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UEFA Europa League: OGC Nice - SS Lazio Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2017/18 SeasonMatch press kits

OGC NiceOGC NiceStade de Nice - NiceThursday 19 October 2017
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Group K - 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

OGC Nice - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
22/08/2017POOGC Nice - SSC Napoli0-2
agg: 0-4
NiceCallejón 48, Insigne 89
16/08/2017POSSC Napoli - OGC Nice2-0
NaplesMertens 13, Jorginho 70 (P)

SS Lazio - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
10/12/2015GSAS Saint-Étienne - SS Lazio1-1Saint-EtienneEysseric 76; Matri 52
01/10/2015GSSS Lazio - AS Saint-Étienne3-2
RomeOnazi 22, Hoedt 48, Biglia 80; Sall 6, Monnet-Paquet 84
UEFA Intertoto Cup
03/08/2005SFOlympique de Marseille - SS Lazio3-0
agg: 4-1
MarseilleNiang 60, Mendoza 61, Ribéry 65
27/07/2005SFSS Lazio - Olympique de Marseille1-1RomeDi Canio 42; Méïté 70
UEFA Champions League
30/10/2001GS1FC Nantes - SS Lazio1-0
NantesAndré 72
19/09/2001GS1SS Lazio - FC Nantes 1-3
RomeCouto 7; Fabbri 3, Armand 63, Ziani 86
UEFA Champions League
14/03/2000GS2SS Lazio - Olympique de Marseille5-1
RomeS. Inzaghi 17, 37, 38, 71, Bokšić 82; Leroy 50
24/11/1999GS2Olympique de Marseille - SS Lazio0-2
MarseilleStanković 64, Conceição 77
17/03/1998QFAJ Auxerre - SS Lazio2-2
agg: 2-3
AuxerreGuivarc'h 39, 85; Mancini 7 (P), Gottardi 13
03/03/1998QFSS Lazio - AJ Auxerre1-0
RomeCasiraghi 63
24/09/1996R1SS Lazio - RC Lens1-1
agg: 2-1
RomeFuser 44; Šmicer 67
10/09/1996R1RC Lens - SS Lazio0-1
Lens AggloChamot 85
31/10/1995R2SS Lazio - Olympique Lyonnais0-2
agg: 1-4
RomeMaurice 22, Assadourian 58
17/10/1995R2Olympique Lyonnais - SS Lazio2-1
LyonDevaux 15, Deplace 65; Winter 23
02/11/1977R2RC Lens - SS Lazio6-0
agg 6-2 (aet)
Lens Six 45, 57, 115 ET, Bousdira 109 ET, Djeballi 118 ET, 119 ET
19/10/1977R2SS Lazio - RC Lens2-0
RomeWilson 30, Giordano 31
OGC Nice100110010000200204
SS Lazio842282240000166462125

Last updated 29/09/2017 10:30CET

Match background Only this chapter

Something has to give as Nice welcome Lazio in UEFA Europa League Group K, with both sides having won their opening two fixtures in the section.

Previous meetings
• The teams are meeting for the first time.

• Nice's only previous exposure to Italian clubs was a pair of 2-0 defeats by Napoli in this season's UEFA Champions League play-offs.

• Lazio's record in 16 encounters with French sides reads W6 D4 L6 (W4 D2 L2 in Rome – W2 D2 L4 in France). Those games include a 6-0 loss at Lens in the 1977/78 UEFA Cup second round, their heaviest defeat in UEFA competition.

Highlights: Nice 3-0 Vitesse

Form guide
• Both teams have won their opening two Group K fixtures.

• Nice, Milan and Zenit are the group stage's leading scorers with eight goals each – an average of four a game. Milan's André Silva, Nice's Alassane Pléa and Zenit's Aleksandr Kokorin share top spot in the individual rankings with four apiece.

• Lazio are unbeaten in six European away matches (W2 D4). They are also undefeated in ten away UEFA Europa League matches, group stage to final (W3 D7) – one short of Fiorentina's competition record.

• Beaten by Napoli in this season's UEFA Champions League play-offs, Nice had already made their UEFA Europa League group stage debut in 2016/17 but failed to reach the round of 32.

