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  • The penalties are over.
    Sevilla join a select group of teams in winning this competition for the third time in their history as they maintain their 100% winning record in UEFA finals. Benfica's finals curse continues as they have now suffered eight final defeats since winning their second European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1962.
  • Penalty
    Gameiro (Sevilla) scores from the penalty spot.
    A short run from Sevilla's top scorer and he fires the ball hard to the goalkeeper's right, beyond the despairing dive of Jan Oblak to win the trophy.
  • Penalty
    Luisão (Benfica) scores from the penalty spot.
    A straight run-up from the captain but he calmly slots it into the corner with the goalkeeper diving the wrong way.
  • Penalty
    Coke (Sevilla) scores from the penalty spot.
    Another confident penalty as Coke powers the ball past the goalkeeper who gets a hand to it but cannot keep it out.
  • Penalty
    Rodrigo (Benfica) missed the penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
    Another slow run-up and Rodrigo's low effort is kept out by Beto who dives to his left and gets a strong hand on it.
  • Penalty
    Mbia (Sevilla) scores from the penalty spot.
    A fierce strike from the No40 who crashes the ball to the goalkeeper's right with Jan Oblak diving left.
  • Penalty
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) missed the penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
    A stuttered run-up from the striker but the goalkeeper guesses right and gets a finger to the ball to turn it around the post.
  • Penalty
    Bacca (Sevilla) scores from the penalty spot.
    A short run-up but a lovely penalty as he lifts it high into the net over the goalkeeper who had gone the right way. Still all square.
  • Penalty
    Lima (Benfica) scores from the penalty spot.
    Lima sends the goalkeeper right and shoots low to the left. A good penalty from the Benfica man.
  • The penalty shoot-out is set to begin.
  • The referee ends the second period of extra time.
    Extra time, like the 90 minutes that preceded it fails to separate the two sides and so we are now headed to the drama of a penalty shootout. This will be the first time since the competition became the UEFA Europa League that the final has gone the full distance.
  • 120+3 ET
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 120+1 ET
    Gameiro (Sevilla) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 120+1 ET
    Garay (Benfica) blocks a shot.
  • 120+1 ET
    Figueiras (Sevilla) has an effort on goal.
    Diogo Figueiras shoots from outside the area but Ezequiel Garay gets his body in the way and blocks the chance.
  • Substitution
    119 ET
    Ivan Cavaleiro (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)
  • 115 ET
    André Gomes (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 112 ET
    Oblak (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 112 ET
    Mbia (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Oblak (Benfica).
  • 112 ET
    Garay (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gameiro (Sevilla).
  • Substitution
    110 ET
    Figueiras (in) - Vitolo (out) (Sevilla)
  • 110 ET
    Gameiro (Sevilla) misses the target.
    A neat exchange of passes on the edge of the penalty area lets in Kevin Gameiro, with the angle getting tighter he tries to sneak the ball inside the near post but can only find the side netting.
  • 108 ET
    Pareja (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 108 ET
    André Almeida (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Coke (Sevilla).
  • 107 ET
    André Gomes (Benfica) misses the target.
    André Gomes has plenty of space to move into but he cannot make the most of it and his shot goes well over the bar.
  • 106 ET
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 106 ET
    Bacca (Sevilla) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • The second period of extra time begins.
    Benfica get us started once more. What have the two coaches said to their sides to try and motivate them to find that all important first goal?
  • The referee brings the first period of extra time to an end.
    Despite a wonderful chance for Carlos Bacca on the break, the scores remain level still. 15 minutes for us to find a winner or we will head for a penalty shootout for the first time since 2006-07 when Sevilla were victorious over RCD Espanyol.
  • 105+1 ET
    Beto (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 105+1 ET
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Mbia (Sevilla).
  • 104 ET
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 104 ET
    Bacca (Sevilla) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    104 ET
    Gameiro (in) - Marin (out) (Sevilla)
    Unai Emery decides the time is right to bring on Kevin Gameiro, Sevilla's top scorer int he competition this season. Can he add his sixth of the campaign and snatch a vital lead?
  • 103 ET
    Fazio (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 103 ET
    Gaitán (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Daniel Carriço (Sevilla).
