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All the best images from Thursday's clash in Turin as the curse of Bela Guttman continued for Benfica following their shootout defeat

Goal selects the best imagery from the Europa League final as Sevilla overcame Benfica on penalties to claim their third Europa League title.


Benfica fans outnumbered their opponents' support and were in fine voice before kick off


A packed Juventus Stadium hosted its first European cup final


Football royalty attended as Antonio Conte was joined by Sir Alex Ferguson for the match


The game got underway with Sevilla and Benfica going head-to-head for the Europa League trophy


There wasn't much between the teams as some heavy challenges went flying in


Rakitic was the architect but no-one was there to meet this in-swinger


Ezequiel Garay was denied thanks to a good save from Beto at his near post


Carlos Bacca felt he had earned a penalty as Luisao wrestled him to the floor


Benfica thought they deserved their own spot-kick when Nicolas Gaitan was tripped in the area


Beto made some impressive saves as Benfica created the clearer chances but the game remained goalless


Another chance went begging for Benfica as Garay headed over the bar from close range


As the game went into extra-time, Rakitic sent Bacca racing clear but the Colombian's shot drifted wide


The teams couldn't be separated after extra-time and the game went to a penalty shoot-out


Lima stepped up and convered the first penalty for Benfica


Benfica's second spot-kick by Oscar Cardozo was saved by Beto after Bacca had scored for Sevilla


M'Bia scored Sevilla's second penalty and Beto produced another fine save from Rodrigo


Coke scored Sevilla's third penalty to put them two goals in front


And when Kevin Gameiro converted Sevilla's fourth and final spot-kick the celebrations began


Devastation for Benfica who lost an eighth European final as the curse of Bela Guttman continues


Sevilla, on the other hand, celebrated a third Uefa Cup/Europa League title in just nine years

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