Sevilla FC beat FC Internazionale Milano 3-2 to win their 6th UEFA Europa League. Romelu Lukaku opened the match with a penalty kick. Sevilla overturned the final with a brace from Luke de Jong, but Diego Godin, Inter defender, equalized the match with a header.
Balanced first half. In the second half Sevilla played much better; despite this, Lukaku would have the chance to equalize the match, but wasted a clear scoring opportunity. Outcome? An own goal by the Inter striker allowed Sevilla to win the 6th Europa League in its history.
Inter ended the season without winning a title: in the Italian Serie A the club finished second behind Juventus FC, winner of their 9th consecutive title. After the Europa League final, Inter manager Antonio Conte cryptically stated how much the ideas on the next season between him and the club's board are not yet aligned, and who will take the time to reflect and plan, to understand if he he will still be the manager of Inter also for 2020-2021.
Meanwhile Sevilla enjoyed a great victory, yet another in the last years in EL, especially thanks to the great performances of Ever Banega and Luke de Jong, real protagonists of the final.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL
FC Sevilla - FC Internazionale Milano 3-2 Will Lionel Messi leave Barcelona? The fuse is lit, we'll see if the bomb explodes this summer or next.
It is certain that Leo Messi was never closer to leaving Barcelona. The exclusive news of the Catalan radio from last night should be taken seriously. The well-informed Radio Catalonia reported that Messi said at the first meeting with the new coach Ronaldo Cuman that he was closer to leaving than to stay in Barcelona.
So, the essence is that the decision has not been made yet, but also that Messi could definitely break soon. At the moment, Leo does not see himself in Barcelona's future plans. No wonder… He's had enough of everything.
Barcelona has been acting like the Titanic for a long time and it was only a matter of time before they would break into a dream-like Bayern. The worst thing is that it does not seem that things will improve soon and that the recovery of the club seems like a painful and long process.
And Messi has no more time to wait… Koeman came, and he could leave as early as next March because he signed such a contract. The presidential elections are in March, and since no one expects Bartomeu to stay, the new president will have the right to fire the current coach and bring in a new one.
And often sounding coaching names were strong weapons in the election campaigns in Barcelona. Nobody goes into the campaign without the idea of a new coach, because then he does not offer any changes that would make the members vote for him.
And then what can Koeman seriously offer the Messiah? What are the plans and visions when it could be packed in March? Messi does not like that kind of uncertainty. He does not want to lose another year due to the political turmoil in the club and the unworthy in the club seats.
He is 33 years old, he knows that he does not have many more seasons of top football left in his legs and he wants to use them as much as possible instead of waiting for stabilization in Barcelona. Who knows when he would welcome her considering the chaotic situation in the club.