Everything you need to know ahead of the Europa League home game against AS Roma on Thursday evening (21:00 CET).
- BORUSSIA-PARK has a capacity of 46,283 for international matches. Nearly 44,500 tickets have been sold ahead of the match against Roma. Available seats are located only within the away end, and are exclusively available to AS Roma supporters.
- Both teams are meeting for just the second time overall. Their first meeting little over two weeks ago ended in a 1-1 draw.
- The Foals have a positive record against Italian teams (W5, D8, L4). Five of the eight draws came in home games.
- Borussia have not won at home against an Italian side since October 1975 (five games).
- This will be AS Roma’s 28th match against a German team. Roma have lost ten of their 13 matches in Germany (alongside two wins and one draw).
- The Foals have not won any of their last six Europa League home games (D3, L3). Their last win at home on the international stage was a 6-1 triumph over Young Boys Bern in the return leg of the UEFA Champions League playoffs in 2016/17.
- Gladbach’s last home win in the Europa League also came against a Swiss side: a 3-0 win over Zurich in the 2014/15 group stage.
- Roma are undefeated in their last 13 Europa League group stage matches (W8, D6).
- The Rome club have suffered just one group stage defeat on the road: in 2009/10 against Basel (2-0). Since then, they’ve won two and drawn four times.
- Jesús Gil Manzano will take charge of the match. The 35-year-old Spaniard has been officiating Europa League group stage matches since 2016/17.
- In the nine EL group stage matches that he has officiated, Manzano has never sent off a player, but has handed out 33 yellow cards.
- The linesmen for Thursday’s match will be Diego Barbero and Ángel Nevado. The fourth official is Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez. There are no video assistant referees in the Europa League this season.