Cluj and Sevilla meet at Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced each other before. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after finishing the group stage in the 2nd position of Group E, with 12 points won. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 4 suffered. In the last match he played, for League I, he tied with Viitorul at home for (0-0). In its last 10 home games, the Cluj records 9 wins and 1 draw.
The Cluj comes to this game with a zero draw against Viitorul, in a game for the Romanian Championship. It should be noted that the Romanians reach this stage of the Europa League after finishing in the 2nd position of Group E, with 12 points, 1 point behind the Celtic leader. In this match against Sevilla, coach Dan Petrescu must keep the team 4-3-3, with Deac, Costache and Omrani as the team’s most offensive references. It should be noted that the last athlete mentioned is the best scorer of the Cluj, with 13 goals scored in official matches. For this game, the local coach can count on all his players.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after finishing the group stage in the 1st position of Group A, with 15 points won. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 11 suffered. In the last match he played, for the First Division, he tied with Espanyol at home by (2-2). In his last away game, for the First Division, he lost by (2‑1) against Celta de Vigo. In its last 10 away matches, Sevilla records 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition.
The Sevilla team comes to this game with a draw, two, at the Espanyol reception, totaling the fourth consecutive game without winning in the official games. We must bear in mind that Sevilla won Group A, with 15 points, 5 points more than the second, APOEL. Coach Julen Lopetegui must maintain his style of play, that is, he will organize his players in a 4-3-3, favoring a more supported style of play. The Argentine Lucas Ocampos is one of the best of this Sevillian team, with 9 goals scored. All players are available for this game.