Spot-On Sevilla Beat Roma To Win Seventh Europa League Title

1st June 2023

Gonzalo Montiel, who also scored the winning penalty for Argentina in the World Cup final, sealed a dramatic 4-1 win on penalties

Sevilla. PHOTO | AFP
Sevilla. PHOTO | AFP
SUMMARY
  • Sevilla continued their love affair with the Europa League as they beat Roma on penalties to win a record-extending seventh title on Wednesday night
  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho had previously¬†won all five European finals he had been involved in and guided the club to inaugural Europa Conference League success last term
  • Sevilla have now won the Europa League seven times in the last 18 seasons, more wins than any other club in the competition


Sevilla continued their love affair with the Europa League as they beat Roma on penalties to win a record-extending seventh title on Wednesday night.

Gonzalo Montiel, who also scored the winning penalty for Argentina in the World Cup final, sealed a dramatic 4-1 win on penalties.

The game was evenly poised throughout the encounter and returning Paulo Dybala gave Roma the lead with a well taken goal in the 35th minute.

Sevilla drew level 10 minutes after the break with a Jesus Navas' cross from the right, deflecting off the unfortunate Mancini into his own net.

A bad-tempered but gripping match went to a shootout at a raucous Puskas Arena, with Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou proving the hero with two saves.

Bounou was a penalty hero at the World Cup as well for Morocco, keeping out two Spanish spot kicks and he was at his best again saving Mancini and Roger Ibanez efforts.

The Spanish side, have now won all seven of the finals they have played in the competition with captain Jesus Navas involved in their first triumph against Middlesbrough in 2006.

Their most recent sees them qualify for next season's Champions League despite finishing outside the top four in the La Liga.

Roma boss Jose Mourinho had previously won all five European finals he had been involved in and guided the club to inaugural Europa Conference League success last term.

Sevilla have now won the Europa League seven times in the last 18 seasons, more wins than any other club in the competition.

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