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UEFA Europa Conference League: AS Roma - PFC CSKA-Sofia Match press kits

UEFA Europa Conference League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

AS RomaAS RomaOlimpico in Rome - RomeThursday 16 September 2021
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Group C - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
10/12/2020GSPFC CSKA-Sofia - AS Roma3-1
SofiaTiago Rodrigues 5, Sowe 34, 55; Milanese 22
29/10/2020GSAS Roma - PFC CSKA-Sofia0-0Rome
AS Roma101010010000201113
PFC CSKA-Sofia110010100000211031

AS Roma - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
16/12/2009GSPFC CSKA Sofia - AS Roma0-3
SofiaCerci 45+1, 52, Scardina 89
01/10/2009GSAS Roma - PFC CSKA Sofia2-0
RomeOkaka 19, Perrotta 23
European Champions Clubs' Cup
02/11/1983R2AS Roma - PFC CSKA Sofia1-0
agg: 2-0
RomeGraziani 80
19/10/1983R2PFC CSKA Sofia - AS Roma0-1
SofiaFalcão 63
01/10/1975R1FC Dunav Ruse - AS Roma1-0
agg: 1-2
RuseIvanov 63
17/09/1975R1AS Roma - FC Dunav Ruse2-0
RomePellegrini 5, Petrini 21

PFC CSKA-Sofia - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

PFC CSKA-Sofia have not played against a club from their opponents' country

AS Roma4310420200008512104
PFC CSKA-Sofia110010100000211031

Last updated 14/09/2021 17:11CET

Match background Only this chapter

UEFA Europa Conference League Group C rivals Roma and CSKA-Sofia have been paired together for the second successive season, having also met in the UEFA Europa League group stage last term.

Previous meetings
• Although Roma finished top of UEFA Europa League Group A last season, and CSKA bottom, the only points dropped by the Italian side were against their Bulgarian opponents, who held them to a 0-0 draw at the Stadio Olimpico on Matchday 2 before exiting the competition on a high with a 3-1 victory against the Giallorossi in Sofia.

• Roma have yet to concede against Bulgarian opposition in Rome, winning all of their other three home fixtures.

Form guide
• Roma finished seventh in Serie A last season, 29 points behind champions Inter, to become Italy's first representatives in the UEFA Europa Conference League. After topping that 2020/21 UEFA Europa League group, which also included Young Boys and CFR Cluj, Paulo Fonseca's side eliminated Braga, Shakhtar Donetsk and Ajax in the knockout phase, only to fall to Manchester United (2-6 a, 3-2 h) in the semi-finals.

• Now led by another Portuguese coach, José Mourinho, Roma won both legs of their UEFA Europa Conference League play-off, 2-1 away and 3-0 at home to Trabzonspor.

• A 0-2 defeat against holders Real Madrid in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage is the only one of their last 23 European fixtures in the Italian capital that Roma have lost, winning 17. They are now unbeaten in 13 UEFA matches at the Olimpico (W9 D4).

• Bulgarian Cup winners last season thanks to a 1-0 final win against Arda Kardzhali, CSKA-Sofia also took third place in the league as well as reaching the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.

• The only one of three Bulgarian clubs to have come through this summer's UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying phase, CSKA needed penalties to knock out Latvia's Liepāja after two goalless draws in the second qualifying round before beating Osijek (4-2 h, 1-1 a) and then, thanks to a dramatic late extra-time winner, Viktoria Plzeň in the play-offs (0-2 a, 3-0 h).

• CSKA are without a win in six European away fixtures (D4 L2) and have failed to score in eight of the last ten.

Links and trivia
• Roma boss Mourinho has won all five of his previous matches against Bulgarian teams, including three last season for Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Europa League – 2-1 at Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second qualifying round, plus 3-1 away and 4-0 at home against Ludogorets in the group stage.

• CSKA coach Stoycho Mladenov played from 1989 to 1991 for Vitoria Setúbal, at the same time that Mourinho was starting his illustrious coaching career with his hometown club's youth team.

• Mladenov faced Roma as a CSKA Sofia player in the 1983/84 European Champion Clubs' Cup second round, playing the full 180 minutes of a tie in which the Italian side won both legs 1-0 en route to the final, which they lost on penalties to Liverpool in their Stadio Olimpico home.

