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UEFA Europa League: FC Astana - Stade Rennais FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

FC AstanaFC AstanaAstana Arena - AstanaThursday 4 October 2018
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Group K - Matchday 2
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Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

FC Astana - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

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Match background Only this chapter

Astana and Rennes meet in the capital of Kazkahstan with both teams looking to consolidate a fine start to UEFA Europa League Group K in which late goals proved beneficial, Astana equalising deep into added time to draw 2-2 at Dynamo Kyiv while Rennes scored a 91st-minute penalty to beat Jablonec 2-1 in Brittany.

Previous meetings
• This is Astana's first match against a French club and Rennes's first against opposition from Kazakhstan.

Form guide
• Astana are on a run of four successive domestic league titles and came through four qualifying ties this summer – the first three in the UEFA Champions League – to complete a hat-trick of UEFA Europa League group stage participations. After defeating Sutjeska and Midtjylland but then losing to Dinamo Zagreb, they won their UEFA Europa League play-off on penalties – their first European shoot-out – against Cypriot champions APOEL after two 1-0 home wins.

• Having become the first team from Kazakhstan to play in the UEFA Champions League proper in 2015/16, Astana have spent the last two autumns in the UEFA Europa League. Their tally of five points in 2016/17 was not enough to see them through but last season they doubled that total to reach the round of 32, where they lost 6-4 over two legs to Sporting CP.

Highlights: Dynamo Kyiv 2-2 Astana

• In each of their three European group campaigns Astana have drawn at home on matchday two. Since completing that particular hat-trick against Slavia Praha last season (1-1) they have not drawn another European game in Astana, winning four and losing three. Their overall record at home in group stage football is W2 D6 L1, the sole defeat having come in their last such encounter, 2-3 against Villarreal.

• Rennes earned their first ever qualifying exemption for a major UEFA club competition by finishing fifth in the 2017/18 Ligue 1.

• They have competed in the UEFA Europa League group stage once before, in 2011/12, after coming through two qualifying rounds. Defeated in all three away fixtures, against Udinese (1-2), Celtic (1-3) and eventual winners Atlético Madrid (1-3), they drew all three at home. That was the club's most recent European campaign.

• Rennes also participated twice in the UEFA Cup group stage, in 2005/06 and 2007/08, but were winless in those too, losing all four away games. Their last European away win outside the summer months was 3-1 at Lokomotiv Sofia in the first round of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup.

Links and trivia
• Astana's Ivan Maevski was in the Belarus side that drew 0-0 at home to eventual champions France in their opening 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Watch Rennes leave it late on matchday one

• In Astana's penalty shoot-out win against APOEL in this season's play-off no fewer than six of the nine spot kicks failed to find the target, the Kazakh champions winning 2-1.

• Rennes's first goal in the 2-1 win against Jablonec on matchday one was a spectacular long-distance strike from 20-year-old winger Ismaïla Sarr, who starred for Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup but was making his debut in UEFA club competition.

The coaches
• A free-scoring Ukrainian striker, Roman Hryhorchuk has made his name as a coach in eastern Europe, starting out in Latvia, where he won three league titles and two domestic cups during a four-year spell with Ventspils. He went on to coach Chornomorets Odesa in his homeland and Azerbaijan side Gabala for similar periods, overseeing UEFA Europa League group stage campaigns for both, before replacing Stanimir Stoilov at Kazakh champions Astana in June 2018.

