Sevilla edge pass Inter Milan in a thrilling five-goal encounter to win the Europa League
La Liga side Sevilla won their sixth Europa League title in a pulsating encounter with Inter Milan at the RheinEnergieStadion.
In a game of breathless conclusion, Julen Lopetegui’s side edge pass Inter, beating the Italian giants 3:2 to clinch the trophy.
Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring after he won and converted a penalty inside the first five minutes into action. However within seven minutes Sevilla found the equaliser through Luuk de Jong.
The Dutchman doubled his and Sevilla’s tally with another brilliant header in the 33rd minutes but Conte’s side reacted immediately through defender Diego Godin as a pulsating first half took another fascinating twist, ending in a stalemate.
Proceedings were very tight in the second half but there was no way back for Inter Milan when Diego Carlos stunning bicycle kick deflected off striker Romelu Lukaku into his own net with sixteen minutes remaining.
The victory hand Sevilla a record-extension of most titles won in the Europa League at Six and the first major honour for manager Julen Lopetegui in his managerial career.
Inter Milan trophy drought has now been extended to ten seasons.
Next up for Sevilla in Europe is in the UEFA Super Cup, which their opponent will be confirmed after the Champions League tie between PGS and Bayern Munich.