ROME: Manchester United advanced to the Europa League final with an 8-5 aggregate victory despite losing 3-2 at the hands of Roma in the second semi-final at the Stadio Olimpico, just now.
The team from the English Premier League will face Villarreal who also confirmed tickets to the final on May 26 in Gdansk.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took a 6-2 lead in the first semi-final before heading to Rome with Edinson Cavani scoring twice in the 39th and 68th minutes.
But Roma took the lead midway through the second half through goals from Edin Dzeko and Bryan Cristante within three minutes and Alex Telles’ own goal gave the hosts victory in the second leg with seven minutes left.
Cavani proved dangerous when he picked up the ball as a result of a Roger Ibanez error and made an attempt but was saved by Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.
The Uruguayan finally broke the deadlock six minutes before the break when he received a pass from Bruno Fernandes and blasted past Mirante.
De Gea once again performed well saving Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Dzeko’s tries after the break.
The 33-year-old Dzeko scored the equalizer in the 57th minute when he headed in a Pedro pass to overcome De Gea.
Cristante blasted three minutes later through a Lorenzo Pellegrini pass to turn Roma’s chances around.
De Gea then saved two tries through headers from Dzeko and Pedro before Cavani bounced back after 68 minutes from a header when receiving a pass from Bruno Fernandes.
Roma did not give up and Telles’ own goal gave them a consolation goal for the team that will be coached by former Man United manager Jose Mourinho next season.