Slavia Praha vs Fenerbahçe: UEFA Europa Conference League history, form guide, previous fixtures | UEFA Europa Conference League
A first European away win of the season gave Slavia Praha the lead as they led 3-2 in the second leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League knockout stage against Fenerbahçe.
• Slavia, who have played in all three European club competitions this season, finished second in their UEFA Europa Conference League section behind Feyenoord, finishing with eight points, one clear of Union Berlin, while Fenerbahçe finished third in UEFA Europa League Group D. , behind Eintracht Frankfurt and Olympiacos.
• The clubs’ first UEFA meeting took place in Istanbul on 17 February and it was the visitors who emerged victorious, Ibrahim Traoré of Slavia, Oscar Dorley and Ondřej Lingr and Dimitris Pelkas and Ferdi Kadıoğlu of Fenerbahçe all finding the target for the first time in this European campaign. in a five-goal thriller.
• Slavia’s only experience against a Turkish opponent before the first leg was a draw in the 2002/03 UEFA Cup fourth round, losing 4-3 on aggregate to Fenerbahçe rivals Beşiktaş (1-0h, 2 -4a).
• Fenerbahçe have now faced Czech opponents 11 times (W4 D1 L6). They lost their first three away matches in the Czech Republic, conceding 14 goals in the process, but won the last two, both 1-0.
• The Istanbul team’s record in knockout ties against Czech clubs is W2 L2, the most recent ending in their favor by eliminating Viktoria Plzeň from the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League Round of 16 (1-0y, 1-1h) en route to reaching the semi-finals of what remains the club’s most successful European campaign.
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• Slavia went through the entire 2020/21 domestic season unbeaten to claim a Czech league and cup double, and also enjoyed a long run in the UEFA Europa League, reaching the last eight for the second time in three seasons, where he lost to Arsenal. having already defeated two other British clubs, Leicester City and Rangers, in the knockout stage.
• This European campaign did not start well for Jindřich Trpišovský’s side, however, with defeats in both qualifying matches – against Ferencváros in the UEFA Champions League and against Legia Warszawa in the UEFA Europa League play-offs. It meant a move to the UEFA Europa Conference League, where they won two, drew two and lost two of their group games, with a vital 1-1 draw in Berlin on Matchday 6 allowing them to qualify as Group E runners-up at hosts Union. costs, although six points adrift of section winners Feyenoord.
• Slavia have lost just one of their last 12 European matches in Prague (W6 D5) – 0-4 against Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg last season – and are unbeaten at home in this continental campaign (W3 D2).
• The Prague side have won nine of the ten UEFA matches in which they have won the away leg, most recently against CFR Cluj in the UEFA qualifying play-offs Champions League 2019/20 (1-0 a, 1-0 h). . Their only defeat came against Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2000/01 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round (1-0 a, 0-2 aet). They have never won the first leg away 3-2 before, although all but one of those first leg wins came by a goal.
• Third in the 2020/21 Turkish Süper Lig, two points behind champions Beşiktaş and runners-up Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe returned to Europe after two seasons away and beat HJK Helsinki in the play-offs to earn a sixth UEFA appearance . Europa League group stage.
• The Istanbul club’s perfect record in UEFA Europa League group stage qualifying came to an end this season, however, as they were beaten at home (0-3) and away (0- 1) by Olympiacos and held to two draws 1-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt. Their only win was 3-0 away to Antwerp, with whom they had drawn 2-2 at home a fortnight earlier.
• Fenerbahçe’s victory in the play-offs in Helsinki last August ended a six-game losing streak on their trip to Europe (D1 L5). Their last European road win in the spring was that 1-0 success in Pilsen nine years ago; since then, their record is D2 L4, with defeats in the last three.
• The Istanbul side have lost all nine of their previous UEFA matches in which they lost at home in the first leg, seven of them by one goal but none by a 2-3 scoreline . They have also lost the second leg away on nine occasions, most recently to Arsenal in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs (0-3h, 0-2a).
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• Fenerbahçe defender Filip Novák is a Czech international. He played six times against Slavia in the Czech league for Zlín and Jablonec (W3 D2 L1), scoring in both games against them for Jablonec in 2014/15 (1-1 a, 2-1 h).
• Novák has played alongside several Slavia players for the Czech Republic and is a former Jablonec team-mate with Lukáš Masopust (2014-16) and Stanislav Tecl (2015/16).
• Tecl made his senior debut for the Czech Republic as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Turkey in a friendly in Manisa on 6 February 2013.
• Fenerbahçe appointed a new head coach on 12 January, İsmail Kartal to replace Vítor Pereira, who was dismissed on 20 December.
• Slavia are one of two defending domestic champions to take part in the UEFA Europa Conference League knockout stages, fellow holders Norway Bodø/Glimt.
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• Slavia’s UEFA record for two penalty kicks is W2 L0:
5-4 v Schalke, 1998/99 UEFA Cup first round
4-3 v Žilina, 2007/08 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
• Fenerbahçe’s record in a UEFA penalty shootout is W1 L0:
3-2 v Sevilla, 2007/08 UEFA Champions League Round of 16
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