Mini-recovery operation to start for Nice, who lost on the smallest score in the first leg against Maccabi Tel-Aviv, for the play-offs of the Europa League Conference. It is therefore a victory by two goals which is expected this evening, in a meeting to be followed from 8 p.m. on RMC Sport, or on BFM Nice Côte d’Azur. We will explain everything to you.
Since last season, a new European Cup has been invited to the party. This is the Europa League Conference, the very first edition of which was therefore won by AS Roma of José Mourinho. Bringing together clubs not qualified for the Europa League, and / or failed in the Champions League and then the Europa League, it seems more affordable, and therefore gives hope of seeing a French club raise it one day. 5th in the last Ligue 1 championship, it is therefore OGC Nice who can represent France in the Europa League Conference, provided they pass the play-offs and beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv, in a meeting to follow from 8:00 p.m. live on RMC Sport, or on BFM Nice Côte d’Azur.
The first leg in Tel Aviv was a trap, and the Niçois fell into it, being beaten 1-0 against a team accustomed to European competitions. A small disappointment, but a result that leaves a lot of hope for this return match. The away goal rule which « counts double » having been canceled last season by UEFA, Nice does not need to do too many calculations: they must win by two goals tonight, in order to then enter the group stage. Because participating in the rest of the competition would undoubtedly give the Aiglons some nice confrontations, since teams like West Ham, Villareal, Fiorentina, Anderlecht or even Basel will undoubtedly be in the game. Not to mention the 10 unfortunate Europa League play-offs who will also arrive at this stage of the competition. But before thinking about the next day’s draw, there is already a match to win for Lucien Favre’s men!
Mini-emontada operation at the Allianz Riviera
Back in Nice after a successful stint between 2016 and 2018, the Swiss technician Lucien Favre has been annoyed in recent days, by the current poor results, but also by the transfer window achieved. It is rumored in particular that he was not in favor of the arrival of the Welshman Aaron Ramsey. But the OGCN has also been able to strengthen well, with the surprise Kasper Schmeichel, the Danish international goalkeeper having left Leicester and the Premier League to find his compatriot Kasper Dolberg on the Côte d’Azur. With its fine squad, carried by the Brazilian Dante or the nugget Amine Gouiri, Nice therefore seems to have everything it takes to overcome the obstacle Maccabi Tel-Aviv, but will have to keep calm, to experience a beautiful European evening.
The atmosphere therefore promises to be hot at the Allianz Riviera, for a decisive match to follow from 7.30 p.m. with the Pre-match on RMC Sport, then from 8 p.m. for the kick-off, still on RMC Sport for the subscribers, or on BFM Nice Côte d’Azur, on channel 31 of DTT, or on box channels 285/518 (SFR), 360 (Bouygues), 935 (Free), or on bfmnice.com.
The match will also be visible in replay on the free RMC BFM PLAY platform and the dedicated application.
Sources: RMC Sport, Nice-Matin