Sevilla Clinches Europa Cup via Penalties

Sevilla beat Benfica on penalties to win the Europa League in Turin, their third triumph in the competition in nine seasons.

Benfica, losers in their seven previous European finals, were seeking a first continental trophy since 1962.

And the Portuguese side might have ended that sequence had Lima’s late effort not been hooked off the line.

Sevilla  Celebrates 2014 Europa Cup Final Victory Over Benfica.
Sevilla Celebrates 2014 Europa Cup Final Victory Over Benfica.

It fell to Kevin Gameiro to score the winning spot-kick after Sevilla keeper Beto denied Oscar Cardozo and Rodrigo.

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Carlos Bacca, Stephane Mbia, who is on loan from Queens Park Rangers, and Jorge Moreno were also on target for the Spanish club.

Brazilian Lima and Luisao did find the net for Benfica but Lisbon-born Beto denied the side from his home city with crucial saves to keep out Cardozo and Rodrigo.

Source: BBC Sport

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