Sevilla to face Roma in Europa League final


Erik Lamela propelled Europa League kings Sevilla into the final once again with a 2-1 victory over Juventus on Thursday, sealing a 3-2 aggregate triumph in a gripping clash.

Lamela headed home in extra-time to complete an impressive comeback for the record six-time winners, who will face Jose Mourinho’s Roma in Budapest on May 31 after the Italians edged past Bayer Leverkusen.

Sevilla are already the record winners in the competition’s history, lifting the trophy on no fewer than six occasions (2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020) and are going for a seventh triumph.

Roma, meanwhile, last won it way back in 1961 when it was known as the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup – a predecessor to what eventually became the UEFA Cup and then the Europa League. They are, however, the current Europa Conference League holders.


Sevilla started this season in the Champions League but dropped down after the group stage. They have since knocked out PSV Eindhoven, Fenerbahce Manchester United and Juventus.