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UEFA Europa League: FC Zürich - PFC Ludogorets 1945 Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

FC ZürichFC ZürichStadion Letzigrund - ZurichThursday 4 October 2018
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Group A - Matchday 2
PFC Ludogorets 1945PFC Ludogorets 1945
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

FC Zürich - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

28/09/1977R1PFC CSKA-Sofia - FC Zürich1-1
agg 1-2 (aet)
SofiaMarkov 32; Cucinotta 105 ET
14/09/1977R1FC Zürich - PFC CSKA-Sofia1-0
ZurichRisi 4

PFC Ludogorets 1945 - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
23/11/2016GSPFC Ludogorets 1945 - FC Basel 18930-0Sofia
13/09/2016GSFC Basel 1893 - PFC Ludogorets 19451-1BaselSteffen 79; Jonathan Cafú 45
UEFA Champions League
04/11/2014GSFC Basel 1893 - PFC Ludogorets 19454-0
BaselEmbolo 34, González 41, Gashi 59, Suchý 65
22/10/2014GSPFC Ludogorets 1945 - FC Basel 18931-0
SofiaMinev 90+2
UEFA Champions League
27/08/2013POFC Basel 1893 - PFC Ludogorets 19452-0
agg: 6-2
BaselF. Frei 11, P. Degen 79
21/08/2013POPFC Ludogorets 1945 - FC Basel 18932-4
SofiaMarcelinho 23, I. Stoyanov 50; Salah 12, 59, Sio 64, Schär 84 (P)
FC Zürich110010100000211021
PFC Ludogorets 19453111301200006123411

Last updated 04/10/2018 18:06CET

Match background Only this chapter

There was a winning start to FC Zürich's European season as they posted a 1-0 victory at AEK Larnaca on UEFA Europa League matchday one. The Swiss side will be keen to add to their Group A points tally against a Ludogorets side still smarting from their opening 2-3 home defeat against Bayer Leverkusen but who have never lost an away game in the group stage of this competition.

Previous meetings
• FCZ's only past encounters with a Bulgarian club took place 41 years ago, when they overcame CSKA Sofia 2-1 on aggregate in a UEFA Cup first-round tie (1-0 at home).

• Ludogorets have a negative balance against Swiss opposition, having won just one of their six UEFA Champions League matches against Basel – though they did draw the two most recent games, in 2016/17 (1-1 away, 0-0 home), which enabled them to finish above them in their group.

Form guide
• Zürich ensured a return to Europe after a year's absence by winning the Swiss Cup for the third time in five years – and tenth time in all – as they denied champions Young Boys the double with a 2-1 win in the Berne final.

• FCZ are in the UEFA Europa League group stage for the fourth time and have yet to progress to the knockout phase. They did, however, reach the round of 32 on their sole UEFA Cup group stage participation, in 2007/08.

Highlights: AEK Larnaca 0-1 Zürich

• The Swiss club are unbeaten in their last eight home group games in the UEFA Europa League (W4 D4). Their only defeat in Zurich at this stage of the competition came in their first such fixture, 0-2 against Sporting CP on matchday one of the 2011/12 season.

• Ludogorets' seventh consecutive Bulgarian league title earned them a place in this season's UEFA Champions League first qualifying round. Having seen off Crusaders 9-0 over two games, they then lost to Hungarian champions Vidi to move into the UEFA Europa League, where they eliminated Zrinjski and Torpedo Kutaisi to reach the group stage of the competition for the second year in a row – and third time in all.

• The Razgrad club have been successful in each of their previous two UEFA Europa League group stage participations, reaching the round of 16 in 2013/14 and round of 32 in 2017/18. They also competed in the 2016/17 round of 32, having finished third in their UEFA Champions League group.

See how Ludogorets lost to Leverkusen

• Ludogorets boast an impressive record on their travels in the UEFA Europa League, having lost just two of their 13 matches, qualifying included (W6 D5). They are undefeated away in six group stage matches (W4 D2).

Links and trivia
• Ludogorets striker Claudiu Keşerü, who opened the scoring against Leverkusen on matchday one, holds the record for the fastest hat-trick scored in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final, finding the net three times in ten minutes for Steaua Bucureşti against Aalborg in a 6-0 win on 18 September 2014.

• Keşerü's only appearance for Romania at UEFA EURO 2016 was a 90-minute outing against Switzerland in Paris (1-1).

