The draw in Nyon, Switzerland, awarded Viktoria the Swiss team Servette Geneva in the round of sixteen. Let´s take a closer look at our opponent.

Victorians, the dates are clear!

The first semi-final match will be played in Geneva on Thursday 7 March (21:00) at the Stade de Genéve, which holds 30,000 fans and was the venue for the 2008 European Championships.

The top 8 teams in the European Conference League will be decided on Thursday 14 March at the Doosan Arena. We all have to be here and do our best together for another historic record. But let´s now take a closer look at our opponents, who finished 3rd in the Europa League group in the autumn and knocked out Ludogorets Razgrad of Bulgaria in the recent play-off.

Viktoria Plzeň will travel to Switzerland again after less than six years in the eighth round of the European Conference League. This time to Geneva, where they will play the local Servette FC.

This club was founded in 1890. Throughout its history, it has experienced great successes, but it has also fallen to rock bottom. In the 20th century, Servette won all of its seventeen championship titles, celebrating its last one in 1999. Twice this team also managed to play in the quarter-finals of the Cup Winners´ Cup, in 1966/67 and 1978/79.

The dark ages came after the turn of the millennium, in 2005 to be precise. In that year, the club declared bankruptcy and left the top Swiss competition for the first time in its long history. However, Servette managed to survive the slump to the very bottom of its existence and in time made it back to the top competition. The 2011/2012 season was the first after the return to the Super League. In the opening season, however, bankruptcy threatened again, but the situation was saved by the owner of Servette Hockey.

In the following years, the club was again facing relegation and financial problems. In 2019, it managed to get back to the Super League, which it has played continuously since then. Last season, Servette managed to finish in second place, and as a result, this year they made it to the European Cups for the first time in modern history.

Servette first knocked out Belgium´s Gent in the second round of the Champions League, but then fell short to Scottish Rangers and moved on to the Europa League.

In the Europa League group, they faced AS Rome, Slavia Prague and Sheriff Tiraspol. In this company, they finished third with five points and faced the first round of the knockout stage of the Europa Conference League. There, it met Ludogorets of Bulgaria. This double-header was decided by a single goal! It was scored by Timothe Cognat in the sixth minute of the return leg.