  • 101 ET
    Bacca (Sevilla) misses the target.
    Ivan Rakitić plays a wonderful pass through on the volley to free Carlos Bacca in the right hand channel. He shows enough pace to get himself clear of the defence but his right foot shot bends wide of the far post. That was a fantastic chance.
  • 100 ET
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 100 ET
    Pareja (Sevilla) is penalised for a foul on Lima (Benfica).
  • 100 ET
    Pareja (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    100 ET
    André Almeida (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 99 ET
    André Almeida (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Pareja (Sevilla).
  • 99 ET
    Beto (Sevilla) makes a save.
  • 99 ET
    Lima (Benfica) delivers the free-kick on target.
    Lima hits a fierce shot in that bounces awkwardly just in front of the goalkeeper. Beto gets his body behind it to make the block and the rebound is cleared.
  • Substitution
    99 ET
    Óscar Cardozo (in) - Siqueira (out) (Benfica)
    Óscar Cardozo joins the fray. He has scored the most European goals of any player left in the UEFA Europa League: 33 in 75 appearances.
  • Yellow Card
    98 ET
    Coke (Sevilla) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 98 ET
    Coke (Sevilla) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 97 ET
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 97 ET
    Rakitić (Sevilla) is penalised for a foul on Rodrigo (Benfica).
  • The first period of extra time begins.
    Both these sides have proved impossible to separate so far. With tiredness sure to set in will the game become more open and provide us with that all-important first goal?
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    An enthralling second half comes to an end and we are headed to extra time. Beto's excellent tip over from Lima's strike and some stout defending from both sides have meant we are yet to find a breakthrough. Will the sides be separated during extra time.
  • 90+1
    Garay (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 90+1
    Pareja (Sevilla) blocks a shot.
  • 90+1
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Maxi Pereira's shot at goal pops up and falls invitingly for Ezequiel Garay who tries an acrobatic volley but it goes over the bar. Was that the last chance before we head to extra time?
  • 90+1
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 90
    Fazio (Sevilla) blocks a shot.
  • 90
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 90
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 90
    Daniel Carriço (Sevilla) is penalised for a foul on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • 88
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Moreno (Sevilla).
  • 88
    Mbia (Sevilla) blocks a shot.
  • 88
    Siqueira (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 86
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 86
    Mbia (Sevilla) is penalised for a foul on André Gomes (Benfica).
  • 85
    Garay (Benfica) misses the target.
    Rodrigo's deep cross evades the goalkeeper and defenders and finds the head of Ezequiel Garay at the far post but his effort drifts over the bar.
  • 85
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 84
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 84
    Beto (Sevilla) makes a save.
  • 84
    Lima (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Lima cuts in from the left side and shoots, his effort dips late and draws a fine save out of Beto who tips it over the bar.
  • 81
    Beto (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 80
    Rodrigo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fazio (Sevilla).
  • 80
    Fazio (Sevilla) blocks a shot.
  • 80
    Rodrigo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Rodrigo latches onto the loose ball and shoots from the edge of the penalty area. Federico Fazio stands tall and makes the block.
  • 79
    Beto (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 79
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) fouls.
  • Substitution
    78
    Marin (in) - Reyes (out) (Sevilla)
    Unai Emery makes his first change. Is there time for an impact and a vital late goal before extra time?
  • 76
    Beto (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 76
    Garay (Benfica) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 76
    Siqueira (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 75
    Daniel Carriço (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 71
    Oblak (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 71
    Fazio (Sevilla) has an effort on goal.
    Ivan Rakitić plays another lovely lofted ball in and Federico Fazio heads it at goal but Jan Oblak saves well.
  • 71
    Rakitić (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 70
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Reyes (Sevilla).
  • 68
    Rakitić (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 67
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Reyes (Sevilla).
  • 67
    Rakitić (Sevilla) delivers the corner.
  • 66
    Rakitić (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 65
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Reyes (Sevilla).
  • 64
    Rakitić (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 64
    André Almeida (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Vitolo (Sevilla).
  • 64
    Oblak (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 61
    Bacca (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Oblak (Benfica).
