Europa League 2019-20

(From 27-06-2019 to 21-08-2020)

 

 

COMPETITION SYSTEM

·          213 teams (best qualified clubs in domestic leagues, domestic Cup winners and extra participants) play four qualifying rounds on a home and away basis. The access of participants in these rounds depends on how their country is ranked in UCR (direct berths) or other factors (extra berths). The aggregate score of both games decides the winner. Ties are resolved with: 1) the “away goals double value” rule; 2) a 30 minutes extra-time after regulation; 3) a penalty shoot-out (pk).

·          The 48 surviving teams after the previous knock-out rounds participate in a Group Stage, divided in 12 groups of 4 teams each playing a round robin (3 points per victory, 1 point per draw). The group winners and runners-up qualify for a Round of 32, with winners advancing further to a Round of 16, Quarterfinals and Semifinals. The criteria to determine the final classification within the groups are (in this order): 1) total points earned; 2) goal average; 3) away goals; 4) UEFA Country Ranking at the beginning of the season.

·          A final game is played at a predetermined venue.

PARTICIPANTS AND BERTH ASSIGNMENT

158 entrants as a result of UEFA Country Ranking (UCR) for the period 2014-2018 and 55 more entrants depending on different factors. The berth assignment is as follows:

 

Direct berths (158): 50 countries (places 1-51 in UCR, except Liechtenstein) with 3 teams; 3 countries (Gibraltar, Andorra and San Marino) with 2 teams; 2 countries (Liechtenstein and Kosovo) with 1 team.

 

Extra berths (55): 55 teams qualified via Champions League 2019-20 (3 losers from the Preliminary Round, 16 losers from First Qualifying Round, 12 losers from Second Qualifying Round, 6 losers from Third Qualifying Round, 6 losers from the Qualification Play-Off and 8 third-placed teams after the League Stage).

 

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND

14 TEAMS. 4 Cup champions from countries ranked 52-55 in UCR 2014-2018 (in green); 6 runners-up from countries ranked 49-54 in this UCR; 4 third-placed teams from countries ranked 48-51 in this UCR.

FC Progrès Niederkorn (LUX) - Cardiff Metro. University FC (WAL)

1-0 (a)

1-2

 

SP La Fiorita (SMR) - UE Engordany (AND)

0-1 (b)

1-2 (c)

 

UE Sant Julià (AND) - Europa FC (GIB)

3-2 (c)

0-4

 

Ballymena United FC (NIR) - NSÍ (Runavík) (FAR)

2-0

0-0 (f)

 

FC Prishtina (KOS) - St. Joseph’s FC (GIB)

1-1

0-2

 

KÍ (Klaksvík) (FAR) - SP Tre Fiori (SMR)

5-1 (d)

4-0 (b)

 

Barry Town United FC (WAL) - Cliftonville FC (NIR)

0-0 (e)

0-4

 

(a) Played in Differdange.     (b) Played in Serravalle.     (c) Played in Andorra la Vella.     (d) Played in Tórshavn.     (e) Played in Cardiff.     (f) Played in Toftír.

 

 

FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

94 TEAMS. 7 winners from Preliminary Round; 26 Cup champions from countries ranked 26-51 in UCR 2014-2018 (in green); 30 runners-up from countries ranked 18-48 in this UCR (except Liechtenstein); 31 third-placed teams from countries ranked 16-47 in this UCR (except Liechtenstein).

Malmö FF (SWE) - Ballymena United FC

7-0

4-0

 

Connah’s Quay Nomads FC (WAL) - Kilmarnock FC (SCO)

1-2 (a)

2-0

 

Breiðablik (ICE) - FC Vaduz (LIE)

0-0

1-2

 

SK Brann (NOR) - Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL)

2-2

1-2

 

KuPS (Kuopio) (FIN) - FK Vitebsk (BLR)

2-0

1-1

 

FK Ordabasy (KAZ) - SK Torpedo (GEO)

1-0

2-0 (k)

 

Europa FC - Legia Warszawa (POL)

0-0

0-3

 

Gżira United FC (MAL) - HNK Hajduk (CRO)

0-2 (b)

3-1

 

FC Flora (EST) - FK Radnički (SER)

2-0

2-2

 

CSKA (Sofija) (BUL) - OFK Titograd (MON)

4-0

0-0

 

Maccabi Haifa MK (ISR) - NŠ Mura (SVN)

2-0

3-2

 

Debreceni Vasutas SC (HUN) - FK Kukësi (ALB)

3-0

1-1 (l)

 

AS La Jeunesse d’Esch (LUX) - FK Tobol (KAZ)

0-0

1-1 (m)

 

FCSB (Bucureşti) (ROM) - FC Milsami (MOL)

2-0 (c)

2-1

 

FK Čukarički (SER) - FA Banants (ARM)

3-0

5-0

 

Crusaders FC (NIR) - B36 (Tórshavn) (FAR)

2-0

3-2

 

Brøndby IF (DEN) - FC Inter (FIN)

4-1

0-2

 

St. Joseph’s FC - Rangers FC (SCO)

0-4

0-6

 

Cork City FC (IRL) - FC Progrès Niederkorn

0-2

2-1 (n)

 

Molde FK (NOR) - KR (Reykjavík) (ICE)

7-1

0-0

 

MFK Ružomberok (SVK) - FK Levski (BUL)

0-2

0-2

 

FK Akademija Pandev (MAC) - HŠK Zrinjski (BOS)

0-3 (d)

0-3

 

FK Zeta (MON) - MOL Fehérvár FC (HUN)

1-5 (e)

0-0 (o)

 

FK Shakhtjor (BLR) - Hibernians FC (MAL)

1-0

1-0 (b)

 

CSF Speranța Nisporeni (MOL) - Neftçi PFK (AZE)

0-3 (f)

0-6

 

NK Olimpija (SVN) - FK Rīgas Futbola Skola (LAT)

2-3

2-0

 

Budapest Honvéd FC (HUN) - FK Žalgiris (Vilnius) (LIT)

3-1

1-1

 

FK Radnik (BOS) - FC Spartak Trnava (SVK)

2-0 (g)

0-2

pk:2-3

CS Fola Esch (LUX) - SK Chikhura (GEO)

1-2

1-2 (k)

 

FA Alashkert (ARM) - FK Makedonija GP (MAC)

3-1

3-0

 

SK Dinamo (Tbilisi) (GEO) - UE Engordany

6-0

1-0 (p)

 

NK Široki Brijeg (BOS) - FK Kajrat (KAZ)

