In Stockholm on a “Friend arena” today will be the winner of the 46th Europa League/UEFA Cup.
Ajax your way to the final of the Europa League started in the Champions League – the Dutch don’t qualify and dropped the second on the prestige of the European Cup.
In the group stage the team of Peter BOS scored 14 points out of 18 and reached the playoffs from the first place. In matches on a departure “Ajax” consistently knocked Legia Warszawa, FC Copenhagen, Schalke and Lyon. Particularly young Dutch impressed in the quarterfinals, failing in the minority in overtime twice to open the defense of Schalke. In the semifinal clash with Lyon, the situation almost repeated itself, but the bar at the end of normal time the game was saved Ajax from a bigger issue.
“Manchester United” in company with Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk in the group stage took second place. In the playoffs the star of the team Jose Mourinho went without any problems, only “Saint-Etienne” (4:0 on aggregate), and “Rostov”, “Anderlecht” and “Celta” “Red devils” had to suffer. Moreover, in the second leg of the semi-final only an amazing miss John Guidetti saved Mourinho from complete failure in his first season with Manchester United.
In the final both clubs will not be able to put optimal lineups. “Ajax” disqualified Viergever, and Zinkgruvan is in the infirmary. “Man UTD” in today’s match can not count on the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who really wanted to play in front of home stands. Also the British will not help, Shaw, Rojo, Yang and disqualified Bailly.
The bookies the favorite of the upcoming Europa League final called “Manchester United”. Here and vast experience of Jose Mourinho, and the problem of Ajax in the defense, and skill of individual performers (Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Rashford). But that ending for the British are not going to be easy, nobody doubts.
Ajax: Onan — Veltman, De Ligt, Sanchez, Rodewald — Klaassen, Schone, Sies — Traoré, Dolberg, Younes.
Manchester United: Romero — Valencia, Jones, Blind, Darmian — Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba — Lingard, Rashford, Mkhitaryan.
Stream: “Football 2” and “UFO TV”, 21:30
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