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European cups-2017/18: And again… “Young boys”


26 Jul 2016. Lions. “Arena Lviv”. “Shakhtar” – “Young Boys” – 2:0. The Swiss pushed back off the ball from BERNARD. Photo of Eugene KRAUSE

On Friday in Nyon determined opponents of our teams in the third qualifying round of European tournaments.

“Alexandria” a hundred percent of his opponent is not yet exactly know; she is waiting for the result of the return match between the Romanian “Astra” (remember, there not so long ago worked Oleg Protasov?) and Azerbaijan “Zira”. The first meeting in Romania ended with a victory of owners – 3:1. The return will take place on July 20. Well, not guessing.

Donetsk-Kiev “Olimpik” will play with PAOK. Recently in our country about this team wrote a lot – first of all, thanks to Evgeniy Shakhov. A more detailed view is yet to come. As for Shakhtar, “dawn”, they will start with group stage, the draw for which will take place August 25. So let’s talk about “Dynamo”.

So, Kiev will play with the same opponents a year met Shakhtar. According to the results of last season, “young boys” – the second command of the country after Basel. Do not underestimate the level of the championship of Switzerland, we would not recommend, bearing in mind the confrontation with the miners, which ended in a fiasco for the team, Paulo Fonseca – home 2:0 was scored and penalties flashed goalkeeper Yvonne Mvogo. Although now he’s in the team anymore – Keeper sold in “Leipzig” for 5 million euros.

Even more expensive – $ 12 million went to mengelabui Borussia basic nose Denis Zachary. The losses that have happened, more will not speak. Pay attention to the purchase.

From the list of acquisitions note 20-year-old Central midfielder Djibril Sow (just in case – he’s Swiss). Is a graduate of FC Zurich, recently gets to the basis of the same “Borussia”, but to get it. The idea is, can and should play in the centre – the position of a think tank. And the team leaders continue. Very decent Crikey: right Joris Rawa, left – Miralem Sulejmani, and two forward – Frenchman Guillaume Hoarau and Swede Alexander Gerndt.

The results of preseason “young boys” is ambiguous. First there was a series of failures. But the latest sparring alerted – draw with Stoke city and Saturday’s victory over the “Benfica” (albeit played not in the best part) make you think about the problem dvuhraundovom duel. Moreover, mindful of the sad experience of the Swiss Dynamo in the European Cup – “ksamaks”, “Tun”…

Eugene BELOZEROV, Sport-Express in Ukraine

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