Liverpool were in Basel on Wednesday evening competing in their 12th major European final.
The Andalucian side are seasoned veterans of the competition, having won the last two editions while enjoying an impressive domestic campaign that will culminate in the Copa del Rey final on Sunday.
Sevilla started brightly, but Emre Can had a long-range shot on target in the eighth minute:
In the 11th minute, Daniel Sturridge put a header across goal that required an athletic clearance from Daniel Carrico:
Moments later, Carrico appeared to handle in the area, but no penalty was given:
In the 25th minute, Sturridge came close to opening the scoring once again:
James Milner was then brought down in the box, but no penalty was awarded:
The deadlock was finally broken in the 24th minute, when Sturridge scored with the outside of his boot:
A minute later, Dejan Lovren had the ball in the net, but it was ruled out for offside:
A third handball claim came in when Grzegorz Krychowiak reached down to handle the ball:
Just 18 seconds into the second half, Kevin Gameiro found the equaliser:
Moments later, Kolo Toure prevented Gameiro from scoring a second:
Near the hour mark, Simon Mignolet made an incredible save to deny Gameiro:
In the 64th minute, Coke made it 2-1 to the Spaniards:
With 20 minutes to go, Coke made it 3-1:
It finished 3-1 to Sevilla, who picked up their third straight Europa League title.