• CSKA's Georgi Yomov and Kaloyan Krastev both played in Bulgaria's recent 1-1 draw against Italy in Florence in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier; Roma pair Bryan Cristante and Lorenzo Pellegrini came off the bench for the European champions.


Team facts Only this chapter

AS Roma
Nickname: Giallorossi (Yellow and Reds)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup: (1984)
• UEFA Cup: (1991)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 3 (2001)
Italian Cup: 9 (2008)

Ten-year European record
UEFA Europa League semi-finals
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Champions League round of 16
UEFA Champions League semi-finals
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Champions League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League play-offs

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
twice, most recently v Gorica
28/09/00, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Gent v Roma
06/08/09, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Roma v Bayern München
21/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Manchester United v Roma
10/04/07, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg

UEFA Europa Conference League
• Biggest home win
3-0: Roma v Trabzonspor
26/08/21, play-off second leg

• Biggest away win
1-2: Trabzonspor v Roma
19/08/21, play-off first leg

• Heaviest home defeat

• Heaviest away defeat


The Reds

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Bulgarian Cup: 1 (2021)

Ten-year European record
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2018/19: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
CSKA v Titograd
09/07/19, UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
twice, most recently v Basel
01/10/20, UEFA Europa League play-offs

• Heaviest home defeat
22/10/20, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
Young Boys v CSKA
05/11/20, UEFA Europa League group stage

UEFA Europa Conference League
• Biggest home win
3-0: CSKA v Viktoria Plzeň (aet)
26/08/21, play-off second leg

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat

• Heaviest away defeat
Viktoria Plzeň v CSKA
19/08/21, play-off first leg


Squad list Only this chapter

AS Roma - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Rui PatrícioPOR15/02/198833 - 2---3---110-
63Pietro BoerITA12/05/200219 - --------1-
87Daniel FuzatoITA04/07/199724 - ----------
2Rick KarsdorpNED11/02/199526 - 2---3---301
3Roger IbañezBRA23/11/199822 - 2---3---132
5Matías ViñaURU09/11/199723 - 2---3---2-
6Chris SmallingENG22/11/198931 - --------772
13Riccardo CalafioriITA19/05/200219 - ----1---51
19Bryan ReynoldsUSA28/06/200120 - 1---1---1-
23Gianluca ManciniITA17/04/199625 - 2---3---192
24Marash KumbullaALB08/02/200021 - 1-------71
37Leonardo SpinazzolaITA25/03/199328 - --------261
4Bryan CristanteITA03/03/199526 - 21--31--415
7Lorenzo PellegriniITA19/06/199625 - 21--32--386
8Gonzalo VillarESP23/03/199823 - 1-------16-
17Jordan VeretoutFRA01/03/199328 - 2---33--252
22Nicolò ZanioloITA02/07/199922 - 21--2---165
42Amadou DiawaraGUI17/07/199724 - 1---1---351
52Edoardo BoveITA16/05/200219 - ----1-----
55Ebrima DarboeGAM06/06/200120 - --------1-
59Nicola ZalewskiPOL23/01/200219 - --------1-
65Filippo TripiITA06/01/200219 - --------2-
77Henrikh MkhitaryanARM21/01/198932 - 2---31--11624
92Stephan El ShaarawyITA27/10/199228 - 11--31--5112
9Tammy AbrahamENG02/10/199723 - 1---31--154
11Carles PérezESP16/02/199823 - 2---3---153
14Eldor ShomurodovUZB29/06/199526 - 21--3---32
21Borja MayoralESP05/04/199724 - 1---1---198
-José MourinhoPOR26/01/196358 - 2-------191-
PFC CSKA-Sofia - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Gustavo BusattoITA23/10/199030 - 6---3---16-
25Dimitar EvtimovBUL07/09/199328 - ----1-----
33Kristiyan DimitrovBUL08/10/200515 - ----------
2Jurgen MattheijNED01/04/199328 - 61--41--151
3GefersonBRA13/05/199427 - 6---4---221
15Thibaut VionFRA11/12/199327 - 1---1---6-
16Asen DonchevBUL22/10/200119 - ----3-----
18Bradley MazikouCGO02/06/199625 - 61--2---141
19Ivan TuritsovBUL18/07/199922 - 6---3---12-
21Amos YougaCTA08/12/199228 - 5---41--15-
28Plamen GalabovBUL02/11/199525 - 2---1---9-
29Thomas LamFIN18/12/199327 - 1---2---21
36Rosen MarinovBUL02/02/200516 - ----------
5Federico VarelaESP07/05/199625 - ----------
8Graham CareyIRL20/05/198932 - 63--4---184
10Georgi YomovBUL06/07/199724 - 62--2---224
11Hamza ČatakovićBIH15/01/199724 - 4---3---164
24Karlo MuharCRO17/01/199625 - ----1---5-
32Georgi ChorbadzhiyskiBUL28/08/200417 - ----------
34Yuliyan IlievBUL09/12/200416 - ----------
35Yoan LozanovBUL01/03/200417 - ----------
37Martin SotirovBUL23/07/200318 - ----------
7Yohan BaiFRA28/09/199624 - 2---21--2-
9Jordy CaicedoECU18/11/199723S61--44--61
14Kaloyan KrastevBUL24/01/199922 - ----1---31
17Bismark CharlesGHA26/05/200120 - 2---1---2-
23Ahmed AhmedovBUL04/03/199526 - 4---2---112
30Yanic WildschutNED01/11/199129 - 6---3---9-
38Pavel ZhabovBUL30/04/200417 - ----------
-Stoycho MladenovBUL12/04/195764 - 5-------28-

