Sevilla are the Europa League Special Ones! Winners and losers as Jose Mourinho and Roma lose out after never-ending advert for anti-football

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On a night that highlighted an awful lot that is wrong about the modern game, even the decisive spot-kick in the Europa League final shootout caused controversy, with Gonzalo Montiel converting at the second attempt thanks to the intervention of VAR to win the competition for Sevilla for a record-extending seventh time.

Roma were enraged by that call and you'll be hearing plenty more about it from their manager, Jose Mourinho. In truth, though, neither he nor his players could have any legitimate complaints about losing 4-1 on penalties, given the role they'd played in a 1-1 draw in Budapest that, for a long time, felt like a never-ending advert for anti-football.

There was some sympathy among neutrals for Paulo Dybala, who opened the scoring but ended up in tears. However, even the Argentine was dragged into the unseemly touchline rows that overshadowed what unfolded on the field.

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Still, when the dust settles after a final that featured 13 yellow cards, there will be nothing but respect for Sevilla, who needed an own goal from Gianluca Mancini to force extra-time but ultimately deserved to win because of their willingness to take the game to their opponents.

Roma, by contrast, will be racked by regrets, having missed the better chances over the course of 120 minutes, with both Tammy Abraham and Andrea Belotti squandering excellent chances.

Worse still, the club's fans will now be fretting over the future of Mourinho, who appears set to quit the club this summer despite leading the Giallorossi to back-to-back UEFA finals.

GOAL runs through the main winners and losers from a tense but ugly encounter at the Puskas Arena...