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The EFL Cup and Wembley, a successful cocktail for Juan

Mata will try to win this Sunday a tournament in which he has spectacular numbers (five goals and five assists in 11 matches). The Asturian has come out as a winner in the last three finals played at the London’s stadium.

This Sunday (16:30), Manchester United and Southampton will meet at Wembley with a title at stake. The EFL Cup awaits for the champion. Juan will try to conquer a title that he hasn’t got on his record list. A competition in which, nevertheless, he has amazing numbers. Also, the match will be played in a stadium that has witnessed several triumphs of Mata.

In the EFL Cup, Juan has scored five goals and given 5 assists in 11 matches. Click To Tweet

The Spaniard has protagonized moments that are worth remembering in the most emblematic stadium of English football. At Wembley 2012, Juan collaborated with a goal and two good assists on the 1-5 against Tottenham that meant their qualification for the FA Cup final. A final that Chelsea won to Liverpool, also at Wembley and with an assist from Mata.

Leaving the 2012 FA Cup aside, United’s number 8 has lifted two more titles on this stadium: 2016 FA Cup (against Crystal Palace) and the Community Shield of 2016 against Leicester. In the match against Palace, Juan scored the goal that sent the match to extra time.

To the romance of Mata and Wembley we have to add his spectacular service list in the EFL Cup. He has scored five goals and given 5 assists in 11 matches. Two of those goals have been key for United to play this Sunday’s match. One served to eliminate Manchester City and the other one to put Man U ahead on the semifinals against Hull.