Manchester United may have lost 2-3 in the Europa League semi-final second leg against Roma, but managed to reach the final of the tournament with an 8-5 win over aggregate. Manchester United reaching the Europa League final means the club is close to winning two European title tournaments this year as Manchester City face Chelsea in the Champions League final three days later. AC Milan won the Champions League title and Inter Milan won the UEFA Cup in 1994. Earlier, Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani took the lead in the 39th minute. Manchester United retained this lead in the first half.
However, in the second half, Edin Dzeko from Roma scored in the 57th minute to make the score 1-1. Three minutes later, Bryan Cristante scored in the 60th minute to take a 2–1 lead. Edinson scored another goal in the 68th minute from Manchester United to level the score 2–2. After achieving parity, both teams tried to make an edge.
Zalewski scored for Roma in the 83rd minute to give the team a 3–2 lead and the team retained it till the end. Roma may have won this match, but the difference in defeat in the first leg was so much that it missed the final.
Watch match highlights here.
AS Roma – Manchester United 3-2 (0-1)
Goals: Cavani (39, 68), Dżeko (57), Cristante (60), Zalewski (83)
Two-match score: 5-8
Promotion: Manchester United
Yellow cards: Karsdorp, Cristante – Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Cavani, Williams
AS Roma: Antonio Mirante – Rick Karsdorp, Chris Smalling (30. Ebrima Darboe), Ibanez, Bruno Peres (70. Davide Santon), Bryan Cristante, Gianluca Mancini, Pedro (76. Nicola Zalewski), Lorenzo Pellegrini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Edin Dżeko (77. Borja Mayoral)
Man. United: David de Gea – Aaron Wan-Bissaka (46. Brandon Williams), Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw (46. Alex Telles), Donny van de Beek, Fred, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes (84. Juan Mata), Paul Pogba (64. Nemanja Matić), Edinson Cavani (73. Marcus Rashford)