1-2

1-2

 

FK Kauno Žalgiris (LIT) - Apóllon FC (CYP)

0-2 (h)

0-4 (q)

 

FK Ventspils (LAT) - KF Teuta (ALB)

3-0

0-1

 

FC DAC Dunajská Streda (SVK) - MKS Cracovia (POL)

1-1

2-2

 

UMF Stjarnan (ICE) - FCI Levadia (EST)

2-1

2-3

 

Cliftonville FC - FK Haugesund (NOR)

0-1

1-5

 

FK Riteriai (LIT) - KÍ (Klaksvík)

1-1

0-0 (r)

 

FK Liepāja (LAT) - FK Dynamo (Minsk) (BLR)

1-1

2-1

 

St. Patrick’s Athletic FC (IRL) - IFK Norrköping (SWE)

0-2

1-2

 

Aberdeen FC (SCO) - RoPS (Rovaniemi) (FIN)

2-1

2-1

 

Balzan FC (MAL) - NK Domžale (SVN)

3-4 (b)

0-1

 

KF Laçi (ALB) - Hapoel Be’er-Sheva MK (ISR)

1-1

0-1

 

JK Narva Trans (EST) - FK Budućnost (Podgorica) (MON)

0-2 (i)

1-4

 

Səbail FK (AZE) - CS Universitatea Craiova (ROM)

2-3

2-3

 

FA Pjunik (ARM) - FK Shkupi (MAC)

3-3 (j)

2-1 (d)

 

AEK (Lárnax) (CYP) - CS Petrocub Hînceşti (MOL)

1-0

1-0 (f)

 

(a) Played in Rhyl.     (b) Played in Ta'Qali.     (c) Played in Giurgiu.     (d) Played in Skopje.     (e) Played in Podgorica.     (f) Played in Chişinău.     (g) Played in Banja Luka.     (h) Played in Marijampolė.     (i) Played in Rakvere.     (j) Played in Gyumri.     (k) Played in Tbilisi.     (l) Played in Elbasan.     (m) Played in Nur-Sultan.     (n) Played in Differdange.     (o) Played in Felcsút.     (o) Played in Andorra la Vella.     (p) Played in Levkosía.     (q) Played in Toftír.

 

 

SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

CHAMPIONS ROUTE

19 TEAMS. 3 losers from the Preliminary Round of Champions League 2019-20; 16 losers from the First Qualifying Round of Champions League 2019-20.

SP Tre Penne (SMR) - FK Sūduva (LIT)

0-5

0-5

 

GKS Piast (POL) - Rīga FC (LAT)

3-2

1-2

 

FK Partizani (ALB) - FC Sheriff (MOL)

0-1

1-1

 

FA Ararat-Armenia (ARM) - Lincoln Red Imps FC (GIB)

2-0

2-1

 

Valur (ICE) - FK Ludogorets (BUL)

1-1

0-4

 

ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) - KF Feronikeli (KOS)

2-1

2-0 (j)

 

FC Santa Coloma (AND) - FK Astana (KAZ)

0-0 (a)

1-4

 

HB (Tórshavn) (FAR) - Linfield FC (NIR)

2-2

0-1

 

KF Shkëndija (MAC) - F91 Dudelange (LUX)

1-2 (b)

1-1 (g)

 

BYE: FK Sarajevo (BOS).

MAIN ROUTE

74 TEAMS. 47 winners from First Qualifying Round; 7 Cup champions from countries ranked 19-25 in UCR 2014-2018 (in green); 2 runners-up from countries ranked 16-17 in this UCR; 3 third-placed from countries ranked 13-15 in this UCR; 9 fourth-placed teams from countries ranked 7-15 in this UCR; 2 fifth-placed teams from countries ranked 5-6 in this UCR; 4 sixth-placed teams from countries ranked 1-4 in this UCR.

IFK Norrköping - FK Liepāja

2-0

1-0

 

FK Haugesund - SK Sturm (AUT)

2-0

1-2

 

KS Lechia Gdańsk (POL) - Brøndby IF

2-1

1-4

 

NK Domžale - Malmö FF

2-2

2-3

 

CSKA (Sofija) - NK Osijek (CRO)

1-0

0-1

pk:4-3

Hapoel Be’er-Sheva MK - FK Kajrat

2-0

1-1

 

AEK (Lárnax) - FK Levski

3-0

4-0

 

MOL Fehérvár FC - FC Vaduz

1-0 (c)

0-2

 

Molde FK - FK Čukarički

0-0

3-1

 

Torino FC (ITA) - Debreceni Vasutas SC

3-0 (d)

4-1

 

FK Arsenal (RUS) - Neftçi PFK

0-1

0-3

 

Legia Warszawa - KuPS (Kuopio)

1-0

0-0

 

Qəbələ FK (AZE) - SK Dinamo (Tbilisi)

0-2

0-3

 

SK Chikhura - Aberdeen FC

1-1 (e)

0-5

 

FC Luzern (SWI) - KÍ (Klaksvík)

1-0

1-0 (k)

 

RCD Espanyol (SPA) - UMF Stjarnan

4-0

3-1

 

FC Utrecht (NED) - HŠK Zrinjski

1-1

1-2

 

Yeni Malatyaspor Kulübü (TUR) - NK Olimpija

2-2

1-0

 

KAA Gent (BEL) - FC Viitorul (ROM)

6-3

1-2

 

Rangers FC - FC Progrès Niederkorn

2-0

0-0 (g)

 

FC DAC Dunajská Streda - PAE Atrómitos Athinón (GRE)

1-2

2-3

 

FA Pjunik - FK Jablonec (CZE)

2-1 (f)

0-0

 

FC Flora - Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)

1-2

1-2

 

FK Budućnost (Podgorica) - FK Zorja (UKR)

1-3

0-1 (l)

 

FK Ventspils - Gżira United FC

4-0

2-2 (m)

 

RC Strasbourg Alsace (FRA) - Maccabi Haifa MK

3-1

1-2

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (ENG) - Crusaders FC

2-0

4-1

 

FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE) - FK Ordabasy

1-1

3-2

 

AS Áris (GRE) - AEL (Lemesós) (CYP)

0-0

1-0 (n)

 

Shamrock Rovers FC - Apóllon FC

2-1

1-3 (o)

 

AS La Jeunesse d’Esch - Vitória SC (POR)

0-1 (g)

0-4

 

AZ (Alkmaar) (NED) - BK Häcken (SWE)

0-0

3-0

 

Budapest Honvéd FC - CS Universitatea Craiova

0-0 (h)

