In a historic event, Villarreal, who play in La Liga won the Europa League against the favorites to win the league, Manchester United. They won on penalties after the match ended in a 1-1 draw where Gerard Moreno scored for Villarreal and Cavani scored for Manchester United in the regulation time.
Unai Emery led the Villarreal side in this competition where they beat Arsenal in the semi-finals to enter the finals of the European competition for the first time in their history, on the other hand, Manchester United thrashed Roma in the semi-finals to book their place in the finals of the competition which they won previously in 2016. Unai Emery has a good record in Europa League as he had led Sevilla to three titles before as well.
United was the favorite to win the competition after their Impressive performance in the league and knockout stages but the luck and the dedication of the Villarreal squad helped them beat the European giants in penalties. The game went on penalties which went on to the score of 11-10 where De Gea couldn’t manage to score from the spot and seal the night for United, Villarreal keeper saved De Gea’s penalty and made history with the Spanish club.