Sevilla qualified for the finals after a big battle against Juventus. In a „rodeo” rematch at home, the „Old Lady” missed the main chances, but finally took the lead in the 65th minute with Vlahovic goal, while Suso equalize in the 71st minute. The match ended 1-1, just like the match in Turin, while Lamela scored in extra time and „held on” until the end with one player less. They are an institution in European tournaments with 6 titles (2 in UEFA Cup, and 4 in Europa League), with the most recent being in 2020, when they beat another Italian team, Inter Milan by 3-2. If they lift the trophy tonight, they will book a ticket to the Champions League groups stage. Due to suspension key defender Acuña (30/3) is out, while on the injury list are Gueye (15/1), Marcao (5/0), and Corona (3/1).
The difficult 1-0 at home against Bayer Leverkusen made the semi-final on German soil much easier. Jose Mourinho’s Roma (only wins in five Champions League, Europa League, and Conference finals), play in the final of a European competition for the 2nd consecutive season, becoming the first holder of the Conference League (only international trophy). The negative streak of 0-4-3 in the Serie A keeps them out of the top four, and only winning Europa League will put them in next season’s Champions League group stage.
The special one has won 5 European trophies in the same number of finals, and I’m aware that will find the right tactics to lift the trophy one more time. The match is played at Puskás Aréna in Budapest.