Wolfsberger AC: All you need to know about Tottenham’s Europa League opponents

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Tottenham Hotspur have been drawn against Wolfsberger AC in the Europa League round of 32.

Jose Mourinho’s men will travel to Austria for the first-leg on February 18 before welcoming Wolfsberger to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 24 (Football.London).

Here’s all you need to know about Spurs’ Europa League opponents:

Wolfsberger AC are commonly referred to as Wolfsberg or WAC back in their home country.

The club is based in Wolfsberg, Carinthia, which is the fourth largest town in Carinthia, situated within the Lavanttal Alps in the south-east of the country.

WAC have been in the second division of the Austrian football for the majority of their existence and have only been a force in the top flight over the last decade.

This is only the second time they have qualified for the Europa League after their maiden campaign last season.

Although the club play their home games in the 7,300-capacity Lavantall Arena, they play their European encounters at the 30,000-capacity Worthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt.

The Austrian club finished second in Group K behind Dynamo Zagreb and ahead of both Feyenoord and Spartak Moscow.

Their away form was better than their record at home during the group stage, with two of their three victories coming away from home, while they were edged out 1-0 in Croatia by Dinamo Zagreb in their other away game.

Wolfsberger have made a poor start to their Austrian Bundesliga campaign, currently sitting in seventh place in the table with 13 points from 10 matches.

For comparison, Tottenham’s Austrian group stage opponents, LASK sit in second place, two points off top spot.

Their biggest goal-threat is Serbian striker, Dejan Joveljic, who has found the back of the net seven times in all competitions for the club so far this season.

They are managed by former Austrian international Ferdinand Feldhofer who has been in charge since 2019.

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