Last updated 16/09/2021 15:10CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

AS RomaFixtures and results
19/08/2021UECLTrabzonspor AŞ (A)W 2-1L. Pellegrini 55, Shomurodov 81
22/08/2021LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)W 3-1Mkhitaryan 26, Veretout 64, 79
26/08/2021UECLTrabzonspor AŞ (H)W 3-0Cristante 20, Zaniolo 65, El Shaarawy 84
29/08/2021LeagueSalernitana Sport (A)W 4-0L. Pellegrini 48, 79, Veretout 52, Abraham 69
12/09/2021LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)W 2-1Cristante 37, El Shaarawy 90+1
16/09/2021UECLPFC CSKA-Sofia (H)
19/09/2021LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
23/09/2021LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
26/09/2021LeagueSS Lazio (A)
30/09/2021UECLFC Zorya Luhansk (A)
03/10/2021LeagueEmpoli FC (H)
17/10/2021LeagueJuventus (A)
21/10/2021UECLFK Bodø/Glimt (A)
24/10/2021LeagueSSC Napoli (H)
27/10/2021LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
31/10/2021LeagueAC Milan (H)
04/11/2021UECLFK Bodø/Glimt (H)
07/11/2021LeagueAC Venezia (A)
21/11/2021LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
25/11/2021UECLFC Zorya Luhansk (H)
28/11/2021LeagueTorino FC (H)
01/12/2021LeagueBologna FC (A)
04/12/2021LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
09/12/2021UECLPFC CSKA-Sofia (A)
13/12/2021LeagueSpezia (H)
18/12/2021LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
22/12/2021LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
06/01/2022LeagueAC Milan (A)
09/01/2022LeagueJuventus (H)
16/01/2022LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)
23/01/2022LeagueEmpoli FC (A)
06/02/2022LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
13/02/2022LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
20/02/2022LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
27/02/2022LeagueSpezia (A)
06/03/2022LeagueAtalanta BC (H)
13/03/2022LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
20/03/2022LeagueSS Lazio (H)
03/04/2022LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
10/04/2022LeagueSalernitana Sport (H)
16/04/2022LeagueSSC Napoli (A)
24/04/2022LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
01/05/2022LeagueBologna FC (H)
08/05/2022LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
15/05/2022LeagueAC Venezia (H)
22/05/2022LeagueTorino FC (A)
1AS Roma3300929
2AC Milan3300719
3SSC Napoli3300629
4FC Internazionale Milano3210937
5Udinese Calcio3210627
6Bologna FC3210427
7SS Lazio3201946
8ACF Fiorentina3201556
9US Sassuolo Calcio3111444
10Atalanta BC3111334
11Torino FC3102643
12Empoli FC3102353
13Genoa CFC3102483
14AC Venezia3102263
15UC Sampdoria3021232
17Cagliari Calcio3012591
19Hellas Verona FC3003370
20Salernitana Sport30032110
PFC CSKA-SofiaFixtures and results
22/07/2021UECLFK Liepāja (H)D 0-0
25/07/2021LeagueFC CSKA 1948 Sofia (A)W 4-2Bai 29, Youga 72, Mattheij 85 (P), Caicedo 90+4
29/07/2021UECLFK Liepāja (A)D 0-0 (aet, 3-1 pens)
05/08/2021UECLNK Osijek (H)W 4-2Mazikou 30, Carey 39, Caicedo 42, Yomov 74
