Europa League: Reyes wants Benfica respect

Former Arsenal midfielder Jose Antonio Reyes has warned his club to prepare for war as they battle Benfica in a pulsating final in Turin.

The player was influential as Sevilla beat Valencia to secure a final spot, in a bid to grab their first European trophy since 2006-2007. Whilst fellow finalist Benfica defeated Juventus.

He told press: “I played for Benfica in the past. They are a great team and we must respect them,”

“We have made it to the final because we never gave up. The semi-final tie with Valencia was madness.

“The final will be a great game. It doesn’t matter which team we face because it will be a special match either way.

“Our fans are amazing and deserve a victory.”