Chukwueze’s Villarreal make UEL history


Villarreal defeated Manchester United to lift the Uefa Europa League trophy on Wednesday evening.

The Yellow Submarine made history in Poland by defeating United on penalties to win the continental showpiece for the first time in their history.

Unai Emery’s side were already in fairytale mode when they managed to reach the final for the first time ever and now they have done the unthinkable against one of the biggest clubs in world football.

Spanish forward Gerard Moreno opened the scoring in the 29th minute as Villarreal went into the break with a 1-0 advantage at the Gdansk Stadium.

Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani equalised for the Red Devils in the 55th minute. None of the two sides managed to score a winning goal in regular time as well as extra time – the game had to be decided on penalties.

All 10 infield players managed to convert their spot kicks and it was time for the two goalkeepers to step up.

Geranimo Rulli converted while David de Gea couldn’t score his penalty which gave the Yellow Submarine a 11-10 victory.

Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze was not in the match day squad for this all-important clash, but he will be happy to lift his first major trophy with Villarreal.

Eric Bailly started and played the entire 90 minutes for United as they fell at the final hurdle of the second biggest club competition in Europe.

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