Atromitos and AZ Alkmaar meet in Peristeri, in the first round of double meetings that will decide the fate of their qualification in the Champions League groups. Both teams are to debut in this edition of the Europa League and hope that it not coincide with the end of the road.
Atromitos air seems to feel the full strength of heights standings. Participate in this European campaign following of ranking 4th in the regular season of the Greek Championship, followed by a 2nd place obtained in tournament play-off, which was exceeded only by PAOK. He debuted in the new edition of the championship with a draw 2-2 in his company Ergotelis. It has valuable players in component such as Karagounis, Papadopulos, Giannoulis, Italian Napoleoni, Eduardo Brazilian or Argentinean trio Umbrides, Pitu, Iglesias.
AZ Alkmaar started this season with satisfactory results for coach Verbeek. After ceded first match away from Heerenven 1-2, AZ surprise of winning in front of Ajax (3-2) after a spectacular game followed by another, as good and resulted in another victory ( 2-1) in Waalwijk. It is comprised of players from 11 countries and familiar names like Esteban, Wuytens, Lam, Elm, Avdic or Ortiz.