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2014 UEFA Europa League Final
2014 UEL Final Visual Identity
After extra time
Sevilla won 4–2 on penalties
Event2013–14 UEFA Europa League
Date14 May 2014
VenueJuventus Stadium, Turin
Man of the MatchIvan Rakitić (Sevilla)
RefereeFelix Brych (Germany)
Attendance33,120
WeatherSunny
16 °C (61 °F)
40% humidity
2013
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The 2014 UEFA Europa League Final was the final match of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League, the 43rd season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the fifth season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It was played at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy on 14 May 2014, between Spanish side Sevilla and Portuguese side Benfica. Sevilla won the match 4–2 on penalties, following a 0–0 draw after extra time.

Sevilla secured their third title in eight years, after winning the competition in 2006 and 2007. With this triumph, they joined Juventus (1977, 1990, 1993), Internazionale (1991, 1994, 1998) and Liverpool (1973, 1976, 2001) as the teams with the most wins. Benfica lost their second consecutive UEFA Europa League final, following their defeat against Chelsea in the 2013 final. Including their runner-up finish in 1983, Benfica are the team with the most lost finals in the competition.

As the winners, Sevilla will play against Real Madrid, the winners of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup.

Venue

The Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, was chosen as the venue of the match at a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on 20 March 2012. It is the home stadium of Juventus since 2011. This was the first time that a one-legged final was hosted in Turin. Previous UEFA Cup finals contested over two legs have had one of their matches played in Turin. The first legs of the 1977 UEFA Cup Final and the 1990 UEFA Cup Final, both contested by Juventus, were played at the Stadio Comunale (now the Stadio Olimpico di Torino). The first leg of the 1992 UEFA Cup Final, contested by Torino, and the second leg of the 1993 UEFA Cup Final, contested by Juventus, were played at the Stadio delle Alpi, which has been demolished to make way for the Juventus Stadium.

Background

After a comeback by their opponents Valencia, who had lost the first leg 2–0, Sevilla secured their presence in the final after Stéphane Mbia's injury-time header qualified them on away goals. Sevilla had previously played in two UEFA Cup finals, winning both times in 2006 and 2007, and were aiming to become the fourth team to win three UEFA Cup/Europa League titles, after Juventus, Internazionale and Liverpool.

Benfica reached their second consecutive Europa League final, after defeating Juventus 2–1 on aggregate and denying their opponents a chance to play the final at their home stadium. It was the first time a club has reached consecutive finals in the competition, having featured in the Champions League group stage on each occasion. Both of their previous UEFA Cup/Europa League finals, in 1983 and 2013, ended in defeats. They had also played in seven European Cup finals (1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, 1990). After winning successive European titles in 1961 and 1962, they had lost seven straight major European finals.

The final was Sevilla's 19th match in the competition, having started their participation in the third qualifying round against Montenegrin side Mladost Podgorica. They only qualified for the competition after Málaga were banned and Rayo Vallecano were denied a UEFA license. Benfica transitioned from the Champions League group stage, after finishing third in their group, behind Paris Saint-Germain and Olympiacos. They became the first team to reach the Europa League final without conceding a defeat, registering six wins and two draws in eight knockout phase matches.

The only previous meeting between Sevilla and Benfica in European competition was in the 1957–58 European Cup preliminary round. The first leg at Estadio de Nervión, won by Sevilla 3–1, marked the European debut of both clubs. The second leg at Estádio da Luz ended 0–0, giving Sevilla the victory on aggregate, and they later reached the quarter-finals before losing to eventual champions Real Madrid.

Road to the final

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

Flag of Spain Sevilla Round Flag of Portugal Benfica
Europa League Champions League
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Flag of Montenegro Mladost Podgorica 9–1 3–0 (H) 6–1 (A) Third qualifying round Bye
Flag of Poland Śląsk Wrocław 9–1 4–1 (H) 5–0 (A) Play-off round
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Flag of Portugal Estoril 2–1 (A) Matchday 1 Belgium Anderlecht 2–0 (H)
Germany Freiburg 2–0 (H) Matchday 2 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 0–3 (A)
Flag of Czech Slovan Liberec 1–1 (A) Matchday 3 Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos 1–1 (H)
Flag of Czech Slovan Liberec 1–1 (H) Matchday 4 Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos 0–1 (A)
Flag of Portugal Estoril 1–1 (H) Matchday 5 Belgium Anderlecht 3–2 (A)
Germany Freiburg 2–0 (A) Matchday 6 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 (H)
Group H winner
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of Spain Sevilla 6 3 3 0 9 4 +5 12
Flag of Czech Slovan Liberec 6 2 3 1 9 8 +1 9
Germany Freiburg 6 1 3 2 5 8 −3 6
Flag of Portugal Estoril 6 0 3 3 5 8 −3 3
Final standings Group C third place
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 1 1 16 5 +11 13
Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10
Flag of Portugal Benfica 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 10
Belgium Anderlecht 6 0 1 5 4 17 −13 1
Europa League
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Flag of Slovenia Maribor 4–3 2–2 (A) 2–1 (H) Round of 32 Flag of Greece.svg PAOK 4–0 1–0 (A) 3–0 (H)
Flag of Spain Betis 2–2 (4–3 p) 0–2 (H) 2–0 (A) Round of 16 England Tottenham Hotspur 5–3 3–1 (A) 2–2 (H)
Flag of Portugal Porto 4–2 0–1 (A) 4–1 (H) Quarter-finals Netherlands AZ 3–0 1–0 (A) 2–0 (H)
Flag of Spain Valencia 3–3 (a) 2–0 (H) 1–3 (A) Semi-finals Flag of Italy Juventus 2–1 2–1 (H) 0–0 (A)

Pre-match

Ambassador

Former Italy international and Juventus player Ciro Ferrara, who won the UEFA Cup in 1989 with Napoli, was named as the ambassador for the final.

