A second “final” in 3 months: Like the Maccabi Haifa final on August 29, Red Star’s arrival on Tuesday in Wankdorf is of great importance for YB.
A second “final” in 3 months: Like the Maccabi Haifa final on August 29, Red Star’s arrival on Tuesday in Wankdorf has a big stake for YB in the Champions League.
If successful, Rafael Vicky’s side will be guaranteed to play in the last 16 of the Europa League in February with the hope of experiencing a magical spring on the European stage. It is hoped that the Bernese will show the same brilliance against the Serbs as they did against the Israelis during the decider, which they won 3-0.
“The 2-2 result in the first leg in Belgrade showed that we are really capable of looking Red Star in the eyeWiki says. But this meeting also confirmed how strong the Serbs are at the offensive levelBut the first leg left a mountain of regret for the people of Bern with a golden opportunity for Silvier Janvola to score 3-1 and especially with the equalizer that came late and successful for Red Star.
Even if everything remains open in the event of a draw, YB are really interested in winning on Tuesday to finish third in this Group G behind Manchester City and RB Leipzig. In fact, they have a more negative goal difference than Red Star (-7 vs. -5).
Yes, a win will be essential for YB, especially 3 days after the loss to Letzigrund against FC Zurich and 5 days before receiving Servette FC in a new shock at the top of the Premier League. To get him, YB will not lack assets. With the support of the fans who are fully playing their role as the 12th player in this group stage, with the peculiarities of the game on artificial turf that they have mastered to perfection, with the class of Meshack Ilija and the new international Filip Ugrenic and thanks to the goalscoring instinct of Jean-Pierre Nesami, Wiki wants to He believes his team is armed enough to beat the 1991 European champions.
The pressure will be there
Deprived of Castriot Emery and Cedric Itten, who will not return until January, YB approaches this encounter with enormous pressure on his shoulders even if Wiki tries to ease it. “I’m not saying we have to win on Tuesday, I’m just saying that this match offers us an exceptional opportunity“, says the technician in Valais. However, for its leaders, being on the European scene after the winter break, on the other hand, “is a must.”