Astra Giurgiu on National Arena will duel with Omonia Nicosia in the second qualifying round of the Europa League. The match will start at 21:30 and is Astra favorite of this match, although it has experienced opponent in European Cups.
Astra Giurgiu in Ligue 1 championship finished in fourth position after several stages while was ranked second behind Star. Astra has played a friendly against Dinamo Moscow team coached by Dan Petrescu. In this meeting giurgiuvenii were defeated with the score 1: 2. To reach the second qualifying round of the Europa League team coached by Daniel Isăilă passed Domzale 3-0 overall. In the tour match Budescu scored in the second half for the final score being 1-0 Romans, and return home in Astra was won 2-0 by his success Bukari and Vidmar’s Own Goal. Astra will evolve now a huge stadium where the audience is much larger compared stadium in Giurgiu. To have an easier return Astra should get naked in this confrontation. Isaila coach for this meeting is all valid group and will begin face attack, Nigerian being supported by Enache, Budescu and Bukari. Tembo has not evolved in confrontations with Domzale because he was not ready physically. Now he will most likely come in the second half. Ben Youssef and Muresan will be holding the defensive following that Gaman take place only on the bench.
Astra Giurgiu Probable team: Lunga jr. – Matel, Ben Youssef, A.Muredan, Junior Morais – Yahaya, Seto – Enache Budescu, Bukari – Fatai
Omonia Nicosia is a rather dangerous opponent for Astra especially the band Cypriot participate every year in European Cups and have a better experience than Astra. Omonia finished in third championship in Cyprus just two points from second place Anorthosis Famagusta busy. During preparation Omonia has played five friendly games and managed to win only one match on the last, Xanthi 3-1. Omonia this summer drew 0-0 with Widzew Łódź but with Lech, both teams from Poland and was defeated by Hapoel Tel Aviv Wisla and received three goals.