“The favorite in this confrontation is Porto. They have been proving this for many years: they enter the group stage of the Champions League, overcome it, and get to the decisive stages. We reached the semi-finals, ”the Moskovsky Komsomolets expert quotes an expert.

In his opinion, the fact that this match is the first in the Champions League for the history of the club will be important for Krasnodar. He believes that the Russian team needs to go to Portugal with any advantage, otherwise, wards Murad Musaev will face a very difficult meeting.

“I think Porto will still act with restraint, already holding the return match in mind. And if Krasnodar does not win at home, it will not be easy for him to get through this round, ”Juran added.

The first match between Krasnodar and Porto will be held on August 7 at 20:00 in Krasnodar. The return game will be held on August 13 in Porto.

Earlier, Krasnodar announced the starting lineup for the Champions League qualifying match with Porto.