Who: Villarreal – Leverkusen
What: Europa League, Round of 16, 2nd leg
When: 21:05 Spain; 16:05 Eastern Time
Where: Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal
TV: GolTV (US); tape-delayed (old school!), Friday at 17:00 ET
My projected starting XI:
Mario – Musacchio – Gonzalo – Capdevila
Borja – Bruno – Marchena – Cazorla
Rossi – Nilmar
Scoring the first goal would leave Leverkusen with a mountain to climb, as only Sevilla (in the Copa del Rey) has scored 3 times at El Madrigal this season. Most results would see us through, so let's hope that the entire team does not take the day off.
I predict a 1-1 scoreline, with Villarreal advancing 4-3 on aggregate. A Rossi tally (will he win the Golden Boot?) should see us through to the Europa League quarterfinals. Endavant Villarreal!