Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Qarabag will be looking to move one step closer to booking their place in the Champions League group stages with a win over Kukesi in Baku. The two teams played out a goalless draw in the first leg, but Qarabag are seen as hot favourites to win Wednesday’s football match. Qurban Qurbanov’s troops are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the return leg and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. Qarabag were producing fine performances in the group stages of the Champions League last term, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Speaking of Kukesi, the lack of experience on the international stage is likely to prove to be the biggest problem for the visitors in the second leg, which will be hosted by Tofiq Behramov adina Respublika stadionu.
Highlighted Player (Jakub Rzezniczak):
The 29-year-old Polish defender Jakub Rzeźniczak plays for Legia Warsaw as a centre-back. Long-serving soldier for the Polish giants has been with the club since 2004 and has amassed more than 230 league appearances, performing as club’s captain and one of the most reliable first-team members. Rzezniczak helped Legia to four Ekstraklasa titles, six Polish Cup trophies and one Polish Supercup.
Following his 20 league appearances in the title-winning season for the Militarians, Jakub Rzezniczak struggled to keep his place in the team with his future with Legia put in serious doubt over the summer of 2016. Rzezniczak was heavily criticised, not only for his poor performances for the team, but only for fi equally poor attitude and social media activities which put a serious dent in his reputation and relationship with the Polish club.
Determined to get back in favour with both the club and the fans, Rzezniczak vowed to be at his best behaviour in order to make a serious contribution in his team’s UEFA Champions League challenge.