On Thursday evening Moscow “Spartak” will play in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Europa League Thun. The first meeting of these clubs in Switzerland ended in favor of the “red-white” – 3:2.
– Victory in the first game gives us a definite advantage. However, it should relax as they punished us. In Europe it is not necessary to wait for gifts, you can only rely on their own strength, – has noted after a meeting in Switzerland, the head coach “Spartaka” Oleg Kononov.
Steering the “red-white” is right: his team is in any case impossible to relax. Especially that “Spartak” has experience of relegation from the European Cup after a successful first matches. Recent example I recall the meeting with the Swiss “St. Gallen” and the Cyprus AEK in the Europa League. In both cases, the Muscovites first played a draw away, and then unexpectedly conceded on the home field.
However, the bookies have little doubt: “Spartak” will play in the round of the playoffs. Experts take bets on the ultimate success of the Russians in the confrontation with the “Tun” with a rate of 1 to 1.05. The chances of “red-white” almost one hundred percent. On the way out of the Swiss coefficient is equal to 9.5.
His feelings about the upcoming meeting, as well as from the games of “Spartak” in the beginning of the season as a whole with “RG” said the former midfielder to the capital club and the national team of Russia, bronze medalist of European championship 2008, two-time Russian champion and Cup winner of the country Vladimir Bystrov.
The first game in Switzerland ended with a victory “Spartaka” with the account 3:2. Thus, in Moscow, the Russian club are quite satisfied with a draw
What can prevent “Spartacus” pass “Tun”?
Vladimir Bystrov: Away win with three goals – a good stead ahead of the return match. I think that “Spartak” has great chances to qualify to the next round. The main thing – not to relax.
Spartak two games in a row scored three goals. We can say that the team is slowly recovering?
Vladimir Bystrov: it is too early to say that. With the same “Tuna” Spartak conceded twice, with “Ahmad” after their goal became slightly anxious. But after all the recent transfers, the team became stronger. I was impressed by the victory in Grozny, because not everyone is able to take the three points.
There is no feeling that Spartak are too dependent on Zelimkhan Bakaev?
Vladimir Bystrov: Even if it did, what’s wrong? On the contrary, it is great that there is such a player. It is only a plus to the team. She begins to play more spectacular, fans prefer to look at it. The more Bakaevich the better.
And he’s not too early to become a leader of “Spartacus”?
Vladimir Bystrov: Yes no. He proved to be great in Tula, at a pre-season in Austria. And in the beginning of the season, even in those matches in which “Spartak” has not achieved any results, buck was active. Someone said that he had little defending. But he is not protected at all and scores goals.
What about Schurrle?
Vladimir Bystrov: He played well in Grozny, but it is too early to draw conclusions. What is a quality footballer, no one disputes. He is an experienced, good vision, holds the transmission kick. Yes, he had a definite lull in his career. And now he can once again declare itself and return to the top level.
Anyone else notice in the current “Spartacus”?
Vladimir Bystrov: Confidently operate Maksimenko. It’s good for Spartak, he has such a gifted young goalkeeper.
The club would like to invite Guilherme.
Vladimir Bystrov: Well, what’s Guilherme? There Are Maksimenko, Selikhov, Rebrov. All with this position, “Spartak” is in order.
Where will look
August 15, Thursday Match TV
19.15 “Spartak” – “Tun”. Video stream.