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May 27, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at National Stadium, Warsaw
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
2-3
Sevilla
Kalinic (7'), Rotan (44')
FT(HT: 2-2)
Krychowiak (28'), Bacca (31', 73')

Live Commentary: Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2-3 Sevilla - as it happened

Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Europa League final between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla in Warsaw.
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The 2015 Europa League final pitted Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk against Sevilla in Warsaw.

Dnipro took an early lead through Nikola Kalinic, but quick-fire goals from Grzegorz Krychowiak and Carlos Bacca left Sevilla with a 2-1 lead after 31 minutes.

Dnipro did level late in the first period, however, when Ruslan Rotan found the top corner with a free kick.

The second half brought few chances for either team, but Bacca scored his second of the game in the 73rd minute to win a record fourth UEFA Cup/Europa League for Sevilla.

Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.


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Evening all! It has been another pulsating season of Europa League football and tonight, the 2014-15 winner will be crowned. Dnipro Dniproetrovsk are certainly surprise finalists, but Sevilla know all about this competition. The scene is set in Warsaw – let's hope for an enthralling night of football!

Just a reminder that kickoff is not until 7.45pm (UK time), but be sure to remain with us for all the very best build-up. The team news is expected to land in around 40 minutes or so, but both sets of players will now know who is in the all-important XI. A European season of hard work all comes down to this one match. Possibly 90 minutes, possibly beyond. One thing is for certain - we will have a winner tonight.

It would certainly be fair to say that not many predicted Dnipro to reach the final. They were not fancied at the start of the competition and were not fancied in the latter stages. Napoli were the strong favourites to advance from their semi-final, but Dnipro came through impressively against the Italian giants. Sevilla, on the other hand, have a very special relationship with this particular competition.

This is Dnipro's first-ever UEFA final, but they did reach the quarter-finals of the European Champion Clubs' Cup in both the 1984-85 and 1989-90 seasons. Sevilla, however, have won the Europa League/UEFA Cup on three separate occasions – beating English side Middlesbrough in 2006, fellow Spanish team Espanyol in 2007 and Iberian rivals Benfica in last season's final in Turin.

Indeed, should Sevilla claim the trophy this evening, they will become the first team to win this competition for a fourth time. The fact that tonight's victor will gain an automatic spot in next season's Champions League is also another major incentive an offer. The competition itself is obviously extremely important, but every European club wants to ply their trade in the Champions League.

Dnipro's only previous encounter with Spanish opponents was in the group stages of the 2004-05 UEFA Cup, when they were beaten 2-1 at Real Zaragoza. Sevilla, on the other hand, are unbeaten in four meetings with Ukrainian sides – winning their last three. That run of results included a 5-4 aggregate victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in the last-16 stage of the 2006-07 UEFA Cup.

This is also just the second time that a team from Spain and a team from Ukraine have met in the final of a UEFA competition. The first and only occasion occurred in 1986, when Dynamo Kiev beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 to win the European Cup Winners' Cup. There were Ukrainian winners of this competition back in 2009, however, with Shakhtar claiming the trophy by beating Werder Bremen in the final.

Dnipro actually started their 2014-15 European campaign in the third qualifying round of the Champions League, which means they have had the longer journey to tonight's final – playing 18 games compared to Sevilla's 14. The Ukrainian side lost 2-0 on aggregate to Danish side Copenhagen in their Champions League qualifier, which brought a playoff in the Europa League.

Pacos Ferreira's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michel Seri during the UEFA Europa league Group E football match FC Pacos de Ferreira vs FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at the Dom Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on October 24, 2013© Getty Images


Myron Markevych's side overcame Hajduk Split 2-1 on aggregate in the playoffs, and they were drawn in Group F alongside Inter Milan, Qarabag and Saint-Etienne. Dnipro welcomed Inter in their first match of the group, and it was a disappointing start as they lost 1-0. Next came a 0-0 draw away to French side Saint-Etienne, which left the Ukrainian side already playing catch-up in the group.

