Both sides were beaten in the third round of the Champions League playoff and are now aiming to secure a place in the group stage of Europe’s second-tie club competition.
FC Pyunik will host Sheriff Tiraspol in the first leg of the Europa League playoff at the Republican stadium on Thursday. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Shirak FC in an Armenian Premier League fixture last Saturday. Sheriff, on the other hand, secured a 2-0 win over Dinamo-Auto in a Moldovan National Division fixture a day later. Both sides were beaten in the third round of the Champions League playoff and are now aiming to secure a place in the group stage of Europe’s second-tie club competition.
— FC Sheriff (@FotclubSheriff) August 17, 2022
Pyunik suffered an embarrassing 7-0 defeat to Red star Belgrade in the Champions League third qualifying round to drop to the Europa League qualifiers. In their recent outing against Shirak FC, Artak Dashyan’s lone goal was enough for the Akademiya to secure their first league win of the season. Sheriff Tiraspol, on the other hand, have recorded two wins from their opening three Moldovan National Division fixtures to sit at the summit of the standings. In their last outing against Dinamo-Auto, Iyayi Atiemwen and Abou Ouattara neted for the Yellow-Blacks to secure all three points.
Pyunik’s new arrival Aleksandar Miljkovic is likely to join the back-four. Juninho could lead the line with Kovalenko and Otubanjo in support. As for Sheriff, Stefanos Evangelocu is unavailable for Thursday’s game because of suspension. Therefore Stjepan Radeljic is likely to join Kiki in the central defence.
Pyunik probable starting lineup: Buchnev; Miljkovic, Jurcic, Avagyan, Bratkov, Cociuc, Dashyan, Gonzalez, Kovalenko, Juninho, Otubanjo
Sheriff Tiraspol probable starting lineup: Abalora; Renan, Kiki, Redaljic, Kpozo, Lushkja, Kyabou, Badolo, Pernambuco, Tejan Akanbi
The Europa League playoff match between Pyunik and Sheriff Tiraspol will take place at the Republican stadium on Thursday at 10:30 pm IST.
|Pyunik vs Sheriff tiraspol||Key details|
|Kickoff time in Armenia||9:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in Moldova||8:00 pm|
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