Sevilla has retained their UEFA Cup after a thrilling penalti shoot-out against Espanyol in an all Spanish affair final.A total of 50,670 attendees has been recorded for the UEFA Cup final eventhough is not as glamour as UEFA Champion League Cup.

Espanyol 2-2 Sevilla

Sevilla win 3-1 on penalties


 Palop gets his hands on the Uefa Cup after an exciting encounter

Sevilla retained the Uefa Cup with a 3-1 shoot-out victory against Espanyol.

Adriano scored the first in a thrilling match with a lovely finish following a swift Sevilla break, but Alberto Riera levelled with a deflected shot.

Andres Palop denied Riera with a fine save and the game looked to turn when Espanyol’s Moises Hurtado was sent off for a second booking on 68 minutes.

Sevilla’s pressure told when Kanoute turned in a Jesus Navas cross, before a goal from Jonatas sent it to penalties.

But having done the hard work of taking the game to a shoot-out, Espanyol’s efforts from 12 yards were abject.

Palop saved from Luis Garcia, Jonatas and Marc Torrejon to

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The news of Sevilla winning the cup did not really bother me as I am waiting for next week UEFA Champion League final. Even, I did not notice that the final of UEFA cup was held last night. Hopefully the Nile Hilton Hotel do has live telecast of the match. If not, then I have to hop somewhere to watch the final. Liverpool FC! YNWA!

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