A home match against Azerbaijani side Qarabag presented Dnipro with the perfect opportunity to record all three points, but they again lost 1-0 to leave them with just one point after three games. They did win the reverse match against Qarabag on November 6, but then lost 2-1 at Inter Milan to leave them in a difficult position in the group. At that stage, qualification looked very unlikely.

As it transpired, Dnipro needed to beat Saint-Etienne in their final group game to secure second position and that was indeed the case, with Markevych's team finishing as runners-up on seven points. It was hardly an impressive group stage from the Ukrainian side and few would have picked them as challengers at that stage of the competition. This is what is on offer for the two teams tonight...

The UEFA Europa League trophy is pictured before the UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match SSC Napoli vs FK Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on May 7, 2015© Getty Images


Olympiacos, who had impressed against Atletico Madrid and Juventus in their tough Champions League group, waited in the round of 32, but Dnipro managed to advance 4-2 on aggregate following a 2-2 draw in the second leg. Dutch giants Ajax were next up, and Dnipro triumphed on away goals despite losing the second leg 2-1 in Amsterdam. Their push for the final was seriously gathering pace.

Club Brugge provided tricky opposition in the quarter-finals, but again Dnipro showed metal to progress 1-0 on aggregate. Italian side Napoli, many people's favourites for the competition, were waiting in the semi-finals, but a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Napoli left Dnipro in a strong position. As it transpired, a 1-0 victory in the second leg was enough to see Dnipro make the final.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk manager Myron Markevych looks on during his side's clash with Olympiacos in the Europa League on February 19, 2015© AFP


The team news is imminent in Warsaw, and it must be said that the atmosphere around the stadium is quite sensational. Both sets of supporters have travelled in their numbers tonight that is for certain.

BREAKING TEAM NEWS! Carlos Bacca will lead the line for Sevilla, with the Colombian preferred to Kevin Gameiro. Jose Antonio Reyes is also included for the Spanish team. As for Dnipro, Nikola Kalinic starts in attack, while Yevhen Konoplyanka and Ruslan Rotan are also in the XI. Lineups to follow...

TEAMS:

DNIPRO: Boyko; Fedetskiy, Douglas, Cheberyachko, Matos; Fedorchuk, Kankava; Konoplyanka, Rotan, Matheus; Kalinic

SEVILLA: Rico; Vidal, Kolo, Carrico, Tremoulinas; Krychowiak, Mbia; Reyes, Banega, Vitolo, Bacca


So there we have it. Dnipro boss Markevych has selected former Blackburn Rovers striker Kalinic as his lone frontman this evening, with Yevhen Seleznyov only on the bench. Yevhen Shakhov, meanwhile, is only fit enough to start on the bench. As expected, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Ruslan Rotan and Leo Matos all start for the Ukrainian side in what appears to be a 4-2-3-1 formation this evening.

As for Sevilla, Aleix Vidal is given the right-back position after impressing in that role against Fiorentina in the semi-finals, which means that Coke is only on the bench. As expected, Bacca is given the nod ahead of Kevin Gameiro in attack, while Stephane Mbia and Grzegorz Krychowiak will hold the midfield.

Right, the two lineups are confirmed! In truth, no major surprises in either. Both managers have gone for a strong midfield, with wide players either side of a central striker. As a result, opportunities could be few and far between due to the somewhat defensive lineups. It should be an absolute cracker!

Right, we have looked at Dnipro's route to the final. What about Sevilla? As winners of the 2014 competition, the Spanish side automatically qualified for the group stages of the Europa League. They were drawn into a tricky group, with Feyennord, Rijeka and Standard Liege also making up Group G.

Sevilla opened their group campaign with a 2-0 victory over Feyenoord, before drawing 2-2 in Rijeka on October 2. Another draw away to Standard Liege followed, but they won the return match 3-1 at home to make it eight points from their first four group matches. There was disappointment away to Feyenoord, however, with a 2-0 defeat allowing the Dutch outfit to take control of the group.

