Five things you didn’t know about the final of the Europa League

You may know that there is tonight’s clash with Ajax – Manchester United’s two (former)clubs of Jesper Olsen, Arnold Mühren, Edwin van der Sar, Jaap Stam, Daley Blind and Zlatan opposite to each other in the final of the Europa League. Therefore, five other knew-you-things to run up to the finals.

As with the last European bekerwinst there is an 18-year-old Kluivert in the selection of Ajax. In 1995, Patrick, tonight son, Justin. © AFP

Youngest national team in Europe

In the full year, the Europe League did not bring a single club to a younger team between the lines than Ajax. In the second leg of the semi-finals against Olympique Lyon was the average age of the basisploeg but less than 22,8 years old. Of the eleven players, there were eight younger than 25 years. With Lasse Schöne (30), trainer Peter Bosz for only one thirty in the array. That young team was by no means an exception, because of the ten youngest lineups in the Europa League this season, there are nine in the name of Ajax. The individual in the top ten is Racing Genk.

The Is youngest finalist

Matthijs de ligt is in all probability the youngest player ever in a European final. The centrumverdediger of Ajax is just 17 years and 285 days old and would be playing time tonight, the record of Alberto Malusci (17 years and 313 days) break. The Italian was in the UEFA Cup final of 1990, on behalf of Fiorentina two minutes on the field against Juventus.

In an Amsterdam victory is the Is of course also the youngest winner ever of a European cup. Ajax will play on 8 June in Skopje, the UEFA Super Cup, where Is the second youngest participant ever. Only Ronald de Boer was less than the current following his departure to chelsea. The Farmer was 17 years and 193 days old when he was with Ajax in 1987, two matches of FC Porto lost.

Exactly 22 years after Vienna

Day on day 22 years ago, won Ajax last European trophy. In 1995, won under the leadership of Louis van Gaal in Vienna in the Champions League. The Players defeated in the final the great Milan, the former title holder in the season before the Barcelona of Johan Cruyff with a 4-0 home sent. Ajax took revenge for his ex-player and coach by the Italians 1-0 to knock. Goalscorer in the Ernst happel stadion was substitute Patrick Kluivert, who at that time only 18 years old. It just so happens that his eighteen-year-old son, Justin, tonight, to the selection of trainer Peter Bosz belongs.

Treble for Manchester United?

With a win, the Mancunians tonight only the fifth club ever to be that all the European cups in the cabinet. So far knew only four other clubs in both the europa cup I/Champions League, the UEFA Cup/Europa League and the Cup of winners ‘ cup to conquer. That quartet includes provisionally only from Juventus, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and … Ajax. The foursome may be tonight may be a new member welcome.

Real madrid is almost unbeatable in finals

José Mourinho is now all for the fourteenth time as a coach on the sidelines during a final match. The Portuguese likes in finals to an impressive rate of return on after. Of his thirteen previous eindwedstrijden won Mourinho, eleven (85%). With Chelsea, Inter and Manchester United, he has won so far all played finals. Only two clubs managed to get one of his teams in a final defeat. In the Portuguese cup final was Benfica in 2004, one of those clubs. They defeated at Porto with 1-2. Also in the Spanish cup suffered Mourinho defeat. In the final of the Copa del Rey in 2013 came to city rival Atlético in the Bernabeu to win with 1-2. Striking: in both finals lost to Mourinho until after renewals.

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