Incredible! They have done it AGAIN! Sevilla have won the Europa League for the sixth time in the last 15 years! This was an exhilarating match that swung back and forth. It looked like being Inter's night when Lukaku scored early on from the penalty spot, but Sevilla don't ever give up and they deserve their victory! What an achievement for them!
- 2nd Half
- Diego CarlosGudelj86'
- de JongEn-Nesyri85'
- Lukaku (o.g.)74'
- OcamposEl Haddadi71'
- 1st Half
- de Jong33'
- de Jong12'
- Lukaku (P)5'
- Diego Carlos4'
Sevilla FC - Internazionale
Europa League - 21 August 2020
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- End of 2nd Half
FULL TIME: Sevilla 3-2 Inter
SEVILLA HAVE WON THE 2020 EUROPA LEAGUE!
Last chance saloon now! The ball is in the Inter half and there's no sense that an equaliser is coming for the Italians! Sevilla have done a good job of running down these final minutes.
Some of the Sevilla players have started celebrating in the stands. A bit premature? The Spaniards are edging closer to a sixth Europa League title, but there's still work to be done.
Sevilla are sitting deep and absorbing the pressure from Inter in the hope that they can see this out. Time is running out for the Italians. Can they create one last opportunity to equalise?
PICTURE: Has Carlos' goal given Sevilla the trophy?
Chance at the near post! Candreva got on the end of a cross into the middle, but it was always going to be difficult for him to score from there. Bono makes the save from the Inter man.
There will be six minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
Sevilla's success in this competition is just incredible. No team has won the UEFA Cup/Europa League more times than them and they are just minutes away from lifting it for a sixth time!
Time is running out for Inter if they are to turn this around. Sevilla have done a good job of killing this game as a contest after taking the lead, but that doesn't mean Inter can't create one last chance.
- OffDiego CarlosSevilla FC
- OnNemanja GudeljSevilla FC
The changes just keep coming with Gudelj introduced for the final five minutes.
- OffLuuk de JongSevilla FC
- OnYoussef En-NesyriSevilla FC
Another Sevilla change and it's de Jong who comes off. He has been excellent once again!
PICTURE: Carlos gave Sevilla the lead!
Cleared off the line! It was very nearly a scrappy goal for Inter, but a goal nonetheless! Sanchez slide-tackled the ball towards goal, but Kounde was on hand to make the clearance off the goal line!
- OffDanilo D'AmbrosioInternazionale
- OnVictor MosesInternazionale
The final of Inter's three changes is Moses. Three former Premier League players on for the final stages.
- OffLautaro MartínezInternazionale
- OnAlexis SánchezInternazionale
Conte's second change sees Sanchez introduced off the bench. They need his energy.
- OffRoberto GagliardiniInternazionale
- OnChristian EriksenInternazionale
Here come the changes from Inter, with Eriksen introduced to provide some creativity.
- OffSusoSevilla FC
- OnFranco VázquezSevilla FC
Lopetegui makes a change from the bench and Vazquez is on for the final 14 minutes.
Inter now have 15 minutes to save this match. It looks like Conte might be about to make a number of changes. Why did he wait so long to give his team some fresh legs?
- Own-goalRomelu LukakuInternazionale
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Sevilla 3 (74 mins - Diego Carlos) Inter 2. It's a third goal for Sevilla and what a goal it is! A cross spun high into the Cologne air with Carlos swivelling his body to direct a spectacular overhead kick on target. The touch from Lukaku may have taken it into the back of the net, but the Spaniards are ahead!
- Yellow cardRoberto GagliardiniInternazionale
Gagliardini is shown a yellow card for pulling on the shirt of a Sevilla player.
We're into the final 20 minutes into Cologne. Can either of these two teams find a winner? The contest has tightened up since the whirlwind first half which saw four goals shared!
- OffLucas OcamposSevilla FC
- OnMunir El HaddadiSevilla FC
Indeed, there's the change from Lopetegui and it's Munir who comes on for the injured Ocampos.
Ocampos injury! The Sevilla winger has been carrying an injury all game long and it now looks that he has run his race. Ocampos is going to come off here. Lopetegui is getting the change ready.
Manchester United lived to regret their missed opportunities against Sevilla, with Bono pulling off a number of incredible saves. Could the same thing happen against tonight?
BIG chance for Lukaku! The Belgian forward was inside his own half when the ball was played over the top, he was clean through on goal, but Bono makes the save to deny the Inter forward!
This is a dangerous game Inter are playing at the back, with Sevilla right on top of them as they press high. They get away with it this time, but they are playing with fire right now!
