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UEFA Europa League: FC Spartak Moskva - Athletic Club Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2017/18 SeasonMatch press kits

FC Spartak MoskvaFC Spartak MoskvaStadion Spartak - MoscowThursday 15 February 2018
19.00CET (21.00 local time)
Round of 32, First leg
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

FC Spartak Moskva - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
01/11/2017GSSevilla FC - FC Spartak Moskva2-1
SevilleLenglet 30, Banega 59; Zé Luís 78
17/10/2017GSFC Spartak Moskva - Sevilla FC5-1
MoscowPromes 18, 90, Melgarejo 58, Glushakov 67, Luiz Adriano 74; Kjær 30
UEFA Champions League
20/11/2012GSFC Spartak Moskva - FC Barcelona0-3
MoscowDani Alves 16, Messi 27, 39
19/09/2012GSFC Barcelona - FC Spartak Moskva3-2
BarcelonaTello 14, Messi 72, 80; Dani Alves 29 (og), Romulo 59
22/02/2007R3RC Celta de Vigo - FC Spartak Moskva2-1
agg: 3-2
VigoNenê 19, Jonathan 78; Titov 88
15/02/2007R3FC Spartak Moskva - RC Celta de Vigo1-1MoscowKalynychenko 65; Núñez 41
UEFA Intertoto Cup
24/07/2004R3FC Spartak Moskva - Villarreal CF2-2
agg: 2-3
MoscowPavlyuchenko 11, 36; Anderson 33, Roger García 53
17/07/2004R3Villarreal CF - FC Spartak Moskva1-0
VillarrealAnderson 51
03/03/2004R3RCD Mallorca - FC Spartak Moskva0-1
agg: 3-1
Palma de MallorcaSamedov 44
26/02/2004R3FC Spartak Moskva - RCD Mallorca0-3
MoscowEto'o 67, Toni González 81, Perera 85
UEFA Champions League
12/11/2002GS1Valencia CF - FC Spartak Moskva3-0
ValenciaSánchez 38, 46, Fábio Aurélio 78
25/09/2002GS1FC Spartak Moskva - Valencia CF0-3
MoscowAngulo 6, Mista 71, Sánchez 85
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2000GS1FC Spartak Moskva - Real Madrid CF1-0
MoscowGeremi 47 (og)
20/09/2000GS1Real Madrid CF - FC Spartak Moskva1-0
MadridIván Helguera 51
UEFA Champions League
09/12/1998GSReal Madrid CF - FC Spartak Moskva2-1
MadridRaúl González 34, Sávio 66; Khlestov 89
30/09/1998GSFC Spartak Moskva - Real Madrid CF2-1
MoscowTsymbalar 72, Titov 78; Raúl González 63
04/11/1997R2Real Valladolid CF - FC Spartak Moskva1-2
agg: 1-4
ValladolidGomez Diaz 87; Shirko 63, 90
21/10/1997R2FC Spartak Moskva - Real Valladolid CF2-0
MoscowTikhonov 61, Titov 85
UEFA Champions League
16/03/1994GSFC Barcelona - FC Spartak Moskva5-1
BarcelonaStoichkov 34, Amor 75, R. Koeman 78, 80, Romário 86 (P); Karpin 3
02/03/1994GSFC Spartak Moskva - FC Barcelona2-2MoscowRodionov 77, Karpin 88; Stoichkov 10, Romário 66
European Champions Clubs' Cup
20/03/1991QFReal Madrid CF - FC Spartak Moskva1-3
agg: 1-3
MadridButragueño 9; Radchenko 19, 37, Chmarov 63
06/03/1991QFFC Spartak Moskva - Real Madrid CF0-0Moscow
08/12/1982R3Valencia CF - FC Spartak Moskva2-0
agg: 2-0
ValenciaSolsona 31, Moreno 84
24/11/1982R3FC Spartak Moskva - Valencia CF0-0Tbilisi
European Champions Clubs' Cup
18/03/1981QFReal Madrid CF - FC Spartak Moskva2-0
agg: 2-0
MadridIsidro 69, 79
04/03/1981QFFC Spartak Moskva - Real Madrid CF0-0Tbilisi
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
08/11/1972R2FC Spartak Moskva - Club Atlético de Madrid1-2
agg: 5-5 ag
MoscowKhusainov 59; Salcedo 11, 55
25/10/1972R2Club Atlético de Madrid - FC Spartak Moskva3-4
MadridAragonés 79 (P), Ovejero 86, Becerra 90; Piskarev 39, Redin 46, 87, Bulgakov 77

