but was dismissed before the start of the 2018 World Cup following the announcement of his agreement to join Real Madrid. He lasted 138 days at the Bernabeu before being axed following a 5-1 defeat by Barcelona.

Star man

Munir El Haddadi is expected to return to the side and will worry the Wolves defence. Of the former Barcelona winger’s 10 goals so far this season, five have come in the Europa League.