FK Zalgiris and Malmo will be locking horns in the second round of Champions League qualification on Tuesday at the LFF Stadium, Vilnius.
Lithuanian outfit, FK Zalgiris will be welcoming Malmo for the first leg of the second round of the Champions League qualification on Tuesday. Both the teams made it past the first round thanks to narrow victories in their respective ties. Zalgiris won 2-1 on aggregate over Kosovan champions, KF Ballkani while Malmo edged past Vikingur Reykjavik winning 6-5 in a thrilling knockout tie. The winner of this tie will progress to next stage of qualification while the defeated team will see their Champions League journey end. Thus, this match has a lot riding on it and promises to be an exciting watch.
|FK Zalgiris vs Malmo||Key Details|
|Date||19 July, 2022|
|Venue||LFF Stadium, Vilnius|
|Kickoff time India||9:30 pm IST|
|Kickoff time Lithuania||7:00 pm EEST|
|Kickoff time Sweden||6:00 pm CEST|
FK Zalgiris have been on a pretty decent run of form lately. In their last six matches, they have won five matches and drew one. The one draw came against Ballkani in the first leg of the first round of qualification. In the end, Zalgiris did just about enough to qualify for the second round. The club won the 2021 Lithuanian first division finishing top with 79 points and thanks to that find themselves battling for Champions League group stage qualification. Zalgiris were eliminated from the Champions League at this very stage last season and will hope to learn from that experience to fare better this time.
Malmo, on the other hand, have endured a mixed run of results in their latest set of fixtures. They have managed four wins but also one defeat and a draw in their last six games. As a result, their defense of the Swedish title is slipping from their hands as they sit at the fifth spot in Allsvenskan three points off the summit. However, Malmo will be confident of their chances to qualify to the next round given that they have prior Champions League group stage experience under their belt unlike their opponents.
FK Zalgiris will be thrilled by the fact that they don’t have any fitness or suspension issues to deal with. This will certainly boost their chances of taking an advantage to the second leg. Malmo, on the other hand, will be without Adi Nalic who is suffering from a long term knee injury. Apart from him, Oscar Lewicki and Soren Rieks are also major doubts for the game.
FK Zalgiris possible line-up: Gertmonas, Mikoliunas, Pavelic, Ljubisavljevic, Mamic, Kyeremeh, Gorobsov, Buff, Ourega, Oliveira, Milickovic
Malmo possible line-up: Dahlin, Beijmo, Hadzikadunic, Moisander, Olsson, Christainsen, Pena, Ceesay, Zeidan, Birmancevic, Thelin
The UEFA Champions League match between FK Zalgiris vs Malmo will take place at the LFF Stadium, Vilnius on Tuesday at 9:30 pm IST.
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