The coaches
• A Swiss international left-back from 2000 to 2010 who won 62 caps for his country and appeared at four successive major tournaments, Ludovic Magnin spent most of that time in Germany with Werder Bremen and Stuttgart, winning the Bundesliga with both, before ending his career back in his homeland with Zürich. It was with FCZ's youth teams that he made his first steps as a coach before graduating to the top job in February 2018 and steering the club to Swiss Cup glory three months later.

• A Brazilian coach of vast and varied experience whose many ports of call include Benfica, Botafogo, Santos and the national teams of Peru and Qatar, Paulo Autuori added a new country to his managerial CV when he was appointed by perennial Bulgarian champions Ludogorets in June 2018, succeeding Dimitar Dimitrov as head coach after initially being given the director of football role. His most notable success in 43 years as a coach was a Copa Libertadores/FIFA Club World Cup double with São Paulo in 1995.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Zürich
Formed: 1896
Nickname: Der Stadtclub (The City Club)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 12 (2009)
Swiss Cup: 10 (2018)

Ten-year record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2016/17: group stage
third qualifying round
2014/15: group stage
third qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA club competition
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2009/10: UEFA Champions League group stage
2008/09: first round

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-0: Zürich v Brotnjo
22/06/02, UEFA Intertoto Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: KA Akureyri v Zürich
22/09/70, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Zürich v Bayer Leverkusen
19/12/07, UEFA Cup group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Real Madrid v Zürich
07/05/64, European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
4-0 twice, most recently v Anorthosis Famagusta
15/09/98, first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-3: Sliema Wanderers v Zürich
12/08/99, qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Zürich v Bayer Leverkusen (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Kaiserslautern v Zürich
03/10/79, first round second leg
4-0: Benfica v Zürich
08/12/82, third round second leg


FC Ludogorets Razgrad
Formed: 1945
Nickname: The Eagles from Razgrad

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 7 (2018)
Bulgarian Cup: 2 (2014)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2015/16: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
UEFA Champions League group stage
2013/14: round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
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
7-0: Ludogorets v Crusaders
11/07/18, UEFA Champions League first qualifying round first leg

Biggest away win
0-3: Mladost Podgorica v Ludogorets
19/07/16, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 twice, most recently v AC Milan
15/02/18, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Arsenal v Ludogorets
19/10/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
4-0: Ludogorets v Torpedo Kutaisi
30/08/18, play-off second leg

• Biggest away win
0-2 twice, most recently v Braga
19/10/17, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 twice, most recently v AC Milan (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
1-0 twice, most recently v AC Milan
22/02/18, round of 32 second leg


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Zürich - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Andris VaņinsLVA30/04/198038 - ----16-35-
16Novem BaumannSUI04/12/199522 - --------
25Yanick BrecherSUI25/05/199325 - 1-9-1-3-
3Andreas MaxsøDEN18/03/199424 - 1-3-1-1-
4Becir OmeragicSUI20/01/200216 - --------
6Victor PálssonISL30/04/199127 - 1-9-1-1-
12Hakim GuenoucheFRA30/05/200018 - --------
13Alain NefSUI06/02/198236 - 1-9-26-46-
17Umaru BanguraSLE07/10/198730 - 1-2-12-23-
18Jagne Pa ModouGAM26/12/198928S1-917-7-
22Kevin RüeggSUI05/08/199820 - 1-8-1-1-
31Mirlind KryeziuSUI26/01/199721 - --7-----
34Ilan SauterSUI06/02/200117 - --------
7Adrian WinterSUI08/07/198632 - 1-827-111
10Antonio MarchesanoSUI18/01/199127 - 1-7-3-3-
14Toni DomgjoniSUI04/09/199820 - --9-----
19Yassin MaoucheFRA23/07/199721 - --------
20Maren Haile-SelassieSUI13/03/199919 - --1-----
21Izer AliuSUI15/11/199918 - --2-----
23Fabian RohnerSUI17/08/199820 - --------
27Marco SchönbächlerSUI11/01/199028 - --41182262
29Sangoné SarrSEN07/07/199226 - ----6-7-
32Bledian KrasniqiSUI17/06/200117 - --------
35Simon SohmSUI11/04/200117 - --------
68Roberto RodriguezSUI28/07/199028 - --2-121142
70Benjamin KololliKOS15/05/199226 - 118-1111
71Hekuran KryeziuKOS12/02/199325 - 1-9-1-6-
77Lavdrim RexhepiSUI12/02/199820 - --------
94Salim KhelifiSUI26/01/199424 - 1-611-1-
15Stephen Pius OdeyNGA15/01/199820 - 1-821-1-
99Assan CeesayGAM17/03/199424 - 1-211-1-
-Ludovic MagninSUI20/04/197939 - 1---1-1-
PFC Ludogorets 1945 - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Jorge BrounARG26/05/198632 - 1-2---2-4-11-
29Daniel NaumovBUL29/03/199820 - ------------
33RenanBRA18/05/198929 - 3-2-1-8-5-12-
69Damyan DamyanovBUL29/06/200018 - ------------
3Anton NedyalkovBUL30/04/199325 - 1-3-1-911-7-
4CicinhoBRA26/12/198829 - 4-4-1-7-9-23-
5Georgi TerzievBUL18/04/199226 - 2-1---4-6-171
6NatanaelBRA25/12/199027 - 4-4-1-9-10-362
30Cosmin MoţiROU03/12/198433 - 4-411-81351946
90Rafael ForsterBRA23/07/199028 - 2-2---6-71111
7Dimo BakalovBUL19/12/198829 - 1-1---51--5-
8Lucas SashaBRA01/03/199028 - 3-1---4-5-313
10Gustavo CampanharoBRA04/04/199226 - 3-421-8-7-212
11May MahlanguRSA01/05/198929 - --------6-252
18Svetoslav DyakovBUL31/05/198434 - 4-4-1-9-182652
37João PauloBRA02/06/198830 - 2-1---5-3-10-
44Jacek GóralskiPOL21/09/199226 - 1-4-1-7-8-16-
45Ivaylo KlimentovBUL03/02/199820 - ------------
84MarcelinhoBUL24/08/198434 - 424-11842036313
88WandersonBRA02/01/198830 - 3-421-731114413
9Jose Brandao Goncalves JuniorBRA07/01/199523 - ----1---1-1-
28Claudiu KeșerüROU02/12/198631 - 3141111051464114
70Jakub ŚwierczokPOL28/12/199225 - 44----6-2-64
80Denislav AleksandrovBUL19/07/199721 - ------------
92Jody LukokiCOD15/11/199225 - 3-4-1-7191345
-Paulo Mello AutuoriBRA25/08/195662 - 4-4-1---5-17-

