fans of the victorious Europa League winner Sevilla trooped out in large numbers as the lined up the streets to catch a glimpse of their team after winning the title for the sixth time in Cologne, Germany. Despite having the highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Europe.
Spain is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe by COVID-19, records from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control shows that Spain currently has 145 confirmed coronavirus cases out of every 100,000, while the United Kingdom is the second-worst hit with 21 cases from every 100,000 people.
Europa League winner Sevilla hit the streets to celebrate with fans.
The Spanish club retuned home after seeing off Roma, Wolves, Manchester United and Inter Milan to win the coveted prize. The club is the most successful side in the competition, with six titles, they also won three in a row between 2014-17, goals from Luuk de Jong and an own goal from Lukaku was enough to see them overcome the Italian club 3-2 after Lukaku scored from a spot-kick and Diego Godin leveled things up but was canceled by Lukaku’s own goal to secure the title.
Julian Luipetegui speaking to the press after the match dedicated the title to every Sevilla fan who lost their lives due to coronavirus and to late ex-Sevilla player Antonio Reyes, and Puerta.
‘My players are very great, they have worked a lot. They have always put hope and desire. “It goes to Reyes, for Puerta and for all the people who love us.”
‘It goes for all the Sevilla players who are in heaven helping us.’
Players and staff of Sevilla can be spotted wearing a shirt with CAMPE6NES boldly written on it, with the ‘number 6’ replacing a letter.
Sevilla will face the winner of the Champions League between PSG and Bayern Munich for the UEFA Super Cup on September 24, 2020.