MatchDate:18September2014(local)

MatchVenue:GSPStadium,Nicosia

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ApollonLimassolandZürichhavenevermetinanycompetitionbeforeandthistourneyshouldserveenoughthrillstoascertainwhichoftheCypriotandSwisssideswillemergeasthebetterteam。

ApollonLimassol

InthepreviouseditionoftheEuropaLeague,Apollonearnedberthinthetournament’sGroupstagebywinningtheirplay-offbattlesagainsttheFrenchsquadNice。

WithTrabzonspor,Lazio,andLegiaWarsawseededinthesamegroup,theCypriotteamfinishedthirdinthefinaltallyafteronlywinningonematchandrecordingagoaldifferenceof-5。

Asfortheirmostrecenttourneys,Thriloshavepostedamixtureofresultsfromthepastfewweeks。

WhiletheyweresuccessfulagainstAyiaNapa,LokomotivMoskva,andErmis,theywerelacklusterwhencomparedtoXanthiandAEKLarnaca。

FCZürich

Zurichareundefeatedinfiveconsecutivematches,whichincludewinsagainstSpartakTrnavaintheUELplay-offs,SchonbuhlintheSchweizerPokal,andSt。

GallenintheSwissSuperLeague。

TheirwinatSpartakendedaneight-gamewaitforaEuropeanawaywin(D2L6)。

WhileUrsMeier’steamhavenosignificantaccomplishmentsintheEuropaLeague,theyhaveactuallybeenapplaudedsemi-finalfinishintwoeditionsoftheChampionsLeague—UEFA’stop-tiercontinentalclubfootballcompetition。