Man Utd to Play Ajax in Europa League Final

  • Written by Kevin Coy
  • Published in Sport
Manchester United will play Ajax in the Europa League final after a testy affair against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have beaten Spanish minnows, Celta Vigo in the Semi-Final second-leg of the Europa League at Old Trafford in a tense affair, to set up a European final againt Ajax in Stockholm on 24th May.

Celta Vigo dominated possession in the first half, however United took control of the tie before the break with an effort by Marouane Fellaini hitting the back of the net.

The second half started as tense as the first, and the half was an even affair until Celta, who by now needed two goals to progress on the away goals rule, made a breakthrough with an exceptional strike by Facundo Roncaglia, who has only scored five times this season for the visitors.

A tense final few minutes followed, where a goal for Celta would have seen them through, but if United could hold on, they would be heading to Stockholm.

Tensions flared in the the closing moments and a brawl broke out on the field, adding to the already nervous final few moments, as United's Eric Bailly and Celta's Roncaglia both saw red for a tussle that could easily have seen other players suffering a similar fate.

In the closing moments, in fact, the last kick of the game, Celta's John Guidetti sqandered an almost open goal which surely would have put the Northern Spanish side through to their first ever European trophy final.

Doubtlessly, both sides will be charged by UEFA for the events on the pitch, but one thing is for sure, Manchester United will miss Bailly for the final.