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5 Most Memorable Europa League Finals

Europe’s secondary competition has seen some memorable finals in its short history.

Here are the top five finals which are regarded as a memorable one;

1. Atletico Madrid versus Fulham in 2010 (2:1)

Roy Hodgson’s Fulham was playing just the second season of European football in the club’s history and shocked everyone by reaching the final, knocking out the UEFA Cup Winners of the previous year, Shakhtar Donetsk and Italian giants Juventus.

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2. Benfica versus Chelsea in 2013 (1:2)

Having lifted the Champions League the previous season, Chelsea‘s defence of the trophy ended in humiliating fashion after becoming the first holders to suffer a group stage exit.

However, they brushed the embarrassment aside and won the Europa League.

3. Dnipro versus Sevilla in 2015 (2:3)

The joint-highest scoring final since the introduction of the Europa League saw Sevilla outscore surprise finalists Dnipro of Ukraine.

In a topsy-turvy tie, Dnipro, who had beaten the likes of Ajax and Napoli to reach the final, took an early lead.

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4. Liverpool versus Sevilla in 2016 (1:3)

Having replaced Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool FC in October of the previous year, Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to their first European final in almost a decade as they met holders Sevilla I’m Basel, Switzerland.

However, the occasion ended in tears for Klopp.

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5. Sevilla versus Inter Milan in 2020 (3:2)

Sevilla celebrated a sixth title and the first major trophy of manager Julen Lopetegui‘s career, whilst Inter Milan were beaten in their final appearance in the competition for 22 years.

Romelu Lukaku scored both a goal and an own goal that game.

 

 

 

 

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