The UEFA Europa League hasn’t been getting a tonne of pop in recent weeks and we can probably put that down to some insane drama in other leagues; there’s been a fascinating Premier League race happening, while Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic are chasing the Scottish treble.
But the Semis have now wrapped up and there’s just one more clash; the final.
When it made it down to the final four teams, no English sides were left. Manchester United were bundled out in the Quarters, after Sevilla pulled away in the second leg with a 3-0 win. The Spanish powerhouse has in fact won more Europa League crowns than any other club; six. They’re on the precipice of a seventh title.
So here’s all that’s left to know about this year’s Europa League competition and how we got here.
Europa League Final
SEVILLA v ROMA | Thursday, June 1 (5:00am AEST), Puskás Aréna (Budapest, Hungary)
As mentioned above, Sevilla have won a record six Europa League titles. Well, the club has in fact only been to the final six times (2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020). So they’re out to keep their finals streak alive. If Sevilla wins a seventh major European trophy, only five clubs will have more in their cabinet; Real Madrid (16), Barcelona (12), Milan (9), Liverpool (9) and Bayern Munich (8).
This is Roma’s second Europa League final. The Italian heavyweight lost to Internazionale in 1991.
Europa League Semi-Finals Results
TEAMS: Roma, Leverkusen, Juventus, Sevilla
It’s now four teams in the running and just three remaining games, including the final. The Semi stage is halfway through; last week’s first legs have been run and it’s far from over.
LEG 1 | Roma 1-0 Leverkusen, Friday May 12, 5:00am AEST, Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
Aggregate: 1-0 (Roma)
LEG 1 | Juventus 1-1 Sevilla, Friday May 12, 5:00am AEST, Allianz Stadium (Turin)
LEG 2 | Leverkusen 0-0 Roma, Friday May 19, 5:00am AEST, BayArena (Leverkusen)
Aggregate: 0-1 (Roma)
LEG 2 | Sevilla 2-1 Juventus, Friday May 19, 5:00am AEST, Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium (Seville)
Aggregate: 3-2 (Sevilla)
How to watch the Europa League
While Stan Sport is known for its comprehensive rugby coverage, the platform is also home of the Champions League. The first legs of the Champions League Semis are a couple of days before the Europas, with Real Madrid, Manchester City, AC Milan and Inter the final four.