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Dinamo Zagreb v Salzburg background

GNK Dinamo Zagreb lost 4-2 in Austria on matchday three but will hope for better luck as they play host to FC Salzburg in Group D in their 100th game in this competition.

Dinamo Zagreb coach Zoran Mamić
Dinamo Zagreb coach Zoran Mamić ©Getty Images

GNK Dinamo Zagreb will hope to mark their 100th UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League game with a home win as FC Salzburg return to Croatia in Group D.

Form guide
• Huub Stevens' Salzburg eliminated Krunoslav Jurčić's Dinamo in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, winning 2-1 in Croatia after a 1-1 draw in Austria.

• The teams for the sides' only previous meeting in Salzburg, on 29 July 2009, were:
Salzburg: Gustafsson, Dudić, Zickler (Janko 70), Augustinussen, Tchoyi, Schiemer*, Ulmer*, Švento (Ježek 73), Sekagya, Leitgeb*, Vladavić (Ilić 85).
Butina, Lovren, Etto, Sammir (Barbarić 90+1), Glavina, Badelj, Mandžukić, Vrdoljak, Bišćan, Morales (Chago 86), Papadopoulos (Slepička 72).

*registered to play for the club in this season's competition.

Dinamo have won three of their four European home games this season, while Salzburg are unbeaten in Group D (W2 D1).

Trivia and links
• This is Dinamo's 100th UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League game – their record in the previous 99 stands at W35 D23 L41.

Dinamo's Josip Šimunić and Salzburg's Isaac Vorsah, left out of the club's UEFA Europa League squad due to injury, were team-mates at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim from 2009 to 2011.

Salzburg's Jonatan Soriano was last season's UEFA Europa League top scorer with eight goals.

Dinamo have featured in ten UEFA club competition group stages – four in the UEFA Champions League and six in the UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup – but have yet to make it through to the next phase.

The coaches
• Previously a defensive midfielder, Dinamo coach Zoran Mamić started and ended his playing days with the club but spent much of his career in Germany with the likes of VfL Bochum 1848 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He became Dinamo coach in November 2013 after two caretaker spells, guiding them to the 2013/14 Croatian title.

• Adi Hütter took charge of Salzburg following Roger Schmidt's departure for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in summer 2014. A former midfielder with the club, he coached Salzburg's youth teams before moving into senior football with SCR Altach and SV Grödig, whom he led to promotion and then a third-place finish in Austria last season.

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