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UEFA Europa League 2020 Highlights: Sevilla win record sixth title after ousting Inter

UEFA Europa League Final 2020 Highlights: Two headers from Luuk de Jong and a decisive Romelu Lukaku own goal helped Sevilla beat Inter Milan 3-2 in a well-contested final in Cologne.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 22, 2020 2:46:11 am
UEFA Europa League Final 2020 Highlights: Sevilla and Inter now have nine titles between them.

UEFA Europa League 2020 Final Highlights: Sevilla were crowned the UEFA Europa League champions for the sixth time in history after beating Inter Milan 3-2 in the final at the Rhein Energie Stadion, Cologne on Friday.

Antonio Conte’s side started well, winning a penalty within five minutes after Romelu Lukaku was fouled inside the box by Diego Carlos. After the Belgian converted the spot-kick, Sevilla hit back in the 12th minute courtesy of a diving header of Luuk de Jong. The Dutchman doubled his tally and put his team ahead in the 33rd minute with another header. Inter equalised within two minutes as Diego Godin gave Sevilla a taste of their own medicine in the 35th minute — a header from a Marcelo Brozovic free-kick.

In the second half, both the teams had a cagey contest, looking for chances but it was Sevilla who struck the fatal blow in the 74th minute to Inter. Trying to stop a Diego Carlos bicycle kick, Lukaku put the ball into the back of his own net and that proved to be the eventual winner.

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UEFA Europa League Final 2020 Highlights:

02:43 (IST)22 Aug 2020
In a (Europa) League of their own
02:32 (IST)22 Aug 2020
A serial-winning mentality
02:32 (IST)22 Aug 2020
Jesus Navas, the evergreen captain!
02:26 (IST)22 Aug 2020
SEVILLA ARE UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!

SEVILLA WIN! The final whistle blows and everyone goes crazy as Sevilla beat Inter 3-2 in the final, thanks to a headed brace of Luuk de Jong and a decisive Romelu Lukaku own goal. Julen Lopetegui also manages to win his first-ever trophy as a manager. Sevilla extend their record to six -- in just 14 years, without ever losing a final. Serial winners.

02:21 (IST)22 Aug 2020
90+1' Inter looking desperate

Inter have put everyone infront now with Candreva and Eriksen whipping balls inside the box, but to no avail.

02:15 (IST)22 Aug 2020
85' Double change for Sevilla

Youssef En-Nesyri and Nemanja Gudelj are on for de Jong and Carlos. Just minutes away from Sevilla's sixth win!

02:12 (IST)22 Aug 2020
81' Sanchez's shot cleared off the line

Inter come very, very close to equalising again as Alexis Sanchez, who came on for Martinez, is played in by Eriksen and his shot from the left wing is cleared off the line by Sevilla defender Kounde. A very tight affair here. 

02:03 (IST)22 Aug 2020
74' OWN GOAL!

OHHH MY! What an effort by Diego Carlos, a bicycle kick from an indirect free-kick but what was assumed to be a brilliant goal is actually an own goal. Carlo's shot was going wide, and in an attempt to stop it, Lukaku put the ball into the back of his own net.

02:00 (IST)22 Aug 2020
Can Lukaku score the winner?
01:59 (IST)22 Aug 2020
70' Sevilla makes a change

Munir El Haddadi replaces the injured Lucas Ocampos. Heading towards the final 20 minutes now!

01:54 (IST)22 Aug 2020
65' Lukaku denied by Bounou

What an important save by Yassine Bounou! After a buildup play of Sevilla is intercepted by Inter, Lukaku finds himself ahead of everyone and with the ball, but his left-footed shot is saved brilliantly by a rushing Bounou. Big, big save!

01:49 (IST)22 Aug 2020
60' Sevilla in control, with the possession

Sevilla are comfortably in the driving seat an hour into the game. Apart from Lukaku's penalty and Godin's header, they haven't allowed Inter a proper shot at goal, and that's why Gagliardini had to choose to shot from way outside in this half. Banega's pulling the strings and Suso and Ocampos are making life difficult for that three man defence. Can Conte change the look of the game?

01:44 (IST)22 Aug 2020
54' Fourth booking of the night

The young Bastoni goes into the book four coming from behind and fouling Suso on that left wing. 

01:41 (IST)22 Aug 2020
50' Cagey affair in the second half

The second half hasn't had an explosive start here with the two sides slowing things down a little... occasionally with the niggly fouls. Carlos, Banega and Barella are on bookings so far. In a final which is set up like this, they have to be careful.

01:35 (IST)22 Aug 2020
Second half starts!

What's in store for us now? More headers? More fouls? More goals? Let's find out.

01:19 (IST)22 Aug 2020
HT: Sevilla 2-2 Inter

What a game of football we have had here, filled with twists and turns. After Lukaku was tripped down by Carlos, Inter were ahead from a penalty. Then came de Jong's historic heading masterclass as he scored two in twenty minutes, but Sevilla's lead was cancelled in just two minutes by Godin. Although Sevilla have controlled much of the game, they are level at the break.

01:11 (IST)22 Aug 2020
36' GOOOODDDDINNNNN!

WHAT AN EQUALISER! What a game really, as the big Uruguyan centre-back equalises minutes after conceding. Brozovic takes the free kick just outside the box on the right side, and Godin jumps the highest to put it into the back of the net. Game on!

01:10 (IST)22 Aug 2020
33' DEEEEE JONNNNNGGGGG!

THE DUTCHMAN AGAIN! What a header again! De Jong heads Sevilla in front after a period of dominance by the team. After countless free-kicks, Banega now gets his assist from an exquisite cross. The experience matters, right?

00:51 (IST)22 Aug 2020
17' Conte goes into the book

Antonio Conte is booked here after he goes on a rant against the referee for not giving a controversial penalty to Inter. Barella tried to play a through ball to Lukaku inside the opposition box but was blocked in its path by Carlos... and his hand. 

00:43 (IST)22 Aug 2020
12' DE JONNNGGGGGG!

WHAT A HEADER! The man who won the semi-final against Manchester United has now scored the equaliser in Cologne. Sevilla were in control and after a patient buildup, Navas whips the ball from right and de Jong just leaps ahead to head the ball in the near post past the safe hands of Handanovic. Sevilla shock the Italian giant with their experience. Game on!