Sevilla will target a record-extending seventh Europa League title in Wednesday’s final against an AS Roma side under Jose Mourinho, who has himself won five major European trophies, including last year’s Conference League with the Italians.
Neither Sevilla nor Mourinho have ever lost a European final, with the Spaniards having won all six of their Europa League finals and the Portuguese having last year become the first coach to win all the European trophies.
Mourinho’s haul includes two Champions League titles (Inter Milan and Porto), two Europa League crowns (Porto and Manchester United) and the inaugural Conference League trophy.
However, the Roma manager will have a hard task to steer his team to victory against Europa League thoroughbreds Sevilla who will arrive with momentum as they try to keep their astounding record in their favourite competition.
Languishing in the bottom half of the La Liga for a large part of a campaign, Sevilla rediscovered their mojo after exiting the Champions League. They beat PSV Eindhoven, Fenerbahce and Manchester United before downing Juventus in the semis.
Roma, however, are without a win in seven consecutive Italian league games. They lost to Fiorentina on Saturday, ending any hopes of a top-four finish in the Serie A.
Sevilla vs AS Roma, 12.30am on Thursday, live on Sony Sports Network