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Sevilla & Roma in UEFA Europa League Final: Everything you need to Know!
- Updated: May 29, 2023
The 2022/23 UEFA Europa League season will conclude with Sevilla taking on Roma at Budapest’s Puskás Aréna on 31 May 2023. Kick-off is at 21:00 CET.
When is the 2023 Europa League final?
Officially opened in 2019, the 65,000+ capacity ground stands on the site of the old Hungarian national team stadium, which was also named in honor of former Honvéd and Real Madrid forward Ferenc Puskás. The venue is located in the Zugló district of the Hungarian capital.
This is the second UEFA final to be staged at the new arena, which previously hosted the 2020 UEFA Super Cup, where Bayern beat Sevilla 2-1 in the traditional season curtain-raiser. The home of the Hungarian national team also staged four games at UEFA EURO 2020.
Who is playing in the Europa League final?
Six-time UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla will be up against 2021/22 UEFA Europa Conference League winners Roma in the final in Budapest. The sides’ only previous meeting in UEFA competition was in the 2019/20 Europa League round of 16 when Sevilla prevailed 2-0 in a one-off game played on neutral territory in Duisburg.
Europa League final format
The Europa League final follows a similar format to the UEFA Champions League final. If the score is level at the end of normal time, two 15-minute periods of extra time are played. If one of the teams scores more goals than the other during extra time, that team is declared the winner. If the score remains level after extra time, the winner is determined by a penalty shoot-out.
Who is the referee for the Europa League final?
English referee Anthony Taylor, who also took charge of the 2020 UEFA Super Cup at the same stadium in Budapest as well as the 2021 UEFA Nations League final, will officiate the 2023 Europa League final.
Where will the 2024 and 2025 UEFA Europa League finals be held?
2024: Dublin Arena, Dublin
2025: San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao
What do the winners get?
The UEFA Europa League trophy is, at 15kg, the heaviest piece of UEFA silverware. To make things extra interesting, it also has no handles.
The 2022/23 winners also gain a place in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.