What happened in the 120 minutes of the Europa League final, after which it is unforgettable.
There were spectators in the stadium of 40 thousand people in Gdansk, but they could only sit on every fourth chair. They couldn’t see a crazy shot. Manchester United and Villarreal both played with an amazing number of faults, there were an astounding number of bad passes and the game was very boring, slow and unimaginative.
Gerrard Moreno, the second in the Spanish champions’ scorer list, took the lead in the 30th minute and tied in the 55th minute with Manchester Edinson Cavani. There was also the giant ziccer that Rashford missed, and then we summed up what happened in the two-hour playtime. There were a total of three shots in 120 minutes, with two goals coming out, and that stat doesn’t bode well for penalties.
But at the age of 11, players suddenly became incredibly accurate, no one made a mistake, and only more couples came. I swept all field players, everyone shot 11. After the penalty kick 20 goalkeepers came. Villarreal’s Geronimo Roli hit the ball with a short and fast step. De Gea from Manchester chose a better but worse solution, only 11 out of 22 that were disqualified.
Villarreal won the European League title for the first time, and this was Unai Emery, who took control of them, and it was their fourth victory in L. The coach won three times in a row between 2014-2016 with Sevilla.
Villarreal-Manchester United 1-1 (penalties: 11-10)
Villarreal: Roly-Foyth (Gaspar, 88.), Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza (Moreno, 88.) – Pino (Alcacer, 77.), Parejo, Capoy (Rapa, 120 + 3.), Triggeros (Moi Gomes, 77. ) – Gerard Moreno, BACA (Coquelin 60).
Manchester United: De Gea – Wan-Bissaka (Telles, 120 + 3.), Bailly (Tuanzebe, 116.), Lindelöf, Shaw-Greenwood (Fred, 100.), McTominay (Mata, 120 + 3.), Pogba ( James, 116.), Fernandez-Rashford, Cavani.
Julzerzo: Moreno (29), patient. Cavani (55.)