Young Boys prepare for debut against Man Utd

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Sep 2018 13:26:39


BERN (Switzerland),

PLAYERS from Swiss football club BSC Young Boys took part in a training session on Tuesday on the eve of their UEFA Champions League group stage debut against English giants Manchester United.

Having failed to qualify for the tournament proper for three seasons in a row, last year’s Swiss Super League champions were finally able to go beyond the qualification rounds by defeating Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb in a playoff last month, and will make their first ever appearance in the competition’s group stage against the three-time European champions, reports Efe news.

Jose Mourinho’s men, who finished second to local rivals Manchester City in the Premier League last year, were dumped out of Europe’s top competition last season in the Round of 16 by Spanish La Liga side Sevilla.
United have endured an indifferent start to the current domestic campaign, losing two of their opening five matches, although they have won their last two.

Lukaku, who scored the opener in his team’s most recent match at Watford, is expected to lead the line again for United in what would be only his second appearance at Stade de Suisse.