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Dinamo Zagreb v Sevilla: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

Ivaylo Petev, taking charge of his first UEFA Champions League game as Dinamo Zagreb coach, is urging his team to "enjoy" the moment against a Sevilla side reluctant to be considered favourites.

Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli
Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli ©AFP/Getty Images
  • After two losses, Dinamo must now start to "enjoy" the UEFA Champions League 
  • Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli: "We don't consider ourselves favourites"
  • Ivaylo Petev's first UEFA Champions League game in charge of Dinamo
  • Dinamo have won only three of their last eight matches, losing four
  • Elsewhere in Group H: Lyon v Juventus

Possible line-ups
Dinamo Zagreb:
Livaković; Stojanovič, Sigali, Schildenfeld, Pivarić; Machado, Jonas, Soudani, Antolić, Fernandes; Henríquez.
Out: Lovren (suspended), Gonçalo Santos (knee)

Sevilla: Rico; Mariano, Rami, Mercado, Escudero; Vázquez, Kranevitter, Ganso; Vitolo, Ben Yedder, Sarabia.
Trémoulinas (knee), Carlos Fernández (knee), Carriço (hamstring)

Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here

New Dinamo coach Ivaylo Petev
New Dinamo coach Ivaylo Petev©AFP/Getty Images

Ivaylo Petev, Dinamo Zagreb coach
This will be a big match for all of us – it's time to enjoy the Champions League. We have to be totally focused in defence and attack, and if we are we will have a chance against Sevilla. But it won't be easy. You all know what they have achieved in the last three years.

Jorge Sampaoli, Sevilla coach
It is a crucial match for us in the battle to reach the knockouts but it is also a last chance for Dinamo Zagreb to stay in contention. It will be a very difficult match for us. I don't think we are favourites – we are a good team with quality individuals but we don't want to consider ourselves favourites.

We have to act as a team and that's the only way we can win. Dinamo have a reputation in Europe – Croatian players are well known and I have great respect for them.

Matchday two highlights: Sevilla 1-0 Lyon

Weekend results
Slaven Koprivnica 0-1 Dinamo Zagreb (Junior Fernandes 79)
Junior Fernandes's fourth league goal of the season ensured Dinamo made it five wins from six away games in the First League this term.

Leganés 2-3 Sevilla (Tímor 67, Szymanowski 69; Vázquez 25, Nasri 58, Sarabia 85)
Pablo Sarabia's third Liga strike of the campaign – it took him till December to achieve that mark for Getafe last season – earned Sevilla their first league away victory since May 2015.

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Dinamo Zagreb: WDLWWL
Sevilla: WWWLWD

Highlights: Dinamo 0-4 Juventus

Reporter's view: Elvir Islamović (@UEFAcomElvirI)
Dinamo have been led by three coaches in as many group matches this autumn, so can Petev do what neither Zlatko Kranjčar nor caretaker Željko Sopić managed and get a result? It won't be easy. He says his primary task is to fortify the defence and avoid silly mistakes. Sevilla are huge favourites, but the hosts have a dream and that dream is avoiding defeat. After a cumulative 7-0 loss in the first two fixtures, that would be a sensational success.

Did you know?
Dinamo have yet to make it through the group stage – how many attempts have they had? Find out more in our extensive match background.