• UEFA Cup runners-up in 1998 (and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winners the following year), Lazio are back in the UEFA Europa League after a one-season absence, having got to the last 16 in 2015/16.

Highlights: Lazio 2-0 Zulte Waregem

Trivia and links
• The journey from Rome to Nice is around 470km.

• Lazio need two more goals to reach 200 in UEFA competition: this is their 180th game in Europe.

• The game is taking place the day after Nice defender Dante's 34th birthday.

• Nice's Wesley Sneijder played in Italy with Inter from 2009–13, winning the UEFA Champions League – and a domestic double – in his first term.

• Nice's Italian forward Mario Balotelli also played for Inter (2007–10) as well as AC Milan (2013–14 and 2015/16); he has yet to score in five matches against Lazio (W1 D3 L1).

• Balotelli and Lazio's Lucas played together at Liverpool (2014–15).

• Lazio defender Wallace played in France with Monaco (2014–16).

• Misses next match if booked: Balotelli (Nice).

The coaches
• Former Switzerland midfielder Lucien Favre has been in charge at Nice since May 2016. He made his name as a coach by lifting back-to-back Swiss titles with Zürich, and subsequently enhanced his reputation with spells at Hertha Berlin and Mönchengladbach in Germany.

• Lazio boss since 2016, Simone Inzaghi represented the club as a forward from 1999–2010, and stayed on to coach the youth teams. He is the younger brother of fellow ex-Italian international Filippo Inzaghi, the pair initially playing together at home-town outfit Piacenza.


Team facts Only this chapter

OGC Nice
Les Aiglons (The Eaglets)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 4 (1959)
French Cup: 3 (1997)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17: group stage
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: play-offs
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
4-0: Nice v Fenerbahçe
24/10/1973, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
Zulte Waregem v Nice
14/09/17, UEFA Europa League group stage
5-1: Nice v Fenerbahçe
23/12/1959, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round replay (played on neutral territory in Geneva)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Nice v Napoli
22/08/17, UEFA Champions League play-off second leg
0-2: Nice v Salzburg
03/11/16, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
Köln v Nice
12/12/73, UEFA Cup third round first leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
4-0: Nice v Fenerbahçe (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-5: Zulte Waregem v Nice (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Nice v Salzburg (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
Köln v Nice (see above)


SS Lazio
Formed: 1900
Nickname: Biancocelesti (White and Sky Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1999
• UEFA Cup: (1998)
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 1999

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (2000)
Italian Cup: 6 (2013)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: round of 16
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
round of 32
round of 32
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10: group stage
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA competition
2007/08: UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
Lazio v Rabotnicki
18/08/11, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Biggest away win
on four occasions, most recently v Levski Sofia
01/10/09, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Lazio v Chelsea
04/11/03, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Lens v Lazio
02/11/77, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
Lazio v Rabotnicki (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4 twice, most recently v Levski Sofia (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Lazio v Sparta Praha
17/03/16, round of 16 second leg
0-3: Lazio v Barcelona
22/10/75, second round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Lens v Lazio (see above)


