Europa League Finals: Villarreal Beats Manchester Utd On Penalties To Win Their Major Trophy

 Raul Albiol, captain of Villarreal, spoke to Sky Sport after the triumph in the Europa League final on penalties against Manchester United: “How heavy were the penalties? A lot, there have been too many. We suffered and won a very tough game, I'm happy to have won my first title here. Did Rulli amaze me from eleven meters? We all kicked well, it's not easy to score so many penalties, in the end luckily they got it wrong and we raised the cup ”.

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Fate has wanted the title to be decided on penalties with a very long turn in which they have ended up kicking the goalkeepers. Rulli made the decisive stop before the release of De Gea

The final began with territorial dominance of Manchester United, which closed Villarreal at home, but with virtually no depth. Only a scare for the yellows in the opening minutes in the arrival of Cavani, who, instead of kicking, loses all the advantage by wanting to pass the ball. Unai Emery's side woke up in the 20th minute. Jeremy gave a couple of warnings before the 1-0 play, in which they connected the two cracks of the team. Dani Parejo put a ball in the area for Gerard Moreno, who came in with everything to advance Villarreal with a perfect shot. The seventh goal in the Europa League for Santa Perpètua de Mogoda.

Spain is increasingly the queen of European football, with Villarreal's success over Manchester United the numbers of its representatives at club level are even more eloquent. For 20 years, his teams have not lost a final in major continental competitions, unless it is a derby (twice Atlético against Real, Athletic against Atlético, Espanyol against Sevilla). Against the foreigners the record is 16-0 for the Iberians, the last defeats in the final date back to 2001, Valencia lost the Champions League final at San Siro at the hands of Bayern on penalties and Alavés defeated the last UEFA Cup act from Liverpool to extra time.

Historic penalty shootout

Gerard Moreno was in charge of opening the round transforming the first penalty (1-0). Juan Mata scored immediately for United (1-1). Raba made Villarreal's second (2-1). Telles has tied (2-2) for the "red devils." Paco Alcácer also beat De Gea (3-2) for the Yellows. Bruno Fernandes equalized again for the English (3-3). Alberto Moreno also converted his (4-3). Rashford, with a stop included, beat Rulli 4-4. Dani Parejo closed the perfect series of 5 of the yellows with a new penalty (5-4). Cavani has done the same for Manchester (5-5). From here, sudden death. Moi Gómez shot in the middle to beat De Gea again (6-5). Cold has also been shown to be safe (6-6). Raúl Albiol continued with success (7-6). James has maintained the English streak (7-7). Coquelin nailed his corner (8-7) to give a new advantage to Villarreal. Rulli rubbed Shaw's shot, but the ball ended up coming in (8-8). Mario Gaspar has transformed (9-8) and also Tuanzebe (9-9). Pau Torres (10-9) and Lindelof (10-10) were forced to kick the goalkeepers as well. Rulli has magnificently stung his (11-10). De Gea has found a great Rulli under the posts that have stopped the final penalty and Villarreal has been proclaimed champion of the Europa League.

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