2020 UEFA Europa League Final
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Event2019–20 UEFA Europa League
Date21 August 2020 (2020-08-21)
VenueRheinEnergieStadion, Cologne
Man of the MatchLuuk de Jong (Sevilla)
RefereeDanny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Attendance0
WeatherPartly cloudy night
24 °C (75 °F)
55% humidity
2019
2021

The 2020 UEFA Europa League Final was the final match of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League, the 49th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 11th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It was played at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Germany on 21 August 2020, between Spanish side Sevilla and Italian side Inter Milan. The match was held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

The final was originally scheduled to be played on 27 May 2020 at the Stadion Energa Gdańsk in Gdańsk, Poland. However, UEFA announced on 23 March 2020 that the final was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 17 June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee chose to relocate the final to Cologne, as part of a "final-eight tournament" consisting of single-match knockout ties played in four stadiums across Germany.

Sevilla won the match 3–2 for their record sixth Europa League title. As winners, Sevilla earned the right play against the winners of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup. They also qualified to enter the group stage of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League; but since they have already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved was given to the third-placed team of the 2019–20 Ligue 1 (Rennes), the 5th-ranked association according to next season's access list.

Teams

In the following table, finals until 2009 were in the UEFA Cup era, since 2010 were in the UEFA Europa League era.

Team Previous final appearances (bold indicates winners)
Spain Sevilla 5 (2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Italy Inter Milan 4 (1991, 1994, 1997, 1998)

Venue

The UEFA Executive Committee chose RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne as the host at their meeting on 17 June 2020. This is the first UEFA club competition final hosted at the stadium and the first Europa League final held in Germany since 2010. During the two-legged final era, the country hosted either one or both legs 11 times, before hosting the single-legged 2001 UEFA Cup Final in Dortmund and the 2010 final in Hamburg.

The stadium was first opened in 1923 as the Müngersdorfer Stadion and has been the home stadium of German Bundesliga side FC Köln since 1948. It has undergone two major renovations during its lifetime. It hosted the UEFA Euro 1988 as well as the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Road to the final

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away; N: neutral).

Spain Sevilla Round Italy Inter Milan
Europa League Champions League
Opponent Result Group stage (EL, CL) Opponent Result
Azerbaijan Qarabağ 3–0 (A) Matchday 1 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 1–1 (H)
Cyprus APOEL 1–0 (H) Matchday 2 Spain Barcelona 1–2 (A)
Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 3–0 (H) Matchday 3 Germany Borussia Dortmund 2–0 (H)
Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 5–2 (A) Matchday 4 Germany Borussia Dortmund 2–3 (A)
Azerbaijan Qarabağ 2–0 (H) Matchday 5 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 3–1 (A)
Cyprus APOEL 0–1 (A) Matchday 6 Spain Barcelona 1–2 (H)
Group A winners
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Spain Sevilla 6 5 0 1 14 3 +11 15 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Cyprus APOEL 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10
Flag of Azerbaijan Qarabağ 6 1 2 3 8 11 −3 5
Flag of Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 6 1 1 4 8 18 −10 4
Final standings Group F third place
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Spain Barcelona 6 4 2 0 9 4 +5 14 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 10
Flag of Italy Inter Milan 6 2 1 3 10 9 +1 7 Transfer to Europa League
Flag of Czech Republic Slavia Prague 6 0 2 4 4 10 −6 2
Europa League
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Romania CFR Cluj 1–1 (a) 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H) Round of 32 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 4–1 2–0 (A) 2–1 (H)
Italy Roma 2–0 (N) Round of 16 Spain Getafe 2–0 (N)
England Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–0 (N) Quarter-finals Germany Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 (N)
England Manchester United 2–1 (N) Semi-finals Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 5–0 (N)

Pre-match

Identity

The 2020 UEFA Europa League final identity was unveiled at the group stage draw on 30 August 2019.

Ambassador

The ambassador for the original Gdańsk final is former Polish international Andrzej Buncol, who won the 1987–88 UEFA Cup with Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Officials

On 18 August 2020, UEFA named Dutchman Danny Makkelie as the referee for the final. Makkelie had been a FIFA referee since 2011, and was previously an additional assistant referee in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final and the video assistant referee in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final. He was also an assistant video assistant referee in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final. He was joined by four of his fellow countrymen, with Mario Diks and Hessel Steegstra as assistant referees, Jochem Kamphuis as the video assistant referee and Kevin Blom as one of the assistant VAR officials. The other assistant VAR for the final was Paweł Gil from Poland, with his compatriot Tomasz Sokolnicki serving as the offside VAR official. Anastasios Sidiropoulos of Greece was the fourth official.

