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May 17, 2007 at 05:04pm IST

Sevilla crowned UEFA Cup champions

New Delhi: Sevilla retained their UEFA Cup title beating Espanyol on penalties in an exciting encounter at Hampden Park, Glasgow on Wednesday.

A packed house welcomed the two Spanish clubs as they set about to attain Europe's second biggest club trophy.

Sevilla took the lead in the 18th minute when Adriano raced down the left flank to fire in a low shot into the far corner of the net. But Espanyol hit back with Alberto Riera firing in to level the scores.

SHOW-STOPPER: Andres Palop pulled off some great saves as Sevilla became the second team to retian the UEFA Cup title.

Kanoute put Sevilla back on top with a goal in extra-time that was equalised again by Espanyol.

And in the tie-breaker, it was Sevilla shot-stopper Andres Palop who did the honours with some great saves as his team became only the second team to successfully the UEFA Cup title.