Sevilla has clinched the Europa League for the seventh time after dashing AS Roma’s hope in a penalty shootout.
Los Nervioneses has proven beyond reasoning how they are unconquerable in the final of the Europa League after clinching their 7th title out of 7 final campaigns.
Trailing behind Rayo Vallecano on the 11th position with 49 points, they console themselves with the European trophy.
“History doesn’t lie, in the last 20 years Sevilla have been the best in this tournament. The trophies are proof of this” Mendilibar said and surely stats and history has backed Sevilla to add this campaign to buffer the history.
In an impressive start by AS Roma, they broke the deadlock with Paulo Dybala’s only goal in the first half.
In the early embers of time, Spinnazola blew away a chance to open the scoring as he whisked the ball into the Moroccan Goalkeeper Yassin Bono’s hands.
Nemaja Matic unfortunately got booked first in the early minutes after an air ball challenge on Lucas Ocampos.
With an assist from Mancini, ex- Juventus star, Paulo Dubala thrust the ball into the far left net to break the deadlock in the game.
Sevilla levelled up in the 55th minute with an own goal from Mancini after a cross was flown in by Jesus Navas.
In the 86th minute, a VAR Review disallowed a penalty that could be awarded to Sevilla after Lucas Ocampos fell in the 18 yard box purportedly from a tactical defense.
After both teams could not decide their fate in the extra time, they headed on to penalty shootouts which crowned Sevilla the winners after Roma missed three of the shootouts
Mourinho became the first manager to win all three of the current European club competitions after he sailed Roma to lift the debut UEFA Conference League against Feynoord however his dream of winning the European trophy back -to-back has failed.