• Sabri Lamouchi is a former French international midfielder who represented his country at EURO '96 after wining the domestic double that season with Auxerre. He also scooped the French title with Monaco in 1999/2000 before moving to Italy. His first managerial posting was as head coach to the Ivory Coast national side, whom he led at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. After two and a half years in charge of Qatari side El Jaish, he became Rennes boss in November 2017, replacing Christian Gourcuff.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Astana
Formed: 2009
Nickname: The Blue and Yellows

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Domestic title: 4 (2017)
Kazakhstan Cup: 3 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2015/16: UEFA Champions League group stage
first qualifying round
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
4-0: Astana v Maccabi Tel-Aviv
19/10/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Pyunik v Astana
03/07/14, UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg
0-3: AIK Solna v Astana
07/08/14, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Astana v Villarreal
21/08/14, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Celtic
16/08/17, UEFA Champions League play-off first leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
4-0: Astana v Maccabi Tel-Aviv (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-4: Pyunik v Astana (see above)
0-3: AIK Solna v Astana (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Astana v Villarreal (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Botev Plovdiv v Astana
11/07/13, first qualifying round second leg


Stade Rennais FC
Les Rouge et Noir (The Red and Blacks)

UEFA club competition honours
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2008

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
French Cup: 2 (1971)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
group stage
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
first round (having transferred from UEFA Intertoto Cup)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0: Rennes v Synot
15/07/01, UEFA Intertoto Cup third round first leg

• Biggest away win
2-5: Metalurgi Rustavi v Rennes
28/07/11, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Rennes v Stuttgart
20/10/05, UEFA Cup group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: PAOK v Rennes
14/12/05, UEFA Cup group stage

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
4-0: Rennes v Crvena zvezda
25/08/11, play-offs second leg

• Biggest away win
2-5: Metalurgi Rustavi v Rennes (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Rennes v Stuttgart (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: PAOK v Rennes (see above)


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Astana - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Nenad ErićKAZ26/05/198236 - 6-2-1-18-15-50-
35Aleksandr MokinKAZ19/06/198137 - ------9-4-28-
53Stanislav PavlovKAZ30/05/199424 - ------------
2Antonio RukavinaSRB26/01/198434 - 6-2-1-1-25-35-
5Marin AničićBIH17/08/198929 - 5-1-1122-123566
15Abzal BeysebekovKAZ30/11/199225 - --2---23-13-431
25Sergei MaliyKAZ05/06/199028 - 1-1---14215-321
27Yuri LogvinenkoKAZ22/07/198830 - 1-1---151101532
44Evgeni PostnikovKAZ16/04/198632 - 6-2-1-17-6-481
77Dmitri ShomkoKAZ19/03/199028 - 6-2-1-222151575
6László Kleinheisler HUN08/04/199424 - 622-1-23-3-192
7Serikzhan MuzhikovKAZ17/06/198929 - 612-1-17213-483
11Pedro HenriqueBRA16/06/199028 - 4-211-4-3-193
14Marin Tomasov CRO31/08/198731 - 6-2-1-259143366
18Ivan MaevskiBLR05/05/198830 - 6-2-1-21-9-281
19Baktiyor ZainutdinovKAZ02/04/199820 - 2-1---244--3-
20Richard AlmeidaAZE20/03/198929 - 4-1-1-51192617
30Junior KabanangaCOD04/04/198929 - 3-2-1-3-124396
32Rangelo JangaNED16/04/199226 - 3-2-1-621-122
45Roman MurtazayevKAZ10/09/199325 - 51--11237101264
80Vladislav Prokopenko KAZ01/07/200018 - ------2-----
99Aleksei SchetkinKAZ21/05/199127 - 5-----25101-15-
-Grigoriy BabayanKAZ02/04/198038 - --2-1---1-5-
Stade Rennais FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
16Abdoulaye DialloSEN30/03/199226 - --1-1-1-
30Edvinas GertmonasLTU01/06/199622 - --------
40Tomáš KoubekCZE26/08/199226 - 1-7-15-21-
50Théo LouisFRA12/07/199919 - --------
2Mehdi ZeffaneALG19/05/199226 - --3-6-7-
3Damien Da SilvaFRA17/05/198830 - 1-6-1-1-
4MexerMOZ08/09/198731 - 1-8-1-1-
15Ramy BensebainiALG16/04/199523 - 1-711-1-
20Gerzino NyamsiFRA22/01/199721 - --------
24Ludovic BaalFRA24/05/198632 - --1-----
26Jérémy GelinFRA24/04/199721 - 1-6-1-1-
27Hamari TraoreMLI27/01/199226 - 1-7-1-1-
29Romain DanzéFRA03/07/198632 - ----5-13-
31Maxime BernauerFRA01/07/199820 - --------
38Baptiste GautierFRA10/08/199820 - --------
41Matthieu HuardFRA09/05/199820 - --------
6Jakob JohanssonSWE21/06/199028 - ----4-201
7Ismaïla Sarr SEN25/02/199820 - 11821111
8Clément GrenierFRA07/01/199127 - 1-82111202
10Rafik GuitaneFRA26/05/199919 - --------
12James Lea SilikiFRA12/06/199622 - --7-----
14Benjamin BourigeaudFRA14/01/199424 - 1-811-1-
21Benjamin AndreFRA03/08/199028 - 1-811-1-
22Romain Del CastilloFRA29/03/199622 - 1-7-1-1-
23Adrien HunouFRA19/01/199424 - --------
28Denis Will PohaFRA28/05/199721 - --2-----
34Yann GbohoFRA14/01/200117 - --------
37Lucas Da CunhaFRA09/06/200117 - --------
45Alexis TrouilletFRA23/12/200017 - --------
9Theoson SiebatcheuFRA26/04/199622 - 1-6-1-1-
11M'Baye NiangSEN19/12/199423 - 1-511-6-
18Hatem Ben ArfaFRA07/03/198731 - 113-136418
33Georginio RutterFRA20/04/200216 - --------
-Sabri LamouchiFRA09/11/197146 - 1---1-1-

