Dinamo Zagreb v Sevilla: Rojiblancos rearguard to remain faultless

Jorge Sampaoli has thus far prevented Sevilla from suffering any post-Unai Emery slump
Jorge Sampaoli has thus far prevented Sevilla from suffering any post-Unai Emery slump

Sevilla should extend their Champions League clean-sheet streak to four away to pointless Dinamo Zagreb...


"As well as shutting out Villarreal and rivals Real Betis domestically, Sevilla have kept clean sheets in both Champions League matches."

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Jorge Sampaoli was excellent as coach of Universidad de Chile and Chile, but there is always an element of doubt over how South America's best tacticians will adapt to Europe.

The Argentine's task was made trickier by Sevilla's summer squad turnover, yet he has performed superbly. After near inevitable Super Cup losses to Real Madrid and Barcelona, they have played ten times across La Liga and the Champions League and been beaten just once, away to Athletic Bilbao.

They are in a strong position to claim the top-two Champions League Group H finish that will break their run of three successive Europa League triumphs after holding Juventus in Turin and defeating Lyon at home, and Dinamo Zagreb should represent a step down from those stern tests.

Since shocking Arsenal in their opening group game last term, they have lost seven in a row in the competition proper, being outgunned 3-0 and 4-0 by Lyon and Juventus. Things aren't even going so well domestically this season, with the Croatian champions trailing Rijeka by six points already.


Sevilla Clean Sheet

The area where Sevilla are most exceeding expectations given their recent upheaval and attacking approach is defensively. As well as shutting out Villarreal and rivals Real Betis domestically, they have kept clean sheets in both Champions League matches, silencing the likes of Gonzalo Higuain.

A hat-trick of opposition zeroes has to be the target as Dinamo Zagreb are yet to net in Group H and have struck only once in seven group ties over a wider period.


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