PRAGUE/EDEN - The red & whites face their firs UEFA Europa League opponent Maccabi on Thursday. The game starts in Eden at 7 pm and tickets are still available online and in the stadium box office.Slavia have a very difficult week ahead – Maccabi game on Thursday and the Prague Derby against Sparta on Sunday, both home in Eden Arena. “It’s not an easy task, we know this. There are two extremely difficult games ahead. Both the entry into the Europa League and league Derby are important for us and I believe we will manage them both,” manager Jaroslav Šilhavý says.
Maccabi: Highly organised, experienced club
“Maccabi is very strong and experienced European club, maybe I can compare them to APOEL a bit. Their players are similar. They all have speed, all have skills and their play is highly organised. On the other hand, they are also spontaneous in their offensive part. During the qualifying rounds they showed how organised they can be in the away games. I would compare their strengths to the best Czech clubs – Sparta or Plzeň,” continues our manager.
“We play home and we would like to be fast, active. I believe the full stadium fill be pushing us forward. We must create chances, free kicks and we also must utilize them better than we did in previous games,” Šilhavý concluded.
Simon Deli will be ready for the game. The centre-back already recovered from his injury.
Dušan Švento and Danny will miss the game due to illness or injury.
Ticket + Stadium Info
Tickets are still available for all the stands of Eden Arena. They can be purchased directly in the box offices of Eden Arena.
Box office at the entrance no 4 opens at 10 am.
Box office at the entrance no 2 opens at 5 pm.
The Eden Arena can be easily reached from the city centre by tram no 22, 5, 6 and 7 and by buses 136 from the metro station Flora and 213 from the metro station Želivského (both lane A). It is also 15 minutes walk from Strašnická metro station (line A). There will be additional trams and buses after the game.
The parking opportunities around the stadium are strictly limited. It is highly recommended to reach the stadium by public transport.
We recommend all the fans to come in advance to avoid crowds and to reach their allocated seats on time.