Our prediction for this Europa League match:
A place in the Europa League semis will be at stake when Manchester United and Sevilla face each other in Koln on neutral location. The Red Devils defeated Copenhagen thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ extra-time goal from the penalty spot. Man Utd failed to impress in the quarter-final clash, but they should not be written off just yet as they have been producing splendid displays after the coronavirus football break.
Lucas Ocampos helped Sevilla turn their dominance into victory against Wolverhampton, with the team moving one step closer to regaining the trophy in their favourite competition. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at RheinEnergieStadion as the two teams seem to be evenly matched. Luke Shaw and Phil Jones are sidelined with injury for the Red Devils, but there are no suspended players in the Premier League side. Nemanja Gudelj is back to contention for los Sevillanos after recovering from coronavirus.
Highlighted Player (Tomas Vaclik):
Tomas Vaclik is the Czech Republic international goalkeeper who has been with FC Basel since 2014. Having begun his professional career in Vitkovice, the 27-year-old shot stopper also played for Viktoria Zizkov and Sparta Prague before he moved to Switzerland.
At the beginning of his career Tomas Vaclik draw plenty of attention from all across Europe and has even signed a deal with Dutch side De Graafschap in 2011, which was later rescinded after Vaclik failed his medical and was forced to return to Prague.
During two seasons with the Swiss giants FC Basel, Tomas Vaclik has managed to establish himself as a first-choice goalkeeper averaging 31 appearances per season. He played a massive role in his team’s back-to-back title challenges and has gone to extend his contract with Basel as a reward, a contract that will keep him with the Swiss club until 2021.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles.
A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.
The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.