Unai Emery is really the master in Europa League. The former Arsenal, PSG and Valencia boss has guided his team to reach the final of the second tier of European competition for fifth times. Three of which ended in a victory with Sevilla. This year, he does not only lead Villareal to reach out their first one history, but also denies the double English finals in Europa League and Champions League, as in 2019. At the second leg of semifinal, The Yellow Submarines managed to hold on and muster a goalless draw while visiting Emirates Stadium. Emery seems to know how to frustrate his former side, Arsenal, now under Mikel Arteta. The Gunners were unable to break the deadlock despite having several decent chances in the six yard box. Pierre Aubameyang even had two attempts hitting the goal frame. They progressed to the summit with 2-1 aggregate. In the final, which will be staged on 27th May in Energa Gdansk Stadium, Poland, Gerrard Moreno and Co will be facing off Manchester United beating AS Roma with convincing 8-5 aggregate.
Arsenal vs Villareal 0-0
Arsenal: Bernd Leno – Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Hector Bellerin (Eddie Nketiah 91), Kieran Tierney (Willian 80) - Thomas Partey, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe , Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard (Gabriel Martinelli 66) – Pierre Aubameyang (Alexander Lacazette 80)
Villareal: Guillermo Rulli – Pau Torres, Raul Albiol, Bruno Gaspar, Alvaro Pedraza (Alberto Moreno 91) – Manu Trigueros, Frances Coquelin, Dani Parejo and Samuel Chukwueze (Yeremi Pino 30 (Moi Gomez 91) – Paco Alcacer (Carlos Bacca 72), Gerard Moreno
Meanwhile, in the Champions League, another all English final will take place on 29th May in Atarturk Olympic, Istanbul as Manchester City and Chelsea were the one advancing to the final. The Citizen reaches their first ever Champions League final after defeating PSG in 2-0 on Wednesday or 4-1 in aggregate. Riyad Mahrez bagged a brace, whereas Chelsea dismantled Real Madrid 2-0. Los Blancos were almost hapless and could not respond well after conceding at the first half by Timo Werner. Mason Mount sealed their ticket to the final through his goal on 85th minute. This is Chelsea’s third UCL final and second one for Thomas Tuchel in a row. The first one was last season when he was at the helm of Le Parisien.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid 2-0
Goals: Timo Werner (28), Mason Mount (85)
Chelsea : Eduard Mendy – Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen – Jorginho, NGolo Kante, Ben Chillwell, Cesar Azpilicueta (Reece James 88), Mason Mount (Hakim Ziyech 88) – Timo Werner (Christian Pulisic 67), Kai Havertz (Olivier Giroud 90)
Real Madrid: Thibault Cortois – Eder Militao, Sergio Ramos, Nacho – Casemiro (Rodrygo 76), Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Vinicius Junor (Marco Asencio 63), Ferland Mendy (Federico Valverde 63)- Eden Hazard (Mariano 89), Karim Benzema.