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Europa League • Final
  • E.T 2nd Half
  • Villarreal CF
  • Manchester United
  • CapoueRaba
  • Wan-BissakaMata
  • McTominayTelles
  • PogbaJames
  • BaillyTuanzebe
  • Cavani
  • E.T 1st Half
  • Villarreal CF
  • Manchester United
  • GreenwoodFred
  • 2nd Half
  • Villarreal CF
  • Manchester United
  • FoythMario Gaspar
  • PedrazaMoreno
  • Foyth
  • Bailly
  • TriguerosGómez
  • PinoAlcácer
  • BaccaCoquelin
  • Cavani
  • Capoue
  • 1st Half
  • Villarreal CF
  • Manchester United
  • Moreno

Villarreal CF - Manchester United

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The 2021 Europa League winners - Villarreal!

El Villarreal levanta el título de la Europa League

SAVED! - VILLARREAL 11-10 MAN UNITED. De Gea sees his kick saved! Villarreal win the Europa League!!!!


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 11-10 MAN UNITED. Rulli sticks to the script with a clinical penalty.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 10-10 MAN UNITED. Lindelof squeezes a firm shot beyond the keeper’s dive. All 20 spot kicks have been netted! The keepers are up next!


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 10-9 MAN UNITED. Paul Torres finds the roof of the net. What a strike!


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 9-9 MAN UNITED. Tuanzebe stays cool and buries it.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 9-8 MAN UNITED. Mario Gaspar thunders home!


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 8-8 MAN UNITED. Luke Shaw sees his low shot squirm under the keeper's arms. So close to a save!


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 8-7 MAN UNITED. Francis Coquelin guides a splendid spot kick high into the top corner.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 7-7 MAN UNITED. James keeps his head and levels it once more! On we go!


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 7-6 MAN UNITED. Raúl Albiol with such composure. He slots it coolly into the bottom corner.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 6-6 MAN UNITED. Fred sizzles a low shot beyond the keeper despite seeing him dive the right way.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 6-5 MAN UNITED. Gómez … scores! Straight down the middle.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 5-5 MAN UNITED. No danger! Cavani thunders home his spot kick, sending the keeper the wrong way.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 5-4 MAN UNITED. Parejo crashes home his spot kick.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 4-4 MAN UNITED. Rashford eyeballs the keeper and then fires into the corner. Great spot kick!


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 4-3 MAN UNITED. Former Liverpool man Alberto Moreno lashes his shot into the corner.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 3-3 MAN UNITED. Fernandes rifles a low shot beyond the dive of Rulli. It’s a close call but its there!


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 3-2 MAN UNITED. De Gea gets a hand to Alcácer’s low shot but can’t keep it out.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 2-2 MAN UNITED. Telles with a big run up – and a clinical low penalty into the corner.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 2-1 MAN UNITED. It’s not the best penalty but Raba sticks it down the middle.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 1-1 MAN UNITED. Mata fires a super shot into the corner despite a decent dive from Rulli.


GOAL! - VILLARREAL 1-0 MAN UNITED. Gerard Moreno coolly rolls his penalty into the corner with de Gea going the other way.


Villarreal will take the first spot kick.

  • End of E.T 2nd Half

FT after ET: Villarreal 1-1 Man United. We are heading to PENALTIES to decide the winners of the 2021 Europa League.

  • Daniel Raba
    OffÉtienne CapoueVillarreal CFVILLARREAL CHANGE: Capoue off, Raba on.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against3
  • Daniel Raba
    OnDaniel RabaVillarreal CF

VILLARREAL CHANGE: Capoue off, Raba on.

  • Alex Telles
    OffScott McTominayManchester UnitedUNITED CHANGE: Telles on for Wan Bissaka.
    TodayAssists1Blocked Shots2Fouls1Fouls against2
  • Alex Telles
    OnAlex TellesManchester United

UNITED CHANGE: Telles on for Wan Bissaka.

  • Juan Mata
    OffAaron Wan-BissakaManchester UnitedUNITED CHANGE: Mata on for McTominay.
    TodayFree Kicks1
  • Juan Mata
    OnJuan MataManchester United

UNITED CHANGE: Mata on for McTominay.


United are trying to bring on Mata and Telles for the spot kicks.


Three minutes added.


It's looked like penalties from the very start of extra time if we are being honest. It's been a pretty poor 30 minutes.

