Sevilla – Manchester United
Sevilla against Manchester United is the game which provokes the biggest interest from the Europa League 1/2-finals. This fixture is going to be played on Sunday in the German city of Koln. Let’s preview it in these few paragraphs.
Sevilla managed to reach the final four of Europa League after a very dramatic, but enjoyable 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in Duisburg. The game was about to enter extra-time, but in the 88th minute the Spanish side broke the dreadlock. Ever Banega provided the ball to his countryman Lucas Ocampos who found the net behind Rui Patricio’s back. It was a late, but very important goal for the Andalusians.
Sevilla’s manager Julen Lopetegui is not hiding the respect his team feels towards Manchester United. Lopetegui called United “the biggest club in the world”, despite the lack of important trophies in the last years. Clearly Sevilla take this game very seriously, so it shall be a fun match.
Manchester United also made another step towards the trophy just few days ago. The Red Devils didn’t have it easy against Copenhagen, though. The match went to extra-time and it was Bruno Fernandes again who became the hero. The Portuguese midfielder scored a penalty kick for his team and it was enough for a 1-0 win.
We feel that there is some tiredness in Manchester United’s team, so maybe the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going to make some rotations. Players like Lindelof, Matic, McTominay and James were benched against the Danish side, but they could be in contention for a starting place.
In our preview we believe that Sevilla and Manchester United will offer us a fantastic game on Sunday. These two teams are among the big favourites for the trophy, so this is going to be an exciting clash. Few years ago Sevilla eliminated Manchester United from the Champions League. Can they do it again now?