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Sparta to face Villarreal

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18. 3. 2016 | 14:00 back to news

Sparta will take on a strong Spanish side Villarreal in the Europa League quarterfinals. The first leg will be played in Spain on March 7, the second leg a week later in Prague.

Both matches will kick-off at 9.05pm CET and we’ll release the ticketing info in the upcoming days.

Villarreal qualified to Europa League as the sixth team of the Spanish top division last season and started right in the group stage together with Rapid Wien, Dinamo Minsk and another Czech side, Viktoria Plzeň. Villarreal advanced from the second spot.

In the round of 32, Villarreal eliminated the best team of the group stage, Napoli, winning 1-0 in Spain and drawing 1-1 away from home. Villarreal were undefeated in the round of 16 as well, beating Leverkusen 2-0 at home and drawing 0-0 in Germany.

Cédric Bakambu is the team’s best striker, with five goals in nine matches. Villarreal play their home matches at El Madrigal stadium, that can fit 24890 spectators.



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