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June 10, 2021

Europa

Social: Villarreal outlast Man Utd in epic shootout to win Europa League

ESPN
After 120 minutes failed to separate Manchester United and Villarreal, the two clubs went to a penalty shootout to decide the Europa League final. What happened next was simply incredible, as both sides made their first 10 penalties before Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli beat David De Gea and then saved......

Villarreal’s Europa League PK Triumph Brings Dismay to Man United

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Wilson Success is the great validator. For Manchester United, this season came down to the 22nd penalty of a shootout. The previous 21 in Wednesday’s Europa League final had been scored when David De Gea saw his effort saved by......

How to Watch the Europa League Final

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Villarreal will attempt to make history with its first-ever major trophy in Wednesday’s Europa League final against 2017 winner Manchester United. The Yellow Submarine has the right man for the job in Unai Emery—no coach has won more......

Unai Emery exclusive: three-time Europa League winner relishing Man United challenge

ESPN
“There is no complex,” Unai Emery tells ESPN. Villarreal is a town of 50,577 people. Manchester United‘s stadium alone holds 74,140 people. Villarreal are playing in their first ever cup final; Manchester United have won 42 major trophies. Villarreal have never been this far in Europe before, breaking down barriers......

Man United fans still hopeful for change even as club prepares for Europa League final

ESPN
3:57 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t know already how tough it is to be manager of Manchester United, he does now. Despite finishing second in the Premier League and preparing for the first final of his time in charge, he still looks like a man trying......

Arsenal’s Europa League hopes ended by Villarreal

BBC
Unai Emery came back to haunt Arsenal as his Villarreal side eliminated the team who sacked him in 2019 Arsenal’s Europa League hopes were dashed as Villarreal sealed a semi-final victory that will almost certainly end the Gunners’ unbroken 25-season run of appearing in European competition. Trailing 2-1 from the......

Lacazette 10/10 as Arsenal cruise into the Europa League semis

ESPN
Arsenal cruised into the Europa League semifinals with a remarkable 4-0 win against Slavia Prague in the Czech capital. The clinical Gunners took the lead when Nicolas Pepe blasted in from close range after Emile Smith Rowe’s tap-in had earlier been chalked off by VAR. Within just six minutes 1-0......

Pogba lifts Man United in Europa League as Solskjaer’s team continues progress

ESPN
7:25 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said this week that winning the Europa League would not necessarily prove Manchester United are making progress, but results like this are a good indicator. Solskjaer’s argument is that a trophy can paper over the cracks, but the way his team beat......

Arsenal must prioritize Europa League after settling for defeat vs. Man City

ESPN
LONDON — There often comes a point when European competition takes on greater significance than domestic pursuits, and Arsenal have surely reached that juncture now. The same is true of Manchester City, especially given the responsibility Pep Guardiola feels in delivering Champions League success as the ultimate validation of his......

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