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UEFA Europa Conference League: SK Slavia Praha - 1. FC Union Berlin Match press kits

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SK Slavia PrahaSK Slavia PrahaEden Arena - PragueThursday 16 September 2021
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Group E - Matchday 1
1. FC Union Berlin1. FC Union Berlin
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

SK Slavia Praha - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
10/12/2020GSBayer 04 Leverkusen - SK Slavia Praha4-0
LeverkusenBailey 8, 32, Diaby 59, Bellarabi 90+1
29/10/2020GSSK Slavia Praha - Bayer 04 Leverkusen1-0
PragueOlayinka 80
UEFA Champions League
10/12/2019GSBorussia Dortmund - SK Slavia Praha2-1
DortmundSancho 10, Brandt 61; Souček 43
02/10/2019GSSK Slavia Praha - Borussia Dortmund0-2
PragueHakimi 35, 89
04/12/2008GSSK Slavia Praha - Hamburger SV0-2
PragueOlić 30, Petrić 90+1 (P)
15/12/2005GSHamburger SV - SK Slavia Praha2-0
HamburgBarbarez 9, Emile Mpenza 56
22/02/2001R41. FC Kaiserslautern - SK Slavia Praha1-0
agg: 1-0
KaiserslauternLokvenc 60
15/02/2001R4SK Slavia Praha - 1. FC Kaiserslautern0-0Prague
29/09/1998R1SK Slavia Praha - FC Schalke 041-0
agg: 1-1 (aet, 5-4 pens)
PragueDostálek 18
15/09/1998R1FC Schalke 04 - SK Slavia Praha1-0
GelsenkirchenWilmots 40
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
19/03/1998QFVfB Stuttgart - SK Slavia Praha2-0
agg: 3-1
StuttgartBalakov 9, 88
05/03/1998QFSK Slavia Praha - VfB Stuttgart1-1PragueVácha 39; Poschner 51
26/09/1995R1SK Slavia Praha - SC Freiburg0-0
agg: 2-1
12/09/1995R1SC Freiburg - SK Slavia Praha1-2
FreiburgTodt 77; Novotný 22, Penicka 74
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
02/10/1974R1FC Carl Zeiss Jena - SK Slavia Praha1-0
agg: 1-1 (aet, 3-2 pens)
JenaStein 23
18/09/1974R1SK Slavia Praha - FC Carl Zeiss Jena1-0
PragueHerda 90

1. FC Union Berlin - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

1. FC Union Berlin have not played against a club from their opponents' country

SK Slavia Praha83328107000016439719
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Match background Only this chapter

Last season's UEFA Europa League quarter-finalists Slavia Praha will be keen to atone for an unsuccessful summer qualifying phase as they open their UEFA Europa Conference League campaign against German club Union Berlin, who are back in Europe for the first time in 20 years.

Previous meetings
• Union's short European history does not feature any previous encounters with Czech clubs.

• Slavia have faced German opposition 16 times in the past, with the record W4 D3 L9. In Prague they have won three of the eight fixtures (D3 L2), including the most recent, on Matchday 2 of last season's UEFA Europa League, when they beat ten-man Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 with a late Peter Olayinka strike to end a run of three home games against Bundesliga visitors without a win or a goal. Slavia lost the return fixture in Germany 4-0 to finish second in the group.

Form guide
• Slavia went through the entire domestic 2020/21 season unbeaten to win a Czech league and cup double, and also enjoyed a lengthy run in the UEFA Europa League, reaching the last eight for the second time in three seasons, where they lost to Arsenal (1-1 a, 0-4 h) having previously overcome two other British clubs, Leicester City and Rangers, in the knockout phase.

• This European campaign, however, has not gone to plan so far for Jindřich Trpišovský's side with defeats in both qualifying ties – against Ferencváros in the UEFA Champions League (0-2 a, 1-0 h) and Legia Warszawa in the UEFA Europa League play-offs (2-2 h, 1-2 a). Their group stage football this term will therefore be played in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

• Although Slavia won all three home group games in last season's UEFA Europa League, they have prevailed just once in their five subsequent European matches in Prague – that victory in vain against Ferencváros – and have now won only five of their last 14 home fixtures in continental competition, losing the same number, including all three in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Union Berlin
• Seventh in the 2020/21 German top flight with 50 points at the end of only their second Bundesliga campaign, Union thus returned to Europe for the first time in 20 years, their sole previous continental adventure, in the 2001/02 UEFA Cup, having ended in the second round.

