They do not have anything easy the ‘groguets’ which will face another ‘giant’ English that has emerged over the past few seasons, Manchester United of Solskjaer .
The winner of the final this Wednesday (9pm) will also have the prize of qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League, a ticket that United already.
Gdansk ( Poland ) will be the setting chosen by UEFA for a small city like Villarreal to enter the history of the Europa League . The yellow submarine will play its first grand final and wants to continue with the hegemony of the Spanish teams in the competition, since in the last 15 years there have been 9 national champions ( Sevilla has 6 trophies).
The Villarreal, led by the dominator of this tournament, Unai Emery , reaches the end undefeated. They have not lost any of the 14 games they have played.
The illusion of the yellow squad to win the first prestigious trophy in its history has been on the surface since the match that certified the pass at the Emirates (0-0) against Arsenal .
Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcácer (6 goals each) will be the spearheads of the Castellón team in their mission to endorse the good feelings experienced so far.
The ‘red devils’ this season managed to reach the final of the Europa League , after falling last year in the semifinals against Sevilla (2-1).
The Manchester team is, a priori, the favorite in the tie and entered the second top competition after finishing 3rd in group H of the Champions League. The English have ousted great teams like Real Sociedad and Granada , or the Italians from Milan and Roma .
Coincidentally, in the last four times that both teams have met, the score has always been a 0-0 draw. A curious statistic that, if it were to be repeated, would decide the title in extra time or penalties.
Unai Emery will be on the lookout for the last minute recovery of Juan Foyth and Chukwueze , both injured in the European semifinal. The French referee Clément Turpin will be in charge of whistling this decisive match.