Last updated 04/10/2018 18:06CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC ZürichFixtures and results
22/07/2018LeagueFC Thun (H)W 2-1Schönbächler 16, Winter 62
28/07/2018LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (A)W 2-0Winter 47, Odey 62
05/08/2018LeagueBSC Young Boys (A)L 0-4
12/08/2018LeagueFC St Gallen (H)D 0-0
18/08/2018CupFC Concordia Basel (A)W 6-0Pa Modou 14, Odey 28, 63, Marchesano 33, 88, Kololli 36
26/08/2018LeagueFC Basel 1893 (H)D 1-1Pa Modou 76
01/09/2018LeagueFC Lugano (A)L 0-1
15/09/2018CupFC Breitenrain (A)W 4-2Odey 4, Kololli 23, Nef 40, Rodriguez 90+3
20/09/2018UELAEK Larnaca FC (A)W 1-0Kololli 61 (P)
23/09/2018LeagueFC Luzern (H)W 1-0Odey 55
27/09/2018LeagueFC Sion (A)W 2-1Khelifi 38, Ceesay 90+1
30/09/2018LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (H)D 0-0
04/10/2018UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (H)
07/10/2018LeagueFC Thun (A)
20/10/2018LeagueBSC Young Boys (H)
25/10/2018UELBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
28/10/2018LeagueFC St Gallen (A)
31/10/2018CupFC Red Star Zurich (A)
04/11/2018LeagueFC Luzern (A)
08/11/2018UELBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
11/11/2018LeagueFC Sion (H)
24/11/2018LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (A)
29/11/2018UELAEK Larnaca FC (H)
02/12/2018LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (H)
09/12/2018LeagueFC Basel 1893 (A)
13/12/2018UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (A)
16/12/2018LeagueFC Lugano (H)
02/02/2019LeagueFC St Gallen (A)
09/02/2019LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (H)
16/02/2019LeagueBSC Young Boys (A)
23/02/2019LeagueFC Luzern (H)
02/03/2019LeagueFC Lugano (H)
09/03/2019LeagueFC Thun (A)
16/03/2019LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (H)
30/03/2019LeagueFC Sion (A)
03/04/2019LeagueFC Basel 1893 (H)
06/04/2019LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (A)
13/04/2019LeagueBSC Young Boys (H)
20/04/2019LeagueFC Lugano (A)
27/04/2019LeagueFC Sion (H)
04/05/2019LeagueFC Basel 1893 (A)
11/05/2019LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (A)
15/05/2019LeagueFC Thun (H)
22/05/2019LeagueFC Luzern (A)
25/05/2019LeagueFC St Gallen (H)
1BSC Young Boys990032627
2FC Zürich94328815
3FC Thun9423191414
4FC St Gallen9423141514
5FC Basel 18939342161913
6FC Lugano9243131610
7FC Sion930616199
8FC Luzern930612169
9Neuchâtel Xamax FC922511218
10Grasshopper Club Zürich921611187
PFC Ludogorets 1945Fixtures and results
11/07/2018UCLCrusaders FC (H)W 7-0Marcelinho 25, 66, Brown 40 (og), Keșerü 53, Świerczok 73, 78, 80