Match

Details

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) will be determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw.

21 August 2020 (2020-08-21)
21:00 CEST
Sevilla Spain 3–2 Flag of Italy Inter Milan RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne
Attendance: 0
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
De Jong Goal 12'33'
Lukaku Goal 74' (o.g.)
Report Lukaku Goal 5' (pen.)
Godín Goal 36'
Sevilla
Inter Milan
GK 13 Flag of Morocco Yassine Bounou
RB 16 Flag of Spain Jesús Navas Captain
CB 12 Flag of France Jules Koundé
CB 20 Flag of Brazil Diego Carlos Booked in the 4th minute 4' Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
LB 23 Flag of Spain Sergio Reguilón
RM 24 Flag of Spain Joan Jordán
CM 25 Flag of Brazil Fernando
LM 10 Flag of Argentina Éver Banega Booked in the 45th minute 45'
RW 5 Flag of Argentina Lucas Ocampos Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
CF 19 Flag of Netherlands Luuk de Jong Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
LW 41 Flag of Spain Suso Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Flag of Czech Republic Tomáš Vaclík
GK 31 Flag of Spain Javi Díaz
DF 3 Flag of Spain Sergi Gómez
DF 18 Flag of Spain Sergio Escudero
DF 36 Flag of Spain Genaro Rodríguez
DF 40 Flag of Spain Pablo Pérez
MF 17 Flag of Serbia Nemanja Gudelj Substituted on in the 86th minute 86'
MF 21 Flag of Spain Óliver Torres
MF 22 Flag of Argentina Franco Vázquez Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
FW 11 Flag of Spain Munir Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
FW 28 Flag of Spain José Lara
FW 51 Flag of Morocco Youssef En-Nesyri Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
Manager:
Flag of Spain Julen Lopetegui
GK 1 Flag of Slovenia Samir Handanović Captain
CB 2 Flag of Uruguay Diego Godín Substituted off in the 90th minute 90'
CB 6 Flag of Netherlands Stefan de Vrij
CB 95 Flag of Italy Alessandro Bastoni Booked in the 55th minute 55'
RM 23 Flag of Italy Nicolò Barella Booked in the 41st minute 41'
CM 77 Flag of Croatia Marcelo Brozović
LM 5 Flag of Italy Roberto Gagliardini Booked in the 73rd minute 73' Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
RW 33 Flag of Italy Danilo D'Ambrosio Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
LW 15 Flag of England Ashley Young
CF 9 Flag of Belgium Romelu Lukaku
CF 10 Flag of Argentina Lautaro Martínez Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
Substitutes:
GK 27 Flag of Italy Daniele Padelli
DF 13 Flag of Italy Andrea Ranocchia
DF 31 Flag of Italy Lorenzo Pirola
DF 34 Flag of Italy Cristiano Biraghi
DF 37 Flag of Slovakia Milan Škriniar
MF 11 Flag of Nigeria Victor Moses Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
MF 12 Flag of Italy Stefano Sensi
MF 20 Flag of Spain Borja Valero
MF 24 Flag of Denmark Christian Eriksen Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
MF 87 Flag of Italy Antonio Candreva Substituted on in the 90th minute 90'
FW 7 Flag of Chile Alexis Sánchez Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
FW 30 Flag of Italy Sebastiano Esposito
Manager:
Flag of Italy Antonio Conte Booked in the 18th minute 18'

Assistant referees:
Mario Diks (Netherlands)
Hessel Steegstra (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Video assistant referee:
Jochem Kamphuis (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Kevin Blom (Netherlands)
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Offside video assistant referee:
Tomasz Sokolnicki (Poland)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time.

Statistics

First half
Statistic Sevilla Inter Milan
Goals scored 2 2
Total shots 8 4
Shots on target 5 2
Saves 0 3
Ball possession 57% 43%
Corner kicks 1 0
Fouls committed 6 11
Offsides 0 1
Yellow cards 2 2
Red cards 0 0

Second half
Statistic Sevilla Inter Milan
Goals scored 1 0
Total shots 6 5
Shots on target 0 2
Saves 2 0
Ball possession 38% 62%
Corner kicks 0 2
Fouls committed 10 8
Offsides 0 1
Yellow cards 0 2
Red cards 0 0

Overall
Statistic Sevilla Inter Milan
Goals scored 3 2
Total shots 14 9
Shots on target 5 4
Saves 2 3
Ball possession 47% 53%
Corner kicks 1 2
Fouls committed 16 19
Offsides 0 2
Yellow cards 2 4
Red cards 0 0

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