Last updated 04/10/2018 10:51CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC AstanaFixtures and results
11/03/2018LeagueFC Akzhayik Uralsk (H)W 3-0Tomasov 9, Maliy 75, Muzhikov 80
17/03/2018LeagueFC Zhetysu Taldykorgan (A)W 2-0Twumasi 27, Schetkin 45+2
31/03/2018LeagueFC Kaysar Kyzylorda (H)W 2-0Twumasi 9, Murtazayev 15
07/04/2018LeagueFC Irtysh Pavlodar (A)W 6-1Zainutdinov 42, 51, 62, Murtazayev 65, Pertsukh 71, Tomasov 89
14/04/2018LeagueFC Kairat Almaty (H)D 1-1Zainutdinov 51
22/04/2018LeagueFC Ordabasy Shymkent (A)W 2-1Schetkin 29, 38
25/04/2018LeagueFC Kyzylzhar Petropavlovsk (A)W 2-0Twumasi 80, 90+3
29/04/2018LeagueFC Tobol Kostanay (H)W 1-0Twumasi 67
05/05/2018LeagueFC Shakhter Karagandy (A)L 0-1
09/05/2018LeagueFC Kyzylzhar Petropavlovsk (H)W 2-0Despotović 79, Tomasov 82
13/05/2018LeagueFC Atyrau (A)W 2-0Twumasi 61 (P), Tomasov 64
19/05/2018LeagueFC Aktobe (H)W 3-1Despotović 1, Tomasov 7, Shomko 68
23/05/2018LeagueFC Akzhayik Uralsk (A)L 0-3
27/05/2018LeagueFC Zhetysu Taldykorgan (H)W 3-0Twumasi 26, Glavina 46 (og), Tomasov 73
31/05/2018LeagueFC Kaysar Kyzylorda (A)W 2-0Twumasi 22, Muzhikov 65
17/06/2018LeagueFC Irtysh Pavlodar (H)W 3-0Murtazayev 40, 67, Despotović 60
24/06/2018LeagueFC Kairat Almaty (A)W 2-1Despotović 45+2, Murtazayev 88
30/06/2018LeagueFC Ordabasy Shymkent (H)W 5-3Murtazayev 34, 36, Shomko 45+1, Schetkin 90+1, Despotović 90+5
05/07/2018LeagueFC Tobol Kostanay (A)D 0-0
11/07/2018UCLFK Sutjeska (H)W 1-0Murtazayev 29 (P)
14/07/2018LeagueFC Shakhter Karagandy (H)W 2-0Schetkin 44, Tomasov 82
18/07/2018UCLFK Sutjeska (A)W 2-0Despotović 38, Muzhikov 65
24/07/2018UCLFC Midtjylland (H)W 2-1Kleinheisler 31, 90+4
28/07/2018LeagueFC Atyrau (H)W 2-0Logvinenko 2, Maliy 62
01/08/2018UCLFC Midtjylland (A)D 0-0
04/08/2018LeagueFC Aktobe (A)D 1-1Janga 36
07/08/2018UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (H)L 0-2
14/08/2018UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (A)L 0-1
23/08/2018UELAPOEL FC (A)L 0-1
26/08/2018LeagueFC Kyzylzhar Petropavlovsk (H)W 3-0Schetkin 13, 41, 72
30/08/2018UELAPOEL FC (H)W 1-0 (aet, 2-1 pens) Henrique 16 (P)
16/09/2018LeagueFC Kaysar Kyzylorda (H)D 0-0
20/09/2018UELFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)D 2-2Aničić 21, Murtazayev 90+5
23/09/2018LeagueFC Akzhayik Uralsk (A)W 2-1Richard Almeida 23, Schetkin 26
26/09/2018LeagueFC Atyrau (A)W 1-0Schetkin 87
30/09/2018LeagueFC Zhetysu Taldykorgan (H)W 3-0Janga 37, Tomasov 85, 86
04/10/2018UELStade Rennais FC (H)
06/10/2018LeagueFC Shakhter Karagandy (A)
06/10/2018LeagueFC Aktobe (A)
20/10/2018LeagueFC Irtysh Pavlodar (H)
20/10/2018LeagueFC Ordabasy Shymkent (H)
25/10/2018UELFK Jablonec (A)
27/10/2018LeagueFC Tobol Kostanay (A)
27/10/2018LeagueFC Tobol Kostanay (A)
03/11/2018LeagueFC Atyrau (H)
03/11/2018LeagueFC Kairat Almaty (H)
08/11/2018UELFK Jablonec (H)
11/11/2018LeagueFC Zhetysu Taldykorgan (A)
11/11/2018LeagueFC Irtysh Pavlodar (H)
29/11/2018UELFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)
