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Ukraine's Dnipro Reaches Europa League Soccer Final

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk have reached the final of the Europa League, the Ukrainian team's first European final.

Behind a goal from Yevhen Seleznyov, Dnipro beat Napoli 1-0 on May 14 in a packed Olimpiyskiy Stadium in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

The Ukrainian side won the two-game series on a 2-1 aggregate and will now face Sevilla in the final in Warsaw on May 27.

The Spanish team, last season's Europa League champs, won 2-0 in the second leg to beat Fiorentina 5-0 on aggregate.

Dnipro's success is all the sweeter given the challenges the club has faced.

Due its proximity to the confict in eastern Ukraine, the club has been unable to play in their home stadium, moving games to either Kyiv or Lviv.

Other clubs in eastern Ukraine, including Shakhtar Donetsk, have done the same thing.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters

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