Sevilla beat Benfica on penalties to win the Europa League in Turin, their third triumph in the competition in nine seasons.

Benfica, losers in their seven previous European finals, were seeking a first continental trophy since 1962.

And the Portuguese side might have ended that sequence had Lima's late effort not been hooked off the line.

It fell to Kevin Gameiro to score the winning spot-kick after Sevilla keeper Beto denied Oscar Cardozo and Rodrigo.

Carlos Bacca, Stephane Mbia, who is on loan from Queens Park Rangers, and Jorge Moreno were also on target for the Spanish club.

Brazilian Lima and Luisao did find the net for Benfica but Lisbon-born Beto denied the side from his home city with crucial saves to keep out Cardozo and Rodrigo.

Sevilla win the Europa League

Sevilla also won the competition in 2007, beating Espanyol on a penalty shootout

Sevilla overcame fellow Spanish side Espanyol on penalties to win the 2007 final, 12 months after beating Middlesbrough for their first success in the competition, known then as the Uefa Cup.

But while Los Rojiblancos's 9,000 travelling fans celebrated another triumph in Europe's second-tier club competition, Benfica's long wait for success on the continent continues.

Despite recently sealing a 33rd domestic title, their attempt to rid themselves of the increasingly troublesome "Guttmann curse" goes on.

Benfica's Hungarian coach of the early 1960s Bela Guttmann led the club to back-to-back European Cups but left shortly after the second of those triumphs when he was refused a pay rise.

Before going he declared that Benfica would never win another European competition without him at the helm. Fifty-two years on, they have still to prove him wrong.

Benfica's players look miserable after defeat

Jorge Jesus's side had beaten Tottenham and Juventus on their way to the final, and were chasing a unique domestic and European quadruple.

A largely uneventful opening half came to life shortly before the interval, Beto saving from Benfica's Spanish forward Rodrigo at his near post moments after denying Maxi Pereira.

Then the Lisbon club were denied a stoppage-time penalty, German referee Felix Brych waving away strong Portuguese appeals after a foul on Nicolas Gaitan.

There was more action in the first five minutes of the second half than the previous 45 as Benfica carried on from where they left off.

Nicolas Pareja hooked Lima's shot off the line before Rodrigo's goal-bound attempt was charged down.

Spanish strife

Benfica are without a win in their last 14 European games against Spanish opponents (D6 L8)

Sevilla responded with a sweeping move of their own, Moreno picking out Jose Antonio Reyes, but the former Arsenal striker's first-time shot produced a fine save from Jan Oblak.

Six minutes from the end of normal time, Benfica's Lima thought he had won it with a curling shot which Beto somehow managed to claw away.

Chances were few and far between in extra time as the players tired and nerves increased, though Bacca went close when he raced through on goal, only to fire his effort wide.

But Sevilla's frustration did not last long, as they sent their fans into raptures with four well-taken penalties to extend Benfica's European misery.

Sevilla manager Unai Emery:

"At times the game was totally even, but by the end they were doing most of the pushing.

"You could tell our players were suffering from fatigue and physical discomfort but this team has learned how to suffer.

"We have learned how to stay strong and so we were ready for that."

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus:

"We were better but in football, the best team doesn't always win. We had the more chances over 120 minutes but we didn't take them."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Sevilla

  • 13 Beto
  • 23 Andújar Moreno Booked
  • 16 Moreno Booked
  • 06 Carriço
  • 21 Pareja
  • 02 Fazio Booked
  • 19 Reyes (Marin - 78' )
  • 40 Mbia
  • 09 Bacca
  • 11 Rakitic
  • 20 Machín Pérez (Figueiras - 110' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Varas Herrera
  • 03 Navarro Corbacho
  • 05 Figueiras
  • 07 Marin (Gameiro - 104' )
  • 12 Iborra
  • 15 Trochowski
  • 18 Gameiro

Benfica

  • 41 Oblak
  • 14 Maxi Pereira
  • 16 Siqueira Booked (Cardozo - 99' )
  • 30 André Gomes
  • 04 Luisão
  • 24 Garay
  • 08 Sulejmani (Almeida - 25' Booked )
  • 06 Amorim
  • 11 Lima
  • 19 Rodrigo
  • 20 Gaitán (Cavaleiro - 119' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Artur Moraes
  • 03 Vitória
  • 07 Cardozo
  • 10 Djuricic
  • 33 Jardel
  • 34 Almeida
  • 90 Cavaleiro
Ref: Dr. Felix Brych

Match Stats

Shots

11 20

On target

4 6

Corners

4 7

Fouls

21 25

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, FC Sevilla 0(4), Benfica 0(2).

