Since the distant 2001,Union Berlin has competed in a corresponding competition, then of course in the UEFA Cup. They finished 5th in the Bundesliga last year and showed its teeth. After last year’s presence in the Conference League group, this year they want to achieve a new breakthrough. Last year, they won against Maccabi Haifa, but they didn’t manage to do anything against Slavia Prague and Feyenoord. This year they are on an even better mood in the Bundesliga, as they are unbeaten after 4 rounds (a total of 12 without failure together with the previous season). They gave a super performance against Bayern Munchen in Saturday derby, wining a big point. Last season, Royale Union SG came from the second division of Belgium, and they made a sensational run and claimed the title in the regular season. However, they lost in the playoffs to the more experienced Club Brugge, but won a European ticket, for the 1st time in 58 years. In the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League, they faced Rangers, but were defeated 3:0 in the second match, after a nice home win (2:0). Without having to participate in the European play-offs (due to Belgium’s high position in the UEFA rankings), they are in the group stage of a European competition for the 1st time in their history. Compared to last year’s impressive team, they have a different coach and some very important changes in its roster. Today, key midfielder Lazare Amani (7/0) is suspended, while Arnaud Dony (3/0), and Koki Machida are injured. Union Berlin is on better momentum. They invested in their roster, held Bayern to a draw and got a taste of Europe last year. Royale Union SG away from home loses a bit of their strength, and will have a hard task in Berlin to achieve a good result.