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UEFA Europa League: Villarreal CF - Rangers FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Villarreal CFVillarreal CFEstadio de la Cerámica - VillarrealThursday 20 September 2018
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Group G - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
07/03/2006R16Villarreal CF - Rangers FC1-1
agg: 3-3 ag
VillarrealArruabarrena 49; Løvenkrands 12
22/02/2006R16Rangers FC - Villarreal CF2-2GlasgowLøvenkrands 22, Peña 82 (og); Riquelme 8 (P), Forlán 35
Villarreal CF101010100000202033
Rangers FC101010100000202033

Villarreal CF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
10/12/2008GSCeltic FC - Villarreal CF2-0
GlasgowMaloney 14, McGeady 45+2
30/09/2008GSVillarreal CF - Celtic FC1-0
VillarrealSenna 67
14/04/2004QFVillarreal CF - Celtic FC2-0
agg: 3-1
VillarrealAnderson 6, Roger García 68
08/04/2004QFCeltic FC - Villarreal CF1-1GlasgowLarsson 64; Josico 9

Rangers FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
02/11/2010GSValencia CF - Rangers FC3-0
ValenciaSoldado 33, 71, Costa 90
20/10/2010GSRangers FC - Valencia CF1-1GlasgowEdu 34; Edu 46 (og)
UEFA Champions League
09/12/2009GSSevilla FC - Rangers FC1-0
SevilleKanouté 8 (P)
29/09/2009GSRangers FC - Sevilla FC1-4
GlasgowNovo 88; Konko 50, Adriano 64, Luís Fabiano 72, Kanouté 74
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2007GSFC Barcelona - Rangers FC2-0
BarcelonaHenry 6, Messi 43
23/10/2007GSRangers FC - FC Barcelona0-0Glasgow
14/03/2007R16CA Osasuna - Rangers FC1-0
agg: 2-1
PamplonaWebó 71
08/03/2007R16Rangers FC - CA Osasuna1-1GlasgowHemdani 90+2; Raúl García 17
UEFA Champions League
26/10/1999GS1Rangers FC - Valencia CF1-2
GlasgowMoore 59; Mendieta 35, Claudio López 45
15/09/1999GS1Valencia CF - Rangers FC2-0
ValenciaKily González 57, 74
02/10/1985R1CA Osasuna - Rangers FC2-0
agg: 2-1
PamplonaRipodas 13, Monreal 40
18/09/1985R1Rangers FC - CA Osasuna1-0
GlasgowPaterson 55
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
07/11/1979R2Rangers FC - Valencia CF1-3
agg: 2-4
GlasgowJohnstone 24; Bonhof 16, Kempes 43, 77
24/10/1979R2Valencia CF - Rangers FC1-1ValenciaKempes 24; McLean 45
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
22/03/1967QFReal Zaragoza - Rangers FC2-0
agg: 2-2 ag (aet)
ZaragozaLapetra 24, Santos 86 (P)
01/03/1967QFRangers FC - Real Zaragoza2-0
GlasgowSmith 9, Willoughby 27
European Champions Clubs' Cup
09/10/1963PRReal Madrid CF - Rangers FC6-0
agg: 7-0
MadridPuskás 3, 24, 49, Evaristo 10, Gento 19, Félix Ruiz 78
25/09/1963PRRangers FC - Real Madrid CF0-1
GlasgowPuskás 86
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
26/09/1962R1Sevilla FC - Rangers FC2-0
agg: 2-4
SevilleDieguez 16, Mateos 48
05/09/1962R1Rangers FC - Sevilla FC4-0
GlasgowMillar 14, 17, 63, Brand 64
Villarreal CF321030210000623176
Rangers FC113441102900002236131637

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Match background Only this chapter

Rangers return to European group stage football after an eight-year absence and are thrown in at the deep end at the home of Villarreal, the club boasting the most games, wins and goals in the UEFA Europa League.