0-0

pk:1-3

FA Alashkert - FCSB (Bucureşti)

0-3

3-2 (p)

 

FK Shakhtjor - Esbjerg fB (DEN)

2-0

0-0

 

FK Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) (BUL) - FC Spartak Trnava

2-0

1-3

 

Connah’s Quay Nomads FC - FK Partizan (SER)

0-1 (i)

0-3

 

(a) Played in Andorra la Vella.     (b) Played in Skopje.     (c) Played in Felcsút.     (d) Played in Alessandria.     (e) Played in Tbilisi.     (f) Played in Gyumri.     (g) Played in Luxembourg City.     (h) Played in Győr.     (i) Played in Rhyl.     (j) Played in Prishtina.     (g) Played in Luxembourg City.     (k) Played in Toftír.     (l) Played in Zaporizhia.     (m) Played in Ta'Qali.     (n) Played in Lárnax.     (o) Played in Levkosía.     (p) Played in Giurgiu.

 

 

THIRD QUALIFYING ROUND

CHAMPIONS ROUTE

20 TEAMS. 10 winners from Second Qualifying Round (Champions Route); 10 losers from the Second Qualifying Round (Champions Route) of Champions League 2019-20.

FK Sutjeska (MON) - Linfield FC

1-2 (a)

2-3

 

Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK (ISR) - FK Sūduva

1-2 (b)

1-2

 

FA Ararat-Armenia - SK Saburtalo (GEO)

1-2

2-0

 

Rīga FC - HJK (Helsinki) (FIN)

1-1

2-2

 

FK Ludogorets - The New Saints FC (WAL)

5-0

4-0 (i)

 

FK Sarajevo - FK BATE (BLR)

1-2 (c)

0-0

 

F91 Dudelange - JK Nõmme Kalju (EST)

3-1 (d)

1-0

 

FK Astana - Valletta FC (MAL)

5-1

4-0 (j)

 

FC Sheriff - AIK (Solna) (SWE)

1-2

1-1

 

ŠK Slovan Bratislava - Dundalk FC (IRL)

1-0

3-1 (k)

 

MAIN ROUTE

52 TEAMS. 37 winners from Second Qualifying Round (Main Route); 2 losers from the Second Qualifying Round (League Route) of Champions League 2019-20; 6 Cup champions from countries ranked 13-18 in UCR 2014-2018 (in green); 6 third-placed teams from countries ranked 7-12 in this UCR; 1 fourth-placed team from the country ranked 6 in this UCR.

IFK Norrköping - Hapoel Be’er-Sheva MK

1-1

1-3

 

Torino FC - FK Shakhtjor

5-0

1-1 (l)

 

Royal Antwerp FC (BEL) - FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)

1-0 (e)

1-2

 

FK Austria Wien (AUT) - Apóllon FC

1-2

1-3 (m)

 

SC Feyenoord (NED) - SK Dinamo (Tbilisi)

4-0

1-1

 

Brøndby IF - SC Braga (POR)

2-4

1-3

 

Molde FK - AS Áris

3-0

1-3

 

FK Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) - RC Strasbourg Alsace

0-1

0-1

 

FC Thun (SWI) - FK Spartak (Moskva) (RUS)

2-3

1-2

 

FCSB (Bucureşti) - FK Mladá Boleslav

0-0 (f)

1-0

 

FA Pjunik - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

0-4

0-4

 

FC Midtjylland (DEN) - Rangers FC

2-4

1-3

 

FK Mariupol’ (UKR) - AZ (Alkmaar)

0-0 (g)

0-4 (n)

 

AEK (Lárnax) - KAA Gent

1-1

0-3

 

Legia Warszawa - PAE Atrómitos Athinón

0-0

2-0

 

FK Haugesund - PSV (Eindhoven) (NED)

0-1

0-0

 

HNK Rijeka (CRO) - Aberdeen FC

2-0

2-0

 

FK Ventspils - Vitória SC

0-3 (h)

0-6

 

FC Vaduz - Eintracht Frankfurt

0-5

0-1

 

FK Partizan - Yeni Malatyaspor Kulübü

3-1

0-1

 

Malmö FF - HŠK Zrinjski

3-0

0-1 (o)

 

CSKA (Sofija) - FK Zorja

1-1

0-1 (p)

 

Neftçi PFK - Bnei Yehuda MK (ISR)

2-2

1-2 (q)

 

FC Luzern - RCD Espanyol

0-3

0-3

 

AC Sparta Praha (CZE) - Trabzonspor Kulübü (TUR)

2-2

1-2

 

CS Universitatea Craiova - AEK (Athína) (GRE)

0-2

1-1

 

(a) Played in Podgorica.     (b) Played in Netanya.     (c) Played in Zenica.     (d) Played in Luxembourg City.     (e) Played in Bruxelles.     (f) Played in Giurgiu.     (g) Played in Odessa.     (h) Played in Rīga.     (i) Played in Wrexham.     (j) Played in Ta'Qali.     (k) Played in Dublin.     (l) Played in Minsk.     (m) Played in Levkosía.     (n) Played in Den Haag.     (o) Played in Široki Brijeg.     (p) Played in Zaporizhia.     (q) Played in Petah-Tikva.

 

 

QUALIFICATION PLAY-OFF

CHAMPIONS ROUTE

16 TEAMS. 10 winners from Third Qualifying Round (Champions Route); 6 losers from the Third Qualifying Round (Champions Route) of Champions League 2019-20.

FK Sūduva - Ferencvárosi TC (HUN)

0-0

2-4

 

FC København (DEN) - Rīga FC

3-1

0-1

 

Celtic FC (SCO) - AIK (Solna)

2-0

4-1

 

FA Ararat-Armenia - F91 Dudelange

2-1

1-2 (c)

pk:4-5

FK Ludogorets - NK Maribor (SVN)

0-0

2-2

 

Linfield FC - Qarabağ FK (AZE)

3-2

1-2

 

ŠK Slovan Bratislava - PAOK (Thessaloníkê) (GRE)

1-0

2-3

 

FK Astana - FK BATE

3-0

0-2

 

MAIN ROUTE

26 TEAMS. 26 winners from Third Qualifying Round (Main Route).

Torino FC - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

2-3

1-2

 

AEK (Athína) - Trabzonspor Kulübü

1-3

2-0

 

Legia Warszawa - Rangers FC

0-0

0-1

 

SC Feyenoord - Hapoel Be’er-Sheva MK

3-0

3-0

 

