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Europa League final 2016: Sevilla defeats Liverpool in Basel

Updated 2256 GMT (0656 HKT) May 18, 2016
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Sevilla players celebrate after beating Liverpool to win the 2016 UEFA Europa League final in Basel, Switzerland. Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Spanish club has now won a record three straight Europa League finals. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Kevin Gameiro scored Sevilla's first goal just 17 seconds into the second half in Basel. Lars Baron/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Frenchman's strike canceled out Daniel Sturridge's exquisite first half goal for Liverpool. David Ramos/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Sturridge celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game. MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Sturridge and Liverpool had a number of chances in the first half but couldn't extend the advantage before halftime. David Ramos/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
But Sevilla would battle back as the game wore on. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Gameiro goes close for Sevilla with a bicycle kick. Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Coke gave Sevilla the lead just before the hour mark before scoring again shortly after to seal a 3-1 victory. Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images
Sevilla's French defender Adil Rami (L) celebrates with fellow countryman and teammate Steven N'Zonzi on full time in Basel. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Sevilla supporters cheer and hold up scarves as it becomes clear their team is about to claim another Europa League success. Julian Finney/Getty Images