It looked like it was going to be a fight until the very end but results elsewhere meant that in Sevilla's penultimate match of the season, the Nervionenses guaranteed European football for next season. In fact, the side has now completed its 14th European qualification to represent Spain in the last 15 campaigns.
With the latest continental qualification, Sevilla FC has consolidated itself, alongside Valencia CF, as the Spanish club with the third most European participations in the century. This year's qualification represents Sevilla's 21st in total.
Having now confirmed a seventh-place finish, the 18/19 season will now start earlier than normal, with respect to official competition. With the restructuring of the UEFA Europa League, Sevilla should now compete in the second round of qualification, due to be drawn on the 19th of June and to take place on the 26th of July and 2nd of August.
From there, Sevilla will need to overcome another two rounds to reach the group stages: first, the third round qualification tie, due to be played on the 9th and 16th of August, then a playoff tie, played on the 23rd and 30th of August. Not long after, summer preparation will start for the side, who unlike any other, will be able to wear five stars on their sleeves to represent the five trophies won in the tournament.