Larnaca, Rennais, now focuses on Europa League

Larnaca, Rennais, now focuses on Europa League

Stade Rennais and AEK Larnaca continuously fell short from their previous matches, they now shift their attentions to the Europa League. These two clubs have been struggling even before the tournament starts. In fact, they will both come into this game without winning their last match in their respective leagues. Both teams were drawn in Group B where they will also meet Dynamo Kyiv and Fenerbahce.

It will be Larnaca who will be hosting this match against Rennais. These two clubs will meet on September 9, 2022, at 12:45 AM (GMT+8) on AEK Arena. The hosts, before this match, experienced a 3-2 defeat against Omonia. On the other hand, for the visitor’s side, they could only score a draw against Troyes. Now that they will both enter a new competition, they now pay attention on how they can earn more wins in the tournament. Gaining wins and eventually go far is the main goal of these two when they qualified for the Europa League.

AEK Larnaca

Europa League: AEK Larnaca
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Larnaca placed second in the 2021-22 Cypriot First Division that gives them the opportunity to qualify for the Champions League. However, their campaign in the said league ended when Midtjylland ended their chances. Since their defeat against the Dainist outfit, they were demoted to the Europa League. The hosts already had two matches in the league, but they only gained one point from them. For their first match, they ended it with a 0-0 draw, but their second game ended in a 3-2 loss. Coming into this game, this squad has the confidence that they can win their matches. They managed to score at least two goals in all of their matches in the Europa League.

But unfortunately for Larnaca, Andreas Paraskevas will be out for a long time because of his injury. Meanwhile, although they lost their goalkeeper, Bruno Gama have fully recovered from his injury which means he can return already.

Stade Rennais

Europa League: Stade Rennais

During the summer, Rennais managed to recruit guys who will make an impact for them defensively. However, because of the unfamiliarity with one another, these guys have not scored a win on their last match. On their last match, it only ended in draw against Troyes. Rennais, in the Ligue 1, enjoyed a record of two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The main advantage of Rennais is their attack, which was strengthen with the arrival of Amine Gouiri. This is the fourth time this year that Rennais will appear in the Europa League, and now that they are back, they are hoping to end their losing streak.

Jeremy Doku’s injury will continuously be a problem for the visitors. He will then be joined by Wamed Omari and Arnuad Kalimuendo who will also be sidelined for their own reasons. While Doku remains absent for the squad, it will be Kamaldeen Sulemana who will have the opportunity to play.


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