13/12/2018UELStade Rennais FC (A)
1FC Astana272142551467
2FC Kairat Almaty271935572560
3FC Tobol Kostanay281378302646
4FC Zhetysu Taldykorgan2810711313637
5FC Aktobe281198474036
6FC Ordabasy Shymkent2810513314135
7FC Kaysar Kyzylorda2871110252932
8FC Kyzylzhar Petropavlovsk279315234030
9FC Akzhayik Uralsk287813293729
10FC Atyrau287714274228
11FC Shakhter Karagandy276912223127
12FC Irtysh Pavlodar287516233926
Stade Rennais FCFixtures and results
11/08/2018LeagueLOSC Lille (A)L 1-3Grenier 43
18/08/2018LeagueAngers SCO (H)W 1-0Sarr 81
26/08/2018LeagueOlympique de Marseille (A)D 2-2Bourigeaud 38 (P), Sarr 45+1
02/09/2018LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (H)W 2-0Andre 12, Bensebaini 16
14/09/2018LeagueOGC Nice (A)L 1-2Sarr 58 (og)
20/09/2018UELFK Jablonec (H)W 2-1Sarr 31, Ben Arfa 90+1 (P)
23/09/2018LeagueParis Saint-Germain (H)L 1-3Rabiot 11 (og)
26/09/2018LeagueAmiens (A)L 1-2Grenier 81
30/09/2018LeagueToulouse FC (H)D 1-1Niang 70 (P)
04/10/2018UELFC Astana (A)
07/10/2018LeagueAS Monaco FC (A)
21/10/2018LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (A)
25/10/2018UELFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)
28/10/2018LeagueStade de Reims (H)
03/11/2018LeagueSM Caen (A)
08/11/2018UELFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)
10/11/2018LeagueFC Nantes (H)
24/11/2018LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (A)
29/11/2018UELFK Jablonec (A)
01/12/2018LeagueRC Strasbourg (H)
05/12/2018LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (A)
08/12/2018LeagueDijon FCO (H)
13/12/2018UELFC Astana (H)
15/12/2018LeagueEA Guingamp (A)
22/12/2018LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (H)
12/01/2019LeagueFC Nantes (A)
19/01/2019LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (H)
26/01/2019LeagueParis Saint-Germain (A)
02/02/2019LeagueAmiens (H)
09/02/2019LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (H)
16/02/2019LeagueStade de Reims (A)
23/02/2019LeagueOlympique de Marseille (H)
02/03/2019LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (A)
09/03/2019LeagueSM Caen (H)
16/03/2019LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (A)
31/03/2019LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (H)
06/04/2019LeagueAngers SCO (A)
13/04/2019LeagueOGC Nice (H)
20/04/2019LeagueDijon FCO (A)
28/04/2019LeagueAS Monaco FC (H)
04/05/2019LeagueToulouse FC (A)
11/05/2019LeagueEA Guingamp (H)
18/05/2019LeagueRC Strasbourg (A)
25/05/2019LeagueLOSC Lille (H)
1Paris Saint-Germain880027624
2LOSC Lille851214616
3Montpellier Hérault SC843111615
4AS Saint-Étienne843110915
5Olympique Lyonnais842214714
6Olympique de Marseille8413191613
7Toulouse FC833291112
8RC Strasbourg8323141111
9FC Girondins de Bordeaux8323101111
10SM Caen8242101110
11Angers SCO831491010
12Dijon FCO831491210
13OGC Nice831461210
14Nîmes Olympique SC823313169
15Stade de Reims8233499
16Stade Rennais FC822410138
18AS Monaco FC81348116
19FC Nantes 81348136
20EA Guingamp81165174

