Liverpool v Sevilla, 18 May 2016

Score3-1 to Sevilla
RefereeJonas Eriksson
CompetitionUEFA Europa League Final
VenueSt Jakob Park, Basel
Attendance34,429
Sevilla became the fifth team to win three major UEFA competitions in consecutive seasons, and the first since Liverpool won the UEFA Cup in 1976 then the European Cup in 1977 and 1978. They became the first club to win the same UEFA competitions for three seasons in a row since Bayern Munchen won the European Cup in 1974, 1975 and 1976). Kick-off: 8.45pm local (7.45pm BST).

1 Liverpool

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

3 Sevilla

Manager: Unai Emery

Goals:

Daniel Sturridge 35 G

Goals:

Kévin Gameiro 46 G
Coke 64 G
Coke 70 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Nathaniel Clyne
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender Alberto Moreno
Defender/Midfielder Emre Can
Defender/Midfielder James Milner (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Kolo Touré
Midfielder/Forward Philippe Coutinho
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Adam Lallana

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Soria
Defender Coke (captain)
Defender Sergio Escudero
Defender Mariano
Defender Adil Rami
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Carriço
Defender/Midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak
Midfielder Éver Banega
Midfielder Steven N'Zonzi
Midfielder Vitolo
Forward Kévin Gameiro

Substitutions:

Divock Origi for Roberto Firmino 69
Joe Allen for Adam Lallana 73
Christian Benteke for Kolo Touré 83

Substitutions:

Thimothée Kolodziejczak for Adil Rami 78
Vicente Iborra for Kévin Gameiro 89
Sebastian Cristoforo for Éver Banega 90

Cards:

Dejan Lovren 30 Y
Divock Origi 72 Y
Nathaniel Clyne 90 Y

Cards:

Vitolo 56 Y
Éver Banega 57 Y
Adil Rami 77 Y
Mariano 84 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Danny Ward
Defender Martin Skrtel
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Defender/Midfielder Lucas Leiva
Midfielder Joe Allen
Forward Divock Origi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Rico
Defender Nicolás Pareja
Defender/Midfielder Thimothée Kolodziejczak
Midfielder Vicente Iborra
Midfielder Yevhen Konoplyanka

Comments:

English clubs had now lost three of their last four UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League Finals (Middlesbrough in 2006, Fulham in 2010 and now Liverpool). This was only the second time in the last 11 UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League Finals that the team who scored the first goal had not won the trophy (Dnipro against Sevilla in 2015). This was Liverpool's 12th major European Final; six more than any other English club (seven Champions League/European Cup Finals, three Europa League/UEFA Cup Finals and one European Cup Winners' Cup Final). Manager Jurgen Klopp had now lost his last five Finals (2013 UEFA Champions League with Borussia Dortmund (v Bayern Munich), 2014 German Cup (v Bayern Munich) and 2015 (v Wolfsburg) and 2016 Capital One Cup with Liverpool (v Manchester City).

Comments:

Sevilla had now won five of the last 11 UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League Finals, including the last three Europa League Fianls. They had now won 14 of their last 19 games in the UEFA Europa League (lost two). Unai Emery became the first manager to win the same European trophy three seasons in a row.