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Stuart Dalgleish 9th Apr 2014 - 12:19

Europa League Opta Facts - QFs second legs


Benfica v AZ

  • Benfica are unbeaten in their last nine European games against Dutch opposition (W5 D4).
  • Furthermore, the Eagles have won their last four European games against Dutch teams contested at home.
  • AZ have kept three clean sheets in their last four games against Portuguese teams in European competition, but have also failed to score in their last two.
  • Alkmaar have yet to taste defeat away from home in this season's Europa League (W3 D3 - inc. qualifiers).
  • Benfica's Lima has averaged a goal every 54 minutes so far in the competition (three goals in 162 mins).
  • Nemanja Gudelj has played more minutes than any other player in the Europa League this season (981).
  • Benfica have won 12 of their last 13 games in all competitions contested at the Estadio Da Luz, drawing once against Spurs.
  • Only Kevin Kampl (25) has created more chances from open play in the competition so far than Roy Beerens (19).



Juventus v Lyon

  • The Old Lady have only won two of their previous six European games against French sides (D1 L3).
  • However, Juventus have never lost a home European match against a French club (W7 D2), conceding just four goals in nine matches.
  • Lyon have been victorious in only two of their past 10 European games versus Italian clubs (D4 L4).
  • Lyon's heaviest European defeat came in Italy, a 7-0 loss in the Fairs Cup in 1958 to Inter Milan.
  • Juventus are unbeaten at home this season in all competitions (W20 D3).
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has scored in his last three away games for Lyon.
  • Juventus have the best passing accuracy of the teams remaining in the Europa League (83.9%).
  • Only Red Bull Salzburg (41) have been caught offside more in the Europa League this season than Lyon (35).



Sevilla v Porto

  • Sevilla have lost just two of their last 12 games in the Europa League, though both of those defeats have come in the last three games (W6 D4).
  • FC Porto are the only Portuguese side to have beaten Sevilla at home in Europe, beating them 2-1 in 2011.
  • However, Porto have lost their last three trips to Spain in the Champions League and Europa League.
  • Sevilla have lost only four of their previous 24 home games in European competition (W15 D5)
  • Kevin Gameiro has scored six times in his last six home games for Sevilla.
  • Jackson Martinez has found the net three times in his previous three appearances for Porto.
  • Sevilla have attempted 189 crosses from open play in the competition so far, more than any other side remaining in the competition.



Valencia v Basel

  • Valencia's 3-0 defeat to Basel in the first leg was their first ever loss to them in European competition (W3 D1).
  • It was also the first time Valencia had lost to a Swiss side in Europe (W7 D2).
  • Basel have never won in Spain in their European history, conceding 19 times in seven trips to the country (D2 L5).
  • Valencia have never overturned a three-goal deficit in European competition.
  • Marco Streller has scored three goals in just two Europa League apperances so far this term.
  • Only Red Bull Salzburg (147) have attempted more shots in the Europa League this season than Valencia (130)
  • Valencia have hit the woodwork seven times in the Europa League this season, more than any other side.
  • Basel have the lowest average possession of the teams remaining in the competition (46.5%).


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