And seven? Sevilla FC, already six-time Europa League winner, will have the opportunity to bring their total to seven, at the end of the month in Budapest. He got his ticket after a long undecided standoff with Juventus Turin, sometimes largely dominated but always able to pose a threat.
The Italian team, at least, will not be able to complain about the refereeing: between this harmless ball controlled with both arms by Fagioli (32nd) and this tackle from Cuadrado on the foot of Oliver Torres (45th + 3) on the line of the penalty area, she could have taken a penalty twice before the break. But Mr. Makkiele and the VAR spared the Italian team, which was generally dominated by the Spanish pace. Gatti, with a header, got the first chance from a corner (15th); Di Maria tried a lob, on a superb service from Rabiot, while Kean was waiting for the p in the middle (27th), and Rabiot even scored, but his goal was disallowed for a prior offside (42nd).
A dominating Sevilla FC
Real opportunities to respond to the Andalusian influence, materialized by this header from Ocampos blocked on his line by Szczesny (24th), this shot from Acuna deflected by the Polish goalkeeper (30th), this volley from Rakitic above ( 34th), this header from Torres (35th) or this recovery from Ocampos on Szczesny (36th). And Juventus, after two burning attempts from Rabiot (49th, 55th), even thought it was his evening when Vlahovic, barely entering the game, opened the scoring on an action where Badé defended as if he was playing again in Rennes (65th).
But Suso also validated his coach’s coaching: arriving on the field in the 62nd minute, he fired a shot from the left which surprised Szczesny (72nd) and rewarded the Spanish ardour. Behind, Juventus missed a few opportunities but it was still Sevilla who had the initiative and ended up finding the opening by Lamela, another decisive entrant, with a header (95th). Just before, Chiesa had sent in the Andalusian sky a strike that he will remember for a long time.