Last Updated on June 1, 2023 5:11 pm by Erwin Noguera
The UEFA Europa League has reached its final, and we have the King of the competition; the Spanish side, FC Sevilla, has been crowned champion after an excellent match against Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma.
The Nervionenses became the most winning team in the Europa League in the competition’s history with seven championship trophies. In addition, this victory boosts the spirits of a team and a fan base that have been suffering all season long after a truly worrying performance.
European soccer once again shows how beautiful this sport is, and, despite the difficulties, teams can emerge from bad times to shine and, in this case, lift the second most important club trophy on the European continent.
La Lupa, for its part, could not win this match despite starting 1-0 ahead. However, this does not detract from the team’s extremely good season, and this weekend, they will have to fight to the death in their last match in the Italian Serie A to secure their ticket to next season’s Europa League.
On our side, we are massivaly happy as our prediction for this match was on point. As we said, regular and extra time went on with a draw to the penalties, where the spanish side won. Remember that in Gambyl you can find the best predictions and the betting odds for the most important sport events.
Let’s look at what happened in the Europa League Grand Final match.
FC Sevilla beat Roma on penalties in the Europa League final to be crowned champions
Wednesday, May 31 at 3:00 pm ET at the Puskás Arena
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Spanish soccer continues to prove its supremacy in Europe after this victory (the seventh in history) of FC Sevilla in the Europa League. Although the team had a really disturbing season and were in the relegation zone in LaLiga Santander for many weeks, it managed to find the strength to turn its situation around and beat Roma in the tournament’s Grand Final.
It all started with an even match, as we expected in the preview. Both teams were studying each other at the beginning, and there was some nervousness at the start of the attacks. However, the spearhead of the Italian team, the Argentinean world champion Paulo Dybala, was in charge of putting his team ahead with a great goal with a cross leg from Bono, Sevilla’s goalkeeper.
Then, Sevilla had several chances to equalize the score, but without succes, going to half-time 1-0.
In the second half, we found an extremely exciting match and even more so after Sevilla tied 1-1 thanks to Gianluca Mancini’s own goal in the 55th minute. The game got out of control from that moment on, and both teams generated many scoring chances. However, neither could get the win, so it all went to extra time.
In the extra time, it was clear that the players were completely exhausted, and after 30 minutes, they went to the penalty shootout.
Both teams started the penalty shootout by scoring their first goals. Then, Bono, Sevilla’s Moroccan goalkeeper, saved two consecutive penalties to give his team the lead. Finally, like in the World Cup Final with Argentina, Gonzalo Montiel scored the fourth and final goal for Sevilla after a controversial decisición by the referee let him kick his penalty again.