Fenerbahce vs FC Slovacko: Europa League Qualifier Live Stream, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

The hosts had lost to Dynamo Kyiv in their second qualifying round of the Champions League, which has seen them drop into the Europa League.

Fenerbahce players attending training session ahead of their Europa League qualifier against FC Slovacko on Thursday; Credit: Twitter/@Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce will host FC Slovacko in the first leg of their third round Europa League qualifier in Istanbul on Thursday. The hosts had lost to Dynamo Kyiv in their second qualifying round of the Champions League, which has seen them drop into the Europa League, while Slovacko got this far in the competition courtesy of finishing fourth in the Czech First League in 2021-22. The visitors are heading into the match on the back of a  2-2 draw against Brno in a Czech First League fixture last weekend. Fenerbahce lost 2-1 to Dynamo Kyiv in the second leg of the Champions League qualifier on July 27. Vitaliy Butalyski’s opener was canceled out by Attila Szalai to take the game to extra time, where Oleksandr Karavayev’s 114th-minute strike helped the Ukrainian outfit to go through to the next round of qualification. The Yellow Canaries finished second in the Turkish top flight table last term, eight points behind the champions Trabzonspor, and they are preparing for their new league campaign against Umraniyespor on August 8.  

Slovacko, on the other hand, finished fourth in the Czech First League last season, collecting 68 points from 35 games. Martin Svedik’s side have already kickoff their 2022-23 domestic season, drawing 2-2 at Zbrojovka Brno. Daniel Holzer and Michal Travnik netted for Slovacko to earn a point at Wedos Arena. Last season, the Czech outfit were beaten by Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League. 

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Probable Lineups

Fenerbahce defender Serdar Aziz is sidelined with a groin injury, while Mert Hakan Yanda and Nazim Sangare are also unavailable due to fitness issues. Ismail Yuksek is suspended for Thursday’s game after picking up a red card in their previous outing against Dynamo Kyiv. Enner Valencia and King are likely to lead the line with Arao and Lincoln pulling the strings from the midfield. As for FC Slovacko, Daniel Holzer is expected to be the target-man up front with Doski and Petrzela occupying the flanks. Danicek and Havlik could sit in front of the back-four. 

Fenerbahce probable starting lineup: Bayinder; Osayi-Samuel, Tisserand, At Szalai, Kadioglu; Kahveci, Arao, Lincoln, Rossi; Valencia, King

FC Slovacko probable starting lineup: Nguyen; Reinberk, Hofman, Kadlec, Kalabiska; Danicek, Havlik; Pertzela, Travnik, Doski; Holzer. 

Fenerbahce vs FC Slovacko Live Schedule and Fixture

The Europa League qualifier between Fenerbahce and FC Slovacko will take place at Sukru Saracoglu on Thursday at 10:30 pm IST.

Fenerbahce vs FC SlovackoKey details
DateAugust 4
VenueSukru Saracoglu
Kickoff time in Turkey8 pm
Kickoff time in Czech Republic7 pm

Where to watch Fenerbahce vs FC Slovacko?

The live coverage of the match is available on CT Sport, Canal 11 and Exxen.

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