18 May 2023
Juventus tumbled out of the Europa League in the semi-finals despite a battling performance in a pulsating match at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium.
In a game that saw both sides create chances, the Bianconeri opened the scoring on 65 minutes through Dušan Vlahović. The lead lasted seven minutes when Suso levelled from distance.
The match was decided in extra time by Lamela, who powered a header beyond Wojciech Szczęsny.
With five changes to the starting XI from last week’s first leg in Turin, Juventus took time to settle in the passionate atmosphere of the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium. That said, on 15 minutes the Bianconeri’s first shot, struck by Nicolò Fagioli, who would be stretchered off later in the opening half following a shoulder injury, led to the team’s first corner. Again Federico Gatti displayed his aerial strength, bulleting a header that was well saved by Yassine Bounou.
Sevilla’s response came from a flashing header from Lucas Ocampos, which was miraculously kept out by Wojciech Szczęsny. Five minutes later, Tek made another acrobatic stop to deny a dipping shot from Marcos Acuña. In between the two chances for the home team, Juve created a glorious opportunity themselves. A well-worked counter attack saw Adrien Rabiot feed Ángel Di María on the run. With only the keeper to beat, El Fideo chipped wide of the target.
On 33’ Moise Kean used his strength to hold off a challenge from Loïc Badé to drive his shot across the face of goal, beyond Bounou but the effort bounced back off the upright.
Juve did have the ball in the back of the net in the first half. Leandro Paredes, who had replaced Fagioli, lofted a pass over the top for Manuel Locatelli, who dragged his cross into the path of Adrien Rabiot. The Frenchman slammed his shot high into the net, but the flag was raised against Locatelli. VAR confirmed the midfielder set off in an offside position.
Again it was Juve that created the first clear-cut chance after the interval. Rabiot was sent through but dragged his shot wide of the far post. Before the hour mark, Bremer headed wide as the Bianconeri continued to look dangerous.
And the game’s opening goal arrived on 65 minutes.
Dušan Vlahović latched onto some slack play at the edge of the Sevilla area and dinked his shot over the advancing keeper. Budapest beckoned.
However, seven minutes later another substitute, Suso unleashed an unstoppable shot that flew high beyond Szczęsny for the equaliser.
With a quarter of an hour of the 90 minutes remaining, it was 1-1 on the night, 2-2 on aggregate.
As the game edged towards extra time, Szczęsny made a fine block to keep out Bryan Gil, then the Juve number 1 acrobatically tipped Youssef En-Neysri’s header over the bar.
Also in the first period of extra time, the first chance fell to Juve. Federico Chiesa drilled a low shot at the near post, which Bounou spilled but managed to scoop the ball away from the onrushing Vlahović.
A minute later Sevilla scored the match’s third goal. Gil’s flighted cross was met by Lamela, whose header gave Szczęsny no chance.
Sevilla sat back, intent on soaking up the pressure. Acuña was shown a second yellow card for time wasting leaving the hosts down to 10 men after 115 minutes.
Juve threw cross after cross into the middle, but there was to be no repeat of the last-gasp equaliser in the first leg. Juventus bowed out of the Europa League in the semi-finals for the second time.
SEVILLA 2-1 JUVENTUS (aet) (HT: 0-0) (3-2 agg.)
Scorers: 66′ Vlahovic, 72′ Suso, 95′ Lamela
SEVILLA: Bounou; Jesus Navas (105′ Gomez), Gudelj, Badé, Acuña; Fernando, Rakitic; Oliver Torres (61′ Suso) (117′ Rekik), Ocampos (69′ Lamela), Bryan Gil (99′ Montiel); En-Nesyri. Subs not used: Dmitrovic, Alberto Flores, Alex Telles, Rafa Mir, Hormigo, Bueno. Coach: Mendilibar
JUVENTUS: Szczęsny; Gatti, Bremer, Danilo; Cuadrado (105′ Milik), Fagioli (40′ Paredes), Locatelli (86′ Miretti), Rabiot, Iling-Junior (86′ Kostic); Di Maria (63′ Chiesa); Kean (63′ Vlahovic). Subs not used: Pinsoglio, Perin, Alex Sandro, Rugani, Barbieri. Coach: Allegri
Bookings: 11′ Kean, 57′ Acuna, 105′ Danilo, 116′ Paredes, 117′ Suso, 120 Montiel
Sending off: 115′ Acuna