Victory over Roma: Montiel and Bono helps Sevilla Win the Europa League for the Eighth Time | Sportsmonks

Victory over Roma: Montiel and Bono helps Sevilla Win the Europa League for the Eighth Time

Sevilla Win the Europa League

Moroccan goalkeeper Bono and Argentine World Cup winner Gonzalo Montiel were the heroes for Sevilla as they beat Roma 4-1 on penalties to win the Europa League final on Wednesday.

The victory at the Puskas Arena in Budapest made it a magnificent seven in the competition for the Spanish side, who first clinched the trophy back in 2006.

Sevilla keeper Yassine Bounou, better known as Bono, saved penalties from Roma’s Gianluca Mancini and Roger Ibanez.

Montiel, who scored the winning penalty for Argentina against France in the World Cup final in Qatar slotted home the winning penalty at the second attempt after his first spot kick was saved but VAR ruled that it should be retaken for encroachment.

The game had ended 1-1 after extra time as a Mancini own goal in the 55th minute cancelled out Paulo Dybala’s crisply taken opener ten minutes before half time.

Bono, who saved two penalties in Morocco’s World Cup last-16 victory over Spain in Qatar, said after the Europa League win: “I’ve lived through many moments like this, I think you have to be very calm in moments like this. And your teammates, they make you calm, they give you security.

“This year there’s been a lot of emotions, between the World Cup and everything, and today, sometimes your head goes and you aren’t analysing exactly what happens, so you have to take things with normality.”

By winning the Europa League, Sevilla now qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The defeat was Roma manager Jose Mourinho’s first in a European final.

The Portuguese was set to become the most decorated European manager in history with six trophies as he had already won two Champions Leagues, a Uefa Cup, a Europa League and a Europa Conference League.

Source:- The National News

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