FCSB (Bucureşti) - Vitória SC

0-0 (a)

0-1

 

KAA Gent - HNK Rijeka

2-1

1-1

 

PSV (Eindhoven) - Apóllon FC

3-0

4-0 (d)

 

RCD Espanyol - FK Zorja

3-1

2-2 (e)

 

FK Partizan - Molde FK

2-1

1-1

 

SC Braga - FK Spartak (Moskva)

1-0

2-1

 

Malmö FF - Bnei Yehuda MK

3-0

1-0 (f)

 

RC Strasbourg Alsace - Eintracht Frankfurt

1-0

0-3

 

AZ (Alkmaar) - Royal Antwerp FC

1-1 (b)

4-1 (g)

 

BYES

CUP CHAMPIONS FROM COUNTRIES RANKED 1-12 IN UCR 2014-18: Sevilla FC (SPA), Manchester United FC (ENG), SS Lazio (ITA), VfL Wolfsburg (GER), Stade Rennais FC (FRA), CSKA (Moskva) (RUS), Sporting CP (POR), FK Oleksandrija (UKR), Royal Standard Club de Liège (BEL), Beşiktaş JK (TUR), Wolfsberger AC (AUT), FC Lugano (SWI).

FOURTH-PLACED 5: AS Saint-Étienne (FRA).

FIFTH-PLACED 1-4: Getafe CF (SPA), Arsenal FC (ENG), AS Roma (ITA), VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER).

LOSERS OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE THIRD QUALIFYING ROUND (LEAGUE ROUTE): İstanbul Başakşehir FK (TUR), FC Porto (POR), FK Dynamo (Kyïv) (UKR), FC Basel (SWI).

LOSERS OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUALIFICATION Play-Off: Rosenborg BK (NOR), CFR Cluj (ROM), BSC Young Boys (SWI), APOEL (Levkosía) (CYP), Linzer ASK (AUT), FK Krasnodar (RUS).

(a) Played in Giurgiu.     (b) Played in Enschede.     (c) Played in Luxembourg City.     (d) Played in Levkosía.     (e) Played in Zaporizhia.     (f) Played in Petah-Tikva.     (g) Played in Bruxelles.

 

 

GROUP STAGE

 

GROUP A

 

GROUP B

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

APOEL - F91 Dudelange

3-4

FC København - FC Lugano

1-0

Qarabağ FK - Sevilla FC

0-3

FK Dynamo (Kyïv) - Malmö FF

1-0

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

Sevilla FC - APOEL

1-0

Malmö FF - FC København

1-1

F91 Dudelange - Qarabağ FK

1-4 (a)

FC Lugano - FK Dynamo (Kyïv)

0-0 (a)

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

Qarabağ FK - APOEL

2-2

FK Dynamo (Kyïv) - FC København

1-1

Sevilla FC - F91 Dudelange

3-0

Malmö FF - FC Lugano

2-1

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

APOEL - Qarabağ FK

2-1

FC København - FK Dynamo (Kyïv)

1-1

F91 Dudelange - Sevilla FC

2-5 (a)

FC Lugano - Malmö FF

0-0 (a)

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

F91 Dudelange - APOEL

0-2 (a)

FC Lugano - FC København

0-1 (a)

Sevilla FC - Qarabağ FK

2-0

Malmö FF - FK Dynamo (Kyïv)

4-3

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

APOEL - Sevilla FC

1-0

FC København - Malmö FF

0-1

Qarabağ FK - F91 Dudelange

1-1

FK Dynamo (Kyïv) - FC Lugano

1-1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Sevilla FC

6

5

0

1

14

3

15

2. APOEL

6

3

1

2

10

8

10

3. Qarabağ FK

6

1

2

3

8

11

5

4. F91 Dudelange

6

1

1

4

8

18

4

(a) Played in Levkosía.

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Malmö FF

6

3

2

1

8

6

11

2. FC København

6

2

3

1

5

4

9

3. FK Dynamo (Kyïv)

6

1

4

1

7

7

7

4. FC Lugano

6

0

3

3

2

5

3

(a) Played in St. Gallen.

 

GROUP C

 

GROUP D

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

FC Basel - FK Krasnodar

5-0

Linzer ASK - Rosenborg BK

1-0

Getafe CF - Trabzonspor Kulübü

1-0

PSV - Sporting CP

3-2

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

Trabzonspor Kulübü - FC Basel

2-2

Sporting CP - Linzer ASK

2-1

FK Krasnodar - Getafe CF

1-2

Rosenborg BK - PSV

1-4

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

Getafe CF - FC Basel

0-1

PSV - Linzer ASK

0-0

Trabzonspor Kulübü - FK Krasnodar

0-2

Sporting CP - Rosenborg BK

1-0

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

FC Basel - Getafe CF

2-1

Linzer ASK - PSV

4-1

FK Krasnodar - Trabzonspor Kulübü

3-1

Rosenborg BK - Sporting CP

0-2

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

FK Krasnodar - FC Basel

1-0

Rosenborg BK - Linzer ASK

1-2

Trabzonspor Kulübü - Getafe CF

0-1

Sporting CP - PSV

4-0

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

FC Basel - Trabzonspor Kulübü

2-0

Linzer ASK - Sporting CP

3-0

Getafe CF - FK Krasnodar

3-0

PSV - Rosenborg BK

1-1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. FC Basel

6

4

1

1

12

4

13

2. Getafe CF

6

4

0

2

8

4

12

3. FK Krasnodar

6

3

0

3

7

11

9

4. Trabzonspor Kulübü

6

0

1

5

3

11

1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Linzer ASK

6

4

1

1

11

4

13

2. Sporting CP

6

4

0

2

11

7

12

3. PSV

6

2

2

2

9

12

8

4. Rosenborg BK

6

0

1

5

3

11

1

 

GROUP E

 