Athletic Club - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
23/02/2012R32Athletic Club - FC Lokomotiv Moskva1-0
agg: 2-2 ag
BilbaoMuniain 62
16/02/2012R32FC Lokomotiv Moskva - Athletic Club2-1
MoscowGlushakov 61 (P), Caicedo 71; Muniain 36
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
03/10/1973R1Athletic Club - FC Torpedo Moskva2-0
agg: 2-0
BilbaoLasa 49, Astrain 79
19/09/1973R1FC Torpedo Moskva - Athletic Club0-0Moscow
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Match background Only this chapter

One of four Russian clubs in the UEFA Europa League round of 32, Spartak Moskva are alone among that quartet in playing the first leg at home, where they entertain competition regulars and 2011/12 runners-up Athletic Club.

• Spartak have crossed over from the UEFA Champions League after finishing third in a section headed by Liverpool, while Athletic came through as winners of Group I, above Östersund on the head-to-head rule, despite failing to register a victory in any of their opening three fixtures.

Previous meetings
• There have been no previous European competition fixtures between the two clubs.

• Spartak have faced Spanish opposition on 28 occasions with the record W8 D6 L14 (W4 D6 L4 at home). They have already taken on a Liga club this season, beating Sevilla 5-1 in Moscow on matchday three – their biggest UEFA Champions League win – before losing the return 2-1 a fortnight later in Andalusia.

• Athletic have visited Russia, and Moscow, only twice before and are yet to win in the Russian capital. Their last visit brought a 2-1 defeat to Spartak's city rivals Lokomotiv in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg – Denis Glushakov, now Spartak captain, scoring a penalty for the home side – but Athletic won the return 1-0 to progress on away goals and go on to reach the final. Iker Muniain scored both Athletic goals in the tie.

Form guide
• Although Spartak's UEFA Champions League campaign ended in elimination, they were undefeated at home, drawing 1-1 against both Liverpool and Maribor in addition to that 5-1 win against Sevilla.

• The Moscow club have conceded one goal in each of their last four European home games and have not kept a clean sheet in their last 11 – since a 3-0 win against Ajax in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League round of 16.

• That 2010/11 campaign, in which they overcame Basel 4-3 on aggregate in the round of 32, is Spartak's only previous experience of the UEFA Europa League knockout phase – when they also transferred from the UEFA Champions League – but they were round of 32 participants two seasons running in the UEFA Cup, in 2006/07 and 2007/08. They lost both ties, the first to Spain's Celta Vigo (1-1 home, 1-2 away).

• Spartak's best UEFA Cup performance came in 1997/98, when they reached the semi-finals.

• Athletic are unbeaten away from home in Europe this season (W2 D3) and are on a sequence of three successive wins, home and away. Only one other club, Viktoria Plzeň, won their final three fixtures in the group stage.

• Athletic are competing in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 for the fourth successive season and the sixth time in all. They have made further progress on just two of their five previous attempts, losing 4-3 on aggregate to APOEL of Cyprus 12 months ago (3-2 home, 0-2 away). Their solitary away success at this stage of the competition came against Marseille in 2015/16, a 1-0 win at the Stade Vélodrome preceding a 1-1 draw in Bilbao.

• Spartak are the reigning Russian champions, winning the league last season for the first time in 16 years. They occupied third place at this season's winter break, trailing leaders Lokomotiv by eight points

• Seventh in Spain last term, Athletic are competing in Europe for a fourth successive season – their longest unbroken sequence since the mid-1980s. They were losing finalists in the 1976/77 UEFA Cup (to Juventus) as well as the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League (to Atlético Madrid).

