Bruno Petkovic played a key part in the win over Tottenham, but the forward is struggling with a shoulder injury and may be replaced in the side by Mario Gavranovic. Hat-trick hero Orsic is fit to start, though, and will be aiming to build on a return of 12 goals in 26 appearances in major European competition for Zagreb since joining in 2018. Petkovic aside, Zagreb are expected to go with the same lineup and formation to the one used in the second leg against Spurs. As for Villarreal, Pervis Estupinan and Vicente Iborra are their only known injury concerns. Juan Foyth, who has been filling in at right-back, will be well rested after serving a domestic suspension at the weekend. A big call for Emery to make on Thursday night is in goal, where Geronimo Rulli had been preferred prior to Sergio Asenjo’s recall in the last round.
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