It is time for the final showdown in the 2020-21 season of UEFA Europa League as Villarreal and Manchester United get set to lock horns to claim the ultimate glory. It has been a hard-fought season for both the teams in Europe and the stage is certainly set for a nail-biting conclusion in Poland. Both the sides have met each other four times before, with all of them ending in a goalless draw. While Manchester United have won the competition before in 2016-17 season, Villarreal will be hoping to lift the trophy after becoming the 11th Spanish club to reach the finals of a major European final.
Road to the finals
While Villarreal topped the group stage to go ahead in the competition, Manchester United got into the tournament after getting eliminated from the group stages of UEFA Champions League. This is how both the teams fared in the knock-out stages.
Round of 32: Villarreal beat RB Salzburg (4-1), Man Utd beat Real Sociedad (4-0)
Round of 16: Villarreal beat Dynamo Kyiv (4-0), Man Utd beat AC Milan (2-1)
Quarter-finals: Villarreal beat Dinamo Zagreb (3-1), Man Utd beat Granada (4-0)
Semi-finals: Villarreal beat Arsenal (2-1), Man Utd beat Roma (8-5)
🏆 IT'S FINAL DAY! 🏆
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At what time is the UEL final scheduled to take place?
The UEFA Europa League final between Villareal and Manchester United will start at 12:30 AM (IST) onwards on May 27, Thursday.
Where is the match happening?
The UEL final will be hosted by Polsat Plus Arena in Gdańsk, Poland. The stadium will have a 25% capacity which would mean that as many as 9,500 fans will be allowed at the venue for the contest.
Where can you watch the match live in India?
The TV broadcast of the match between Villarreal and Manchester United will be available on Sony TEN in India. There will also be live streaming of the UEL final on SonyLIV app and www.sonyliv.com.
Where to check live score updates of the UEL final?
SportsTiger is a one-stop destination to get live score updates for the Europa League final between Villarreal and Manchester United. The fans can download SportsTiger application, which is available on Google Play Store and iOS App Store. The starting line-ups will also be available on the app as soon as they are announced.
What are the probable starting line-ups for both finalists?
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire sat out of the final training session ahead of the finals and is expected to be sidelined for the contest due to an ankle injury. On the other hand, Villarreal will also have to take a late call on Juan Foyth who is recovering from a hamstring issue.
Villarreal predicted line-up (4-4-2): Gero Rulli; Mario Gaspar, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza; Manu Trigueros, Etienne Capoue, Dani Parejo, Yeremy; Gerard Moreno, Paco Alcacer
Man Utd predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Viktor Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Marcos Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba; Edinson Cavani