EUROPA: Man U Crash Out 10-11 To Villarreal in Penalty Shoot Out




Alberto scores for Villarreal in the 29th min and Edison Cavani equalizes for ManU in the 55th




When it mattered most, keeper De Gea missed the last penalty shoot out and gave Villarreal its first  ever Europa cup with ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery who is winning his fourth Europa League title.

The match which dragged into extra time after it ended 1-1 through an ex-Liverpool defender Alberto directed in cross from free-kick for Villarreal lead in the 29th min, and then an Edison Cavani goal with a loose ball, ended with no clear winner and the match had to be decided by penalty kicks. The first set went either side until the last kick in the second round  beat Gea.

The Reds, which last won the cup under Jose Mourinho in 2017 were looking for a win under Ole Gunner Solskjaer but it did not happen

The match was up to scratch from the beginning and the 9,500 fans present in Gdansk, Poland, were not disappointed. Man U were slow to convert their possession of 67 per  cent with most players displaying individual skills in place of team work that paid off for Villarreal in the end

Edinson Cavani is the third player aged 34 or above to score in a major European final for an English club, after Gary McAllister and Didier Drogba.