Last updated 03/10/2018 19:00CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Astana

  • UEFA Champions League - First qualifying round
    FC Astana 1-0 FK Sutjeska
    1-0 Murtazayev 29 (P)
    Erić, Rukavina, Aničić, Kleinheisler , Muzhikov (92 Zainutdinov), Despotović (73 Schetkin), Tomasov , Maevski, Postnikov, Murtazayev (86 Stanojević), Shomko
  • (18/07/2018)
    FK Sutjeska 0-2 FC Astana (agg: 0-3)
    0-1 Despotović 38, 0-2 Muzhikov 65
    Erić, Rukavina, Aničić, Kleinheisler (81 Richard Almeida), Muzhikov, Despotović (79 Schetkin), Tomasov , Maevski, Postnikov, Murtazayev (85 Zainutdinov), Shomko
  • Second qualifying round
    FC Astana 2-1 FC Midtjylland
    1-0 Kleinheisler 31, 1-1 Wikheim 51, 2-1 Kleinheisler 90+4
    Erić, Rukavina, Aničić, Kleinheisler , Muzhikov (76 Richard Almeida), Henrique (85 Janga), Tomasov , Maevski, Postnikov, Murtazayev (46 Schetkin), Shomko
  • (01/08/2018)
    FC Midtjylland 0-0 FC Astana (agg: 1-2)
    Erić, Rukavina, Aničić, Kleinheisler (92 Logvinenko), Muzhikov, Henrique (78 Murtazayev), Tomasov , Maevski, Kabananga (62 Schetkin), Postnikov, Shomko
  • Third qualifying round
    FC Astana 0-2 GNK Dinamo Zagreb
    0-1 Budimir 39, 0-2 Dani Olmo 84
    Erić, Rukavina, Aničić, Kleinheisler , Muzhikov (46 Richard Almeida), Henrique, Tomasov (80 Murtazayev), Maevski, Kabananga (63 Janga), Postnikov, Shomko
  • (14/08/2018)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 FC Astana (agg: 3-0)
    1-0 Gavranović 74
    Erić, Rukavina, Kleinheisler (78 Schetkin), Henrique, Tomasov , Maevski, Richard Almeida (78 Muzhikov), Maliy, Janga (78 Kabananga), Postnikov, Shomko
  • UEFA Europa League - Play-off
    APOEL FC 1-0 FC Astana
    1-0 Caju 79
    Erić, Rukavina, Kleinheisler , Muzhikov, Henrique (72 Zainutdinov), Tomasov (91 Beysebekov), Maevski, Maliy, Kabananga (85 Janga), Postnikov, Shomko
  • (30/08/2018)
    FC Astana 1-0 APOEL FC (agg: 1-1 , 2-1 P)
    1-0 Henrique 16 (P)
    Nuno Morais 0-1 , Richard Almeida 1-1 , De Vincenti 1-1 (missed) , Aničić 1-1 (missed) , Efrem 1-1 (missed) , Henrique 2-1 , Dellatorre 2-1 (missed) , Beysebekov 2-1 (missed) , Souza 2-1 (missed)
    Erić, Rukavina, Aničić, Kleinheisler (9 Beysebekov), Muzhikov (53 Richard Almeida), Henrique, Tomasov , Maevski (32 Logvinenko), Kabananga (84 Janga), Postnikov, Shomko
  • Group stage
    Group K - Group Standings
    Stade Rennais FC1100213
    FC Astana1010221
    FC Dynamo Kyiv1010221
    FK Jablonec1001120
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv 2-2 FC Astana
    1-0 Tsygankov 11, 1-1 Aničić 21, 2-1 Garmash 45+1, 2-2 Murtazayev 90+5
    Erić, Rukavina, Aničić, Kleinheisler , Henrique, Tomasov (88 Murtazayev), Maevski, Richard Almeida (80 Muzhikov), Kabananga (82 Janga), Postnikov, Shomko
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Astana-Stade Rennais FC
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    FK Jablonec-FC Astana
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC Astana-FK Jablonec
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    FC Astana-FC Dynamo Kyiv
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Stade Rennais FC-FC Astana

