Villarreal look to reach their fifth European semi-final
Villarreal look to reach their fifth European semi-final

The Yellows will try and overcome GNK Dinamo Zagreb, building on the good result from the first leg (Thursday, 9pm CEST)

Villarreal will try and get to their fifth European semi-final this Thursday when they face GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Estadio de la Cerámica, 9pm CEST). To do so, Unai Emery’s side will need to build on the 0-1 win from the first leg of the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals in Croatia.

Throughout their history, the Submarine have previously reached the semi-finals of European competition on four previous occasions. The first time was in the 2003/04 season, when the Submarine faced Valencia CF in the old UEFA Cup after beating Celtic FC in the quarter-finals.

Only two season later, Villarreal wrote one of the most successful pages of their history, qualifying for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals against Arsenal FC, after being Inter Milan.

In the 2010/11 season, Villarreal reached the same stage of the UEFA Europa League, after having beaten Twente in the quarter-finals, coming up against Porto. Finally, the last European semi-final that the Yellows have been involved in was in the 2015/16 season, when they faced Liverpool FC after defeating Sparta Prague in the quarter-finals.