European football marathon continues. Monday starts the 1/4 finals of the Europa League and in one of the fights this stage “Manchester United” will meet with “Copenhagen”. The meeting will take place in Cologne, Germany at the stadium “Rhein-Energie”.
In the end the English Premier League “Manchester United” took third place, winning a place in the group stage of the Champions League. But “Copenhagen” in his national championship, failed to defend the title, once in the end of the second position. Team Table of Solbakken still can next season to be among the participants of the main club Euro, but that she must win the Europa League. And in this development, frankly, hard to believe.
On the way to the quarterfinals “Copenhagen” somewhat surprisingly dealt with the newly made champion of Turkey “Istanbul Basaksehir”. Unexpected was not the fact of victory, and how confident she became. After the March minimum of the defeat in Turkey, the Danes in his field defeated the rivals with the score 3:0. However, “Copenhagen” is a formidable force at home stands and the lack of them fans, as you can see, the barrier was gone. The second leg of Manchester United with the Austrian “Lusk” was a formality. After visiting 5:0 the team of OLE Gunnar sulsher in his field won a more modest 2:1.
The teams in Europe met in the group stage of the Champions League 2006/2007 season. Then the rivals exchanged victories: on “old Trafford” Manchester United won with the score 3:0, and in Copenhagen, the home team took revenge – 1:0. It is noteworthy that in both the meetings were attended current coach of the red devils solskjaer. And the coach of “Copenhagen” was also Solbakken.
To Cologne with his team did not go Manchester United’s Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Axel Tansee, but the coaching staff of the “red devils” inclusion of young James garner and Ethan Galbraith. In addition, in the match against “Weasel” has been resting key players of Manchester team. Pogba and martial played only poltaym, and Bruno Fernandes, MATIC, of Radford and Greenwood remained on the bench. In the infirmary at Copenhagen are Michael Santos, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Nicholas Thomsen and Viktor Fischer.
Of the last 23 matches in all tournaments “Manchester United” has lost only once when they lost to Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Therefore, before the players of the Danish club is an extremely difficult task. As its going to decide the team of Solbakken, will find out on Monday.
“Manchester United”: Romero, Van Missaka, LindelEf, Maguire, Williams, Pogba, MATIC, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.
“Copenhagen”: Jonsson, Varela, Nelson, Bjelland, Boilesen, Mudraya, Con, Biel / Bienne, Winn, Falk, Sorensen.