Torino FC take on FC København in UEFA Europa League Group B having beaten one of the clubs that merged to form the Danish powerhouse en route to the 1991/92 UEFA Cup final.
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Torino FC fans with long memories will remember encounters with one of FC København's predecessor teams as the sides are reunited in UEFA Europa League Group B.
• Emiliano Mondonico's Torino beat Benny Johansen's B 1903 København 1-0 at home and 2-0 away in the 1991/92 UEFA Cup quarter-finals. Torino went on to reach the final, losing to AFC Ajax on away goals. B1903 merged with Kjøbenhavns BK to become FCK in summer 1992.
• The teams for that meeting in Turin on 19 March 1992 were:
Torino: Marchegiani, Bruno, Mussi (Cois 73), Annoni, Benedetti, Cravero, Scifo (Sordo 57), Lentini, Casagrande, Martín Vázquez, Venturin.
B 1903: Petersen, Wegner, Tur, Piechnik, Højer, Pierre Larsen, Bjerre, Uldbjerg (Birkedal 45), Manniche, Martin Johansen (Rasmussen 75), Lyng.
• FCK's only success in eight meetings with Italian sides was a 2-1 victory at home against SS Lazio in 2001/02 UEFA Champions League qualifying. Their heaviest European defeat to date was a 6-0 loss at home to another Serie A club, AC Milan, in October 1993.
• Torino have yet to concede in five European games this season.
Trivia and links
• Torino goalkeeper Jean-François Gillet and FCK defender Mikael Antonsson were team-mates at Bologna FC (2011-12).
• FCK defender Kris Stadsgaard also played in Italy, with Reggina Calcio.
• Torino are playing in Europe for the first time since the 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
• Giampiero Ventura led Torino back to Serie A after taking charge in 2011, and is now enjoying – at the age of 66 – his first season in Europe. Previously a player at UC Sampdoria, he once led US Lecce from Serie C to Serie A, and also oversaw promotion to the top tier with Cagliari Calcio, as well as winning a club record 50 Serie A points with AS Bari in 2009/10.
• FCK's Norwegian coach Ståle Solbakken earned 58 caps during a successful playing career, which ended abruptly after he suffered a heart attack. Having won five Danish titles in his first spell as the club's coach, Solbakken returned to FCK in 2013.