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Villarreal beat Manchester United and won the Europa League

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Villarreal beat Manchester United this Wednesday in the Europa League final, played in Gdansk, Poland. With Bruno Fernandes starting the red devils, it was the Spaniards who took the lead in the 29th minute, through the Spanish striker Gerard Moreno.

The English reacted and the equality arrived in the second half, with Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, one of the team’s great highlights in the walk to the final, to draw, taking advantage of a ball rebound in the great area to beat Gerónimo Rulli.

From then on, tiredness spoke louder and the pace of the game slowed, with the 1-1 on the scoreboard remaining at the end of the 90 minutes and also in extra time.

When deciding on penalties, and after an impressive series of 10 consecutive penalties scored by both teams, David De Gea – all the field players had already beaten – missed the maximum penalty and handed the trophy to Villarreal, who for the first time in history wins a European competition and also guarantees presence in the Champions League next season.

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