Spanish football club Sevilla beat English Manchester United with a score of 2:1 in the semifinals of the Europa League. The match was held in Cologne.
The winners were scored by Suso (26th minute) and Luuk de Jong (78). The losers scored Bruno Fernandes (9, from the penalty spot). Manchester United realized the 22nd penalty this season, which is the best result among the teams of the five leading European leagues.
In the final, the Spanish club will play with the winner of the match between the Italian Inter and the Ukrainian Shakhter, which will be held on Monday. The final meeting will be held on August 21.
Sevilla won the Europa League five times, which is the best result in the history of the tournament. Manchester United once became the winner of the second most important European Cup.
The Europa League was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) decided to hold the rest of the tournament starting from the quarter-finals in German Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, and Gelsenkirchen in the format of one-match confrontations. The final of the tournament will be held on August 21 in Cologne. Playoff matches are held without spectators.