UEFA Europa League squad changes
In: Sofiane Hanni, Igor Leontiev
Out: Georgi Dzhikiya, Artem Samsonov

In: Unai Bilbao
Out: Eneko Bóveda, Aymeric Laporte

Links and trivia
• Spartak's Croatian midfielder Mario Pašalić, on loan from Chelsea, spent 2014/15 at Spanish club Elche, appeating in a 2-1 away win and 3-2 home defeat against Athletic.

• Spartak's Fernando and Luiz Adriano started both matches for Shakhtar Donetsk against Athletic in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage. A goalless draw in Bilbao was followed by a 1-0 win for Athletic in Lviv.

• Spartak's 7-0 defeat away to Liverpool on matchday six of the UEFA Champions League group stage was the club's heaviest European loss.

• This will be Athletic's 58th game in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final: only Villarreal, with 60, have played more. Athletic's all-time tally of 94 goals scored is also only bettered by Villarreal (103).

• Athletic's Raúl García was a 2009/10 UEFA Europa League winner with Atlético Madrid.

• Athletic's Aritz Aduriz top-scored in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League, with ten goals, and is the second-highest all-time scorer in the competition proper – after 30-goal Radamel Falcao – with 23. He has five goals in the current campaign and is on a scoring run of four successive matches, the best in the competition.

• Suspended for next match if booked: Fernando (Spartak).

The coaches
• A former Italian defender who did not hang up his boots until he was 44, Massimo Carrera's playing career reached a zenith with Juventus in the 1990s, a series of trophy successes beginning with the 1992/93 UEFA Cup. He returned to Turin to become assistant to Antonio Conte, later serving under him for Italy before taking over at Spartak and leading them to the 2016/17 Russian title at the first attempt.

• Better known as 'Cuco', José Ángel Ziganda was a forward for Osasuna and Athletic Club who also won two caps for Spain and later guided the Pamplona side to the 2006/07 UEFA Cup semi-finals as coach. He was handed the Athletic job in May 2017, as the replacement for Barcelona-bound Ernesto Valverde, following a six-year spell as the Basque club's B team boss.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Spartak Moskva
Narodnaya Komanda (The People's Club)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 22 (2017)
Domestic cup: 13 (2003)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
third qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: play-offs
2012/13: UEFA Champions League group stage
2011/12: play-offs
2010/11: quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0: Spartak v Häcken
20/09/07, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 on four occasions, most recently v Litex Lovech
12/08/98, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Spartak v Porto
14/04/11, UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg
1-4: Spartak v Dynamo Kyiv
13/08/08, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg
0-3 on five occasions, most recently v Barcelona
20/11/12, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Liverpool v Spartak
06/12/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
5-0: Spartak v Häcken (see above)

• Biggest away win
HJK Helsinki v Spartak
28/09/83, first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Spartak v Porto (see above)
0-3: Spartak v Mallorca
26/02/04, third round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-2: Werder Bremen v Spartak
30/11/87, second round second leg
Porto v Spartak
07/04/11, quarter-final first leg
three times, most recently v Kaiserslautern
04/11/81, second round second leg


Athletic Club
Formed: 1898
Nickname: Los Leones (The Lions)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: (1977), (2012)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 8 (1984)
Spanish Cup: 23 (1984)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17: round of 32
2015/16: quarter-finals
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA club competition
group stage
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2009/10: round of 32
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2007/08: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-0: Athletic v HJK Helsinki
23/08/12, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Standard Liège v Athletic
16/12/04, UEFA Cup group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
Athletic v Werder Bremen
16/12/09, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Juventus v Athletic
26/10/88, UEFA Cup second round first leg
4-0: Anderlecht v Athletic
25/02/10, UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
6-0: Athletic v HJK Helsinki (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-7: Standard Liège v Athletic (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Athletic v Werder Bremen (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Juventus v Athletic (see above)
4-0: Anderlecht v Athletic (see above)


