Disappointed to be held to a 0-0 away draw on matchday three, Paris Saint-Germain FC will look to make amends at home against ŠK Slovan Bratislava in UEFA Europa League Group F.
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Disappointed to be held to a 0-0 draw in Slovakia on matchday three, Paris Saint-Germain FC will look to make amends at home against ŠK Slovan Bratislava in UEFA Europa League Group F.
• The sides met for the first time in UEFA competition on matchday three having never played a team from their opponents' country before.
• PSG had reason to regret missing a host of chances, and were reduced to nine men by the end with the dismissals of Clément Chantôme (63) and Siaka Tiéné (80).
• A total of 16 games have been played between Slovakian and French clubs in UEFA competition, with the Slovakian sides' record reading W2 D2 L12. The aggregate score in those ties is 47-9 to the French teams.
• PSG are unbeaten in 17 home games (ten wins, seven draws) since a 4-2 defeat by Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup group stage.
• Slovan have won only once in their last ten European away matches, beating FK Crvena zvezda 2-1 in last season's UEFA Europa League third qualifying round. Four of their last five away games have ended in draws.
• Slovan, AEK Larnaca FC, FC Steaua Bucureşti and FC Vorskla Poltava are the lowest scoring sides in the group stage, with one goal each going into matchday four.
• PSG are within two goals of their 100th in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League. This is their 70th game in the two competitions.
• PSG's Diego Lugano celebrates his 31st birthday the day before the game.
• Slovan winger Filip Šebo played in France for Valenciennes FC from 2007 to 2010 following spells abroad with FK Austria Wien (2005-06) and Rangers FC (2006-07). He featured in two league draws against PSG and a 4-1 French League Cup defeat in Paris.
• PSG left-back Siaka Tiéné played alongside Sebo at Valenciennes from 2008 to 2010.
• Vladimír Weiss led Slovakia to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals but now combines his national-team work with coaching Slovan. He is part of a footballing dynasty: his father, also Vladimír Weiss, played for Czechoslovakia, while his son, another Vladimír Weiss, is a Slovakian international. The Slovan coach represented both Czechoslovakia and Slovakia as a midfielder.
• PSG coach since 2009, Antoine Kombouaré was a defender for FC Nantes, PSG, FC Sion and Aberdeen FC before returning to Paris to lead PSG's reserves. He got the top job at the Parc des Princes following spells at RC Strasbourg (2003–04) and Valenciennes (2005–09).