Metalurg Donetsk vs Tromso
Metalurg Donetsk got away with a late own-goal by Tromso player Bjorck for a final 1:1 result in the first leg played in Norway. They were playing very defensive minded game as they only tried to do something in attack in several counter-attacks, but left the middle of the field to their opponents, who were more active opponent, but couldnt finally claim the victory.
Bad display from the first leg is surely not because of their quality, but because of the fact that Metalurg coach didnt want to risk a lot in the first game and opted for the defense. Home team will be without Serbian midfielder Lazic, Bulgarian Dimitrov and Ukrainian cental defender Checher.
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Tromso couldnt have wished for much better game than what were they playing last Thursday, but even that wasnt enough to beat the Ukrainians. Home team was attacking for most of the time, managed to score the goal at the end of the first halftime and everything was pointing out to home win at least, although they were also very near couple of times to score the second goal too. Still, few slower reactions from their attackers and highly priced mistake of their defense as they scored own goal was finally payed and the Norwegian team is going to Ukraine with no advantage at all.
Tromso is expected to play quite defensively tonight in comparison to the first leg. They have lost at the weekend 2:0 against Fredrikstadt and are probably looking at this match as the more important one. The coach announced that they will try to employ defensive minded tactics and that they are hoping to score one goal on the counters, which, they are hopeful, could be enough to claim the final victory. Guests will have to play without striker Nystrom.
Wrong approach in the first game almost cost Ukrainians of a narrow loss, but they somehow managed to get the desired result. However, now with the game being played in Donetsk, completely different picture at the field should be as Donetsk plays much better at home and will surely be looking to finish this question in ninety minutes.
Bet: Metalurg Donetsk to win @1.73 with Pinnacle Sports
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