Here's our preview of Thursday's Europa Conference League qualifier between Levski Sofia and Eintracht Frankfurt, including predicted lineups for both teams.
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At today's pre-match press conference, Eintracht coach Dino Topmöller warned against underestimating the Bulgarian side, who have defeated Skhupi and Hapoel Beer Sheva in previous qualifying rounds.
"We expect a strong opponent, who will try to take the initiative in a 4-3-3. It will be a difficult task, but one we approach with confidence," said Toppmöller.
As for his starting line-up, Toppmöller said he could imagine making a few changes.
"It's conceivable that one or two new players will come into the team on Thursday," he said.
Sebastian Rode didn't travel to Sofia after picking up an injury on Sunday. Makoto Hasebe and Hugo Larsson also stayed at home due to illness.
Kristijan Jakic, who came on when Rode picked up an injury against Darmstadt, is likely to start alongside Ellyes Skhiri in central midfield.
Further forward, Jesper Lindstrøm could be rested, with Omar Marmoush, Jessic Ngankam and Jens Petter Hauge all in contention to replace him.
Check out our predicted lineups for the game between Levski Sofia and Eintracht Frankfurt here.