12/08/2021UECLNK Osijek (A)D 1-1Carey 33
19/08/2021UECLFC Viktoria Plzeň (A)L 0-2
22/08/2021LeaguePirin Blagoevgrad (H)W 1-0Caicedo 39
26/08/2021UECLFC Viktoria Plzeň (H)W 3-0Carey 6, Yomov 64, Mattheij 119 ET
29/08/2021LeaguePFC Cherno More AD (A)W 1-0Caicedo 61
11/09/2021LeaguePFC Slavia Sofia (H)D 1-1Caicedo 62
16/09/2021UECLAS Roma (A)
19/09/2021LeagueOFC Botev Vratsa (A)
22/09/2021CupHebar 1918 (A)
26/09/2021LeaguePFC Levski Sofia (H)
30/09/2021UECLFK Bodø/Glimt (H)
03/10/2021LeagueFC Tsarsko Selo 2015 (A)
16/10/2021LeaguePFC Botev Plovdiv (H)
21/10/2021UECLFC Zorya Luhansk (H)
23/10/2021LeaguePFC Beroe Stara Zagora (A)
30/10/2021LeaguePFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926 (H)
04/11/2021UECLFC Zorya Luhansk (A)
06/11/2021LeagueFC CSKA 1948 Sofia (H)
20/11/2021LeaguePFC Arda (H)
25/11/2021UECLFK Bodø/Glimt (A)
27/11/2021LeaguePFC Ludogorets 1945 (A)
01/12/2021LeagueLokomotiv 1929 (H)
04/12/2021LeaguePirin Blagoevgrad (A)
09/12/2021UECLAS Roma (H)
11/12/2021LeaguePFC Cherno More AD (H)
19/02/2022LeaguePFC Slavia Sofia (A)
26/02/2022LeagueOFC Botev Vratsa (H)
05/03/2022LeaguePFC Levski Sofia (A)
12/03/2022LeagueFC Tsarsko Selo 2015 (H)
19/03/2022LeaguePFC Botev Plovdiv (A)
02/04/2022LeaguePFC Beroe Stara Zagora (H)
09/04/2022LeaguePFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926 (A)
1PFC Ludogorets 1945550016215
2PFC Botev Plovdiv74219614
3PFC Slavia Sofia74219614
4PFC Beroe Stara Zagora74039912
5PFC Cherno More AD73227511
6PFC CSKA-Sofia43107310
7OFC Botev Vratsa7232689
8Lokomotiv 19296222598
9PFC Levski Sofia72149137
10FC Tsarsko Selo 20157133366
11PFC Arda5122445
12FC CSKA 1948 Sofia711512184
13Pirin Blagoevgrad61059123
14PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 19266033373

Last updated 14/09/2021 17:32CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AS Roma

  • UEFA Europa Conference League - Play-off
    Trabzonspor AŞ 1-2 AS Roma
    0-1 L. Pellegrini 55, 1-1 Cornelius 64, 1-2 Shomurodov 81
    Rui Patrício, Karsdorp, Ibañez, Cristante, Viña, L. Pellegrini (90 Kumbulla), Shomurodov (82 Mayoral), Veretout (90 Diawara), Zaniolo (93 Reynolds), Mancini, Mkhitaryan (82 Carles Pérez)
  • (26/08/2021)
    AS Roma 3-0 Trabzonspor AŞ (agg: 5-1)
    1-0 Cristante 20, 2-0 Zaniolo 65, 3-0 El Shaarawy 84
    Rui Patrício, Karsdorp, Ibañez, Cristante, Viña, L. Pellegrini, Abraham (64 Shomurodov), Veretout (79 Villar), Zaniolo (79 El Shaarawy), Mancini, Mkhitaryan (72 Carles Pérez)
  • Group stage – final tournament
    Group C - Group Standings
    AS Roma0000000
    FC Zorya Luhansk0000000
    FK Bodø/Glimt0000000
    PFC CSKA-Sofia0000000
    Matchday 1 (16/09/2021)
    AS Roma-PFC CSKA-Sofia
  • Matchday 2 (30/09/2021)
    FC Zorya Luhansk-AS Roma
  • Matchday 3 (21/10/2021)
    FK Bodø/Glimt-AS Roma
  • Matchday 4 (04/11/2021)
    AS Roma-FK Bodø/Glimt
  • Matchday 5 (25/11/2021)
    AS Roma-FC Zorya Luhansk
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2021)
    PFC CSKA-Sofia-AS Roma


