Anzhi will travel to Norway to support the Europa League match Thursday against those of Tromso. It will begin at 10:05 p.m. and will be held on Alfheim Stadium, Tromso.
Tromso is the last country group K, clutching a single point. Sure, Nordics still have chances to qualify in sixteenth Europa League, but very small. But if the band coached by Steinar Nilsen will get all 3 points on Thursday it will have real chances to advance from the group. Tromso is but a disastrous form, occupying the penultimate position in the championship. At home, they are doing relatively well, suffering only one defeat in the last five such games. Steinar Nielsen, Norwegian coach is confident in getting the 3 points with Anzhi, saying that, in terms of quality, the two teams are at the same level. Also, he said, perhaps unwittingly, that weekend match against those of Brann, is more important than meeting on Thursday. It may result in his statements that the two games mentioned above, Nielsen wants to run the whole lot. At the moment, Fojut common ground is the sole owner of the Europa League match, Nielssen leaving things a mystery about it.
Anzhi is in better shape than his opponent on Thursday, the band led by gadźhe Gadzhiev ,, holding red lantern ‘championship. In the Europa League, the Russian team seems to handle such-let alone, occupying second place with 4 points. Two weeks ago, Anzhi defeated Tromso 1-0. Now, to not have emotions, yet, for the spring European qualification, the Russians need to beat Tromso. Russians quarterback Andrew Eshchenko suffered an injury the other day, for which he was allowed home.
Today this confrontation is Dutchman Danny Makkelle who refereed three matches in Europe this season, all won by the guest band. In the 3 matches, the Dutchman showed just 10 yellow cards. Chances of snow are very high at the match between Tromso and Anzhi.