Nice v Lokomotiv Moskva background

Nice’s longest ever European debate continues in a UEFA Europa League turn of 32 opposite a Lokomotiv Moskva side that surfaced a list in a Russian Premier League over a winter break.

• The French bar finished runners-up to Lazio in Group K during a autumn, winning and losing 3 games apiece, while Lokomotiv surfaced Group F with 11 points to strech a knockout proviso for a third time this decade.

Previous meetings
• The dual clubs have never met in European competition.

• Nice’s usually prior knowledge of Russian antithesis came opposite FC Krasnodar in final season’s UEFA Europa League organisation stage. They mislaid 5-2 divided with Ari, now during Lokomotiv, scoring dual late goals, and won a lapse tie 2-1 – nonetheless by that theatre Nice were already separated and Krasnodar competent for a subsequent round.

• Similarly, Lokomotiv have usually played dual games opposite French opposition, winning during home (2-1) and losing divided (0-1) opposite Monaco in a 2003/04 UEFA Champions League turn of 16 – and exiting a foe on a divided goals rule.

Form guide
• Nice are personification European football in a open for a initial time given 1960, when they reached a quarter-finals of a European Champion Clubs’ Cup.

• The Cote d’Azur bar have won usually 3 of their 8 home fixtures over a past dual seasons, losing four, though overcame both Vitesse (3-0) and Zulte Waregem (3-1) as hosts in this term’s organisation stage.

• Lokomotiv have been degraded usually once in their final 8 European divided fixtures – all in a UEFA Europa League. They drew divided during FC København (0-0) and Sheriff (1-1) in this season’s organisation theatre before confirming their position as territory winners with a 2-0 feat during FC Zlín on matchday six.

• Third in France’s Ligue 1 final term, Nice were beaten 4-0 on sum by Napoli in this season’s UEFA Champions League play-offs after overcoming Ajax on divided goals (3-3) in a third subordinate round. Les Aiglons done their UEFA Europa League organisation theatre entrance in 2016/17 though unsuccessful to strech a turn of 32.

• Nice have already played 10 UEFA matches this season, creation it a longest European debate in a club’s history.

• Lokomotiv competent for this foe by winning a 2016/17 Russian Cup – with a 2-0 feat opposite Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast in a final – and have now progressed from a UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League organisation theatre 4 times out of five.

• The Moscow bar have nonetheless to go over a turn of 32, however, carrying mislaid during this theatre to Sevilla in 2005/06, Athletic Club in 2011/12 and Fenerbahçe in 2015/16 – and unsuccessful to measure in an divided better on any occasion. Their many successful European campaigns were in 1997/98 and 1998/99, when, underneath stream manager Yuri Semin, they reached a semi-finals of a European Cup Winners’ Cup dual years running.

Links and trivia
• Nice defender Dante finished 503 passes in this season’s UEFA Europa League organisation theatre – a second-highest figure in a foe after Real Sociedad’s Asier Illarramendi (507). Dante’s club-mate Maxime Le Marchand is fourth on a list with 404.

• Nemanja Pejčinović assimilated Lokomotiv from Nice in 2014, carrying done accurately 100 Ligue 1 appearances – and scored 6 goals – in 4 seasons with a French Riviera club.

• Other Lokomotiv players to have played in France – and to have faced Nice in Ligue 1 – are Maciej Rybus (Lyon, 2016/17) and Éder (LOSC Lille, 2015–17)

• On-loan brazen Éder scored Portugal’s extra-time leader in a UEFA EURO 2016 final opposite France.

• Jefferson Farfán has scored in Lokomotiv’s final 3 UEFA Europa League matches, induction 4 goals in total.

• Lokomotiv went into a winter mangle with an eight-point lead over associate UEFA Europa League participants Zenit and Spartak Moskva during a tip of a Russian league.

The coaches
• Former Switzerland midfielder Lucien Favre has been in assign during Nice given May 2016. He done his name as a manager by capturing back-to-back Swiss titles with FC Zürich, and subsequently extended his repute with spells in Germany during Hertha Berlin and Borussia Mönchengladbach, heading a latter into a UEFA Champions League.

• Now 70, Yuri Semin took assign of Lokomotiv for a fourth time in Aug 2016, carrying carried a club’s usually dual Russian titles during his second army from 1992 to 2005, and soon directed a side to Russian Cup glory. He also played for a club, from 1975 to 1977, and coached Dynamo Kyiv to a 2008/09 Ukrainian joining pretension in a initial of dual spells there.

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