Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos took a no-look penalty in Europa League final, it was outrageous
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Lucas Ocampos took one of the most outrageous penalties we've ever seen as Sevilla were crowned Europa League champions for a seventh time.
The Andalusian outfit continued their dominance of UEFA's secondary club competition by beating Roma on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes of action.
Paulo Dybala put Jose Mourinho's side 1-0 up early on before an own goal from Gianluca Mancini levelled matters.
Defender Mancini would then miss his spot-kick, as would Roger Ibanez, allowing Gonzalo Montiel to win it for Sevilla with one kick of the ball.
His effort was saved by Rui Patricio at first but because the Portugues shotstopper was off his line a retake was ordered and Montiel, who won the World Cup for Argentina in the same situation, slotted home his spot-kick to seal victory.
But the best penalty of the lot was the very first one, taken by Ocampos in front of the Sevilla end. The Argentine was chosen as the first taker Jose Luis Mendilibar in what is a huge high-pressure scenario.
But Ocampos was cool as a cucumber and sent Patricio the wrong way with an outrageous penalty that was made even colder by the fact that it was a "no-look".
The former AS Monaco man was genuinely looking in the opposite direction as he rolled the ball home from 12 yards, personifying confidence and swagger.
The audacity to pull off such a maneuver in the shoot-out for a major European final.
Lucas Ocampos penalty shootout no look in Europa League Final🥶 pic.twitter.com/539Hr6pFkR— game time (@gametime6743) May 31, 2023
Incredibly, Ocampos has scored an no-look penalty before and that too was at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. It came in the UEFA Super Cup against Bayern Munich back in September 2020, with Ocampos opening the scoring for Sevilla in the 13th minute.
He made Manuel Neuer look a fool with the sauciest spot-kick possible as replays showed he went for the ballsy no-look approach.
A no-look penalty! 🤩— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 24, 2020
Lucas Ocampos, that is special! 👏
Just wait for the replays 👀 pic.twitter.com/Oi6TPSsQHf
Sevilla will now participate in the UEFA Super Cup yet again and face the winners of the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan.
Don't be surprised to see Ocampos rock up with the no-look once more.