Ajax reach Europa League final despite defeat at Lyon

Ajax reach Europa League final despite defeat at Lyon

In a season full of 1-1 draws, Manchester United got arguably their most important one against Celta Vigo to go through 2-1 on aggregate in the Europa League semi final.

The hosts came into the second leg at home with a 1-0 lead and doubled their advantage after Marcus Rashford crossed for Marouane Fellaini to head home in the first half.

With both sides down to ten men, it got a little more tense, and United's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season - as Mourinho has said several times, that is the priority, more than winning another title - almost ended in the last kick of the game.

Claudio Beauvue made a decision to pass to John Guidetti, when he would have been better off shooting, and when the former Manchester City man received the ball, he hesitated too much, allowing a really good chance to go.

Ander Herrera admits that that Manchester United "suffered" in a "crazy game" against Celta Vigo in their Europa League semi-final second-leg draw.

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"Hopefully Crystal Palace doesn't need the last game because in the last game I'm going to make a lot of changes and nobody can blame us because we have a final two days later".

Elsewhere, Ajax lost 3-1 to Lyon but qualify for the final on a 5-4 aggregate score following their massive 4-1 first-leg win at the Amsterdam Arena.

"We have three league matches to play".

It led tension to grow and it soon blew up as both teams clashed, with Bailly sent off for raising his hand to Guidetti and Roncaglia for retaliating.

"In the final they will be playing against an Ajax team who play the way Ajax have always played - entertaining, attack-minded and looking to get on the front foot".

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Both managers reverted to the teams that had started last week's first leg, which meant a United return for Paul Pogba, whose world-record transfer from Juventus is being investigated by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

"It was a great opportunity as it was right at the end but we created half-chances right throughout the game", coach Berizzo said of Guidetti's last-gasp chance. However, all of those games were played out when he was in charge of Real Madrid.

Winning the Europa League offers a direct route to next season's Champions League group stage, which is crucial to United as it is fifth in the English Premier League and unlikely to finish in the top four qualifying places.

However, United then made a decision to sit and invite Celta onto them for the remainder of the game and, in the 86th minute, the cat was really thrown amongst the pigeons.

In the other tie, Ajax held off Lyon to reach the Europa League final for the first time ever. This time he was the provider, picking the ball up on the left-hand side and launching an inch-perfect diagonal cross for the onrushing Fellaini to head home.

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