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Emery and Jesus wary as Turin final looms

Published: Monday 12 May 2014, 13.10CET
"Neither side go into the final as favourites," said SL Benfica boss Jorge Jesus as he and Sevilla FC counterpart Unai Emery spoke to UEFA.com ahead of Wednesday's Turin showpiece.

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Published: Monday 12 May 2014, 13.10CET

Emery and Jesus wary as Turin final looms

"Neither side go into the final as favourites," said SL Benfica boss Jorge Jesus as he and Sevilla FC counterpart Unai Emery spoke to UEFA.com ahead of Wednesday's Turin showpiece.

Among the various intrigues surrounding Wednesday's UEFA Europa League final will be the contest between two of the continent's finest coaches. Sevilla FC tactician Unai Emery and his SL Benfica counterpart Jorge Jesus are respected throughout the game, and both are expecting a fiercely competitive encounter in Turin.

"I think neither side will go into the final as favourites – we both have a 50/50 chance of winning," Jesus told UEFA.com. "You have to be really good to reach a final, and I have a great deal of respect for this Sevilla side who will compete in the final with us." Emery is no less cautious, meanwhile, and admits to being a fan of the Portuguese champions. "They have a very good team. And not just a good team, they work hard too. Their defence is strong and I like to watch them."

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