The Seventh as the First. This is how you can define the celebration that Sevilla is living this Thursday afternoon through the streets of the Seville capital since it landed from Budapest before 6:00 p.m., with another Europa League under its arm. The rúa could hardly advance from the Puerta de Jerez, habitual place of celebrations of the nervionenses titles, until the Town hall passing through the Cathedral.
As if he had never won this title before and it was the same UEFA title he achieved in Eindhoven in 2006, after many decades of crossing the desert, sevillismo explodes after a season of suffering, which pointed to the worst in 20 years and has ended in full glory: another title and the fourth consecutive qualification for the Champions League.
In the Consistory, the mayor Antonio Muñoz received the heroes of Budapest. José Castro, Jesús Navas, Ivan Rakitic and José Luis Mendilibar took the floor, among others. While the Basque coach was speaking, the fans began to sing a spontaneous “Mendilibar, renewal!”.
“In 2019 I told a Board that Sevilla was going to be the biggest team in Andalusia in the next 200 years and there are still people who doubt it. You cannot be bigger than Sevilla. And now we are going to sing the anthem…”, Monchi launched to the thousands of fans gathered in the Plaza Nueva.
In Nesyri, who turned 26 this June 1, he celebrated it with the people: “It was a special birthday with the special gift of this cup. We are the lions of this fucking competition. Let’s go my Seville ”.
“I have had one of the most difficult years of my life, in which I lost my brother for 3 minutes, and also unhappily lost my baby. But there wasn’t a second that went by that I didn’t feel our support, which lifted me out of all of this. This is for her and for you”, Nemanja Gudelj said very emotionally, referring to the cardiorespiratory arrest of his brother Dragisa during a Córdoba match and the recent interruption of pregnancy suffered by his girlfriend.
The procession will end overnight at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, whose stands are also expected to be full to host the festivities of another Europa League that will swell the already large Sevilla showcases. The Nervión club has prepared some surprises for the fans.