The “Europa League” have seen a brilliant Sevilla team won the UEFA’s second tier competition three times under the tutelage of Unai Emery, in that regard as we yet prep up for another week of the competition we would look at three reasons why another Spanish side could win the title this season under the same manager.
Villarreal booked their place in another semi finals of an European competition “Europa League” against Dinamo Zagreb, having last played in the semi finals of a top tournament in 2006 against Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League.
The Yellow Submarine haven’t been that brilliant in LaLiga Santander this season, but they’ve been quite decent in terms of performances and results. However if winning LaLiga Santander title is a tall order for the Spaniard side, at least they’ve been able to channel their energy in trying to win the second tier of the UEFA competition “Europa League”.
Europa League: 3 Reasons Why Villarreal Would Win Title
The Yellow Submarine booked their place in this year semi finals of the Europa League by defeating Croatia Champions Dinamo Zagreb, to set up a clash against old foe Arsenal whom they once met in the UEFA Champions League semi finals in 2006 under the tutelage of Manuel Pellegrini.
The First Reason – (Unai Emery)
In recent years no other manager in Europe has won the competition more than the Spaniard, who could be set to make another history with Villarreal should he take the Yellow Submarine pass the Gunners in the semi finals of the Europa League.
The former Paris Saint Germain’s gaffer outstanding records in Europa League has continue by taking the Yellow Submarine, to yet another European competition semi finals having took Arsenal to their first ever final in 2019 and winning it three times for Sevilla and now Villarreal in the semis.
With Unai Emery’s past experience in the competition, should his team triumph against Arsenal in both legs of the semi finals and go on to win the title he would become the first manager in history to reach the final on five separate occasions.
The Spaniard his no doubt the most revered manager in the competition when talking about his antecedent and success, no wonder they call him the “King Of UEFA Europa League” having reached the semi finals six time and tasted success with Los Nervionenses in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
With the first leg of the encounter against the Gunners very much upon us, Emery would be looking forward to axe is former employer out of his way in their quest to win the UEFA Europa League title for this season. Should the former Valencia man maneuver his team pass Arsenal and go on to win the title it would no doubt be a fantastic season for both him and the entire Villarreal family.
The Second Reason – (League Form)
The popular saying in football that says, “Form is temporary, class is permanent” might play out in the clash between Arsenal and Villarreal in the semi finals. Both team haven’t been swashbuckling in their approach to their league games both in LaLiga and the Premier League this season.
However, without mincing word we can categorically say the performances of the Basque side in the league has been far better with them placed sixth on LaLiga Santander table compare to the performances of Arsenal in the league who are placed ninth on the table.
True that both teams ain’t that fantastic in the league looking at their position on the log, however both teams have been able to substitute their not to brilliant form in the league with mouthwatering and exceptional performances in Europe. Especially the Yellow Submarine, who has won 11 games and drawn just one in European competition this season which shows how brilliant they’ve been performing in the tournament.
Defeating the Mikeal Arteta’s led side is no doubt going to be a tough task for the Yellow Submarine because they’re also a side they could give them a run for their money. However with their exceptional form in Europe they can surely upset the Gunners to qualify for their first ever final especially having a manager that knows the terrain of the competition well.
The Third Reason – (Chance To Make History)
The last time the side from the Stadio de la Ceramica made history in an UEFA’s club football competition was back in the Champions League in 2006, when they played Arsenal in semi finals against all odds.
Qualifying for this year semi finals is no doubt an exceptional feat for the Basque side having beaten Dinamo Zagreb to qualify for yet another semi finals of a top competition in Europe.
In their encounter against the Gunners in 2006, the Yellow Submarine couldn’t go pass that stage as they went out of the tournament with their head held high. Fast forward to 2021 under the tutelage of an experience manager in the competition, the Basque side are now faced with another chance to make history in Europe should they go pass Arsenal to play in the final of the Europa League.
Unai Emery been a manager that knows is onious in playing in the Europa League, with yet another chance to make history with not just Sevilla where he tasted success three times but now with Villarreal who would also be ready to put in their efforts in winning the title.
Conclusion: Here on Sportyleagues, we’re not saying categorically that the Yellow Submarine would win the Europa League ahead of other teams still in the competition. However with the three reasons we raise in the piece they’re no doubt a side that could launch an attack on winning the Europa League.
However, it’s left to be seen how things would unfold if they would win it or not. We’re all waiting.