When Manchester United took to the pitch to battle it out with Sevilla, two goals were up to achieve. The first which is the fundamental goal of the match, is to qualify for the Europa Cup finals. Unfortunately for the Red Devils Sevilla staged a comeback from one goal down to edge them out.
When Sevilla beat Manchester United, it counted for the sixth time the Spanish club has reached the Europa finals. The won the previous five.
Manchester United aimed to become just the second English team after Leicester City to beat Sevilla in a European knockout match. Goals from Suso and Luuk de Jong saw the La Liga side come from behind to wiñ. So doing they progressed heir sixth Europa League final.
Leicester City’s record as the only English team to beat Sevilla in a European knockout match remains intact after the Spanish club beat Manchester United to reach the final of the Europa League. Leicester achieved this in the last 16 knockout games of the Champions League in 2017. Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton scored in a 2-0 home win in the second leg having lost 2-1 in the first leg in Spain. Leceister scaled through with a 3-2 aggregate victory.
That is the only time Sevilla has bowed to English opposition in a Europe knockout match out of the seven times they have faced them. They have beaten Middlesbrough, Spurs, and Liverpool in the Europa League. Enroute beating Man united in this season Europa; the also eliminated Wolves four days ago. They also triumphed over Man United in the 2017/18 Champions League knockout match.
Sevilla now poses to be like Manchester United’s albatross. The three times both teams met, the English side is yet to record a victory against them. Sevilla has won two and drawn one. On the other hand, this will look like a missed opportunity for Man United to end a miserable season on high. The Red Devils have lost all three Semifinals they were involved in this season.
Sevilla will face the winner of Monday night’s semifinal between Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk in what will be their sixth final in the competition.