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2 - Sevilla are the first side in UEFA Cup/Europa League history to retain the trophy twice (05/06 & 06/07 and 13/14 & 14/15). Honour. 13 hours ago

2 - The last three players to score a brace in a EL final have all been South American (Forlan 2010, Falcao 2012, Bacca 2015). Trio. 13 hours ago

4 - Dnipro - Sevilla is the first European final with four first-half goals since Liverpool - Alavés in 2001. Entertainment. 14 hours ago

7 - Carlos Bacca has scored four and assisted another three goals in his last six Europa League matches. Flurry. 14 hours ago

6 - Dnipro have won six of their seven Europa League games this season when they have scored the first goal (L1). Lead. 14 hours ago

1 - The last time the team that scored first didn't win the UEFA Cup/Europa League final was Sporting in 2004/05. Pressure. 14 hours ago

4 - This will be Sevilla’s 4th appearance in a UEFA Cup/Europa League final, having won the previous three (05/06, 06/07, 13/14). Regulars. 15 hours ago

11 - The 22 starting players in the #UEFAEuropaLeague final are from 11 different countries. International. #DniproSevilla @EuropaLeague 15 hours ago

1 - Dnipro are the third Ukrainian side to reach a major European final, after Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk. Prestige. 15 hours ago

0 - West Ham have failed to score in any of their last four European games. Challenge. 26 May

Editorial

Finding beauty in the detail

We believe that getting the data into the database is just the start.  The story is told when that data is given context and turned into an enduring narrative.  

We've built our reputation on understanding this context.  Not only do we know who scored the goals, the tries and the runs, we know when they were scored and how.  And most importantly we know what this means in the match, the season and the history of the sport.

An unrivalled team of experts

Our editorial staff have access to a suite of proprietary query tools, allowing us direct and instant access to all of the information that can make the difference between good and great coverage.

We supply our clients with editorial services in a number of different ways.  This can range from pre-prepared reports or Opta Facts to a stats hotline or live chat facility.

Pre-game, during the match or after the final whistle

Our database updates in real-time.  As soon as the data is collected it can be accessed by our editorial team.  This means that we can provide services to media, broadcast and betting clients before a game, after the final whistle or as the action is unfolding.

We'll alert customers as a big milestone is about to be reached, and let them know what the latest incident means in the bigger picture.  We'll help broadcasters better inform their viewers, or give bookmakers the best stats to help encourage betting activity on their website.

Some of our editorial services in action

Opta rugby league data and editorial is used in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final programme.

Some football match stats used by ESPN on a Premier League broadcast.

SkyBet use some Opta stats on an email marketing promotion in the run up to a big game.

The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Castrol Football uses Opta based stats to power its Twitter account.

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.

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