Ten minutes after the start of the second half, Edinson Cavani brought Manchester United up to Villarreal in the Europa League final (to be continued on RMC Sport 1). The Uruguayan took advantage of a scramble in the area following a corner to equalize in the empty goal.
Edinson Cavani is the man of the end of the season for Manchester United. After extending his contract for a season with the Red Devils, the ex-Paris Saint-Germain striker has just given the Mancunians hope in the Europa League final, which takes place in Gdansk, Poland (to be followed live on RMC Sport 1).
After spoiling a good situation in the first period, by trying a complicated handover for Marcus Rashford instead of catching the volley ball, Cavani made up for it upon returning from the locker room. The Uruguayan brought Manchester up to Villarreal by taking advantage of a slight mess following a corner.
Cavani in search of his first continental trophy
On this corner, the ball was cleared by the defense of Villarreal in the feet of Rashford who attempted a volley from the entrance to the area. The ball, countered by Scott McTominay, landed in the feet of Cavani, who only had to push it to the back of the net while Geronimo Rulli was still lying on his line (55th).
Clément Turpin, referee of the match, still used VAR to confirm that Cavani was not offside. Finally, the goal was validated and brings the two teams back to equality, more than thirty minutes from the outcome of this totally undecided final. Cavani scored his 17th goal of the season, his sixth in the Europa League, and relaunched his team as he wanted to win his first continental club trophy.
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