Stade Rennais FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Stade Rennais FC 2-1 FK Jablonec
    1-0 Sarr 31, 1-1 Trávník 54, 2-1 Ben Arfa 90+1 (P)
    Koubek, Da Silva, Mexer, Sarr (75 Bourigeaud), Grenier, Siebatcheu, Bensebaini, Andre, Del Castillo (61 Niang), Gelin (65 Ben Arfa), Traore
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Astana-Stade Rennais FC
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Stade Rennais FC-FC Dynamo Kyiv
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv-Stade Rennais FC
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    FK Jablonec-Stade Rennais FC
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Stade Rennais FC-FC Astana

Last updated 03/10/2018 18:33CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMattias Gestranius (FIN)
  • Assistant refereesJan-Peter Aravirta (FIN) , Mikko Alakare (FIN)
  • Additional assistant refereesAntti Munukka (FIN) , Dennis Antamo (FIN)
  • Fourth officialJukka Honkanen (FIN)
  • UEFA DelegatePaul Daniel Zaharia (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerAndrejs Sipailo (LVA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Mattias Gestranius07/06/19782445

Mattias Gestranius

Referee since: 1996
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2009

Tournaments: 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/08/2010UEL3QRMontpellier Hérault SCGyőri ETO FC0-1Montpellier
28/08/2014UELPOLegia WarszawaFC Aktobe2-0Warsaw
05/11/2015UELGSAS Saint-ÉtienneFC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk3-0Saint-Etienne

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/08/2010UEL3QRMontpellier Hérault SCGyőri ETO FC0-1Montpellier
28/08/2014UELPOLegia WarszawaFC Aktobe2-0Warsaw
13/10/2014EUROQRKazakhstanCzech Republic2-4Astana
05/11/2015UELGSAS Saint-ÉtienneFC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk3-0Saint-Etienne

Last updated 03/10/2018 18:24CET



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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