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Face-off time for PSV and Chornomorets

Published: Friday 29 November 2013, 3.00CET
PSV Eindhoven and FC Chornomorets Odesa will do battle for second place in UEFA Europa League Group B on matchday six, with the home side needing just a draw to progress.
Face-off time for PSV and Chornomorets
Memphis Depay found the net against Chornomorets on matchday two ©AFP/Getty Images

Tournament statistics

PSVChornomorets Odesa

Goals scored4
Possession (%)59
Total attempts81
on target30
off target30
against woodwork2
Yellow cards11
Red Cards1
Fouls committed79
Fouls suffered68

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Published: Friday 29 November 2013, 3.00CET

Face-off time for PSV and Chornomorets

PSV Eindhoven and FC Chornomorets Odesa will do battle for second place in UEFA Europa League Group B on matchday six, with the home side needing just a draw to progress.

PSV Eindhoven must avoid defeat at home against FC Chornomorets Odesa if they are to make it through to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 as Group B runners-up.

• The sides are level on seven points, but PSV would progress at the expense of their opponents in the event of a draw due to their superior head-to-head record.

Previous meetings
• Memphis Depay and Florian Jozefzoon scored as PSV won 2-0 away against Chornomorets on matchday two, in what was the Ukrainian side's first encounter with Dutch opponents.

• PSV's 13 encounters with Ukrainian teams have ended W5 D3 L5 (W2 D2 L2 at home – W3 D1 L3 in Ukraine). They have not won in their last two home games against Ukrainian sides: a 0-0 draw with FC Metalist Kharkiv and a 2-1 loss to FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

Match background
• Four of PSV's five Group B games have ended 2-0 this season – two wins and two defeats for the Dutch side.

• Chornomorets have won only once in five away games in Europe this season, 2-1 at GNK Dinamo Zagreb on matchday one.

• PSV are the only side to have competed in every edition of the UEFA Europa League group stage since the competition's inception in 2009/10, missing out on the round of 32 for the first time last season when they finished behind FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and SSC Napoli in Group F. This is their record-extending 42nd fixture in the new-look competition.

• This is Chornomorets' first UEFA group stage campaign, and their 12th game since entering the competition in the second qualifying round. Their longest previous European campaign was a six-match voyage to the second round of the 1995/96 UEFA Cup.

Team facts
• PSV's Depay and Aleksandr Ryazantsev of FC Rubin Kazan have had ten attempts off target – more than any other players in the group stage. Depay has also had six on target, scoring his only Group B goal against Chornomorets.

• Chornomorets' Olexiy Gai – who made his 50th UEFA club competition appearance on matchday five – has been fouled 15 times in the group stage: more than any other player. Team-mate Olexiy Antonov has been nearly as harshly treated, suffering 14 fouls.

• PSV's Swedish international Ola Toivonen overtook Eduardo Salvio at the top of the UEFA Europa League all-time player appearance listings on matchday five, making his 35th outing in the successor to the UEFA Cup.

• PSV are one of five clubs in this season's group stage to have won this competition before (1978), along with Valencia CF (2004), Eintracht Frankfurt (1980) and two-time winners Sevilla FC (2006, 2007) and Tottenham Hotspur FC (1972, 1984). PSV are the only side involved on matchday six to have also won the European Champion Clubs' Cup, in 1988.

Coach information
• Hired in the summer of 2013 to coach the club he served so successfully as a player, Phillip Cocu spent several years preparing and working with the senior national team and PSV's youth teams before briefly taking caretaker command of the PSV first XI in 2012. Capped 101 times by the Netherlands, he won four Dutch titles with PSV either side of a lengthy spell at FC Barcelona, peaking with the 1998/99 Liga triumph.

• Chornomorets coach since November 2010, Roman Grygorchuk was a successful striker in his native Ukraine, also playing in Austria, Poland and Russia before going from the pitch to the bench in Latvia. He won three Latvian titles as FK Ventspils coach but then opted to return to Ukraine. In Odessa, he won promotion to the top division in his first season in charge, while a sixth-place finish in 2012/13 opened the door to Europe.

Last updated: 09/12/13 12.50CET

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