Sevilla defeated Roma on penalties in a boisterous Puskas Arena in Budapest to win their record-extending seventh Europa League title.
After a 1-1 draw and a missed penalty attempt by Roma’s Roger Ibanez and Gianluca Mancini, Gonzalo Montiel, who had scored the winning penalty for Argentina in the World Cup final against France, duplicated the feat for the Spanish team.
But Montiel had not taken a penalty since that famous night in Qatar. Perhaps out of practice, he produced a poor initial effort against Sevilla and keeper Bono made a simple save.
Montiel was swiftly given a second chance though, as a VAR review found Rui Patricio guilty of stepping too far off his line.
The Sevilla right-back made no mistake with his second attempt, which he placed into the opposite side of the goal, before celebrating by grabbing his crotch.
Montiel is not a regular penalty-taker for Sevilla but he was for previous club River Plate.
During the first half, Montiel’s international teammate Paulo Dybala had rightfully given Roma the lead. Dybala had pounced on Italy defender Mancini’s sharp ball and calmly guided a low effort past Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou into the bottom right corner.
However, the Serie A team lost control of a tense game that saw 14 players and coaches receive bookings, including Mourinho. Leonardo Spinazzola also tested Bounou before the break.
Ten minutes after the break, Sevilla, who had been pressing for an equalizer, pulled even when Navas’ cross from the right deflected off the unfortunate Mancini and into his own net.