Three missed handball penalty calls cost Liverpool chance in Europa League final

The Europa League crown went to Sevilla yet again on Wednesday, but Liverpool likely feels robbed of the title. After taking 1-0 lead in the first half, handball after handball inside the box, which comes with a penalty kick if called, went uncalled as Sevilla escaped trouble. Had the penalty kicks been called and Liverpool scored them, it could have very well been 3-0 or 4-0 in the first half and a much different story. But, in the end, none were called and Sevilla won 3-1. Check them out.

First handball, which also could have just been called a straight up foul as Roberto Firmino entered the box.

And this one later in the first half by Grzegorz Krychowiak? Clear as day.

And there was another from Adil Rami that you can see in the image below with his right hand.

Unlucky for Liverpool as not even one was called. Terrible misfortune, but that's how the game goes sometimes.

Not even Dikembe Mutombo could have predicted this.

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