17/07/2018UCLCrusaders FC (A)W 2-0Brown 11 (og), Świerczok 65
21/07/2018LeagueFC Etar Veliko Tarnovo (H)W 1-0Wanderson 3
25/07/2018UCLVidi FC (H)D 0-0
28/07/2018LeaguePFC Beroe Stara Zagora (A)D 1-1Marcelinho 58
01/08/2018UCLVidi FC (A)L 0-1
04/08/2018LeaguePFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (H)L 0-1
09/08/2018UELHŠK Zrinjski (H)W 1-0Moţi 16
12/08/2018LeagueVitosha Bistritsa (A)W 2-0Misidjan 66, Keșerü 75
16/08/2018UELHŠK Zrinjski (A)D 1-1Keșerü 24
19/08/2018LeaguePFC CSKA-Sofia (H)W 1-0Wanderson 22
23/08/2018UELFC Torpedo Kutaisi (A)W 1-0Wanderson 45+1
26/08/2018LeaguePFC Slavia Sofia (A)D 0-0
30/08/2018UELFC Torpedo Kutaisi (H)W 4-0Misidjan 6, Campanharo 38, 59, Wanderson 62
02/09/2018LeagueFC Dunav Ruse (H)W 3-1Lukoki 26, Keșerü 51, 53
14/09/2018LeagueFC Vereya Stara Zagora (H)W 2-1Nedyalkov 78, Marcelinho 82
20/09/2018UELBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)L 2-3Keșerü 8, Marcelinho 31
23/09/2018LeaguePFC Botev Plovdiv (A)W 3-2Moţi 58 (P), Mahlangu 62, Marcelinho 89
26/09/2018CupPFC Nesebar (A)W 3-1João Paulo 36, Terziev 64, Lukoki 87
29/09/2018LeaguePFC Cherno More Varna (H)W 5-1Wanderson 12, Keșerü 47, 71, Bakalov 48, Marcelinho 62
04/10/2018UELFC Zürich (A)
07/10/2018LeagueOFC Botev Vratsa (A)
20/10/2018LeaguePFC Levski Sofia (H)
25/10/2018UELAEK Larnaca FC (A)
27/10/2018LeagueFC Septemvri Sofia (A)
30/10/2018CupPFC Slavia Sofia (H)
03/11/2018LeagueFC Etar Veliko Tarnovo (A)
08/11/2018UELAEK Larnaca FC (H)
10/11/2018LeaguePFC Beroe Stara Zagora (H)
24/11/2018LeaguePFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (A)
29/11/2018UELBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
01/12/2018LeagueVitosha Bistritsa (H)
05/12/2018LeaguePFC CSKA-Sofia (A)
08/12/2018LeaguePFC Slavia Sofia (H)
13/12/2018UELFC Zürich (H)
15/12/2018LeagueFC Dunav Ruse (A)
16/02/2019LeagueFC Vereya Stara Zagora (A)
23/02/2019LeaguePFC Botev Plovdiv (H)
27/02/2019LeaguePFC Cherno More Varna (A)
02/03/2019LeagueOFC Botev Vratsa (H)
09/03/2019LeaguePFC Levski Sofia (A)
16/03/2019LeagueFC Septemvri Sofia (H)
1PFC Levski Sofia1081117625
2PFC Ludogorets 19451072118723
3PFC CSKA-Sofia1071218422
4PFC Beroe Stara Zagora1045113617
5PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv1052311917
6PFC Botev Plovdiv1042411814
7PFC Slavia Sofia1035210814
8Vitosha Bistritsa 1041591413
9PFC Cherno More Varna10334121912
10FC Etar Veliko Tarnovo10334101112
11OFC Botev Vratsa102357159
12FC Dunav Ruse1022612198
13FC Septemvri Sofia101188174
14FC Vereya Stara Zagora100373163

