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UEFA.com's Europa League team of the week

Liverpool and Sevilla players understandably dominate the UEFA Europa League Team of the Week. Let us know your choices using #UEL.

UEFA.com's Europa League team of the week
UEFA.com's Europa League team of the week ©UEFA.com

  • Goalkeeper: Alphonse Aréola (Villarreal)

The 23-year-old saved from Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge among others on a busy night, and rescued the 'Yellow Submarine' from a more damaging defeat with a fine performance, denying Liverpool on ten occasions in a one-sided contest at Anfield.

  • Defender: Mariano Ferreira (Sevilla)

Ended Shakhtar Donetsk's hopes with a beauty of a goal, the right-back bending a powerful shot past Andriy Pyatov from outside the box. It was Brazilian's first for the club; he may not score a better one.

  • Defender: Daniel Carriço  (Sevilla)

With more UEFA Europa League outings (group stage to final) under his belt than any other player, the Portuguese centre-back and occasional holding midfielder was in typically assured form on his 53rd appearance in this competition.

  • Defender: Dejan Lovren (Liverpool)

With the hosts only leading 1-0, there was an early sniff of a chance for Cédric Bakambu after the interval but he was foiled by a brilliant tackle from Lovren.

  • Midfielder: Adam Lallana (Liverpool)

A menace throughout, Lallana completed the turnaround in the second period by adding a third from close range. The No20 could have had a second goal but scuffed at James Milner's brilliant ball in.

  • Midfielder: Éver Banega (Sevilla)

Impressive in the first leg in Ukraine, the Argentinian playmaker's influence grew as the second leg progressed – his prompting and probing a key feature of Sevilla's dominance after the interval.

  • Midfielder: Emre Can (Liverpool)

Making his first appearance since damaging ankle ligaments in the thrilling 4-3 quarter-final victory against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield, the German international performed his duties admirably, endearing himself further to the Anfield crowd by producing an excellent display.

  • Midfielder: James Milner (Liverpool)

Liverpool's stand-in captain was outstanding; making crunching tackles, showing quick feet, and driving his team forward – proof they are made of tough stuff in Yorkshire.

  • Forward: Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla)

The Frenchman took his tally to seven in eight UEFA Europa League outings this term, and almost completed his hat-trick with an acrobatic kick.

  • Forward: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)

Kept on the bench during the first leg last week, the No15 rewarded Jürgen Klopp's faith by delivering an assured performance up front for the Reds, first forcing Bruno Soriano to deflect the ball into his own net for the opener before firing under Aréola and in off the post.

  • Forward: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

The Brazilian ran the show; his low centre was bundled in by Bruno to break the deadlock, and he sent Sturridge clear for the second before creating Liverpool's third with a surging run and pull back.