Sunday, May 30, 2021

Manchester United 1 Villarreal 1 (AET 10-11 Penalties)

 So we lost the Europa League finals to a team that ended up 7th place in La Liga.

I woke up at 3am to catch all the action.

Honestly, it was a bit disappointing knowing we could've played a lot better.

We failed to show up on the biggest stage, and even then, we had several good chances to win it. 

We conceded a stupid easy goal to go 0-1 down, something we have been leaking all season long.

We came out of the block in the second and equalized through Cavani, and then we missed a few good chances. 

As extra time came, we could see it was going to end in penalties. 

The penalties were crazy heart-in-mouth stuff. 

Since we were second takers, we had to watch every single player from Villarreal score first before we did. 

All ten of our outfield players scored. 

DDG hadn't saved a single penalty and when it was his turn, his kick got saved.

And that was it.

It feels sad we couldn't bring this trophy home.

But I guess this is what makes the team stronger and hopefully it spurs us on to greater heights rather than the opposite. 

Coming in second in the league this year, AND making the UEL finals, is a sign of progress from my perspective. OGS has done a good job, but still needs to be a better tactician.

Looking forward to next season already.


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