Villarreal faces today the second leg of the 1/16 final of the Europa League with the tranquility, not relaxation, of having the guarantee of good income tied in the first leg: the 0-2 achieved in Austrian lands.
So things, the Submarine wants to endorse his advantage at home, go round in a tournament that excites you and, incidentally, cadd batteries and morale for the League, where it is suffering a delicate moment by the burden of chaining six games without winning. Without forgetting that he also suffered the blow of falling into the Copa del Rey, hence you have high hopes for the Europa League, one of the competitions that are best given to Unai Emery. They need to win again.
The yellow coach could leave some of his key pieces on the bench, thinking about the League, although is not a supporter of many changes. “The idea is to have a competitive team that gives continuity to the first leg against an injured team that we respect and we know that they are not going to make it easy for us,” he warned. Emery, who will add his hundredth game in the Europa League. He insisted that “the idea is to put the best players with the certainty that they will be the most competitive.”
Red Bull recovers its central partner usual, after the return of Ramalho, sanctioned in the first leg and of the former Sevilla player Wöber due to injury, to attempt a comeback that is expected to be difficult for the visitors.
The front Patson Daka, who scored a hat-trick in Sunday’s league game, he is the main hope for a Salzburg that has yet to throw in the towel.
Villarreal: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Estupiñán; Capoue, Parejo, Baena; Gerard Moreno, Moi Gómez, Alcácer
Red Bull Salzburg: Stankovic; Ulmer, Wöber, Ramalho, Kristensen; Aaronson, Mwepu, Junuzovic, Sucic; Berisha, Daka.
Referee: Happy Zwayer (Germany).
Stadium: La Cerámica
18.55 hours (Movistar Champions League)