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Spartak Moskva - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
32Artem RebrovRUS04/03/198433 - 2---7---6-
56Vadim AverkievRUS01/06/199720 - ----------
57Aleksandr SelikhovRUS07/04/199423 - 5---13---5-
98Aleksandr MaksimenkoRUS19/03/199819 - ----------
3Marko PetkovićSRB03/09/199225 - 2---5---6-
5Serdar TasciGER24/04/198730 - 5---12-182454
16Salvatore BocchettiITA30/11/198631 - 3---10-20-35-
17Georgi TigievRUS26/05/199522 - ----3-----
22Konstantin ScherbakovRUS20/03/199720 - ----------
23Dmitri KombarovRUS22/01/198731 - 4---17-62324
29Ilya KutepovRUS29/07/199324 - 3---9---5-
38Andrei EschenkoRUS09/02/198434 - 5---16-11-20-
92Nikolai RasskazovRUS04/01/199820 - ----------
7Jano AnanidzeGEO10/10/199225 - ----5-21102
8Denis GlushakovRUS27/01/198731 - 51--17483194
10Quincy PromesNED04/01/199226 - 52--1710--82
18Zelimkhan BakaevRUS01/07/199621 - ----5-----
19Aleksandr SamedovRUS19/07/198433 - 41--1222283912
20Igor LeontievRUS18/03/199423 - ----------
25Lorenzo MelgarejoPAR10/08/199027 - 61--142143274
30Sofiane HanniALG29/12/199027 - ------111214
47Roman ZobninRUS11/02/199424 - 2---4-1-5-
50Mario PašalićCRO09/02/199523 - 6---1545-182
71Ivelin PopovBUL26/10/198730 - 5---13-1113512
75Mikhail IgnatovRUS04/05/200017 - ----------
87Soltmurad BakaevRUS05/08/199918 - ----------
9Zé LuísCPV24/01/199127 - 32--102--102
12Luiz AdrianoBRA12/04/198730 - 61--17718107133
66Sylvanus NimelyLBR09/04/199819 - ----------
69Denis DavydovRUS22/03/199522 - ----------
99Pedro RochaBRA01/10/199423 - 1---71--1-
-Massimo CarreraITA22/04/196453 - 6-------8-
Athletic Club - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Kepa ArrizabalagaESP03/10/199423 - ----15-----
13Iago HerrerínESP25/01/198830 - 4-6-8-25-33-
26Unai SimónESP11/06/199720 - ----------
35Hodei OleagaESP29/12/199621 - ----------
3Enric SaboritESP27/04/199225 - --1-11-4141
5Yeray ÁlvarezESP24/01/199523 - ----2-8-8-
15Iñigo LekueESP04/05/199324 - 3-5-20-161211
16Xabier EtxeitaESP31/10/198730 - 4-4-3118-26-
18Óscar de MarcosESP14/04/198928 - 31--8-386618
24Mikel BalenziagaESP29/02/198829 - 4-5-12-21-35-
29Óscar GilESP14/06/199522 - ----------
30Unai NuñezESP30/01/199721 - --2-21-2-2-
34Andoni LopezESP05/04/199621 - ----1-----
37JonESP24/05/199819 - ----------
40Unai BilbaoESP04/02/199424 - ----------
6Mikel San JoséESP30/05/198928 - 3-5-13-363506
7Beñat EtxebarriaESP19/02/198730 - 4-2-13-183333
8Ander IturraspeESP08/03/198928 - --4-18-36-51-
10Iker MuniainESP19/12/199225 - 412-614366110
14Markel SusaetaESP14/12/198730 - 4-5-2114787112
17Mikel RicoESP04/11/198433 - 2-3-12-16-28-
19Sabin MerinoESP04/01/199226 - 1-1-8-141182
21Mikel VesgaESP08/04/199324 - 3-2-913-6-
27Iker UndabarrenaESP18/05/199522 - ------1-1-
31Iñigo BaqueESP01/01/199721 - ----------
36Victor San MartolomeESP26/10/199918 - ----------
9Kike SolaESP25/02/198631 - ------3142
11Iñaki WilliamsESP15/06/199423 - 3-62235226266
20Aritz AdurizESP11/02/198137 - 436523835236234
22Raúl GarcíaESP11/07/198631 - 326123564811218
23Ager AketxeESP30/12/199324 - 2-5-3-7-14-
28Iñigo CórdobaESP13/03/199720 - 1-6-16-6-7-
32Andoni FernandezESP02/02/199622 - ----------
33Gorka GuruzetaESP12/09/199621 - ----------
