Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 Villarreal: Gerard Moreno nets crucial away goal in Europa League quarter-final

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Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 Villarreal: Gerard Moreno nets crucial away goal from the penalty spot to put Unai Emery's side in control of Europa League quarter-final tie

Villarreal won a penalty after Kevin Theophile-Catherine handled the ball Gerard Moreno calmly slotted home the opener for Villarreal in 44th minute Unai Emery's side will be hoping to complete the job next Thursday in Spain Semi-final opponents Arsenal or Slavia Prague played out a 1-1 draw in London 

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 16:54 EDT, 8 April 2021 | Updated: 16:54 EDT, 8 April 2021

A reunion with Arsenal is still on the cards for Unai Emery following a 1-0 victory for Villarreal away from home against Dinamo Zagreb in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Gerard Moreno scored the only goal of the game on the brink of half-time from the penalty spot after a handball in the area from Zagreb's Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

Zagreb couldn't find a route back into the game, meaning they have it all to do in Spain next week.

Emery could come up against Arsenal in the next round, who drew 1-1 with Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday.

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Gerard Moreno celebrates after putting Villarreal ahead from the penalty spot in Zagreb

Moreno is mobbed by his team-mates after netting the crucial away goal in the first half

The Spaniard calmly rolls the ball into the net past Dinamo Zagreb keeper Dominik Livakovic

Villarreal were awarded the penalty following a handball from Kevin Theophile-Catherine

A reunion with Arsenal remains on the cards for Villarreal manager Unai Emery


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