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R. Standard de Liège can no longer qualify for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 but will hope to sign off with a win against a Feyenoord side on a dire away run in Europe.

Standard's Dino Arslanagic tangles with Feyenoord's Colin Kazım Richards
Standard's Dino Arslanagic tangles with Feyenoord's Colin Kazım Richards ©AFP/Getty Images

R. Standard de Liège are destined to bow out of the UEFA Europa League after matchday six but could make life uncomfortable for Feyenoord in their final Group G fixture.

Standard can finish no higher than third in the section.

Feyenoord are through but could lose top spot with a draw or a defeat in Liege.

Form guide
• Elvis Manu struck six minutes from time to earn Feyenoord a 2-1 win when the sides met on matchday two.

Standard have not lost in two home games against Dutch clubs; Feyenoord have lost all three of their previous UEFA matches in Belgium.

• Wiel Coerver's Feyenoord eliminated Vlatko Marković's Standard in the third round en route to winning the 1973/74 UEFA Cup.

• The teams for their first meeting, in Liege on 28 November 1973, were:
Standard: Piot, Gerets, Dolmans, Dewalque, Thissen, Henrotay, Semmeling, Lambrichts, Mušović, Sigurvinsson, Rora (Brkljačic 60).
Feyenoord: Treijtel, Everse, Van Daele, Rijsbergen, Schoenmaker, Boskamp, Jansen, Ressel, De Jong, Van Hanegem (Israel 46), Kristensen.

Standard took points from both of their previous Group G home fixtures (W1 D1).

Feyenoord have not won in ten European away games (D1 L9) in over six years since a 2-1 success at Kalmar FF in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup first round.

Trivia and links
Standard's Dutch defender Ronnie Stam spent five years in Feyenoord's youth academy before playing in the Netherlands for NAC Breda and FC Twente.

Standard's Jelle Van Damme and Eyong Enoh also played in the Eredivisie for AFC Ajax.

The coaches
• Appointed in summer 2013, Guy Luzon resigned as Standard coach in the run-up to matchday three, leaving his assistant Ivan Vukomanović to take the reins on a temporary basis.

• Vukumanović was confirmed as the club's coach for the remainder of the season after four games unbeaten as caretaker. The former midfielder's playing career took in spells at FK Obilić, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, FK Crvena zvezda, 1. FC Köln, FC Dinamo Moskva, KSC Lokeren OV and R. Antwerp FC among others.

Feyenoord coach Fred Rutten was a defender for FC Twente, and coached the club in two spells before heading abroad to join FC Schalke 04 in 2008. He returned to the Netherlands the following year and spent nearly three years in charge at PSV Eindhoven and then a season with Vitesse, taking up his current post in March 2014.