Squad list Only this chapter

OGC Nice - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
30Yoan CardinaleFRA27/03/199423 - 4-2-9-7-11-
40Walter BenitezARG19/01/199324 - ------1-1-
50Yannis ClementiaFRA05/07/199720 - ----------
2Arnaud SouquetFRA12/02/199225 - 412-9-61102
3Gautier LlorisFRA18/07/199522 - ----------
4MarlonBRA07/09/199522 - ----3---1-
12Racine ColySEN08/12/199620 - ----------
15Patrick BurnerFRA11/04/199621 - 1-----1-2-
20Maxime Le MarchandFRA10/10/198928 - 4-2-8-3171
23Malang SarrFRA23/01/199918 - 3---4-4-7-
24Christophe JalletFRA31/10/198333 - 2-2-7-221462
31DanteBRA18/10/198334 - 4-218-141641
34Romain PerraudFRA22/09/199720 - ------1-1-
5Adrien TamezeFRA04/02/199423 - 1-2-4-2-3-
6Jean Michaël SeriCIV19/07/199126 - 4-2-6112-16-
8Pierre Lees-MelouFRA25/05/199324 - 4-2-9-2-6-
10Wesley SneijderNED09/06/198433 - 1---2-1019717
11Bassem SrarfiTUN25/06/199720 - 2-2-5-2-4-
18Rémi WalterFRA26/04/199522 - 2---514-6-
19Vincent MarcelFRA09/04/199720 - 31--2-2-51
21Nampalys MendyFRA23/06/199225 - --1-5-1-4-
22Arnaud LusambaFRA04/01/199720 - ------1-1-
25Wylan CyprienFRA28/01/199522 - ------4141
26Vincent KozielloFRA28/10/199521 - 3-1-9-6-9-
27Jean-Victor MakengoFRA12/06/199819 - ----1-----
33Albert RafetraniainaFRA09/09/199621 - ------1-1-
35Hicham MahouFRA02/07/199918 - ----2-1-1-
7Allan Saint-MaximinFRA12/03/199720 - 2-227-3262
9Mario BalotelliITA12/08/199027*2121651665317
14Alassane PleaFRA10/03/199324 - 3-2493126156
37Igniatius Knepe GanagoCMR16/02/199918 - 1-2-312-3-
-Lucien FavreSUI02/11/195759 - 4-2---41-59-
SS Lazio - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Thomas StrakoshaALB19/03/199522 - 2-8-2-2-
23Guido GuerrieriITA25/02/199621 - --------
25Ivan VargićCRO15/03/198730 - ----12-27-
3Stefan de VrijNED05/02/199225 - 1-721-10-
4PatricESP17/04/199324 - 1-3-1-2-
5Jordan LukakuBEL25/07/199423 - 2-6-2-2-
8Dušan BastaSRB18/08/198433 - --5-262464
13WallaceBRA14/10/199423 - --3-4-9-
15BastosANG27/03/199126 - 1-411-5-
26Ştefan RaduROU22/10/198630 - 1-8-421512
27Luis FelipeITA22/03/199720 - 2-3-2-2-
31Nicolò ArminiITA07/03/200116 - --------
35Mattia PetriccaITA17/02/200116 - --------
77Adam MarušićMNE17/10/199225 - 2-712-2-
6LucasBRA09/01/198730 - --7-252573
10Felipe AndersonBRA15/04/199324 - ----123143
11Luca CreccoITA06/09/199522 - --------
16Marco ParoloITA25/01/198532 - 217294114
18Luis AlbertoESP28/09/199225 - 2-832-2-
19Senad LulićBIH18/01/198631 - 2-8-373536
21Sergej Milinković-SavićSRB27/02/199522 - 2-7192102
32Alessio MiceliITA31/08/199918 - --------
33Davide PagliaITA27/02/200017 - --------
88Davide Di GennaroITA16/06/198829 - 2-1-2-2-
96Alessandro MurgiaITA09/08/199621 - 213-2121
7NaniPOR17/11/198630 - --2-1518110
17Ciro ImmobileITA20/02/199027 - 2281122136
20Felipe CaicedoECU05/09/198829 - 215-227279
29Simone PalombiITA23/04/199621 - --1-----
36Edoardo RezziITA03/07/199918 - --------
38Lorenzo SpurioITA12/04/199918 - --------
-Simone InzaghiITA05/04/197641 - 2---2-2-

Last updated 19/10/2017 10:15CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