  • Daniel James
    OffPaul PogbaManchester UnitedUNITED CHANGE: James on.
    TodayFouls1Wide1Offsides1Free Kicks1
  • Daniel James
    OnDaniel JamesManchester United


  • Axel Tuanzebe
    OffEric BaillyManchester UnitedUNITED CHANGE: Tuanzebe on for Bailly.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls4Fouls against3Free Kicks3
  • Axel Tuanzebe
    OnAxel TuanzebeManchester United

UNITED CHANGE: Tuanzebe on for Bailly.

  • Edinson Cavani
    Yellow cardEdinson CavaniManchester UnitedCavani booked.
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Cavani booked.


It's not a penalty and VAR agrees. Moreno's shot hit the floor and then Fred's hand at clsoe quarters.


Meanwhile, there's a VAR check for a penalty after a shot in that period of play hit Fred's hand at close range.


McTominay goes down off the ball as Villarreal attack. It eventually comes to nothing after a poor clearance from Lindelof put the Red Devils under pressure.


Rashford goes down after a strange tussle with Albiol. He jumps over the keeper as he gathers but then needs treatment. Is that a concern for England?


Villarreal load the United area to attack a deep free kick from the right, but the delivery is high, slow-paced and far too close to de Gea.

Paco Alcacer (FC Villarreal) - Edinson Cavani (Manchester United)
  • E.T 2nd Half

KICK OFF! Second half in ET. Villarreal get us underway.

  • End of E.T 1st Half

HT in ET: Villarreal 1-1 Man Utd.


One minute added.


The two managers have cut contrasting figures. Emery is a bundle of energy with lots of gesturing and snarls. Meanwhile, Solskjaer has been quite pensive.


United have been second best for this first period of ET. Villarreal have a free kick on the left flank. It's curved in dangerously but De Gea watches it well and punches to safety.

  • Fred
    OffMason GreenwoodManchester UnitedUNITED CHANGE: Fred on for Greenwood.
  • Fred
    OnFredManchester United

UNITED CHANGE: Fred on for Greenwood.


CLOSE! Alberto Moreno can't find the finish after finding himself with a sight of De Gea's goal.


Having made plenty of changes, it's perhaps no surprise that Villarreal are enjoying one of their best spells of the match. Surely OGS will turn to the bench at some point, won't he?

GDANSK, POLAND - MAY 26: Unai Emery, Head Coach of Villarreal CF reacts during the UEFA Europa League Final between Villarreal CF and Manchester United at Gdansk Arena on May 26, 2021 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Boris Streubel
  • E.T 1st Half

KICK OFF IN ET: United get the first period of extra time underway.

  • End of 2nd Half

INTO EXTRA TIME WE GO! The FT score: Villarreal 1-1 Man Utd. Cavani cancelling out Gerard Moreno's opener.


United fail to deal with a free kick from the left. It's touched back on the right side of the box to Pau Torres who sees his curling effort fly wide of the far post.


Three minutes added.


Pogba rises to meet a left-wing cross but heads over. Extra time is looming large.

  • Mario Gaspar
    OffJuan FoythVillarreal CFVILLARREAL CHANGE: Foyth off, Gaspar on.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Free Kicks1
  • Mario Gaspar
    OnMario GasparVillarreal CF

VILLARREAL CHANGE: Foyth off, Gaspar on.

  • Alberto Moreno
    OffAlfonso PedrazaVillarreal CFVILLARREAL CHANGE: Pedraza off, Alberto Moreno on.
    TodayFouls against1Free Kicks1
  • Alberto Moreno
    OnAlberto MorenoVillarreal CF

VILLARREAL CHANGE: Pedraza off, Alberto Moreno on.


United have a free kick close to the edge of the penalty area on the far left. The delivery is half cleared to Rashford who skews a horrible volley well wide.

  • Juan Foyth
    Yellow cardJuan FoythVillarreal CFFoyth booked for a nasty challenge on Shaw.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Free Kicks1

Foyth booked for a nasty challenge on Shaw.

  • Eric Bailly
    Yellow cardEric BaillyManchester UnitedBailly booked.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls3Fouls against1Free Kicks2

Bailly booked.


Rashford has a pop from distance but it's a few yards wide of the near post.


McTominay surges to the right byline but Cavani can't flick home his driven, low cross at the near post.

