Review Hari Stefanatos
The slovenian football champion Maribor will host Sevilla FC from Andalusia on Thursday evening for the first leg of the knock-out stage of the UEFA Europe League.
Ljudski vrt Stadium is expected to be full as all 12,500 tickets have been sold, with 150 Spanish supporters expected to attend the match.
This is the first time Maribor progresses to this stage of the competition, having beaten Wigan Athletic at home in December, with its players eager to prove their worth.
“We are aware of the responsibility, and this match is an honour and privilege for us. We are in a perfect shape, we can’t wait to face the opponent,” said Maribor head coach Ante Šimundža.