After a season with electrifying matches and tight scores, the moment to go to Stockholm, Sweden to live the big finale of the Europa League. This continental contest is the second most important in Europe, after the famous Champions League. Through the years many first line European teams won this trophy, since the Real Madrid, Liverpool, Bayer Munich, Juventus and Inter, besides the most recent winners, Seville, Chelsea and Madrid Athletic.
This year will be the turn of the powerful Manchester United and the Nederland’s Ajax that will see each other’s faces at the Friends Arena in Stockholm this may 24th.Both come from a very hard semifinal against Lyon and Celta de Vigo, playing open games until the very last minute that could have ended in a different way. Both need a victory in this final because they’ve suffered some setbacks making this game, very important.
The Manchester United of Jose Mourinho comes from the sixth position of the English Premier League with a disappointing defeat against the Tottenham Hotspur 2 to 1 in the White Hart Lane. This puts them in qualifiers spots in the European League next year and leaves them out to classify for the Champions League. So the only option for the team run by “Mou” is to win the final against the Ajax and fight what has been a pending debt for Mourinho since he got to Old Trafford: win the cup, or at least play a good part in the champion’s tournament.
On their part, the Ajax comes from a pretty unhappy score in the ERedivisie. In the last date, they needed a different score against Feyenoord to stay with the tournament but they beat easily the Heracles 3 to 1, leaving the Ajax in an uncomfortable second place making it even more important for them to win the big finale of the European League.
So, with no doubt will see a final full of excitement where each team will be motivated to stay in the beautiful city of Stockholm, that is ready to hold every European fan. In the Friends Arena, a big stadium where the big Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 4 goals in the friendly game against Englan during the inauguration of the stadium. Will this stadium see again the magic and scores of Zlatan, winning the cup for the Manchester United? Or will they be defeated against the Ajax? This may 24th will know the answer.