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Friday August 21 2020
Europa Final line-ups: Sevilla-Inter

Inter confirm the same XI for the Europa League Final against Sevilla, who are able to start Lucas Ocampos, Suso, Luuk de Jong and Ever Banega.

It kicks off in Cologne at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens while giving your views on the LIVEBLOG.

This is Inter’s first major UEFA Final since 2010 and the first in Antonio Conte’s career, but he springs no surprises, picking the same starting XI for the fifth game in a row.

That means Christian Eriksen and Milan Skriniar on the bench, Diego Godin in defence, Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez upfront in a 3-5-2 formation.

Lukaku is the first man ever to score in 10 consecutive Europa League matches and he hopes to keep that run going tonight.

Alexis Sanchez is on the bench, although by no means 100 per cent fit, leaving Matias Vecino the only absentee.

As for Sevilla, they are old hands at being here, winning all five previous Europa League/UEFA Cup Finals, while they knocked Roma, Wolves and Manchester United out in the final phase.

Ocampos limped off during that semi-final and is struggling with a knee problem, but he is able to start anyway.

The surprise is that Luuk de Jong is also included rather than Youssef En-Nesyri, who had been favoured recently.

Ex-Inter midfielder Banega leads the midfield with his final match before moving on to Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia.

There are quite a few ex-Serie A men in the Sevilla squad, including former Milan winger Suso, while Ocampos played for both the Rossoneri and Genoa.

On the bench, there’s ex-Palermo star Franco ‘Mudo’ Vazquez.

A player to keep an eye on is Sergio Reguilon, the left-back on loan from Real Madrid who has caught the attention of top European clubs.

Sevilla: Bounou; Jesus Navas, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Reguilon; Banega, Fernando, Jordan; Suso, De Jong, Ocampos

Sevilla bench: Vaclik, Sergi Gomez, Munir, Gudelj, Escudero, Oliver Torres, Vazquez, Jose Alonso, Sanchez, Genaro, Pablo Perez, En-Nesyri

Inter: Handanovic; Godin, De Vrij, Bastoni; D'Ambrosio, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Young; Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez

Inter bench: Padelli, Alexis Sanchez, Moses, Sensi, Ranocchia, Borja Valero, Eriksen, Esposito, Pirola, Biraghi, Skriniar, Candreva

Ref: Makkelie (NED)

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