Lukaku and Martinez have been isolated for the majority of this match. Inter need to establish a passing platform higher up the pitch. Surely Eriksen would be a candidate for that?
Ocampos shoots over! That was an opportunity for the Sevilla winger to really test Handanovic, but he gets his angles wrong and shoots over the bar when he should have hit the target.
PICTURE: De Jong has scored both Sevilla goals.
This is a lot better from Inter in terms of control and their shape at the back. They have been much more compact in defence since the half time interval. Conte's instructions taken on board.
Young shoots over! The ball was played to the former Manchester United wing back on the edge of the box, but Young scoops his effort harmlessly over the Sevilla crossbar. Decent chance.
Into the side netting! Reguilon got the better of Godin down the left side with his pace, but the on loan Real Madrid full back could only slam his shot into the side netting at the near post.
It hasn't been anywhere near as frantic as the first half, but there is still an edge to this game. These two teams are well versed in the dark arts. A real tension to the contest.
- Yellow cardAlessandro BastoniInternazionale
Another yellow card and this time it's Bastoni in the book for a tackle from behind on Suso.
Big block from Carlos! That was a good opportunity for Inter to score a third, with the ball falling to Gagliardini inside the area. But the Sevilla centre back made the crucial block to stop the shot!
Eriksen has been sent on an intensive warm up down the touchline. Could we see the former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker at some point in this second half? Seems a safe bet.
Picture: Godin powered home a header.
Lopetegui deserves a lot of praise for the way he has built this Sevilla team along with Monchi. No fewer than 15 players left the club last summer, with 14 new signings made!
So what will this half of football hold? The opening 45 minutes were exhilarating, with both Sevilla and Inter taking their chances when they were presented with them. More goals please!
- 2nd Half
The second half is under way! It's 2-2 between Sevilla and Inter in the 2020 Europa League final!
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- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Sevilla 2-2 Inter. What a half of football that was. Sevilla will maybe feel that they have edged things on the whole, but both teams have shown that they can cause damage to each other!
There will be one minute of stoppage time played at the end of the first half.
We all expect there to be goals in Sunday's Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, but the Europa League final has set the standard here tonight!
- Yellow cardÉver BanegaSevilla FC
Banega picks up his 12th yellow card of the season. The Argentine is scrappy in the tackle!
Sevilla are now taking the opportunity to calm the match down at the back, knocking the passes around the defence do some chasing. Not long until the half time interval now.
The pressing game from Sevilla has been excellent in this first half. Inter are forced to clear the ball into touch as Suso and Banega push them back. Their intensity is impressive.
- Yellow cardNicolò BarellaInternazionale
Barella is the first Inter player to be shown a yellow card on the night.
De Jong put Sevilla 2-1 up!
Navas has arguably been the best player on the pitch in this first half. The former Manchester City wing back has given Sevilla an outlet down the right and his crossing is superb.
We expected this would be a good match and so it has panned out. Four goals and we aren't even at the half time interval! Inter are a little lucky to be level, it must be said.
- GoalDiego GodínInternazionale
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Sevilla 2 Inter 2 (35 mins - Diego Godin). Incredible! We are level again and what a game this is turning into! Godin gets on the end of the freekick delivery from Brozovic and powers home the header! There was nothing Bono could have done about that to keep the ball out of the back of the net!
- GoalLuuk de JongSevilla FC
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Sevilla 2 (33 mins - Luuk de Jong) Inter 1. Sevilla have taken the lead and it's de Jong AGAIN! The Dutchman has struggled for form all season long, but he has scored three times in the Europa League semi finals and final! De Jong looped a header over Handanovic after being found by Banega from the freekick!
Lukaku has fallen out of the game since winning the penalty kick early on. Martinez has barely had a touch of the ball. Inter need to change that. They need to get their frontmen rolling!
Lopetegui will surely be pleased with how his team have reacted to going behind. They have taken a control of the match and Inter are having to dig deep to keep them from scoring again.
These two managers are relentless on the touchline. The fourth official hasn't had a moment to himself all match long. Conte and Lopetegui are as bad as each other! Incredible!
Lukaku needed support! The Belgian forward had the ball down the left channel, he was looking for a teammate in the middle, but no help was forthcoming and his cross is cut out.
That's a bit of a waste from Sevilla. Banega played the freekick delivery into the Inter penalty area, but Ocampos headed it well over the crossbar. They could have made more of that.
Inter need to do more to get Martinez into the match. With the exception of that counter attacking chance five minutes or so ago, the Argentine forward has been relatively quiet.
PICTURE: De Jong levelled the match.
