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Villarreal end long title wait in Europa League shoot-out thriller

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Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli made the difference in an astonishing 11-10 penalty shoot-out victory in the Europa League final against Manchester United on Wednesday as the Yellow Submarine claimed their first-ever major honour. An attritional game ended 1-1 in the rain of Gdansk with neither side deserving to win in regulation and after 20 converted spot-kicks from outfield players it was left to the keepers to settle matters. Rulli smashed an unstoppable kick high to the left of David de Gea and then saved the weak shot of his opposite number to make history for Villarreal and coach U…

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