In the history of the UEFA Europa League (since 2009-10), there was only one time before the Spanish team was eliminated from the knockout round when they won the first leg away from home from 20 previous matches, with Real Betis against Sevilla in 2013-14 final 16th despite having won the first leg 2-0 en route.
Dinamo Zagreb has lost each of the last six games against Spanish opponents in all competitions; However, their most recent victory was against Villarreal in September 2010.
Villarreal have won all seven of their most recent UEFA Europa League matches, their best ever wins at major European leagues.
Dinamo Zagreb has not lost both knockout matches in the UEFA Cup / Europa League since the first round of 2006-07 against France’s Auxerre.
Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno has 5 goals in 4 appearances in the last UEFA Europa League, giving him the best scoring campaign of the tournament in 2020-21 (4 goals in 2014-15 and 2018-19). ).
Only Giuseppe Rossi (16) has scored more goals in major European leagues for Villarreal than Moreno (13).