Sevilla vs. Juventus – Football Match Report – May 18, 2023
Europa League thoroughbreds Sevilla fought again to achieve one more last as substitute Erik Lamela scored with a wonderful header 5 minutes into additional time to earn a gritty 2-1 win over Juventus on Thursday, securing a 3-2 combination victory.
The Spaniards will bid for a report-extending seventh Europa League title after they face AS Roma within the last in Budapest on May 31, after Jose Mourinho’s facet drew 0-0 at Bayer Leverkusen to safe a 1-0 combination victory of their semifinal.
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Juventus, who had been held to a 1-1 draw by Sevilla within the first leg, appeared on target to achieve the ultimate when substitute Dusan Vlahovic scored with a tidy end within the sixty fifth minute at a raucous Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
But midfielder Suso levelled six minutes later with a surprising lengthy-vary strike to take the sport into additional time. Lamela then wrapped up the win when he leapt in a crowded space and despatched a towering header into the online to please the followers.
It was a cathartic night time in Seville because the Europa League kings labored their magic but once more of their favorite competitors after a tough season.
Languishing within the backside half of LaLiga for a big a part of a season during which two managers had been fired, Sevilla rediscovered their mojo after exiting the Champions League and beat PSV Eindhoven, Fenerbahce and Manchester United earlier than downing Juve.
“This is madness, incredible, it’s time to enjoy this amazing moment,” Sevilla captain Jesus Navas instructed Movistar Plus. “The fans have been incredible and they deserve everything. We have shown the courage we have inside of us to recover after going through some rough months.
“The braveness of the followers has carried us and we’re right here once more in one other European last. It’s been my crew since I used to be a child, residing each recreation with a lot ardour. It’s our flip to get pleasure from.”
Like within the first leg in Turin, when Sevilla had been in management however allowed their rivals to equalise in added time, they dominated possession once more on Thursday roared on by a raucous environment at a offered-out Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.
Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was arguably the very best participant on the sphere within the first half, making a number of important saves together with a one-handed cease to maintain out Navas’ diving header from shut vary.
But simply because the hosts had been in full management and lacking possibilities, Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic scored the opener three minutes after coming off the bench.
He ran at defenders Nemanja Gudelj and Loic Bade, who hesitated for a second and allowed the Serbia worldwide to win the problem and beat flailing goalkeeper Bono with a cool dinked end.
But Sevilla hit again quickly after via Suso’s strike that whistled into the highest nook to mild up the followers, who roared their crew on as they put relentless stress on Juve till Lamela scored the winner in additional time.
The solely draw back for Sevilla was that left again Marcos Acuna was despatched off additional time for time losing after a second yellow card and can miss the Budapest last.