Trabzonspor, Bursaspor seek ticket to Europa League playoffs
Trabzonspor has won the Europa League third qualifying round first leg game against Dinamo Minsk thanks to a sole goal from Brazilian Paulo Henrique. DHA photoTwo Turkish teams, Bursaspor and Trabzonspor, will play their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg games tonight.
Bursaspor will play Serbia’s FC Vojvodina and Trabzonspor will play Belarus’s FC Dinamo Minsk, hoping to book their tickets in the Europa League playoffs.
Bursaspor salvaged a 2-2 draw against the Serbians on Aug. 1, while Trabzonspor beat Dinamo Minsk, thanks to a goal from Paulo Henrique.
Although the two teams have the upper hand when they are playing in front of their home fans, both Trabzonspor and Bursaspor are aware that the tie is not over yet. Trabzonspor coach Mustafa Akçay reminded that Vojvodina rallied to beat Lokomotiva Zagreb 3-2 on away soil after a 2-1 home defeat. “Our job will not be easy. We have to battle hard,” Akçay told his players, Doğan News Agency reported. “Don’t forget the Zagreb game.”
Bursaspor’s Vojvodina game starts at 8:30 and will be shown live on TRT Spor.
The Trabzonspor vs. Dinamo Minsk game starts at 9 p.m. and will be live on Smart Spor.