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BREAKING: Villarreal Win Europa League In Epic Penalty Shootout

Villarreal beat Manchester United in an epic penalty shootout in the Europa League final in Poland on Wednesday night after the match finished 1-1 in regular and extra time.

A nervy opening half-hour saw neither side fashion any real chances until Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno got on the tail end of a free kick into the penalty area and poked home past David De Gea in the Manchester United goal to give Unai Emery’s side the lead at half-time.

Edinson Cavani scored early in the second half to bring United level, pouncing on a loose ball at the top of the six-yard box and firing past Gerónimo Rulli to make it 1-1.

United were the better side throughout the second half, neither side was able to find a winner in regulation and the match went to extra time.

The pace of the game continued into extra time and with no goals scored it was on to a penalty shootout to decide the Europa League winner.

The teams went back and forth in the shootout, with Villarreal keeper Rulli scoring his penalty attempt before De Gea missed his after all 10 outfield players from both teams had converted their spot kicks in the 11-10 shootout final.

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