On the fifth day of the Champions League group stage, the Red Bull Salzburg In the defending champion OSC Lille, the French champion. The Red Bulls’ starting position is still good before the last two games of the group. Salzburg leads Group G (7 points), followed by Lille and Wolfsburg (5 points each) and Seville (3).
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The points difference between the two teams is so small that everything is still possible for the Red Bulls from winning the group to fourth – so points must be achieved for a safe promotion to the Round of 16.
Matthias Giseli says about the upcoming match with the French champions: “We know that another very difficult task awaits us. Lille have shown in previous matches why they won champions against a team like Paris Saint-Germain last year. It is a team of high quality. But I am convinced that if we continue to be brave And bringing our style of football to the pitch, we have a good chance of being able to upset Lille again.”
He and his team want to learn lessons from the last Champions League match: “The defeat in Wolfsburg was a disappointment for all of us because it was not necessary due to the already good performance and the course of the match. But it is not something that will take us off the right track. We want to build on our previous performance against Lille. Only this time the result can be different from that of Wolfsburg.”
Karim Adeyemi, who took two penalties in the first leg, explains: “What we said before the start of the group stage happened, everything is very tight. Every single game now has great importance, and every single point matters. But we enter the match against Lille with confidence and courage.” The positive thing for us is that it is in our hands to advance to the Round of 16 and not depend on someone else.”
This season, things are not going according to Lille OSC’s plan. After 14 rounds, the “Big Danes” took 12th place in the tournament with 17 points. Last Friday, coach Jocelyn Gurvinek’s team scored 2-2 in Monaco (two goals from Jonathan David).
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