FANDOM


2016 UEFA Europa League Final
2016 UEFA Europa League Final logo
Report
Event2015–16 UEFA Europa League
Date18 May 2016
VenueSt. Jakob-Park, Basel
Man of the MatchCoke (Sevilla)
RefereeJonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Attendance34,429
WeatherRain
18 °C (64 °F)
51% humidity
2015
2017

The 2016 UEFA Europa League Final was the final match of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League, the 45th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 7th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It will be played at the St. Jakob-Park in Basel, Switzerland on 18 May 2016.

The winners will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League in the 2016 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter at least the play-off round of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, and will enter the group stage if the berth reserved for the Champions League title holders is not used.

Venue

The St. Jakob-Park was announced as the venue of the final at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Nyon, Switzerland, on 18 September 2014. This will be the first European club final hosted at the stadium, although the previous stadium of the same name, the St. Jakob Stadium, which opened in 1954 for the 1954 FIFA World Cup and closed in 1998, hosted four European Cup Winners' Cup finals in 1969, 1975, 1979 and 1984.

The current St. Jakob-Park, nicknamed "Joggeli" by fans, was built in 1998 and opened in 2001, and is the home stadium of FC Basel. It hosted six matches at UEFA Euro 2008, including the opening match and a semi-final. Its current capacity is 38,512, but is reduced to nearly 36,000 seats for UEFA competitions.

After Basel got transfered to the Europa League after conceding to Maccabi Tel Aviv by away goals, Basel can become the first team to win the competition in home ground since Feyenoord in 2002, and the first to win it under the Europa League banner.

Background

Sevilla are the most successful team in the history of the UEFA Cup/Europa League, with four titles, while Liverpool are joint second, tied with Internazionale and Juventus, with three titles. Neither side have lost in a UEFA Cup/Europa League final before. This is their first meeting in a European competition.

Liverpool previously won finals in 1973, 1976, and 2001. Overall, this is their 12th final in a European competition, with five wins in the European Cup (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, and 2005) and two defeats in the European Cup (1985 and 2007) and one in the European Cup Winners' Cup (1966). This is the second European club final for their manager Jürgen Klopp, who lost in the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final with Borussia Dortmund, which was eliminated by Liverpool in this season's quarter-finals.

Sevilla previously won finals in 2006, 2007, 2014, and 2015. They are the first team to reach five overall finals and three consecutive finals, and have a chance to win an unprecedented five overall and three consecutive titles. Their manager Unai Emery, who led Sevilla to the previous two titles, has a chance to win his third title, which will tie him with record holder Giovanni Trapattoni.

Road to the final

Note: In the table, the score of the finalist is given first (H = home; A = away).

England Liverpool Round Flag of Spain Sevilla
Europa League Champions League
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Flag of France Bordeaux 1–1 (A) Matchday 1 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–0 (H)
Switzerland Sion 1–1 (H) Matchday 2 Flag of Italy Juventus 0–2 (A)
Flag of Russia Good One Rubin Kazan 1–1 (H) Matchday 3 England Manchester City 1–2 (A)
Flag of Russia Good One Rubin Kazan 1–0 (A) Matchday 4 England Manchester City 1–3 (H)
Flag of France Bordeaux 2–1 (H) Matchday 5 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–4 (A)
Switzerland Sion 0–0 (A) Matchday 6 Flag of Italy Juventus 1–0 (H)
Group B winners
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
England Liverpool 6 2 4 0 6 4 +2 10 Advance to knockout phase
Switzerland Sion 6 2 3 1 5 5 0 9
Flag of Russia Good One Rubin Kazan 6 1 3 2 6 6 0 6
Flag of France Bordeaux 6 0 4 2 5 7 −2 4
Final standings Group D third place
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
England Manchester City 6 4 0 2 12 8 +4 12
Flag of Italy Juventus 9 3 2 4 6 3 +3 11
Flag of Spain Sevilla 6 2 0 4 8 11 −3 6
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 6 1 2 3 8 12 −4 5
Europa League
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Germany Augsburg 1–0 0–0 (A) 1–0 (H) Round of 32 Flag of Norway Molde 3–1 3–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
England Manchester United 3–1 2–0 (H) 1–1 (A) Round of 16 Switzerland Basel 3–0 0–0 (A) 3–0 (H)
Germany Borussia Dortmund 5–4 1–1 (A) 4–3 (H) Quarter-finals Flag of Spain Athletic Bilbao 3–3 (5–4 p) 2–1 (A) 1–2 (a.e.t.) (H)
Flag of Spain Villarreal 3–1 0–1 (A) 3–0 (H) Semi-finals Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 5–3 2–2 (A) 3–1 (H)

Pre-match

Ambassador

Former Switzerland and Basel striker Alexander Frei was named the ambassador for the final.

UEFA unveiled the brand identity of the final on 28 August 2015 in Monaco ahead of the group stage draw. The logo features the Basel landmark Marktplatz.

Ticketing

With a stadium capacity of 35,000, a total amount of 27,000 tickets were available to fans and the general public, with the two finalist teams receiving 9,000 tickets each and with 9,000 tickets being available for sale to fans worldwide via UEFA.com from 23 February to 21 March 2016 in four price categories: CHF 180, CHF 120, CHF 90, and CHF 50. The remaining tickets were allocated to the local organising committee, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality programme.

UEFA was forced to defend the choice of St Jakob-Park, which is the second smallest venue to host the competition's final, as the final competition venue after Liverpool and Sevilla were confirmed as the finalists. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, who initially told the supporters to travel to Basel even without a ticket, later backtracked from his suggestion.