A square Barney Cokrhill
Staff reporter Barney Corkhill:
"It is a surprise to see Kalinic start up front for Dnipro this evening. Seleznyov posed much more of a threat in the semi-finals, scoring both of his side's goals, and he can feel hard done by not to start here. Konoplyanka will be their danger man, but Sevilla's biggest task may be getting past Boyko, who was in fine form against Napoli. The Spanish side certainly have the quality to win this game, though, and Bacca will look to succeed where Higuain failed in breaking down what is a very stubborn Dnipro outfit."

Sevilla ended Group G with a 1-0 win over Rijeka, but that was not enough to top the group, with 11 points from six matches ultimately leaving them second – one point behind Feyenoord. Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach were waiting in the round of 32, but Sevilla advanced 4-2 on aggregate in fairly comfortable fashion after winning the second leg 3-2 in Germany.

Spanish rivals Villarreal, who were themselves on a fine run at the time, were Sevilla's opponents in the round of 16, but again it proved fairly comfortable for Unai Emery's side, who advanced 5-2 on aggregate. Zenit St Petersburg were next up in the quarter-finals, and Sevilla managed to draw the second leg 2-2 in Russia to progress 4-3 on aggregate, albeit by the skin of their teeth.

Sevilla's players celebrate after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match Zenit Saint Petersburg vs Sevilla FC at Petrovsky stadium in Saint Petersburg on April 23, 2015© Getty Images


Serie A side Fiorentina were expected to provide tough opposition in the semi-finals, but it proved to be extremely comfortable for Sevilla, who won 3-0 at home, before recording a 2-0 victory in Florence. As such, Sevilla have won the most games in this season's Europa League (10). Dnipro's record since the start of the group stage, meanwhile, is won six, drawn four and lost four.

Sevilla are also the joint top-scorers in this season's Europa League with 26, while Dnipro have only managed 13 in the same number of games. Down the other end, Sevilla have conceded 12, while Dnipro, who have been strong defensively since the group stages, have conceded 10.

In terms of recent form, Sevilla have been just excellent. They concluded their La Liga campaign with a 3-2 victory against Malaga at the weekend, but just missed out on fourth position after Valencia came from behind to beat Almeria. As a result, Sevilla finished fifth on 76 points having won 23 of their 38 league games and lost just eight times. Victory tonight would cap off another impressive season.

Sevilla have only lost one of their last 21 games in all competitions and that came against Real Madrid earlier this month. In the second half of the campaign, their form has been sensational. Just missing out on fourth in La Liga will have been a big disappointment, but as mentioned, they have the chance to secure an automatic Champions League position this evening. It is a massive incentive.

Dnipro, on the other hand, have not yet completed their league season. As it stands, they sit third in the Ukrainian Premier League – two points behind second-place Shakhtar, who they beat 3-2 in the league at the weekend. The league title is gone, with Dynamo Kiev 12 points ahead at this stage, but they have the chance to finish as runners-up once again when they face Hoverla at the weekend.

Dnipro's overall form has been patchy in recent weeks, however, with just three wins from their last eight games in all competitions. Form does not usually count for much in one-off matches, especially finals, but Sevilla will enter in the better moment. The bookmakers will tell you that the Spanish side are the favourites to claim the trophy once again. Kickoff is fast approaching in Warsaw tonight...

Dnipro have not lifted a major trophy since winning the Ukrainian Premier League in 1988 – one of just two successes in the league. Indeed, the last time that they made a final of any sort was in the 2003-04 season, when they were runners-up in the Ukrainian Cup. It would be some achievement if silverware did arrive this evening. Both teams are going through the motions with 15 minutes until kickoff.

Dnipro's players celebrate after scoring during the UEFA Europa League semi final first leg football match SSC Napoli vs FK Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on May 7, 2015© Getty Images


PREDICTION! Dnipro, of course, must be respected. However, I just think that Sevilla will have too much on the night. The Spanish team are in such a wonderful run of form and have quality all over the field. It might well be tight for long spells, but I am backing Sevilla to claim the trophy with a 2-1 victory.

