Europa League Final Preview
Roma Manager Jose Mourinho has never lost a European Football final while Sevilla have won six European League finals in six appearances.
History has it that Sevilla remains the most successful team in regards to the European League bout and this may yet be an opportunity to lift the trophy a seventh time at the end of what has been a trying season.
With their third coach of the campaign, Jose Luis Mendilibar, after sacking Julen Lopetegui followed by its successor Jorge Sampaoli they narrowly escaped the torment of relegation and eliminated Manchester United and Juventus on their way to Budapest.
The Portuguese, Jose Mourinho, 60 has five major continental titles up his sleeve – two Champions League wins, two Europa League trophies with both Porto (2002/03) and United (2016/17) and last year’s victory in the inaugural Europa League Conference with the Italian side. Roma is sixth in the domestic campaign called Serie A, evicting the likes of Feyenoord and Bayer Leverkusen en route to the final.
What To Expect?
Sevilla Left-Back was sent off the pitch in the second leg of the semifinals against Juventus, hence he would be absent in today’s match.
Sevilla hitmen Suso and Papu Gomez staged their comebacks in training after injury.
Roma Center-back Leonardo Spinazzola returns after injury, Paulo Dybala should also be available since he was present in the training on Monday after his ankle injury, and his supporting striker, Stephan El Shaarawy should be in the line-up for the big game.
Possible Starting Line-ups:
Sevilla: Bounou; Jesús Navas, Badé, Gudelj, Alex Telles; Fernando, Rakitić; Ocampos, Óliver Torres, Bryan Gil; En-Nesyri
Roma: Rui Patrício; Mancini, Smalling, Ibañez; Zeki Çelik, Cristante, Matić, Spinazzola; El Shaarawy, Pellegrini; Abraham
Design: Silver Cup with a yellow marble plinth
The 2022/23 winners also gain a place in the 2023/24 UEFA Champion League group stage.