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UEFA Champions League: FC Midtjylland - SK Slavia Praha Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

FC MidtjyllandFC Midtjylland (First leg: 0-0) MCH Arena - HerningWednesday 30 September 2020
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Play-off, Second leg
SK Slavia PrahaSK Slavia Praha
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Midtjylland welcome Slavia Praha to Denmark for the concluding leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off with the tie finely poised after a goalless first leg.

• Slavia – who are bidding to reach the group stage for the second season running – kicked off their new European campaign in the first leg, and needed an impressive display from goalkeeper Ondřej Kolář to keep the scoresheet blank.

• Midtjylland have already recorded two victories this season to reach the UEFA Champions League play-offs for the first time as they bid to earn a group stage debut in the competition.

• Champions of Denmark for the third time in 2019/20 – all those titles coming in the last six seasons – this is Midtjylland's sixth European Cup tie. The club have already made history in 2020/21; they had never previously won more than one UEFA Champions League tie in a season.

• Midtjylland were 1-0 winners at Ludogorets in this season's one-off second qualifying round tie before a 3-0 home defeat of Swiss side Young Boys in the next stage.

• The club's two previous forays into the UEFA Champions League both proved short-lived. In their 2015/16 debut they won both legs against Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar in the second qualifying round (1-0 h, 2-0 a) before being eliminated by APOEL on away goals in the next stage (1-2 h, 1-0 a); in 2018/19 they lost 2-1 at Kazakhstan's Astana in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie, going out by the same aggregate scoreline.

• This season's successes mean Midtjylland have won five of their nine UEFA Champions League matches (D2 L2). All of those victories have been achieved with a clean sheet, and they have yet to concede in Europe this term.

• Midtjylland have won nine of their last 15 home UEFA matches (D3 L3), although in the UEFA Champions League their overall home record is W2 D1 L1.

• In 2019/20 Ulvene played only one European tie, going down 7-3 to Scottish side Rangers in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round (2-4 h, 1-3 a).

• Midtjylland were four European games without a win (D1 L3), losing three in a row, before this season's successes.

• They are bidding to become the fifth Danish club to take part in the UEFA Champions League group stage, and the first since Copenhagen in 2016/17.

• While Midtjylland have never before reached the UEFA Champions League play-offs, their record at the same stage of the UEFA Europa League is W1 L5, the most recent defeat in 2018/19 against Scandinavian rivals Malmö (2-2 a, 0-2 h).

• This is Midtjylland's first European tie against a Czech club.

• Midtjylland have recorded an away first-leg draw in a UEFA tie only twice previously, losing that UEFA Europa League play-off to Malmö in 2018 having beaten Southampton at the same stage of the 2015/16 competition (1-1 a, 1-0 h).

• Midtjylland lost their only UEFA penalty-shoot-out:
2-4 v Manchester City, 2008/09 UEFA Cup second qualifying round

• Champions of the Czech Republic for the third time in four years last season – their 19th domestic title – Slavia are aiming to successfully negotiate the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds for only the third time and the second campaign in a row. In 2019/20, Jindřich Trpišovský's side overcame Romanian side CFR Cluj at this stage before going on to finish bottom of a section including Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Internazionale, picking up two points from their six fixtures.

• Slavia beat CFR 1-0 home and away in last season's play-offs, securing their first group stage appearance since 2007/08 when they had finished third in their section behind Arsenal and Sevilla. The Prague club lost in the qualifying rounds four times in between those two group appearances.

• Slavia's record in UEFA Champions League play-off ties is W1 L1. They were beaten by Cypriot club APOEL in 2017/18 (0-2 a, 0-0 h). Their play-off record in the UEFA Europa League is also W1 L1.

• Despite the victories against CFR last season, Slavia have won only three of their last 24 matches in the UEFA Champions League (D10 L11). Away from home it is one win in the last 12 (D4 L7).

• Slavia are unbeaten and yet to concede a goal in their five matches against Danish clubs, taking four points off Copenhagen in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League group stage (1-0 a, 0-0 h). Their sole previous knockout tie was a 5-0 aggregate defeat of AB in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup first round (3-0 h, 2-0 a).

• Slavia have won four of the nine UEFA ties in which they have drawn the first leg at home. All four victories have come after goalless draws – with one win after extra time and two on away goals – most recently against Genk in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League round of 32 (4-1 away). They have been unsuccessful just once after being held 0-0 at home in the first leg, losing to Kaiserslautern in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup fourth round (0-1 away).

• Slavia's record in two UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W2 L0:
5-4 v Schalke, 1998/99 UEFA Cup first round
4-3 v Žilina, 2007/08 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round

Links and trivia
• Midtjylland's Pione Sisto scored the winner in Denmark's 2-1 UEFA European Under-21 Championship defeat of the Czech Republic at the Eden Arena, where the first leg took place, on 17 June 2015.

• A Bulgaria team in which Midtjylland's Bozhidar Kraev appeared as a substitute were 1-0 winners against a Czech Republic side including Slavia's Jan Bořil, Petr Ševčík and substitute Lukáš Masopust in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying on 17 November 2019.

• On 15 November 2006, Midtjylland coach Brian Priske Pedersen came on as a substitute in Denmark's 1-1 friendly draw against a Czech Republic team featuring Stanislav Vlček, currently part of Slavia's coaching staff.



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  • 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


  • -: 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
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