The Emilian side have been paired with FC Luzern of Switzerland, and will play the first leg in Lucerne on July 28 before the return at Mapei Stadium a week later.

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FC Luzern is currently ranked 10th in the all-time league table.[9]

The club colours are blue and white, derived from the City of Lucerne and Canton of Lucerne coats of arms. The club plays its home games at Swissporarena which was newly built in 2011 at the place of the old Stadion Allmend.[3]

Le FC Lucerne a signé un quatrième succès en cinq matches face au FC Thoune (3-0) et reste deuxième du Championnat de Suisse.

Sassuolo will play Luzern in their first ever European tie, it has been confirmed.

Between 1934 and 2009, the club played its home games at the Stadion Allmend, which had a theoretical capacity of 25,000. For security reasons however, the Swiss Football Association did not allow more than 13,000 to attend in the final year of its existence in 2009. Until a new stadium was completed in 2011, FC Luzern temporarily played its home games in the Gersag Stadion located in Emmenbrücke.

The season-by-season performance of the club over the last eight years:[11]

FC Luzern's greatest success was winning the Swiss Championship in 1989. FCL have also won the Swiss Cup twice (1960 and 1992) and finished runners-up four times (1997, 2005, 2007, 2012).

In August 2011, the club moved into the newly built Swissporarena which is located at the place of the old ground. The opening game ended with a 0–0 draw against FC Thun.

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The local derby is played with SC Kriens, whose stadium is located less than one kilometer from FC Luzern's facilities at Allmend. Due to the restructuring of the Swiss football league system in the past years, the two clubs are currently separated by two leagues and have not played each other in an official contest since 2006.

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With a total of 17 'moves', FC Luzern has the highest number of promotions and relegations to and from the national first tier since the establishment of a single nationwide top division in 1933.[5]

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side will enter at the third qualifying face, the draw for which took place this afternoon.

Inter and Fiorentina are the other Italian representatives in the Europa League, but they progress straight to the Group Stage.

Fussball-Club Luzern, commonly known as FC Luzern (German pronunciation: [ɛf ˈt͡seː luˈtsɛrn]), or simply abbreviated to FCL, is a Swiss sports club based in Lucerne. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Super League, the top tier of the Swiss football league system, and has won the national title once and the national cup twice.[1][2]

Spend Christmas at the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern and enjoy a festive 4-course menu in our restaurants. On the Schweizerhof terrace you can warm yourself up while having a mulled wine and punch.

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The Neroverdi pipped Milan to sixth place in Serie A last season, earning them entry to this season’s Europa League.

FC Luzern was founded in 1901. It has non-professional departments for women's football, volleyball, boccia and gymnastics.[4]

Although there are no traditional and deep rooted rivalries, periods of intensified sporting competition have sparked rivalries between FC Luzern and FC Basel in the mid-90s and with FC Sion in the mid-2000s. A majority of the fans, particularly Ultra groups, view FC St. Gallen as a major rival. Matches with FC Aarau are also by many considered as a local derby.