Sevilla FC's UEFA Europa League triumph over FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk means there will be five Spanish clubs in next season's UEFA Champions League, with four starting in the group stage.
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A change in regulations announced in 2013 determined that from 2014/15 the UEFA Europa League winners would qualify for the following season's UEFA Champions League play-offs at least.
However, as both of this term's UEFA Champions League finalists – Juventus and FC Barcelona – are already in the 2015/16 group stage by virtue of their domestic league finishes, Sevilla, who beat FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3-2 in Warsaw on Wednesday, will also not need to qualify.
Instead, they will go directly into the group stage along with the top three in Spain: Barcelona, Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid. Valencia CF, who finished fourth in the Liga, will enter the play-offs.
Dnipro could still be involved in next season's UEFA Champions League – from the third qualifying round – should they pip FC Shakhtar Donetsk to second spot in the Ukrainian Premier League when the campaign concludes on Saturday.