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UEFA Europa League: SC Braga - PFC Ludogorets 1945 Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2017/18 SeasonMatch press kits

SC BragaSC BragaEstádio Municipal de Braga - BragaThursday 19 October 2017
21.05CET (20.05 local time)
Group C - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

SC Braga - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

SC Braga have not played against a club from their opponents' country

PFC Ludogorets 1945 - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

PFC Ludogorets 1945 have not played against a club from their opponents' country

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Match background Only this chapter

UEFA Europa League Group C leaders Braga will seek to extend their continental winning streak to six games as they welcome a Ludogorets side short of away success.

Previous meetings
• The clubs are meeting for the first time; neither has previously played a team from their opponents' home country.

• Portuguese sides have had the better of the 16 UEFA club competition encounters with Bulgarian clubs: W9 D5 L2.

• Ludogorets will look to become the first Bulgarian team to win a UEFA club competiton game in Portugal (D1 L7).

Highlights: Braga 2-1 Istanbul Başakşehir

Form guide
• Unbeaten in six European matches this season, Braga are on a five-game winning streak in the UEFA Europa League.

• Ludogorets are undefeated in five European matches (W3 D2), but are without a win in nine UEFA away games (D6 L3).

• Fifth in Portugal last term, and runners-up in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League, Braga are competing in this group stage for the third straight season.

• Bulgarian champions Ludogorets got to the round of 16 in their only previous UEFA Europa League group stage campaign of 2013/14 – and played in last season's round of 32 after transferring from the UEFA Champions League.

Highlights: Ludogorets 2-1 Hoffenheim

Trivia and links
• The journey from Razgrad to Braga is around 2,850km.

• The fixture is taking place the day after Braga midfielder Fransérgio's 27th birthday.

• Misses next match if booked: Raúl Silva (Braga).

The coaches
• At the helm since April 2017, Abel Ferreira was previously Braga's B team coach. A right-back, he graduated from home-town side Penafiel to Vitória Guimarães, Braga and Sporting CP, where he won two Portuguese Cups before retiring in 2011.

• Hired in summer 2017, Ludogorets boss Dimitar Dimitrov established his coaching reputation at home-town club Neftochimik Burgas and landed Bulgarian titles with Litex Lovech and Levski Sofia, later coaching in Russia and Kazakhstan.

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Team facts Only this chapter

SC Braga
Formed:
1921
Nickname:
Os Arsenalistas (The Arsenal fans)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Europa League: (2011)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2008

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Portuguese Cup: 2 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17: group stage
2015/16: quarter-finals
2014/15:
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: play-offs
2012/13: UEFA Champions League group stage
2011/12: round of 32
2010/11:
runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: third qualifying round
2008/09:
round of 16
2007/08:
round of 32

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0:
Braga v Hibernians
13/09/78, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-3:
Birmingham City v Braga
15/09/11, UEFA Europa League group stage
0-2:
Artmedia Petržalka v Braga
02/10/08, UEFA Cup first round second leg
0-2: Galatasaray v Braga
02/10/12, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Braga v Shakhtar Donetsk
28/09/10, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-3:
Braga v Tottenham Hotspur
19/09/84, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0:
Arsenal v Braga
15/09/10, UEFA Champions League group stage
6-0: Tottenham Hotspur v Braga
03/10/84, UEFA Cup first round second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
5-0: Braga v Hibernians (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-3: Birmingham City v Braga (see above)
0-2:
Artmedia Petržalka v Braga (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Braga v Tottenham Hotspur (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Tottenham Hotspur v Braga (see above)

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FC Ludogorets Razgrad
Formed: 1945
Nickname: The Eagles from Razgrad

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2017)
Bulgarian Cup: 2 (2014)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17:
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2015/16: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2014/15:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2013/14: round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2012/13:
UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2007/08: did not take part in UEFA club competition

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
4-0: Ludogorets v F91 Dudelange
16/07/14, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg

Biggest away win
0-3: Mladost Podgorica v Ludogorets
19/07/16, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Ludogorets v Valencia
13/03/14, UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Arsenal v Ludogorets
19/10/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
3-0: Ludogorets v Dinamo Zagreb
03/10/13, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2: PSV Eindhoven v Ludogorets
19/09/13, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Ludogorets v Valencia (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
1-0: Valencia v Ludogorets
20/03/14, round of 16 second leg

