Sevilla wins as Mourinho suffers first loss in European final, throws medal into crowd

Sevilla won their seventh Europa League title after beating Roma 4-1 on penalties at Puskas Arena, thanks to Argentina full-back Gonzalo Montiel who scored the winning penalty. Jose Mourinho suffered his first loss in a European final and threw his runner-up medal into the crowd.


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Gonzalo Montiel scored the winning penalty the second time asking while missing his first but getting to retake it. However, he converted the winning penalty for Argentina in the World Cup final and scored the deciding spot-kick.

The Europa League specialists condemned Roma manager Jose Mourinho to his first European final loss, having triumphed on five such occasions previously.

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“I have to fight for these lads and therefore not say objectively that I will remain,” Mourinho said. “I lost this one, but I return home prouder than ever this time.”

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Mourinho was bidding for a record sixth victory in a major European final that would have seen him eclipse legendary Italian coach Giovanni Trapattoni, who has won five major European trophies.

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However, after reaching back-to-back European finals his reputation appears to have been restored after damaging departures from both Manchester United and Tottenham.

Mourinho said: “My future? I am serious, I said a few months ago that if I had contact with any other club I would tell the owners, I would not do anything in secret.

“I spoke to the club in December when Portugal asked me, so far I haven’t spoken to anyone because there is no team I have spoken to.

The 60-year-old declined to comment on his future pre-match but has been heavily linked with a move away from Rome this summer to a club that would likely hand him a considerably larger transfer budget than he has worked to in the Italian capital.

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Despite having a contract until 2024, there is the thought he will move on in pursuit of a club that he could guide to a third Champions League success, with Paris St-Germain heavily rumoured to be interested,

“I’ve won five finals and I lost this one, but I’m coming back home proud again. The boys gave everything. We are all attached to the shirt, to our nature.

“We take things seriously and humbly, we work a lot. Everyone reacts in a different way: one cries, the other doesn’t. The truth is that we are all very sad, with or without crying. Great match, great final – intense, vibrant.”

Jose Mourinho fumes at referee Anthony Taylor in the car park

Jose Mourinho was filmed directing a string of expletives towards the officials in the car park, labelling their performance a disgrace.

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Jose Mourinho furiously confronted referee Anthony Taylor in the car park following Roma’s Europa League final defeat to Sevilla after saying the official “seemed Spanish”.

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British referee Taylor dished out 14 yellow cards, the most ever in a Europa League game and played almost 30 minutes of stoppage time in total.

“It was an intense, vibrant game with a referee who seemed Spanish. It was yellow, yellow, yellow all the time,” Mourinho said.

UEFA are waiting on the referee’s match report before deciding whether to take any action against Mourinho.

Mourinho said while his players are sad, his side deserves to go home with their heads held high.

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“We are all attached to the shirt, to our nature. We take things seriously and humbly, we work a lot,” Mourinho said.

“Everyone reacts in a different way: one cries, the other doesn’t.

“Congratulations to Sevilla, but also congratulations to my players. The boys must go home peacefully, with pride for having done what they have done. These are my boys from Budapest.”


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