Swansea City currently sits in the drivers seat of Group A in the UEFA Europa League tournament. Unfortunately for Kuban Krasnodar, they’re sitting in dead lost and looking to get their first three points of the tournament. These two have never played against one another in a UEFA tournament, nor have either of these clubs played an opponent from their respective countries before.
A disturbing trend for Kuban, is that no Russian team has won in their last 19 visits to England, there were five draws though. The last five teams to travel from Russia to England all lost as well.
Kuban striker Djibril Cissé will be recognized by Swansea fans. He played for multiple English teams, most notably for Liverpool from 2004 to 2006. Swansea midfielder Pablo Hernández and Kuban central defender Ángel Dealbert were teammates at Valencia in La Liga.
If Kuban could get a win over Swansea it would rattle this group incredibly and really level the field and set the group up for a dramatic finish.
Date: October 24
Start Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
Location: Swansea, Wales
Stadium: Liberty Stadium
TV Info: FOX Soccer Plus
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
Key - POS: Position, P: Games Played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, F: Goals Scored, A: Goals Allowed, GD: Goal Difference, Pts: Points