Granada host Manchester United in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals, in a further step on their historic European path, while Villarreal visits Dinamo Zagreb Dinamo Zagreb.
The modest Andalusian team faces the English giant with the intention of taking another step forward in its first season in Europe, in which it is being one of the revelations of the competition.
Facing United, Granada is waiting for the Colombian Luis Suárez, who already trained this week with the group after two months off due to a muscle injury, although, in principle, the offensive will fall on Roberto Soldado.
Granada will try to defeat an English Goliath, who has only lost one of their last thirteen official matches.
The coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær will not be able to count for this meeting with the defender Eric Bailly, positive for covid during the concentration with his team and who has not yet been able to return to the United Kingdom.
Second place in the Premier League, United is emerging as the favorite to advance to the next round.
The other Spanish survivor in the Europa League, Villarreal, visits Dinamo Zagreb supported by their streak of five consecutive victories in official matches.
Much of this good moment falls on the excellent performance of attacker Gerard Moreno, who will once again be a fundamental pillar to hurt the Croatian team.
Moreno has 23 goals in 32 games this season, including a triplet last Saturday in the league against Granada.
The ‘Yellow Submarine’, who is sixth in the Spanish championship and remains undefeated in the Europa League, is emerging as a slight favorite, but cannot be neglected against a Dinamo that in the second round eliminated Tottenham (0-2, 3-0) .
AFP | Madrid