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Andrew Tibot 28th Sep 2015 - 13:07

Europa League Opta Facts - Match Day Two

Monaco v Tottenham Hotspur

This will be the first European meeting between Monaco and Spurs.

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last five games against French sides in Europe (W3 D2), last defeating Lyon in the last 32 of the Europa League in 2012/13.

Monaco have faced six different English sides in European competition and hold victories over five of them (Leeds, Newcastle, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal). The only side they haven't beaten are Manchester United.

Indeed, the Red and Whites have lost just three of their 12 meetings home and away against English opposition (W6 D3).

The Lilywhites have lost just one of their last 20 Europa League group stage matches, but this was their last away game to Besiktas (W13 D6).

Monaco conceded just twice in five home European games last season, keeping four clean sheets. Arsenal were the team to score those two goals.

Son Heung-Min scored twice in Spurs' 3-1 win over Qarabag in the opening group game.

In the opening group game, Tom Carroll attempted more passes than any other Spurs player (89), and the most tackles of any player in the competition (9).


Celtic v Fenerbahce

This will be the first time Celtic have met Turkish opposition in Europe.

Fenerbahce's only previous meeting with a Scottish side was in 2001, beating Rangers in the Champions League qualifying round over two legs.

The Bhoys have lost just one of their last seven home European matches, including qualifiers (W5 D1).

Similarly, Fenerbahce have lost only one of their previous seven away games in Europe, excluding qualifiers (W4 D2).

Kris Commons assisted both goals in Celtic's 2-2 draw with Ajax in MD1. Commons also created the joint-most chances (five, level with Max Meyer).

Nani and Ozan Tufan both had six shots on goal in MD1 (excluding blocked), the most of any player.  The latter didn't hit one on target, however.

The only Europa League side to hit more shots on goal in MD1 than Fener (17) were fellow Turkish side Besiktas (18).


Liverpool v FC Sion

Liverpool faced Swiss opposition in last year's Champions League group stage, losing 1-0 in Basel and drawing 1-1 at Anfield in the final group game.

The defeat to Basel is the Reds' only defeat in their last 11 meetings with Swiss sides in Europe (W6 D4).

Sion have shipped 20 goals in their last five away games in the UEFA Cup, losing on each occasion.

The Reds have won four of their last seven home European games at Anfield. The sides to take points off them in that run are Real Madrid (Liverpool lost 3-0) and two Swiss teams (Basel 1-1 and Young Boys 2-2).

Moussa Konate scored both of Sion's goals in MD1 versus Rubin Kazan.

The only player of Liverpool's current squad who scored for them in Europe last season was Jordan Henderson (v Ludogorets), who will miss this game due to injury.

Only Fedor Smolov (11) of Krasnodar attempted more dribbles than Sion's Carlitos in MD1 (10). Liverpool's Jordon Ibe attempted nine.



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