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Manchester United vs. Villarreal live score, updates, highlights from 2021 Europa League final



Manchester United vs. Villarreal live score, updates, highlights from 2021 Europa League final

Manchester United are playing for their first trophy since 2017 when they face Spanish club Villarreal CF in the 2021 Europa League final in Gdansk, Poland. It would be their eighth European trophy and second Europa League title. 

Villarreal, who finished 7th in La Liga, are in their first-ever major European cup final and they’re coached by Unai Emery, who would become the winningest coach in Europa League history with a victory. 

Sporting News is tracking the match with live updates and highlights. Follow below for all the big moments and talking points.

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Manchester United vs. Villarreal live updates & highlights

70th min: Marcus Rashford misses an incredible chance in front of goal, but luckily for him the offside flag went up. 

60th min: SUB – With Villarreal struggling to regain their composure, Unai Emery brings in midfielder Coquelin in place of a forward, Bacca. It’ll be Moreno all alone up top for the Yellow Submarine.

55th min: GOAL! And on that corner kick, it’s an equalizer for Edinson Cavani and Manchester United! 1-1. Rashford fires the ball back into the box and Cavani is the first to pounce. 

54th min: Villarreal’s Capoue gets a yellow card for pulling down Bruno Fernandes. McTominay earns a corner from the resulting set piece.

52nd min: VAR check for a potential penalty for contact in the box on Mason Greenwood. It was never a penalty and nothing was given.

48th min: First big chance of the second half falls to Villarreal! Off another set piece. The ball just needed a touch in the box, but Man United clear.

47th min: Second half is underway. No changes. Expect a similar script to unfold in the second half. We’ll see what tweaks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will make.

Halftime:  Villarreal go into the lockers with a shock lead. Manchester United started strong, but Villarreal stood tall. They picked their moments to push into the attack and won a handful of corner kicks and a set piece which led to the Moreno goal. Expert performance from the Spanish side.

44th min: Sitting on a one-goal lead, Villarreal are content to sit back and absorb the pressure. Man United can’t find a way through.

29th min: GOAL Villarreal! On a beautiful Dani Parejo curling free kick, top scorer Gerard Moreno applies the touch to get it past DeGea. That’s Moreno’s 30th goal of the season. 

23rd min: Rabona cross by Carlos Bacca, but Villarreal’s Pau Torres can’t get around to head on frame.

22nd min: Brief reprieve for Villarreal with two straight corners on the other end. And they took PLENTY of time to take each. 

20th min: Left back Luke Shaw whips the ball across the six-yard box but no one’s there to give it a touch. Dangerous chance. The Man United fullbacks are high up the field and Villarreal have been pinned in their own end.

16th min: First real attack by Villarreal results in a corner, but Trigueros, unmarked at the far post, can’t put the ball on frame.

13th min: Villarreal back to 11 men on the field after Foyth reenters at right back with his head bandaged up.

9th min: Ugly tumble by Villarreal’s Juan Foyth, who slams his face nto Pogba’s knee. They’ll try to stop the bleeding on the sideline.

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7th min:  First shot belongs to Man United’s McTominay and it fizzes well wide left. They almost capitalized on a Villarreal giveaway.

1st min: We’re officially underway.

2:52 p.m. ET: Everyone’s ready for this one to kick off.

2:19 p.m. ET: A little taste of the atmosphere in Gdansk.

2 p.m. ET: Lineups are out (see full lineups below). No Harry Maguire (bench) for Man United, but it’s an attack-minded starting XI with Mason Greenwood in for Fred. No surprises for Villarreal.

12:29 p.m. ET:  The stage is set in Gdansk.

10:54 a.m. ET:  Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson flew with the team to Gdansk. We’ll likely see plenty of SAF on the match broadcast.

Manchester United vs. Villarreal starting lineups

Official starting lineups follow below: 

Manchester United

Starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right):  #1 David De Gea — #23 Luke Shaw, #2 Victor Lindelof, #3 Eric Bailly, #29 Aaron Wan-Bissaka — #6 Paul Pogba, #39 Scott McTominay — #10 Marcus Rashford, #18 Bruno Fernandes, #11 Mason Greenwood — #7 Edinson Cavani  

Available Subs: #26 Dean Henderson, #5 Harry Maguire, #8 Juan Mata, #17 Fred, #19 Amad, #21 Daniel James, #27 Alex Telles, #31 Nemanja Matic, #33 Brandon Williams, #34 Donny van de Beek, #38 Axel Tuanzebe, #56 Anthony Elanga, #74 Shola Shoretire

Unavailable: #4 Phil Jones (knee), #9 Anthony Martial (knee)