Last updated 03/10/2018 18:46CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Zürich

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen1100323
    FC Zürich1100103
    AEK Larnaca FC1001010
    PFC Ludogorets 19451001230
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    AEK Larnaca FC 0-1 FC Zürich
    0-1 Kololli 61 (P)
    Brecher, Maxsø, Pálsson, Marchesano (86 Nef), Odey (75 Ceesay), Bangura, Pa Modou, Rüegg, Kololli, Kryeziu, Khelifi (92 Winter)
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Zürich-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    FC Zürich-Bayer 04 Leverkusen
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen-FC Zürich
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    FC Zürich-AEK Larnaca FC
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945-FC Zürich

PFC Ludogorets 1945

  • UEFA Champions League - First qualifying round
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 7-0 Crusaders FC
    1-0 Marcelinho 25, 2-0 Brown 40 (og) , 3-0 Keșerü 53, 4-0 Marcelinho 66, 5-0 Świerczok 73, 6-0 Świerczok 78, 7-0 Świerczok 80
    Renan, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo (64 Sasha), Dyakov, Keșerü (68 Świerczok), Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson (77 Lukoki), Rafael Forster, Misidjan
  • (17/07/2018)
    Crusaders FC 0-2 PFC Ludogorets 1945 (agg: 0-9)
    0-1 Brown 11 (og) , 0-2 Świerczok 65
    Broun, Cicinho (61 Panov), Terziev, Natanael (70 Nedyalkov), Sasha, Dyakov, Moţi, João Paulo, Świerczok (79 Bakalov), Marcelinho, Lukoki
  • Second qualifying round
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 0-0 Vidi FC
    Renan, Cicinho, Natanael, Sasha (61 Campanharo), Dyakov, Keșerü (60 Świerczok), Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson, Rafael Forster, Misidjan (84 Lukoki)
  • (01/08/2018)
    Vidi FC 1-0 PFC Ludogorets 1945 (agg: 1-0)
    1-0 Hadžić 45
    Renan, Cicinho, Terziev, Natanael, Campanharo (46 Góralski), Dyakov, Moţi, Świerczok (67 Keșerü), Marcelinho, Wanderson (74 João Paulo), Misidjan
  • UEFA Europa League - Third qualifying round
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 1-0 HŠK Zrinjski
    1-0 Moţi 16
    Renan, Cicinho, Natanael, Sasha (78 Campanharo), Dyakov (68 Góralski), Keșerü, Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson (82 João Paulo), Rafael Forster, Lukoki
  • (16/08/2018)
    HŠK Zrinjski 1-1 PFC Ludogorets 1945 (agg: 1-2)
    0-1 Keșerü 24, 1-1 Bilbija 90+2
    Broun, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo (90 Nedyalkov), Dyakov, Keșerü (86 Góralski), Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson, Rafael Forster, Misidjan (73 Lukoki)
  • Play-off
    FC Torpedo Kutaisi 0-1 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    0-1 Wanderson 45+1
    Broun, Nedyalkov, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo (65 Góralski), Dyakov, Keșerü (80 Lukoki), Moţi, Marcelinho (94 Terziev), Wanderson, Misidjan
  • (30/08/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 4-0 FC Torpedo Kutaisi (agg: 5-0)
    1-0 Misidjan 6, 2-0 Campanharo 38, 3-0 Campanharo 59, 4-0 Wanderson 62
    Renan, Nedyalkov, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo, Dyakov (72 Góralski), Keșerü, Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson (87 Bakalov), Misidjan (70 Lukoki)
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 2-3 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    1-0 Keșerü 8, 2-0 Marcelinho 31, 2-1 Havertz 38, 2-2 Kiese Thelin 63, 2-3 Havertz 69
    Renan, Nedyalkov, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo, Dyakov (76 Góralski), Keșerü, Moţi, Marcelinho (82 Goncalves Junior), Wanderson, Lukoki
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Zürich-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    AEK Larnaca FC-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945-AEK Larnaca FC
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945-FC Zürich

Last updated 04/10/2018 20:24CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJuan Martinez Munuera (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesDiego Barbero Sevilla (ESP) , Raúl Cabanero (ESP)
  • Additional assistant refereesCarlos Del Cerro (ESP) , José María Sanchez Martinez (ESP)
  • Fourth officialRoberto Alonso (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateKuanysh Kanapyanov (KAZ)
  • UEFA Referee observerJohan Verbist (BEL)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Juan Martinez Munuera13/07/1982517

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

No such matches refereed

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

No such matches refereed

Last updated 03/10/2018 18:46CET



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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