GROUP F

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

CFR Cluj - SS Lazio

2-1

Royal Standard Club de Liège - Vitória SC

2-0

Stade Rennais FC - Celtic FC

1-1

Eintracht Frankfurt - Arsenal FC

0-3

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

Celtic FC - CFR Cluj

2-0

Vitória SC - Eintracht Frankfurt

0-1

SS Lazio - Stade Rennais FC

2-1

Arsenal FC - Royal Standard de Liège

4-0

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

Stade Rennais FC - CFR Cluj

0-1

Eintracht Frankfurt - Standard de Liège

2-1

Celtic FC - SS Lazio

2-1

Arsenal FC - Vitória SC

3-2

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

CFR Cluj - Stade Rennais FC

1-0

Vitória SC - Arsenal FC

1-1

SS Lazio - Celtic FC

1-2

Standard de Liège - Eintracht Frankfurt

2-1

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

SS Lazio - CFR Cluj

1-0

Vitória SC - Royal Standard Club de Liège

1-1

Celtic FC - Stade Rennais FC

3-1

Arsenal FC - Eintracht Frankfurt

1-2

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

CFR Cluj - Celtic FC

2-0

Royal Standard de Liège - Arsenal FC

2-2

Stade Rennais FC - SS Lazio

2-0

Eintracht Frankfurt - Vitória SC

2-3

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Celtic FC

6

4

1

1

10

6

13

2. CFR Cluj

6

4

0

2

6

4

12

3. SS Lazio

6

2

0

4

6

9

6

4. Stade Rennais FC

6

1

1

4

5

8

4

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Arsenal FC

6

3

2

1

14

7

11

2. Eintracht Frankfurt

6

3

0

3

8

10

9

3. Royal Standard de Liège

6

2

2

2

8

10

8

4. Vitória SC

6

1

2

3

7

10

5

 

GROUP G

 

GROUP H

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

Rangers FC - SC Feyenoord

1-0

RCD Espanyol - Ferencvárosi TC

1-1

FC Porto - BSC Young Boys

2-1

FK Ludogorets - CSKA (Moskva)

5-1

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

BSC Young Boys - Rangers FC

2-1

CSKA (Moskva) - RCD Espanyol

0-2

SC Feyenoord - FC Porto

2-0

Ferencvárosi TC - FK Ludogorets

0-3

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

FC Porto - Rangers FC

1-1

FK Ludogorets - RCD Espanyol

0-1

BSC Young Boys - SC Feyenoord

2-0

CSKA (Moskva) - Ferencvárosi TC

0-1

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

Rangers FC - FC Porto

2-0

RCD Espanyol - FK Ludogorets

6-0

SC Feyenoord - BSC Young Boys

1-1

Ferencvárosi TC - CSKA (Moskva)

0-0

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

SC Feyenoord - Rangers FC

2-2

Ferencvárosi TC - RCD Espanyol

2-2

BSC Young Boys - FC Porto

1-2

CSKA (Moskva) - FK Ludogorets

1-1

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

Rangers FC - BSC Young Boys

1-1

RCD Espanyol - CSKA (Moskva)

0-1

FC Porto - SC Feyenoord

3-2

FK Ludogorets - Ferencvárosi TC

1-1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. FC Porto

6

3

1

2

8

9

10

2. Rangers FC

6

2

3

1

8

6

9

3. BSC Young Boys

6

2

2

2

8

7

8

4. SC Feyenoord

6

1

2

3

7

9

5

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. RCD Espanyol

6

3

2

1

12

4

11

2. FK Ludogorets

6

2

2

2

10

10

8

3. Ferencvárosi TC

6

1

4

1

5

7

7

4. CSKA (Moskva)

6

1

2

3

3

9

5

 

GROUP I

 

GROUP J

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

VfL Wolfsburg - FK Oleksandrija

3-1

Borussia M’gladbach - Wolfsberger AC

0-4

KAA Gent - AS Saint-Étienne

3-2

AS Roma - İstanbul Başakşehir FK

4-0

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

AS Saint-Étienne - VfL Wolfsburg

1-1

İstanbul BFK - VfL Borussia M’gladbach

1-1

FK Oleksandrija - KAA Gent

1-1 (a)

Wolfsberger AC - AS Roma

1-1 (a)

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

KAA Gent - VfL Wolfsburg

2-2

AS Roma - Borussia Mönchengladbach

1-1

AS Saint-Étienne - FK Oleksandrija

1-1

İstanbul Başakşehir FK - Wolfsberger AC

1-0

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

VfL Wolfsburg - KAA Gent

1-3

Borussia Mönchengladbach - AS Roma

2-1

FK Oleksandrija - AS Saint-Étienne

2-2 (a)

Wolfsberger AC - İstanbul Başakşehir FK

0-3 (a)

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

FK Oleksandrija - VfL Wolfsburg

0-1 (a)

Wolfsberger AC - Borussia M’gladbach

0-1 (a)

AS Saint-Étienne - KAA Gent

0-0

İstanbul Başakşehir FK - AS Roma

0-3

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

VfL Wolfsburg - AS Saint-Étienne

1-0

VfL Borussia M’gladbach - İstanbul BFK

1-2

KAA Gent - FK Oleksandrija

2-1

AS Roma - Wolfsberger AC

2-2

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. KAA Gent

6

3

3

0

11

7

12

2. VfL Wolfsburg

6

3

2

1

9

7

11

3. AS Saint-Étienne

6

0

4

2

6

8

4

4. FK Oleksandrija

6

0

3

3

6

10

3

(a) Played in L'vïv.

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. İstanbul Başakşehir

6

3

1

2

7

9

10

2. AS Roma

6

2

3

1

12

6

9

3. VfL Borussia M’gladbach

6

2

2

2

6

9

8

4. Wolfsberger AC

6

1

2

3

7

8

5

(a) Played in Graz.

 

GROUP K

 

GROUP L

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

Wolverhampton W. - SC Braga

0-1

Manchester United FC - FK Astana

1-0

ŠK Slovan Bratislava - Beşiktaş JK

4-2

FK Partizan - AZ

2-2

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

Beşiktaş JK - Wolverhampton W.

0-1

FK Astana - FK Partizan

1-2

SC Braga - ŠK Slovan Bratislava

2-2

AZ - Manchester United FC

0-0 (a)

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

Slovan Bratislava - Wolverhampton W.

1-2

FK Partizan - Manchester United FC

0-1

Beşiktaş JK - SC Braga

1-2

AZ - FK Astana

6-0 (a)

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

Wolverhampton W. - Slovan Bratislava

1-0

FK Astana - AZ

0-5

SC Braga - Beşiktaş JK

3-1

Manchester United FC - FK Partizan

3-0

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

SC Braga - Wolverhampton W.

3-3

FK Astana - Manchester United FC

2-1

Beşiktaş JK - ŠK Slovan Bratislava

2-1

AZ - FK Partizan

2-2 (a)

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

Wolverhampton W. - Beşiktaş JK

4-0

Manchester United FC - AZ

4-0

ŠK Slovan Bratislava - SC Braga

2-4

FK Partizan - FK Astana

4-1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. SC Braga

6

4

2

0

15

9

14

2. Wolverhampton WFC

6

4

1

1

11

5

13

3. ŠK Slovan Bratislava

6

1

1

4

10

13

4

4. Beşiktaş JK

6

1

0

5

6

15

3

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Manchester United FC

6

4

1

1

10

2

13

2. AZ

6

2

3

1

15

8

9

3. FK Partizan

6

2

2

2

10

10

8

4. FK Astana

6

1

0

5

4

19

3

(a) Played in Den Haag.