Match

Officials

Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson was announced as the final referee by UEFA on 10 May 2016.

Details

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw, which was held on 15 April 2016 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Match

Note: The "home" team (for administrative purposes) will be determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw, which will be held on 15 April 2016.

18 May 2016
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)
Liverpool England 1–3 Flag of Spain Sevilla St. Jakob-Park, Basel
Attendance: 34,429
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Sturridge Soccerball 35' Report Gameiro Soccerball 46'
Coke Soccerball 64'70'
Kit left arm liverpool1516h.png
Kit left arm.svg.png
Kit body liverpool1516h.png
Kit body.svg.png
Kit right arm liverpool1516h.png
Kit right arm.svg.png
Kit shorts.svg.png
Kit socks liverpool1516h.png
Kit socks long.png
Liverpool
Kit left arm sevfc1516h.png
Kit left arm.svg.png
Kit body sevfc1516h.png
Kit body.svg.png
Kit right arm sevfc1516h.png
Kit right arm.svg.png
Kit shorts.svg.png
Kit socks monterrey1213t1.png
Kit socks long.png
Sevilla
GK 22Belgium Simon Mignolet
RB 2 England Nathaniel Clyne Yellow card 90+4'
CB 6 Croatia Dejan Lovren Yellow card 30'
CB 4 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Kolo Touré Sub off 82'
LB 18Flag of Spain Alberto Moreno
CM 7 England James Milner (c)
CM 23Germany Emre Can
RW 20England Adam Lallana Sub off 73'
AM 11Brazil Roberto Firmino Sub off 69'
LW 10Brazil Philippe Coutinho
CF 15England Daniel Sturridge
Substitutes:
GK 52Flag of Wales Danny Ward
DF 37Slovakia Martin Škrtel
MF 14England Jordan Henderson
MF 21Brazil Lucas
MF 24Flag of Wales Joe Allen Sub on 73'
FW 9 Belgium Christian Benteke Sub on 82'
FW27 Belgium Divock Origi Yellow card 72' Sub on 69'
Manager:
Germany Jürgen Klopp
Liverpool vs Sevilla 2016-05-18
GK 31Flag of Spain David Soria
RB 25Brazil Mariano Yellow card 84'
CB 3 Flag of France Adil Rami Yellow card 77' Sub off 78'
CB 6 Flag of Portugal Daniel Carriço
LB 18Flag of Spain Sergio Escudero
CM 4 Flag of Poland Grzegorz Krychowiak
CM 15Flag of France Steven N'Zonzi
RW 23Flag of Spain Coke (c)
AM 19Flag of Argentina Éver Banega Yellow card 57' Sub off 90+3'
LW 20Flag of Spain Vitolo Yellow card 56'
CF 9 Flag of France Kévin Gameiro Sub off 89'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Flag of Spain Sergio Rico
DF 5 Flag of France Timothée Kolodziejczak Sub on 78'
DF 21Flag of Argentina Nicolás Pareja
MF 8 Flag of Spain Vicente Iborra Sub on 89'
MF 14Flag of Uruguay Sebastián Cristóforo Sub on 90+3'
MF 22Flag of Ukraine Yevhen Konoplyanka
FW 24Flag of Spain Fernando Llorente
Manager:
Flag of Spain Unai Emery


Assistant referees:
Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)
Daniel Wärnmark (Sweden)
Fourth official:
Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
Additional assistant referees:
Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)
Markus Strömbergsson (Sweden)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mehmet Culum (Sweden)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

See also

External links

UEFA Cup and Europa League
UEFA Cup and Europa League seasons

1971-72 · 1972-73 · 1973-74 · 1974-75 · 1975-76 · 1976-77 · 1977-78 · 1978-79 · 1979-80 · 1980-81 · 1981-82 · 1982-83 · 1983-84 · 1984-85 · 1985-86 · 1986-87 · 1987-88 · 1988-89 · 1989-90 · 1990-91 · 1991-92 · 1992-93 · 1993-94 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-2000 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020–21 ·

UEFA Cup and Europa League Finals

1972 · 1973 · 1974 · 1975 · 1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 1986 · 1987 · 1988 · 1989 · 1990 · 1991 · 1992 · 1993 · 1994 · 1995 · 1996 · 1997 · 1998 · 1999 · 2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 · 2020 ·

201516 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus '15 '16 · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia '15 '16 · Faroe Islands '15 '16 · Finland '15 '16 · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '15 '16 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '15 '16 · Latvia '15 '16 · Lithuania '15 '16 · Luxembourg · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Montenegro · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '15 '16 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '15 '16 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden '15 '16 · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

Domestic cups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands '15 '16 · Finland '15 '16 · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '15 '16 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '15 '16 · Latvia · Liechtenstein · Lithuania · Luxembourg · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Montenegro · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '15 '16 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '15 '16 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

League cups

England · Estonia · Finland '15 '16 · France · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland '15 '16 · Israel · Latvia · Northern Ireland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '15 '16 · Romania · Scotland · Wales

Supercups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bulgaria · Cyprus · Czech Republic · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan · Lithuania · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '15 '16 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Turkey · Ukraine

UEFA competitions

Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final) · Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final) · Super Cup

International competitions

UEFA Euro 2016 (qualification) · 2017 Euro Under-21 (qualification) · 2016 Euro Under-19 (qualification) · 2016 Euro Under-17 (qualification)

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.