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Stuart Dalgleish 27th Jul 2011 - 15:26

Europa League and Carling Cup Opta Facts

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RNK Split v Fulham

  • Fulham have already faced Croatian teams on four occasions in the UEFA Cup, winning three times and drawing once.
  • The Cottagers picked up a 1-0 victory the last time they played in Split, beating RNK's rivals Hajduk on that occasion.
  • Fulham have scored in 24 of their 27 previous UEFA Cup/Europa League games, including qualifiers.
  • Duje Cop has netted two goals in two Europa league games this season for Split.
  • Damien Duff, Bobby Zamora, Andy Johnson and Danny Murphy have all already netted two Europa League goals this term.
  • RNK will be making their first ever appearance against an English team in European competition.

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Paks v Hearts

  • Hearts have faced Hungarian opposition on one previous occasion in Europe, losing 0-1 at home to Ferencvaros in the 2004 UEFA Cup.
  • Paks, who have defeated UE Santa Coloma and Tromso to reach this stage, are appearing in European competition for the first time in their history.
  • The Hungarian runners-up have netted nine goals in four Europa League qualifying games so far this campaign.
  • Hearts haven't qualified for the Europa League proper since 2006/07. On their last appearance in the qualifying rounds, in 2009/10, they were beaten 2-4 on aggregate in the playoff round by Dinamo Zagreb.
  • Defender Marius Zaliukas was the last Hearts player to score in European competition, netting a consolation goal against Dinamo in August 2009.

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Stoke v Hajduk Split

  • Stoke will be making their first appearance in European competition since appearing in the UEFA Cup in 1974/75.
  • The Potters have never defeated a team in European competition, losing on away goals to Ajax in the First Round in 1974/75 and losing 3-5 on aggregate to Kaiserslautern in the First Round in 1972/73.
  • Including qualifiers, Hajduk Split have faced English opposition 12 tunes in European competition, winning three of them.
  • The Croatian giants have never won on English soil in European competition, losing five and drawing one of their six European fixtures in England.
  • Hajduk have lost five of their last six Europa League fixtures, winning the other 1-0 against Anderlecht.

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Crawley Town v AFC Wimbledon


  • This will be the first time that either of these sides have competed in this competition.
  • Matt Tubbs scored in both of the Blue Square Premier League meetings between Crawley and AFC Wimbledon in 2010/11.
  • The away side have not won any of the previous six competitive meetings between these two clubs.
  • Crawley Town have not lost a competitive home match since mid-October 2010.
  • AFC Wimbledon have conceded only one goal in their last five competitive matches away from Kingsmeadow.

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