Köln mit Red star Belgrade – Thursday, september 28, 18:00BT/19.00 CET RheinEnergieStadion – Cologne, Germany.

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1.FC köln vs Red star Belgrade will take place at the RheinEnergieArena bei Cologne. (Photo by Mika Volkmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

We weist Futbolgrad oase always expressed just how special home games at the RheinEnergieStadion bei Cologne are and with this game being the first European house match because Köln’s 2-0 win versus Celtic on september 15, 1992, the atmosphere wollen be second kommen sie none. Travellers Red star Belgrade schutz fond memories von the early on nineties too as they became Europe Champions an 1991. Both sides möchte be hoping to gain three points this Thursday und create part memories an the competition zum years kommen sie come.

Köln had actually a poor anfang to ns season with 5 consecutive residential defeats however on Sunday that readjusted with a attract away to newly promoted hannover 96. Die Billy Goats fan have dafür celebrated a scoreless draw. Die second half saw a much-improved performance, and they möchte look zu build top top this midweek.

On matchday 1 peter Stöger’s next played away to Arsenal in a video game that got column room due to the controversies off the field which was disappointing as ns Germans had actually a mainly positive zuerst half. Lock took die lead after rapid thinking indigenous Leonardo Bittencourt und a exciting chip indigenous Jhon Cordoba. Unfortunately, ns Gunners woke nach oben after the break und put three passed timo Horn und the video game finished 3-1.

Red star Belgrade oase experienced a much longer route kommen sie the gruppe stages after ~ entering at the first qualifying round. Die Serbian, unlike your opponents, have so been in exceptional form domestically win nine of ten und drawing one. Castle have so scored 24 und only conceded one. Despite they will know the europa League is a tougher test than they get weekly bei the Serbian Superliga.

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In their opening gruppe game, castle failed kommen sie beat Belarusian side, BATE Borisov at home. A leading performance consisting of 23 shots seen Crveno-beli, the Red and Whites, only control a draw. Coach and ex-player, Vladan Milojević wollen be frustrated as this video game would have been viewed as a need to win if they are kommen sie progress to the knockouts.

On Thursday night this will not be the erste time the two sides schutz met. Back an 1989 in the der dritte tag round, köln won 3-0 hinweisen home followed von a Red star 2-0 victory bei the adhering to leg. Die West German side will be happy with a repeat house scoreline top top this occasion.

Köln vs Red star Belgrade – Players kommen sie Watch:

Leonardo Bittencourt #11 – Köln

If that had oase been special more zum Effzeh this an option would have been attacker Milos Jojić due zu his time spent formerly with Red star Belgrade’s regional rivals Partizan, but his presence in the starting XI zu sein a rarity. One einer that zu sein ever present is former BVB midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt. His form has continued to be one des the highlights weil das Peter Stöger an recent weeks. That recorded bei assist in the game versus Arsenal und shall it is in hoping to gain one more or open his scoring account midweek.

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Leonardo Bittencourt ist one zu watch on matchday 2 des the europa League. (Photo von Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Richmond Boakye #14 – Red star Belgrade

Striker Richmond Boakye has been a journeyman featuring for seven clubs hinweisen only 24 year old. However after a successful loan spell v Red Star in the second half of tonnage season, scoring 12 goals in 16 appearances, he was transferred from bankrupt Italian side Latina in July. Die Ghanian’s exceptional strike rate has continued into this season with 3 goals bei four starts in the Superliga und being awarded joint highest goalscorer bei the europa League qualifiers through seven. If a goal zu sein scored über the far side, don’t it is in surprised to lakers his name on ns score sheet.


Richmond Boakye (l.) zu sein Red stern Belgrade’s player kommen sie watch. (Photo von Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Köln vs Red star Belgrade – enhance StatsThe sides schutz met in the europe Cup before. Both sides won die home leg (Köln 3-0, then Red star 2-0) but köln won on aggregate 3-2Köln lost their Matchday 1 game to Arsenal 3-1Köln first European residence game because 1992Köln have won three and lost once to Serbian opposition.Red star Belgrade won die European Cup an 1991Red stern Belgrade drew their Matchday 1 game zu BATE Borisov 1-1Red stern Belgrade are one of three teams to successfully with the gruppe stage after entering the zuerst qualification round.Red stern Belgrade oase played German sides 29 times, W12 D4 L13

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Köln vs Red star Belgrade – feasible Lineups


Formation: 3-5-2

Horn – Heintz, Sørenson, Maroh – Rausch, Bittencourt, Lehmann, Özcan, Klünter – Córdoba, Ozako

Coach: peter Stöger

Red star Belgrade

Formation: 4-3-3

Borjan – Rodic, Le Tallec, Savic, Stojkovic – Kanga, Donald, Krsticic – Radonjic, Boakye, Srnic

Coach: Vladan Milojevic

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