  • UEFA Europa Conference League - Second qualifying round
    PFC CSKA-Sofia 0-0 FK Liepāja
    Busatto, Mattheij, Geferson, Bai (46 Yomov), Carey (95 Zhivkov), Caicedo (59 Ahmedov), Mazikou, Turitsov, Youga, Antov (46 Galabov), Wildschut (72 Čataković)
  • (29/07/2021)
    FK Liepāja 0-0 PFC CSKA-Sofia (agg: 0-0 , 1-3 P)
    Carey 0-1 , Simić 1-1 , Caicedo 1-2 , Tkachuk 1-2 (missed) , Ahmedov 1-2 (missed) , Šabala 1-2 (missed) , Geferson 1-3 , Keita 1-3 (missed)
    Busatto, Mattheij, Bai (115 Ahmedov), Carey, Caicedo, Čataković (87 Geferson), Mazikou, Turitsov, Youga, Antov, Wildschut (74 Yomov)
  • Third qualifying round
    PFC CSKA-Sofia 4-2 NK Osijek
    1-0 Mazikou 30, 2-0 Carey 39, 2-1 Mattheij 41 (og) , 3-1 Caicedo 42, 4-1 Yomov 74, 4-2 Topčagić 90+3
    Busatto, Mattheij, Geferson, Carey, Caicedo, Yomov (88 Charles), Mazikou, Turitsov, Youga, Antov, Wildschut (72 Čataković)
  • (12/08/2021)
    NK Osijek 1-1 PFC CSKA-Sofia (agg: 3-5)
    0-1 Carey 33, 1-1 Škorić 45
    Busatto, Mattheij, Geferson, Carey, Caicedo, Yomov (92 Ahmedov), Mazikou, Turitsov, Youga, Antov, Wildschut (79 Galabov)
  • Play-off
    FC Viktoria Plzeň 2-0 PFC CSKA-Sofia
    1-0 Havel 11, 2-0 Mosquera 72
    Busatto, Mattheij, Geferson, Carey, Caicedo, Yomov, Mazikou, Turitsov, Youga, Antov, Wildschut (75 Charles)
  • (26/08/2021)
    PFC CSKA-Sofia 3-0 FC Viktoria Plzeň (agg: 3-2)
    1-0 Carey 6, 2-0 Yomov 64, 3-0 Mattheij 119 ET
    Busatto, Mattheij, Geferson, Carey, Caicedo, Yomov (119 Čataković), Vion (59 Lam), Mazikou, Turitsov, Antov, Wildschut (91 Ahmedov)
  • Group stage – final tournament
    Matchday 1 (16/09/2021)
    AS Roma-PFC CSKA-Sofia
  • Matchday 2 (30/09/2021)
    PFC CSKA-Sofia-FK Bodø/Glimt
  • Matchday 3 (21/10/2021)
    PFC CSKA-Sofia-FC Zorya Luhansk
  • Matchday 4 (04/11/2021)
    FC Zorya Luhansk-PFC CSKA-Sofia
  • Matchday 5 (25/11/2021)
    FK Bodø/Glimt-PFC CSKA-Sofia
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2021)
    PFC CSKA-Sofia-AS Roma

Last updated 14/09/2021 17:12CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeGlenn Nyberg (SWE)
  • Assistant refereesMahbod Beigi (SWE) , Andreas Söderqvist (SWE)
  • Fourth officialVictor Wolf (SWE)
  • UEFA DelegateAndrew Shaw (ENG)
  • UEFA Referee observerUno Tutk (EST)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Glenn Nyberg12/10/1988234


No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
01/08/2019UEL2QRPFC Levski SofiaAEK Larnaca FC0-4Sofia

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