Midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, who was developed in France, will be a key player for Poland at Euro 2016.
But only one Sevilla
player made the Spain short list for Euro 2016 and he didn't even start on Wednesday -- Sergio Rico, who started La Liga matches but gave way to David Soria in the Europa League.
Liverpool fans, who dominated the crowd of 35,000 at Basel's St. Jakob Park, had a beef with the officiating in the first half when the Reds should have had penalty calls on fouls by Daniel Carrico and Krychowiak, but Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp was not surprised by the outcome.
"Maybe the crowd was shocked about the situation,'' Klopp said afterward of Gameiro's tying goal. ''It's not a shock. I saw it, I tried to change it. Sevilla took the game. We have 44 minutes to strike back so where is the problem? The reaction was the problem.''
Before the game, Klopp praised Spanish clubs for having better scouting, coaches and player development than those in the other major European leagues.
That is certainly true of Sevilla, which has had to replace stars like Colombian Carlos Bacca, Croatian Ivan Rakitic, Spaniard Jesus Navas and Chilean Gary Medel in recent years.
"Maybe, it's not for us to say it, others should analyze," Unai Emery, the coach on all three Sevilla Europa League championship teams, responded to Klopp's remarks. "I have my own theory. Perhaps, the standard of Spanish football is very good. But is has also been proved that Spanish teams compete passionately. They are able to reach highest levels of European soccer and we have been able to win against teams better than us."
second year in a row, Sevilla's title means it will begin next season in the Champions League. It moved down to the Europa League after finishing third in its group and beat Molde (with American
Ethan Horvath in goal), Basel, Athletic Bilbao and Shakhtar Donetsk en route to the final.
"The Europa League has given us a lot," Emery said. "At Sevilla, we love this competition. It is our competition, and we have underlined that once and again. The Champions League is an opportunity to improve, but the reality is this competition is growing."