“Sevilla” this season made its way into the playoffs of the Champions League and is certainly not relocated to the so beloved for itself the League of Europe. It can not be said that the “nerves” convincingly looked at the group stage. The Spaniards played in the quartet together with Liverpool, Moscow’s Spartak and Maribor, and went further in many ways because of the peacefulness of the Spartak players, who could not beat Maribor twice. In the group “Sevilla” won only two wins, both at home. On “Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan” the Spaniards defeated “Maribor” 3: 0 and “Spartak” 2: 1, and the match with “Liverpool” ended in a draw 3: 3. However, the only defeat in the quartet was quite painful. “Spartacus” handed down the “nerves” at home with a score of 5: 1.
“Red Devils”, in contrast to his future opponent, quite confidently played in the group stage. Mankunians performed in the group with Benfica, CSKA and Basel. The ticket to the playoff team, Jose Mourinho, secured itself after the fourth round, when she won all four matches in a row. Then, however, there was a small misfire with “Basel” on the road – 0: 1, but the final chord was victorious – the success in the match against CSKA Moscow 2: 1.