Inter Milan have waited 10 lengthy years to succeed in one other European last and can hope so as to add the Europa League trophy to their illustrious cupboard.
However standing in the way in which of Antonio Conte’s males are Sevilla – and on the subject of this competitors they’re specialists in success.
The five-time winners might not have the monetary clout to combat for home titles or Champions League gongs, however they most actually know what it takes to achieve success within the Europa League.
Whereas they suffered a shock early exit by the hands of Salvia Praha in final 12 months’s competitors, they’ve most actually made up for it this season and shall be vying so as to add extra silverware to their assortment on Friday night time.
Talking forward of the match, the LaLiga membership’s sporting director, Monchi, mentioned it’s a contest which holds larger significance to Sevilla than every other facet.
“It’s a contest that we care about loads, that we love greater than anybody else,” the switch guru instructed The Related Press.
SEVILLA’S ROUTE TO THE FINAL
Qarabag 0-Three Sevilla
Sevilla 1-Zero APOEL
Sevilla 3-Zero Dudelange
Dudelange 2-5 Sevilla
Sevilla 2-Zero Qarabag
APOEL 1-Zero Sevilla
Spherical of 32
CFR Cluj 1-1 Sevilla
Sevilla 0-Zero CFR Cluj (Sevilla undergo on away targets)
Spherical of 16
Sevilla 2-Zero Roma
Wolves 0-1 Sevilla
Sevilla 2-1 Manchester United
“And the gamers can really feel that. It’s the competitors that has helped us develop, that has helped us develop into a extra vital membership, that has helped us develop into extra well-known.
“It’s the competitors that has boosted the membership essentially the most.”
The Spanish facet have already put two Premier League sides to the sword on their strategy to the ultimate – Wolves and Manchester United – and solely Inter Milan stand between them and a sixth crown now.
Under, talkSPORT.com has taken a take a look at the numbers the place Sevilla and the Europa League are involved – and so they make for spectacular studying!
SEVILLA’S EUROPA LEAGUE RECORD
Last document: P5 W5 L0 (most up-to-date: 2015/16, 3-1 vs Liverpool)
Earlier UEFA Cup/Europa League finest: winners (2005/06, 2006/07, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16)
Final season: spherical of 16 (misplaced vs Slavia Praha, AET)
Higher than the remainder: Sevilla holds the document for essentially the most victories, having received the competitors 5 occasions since its inception.
Sevilla’s well-known 5
Middlesbrough 0-Four Sevilla (2006)
The 2 sides had by no means beforehand met, with Sevilla working riot to safe their first-ever UEFA Cup crown, because it was recognized then, courtesy of an Enzo Maresca double, and targets from Freddie Kanoute and Luis Fabiano.
Espanyol 2-2 Sevilla – Sevilla win on penalties (2007)
Within the all-Spanish last, Sevilla beat Espanyol 3–1 on penalties after drawing 2–2 after extra-time, turning into the primary membership to win the trophy two years in succession because the mid-1980s.
Sevilla 0-Zero Benfica – Sevilla win on penalties (2014)
The LaLiga truimped as soon as extra on penalties with a 4-2 spot-kicks win over Benfica after the showpiece last in Turin was a stalemate after 120 minutes.
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2-Three Sevilla (2015)
The Spanish facet defended their title after popping out on high in a five-goal thriller in opposition to the Ukrainian, successful the competitors for a document fourth time, with Carlos Bacca grabbing a brace.
Liverpool 1-Three Sevilla (2016)
Sevilla reigned truimphant of their third successive last as they put Jurgen Klopp’s males to the sword, with Coke notching a quick-fire second-half brace to safe a deserved victory.