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ALBION TO HOST EUROPA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS AND 2015 FINALISTS SEVILLA FC

25 May 2015



Brighton & Hove Albion will face 2014 Europa League winners, and 2015 Europa League finalists, Sevilla FC, at the Amex in August.

Chris Hughton’s men will complete their pre-season campaign at home against the Spanish outfit, who finished fifth in La Liga, on Sunday 2nd August, kick-off 4pm.

Although Albion are no strangers to Spanish opponents - having faced Real Betis, Villarreal, Getafe and Sporting Gijon in the past three seasons - the visit of Sevilla to the Amex will present the Seagulls with their toughest Spanish challenge yet.

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Sevilla are bidding to retain their 2014 Europa League trophy when they take on Dnipro in this year’s final on Wednesday night. English referee Martin Atkinson, will take charge of the game, which takes place in Warsaw.

Victory for Sevilla will see them claim back-to-back Europa League titles for the second time in the club's history, having won the tournament in 2005/06 (defeating Middlesbrough) and in 2006/07 (defeating FC Porto).

The Seagulls have already confirmed pre-season matches away at Aberdeen, Lewes, Crawley Town and Gillingham, while the friendly with Sevilla FC is the only home fixture ahead of the new season.

Ticket details for the Albion’s match against one of European football’s most attractive footballing sides will be announced in due course.


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