Villarreal – AS Roma – This is definitely one of the most interesting pairs sixteenth finals of the European league, because they meet the current sixth team Spanish Primera, Villarreal and Italian Roma, which is on the table Serie A is just behind leader Juventus. However, lately a little better shape are the Romans, which they had a eight wins and only one defeat, while the popular “Yellow Submarine” in the same period recorded only one win, two losses and six draws. Suppose even that these opponents 13 years ago eyed power and in the eighth finals of the European league, and then they both occasions celebrated hosts, but in the end due to one goal given away further still passed Villarreal.


Of course, in the camp of the “yellow submarine” and now aspire to something, no matter what we have already in the introduction that in recent years the Romans are in slightly better shape than them. But the footballers Villarreal rarely lose matches, especially at home, so it is quite realistic to expect that and now take the initiative from the first minute, especially in midfield where coach Escriba actually has the largest selection of quality players.

Otherwise, they have a place in the sixteenth finals of the European League won only once in the last sixth round of the group stage at home with 2: 1 win over Romania’s Steaua, as it had previously typed only one win, three draws and one defeat. This is why at the end and finished at the table behind Osmanlispora and in the knockout stage for the opponents get a very strong Roma, but nevertheless the Escriba announced that it will make a few changes in the composition as compared to the last league game, in which they are normally at their field played only 1: 1 against Malaga. Let us add that it is currently sidelined only injured striker Soldado.

Probable lineups Villarreal: Fernandez – Rukavina, Musacchio, Ruiz, Costa – Castillejo, B.Soriano, R.Soriano, Cheryshev – Bakambu, Sansone

AS Roma

As for the guests from the main Italian city, they first encounter the sixteenth finals of the European league welcomed in a very good mood, considering that in the last two league games to nil win over Fiorentina and Crotone, and so continue to keep the connection to the leading Juventus. Otherwise, before these matches are in the Italian Cup with a combined composition routinely come to the victory of 2: 1 over second division side Cesena and will early next month in the semifinals play against big city rivals Lazio.

But before that, they expect two very demanding European duel with Villarreal, which is in turn especially dangerous at home, so it is no wonder that he and Spalletti announced something more defensive approach than in the matches of the group stage, in which the usual typed three wins and three draws and thereby achieve even 16 goals. As for the composition, and among them is definitely expect some changes in the starting 11, especially in defense and midfield, while in attack and this time the most expected of the scorer of Serie A, Dzeko. Suppose even that for this match does not apply only from before injured midfielder Florenz.

Probable lineups Rome: Alisson – Peres, Fazio, Vermaelen, Juan – Porto – Salah, Nainggolan, Gerson, El Shaarawy -Jack

Villarreal – AS Roma TIP

How is this duel two very good and experienced team, then somehow acquires the impression that there should not be too much risk in their game but we were right about that and decided to type with few goals.

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