 

 

ROUND OF 32

32 TEAMS. 24 qualified teams after Group Stage; 8 third-placed teams after the League Stage of Champions League 2019-20 (in red).

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - RCD Espanyol

4-0

2-3

 

Sporting CP - İstanbul Başakşehir FK

3-1

1-4

 

Getafe CF - AFC Ajax (NED)

2-0

1-2

 

TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) - FC Porto

2-1

3-1

 

FC København - Celtic FC

1-1

3-1

 

APOEL - FC Basel

0-3

0-1

 

CFR Cluj - Sevilla FC

1-1

0-0

 

Olympiakós SFP (GRE) - Arsenal FC

0-1

2-1

 

AZ (Alkmaar) - Linzer ASK

1-1

0-2

 

Club Brugge KV (BEL) - Manchester United FC

1-1

0-5

 

FK Ludogorets - Internazionale FC (ITA)

0-2

1-2

 

Eintracht Frankfurt - FC Salzburg (AUT)

4-1

2-2

 

FK Shakhtar (UKR) - SL Benfica (POR)

2-1 (a)

3-3

 

VfL Wolfsburg - Malmö FF

2-1

3-0

 

AS Roma - KAA Gent

1-0

1-1

 

Rangers FC - SC Braga

3-2

1-0

 

(a) Played in Kharkïv.

 

 

ROUND OF 16

İstanbul Başakşehir FK - FC København

1-0

0-3

 

Olympiakós SFP - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

1-1

0-1

 

Rangers FC - TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen

1-3

0-1

 

VfL Wolfsburg - FK Shakhtar

1-2

0-3 (a)

 

Internazionale FC - Getafe CF

2-0 (b)

Sevilla FC - AS Roma

2-0 (c)

Eintracht Frankfurt - FC Basel

0-3

0-1

 

Linzer ASK - Manchester United FC

0-5

1-2

 

(a) Played in Kyïv.     (b) Match played as a single game in Gelsenkirchen.     (c) Match played as a single game in Duisburg.

 

 

1/4 FINALS

FK Shakhtar - FC Basel

4-1 (a)

Manchester United FC - FC København

1-0 (b)

Internazionale FC - TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen

2-1 (c)

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - Sevilla FC

0-1 (d)

(a) Match played as a single game in Gelsenkirchen.     (b) Match played as a single game in Köln.     (c) Match played as a single game in Düsseldorf.     (d) Match played as a single game in Duisburg.

 

 

1/2 FINALS

Sevilla FC - Manchester United FC

2-1 (a)

Internazionale FC- FK Shakhtar

5-0 (b)

(a) Match played as a single game in Köln.     (b) Match played as a single game in Düsseldorf.

 

 

 

FINAL

STADIUM: RheinEnergieStadion (Köln)

DATE: 21-08-2020 (21:00 h)

Attendance: -

Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)

Goals: 0-1 (Lukaku [p.] 5’); 1-1 (De Jong 12’); 2-1 (De Jong 33’); 2-2 (Godín 36’); 3-2 (Lukaku [o.g.] 74’)

BOOKED: Diego Carlos (4’), Banega (45’) / Conte (18’), Barella (41’), Bastoni (55’), Gagliardini (73’)

MAN OF THE MATCH: Luuk de Jong

[Incidents: Game postponed and moved over the scheduled date and venue (27-05-2020 at Stadion Energa Gdańsk) due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. When the competition was resumed in August, all the games were played behind closed doors.]

Sevilla FC - Internazionale FC
3-2 (2-2)

Sevilla FC (coach: Julen Lopetegui)

Yassine Bounou Bono

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Jesús Navas (c)

Jules Koundé

Diego Carlos Santos (Nemanja Gudelj 86’)

Sergio Reguilón

----------------------------------------------------------

Joan Jordán

Fernando Reges

Éver Banega

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Jesús Fernández “Suso” (Franco Vázquez 77’)

Luuk de Jong (Youssef en-Nesyri 85’)

Lucas Ocampos (Munir el-Haddadi 71’)

Internazionale FC (coach: Antonio Conte)

Samir Handanovič (c)

----------------------------------------------------------

Diego Godín (Antonio Candreva 90’)

Stefan de Vrij

Alessandro Bastoni

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Danilo d’Ambrosio (Victor Moses 78’)

Nicolò Barella

Marcelo Brozović

Roberto Gagliardini (Christian Eriksen 78’)

Ashley Young

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Romelu Lukaku

Lautaro Javier Martínez (Alexis Sánchez 78’)

 

TOP SCORER: Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP / Manchester Utd.) - 8

 

 

ROSTERS (FINALISTS)

