Europa League: Unions Leite is looking forward to a “big spectacle” in Braga


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Unions Leite is looking forward to a “big spectacle” in Braga

Looking forward to the game at Sporting Braga: Diogo Leite from Union Berlin on the ball. Photo: Federico Gambarini/dpa

Looking forward to the game at Sporting Braga: Diogo Leite from Union Berlin on the ball. Photo

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Returning home is initially irrelevant for Union Berlin’s Diogo Leite. After the 0: 1 at the start of the Europa League against the Belgian first division club Royal Union Saint-Gilloise, the Köpenickers want to take more from today’s game (9 p.m. / RTL +) at Sporting Braga.

Returning home is initially irrelevant for Union Berlin’s Diogo Leite. After the 0:1 at the start of the Europe League against the Belgian first division club Royal Union Saint-Gilloise, the Köpenickers want to take more with them from today’s game (9 p.m. / RTL +) at Sporting Braga.

“Both teams work very well as a team. It’s going to be a big one spectacle because we’ve prepared well,” said the 23-year-old central defender.

In the back row last season, FC Porto, who were loaned out in 23 games, still wore the jersey of the northern Portuguese, who would extend their lead in Group D to six points with a win against the Berliners. “braga got strong and scored a lot of goals,” warns Leite about the unbeaten second in the Portuguese league, who also made a great start in international business with a 2-0 win at Malmö FF.

Leite, who avoided contact with his former team-mates before the game at the Estadio Municipal, is with him union-Trainer Urs Fischer went through the strengths and weaknesses of the hosts. “We discussed what we can do,” said Leite. However, the 1.88 meter defender, who was born in Porto around 60 kilometers away, is also looking forward to it: “It feels good and I’m happy to be playing in my home country.”

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