This has been a captivating start to this match. Both teams have enjoyed good spells, but there is a sense that Sevilla have taken control of things after going behind from the spot.
There's been an edge to this match in the opening 20 minutes. Both teams, including the managers on the touchline, are putting pressure on the officials at every opportunity! Tense!
Inter on the counter! That was a big opportunity for the Italian side, with Sevilla caught short on the counter attack. But Martinez couldn't get past Navas and the Spaniards survive the break!
Through to D'Ambrosio! That was always going to be difficult for the Inter midfielder to take. The cross bounced through to D'Ambrosio at the back post, but he could only put his shot over the bar.
This was the equalising goal from de Jong!
Claim for a penalty kick! Inter believe they should have been awarded a second spot kick for a handball by Carlos, but the officials have used the VAR to decide the original no-penalty call was correct.
De Jong had gone 11 goals without scoring a goal for Sevilla. Now, he has scored in a Europa League semi final and final against Manchester United and Inter respectively.
The response to going behind has been excellent from Sevilla. They have now taken a grip of this game and are taking it to Inter. Ocampos gets the shot away, but Handanovic makes the save.
This was the opening goal from Lukaku!
- GoalLuuk de JongSevilla FC
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Sevilla 1 (12 mins - Luuk de Jong) Inter 1. Sevilla are back on level terms! Great response to going behind from the Spaniards! Navas swung the ball into the box, de Jong got ahead of Godin and powered a header into the back of the net at the near post! What a brilliant start to this game! 1-1!
Suso cross into the box! Sevilla mount their first real attack of the match, with a corner kick repelled only for Suso to cross into the box. But Inter hold firm with Kounde and Carlos up from the back.
Can Sevilla find a way to exploit the space in behind Young? The former Manchester United full back is very good going forward, but can be vulnerable defending his own goal.
PICTURE: Lukaku put Inter ahead.
Of course, it's worth remembering Sevilla fell behind in the first half of their semi final tie against Manchester United and still managed to find a way to win the game. They are resilient.
Carlos has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs this summer, including Arsenal, but the Brazilian's performances in the last few games won't have done much for his asking price...
- Goal by penaltyRomelu LukakuInternazionale
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Sevilla 0 Inter 1 (5 mins - Romelu Lukaku pen). Lukaku has put Inter ahead from the spot! The Belgian striker composed himself and found the back of the net with a low strike! Lukaku has scored 34 times in his debut season for Inter! Carlos gave him the chance to score from 12 yards out.
- Yellow cardDiego CarlosSevilla FC
Carlos is booked. The Sevilla centre back has given away penalties in the quarter finals, semi finals and now the final!
PENALTY KICK TO INTER! Lukaku drives into the Sevilla box for the first time and Carlos brings him down. The referee points to the spot kick and there can be no doubt about that!
Early incident! D'Ambrosio could be in a bit of trouble here. The Inter player looked to thrust an arm into the face of Reguilon as the two players clashed, but the referee decides there was nothing much in it.
This should be an excellent match. These two teams are heavyweights of the European game. Sevilla have won this competition five times before, but Inter haven't won any trophy since 2011!
- 1st Half
The match is under way! It's Sevilla against Inter in the 2020 Europa League final in Cologne!
Okay, here we go. We are about to get started at the RheinEnergieStadion. Kick off is just moments away.
It's been a strange, strange season in the Europa League, but the 2019/20 campaign will finally come to an end here! Let's hope for a good game!
This is Banega's final game for Sevilla. Can the Argentine midfielder finish his second spell at the club with a trophy in hand?
Not long until kick off in Cologne. This promises to be a fitting end to the tournament. Who do you fancy? WIll Inter's defence get them over the line? Or will Sevilla's intensity be the deciding factor?
Lopetegui has rewarded de Jong for his winner in the semi final against Manchester United with a starting spot. He comes in for En Nesyri. Other than that, it's the same side for Sevilla.
Europa League kings! Sevilla have won this competition five times in the last 15 years. Indeed, the Spaniards have become synonymous with the Europa League. This is a great chance them to win it for a sixth time!
I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. Are Inter the favourites here? Or will Sevilla's muscle memory get them over the line? Tweet me!
Same again! Conte has decided to stick with the same Inter starting lineup that got them past Getafe, Bayer Leverkusen and Shakhtar Donetsk. Why change a winning formula?
TEAM NEWS: Sevilla - Bono, Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Reguilon, Fernando, Jordan, Banega, Ocampos, Suso, De Jong. /// Inter - Handanovic, Godin, De Vrij, Bastoni, D'Ambrosio, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Young, Lukaku, Martinez.
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