The group stage of the Europa League is so close that Everton can taste it. They enter the away leg of this final qualifying round with a two-goal advantage over opponents Hajduk Split and no away goals conceded. This should be simple work...we hope.
However, the cloud of the questionable behavior back and forth between the two groups of fans during the opening leg at Goodison Park last week looms large. If you are a Toffee and headed to Croatia, please be vigilant and don’t act like a jerk.
Manager Ronald Koeman has pledged to maintain the attacking football Everton demonstrated last week against Split. But he will need to do so without summer signings Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez, who will both miss out with relatively minor injuries that could see them miss the game against Chelsea at the weekend too.
Date and start time: Thursday, August 24 at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. BST
Stadium: Stadion Poljud, Split, Croatia
Weather: 78°F/26°C, clear, 0% chance of rain, 4 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: ESPN Deportes - United States; ITV 4 - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre
Live stream: ESPN3
Starting XI - Pickford, Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines, Besic, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Lookman, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin
Bench - Stekelenburg, Jagielka, Kenny, Davies, Holgate, Lennon, Mirallas
Starting XI - Stipica, Juranovic, Nizic, Lopez, Memolla, Gentsoglu, Radosevic, Barry, Vlasic, Said, Erceg
Bench - Carbonieri Santa Rosa, Kozulj, Pesic, Letica, Basic, Tudor, Kovacevic