38Iñigo VicenteESP06/01/199820 - ----------
39Peru NolaskoainESP29/12/199621 - ----------
-José Ángel ZigandaESP01/10/196651 - 4-6---20-26-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC Spartak MoskvaFixtures and results
18/07/2017LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (A)D 2-2Promes 29, Luiz Adriano 32
23/07/2017LeagueFC Ufa (A)D 0-0
31/07/2017LeagueFC Krasnodar (H)W 2-0Promes 38 (P), Fernando 45+1
06/08/2017LeagueFC Zenit (A)L 1-5Promes 71 (P)
09/08/2017LeaguePFC Arsenal Tula (H)W 2-0Promes 20, Zé Luís 84
12/08/2017LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (A)L 1-2Pašalić 48
19/08/2017LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)L 3-4Glushakov 30, Luiz Adriano 43, Promes 90+2
27/08/2017LeagueSKA-Energiya Khabarovsk (A)D 0-0
09/09/2017LeagueFC Rubin (H)W 1-0Promes 48
13/09/2017UCLNK Maribor (A)D 1-1Samedov 59
17/09/2017LeagueFC Tosno (A)D 2-2Dzhikiya 35, Pašalić 63
20/09/2017CupFC Kuban Krasnodar (A)W 2-0Promes 45+1, 52
23/09/2017LeagueFC Anji (H)D 2-2Luiz Adriano 14 (P), Melgarejo 90+2
26/09/2017UCLLiverpool FC (H)D 1-1Fernando 23
30/09/2017LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)W 2-0Samedov 36, Pedro Rocha 51
13/10/2017LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)W 2-1Glushakov 30, Melgarejo 72
17/10/2017UCLSevilla FC (H)W 5-1Promes 18, 90, Melgarejo 58, Glushakov 67, Luiz Adriano 74
21/10/2017LeagueFC Amkar Perm (H)D 0-0
25/10/2017CupPFC Spartak Nalchik (H)W 5-2Pašalić 30, Melgarejo 48, 52, Zhilov 81 (og), Kutepov 89
28/10/2017LeagueFC Rostov (A)D 2-2Fernando 31, Glushakov 34
01/11/2017UCLSevilla FC (A)L 1-2Zé Luís 78
05/11/2017LeagueFC Ufa (H)W 3-1Fernando 37, Promes 63, Luiz Adriano 79
18/11/2017LeagueFC Krasnodar (A)W 4-1Luiz Adriano 8, 86, Zé Luís 28, Promes 90
21/11/2017UCLNK Maribor (H)D 1-1Zé Luís 82
27/11/2017LeagueFC Zenit (H)W 3-1Samedov 19, Luiz Adriano 30, Pašalić 90+8
01/12/2017LeaguePFC Arsenal Tula (A)W 1-0Glushakov 90
06/12/2017UCLLiverpool FC (A)L 0-7
10/12/2017LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (H)W 3-0Promes 10, 61, Pašalić 90+8
15/02/2018UELAthletic Club (H)
22/02/2018UELAthletic Club (A)
28/02/2018CupPFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (A)
04/03/2018LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)
11/03/2018LeagueSKA-Energiya Khabarovsk (H)
18/03/2018LeagueFC Rubin (A)
01/04/2018LeagueFC Tosno (H)
08/04/2018LeagueFC Anji (A)
15/04/2018LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)
22/04/2018LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)
29/04/2018LeagueFC Amkar Perm (A)
06/05/2018LeagueFC Rostov (H)
13/05/2018LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (H)
1FC Lokomotiv Moskva201433321545
2FC Zenit201073311337
3FC Spartak Moskva201073362337
4FC Krasnodar201136322336
5PFC CSKA Moskva201055281735
6FC Ufa20767202227
7FC Akhmat Grozny20758222626
8PFC Arsenal Tula20749202325
9FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast205105222225
10FC Rostov20677171725
11FC Rubin20659201723
12FC Dinamo Moskva20578192022
13FC Amkar Perm20569121921
14FC Tosno205510183520
15FC Anji205411223819
16SKA-Energiya Khabarovsk202612163712
Athletic ClubFixtures and results
27/07/2017UELFC Dinamo Bucureşti (A)D 1-1Laporte 21
