"This will be a more open match," pledged Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli, adamant that his side deserved more than a 1-0 win in Zagreb last time out as the teams reconvene.
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- "It's a must-win for both of us," says Sevilla boss Sampaoli
- Petev takes charge of his first UEFA Champions League home game
- If Dinamo lose they cannot finish in top two; Sevilla could progress with victory
- Nasri scored only goal when these teams met two weeks ago
Sevilla: Rico; Mariano, Rami, Mercado, Escudero; N'Zonzi; Sarabia, Vázquez, Iborra, Vitolo; Vietto.
Out: Trémoulinas (knee), Carlos Fernández (knee), Nasri (hamstring), Pareja (thigh)
Doubtful: Yedder (ankle)
Misses next match if booked: Pareja
Dinamo Zagreb: Livaković; Stojanovič, Schildenfeld, Benković, Pivarić; Soudani, Machado, Pavičić, Ćorić, Fernandes, Henríquez.
Out: Antolić (knee), Gonçalo Santos (knee)
Misses next match if booked: Jonas
Jorge Sampaoli, Sevilla coach
It's tough if [Samir] Nasri doesn't play because he's been performing so well for us, but this is the finest club competition in the world and it's our duty to overcome that difficulty. I expect a very different contest from the one in Zagreb.
They have several players coming back. We were clearly better than them than the 1-0 scoreline suggested. But this will be a more open match – it's a must-win game for both of us.
Ivaylo Petev, Dinamo Zagreb coach
We need to play really well and hopefully we are ready to do so. Be sure, we'll give our utmost. A couple of things are crucial. Firstly, we must take all our chances in attack because these are top opponents. Secondly, we must keep our errors to an absolute minimum.
Dinamo must play like a proper team, my players must give everything. I detect a little more confidence after the game in Zagreb. My players see that we can play against this Sevilla side. I hope they will be very disciplined. We know that in football, hope always exists.
Sporting Gijón 1-1 Sevilla(Moi Gómez 20; Vietto 4)
Luciano Vietto clipped in Sevilla's opener after a lightning-quick counter but their five-game winning streak in all competitions came to an end, Moi Gómez volleying in the equaliser.
Inter Zaprešić 0-1 Dinamo Zagreb (Ćorić 9)
Dinamo posted a third straight Croatian First League victory and have not conceded in five top-flight games. Ante Ćorić got the only goal – his second in the league this season and his second this week, the teenager having also netted against Bjelovar in the Croatian Cup.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Reporter's view: Graham Hunter (@BumperGraham)
On paper, this should be a game in which Sevilla take control, win and virtually assure themselves of a place in the knockout round – their stated ambition from the outset. At the weekend, when drawing in Gijon, this squad fell just short of equalling their all-time best start at this stage of a season. Form is good, but there's no escaping the fact that Samir Nasri, along with Steven N'Zonzi, has been the creative furnace. He will be missing against Zagreb due to a hamstring problem. Can Sampaoli's men find the right winning impetus without him?
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Ángelo Henríquez was given his Chile debut by Sampaoli and was part of the squad that won the 2015 Copa América. Read more in our extensive match background.