Previous meetings
• The teams have been paired together once before, meeting in the last 16 of the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League, with the Liga club taking the tie on away goals after a 2-2 draw in Glasgow and a 1-1 draw in Spain. It was Villarreal's debut season in the competition, and they went on to reach the semi-finals.

• Rangers have never won in 11 visits to Spain, their nine defeats all incurred without scoring a goal, most recently 3-0 at Valencia in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Villarreal, on the other hand, are unbeaten in three home games against Scottish opponents, keeping clean sheets in both of their two wins – against Celtic.

Form guide
• Rangers qualified for 2018/19 European competition with a third-placed finish in last season's Scottish Premiership. They are one of four teams to have reached this group stage after beginning their UEFA Europa League journey in the first qualifying round, knocking out Shkupi, Osijek, Maribor and, in the play-offs, Russian side FC Ufa – all without losing a match.

• This is the Gers' debut appearance in a UEFA Europa League group stage, although they reached the last 16 in 2010/11 after crossing over in mid-campaign from the UEFA Champions League. They were UEFA Cup runners-up in 2007/08, losing 2-0 in the Manchester final to Zenit.

• Defeated unexpectedly by Progrès Niedercorn of Luxembourg in last season's UEFA Europa League first qualifying round on their return to Europe after a six-year wait, Rangers have won only one of their last 17 continental fixtures outside Scotland (D11 L5) – 1-0 at Osijek this season.

Top ten goals of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League season

• Villarreal finished fifth in the 2017/18 Spanish Liga to qualify for Europe for the fifth successive season, all of them featuring UEFA Europa League group stage participation – and progress into the competition's knockout phase.

• The Spanish club hold the record not only for the most games played in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final (62), but also the most wins (33) and the most goals scored (104).

• Their record at home in 18 group stage matches is W13 D2 L3, two of those defeats in the last two seasons – against Osmanlıspor (1-2) in 2016/17 and Maccabi Tel-Aviv (0-1) in 2017/18. Indeed, they have lost five of their last nine home fixtures in Europe, winning just three. However, on each of the three occasions that they have played at home in the UEFA Europa League on matchday one, they have been victorious, most recently last season against FC Astana (3-1).

Links and trivia
• Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos made his senior international debut for Colombia as a substitute in a friendly against Venezuela on 7 September 2018. Villarreal's Carlos Bacca was in Colombia's starting XI.

• Rangers are one of ten clubs in the 2018/19 group stage who have lost UEFA Cup or UEFA Europa League finals, the others being Anderlecht, Vidi, Salzburg, Bordeaux, Lazio, Arsenal, Celtic, Sporting CP and, on three occasions, Marseille. Of that group only Anderlecht have lifted the trophy.

The coaches
• Javier Calleja took over as Villarreal's new coach on 25 September 2017 following Fran Escribá's dismissal. He represented the club as a player from 1999 to 2006, having started out at academy level with Real Madrid, and returned as a youth coach in 2012/13 after hanging up his boots. He was coaching the B team, a position he had held for only a few weeks, when he was promoted to the top job. Villarreal finished fifth in the Liga in his first season in charge.

• A Liverpool great with 186 goals in 710 appearances for the Anfield club, most of them as captain, Steven Gerrard launched his managerial career at Glasgow giants Rangers in May 2018. An England international for 14 years, accumulating 114 caps and 21 goals, the dynamic midfielder won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League with Liverpool. After an 18-month end-of-career spell with LA Galaxy he returned to coach Liverpool's youth team before the job at Ibrox lured him to Scotland.


