Manchester United, Ajax To Fight For Europa League Title

Ajax and Manchester United held on to successes record in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final to ease past Lyon and Celta Vigo respectively.

Manchester United will battle against Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League final.

The Red Devils were forced to a 1-1 draw against Celta Vigo on Thursday at Old Trafford and though it was a disappointing performance; it was enough to earn a place in Stockholm.

Marouane Fellaini’s 17th minute goal was all United could boast of at the Theatre of Dreams as Facundo Roncaglia did manage to find the back of the net for the visitors in the 81st minute.

It was not a smooth sail for Ajax either as they were beaten 3-1 by Lyon but they were able to squeeze through having won the first leg 4-1 at Amsterdam.

A spot in the Champions League group stage is on the line when the teams meet in Stockholm on May 24, with major implications for both clubs and their domestic leagues.

Winning the final is Man United’s only chance to qualify for the premier European competition, with Jose Mourinho’s side four points adrift of the EPL’s top four with three games to play.

Ajax are already assured of at least a place in the Champions League third qualifying round with a top-two finish in the Eredivisie.

But they trail Dutch leaders Feyenoord by a point with the season set to conclude on Sunday.

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