Villarreal’s immaculate trajectory to the final

216 days after his debut in this edition of the Europa League (last October 22, at home against Turkish Sivasspor), the Villarreal is measured tonight at Manchester
United in the grand final of this competition, which could return the Groguet team to the Champions League next season.

By the way, 14 matches, although it would be more true to reality to say that they were ‘13 +1 ’. Because the one who had to face Villarreal and Qarabag in Ceramics on the last day of the group stage was not disputed due to the numerous cases of COVID detected within the Azerbaijan team; UEFA awarded the victory in that match to Emery’s men 3-0.

Leaving aside then that ‘no match’ against Qarabag, Villarreal’s balance in the present Europa League is summarized in 13 games played settled with 11 wins, two draws and not a single loss. An immaculate trajectory that the yellows will want to crown tonight with a new triumph and their first continental crown as a whole Manchester United.

This is the Villarreal road until the very end of today:

Group stage

10/22/20 V-SIVASSPOR, 5-3 (Pawel Raczkopwski, POL)

10/29/20 QARABAG-V, 1-3 (Pavel Orel, CHE)

11/05/20 V-MACCABI TEL AVIV, 4-0 (Nikola Dabanovic, MNE)

11/26/20 MACCABI TEL AVIV-V, 1-1 (Tiago Martins, POR)

12/03/20 SIVASSPOR-V, 0-1 (Duje Strukan, CRO)

OV for COVID V-QARABAG, 3-0

Round of 32

02/18/21 SALZBURG-V, 0-2 (Andris Treimanis, LVA)

02/25/21 V-SALZBURG, 2-1 (Felix Zwayer, ALE)

Round of 16

03/11/21 DYNAMO KIEV-V, 0-2 (Michael Oliver, ING)

03/18/21 V-DYNAMO KIEV, 2-0 (A. Ekberg, SUE)

Quarter finals

04/08/21 DINAMO ZAGREB-V, 0-1 (Daniel Siebert, ALE)

04/15/21 V-DINAMO ZAGREB, 2-1 (Danny Makkelie, HOL)

Semifinals

04/29/21 V-ARSENAL, 2-1 (Artur Dias, POR)

05/06/21 ARSENAL-V, 0-0 (Slavko Vincic, ESL)