EUROPA LEAGUE: FENERBAHÇE VS ZORYA LUHANSK PREVIEW

By Charlie Russell and Tom Reyer

Fenerbahçe will look to continue their impressive form after scoring 13 goals in their previous five matches in all competitions, conceding just three. Embed from Getty Images

Robin Van Persie scored a brace against bitter league rivals Galatasaray on Sunday, taking him to seven goals in 12 games and will be a major threat in this Group A encounter.

It will be key for Zorya defenders Rafael Forster and Dmytro Hrechyshkin to contain Van Persie as they successfully did in the reverse fixture which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Zorya were extremely unlucky in the reverse fixture, conceding in the 96th minute after a last gasp effort from Simon Kjaer.

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The visitors need at least a draw to stand any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

Yuriy Vernydub’s side have failed to win any of their last five away matches and currently sit bottom of the group.

Dmitry Grechishkin spoke to the press ahead of this fixture, saying: “I think we are well prepared for this meeting.

“We understand what it would mean for us to match Fenerbahçe. I hope we will achieve a positive result.”

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