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Indeed, a lack of a cutting edge in the final third is the main concern for Fischer, whose side have failed to score in four of their last five competitive matches, while only the Bundesliga's bottom seven teams have netted fewer than Union's 35 goals. To that end, the hosts will be hoping for Sheraldo Becker to end a 13-game drought in all competitions. Sven Michel was on target when these sides met in the group stage just a few months ago but it is likely to be the burly Kevin Behrens who starts up top here. St-Gilloise finished one point ahead of Union to top Europa League Group D and advance straight to the round of 16, rather than go via the play-offs, but they have blown hot and cold of late.
Instead, the Eisernen were paired with Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, who they had already played in the group stage. The Belgian side are not to be underestimated, however, as they are the only team to have beaten Union Berlin at their home ground, the Stadion An der Alten Försterei, this season. "We have something to make up for in the first leg. I think it will be a very open tie between two teams with a similar style of play.
Union Berlin vs. Royale Union Saint-Gilloise preview: Team news and predicted lineupsBundesliga News By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff Here is our preview, including predicted line-ups, for Thursday's Europa League round of 16 first leg clash between Union Berlin and Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4. 0 When the draw for the last 16 of the Europa League was made, Union Berlin were not drawn against a top European team such as Arsenal, Manchester United or Juventus.
Sunday's 2-1 league win over KAS Eupen was their first victory in a month following a draw and three successive losses in all competitions, and they come into this game in second place in the Jupiler Pro League standings, eight points behind leaders Genk. With three goals in Europe and a further seven domestically, Victor Boniface is the main dangerman up top, especially since the mid-season departure of 10-goal attacking midfielder Dante Vanzeir to the New York Red Bulls last month. Watch: The Union Berlin fairy tale Match stats Josip Juranovic has made more appearances in UEFA competition than any player in the tie (36).
The 2022 World Cup bronze medallist has produced four goals and three assists in that time. Becker is enjoying career-best form with eight goals and seven assists in all competitions. Union have kept more clean sheets (five) and won more tackles (103) than any other team in this season’s Europa League. Die Eisernen have won 12 of 17 home matches in all competitions this season, with their only defeat coming against Saint-Gilloise on Europa League Matchday 1. The Berlin club are into the last 16 of a European competition for the first time ever, this being their third campaign in a UEFA competition. Saint-Gilloise have won two and lost two of four meetings with German clubs, going down at home to Union earlier this season and away to a Leipzig XI in the 1959/60 Fairs Cup.
Union Berlin vs. Royale Union Saint-Gilloise preview: Team news and predicted lineupsBundesliga News By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff Here is our preview, including predicted line-ups, for Thursday's Europa League round of 16 first leg clash between Union Berlin and Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4. 0 When the draw for the last 16 of the Europa League was made, Union Berlin were not drawn against a top European team such as Arsenal, Manchester United or Juventus. Instead, the Eisernen were paired with Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, who they had already played in the group stage.
45pm CET). Union's story from East German also-rans to Bundesliga leaders Relive Union's play-off victory over Ajax See how all seven Bundesliga clubs still in Europe are faring Click here for all of Union's Bundesliga goals this season Latest Urs Fischer's Union made the rest of Europe sit up and take notice - if they weren't already - by dumping none other than Ajax out of the competition in the play-offs last month thanks to a 3-1 triumph on home soil. Yet as eye-catching as that result was, it has not all been plain sailing for the Berlin outfit, who have subsequently lost ground in the Bundesliga title race following a 3-0 defeat at Bayern Munich and Saturday's goalless draw with Cologne.
Our goal must be to get a good result in the first leg, " said Union Berlin's managing director Oliver Ruhnert. However, Union Berlin are not in the best of form, having won just one of their last five competitive matches and failing to score in four of those. The away side have also struggled in recent weeks, but ended a four-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over Eupen at the weekend. As usual, Union coach Urs Fischer is expected to rotate his squad, with Jerome Roussillon, Morten Thorsby and Jordan among those who could come into the starting line-up after being benched against Köln on Sunday.
Union Berlin vs. Union Saint-Gilloise: UEFA Europa League last 16 probable teams, match stats and LIVE blog! Can Sheraldo Becker (l. ) help Union Berlin gain an advantage over Victor Boniface (r. ) and Union Saint-Gilloise in the UEFA Europa League last 16? - © 2023 DFL Can Sheraldo Becker (l. ) and Union Saint-Gilloise in the UEFA Europa League last 16? - © 2023 DFLbundesliga3 hours agoUnion Berlin are hoping to continue their impressive form this season when they take on Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie on Thursday (kick-off: 6.