A record seven UEFA Cup/Europa League championships have been won by Sevilla. Sevilla won the Europa League at a result of Sevilla 1-1 Roma (4-1 Penalties). The Spanish team was able to hoist the trophy for a record-extending seventh time after defeating Roma on penalties in Budapest.
Gonzalo Montiel successfully converted the winning penalty in the second attempt after missing the first; First defeat in a European championship for Jose Mourinho.
The Europa League experts handed Jose Mourinho, the manager of Roma, his first defeat in a European final after five victories.
After the loss, Mourinho told, “I have to fight for these lads and not say objectively that I will remain.” “I lost this one, but I come home this time more proud than ever.”
Gianluca Mancini’s own goal negated Paulo Dybala’s well-taken opening goal, forcing the game into extra time. Sevilla won the shootout. Each dugout had more coaches and technical staff sent off than actual players.
Sevilla has had a difficult domestic season, hampered by relegation fears until recently, much like Roma, but to a greater extent, but foreign competition tends to be their mecca.
After Dybala intercepted Mancini’s defense-splitting pass and allowed the ball to glide across his body onto his preferred left boot and hit the far corner in one rapid move.
However, 10 minutes into the second half, Mancini’s own goal gave Sevilla the lead. After a dull overtime period, Montiel won the match with the winning penalty, but crucially, only after receiving a second chance after custodian Rui Patricio was found to have interfered with his first attempt, which was saved.