Torpedo Stadium in Minsk, the local team has a very difficult task in trying to overcome Standard Liege Belgian band and obtain qualification for the first time in the Europa League. Belgians but in a great shape and fans in summer replacement vehemently contesting Rednic were surprised by the evolution Israeli team composed of new coach Guy Luzon.
As the gun went Liege team in this edition of the championship, suddenly quieting them into skeptics who regretted his removal Rednic and were on the brink of revolt against the president of the club. 4 wins from four games, including two trips to Genk and Mechelen heavy and with a goal difference of 8-0, Standard layer was installed to lead the standings and is announced to be a serious contender for the title this year. Luzon has available a cosmopolitan team, consisting of players coming from 14 different countries but they seem to have learned to speak the same language and play. Participate in the Europa League after finishing play-off in 4th place in the Jupiler League last season.
Minsk has instead missed a full season. With just six wins in 21 matches played and only two points obtained in the last 5 games, Minsk ranks 8 out of 12 participants. The lot is made up of players Belarus, with few exceptions such as Serbian and Gorbusin Rozhok Rnic or Ukrainians.
Minsk site will have big problems in this first round of qualifying considering the fact that two of its best players, captain Bukatin Sosnovski and will not be part of the team sent field.