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May 26, 2015

Dnipro dig deep to help beleaguered fans get to final

WARSAW (Reuters) – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk players have helped pay for fans from the war-affected region of eastern Ukraine to attend Wednesday’s Europa League final against Sevilla, said captain Ruslan Rotan.

Dnipropetrovsk, an industrial city with a population of fewer than one million, has avoided being drawn into the conflict with Russian-backed rebels that has killed more than 6,200 people in just over a year.

May 26, 2015

Sevilla look to former coach on how to down Dnipro

WARSAW (Reuters) – Sevilla coach Unai Emery has been picking the brains of Juande Ramos as he tries to plot the downfall of Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday’s Europa League final.

Ramos coached Sevilla for two years from 2005, winning the old UEFA Cup twice, before an itinerant managerial career took him to Dnipro where he worked until last year.

May 26, 2015

Soccer-Dnipro dig deep to help beleaguered fans get to final

WARSAW, May 26 (Reuters) – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk players have helped pay for fans from the war-affected region of eastern Ukraine to attend Wednesday’s Europa League final against Sevilla, said captain Ruslan Rotan.

Dnipropetrovsk, an industrial city with a population of fewer than one million, has avoided being drawn into the conflict with Russian-backed rebels that has killed more than 6,200 people in just over a year.

May 26, 2015

Soccer-Sevilla look to former coach on how to down Dnipro

WARSAW, May 26 (Reuters) – Sevilla coach Unai Emery has been picking the brains of Juande Ramos as he tries to plot the downfall of Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday’s Europa League final.

Ramos coached Sevilla for two years from 2005, winning the old UEFA Cup twice, before an itinerant managerial career took him to Dnipro where he worked until last year.

May 26, 2015

Dnipro make case for defence ahead of Europa final

WARSAW (Reuters) – If Ukrainians Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk are going to shock holders Sevilla to win the Europa League they must find a way to blunt the competition’s sharpest strike force, coach Myron Markevych said on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s final in Warsaw pitches a Dnipro side, whose resilient if unadventurous style has won them many matches but few admirers, against a free-scoring Sevilla who hope to lift the trophy for a record fourth time — all in the space of nine years.

May 26, 2015

Soccer-Dnipro make case for defence ahead of Europa final

WARSAW, May 26 (Reuters) – If Ukrainians Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk are going to shock holders Sevilla to win the Europa League they must find a way to blunt the competition’s sharpest strike force, coach Myron Markevych said on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s final in Warsaw pitches a Dnipro side, whose resilient if unadventurous style has won them many matches but few admirers, against a free-scoring Sevilla who hope to lift the trophy for a record fourth time — all in the space of nine years.

May 25, 2015

Preview: Record in sight for Europa League masters Sevilla

LONDON (Reuters) – The road to Europa League success is renowned for being one of football’s greatest slogs, making it all the more impressive that holders Sevilla stand on the brink of lifting the trophy for a record fourth time in the last nine years.

The roll of honour for Europe’s second tier competition is headed by some illustrious clubs, yet victory over Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday’s final will allow Sevilla to edge ahead of Inter Milan, Juventus and Liverpool.

May 25, 2015

Record in sight for Europa League masters Sevilla

LONDON (Reuters) – The road to Europa League success is renowned for being one of football’s greatest slogs, making it all the more impressive that holders Sevilla stand on the brink of lifting the trophy for a record fourth time in the last nine years.

The roll of honour for Europe’s second tier competition is headed by some illustrious clubs, yet victory over Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday’s final will allow Sevilla to edge ahead of Inter Milan, Juventus and Liverpool.

May 25, 2015

Soccer-Record in sight for Europa League masters Sevilla

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – The road to Europa League success is renowned for being one of football’s greatest slogs, making it all the more impressive that holders Sevilla stand on the brink of lifting the trophy for a record fourth time in the last nine years.

The roll of honour for Europe’s second tier competition is headed by some illustrious clubs, yet victory over Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday’s final will allow Sevilla to edge ahead of Inter Milan, Juventus and Liverpool.

May 16, 2015

Gerrard rules out Liverpool loan return as he heads to MLS

By Toby Davis

(Reuters) – There was no happy ending to Steven Gerrard’s Anfield farewell and there will be no fairytale return to play for his boyhood club after the Liverpool captain ruled out coming back on loan when he begins his American adventure.

Having lived in Liverpool all his life, Gerrard is getting ready to abandon Merseyside for the United States for a swan-song with Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.