UEFA unveiled the visual identity of the final on 30 August 2013, the same day as the group stage draw.

Ticketing

The international ticket sales phase for the general public ran from 27 February to 25 March 2014. Tickets were available in four price categories: €150, €100, €70, and €45.

Officials

German referee Felix Brych was named by UEFA on 7 May 2014 as the referee of the final. The rest of the refereeing team are fellow countrymen Mark Borsch and Stefan Lupp as assistant referees, Tobias Welz and Bastian Dankert as additional assistant referees, Thorsten Schiffner as reserve assistant referee, and Serbia's Milorad Mažić as the fourth official.

Match

Team selection

Benfica were not able to play either Enzo Pérez or Lazar Marković, both of whom were sent off in the second leg of their semi-final. Eduardo Salvio, who was booked in that match, was also suspended.

Details

14 May 2014
20:45 CEST
Sevilla Flag of Spain 0–0
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Flag of Portugal Benfica Juventus Stadium, Turin
Attendance: 33,120
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
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Benfica
GK 13Flag of Portugal Beto
RB 23Flag of Spain Coke Yellow card 98'
CB 21Flag of Argentina Nicolás Pareja
CB 2 Flag of Argentina Federico Fazio Yellow card 11'
LB 16Flag of Spain Alberto Moreno Yellow card 13'
DM 40Flag of Cameroon Stéphane Mbia
DM 6 Flag of Portugal Daniel Carriço
CM 11Croatia Ivan Rakitić (c)
RW 19Flag of Spain José Antonio Reyes Sub off 78'
LW 20Flag of Spain Vitolo Sub off 110'
CF 9 Flag of Colombia Carlos Bacca
Substitutes:
GK 1 Flag of Spain Javi Varas
DF 3 Flag of Spain Fernando Navarro
DF 5 Flag of Portugal Diogo Figueiras Sub on 110'
MF 7 Germany Marko Marin Sub on 78' Sub off 104'
MF 12Flag of Spain Vicente Iborra
MF 15Germany Piotr Trochowski
FW 18Flag of France Kévin Gameiro Sub on 104'
Manager:
Flag of Spain Unai Emery
Sevilla vs Benfica 2014-05-14.svg
GK 41Flag of Slovenia Jan Oblak
RB 14Flag of Uruguay Maxi Pereira
CB 4 Brazil Luisão (c)
CB 24Flag of Argentina Ezequiel Garay
LB 16Brazil Guilherme Siqueira Yellow card 30' Sub off 99'
RM 6 Flag of Portugal Rúben Amorim
CM 30Flag of Portugal André Gomes
LM 20Flag of Argentina Nicolás Gaitán Sub off 119'
RF 8 Flag of Serbia Miralem Sulejmani Sub off 25'
CF 11Brazil Lima
LF 19Flag of Spain Rodrigo
Substitutes:
GK 1 Brazil Artur
DF 3 Flag of Portugal Steven Vitória
DF 33Brazil Jardel
MF 10Flag of Serbia Filip Đuričić
MF 34Flag of Portugal André Almeida Yellow card 100' Sub on 25'
FW 7 Flag of Paraguay Óscar Cardozo Sub on 99'
FW 90Flag of Portugal Ivan Cavaleiro Sub on 119'
Manager:
Flag of Portugal Jorge Jesus

Man of the Match:
Ivan Rakitić (Sevilla)
Assistant referees:
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Fourth official:
Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Additional assistant referees:
Tobias Welz (Germany)
Bastian Dankert (Germany)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Statistics

First half
Sevilla Benfica
Goals scored 00
Total shots 46
Shots on target 34
Saves 43
Ball possession 53%47%
Corner kicks 22
Fouls committed 1112
Offsides 20
Yellow cards 21
Red cards 00

Second half
Sevilla Benfica
Goals scored 00
Total shots 412
Shots on target 310
Saves 103
Ball possession 53%47%
Corner kicks 25
Fouls committed 68
Offsides 01
Yellow cards 00
Red cards 00

Extra time
Sevilla Benfica
Goals scored 00
Total shots 33
Shots on target 11
Saves 11
Ball possession 44%56%
Corner kicks 00
Fouls committed 45
Offsides 30
Yellow cards 11
Red cards 00

Overall
Sevilla Benfica
Goals scored 00
Total shots 1121
Shots on target 715
Saves 157
Ball possession 51%49%
Corner kicks 47
Fouls committed 2125
Offsides 51
Yellow cards 32
Red cards 00
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