Focus on Konyaspor

fri 25 Aug at 15:46
Par 
Antoine Plaquet
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OM.net 2017
Coming out of the 4th hat, it is the least known opponent that will challenge OM in Group I of the Europa League. Who are Konyaspor Kulübü?

Like the other two opponents of its group (Salzburg and Vitoria SC), OM has never crossed paths with Konyaspor ever before. Located 200 kilometres south of Ankara, Konya is a Turkish city in the Central Anatolia region, with a population of almost one million people. 
Konyaspor, the football club, is much more recent. Founded in 1981, the club was promoted to the Super Lig, the first Turkish division, at the end of the 2012-2013 season. 
In its green and white colours, the club this year has gone up in the rankings list, winning the cup and Turkey Supercup in 2017, successfully obtaining its first qualification in Europa League (what's more, directly to the group stage) of its entire history.
After two days, Konyaspor is currently in seventh place in the Turkish league, with one victory and one defeat.

The team

Goalkeepers: Patrik Carlgren, Abdulaziz Demircan, Serkan Kirintili
Defenders: Selim Ay, Volkan Findikli, Jens Jönsson, Wildried Moke, Ferhat Oztorun, Savas Polat, Nejc Skubic
Midfielders: Eren Albayrak, Musa Araz, Vedat Bora, Mehdi Bourabia, Ali Camdali, Moryké Fofana, Ismail Güven, Amir Hadziahmetovic, Deni Milosevic, Burak Saban, Omer Sahiner, Ali Turan
Forwards: Imoh Ezekiel, Seddar Karaman, Halil Sönmez, Abdou Traoré

Manager: Mustafa Resit Akcay 

The stadium

Torku Arena - 42981 capacity

 


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