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Liverpool-Villarreal, Shakhtar-Sevilla in Europa League semis

Liverpool players celebrate after winning the Europa league quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016
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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will play Villarreal in the Europa League semi-finals while defending champions Sevilla face Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk.

Liverpool, who hit back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to beat Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund 4-3 and progress into the semis 5-4 on aggregate, have never played Villarreal before.

Sevilla ousted fellow Spaniards Athletic Bilbao on penalties in Thursday’s quarter-final in their bid to win a third consecutive Europa League.

The final is set for Basel, Switzerland, on May 18.

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