  • Moi Gómez
    OffManu TriguerosVillarreal CFVILLARREAL CHANGE: Gomez on for Trigueros.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Fouls1Wide1
  • Moi Gómez
    OnMoi GómezVillarreal CF

VILLARREAL CHANGE: Gomez on for Trigueros.

  • Paco Alcácer
    OffYéremi PinoVillarreal CFVILLARREAL CHANGE: Alcacer on for Pino.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Wide1Corners3
  • Paco Alcácer
    OnPaco AlcácerVillarreal CF

VILLARREAL CHANGE: Alcacer on for Pino.


It's all United. Will the pressure tell?


CLOSE! Pau Torres makes an important block after Shaw's shot was met by the head of Cavani.


What a miss! Rashford rolls the ball wide from close range with just the keeper to beat after being fed from the right by Fernandes. The Portuguese star was probably offside, but Rashford needed to make sure of the finish - and didn't.


Shaw whips another left-wing free kick into the mix but this time Villarreal stand firm and clear their lines.


United are playing with much more purpose and pace now. It's fed across the edge of the area to McTominay who sees a shot on the stretch well blocked.


VIDEO: Cavani drags United level

GDANSK, POLAND - MAY 26: Edinson Cavani of Manchester United celebrates with Bruno Fernandes after scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Final between Villarreal CF and Manchester United at Gdansk Arena on May 26, 2021 in Gdansk, P

Golden Oldie!

  • Francis Coquelin
    OffCarlos BaccaVillarreal CFVILLARREAL CHANGE: Coquelin on for Bacca.
    TodayFouls against1
  • Francis Coquelin
    OnFrancis CoquelinVillarreal CF

VILLARREAL CHANGE: Coquelin on for Bacca.


A VAR check as to whether he was offside took an eternity there - but the good news for United and their fans is that the goal is given!

  • Edinson Cavani
    GoalEdinson CavaniManchester UnitedGOAL! Cavani levels! The Uruguayan scrambles home the ricochet after Pogba's shot from outside the box fell his way.
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GOAL! Cavani levels! The Uruguayan scrambles home the ricochet after Pogba's shot from outside the box fell his way.


Villarreal fail to deal with a left-wing free kick. McTominay refuses to allow them to clear and twists and turns before seeing a shot deflect over the top.

  • Étienne Capoue
    Yellow cardÉtienne CapoueVillarreal CFCapoue booked.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Fouls against1

Capoue booked.


Greenwood appears to be caught as he chases a ball into the right side of the box. VAR is checking.... but no spot kick is given.


Nervy moments at the back for United! Moreno can't find the finish as he tries to attack a ball from the left byline, but the Red Devils can't seem to clear it. After an age it's smuggled away from the six-yard line, but it could have gone anywhere. Let off for OGS and his men.


Agree with this. Both Rashford and Greenwood showed they could do some damage with late first-half runs from the right. United need to increase the tempo.


VIDEO: Bacca brilliance from the first half.

  • 2nd Half

KICK OFF! Villarreal get this final back up and running.

  • End of 1st Half

HT: Villarreal 1-0 Man United.

Villarreal's Spanish forward Gerard Moreno (C) shoots to score during the 2021 UEFA Europa League football final between Spain's Villarreal and England's Manchester United at the Gdansk Stadium in the Polish city of Gdansk on May 26, 2021

Two minutes added.


Greenwood follows Rashford's example and charges down the right. He fizzes a superb ball into the six-yard box that hits Albiol and flies right into the arms of Rulli.


Rashford causes problems on the right but his low ball into the middle is well cut out. United need more of that in the second period.


Villarreal continue to suffocate the space by dropping deep and surrounding the player in possession when United do get it within range of their area.


Fernandes and Co are looking frustrated out there but United have made a habit of second-half comebacks so the belief certainly won't be wavering too much yet.


VIDEO: Moreno makes his mark!


The pattern of play has shifted slightly since that goal. United are still trying to clear their heads after being sucker-punched.


That was Moreno's 30th goal of the season.

  • Gerard Moreno
    GoalGerard MorenoVillarreal CFGOAL! Gerard Moreno is allowed to drift free of Lindelof and finish off a free kick from the left by flashing a volley beyond De Gea.
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GOAL! Gerard Moreno is allowed to drift free of Lindelof and finish off a free kick from the left by flashing a volley beyond De Gea.


