Sevilla wins third consecutive Europa League title, beating Liverpool 3-1
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Yesterday, Spanish club defeated English football club in the 2016 Final at in Basel, Switzerland. In doing so, Sevilla defended their title and claimed their third consecutive title under manager . Sevilla have lifted the trophy five times — in 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
|It was obvious the first goal of Sevilla had a big influence on our own game. In this moment we lost faith in our style of play.|
—Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool F.C. manager
Liverpool started the brighter of the two teams in the opening half. For the match overall they had 72% ball possession and had six shots on target. But The Reds committed nineteen fouls in the match while the Spanish side committed just nine. Sevilla's goalkeeper Brazillian and curled the ball with the outside of his left foot to give Liverpool the lead. Liverpool had a chance to extend their lead before the half-time break through , but Sevilla defender Daniel Carriço blocked his attempt. Liverpool ended the first-half with a 1–0 lead.kept Liverpool at bay as he saved shots from Liverpool's shortly before the ten-minute mark. Sevilla defender cleared a goal-bound effort off the line from Liverpool striker . Sturridge tested Soria a while later, but the goalkeeper blocked successfully. In the 35th minute Sturridge collected a pass from
Sevilla'slevelled the score in the 46th minute from 's cross. Sevilla took the lead in the 64th minute through their captain, Coke, who shot beyond Liverpool's goalkeeper to score. Six minutes later Sevilla extended their lead when Coke pounced on a loose ball in the box to ensure Sevilla claimed their third consecutive UEFA Europa League title.
After the match, Liverpool managerin a press conference said "It was obvious the first goal of Sevilla had a big influence on our own game. In this moment we lost faith in our style of play. We changed from passing simply and quickly to complicated. We lost our formation, so it was not compact anymore".
|May 18, 2016|
20:45 local time (18:45 )
|Liverpool F.C.||1–3||Basel, Switzerland, |
Referee: ( )
90 + 4'
|(1–0) HT|| 46' |
- "Sevilla FC" — , May 19, 2016 (Date of access)
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- "Sevilla make it three in row at Liverpool's expense" — , May 18, 2016
- Andy Hunter. "Coke double shakes Liverpool as Sevilla hit back to win Europa League final" — , May 18, 2016