Today Sevilla FC got what seems to be a great draw against the Slovenian football club NK Maribor. NK Maribor defeated the English Championship side Wigan in the final match of Group D to reach the second round of the Europa League. The first match will be played Feburary 20th in Maribor, Slovenia.
NK Maribor finished first in the Slovenia 1.SNL (not Saturday Night Live) last season and is currently at the top of the table again with 38 points. The Slovenian club finished second in a pretty easy Group D. They split with Wigan and Zulte Waregem and drew against the group winners Rubin. Their top goal scorer in the Europa League is Dejan Mezga.
Unai Emery and his squad must be thrilled with this pairing; however, the team must not look ahead to a possible derby matchup with Real Betis in the third round. The Slovenian squad will surely be looking to knock off the former winners.
Anyone know anything about this team? If so please post your thoughts about Maribor and the draw in the comments below.