Sevilla FC manager Julen Lopetegui broke down and the tears flowed. And don’t think for a moment that he was the only one. Sevilla, somehow, had gone and done it again — just as they always do. The UEFA Cup, the Europa League, call it what you like, it’s theirs. A dramatic 3-2 win over Internazionale means Sevilla have never lost a final; they have never even reached the quarters and not won it. The Sevilla Cup — that’s better — came home. “No one wants it like we do,” the message said in the dressing room, and so it was.
For the sixth time — almost a third of all those played this century — Sevilla won it. They won it in 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2020.