Everything you need to know about FC Salzburg13 apr 2018
FC Salzburg, opponent of Les Olympiens in the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League, are not an unknown. The Austrian club met OM twice in the Group I in the early stages of this tournament.
The Austrians finished first in the group with 12 points (3 wins, 3 draws, 7 goals scored, 1 conceded).
Currently in the Austrian Bundesliga, FC Salzburg is atop the table with 65 points through 29 matches (19 wins, 8 draws and 2 defeats, 61 goals scored and 20 conceded).
About the Club
Located on the German border, Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria, home to Red Bull Salzburg (FC Salzburg in the UEFA Europa League), as it’s been known as since 2005 following the takeover by the famous energy drinks brand. It is one of the country's historic clubs.
Formerly called SV Austria Salzburg, the club has won 10 Austrian championship titles. Between 2014-16, it became the first Austrian club to win three consecutive championship doubles.
On the European scene, Salzburg is known for its lost UEFA Cup final in 1994 against Inter Milan.
Goalkeepers: Airton, Cican Stankovic, Alexander Walke
Defenders: Stefan Lainer, Stefan Stangl, Paulo Miranda, Asger Sörensen, Andreas Ulmer
Midfielders: Valon Berisha, Duje Caleta-Car, Christoph Leitgeb, Josip Radosevic, Marc Rzatkowski, Samassekou Diadie, Xaver Schlager, Hannes Wolf, Reinhold Yabo
Forwards: Fredrik Gulbrandsen, Hee-chan Hwang, Takumi Minamino, Masaya Okugawa, Smail Prevljak, Yordy Reyna, Jonathan Soriano
Coach: Marco Rose
Europa League 2017-2018
First leg: FC Viitorul Constanţa 1-3 Red Bull Salzburg
Second Leg: Red Bull Salzburg 4-0 FC Viitorul Constanţa
Group I - Day 1: Vitoria SC 1-1 Salzburg
Group I - Round 2: Salzburg 1-0 OM
Group I - Round 3: Konyaspor 0-2 Salzburg
Group I - Round 4: Salzburg 0-0 Konyaspor
Group I - Round 5: Salzburg 3-0 Vitoria SC
Group I - Round 6: OM 0-0 Salzburg
Round of 32 first leg: Real Sociedad 2-2 Salzburg
Round of 32 second: Salzburg 2-1 Real Sociedad
Round of 16 first leg: Dortmund 1-2 Salzburg
Round of 16 second leg: Salzburg 0-0 Dortmund
Quarter-final first leg: Lazio 4-2 Salzburg
Quarter-final second leg: Salzburg 4-1 Lazio
Red Bull Arena - 30,188 seats