Sevilla has won the UEFA Europa League for the sixed time after defeating, favourites, Football Club Internazionale Milano in Cologne on Friday night.
It was not a typical final, in that it was a free scoring encounter.
Inter Milan opened the scoring in the 5th minute, after former Manchester United forward, Lukaku converted from the spot. But their lead lasted only 7 minutes when Dutch midfielder Luuk de Jong equalised.
De Jong would go on to score again in the 33rd minute before, to make it 2:1. But again, veteran defender Diego Godin pulled the Italian side level. 2:2 it was before half time.
The Spanish played really well and did enough to keep the San Siro side out of their penalty area and their hard work paid off when Diego Carlos scored in the 74th minute to put the game beyond Conte’s men.
Sevilla has made this competition their own, haven won it in 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2020. They have been to 6 Europa League finals and have won all of them.
Sevilla’s victory tonight equaled the record, currently held by Liverpool and Real Madrid, for the most consecutive final wins in UEFA competition.