A square Barney Cokrhill
Staff reporter Barney Corkhill:
"This is a really tough one to call. Most signs point to a Sevilla victory, but having seen Dnipro continually upset the odds already in this competition, they can't be counted out. They are a very tough team to beat, and Sevilla will likely need to be patient if they are to come away with the trophy again. I do expect the La Liga side to emerge victorious, but it could go all the way to extra time. I'll go for a 2-1 Sevilla win."

Barney and I seem to agree and I can tell you that is not a common occurrence. In fact, this might well be the first time. Anyway, the atmosphere is really building with kickoff fast approaching tonight.

Here we go then. Both sets of players are just emerging from the tunnel in Warsaw. It is about a 50/50 split in terms of supporters and the noise is just deafening. Let's hope for a cracking game!

Just a reminder that the winner this evening will gain an automatic spot in the group stages of the Champions League, which is another major incentive. Sevilla know what it takes to win this competition, but Dnipro are a tough team to beat. It is the Spanish side that get the first period underway here.

As expected, Sevilla have taken control of the possession in the opening couple of minutes, with Banega and Mbia already seeing plenty of the ball in the middle of the park. Bacca has a half-chance after controlling a high ball outside the Dnipro box, but his effort is high and wide of the crossbar.

Dnipro will be more than happy to spend long periods without the ball, but they must offer a threat down the other end. The referee has been forced to deal with a couple of late challenges thus far, but not much of note. As expected, it has been a fairly tight opening four minutes to proceedings.

Sevilla are the team probing in the early moments here, with a deep free kick from Banega causing problems inside the Dnipro box. Not too much of note from the Ukrainian side thus far tonight.

Sevilla have a penalty shout as Reyes goes down inside the Dnipro box, but the referee is not interested. There is no question that Rotan caught the Spaniard, but Reyes did go down a little too easily.

GOAL! Dnipro 1-0 Sevilla (Kalinic)

Breakthrough Dnipro! The Ukrainian side take the lead in the seventh minute as Matheus races down the right before clipping a cross onto the head of Kalinic, who nods into the bottom corner! That is the forward's 18th goal of the season. Blackburn Rovers fans might remember the Croatian striker.

Well, Sevilla have had things their own way in the last couple of months, especially in this particular competition, but they are up against it now. Dnipro are not a team that concede too many goals.

A square Barney Cokrhill
Staff reporter Barney Corkhill:
"That is huge for Dnipro. Their game plan was most likely to keep Sevilla at bay and try to nick a late winner, but to get one so early gives them a lead to defend now. It may not be good from a neutral perspective, but it is perfect for Dnipro. Sevilla, though, need to be wary of panicking as Dnipro have already shown how dangerous they can be on the counter."

Banega finds space outside the Dnipro box, but his effort was always moving high and wide.

CHANCE! Wonderful chance for Sevilla to level as Tremoulinas picks out Vitolo with a lovely cross, but the Spaniard decides to take a touch and his effort is blocked. Hit that first time!

Sevilla work another short corner and it ends with Vidal striking towards goal, but once again, Dnipro manage to make a block. I would be surprised if we had seen the last of the goals this evening!

This is so delicately poised at the moment. Sevilla are enjoying more of the ball, but Dnipro look a threat each time they break forward. It almost goes without saying, but the next goal is massive.

BOOKING! Kankava (Dnipro) is booked for a foul on Reyes.

Sevilla continue to deliver high balls into the Dnipro box, but the Ukrainian side have been quite comfortable in the opening 18 minutes. Down the other end, Konoplyanka has started to feature in a wide area, which will be a concern to Unai Emery. The game plan has worked perfectly thus far.

CLOSE! Reyes comes close to levelling the scores as the Spaniard steps inside before firing one towards the bottom corner, but his effort just missed the post. Still 1-1 with 20 minutes played here.