Sevilla FC

Internazionale FC

Goalkeepers

1. Tomáš Vaclík (29-03-1989) CZE

13. Yassine Bounou “Bono” (ياسين بونو) (5-04-91) MOR

13. Sergio Rico González (1-09-1993) SPA (a)

31. Javier “Javi” Díaz Sánchez (15-05-1997) SPA

33. Alfonso Pastor Vacas (4-10-2000) SPA

35. Adrián González Moyano (28-03-2000) SPA

39. Luis Alberto García Pacheco “Lucho” (20-03-98) COL

42. Manuel Cortés Díaz “Lolo” (13-01-2001) SPA

Defenders

2. Sébastien Corchia (1-11-1990) FRA (b)

3. Sergi Gómez Solà (28-03-1992) SPA

4. Simon Thorup Kjær (26-03-1989) DEN (c)

6. Daniel Filipe Martins Carriço (4-08-1988) POR (d)

12. Jules Olivier Koundé (12-11-1998) FRA

14. Guilherme Antonio Arana Lopes (14-04-97) BRA (e)

15. Joris Gnagnon (13-01-1997) FRA (f)

18. Sergio Escudero Palomo (2-09-1989) SPA

20. Diego Carlos Santos Silva (15-03-1993) BRA

23. Sergio Reguilón Rodríguez (16-12-1996) SPA

27. José María Amo Torres (9-04-1998) SPA

29. Juan Berrocal González (5-02-1999) SPA

32. Javier “Javi” Pérez Carabe (12-03-1999) SPA

34. Genaro Rodríguez Serrano (23-03-1998) SPA

36. Felipe Rodríguez Chacartegui (23-02-1998) SPA

40. Pablo Pérez Rico (18-08-2001) SPA

Midfielders

5. Lucas Ariel Ocampos (11-07-1994) ARG

7. Marcos Paulo Mesquita “Rony” Lopes (28-12-95) POR

10. Éver Maximiliano David Banega (29-06-1988) ARG

15. Alejandro “Álex” Pozo Pozo (22-02-1999) SPA (g)

16. Jesús Navas González (21-11-1985) SPA

17. Nemanja Gudelj (16-11-1991) SER

21. Óliver Torres Muñoz (10-11-1994) SPA

22. Franco Damián Vázquez (22-02-1989) ITA

24. Joan Jordán Moreno (6-07-1994) SPA

25. Fernando Francisco Reges Mouta (25-07-1987) BRA

26. José “Pepe” Mena Rodríguez (15-05-1998) SPA

38. Francisco “Paco” Fernández León (1-10-2001) SPA

43. Juan Luis Sánchez Velasco “Juanlu” (15-08-03) SPA

Forwards

8. Manuel Agudo Durán “Nolito” (15-10-1986) SPA (h)

9. Moanes Dabour (מואנס דאבור) (14-05-1992) ISR (i)

11. Munir el-Haddadi (منير الحدادي) (1-09-1995) SPA

14. Javier “Chi.” Hernández Balcázar (1-06-88) MEX (j)

19. Luuk de Jong (27-08-1990) NED

28. José Alonso Lara (7-03-2000) SPA

30. Bryan Gil Salvatierra (11-02-2001) SPA (k)

37. Iván Romero de Ávila Araque (10-04-2001) SPA

41. Jesús Joaquín Fernández “Suso” (19-11-93) SPA (l)

51. Youssef en-Nesyri (يوسف النصيري) (1-06-97) MOR (m)

COACH: Julen Lopetegui Agote (28-08-1966) SPA

(a) Sergio Rico was loaned to Paris Saint-Germain FC on 1-09-2019.

(b) Corchia was loaned to RCD Espanyol on 21-08-2019.

(c) Kjær was loaned to AC Milan on 13-01-2020.

(d) Daniel Carriço was transferred to Wuhan Zall FC on 20-02-2020.

(e) Arana was loaned to Clube Atlético Mineiro on 29-01-2020.

(f) Gnagnon was loaned to Stade Rennais FC on 26-08-2019.

(g) Pozo was loaned to RCD Mallorca on 15-01-2020.

(h) Nolito was transferred to RC Celta on 18-06-2020.

(i) Dabour was transferred to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on 7-01-2020.

(j) “Chicharito” Hernández was transferred to LA Galaxy on 21-01-2020.

(k) Bryan was loaned to CD Leganés on 31-01-2020.

(l) Suso was loaned from AC Milan on 29-01-2020.

(m) En-Nesyri was signed on 16-01-2020.

Goalkeepers

1. Samir Handanović (14-07-1984) SVN

27. Daniele Padelli (25-10-1985) ITA

35. Filip Stanković (25-02-2002) SER

38. Giacomo Pozzer (19-02-2001) ITA

46. Tommaso Berni (6-03-1983) ITA

Defenders

2. Diego Roberto Godín Leal (16-02-1986) URU

6. Stefan de Vrij (5-02-1992) NED

13. Andrea Ranocchia (16-02-1988) ITA

18. Kwadwo Asamoah (9-12-1988) GHA

21. Federico Dimarco (10-11-1997) ITA (a)

29. Dalbert Henrique Chagas Estevão (8-09-93) BRA (b)

31. Lorenzo Pirola (20-02-2002) ITA

33. Danilo d’Ambrosio (9-09-1988) ITA

34. Cristiano Biraghi (1-09-1992) ITA

37. Milan Škriniar (11-02-1995) SVK

42. Lorenzo Moretti (26-02-2002) ITA

45. Michael Ntube (4-02-2001) ITA

95. Alessandro Bastoni (13-04-1999) ITA

Midfielders

5. Roberto Gagliardini (7-04-1994) ITA

8. Matías Vecino Falero (24-08-1991) URU

11. Victor Moses (12-12-1990) NIG

12. Stefano Sensi (5-08-1995) ITA

15. Ashley Young (9-07-1985) ENG

15. João Mário Naval da Costa (19-01-1993) POR (c)

19. Valentino Lazaro (24-03-1996) AUT (d)

20. Borja Valero Iglesias (12-01-1985) SPA

23. Nicolò Barella (7-02-1997) ITA

24. Christian Eriksen (14-02-1992) DEN

32. Lucien Agoumé (9-02-2002) FRA

36. Thomas Schirò (25-04-2000) ITA

41. Jacopo Gianelli (4-03-2001) ITA

47. Riccardo Burgio (5-05-2001) ITA

77. Marcelo Brozović (16-11-1992) CRO

87. Antonio Candreva (28-02-1987) ITA

Xian Emmers (20-07-1999) BEL (e)

Marco Pompetti (22-05-2000) ITA (f)

Rigoberto Manuel Rivas Vindel (31-07-1998) HON (g)

Maj Rorič (7-02-2000) SVN (h)

Radja Nainggolan (4-05-1988) BEL (i)

Luka Simić (4-01-2002) SER (j)

Ivan Perišić (2-02-1989) CRO (k)

Forwards

7. Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez (19-12-1988) CHI

7. Mauro Emanuel Icardi (19-02-1993) ARG (l)

9. Romelu Lukaku (13-05-1993) BEL

10. Lautaro Javier Martínez (22-08-1997) ARG

16. Matteo Politano (3-08-1993) ITA (m)

30. Sebastiano Esposito (2-07-2002) ITA

39. Edoardo Vergani (6-02-2001) ITA

40. Matías Fonseca (12-03-2001) ITA

43. Samuele Mulattieri (7-10-2000) ITA

Facundo Colidio (4-01-2000) ARG (n)

Aboubacar Sakho (22-11-2002) GUI (o)

COACH: Antonio Conte (31-07-1969) ITA

(a) Dimarco was loaned to Hellas Verona FC on 31-01-2020.

(b) Dalbert was loaned to ACF Fiorentina on 29-08-2019.

(c) João Mário was loaned to FK Lokomotiv [Moskva] on 27-08-2019.

(d) Lazaro was loaned to Newcastle United FC on 24-01-2020.

(e) Emmers was loaned to Almere City FC on 8-08-2019.

