Europa League Final highlights: Sevilla beats Inter Milan 3-2

UEFA Europa League Final 2020: Here are the highlights, commentary and updates from the Sevilla versus Inter Milan match in Cologne on Friday.

Sevilla and Inter Milan have won eight UEFA Europa League titles between them.   -  Getty Images

This is Sportstar's highlights of the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League final between Inter Milan and Sevilla which happened at the Rheinenergiestadion in Cologne.

 

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MATCH REPORT | Sevilla stuns Inter Milan 3-2 to win sixth Europa League title

JULEN LOPETEGUI'S SEVILLA BEATS ANTONIO CONTE'S INTER MILAN IN THE 2019-20 UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL TO WIN A RECORD-EXTENDING SIXTH TITLE!!!!!

AND IT'S FULL-TIME! SEVILLA 3 - 2 INTER MILAN!!!

90+4' Sevilla's Youssef En Nesyri makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from an Inter Milan player. FREE-KICK FOR INTER!!! Short pass and Antonio Candreva looks to break free, but a Sevilla player clears the ball away and brings a break in play. Conte looks a worried man.

90' SIX MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME TO BE ADDED ON AT THE END OF THE SECOND HALF!!! Diego Godin makes way for Antonio Candreva. INTER MILAN SUBSTITUTION!! One last throw of the dice from Antonio Conte.

86' SUBSTITUTIONS FOR SEVILLA!!! Nemanja Gudelj and Youssef En Neysri replace Diego Carlos and Luuk De Jong in the middle. After spending a brief period on the sidelines, Sevilla's Fernando is able to continue playing despite picking up a knock.

82' WHAT A CHANCE!!! Alexis Sanchez is the first to arrive to a rebound inside the penalty area. His Inter Milan teammate Victor Moses had taken the initial shot. Sanchez then unleashes a quick strike towards the bottom left corner that beats Sevilla keeper Bono. Centre-back Jules Kounde, however, makes a goal-line clearance.

78' TRIPLE SUBSTITUTION FOR INTER AND A SINGLE CHANGE FOR SEVILLA! Victor Moses, Alexis Sanchez and Lautaro Martinez come in for Danilo D'Ambrosio, Lautaro Martinez and Roberto Gagliardini as Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte looks desperate. Franco Vazquez replaces Suso for Sevilla.

74' GGGGOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! SEVILLA 3 - 2 INTER MILAN!!! A BICYCLE-KICK GOAL BY DIEGO CARLOS!! It was a Sevilla free-kick and Ever Banega took it as usual. The cross wasn't a perfect one but the Inter defence failed to clear it away as Carlos connected with the bicycle inside the box and the ball hit the back of the net after a defelction off Lukaku.

71' SUBSTITUTION! The injured Lucas Ocampos makes his way out as Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui brings in Munir El Haddadi. YELLOW CARD! Inter Milan player Roberto Gagliardini is booked after bringing down an opponent.

68' A pass by Marcelo Brozovic ends up in no man's land, and the attacking effort comes to an end. Sevilla regains possession from Inter Milan and begins an attacking move. INJURY! The game is interrupted now as Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos picks up a knock.

64' WHAT A MISSED CHANCE FOR INTER MILAN! ROMELU LUKAKU WAS ONE ON ONE WITH BONO!!! Barella put in a brilliant pass for Lukaku, who burst into the box after a fine solo run. He looked up and tried to rifle a shot low into the middle of the goal, but the Sevilla keeper makes a great save to deny him.

60' Sevilla skipper Jesus Navas sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked. THROW-IN FOR SEVILLA! Lucas Ocampos receives a pass and tries to catch the Inter Milan keeper Samir Handanovic off guard from long range, but the effort sails well wide of the right post

56' CHANCE! Sevilla forward Suso blasts the ball from just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij. However, the Spanish side regains possession. BOOKED! Alessandro Bastoni receives a yellow card for his blatant foul, a few yards outside the box.

52' Lautaro Martinez was all set to receive a through ball in a promising position. But the Sevilla defence is alert as it clears the danger. Roberto Gagliardini collects the rebound and decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the Sevilla goalkeeper.

48' Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos tries to hit a shot towards goal from long range, but he miskicks the ball and it flies high over the crossbar. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Inter Milan. Both teams are looking sharp after the break in play.

THE SECOND HALF BEGINS!

Forty-five minutes to go. Stay tuned!

AND IT'S HALF-TIME!!!

45' Just one minute of stoppage time to be added on at the end of the first half!! Romelu Lukaku delivers a lovely cross into the penalty area but the ball is cleared away by Kounde. YELLOW CARD! Ever Banega is booked by the referee for a late tackle.

41' OFFSIDE!!! Inter Milan defender Danilo D'Ambrosio was a little to eager to get forward there. YELLOW CARD! The tackle by Inter's Nicolo Barella was quite harsh as Sevilla wins a free-kick. The Spanish team gives away the possession as Gagliardini initiates a counter attack.

36' GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!! INTER MILAN 2 - 2 SEVILLA!!! DIEGO GODIN SCORES!!!!! Diego Carlos once again brought down Lukaku and Inter won a free-kick. Marcelo Brozovic took it and he sent the ball to the far post as Godin headed it past Sevilla goalkeeper Bono.

33' GGOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! SEVILLA 2 - 1 INTER MILAN!!! LUUK DE JONG SCORES AGAIN!!!!!! It was a Sevilla free-kick from a decent range. Ever Banega took the set-piece. He sent in a lovely cross into the box and De Jong jumped the highest and gave his side the lead. Poor defending from Inter.

29' CHANCE FOR INTER MILAN! Roberto Gagliardini crosses the ball right onto the head of Danilo D'Ambrosio, but his firm header from around the penalty spot goes well wide of the right post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Sevilla.

25' FREE-KICK FOR SEVILLA!!! Inter Milan defender Danilo D'Ambrosio had commited a rough challenge. CLOSE! Sevilla full-back Sergio Reguilon swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.

22' Inter Milan wing-back Ashley Young sends over a cross from the left side into the penalty area in order to find one of his teammates, but he fails and the opportunity goes begging. The ball is out of play. THROW-IN FOR SEVILLA! Since the opening goal, Inter has slowed down.

18' YELLOW CARD!!! Sevilla defender Diego Carlos was booked for the foul on Lukaku earlier in the game. But now Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte goes into the referee's book for arguing with the referee. He was protesting a Carlos handball inside the box which didn't lead to a penalty.

15' CHANCE FOR SEVILLA! Lucas Ocampos hits a first-time shot from the edge of the box low towards the middle of the goal, but Inter Milan shot-stopper Samir Handanovic is equal to the task and makes a comfortable save. Sevilla is creating several chances right now.

12' GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! SEVILLA 1 - 1 INTER MILAN!!! DE JONG EQUALISES FOR HIS TEAM!!!!! This was a wonderful team move and four players - Jordan, Ocampos, Navas and the goal scorer - were involved. There was some composed passing and in the end Navas sent one into the box. De Jong completed the formalities with a header.

8' Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance for his side as an opposition player blocks him. THROW-IN FOR SEVILLA! Skipper Jesus Navas makes a run on the right flank but he gives away the ball after crossing the mid line

5' GOAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!! INTER MILAN 1 - 0 SEVILLA!!! ROMELU LUKAKU SCORES!!!!!!!!! It's the 34th goal of his debut Inter season. The Sevilla keeper Bono had dived in the right direction but there was too much power in the ball as it found the back of the net.

3' PENALTY FOR INTER MILAN!!!! And it's so early in the game. Romelu Lukaku was in on goal after receiving a through ball from midfield. But Sevilla defender Diego Carlos pulls him back right at the edge of the box as the referee signals for a spot kick.

AND THE MATCH BEGINS!

The players make their way to the middle.

The team line-ups are out!

SEVILLA XI: Bono (G), Reguilon, Diego Carlos, Kounde, Navas (C), Jordan, Fernando, Banega, Suso, De Jong, Ocampos.

COACH: Julen Lopetegui.

INTER MILAN XI: Handanovic (C)(G), Godin, De Vrij, Bastoni, Young, D'Ambrosio, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Barella, Lukaku, Martinez.

COACH: Antonio Conte.

MATCH PREVIEW:

Antonio Conte will head into the Europa League final aiming to win a major trophy in his first season in charge of Inter Milan and extend the barren spell of his Sevilla rival Julen Lopetegui when they clash in Cologne on Friday.

The difference in fortunes could not be starker as Conte won three successive Serie A titles with Juventus followed by the 2016-17 Premier League title with Chelsea, while Lopetegui has been unable to claim a single honour at senior level as coach.

The former Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper oversaw the longest trophy-less spell at Portuguese side Porto between 2014-2016 before taking charge of Spain, where he was dismissed a week before the 2018 World Cup having steered his country to the finals.

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Lopetegui made way for Fernando Hierro after it was announced he'd be taking over at Real Madrid in August 2018. He only held on to the job until October that year after suffering a 5-1 La Liga thrashing by Barcelona.

The current season finally brought some joy to the 53-year-old, who guided Sevilla to a top-four finish in La Liga and then reached the Europa League final with a combative side whose work rate exceeds its talent.

Sevilla and Inter have won eight titles in Europe's second-tier competition between them, with the Spanish side chasing a record-extending sixth trophy against its in-form rival.

Conte acknowledged that the goal-hungry pair of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez had developed a lethal partnership since the former joined from Manchester United last year despite their individual appetites.

“It was inevitable that, working hard and working together, a connection between the two would develop,” Conte told UEFA's official website.

Where can you watch/stream the game live in India?

You can watch the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League final on the Sony Pictures Sports Network in India. SONY LIV will provide the live streaming online for Indian subscribers.