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Watch: Sevilla's Ever Banega Mocks Antonio Conte's Hair During Ugly Row In Europa Final

By Paul Moore
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While the absence of fans in the ground and a traditional format in the build-up to the final may have dampened enthusiasm, there's no denying that Inter Milan and Sevilla served up a classic in their Europa League final in Cologne.

Christ, we barely had time to breathe within the first 30 mins, such was the end-to-end nature of the game.

Ultimately, Sevilla are now the record six-time Europa League/Uefa Cup winners after Diego Carlos' overhead kick was helped in by Romelu Lukaku for the winning goal in their 3-2 classic.

The drama started inside the first few minutes though when Sevilla defender Carlos fouled Lukaku for an Inter penalty which the Belgian striker dispatched.

Luuk de Jong then scored two headers - from Jesus Navas and Ever Banega crosses - to put Sevilla into the lead. However, Inter drew level when Diego Godin nodded in to make it 2-2 in the 35th minute.

However, as extra-time loomed, there was one more dramatic twist to come as the La Liga side lifted the trophy once again.


In a pulsating game, it's obvious that tensions would be running high and there was an increasingly ugly row between Inter manager Antonio Conte and Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega.


According to Sky Sport Italia, angry words were exchanged in the first half after Conte had protested a refereeing decision.

The Argentinian midfielder walked over to the touchline, ran his hand through his own hair and allegedly said: “Let me see if that wig is real.”

As you can see, Conte responded furiously and said: "I'll see you after the game!" I’ll wait for you here, OK? I’ll wait for you right here."


After the final whistle, Conte was seen on camera pointing and talking to Banega.

After the game, the Inter Milan manager gave a classy interview where he congratulated Sevilla and said: "As you know very well, altercations do happen. When you finish the game, you finish all the situations. I wish Sevilla the best because they won and we've got great respect for the winner."

Take a look at the footage below and Conte's interview.


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Clip via Optus Sport

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