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Club Brugge will look end a four-game European losing streak against hosts Legia Warszawa, who have yet to match their form from last season's competition.

Club Brugge have yet to hit their stride in Europe this season
Club Brugge have yet to hit their stride in Europe this season ©Getty Images

Legia Warszawa will hope that a new coach can lift their performance in UEFA Europa League Group D as they welcome a Club Brugge KV side struggling for form.

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

• Legia won both their previous home games against Belgian sides without conceding – and lost both of their matches in Belgium without scoring.

• Club Brugge's eight games against Polish sides have ended W4 D1 L3 (W3 D1 L0 in Bruges – W1 D0 L3 in Poland). They lost their last two games in Poland 1-0.

Form guide
• Legia lost their first two Group D games without scoring – they won five of their six group fixtures last season.

• Club Brugge are on a four-game losing streak in Europe, conceding 15 goals in the process.

• Legia have made it to the round of 32 in two of their three UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League group campaigns.

• Club Brugge have featured at this stage of the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League eight times, advancing on three occasions. They are the most experienced UEFA Europa League group stage campaigners in this season's field and this will be their 33rd game in the group phase. Only PSV Eindhoven (36) have contested more.

Trivia and links
• The journey from Bruges to Warsaw is around 1,200km.

• Legia's Macedonian winger Ivan Tričkovski played for Club Brugge from 2012-14, though he was loaned out for his second season.

• Club Brugge's Timmy Simons and FK Partizan's Saša Ilić have made the most UEFA club competition appearances of any outfield players in this season's group stage: 119.

The coaches
• Stanislav Cherchesov replaced Henning Berg as Legia coach in October. The former FC Spartak Moskva and Russia goalkeeper led Spartak through the 2007/08 UEFA Cup group stage as a coach, and repeated the feat with FC Dinamo Moskva last season, his side winning all six games.

• A great goalkeeper in his time, Club Brugge coach Michel Preud'homme has carved out a fine career as a coach, winning titles in Belgium (with R. Standard de Liège) and Saudi Arabia (al-Shabab). Club Brugge coach since 2013, he led them to Belgian Cup success last season.