"It's a fantastic feeling even though we didn't play our best game. It was a difficult game but the team fought until the end and I'm proud of my teammates. Now we get to play the Champions League, says Sevilla's substitute Erik Lamela to TV6.

Sevilla had to start the penalty shootout in front of their own white-robed heel. They scored their first three penalties while Roma drew two misses. When it was time for the Argentine Gonzalo Montiel who decided the World Cup final, he had the chance to decide.

He missed his penalty but was given another chance after VAR intervention and on the second occasion made no mistake and several fans took to the pitch to celebrate as the clock ticked a few minutes past midnight.

This broke Roma coach Jose Mourinho's streak in European finals. He had won all five he had participated in as a coach – before the night in Budapest.

Roma had a rib hit in eleven minutes of added time

It was a drawn-out story with long additional times. In eleven minutes of added time of the second quarter of extra time, Roma's Chris Smalling nodded in the crossbar after the ball took a high arc and it went to penalties.

With quarter of an hour remaining, Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos fell dramatically in the penalty area in a melee with Roger Ibanez. The incident was VAR reviewed and it turned out that there had been no contact and the referee waved dismissively after looking at the television screen.

In the sixth additional minute of regular time, Sevilla had a triple chance but the game went into extra time.

At the start of the second half, Sevilla equalised to make it 1-1 after Roma's Gianluca Mancini received the ball on his thigh and bumped it into his own goal after an interception from the edge of the box.

Sevilla holds the record for the number of wins in Europa League finals (UEFA Cup), played since 1972 with seven. The remarkable thing about Sevilla's mighty winning streak is that the first victory came only in 2006.