Red Bull Salzburg vs Club Brugge Match Info
Date: Thursday February 21 2019
Kick-off time: 5.55pm GMT
Venue: Red Bull Arena
Red Bull Salzburg vs Club Brugge Head-To-Head Record
1 previous match
February 14 2019: Club Brugge 2-1 Red Bull Salzburg
Red Bull Salzburg vs Club Brugge Stats
- Red Bull Salzburg are unbeaten in their five previous matches at home to Belgian clubs in European competitions having won three and drawn two
- Club Brugge have played five previous games away to Austrian teams in UEFA competitions, losing three, winning one and drawing one
- Both teams scored in four of Club Brugge’s five matches in Austria
Red Bull Salzburg vs Club Brugge Match Preview
Red Bull Salzburg have plenty of motivation to go all the way in this season’s Europa League, but their progress is hanging in the balance in this round-of-32 tie.
The Austrian champions will want to put right a possible injustice that potentially cost them a place in last season’s final of this competition.
The better team in the second leg of their semi-final against Marseille last May, Salzburg had cancelled out a 2-0 deficit from the first game and were set to contest a penalty shootout when they let in a last-gasp winner as a result of a corner that should not have been given.
Manager Marco Rose was understandably fuming with the referee, but at least his team still have a chance of reaching this season’s showdown for the trophy in Baku on May 29.
But Salzburg will have to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg of this tie. They led through Zlatko Junuzovic’s 17th-minute opener in Belgium but second-half goals from Stefano Denswil and Wesley have given Brugge the advantage.
The bookmakers are keen on the chances of Salzburg turning the tables here, but Brugge will be full of confidence after closing the gap on Belgian league leaders Genk with a 3-1 victory over those rivals at the weekend and they are backed to cling on for a place in the last 16.
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