Pino tries to make more of an impression in open play, but drags his long-range effort wide. He gestures in frustration and is clearly not too impressed with his attempt!


United continue to probe with Villarreal dropping deep. Emery's side have looked most dangerous from set pieces so far.


Carlos Bacca spins to the left byline and dinks a lovely rabona into the middle for Pau Torres, but his header flashes off target as he had to adjust to meet it.


Pino is given too much time to take down a headed clearance from a left-wing corner and let fly with a strike that hits a United player and flies wide.

Pino y Shaw, en el Villarreal-Manchester United.

Shaw collects a header clear on the far left edge of the box and drills a venomous cross-shot just wide of target. That was a dangerous moment for the Spanish outfit. No United shirt was in the right place to apply what would have been a simple finish.


GDANSK, POLAND - MAY 26: Alfonso Pedraza of Villarreal CF is challenged by Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Final between Villarreal CF and Manchester United at Gdansk Arena on May 26, 2021 in Gdansk, Poland

Trigueros makes a late dash to the far post to meet a left-wing corner but he's always stretching on the slide and can't direct it on target.


United have been pushing Villarreal back for several minutes but haven't managed to breach the Spanish side's defences yet.

Mason Greenwood of Manchester United battles for possession with Manu Trigueros of Villarreal CF

Foyth is back on his feet but is now having a bloody nose treated on the touchline. Meanwhile, the game resumes.


Foyth takes a tumble and bangs his head into Pogba's knee as he falls. Play has been stopped while he receives treatment.


McTominay has the first shot of note but drags his 20-yard effort wide of Gerónimo Rulli's right-hand post.




UEFA STAT: Villarreal and United are meeting for the fifth time, with each of the previous four encounters finishing 0-0 in the Champions League between 2005-06 and 2008-09.


Villarreal are buzzing about and looking to put United under pressure from the off. The Red Devils are trying to get it down and build some possession but the frenetic early pace means it's all a bit scrappy.

  • 1st Half

KICK OFF! Man Utd get the 2021 Europa League final underway.


Pau Torres: "Luckily the coach has often won this competition. He’ll prepare us well - we’ll be totally confident in his plans. We are facing an important match but the motivation and the hunger we have will quell any nerves any of us might have."


DID YOU KNOW? Solskjaer is contesting only his second final in his managerial career, having won the 2013 Norwegian Cup with Molde.

Video - Solskjaer - 'We expect to win' Europa League final


Unai Emery: "I don’t feel extra motivation after having worked at Arsenal. I feel a duty to the club president and everyone who’s built this small community into a great club. I have no thoughts of revenge against an English club or anyone else: all I do is to try and bring the best that Villarreal can achieve. It’s a great club."

Video - Emery - ‘no thoughts of revenge against English club’ on facing Utd


Manu Trigueros: “An open, end-to-end game would be one where we have more to lose than United. We have to be organised, keep the ball, do damage to United in the way the coach has asked us to. We need to be intelligent and not get involved in a really uncontrolled match."

Villarreal's Spanish midfielder Manuel Trigueros Munoz (R) turns away from Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard

Bruno Fernandes on Eric Cantona comparisons: "For me personally, of course it is an honour to be compared with him but I just try to be myself. It is really good to be compared with him but when you are compared with this kind of big player it is, for me, a good pressure. It means I need to be better every day. To be compared with him makes me work harder to be better and to keep, in the mind of the people, to compare me with him. I don't want to be compared but at the same time, I have to do better and better to keep people saying and doing the right things.”

Video - Bruno Fernandes relishing the pressure of Europa League final


Villarreal make one change from the weekend defeat to Real Madrid. Tottenham's on-loan defender Juan Foyth comes in.


As expected, Harry Maguire isn't deemed fit to start. He's on the bench and it would seem unlikely he will feature. That means Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are at the heart of the defence. David de Gea gets the nod between the sticks while Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are back in the side after being rested at Wolves. Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood form the attack with Marcus Rashford.


CONFIRMED STARTING XIs – MAN UTD: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Cavani. /// VILLARREAL: Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza, Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros, Moreno, Bacca, Pino.


Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the 2021 Europa League final between Manchester United and Villarreal at the Gdansk Stadium in Poland. The ground is all set to be at 25 per cent capacity as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men look to end an improved season with a first trophy under the Norwegian. Kick off 20:00 BST.

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