Europa League Final Opta Facts
Opta Facts Europa League
18 May 2016
Liverpool - Sevilla
o This is the first ever meeting between Liverpool and Sevilla.
o Sevilla and Liverpool have both won all of their finals in the Europa League/UEFA Cup: 4/4 and 3/3 respectively. Actually, no team has won the competition as often as the side from Andalucia.
o It is Liverpool's first European final since 2007, when they faced AC Milan in the Champions League showpiece, losing 2-1.
o It will be Liverpool's 12th major European final, having previously reached seven Champions League/European Cup finals, three Europa League/UEFA Cup finals and one in the Cup Winners Cup. They have won eight of them (73%).
o Liverpool have won each of their two European finals against Spanish opposition, beating Real Madrid in the 1981 European Cup and Alavés in the 2001 UEFA Cup.
o Liverpool have lost only one of their 14 games in the Europa League this season (W6 D7), that was against Villarreal in the semi-final first leg (1-0).
o Liverpool have never scored more than one goal away from Anfield in the Europa League this season.
o Liverpool have had 11 different scorers in this season's Europa League, more than any other team.
o Only one of the last 10 finals in the Europa League/UEFA Cup has seen the team scoring first not lift the trophy (Dnipro, against Sevilla in 2015).
o Sevilla have won four of the last 10 Europa League/UEFA Cup finals. They could become the first ever team in the competition to win the trophy three years in a row.
o Sevilla have now reached each of the last three Europa League finals, the first side to ever reach the final of this competition in three consecutive years.
o In fact, Spanish clubs have won seven of the last 12 editions of the Europa League/UEFA Cup (Sevilla 4, Atlético Madrid 2, Valencia 1).
o Sevilla have won three of their eight European games against English opposition (D2 L3), including a 4-0 win over Middlesbrough in the 2006 UEFA Cup final.
o Sevilla have won 13 of their last 18 games in the Europa League (D3 L2).
o Sevilla played at St. Jakob Park earlier this campaign in the Europa League against Basel, drawing 0-0 in March.
o Kevin Gameiro has had a hand in nine (seven goals, two assists) of Sevilla's 14 goals in this season's Europa League, including eight in his last five games (six goals, two assists).
o Emre Can has attempted (41) and completed (34) more tackles than any other player in this season's Europa League.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has lost his last four finals: the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund in 2013 (v Bayern Munich), the German Cup in 2014 (v Bayern Munich) and 2015 (v Wolfsburg); the League Cup with Liverpool in 2016 (v Manchester City).