It must be said that the opening 22 minutes here have just flown past. It seems a long time ago that Kalinic headed Dnipro ahead, however. Sevilla are still pressing forward at the moment in Warsaw.


SAVE! Sevilla again come close to levelling as Krychowiak meets a corner at the far post, but his header is pushed around the post by Boyko. Good pressure from the Spanish side at the moment.

Possession football from Sevilla at the moment, but Dnipro are more than happy to sit in and defend. The Ukrainian team are very difficult to break down, as Napoli found out in the semi-finals. If Dnipro could find a second goal then it would be difficult to see Sevilla coming back it must be said.

CLOSE! Dnipro switch off as Sevilla play a quick free kick and Reyes strikes one towards the bottom corner, but Kankava is on hand to make a brilliant block. Dnipro need to be careful!

GOAL! Dnipro 1-1 Sevilla (Krychowiak)

All square! Sevilla level the scores with 28 minutes on the clock as Krychowiak controls inside a crowded box before flashing one into the bottom corner. Excellent finish from the brilliant midfielder!

Sevilla did not panic after falling behind and there is no question that they deserve to be level. This has been a cracking 31 minutes of football and we are far from finished as Dnipro flood forward again.

GOAL! Dnipro 1-2 Sevilla (Bacca)

What a turnaround! Good grief! Sevilla take the lead as Bacca peals off the Dnipro defence before collecting a pass from Reyes, rounding the goalkeeper and finishing into the bottom corner!

Dnipro have been very good at the back in the knockout stages of this competition, but Sevilla have goals from everywhere and they are fully in control now. Little over 10 minutes of the half to play.

Dnipro just cannot get into the game at the moment as Sevilla continue to threaten in the final third. I thought it would be tight in the middle of the park, but it is so open at the moment. You just get the feeling that the next goal - if there indeed is one - could be crucial. Can Dnipro find a leveller?

A square Barney Cokrhill
Staff reporter Barney Corkhill:
"What a three-minute spell that is for Sevilla! Dnipro would have been pretty content up until those goals as the match was looking like following a similar pattern to their semi-final against Napoli. However, it has now swung right back into Sevilla's favour, and Dnipro will have to show something we haven't really seen from them yet in this season's competition. Do they have it in them to score three past this Sevilla team? It certainly makes for a more entertaining contest."

SAVE! Dnipro come close to levelling as Konoplyanka strikes a sensational effort towards the top corner, but Rico is on hand to make an excellent save. What a stop from the Spaniard!

Possession football from Sevilla in the last couple of moments as they attempt to take the sting out of the game. Dnipro have just woken up after conceding twice and are now threatening a leveller.

It has been a good spell for Dnipro in the last couple of minutes, with Konoplyanka twice delivering dangerous crosses into the Sevilla box. However, the Spanish side have been able to resist the danger. Dnipro just need to be a little careful that they are not caught out on the counter attack here.

CLOSE! Vidal fires just over the crossbar following a quick Sevilla counter.

Dnipro have a free kick just outside the box as Kolo brings Matheus to the ground...

... GOAL! Dnipro 2-2 Sevilla (Rotan)

Oh it is beautiful, just beautiful. Rotan stands over the free kick and simply clips his effort into the top corner. It was inch-perfect from the captain, who celebrates widely with his teammates here.

The fourth official indicates that we will play an additional two minutes.

What a cracking game we have on our hands here. Sevilla again break down the right with Vidal, but the Spaniard just cannot find a cross. This game is just end-to-end at the moment. Excellent!

BOOKING! Krychowiak (Sevilla) is booked for a foul on Rotan.

BOOKING! Kalinic (Dnipro) is booked for a high challenge on Krychowiak.

HALF-TIME: Dnipro 2-2 Sevilla

What a half of football! The referee brings the first period to a close with the two teams level at 2-2. Dnipro took the lead after seven minutes when Kalinic nodded home at the far post, but goals from Krychowiak and Bacca left Sevilla ahead just past the half-hour mark. The first-half scoring did not end there, however, with Rotan scoring a beautiful free kick after 44 minutes. It has been pulsating stuff!