Villarreal CF

Starting lineup (4-4-2, left to right): #13 Geronimo Rulli — #24 Alfonso Pedraza, #4 Pau Torres, #3 Raul Albiol (captain), #8 Juan Foyth — #14 Manu Trigueros, #25 Etienne Capoue, #5 Dani Parejo, #30 Yeremy Pino — #9 Carlos Bacca, #7 Gerard Moreno 

Available Subs: #1 Sergio Asenjo (GK), #2 Mario Gaspar, #6 Ramiro Funes Mori, #12 Dani Raba, #15 Pervis Estupinan, #17 Paco Alcacer, #18 Alberto Moreno, #19 Francis Coquelin, #20 Ruben Pena, #21 Jaume Costa, #23 Moi Gomez, #34 Fer Nino

Unavailable: #10 Vicente Iborra (left ACL), #11 Samuel Chukwueze (left quad)

How to watch the Europa League final in USA

  • Time:  3 p.m. ET / Noon PT
  • TV channel: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
  • Live stream: Paramount+, fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • Spanish-language TV: UniMas, TUDN Deportes

CBS Sports Network, UniMas and TUDN will carry the 2021 UEFA Europa League final and both networks are available via fuboTV’s 7-day free trial .

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Padres’ Manny Machado wore the perfect Father’s Day footwear



Padres' Manny Machado wore the perfect Father's Day footwear

Manny Machado’s got heat on feet. Kind of.

While ostentatious, loud and colorful cleats are all the rage in baseball, the Padres’ star third baseman dialed it down on Father’s Day. Like, a lot down.

Machado took the field wearing a pair of Nike Air Monarch cleats — the preeminent, iconic dad shoe — during San Diego’s Dad Day matchup vs. the Reds.

The Monarchs have fostered a reputation for being an unforgettable dad-worn sneaker, making Machado’s footwear a tremendous salute to fathers (and grillmasters) around the country.

What makes the cleats even better is that they are in the classic white, silver and navy blue colorway, which is the only way to wear those bad boys. While these are Jordan Brand player-exclusive cleats, they’re dad-exclusive away from the field.

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Machado has worn all different makes of cleats throughout his career, usually flashy and gaudy types. The All-Star infielder has worn Jordan 11s, 12s, 4s and a bunch of others on the field.

Still, lacing up a pair of Grillmaster 5s on Father’s Day earned him plenty of praise from fans who understood the tribute:

You’ll probably be able to catch Machado after the game at a BBQ near you, likely cracking some bad puns and calling everyone “big guy.”

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Nets’ Kevin Durant joining Team USA for Tokyo Olympics after Game 7 loss vs. Bucks, report says



Nets' Kevin Durant joining Team USA for Tokyo Olympics after Game 7 loss vs. Bucks, report says

Kevin Durant isn’t going to be taking much time off this summer.

In fact, he appears to be ready for more action despite playing all 53 minutes of the Nets’ Game 7 overtime loss to the Bucks and scoring a game-high 48 points. And he’s joining another super team that has title hopes.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Durant is expected to commit to Team USA ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Durant would become the sixth player to commit to Team USA, joining another player with Olympic experience, Draymond Green, and four first-time Olympians: Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal and Devin Booker.

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Durant competed in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. He averaged 19.5 points at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and 19.4 points at the 2012 London Olympics.

In addition, Durant shot 54.6 percent from the shorter-range international 3-point line at the two tournaments and has compiled a 39-0 record in international play.

Team USA can now turn its attention to its remaining question marks with Durant’s commitment reportedly secured. Anthony Davis and LeBron James won’t be participating in this year’s Olympics, but Stephen Curry was “50-50” about competing in the event.

Either way, Team USA should be considered the top threat at the 2021 Summer Games with Durant in the fold.

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Yankees secure win vs. Athletics with another triple play, tie MLB record



Yankees secure win vs. Athletics with another triple play, tie MLB record

If a double play is a pitcher’s best friend, then what’s a triple play?

The Yankees had already turned two triple plays this season before Sunday, including one that has literally never been seen before in MLB history. Then they pulled off one more, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

With the Yankees teetering on the brink of danger in the ninth inning, closer Aroldis Chapman got A’s catcher Sean Murphy to ground to third baseman Gio Urshela, who stepped on the bag and relayed to DJ LeMahieu, who then threw to Chris Gittens for the 5-4-3 game-ender.

It was a record-tying play by the Yankees: The high-water mark for triple plays turned in a season is three, with the feat most recently accomplished by the White Sox in 2016.

The Yankees’ second triple play of the year — a 1-3-6-2-5-6 triple killing vs. the Blue Jays on June 17 — had never accomplished in baseball history:

The around-the-horn game-ending triple play on Father’s Day secured a 2-1 victory over Oakland and gave New York the series win over a hot A’s team. New York moves to 38-33 and continues to right the ship in an up-and-down season.

But, hey, that’s a pretty cool gift for dads everywhere.

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