This Tuesday Fradi will host Azerbaijani side Qarabağ on the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League. It is expected a full Groupama Arena to encourage Stanislav Cherchésov’s team to move onto the tournament playoffs for the third time in a row. Here is a historical review of how the Hungarian team fared each time they played in the preliminary rounds.
Ahead of the second leg match, Ferencváros should be positive about their odds to advance. This is because throughout history, they played 21 eliminatory rounds and they advanced in 13 ocations. Out of those 21 series, they played 12 times the second leg of an eliminatory round in their stadium, and out of those twelve times, they have five victories, five draws and just two losses. The balance of times they advanced and were eliminated under this condition is six times each.
However, there is a negative side on this story. This will be the fourth time Ferencváros has to win after a draw in the first leg, and in case they do, it will be the first time. In the 2020-21 season, they drew 0-0 against Molde after the thrilling 3-3 match in Norway. One year earlier they lost 0-4 to Dinamo Zagreb after a 1-1 draw in Croatia and before that, in the 2016-17 season, Albanian side Partizani Tirana beat them on penalties after two 1-1 draws, leaving a statistic of two eliminations and one advance under this condition.
Both Ferencváros and Qarabağ have started with the right foot this season between the qualifying rounds in Champions League and their respective leagues, and they are both regular teams in European tournaments, so without a doubt this will be one to remember.