Tonight at 21:00 Apollon Limassol will face Nice in the Europa League. The match counts for the first round of the playoffs that leads directly into groups. Nice leave the first chance to qualify.
Apollon Limassol Cyprus managed to win the Cup in May and was thus directly qualified in playoff this competitiveness. A week ago Apollon lost Super Cup Cyprus with APOEL score 0-1. During preparation, the host team of this match was defeated in three of the six matches played. In other matches Apollon managed to win, so the team never drew nine matches. The most important victory was in training with Anorthosis, score 5-0 and the dramatic defeat Fiorentina 0-7 score. Apollon Limassol will definitely have problems because team lags behind with physical training.
Nice finished last season in Ligue 1 in fourth position but now a new championship started quite poorly. In the first round of Nice was defeated Lyon 4-0 away after that have won at home 2-1 in front of Rennes. Nice failed to win any match in training, being defeated in four of the five matches played. Like Apollon, Nice was directly qualified in the playoffs. Cvitanich and Pied represent the main danger for host defense.