Fastest goal in Europa League history

Sevilla’s Vitolo scored the fastest goal in Europa League history as the holders beat Villarreal 3-1 in their last-16 first-leg match on Thursday.

Europa League wins for Sevilla and Villarreal

Villarreal beat FC Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 in their Europa League first leg match, Uche and Cheryshev scoring for the home side, Soriano converting a penalty for the visitors.

Sevilla are Europa League champions

Sevilla are Europa League champions once more after beating Benfica 4-3 on penalties after a goalless ninety minutes and extra time. Benfica have now lost their last eight major finals.

Sevilla and Valencia both progress

Sevilla may have been a man down after Moreno was sent packing for picking up a second booking but they were fairly comfortable 4-1 winners on the night, 4-2 on aggregate, against Porto.

Europa League resumes after winter break

Vargas and Feghouli scored as Valencia beat Dynamo Kiev 0-2 in their first leg match in the Europa League, the game played in Cyprus due to the political turmoil in the Ukraine at the moment.