Russia’s Krasnodar will take on Olympiakos in Greece on Wednesday, August 21, in a duel for the playoff journey to determine the last clubs to qualify for the group stage. 2019/2020 of the Champions League. The meeting will be at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus. The kick-off is scheduled for 16h (Brasília time). The return departure has been scheduled for August 27.
The playoff phase corresponds to the fifth stage in the qualifiers that define the last participants of the Champions League group stage. Six winners of the clashes will join the 26 pre-qualifiers in the tournament that will define the eight keys to the 2019/2020 version of the most important club tournament in the Old Continent.However, the losers will not be shaking hands. They will have the right to play in the Europa League. The definition, as it happens since the second stage, is based on the highest number of points earned in both games. If there is equality, goal difference and goals scored away from home are used as tiebreakers.Not being sufficient, an extension of 30 minutes will be made at the end of the second match. Here the visitor’s goal also serves as a tiebreaker. Only if the extra time ends without a swinging net does the penalty shootout appear as the ultimate resource to indicate who gets the spot.
This will be Olympiakos’s last match before his debut in the Superleague, Greek Premier League, season 2019/2020. The team will open their participation in the tournament on Saturday, August 24, at home, against Asteras.So far, they have only played official Champions League matches, where they had to go through two stages to reach the playoffs. In the first, what was the number three stage of the selective, left the Czech Republic Plzen. He started the goalless draw at the rival stadium and enforced the field by scoring 4-0 on the second match.In the dispute with Turkey’s Basaksehir, he advanced by winning both matches. He scored 1-0 at the rival’s stadium and completed the service by making 2-0 in his domains and completing four games without being leaked.
The feat of Krasnodar, which, by having a better position in the ranking of Uefa, organizing the tournament, only made its qualifying debut in the fourth phase, was even greater. They took Porto out of the competition even after losing 1-0 at home. The upset was achieved with a 3-2 win in the Dragão stadium.The Russians opened 3-0 in the first 34 minutes of the game. Then they tried to overcome the pressure from the team that made the best campaign in the first season of the Champions League last season and get the classification thanks to the highest number of goals scored outside their domains.On Saturday, August 17, also as a visitor, scored 2-0 in Tambov reaching the vice-leadership of the Russian Championship. Has 13 points (four wins, one draw and one loss). It is next to Lokomotiv Moscow, which leaves it in third place when tie breaking criteria are taken into account. Zenit Petersburg is already in the Champions League group stage with 14 points.
Football Prediction of the Day Olympiakos vs Krasnodar
Owner of an unsurpassed home defense, Olympiakos have predicted their success against Krasnodar as their best guess for Wednesday’s matchday playoff matchday 2019/2020 Champions.
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