Kovtun: “Spartak and Benfica have no clear superiority over each other”

The chances of reaching the playoffs are equal.

Former Spartak footballer Yuri Kovtun talked about the draw for the “people’s team” in the Champions League. Benfica are an extremely dangerous opponent for the Russian club. However, at the moment the teams are at about the same level.

“Spartak got an interesting opponent, a very serious one. And for the head coach of the red-and-white Portuguese Ruy Vitoria, the confrontation will probably be interesting in terms of rivalry with the team he knows. Now the pre-season preparations are being pumped in and the championship begins. But I think it is difficult at the moment to say something about Spartak, relying only on the recent preseason matches.

But they showed good results in those games, and what will happen next, probably, the upcoming matches will show. The chances of Spartak and Benfica, I think, are equal. It is difficult to single out a favorite in this pair. It seems to me that rivals do not have a clear superiority over each other “, – said Kovtun.


Earlier, UEFA announced the exact date of the match “Spartak” – “Benfica”.