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Sevilla fulfilled its legend of unbeatable shield in the Europa League finals. Six out of six. Like De Jong's , two headers to rescue his team from a bad start. Another name in the legend of a club that has broken European multi-champion in the new century.
Yesterday came with the taste of the double of the Dutch forward and the impossible Chilean of a central, Diego Carlos, to do - with the help of Lukaku - the goal of victory. A defender with powerful muscles who came from committing three penalties in a row, in the quarterfinals, in the semifinals and also this Friday night.
He did not collapse and, half injured, he took an acrobatic finish for Sevilla's history. A game that started with a big anger in the band, just when Inter demanded a penalty per hand, precisely, from Diego Carlos. With the Italian bench burning and his coach, Antonio Conte , protesting like crazy, Banega approached from behind - according to Italian media - and grabbed the rival coach by the hair. "To check if it is a real wig", they say that the Argentine justified. Conte's response: "I'll wait for you later." His hair change is one of the most striking in European football. And Banega sought provocation.
The tangana heated up an already intense duel, with two giants in search of the Sevilla La sixth cup, able to come back, withstand the 2-2 blow and end up winning.
"It's for Antonio Puerta, for José Antonio Reyes, for all of them," said an emotional Julen Lopetegui, who surely did not forget the bad moments of last year, when he linked two stormy dismissals, in the national team and in Real Madrid, nothing more and nothing less. Nor was he received with flowers at the Pizjuán. But football gave him revenge months later, putting the team in the Champions League and lifting Sevilla's sixth European title.
"My players are very great. We have believed before an extraordinary team. This team does not give up," recalled the coach. Jesús Navas , the captain who raised the glass, remembered his deceased godfather, in addition to the two legendary former colleagues who stayed on the road. "It goes for them. Thanks to my team. We fought until the last minute. This title was very important to us because of everything we have experienced."
"It's for Antonio Puerta, for José Antonio Reyes, for all of them," said an emotional Julen Lopetegui, who surely did not forget the bad moments of last year, when he linked two stormy dismissals, in the national team and in Real Madrid, nothing more and nothing less. Nor was he received with flowers at the Pizjuán. But football gave him revenge months later, putting the team in the Champions League and lifting Sevilla's sixth European title. «My players are very big. We have believed before an extraordinary team. This team does not give up, "recalled the coach. Jesús Navas, the captain who raised the glass, remembered his godfather who died on the morning of the final, as well as the two legendary former teammates who stayed on the road. He did not tell anyone in the locker room that he had lost a relative hours before the game. It's going for them. Thanks to my team. We fight until the last minute. This title was very important to us because of everything we have experienced. Monchi, the club's sporting director, was also very excited. He returned from Italian soccer to transform Sevilla back into a champion team. "I lost my father-in-law, they have been very hard months," he said with that bittersweet taste of the party after some very tough months in Seville and throughout Spain.
After the fiasco in the Champions League of Barça, Atlético and Real Madrid, the Andalusian shield has partly saved the pride of national football, without strength in the first competition but still dominant in the second. "With all the difficulties we have gone through ... The anthem says that this team never gives up and we have put it into practice," said Lopetegui, after beating Inter 3-2 in Cologne. «I dedicate it to all Sevilla fans, I am very grateful. The players are very great, because of what they believe, work and transmit, if they had not won they would be just as great, “said the Basque coach, who burst into tears after the final whistle. "It was a very complex scenario, playing here on August 22, but all the players thought about helping, those who played and not," said Lopetegui, referring to an atypical season, extended for several months after the stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic .
The celebration of the players was as unleashed as possible within the corsets of these tournaments marked by health security measures. In the empty stands the shouts of encouragement from Seville employees and managers stood out, even with scarves at the ready. Julen Lopetegui asked the fans in Seville not to forget where we are. "That they are prudent in the celebration but that they celebrate it."
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