Spanish side Villarreal will host English giants Liverpool in the first semifinal of the Europa League tonight at Estadio El Madrigal.
Kick Off: 10:05 BST
Date: Thursday, 28th April, 2016
Venue: Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal (Spain)
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovania)
- Leo Baptistao is the only player confirmed to miss this game.
- Jaume Costa is doubtful with a thigh injury for this clash but could make a surprise return. However, he is unlikely to start.
- Mateo Musacchio has returned and is likely to start alongside Victor Ruiz.
- Manager Marcelino García Toral is expected to start with a similar lineup as of last win over Prague.
- Mamadou Sakho is suspended for this game after failing the drug test ahead of this game.
- Kolo Toure and Martin Skrtel will fight to start alongside Dejan Lovren at the heart of defence.
- Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and Divock Origi remain on the sideline.
- James Milner and Lucas Leiva are expected to start in the midfield role.
- Villarreal are unbeaten in their last eleven Europa League games.
- Villarreal have scored atleast two goals in their last three wins in Europa League.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last twelve Europa League games.
- Liverpool have kept five clean sheets in their last nine Europa League games.
Villarreal 1 – 1 Liverpool, Daniel Sturridge on the scoresheet.