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Europa League: “Music to our ears”: Big names are waiting for Union

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I have been working in the news industry for over 6 years, first as a reporter and now as an editor. I have covered politics extensively, and my work has appeared in major newspapers and online news outlets around the world. In addition to my writing, I also contribute regularly to 24 Hours World.
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Even if it wasn’t always nice, in the end Union Berlin prevailed in the Europa League at Saint-Gilloise. The journey of the iron continues – is there a dream lot now?

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Juventus Turin, Ajax Amsterdam or FC Barcelona: These former European Cup winners may get to know the Stadion An der Alten Försterei better in February.

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“The names are just music to our ears. We’re happy, no matter who or what it is,” said winning scorer Sven Michel after the 1-0 win at Belgian runners-up Royale Union Saint-Gilloise on RTL +.

The Köpenickers continue their triumphant season and are in the knockout stage of the Europa League. These greats of European football are potential opponents in Monday’s draw for the February games. Just like Sporting Lisbon, Shakhtar Donetsk or FC Sevilla. A duel with RB Salzburg would be particularly explosive due to the strict rejection of the construct by the Union’s appendix and the club itself.

“It was very intense”

“Of course you’ve already heard a few of the names that are now there,” flirtatiously defender Robin Knoche when asked about Barcelona. “But in the end we take what comes. I think these are all nice trips.” Games against such a caliber would be the next step in a climb for the Bundesliga leaders, the end of which is becoming increasingly difficult to predict.

In terms of football, the success in Belgium was not a treat. It was a hard-fought labor victory. As with the three wins in a row in the Europa League before, there was a tight 1-0. “We had to suffer to the end and tremble a bit,” said coach Urs Fischer. “It was very intense. I was knocked out after 60 minutes,” said Michel. But in the end, Union can always rely on his mentality.

The game was a “roller coaster ride,” said Fischer. After Michel’s early lead in what was only his second start of the season, there were hectic phases, but there were also good phases for his team.

But even with the Swiss, the precise analysis was of secondary importance in view of what had been achieved. “Once again, I’m over the moon with what the team did today,” said the 56-year-old. “It’s crazy, nothing more is possible,” he said of the success story of recent years. Before dealing with pots on Monday, the club wants to defend its lead in the Bundesliga at Bayer Leverkusen.

Source: Stern

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