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Holders Sevilla to meet Shakhtar in semi-final

Senna (L) of Villarreal CF shakes hands with Stanway Liverpool FC Club Secretary after the draw of the UEFA Europa League semi-finals at in Nyon

Sevilla, winners of the Europa League for the past two years, will play Shakhtar Donetsk in this season’s semi-final.

The holders will have home advantage for the second leg.

Sevilla beat fellow Spaniards Athletic Bilbao on penalties in the quarter-final.

In the other semi-final Villareal will be at home to Liverpool in the first leg.

Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool came from 3-1 down on aggregate against Borussia Dortmund to win 5-4 with a goal in the last minute.

The first legs are on April 28 with the return games on May 5.

Basle stages the final on May 18.

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