Sevilla vs AS Roma: where and when is the 2022-23 Europa League final?
José Mourinho’s Roma and, of course, Sevilla are the two teams left standing at the end of an pulsating Europa League campaign.
It just had to be them, didn’t it? Sevilla have reached yet another Europa League final after a pulsating extra-time victory over Juventus in the semi-finals. The Spaniards have, of course, won the competition on a record six occasions since 2005-06 and will presumably be favourites to win ‘their’ competition due to the simple fact that they have never been beaten in a Europa League final.
However, they will be coming up against AS Roma and José Mourinho, who will be putting a superb record of his own on the line. The Portuguese has guided four different clubs (Porto, Inter, Manchester United and his current employers) to European finals and has won on all four occasions (two Champions Leagues, one Europa League and one Europa Conference League). The Italian side progressed to the final by squeezing past Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen in the last four.
Where and when will the Europa League final take place in 2023?
The date to mark on your calendars is Wednesday 31 May 2023. The match will kick off at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12 noon PT.
The final will be held as Puskás Arena in Budapest in Hungary, which has a capacity of 67,215. The stadium, which was opened in November 2019, hosts Hungarian national team matches and domestic cup finals.
Which matches have been played at Puskás Arena?
Puskás Arena has held the last three Hungarian cup finals and hosted the 2020 UEFA Super Cup between Bayern Munich and Sevilla, which the Germans won 2-1 after extra time. The venue was also selected for Euro 2020, played in 2021, with Hungary, France and Portugal all playing twice in Budapest. Its fourth and final match of the tournament saw the Czech Republic defeat the Netherlands by two goals to nil in the round of 16.
Additionally, four Champions League knockout games were played at the stadium in 2020-21, when the covid-19 pandemic forced UEFA to move several matches to different countries due to restrictions on entering certain others. Liverpool twice defeated RB Leipzig 2-0 in Budapest, while Manchester City twice beat Borussia Mönchengladbach there by the same scoreline.