Viktoria Plzeň – Astra Giurgiu

sadinoviciPilsen await this week’s two key matches. On Sunday, the league will play beater autumn Sparta, but not before Thursday welcomed the European League Astra Giurgiu. Any win over Romanian total would greatly increase their chances of progressing from the group, while a loss would significantly complicate the situation.

“It is a very important match, a lot of clues about the chances to advance from the group. Therefore, we believe that we will come to support the fans and it will be sold out,” said Captain Pilsen Roman Hubník, who will try to teammates to break a series of 11 matches in European cups without a victory.

Viktoria will also seek to improve the balance of Czech clubs, which are against Romanian opponents never fail. Of the last eight games with them, they totaled just two points and Sparta last time in August fell out of the battle for Champions League Steaua Bucharest. Even two years ago, Plzen enough in qualifying rounds for Petrolul Ploiesti and Liberec had just dropped out of the Astra.

Astra is the reigning Romanian champion, but in the new season, it fails. After twelve rounds, with only three wins to twelfth rung of the Romanian league. They agonize in the European league where home Polehla Austrii Vienna 2: 3 and not enough for AS Roma 0: 4th This Plzen with both opponents uhrála draw.

The key figure in the Astra’s striker Denis Alibec, which was the second-best 16 goals scorer last season Romanian league. But last week agreed that the winter transgresses beyond 1.7 million euros (about 46 million dollars) to Steaua Bucharest.

The question then is whether the coach Marius Sumudica in Pilsen stand, or bets on other players. Currently the best scorer of the team is former Romanian national team Daniel Niculae. Due to the transfer Alibeca However, according to local media threatening to resign Sumudica. “Sumudica remains our coach. The team brought the historic achievements and we will try together to build,” said the president of Astra Danut Coman.

Coach Roman Pivarník again complicates the situation fact that the last league game against Moravian Slovakia took away injured, but two defenders Hubník and Radim Butcher. Their start is so uncertain, and given that the injury doléčuje and center-back Jan Baranek, it may happen that Pivarník will have a single classical central defender Lukáš Hejda. Then he would need in the middle temp David Limberský.