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VUSA Pod # 64: The inevitable comes to pass: Villarreal face Arsenal in the EL semis

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Villarreal-Arsenal, Round 3. Another European semifinal.

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Semi-Final - First Leg - Arsenal v Villarreal - Highbury Photo by Mike Egerton - PA Images via Getty Images

You just knew it would come to this, didn’t you? At some point (though it would have been nice in the final, wouldn’t it?) Unai Emery’s Villarreal would come face-to-face with his former club Arsenal. With Villarreal’s comfortable progression against Dinamo Zagreb, and Arsenal dispatching Slavia Prague, the two meet in the semifinals.

Time later for a detailed analysis of the matchup—Allen and Sidarth are enjoying the moment and reminiscing about our past European adventures. (Yes, we do go off on other topics a bit after the break, but it’s still short, by our standards!)

As a reminder, the first leg will be in Vila-real on April 29; the return leg in London a week later. Sr. Roig confirmed this evening— it is unlikely fans will be able to attend the semifinal in Spain; not sure about the return leg in the UK at this point. The winner will face the winner of Manchester United-Roma in Gdansk, Poland on May 26. At least, we hope so. Covid is still the wild card.....