Historic first European match of Granada in Nuevo Los Cármenes

He Pomegranate faces this Thursday before Lokomotiv Tbilisi of Georgia the second of the three heats he has to overcome to reach the group stage of the Europa League, in which it will be a historic match for the Nasrid club as it is the first to play at home in European competition in its ninety-year history.

The team of Diego Martinez comes to the match packed after winning the first three official matches of this season, against the Athletic (2-0) and Alaves (2-1) in LaLiga Santander, and against Teuta of Albania (0-4), in the previous round of this European competition. If Granada beats Lokomotiv Tbilisi the pass to the group stage will be played, also to a single match but then as a visitor, against the winner of the cross between the Malmoe Swedish and the Lokomotiv of Zagreb Croatian.

Diego Martínez has the entire squad at his disposal for the clash against the Georgians, since he does not have injured or sanctioned players, although they do not count for him and are waiting for the Colombian central defender to leave in the summer market Neyder
Lush and the side Alex Martinez. It is foreseeable that the coach will introduce several changes in the starting line-up in relation to the starting lineup of the previous crash against the Alaves, like the return of the side Victor Diaz, from the central German Sanchez, medium Montoro or extreme Kenedy. There are also options that throughout the game they can count on minutes players who have not yet started this course, in the case of the full-back Quini or from the tip Alberto Soro.

For his part, Lokomotiv Tbilisi, made up entirely of players from their country except the Moroccan attacker Imran Oulad, arrive at New Los Cármenes after surprisingly surpassing the crossing before the Dynamo Moscow, who won 2-1 by asserting the fact of playing at home. The rival of Pomegranate, which last weekend was eliminated from the Cup of his country, had surpassed in the first round Craiova Romanian (2-1). In the Georgian League he is currently ranked fifth out of ten participants.


Granada: Rui Silva; Víctor Díaz, Domingos Duarte, Germán, Carlos Neva; Gonalons, Yangel Herrera, Montoro; Antonio Puertas, Soldier and Kenedy.

Lokomotiv Tbilisi: Mamardashvili; Gabadze, Sandokhadze, Gureshidze, Ubilava; Dartmeslia, Samurkasovi, Shonia; Kirkitadze, Oulad and Sikharulidze.

Referee: Serdar Gozubuyuk (Netherlands).

Stadium: Nuevo Los Cármenes.

Time: 8:00 p.m. (GOAL)