Latest, Man United and Inter Milan successfully won tickets to the Europa League semifinals on Tuesday (11/8/2020) in the morning WIB.
Man United stepped into the semifinals after defeating FC Copenhagen 1-0 at the RheinEnergie Stadium.
Man United’s victory is determined by the execution of Bruno Fernandes’ penalty in the 95th minute to be exact.
On the other hand, Inter Milan qualified for the semifinals thanks to a narrow 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at the Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf.
Man United and Inter Milan have a great chance of meeting in the final of the Europa League because they are both on different charts.
If that happens, the Europa League final will be very interesting because there are three former Man United players who are now defending Inter Milan.
The three players are Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Young.
However, the chances of Man United vs Inter Milan not meeting in the final are just as big.
Man United in the semifinals will meet the winners of the Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sevilla match.
Wolves and Sevilla are certainly not easy opponents for Man United.
This season, Man United can only beat Wolves once in four meetings in domestic competition.
On the other hand, Sevilla still holds the status of the most successful team in the Europa League with a collection of five titles.
Just like Man United, Inter Milan will also face opponents who are not arbitrary in the semifinals later.
Inter Milan will later face the winner of the Shakhtar Donetsk vs FC Basel match.
Shaktar Donetsk is now ambitious to marry the Europa League title with the Ukrainian League championship trophy this season.
On the other hand, FC Basel also wants the Europa League title to be able to appear in the Champions League next season.
FC Basel this season is in third place in the Swiss League standings, so they must win the Europa League if they want to appear in the Champions League.
For Man United and Inter Milan, this season’s Europa League title is very important after both failed miserably in domestic competition.
Man United last won the Europa League in the 2016-2017 season when they were still being coached by Jose Mourinho.
This success at the same time made Man United feel the Europa League title for the first time in the club’s history.
On the other hand, Inter Milan have won the Europa League title three times in the 1997-1998, 1993-1994 and 1990-1991 seasons.
The three titles were obtained by Inter Milan when the Europa League was still called the UEFA Cup.
The Europa League this season is very interesting because the quarter-finals and semifinals use a one-match format with Germany as the host.
The Europa League final will take place at the Koln Stadium, Friday (21/8/2020).