Updated: Thursday, 15 May 2014 05:40 | By Agence France-Presse

Sevilla win Europa League

Spanish side Sevilla won the Europa League on Wednesday beating Portuguese champions Benfica 4-2 on penalties after the match finished 0-0 after extra-time at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.


Sevilla win Europa League

Sevilla's players celebrate after scoring during the penalty shoot out in the UEFA Europa league final football match between Benfica and Sevilla on May 14, 2014 at the Juventus stadium in Turin - by Olivier Morin

Sevilla, who won the precursor to the Europa League, the UEFA Cup, twice, sealed victory through Frenchman Kevin Gameiro as they inflicted Benfica's eighth successive European final defeat since they last won a European trophy, the 1962 European Cup.

Sevilla were fortunate to be in the competition as they finished ninth in last season's La Liga but got in because two other clubs failed to meet the financial benchmark set by UEFA.

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