Returning home is initially irrelevant for Union Berlin's Diogo Leite. After the 0: 1 at the start of the Europa League against the Belgian first division club Royal Union Saint-Gilloise, the Köpenickers want to take more from today's game (9 p.m. / RTL) at Sporting Braga.
In the back row last season, FC Porto, who were loaned out in 23 games, wore the jersey of the north Portuguese, who would extend their lead in Group D to six points with a win against the Berliners. "Braga have become strong and have scored a lot of goals," warns Leite about the still unbeaten second in the Portuguese league, who also made a great start in international business with a 2-0 win at Malmö FF.
Leite, who avoided contact with his former teammates before the game at the Estadio Municipal, went through the strengths and weaknesses of the hosts with Union coach Urs Fischer. "We discussed what we can do," said Leite. However, the 1.88 meter defender, who was born in Porto around 60 kilometers away, is also looking forward to it: "It feels good and I'm happy to be playing in my home country."