Sevilla vs AS Roma: Sevilla win record seventh Europa League title on 4-1 penalties against AS Roma

Sevilla vs AS Roma  ended on high drama 4-1 on penalties on Wednesday to win the Europa League for a record-extending seventh time for Sevilla.

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Sevilla vs AS Roma  ended on high drama 4-1 on penalties on Wednesday to win the Europa League for a record-extending seventh time for Sevilla. Handing Jose Mourinho his first defeat in six European finals.

Sevilla keeper Yassine Bounou saved spot kicks from Gianluca Mancini and Roger Ibanez while Sevilla were flawless in their execution, scoring their first four. The game had finished 1-1 after extra time.

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Paulo Dybala gave the Italians the lead from a counter-attack in the 35th minute but Sevilla then took control of the game and found the equaliser thanks to an own-goal by Mancini in the 55th minute.

The win means Sevilla will compete in next season's Champions League despite finishing outside the top four in the LaLiga.

Sevilla vs AS Roma: Match Summary

Gonzalo Montiel's retaken spot kick ensured that Sevilla became Europa League champions for the seventh time in their history as they defeated Jose Mourinho's Roma on penalties at the end of a torturous final in Budapest.

Sevilla dominated the ball for large swathes of the first half, but couldn't break down Mourinho's resolute side and it was the Italian outfit that took the lead just after the half hour mark when Paolo Dybala, an injury doubt coming into the game, fired calmly past Bounou to send the Roma fans into delirium.

Still Sevilla dominated, with Ivan Rakitic hitting the inside of the post in first-half stoppage time as Jose Mourinho's side held on.

The second half of Sevilla vs AS Roma, however, was a different story. With Sevilla introducing both Luis Ocampos and Suso, the European specialists looked much more of a threat and deservedly levelled the tie 10 minutes into the second half when Gianluca Mancini could only bundle a Jesus Navas cross into his own net.

Twenty minutes later, Sevilla's pressure looked as though it had forced another mistake from Roma, only for VAR to overturn Anthony Taylor's decision to award a penalty for a clumsy-looking challenge from Ibanez.

Extra time beckoned, with neither side threatening, and an extra 30 minutes failed to seperate the sides either in a game that turned into a low quality affair, leaving the two sides only to be seperated by a penalty shoot out.

Roma defenders Gianluca Mancini and Roger Ibanez both saw their efforts saved and hit the woodwork, leaving Gonzalo Montiel to slot home the winner as he did for Argentina in the World Cup six months prior.

He too missed, but was handed a second chance when the referee spotted encroachment, and made no mistake second time round, handing the Spanish giants an unprecedented seventh Europa League title.

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