03/08/2017UELFC Dinamo Bucureşti (H)W 3-0Raúl García 24, 29, Aritz Aduriz 86
17/08/2017UELPanathinaikos FC (A)W 3-2Aritz Aduriz 68, 74 (P), De Marcos 71
20/08/2017LeagueGetafe CF (H)D 0-0
24/08/2017UELPanathinaikos FC (H)W 1-0Muniain 22
27/08/2017LeagueSD Eibar (A)W 1-0Aritz Aduriz 38
10/09/2017LeagueGirona FC (H)W 2-0Muniain 25, Aritz Aduriz 53
14/09/2017UELHertha BSC Berlin (A)D 0-0
17/09/2017LeagueUD Las Palmas (A)L 0-1
20/09/2017LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)L 1-2Raúl García 90+2
23/09/2017LeagueMálaga CF (A)D 3-3Aritz Aduriz 4 (P), Williams 51, 70
28/09/2017UELFC Zorya Luhansk (H)L 0-1
01/10/2017LeagueValencia CF (A)L 2-3Aritz Aduriz 59, Raúl García 76
14/10/2017LeagueSevilla FC (H)W 1-0Vesga 43
19/10/2017UELÖstersunds FK (A)D 2-2Aritz Aduriz 14, Williams 89
22/10/2017LeagueCD Leganés (A)L 0-1
25/10/2017CupFormentera (A)D 1-1Raúl García 63
28/10/2017LeagueFC Barcelona (H)L 0-2
02/11/2017UELÖstersunds FK (H)W 1-0Aritz Aduriz 70
05/11/2017LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)L 1-3Raúl García 38
19/11/2017LeagueVillarreal CF (H)D 1-1Aritz Aduriz 77
23/11/2017UELHertha BSC Berlin (H)W 3-2Aritz Aduriz 35 (P), 66 (P), Williams 82
26/11/2017LeagueRC Deportivo La Coruña (A)D 2-2Susaeta 16, Williams 60
29/11/2017CupFormentera (H)L 0-1
02/12/2017LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)D 0-0
07/12/2017UELFC Zorya Luhansk (A)W 2-0Aritz Aduriz 70, Raúl García 86
10/12/2017LeagueLevante UD (A)W 2-1Aritz Aduriz 5 (P), Postigo 79 (og)
16/12/2017LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)D 0-0
22/12/2017LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)W 2-0Raúl García 36 (P), Feddal 85 (og)
07/01/2018LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)W 2-0Aritz Aduriz 64 (P)
14/01/2018LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)D 1-1Williams 35
19/01/2018LeagueGetafe CF (A)D 2-2Williams 13, Raúl García 48 (P)
26/01/2018LeagueSD Eibar (H)D 1-1Aritz Aduriz 50
04/02/2018LeagueGirona FC (A)L 0-2
09/02/2018LeagueUD Las Palmas (H)D 0-0
15/02/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (A)
18/02/2018LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)
22/02/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (H)
25/02/2018LeagueMálaga CF (H)
28/02/2018LeagueValencia CF (H)
03/03/2018LeagueSevilla FC (A)
11/03/2018LeagueCD Leganés (H)
18/03/2018LeagueFC Barcelona (A)
01/04/2018LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
08/04/2018LeagueVillarreal CF (A)
15/04/2018LeagueRC Deportivo La Coruña (H)
18/04/2018LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
22/04/2018LeagueLevante UD (H)
29/04/2018LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
06/05/2018LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)
13/05/2018LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)
20/05/2018LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)
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10Girona FC23878313031
11Getafe CF23797262130
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16Deportivo Alavés238114213325
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18UD Las Palmas235315175018
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Spartak Moskva

