Genk – Celta Vigo: 20th April 2017
Having only one goal to recover after the first hand, the hosts are tackling the game with high morale, especially as the weekend passed 3-0 to Kortrijk. Having won the third straight consecutive goalless win in the domestic competition, Genk is already leading out of the Europa League group. Besides, in six of the last eight games played in all offensive competitions he managed to find the way to the goal at least twice
In the eight games played so far in the Europa League, Genk has an impressive balance of 7 wins and a draw. The only syncope came in the previous round after a 1-1 with Gent, while six wins were won. “Victims” included teams such as Sassuolo, Bilbao or Rapid Vienna, so Belgians have every reason to hope for a qualification. Susic, Bizot and Karelis (injured), will not evolve in Thursday’s confrontation
On the other hand, the guests come after a strong win in LaLiga, 3-0 on Granada’s ground. However, with only 44 points accumulated, they retain only theoretical chances to a new qualification in the Europa League. Not less than nine points separate from a ranking in the first six and six stages before the final. As with his opponent, Celta Vigo was extremely efficient in front of the goal, scoring at least two goals in four of the last five games
In the five moves made so far in European Cups, the Spaniards have won 3 wins, a draw and a defeat. In victories with Panathinaikos, Sahtior and Krasnodar, they left the field without receiving a goal. Giuseppe Rossi 9), and Ruben Blanco (uncertain) are the only problems in the guests’ camp.
In the tour, the Celta Vigo beat the score 3-2, after 3-1. Veteran Thomas Buffel (36) reduced the gap for the Belgians in the 67th minute, keeping his team in qualifying cards.