Fenerbahçe shall be seeking to avenge their 2-0 defeat towards La Liga’s struggling big Sevilla after they host them Thursday in a UEFA Europa League Spherical of 16 rematch of their first encounter.
Within the decisive second leg to be performed at Kadiköy’s famed Ülker Stadium, the host shall be intent on knotting their loin cloths to make up for the deficit from the reverse fixture, with a spot within the quarterfinals on the road ought to they summon the resolve to take action.
It’s noteworthy that the Yellow Canaries dominated Group B, securing 4 wins, 2 attracts and 14 factors in 6 matches – besting the likes of Rennes, Dynamo Kiev and AEK Larnaca – earlier than being paired with La Sevillistas Rojiblancos.
As for the record-breaking Sevilla, the crew that has clinched an unprecedented six trophies within the Europa League, they had been sadly relegated to the UEFA Europa League after a third-place end in Champions League Group G, which noticed Manchester Metropolis, Borussia Dortmund and Copenhagen battle it out.
The Spaniards, having gone toe-to-toe with the Netherlands’ PSV Eindhoven within the play-off spherical, emerged triumphant and had been ultimately matched with the Istanbulites.
Unfolding the pages of the soccer chronicles, in 2008, Fenerbahçe braved the percentages and managed to put in writing their title within the quarterfinals of the Champions League by outsmarting their Spanish opponents within the final 16.
Within the thrilling first leg performed in Istanbul, the Yellow Canaries outscored their opponent by 3-2, solely to obtain the identical punishment within the second leg, sending the match into further time.
The then heroic Fenerbahçe, after an intense battle that went all the best way to time beyond regulation after which to penalties, etched their title into the final 8.
Fenerbahçe shall be with out the providers of Luan Peres, who remains to be recovering from an damage, in addition to Lincoln Henrique, who suffered an damage within the first leg.
UEFA has not been given the names of Nazım Sangare, Gustavo Henrique, Ezgjan Alioski and Serdar Dursun, and thus they won’t be a part of the internet hosting crew’s roster.
Jayden Oosterwolde, the newest addition to the Fenerbahçe ranks throughout the winter switch interval, is poised to make his debut within the iconic yellow-dark blue jersey within the extremely anticipated Europa League, if chosen.
The Yellow Canaries usually are not aliens to the European area as they’ve already made 253 appearances with 94 wins, 55 attracts and 104 losses.
Fenerbahçe have notched up 325 targets whereas conceding 367.
Fenerbahçe will participate of their 136th match within the UEFA Europa League, previously generally known as the UEFA Cup.
On this specific cup, the Yellow Canaries have garnered a document of 59 wins, 33 attracts and 43 losses in 135 matches whereas scoring an astounding 190 targets and permitting 171.