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Footballers "Ventspils" have a difficult mission in Portugal – Football


The first match of both teams last week at Daugava Stadium in Riga was won by Vitoria footballers 3-0, making a broad step towards qualifying for the playoffs.

The team that will win the two-match winning streak will win the final round of the group tournament.

In the playoffs, the couple's strongest team Ventspils – Vitoria will meet Bucharest FSCB or the at club Mlada Boleslav. This unit will respond on Thursday.

The game will take place in Portugal at the Stadium D. D. Afonso Henriques, which can hold 30,000 spectators.

"There are a lot of senior football players in Vitoria. Honestly, we haven't played with such a team in recent years," said Ventspils head coach Igor Klosov after the first game. "It is unfortunate that we rarely get to play against such units, such players. If we were to play against such opponents more often, we would become stronger in the main court."

Also in this match, Ventspils team will have to go without Ukrainian goalkeeper Konstantin Mahnovsky, who received a ten-match disqualification from UEFA because of his racist expression in Malta.

Last season, Vitoria won fifth place in the Portuguese Championship. Kurzeme club is currently in fourth position in the Latvian upper league after 21 rounds.

In the third round of the European League Qualifying Tournament, Latvian national champion "Riga" still plays.

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