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Sevilla is really the king of LE. He came from behind and knocked out Juve after extra time!

Date: March 3, 2024 Time: 18:03:05

Sevilla is really the king of LE. He came from behind and knocked out Juve after extra time!

Anatoly Romanov May 19, 2023 01:00 UTC Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

Only Mourinho can “take the crown” from the Spaniards.

Sevilla in the Europa League final! The Spanish knocked out Juventus and will now play Roma in the trophy game on May 31 in Budapest.

From the first minutes, Sevilla tried to suppress Juventus in their field, as they did in the quarterfinals with Manchester United. The powerful support of a packed stadium encouraged the host players to push and counter-pressure, which their coach José Luis Mendilibar likes so much.

The Spaniards quickly deployed attacks from one flank to the other, trying to “feed” the rival’s three central midfielders. Those had to break, constantly work in long streaks, as Juventus have no wing midfielders in this scheme. Both Turin full-backs were taken out of their zones.

The story of the teams’ first match in Turin

Juventus seems to have been robbed of a penalty. But in the last attack, the team escaped defeat in the LE

Sevilla bombarded the Juventus box based on tickets. In the first half alone, the hosts made 24 (!) Crosses. Some teams won’t get that many in just a few games. Very often the ball got to the addressee, so in such episodes it was hot at the gates of Szczensny. The best moment was for Lucas Ocampos, who, by the way, was replaced due to injury in Turin, but quickly recovered. After hitting the head of the Argentine, the ball even crossed the goal line, but only halfway, which means that the goal did not occur.

At the break, Juventus was inferior both in possession (39% against 61%) and in shots – 5:10 (on goal – 2:3). However, Massimiliano Allegri’s team was perhaps even closer to the finish line. We can also remember the first shot on goal of this game, when Federico Gatti was about to score against Sevilla in the second game in a row. And the departure of Ángel Di María in a one-on-one match after the pressure from the hosts failed: the Argentine played like a guy, ruining a safe chance. And the moment of Keane at the end of the third of the game. Allegri opted for Moise, although Dusan Vlahovic or Arkadiusz Milik were expected at the base. Until the 33rd minute, the striker never found the ball in someone else’s penalty area and “sat down” on the card. But one episode would have been enough for Keane to become the hero of the night if the ball after his shot had not hit the post, but a little to the right.

In the second half, the Sevillistas came out angry. The hosts obviously had no doubt that in the first 45 minutes the Dutch referee Danny Makkeli saved the “old woman” from two penalties. Nicolo Fagioli could have played a hand when he chested the ball into his own box. And Juan Cuadrado finished off Oliver Torres’s foot just before the break. The foul occurred on the penalty line. VAR reviewed the episode, but for some reason supported the president’s decision. On the other hand, in Turin, Sevilla avoided an own goal penalty in a very controversial moment. So somewhere it went, somewhere it arrived.

The game continued in the same vein. “Sevilla” then crushed, then crushed, and “Juventus” held out and waited for retaliatory attacks. They each did what they do best and both teams created chances. Good football came out, worthy of the Europa League semifinals. The Old Lady of Seville looked much more like a European contender than Manchester United. In the 64th minute, Keane gave way to Vlahovic, and a minute later the Serb scored! This is what Allegri guessed with a replacement! After strikeouts, duels and several rebounds, Vlahovic beat center backs Nemanja Gudelya and Luak Bade.

The hosts, having conceded an offensive goal, did not give up. We restarted, again we began to throw balls into Wojciech Szczesny’s penalty area. Mendilibar’s team took just six minutes to tie the score. True, not thanks to cross-country, but to the high selection. If Vlahovic successfully came on as a substitute, then Federico Chiesa, who appeared on the field at the same time as him, prepared the team – he “brought” this goal. The striker lost the ball not far from his own area, pressured by the “energizing” Marcos Acuña. And then Suso hit very well under Manuel Locatelli.

Second half statistics: 31 Crosses, Sevilla shots – 17:4 (on target – 6:2). But largely thanks to Juventus’ Polish goalkeeper, the game went into extra time. And there the locals scored the second goal in the 95th minute. Although Allegri’s team could have scored even earlier, Chiesa is the true anti-hero of the match! – did everything wrong at the gates of Yassin Bono. After that, one of Sevilla’s many crosses still worked. Cuadrado did not block Brian Gil’s serve, which spun the ball from the left flank. Right on Erik Lamela’s head. Beauty.

It was then that we saw how Juventus attacked with great force, in positional attacks. Only that the energy of the ‘old’ was already at a minimum, especially against the active defense of ‘Sevilla’. Chiesa had a new moment: Federico sent the ball to one of the spectators. Juventus’ last chance was given by the elimination of Acuña in the 115th minute on second notice. But Mendilibir’s team counterattacked with ten men, not allowing the guests to even hit the target.

It seems that the Europa League is really the time to rename the Seville Cup.

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