Watch the goals from the semi-final first leg at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
Sevilla ‘excited’ by final potential
Sevilla FC’s Vitolo said keeping a clean sheet against Valencia CF was “the most important thing” and admitted that his side are “very excited” at the possibility of reaching the UEFA Europa League final, while Valencia’s Javier Fuego still believes that “it is possible” for them to repeat their exploits against FC Basel 1893 and turn the tie around in the second leg.
Highlights: Benfica 2 Juventus 1
Watch the goals as SL Benfica took a 2-1 first-leg advantage at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica against Juventus.
Sevilla's all-Spanish final success
"Most of their players had never played a European final before," recalled Juande Ramos, citing Sevilla FC's composure as crucial to their 2007 UEFA Cup final win against RCD Espanyol.
Lima joy but Juve ‘ready’ for return
After scoring the goal that gives SL Benfica a 2-1 advantage going into the second leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final against Juventus, Lima said his team had secured an “important” edge, while the Italian side’s Claudio Marchisio remained confident, stating they are “ready for the return leg”.
Turin awaits Europa League final
Italian Football Federation president Giancarlo Abete says that Turin "will be a beautiful place for international football on a global stage" as the city receives the UEFA Europa League trophy ahead of this May's final.
Bacca making most of good times
Sevilla FC's Carlos Bacca vows to make the most of the club's fine form but says they also need to keep their feet on the ground as they go into their UEFA Europa League semi-final against Valencia CF.
Lima takes 90-second challenge
SL Benfica's Lima is the latest player to test his knowledge of his club's history in the UEFA Europa League as he takes UEFA.com's 90-second test.
Learn to pass like Pirlo
The Juventus midfield maestro gives his guide to passing.
Crespo’s UEFA Cup dream
Hernán Crespo looks back at Parma FC’s 1999 UEFA Cup success against Olympique de Marseille and reveals why winning the trophy realised a childhood dream.
Zoff recalls Juventus glory
A winner of the UEFA Cup with Juventus as a player and a coach, legendary goalkeeper Dino Zoff recalls his 1990 success with the Bianconeri against ACF Fiorentina.
Chelsea's 2013 win remembered
Branislav Ivanović's imperious header in the last minute of added time earned Chelsea FC victory in a UEFA Europa League season where the odds were upset time and again.
Benfica joy but AZ look back with pride
Benfica SL’s Ljubomir Fejsa told UEFA.com that his side has played a “strong” game as they secured a spot in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, while AZ Alkmaar’s Nemanja Gudelj revealed that the Dutch outfit could look back on their performance “and be proud”.
Juventus relieved to pass Lyon test
Juventus’ Mauricio Isla admitted that his side was “worried” about the threat of Olympique Lyonnais but “happy” to make it into the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, while Jimmy Briand said his team went out with “pride” and can look ahead to another campaign next season.
Rakitić: We can win it
Sevilla FC captain Ivan Rakitić said that his team’s “high intensity” was key to their victory against FC Porto and now believes they have a great chance of success in what he admits is a very strong final four in this season’s UEFA Europa League, while Porto’s Steven Defour reflected on missed chances in the first leg.