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UEFA Europa League: FK Vardar - Real Sociedad de Fútbol Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2017/18 SeasonMatch press kits

FK VardarFK VardarNacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski - SkopjeThursday 19 October 2017
19.00CET (19.00 local time)
Group L - Matchday 3
Real Sociedad de FútbolReal Sociedad de Fútbol
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

FK Vardar - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

FK Vardar have not played against a club from their opponents' country

Real Sociedad de Fútbol - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Real Sociedad de Fútbol have not played against a club from their opponents' country

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Match background Only this chapter

Vardar have had some punishing results in Group L, but a late goal on matchday two has given them a small lift as they prepare to take on Real Sociedad.

Previous meetings
• The clubs are meeting for the first time; neither has faced a team from their opponent's home country before.

• The only previous European tie between Macedonian and Spanish sides came in the 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup; Celta Vigo beat Pelister 3-0 in Spain and 2-1 in the return leg in Bitola.

Highlights: Rosenborg 3-1 Vardar

Form guide
• Vardar have conceded eight goals in the first two matchdays – more than any other team in this season's group stage.

• Vardar kicked off the group stage with a 5-0 loss to Zenit in Skopje, equalling the margin of their worst-ever UEFA home defeat.

• Real Sociedad have lost five of their last six European away games, including the 3-1 reversal at Zenit last time out (W1 L5).

• Domestic champions for a third season running in 2016/17, Vardar are the first club from FYR Macedonia to appear in the group stage of a major UEFA competition.

• Although Real Sociedad played in the UEFA Champions League group stage in 2003/04 and 2013/14, the San Sebastian outfit are making their debut at this phase of the UEFA Europa League.

Highlights: Zenit 3 - 1 Real Sociedad

Trivia and links
• The journey from San Sebastian to Skopje is around 1,900km.

• Real Sociedad conceded the fewest fouls in the first two matchdays: just 13.

• Juan Felipe's brilliant lob at Rosenborg on matchday two was the first group stage goal for a club from FYR Macedonia.

• Misses next match if booked: Jigauri Jambuli (Vardar).

The coaches
• Cedomir Janevski returned to coach Vardar in August 2017, having previously served the Skopje team as a defender from 1982–89. He spent many of the intervening years in Belgium, where he played for and coached Club Brugge among others.

• Real Sociedad boss since 2015, Eusebio Sacristán can complete a full set of major UEFA trophies this season, having won the European Cup and Cup Winners' Cup as a midfielder with Barcelona. He was also Barcelona's assistant coach and B team boss.

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2018/matches/round=2000890/match=2022085/prematch/background/index.html#vardar+real+sociedad+facts

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Team facts Only this chapter

FK Vardar
Formed:
1947
Nickname:
Crveno-Crni (Red-and-Blacks)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 10 (2017)
National cup: 6 (2007)

Ten-year record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17:
UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2015/16: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2014/15: did not compete in UEFA competition
2013/14: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2012/13: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2011/12:
did not compete in UEFA competition
2010/11: did not compete in UEFA competition
2009/10: did not compete in UEFA competition
2008/09: did not compete in UEFA competition
2007/08:
first qualifying round

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
3-0 twice, most recently v Barry Town
16/07/03, UEFA Champions League first qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-2: Samtredia v Vardar
22/08/95, UEFA Cup preliminary round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5 twice, most recently v Zenit
14/09/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Vardar v Schalke
17/07/04, UEFA Intertoto Cup third round first leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
2-0: Vardar v Fenerbahçe
17/08/17, play-off first leg

• Biggest away win
0-2: Samtredia v Vardar (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5 twice, most recently v Zenit (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Roeselare v Vardar
27/07/06, UEFA Cup first qualifying round second leg
4-0 twice, most recently v Roma
24/09/03, first round first leg

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2500744.html#club+facts+vardar

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Real Sociedad de Fútbol
Formed: 1909
Nickname: La Real

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (1982)
Spanish Cup: 2 (1987)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2014/15: play-offs
2013/14: UEFA Champions League group stage
2012/13:
did not take part in UEFA club competition
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: Real Sociedad v Rosenborg
14/09/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
2-4: Sparta Praha v Real Sociedad
15/09/98, UEFA Cup first round first leg
0-2 twice, most recently Olympique Lyonnais v Real Sociedad
20/08/13, UEFA Champions League play-offs first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Real Sociedad v Liverpool
22/10/75, UEFA Cup second round first leg
0-2:
 Real Sociedad v Shakhtar Donetsk
17/09/13, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Liverpool v Real Sociedad
04/11/75, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
4-0: Real Sociedad v Rosenborg (see above)

• Biggest away win
2-4: Sparta Praha v Real Sociedad (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Real Sociedad v Liverpool (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Liverpool v Real Sociedad (see above)

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2476518.html#club+facts+real+sociedad

