Winners of this competition in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Sevilla took another stride towards glory after resisting heavy pressure from United in this semi-final.
United went ahead with a Bruno Fernandes penalty, but former Liverpool fringe player Suso leveled for Sevilla.
And De Jong connected sweetly with a cross swung over by Jesus Navas in the 78th minute to send Julen Lopetegui's side through to Friday's showpiece.
FT: Sevilla 2-1 Manchester United
FULL TIME IN COLOGNE!!!! FULL TIME!!!! FULL TIME!!!!— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) August 16, 2020
ANOTHER FAMOUS WIN AGAINST @ManUtd AND WE'RE INTO OUR SIXTH @EuropaLeague FINAL!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! GET INNNNN!!!!!!!!
⚽ @LuukdeJong9 #WeareSevilla #UEL pic.twitter.com/ztylS2EGnP
90'+3: Substiution - Odion Ighalo on for Mason Greenwood
87': Triple substitution Manchester United - Juan Mata, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Daniel James on for Marcus Rashford, Brandon Williams and Aaron Wan-Bissaka
78': GOAL: De Jong (Jesus Navas with the assist)
75': Substitution - Franco Vazquez of for Suso
67': Yellow Card - Marcus Rashford
56': Substitution - Luuk de Jong on for Youssef En-Nesyri
56': Substitution - Munir El Haddadi on for Lucas Ocampos
50': SAVE - Yassine Bounou denies Martial
Bono says 🚫.— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 16, 2020
The keeper and the rest of the Sevilla defense are flying around, preventing the Man U goal. pic.twitter.com/MIY26j9veI
46': SAVE - Yassine Bounou denies Mason Greenwood
Manchester United come out firing.— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 16, 2020
Bono stands tall and stops the Greenwood attempt to start the second half. pic.twitter.com/mV7T6wL4kF
SECOND HALF KICKOFF:
Sevilla 1-1 Man Utd HT:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 16, 2020
Shots on target: 2-3
Passing accuracy: 87%-83%
Possession: 61%-39% https://t.co/rBE8rF8b2I
HT: Sevilla 1-1 Manchester United
45+1': SAVE - Yassine Bounou denies Bruno Fernandes
A blast from the edge of the area from Bruno Fernandes tests Bono but the keeper pushes the shot aside. pic.twitter.com/dmqW1aqNvz— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 16, 2020
26': GOAL: Suso (Sergio Reguilon with the assist)
Sevilla levels!— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 16, 2020
Suso buries the cross and just like that, the Spanish side is right back in it. pic.twitter.com/pQFHHRVBvW
22': Yellow Card: Diego Carlos
17': Yellow Card: Brandon Williams (Man Utd)
9': GOAL: Bruno Fernandes (Penalty)
Bruno Fernandes converts from the spot!— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 16, 2020
Manchester United are in front early here in the semifinal. pic.twitter.com/sTuXhrbnCS
6' - Penalty: Manchester United
The starting line-ups
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Venue: Stadion Koln (Germany)
What Julen Lopetegui and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to say on the eve of the game:
Kickoff: Sunday, August 16 @ 3:00pm ET
Pre-game Opta stats:
- Manchester United have progressed to the final from each of their last four semi-final appearances in major European competition (2007/08, 2008/09 & 2010/11 UEFA Champions League and 2016/17 UEFA Europa League), winning the trophy on two of those four occasions.
- This will be only the third European meeting between Manchester United and Sevilla – their other two games were in the last 16 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League, with Sevilla winning 2-1 at Old Trafford in the second leg, after a goalless draw in the first leg.
- Manchester United have been awarded 21 penalties in all competitions this season (four in the UEFA Europa League), including Bruno Fernandes’ extra time winner against FC København in the quarter final – more than any other side across Europe’s top five leagues.
- Sevilla have reached the UEFA Europa League semi-final on three previous occasions and gone on to win the tournament on all three occasions (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16); in fact, the Spaniards have only been eliminated in one of their last 20 knockout ties in the competition, losing 6-5 on aggregate to Slavia Prague in the last 16 in 2018/19.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjær has won 49 of his 89 matches in charge of Manchester United. Victory in this game would see him become the third fastest manager to reach 50 wins in all competitions in the club’s history after Ernest Mangnall (78) and José Mourinho (81).
- Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in more UEFA Europa League goals this season than any other player (11 for Man Utd and Sporting CP combined). He has either scored (7) or assisted (4) in seven of his nine appearances in the competition this campaign.