Team facts Only this chapter

Villarreal CF
El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (2): 2003, 2004

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
round of 32
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
round of 16
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
UEFA Champions League group stage
round of 32
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-1: Villarreal v NAC Breda
27/08/09, UEFA Europa League play-off second leg
5-0: Villarreal v Dnepr Mogilev
19/08/10, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Biggest away win
three times, most recently v Astana
21/08/14, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Villarreal v Roma
16/02/17, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
Porto v Villarreal
28/04/11, UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
6-1: Villarreal v NAC Breda (see above)
5-0: Villarreal v Dnepr Mogilev (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-3: Astana v Villarreal (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Villarreal v Roma (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Porto v Villarreal (see above)


Rangers FC
Nicknames: The Gers, The Teddy Bears, The Light Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (2008)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): (1961), (1967), 1972

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 54 (2011)
Scottish Cup: 33 (2009)
League Cup: 27 (2011)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
first qualifying round
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA club competition
play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2010/11: round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League second qualifying round

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
10-0: Rangers v Valletta
28/09/83, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Valletta v Rangers
14/09/83, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Rangers v Juventus
01/11/95, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers
13/04/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-finals first leg
5-0: Köln v Rangers
03/11/82, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
4-0: twice, most recently v Hapoel Tel-Aviv
22/02/07, round of 32 second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Amica Wronki v Rangers
21/10/04, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Rangers v Auxerre
15/12/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Köln v Rangers (see above)