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FK Vardar

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    (12/07/2017)
    Malmö FF 1-1 FK Vardar
    0-1 Nikolov 63, 1-1 Brorsson 75
    Gacevski, Grncarov, Spirovski (78 Kojašević), Barseghyan (72 Blazevski), Hambartsumyan, Nikolov, Novak, Demiri, Iseni (46 Gligorov), Juan Felipe, Jonathan Balotelli
  • (18/07/2017)
    FK Vardar 3-1 Malmö FF (agg: 4-2)
    0-1 Rosenberg 16 (P) , 1-1 Grncarov 55, 2-1 Barseghyan 61, 3-1 Nikolov 90+1
    Gacevski, Grncarov, Spirovski, Barseghyan (73 Brdarovski), Gligorov (46 Blazevski), Hambartsumyan, Nikolov, Novak, Demiri, Juan Felipe, Jonathan Balotelli (85 Musliu)
  • Third qualifying round
    (25/07/2017)
    FK Vardar 1-0 FC København
    1-0 Jonathan Balotelli 65
    Gacevski, Grncarov, Spirovski, Blazevski (60 Kojašević), Barseghyan (76 Brdarovski), Hambartsumyan, Nikolov (88 Gligorov), Novak, Demiri, Juan Felipe, Jonathan Balotelli
  • (02/08/2017)
    FC København 4-1 FK Vardar (agg: 4-2)
    1-0 Greguš 2, 1-1 Nikolov 19, 2-1 Barseghyan 26 (og) , 3-1 Santander 75, 4-1 Sotiriou 88 (P)
    Gacevski, Grncarov, Spirovski (82 Jigauri), Kojašević (46 Brdarovski), Barseghyan, Hambartsumyan (76 Blazevski), Nikolov, Novak, Demiri, Juan Felipe, Jonathan Balotelli
  • UEFA Europa League - Play-off
    (17/08/2017)
    FK Vardar 2-0 Fenerbahçe SK
    1-0 Barseghyan 20, 2-0 Mehmet Topal 90+2 (og)
    Gacevski, Grncarov, Spirovski, Blazevski (85 Gligorov), Kojašević (67 Jigauri), Barseghyan, Hambartsumyan, Nikolov, Novak, Demiri (46 Brdarovski), Juan Felipe
  • (24/08/2017)
    Fenerbahçe SK 1-2 FK Vardar (agg: 1-4)
    1-0 Neustädter 61, 1-1 Jigauri 68, 1-2 Gligorov 90+1
    Gacevski, Jigauri (84 Kojašević), Spirovski, Blazevski (62 Musliu), Barseghyan, Velkoski (73 Gligorov), Hambartsumyan, Nikolov, Novak, Juan Felipe, Brdarovski
  • Group stage
    Group L - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    FC Zenit2200816
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol2101533
    Rosenborg BK2101353
    FK Vardar2002180
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2017)
    FK Vardar 0-5 FC Zenit
    0-1 Kokorin 6, 0-2 Kokorin 21, 0-3 Dzyuba 39, 0-4 Ivanović 66, 0-5 Rigoni 89
    Gacevski, Grncarov, Jigauri, Blazevski (70 Ytalo), Nikolov, Barseghyan, Velkoski, Gligorov (64 Musliu), Hambartsumyan, Juan Felipe, Brdarovski (44 Glisic)
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2017)
    Rosenborg BK 3-1 FK Vardar
    1-0 Bendtner 25 (P) , 2-0 Konradsen 56, 3-0 Hedenstad 68, 3-1 Juan Felipe 90+1
    Gacevski, Musliu, Grncarov, Jigauri, Blazevski, Nikolov (76 Iseni), Barseghyan (76 Stojchevski), Gligorov, Hambartsumyan (85 Markovic), Demiri, Juan Felipe
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2017)
    FK Vardar-Real Sociedad de Fútbol
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2017)
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol-FK Vardar
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2017)
    FC Zenit-FK Vardar
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2017)
    FK Vardar-Rosenborg BK

Real Sociedad de Fútbol

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2017)
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol 4-0 Rosenborg BK
    1-0 Llorente 9, 2-0 Zurutuza 10, 3-0 Skjelvik 41 (og) , 4-0 Llorente 77
    Rulli, Llorente, Illarramendi, Xabi Prieto (58 Juanmi), Vela, Willian José (68 Bautista), Elustondo, Canales, Zurutuza (76 Zubeldia), Odriozola, De la Bella
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2017)
    FC Zenit 3-1 Real Sociedad de Fútbol
    1-0 Rigoni 5, 2-0 Kokorin 24, 2-1 Llorente 41, 3-1 Kokorin 60
    Rulli, Llorente, Januzaj, Xabi Prieto (65 Juanmi), Pardo (74 Illarramendi), Elustondo, Canales, Zurutuza, Odriozola, Bautista (61 Willian José), De la Bella
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2017)
    FK Vardar-Real Sociedad de Fútbol
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2017)
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol-FK Vardar
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2017)
    Rosenborg BK-Real Sociedad de Fútbol
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2017)
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol-FC Zenit

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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.