Will there be two all-Spanish finals?

An all-Spanish UEFA Champions League final has already been lined up; can Sevilla and Villarreal ensure that the UEFA Europa League decider is Liga-only too?

Sevilla are looking to win the UEFA Europa League for a third successive season
Sevilla are looking to win the UEFA Europa League for a third successive season ©AFP/Getty Images

If Villarreal and Sevilla make it through on Thursday, Spain will be guaranteed to hold the two biggest trophies in European club football for a third season in succession.

Never before have sides from one nation met in the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League and European Cup finals in the same campaign, but should Sevilla get the better of Shakhtar and Villarreal eliminate Liverpool, the Liga's current status as the most potent league in Europe will be assured.

Seasons where two major club trophies have ended up in the same country
1973/74: Germany – Bayern (ECCC), Magdeburg (CWC)*
1974/75: Germany – Bayern (ECCC), Mönchengladbach (UCUP)**
1980/81: England – Liverpool (ECCC), Ipswich (UCUP)
1983/84: England – Liverpool (ECCC), Tottenham (UCUP)
1989/90: Italy – AC Milan (ECCC), Sampdoria (CWC)
1993/94: Italy – AC Milan (ECCC), Internazionale (UCUP)
2005/06: Spain – Barcelona (UCL), Sevilla (UCUP)
2013/14: Spain – Real Madrid (UCL), Sevilla (UEL)
2014/15: Spain – Barcelona (UCL), Sevilla (UEL)

*Bayern represented West Germany, Magdeburg East Germany
** both sides West Germany

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