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Stuart Dalgleish 15th Apr 2015 - 11:23

Europa League Opta Facts - 16 April

 

Club Brugge v Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

 

  • Club Brugge have now won five successive Europa League matches; scoring at least two goals in every game.
  • Overall in the Europa League this season (inc. qualifiers); Brugge have won 11 and drawn three of their 14 matches.
  • This is the furthest that Club Brugge have got in European competition since 1994-95, when they reached the Cup Winners' Cup quarter final (losing to Chelsea).
  • Dnipro have won just one of their last nine European matches away from home (L5 D3 - inc. qualifiers).
  • This will be Dnipro's first European quarter final appearance since 1989/90, when they played in the European Cup.
  • Of the eight remaining sides in the Europa League, Dnipro have the lowest average possession figure in the competition this season (44.7%).

 

Dynamo Kiev v Fiorentina

 

  • Dynamo Kiev have won their home leg but lost their away leg in both the last 32 and last 16 stages of the 2014-15 Europa League.
  • D.Kiev have been eliminated from Europe on the two previous occasions that they have been drawn against Fiorentina (European Cup in 1969-70 and UEFA Cup in 1989-90).
  • Dynamo Kiev has won each of their five Europa League home games so far this season, netting 15 goals in the process.
  • Fiorentina have lost just one of their 10 Europa League games this season (W6 D3).
  • The Florence-based side have drawn the first leg and won the second leg in both the last 32 and last 16 stages of the Europa League this season.
  • This is the furthest that Fiorentina have reached in a European competition since 2007-08, when they got to the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup.
  • Andriy Yarmolenko has more assists than any other player in the 2014-15 Europa League (7).

 

 

Sevilla v Zenit St Petersburg

 

  • Sevilla are on a run of five successive wins in the Europa League.
  • This will be a repeat of the 2005-06 UEFA Cup quarter finals, where Sevilla prevailed 5-2 on aggregate over Zenit over two legs.
  • Sevilla won the home leg of that 2005-06 UEFA Cup quarter final tie, 4-1.
  • The Seville side have won seven successive European games at home - their last on home soil coming against fellow Spaniards Real Betis in March 2014.
  • This will be Zenit's 15th European game this season (inc. qualifiers) - they have kept nine clean sheets in the previous 14.
  • This is the furthest that Zenit have got in European competition since lifting the UEFA Cup back in 2007-08.

 

 

VfL Wolfsburg v Napoli

 

  • Wolfsburg defeated another Italian side in the last round - winning both legs of their tie against Inter Milan.
  • The German side have conceded just two goals in their last five Europa League matches.
  • Napoli have conceded just four goals in 10 Europa League games this season, keeping seven clean sheets in the process.
  • This is the furthest that Napoli have gone in a European competition since they won the 1988-89 UEFA Cup against Stuttgart.
  • No player has created more goalscoring chances in the Europa League this season than Kevin De Bruyne (48).
  • These two sides have attempted the most shots in the 2014-15 Europa League - Napoli (145) & Wolfsburg (144).
  • Wolfsburg have netted a competition high three direct free kicks in the Europa League this season.

 

 

 
 
 

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