Villarreal Are Into The UEFA Europa League 2021 Final

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VILLARREAL Are Into The UEFA Europa League 2021 Final after holding Arsenal to a draw in London

Villarreal, the ‘unfancied’ team from Spain’s La Liga have realised their European dream and reached the final of the 2021 UEFA Europa League, playing out a 0-0 draw against Arsenal, at the Emirates stadium in London, this evening, Thursday 6, to win 2-1 on aggregate.

Arsenal’s worst-case scenario was that they needed one goal to draw level on aggregate and take the match to extra time, but it was never going to be, as the line of yellow shirts held solid at the back for the Spaniards, and it looked unlikely that the Gunners could hit the net anyway, the closest coming from a shot that hit the post from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Even with the game running away from them, Mikel Arteta‘s men simply didn’t look up for the fight, apart from Nicolas Pepe and Emile Smith Rowe firing efforts wide early in the second half, and an Aubameyang header that hit the post again towards the end.

This result looks like ending Arsenal’s unbroken run of 25 seasons in European football, and coming at the hands of Unai Emery, the manager who they sacked in 2019, it must feel terrible for those in the halls of power at the Emirates.

With the other semi-final ending in an 8-5 aggregate win for Manchester United over Serie A club Roma, Villarreal can look forward to one last European exploit in the final in the fabulous Stadion Miejski in Gdańsk, Poland, on Wednesday, May 26, as reported by bbc.com.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

2 COMMENTS

  1. As an Arsenal fan obviously i.m disappointed at the result to say the least. But if i could pick a team to lose to it would be villareal. Emery wasn’t given a proper run at the Emirates. Congrats to Villareal.

    • Ah we did talk last week about this David. I think Arsenal played with so little conviction. Do you think They will sack Arteta now? There is obviously talk about it, even rumours of Wenger coming back just until the end of the season.
      As a Man City fan I wish Villarreal all the best of luck.

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