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.
- In seasons 12/13 and 13/14, KRC Genk was undefeated in the groupstage of the Europa League. Both times they were eliminated in the subsequent Round of 32.
- KRC Genk began their European campaign on the 14th of July 2016 in the second qualifying round against FK Budućnost Podgorica. They will play their 15th and 16th European game of the season against KAA Gent.
- Of the 16 clubs still competing, KRC Genk and Schalke 04 are the teams with the highest number of different goalscorers. Eleven players scored at least one goal.
- This season, four KRC Genk players were in the Europa League team of the week. Leon Bailey (now Bayer Leverkusen) in the first two game days, Jakub Brabec in the third and Alejandro Pozuelo in the return game of the Round of 32. Leon Bailey was, in the Europa League team of the groupstage as was Danijel Milicevic.
- This European campaign is the best one yet for KRC Genk, they reached the Round of 16 of a UEFA competition for the first time.