Man Utd, Villarreal move closer to Europa League final

Thursday, 29. April 2021 22:55

Manchester United and Villarreal moved a step closer to the Europa League final on Thursday after beating Roma and Arsenal, respectively, in the first legs of the semi-finals.

United thrashed the Italian side 6-2 with Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani each scoring twice and Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood also putting their names on the scoresheet.

In the other game of the night, Villarreal beat Arsenal 2-1 with first-half goals from Manuel Trigueros and Raul Albiol. Nicolas Pepe scored from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute to keep the London side's hopes alive. Both teams ended the match with 10 men as Daniel Ceballos and Etienne Capoue were both sent off after getting their second yellow cards.

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