Standard Liege in the group stage of the Europa League in group J at the Spanish Sevilla, the Russian Krasnodar and the Turkish Akhisar. Sevilla won the tournament, between 2014 and 2016, three times in a row and is favorite for group profits, but the Spanish club don’t want to high of the tower blow up and underestimated the opposition. “We know the level of Standard, eensevilla classical name in Europe”, sounds in Andalusia.
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“We respect every team in our pool”, responded director Joaquín Caparrós on Friday on the draw. “They play in Europe and have maximum hope. But we are the kings of the Europa League and are satisfied, because we once again are placed. By our own merits, we are the favourites and we will in this role. But we know the difficulties of the Turkish fields, the climate in Russia and the level of Standard, which in Europe is a classic name.”
Standard and Sevilla played in the EL-year of 2014-2015 against each other in the poules. At Sclessin, it was 0-0, in Spain, to be lost on the people of liège 3-1. Sevilla reached when second the following round, the Standard was last turned off.