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Europa League: Cavani takes Manchester United to the final against Unai Emery's Villarreal

2021-05-08T02:40:32.325Z

After his double in the first leg (6-2), the former PSG striker was again decisive on the AS Roma pitch with a new dou



There will therefore be no 100% English final like in the Champions League with Manchester City - Chelsea.

On May 26 at the Energa Stadium in Gdańsk (Poland), Manchester United will face Villarreal in the Europa League final.

After his 6-2 in the first leg, the qualification of the Mancunians was almost no doubt.

But AS Roma never let go, forcing Manchester United goalkeeper de Gea to have many saves.

But the great architect of this qualification is Edinson Cavani.

As in the first leg, the former Uruguayan striker of PSG has indeed scored a double.

After missing two clear chances, the Uruguayan striker opened the scoring with a heavy strike from the right from outside the area (0-1, 39th). While AS Roma had passed in front - goals from Dzeko (57th) and Cristante (63rd) - and began to give scares to the Red Devils, Cavani sheltered his team. On a cross from Bruno Fernandes, he offers himself a double from the head (2-2, 69th).

“El Matador” brings his total to 14 goals in 34 games in all competitions (including 8 in 22 Premier League games).

Cavani, 34, took advantage of Anthony Martial's injury to benefit from more playing time in recent weeks.

And unlike his former PSG teammates, he will play a European final this season.

After his exit, the Italians scored a 3rd goal by Zalewski (3-2, 83rd) but the qualification was already acquired.

Emery the specialist

In the other semi-final, Villarreal held up well against Arsenal (0-0) after their success in the first leg (2-1).

A nice revenge for Unai Emery.

The former PSG coach managed Arsenal between May 23, 2018 and November 29, 2019 before being sacked in favor of Arteta.

He confirms that he is the specialist of the Europa League. After a first semi-final with Valencia in 2012, he led Sevilla three times in a row to victory (2014, 2015, 2016). In 2019, he failed in the final with Arsenal against Chelsea (4-1). For his 5th final but the first for his new club Villarreal, he will try to win a 4th Europa League against Manchester United.

Source: leparis

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