In a thrilling match that we wrote about, Sevilla beat Inter 3:2 and won their record-breaking 6th Europa League title.
Center back Diogo Carlos struck a winning goal with a beautiful overhead kick that deflected off Romelu Lukaku. Sevilla managed to get their trophy, and Monchi’s transfer dealings proved to be vital in that achievement.
Not only that. Sevilla qualified for Champions League next season through La Liga also, because they beat Villarreal and a bunch of other teams like Real Sociedad and Getafe in a race for 4th place. You can read how much Sevilla profited from the win, but we are here to show you how big is their achievement.
European giants, financial minions
Inter’s foreign owners from China pumped huge amounts of money into the club. With Antonio Conte, some expensive world-class players as Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen came to Milano. That meant that financially, Inter were a much bigger club than Sevilla.
Their yearly revenue for the last season stands at €370 million. Sevilla has revenue of €142 million, that’s more than two times smaller than their counterparts. The club from Milano spends €193 million on wages, which is 85% higher than the Spaniards’ €104 million.
Andalusians spent €45 million on player amortization, while their counterparts spent €85 million, nearly twice as much. But with clever investments, the Spanish team managed to beat a couple of financially stronger clubs in their pursuit of this trophy.
And even though Inter’s squad is valued exactly 3 times more than Sevilla’s, Monchi worked magic again. And Sevilla got their Europa League trophy, for the 6th time.