Sevilla vs Roma meet in the final of the UEFA Europa League with the aim of achieving glory in Budapest, where the Spanish team will seek its seventh title in the tournament of which it is the ‘king’.
This is Sevilla’s favorite tournament. The Andalusian team has played in six Europa League finals and won all six since the first in 2006.
On the other hand, José Mourinho, coach of Roma, has come out the door of triumph in the five finals of the three major European cups in which he has been on the bench, dating back to the consecration of Porto in the Champions League of 2003.
But only a record can survive after the clash at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, where the Europa League trophy represents a sporting and economic injection.
Both Roma and Sevilla will not be able to finish in the top four of their domestic leagues. Therefore, the only way to play the next Champions League — and thus pocket millions of euros in prizes distributed by UEFA — is to take the ticket that is awarded to the champion of the Europa League.
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How do Roma and Sevilla reach the Europa League final?
Roma arrives in Budapest after linking seven consecutive Serie A games without winning. He advanced to the final after drawing 0-0 in the second leg at Bayer Leverkusen, one in which he shot only once on goal against 23 of the Germans.
“We played 14 games to get here and we deserve it,” Mourinho said. “We have prepared ourselves to arrive in good condition and fight to lift this trophy.”
José Luis Mendilibar, the coach of Sevilla, lives the highlight of his career, just two months after taking the reins of a Sevilla that was adrift.
After replacing Argentine Jorge Sampaoli in March, Mendilibar became Sevilla’s third manager this season. He found the team just two points above Spain’s La Liga relegation zone.
Sevilla has lost just two of 11 matches in the domestic tournament and is one point behind seventh place heading into the final round this weekend. They are also unbeaten in the Europa League and come from successively eliminating Manchester United and Juventus.
“History doesn’t win games and neither do compliments,” Mendilibar said on the eve of the final. “The club in this competition, especially in the last 20 years, has been the best team,” he added.
Mexico’s Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona will not be able to play because he was not registered for this tournament due to his recent injury.
Sevilla vs. Roma: Final Europa League
The final is on Wednesday, May 31 at 13:00 (Mexico time) at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary. It is only one match, so in case of a draw, there would be extra time and penalties.
Sevilla vs. Roma:
When is it? Wednesday, May 31
What time is it? 13:00 hours (Mexico time)
Where to see? Fox Sports, ESPN or Star+
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