Four Russian club will hold on Thursday, the first matches of the knockout stages of the football League of Europe.
The winners of the series will continue the performance in the group stage second European Cup tournament.
at 19: 30 GMT at the stadium «arena Khimki» Moscow «Dynamo» will play against «Omonia» from Nicosia. One of the most popular Cypriot clubs last season ranked only fifth place in the championship and started off in the Europa League second round. On the way to the playoffs «Omonia» was Montenegrin Buducnost» (2: 0, 0: 0) and Macedonian «Metallurg» from Skopje(3: 0, 1: 0() not conceding a single goal in 4 matches and won both road games.
Match «Khimki» pass «Dynamo» was punished by a partial closing of the home stadium due to the demonstration in this sector Nazi greeting in the game with the Israeli «Hapoel».
3 other Russian club will hold their away matches. 21: 30 MSK «locomotive» will hold a meeting with another representative of Cyprus — «Apollo» of Limassol, the meeting will be held in Nicosia. Last season Apollo played in group stage of Europa League, while Lokomotiv returned to European competition after season 3.
at 22: 00 GMT in the Turkish local Trabzon Trabzonspor will play against the winner of the Cup of Russia Rostov.» Trabzonspor «Summer led by Bosnian specialist Vahid Halilhodzic that at the world Cup brought in 1/8 finals of the national team of Algeria, leaving behind the playoff Russian team led by Fabio Capello. In the last championship of Turkey» Trabzonspor «took fourth place and significantly increased for the new season, while Rostov at the start of the current season-lost to CSKA in the game for the super Cup of Russia, and in 4 rounds of the championship scored only one point when the difference between goals 6-13. The Miodrag Bozovic until you cannot establish the team after returning to Spartak Jano, Ananidze and Artem Dzuba, although the greatest challenges in Rostov — defense. At the pre-match press conference boЕѕoviД‡ complained about the pitch at the stadium in Trabzon.
at 22: 30 ut at the anoeta stadium in the Spanish San Sebastian local club, real Sociedad will play against FC» Krasnodar», which in the year of its debut in European competition in the 2 previous series Europa League defeated their rivals from the Estonian «Kalev «) and Hungary (» Disdier «) with a total score of 17: 1. In the summer of» real Sociedad «lost 2 of their main stars — Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo moved to Barcelona and the French forward Antoine Griezmann — in Atletico Madrid. Anyway it was the Spanish club, who last season played in the group stage of the Champions League, is a favorite of the pair.
Return matches all pairs will be held on August 28, and on the next day in Monte Carlo (Monaco) will host the draw for the group stage of the Europa League
- Four Russian club will hold the second leg of the knockout stages of the Europa League football
- Monaco will host the draw for the group stage of Europa League football
- Players of the Moscow Dynamo beat Omonia and went out in the group stage of the Europa League
- Players of the Russian Rostov could not get into the group stage of the Europa League
- Player Rostov Janeway: minimum goal in the Europa League in the group stage