STATS! Sevilla have shaded the possession in Warsaw with 60%, while they have had 11 attempts - three of which were on target. Dnipro, meanwhile, also registered three attempts on target. Referee Martin Atkinson has been a little card-happy tonight and thus far issued three bookings.

BENCH WATCH! Dnipro boss Markevich has a number of options on his bench this evening, with the likes of Gama, Shakhov and Seleznyov all in reserve. Sevilla, meanwhile, have options in the shape of Gameiro, Iborra and Suarez. Will either manager look to their bench at the interval here?

A square Barney Cokrhill
Staff reporter Barney Corkhill:
"Magnificent first half there - certainly a lot better than I was expecting! Dnipro have shocked so many people already in this competition, and they did so again in that opening 45 minutes. I was not expecting them to recover from that quickfire Sevilla double, but they just will not give up. We have a great 45 minutes (at least) ahead of us now with this tie very much hanging in the balance."

Here we go then. Both sets of players join us on the pitch for the second period. Which way is this Europa League final going to swing next? Dnipro get the second 45 minutes underway here.

No changes from either side at the break, which is not too much of a surprise. However, I fully expect alterations to take place as the second period develops. More of the same from the first half please!

It has been a fairly open start to the second period, with both teams enjoying spells of possession. Bacca manages to break into the Dnipro box once again, but this time, the Colombian was ruled offside.

Half-chance for Dnipro this time as a deep cross finds Matheus at the far post, but the attacker just cannot adjust his feet and Sevilla survive. This game is just so incredibly open tonight!

Good pressure from Sevilla in the last couple of moments as Banega wins and then takes a corner, but Mbia cannot make contact in a crowd of players. Dnipro break down the other end with Matheus, but Vidal is on hand to clear the danger. Both teams are threatening on the counter attack tonight.

The noise inside the stadium is just incredible at the moment, with both sets of supporters making their mark. As it stands, we are heading for extra-time, but there is still a lot of football to be played here.

Matheus remains nice and bright for Dnipro and again the attacker turns outside the Sevilla box before striking towards goal, but Rico is on hand to claim the deflected effort. Still 2-2 in Warsaw.

Konoplyanka keeps going after being encouraged to drive towards the Sevilla box, but the attacker's final effort was always moving over the crossbar. Not too much from Sevilla at the moment here.

Sevilla just cannot find that final pass at the moment as Dnipro remain nice and solid at the back. In truth, neither team has created a chance of note in this second period. There have been four goals thus far and you just get the feeling that a fifth - if it indeed arrives - would be a winner here.

SUB! Sevilla make their first change as Coke replaces Reyes.

That change for Sevilla means that Vidal will move further forward, which is not too much of a surprise. Still no movement on the Dnipro bench, but I suspect that Markevich will be considering changes.

Sevilla are the team on the front foot at the moment as they force another corner, but Dnipro have been strong defending set pieces this evening. Little under 30 minutes of normal time remaining here.

BOOKING! Carrico (Sevilla) is booked for a late challenge on Kalinic.

CHANCE! Wonderful chance for Sevilla to take the lead as Mbia meets yet another corner from Banega, but the midfielder's header flies over the crossbar from point-blank range!

Dnipro are just sitting back at the moment, which is not too much of a surprise. I think another goal at this stage of the game would be enough to win it and therefore some caution is on show.

Sevilla are racking up the corners as more good work from Banega threatens Dnipro, but Carrico's flick at the near post is deflected behind. Banega delivers again, but Dnipro manage to scramble clear!

SUB! Dnipro make their first change as Bezus replaces Fedorchuk.

Sevilla are the team on the front foot here as they continue to deliver from wide areas, but Dnipro are surviving. The Spanish side have a penalty shout when Vitolo goes down inside the box under a challenge from Matheus, but the referee is not interested. I have certainly seen them given!

