Lucas Ocampos: Sevilla Attacker Takes Outrageous No-Look Penalty in UEL final vs Roma

Lucas Ocampos: Sevilla Attacker Takes Outrageous No-Look Penalty in UEL final vs Roma

Rene Otinga
June 1, 2023 at 10:08 AM
  • Sevilla beat Roma 4-1 on penalties to lift a seventh Europa League title
  • One of Sevilla’s penalties was from Lucas Ocampos, who had a very peculiar technique
  • The Argentine winger scored with the infamous “no look” technique

Sevilla attacker, Lucas Ocampos, took arguably one of the most outrageous penalties in history in the Europa League final against AS Roma.

The Spaniards went into the game seeking a record seventh Europa League title, and came up against Mourinho, whose sides had never lost a European final before.

Roma drew first blood, striking in the 35th minute through Paulo Dybala, but an unfazed Sevilla were level early in the second period thanks to Gianluca Mancini's own-goal.

Lucas Ocampos poses with the Europa League trophy at the end of the final match between Sevilla FC and AS Roma at Puskas Arena on May 31, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Chris Brunskill.
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After neither side could find a winner in regular and extra time, the game boiled down to penalties, and more drama ensued.

Ice cold Ocampos

The first one to take the penalty was Lucas Ocampos, who exhibited unusual levels of confidence with his spot kick.

Being the first penalty taker in a shootout usually comes with its own high pressure, but the Argentine showed no signs of faltering as he rewarded manager Jose Luis Mendilibar’s faith in him with an ice-cold finish.

Hawk-eyed fans noted one oddity in the way he struck his penalty as he appeared to apply the “no look” technique.

Here are some reactions from fans:

@madridfooty said:

“He’s Argentinian, penalties are their specialists”

@Streptic added:

“Bro was trying to impress his girl.”

While @ayeopare noted:

“The level of confidence to pull this in a major final.”

Ocampos’ penalty set the tone for Sevilla in the shootout, as his side would go on to win the shootout 4-1.

As reported by SportBible, this is not the first time the former Monaco man has done a no-look penalty.

In 2020 during the UEFA Super Cup match against Bayern Munich, Ocampos made Bayern goalie Manuel Neuer look silly with a saucy penalty, also with a no-look technique.

Los Nervionenses will participate in the UEFA Super Cup once again, this time coming up against either Manchester City or Inter Milan, two of the 2023 Champions League finalists.

Fans react to Sevilla penalty claim

Sports Brief also reported on fans’ take on whether Sevilla should have had a penalty in regular time.

With the final of Europe's secondary club competition evenly poised at 1-1, referee Anthony Taylor was put in the spotlight with a tough decision to make, which could alter the destiny of the grand finale.

Ocampos appeared to be caught in the box by a Roma defender after he forced his way to the goal. Initial replay showed the Sevilla man had been fouled, with Anthony Taylor pointing to the spot.

But upon a second look via the Video Assistant Referee, the English official reversed his decision, awarding a foul in favour of Sevilla instead.

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