Sevilla won the Europa League on Friday evening after an entertaining 3-2 victory against Inter at the RheinEnergieSTADION, with Luuk de Jong emerging as the man of the match with a double in the first half.
It was a superb final, particularly the opening 45 minutes which saw four of the five goals scored.
What was De Jong's overall display like?
📷 Match Snapshot
Sevilla were very quickly on the backfoot in the game due to Inter scoring so early, but rallied to equalise just seven minutes later.
⚽ ⏱️ 12' Jesus Navas barges down the right-hand side in plenty of space before teasing a low cross to the front post, which is met by De Jong with a brilliant diving header, with the Dutchman showing superb movement inside the box to get ahead of his marker.
De Jong would go on to score another, completely different header to make it 2-1.
⚽ ⏱️ 33' This time the cross was provided by Ever Banega, with De Jong breaking away into space at the back post to rise above the defender to loop a header over Samir Handanovic.
He was very much the focal point of the Sevilla attack and completed an impressive 16/18 passes considering he was constantly surrounded by Inter defenders.
At times he actually bullied the Diego Godin, Stefan de Vrij, and Alessandro Bastoni, as he won 8/14 ground duels and 5/9 aerual duels.
〽️ Rating Week-on-Week
De Jong came on to score the winner in the semi-final against Manchester United, earning himself a 6.7 FC Rating.
His double to ultimately win the Europa League for Sevilla, however, saw him boosted up to a 8.5 FC Rating.
🗝️ Key Stats
De Jong match stats
|FC Rating||8.5||🏆 FC Man of the Match|
|Aerial Duels Won||5|
Glory. And a rest before the new season...