December 6, 2023

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Live (6.45pm): Messi drops Nelson at striker, Dunham (ex-Standard) starts for Toulouse |  Europa League 2023/2024

Live (6.45pm): Messi drops Nelson at striker, Dunham (ex-Standard) starts for Toulouse | Europa League 2023/2024

Union start a new season in the Europa League at 6:45pm, with last year’s quarter-final as a fond memory. French Cup winner Toulouse comes to visit. Follow the match at Lotto Park in Anderlecht here or on Radio 1.

  1. In advance, at 5:48 p.m. The top two and third teams advance to the conference league. Al-Ittihad opens at home against French Cup winner Toulouse, and English club Liverpool travels to Lask, Austria. Al Ittihad Group opens horizons. The group winner qualifies directly to the 1/8 finals, while the second-placed team will play against No. 3 of the Champions League. The third team may play jump-off matches for the knockout stage of the Conference League against a second team from that group stage. .
  2. In advance, at 5:37 p.m. There are no surprises at Union. Plessin maintains confidence in his writing team. For example, the Al-Ittihad coach brings almost the same eleven players between the lines as in the league match against Genk, which they unfortunately lost 0-2. Only in the striker position does he choose to change. Gustav Nilsson is preferred over Eckert. Line-up: Morris – McAllister – Borges – Lessin – Castro Monti – Vanhout – Sadeghi – Labussin – Lazar – Nelson – Puertas.
  3. In advance, 6 a.m. 57. Toulouse returns to Europe for the first time in 14 years. 2022-2023 was a historic season for Toulouse. He won the French Cup for the first time. This resulted in a first European ticket in 14 seasons. In the 2009-2010 season, Club Brugge was their opponent in the Europa League: they won 1-0 in Brugge, 2-2 in Toulouse. Coach Carles Martinez Neuville does not want to put too much pressure on his players in Brussels. “We will mainly try to have fun here. This applies to the players, the fans and all members of the club.” He added, “I am not worried about our lack of experience. We will not put pressure on the players. Other clubs must win, and this does not apply to us in Europe.” Toulouse and Union share their style of play: “We have the same style. Union is a team that constantly puts pressure and never lets down its pace.” .
  4. Up front, at 6:55 a.m., former record player Dunham gives advice to the Toulouse squad. Martinez Neuville was T2 for Frenchman Philippe Montagnier (ex-Standard) in Toulouse last season. Midway through the season he took over and lured Aaron Dunham away from Standard. “His knowledge is important for us,” the Toulouse coach admitted. “Aaron knows Union very well. We have spoken to him in recent days and it is clear that he was able to help us.” “I am very satisfied with his integration into the club. He performed well on Sunday in a difficult match against Marseille (0-0).” .
  5. Toulouse coach Carles Martinez Neuville. In advance, 06h54.
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  7. Before that, at 1:38pm, “I want to win every game, even if it is difficult for Liverpool.” Union Sint-Gillis had a good run in the Europa League last season with a place in the quarter-finals. Tomorrow, the traditional Brussels club will begin a new chapter in the second European Cup with a match at Lotto Park in Anderlecht against French Cup winners Toulouse. The Union underwent a major transformation midway through the season. Of the main pawns, only Maurice, Borges, Lazare, and Laboussin remained in Duden’s garden. Alexander Pilsen also brought in another coach in place of Karel Geraarts. “There are many new players. We are opening a new book and starting a new story,” Pilsen said today at Press Moment. “We are in a good group. We will try to win every match, even if it is difficult with Liverpool. Our goal is to reach the knockout stages.” .
  8. Upfront, 1:35 PM “To be determined after one game.” In a group that also includes the Austrian club LASK, Union appears to be competing with Toulouse for second place. “We want to win, but it’s not necessary that we win. Nothing will be decided after one match. On the one hand, I want the players to enjoy the atmosphere, and on the other hand they have to show their qualities to get a good result.” Result.” According to Plessin, Toulouse is “a quality team, which often changes systems.” “But we must look mainly at our game and our qualities,” the coach stresses. The Al-Ittihad coach cannot count on Koki Machida (hamstring) on ​​Thursday. .
  9. In advance, at 1:30 PM, my friend wants to keep the starting point. Noah Siddiqui is one of the many new faces at Union SG. The 18-year-old midfielder came from Anderlecht and, after several substitute appearances, was handed a starting place for the last three matches by coach Messen. “I came here to play,” he says. Messin played against Lugano, Antwerp and Genk as a controlling midfielder. He explained: “It is the role that suits me, because I can recover a lot of balls in this position.” “But I can also play in a higher position. It’s good mentally to complete back-to-back games. I came here to play and I’m glad I had the opportunity to do that.” .
  10. Beforehand, 1:30 p.m
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