Fans can watch the Valencia CF vs. Sevilla FC football match live online and see whether Valencia can pull off another stunning UEFA Europa League turnaround.
Valencia reached the semi-final by overturning a 3-0 deficit against FC Basel 1893, earning a 5-0 extra time win in the second leg. This time they face only a 2-0 deficit, though coach Juan Antonio Pizzi thinks the hole might actually be deeper this time around.
“This is more complicated than our situation against Basel,” he said. “This is a good team who know us inside out, a team used to playing in the pressure of Mestalla.”
The teams face off Thursday at 21:05 pm CET, with a trip to the UEFA Europa League final on the line.
Fans who watch the Valencia CF vs. Sevilla FC football match live online won’t be seeing one of Valencia’s key players. Paco Alcacer, who netted a hat trick against Basel, is suspended for the match.
Pizzi thinks his team can overcome, but will need a tight focus.
“We should keep patient, dictate matters and play with more intensity than last week,” he said. “Every player must beat their opposite number, man to man. If we can do that we will win the tie.
We have to use the energy our fans give us but that shouldn’t be at the expense of cool heads.
The match will be a homecoming for Unai Emery, the Sevilla boss who coached Valencia from 2008 to 2012.
“For me to be here again – I can’t explain how good those four years were, but I am putting these feelings aside,” he said. “I’m not looking to defeat Valencia; I’m looking to guide Sevilla through to the final. I’ve played a semi-final before, with Valencia in the [2011/12] Europa League, but I lost to Atlético. I have another chance now with Sevilla.”
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