Thursday, September 15, from 20:00 to Reggio Emilia is playing Sassuolo – Athletic Bilbao, a duel in Group F, the Europa League.
Sassuolo managed a true performance at her first participation in European Cups. This success is largely due to Domenico Berardi, the MVP of the Sassuolo, who scored 5 of the 8 achievements of his team in the qualifying round. So in order to succeed in the Europa League, Sassuolo had to pass Luzern band that defeated 4-1 on aggregate. In play-off duel had a much harder, evolving against champions Serbia, Crvena Zvezda, which eliminated it with the same score as in the previous round, 4-1. Incidentally, the only victories of Sassuolo successful in the Champions League came in the home and were obtained by the same score, 3-0.
Info lot: Domenico Berardi and Stefano Sensi will be absent because of injury.
Athletic Bilbao comes after a quite successful season, ranking 5th in La Liga, a position that helped her to qualify directly for the Europa League without dispute other parties. Thus, the active Bilbao has three official games, all in the current season in La Liga, managed to get his first victory until late last week, in the most recent meeting, when the Basques have won 1-0 on the field of La Coruna after a very nice goal scored by Raul Garcia. Bilbao is a constant presence on board Europa League, managed get up in the previous edition in the quarter-finals, being eliminated by Sevilla, who had to win the trophy for the third consecutive year.
The second team coming from the best leagues in Europe and this is seen as a football practice liked being able to do the show anytime. It is true that Bilbao’s performances were quite detained recently and as Sassuolo could play without their best player, Domenico Berardi. Overall, I expect to see goals from both teams, however, inclined slightly towards Bilbao, who can better manage such games.