Spartak Moscow vs Braga for the Europa League qualification match on Thursday at Otkritie Arena Stadium.
The Spartak Moscow team comes to this match for the second leg of this group stage qualifying round of the new edition of the Europa League, looking to re-appear in European competition after some absent time.
The team has ahead a task that, despite everything and the differences between the two squads, was already challenging to approach, something that actually was confirmed in the last match.
This was true in last week’s match at Braga Municipal Stadium, where the Russian side suffered a 1-0 defeat, in a game in which the Moscow team had some initiative at the offensive moment, more in the 2nd half than in the 1st, but eventually paying dearly for the defensive error that gave opportunity to the only goal of the match scored by Braga.
As for the Braga team enters in this new match of the last qualifying round for the official league phase of the competition looking to be back after last year was early eliminated, which meant that the team soon failed to meet one of its main objectives, also mortgaging a few million euros in revenue from that participation.
The team brings a positive result from last week’s game with a win 1-0, knowing that in case of no defeat (and even then they can pass, if losing by a margin of one goal and scoring) guarantees the pass.
Given what was the previous game but also the very way of playing by both sets here in play and despite what was the 1st leg with a very balanced game and without many clear danger situations, tend to present with an exciting dynamic in offensive terms, adding to an all-or-nothing encounter, I believe in an offensively exciting game and that as a result may have goals from both teams.