After a long season that saw both teams traveling the length and breadth of Europe, Villarreal and Manchester United hope for a befitting climax tonight in the Europa League.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to land his first trophy as the Red Devils’ manager in tonight’s final, his opposite number Unai Emery has enjoyed a great level of success in this competition but he is seeking to snag Villarreal’s first-ever European title.
Solskjaer goes head-to-head with former Arsenal boss Emery, who has already won this competition with Sevilla on three consecutive occasions.
It is worthy to note that Emery’s men are unbeaten all through the Europa League this season and they would want to go one more step further to claim the ultimate prize in Poland tonight.
Victory for the Yellow Submarine will also afford them a ticket to the Champions League next season as their placement on the final LaLiga table will only see them playing in the UEFA Conference League.
For United having finished second on the EPL standings, ending their four-year trophy drought with the Europa League which they won in 2017 will be a befitting finish for Solskjaer.
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Kick-off is 8.00 pm
Kick off in the Europa League final
The first five minutes gone.. Villarreal 0-0 Manchester United
Manchester United with a slight edge over Villarreal for now
No clear cut chances for now
Fifteen minutes gone in Poland
Villareal 0-0 Manchester United
Villarreal growing into the game but still goalless
Villarreal have taken the lead
Moreno with the goal in the 29th minute
Manchester United chasing the game now after Gerrard Moreno shot Villareal ahead
Moreno is the first Villareal player to score 30+ goals in a season in the last 10 years
We are approaching half time.. Villarreal still leading by a lone goal
Two minutes added time
Half Time. Villarreal 1-0 Manchester United
Second half already underway
Manchester United conceding needless freekick
Manchester United back in this as a get the equaliser
Cavani with equaliser for United
Over sixty minutes gone Villarreal 1-1 Manchester United
We are into the last 10 minutes
Villarreal 1-1 Manchester United
The game going down to the wire
Manchester United have seen a lot of chances without converting them
Five substitutions by Unai Emery for Villarreal none for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Three minutes added time
Full Time: Villarreal 1-1 Manchester United
The first half of extra time is ongoing
Eric Bailly is penalised for pushing Francis Coquelin.
Chance for Villarreal but David De Gea clears the danger; conceding a corner in the process
Ball possession: Villarreal: 41%, Manchester United: 59%.
The second half of extra time is underway.
Will the two teams be separated in this final half or we are going all the way
Marcus Rashford is injured and is taken off the field to receive medical treatment.
The English forward back onto the field.
Yellow card for Edison Cavani
Eric Baily is taken out for Axel Tuanzebe
The extra time is winding down and still Villarreal 1-1 Manchester United
Extra time ended
Villarreal 1-1 Manchester United
Now we head for the penalty shoot out..
Villarreal with the first kick .. Moreno scores!
Juan Mata for United.. He scores
Villarreal …Daniel Raba score
Man United .. Alex Telles scores!
Villarreal … Paco scores!
De Gea comes close to stopping that
Manchester United…. Bruno Fernandes scores
Villarreal … Moreno scores
Manchester United.. Rashford scores
Villarreal …. Barero scores
Manchester United… Cavani scores
Sudden death …. Gomez scores for Villarreal
Fred scores for United
Albio scores for Villarreal
Daniel James scores for United
Francis Coquelin scores for Villarreal
Luke Shaw scores for United
Mario Gaspa scores for Villarreal
Tunazebe scores for United
Paotores scores for Villarreal
Victor Lindelof scores for United
Villarreal keeper scores
De Gea misses !!!!!
Villarreal are champions !
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