Julen Lopetegui, captain of Sevilla, praised the opponent he was about to face in the semi-finals of the Europa League 2019/20.
On the morning of August 12, Sevilla overcame Wolves, the representative of the Premier League, in the quarterfinals with a score of 1-0. Lucas Ocampos scored the only goal of the match after an assist from Ever Banega. Sevilla’s opponent in the semi-finals is Manchester United FC, the team won against Copenhagen on the morning of August 11.
The semi-final match between MU and Sevilla will be held on August 17. The winner of this match will meet Inter Milan or Shakhtar Donest in the final.
Fate is fond of MU. Every time they have trouble, they have a penalty. Seemingly lucky to turn to the teacher Ole Solskjaer in the quarter-finals of the Europa League against Copenhagen, a penalty appeared again and led the MU to victory.
MU is unmatched on the way to becoming the club with the most penalties. The moment the referee Clement Turpin pointed at the 11-meter mark at the RheinEnergieStadion, the number of times the MU was awarded a penalty this season reached 21. They also successfully shot 17 times.
Why was MU given so many penalties?
Manchester City representatives are very lucky like the traditional red shirt color. And this team makes the rest of the world jealous. Social networks immediately surfaced. MU is like ‘Penalty FC’. All kinds of conspiracy theories have appeared. The scoffers represent Manchester a lot, and the sarcastic people are also numerous.
In Europe’s top 5 leagues, no team has received as many sweet gifts as this football club. The penalties became the fulcrum of MU. This makes everyone questionable. How did Solskjaer’s teachers and students get so many penalties?
The penalties go hand in hand with MU in all competitions. This season, MU scored 110 goals and 15% of them came from the 11 m results successfully performed by players. There are 8 times the goals from the penalty spot help MU avoid failure or win.
MU did not wait until the match against Copenhagen. In the 38th round of the Premier League, when MU did not know how to find the way to Leicester City’s goal, they were suddenly awarded a penalty. Bruno Fernandes did not miss the gift.
MU’s football is no different than the rest, if not normal. However, they have many attacking players with speed like Fernandes, Rashford, and Anthony Martial. It is because these strikers move too quickly, leading to the opponent being forced to make mistakes to stop.