This penalty kick fell to the goalkeepers in the shootout. Spanish club Villarreal CF performed incredibly well, beating Manchester United in the 2021 Europa League final to win an epic shootout to lift their first major European Cup trophy.
After a 1-1 draw in the game rules and a stalemate in extra time, they went to the penalty spot. In the shootout, players from each region of both teams converted their efforts and forced the goalkeepers to advance to Round 11. Villarreal netminder Geronimo Rulie changed his chances and added 11 runs to block a shot from his counterpart David de Gea. -10 shootout wins.
The victory gives Villarreal an automatic berth in next year’s edition of the UEFA Champions League, the world’s most prestigious club competition.
It was a tough encounter for the regulation of 0 minutes with some obvious scoring possibilities. Villarreal defended deeply and resisted the pressure, sometimes winning by winning corner kicks and setting another half. His opener came from a dead ball: Dani Parejo provided a delicious curler that matched top scorer Gerard Moreno, who put in a touchdown to lead in the 2nd minute.
In the second half, Gorayal became increasingly comfortable defending a goal advantage. But eventually they will fall prey to Edinson Cavani’s goal-scoring tendency. Cavani collapsed on a shot box sold by Marcus Rashford and the Uruguay striker put the 55th score away for a draw.
Manchester United stopped short of the goal, but Villarreal helped a lot to get their back to the bar. Matchcher United played at a standstill for an extra time of session0 minutes. Manchester United waited for all of its members until the extra session, with the decisive penalty kick shootout in mind. It didn’t work out for the Red Devils, who were looking for their first trophy since 201.
Villarreal coach Unai Emery will become the most victorious coach in Europa League history, claiming his fourth title in addition to the three he won with Sevilla.
Manchester United vs Villarreal Live Updates and Highlights
See Condensed Penalty Kick Shootout here. All 22 kicks:
PK Shootout – Rd. 11: GK vs. GK. Rulie scored a beauty. De Gea shot stopped !!! (VIL 11, MANU 10)
PK Shootout – Rd. 10: Pau Torres puts it in the corner. Lindelof score. Bring on GKs !!! (VIL 10, MANU 10)
PK Shootout – Rd. :: Gaspar transforms into high. Tuanzebe score! (VIL 9, MANU 9)
PK Shootout – Rd. :: Coquelin this roof! Rulie stopped Shako’s attempt. But it’s inside! (VIL 8, MANU 8)
PK Shootout – Rd. :: Raलl Albiol slots it well, Daniel James drills it (VIL ,, MANU))
PK Shootout – Rd. :: Moi Gomez makes it! Fred is hiding inside it. Everything (VIL 6, MANU 6)
PK Shootout – Rd. :: Perfection Danny Parejo scores. Cavani, also (VIL 5, MANU 5)
PK Shootout – Rd. :: No one is missing! Alberto Moreno Trap. Rushford meets him (VIL 4, MANU 4)
PK Shootout – Rd. :: Alcacer called it De Gea. Bruno Fernandez also beats Rulie hard (VIL 3, MANU 3)
PK Shootout – Rd. 2: Late all Dani Raba converts. Alex Teles does the same, (VIL 2, MANU 2)
PK Shootout – Rd. 1: Gerard Moreno scores for Villarreal, Juan Mata scores for Man Utd (VIL 1, MANU 1)
PK shootout: Villarreal will take the first kick. ‘The patrons are David de Gea and Geronimo Rulli.
ET / 123rd + min: Europa League final PK shootout to be decided!
ET / 121st + min: Manchester United make two final assists for the shootout. Alex Telis and Juan came for Mata Maktomin and Van-Bisaka. We’ll see if these tricks work for Solskjire. Viral also takes advantage of the break to bring Danny Raba to Capuma.
ET / 117th minute: Interesting subscriptions by Man United. Pogba pulled out for Daniel James. Tuanzebe takes Bailly back to the center. PK shootout pull.
ET / 113th minute: Stressful moments in Gdansk. Villarreal want a penalty for handball in the box and Manchester United are worried about off-the-ball contact at McMahon. Play resumes.
ET / 110th minute: This game has pentathlon kicks that were written as this point. There is a delay for Marcus Rashford injury and ManU reinforcements are coming.
ET / 100th minute: Villarreal were on the good side in the first period of extra time. There is only 1 minute left before the penalty kick shootout.
ET / 100 minutes: Two warning shots of Villarreal fire through Moreno and Alcacer. Meanwhile, Fred arrives for a visual exhaustion Mason Greenwood. He is the first vice president of Man United.
ET / th th minute: Both teams are playing safely for now. There is no membership by Manchester United yet.
Nd 2nd minute: Pau Torres with the last good chance of the match in the rules. He tries to turn in the upper left corner, but loses some of his legs. We went to -0-minute extra time.
Th 87th minute: SUBS – Unai Emery now brings fresh legs for both fullback spots with Moreno and Gaspar for Pedraja and Foeth. All subs are made for Valerel. They will also have one in extra time. Good moves by Emry with his side as the game progresses.
Th 85th minute: Card – And now it’s Villarreal’s Foyth who showed the card for the sliding tackle on Luke Shaw. Dangerous set piece fizzles out of Man United.
Nd 2nd minute: Card – Belly goes to the books for the arm in the face of Alcacer running on the ball. Set piece opportunity wasted.
Th 76th minute: SUBS – Values United Two straight corners for Villarreal to stop the motion. And two more subsidies are coming for wide midfield spots: veteran Paco Alcacer (for Pino) and Moi Gomez (for Triguiros) give the team some fresh feet.
Nd 2nd minute: Manchester United is the most likely team to score clearly. They easily reach Villarreal’s box. Recent Danger: Cavani header on a cross drilled by Luke Shaw.