Squad list Only this chapter

Villarreal CF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Sergio AsenjoESP28/06/198929 - --4-26-36-
13Andrés FernándezESP17/12/198631 - ----5-5-
25Mariano BarbosaARG27/07/198434 - ----12-19-
35Diego LázaroESP20/10/199720 - --------
45José Antonio Martínez CárcelesESP13/01/199820 - --------
2Mario GasparESP24/11/199027 - --4-36-461
3ÁlvaroESP08/01/199028 - --4-8-8-
4Ramiro Funes MoriARG05/03/199127 - --1-----
6Víctor RuizESP25/01/198929 - --3-411521
11Jaume CostaESP18/03/198830S--2-21-24-
15Miguel LlambrichESP18/01/199622 - --------
23Daniele BoneraITA31/05/198137 - ----33-68-
24Miguel LayúnMEX25/06/198830 - --2-2-184
29Edu AdellESP08/01/199919 - --------
33José CastañoESP10/12/199819 - --------
38Andrei Florin RatiuROU20/06/199820 - --------
5Santiago CáseresARG25/02/199721 - --3-----
8Pablo FornalsESP22/02/199622 - --4-7171
14Manu TriguerosESP17/10/199126 - --4-302342
16Alfonso PedrazaESP09/04/199622 - --3-1-1-
18Javi FuegoESP04/01/198434 - ----15-22-
19Santi CazorlaESP13/12/198433 - --3-336859
21Bruno SorianoESP12/06/198434 - ----524725
22Daniel RabaESP29/10/199522 - --3-4141
26Sergio LozanoESP24/03/199919 - ----1-1-
28Manu MorlanesESP12/01/199919 - ----1-1-
30Samuel Chimerenka ChukwezeNGA22/05/199919 - --------
32Fran AlvarezESP21/01/199820 - --------
37Iván MartínESP14/02/199919 - --------
40Emmanuel LomoteyGHA19/12/199720 - --------
7Gerard MorenoESP07/04/199226 - --416474
9Carlos BaccaCOL08/09/198632 - --4139144519
10Nicola SansoneITA10/09/199127 - --1-92112
17Karl Toko EkambiCMR14/09/199226 - --4-----
27Daniel VillanuevaESP01/02/199820 - --------
31Mukwelle AkaleUSA18/01/199721 - --------
34Nikola VujnovićMNE11/01/199721 - --------
36Simón MorenoESP02/07/199721 - --------
-Javier CallejaESP12/05/197840 - ----7-7-
Rangers FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Allan McGregorSCO31/01/198236 - 8---5-16-56-
13Wesley FoderinghamENG14/01/199127 - --------2-
28Robby McCrorieSCO18/03/199820 - ----------
55Brian KinnearSCO16/01/200117 - ----------
60Nicky HogarthSCO04/07/200117 - ----------
2James TavernierENG31/10/199126 - 82--522-142
6Connor GoldsonENG18/12/199225 - 81--51--81
15Jon FlanaganENG01/01/199325S7---3-1-8-
17Ross McCrorieSCO18/03/199820 - 5---1---5-
19Nikola KatićCRO10/10/199621 - 81--5---81
30Kyle BradleySCO14/02/199919 - ----------
31Borna BarišićCRO10/11/199225 - ----4---123
34Joseph WorrallENG10/01/199721 - ----------
36Gareth McAuleyNIR05/12/197938 - --------51
46Rhys BreenSCO06/01/200018 - ----------
49Jordan HoustonSCO28/01/200018 - ----------
51Lewis MayoSCO19/03/200018 - ----------
54Matthew ShielsSCO13/09/200018 - ----------
56Daniel FinlaysonSCO19/01/200117 - ----------
61Jay MackSCO28/07/200117 - ----------
65Nathan PattersonSCO16/10/200116 - ----------
68Murray MillerSCO29/01/200216 - ----------
69Kyle McclellandSCO10/02/200216 - ----------
4Graham DorransSCO05/05/198731 - ----------
8Ryan JackSCO27/02/199226 - 7---3---27-
10Ovie EjariaENG18/11/199720 - 81--41--81
16Andrew HallidaySCO11/10/199126 - 4---3---8-
21Daniel CandeiasPOR25/02/198830 - 7---2---161
23Lassana CoulibalyMLI10/04/199622 - 31--31--31
26Ryan KentENG11/11/199621 - 6---41--6-
27Stephen KellySCO13/04/200018 - ----------
35Eros GrezdaALB15/04/199523 - ----1---161
37Scott ArfieldSCO01/11/198829 - 6---4---8-
40Glenn MiddletonSCO01/01/200018 - 4---31--4-
47Jack ThompsonSCO20/01/200018 - ----------
53Cameron PalmerENG15/05/200018 - ----------
57Zac ButterworthSCO24/03/200117 - ----------
58Kieran MckechnieSCO04/04/200117 - ----------
63Ben WilliamsonSCO07/08/200117 - ----------
64Josh McpakeSCO31/08/200117 - ----------
9Sadiq UmarNGA02/02/199721 - 1---1---1-
20Alfredo MorelosCOL21/06/199622S82--51--166
38Kyle LaffertyNIR16/09/198731 - 2---324-17-
44Andrew DallasSCO22/07/199919 - ----------
62Adedapo Awokoya-MebudeENG29/07/200117 - ----------
-Steven GerrardENG30/05/198038 - 8-------8-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Villarreal CFFixtures and results
18/08/2018LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)L 1-2Moreno 16
26/08/2018LeagueSevilla FC (A)D 0-0
31/08/2018LeagueGirona FC (H)L 0-1
16/09/2018LeagueCD Leganés (A)W 1-0Bacca 65
20/09/2018UELRangers FC (H)
23/09/2018LeagueValencia CF (H)
26/09/2018LeagueAthletic Club (A)
30/09/2018LeagueReal Valladolid CF (H)
04/10/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (A)
