Villarreal will face eight potential rivals in the round of 16 this Thursday


Although there is no presence of Spanish teams, throughout Thursday eight rounds of the second leg of the playoff of European League where eight tickets were distributed for the round of 16 of the ‘orange competition’. In this round they are waiting Villarreal, Liverpool, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham, Brighton, Rangers, Atalanta and Slavia Praguewho are leaders in the group stage, and their potential rivals will be determined tonight.

One of the teams with the most names in this playoff is Milanwith a very good tie on the track of three to beat the Rennes in the first leg 3-0. However, the Rossoneri team faces this commitment only after being rocked by Monza last Sunday in a Serie A match.

Another Italian team present in this playoff is Romeresurrected after the departure of Jose Mourinho and result when the Daniel De Rossi to his bench. In their case, the ‘giallorosso’ team is not as easy as Milan, because even though they play at home they do so after drawing (1-1) against Feyenoord in the first leg played at De Kuip. Therefore, this will be the most attractive rivalry among the debaters of the day this Thursday.

As for the other qualifiers, the bets that the French teams have are notable (leaving the aforementioned Rennes against Milan). On the one hand, the Marseilles of Aubameyang and company have to make the 2-2 points in the first leg against Shakhtar. They will play at home, what it means to be at the Vélodrome, but they don’t expect too much. For his part, the Lens, the executioner of Sevilla in the group stage of the Champions League, plays its match, in Freiburg, in what will no doubt be an even match. Finally, the Toulousereceives Benfica forced to overcome the 2-1 achieved by the Lisbon team in the first leg.

Source: La Verdad


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