Every time Sevilla reach a Europa League quarter-final they go on to lift the trophy.
That’s some record for the five-time winners. As well as knockout pedigree they have impressed in LaLiga this season too winning the best of the rest tournament behind Madrid, Barca and Atletico.
Managed by a man who almost coached Wolves in 2016, Sevilla are not to be underestimated. Sportsmail looks at them man for man.
Sergio Reguilon celebrates scoring in Sevilla’s 2-0 win over Roma in the Europa League last-16
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo will have to find a way of beating a team with an outstanding record in this competition in order to reach the semi-finals
Bono (Yassine Bounou) stepped in for the last four games of the season when number one Tomas Vaclik picked up an injury.
Vaclik is fit but Lopetegui, a former goalkeeper himself, has stuck with big Bono who is on loan from Girona.
Sevilla’s Peter Pan, Jesus Navas, will be 35 in November. Is he slowing up? No, he was near ever-present this season and would have been most people’s pick as LaLiga’s best right back both before and after lockdown.
Jesus Navas shows no sign of slowing down at the age of 35, as Roma’s Edin Dzeko found out
Sergio Reguilon did well enough at Real Madrid last season to become their first choice left back but when Zidane doesn’t like you there is nothing you can do.
Real Madrid bought Ferland Mendy and 23-year-old Reguilon was loaned out to Sevilla. He’s been very good. He likes to make his attacking runs inside as opposed to on the overlap and has scored in both of his last two games.
Now looked after by Jorge Mendes, Sevilla will do well to keep him this summer when his loan ends. There is Premier League interest too.
Reguilon wasn’t wanted by Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid but has flourished at Sevilla
It’s no exaggeration to say that, along with Ramos and Varane, Diego Carlos and Jules Kounde have been the best central defensive partnership in LaLiga this season.
Monchi signed Diego Carlos from Nantes for €15million (£13.5m) and Kounde from Bordeaux for €25m (£22.5m). The Brazilian is a stopper of barn-door dimensions but has mobility to go with his bulk.
And at 21 Kounde looks to have everything, including some attacking flair. His value has doubled, Diego Carlos’ may have tripled. How does Monchi do it?
Jules Kounde (left) has enjoyed a fine season since arriving from Bordeaux last summer
Former Manchester City midfielder Fernando puts in a tackle during the match against Roma
Fernando was another Sevilla transfer market masterstroke. The former City player does a job in front of the back two allowing the other two midfielders to play.
Those other two midfielders…
Ever Banega is off to Saudi Arabia side Al-Shabab once the marathon season is over. He seems determined to go out in style.
He was brilliant against Roma and gives Sevilla a range of passing they just don’t…