The champion of the UEFA Europa League, Europe’s second biggest cup on the basis of clubs, has been announced tonight.
England’s Manchester United and Spain’s Villarreal faced off at the Gdansk Stadium in Poland, the giant final took their breath away.
DE GEA MISSED PENALTY
In the match, whose 120 minutes ended 1-1, the winner was determined by penalties.
David de Gea failed to take advantage of the penalty and Villarreal beat Manchester United 12-11 to reach the cup.
The result of the breathtaking match also interested Turkey closely. For Turkish football, which desperately needs points in Europe at a time when the country’s score is receding, it would be beneficial for Manchester to win the Europa League (it finished the Premier League in 2nd place and is already directly participating in the Cup 1).
BEŞİKTAŞ MADE IT DIFFICULT TO ENTER THROUGH THE 3rd BAG
Villarreal, who finished 7th in La Liga and got a Conference League ticket, achieved the victory, risking the Black Eagle’s entry into the Champions League from the 3rd bag. It will be clear after the qualifying matches that Beşiktaş is in the 3rd or 4th bag.
If Shakhtar, Salzburg or Benfica are eliminated in the Champions League preliminaries, Beşiktaş will be in the 3rd bag.
GALATASARAY WILL START FROM THE 2nd PRELIMINARY ROUND
The loss of Manchester United shook Galatasaray deeply. Galatasaray, which will open the season early, will start the Champions League from the second qualifying round. Current possible rivals of the yellow-red team: Celtic, PSV, Sparta Prague.