- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Sevilla won the Europa League for a record fourth time, with Carlos Bacca scoring twice in the Spanish club’s 3-2 victory over Ukraine’s Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on Wednesday.

The final whistle prompted tearful celebrations from Sevilla, which retained the title it won last season and earned a spot in next year’s Champions League, a prize offered this season to the Europa League winner by UEFA for the first time.

“We want to be ambitious in terms of moving forward,” Sevilla coach Unai Emery said. “Obviously, we want more but we now have more because we have the Champions League and we will enjoy that fully.”

Sevilla’s success means there will be five Spanish teams in the Champions League next season, matching the record set by English clubs in 2005-06.

Sevilla rallied from a goal down early in the first half to take a 2-1 lead on goals from Grzegorz Krychowiak and Bacca, before a free-kick from Dnipro’s Ruslan Rotan made it 2-2 at the break.

Bacca scored the 73rd-minute winner off a pass from Vitolo when Dnipro’s defense struggled to clear the ball.

“(Bacca) has great skills and qualities and he’s an extraordinarily competitive player. He wants more and more. You can call it hunger. He doesn’t want to reach that ceiling,” Emery said.

“He wants to be the best player in the Champions League next season, for example. That’s his objective.”

Dnipro coach Myron Markevych also paid tribute to the forward.

“We knew that Bacca would play as a very aggressive striker. Unfortunately, today we allowed him to do that,” he said. “The third goal, well, we earned it ourselves. We should have just kicked the ball away.”

Late in the game, Dnipro’s Brazilian winger Matheus was carried off after he collapsed suddenly on the pitch while play had stopped. Dnipro coach Markevych said he was recovering.

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