Our prediction for this Europa League match:
A spot in the Europa League playoffs will be at stake when MOL Fehervar and Reims face each other at MOL Arena Sosto. The Hungarians booked their place in the third qualifying round by beating the likes of Bohemians and Hibernians, but Reims will pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. A man to watch in the home team will be Nemanja Nikolics, who has been scoring goals for fun in the Hungarian top flight.
Reims, on the other hand, did well to beat Servette 1-0 on their Europa League debut, with the team moving one step closer to booking their place in the group stages. The Ligue 1 side aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but given MOL Fehervar’s flying start to the new domestic campaign, share of spoils is on the cards at MOL Arena Sosto.
Highlighted Player (Ghislain Konan):
Ghislain Konan is an Ivory Coast footballer, who plays for Stade de Reims in Ligue 1. Born in Abidjan on December 27, 1995, the pacey left-back began his senior career at his hometown club ASEC Mimosas in 2015. However, in 2016 Konan moved to Portugal, signing a deal with Vitoria de Guimaraes.
After making 44 appearances for the Portuguese outfit in Primeira Liga, he moved to Stade de Reims in 2017. Konan made his Ligue 1 debut in a 1-0 victory over Nice at Allianz Riviera. Speaking of his international career, the Stade De Reims defender made his Ivory Coast debut in a goalless draw with Mali on October 6, 2017.
The two teams faced each other in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Konan’s preferred foot is left and his contract with Stade de Reims should expire in June, 2022. Ghislain Konan wears No. 3 jersey at Stade de Reims.
Highlighted Team (Reims):
Reims are a French football club founded in 1931. Reims welcome their rivals at Stade Auguste Delaune, which can hold up to 21,684 people. Believe it or not, Reims won six Ligue 1 titles (1948/1949, 1952/1953, 1954/1955, 1957/1958, 1959/1960, 1961/1962). To make things even better for the fans, Reims participated in the European Cup final on two occasions.
In 1956 they faced Real Madrid in the title game and despite taking the lead after six minutes, the French side eventually suffered a 4-3 loss to los Blancos at Parc des Princes. Three years later Reims had a chance to get their revenge on Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants once again won the European Cup, with Mateos and Di Stefano finding the net in the 2-0 victory over Albert Batteux.
The club’s most notable footballer is Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals for France at the 1958 FIFA World Cup finals. Reims’ home colours are red and white, with the team wearing white when playing on the road.