🌃 Europa League Final: Two key battles on the night of Éver Banega's last dance
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🌃 Europa League Final: Two key battles on the night of Éver Banega's last dance

Competition specialists Sevilla will hope to call upon their rich history of success in this competition when they face Antonio Conte's Inter Milan. 

We've picked out two key direct battles that should be fascinating to watch on a night of fine margins. 

🇧🇷🇧🇪 Key battle: Diego Carlos vs Romelu Lukaku

It's been a staggering debut season with Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku. He's scored 33 times in 50 appearances in all competitions and found the net in a record ten consecutive Europa League matches, with 14 total strikes in that sequence. Sevilla's Brazilian centre-back Diego Carlos possesses the pace, power and aggression to square up to Lukaku after a fine season that has attracted interest from around Europe. These two 27-year-olds should produce a compelling tussle, the outcome of which could be telling. 

🇦🇷🇮🇹 Key battle: Éver Banega vs Nicolò Barella

23-year-old Inter midfielder Nicolò Barella is a prodigiously talented operator with an all-round game and the tools to damage Sevilla in the final. He has four goals & eight assists this season across all competitions and completed 36/37 passes in the semifinal against Shakhtar. The Italian is a destructive box-to-box player who can do a bit of everything and he will do his best to limit Éver Banega's ability to make the play for Sevilla. 32-year-old Argentinian Banega is a glorious midfield schemer who plays the game at his own pace and if he settles into his rhythm, he can call the tune and claim a third Europa League crown before his move to Saudi Arabia. 

🧮 Likely starting XIs

🔴 Sevilla (4-3-3): 

Bono; Navas, Koundé, Carlos, Reguilón; Fernando, Jordán, Banega; Suso, Ocampos, En-Nesyri

🔵 Inter (3-5-2): 

Handanović; Godín, De Vrij, Bastoni; D’Ambrosio, Barella, Brozović, Gagliardini, Young; Lukaku, Martínez 

We're all set for a fascinating final between two sides with undoubted pedigree at the top level.

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