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In Focus: Get Set For The Cavani And Moreno Shootout


Tonight’s Europa League final could be a tale of two strikers.

Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani and Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno both ended their domestic campaigns in fine form, scoring prolifically in the closing weeks.

With a combined 45 goals in all competitions, there is little doubt the two No7s have what it takes to be the difference in Gdansk.

As United and the Yellow Submarine prepare to meet in this evening’s showpiece, we turn the spotlight on the strikers gunning for glory.

Cavani is certainly the more reputable of the two having racked up more than 400 goals for club and country across 17 seasons.

His status was already well established after spending seven successful years at Paris Saint-Germain — but it has been further enhanced by a surprisingly impactful seven months at Old Trafford.

The jury was out on whether the 34-year-old was a wise investment back in October and yet he has become an indispensable member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

With nine goals in his last 10 appearances in all competitions, much of the focus will be on the Uruguayan tonight.

Goal threat

United will be just as wary of the man spearheading Villarreal’s attack.

Moreno, 29, has scored three in his last four games, bringing his tally to 29 for the season.

The lethal finisher was kept relatively quiet over two legs in the Europa League semi-final with Arsenal — but the Spaniard, even when he appears subdued, is constantly waiting to pounce.

That form has earned Moreno a place in Spain’s squad for the European Championship this summer, though his inclusion was hardly a shock given only Lionel Messi (30) scored more goals than him (23) in LaLiga this season.

The former Espanyol striker also converted more big chances (18) than any other player in the division, while he sits in the top three when it comes to big chances created (14).

Gerard Moreno has enjoyed his best goalscoring season in LaLiga during 2020-21

Source: livescore

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