Sheriff Tiraspol – Dundalk will take place on Thursday from 19:00 the match will count for the third preliminary round of the Europa League.
The Moldovans come from the Champions League, a competition in which after beating Fola in Luxembourg with the score of 2-0, they lost in Azerbaijan with Qarabag score 2-1 in a match in which the team prepared by the Croatian Zoran Zekic evolved from the 37th minute in numerical inferiority, the Cameroonian Abang seeing the red card, his elimination counting decisively in the economy of the confrontation. It should be mentioned that the failure in Azerbaijan is the only one that Sheriff has suffered in the last 13 official matches held in all competitions, a series in which the Moldovans ticked 12 victories!
-Sheriff Tiraspol has 7 consecutive victories on its own field in all official competitions;
-The last failure of the Moldovans in an official home match dates from August 8, 2019 in the Europa League, score 1-2 with AIk Stockholm;
-Three defeats and two victories Dundalk away in the last five official matches;
Also from the Champions League come the Irish from Dundlak who, unlike Sheriff, did not manage to pass any round in this competition being eliminated from the first preliminary round, score 3-0 on the field of the Slovenes from Celje. Dundalk continued his European adventure in EL where he passed in the second preliminary round in Andorra by Inter Escaldes, score 1-0.
Sheriff starts from the start with the first chance to qualify against the Irish from Dundalk. The stakes of the duel are huge, the winner of this match being practically 99% qualified in the Europa League groups. And this is because the winner of this duel will be the favorite to qualify in the Europa League groups and will meet in the play-offs in the last phase preceding the winning groups of the duel between the Faroese from Klaksvik and the Georgians from Dinamo Tbilisi, two teams that are inferior to both Moldovans. as well as the Irish.