• Union secured a first appearance in a European group stage by winning their UEFA Europa Conference League play-off against Finnish side KuPS (4-0 a, 0-0 h) and thus becoming the new competition's first German group stage participants.

• Union are unbeaten in their three European away matches, two draws in 2001/02 supplemented by this season's 4-0 win at KuPS.

Links and trivia
• Alexander Bah (Slavia) and Frederik Rønnow (Union) are fellow Danish internationals, though they have yet to play together.

• Union are one of eight clubs making their debut appearance in a UEFA group stage this season; the others – one in each group – are Alashkert (Group A), Flora Tallinn (B), Bodø/Glimt (C), Randers (D), Lincoln Red Imps (F), Mura (G) and Kairat (H).


Team facts Only this chapter

SK Slavia Praha
Nickname: Sešívaní (The Sewn-Ups)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 21 (2021)
National cup: 6 (2021)

Ten-year European record
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League play-offs
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

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-1 three times, most recently v Partizan
14/11/02, UEFA Cup second round second leg
twice, most recently v PAOK
12/12/02, UEFA Cup third round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: Cork City v Slavia
23/08/94, UEFA Cup preliminary round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Slavia v LOSC Lille
01/10/09, UEFA Europa League group stage
0-4: Slavia v Arsenal
08/04/21, UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Arsenal v Slavia
23/10/07, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Europa Conference League
• Biggest home win

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat

• Heaviest away defeat


1. FC Union Berlin
Die Eisernen (The Iron Men)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
East German Cup: 1 (1968)

Ten-year European record
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
2018/19: 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
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
-0: Union Berlin v Haka
27/09/01, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
KuPS v Union Berlin
19/08/21, UEFA Europa Conference League play-off first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Union Berlin v Litex Lovech
18/10/01, UEFA Cup second round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat

UEFA Europa Conference League
• Biggest home win

• Biggest away win
0-4: KuPS v Union Berlin (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat

• Heaviest away defeat


Squad list Only this chapter

SK Slavia Praha - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Ondřej KolářCZE17/10/199426 - --5---40-
28Aleš MandousCZE21/04/199229 - --1---2-
31Jan SirotníkCZE16/04/200219 - --------
34Christian FülopCZE06/03/200219 - --------
4Aiham OusouSWE09/01/200021 - --1-----
5Alexander BahDEN09/12/199723 - --4---111
13Daniel SamekCZE19/02/200417 - --42--1-
15Ondřej KúdelaCZE26/03/198734 - --41--38-
18Jan BořilCZE11/01/199130 - --2---562
19Oscar DorleyLBR19/07/199823 - ------6-
24Ladislav TakácsCZE15/07/199625 - --1---9-
29Kryštof ObadalCZE22/03/200318 - --------
30Taras KacharabaUKR07/01/199526 - --41--91
3Tomáš HolešCZE31/03/199328S--5---221
7Nicolae StanciuROU07/05/199328 - --4---7415
8Lukáš MasopustCZE12/02/199328 - --3---363
10Srdjan PlavšićSRB03/12/199525 - --2---132
23Petr ŠevčíkCZE04/05/199427 - --2---253
27Ibrahim TraoréCIV16/09/198833 - --61--361
32Ondřej LingrCZE07/10/199822 - --51--151
9Peter OlayinkaNGA16/11/199525 - --1---445
11Stanislav TeclCZE01/09/199031 - --52--387
16Jan KuchtaCZE08/01/199724 - --32--142
20Ubong EkpaiNGA17/10/199525 - --5---141
22Michael KrmenčíkCZE15/03/199328 - --2---3112
26Ivan SchranzSVK13/09/199328 - --55--235
-Jindřich TrpišovskýCZE27/02/197645 - ------59-
1. FC Union Berlin - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Andreas LutheGER10/03/198734 - 2---4---2-
19Frederik RønnowDEN04/08/199229 - --------31-
40Yannic SteinGER17/09/200416 - ----------
42Niklas PetzschGER18/06/200417 - ----------
3Paul JaeckelGER22/07/199823 - ----2-----
5Marvin FriedrichGER13/12/199525 - 2---3---4-
6Julian RyersonNOR17/11/199723 - 1---4---1-
25Timo BaumgartlGER04/03/199625 - 2---3---131
26Tymoteusz PuchaczPOL23/01/199922 - 2-------121
31Robin KnocheGER22/05/199229 - 2---4---23-
37Mathis BrunsGER31/03/200417 - ----------
7Levin ÖztunaliGER15/03/199625 - 1---4---71
8Rani KhediraGER27/01/199427 - 2---4---2-
21Grischa PrömelGER09/01/199526 - ----1-----
23Niko GiesselmannGER26/09/199129 - 1---42--1-
24Genki HaraguchiJPN09/05/199130 - 2---4---6-
28Christopher TrimmelAUT24/02/198734 - 2---4---395
29Laurenz DehlGER12/12/200119 - 1-------1-
30Kevin MöhwaldGER03/07/199328 - ----1-----
34Malick SanogoUSA30/06/200417 - ----------
35Fabio SchneiderGER31/07/200219 - ----------
41Niklas KausGER26/09/200317 - ----------
9Andreas VoglsammerGER09/01/199229 - 21--4---21
10Max KruseGER19/03/198833 - 11--4---173
14Taiwo AwoniyiNGA12/08/199724 - 22--43--63
17Kevin BehrensGER03/02/199130 - 1---2---1-
27Sheraldo BeckerSUR09/02/199526 - 2---1---2-
36Cedric TeuchertGER14/01/199724 - 2---3---4-
-Urs FischerSUI20/02/196655 - 2-------45-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