OGC NiceFixtures and results
26/07/2017UCLAFC Ajax (H)D 1-1Balotelli 32
02/08/2017UCLAFC Ajax (A)D 2-2Souquet 3, Marcel 79
05/08/2017LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (A)L 0-1
11/08/2017LeagueES Troyes AC (H)L 1-2Plea 63 (P)
16/08/2017UCLSSC Napoli (A)L 0-2
19/08/2017LeagueEA Guingamp (H)W 2-0Plea 45, Walter 47
22/08/2017UCLSSC Napoli (H)L 0-2
26/08/2017LeagueAmiens (A)L 0-3
09/09/2017LeagueAS Monaco FC (H)W 4-0Balotelli 6 (P), 60, Plea 18, Knepe Ganago 85
14/09/2017UELSV Zulte Waregem (A)W 5-1Plea 16, 20, Dante 28, Saint-Maximin 69, Balotelli 74
17/09/2017LeagueStade Rennais FC (A)W 1-0Balotelli 79
22/09/2017LeagueAngers SCO (H)D 2-2Balotelli 39 (P), Traore 76 (og)
28/09/2017UELVitesse (H)W 3-0Plea 16, 82, Saint-Maximin 45
01/10/2017LeagueOlympique de Marseille (H)L 2-4Balotelli 4, Seri 16
15/10/2017LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (A)L 0-2
19/10/2017UELSS Lazio (H)
22/10/2017LeagueRC Strasbourg (H)
27/10/2017LeagueParis Saint-Germain (A)
02/11/2017UELSS Lazio (A)
05/11/2017LeagueDijon FCO (H)
18/11/2017LeagueSM Caen (A)
23/11/2017UELSV Zulte Waregem (H)
25/11/2017LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (H)
29/11/2017LeagueToulouse FC (A)
02/12/2017LeagueFC Metz (H)
07/12/2017UELVitesse (A)
09/12/2017LeagueFC Nantes (A)
16/12/2017LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (H)
20/12/2017LeagueLOSC Lille (A)
13/01/2018LeagueAmiens (H)
17/01/2018LeagueAS Monaco FC (A)
20/01/2018LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (H)
27/01/2018LeagueFC Metz (A)
03/02/2018LeagueToulouse FC (H)
10/02/2018LeagueDijon FCO (A)
17/02/2018LeagueFC Nantes (H)
24/02/2018LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (A)
03/03/2018LeagueLOSC Lille (H)
10/03/2018LeagueEA Guingamp (A)
17/03/2018LeagueParis Saint-Germain (H)
01/04/2018LeagueES Troyes AC (A)
07/04/2018LeagueStade Rennais FC (H)
14/04/2018LeagueAngers SCO (A)
21/04/2018LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (H)
28/04/2018LeagueRC Strasbourg (A)
06/05/2018LeagueOlympique de Marseille (A)
12/05/2018LeagueSM Caen (H)
19/05/2018LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (A)
1Paris Saint-Germain981029625
2AS Monaco FC9612241219
3AS Saint-Étienne952213917
4Olympique de Marseille9522181517
5FC Nantes 95227617
6Olympique Lyonnais9441201516
7FC Girondins de Bordeaux9441161416
8SM Caen95047615
9EA Guingamp9414111213
10Angers SCO9261141112
11Montpellier Hérault SC93337612
12ES Troyes AC93339912
13Toulouse FC9324101511
14OGC Nice9315121410
15Stade Rennais FC913511156
16LOSC Lille81346136
18RC Strasbourg91359176
19Dijon FCO913511196
20FC Metz91084173
SS LazioFixtures and results
20/08/2017LeagueSpal (H)D 0-0
27/08/2017LeagueAC Chievo Verona (A)W 2-1Immobile 11, S. Milinković-Savić 89
10/09/2017LeagueAC Milan (H)W 4-1Immobile 38 (P), 43, 48, Luis Alberto 49
14/09/2017UELVitesse (A)W 3-2Parolo 51, Immobile 67, Murgia 75
17/09/2017LeagueGenoa CFC (A)W 3-2Bastos 13, Immobile 70, 82
20/09/2017LeagueSSC Napoli (H)L 1-4De Vrij 29
24/09/2017LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)W 3-0Immobile 24 (P), 40, Marušić 60
28/09/2017UELSV Zulte Waregem (H)W 2-0Caicedo 18, Immobile 90
01/10/2017LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)W 6-1Luis Alberto 45+1, 57, De Vrij 56, Parolo 64, 69, Immobile 81 (P)
14/10/2017LeagueJuventus (A)W 2-1Immobile 47, 54 (P)
19/10/2017UELOGC Nice (A)
22/10/2017LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)
25/10/2017LeagueBologna FC (A)
29/10/2017LeagueBenevento (A)
02/11/2017UELOGC Nice (H)
05/11/2017LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
18/11/2017LeagueAS Roma (A)
23/11/2017UELVitesse (H)
26/11/2017LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
03/12/2017LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
07/12/2017UELSV Zulte Waregem (A)
11/12/2017LeagueTorino FC (H)
17/12/2017LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
23/12/2017LeagueFC Crotone (H)
30/12/2017LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
06/01/2018LeagueSpal (A)
21/01/2018LeagueAC Chievo Verona (H)
28/01/2018LeagueAC Milan (A)
04/02/2018LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
11/02/2018LeagueSSC Napoli (A)
18/02/2018LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
25/02/2018LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
04/03/2018LeagueJuventus (H)
11/03/2018LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
18/03/2018LeagueBologna FC (H)
31/03/2018LeagueBenevento (H)
08/04/2018LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
15/04/2018LeagueAS Roma (H)
18/04/2018LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
22/04/2018LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
29/04/2018LeagueTorino FC (A)
06/05/2018LeagueAtalanta BC (H)
13/05/2018LeagueFC Crotone (A)
20/05/2018LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
1SSC Napoli880026524
2FC Internazionale Milano871017522
4SS Lazio8611211019
5AS Roma750214515
6UC Sampdoria742111914
7Bologna FC84228814
8Torino FC8341141313
9AC Chievo Verona83329912
10AC Milan8404121312
11ACF Fiorentina8314121110
12Atalanta BC823313139
13Udinese Calcio820613156
14Cagliari Calcio82066146
15FC Crotone81346146
16Hellas Verona FC81344166
17Genoa CFC81258135
19US Sassuolo Calcio81254155

