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Napoli draw Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Europa League semifinals

Napoli will have to get by Ivan Strinic's old club in their efforts to get to the final in Warsaw.

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The draw has been made for the Europa League semifinals, and now Napoli know who they much beat to get to the final in Warsaw: Ukranian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

It's been a long road to get here, but now Napoli are just a step away from a chance at the title, and it could be argued that the got the most favorable draw. Dnipro aren't a poor side at all -- obviously not, or else they wouldn't be here -- but they're also probably not as talented overall as Fiorentina or Sevilla, the teams in the other semifinal.

The Ukrainian side just beat Club Brugge 1-0, taking until the last ten minutes of the tie to score against their Belgian opponents. Previously, they had to use extra time to beat Ajax via away goals, and failed to particularly impress against a poor Olympiakos side. They haven't had the most impressive run to get here, but the team that gave Napoli Ivan Strinic is still dangerous if they're under-estimated, especially with Yevhen Konoplyanka and Nikola Kalinic in their attack.

Dnipro are currently in third place in the Ukraine Premier League, and don't seem likely to mount a charge on Dynamo Kyiv for the title with an eight-point deficit and only a handful of matches left.

The first leg of the tie will be in Naples on May 7th, with the deciding match in Dnipropetrovsk on the 14th. The winner will face either Fiorentina or defending Europa League champion Sevilla on May 26th in Warsaw, Poland.