120:00 +6:25

Penalty Shootout ends, FC Sevilla 0(4), Benfica 0(2).

120:00 +6:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Sevilla 0(4), Benfica 0(2). Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

120:00 +5:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Sevilla 0(3), Benfica 0(2). Luisão (Benfica) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

120:00 +4:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Sevilla 0(3), Benfica 0(1). Coke (FC Sevilla) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

120:00 +4:13

Penalty saved! Rodrigo (Benfica) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

120:00 +3:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Sevilla 0(2), Benfica 0(1). Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

120:00 +2:21

Penalty saved! Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

120:00 +1:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Sevilla 0(1), Benfica 0(1). Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

120:00 +0:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Sevilla 0, Benfica 0(1). Lima (Benfica) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

120:00 Penalty shootout

Penalty Shootout begins FC Sevilla 0, Benfica 0.

120:00 +2:52

Second Half Extra Time ends, FC Sevilla 0, Benfica 0.

120:00 +2:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

120:00 +1:30

Delay in match Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) because of an injury.

120:00 +1:30

Delay in match Ezequiel Garay (Benfica) because of an injury.

120:00 +0:57

Offside, FC Sevilla. Ivan Rakitic tries a through ball, but Kevin Gameiro is caught offside.

120:00 +0:48

Attempt blocked. Diogo Figueiras (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Bacca.

118:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Benfica. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Nicolas Gaitán.

118:51

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

118:40

Delay in match Beto (FC Sevilla) because of an injury.

114:23

Attempt missed. André Gomes (Benfica) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Maxi Pereira.

111:47

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

111:47

Jan Oblak (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

111:02

Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

111:02

Foul by Ezequiel Garay (Benfica).

109:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. Diogo Figueiras replaces Vitolo because of an injury.

109:02

Attempt missed. Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Vitolo.

107:36

Coke (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

107:36

Foul by André Almeida (Benfica).

106:46

Attempt missed. André Gomes (Benfica) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Óscar Cardozo.

105:34

Offside, FC Sevilla. Alberto Moreno tries a through ball, but Carlos Bacca is caught offside.

105:00

Second Half Extra Time begins FC Sevilla 0, Benfica 0.

105:59

First Half Extra Time ends, FC Sevilla 0, Benfica 0.

105:11

Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

105:11

Foul by Maxi Pereira (Benfica).

103:54

Offside, FC Sevilla. Coke tries a through ball, but Carlos Bacca is caught offside.

103:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. Kevin Gameiro replaces Marko Marin because of an injury.

102:02

Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

102:02

Foul by Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica).

100:47

Attempt missed. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a through ball following a fast break.

99:41

Foul by Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla).

99:41

Lima (Benfica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

99:10 Booking

Booking André Almeida (Benfica) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

98:42

Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

98:42

Foul by André Almeida (Benfica).

98:32

Attempt saved. Lima (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

98:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Benfica. Óscar Cardozo replaces Guillherme Siqueira.

97:30 Booking

Booking Coke (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

97:20

Foul by Coke (FC Sevilla).

97:20

Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

96:20

Foul by Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla).

96:20

Rodrigo (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

92:53

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

91:05

Delay in match Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) because of an injury.

91:03

Delay in match André Gomes (Benfica) because of an injury.

90:00

First Half Extra Time begins FC Sevilla 0, Benfica 0.

90:00 +2:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, FC Sevilla 0, Benfica 0.

90:00 +0:54

Attempt missed. Ezequiel Garay (Benfica) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

90:00 +0:52

Attempt missed. Maxi Pereira (Benfica) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicolas Gaitán with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +0:30

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Stéphane Mbia.

89:34

Attempt blocked. Rubén Amorim (Benfica) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:05

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

89:05

Rubén Amorim (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:36

Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:36

Foul by Maxi Pereira (Benfica).

87:06

Attempt blocked. Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by André Gomes.

85:13

Foul by Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla).

85:13

André Gomes (Benfica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:34

Attempt missed. Ezequiel Garay (Benfica) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Rodrigo with a cross following a corner.

84:03

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Carlos Bacca.

83:39

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Beto.

83:36

Attempt saved. Lima (Benfica) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicolas Gaitán.

79:45

Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:45

Foul by Rodrigo (Benfica).

79:40

Attempt blocked. Rodrigo (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lima.

78:35

Hand ball by Maxi Pereira (Benfica).

77:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. Marko Marin replaces Reyes.