SK Slavia PrahaFixtures and results
25/07/2021LeagueFC Zlín (A)W 1-0Kuchta 70
30/07/2021LeagueFK Teplice (A)W 3-1Schranz 22, 45+1, 81
04/08/2021UCLFerencvárosi TC (A)L 0-2
10/08/2021UCLFerencvárosi TC (H)W 1-0Masopust 36
14/08/2021LeagueFK Mladá Boleslav (A)W 2-0Kuchta 36, Schranz 83
19/08/2021UELLegia Warszawa (H)D 2-2Bah 33, Masopust 45+3
22/08/2021LeagueFC Baník Ostrava (H)W 4-0Tecl 30, Samek 45, Lingr 51, Kúdela 66 (P)
26/08/2021UELLegia Warszawa (A)L 1-2Ekpai 45
29/08/2021LeagueMFK Karviná (A)D 3-3Schranz 35, Kacharaba 45, Traoré 65
12/09/2021League1. FC Slovácko (H)W 2-1Samek 4, Tecl 68
16/09/2021UECL1. FC Union Berlin (H)
19/09/2021LeagueBohemians Praha 1905 (A)
22/09/2021CupSlovan Velvary (A)
26/09/2021LeagueFC Hradec Králové (H)
30/09/2021UECLFeyenoord (A)
03/10/2021LeagueAC Sparta Praha (A)
16/10/2021LeagueFC Slovan Liberec (H)
21/10/2021UECLMaccabi Haifa FC (A)
23/10/2021LeagueSK Dynamo České Budějovice (A)
27/10/2021LeagueSK Sigma Olomouc (H)
30/10/2021LeagueFC Viktoria Plzeň (H)
04/11/2021UECLMaccabi Haifa FC (H)
06/11/2021LeagueFK Pardubice (A)
20/11/2021LeagueFK Jablonec (H)
25/11/2021UECLFeyenoord (H)
27/11/2021LeagueFK Teplice (H)
04/12/2021LeagueSK Sigma Olomouc (A)
09/12/2021UECL1. FC Union Berlin (A)
11/12/2021LeagueFK Mladá Boleslav (H)
18/12/2021LeagueFC Baník Ostrava (A)
05/02/2022LeagueMFK Karviná (H)
12/02/2022League1. FC Slovácko (A)
19/02/2022LeagueBohemians Praha 1905 (H)
26/02/2022LeagueFC Hradec Králové (A)
05/03/2022LeagueAC Sparta Praha (H)
12/03/2022LeagueFC Slovan Liberec (A)
19/03/2022LeagueSK Dynamo České Budějovice (H)
02/04/2022LeagueFC Viktoria Plzeň (A)
09/04/2022LeagueFK Pardubice (H)
16/04/2022LeagueFK Jablonec (A)
23/04/2022LeagueFC Zlín (H)
1FC Viktoria Plzeň760112618
2AC Sparta Praha751118616
3SK Slavia Praha651015516
4FC Baník Ostrava750214915
51. FC Slovácko74128613
6SK Sigma Olomouc6321191211
7Bohemians Praha 1905723212129
8FC Hradec Králové7232589
9FC Zlín730410159
10FK Mladá Boleslav722311108
11FK Jablonec72235118
12SK Dynamo České Budějovice7214697
13FK Pardubice713312136
14MFK Karviná70348143
15FK Teplice71066163
16FC Slovan Liberec70253122
1. FC Union BerlinFixtures and results
08/08/2021CupTürkgücü München (A)W 1-0Kruse 23
14/08/2021LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)D 1-1Awoniyi 7
19/08/2021UECLKuPS Kuopio (A)W 4-0Awoniyi 7, 31, Kruse 29, Voglsammer 90+2
22/08/2021LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)D 2-2Giesselmann 10, Awoniyi 47
26/08/2021UECLKuPS Kuopio (H)D 0-0
