Sevilla worked their European magic yet again to lift the trophy for a record-extending seventh time, handing Mourinho his first defeat in six European finals.
After an unspectacular match ended 1-1 following extra time, Sevilla ruthlessly punished the Italians in the shootout, with Gonzalo Montiel firing home the winning spot kick, just as he did for Argentina in the World Cup final against France.
It was a tense and ill-tempered final from the start on Wednesday, with both benches regularly protesting Taylor’s decisions and the referee was forced to add almost 30 minutes of stoppage time.
Roma’s bench were furious that Erik Lamela was not shown a second yellow card for a foul and their anger was compounded when the former Tottenham winger went on to score in the shootout.
Mourinho was booked towards the end of extra time and later accused Taylor of “seeming Spanish”.
“Next year we won’t be playing the Champions League and that’s a good thing because we’re not made for it,” Mourinho told reporters.
“And let’s hope that Taylor only officiates games in the Champions League and does the same bull— there that he did tonight, and not in the Europa League.”
“It was an intense, vibrant game with a referee who seemed Spanish. It was yellow, yellow, yellow all the time.”