Wolves vs Sevilla Europa League preview

Wolves take on Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals – all you need to know.

Sevilla meet Wolves in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals in Duisburg on 11 August at 21:00 CET.

The teams

Wolves (ENG)
UEFA ranking: 85
Domestic position: 7 (final match: 26 July)
Last five games: WLWDW
How they got there: Group K runners-up, 6-3 Espanyol (R32), 2-1 Olympiacos (R16)
Last season: N/A (previous campaign: 1980/81)
Quarter-final record: P1 W1 L0 (1971/72, W vs Juventus)
Previous UEFA Cup/Europa League best: runners-up (1971/72)

Sevilla (ESP)
UEFA ranking: 11
Domestic position: 4 (final match: 19 July)
Last five games: WWDWW
How they got there: Group A winners, 1-1 CFR Cluj (away goals, R32), 2-0 Roma (R16)
Last season: round of 16 (L vs Slavia Praha, aet)
Quarter-final record: P5 W5 L0 (most recent: 2015/16, W vs Athletic Club)
Previous UEFA Cup/Europa League best: winners (2005/06, 2006/07, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16)

Possible line-ups

Wolves: Rui Patrício; Boly, Coady, Saïss; Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Vinagre; Jiménez, Jota
Out: Podence (suspended), Jonny (cruciate ligament)

Sevilla: Vaclík; Navas, Diego Carlos, Koundé, Reguilón; Fernando, Jordán, Banega; Ocampos, Munir, De Jong
Out: Gudelj (illness)

Reporters' views

Tom Kell, Wolves reporter: Nuno told Wolves fans back in February that "dreaming is for free", and they certainly needed no second invitation. Now into their first European quarter-final for 48 years, those dreams are becoming ever more vivid. Their campaign has already spanned 58 games and more than 13 months, and five-time winners Sevilla will pose their biggest test yet, but Wolves are a team who can beat anyone - including Manchester City twice this term - on their day.

Joe Walker, Sevilla reporter: Lopetegui’s side know this competition like the back of their hand and, unbeaten in 19 games in all competitions, they are hitting form at just the right time. They will fancy their chances against a Wolves side who are inexperienced at this level.

What the coaches say

Nuno Espírito Santo, Wolves manager: "We have our own identity, which is based on strong foundations of respect and hard work. This is what we show against Sevilla – a good team, with a strong identity and committed to the challenge. [My players are] resilient. There hasn't been one day where the group hasn't been committed. This is a special group of players, no doubt about it."

Julen Lopetegui, Sevilla coach: "As you’d expect, [Wolves will] demand that we play a great game. We need to think about ourselves, in how we’ll face up to them and use our strengths. They’re a really tough opponent who worry us and will ask a lot of us. It’ll be a really even game and both sides will push each other to the limit."

What's next

The winners of this tie will face Manchester United in the semi-finals on Sunday 16 August in Cologne, with the final at the same venue five days later.

Source: UEFA

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