Sevilla Beat Liverpool 3-1 To Claim Record Third Consecutive Europa League Title

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Sevilla captain and double goal-scorer Coke lifts the Europa League trophy high. The Spanish side made history after winning their third successive Europa League final. Photograph: Simon Hofmann - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Sevilla on Wednesday night produced a stunning comeback to win the Europa League for a record third consecutive year and qualify for the Champions League at the expense of Liverpool in Basel.

Sevilla captain and double goal-scorer Coke lifts the Europa League trophy high. The Spanish side made history after winning their third successive Europa League final. Photograph: Simon Hofmann - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images
Sevilla captain and double goal-scorer Coke lifts the Europa League trophy high. The Spanish side made history after winning their third successive Europa League final. photo credit – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Daniel Sturridge had given Liverpool a 35th-minute lead at St-Jakob Park, but Kevin Gameiro struck an equaliser immediately after half-time.

Coke then drilled Sevilla ahead on 64 minutes before adding his second goal of the game six minutes later as Unai Emery’s side lifted the trophy for a record fifth time.

Jürgen Klopp and his Liverpool players make their way back to the pitch after receiving their losers medals. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
Jürgen Klopp and his Liverpool players make their way back to the pitch after receiving their losers medals. photo credit: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Klopp was left to contemplate another final defeat in a fog of impotent fury.

The loss in Basel effectively denied him the rear chance of winning in a silverware in his first year as Liverpool coach.

Liverpool Coach, Jurgen Klopp was left to contemplate another final defeat in a fog of impotent fury.
Liverpool Coach, Jurgen Klopp was left to contemplate another final defeat in a fog of impotent fury. photo credit: BPE

Having failed to cross the Sevilla hurdle, Liverpool’s wait for silverware thus continues. The last time the Reds emerged tops in Europe was in 2005 Champions League where they secured an astonishing comeback win over Ac Milan.

Meanwhile, Klopp has now lost five finals in a row — in Germany, England and UEFA competition.

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