Out of the three teams of Slovak teams, the football players of MŠK Žilina are in the most advantageous position before Thursday’s retaliation of the 2nd preliminary round of the European Conference League, thanks to a 3: 1 triumph on the ground of Apollon Limassol in Cyprus.
Spartak Trnava players traveled to Romania with a result of 0: 0 from the home duel with Sepsi OSK. The vice-champion of the last fortunal league year FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda will catch up with a deficit of 0: 1, which he scored in the first duel on the lawn of Partizan Belgrade.
The team from Žitný ostrov ended the unsuccessful week with a weekend loss of 1: 4 with Michalovce. Last year he fought his way to the 3rd preliminary round of the European League, in which LASK Linz was beyond his strength. Now the “yellow-blue” threatens an earlier end in Cup Europe. If they manage to pass through the Serbian recorder in the number of championship titles, in the 3rd preliminary round of the EKL they would be waiting for the winner of the two-match FK Soči – FK Kešla (first match 3: 0).
“The loss in Michalovce showed what we still need to improve in. We will do everything we can to be as well prepared as possible for the European duel in which we want to fight for progress,” quoted DAC striker Abdulrahman Taiw’s official website.
TO ROMANIA BY BUS
The people of Trnava defeated the home stadium Pohronie 2: 0 in the league overture. They traveled to Romania in advance by bus, logistically this solution was more acceptable than air transfer. “It wouldn’t be ideal either by plane. If we landed in Bucharest, we would have to travel by bus for another four or five hours. We would also have to go early on Friday morning, so the players wouldn’t sleep at all. The night after the match is most important that’s why we decided to solve the bus journey, ” cited the portal trnavskyhlas.sk Michal Gašparík ml.
The Trnava helmsman hopes that his charges will be able to score and dramatize the fight for progress: “We will definitely go to Romania to score a goal. Playing at 0: 0 would not pay off and I don’t think the match will end this way. We will want to be active and score, although we realize that it will be difficult because they collect very little due to the fact that they have a very experienced team. ” In the event of a promotion, Spartak’s supporters can look forward to the better of the Maccabi Tel Aviv-Sutjeska Nikšič duo (first match 0: 0).
UNDERSTANDING THE INDUSTRY
The Žilina team scored quickly in Cyprus last Thursday thanks to Dávid Ďuriš in the 5th minute. The home team leveled, but the goal to Ján Bernát’s locker room outweighed the scales on the side of the Slovak team and the same player then scored for the second time after the break.
“Maybe it was one of the best performances we did under my leadership. We didn’t defend the result, we were willing to sprint forward, even though it costs a lot of effort. Hats down in front of the guys. Everything worked, so the substitutions came a little later. Everyone however, they gave great performances, ” expressed coach Žilina Pavol Staňo.
The “yellow-greens”, despite the promising result, do not change the underestimation of retaliation, in which they can be driven forward by a visit of up to five thousand, corresponding to half the capacity of the stadium below Dubň. “We’ve got it going well, but while the ball is in play, anything can happen. We’ll do everything we can to make revenge play the way we want it to.” declared Staňo. In case of advancement, MŠK will meet in the 3rd preliminary round with the best of the duel between Hajduk Split and Tobol Kostanaj (first match 2: 0).
The opening matches of the 3rd preliminary round are scheduled for August 5, revenge a week later. Before that, there will be a playoff draw in Nyone on Monday, August 2.