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Both sides are on the road as they return to domestic action this weekend. Villarreal travel to Eibar in LaLiga, while Ukrainian Premier League leaders Dynamo head to Zorya Luhansk.
Goals from Pau Torres and Raul Albiol have given Villarreal a 2-0 lead over Dynamo Kiev at the midway point of their Europa League last 16 tie. The Yellow Submarine are in control ahead of the return leg in Spain next week.
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FULL-TIME: DYNAMO KIEV 0-2 VILLARREAL
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We are into the second of three additional minutes at the end of this game.
Another change for the visitors with Alex Baena replacing Moreno.
Since making their continental debut in 2002, Villarreal have reached the semi-finals of European competition on three occasions; twice in this event and once in the Champions League. They will be desperate to add to that tally this year.
Trigueros is also given a rest by the visitors, with Moi Gomez replacing him.
Villarreal make a double-change. The first sees Chukwueze make way for Jaume Costa.
Dynamo turn to the bench with Kedziora replaced by Oleksandr Karavaev.
The hosts will take confidence from the way they are continuing to plug away here. But they will be eager to reduce this deficit ahead of the second leg.
Not too far away! Following a dangerous Dynamo attack, the ball is laid off for Sydorchuk to shoot from the edge of the box. But the skipper's placed effort drifts wide of the target.
As the clock ticks down, Dynamo are trying to turn up the pressure and launch a late rally. However, they have had no joy as of yet.
Bacca boasts impressive Europa League pedigree. He was a two-time winner with Sevilla in 2014 and 2015; scoring twice in the final against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the latter year.
At the other end, Bacca has his first shot on goal from the edge of the area. However, it is easy enough for Bushchan to gather.
Tsyhankov chases a long ball over the top of the Villarreal defence. However, Asenjo is quickly out of goal to clear the danger.
We are into the final 20 minutes of this first leg. Villarreal very much in control at 2-0 up. Can Dynamo respond?
Sydorchuk also makes way for the hosts with Oleksandr Andrievskyi taking his place.
Dynamo make a double-change. The first sees Shaparenko replaced by Volodymyr Shepelev.
Dynamo are awarded a free-kick around 35 yards from goal. Tsyhankov tries his luck with an ambitious attempt, but it is well wide and never troubling the goalkeeper.
Capoue goes into the book for a foul on Buyalskiy.
Alcacer is given a rest by the visitors. He goes off to be replaced by Carlos Bacca.
Villarreal with a great opportunity to grab a third goal as Moreno drives forward down the right. He squares the ball for Alcacer, but Dynamo recover to deny him a sight on goal.
However, it is not all over for Dynamo yet. Time is still very much on their side, but they must make the most of any opportunities that fall their way.
By doubling the lead, it is the first time in 14 matches that Villarreal have found the net more than once. They will be confident of holding onto this advantage ahead of the second leg.
GOOD SAVE! Villarreal go in search of a third and Trigueros is well-found in the box. However, the goalkeeper demonstrates brilliant reflexes to deny the midfielder, whose subsequent rebound is over.
Dynamo look to respond as Tsyhankov drills a low ball across the face of goal, but none of his team-mates react quickly enough to get the vital touch.
ALBIOL!!! 2-0! Breathing space for Villarreal! The visitors double their lead as the skipper reacts quickest to fire into the roof of the net after the goalkeeper could only parry Moreno's initial header straight into his path.
Villarreal looking comfortable in the early stages of this second half. They are neatly maintaining possession and controlling the tempo of proceedings.
Four points clear at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League, Dynamo are eyeing their first domestic title since 2016. But although that is their top priority, they will also be eager for a deep run in this competition.
Dynamo get the ball rolling in the second half.
Ramiro Funes Mori
The visitors make a change at the break with Ramiro Funes Mori replacing Torres.
Although trailing, Dynamo have looked threatening going forward today. The hosts just need to demonstrate more of a clinical edge in the final third.
Pau Torres' goal is the difference at half-time as Villarreal lead Dynamo Kiev by a goal to nil. There have been too many clear chances for either side so far, and that is something they will both look to address after the break.
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HALF-TIME: DYNAMO KIEV 0-1 VILLARREAL
Chance for Rodrigues! The Luxembourg international is well-found after a loose pass is intercepted deep in Villarreal territory. However, he is unable to keep his shot down from a tight angle.
The Yellow Submarine lead, but they will be conscious of the fact that it is now 13 matches since they found the net more than once in a single game. That is something Dynamo will look to use to their advantage.
Five minutes of the first half remaining here. Villarreal are still a goal to the good, but must be wary of Dynamo's threat on the counter.
Under the guidance of Emery, Villarreal will be eager to launch a genuine challenge to lift this trophy. Ironically, Dynamo's opponents at this stage of the 2018-19 competition, Chelsea, eventually went all the way to glory. Could that be a good omen for the Yellow Submarine?
Dynamo look for a quick response to falling behind and force a corner. However, the Villarreal defence stands firm to deny them a clear sight of goal.
