Primera Liga title hopefuls Sevilla booked their place in next Wednesday's final in Glasgow by overcoming a one goal deficit with a 2-0 second leg victory over Osasuna, but Del Nido says Espanyol will still have the edge over them.
"All we wanted to avoid was playing the best team of the 2007 UEFA Cup competition, which is Espanyol," Del Nido told sports daily Mundo Deportivo. "We have a tremendous amount of respect for them and I think they are favourites."
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While they have failed to set La Liga alight this season, Barcelona-based Espanyol are unbeaten in European competition this campaign, and are the UEFA Cup's top scorers with 32 goals.
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