Rio Ave Futebol Clube debuted in this year’s Edition of the Europa League with a defeat. The result was not the intended but the team left in Poland, a very positive image and definitely this round is far from resolved.
Rio Ave Futebol Clube was better in the game, ending the match with more possession (57%), more attempts at goal (12), more shots on goal (5), more corners in favour (10) and more free kicks (20). The game turned out to be resolved with only one goal in the first half, scored by Machaj, at 19th minute.
The second leg is in Vila do Conde, on 2 August.
Makaridze, Borevkovic, Buatu, Monte, Matheus Reis, Leandrinho, Tarantini (Schmidt), Diego Lopes (Bruno Moreira 18 ′), Galeno (Damien Furtado 81 ‘), Gabriel and Dala.