They scored the eleven in a historic shootout to bury that penalty that failed
15 years ago. They scored 21 consecutive maximum penalties.
, the hero yesterday, the last one stopped
. From goalkeeper to goalkeeper. Another Argentine, this time yes, scored his and the Spanish goal was the only one who failed to score from eleven meters. Thus, Villarreal won its first European trophy, consolidating a project of good football from the grassroots and with great competitive capacity.
won his fourth Europa League title, making it clear that he is the king of a competition that will allow Villarreal to play the Champions League next season.
It was the historic triumph of a team that has had the scorer of yesterday’s goal in the game,
, one of the pillars of the season, along with the key players who left Valencia as
, the captain who scored a penalty and declared that he did not throw maximum penalties from childhood, and as
, midfield brain. Villarreal competed from the first minute in a game with a lot of nerves on the part of the footballers of both teams. The other center forward tied,
and the match had to be decided on penalty number 22 after a very complicated extension for athletes who have had many games in their legs in a post-COVID season without an audience in the stands, although yesterday they could enjoy the heat of their fans.
Villarreal made history deservedly and broke the European hegemony of the Premier League clubs. Two of them (City and Chelsea) will play the Champions League final on Saturday, but yesterday United was at the gates of the second great title in European football.
, the president who consolidated this brilliant project from the base, could not be with his team after suffering COVID and not being able to overcome the UEFA protocol. The footballers dedicated the triumph of the first title in their history to him.