Los Cármenes opens

Granada is playing European competition for the first time in their stadium. Lokomotiv Tbilisi, Georgia, their rival (20:00, GOAL).


Los Cármenes, for the first time, will host a European club competition match. The Nasrid Stadium will be released in rare circumstances. Without an audience at a start to the season marked by the coronavirus crisis, it will not be the continental debut dreamed of by Granada in its stadium. Face a Lokomotiv Tbilisi that does not want to be a stone guest on this historic night.

Diego Martínez's team comes like a shot. Leader of the domestic competition and with three victories in the three official matches played so far, it is proving to be the same difficult-to-win and chameleonic team that won the ticket to Europe last year. The coach will make changes again to continue giving minutes, although it will be a team very similar to the one that thrashed in Albania in the continental debut just a week ago. With the gala defense, Gonalons as pivot and the return of Montoro to the starting position. In addition, Kenedy could also start with the fireproof Roberto Soldado, undisputed at the top of the attack with Jorge Molina with only one week of work.

The Lokomotive Tbilisi arrives like a Cinderella. With a team made up almost entirely of Georgians (it only has one foreigner, Moroccan Oulad Omar) and with the great talents of the future of his country such as goalkeeper Mamardashvili, defender Jinjolava or midfielders Andronikashvili, Samurkasovi and Dartsmelia, international with your country. Chuabrishvili's team is making history and, for the first time, they have made it through two European rounds after eliminating Romanian Universitatea Craiova and Russian Dynamo Moscow. With great wing play, lots of speed and clear ideas, the Georgians want to surprise again in their first away tie.

Malmoe or Zagreb

In case of passing this third qualifying round of the Europa League, Granada would have to face the playoff to access the group stage. The Nasrid team, in addition, already knows their possible rival who will leave Malmö-Lokomotiv in Zagreb, which will also be played today from 7:00 p.m. The Swedish team are favorites against the Croats. The duel would, in any case, be at home.

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