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SC Braga

  • UEFA Europa League - Third qualifying round
    (27/07/2017)
    AIK 1-1 SC Braga
    0-1 Raúl Silva 10, 1-1 Sundgren 18 (P)
    Matheus, Rosić, Jefferson, Danilo, Rui Fonte, Stoiljković (66 Ahmed Hassan), Pedro Santos (83 Bruno Xadas), Fábio Martins (73 Wilson Eduardo), Fransérgio, Raúl Silva, Ricardo Esgaio
  • (03/08/2017)
    SC Braga 2-1 AIK (agg: 3-2)
    0-1 Obasi 13, 1-1 Rui Fonte 74, 2-1 Raúl Silva 120+1 ET
    Matheus, Rosić, Jefferson, Wilson Eduardo (16 Ricardo Horta), Ahmed Hassan, Danilo (67 N. Vukčević), Rui Fonte, Pedro Santos (46 Bruno Xadas), Fransérgio, Raúl Silva, Ricardo Esgaio
  • Play-off
    (17/08/2017)
    FH Hafnarfjördur 1-2 SC Braga
    1-0 H.O. Björnsson 40, 1-1 Paulinho 62, 1-2 Stoiljković 79
    Matheus, Jefferson, Ahmed Hassan (59 Stoiljković), Bruno Xadas (77 Fábio Martins), Paulinho (84 Danilo), Ricardo Horta, Fransérgio, Raúl Silva, N. Vukčević, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio
  • (24/08/2017)
    SC Braga 3-2 FH Hafnarfjördur (agg: 5-3)
    0-1 Bödvarsson 16, 1-1 Paulinho 39, 1-2 Bödvarsson 51, 2-2 Paulinho 80, 3-2 Dyego Sousa 90+3
    Matheus, Jefferson, Bruno Xadas (90 Fransérgio), Danilo, Stoiljković (71 Dyego Sousa), Paulinho, Ricardo Horta (78 Fábio Martins), Raúl Silva, N. Vukčević, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio
  • Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    SC Braga2200426
    PFC Ludogorets 19452110214
    İstanbul Başakşehir2011121
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim2002240
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2017)
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-2 SC Braga
    1-0 Wagner 24, 1-1 João Carlos 45+1, 1-2 Dyego Sousa 50
    Matheus, Rosić, Nuno Sequeira, Danilo, Paulinho (83 Ahmed Hassan), João Carlos (78 André Horta), Raúl Silva, N. Vukčević, Ricardo Esgaio, Marcelo Goiano, Dyego Sousa (61 Fransérgio)
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2017)
    SC Braga 2-1 İstanbul Başakşehir
    1-0 Ahmed Hassan 26, 1-1 Emre Belözoğlu 28, 2-1 Fransérgio 89
    Matheus, Nuno Sequeira (20 Bruno Xadas), Ahmed Hassan, Danilo (71 Fransérgio), Paulinho, João Carlos (79 Ricardo Horta), Ricardo Ferreira, Raúl Silva, N. Vukčević, Ricardo Esgaio, Marcelo Goiano
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2017)
    SC Braga-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2017)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945-SC Braga
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2017)
    SC Braga-TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2017)
    İstanbul Başakşehir-SC Braga

PFC Ludogorets 1945

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    (12/07/2017)
    FK Žalgiris Vilnius 2-1 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    0-1 Anicet Abel 18, 1-1 Nyuiadzi 78, 2-1 Kuklys 86
    Renan, Terziev, Natanael, Sasha, Campanharo, Anicet Abel, Jonathan Cafú, Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson (84 Plastun), Lukoki (79 Keșerü)
  • (19/07/2017)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 4-1 FK Žalgiris Vilnius (agg: 5-3)
    0-1 Nyuiadzi 15, 1-1 Natanael 41, 2-1 Wanderson 55, 3-1 Keșerü 56, 4-1 Keșerü 74
    Broun, Natanael, Sasha, Anicet Abel, Dyakov, Jonathan Cafú (81 Misidjan), Keșerü (88 Lukoki), Moţi, Plastun, Marcelinho, Wanderson (86 João Paulo)
  • Third qualifying round
    (26/07/2017)
    Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC 2-0 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    1-0 Nwakaeme 19, 2-0 Ohana 79
    Broun, Natanael, Sasha, Anicet Abel, Dyakov, Jonathan Cafú, Keșerü (77 Misidjan), Moţi, Plastun, Marcelinho, Wanderson
  • (02/08/2017)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 3-1 Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC (agg: 3-3)
    1-0 Wanderson 9, 2-0 Wanderson 33, 3-0 Marcelinho 56, 3-1 Ghadir 61
    Broun, Natanael, Sasha, Anicet Abel (71 Misidjan), Dyakov, Jonathan Cafú (78 João Paulo), Keșerü, Moţi, Plastun, Marcelinho, Wanderson
  • UEFA Europa League - Play-off
    (17/08/2017)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 2-0 FK Sūduva
    1-0 Moţi 61, 2-0 Misidjan 76
    Renan, Cicinho, Natanael, Sasha, Anicet Abel, Dyakov, Keșerü (88 João Paulo), Moţi, Plastun, Wanderson (94 Campanharo), Misidjan (78 Lukoki)
  • (24/08/2017)
    FK Sūduva 0-0 PFC Ludogorets 1945 (agg: 0-2)
    Broun, Cicinho, Terziev, Natanael, Sasha (91 Campanharo), Anicet Abel, Dyakov, Plastun, Wanderson (88 Keșerü), Lukoki (79 João Paulo), Misidjan
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2017)
    İstanbul Başakşehir 0-0 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    Broun, Cicinho, Natanael, Anicet Abel, Dyakov, Moţi, Plastun, João Paulo (58 Keșerü), Góralski (77 Sasha), Wanderson, Lukoki (86 Campanharo)
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2017)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 2-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
    0-1 Kadeřábek 2, 1-1 Dyakov 46, 2-1 Lukoki 72
    Broun, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo (80 Góralski), Anicet Abel, Dyakov, Moţi, Plastun, Marcelinho (90 Sasha), Wanderson (87 Keșerü), Lukoki
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2017)
    SC Braga-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2017)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945-SC Braga
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2017)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945-İstanbul Başakşehir
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2017)
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim-PFC Ludogorets 1945

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • QUAL: All UEFA qualifiers
  • UEL: Current season total UEFA Europa League appearances from the group stage onwards prior to the current matchday
  • UEL: Total appearances in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.