Last updated 17/10/2017 10:54CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

OGC Nice

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    OGC Nice 1-1 AFC Ajax
    1-0 Balotelli 32, 1-1 Van de Beek 49
    Cardinale, Souquet, Seri, Lees-Melou (87 Dalbert Estevão), Balotelli (70 Plea), Srarfi (77 Marcel), Eysseric, Le Marchand, Sarr, Koziello, Dante
  • (02/08/2017)
    AFC Ajax 2-2 OGC Nice (agg: 3-3)
    0-1 Souquet 3, 1-1 Van de Beek 26, 2-1 Sánchez 57, 2-2 Marcel 79
    Cardinale, Souquet, Seri, Lees-Melou, Srarfi (46 Dalbert Estevão), Eysseric, Plea, Le Marchand, Sarr (69 Marcel), Koziello, Dante
  • Play-off
    SSC Napoli 2-0 OGC Nice
    1-0 Mertens 13, 2-0 Jorginho 70 (P)
    Cardinale, Souquet, Seri, Saint-Maximin (82 Walter), Lees-Melou, Plea, Le Marchand, Sarr (60 Boscagli), Jallet (94 Burner), Koziello, Dante
  • (22/08/2017)
    OGC Nice 0-2 SSC Napoli (agg: 0-4)
    0-1 Callejón 48, 0-2 Insigne 89
    Cardinale, Souquet, Tameze (66 Lees-Melou), Seri, Saint-Maximin, Balotelli (77 Knepe Ganago), Sneijder, Walter (79 Marcel), Le Marchand, Jallet, Dante
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group K - Group Standings
    OGC Nice2200816
    SS Lazio2200526
    SV Zulte Waregem2002170
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2017)
    SV Zulte Waregem 1-5 OGC Nice
    0-1 Plea 16, 0-2 Plea 20, 0-3 Dante 28, 1-3 Leya Iseka 46, 1-4 Saint-Maximin 69, 1-5 Balotelli 74
    Cardinale, Souquet, Seri (77 Tameze), Saint-Maximin, Lees-Melou, Balotelli, Plea (77 Knepe Ganago), Le Marchand, N. Mendy (83 Srarfi), Jallet, Dante
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2017)
    OGC Nice 3-0 Vitesse
    1-0 Plea 16, 2-0 Saint-Maximin 45, 3-0 Plea 82
    Cardinale, Souquet, Seri (73 Tameze), Saint-Maximin (80 Srarfi), Lees-Melou, Balotelli (73 Knepe Ganago), Plea, Le Marchand, Jallet, Koziello, Dante
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2017)
    OGC Nice-SS Lazio
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2017)
    SS Lazio-OGC Nice
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2017)
    OGC Nice-SV Zulte Waregem
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2017)
    Vitesse-OGC Nice

