Judging by the squad value and by the level of football in both countries I rate Botosani being the better team. Sure, both countries are not that good at football, but I think that everyone agries when I say Romania is better than Georgia, no offence.

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The original Spartaki Tskhinvali were founded in 1936, and during the time of the Soviet Union were a mainstay in the regional Georgian League, which was the fourth division in the Soviet league table. The club’s biggest success came in 1987 when they won the regional Georgian Cup.[2]

For me, Botosani is an interesting team. They are a young one, founded only in 2001 but in time they slowly build up a competitive team for the standars of Romanian football in our days.

FC Tskhinvali is a Georgian football club based in Gori.[1][not in citation given] They play in the Umaglesi Liga, the top division in Georgian football.

The name of the team was changed several times. As usual the name was FC Spartak.[clarification needed] Tskhinvali is the new name for FC Tskhinvali, who withdrew in winter 2015.[clarification needed]

In the 2014/15 season, finishing 4th in the Georgian Premier League, FC Tskhinvali qualified to 2015–16 Europa League first qualifying round. [3]

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In 2005–06 FC Spartak Tskhinvali was based in Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Gori. Since January 2015 the team withdrew their name from FC Spartak to FC Tskhinvali.[clarification needed]

Difference in value is on home side here, they will have a difficult second game in Georgia so they need to take a convincing win in the first leg in order to take a serios option for qualifying in the next round.

All tickets were sold out, 7000 people will witness the debut of the Moldavian side in Europa League and they should give an important boost to the players.

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Last season was different, Botosani started poor in the first part of the season, they were als withut win in the secnd part after a couple of matches but this was due to the lack of team chemistry. Because a couple of teams could not compete in Europe they got the last tickets for Europa League and here they are, facing a team that seems to be easy to beat, at least on paper.