Ajax and PSV know who their opponents are within the sixteenth finals of the Europa League. The final two Dutch groups in Europe can count on this from Lille OSC and Olympiacos.
Main gamers: Sven Botman, Benjamin André and Yusuf Yazici.
Latest European achievements: group stage CL 2019/2020
Final mutual duel: match in group stage CL on November 27, 2019 (0-2 win Ajax)
Within the final two years, Lille, together with Nicolas Pépé (80 million euros) and Victor Osimhen (70 million), offered two vital workers, however the membership has not deteriorated. Lille, which completed fourth in Ligue 1 final 12 months, takes the lead within the French league after fourteen rounds of play.
The crew of coach Christophe Galtier achieves good outcomes with a reasonably younger choice. 30-year-old Benjamin André is likely one of the few skilled gamers, subsequent to which 23-year-old Yusuf Yazici and 20-year-old Sven Botman are growing quickly.
For central defender Botman, the duel with Ajax means a reunion along with his previous membership. He made the swap to Lille this summer season and is a primary participant there. He’s partly answerable for the membership solely conceding ten objectives within the competitors and that even resulted in an invite for the Orange.
Final season Ajax and Lille additionally confronted one another. Then the crew from Amsterdam have been too sturdy within the group stage of the Champions League 3-0 and 0-2. This season, Lille performed within the group stage of the Europa League. The French completed in second place in group H, simply behind AC Milan. Within the matches in opposition to the Serie A membership (1-1 in France, 0-3 in Milan) Lille confirmed that it might compete on the highest stage.
View the abstract of Ajax-Lille within the 2019/2020 season above.
Main gamers: Mady Camara, Mathieu Valbuena, Rafinha en Bruma
Latest European achievements: Eighth finals EL (2019/2020)
Final mutual duel: –
PSV awaits a reunion with Bruma within the sixteenth finals. The winger, which is redundant in Eindhoven, isn’t actually experiencing a profitable rental interval but. Partly attributable to a muscle harm, he solely acquired to 2 league video games.
He additionally performed solely 65 minutes within the group stage of the Champions League, the place Olympiacos completed third in a bunch with Manchester Metropolis, FC Porto and Olympique Marseille. The Greeks had the identical variety of factors as Olympique Marseille, however attributable to a greater mutual consequence, they acquired a ticket for the knockout part of the Europa League.
The place Manchester Metropolis and Porto in Europe turned out to be a dimension too massive, Olympiacos has much less competitors within the Greek competitors. With skilled gamers corresponding to Rafinha and Mathieu Valbuena within the choice, Olympiacos is on the high with 27 factors from ten video games. Solely three objectives have been conceded, whereas Pedro Martins’ crew scored 27 occasions.