Romelu Lukaku went from hero to zero for Inter Milan within the Europa League closing as his personal purpose gifted the trophy to Sevilla in Germany.
Having opened the scoring from the spot and equalled the legendary Ronaldo’s scoring file for Inter within the course of, it appeared as if the previous Manchester United striker was on the right track for the headlines.
Nonetheless, it proved to be a bitter finish to the season for the 34-goal striker as his freak personal purpose condemned the Italian aspect to defeat.
No aspect has lifted this well-known trophy on extra events than Sevilla they usually set about levelling the scores after Lukaku scored from the spot following Diego Carlos’ clumsy foul.
Former Newcastle United striker Luuk de Jong justified his place within the beginning XI when he dived to satisfy Jesus Navas’ nearpost cross and powered a header previous Samir Handanovic.
Inter boss Antonio Conte discovered his means into the referee’s pocket book for his protests on the sidelines after his group’s appeals for a penalty had been waved away.
Conte’s temper took an extra flip for the more serious 12 minutes earlier than the break when De Jong rose to ship an unstoppable header previous Handanovic from Ever Banega’s 33rd-minute free-kick.
However Sevilla’s pleasure was short-lived as Diego Godin acquired his head to Marcelo Brozovic’s inviting cross to degree inside three minutes.
After a breathless first half, Lukaku had the possibility to interrupt Sevilla hearts within the 65th minute when he raced by way of one-on-one with the keeper, nevertheless it was Bono who prevailed within the duel.
Sevilla edged again in entrance 16 minutes from time when an overhead kick by Carlos – arguably fortunate to be on the sector after conceding the early penalty – was inadvertently was the Inter internet by Lukaku.
Former Chelsea boss Conte known as on his fellow Premier League exiles to restore the harm as he flung on Christian Eriksen, Victor Moses and Alexis Sanchez – with the latter seeing an effort cleared off the road.
Nonetheless, the Spaniards survived the onslaught to raise the trophy for a file sixth time of their historical past.
Sevilla’s tally is double that of their nearest challengers, with Liverpool, Juventus, Inter and Atletico Madrid all having received three UEFA Cup or Europa League trophies.