Ferencvaros can be satisfied with the way they performed in the first leg of this qualification final, as they come with a 3:3 away draw against slightly favored Molde from Norway.
The visitors from Hungary didn’t stand out of their distinctive offensive approach, used their chances effectively, and after the first fifty-two minutes, had a 0:2 lead. This fired the alarm for the home side as they were able to turn the result to their favor in the next half an hour, but the Hungarians had the final word in this clash, as they leveled up in the 87th from the penalty, leaving the Norwegians with a very difficult task in the upcoming match.
Antalyaspor is approaching this match after a 1:1 draw in the second round of the Super Lig against Besiktas when they played away from their home.
The hosts were a better team during the first part of the match, and quite deservedly took the lead first in the 33rd minute over Larin. In the second part of the encounter, a more balanced play was seen, as the visitors significantly raised their level of play and with a goal over Bayrakdar in the 85th minute set the final result in this one quite deservedly too.
Antalyaspor is at 8th place in the standings, having four points out of two matches.
Newcomer Crotone suffered a very convincing defeat in their first match in Serie A against Genoa, away from their home.
The hosts started the match furiously, and after the first forty-five minutes, had a hard to reach 3:1 advantage. The guests failed to do something concrete in the continuation of the match and with one more goal conceded in the 75th minute, suffered a demoralizing loss in their first match among the elite.
Crotone is at 18th place in the overall standings, and they will most certainly do their best to improve their appearances as the season continues.
St Polten is coming to this clash with positive thoughts, as they were able to destroy Admira in the previous round with a 0:5 result, playing away from home.
Everything in this encounter was already settled after the first forty-five minutes when the visitors had a 0:4 advantage. They scored another one in the continuation, in the 69th minute to be precise, and record a very convincing victory in this pretty much one-sided encounter.
St Polten is currently positioned at 2nd place in Tipico Bundesliga, having four points out of two matches that they played.
Wisla Plock is approaching this match with high morale, as they were able to break their three matches winless streak in the Ekstraklasa. In the last encounter, they defeated Wisla Krakow with a 0:3 result, playing as a visiting team.
The visitors opened the clash in the best possible way, as they took an early lead first in the 7th minute over Uryga and doubled it in the 42nd via Michalski. In the continuation, the home side had a ball possession advantage, but the guests were sharper with the ball to their feet, and with a goal over Rasak in the 71st minute, set the final result in this one.
Wisla Plock is currently at 9th place in the standings, having five points out of four matches played.
LASK is coming to this Europa League qualification match after they made a setback in the last round of the Tipico Bundesliga when they come with a 1:1 away draw against Tirol.
They conceded very early, already in the 5th minute of the match, but were able to level up in the 39th from the penalty, Raguz was effective. Even though they had the ball to their feet for most of the time during this encounter, and looked more dangerous, the guests failed to score another one, as they lacked the ideas at the very end of an attack.
Lask is currently at 4th place in the standings, having four points out of two matches that they played and even though considered a strong favorite in this European match, can not be fully trusted at the moment.
Olympiacos is coming to this first leg of the Champions League qualification final quite confident in a positive result. They started the new season of the Super League in a very good way, as they were able to convincingly defeat the underdogs from Asteras Tripolis, back at home.
After a bit of shaky first part, the home side put their attention in their offense in the second, and the result soon followed. They were able to score three times, in the 59th, 64th, and the 88th minute of the match, not letting any surprises to occur at the very start of the season.
They are now facing Omonia from Cyprus, and the quality gap between these two is more than obvious. If they hold to their distinctive play in this one, the hosts should have no problems in taking a convincing victory.
Maccabi Tel Aviv did just enough in their previous match in Europa when they were able to defeat Dynamo Brest with a minimal result, playing at home.
The team from Israel was a better one in this clash, they looked more dangerous and it would be quite a shame if they didn’t progress forward. They scored the only goal in this encounter in the 50th minute from the penalty kick, Biton was the executioner. The home side had several nice chances afterward, and the result in this one could easily be more convincing.
They are now welcoming Salzburg from Austria in this first leg. This a much tougher opponent, and chances for a positive result in this one are very small.
Cercle Brugge comes from quite an expected loss, as they visited Anderlecht last weekend and suffered a 2:0 defeat.
A goal in each halftime was enough for the hosts, as they opened up the opponent from the penalty kick in the 36th minute converted by Nmecha. The visitors were quite defensively oriented in the second too, conceding another one via Murillo in the 68th minute.
They are now having two victories and three defeats out of the first five rounds, being three points above the red zone placed Waasland Beveren and surely seeking an improvement in this one.
Valerenga completely outplayed the underdogs from Brann in the last round of the Eliteserien when they recorded a convincing 5:1 home victory.
Everything was settled in the first forty-five minutes of the match when the home side scored as many as five goals while conceding only one, including three from Kjartansson. Surprisingly, goals were absent in the continuation, despite the very aggressive play that was imposed by the home side.
With this victory, Valerenga finds themselves in the 5th place, having only two points less than European placed Odd.