IFFHS CONTINENTAL NEWS - UEFA
Picture : Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla) has scored in UEL away game vs Juventus (1-1) his 16th goal in 2023 in all competitions: 2nd best tally among La Liga players, behind only Karim Benzema with 21.
Statistics on Europa League/Conference League semi-finals of 11 May
*Roma goalkeeper Rui Patrício became in the home game vs Bayer Leverkusen (1-0) the new record holder for appearances in Europa League since the UEFA Cup rebranding in 2009. The Portuguese held his 67th match in the competition surpassing Aleksandar Dragovic (66 games).
*Edoardo Bove (20 years 360 days) who scored the only goal in this game (also his first European goal) became the youngest ever Roma player to score in a European competition semi-final.
*Bayer Leverkusen prolonged their series of defeats against Italian opponents: they lost all 7 last games.
*Federico Gatti, with his late equalizer in this game, became 5th Juventus defender to score in a semi-final of a major European competition, after Giancarlo Bercellino, Antonello Cuccureddu, Antonio Cabrini Sergio Porrini.
*Leonardo Bonucci has held his 500th game for Juventus in all competitions ; he is 6th player in the club history to reach 500 appearances, after Alessandro Del Piero (705), Gianluigi Buffon (685), Giorgio Chiellini (561), Gaetano Scirea (552), Giuseppe Furino (528) and Leonardo Bonucci (500).
*Sevilla are playing at the Europa League semi-final stage for the 5th time; more than any other team. On every previous such occasion, they won the trophy (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2019-20).
*West Ham (2-1 at home vs AZ in Conference League) managed to win all 4 games in the competition this season when they have conceded the opening goal (also 3-1 vs FCSB, 3-2 vs Silkeborg and 4-1 vs Gent).
*Zeki Amdouni (Basel) has scored in away UECL game vs Fiorentina (2-1) his 8th international goal in 2023 (6 for club, 2 for country): he is the new sole leader in the IFFHS category for international goal-scorers.
*Arthur Cabral is the first Fiorentina player to score in a semi-final of a European competition since April 1997 when Gabriel Batistuta has scored against Barcelona in the Cup Winners' Cup.