Lamela sent the ball home in extra time, completing an impressive comeback for the record six-time winners of the competition, who will meet Jose Mourinho’s Roma in Budapest on May 31 after beating Bayer Leverkusen.
Dusan Vlahovic put Juventus ahead in the second half, two minutes after coming on as a substitute, but Suso’s strike from outside the box put the game into extra time.
In the 95th minute, Lamela perfectly placed a Brian Gil’s cross to delight the Ramon Sanchez Pixuan stadium and Sevilla held on to win and reach the final for the first time since 2020.
A lot went through my mind, good moments, bad moments. It was a unique moment, Lamela told Movistar.
Now we’re one step away from that, it’s a great opportunity. It’s a night I’ll remember forever, it’s something incredible to play here, in front of all these fans.
Juventus couldn’t make the all-Italian final against Roma, but Italy still has one representative in each of the three European finals.
Inter Milan advanced to the Champions League against Manchester City, defeating rivals Milan on Tuesday, while Fiorentina beat Basel on Thursday to advance to the Conference League final, where they will face West Ham.
The defeat is alarming for Juventus, which is second in Serie A, but is preparing for a potential withdrawal of points that could knock it out of the top four. A win in the Europa League would be an alternative path to Champions League qualification.
Massimiliano Allegri’s team, without the injured Paul Pogba, was much better than in the first match, but lost.
When you have chances, you have to score in the net, said Allegri.
The lads played a good game, but it was a European semi-final, we should have given a bit more.
He said his young Juventus paid the price for their lack of experience compared to Sevilla.
This is a team that lacks experience at international level, these are physical matches that require a lot, he added.
Sevilla, who dominated in Turin but were pushed back at the end of the match at 1-1, led in the first half, but Juventus threatened on the counterattack.
Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made a superb save, deflecting Lukas Okampos’ header into the near corner.
At the other end of the field his colleague Yassin BunuThe prowler took Moise Keene’s kick to the post with a less forceful fingertips kick.
Sevilla was furious before halftime when Juan Cuadrado brought down Oliver Torres, but the penalty was not awarded by VAR, even though the replay showed that the foul started in the zone.
Gleason Bremer’s header hit the post as the Italians struggled to break the deadlock in the second half.
Substitute Vlahovic forced Juventus to pay attention to the pressure when he broke away from two Sevilla defenders and headed the ball past Buna.
Spirit of Sevilla
However, substitute Suso equalized, breaking out from outside the penalty area and firing a rocket shot into the top corner.
Jose Luis Mendilibar’s team, which beat Manchester United in the quarterfinals, showed their desire to succeed again in a competition in which they have dominated over the past decade, winning four times in the previous nine draws.
Youssef En-Neciri, who scored for Sevilla in the first match, was stopped by Szczesny in the 90th minute, who stretched out to deflect his header.
However, the Polish goalkeeper was unable to contain Lamela’s shot, and the Argentine midfielder sent the ball into Brian Gil’s goal with a nod in the fifth minute of extra time.
Marcos Acuna was sent off for Sevilla after 115 minutes, leaving the hosts in limbo, but they stood their ground to extend their Europa League legend and book a ticket to Budapest.
To be with your childhood team, to live every game and another final now is incredible, and you have to enjoy it, said veteran Sevilla defender Jesus Navas.
The team was impressive, we gave everything, and the fans, they deserved everything.