Sevilla in Europa League final, beating Man United 2-1

Sevilla in Europa League final, beating Man United 2-1
Sevilla in Europa League final, beating Man United 2-1

Sevilla booked their place in the final of the Europa League after a 2-1 win over Manchester United earlier today.

The Premier League giants started the game exceedingly well and went on to lead within nine minutes when Bruno Fernandes converted from the penalty spot.

It took some time for the Spanish giants to get back into the game, but Sevilla did manage to fight back through the former Liverpool and AC Milan midfielder Suso.

Suso scored the equaliser on the 26th minute, and then Sevilla bagged the winner through the De Jong on the 78th minute.

Manchester United will be thoroughly disappointed with their performance on the night. 

The Old Trafford outfit were one of the favourites to win the Europa League this season, and they will feel that they could have easily gone on to win the tournament with a bit more effort.

Meanwhile, Sevilla‘s win is hardly surprising.

 They have been one of the best teams in the Europa League over the last few seasons.

 The Spanish side have made three appearances in Europa League final in the last six years, and have won the tournament all three time. They will now be firm favourites to go on and lift the trophy.

As for Manchester United, they need to focus on preparing for the next season, and it will be interesting to see how they bounce back next year.

Manchester United will be playing in the Champions League next year, and they will know that they need to perform better if they want to do well in that competition. 

They cannot afford to perform like this in the Champions League.

It’s one of them – if you take your chances you’ll win comfortably but that’s not always the case in football. We had moments and spells in both halves where we could have and should have scored quite a few goals. But when you don’t take the chances it’s going to be hard. We have a young team – we had three years average less than them and I thought some spells today maybe showed that. This group of players will have to learn and get some consistency in the play. When we got the ball down and pressed and created counterattack chances it was scintillating at times. Their keeper had a fantastic game. It’s disappointing we didn’t score because we know we’ve got players who have got that quality.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester Manager on missed chances.

Yeah. We got a corner from it but he [Diego Carlos] never touched the ball – he just ran straight through him [Bruno Fernandes]. But that’s decisions, I’m just accepting that both players and referees can make decisions that might not be the right one.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester Manager on possibility of another penalty.