The last matches of the group stage Lukoil Cup 2017 started in the morning of September 9 - they decided who will go to the playoffs, and who will have to play for the 5th place. The starting match between "Rubin" and "Crvena Zvezda" was expected to be rich in the fight, the desire to win and dangerous moments. Having shown an excellent harmonious game, the serbian players deservedly won with a score of 2:0 and left the group from the first place.
In the second match of "Levski" with traditionally great support of home fans stood up in a match with "Besiktas", thereby together with him leaving the group with two points (the turkish team - four), and the portuguese "Benfica", who played all the matches already yesterday, tomorrow is the last game for the 5th place with the russian team.
In the evening the stands of the stadium were filled to watch the semifinal matches: "Besiktas" and "PAOK" demonstrated a great mood and energy, creating a unique atmosphere of battle: the mass of attacks and dangerous moments at the gates of both teams could give at the end of the match completely different variants of the final result, but more fortunate more harmonious were the greek players - 2: 1, and representatives of Hellas will play in the finals.
With whom - it was decided in the match "Crvena Zvezda" and "Levski". And again the stands drove the "blue" forward, but again the "red and white" showed their class, realizing an important moment and thereby defeating with a minimum score of 1: 0.
We are waiting for very interesting matches for the 5th and 3rd place, and, of course, a magnificent final! Who will raise the Lukoil Cup trophy for the second time? We'll find out tomorrow!
We are sure that the coaches of all teams will prepare for the last game in the tournament, having done a lot of preliminary thinking - and they will be helped by the reports of Instat Football, the official statistics provider of the tournament.
The second day of the Lukoil Cup 2017 - the complete dedication of each of the players, the emotions of the important matches, and - who will win the tournament twice?