29/08/2021LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)W 2-1Giesselmann 22, Awoniyi 41
11/09/2021LeagueFC Augsburg (H)D 0-0
16/09/2021UECLSK Slavia Praha (A)
19/09/2021LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
25/09/2021LeagueDSC Arminia Bielefeld (H)
30/09/2021UECLMaccabi Haifa FC (H)
03/10/2021League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
16/10/2021LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)
21/10/2021UECLFeyenoord (A)
24/10/2021LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)
27/10/2021CupSV Waldhof Mannheim (A)
30/10/2021LeagueFC Bayern München (H)
04/11/2021UECLFeyenoord (H)
07/11/2021League1. FC Köln (A)
20/11/2021LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
25/11/2021UECLMaccabi Haifa FC (A)
28/11/2021LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
04/12/2021LeagueRB Leipzig (H)
09/12/2021UECLSK Slavia Praha (H)
11/12/2021LeagueSpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)
15/12/2021LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
18/12/2021LeagueVfL Bochum 1848 (A)
08/01/2022LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
15/01/2022LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
22/01/2022LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
05/02/2022LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
12/02/2022LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)
19/02/2022LeagueDSC Arminia Bielefeld (A)
26/02/2022League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
05/03/2022LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)
12/03/2022LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)
19/03/2022LeagueFC Bayern München (A)
02/04/2022League1. FC Köln (H)
09/04/2022LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)
16/04/2022LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)
23/04/2022LeagueRB Leipzig (A)
30/04/2022LeagueSpVgg Greuther Fürth (H)
07/05/2022LeagueSC Freiburg (A)
14/05/2022LeagueVfL Bochum 1848 (H)
1VfL Wolfsburg44006112
2FC Bayern München431013410
3Borussia Dortmund43011399
41. FSV Mainz 054301629
5SC Freiburg4220648
6Bayer 04 Leverkusen42111267
71. FC Köln4211867
81. FC Union Berlin4130546
9TSG 1899 Hoffenheim4112874
10VfB Stuttgart4112894
11VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4112584
12RB Leipzig4103563
13VfL Bochum 18484103463
14DSC Arminia Bielefeld4031353
15Eintracht Frankfurt4031473
16Hertha BSC Berlin41035113
17FC Augsburg4022182
18SpVgg Greuther Fürth40132111

