After finishing second in Group C, the hosts had to overcome Bodo/Glimt the knockout round playoff, to reach this far in the competition, while Djurgarden secured top spot in the Group F to earn direct qualification to last-16.
Lech Poznan will host Djurgarden IF in the first leg of their UEFA Europa Conference League last-16 tie at Stadion Miejski Poznan on Thursday night. After finishing second in Group C, the hosts had to go through the knockout round playoff, where they overcame Bodo/Glimt, to reach this far in the competition, while Djurgarden earned a direct qualification to the last 16 of Europe’s third-tier tournament, courtesy of securing top spot in the Group F. Meanwhile Poznan are heading into the match on the back of a dominant 5-0 Polish top flight -win over Lechia Gdansk on Saturday. The visitors, on the other hand, got the better of IF Brommapojkarna 2-1 in the Svenska Cupen this weekend.
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Poznan had to navigate through a tricky Conference League playoff tie against Norwegian outfit Bodo/Glimt, winning 1-0 on aggregate, thanks to Michael Ishak’s lone goal in the second leg in Poland. After that, John van den Brom’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Slask Wroclaw in the league, before securing a five-star victory over Lechia Gdansk on Saturday. Goals from Antonio Milic, Michal Skoras, Mikael Ishak and Kristoffer Velde helped Lech Poznan register their 11th league-win of the season in the weekend, taking their points tally to 39 from 23 games, 16 adrift of leaders Raków Częstochowa.
Djurgardens on the other hand, finished their 2022 Allsvenskan season in second position. Meanwhile, the Swedish outfit had a dominant Conference league Group F campaign, recording five wins and one draw from six outings to collect 16 points, eight more than second-placed Gent. The Iron Stoves and West Ham United were the only two sides to go unbeaten in the group stage. Last time out, Djurgardens defeated IF Brommapojkarna in the Svenska Cupen, thanks to Magnus Eriksson’s brace.
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Lech Poznan defender Lubomir Satka is doubtful for Thursday’s game as he recovers from a muscle injury sustained in the latter stages of January. Ishak might lead the line, with Skoras and Karlstrom occupying the flanks. As for Djurgardens, Holmberg might spearhead the attack, with Asoro and Wikheim in support.
Lech Poznan Probable line-up: Bednarek, Pereira, Salamon, Dagerstal, Rebacho, Karlstrom, Kvekveskiri, Loua, Sousa, Skoras, Ishak
Djurgarden Probable line-up: Zetterstrom, Johansson, Danielson, Ekdal Andersson, Finndell, Schuller, Eriksson, Asoro, Holmberg, Wikheim
|Lechia Gdansk||5-0 (W)|
|Slask Wroclaw||2-1 (L)|
The UEFA Europa Conference League match between Lech Poznan and Djurgarden will take place at Stadion Miejski Poznan on Friday at 1:30 am IST.
|Lech Poznan vs Djurgarden||Key Details|
|Date||March 9 (Poland)|
|Venue||Stadion Miejski Poznan|
|Kickoff time in Poland||9:00 pm (Thursday)|
|Kickoff time in Sweden||9:00 pm (Thursday)|
|Kickoff time in India||1:30 am (Friday)|
The live telecast of the Europa Conference League match between Lech Poznan and Djurgarden can be seen on TV6 Sweden and Viaplay Sweden in Sweden. Meanwhile, those in Poland can catch the live action on Viaplay Poland.
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