Sevilla FC will be squaring off against AS Roma in the Round of 16 ties of Europa League 2019-20.
Sevilla secure 4th spot in the standings of Spanish Primera Division, having 19 wins and 13 draws out of 38. In the previous outing, they defeated Valencia by 1-0 and in the next match, played a goalless draw with Sociedad. After winning five matches out of the last six, Los Nervionenses assured his side’s qualification in Champions League for the next season. Sevilla has won the most Europa League/ UEFA Cup titles and they are in the pursuit of the sixth title success.
Meanwhile, AS Roma finished at the fifth spot in the standings of Italian Serie A, having won 21 games in the season. They are pretty fresh after beating Serie A Champion Juventus by 3-1, following a 3-2 win against Torino. They had an 8-matches unbeaten run in the domestic campaign.
Team News & Lineups
Tomas Vaclik is yet to play a match after missing out the last four La Liga fixtures last month. Yassine Bounou will start for Sevilla on Thursday. Midfielder Fernando and Nemanja Gudelj both are unlikely to feature in the starting eleven after testing positive for COVID-19.
Lineup: Bounou; Navas, Carlos, Kounde, Escudero; Torres, Fernando, Jordan; Suso, De Jong, Ocampos
Jordan Veretout will also miss out after getting the suspension in the last game. Roma will play without Lorenzo Pellegrini and Antonio Mirante due to the injury issue.
Lineup: Lopez; Ibanez, Mancini, Kolarov; Peres, Cristante, Diawara, Spinazzola; Zaniolo, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko
Munir El Haddadi (forward): 5 goals
Monanes Dabour (forward): 3 goals
Justin Kluivert (forward): 3 goals
Edin Dzeko (forward): 3 goals