Last updated 14/09/2021 17:39CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SK Slavia Praha

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    Ferencvárosi TC 2-0 SK Slavia Praha
    1-0 Kacharaba 44 (og) , 2-0 Kharatin 50 (P)
    Kolář, Holeš (72 Lingr), Bah, Zima, Stanciu, Masopust (53 Schranz), Plavšić (46 Olayinka), Kuchta (53 Musa), Dorley, Ševčík (25 Traoré), Kacharaba
  • (10/08/2021)
    SK Slavia Praha 1-0 Ferencvárosi TC (agg: 1-2)
    1-0 Masopust 36
    Kolář, Holeš, Bah, Stanciu, Masopust (75 Musa), Olayinka (16 Sima), Tecl (65 Kuchta), Dorley, Hromada (65 Traoré), Schranz (65 Plavšić), Kacharaba
  • UEFA Europa League - Play-off
    SK Slavia Praha 2-2 Legia Warszawa
    0-1 Emreli 20, 1-1 Bah 33, 1-2 Juranović 37, 2-2 Masopust 45+3
    Kolář, Holeš, Bah, Zima, Stanciu (82 Tecl), Masopust (67 Samek), Sima (61 Ekpai), Dorley, Hromada (46 Kuchta), Schranz (61 Lingr), Traoré
  • (26/08/2021)
    Legia Warszawa 2-1 SK Slavia Praha (agg: 4-3)
    0-1 Ekpai 45, 1-1 Emreli 59, 2-1 Emreli 70
    Kolář, Holeš, Bah (71 Sima), Zima, Stanciu (81 Olayinka), Tecl (65 Lingr), Kúdela, Bořil, Ekpai, Hromada (71 Traoré), Schranz (81 Krmenčík)
  • UEFA Europa Conference League - Group stage – final tournament
    Group E - Group Standings
    1. FC Union Berlin0000000
    Maccabi Haifa FC0000000
    SK Slavia Praha0000000
    Matchday 1 (16/09/2021)
    SK Slavia Praha-1. FC Union Berlin
  • Matchday 2 (30/09/2021)
    Feyenoord-SK Slavia Praha
  • Matchday 3 (21/10/2021)
    Maccabi Haifa FC-SK Slavia Praha
  • Matchday 4 (04/11/2021)
    SK Slavia Praha-Maccabi Haifa FC
  • Matchday 5 (25/11/2021)
    SK Slavia Praha-Feyenoord
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2021)
    1. FC Union Berlin-SK Slavia Praha

1. FC Union Berlin

  • UEFA Europa Conference League - Play-off
    KuPS Kuopio 0-4 1. FC Union Berlin
    0-1 Awoniyi 7, 0-2 Kruse 29, 0-3 Awoniyi 31, 0-4 Voglsammer 90+2
    Luthe, Friedrich, Öztunali (86 Teuchert), Khedira, Kruse (60 Voglsammer), Awoniyi (60 Becker), Haraguchi (72 Ingvartsen), Baumgartl, Puchacz (72 Giesselmann), Trimmel, Knoche
  • (26/08/2021)
    1. FC Union Berlin 0-0 KuPS Kuopio (agg: 4-0)
    Luthe, Friedrich, Khedira, Awoniyi (59 Voglsammer), Haraguchi (71 Ingvartsen), Baumgartl, Puchacz (84 Dehl), Becker (59 Behrens), Trimmel (71 Ryerson), Knoche, Teuchert
  • Group stage – final tournament
    Matchday 1 (16/09/2021)
    SK Slavia Praha-1. FC Union Berlin
  • Matchday 2 (30/09/2021)
    1. FC Union Berlin-Maccabi Haifa FC
  • Matchday 3 (21/10/2021)
    Feyenoord-1. FC Union Berlin
  • Matchday 4 (04/11/2021)
    1. FC Union Berlin-Feyenoord
  • Matchday 5 (25/11/2021)
    Maccabi Haifa FC-1. FC Union Berlin
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2021)
    1. FC Union Berlin-SK Slavia Praha

Last updated 14/09/2021 17:16CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFabio Verissimo (POR)
  • Assistant refereesRui Teixeira (POR) , Pedro Almeida (POR)
  • Fourth officialAndré Narciso (POR)
  • UEFA DelegateVilmos Szabó (HUN)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarinus Koopman (NED)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Fabio Verissimo26/12/1982243


No such matches refereed

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10/05/2017U17GS-FTRepublic of IrelandGermany0-7Rijeka
29/11/2018UELGSFC Girondins de BordeauxSK Slavia Praha2-0Bordeaux
29/10/2020UELGSFK Crvena zvezdaFC Slovan Liberec5-1Belgrade
02/09/2021WCQRLiechtensteinGermany0-2St Gallen

Last updated 14/09/2021 17:40CET



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