Cologne, August 17
Europa League thoroughbreds Sevilla reached one more last as substitute Luuk de Jong struck within the 78th minute to earn them a gritty 2-1 victory over Manchester United right here yesterday.
United, already overwhelmed in two home semifinals this season, appeared on target to make it third time fortunate when Bruno Fernandes scored from the penalty spot within the ninth minute.
But former Liverpool participant Suso levelled within the 26th minute, and the Spaniards confirmed all their European know-how to climate a United storm on a damp night time.
Inspired goalkeeper Yassine Bono got here to Sevilla’s rescue on a number of events, and when United’s vitality ranges dipped, de Jong stole in to grab victory.
In the ultimate on Friday, Sevilla can be going for his or her sixth title within the competitors since 2006.
“I feel like I’ve been hugged by joy. We know what this side has been through, today included, and we’ve got such a resilience against such intensity,” stated Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui, whose facet are actually unbeaten in 20 video games in all competitions.
While Sevilla have an opportunity to revive Spanish satisfaction after Barcelona’s horror present within the Champions League quarterfinals, United’s defeat underlined a poor European season for English golf equipment, who offered all 4 finalists in final season’s Europa and Champions League competitions. — Reuters
Sevilla 2-1 Man United
Suso 26’ Fernandes 9’(P)
de Jong 78’