  • 61
    Oblak (Benfica) makes a save.
    A sweeping move from Sevilla as Ivan Rakitić frees Coke down the right. He picks out José Antonio Reyes arriving in the penalty area to shoot first time. Luckily for Jan Oblak the strike is straight at him and he gathers at the second attempt.
  • 61
    Reyes (Sevilla) has an effort on goal.
  • 60
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 59
    Daniel Carriço (Sevilla) blocks a shot.
  • 59
    Rodrigo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Daniel Carriço is alert and sees the danger from the quickly taken corner, he does well to slide in and make the block.
  • 59
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 58
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 58
    Vitolo (Sevilla) is penalised for a foul on Garay (Benfica).
  • 57
    Beto (Sevilla) makes a save.
  • 57
    Gaitán (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 56
    Garay (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 56
    Coke (Sevilla) is penalised for a foul on Siqueira (Benfica).
  • 55
    Oblak (Benfica) makes a save.
    Space opens up in front of José Antonio Reyes as he approaches the penalty area. He takes the chance to shoot from distance but it is a comfortable enough save for the goalkeeper.
  • 55
    Reyes (Sevilla) has an effort on goal.
  • 53
    Reyes (Sevilla) misses the target.
    Ivan Rakitić scoops a delightful pass into the path of José Antonio Reyes who is charging through on goal. Luisão somehow gets a foot to the ball to play it off the attacker and wide of the far post. A fantastic piece of defending from the Benfica man.
  • 52
    Pareja (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 52
    Lima (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Coke (Sevilla).
  • 48
    Reyes (Sevilla) blocks a shot.
  • 48
    Lima (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Yet another rebound and yet another shot but this time José Antonio Reyes has made his way back to get the block and help get Sevilla off the hook.
  • 48
    Pareja (Sevilla) blocks a shot.
  • 48
    Rodrigo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The ball is not cleared and it breaks to Rodrigo who fires it goalwards only to see his effort charged down by that man Nicolas Pareja again.
  • 48
    Pareja (Sevilla) blocks a shot.
  • 48
    Lima (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Sevilla are caught upfield as Benfica break forward swiftly. Ezequiel Garay floats a lovely pass over to Lima who beats the goalkeeper but Nicolas Pareja gets back to scramble the ball off the line.
  • 48
    Rakitić (Sevilla) takes the corner.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Sevilla get us started for the second half with the two sides locked at 0-0. Have Jorge Jesus or Unai Emery been able to find the words or the tactics to edge their side ahead?
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    A flurry of late chances for Benfica but Beto has kept them at bay to ensure the sides go in level at the break. Chances have been hard to come by thanks to a fierce midfield battle and some outstanding defending. Still 0-0 and all to play for.
  • 45+1
    Beto (Sevilla) makes a save.
  • 45+1
    Rodrigo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Rodrigo picks up the loose ball and runs at the defence, he has time and space to fire a shot in and again Beto comes to the rescue with a good save.
  • 45+1
    Beto (Sevilla) makes a save.
    Maxi Pereira sneaks into the penalty area unmarked and gets a good connection to Rúben Amorim's lofted pass, Beto stands tall and makes a brave block from point blank range. An excellent save.
  • 45+1
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 45
    Siqueira (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 45
    Coke (Sevilla) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 43
    Beto (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 43
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Vitolo (Sevilla).
  • 42
    Beto (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 41
    Siqueira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Pareja (Sevilla).
  • 40
    Luisão (Benfica) misses the target.
    The corner finds the head of Luisão who despite a towering leap cannot keep the header down and it goes over the bar.
  • 40
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 39
    Siqueira (Benfica) blocks a shot.
  • 39
    Bacca (Sevilla) has an effort on goal.
  • 39
    Rakitić (Sevilla) delivers the corner.
    Luisão rises well at the near post to get the crucial touch to head the ball away from danger.
  • 37
    Oblak (Benfica) makes a save.
    José Antonio Reyes does well to engineer some space just inside the Benfica half on the right. His reverse pass into the channel finds Alberto Moreno who has burst forwards all the way from left-back. He collects the pass and cuts back in before trying to curl a delicate shot past the goalkeeper and into the far corner. He cannot get the power or placement and Jan Oblak makes the save.
