Unai Emery has today taught Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a Europa League lesson after emerging victorious to clinch his fourth Europa League victory for Villareal with 11 – 10 on penalty after a 1-1 draw.
Villarreal had never won a trophy in their history before tonight! But thanks to Rulli they are Europa League cup winners! And Unai Emery wins his FOURTH Europa League trophy.
The Submarine are the seventh side to lift either the UEFA Cup or Europa League cup without a single defeat in European competition that season after Tottenham in 1971-72, B. Mönchengladbach in 1978-79, Göteborg in 1981-82 & 1986-87, Ajax in 1991-92 and Chelsea in 2018-19.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer given a proper schooling by Emery. Villarreal had no right to win that trophy, to beat a team with better players as they did against Man United but they had a manager with a plan.
A very paulseating match that ended all squre after 90 minutes of play results in extra time in Gdansk.
Solskjaer’s side have something to show for their dominance this time. Cavani’s equaliser is enough to force the final into an extra 30 minutes, though it could have been settled by now if Rashford had tucked away that golden opportunity. Pau Torres went close himself for Villarreal.
At the start of extra time, both teams are not looking as sharp, and Solskjaer has not made a substituion yet. In theory he could replace six players given the teams are allowed one more change in extra time.
Lindelof makes a huge mistake at the back and gifts the ball to Villarreal, but Alcacer opts not to shoot and instead crosses to the back post, and the danger is over for United. The was a VAR penalty check but nothing is awarded.