Duel in the first round of the Europa League knockout round of Ludogorets and Valencia will take place on neutral ground, in Sofia. The dispute will begin Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 20:00.
Ludogorets drew international competition Sunday in the derby Litex Lovech, the two teams battling for the title in Bulgaria. Through that game was ended the regular season in Bulgaria, won Ludogorets season. It was the sixth game of the 2014 team and Cosmin Moti to evolve, which is unbeaten this year. Europa League came from the Bulgarian band had an excellent showing in the group stage, losing only two points at home to Chernomorets Odessa. European path seemed to end when the odds have destined it in my 16-Lazio. He managed a qualification but really dramatic. Ludogorets was imposed in the Olimpico tour with 1: 0, then in return the lead to 3: 3 two minutes before the final, this after the 66 minutes were down 0: 2.
Cosmin Moti is suspended and will miss this game, like Zlatinski. The midfielder played in six matches played Ludogorets in the current edition of the Europa League, scoring two goals.
Valencia fails to win three games. In the latest round of La Liga draw at home to Athletic Bilbao (1: 1). It was the fifth game of under 2.5 goals in six disputed ‘bat’ in all competitions. Note that the removal of the Spanish Cup (January 14), Valencia lost only one of the ten games played. In the Europa League was qualified directly for the group phase and managed to get four wins in six games. In 16 he was somewhat lucky to stumble a team that only think of football was not, namely Dinamo Kiev. He won the first leg 2: 0, because in his return appears that advantage, the Mestalla game ending goalless. Valencia won all four trips in the current edition of the Europa League, receiving only field goal of Sankt Gallen.
Bulgaria moved from group portughezl missing defender Ricardo Costa and midfielders Dani Parejo, the latter being injured.