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Preview: Ferencvaros vs. Qarabag FK - predictions, team news, lineups

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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Champions League match between Ferencvaros and Qarabag FK, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

After a 1-1 draw in the first round, they were evenly matched, Ferencbarros When Karabakh FK The battle for place in the Champions League play-off round will resume on Tuesday night.

The teams reconvene in Budapest to determine a draw for the third qualifying round. Both teams have already started defending their domestic titles by winning the league opener.

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Starting from the first stage of the qualifying process, Ferencvaros beat FC Tobol and Slovan Bratislava to reach the third round before traveling to Azerbaijan for their first matchup against Qarabag.

The 33-time Hungarian champion – who finished top of the table with 11 points last season – scored in Baku last Wednesday, but Frank Boli‘s 17-minute strike was canceled by the hosts before the half-time break.

Nonetheless, with scoring levels back on Hungarian soil, the Green Eagles are confidently aiming to at least emulate last year’s run, which reached the playoff round but was eliminated at that final qualifying hurdle. can do.

Fradi made it to the group stage of the Europa League last season, but finished fourth in that section after tussling with Juventus, Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League a year ago.

Stanislav Cherchesov‘s current side took the lead in last week’s opener – a 1-0 win over Puskas Academia – before being given a free schedule between the first and second leg on the continent.

Such preparation time can be invaluable to the former Russian boss, who returned to management last December.

Gurban Gurbanov, manager of Karabag, pictured on November 5, 2020© Reuters

After failing to make the most of their home leg at Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Karabak head to Hungary with a lot to do, but they are no strangers to their struggles in the qualifying process this season.

The Baku-based side’s latest attempt to qualify for a second Champions League match saw them lose 1-0 to Lech Poznan last month, but a 5-1 win at home advanced them to the second round. .

Karabakh then played FC Zurich, beating them 5-4 on aggregate. Ous Kwabena‘s extra time winner in the second leg, and has been impressive in European competition over the last few years.

Previously the first Azeri club to reach the group phase of the Champions League and a longtime coach dating back to 2017 Gurban Gurbanov It led his charges into the knockout round of the inaugural European Conference League last season.

The 50-year-old, who previously managed the Azerbaijan national team, failed to win a national title for the first time in eight years in 2020-21, but last season he returned his club to the top of the league table.

The Horseman, who also won the Cup and doubled in May, is undoubtedly the top dog in Azeri football and started the new season with a 3-1 win over Sabyle FK on Saturday, but is now at Aiming for further success among the European elite.

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Filmed on June 1, 2021 by Russian director Stanislav Cherchesov© Reuters

With Ferencvaros doing well early in the new season, Stanislav Cherchesov could consider picking the same XI that drew 1-1 in Baku.

Set to show his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation Adama Traore When Tokmak Nguyen Frank Bolli plays a central role in the host’s attack.

goalkeeper and captain Denise Dibbs The only Hungarian who has practically been guaranteed a place in Fradi’s starting line-up, he is a national team colleague. Endre Botka He is likely to retain his right-back position on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Gurban Grbanov is also expected to keep a similar set-up to Cherchesov featuring the Montenegrin midfielder, unless he pulls a tactical trick on Tuesday night. Marco Jankovic I’m running the engine room. Richard Almeida When Kara Karaev Fight it out to partner the recent signing from Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Brazilian winger Cuddy – Karabag’s most expensive deal – hopes to start with a three-man support cast, replacing Ous Kwavena who scored in the first leg Ibrahima Wazi in front.

The latter scored 16 goals in 28 appearances last season. Ramir Shaydaevbagged braces in the league over the weekend.

Ferencvaros starting lineup:
Dibbs; Botka, Mmaee, Knoester, Civic; Esiti, Laidouini. Nguyen, Zachariassen, Bori.Traoré

Karabakh FK possible starting lineup:
Magomedaryev; Besovich, Guseynov, Medvedev, Bayramov. Karaev, Yankovic. Kwabena, Ozovic, Zubir.Wadi

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Ferencvarros 2-1 Karabakh FK AET (Ferencvarros won 3-2 on aggregate)

A combination of home advantage and judicious management from the coaches sees Ferenc Barros over the line in this well-matched contest, but Karabakh’s ability to fight back from behind makes it difficult to get there by the time it gets there. It may take another 30 minutes.

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