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Sevilla fight back to beat Juve 2-1, reach UEL final

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Thoroughbreds from the Europa League On Thursday, Sevilla battled back to defeat Juventus 2-1, winning the match 3-2 on aggregate. Erik Lamela, a substitute, scored a spectacular header five minutes into extra time to give Sevilla the win and advance to yet another final.

After Jose Mourinho‘s team drew 0-0 against Bayer Leverkusen to win their semifinal match 1-0 on aggregate, the Spaniards will attempt to win a record-extending seventh Europa League trophy when they take on AS Roma in Budapest on May 31.

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Juventus, who were restricted to a 1-1 draw by Sevilla in the first leg, appeared to be headed for the championship game when substitute Dusan Vlahovic scored at the raucous Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in the 65th minute.

However, midfielder Suso equalized six minutes later with an incredible long-range shot to force extra time. Lamela then sealed the victory by leaping into a packed area and delighting the crowd with a spectacular header into the goal.

After a challenging season, it was a cathartic night in Seville as the reigning champions of the Europa League performed their magic in their favorite competition once more.

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Sevilla lost their momentum after being eliminated from the Champions League and defeated PSV Eindhoven, Fenerbahce, and Manchester United before defeating Juve. Sevilla spent a significant portion of the season languishing in the bottom half of LaLiga during which two managers were fired.

Sevilla captain Jesus Navas told Movistar Plus that the situation was “madness,” “incredible,” and that it was time to savor this wonderful moment. The supporters have been outstanding, and they merit everything. After suffering through a few difficult months, we have demonstrated the courage we possess.

“We are back in another European final thanks to the bravery of the supporters. I’ve supported this team since I was a young child, and I live every game with such fervor. It’s time for us to enjoy.

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