The Belgian team had some difficulties in their previous European home match against Partizan from Serbia, but they were able to progress after extra time.
The clash between these two was more or less a balanced one, as the hosts scored their first one in the 11th minute over Dessoleil, while the guests from Belgrade were able to level up in the second part when they seemed a bit more aggressive. As none of the teams was able to score another one as the match continued, the game moved to extra time, when the home side showed a better physics. In the 107th minute, Rezaei scored a winning one and brought his team one step closer to their final goal.
Back in the Jupiler league, they are having great appearances, as they occupy the 1st place with six victories and one draw since the season started. They are quite an effective team, especially this season, and have a chance in this one to finally qualify for the group stage of the Europa League.
Defender Goranov (2/0) is out due to corona virus, while the hosts also continue missing midfielders Diandy and Bruno who didn’t perform so far.
Lech Poznan is coming to this clash after they destroyed Apollon from Cyprus in their latest European match, away from their home.
They scored five goals in total, one in the first part, and as many as four in the second, while being able to keep their sheet clean. The visitors were in complete control over the situation on the pitch and considering how they appeared, this result was quite realistic. In Ekstraklasa they finally managed to record their first victory this season, as they defeated Warta Poznan in the last round with the minimal result.
Lech Poznan is quite effective in their European matches, and it would be very difficult for the hosts from Belgium to keep their sheet clean in this encounter.
The guests keep missing goalkeeper Van der Hart (no performance in the new season) and forward Szymczak (1/0).
More balanced than what the odds suggest
Charleroi didn’t impress that much in the previous leg and moreover, were somehow maybe respecting their opponent too much. Lech Poznan comes here with a boosted morale and definitely has the quality to remain competitive all the game long judging by the appearance from the previous round.