AEK name squad to face Universitatea Craiova
AEK have revealed the list of players eligible to play against Universitatea Craiova in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
As expected, the recently signed Daniele Verde and Nelson Oliveira have been included in the roster, but Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Nenad Krsticic and Giorgos Giakoumakis all miss out through injury. Giakoumakis, who spent the second half of the 2018/2019 season on loan at OFI, has been linked with an AEK exit.
Young Bosnian midfielder Anel Sabanadzovic is a part of the AEK team to play Craiova. The first leg will take place in Romania on Thursday, before the return is played at the Olympic Stadium in Athens on August 15. AEK will host the second game inside an empty OAKA due a UEFA punishment for fan trouble against Ajax in the 2018/2019 season.
Full AEK roster to play Universitatea Craiova in the 2019/2020 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round:
Goalkeepers: Vasilis Barkas, Panagiotis Tsintotas, Giorgos Athanasiadis.
Defenders: Michalis Bakakis, Helder Lopes, Marios Oikonomou, Ognjen Vranjes, Niklas Hult, Stratos Svarnas, Paulinho.
Midfielders: Andre Simoes, Francisco Geraldes, Petros Mantalos, David Simao, Konstantinos Galanopoulos, Anel Sabanadzovic.
Forwards: Nelson Oliveira, Daniele Verde, Marko Livaja, Milos Deletic, Christos Almpanis, Viktor Klonaridis.
Defenders: Konstantinos Stamoulis.
Midfielders: Giannis Sardelis, Giannis-Fivos Botos.