Ludogorec faces Lithuanian Sveduva in the playoff match for the Europa League group tonight. The "Orlite" have an advance of 2 goals after the first match in Razgrad and are already with one leg in the group stage of the tournament. However, at the official press conference on Wednesday, Dimitar Dimitrov-Hero, coach of the Razgrad players, pretended his players to be extremely concentrated because the result was insidious and the turnaround was not excluded. The duel in the town of Mariampole is from 20:30 Bulgarian time and will be live on DIEMA SPORT.
The senior coach of the Eagles will not be able to rely on Marcellino and Cosmin Moczi, who were punished, who also traveled to Lithuania on Wednesday. The good news is that all the rest of the players are on the pay line this evening. Hero, however, revealed that his team needed some new class entries to fill the holes after Jonathan Kafu and Jose Palomino left. Dimitrov added that despite the little remaining time until the end of the transfer window, premature decisions would not be taken.
At Saduwa's headquarters they can boast good news. Three of the main players, including the star, Karolis Laukezis, who is already fully recovered from his injury, are back in the team. Gibrius Matulevisius and Sergei Amirzian are also in line for the game.
Ludogoretz is considered the absolute favorite in the game, although he has not been a guest in Europe for more than a year. For the last time, the Razgrad players managed to score 4: 2 after extra time over the Red Star at their visit to Belgrade on 2 August 2016. Previously, the Eagles recorded a 3-0 victory against Mladost Podgorica.
If they manage to qualify for the group stage of UEFA, the Razgrad players will finally be able to accept matches from the European club tournaments at the Ludogorets arena. A few days ago, UEFA gave the green light to the "eagles" to host in Razgrad and not at the National Stadium "Vasil Levski", as it has done so far.