Celebrities return to the main stage of one of the cups on Thursday after eight years. The Czech champion in Eden will play the basic group of the European League with Maccabi Tel Aviv, who was eliminated in Plzeň last weekend in the 3rd Champions League. The Red Bulls would like to get three points against the Israeli vicemistrist and set out for a dream come true. Other rivals in the group are Villarreal and Astana.
“Every beginning is important, and tomorrow’s match will be very important: Villarreal is a big favorite of our group and we will fight for the second place, and we want to win tomorrow,” said coach Slavie Jaroslav Šilhavý .
But the Prague people do not go into the match in a perfectly ideal constellation. From the last five competitions they won only one and after a 1: 1 weekend draw in Olomouc they lost their first place in the home league to six points. In addition, the Red Bulls have a Sunday Prague derby with Sparta.
“Of course, it’s not easy, it’s just two difficult games in a quick succession, just as important is a derby, but we have a wide range and we believe we can do it, there are only two days between the games, the regeneration time will not be so big, so we expect We spread the forces between multiple players, “said Shilhavy.
Maccabi has second place in the last two seasons. He played the Champions League group last year and on his way to her after a 1: 2 loss home and a 2: 0 win over Pilsen out.
“Maccabi was rolling at that time, they had Zahavi who eliminated Pilsen, but he’s gone, but they still have excellent players in the game, and we will have to perform at the limit of our ability to win. has more experience in the cups, but I believe that we will overtake them and defeat them, “said ČTK the famous goalie Přemysl Kovář, who worked in Israel in Hapoel Haifa between 2014 and 2016.
The celebrities will have to watch out for Iceland’s striker Vidar Kjartansson, who has scored six goals in three league matches and seven matches over the European League and added two assists. “Forward ahead are stronger than back, we need to be careful, but we have to watch them,” said Kovář.
“We have seen their last matches, the last one we have been alive in. Kjartansson is an important player, but he is not alone there, having a strong axis Ben Haim, who also played in Chelsea, Captain Jeini and Kjartansson.The left side is also a goal, their offensive is strong, “said Shilhavy.
Slavia will not be able to put Danny’s loudest support, which, like Švento, is missing due to injury. It would be possible to jump off but he could recover Simon Deli. The guest team hangs a question mark over Captain Jeini’s start.