Everything you need to know about FC Salzburg

13 apr 2018
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OM.net et Red Bull Salzbourg 2018
As it turns out ... FC Salzburg, Les Olympians opponent in the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League, already faced OM twice this tournament in Group I action.

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).

League Form

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.

The Team

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


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