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Europa League 2020/21 semi-finals: Highlights & match reports as United reach Gdansk but Arsenal crash out
Manchester United booked their place in the Europa League final after an entertaining 8-5 aggregate victory over Roma - but Arsenal were sent packing by Villarreal in a 2-1 aggregate defeat.
The Red Devils triumped after a two-legged goalfest against Roma but fellow Premier League giants Arsenal crashed out to former boss Unai Emery's Villarreal after being held to a goalless draw a the Emirates.
Read on to find out what happened in both second-leg ties on Thursday night.
Manchester United are through to their first final under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Edinson Cavani scoring twice in a second-leg defeat to Roma that could not deny them a place in the Europa League showpiece.
Having fallen at the semi-final stage on four occasions across the last two seasons, the Red Devils made it fifth time lucky to set-up a shot at glory against Villarreal in Poland on May 26.
Last week’s 6-2 victory at Old Trafford meant United already had one foot in the Gdansk finale ahead of the trip to Italy, where Roma made things uncomfortable and won an entertaining semi-final second leg 3-2.
Arsenal 0-0 Villarreal (Agg 1-2) - Watch replay
Arsenal face a first season without European football in 25 years after drawing a blank in their Europa League semi-final second leg against Villarreal.
The Gunners were trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Spain and failed to overturn the deficit as Unai Emery got one over his former club to once again reach the final of a competition he thrives in.
A 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium means Arsenal’s hopes of playing in Europe next season rely on an unlikely string of results in the Premier League.