Konyaspor will wish that 8 is their propitious series as they demeanour to win their initial UEFA Europa League diversion after 7 failures when VitÃ³ria SC revisit in Group I.
â€¢ The sides are assembly for a initial time.
â€¢ In their usually past assembly with Portuguese opponents, Konyaspor took on Braga in final season’s organisation stage; they drew 1-1 during home and mislaid 3-1 in Portugal â€“ that pull stays their usually European diversion that did not finish in defeat.
â€¢ VitÃ³ria SC have mislaid all 3 of their prior games opposite Turkish sides, surrender 3 goals in any fixture.
â€¢ A 1-0 detriment during Marseille on matchday one extended Konyaspor’s wait for a initial UEFA foe win to 7 games: D1 L6. They have scored usually dual European goals â€“ and never some-more than one in a singular match.
â€¢ Held 1-1 in Guimaraes by Salzburg on matchday one, VitÃ³ria SC are but a win in 8 European matches: D3 L5.
â€¢ VitÃ³ria SC have left 10 games (D3 L7) but a UEFA divided success given a 1-0 UEFA Cup initial turn delight during WisÅ‚a KrakÃ³w on 29 Sep 2005. Should they destroy to win during Konyaspor, that wait will be extended into a 12th year.
â€¢ Winners of a 2016/17 Turkish Cup, Konyaspor done their European foe entrance in final year’s UEFA Europa League organisation stage.
â€¢ Fourth in a Liga and runners-up in a Portuguese Cup final season, VitÃ³ria SC are participating in their third UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League organisation stage. They are nonetheless to make it through.
Links and trivia
â€¢ The tour from Guimaraes to Konya is around 3,500km.
â€¢ VitÃ³ria SC’s Uruguayan brazen David Texeira played bar football in Turkey with Sivasspor (2016).
â€¢ This is VitÃ³ria SC’s 60th UEFA diversion â€“ and Konyaspor’s eighth.
â€¢ Konyaspor trainer Mustafa ReÅŸit AkÃ§ay is behind in a organisation theatre for a third time carrying coached Trabzonspor and OsmanlÄ±spor in past editions. A girl specialist, he went dominant in his initial 19 games in UEFA foe (W15 D4).
â€¢ VitÃ³ria SC manager given summer 2016, Pedro Martins formerly led MarÃtimo (2012/13) and Rio Ave (2014/15) in this competition’s organisation stage. A former GuimarÃ£es midfielder, he was capped once during his time during Sporting CP (1995â€“98).