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Liverpool FC633023612
    Sevilla FC623112129
    FC Spartak Moskva61329136
    NK Maribor60333163
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    NK Maribor 1-1 FC Spartak Moskva
    0-1 Samedov 59, 1-1 Bohar 85
    Rebrov, Glushakov (29 Samedov), Promes (85 Popov), Fernando, Luiz Adriano, Dzhikiya, Bocchetti, Kombarov (90 Melgarejo), Kutepov, Eschenko, Pašalić
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    FC Spartak Moskva 1-1 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Fernando 23, 1-1 Coutinho 31
    Rebrov (68 Selikhov), Tasci, Fernando, Luiz Adriano, Dzhikiya, Bocchetti, Samedov (93 Pedro Rocha), Kutepov, Eschenko, Pašalić, Popov (84 Melgarejo)
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    FC Spartak Moskva 5-1 Sevilla FC
    1-0 Promes 18, 1-1 Kjær 30, 2-1 Melgarejo 58, 3-1 Glushakov 67, 4-1 Luiz Adriano 74, 5-1 Promes 90
    Selikhov, Tasci, Glushakov, Promes, Fernando, Luiz Adriano, Dzhikiya, Samedov (25 Melgarejo), Kombarov, Eschenko, Popov (57 Pašalić)
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    Sevilla FC 2-1 FC Spartak Moskva
    1-0 Lenglet 30, 2-0 Banega 59, 2-1 Zé Luís 78
    Selikhov, Tasci, Glushakov, Promes, Fernando, Luiz Adriano, Dzhikiya, Kombarov, Melgarejo (72 Zé Luís), Eschenko (80 Petković), Pašalić (57 Popov)
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    FC Spartak Moskva 1-1 NK Maribor
    1-0 Zé Luís 82, 1-1 Mešanović 90+2
    Selikhov, Petković (73 Zobnin), Tasci, Zé Luís, Promes, Fernando, Luiz Adriano, Kombarov, Kutepov, Pašalić (53 Glushakov), Popov (63 Melgarejo)
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Liverpool FC 7-0 FC Spartak Moskva
    1-0 Coutinho 4 (P) , 2-0 Coutinho 15, 3-0 Firmino 19, 4-0 Mané 47, 5-0 Coutinho 50, 6-0 Mané 76, 7-0 Salah 86
    Selikhov, Tasci, Glushakov, Zé Luís (51 Melgarejo), Promes (75 Samedov), Fernando, Luiz Adriano, Dzhikiya (60 Pašalić), Bocchetti, Eschenko, Zobnin
  • UEFA Europa League - Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (15/02/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva-Athletic Club
  • Matchday 8 (22/02/2018)
    Athletic Club-FC Spartak Moskva