The visitors have the opening goal of this tie and it comes from an unlikely source. But full marks to Torres for being in the right place at the right time to apply the finish.
Moreno demonstrated brilliant reflexes to latch onto the loose ball before drilling it across the area for Torres to apply the finishing touch.
TORRES!!! 1-0 VILLARREAL! The visitors lead in Ukraine! After an initial effort is cleared off the line, Villarreal maintain their pressure from a corner. Moreno reacts quickly to latch onto a headed ball over the top of the defence. He then drills it across the area, where Torres arrives to slot home.
The hosts are appearing in the last 16 of this competition for the third time in four years. Although, you must go back to the 2014-15 season for the last time they progressed any further.
Villarreal need to be careful as Dynamo have threatened with a couple of dangerous attacks. First, Rulli had to race out of goal to clear a through ball, before Rodrigues' final pass was just lacking the required accuracy to set up a shot.
Pedraza trips Tsyhankov on the wing and goes into the book.
A concern for the visitors with Rulli in need of attention. The goalkeeper took an accidental knee to the face whilst blocking Rodrigues' shot and is visibly shaken. Thankfully, he is soon back on his feet.
Dynamo look for the opening goal with Rodrigues latching onto a free-kick at the near post, but Rulli is quickly out to deny him.
Both sides struggling to really establish control on proceedings over the past few minutes. Possession has been frequently exchanged with neither team able to build momentum.
Dynamo are in good form heading into this first leg. Lucescu's side are unbeaten in their last seven games since returning from the seasonal break.
A slight concern for the visitors as Capoue stays down following a heavy challenge. However, the former Watford midfielder is soon back on his feet.
Although Villarreal have enjoyed impressive form in the Europa League, the same cannot be said for their LaLiga exploits of late. In fact, they are now without a win in eight games in the Spanish top-flight.
Parejo stands over a Villarreal free-kick on the edge of the box. However, he sends his delivery straight into the wall and Dynamo clear.
Sydorchuk receives the first yellow card of the game after catching Parejo with a late challenge on the edge of the box.
TSYHANKOV MUST SCORE! At the other end, Tsyhankov meets a dangerous cross into the six-yard box, but cannot keep his header down with just the goalkeeper to beat.
Just wide! Trigueros involved again as he lays the ball off for Pedraza following a dangerous Villarreal counter. However, the left-back cannot keep his shot on target from a tight angle.
CHANCE! Trigueros must do better! The unmarked midfielder ghosts in to meet Parejo's deep cross to the far post, but is unable to keep his volley on target.
The Yellow Submarine cruised through to the knockout stages of this competition after topping Group I with 16 points from a possible 18. They then saw off Red Bull Salzburg 4-1 on aggregate in the round of 32.
Michael Oliver is our referee today. He blows his whistle and Villarreal get us underway.
The players are coming out onto the pitch and kick-off is fast approaching.
In Emery, Villarreal boast a coach with tremendous credentials in the Europa League. In fact, he guided Sevilla to a hat-trick of titles between 2014 and 2016, before taking Arsenal to the final three years later.
Unai Emery also makes a couple of alterations from Villarreal's defeat by Valencia. Alfonso Pedraza replaces Pervis Estupinan at left-back, while Manu Trigueros takes Moi Gomez's place in midfield.
Mircea Lucescu makes two changes to the side that began Dynamo's 3-0 win over Minai at the weekend. Both of them come on the wings, with Viktor Tsygankov and Gerson Rodrigues replacing Oleksandr Karavaev and Carlos de Pena.
SUBS: Sergio Asenjo, Jaume Costa, Ramiro Funes Mori, Pervis Estupinan, Alex Baena, Yeremi Pino, Filip Jorgensen, Mario Gaspar, Carlos Bacca, Dani Raba, Moi Gomez.
VILLARREAL (4-3-3): Geronimo Rulli; Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol (captain), Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza; Dani Parejo, Etienne Capoue, Manu Trigueros; Samuel Chukwueze, Paco Alcacer, Gerard Moreno.
SUBS: Vladyslav Supryaha, Oleksandr Andriyevskyi, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Sidcley, Carlos de Pena, Volodymyr Shepelev, Mikkel Duelund, Vladyslav Vanat, Denys Harmash, Denys Boyko, Bodhan Lyednyev, Oleksandr Karavaev.
DYNAMO KIEV (4-2-3-1): Heorhiy Bushchan; Tomasz Kedziora, Illya Zabarnyi, Oleksandr Syrota, Vitaliy Mykolenko; Serhiy Sydorchuk (captain), Mykola Shaparenko; Viktor Tsyhankov, Vitaliy Buyalskyi, Gerson Rodrigues; Artem Besyedin.
Both sides will be looking to gain the early advantage in the Ukrainian capital today ahead of the return leg in Spain next week.
Hello everyone and welcome to live text coverage of the Europa League last 16, as Dynamo Kiev and Villarreal go head to head in the first leg at NSC Olimpiyskiy.