Speeldag 2 - UEFA Europa League knock-out fase - 09-03-2017 at 21:05 u
On Thursday the 9th of March at 9:05 p.m. KAA Gent will play KRC Genk in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 in the Ghelamco Arena. One week later (16th of March at 7 p.m.), we will play the return leg in the Luminus Arena. As we did before the game against Tottenham, we will share some interesting facts and figures about these fixtures.
- The Buffalos have got three topscorers. Coulibaly, Perbet and Milicevic each scored three times in the final tournament.
- Since the third qualifying round, KAA Gent has scored 23 goals with Coulibaly scoring 8 of those goals.
- Kalifa Coulibaly is the all time European topscorer for the Buffalos (2 goals in the UEFA Champions League 2015-2016, 8 in the UEFA Europa League 2016-2017).
- Danijel Milicevic created 27 chances in this season’s Europa League, more than any other player.
- The best European campaign of KAA Gent was in 91/92 when they reached the quarter final of the UEFA Cup. The Buffalos lost against the eventual winners Ajax Amsterdam under Louis Van Gaal with Frank De Boer, Danny Blind, Wim Jonk, Aaron Winter and Dennis Bergkamp.
- At this moment, KAA Gent is the only Belgian club to reach the Round of 16 of the Champions League and the Europa League 2 seasons in the running.
- With 361 passes Stefan Mitrovic ranks 6th of any player still in the cup with the most passes.