Th0th minute: Marcus Rashford missed an incredible opportunity in front of the goal, but luck went over the offside flag for him.
Th0th minute: SUB – Villarreal Struggling to regain their weakness, Unai Emery brings midfielder Coquelin ahead, replacing Bacca. This will be for the Moreno all over single yellow submarine.
Th 55th minute: Round! And on that corner kick, it’s an equalizer for Edinson Cavani and Manchester United! 1-1. Rushford fired back into the box and Cavani was the first.
Th 54th minute: CARD – Villarreal’s Capoue receives a yellow card for pulling Bruno Fernandez down. The mactomin earns a corner from the result set piece.
Nd 2nd minute: Check for possible penalties for contacting VAR Mason Greenwood’s box. It was never a penalty and nothing was given.
Th 48th minute: The first big chance of the second half falls on Villarreal! Next set piece off. The ball only needed a touch in the box, but Man United cleared.
Th 47th minute: The second half is running. There is no change. Expect a similar script to appear in the second half. We’ll see what tweets Ole Gunnar Solskjयरr will do.
Interval: Villarreal go into the locker with a blow lead. Manchester United started hard, but Villarreal was tall. They chose their moments to push into the attack and won a handful of corner kicks and set pieces that led Moreno to the goal. Expert performance from the Spanish side.
Th 44th minute: Sitting in a round lead, the villiers are the material to sit back and absorb the pressure. Man United can’t find a way.
2 th minute: GOAL Villarreal! On a beautiful Danny Parejo curling free kick, top scorer Gerard Moreno applies a touch to get it to Daisy. That is Moreno’s season 0 goal.
2nd minute: Rabona cross by Carlos Bacca, but Villarreal’s foot can’t go around to get to the Torres frame.
22nd minute: Brief retrieval for Villarreal with two straight corners on the other side. And they took PLENTY time to take each.
20th minute: The left-back Luke Shaw whipped the ball into the six-yard box but didn’t touch anyone there. Dangerous opportunity. Man United fullbacks are on the field and Villarreal are pinned to their own ends.
1st minute: Viralariel gives the result of the first real attack corner, but Triguiros, not marked on the far post, cannot keep the ball in the frame.
1st minute: In Valerian Field, 11 people with a headband on the back of the right back.
Nine minutes: Villarreal’s Juan Foth is ugly, with Pogba kneeling in his face. They will try to stop the bleeding on the sidelines.
Seventh minute: The first shot is from Man United’s Mectomin and it makes a good left fizz. They almost capitalized on a Villarreal cheaper.
First minute: We are officially running.
2 :: 52 pm ET: Everyone is ready to wear this one.
2: 1 pm ET: A little taste of the atmosphere in Gdansk.
2pm ET: Lineups are out (see full lineups below). For United, Harry Maguire is not on the bench, but for Fred, Mason Greenwood is the brains of the XI’s attack. No wonder for Villarreal.
An Man Utd the youngest European finish line up
2yy 1dd v Benfica (1668 6868)
2yy 188d v Villarreal (Tonight)
27y 188d v Ajax (201)
Ole Gunnar Solskjयरr is the youngest manager to take charge of Man UTD in a European final at the U 48y ddd age. pic.twitter.com/cmE3Ml8x4E
– SkySportsStato (SkiesSportStato) May 2, 2021
12: 2 pm ET: The forum is set in Gdansk.
10:54 AM ET: Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson flew to Gdansk with the team. We will probably see a lot of SAF in the match broadcast.
Manchester United vs Villarreal starting lineups
The official launch lineup follows:
Starting lineup (-3–3- ,, from left to right): # 1 David DG – # 2 Luke Luke Sch, # 2 Victor Lindelof, # ric Eric Bailey, # 2 Aaron Aaron Van-Bisca – # Paul Paul Pogba, # Scott Scott Scott McTamin – # 10 Marcus Rashford, # 1 Br Bruno Fernandes, # 11 Mason Greenwood – # Ed Edinson Cavani
Available sub: # 2 Dean Henderson, # Harry Harry Maguire, # Ju Juan Mata, # 1 F Fred, # 1 A Arrival, # 21 Daniel James, # 2 Alex Alex Telis, # Ne1 Nemanja Matic, # Brand 33 Brandon Williams, # Don 34 Donnie van de Beek, # A38 Axel Tuanzebe, # Ant 56 Anthony Ilanga, # Sh 74 Shola Shoretery
Unavailable: # Phil Phil Jones (knee), # Ant Anthony Marshall (knee)
Starting lineup (-4–4-2, left to right): # 1 Geronimo Ruli – # 2 Al Alfonso Pedraja, # au Pau Torres, # Ra Raul Albiol (captain), # Ju Juan Foth – # 1 Man Manu Triguiros, # 2ti Etienne Capo, # Dani Dani Parejo, # Ye0 Jeremy Pino – #CarlosBaca, #Ge Gerard Moreno
Available sub: # 1 Sergio Asenjo (GK), # 2 Mario Gaspar, # Ram Ramiro Funes Mori, # 12 Dani Raba, # 1erv Parvis Estupinan, # 1 Pac Paco Alcacer, # 1 Alberto Moreno, # 1 Francis Francis Cochlin, # 20 Ruben Pena, # 21 Jume Costa, # 2 Mo Moi Gomez, # Fer 34 Fair Nino
Unavailable: # 10 Vicente Ebora (left ACL), # 11 Samuel Chuckwez (left quad)
How to watch Europa League final in USA
- Time: PM PM ET / Noon PT
- TV channels: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
- Live: Paramount +, fuboTV (- day free trial)
- Spanish language TV: UniMas, TUDN Deportes
CBS Sports Network, Unimas and TUDN will host the 2021 UEFA Europa League Final and are available through both networks. 7-day free trial of fuboTV .