Athletic Club

  • UEFA Europa League - Third qualifying round
    FC Dinamo Bucureşti 1-1 Athletic Club
    0-1 Laporte 21, 1-1 Rivaldinho 54
    Iago Herrerín, Laporte, Beñat Etxebarria (81 Rico), Muniain, Susaeta (67 Iñigo Lekue), Etxeita, De Marcos, Aritz Aduriz, Vesga, Raúl García (90 Merino), Balenziaga
  • (03/08/2017)
    Athletic Club 3-0 FC Dinamo Bucureşti (agg: 4-1)
    1-0 Raúl García 24, 2-0 Raúl García 29, 3-0 Aritz Aduriz 86
    Iago Herrerín, Laporte, Beñat Etxebarria (80 Williams), Muniain, Susaeta, Etxeita, De Marcos, Aritz Aduriz (88 Aketxe), Vesga, Raúl García (70 San José), Balenziaga
  • Play-off
    Panathinaikos FC 2-3 Athletic Club
    1-0 Lod 29, 2-0 Cabezas 55, 2-1 Aritz Aduriz 68, 2-2 De Marcos 71, 2-3 Aritz Aduriz 74 (P)
    Iago Herrerín, Laporte, Beñat Etxebarria (77 San José), Muniain (84 Susaeta), Iñigo Lekue (57 Williams), Etxeita, De Marcos, Aritz Aduriz, Vesga, Raúl García, Balenziaga
  • (24/08/2017)
    Athletic Club 1-0 Panathinaikos FC (agg: 4-2)
    1-0 Muniain 22
    Iago Herrerín, Laporte, San José, Beñat Etxebarria (73 Rico), Muniain (79 Aketxe), Susaeta (64 Williams), Iñigo Lekue, Etxeita, Aritz Aduriz, Balenziaga, Córdoba
  • Group stage
    Group J - Group Standings
    Athletic Club63218511
    Östersunds FK63218411
    FC Zorya Luhansk6204396
    Hertha BSC Berlin6123675
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2017)
    Hertha BSC Berlin 0-0 Athletic Club
    Iago Herrerín, Laporte, San José, Muniain (90 Aketxe), Williams (85 Susaeta), Iñigo Lekue, Etxeita, Aritz Aduriz, Vesga, Balenziaga, Córdoba (71 Raúl García)
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2017)
    Athletic Club 0-1 FC Zorya Luhansk
    0-1 Kharatin 26
    Iago Herrerín, Eneko Bóveda, Enric Saborit (65 Córdoba), Laporte, San José, Beñat Etxebarria (78 Aketxe), Muniain, Williams, Etxeita (56 A. Iturraspe), Aritz Aduriz, Raúl García
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2017)
    Östersunds FK 2-2 Athletic Club
    0-1 Aritz Aduriz 14, 1-1 Gero 52, 2-1 Edwards 64, 2-2 Williams 89
    Iago Herrerín, Laporte, A. Iturraspe, Susaeta, Iñigo Lekue, Etxeita, Aritz Aduriz, Vesga (77 Beñat Etxebarria), Raúl García, Balenziaga (46 Eneko Bóveda), Córdoba (66 Williams)
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2017)
    Athletic Club 1-0 Östersunds FK
    1-0 Aritz Aduriz 70
    Iago Herrerín, Laporte, San José (62 Susaeta), A. Iturraspe, Williams (73 Rico), Iñigo Lekue, Aritz Aduriz, Raúl García (88 Aketxe), Balenziaga, Córdoba, Nuñez
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2017)
    Athletic Club 3-2 Hertha BSC Berlin
    0-1 Leckie 26, 1-1 Aritz Aduriz 35 (P) , 1-2 Selke 36, 2-2 Aritz Aduriz 66 (P) , 3-2 Williams 82
    Iago Herrerín, Laporte, San José (46 A. Iturraspe), Williams, Iñigo Lekue, Etxeita, Rico, Aritz Aduriz, Aketxe (46 Susaeta), Balenziaga, Córdoba (80 Raúl García)
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2017)
    FC Zorya Luhansk 0-2 Athletic Club
    0-1 Aritz Aduriz 70, 0-2 Raúl García 86
    Iago Herrerín, Laporte, San José, Williams (79 Córdoba), Susaeta, Iñigo Lekue, Rico, Aritz Aduriz (89 Merino), Raúl García (93 Aketxe), Balenziaga, Nuñez
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (15/02/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva-Athletic Club
  • Matchday 8 (22/02/2018)
    Athletic Club-FC Spartak Moskva

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBenoît Bastien (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesHicham Zakrani (FRA) , Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
  • Additional assistant refereesBenoît Millot (FRA) , Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
  • Fourth officialJulien Pacelli (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateKarl Espen Eriksen (NOR)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlexandru Deaconu (ROU)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Benoît Bastien17/04/19831129

Benoît Bastien

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2011
FIFA badge: 2014

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
10/12/2015UELGSAthletic ClubAZ Alkmaar2-2Bilbao
24/11/2016UELGSRC Celta de VigoR. Standard de Liège1-1Vigo
24/08/2017UELPOAthletic ClubPanathinaikos FC1-0Bilbao

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/11/2014UYLGSFC Basel 1893Real Madrid CF3-2Basel
10/12/2015UELGSAthletic ClubAZ Alkmaar2-2Bilbao
11/11/2016U21POAustriaSpain1-1St Polten
24/11/2016UELGSRC Celta de VigoR. Standard de Liège1-1Vigo
24/08/2017UELPOAthletic ClubPanathinaikos FC1-0Bilbao
13/09/2017UCLGSReal Madrid CFAPOEL FC3-0Madrid

Last updated 15/02/2018 03:00CET



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