Thursday, July 28, from 21:00 AIK Stockholm and Panathinaikos will compete in a match of the first leg of Europa League Third Qualifying.
Panathinaikos comes after a good season in which he finished third, which is why he can now play in the Europa League. “Greens” are a constant presence in the European Cups, catching Europa League twice in the last three participations. In the previous season, he left Panathinaikos in the Champions League third round preliminary qualifying play-off automatically in the Europa League, where he was beaten and stayed home. However, now they prepared well, with six friendly games in competitive break. Among the wins in six matches this range include a 6-1 or 4-0 with Aris Zwolle.
AIK Stockholm is full championship, had just won 3-0 in the last round and is ranked Swedes 5. European adventure began in the first qualifying round, when they were Bala Town duel, defeating the score of 4-0. There was a duel that seemed to be a formality, given that Europe’s opponent was FC, a team from Gibraltar, but it was not so. AIK 2-0 overall was enough, but had pulled over. Thus, AIK is unbeaten in all competitions for three months and go in Greece morale high as possible, because in the four games played so far in the Europa League, has as many victories.
Greeks potential is high, the team appears to be superior to the AIK, but that Swedes games up and are in full championship, could balance the balance. True, in his matches AIK so far has not never scored on both sides, being submitted more than two goals, something that we should expect in match Thursday night.