With Mikela and Sturridge in the composition. The main opponent of «Krasnodar» in LE

With Mikela and Sturridge in the composition. The main opponent of «Krasnodar» in LE

Thursday at 22: 00 «Krasnodar» after defeats in the first two matches of the Europa League with a total score of 1:7 will play with Trabzonspor, one of the leaders of the championship of Turkey, which includes two world stars John Obi Mikel and Daniel Sturridge

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«Trabzonspor» (Turkey)

Year established: 1967

Home stadium: «þenol Gunesh»

Capacity: 45 513 viewers

The UEFA rankings: 142nd place

A place in the championship of Turkey 2018/19: fourth

Current form

In Turkish championship they are going to play eight games. In the first five matches Trabzonspor scored one win, three draws and one defeat. But in the last three games the team has won with 15 points and came in second place in the table, behind leaders «Alanyaspor» on two points.

Europa League Trabzonspor began with the away defeat from Spanish «Getafe» (0:1), and played draw with Swiss «Basel» (2:2). «Krasnodar» lost to the same opponents 1:2 and 0:5.

Top scorer

On account of striker Alexander Serota five goals out of 17 scored by a team, he divides the third-fourth place among the best snipers of the championship. Sørloth was the author of the goals in their last three victories in the championship of Turkey, but in the matches of the group stage of the Europa League never scored. The portal transfermarkt assesses the value of 23-year-old player of the national team of Norway at €6 million.

Sørloth moved to Trabzonspor in August of the current year from the English «crystal Palace» on loan. His two-year stay will cost €750 thousand


This summer the club signed a two-year contract with possibility of extension for one season with Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikela. 32-year-old from 2006 to 2017 played for Chelsea, which won the Champions League (2012), Europa League (2013) and two Championships of England (2010, 2015). Then he played in China and 2019 began in English Middlesbrough but spent only nine games.

This season, Obi Mikel has played for Trabzonspor six games in the Turkish championship and received two yellow cards. In the Europa League he played both meetings, the Protocol was not observed.

Striker Daniel Sturridge played for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp has won the Champions League in 2019. He was on the roster for the final against Tottenham, but on the field has not appeared. Before moving to Trabzonspor 30-year-old Englishman played at home.

In Chelsea, Sturridge together with Mikela became the champion of England (2010) and won the Champions League (2012). He also played for Manchester city, Bolton and West Bromwich. For England he has spent 26 matches and scored eight goals.

For Trabzonspor the Englishman while it appears mostly on target. In total he took part in four matches of the Turkish championship and two in League of Europe. On account of his one goal and two assists. The contract signed Sturridge as Michela, according to the scheme 2+1.


In the offseason, «Trabzonspor» has sold one player — midfielder of the national team of Turkey Yusuf Yazici moved to the French Lille for €16.5 million several most important players have been loaned out or left the team as free agents.

For purchase the club has spent a quarter of the amount collected, Yazici a little over €4 million This is due to the problems of the club with financial fair play. This summer, UEFA notified the suspension of the «Trabzonspor» from European competitions for a year, if the user before 15 October will not report on its debt restructuring and the achievement of target financial performance.

The most expensive transfer of the ransom from the English «Leeds» attacker Caleb Ekuban for €1 million Last season he spent in «Trabzonspor» on loan and scored five goals. Defender of the Argentine «Estudiantes» Gaston Campi a cost of €800 thousand.

The main stars of the team Obi Mikel and Daniel Sturridge came to Trabzonspor as a free agent.


The most expensive player of the club, the midfielder Abdulkadir ömür, in early September, was seriously injured and underwent surgery. 20-year-old, whose value is €15 million, is back on the field closer to spring.

The game of the last round of the championship due to injury missed Obi Mikel. His participation in the match with «Krasnodar» in question.

The most expensive newcomer Ekuban on the field on Thursday will not appear. He scored four goals in qualifying for the Europa League and one in the championship and then broke a finger, so will be back on the field in about a month.

Also the list of injured is 26-year-old defensive midfielder Onazi of Ojeni.

Previous meetings with the clubs from Russia

In 2011, «Trabzonspor» was the contender of CSKA in the group stage matches of the Champions League. In Moscow CSKA has won 3:0, Turkey was recorded a goalless draw. The Russian team took the second place, Trabzonspor fell behind at one point, becoming just the third.

Three years later, Trabzonspor met in the round of the play-off round of qualifications for the Europa League with FC Rostov and won at home 2:0, away brought the match to a goalless draw.

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