75:18

Offside, Benfica. Guillherme Siqueira tries a through ball, but Ezequiel Garay is caught offside.

74:47

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

74:47

Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:51

Attempt saved. Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

69:45

Reyes (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:45

Dangerous play by Rubén Amorim (Benfica).

66:43

Reyes (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:43

Foul by Maxi Pereira (Benfica).

65:54

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by André Almeida.

64:45

Reyes (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:45

Foul by Rubén Amorim (Benfica).

63:28

Vitolo (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:28

Foul by André Almeida (Benfica).

62:57

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

61:45

Delay in match Jan Oblak (Benfica) because of an injury.

60:42

Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

60:42

Jan Oblak (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:40

Attempt saved. Reyes (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Coke with a cross.

58:49

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Daniel Carriço.

58:45

Attempt blocked. Rodrigo (Benfica) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicolas Gaitán.

58:32

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

57:11

Foul by Vitolo (FC Sevilla).

57:11

Ezequiel Garay (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:13

Attempt saved. Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lima.

55:15

Foul by Coke (FC Sevilla).

55:15

Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:16

Attempt saved. Reyes (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

52:07

Attempt missed. Reyes (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a through ball.

51:37

Coke (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:37

Foul by Lima (Benfica).

48:01

Attempt blocked. Lima (Benfica) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

47:58

Attempt blocked. Rodrigo (Benfica) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxi Pereira.

47:45

Attempt blocked. Lima (Benfica) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxi Pereira.

47:02

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Luisão.

45:00

Second Half begins FC Sevilla 0, Benfica 0.

45:00 +2:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, FC Sevilla 0, Benfica 0.

45:00 +0:24

Attempt saved. Rodrigo (Benfica) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by André Almeida.

45:00 +0:10

Attempt saved. Maxi Pereira (Benfica) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rubén Amorim with a through ball.

44:41

Foul by Coke (FC Sevilla).

44:41

Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:03

Vitolo (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:03

Foul by Maxi Pereira (Benfica).

40:49

Dangerous play by Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica).

40:49

Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:56

Attempt missed. Luisão (Benfica) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nicolas Gaitán with a cross following a corner.

39:27

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Vitolo.

38:43

Attempt blocked. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Fazio with a headed pass.

37:30

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Guillherme Siqueira.

36:08

Attempt saved. Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reyes.

35:27

Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:27

Foul by Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla).

34:43

Foul by Vitolo (FC Sevilla).

34:43

André Almeida (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:32

Vitolo (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:32

Foul by André Almeida (Benfica).

32:06

Foul by Reyes (FC Sevilla).

32:06

Rubén Amorim (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:36

Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:36

Foul by Rodrigo (Benfica).

30:14

Foul by Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla).

30:14

Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:10 Booking

Booking Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica) is shown the yellow card.

29:01

Stéphane Mbia (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:01

Foul by Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica).

28:31

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Federico Fazio.

27:32

Reyes (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:32

Foul by Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica).

26:50

Attempt blocked. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Bacca.

26:35

Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:35

Foul by Rubén Amorim (Benfica).

25:52

Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:52

Foul by André Almeida (Benfica).

24:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Benfica. André Almeida replaces Miralem Sulejmani because of an injury.

23:14

Reyes (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:14

Foul by Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica).

19:54

Foul by Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla).

19:54

Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:27

Attempt missed. Rubén Amorim (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rodrigo with a headed pass following a corner.

13:49

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Nicolás Pareja.

13:46

Attempt blocked. Ezequiel Garay (Benfica) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

13:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

12:49

Delay in match Miralem Sulejmani (Benfica) because of an injury.

11:58 Booking

Booking Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

11:54

Miralem Sulejmani (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:54

Foul by Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla).

10:42 Booking

Booking Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

10:39

Miralem Sulejmani (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:39

Foul by Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla).

10:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

9:19

Delay in match Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica) because of an injury.

8:42

Offside, FC Sevilla. Reyes tries a through ball, but Carlos Bacca is caught offside.

7:36

Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:36

Foul by Miralem Sulejmani (Benfica).

6:42

Foul by Vitolo (FC Sevilla).

6:42

Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:07

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Guillherme Siqueira.

4:57

Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:57

Foul by Ezequiel Garay (Benfica).

3:15

Foul by André Gomes (Benfica).

3:15

Coke (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:13

Offside, FC Sevilla. Federico Fazio tries a through ball, but Carlos Bacca is caught offside.

1:24

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

1:24

Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:42

Foul by Vitolo (FC Sevilla).

0:42

Maxi Pereira (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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