  • 37
    Moreno (Sevilla) has an effort on goal.
  • 36
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 36
    Pareja (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 35
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 35
    Vitolo (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on André Almeida (Benfica).
  • 35
    Rakitić (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 35
    André Almeida (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Vitolo (Sevilla).
  • 33
    Garay (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 33
    Reyes (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rúben Amorim (Benfica).
  • 32
    Mbia (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 32
    Rodrigo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mbia (Sevilla).
  • 31
    Garay (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 31
    Rakitić (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Siqueira (Benfica).
  • 30
    Rakitić (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    30
    Siqueira (Benfica) is booked.
  • 30
    Siqueira (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mbia (Sevilla).
  • 29
    Rakitić (Sevilla) misses the target.
  • 28
    Pareja (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 28
    Siqueira (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Reyes (Sevilla).
  • 27
    André Gomes (Benfica) blocks a shot.
    The ball breaks to Ivan Rakitić on the edge of the area but he is immediately closed down and the chance is blocked.
  • 27
    Rakitić (Sevilla) has an effort on goal.
  • 27
    Mbia (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rakitić (Sevilla).
  • 27
    Beto (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 26
    André Almeida (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Moreno (Sevilla).
  • 25
    Pareja (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    25
    André Almeida (in) - Sulejmani (out) (Benfica)
    Those two heavy tackles that Miralem Sulejmani was subjected to have taken their toll as the No8 is unable to continue and is replaced by André Almeida.
  • 24
    Siqueira (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Reyes (Sevilla).
  • 20
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 20
    Pareja (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 15
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) misses the target.
    Nicolás Gaitán's corner is headed away and falls invitingly for Rúben Amorim outside the penalty area. He gets right underneath his shot and it goes over the bar.
  • 15
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 14
    Garay (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 14
    Pareja (Sevilla) blocks a shot.
  • 14
    Beto (Sevilla) makes a save.
    Nicolás Gaitán swings the ball right over to the back post where Ezequiel Garay has found a pocket of space. He prods his volley at goal but Beto gets down well to make the save.
  • 14
    Gaitán (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • Yellow Card
    13
    Moreno (Sevilla) is shown a yellow card.
    Miralem Sulejmani is once again too quick for the Sevilla defence. He gets to the ball a fraction before Alberto Moreno who had committed to the challenge. The No8 is brought down and another yellow card is shown.
  • 12
    Moreno (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sulejmani (Benfica).
  • 12
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    11
    Fazio (Sevilla) is shown a yellow card.
    Federico Fazio earns himself the first caution of the match as Miralem Sulejmani is too quick for him and nips in ahead to steal the ball and draw the foul.
  • 11
    Fazio (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sulejmani (Benfica).
  • 11
    Oblak (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 9
    Bacca (Sevilla) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
    A slick move from Sevilla as Ivan Rakitić plays in José Antonio Reyes on the left. He plays a first time pass towards Carlos Bacca inside the penalty area but the No9 had just strayed offside.
  • 8
    Rakitić (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 8
    Sulejmani (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Moreno (Sevilla).
  • 7
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 7
    Vitolo (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 7
    Rakitić (Sevilla) delivers the corner.
    The corner is swung in towards the near post but Benfica get enough bodies there and clear the danger.
  • 6
    Pareja (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 5
    Garay (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bacca (Sevilla).
  • 4
    Beto (Sevilla) takes the free-kick.
  • 4
    André Gomes (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Coke (Sevilla).
    Sevilla's No23 stand his ground well inside his own penalty area as he aims to tidy up a dangerous loose ball. He does well and wins the free-kick.
  • 3
    Rúben Amorim (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 3
    Bacca (Sevilla) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 2
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 2
    Daniel Carriço (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 1
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 1
    Vitolo (Sevilla) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    A competition that began for Sevilla back in August with a third qualifying round win over FK Mladost Podgorica tonight reaches a thrilling climax. Unai Emery’s side in their 20th match of the campaign aim to overcome the challenge of Benfica, who are yet to taste defeat in their run to the final. Who will strike first?

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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