On Thursday, May 18, the return match of the 1/2 finals of the Europa League between the clubs Sevilla and Juventus took place. The game ended 2-1 in favor of the Spanish team after extra time.
In the first meeting in Italy, the opponents tied 1:1. Based on the sum of two matches, Sevilla reached the final of the Europa League, which will play against Roma in the match for the trophy.
After the end of the match, the head coach of Sevilla Jose Luis Mendilibar commented on the success of the team:
“I arrived at Sevilla to do my best and so far so good. We have knocked out two great clubs, United and Juve, and we will play in Budapest against another great team and another great manager. People did not expect that we would do something like this with the headquarters when we arrived here, but we achieved it. We deserved to be in the final.
We dominated the match but Juventus took the lead and it looked like they did everything they needed to. Then we equalized the score, and it inspired us.
We will play against a great team and against a coach who has been playing football for many years, like me, but he always wins something that I have not won so often.”
Midfielder “Sevilla” Eric Lamela:
“What more can I ask for? It’s incredible. We had a difficult start to the season and look where we are now. When I scored a goal, a lot of things came to my mind: good times, bad times – it was a unique moment that left me euphoric. Now we are one step away from the trophy, and this is a great opportunity.”
Sevilla defender Jesus Navas:
“It’s crazy, it’s impossible to describe. The team and these fans gave everything. Their resilience and courage were noticed. It’s incredible to be in this final.”
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