A well-taken brace from Carlos Bacca helped Sevilla defeat Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3-2 in the Europa League final at the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw on Wednesday. The two sides went into half-time with the score line at 2-2. Dnipro were not willing to surrender against Unai Emery’s men despite two quick-fire goals from Bacca and Grzegorz Krychowiak after Nikola Kalinic’s opener for the Ukrainian outfit.
A brilliant free kick from Ruslan Rotan restored parity just before the break and concluded a thoroughly entertaining first-half affair with plenty still to play for in the Polish capital. The second-half began with Sevilla controlling possession and as the half wore on the team from Seville were far more adventurous than their Ukrainian opponents. They were rewarded in the 73rd minute as their talismanic forward Bacca restored their one goal lead.
The Colombia international was fed in behind the Dnipro back four by Vitolo. He managed to let the ball run into his path before unleashing a fine finish into the back of the net. Despite late pressure from Dnipro the defending champions held on to claim a well-deserved 3-2 victory and retain their Europa League crown and claim a position in next season’s Uefa Champions League.