Sevilla beat a wasteful Manchester United 2-1 to advance to the Europa League final on Sunday night in Cologne, Germany. Luuk de Jong scored the winner for Sevilla in the 79th minute as United were beaten in the semifinals of a competition for the third time this season following losses at the same stage in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup. Man United took the lead inside of 10 minutes from the penalty spot as Bruno Fernandes dispatched a well-taken penalty kick after Marcus Rashford was fouled in the area while breaking in on goal. The lead was short-lived, though, with Sevilla hitting back in the 26th minute when Suso met Sergio Reguilon's inch-perfect cross at the back post and powered a first-time shot past David De Gea to make it 1-1, a scoreline that would last through the rest of the first half. Sevilla held off an early second-half onslaught from Man United, who came out firing from the break, with goalkeeper Bono coming up with a string of saves to keep the score level. Man United were made to pay for their wasted chances just before the 80-minute mark, with De Jong turning home a Jesus Navas cross to give Sevilla a lead they would not relinquish. Sevilla, who will be aiming for a sixth Europa League trophy, now await the result of Monday's other last-four match between Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk to see who they'll face in the final on Aug. 21.
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