Europa League News
United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his players had to remember the pain of the defeat for the future. The win gave Villarreal coach Unai Emery a record fourth title in the competition, leaving United without a trophy since their Europa League triumph in 2017. Gerard Moreno stretched to reach Dani Parejo’s free kick and steered the ball past De Gea to open the scoring in the 29th minute, only for United to level when Edinson Cavani poked the ball home after collecting Marcus Rashford’s deflected shot on 55 minutes.
Bale has been struggling in his second spell at Tottenham, making just seven Premier League appearances. Ajax left it late to beat Lille 2-1 in France, where United States forward Timothy Weah opened the scoring for Lille in the 72nd. Two goals in two minutes from Brazilian forward Kenedy and Venezuelan midfielder Yangel Herrera gave Spanish side Granada a surprising 2-0 win over Napoli.
Christophe Galtier`s side have now lost only one competitive game this season, and they have already qualified for the Europa League last 32. PSG now have 26 points from 13 games in Ligue 1, two ahead of Olympique who have two games in hand in the standings. Olympique Lyonnais will move level on points with Lille if they beat Metz away later on Sunday.
England striker Kane headed home Lucas Moura`s corner to set Spurs on course for a victory over the Bulgarians. AC Milan`s 24-match unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt as Lille`s Yusuf Yazici scored a penalty before adding two second-half goals. Arsenal also notched a third successive win, 4-1 over Molde, helped by two own goals from the Norwegians.
Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe scored goals during Arsenal's comfortable 3-0 Europa League win over Irish side Dundalk. While Arsenal are standing at the top of Group B with six points, Dundalk are placed at the bottom with no points. Arsenal will lock horns with Molde in their next Group B match of Europa League at Emirates Stadium on November 6.
Brahim Diaz and Portuguese pair of Rafael Leao and Diogo Dalot also scored goals in AC Milan's 3-0 win over Sparta Prague. Notably, Ibrahimovic had earlier also missed a penalty against Cagliari on the final day of last season and again in the derby against Inter Milan. The win saw AC Milan extend their unbeaten run to 23 games in all competitions and top Group H with six points from two matches.
It was the first European game played with fans in the stands since the sport returned amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bavarians, unbeaten now in 32 consecutive matches, also won the domestic league and Cup double as well as the Champions League after Flick took over last November. Bayern were the better side throughout and missed a bagful of chances through Robert Lewandowski, Benjamin Pavard and Thomas Mueller in the first half.
Sevilla clinched a record-extending sixth Europa League title with a roller-coaster 3-2 win over Inter Milan. Romelu Lukaku equalled former Brazil striker Ronaldo`s club record of 34 goals for Inter in a season in all competitions. It was a joyful end of the season for Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui, who won his first trophy as coach at senior level.