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Villarreal president Roig full of pride reaching Europa League final

Villarreal president Fernando Roig is full of pride after reaching the Europa League final.

Villarreal will meet Manchester United after defeating Arsenal 2-1 over two legs in their semifinal.

Afterwards last night's 0-0 draw in London, Roig declared: "The third time was the charm and we have reached the third semifinal in the Europa League. For a Spanish team to arrive is good. Not all of them are going to be English. Three Englishmen and a little Spaniard called Villarreal.

"We suffered, but we played with our heads, we played a good game. We have achieved it and the third has arrived.

"This is the work of many people, of many players. Now I remember many people who have passed and made us grow from Segunda to Primera. For me it is a pride to be the president of a club that is going to play in a Europa League final."

On coach Unai Emery, Roig added: "The bet was on the CEO, who is the one who elected him. The players say that this semifinal has been dedicated to me, but this is the credit of many, many people. Unai has contributed and like him many other people."

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