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Salzburg and Slovan seek first points

Published: Saturday 17 September 2011, 0.12CET
FC Salzburg and ŠK Slovan Bratislava suffered defeats on matchday one and will hope for a change in fortune as the sides from neighboring nations meet in UEFA Europa League Group F.
Salzburg and Slovan seek first points
Salzburg coach Ricardo Moniz will hope his side can bounce back ©Getty Images

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SalzburgSlovan Bratislava

Goals scored12
 
4
Attempts on target38
 
17
Attempts off target42
 
24
Corners26
 
21
Offsides33
 
15
Fouls committed116
 
105
Yellow cards28
 
18
Red cards1
 
0

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Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Saturday 17 September 2011, 0.12CET

Salzburg and Slovan seek first points

FC Salzburg and ŠK Slovan Bratislava suffered defeats on matchday one and will hope for a change in fortune as the sides from neighboring nations meet in UEFA Europa League Group F.

FC Salzburg and ŠK Slovan Bratislava will look to secure their first Group F points as the sides from neighbouring nations meet in the UEFA Europa League.

Previous meetings
• The sides are meeting for the first time in UEFA competition.

• Salzburg have won all four of their games against Slovakian opposition without conceding a single goal. They beat Slovan's league rivals FK Senica 1-0 at home and 3-0 away in this season's UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

• Slovan's only meeting with Austrian opponents came in the 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup when they met SK Rapid Wien; they bowed out in the second round, winning 1-0 at home after a 3-1 loss in Vienna.

Match background
• Salzburg have not conceded a goal in their last three European home games, recording a 0-0 draw and two 1-0 wins.

• Slovan have not lost in their last five European away games, following up a 2-1 win at FK Crvena zvezda with a run of four straight draws.

Team facts
• The journey is a relatively modest one for a European game; Salzburg is just over 300km from Bratislava. Bratislava and the Austrian capital, Vienna, are just over 50km apart.

• Vladimír Weiss led Slovakia to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals but now combines his work with the national team with coaching Slovan. He is part of a footballing dynasty: his father, also Vladimír Weiss, played for Czechoslovakia, while his son, another Vladimír Weiss, is a Slovakian international. The Slovan coach represented both Czechoslovakia and Slovakia as a midfielder.

• Dutchman Ricardo Moniz is now in charge at Salzburg, having stepped up from a role as skills coach to replace Huub Stevens, following his countryman's dismissal in April. Moniz's only previous front-line coaching experience came in a caretaker role at Hamburger SV, but he has worked as a specialist trainer at Feyenoord, Grasshopper-Club, PSV Eindhoven and Tottenham Hotspur FC.

• Salzburg winger Dušan Švento plays under Weiss with the Slovakian national team. He played domestic football in Slovakia with MFK Ružomberok (2003-05) before joining ŠK Slavia Praha (2005-09).

• At Ružomberok, Švento was a team-mate of Slovan captain Igor Žofčák (2003-05) and left-back Marián Had (2003-04).

• At Slavia, he played alongside Slovan's Milan Ivana (2007-09) and Radek Dosoudil (2006-07).

• Slovan striker Filip Šebo has experience of Austrian football, winning a domestic double with FK Austria Wien in 2005/06. His record in four games against Salzburg is W1 D2 L1.

Last updated: 21/09/11 15.20CET

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