With a total of four Argentines playing for both sides being involved in this Final, you can be sure that an Albiceleste player will walk away for the trophy.
So much has been said during the build up to this game about Benfica going to finally end the Guttmann cursed. I will admit that even I was leaning more towards them in winning this Final thus ignoring what Sevilla was capable off.
The Portuguese side started the game with Nicolás GAITAN and Ezequiel GARAY as the other two Argentines; Enzo PEREZ and Eduardo SALVIO were both suspended for the Final. GAITAN was brought down in the penalty box during the first half injury time but referee ruled out the penalty instead awarded a goal kick.
Both Federico FAZIO and Nicolás PAREJA were also instrumental in defense for the Spanish side throughout the game. Especially for FAZIO who produced a man of the match performance.
The match ended goalless after 120 minutes and had to decide on a penalty shoot out. In the end, it was Sevilla whom emerge triumph thus, another heart breaking Final for the Eagles. Better luck next time!
Congratulations to both FAZIO & PAREJA on this success!