“Even Pep would lose to Sevilla in Europa”- Sevilla hijacks Jose Mourinho’s code to win 7th Europa League title, sets social media on fire

Sevilla defeats Roma in penalties at the Finals of Europa League finals.


“Even Pep would lose to Sevilla in Europa”- Sevilla hijacks Jose Mourinho’s code to win 7th Europa League title, sets social media on fire

Roma and Sevilla faced each other in the UEL 2022-23 final at Budapest. (Image Via- Google)

Sevilla FC lifted the UEFA Europa League cup after defeating AS Roma in the penalties. The match finished 1-1 in regular time, however, the Spanish side came up trumps as they converted four penalties against Roma’s one. This was the first time that Jose Mourinho lost any European Final.

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Neither Sevilla nor Roma’s manager Jose Mourinho had ever lost a European final but something had to give tonight. After an unsurprisingly cagey opening 10 minutes, Roma fashioned the first chance in the 12th minute when left wing-back Leonardo Spinazzola fired straight at Bono following great work down the other side from Zeki Celic. Either side of the keeper and that was 1-0.

Roma were the better team in the opening 20 minutes despite Sevilla having the lion’s share of possession. A classic Jose Mourinho final showing.

Paulo Dybala gave Roma the lead in the 35th minute with a delightful left-footed finish after he was picked out with a lovely through ball from Gianluca Mancini. Sevilla responded, finally getting at the Roma defense, and Fernando probably should have done better with a free header from a corner.

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An equalizer almost came in added time courtesy of Ivan Rakitic, who rocketed a left-footed drive against the post from just outside the box. Rui Patricio was beaten all ends up and was fortunate the ball didn’t rebound off him and into the net. Later in the 55th mins mark, Jesus Navas’ dangerous cross ricocheted off Mancini and into the net for an own goal.

The 75th minute brought a major moment in the game when Roger Ibanez was judged to have fouled Lucas Ocampos inside the box. Anthony Taylor awarded a penalty but upon second viewing via VAR, it was overruled due to the slightest of ball touches from the Roma defender.

Roma had their own penalty appeal turned down minutes later, and soon after Andrea Belotti almost put them back in the lead. Bono came to the rescue with a stunning, if not fortunate, save with his pinky. Six minutes of added time came and went with Sevilla perhaps the more threatening. Another 30 minutes would be required to separate the two sides and if not, penalties.

There was little in the way of chances in the opening half of extra time. Roma in particular were sitting deep. Chris Smalling’s header hit the post in the last play. But finally after over 11 minutes of added time due to injury, time-wasting and so on, it was penalties.

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Sevilla emerged victorious with a 4-1 scoreline against Roma after the Penalty shootouts. It was like they always seem to do in this tournament, scoring all four of their penalties. Gianluca Mancini and Roger Ibanez were the fall guys for Roma as Mourinho suffered his first-ever European final defeat.

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Fans celebrate as Sevilla lift the Europa League trophy for the seventh time

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Sevilla defeated AS Roma in the finals of the Europ League. (Image Via- Getty Image)

AS Roma were defeated in the final by Sevilla who were losing in the first half. This could have been Jose Mourinho’s second consecutive European Championship in two seasons with Roma. Fans are celebrating as Sevilla won the title. Many have even taken to the internet to express their feeling after their club’s huge victory. One fan posted, “Even pep would lose to Sevilla in Europa League,. that’s sevilla cup”. While another fan said, “Bono really told Ibanez where to go, and saved it when he shot there. That’s so wild and wonderful”. And a third fan wrote, “Of course scored the final penalty”.

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