Something has to give as PSV Eindhoven, who have won all six previous encounters against Polish clubs, face a Legia Warszawa side unbeaten in eight European matches.
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PSV Eindhoven's home record against Polish opponents makes daunting reading for Legia Warszawa as they take on the Dutch side in their opening UEFA Europa League Group C game.
• The sides are meeting for the first time in Europe.
• PSV have won all six of their previous games against Polish clubs, and have yet to concede in three fixtures at home against Ekstraklasa opposition, recording 3-0, 4-0 and 1-0 wins.
• Feyenoord denied Legia a place in the 1969/70 European Champion Clubs' Cup final, beating them 2-0 in Rotterdam following a 0-0 draw in Warsaw. Legia only reached one further semi-final, losing out to Manchester United FC in the 1990/91 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
• In Legia's only other tie against Dutch opponents, they beat FC Utrecht 7-2 on aggregate in a 2002/03 UEFA Cup first round tie.
• PSV have gone 14 games unbeaten at home (ten wins and four draws) since a 3-1 UEFA Champions League group stage loss to Liverpool FC on 9 December 2008. All of those results have come under current coach Fred Rutten, who is yet to lose a continental home fixture while in charge at the club.
• They are also 14 games unbeaten (again, ten wins and four draws) since their last UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League home loss, 2-0 to ACF Fiorentina in the 2007/08 quarter-finals, on 10 April 2008.
• Legia have gone eight European games unbeaten (four wins, four draws, over three years) since a 2-0 loss at FC Moskva in the UEFA Cup second qualifying round on 28 August 2008. They have won three of their four games on the road since then.
• PSV have a Polish goalkeeper, Przemysław Tytoń, with the 24-year-old having joined the club from Eredivisie rivals Roda JC in the summer. The former Górnik Łęczna custodian has yet to make his European debut for the club.
• Another Pole, midfielder Tomasz Iwan, won two league titles with PSV while playing for the club from 1997 to 2001.
• PSV's Brazilian defender Marcelo joined the club from Wisła Kraków in 2010. He won the league title with the club in his first season in Poland, scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory against Legia in May 2009. It was a result that effectively secured the championship for the club. In total, he scored ten times in 49 league games for Wisła.
• Marcelo's coach at Wisła was Maciej Skorża, who is now in charge at Legia, the club where he took his first steps in management as a youth coach after a brief playing career as a defender.
• Skorża faced Dutch opposition in the 2004/05 UEFA Cup group stage while in charge at Amica Wronki; his side lost 3-1 at home against AZ Alkmaar. Amica bowed out without picking up a point, and Skorża is yet to pick up a point in a UEFA group stage game.