(f) Pompetti was loaned to AC Pisa on 31-01-2020.

(g) Rivas was loaned to Reggina 1914 on 2-09-2019.

(h) Rorič was loaned to ŠKF Sereď on 27-08-2019.

(i) Nainggolan was loaned to Cagliari Calcio on 5-08-2019.

(j) Simić was loaned to Empoli FC on 31-01-2020.

(k) Perišić was loaned to FC Bayern München on 13-08-2019.

(l) Icardi was loaned to Paris Saint-Germain FC on 2-09-2019.

(m) Politano was loaned to SSC Napoli on 28-01-2020.

(n) Colidio was loaned to Sint-Truidense VV on 13-08-2019.

(o) Sakho was loaned to US Cremonese on 31-01-2020.

 

 

RESUMEN DEL PARTIDO (GAME SUMMARY)

 

El Sevilla FC engrandeció su leyenda europea con su sexto título en otras tantas finales de la Europa League, un récord casi imposible de igualar. Dos de los jugadores más cuestionados a lo largo de la temporada, el portero Bono y el delantero Luuk de Jong, fueron los héroes del conjunto hispalense en la final a puerta cerrada de Colonia: el primero por sus decisivas paradas y el segundo por un doblete de cabeza que inició la remontada del Sevilla que, al igual que en la semifinal frente al Manchester United, se vio pronto con un gol de penalti en contra. En el Inter, Romelu Lukaku, el delantero más en forma del fútbol europeo, fue héroe y villano para su equipo, ya que marcó el anterior penalti que daba ventaja a la escuadra interista, posteriormente marró un mano a mano con Bono y finalmente acabó desviando a su propia meta una chilena de Diego Carlos que se marchaba fuera. El central brasileño del Sevilla fue la otra cara de la moneda, ya que enmendó su error en el penalti cometido sobre Lukaku con el tanto de la victoria para su equipo. En su último partido con la camiseta sevillista, Banega se despidió con dos asistencias que valieron oro en Colonia. En cambio, el delantero argentino Lautaro Martínez, que había deslumbrado en la fase final de Alemania, apenas apareció.

 

El idilio de los hispalenses con la Europa League, que comenzó en Eindhoven en 2006 y continuó en Glasgow (2007), Turín (2014), Varsovia (2015) y Basilea (2016), vivió en Colonia su último capítulo de amor desbocado en una final memorable ante el poderoso Inter de Antonio Conte, que acabó rendido al espíritu de un equipo, el Sevilla, que nunca se rinde. La final comenzó de la peor manera posible para el cuadro de Julen Lopetegui, ya que Diego Carlos trató de detener el veloz avance de Lukaku sin decidirse a trabarle fuera del área, y finalmente tomó la peor decisión posible al derribar al potente delantero belga cuando ya estaba dentro de la zona de peligro. Era el tercer penalti del central brasileño en otros tantos partidos en esta fase final de Alemania. En esta ocasión Bono no pudo enmendar el error de su compañero ya que, aunque adivinó el lanzamiento de Lukaku, no pudo alcanzar el balón. Le tocaba al Sevilla remar de nuevo contracorriente, como ya ocurriera en la semifinal frente al United. Los hispalenses no cayeron en la trampa que les planteó Conte y no se lanzaron locamente al ataque y a la presión avanzada, sino que siguieron haciendo su juego de toques pacientes y penetraciones por las bandas (en particular la del incombustible capitán Jesús Navas, que parece resistirse al paso del tiempo). El holandés Luuk de Jong, cuestionado y suplente durante toda la temporada, respondió a la confianza de Lopetegui e igualó el partido tras un testarazo en plancha tras un centro marca de la casa del capitán sevillista desde su banda derecha. En una primera mitad de fútbol vistoso y ofensivo, ambos conjuntos tuvieron ocasiones de desnivelar el marcador. A Conte se lo llevaron los demonios por una mano dentro del área de Diego Carlos que el árbitro interpretó como involuntaria. D’Ambrosio pudo adelantar de nuevo al Inter en un remate franco en carrera que se marchó alto. Sin embargo, fue el Sevilla el que golpeó nuevamente antes del descanso con un segundo gol de Luuk de Jong, al más puro estilo Bakero en Kaiserslautern, al cabecear en parábola (con la coronilla y con los ojos cerrados) un libre directo botado por Banega al segundo palo. Sin solución de continuidad, Godín puso de nuevo las tablas en el marcador con un potente cabezazo tras una falta lanzada por Brozović.

 

La segunda mitad tuvo un desenlace completamente distinto a la primera. El respeto mutuo que se profesaban Sevilla e Inter desembocó en unos segundos 45 minutos pastosos, con poco que llevarse a la boca salvo un par de disparos aislados de los carrileros zurdos de ambos equipos, Reguilón y Young. El cansancio y el miedo a perder deslucieron poco a poco el fútbol de ambos conjuntos. Tras un nuevo error de Diego Carlos, que tiró el fuera de juego en el centro del campo sin darse cuenta de que Lukaku había arrancado desde su propio terreno, el “Búfalo” ganó la espalda a la zaga del Sevilla y se plantó solo ante Bono, que volvió a ser providencial para su equipo con una nueva parada milagrosa de balonmano ante el potente delantero del Inter. Minutos más tarde, Lopetegui se vio obligado a sustituir a Ocampos, que se resintió de su dolorida rodilla derecha. En el minuto 74, y cuando ya parecía que ambos equipos se preparaban para una prórroga, Diego Carlos se redimió de sus errores anteriores al cazar de chilena un balón muerto en el área interista que bajaba con nieve, aunque fue Lukaku, en su intento por despejar el balón, el que introdujo en su propia puerta el remate del central brasileño del Sevilla, que se marchaba fuera. El último cuarto de hora de partido fue una demostración del increíble oficio del conjunto hispalense, ya que supo manejar el ritmo de juego con una combinación de fútbol control (de la mano del “mudo” Vázquez) y presión a los centrales interistas (En-Nesyri), por lo que el partido murió sin que el Inter pudiera siquiera encerrar a sus rivales en el área. Únicamente en una jugada aislada con varios rebotes, en la que Koundé sacó la pelota cuando se colaba llorando en la portería sevillista, estuvo cerca el Inter de lograr el empate. Pero la suerte estaba ya echada, y el Sevilla mostró su versión más indestructible para sobreponerse a todas las adversidades, las lesiones y el cansancio y acabar alzándose con la sexta copa de “su” torneo, la Sevilla League.