Athletic Bilbao vs Zorya Luhansk Live online stream Today 28 September 2017
Athletic Bilbao vs Zorya Luhansk – Thursday, September 28, 18:00 BT/19:00 CET at San Mamés, Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao vs Zorya Luhansk will take plac

Zorya remain in the hunt for their elusive first victory on the road in the UEFA Europa League. In recent years Zorya have established themselves as the third power of Ukrainian football behind Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kyiv, despite the fact, that Zorya have been forced to play their home games away from Luhansk due to the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

This season, however, Zorya had a slow start with just ten points out of the first ten points. The slow start is somewhat because Zorya have lost Shakhtar loanees Ivan Petryak and Eduard Sobol, as well as Vladyslav Kalitvintsev, who returned to Dynamo Kyiv. In their stead Zorya have brought in the Brazilians Iury (Avaí FC), Silas (Internacional Porto Alegre) and Leonidas as well as several talented players from relegated Dnipro FC.

As a result, the talented side has had some issues with chemistry at the start of the season. This weekend’s 1-1 draw against Vorskla Poltava was preceded by a 0-0 draw against Karpaty Lviv. Both those results came after a disappointing 0-2 defeat to Östersunds FK on matchday 1 of the Europa League at the Arena Lviv.

Altogether disappointing results ahead of the tough matchup against Athletic Bilbao on matchday 2 of the Europa League. Bilbao in the meantime drew Hertha 0-0 on matchday 1 of the Europa League. Currently, 11th in La Liga Athletic have been in somewhat erratic form. The result against Hertha was followed up with a 1-0 defeat to Las Palmas and a 2-1 defeat to Atlético Madrid. This weekend Athletic travelled to last-placed Malaga where they managed a 3-3 draw in what was a spectacular game. Now hosting Zorya the Basques should be the favourites, but their recent form suggests that they are a beatable side.

Athletic Bilbao vs Zorya Luhansk – Possible Lineups

Athletic Bilbao

Formation: 4-3-3

Arrizabalaga – Balenziaga, Laporte, Núñez, Lekue – San José, Vesga – Córdoba, Muniain, Williams – Aduriz

Manager: Cuco Ziganda

Zorya Luhansk

Formation: 4-5-1

Lunin – Sukhotsky, Svatok, Gordienko, Opanasenko – Gromov, Kharatin, Grechyshkin, Babenko, Karavayev – Iury

Manager: Yuri Vernydub

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