SS Lazio

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2017)
    Vitesse 2-3 SS Lazio
    1-0 Matavž 33, 1-1 Parolo 51, 2-1 Linssen 57, 2-2 Immobile 67, 2-3 Murgia 75
    Strakosha, De Vrij, J. Lukaku (65 Lulić), Bastos, Parolo, Luis Alberto, Caicedo, Luis Felipe (46 Immobile), Marušić, Di Gennaro (62 S. Milinković-Savić), Murgia
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2017)
    SS Lazio 2-0 SV Zulte Waregem
    1-0 Caicedo 18, 2-0 Immobile 90
    Strakosha, Patric, J. Lukaku (79 Lulić), Parolo, Luis Alberto (54 S. Milinković-Savić), Caicedo, Radu, Luis Felipe, Marušić, Di Gennaro (54 Immobile), Murgia
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2017)
    OGC Nice-SS Lazio
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2017)
    SS Lazio-OGC Nice
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2017)
    SS Lazio-Vitesse
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2017)
    SV Zulte Waregem-SS Lazio

Last updated 29/09/2017 10:30CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCraig Thomson (SCO)
  • Assistant refereesGraeme Stewart (SCO) , Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
  • Additional assistant refereesAndrew Dallas (SCO) , Donald Robertson (SCO)
  • Fourth officialJordan Stokoe (SCO)
  • UEFA DelegateMetin Kazancioglu (TUR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Craig Thomson20/06/19722695

Craig Thomson

Referee since: 1988
First division: 2000
FIFA badge: 2003

Tournaments: 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup

UEFA Europa League matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
13/12/2006UELGSUS Città di PalermoRC Celta de Vigo1-1Palermo
14/02/2007UELR32AEK Athens FCParis Saint-Germain0-2Athens
29/11/2007UELGSAEK Athens FCACF Fiorentina1-1Athens
23/10/2008UELGSFC KøbenhavnAS Saint-Étienne1-3Copenhagen
26/02/2009UELR32Galatasaray AŞFC Girondins de Bordeaux4-3Istanbul
19/03/2009UELR16SC BragaParis Saint-Germain0-1Braga
20/02/2014UELR32FC Chornomorets OdesaOlympique Lyonnais0-0Odessa
18/02/2016UELR32Olympique de MarseilleAthletic Club0-1Marseille

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/09/2004WCQRFaroe IslandsFrance0-2Torshavn
16/07/2005UICR3BSC Young BoysOlympique de Marseille2-3Berne
13/12/2006UELGSUS Città di PalermoRC Celta de Vigo1-1Palermo
14/02/2007UELR32AEK Athens FCParis Saint-Germain0-2Athens
17/06/2007U21GS-FTItalyCzech Republic3-1Arnhem
29/11/2007UELGSAEK Athens FCACF Fiorentina1-1Athens
23/10/2008UELGSFC KøbenhavnAS Saint-Étienne1-3Copenhagen
26/02/2009UELR32Galatasaray AŞFC Girondins de Bordeaux4-3Istanbul
19/03/2009UELR16SC BragaParis Saint-Germain0-1Braga
20/10/2009UCLGSDebreceni VSCACF Fiorentina3-4Budapest
03/11/2009UCLGSOlympique de MarseilleFC Zürich6-1Marseille
02/11/2010UCLGSSL BenficaOlympique Lyonnais4-3Lisbon
27/09/2011UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaFC Internazionale Milano2-3Moscow
11/10/2011EUROQRFranceBosnia and Herzegovina1-1Paris
04/12/2012UCLGSParis Saint-GermainFC Porto2-1Paris
20/02/2013UCLR16AC MilanFC Barcelona2-0Milan
27/11/2013UCLGSParis Saint-GermainOlympiacos FC2-1Paris
20/02/2014UELR32FC Chornomorets OdesaOlympique Lyonnais0-0Odessa
21/10/2015UCLGSJuventusVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach0-0Turin
18/02/2016UELR32Olympique de MarseilleAthletic Club0-1Marseille

Last updated 17/10/2017 10:54CET



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


  • -: 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