Former volleyball player of the Russian national team Alexei Spiridonov assessed the chances of Moscow “Spartak” for a successful performance in the group stage of the Europa League. Reported by RIA Novosti.
The athlete predicted six defeats in six matches with red and white. In his opinion, the Russians can only count on one draw with Legia.
“What kind of victories are we talking about when we can’t even win against Nizhny Novgorod and Arsenal?” Spiridonov added. He also stressed that “Napoli” the current “Spartak” will “kill”.
Earlier on Friday, 27 August, the Europa League group stage draw took place. “Spartak” got into opponents Italian “Napoli”, English “Leicester” and Polish “Legia”. After six rounds of the Russian Premier League (RPL) this season, Spartak has seven points and is tenth in the championship.