A wonderful morning to all our readers out there, it’s time to check out the results of the football matches played yesterday Friday August 21, 2020
Sevilla claimed their sixth Europa League, the highest by a team so far after beating Inter Milan 3-2 in a thrilling final encounter in Cologne Germany.
Sevilla were the better team on the night even though Inter also gave a fight but it wasn’t enough to stop the Spanish side that has been used to this competition.
Romelu Lukaku opened the scores after just five minutes from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Diego Carlos. It was his 34th goal of the season for the Serie A side in all competitions, the highest for the side in a single season since Ronaldo in 1997-98 season who also scored 34 goals.
Luuk de Jong, however, had a different idea scoring twice with two headers before the end of the first half in the 12th and 33rd minutes respectively before Diego Godin later equalised for Inter immediately to balance the game 2-2 into half-time.
In the second half, Sevilla won it thanks to a Diego Carlos’ acrobatic effort that took a wicked deflection in off Lukaku who was in the wrong position at the right time in the 74th minute.
It was supposed to be Lukaku’s night, but the Belgian couldn’t just make a difference positively for his team but had to be involved in the opponent’s winning goal, that wasn’t a night he would have planned for, but what can he do? He has to recover from it.
It was a night to forget for Inter after thrashing Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 in the semi-final only to lose against Sevilla in the final.
Sevilla, on the other hand, would be happy, most especially their manager Julen Lopetegui who won his first-ever managerial trophy.
Results in full…
Europa League Final
Sevilla 3-2 Inter Milan
Bordeaux 0-0 Nantes
Matches continue today with the following fixtures…
Dijon vs Angers 4:00 pm
Lille vs Rennes 8:00 pm