- Sevilla and Inter Milan met for the final of the Europa League at the RheinEnergie Stadium in Cologne.
- Relive the match with Luuk de Jong’s double as Lukaku’s decisive own goal.
The Sevilla champion is crowned Europa League for the sixth time in its history, being the first one in 2006. Six in 14 years, which has been one every two years and four months. The squads, coaches, and staff change, but it seems that the shield is blessed in this competition.
Both Andalusians and Italians did not disappoint concerning the expectations of the football world and starred in an attractive final of the Europa League.
The goals came from the first minutes. The Italian team opened the scoring at minute 5 thanks to a penalty that the Belgian Romelu Lukaku converted. However, the Spaniards tied at minute 12, courtesy of Luuk de Jong, and followed long when 33 the Swiss striker scored again, with a header.
Those led by Antonio Conte tied before the end of the first half by the same route. Thanks to a free-kick, Diego Godín headed a ball in the center of the area and put the 2 to 2 partial at minute 35.
The second half was fairly even, but the title went to Seville after, 20 minutes from the end, Diego Carlos executed a Chilean that was deflected by Lukaku and ended at the bottom of the arc.
Thus, Seville won the Europa League for the sixth time and extended its advantage as the top winner in the tournament’s history. The Andalusian team also raised the trophy of the contest in 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
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