Genk-Olympic: Determined and with an advantage for qualification


To “clear” the qualification o Olympic.

Piraeus face Genk away (21:00, Cosmotesport1, News Bulletin 247,, aiming to protect the 1-0 of “G. Karaiskakis” and qualify for the Europa League playoffs. If they succeed, they will find Čukaritski on their way to the next phase, while in the inevitable scenario of elimination, they will face Adana Demirspor in the playoffs of the Europa Conference League in all probability, as they won 5-1 in the first match against Osijek. It is reminded that away goals do not count and in case of balance in the goals after the completion of the 2nd 90 minutes, extra time will follow and if a penalty kick is needed.

From the elements they presented in the first match, the “red and whites” would definitely like to have in the 2nd match is combativeness. After all, this was the motto Diego Martinez gave at the press conference, while he asked his players to have personality, focus and team spirit. Of course, they will play with the aim of claiming the win and not the draw, which also guarantees them qualification. “We want ninety minutes to have the same control, to keep the same quality. It’s our second match. We know the opponent’s flaws. Because we have quality midfielders, we can score goals, not just keep a clean sheet. We didn’t come here for the draw but to win“, said Panagiotis Retsos on Wednesday.

THE Olympic he has not announced an assignment, but the 42-year-old coach has the ability to line up the best possible lineup. Of course, Huang is out, who is expected to resolve his differences with Piraeus through the court system, while Cisse, Kude, G. are not on the European list and plans. Rodriguez and Rangelovic.

THE Genk on the other hand, she also wants to give everything to turn the situation around and her “weapon” is the fact that she has several more official matches at her feet, since the championship in Belgium has also started and her obligations in Europe started earlier , where he faced Servette in the Champions League qualifiers. Heinen (captain) remains out due to injury, while on the bench will be Galarsa, who has discomfort, while Fantera, who came to Greece last week but was cut from the final mission, is considered fit. Also available is the attacking midfielder Pencil.

Possible lineups

Genk (Wutter Vranken): Vandevoort – Munios, Cuesta, Mackenzie, Kagebe – Ouattara, Hrosowski – Pencil, El Hanous, Trezor – Tolu

Olympiacos (Diego Martinez): Paschalakis – Rodinei, Retsos, Freire – Kini – Ibora, Kamara, Carvalio – Mazouras, Fortounis, El Arabi

Referee: Tobias Stiller (Germany)

Source: Sport Fm

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