Speeldag 1 - UEFA Europa League knock-out fase - 16-02-2017 at 19:00 u
On Thursday we will play our Round of 32 of the Europa League against Tottenham Hotspur. Until then, we will post some facts and figures about our group stage and our opponent. This is part one.
- KAA Gent and Tottenham Hotspur will play for the first time against each other.
- KAA nt played 10 games this campaign and won 5.
- On the day of the first leg fixture, the Belgian coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck will celebrate his 53rd Birthday. It will be his 19th European game for Gent.
- KAA Gent will play their 99th European game on Thursday night. They will play their hundredth European game in the mythical Wembley Stadium.
- KAA Gent only played against one English opponent, West Ham United in 1964/65. Both teams qualified for the Europacup II through their domestic cups in 1964. KAA Gent was the first Belgian team to qualify for a European cup through the Belgian cup (more information in Wigwam n.4 p.36 "Terugspeelbal: de Gantoise op Engelse bodem").
- The first leg was played in Ghent on the 23rd of September 1964 and ended in 0-1 win for West Ham.
- The second leg was played in Upton Park, London on the 7th of October 1964 and ended in a 1-1 draw.
- West Ham United eliminated KAA Gent and eventually won the cup.