07/10/2018LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)
20/10/2018LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
25/10/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (H)
28/10/2018LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)
04/11/2018LeagueLevante UD (H)
08/11/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (A)
11/11/2018LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (A)
25/11/2018LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)
29/11/2018UELRangers FC (A)
02/12/2018LeagueFC Barcelona (A)
09/12/2018LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
13/12/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (H)
16/12/2018LeagueSD Huesca (A)
06/01/2019LeagueSD Eibar (A)
13/01/2019LeagueGetafe CF (H)
20/01/2019LeagueAthletic Club (H)
27/01/2019LeagueValencia CF (A)
03/02/2019LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)
10/02/2019LeagueReal Valladolid CF (A)
17/02/2019LeagueSevilla FC (H)
24/02/2019LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)
03/03/2019LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
10/03/2019LeagueLevante UD (A)
17/03/2019LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (H)
31/03/2019LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)
03/04/2019LeagueFC Barcelona (H)
07/04/2019LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
14/04/2019LeagueGirona FC (A)
21/04/2019LeagueCD Leganés (H)
24/04/2019LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
28/04/2019LeagueSD Huesca (H)
05/05/2019LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
12/05/2019LeagueSD Eibar (H)
19/05/2019LeagueGetafe CF (A)
1FC Barcelona440014312
2Real Madrid CF431011310
3RC Celta de Vigo4211757
4RCD Espanyol4211537
5Getafe CF4211427
6Girona FC4211567
7Deportivo Alavés4211347
8Athletic Club3120545
9Club Atlético de Madrid4121345
10Real Betis Balompié4121135
11Levante UD4112654
12Sevilla FC4112444
13Real Sociedad de Fútbol4112674
14Villarreal CF4112234
15SD Eibar4112464
16SD Huesca41126124
17Valencia CF4031353
18Rayo Vallecano de Madrid3102253
19Real Valladolid CF4022022
20CD Leganés4013491
Rangers FCFixtures and results
12/07/2018UELFK Shkupi (H)W 2-0Murphy 23, Tavernier 90+2 (P)
17/07/2018UELFK Shkupi (A)D 0-0
26/07/2018UELNK Osijek (A)W 1-0Morelos 18
02/08/2018UELNK Osijek (H)D 1-1Katić 53
05/08/2018LeagueAberdeen FC (A)D 1-1Tavernier 30
09/08/2018UELNK Maribor (H)W 3-1Morelos 6, Tavernier 50 (P), Coulibaly 86
12/08/2018LeagueSaint Mirren FC (H)W 2-0Morelos 14, Goldson 24
16/08/2018UELNK Maribor (A)D 0-0
23/08/2018UELFC Ufa (H)W 1-0Goldson 41
26/08/2018LeagueMotherwell FC (A)D 3-3K. Lafferty 15, 38, Ejaria 43
30/08/2018UELFC Ufa (A)D 1-1Ejaria 9
02/09/2018LeagueCeltic FC (A)L 0-1
15/09/2018LeagueDundee FC (H)W 4-0Coulibaly 4, Kent 14, Tavernier 45+3, Middleton 83
20/09/2018UELVillarreal CF (A)
23/09/2018LeagueSt Johnstone FC (H)
30/09/2018LeagueLivingston FC (A)
04/10/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (H)
07/10/2018LeagueHeart of Midlothian FC (H)
21/10/2018LeagueHamilton Academical FC (A)
25/10/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (H)
28/10/2018LeagueHibernian FC (A)
31/10/2018LeagueKilmarnock FC (H)
03/11/2018LeagueSaint Mirren FC (A)
08/11/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (A)
11/11/2018LeagueMotherwell FC (H)
24/11/2018LeagueLivingston FC (H)
29/11/2018UELVillarreal CF (H)
02/12/2018LeagueHeart of Midlothian FC (A)
05/12/2018LeagueAberdeen FC (H)
08/12/2018LeagueDundee FC (A)
13/12/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (A)
16/12/2018LeagueHamilton Academical FC (H)
22/12/2018LeagueSt Johnstone FC (A)
26/12/2018LeagueHibernian FC (H)
29/12/2018LeagueCeltic FC (H)
23/01/2019LeagueKilmarnock FC (A)
26/01/2019LeagueLivingston FC (A)
02/02/2019LeagueSaint Mirren FC (H)
06/02/2019LeagueAberdeen FC (A)
16/02/2019LeagueSt Johnstone FC (H)
23/02/2019LeagueHamilton Academical FC (A)
27/02/2019LeagueDundee FC (H)
09/03/2019LeagueHibernian FC (A)
16/03/2019LeagueKilmarnock FC (H)
30/03/2019LeagueCeltic FC (A)
03/04/2019LeagueHeart of Midlothian FC (H)
06/04/2019LeagueMotherwell FC (A)
1Heart of Midlothian FC550011215
2Celtic FC53115210
3Livingston FC53116410
4Rangers FC52211058
5Hibernian FC5221968
6St Johnstone FC5221558
7Kilmarnock FC5212647
8Aberdeen FC5131456
9Motherwell FC5113694
10Saint Mirren FC5113394
11Hamilton Academical FC5104383
12Dundee FC50052110