BOOKING! Bezus (Dnipro) is booked for a late challenge on Mbia.

Both managers have two permitted changes remaining and it will be interesting to see whether those are made over the course of the next 15 minutes or so. We are still level at 2-2 in Warsaw.

GOAL! Dnipro 2-3 Sevilla (Bacca)

Sevilla take the lead in the 73rd minute as Bacca spins inside the Dnipro box before firing his effort past Boyko. Dnipro just never cleared their lines and Vitolo managed to poke a ball into Bacca, who was never going to miss from that position. It is the Colombian's second goal of the match here!

BOOKING! Bacca (Sevilla) is booked for his celebrations.

BOOKING! Rotan (Dnipro) is booked for a late challenge on Vitolo.

Dnipro cannot afford to sit back now. They have to start taking chances and that will leave space for Sevilla to counter. It has been a wonderful evening of football and we are far from finished here.

Half-chance for Dnipro as Fedetskiy finds space in a wide area, but his effort is wide of the post.

SUB! Dnipro make their second change as Kalinic is replaced by Seleznyov.

CHANCE! Bacca comes close to scoring his third of the night after meeting a super cross from Banega, but Boyko is on hand to make an excellent save. That was the trophy right there!

CHANCE! Sevilla again come close from the resulting corner, but Bacca heads wide of the post. The Colombian is on a one-man mission at the moment. He has been sensational tonight!

A square Barney Cokrhill
Staff reporter Barney Corkhill:
"This match is slipping away from Dnipro at the moment. The second half has not quite lived up to the first, but Sevilla have been on top and look more likely to get a fourth than Dnipro do to get an equaliser here. As it stands, the Spanish side deserve to retain the trophy, but Dnipro have already shown that you write them off at their peril."

SUB! There will be no hat-trick for Bacca this evening as the Colombian is replaced by Kevin Gameiro, who just loves scoring off the bench. Sevilla have not been weakened by that change.

BOOKING! Matos (Dnipro) is booked for a late challenge on Vidal.

Nervy moment for the Sevilla goalkeeper as he comes to clear a through pass, but gets it a little bit wrong. No harm done, however, as Tremoulinas manages to clear. Still 3-2 Sevilla in Warsaw.

SUB! Dnipro make their final change as Kankava is replaced by Shakhov.

SUB! Sevilla make their third change as Iborra replaces Banega.

Some ugly scenes here as Matheus hits the deck with no-one around him and there are concerns on the field. The stretcher has been called for. He almost seemed to collapse. That is a major worry...

... the initial concerns seem to have settled. Matheus is being stretchered off the field, but it does not look too bad at this moment. That story will develop throughout the night I am sure.

Dnipro threaten as Bezus finds space in a wide area before delivering, but Sevilla manage to clear for a corner. There will be four added minutes and Sevilla have some defending to do at the moment.

Dnipro again deliver a corner towards the near post, but Iborra gets up to clear. The ball is swung back in towards Matos, but his header is straight into the arms of Rico, who releases down the field.

Time is running out for Dnipro as Sevilla win a free kick deep in the opposition half. Sevilla are heading for a record-breaking fourth Europa League title and on the balance of play, they deserve it.

CHANCE! Sevilla come close to wrapping this game up as Vidal finds Coke just inside the Dnipro box, but the Spaniard's effort flashes over the crossbar! Dnipro survive, but they haven't long!

FULL-TIME: Dnipro 2-3 Sevilla

SEVILLA WIN THE 2015 EUROPA LEAGUE!

Sevilla are record-breakers in this competition as they triumph for a fourth time! The celebrations, as expected, are wild and Bacca is in tears on the bench. Wonderful scenes as Sevilla triumph here!

Sevilla have also qualified for next season's Champions League, meaning that La Liga will have five representatives. What an evening of football in Warsaw. Congratulations to Sevilla once again!

Thanks for joining Sports Mole for the action and be sure to stick with us for all of the reaction, match analysis and player ratings, which will be live before the end of the night. Good evening!

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