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Villarreal CF

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    FC Spartak Moskva0000000
    Rangers FC0000000
    SK Rapid Wien0000000
    Villarreal CF0000000
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Villarreal CF-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva-Villarreal CF
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Villarreal CF-SK Rapid Wien
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    SK Rapid Wien-Villarreal CF
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Rangers FC-Villarreal CF
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Villarreal CF-FC Spartak Moskva

Rangers FC

  • UEFA Europa League - First qualifying round
    Rangers FC 2-0 FK Shkupi
    1-0 Murphy 23, 2-0 Tavernier 90+2 (P)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy, Windass (79 Middleton), Flanagan, Ross McCrorie, Katić, Morelos, Daniel Candeias (56 Jack), Arfield (67 Ejaria)
  • (17/07/2018)
    FK Shkupi 0-0 Rangers FC (agg: 0-2)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy (90 Halliday), Jack, Windass (64 Middleton), Flanagan, Ross McCrorie, Katić, Morelos, Daniel Candeias (72 Ejaria)
  • Second qualifying round
    NK Osijek 0-1 Rangers FC
    0-1 Morelos 18
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy (68 Windass), Jack, Ejaria (78 Ross McCrorie), Flanagan, Katić, Morelos (94 Middleton), Coulibaly, Kent
  • (02/08/2018)
    Rangers FC 1-1 NK Osijek (agg: 2-1)
    1-0 Katić 53, 1-1 Goldson 89 (og)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Ejaria (93 Halliday), Flanagan, Katić, Morelos, Daniel Candeias (85 Windass), Coulibaly (75 Arfield), Kent
  • Third qualifying round
    Rangers FC 3-1 NK Maribor
    1-0 Morelos 6, 1-1 Viler 40, 2-1 Tavernier 50 (P) , 3-1 Coulibaly 86
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Ejaria (78 Murphy), Flanagan, Katić, Morelos (88 Umar), Daniel Candeias, Coulibaly, Kent (87 Ross McCrorie), Arfield
  • (16/08/2018)
    NK Maribor 0-0 Rangers FC (agg: 1-3)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy (76 Ross McCrorie), Jack, Ejaria (68 Kent), Halliday, Katić, Morelos, Daniel Candeias, Arfield
  • Play-off
    Rangers FC 1-0 FC Ufa
    1-0 Goldson 41
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Ejaria, Flanagan, Katić, Morelos, Daniel Candeias (69 K. Lafferty), Kent (77 Middleton), Arfield
  • (30/08/2018)
    FC Ufa 1-1 Rangers FC (agg: 1-2)
    0-1 Ejaria 9, 1-1 Sysuev 32
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Ejaria, Flanagan, Katić, Morelos, Daniel Candeias (46 K. Lafferty), Kent, Arfield (70 Halliday)
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Villarreal CF-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Rangers FC-SK Rapid Wien
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Rangers FC-FC Spartak Moskva
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Rangers FC-Villarreal CF
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    SK Rapid Wien-Rangers FC

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIstván Kovács (ROU)
  • Assistant refereesVasile Florin Marinescu (ROU) , Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
  • Additional assistant refereesMarius Avram (ROU) , Horatiu Fesnic (ROU)
  • Fourth officialAlexandru Cerei (ROU)
  • UEFA DelegateAlojzije Supraha (CRO)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarian Ruzbarsky (SVK)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
István Kovács 16/09/19842248

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
19/10/2017UELGSÖstersunds FKAthletic Club2-2Ostersund
30/08/2018UELPOSevilla FCSK Sigma Olomouc3-0Seville

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/08/2016UCL3QRCeltic FCFC Astana2-1Glasgow
19/10/2017UELGSÖstersunds FKAthletic Club2-2Ostersund
30/08/2018UELPOSevilla FCSK Sigma Olomouc3-0Seville

Last updated 19/09/2018 17:49CET



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
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