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UEFA Europa League: Qarabağ FK - Arsenal FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Qarabağ FKQarabağ FKBakı Olimpiya Stadionu - BakuThursday 4 October 2018
18.55CET (20.55 local time)
Group E - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Qarabağ FK - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
22/11/2017GSQarabağ FK - Chelsea FC0-4
BakuE. Hazard 21 (P), Willian 36, 85, Fàbregas 73 (P)
12/09/2017GSChelsea FC - Qarabağ FK6-0
LondonPedro Rodríguez 5, Zappacosta 30, Azpilicueta 55, Bakayoko 71, Batshuayi 76, Medvedev 82 (og)
UEFA Europa League
26/11/2015GSQarabağ FK - Tottenham Hotspur FC0-1
BakuKane 78
17/09/2015GSTottenham Hotspur FC - Qarabağ FK3-1
LondonSon 28, 30, Lamela 86; Richard Almeida 7 (P)

Arsenal FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Arsenal FC have not played against a club from their opponents' country

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Match background Only this chapter

Arsenal's first visit to Azerbaijan brings them to the Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu – venue for the 2019 UEFA Europa League final. The London club began their second successive campaign in this competition by beating Vorskla Poltava 4-2 at home, while their matchday two hosts Qarabağ were defeated 2-0 on opening night by Sporting CP in Lisbon.

Previous meetings
• Whereas Arsenal have never previously met opposition from Azerbaijan, Qarabağ's four matches against English clubs have all ended in defeat, the two games in Baku – against Tottenham in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League and Chelsea in last season's UEFA Champions League – both failing to yield a home goal.

Form guide
• Champions of Azerbaijan for the fifth successive year in 2017/18, Qarabağ are also competing in a UEFA group stage for the fifth season running, three appearances in the UEFA Europa League preceding last season's landmark UEFA Champions League adventure. BATE Borisov blocked their route back into that competition this season, in the third qualifying round, but a UEFA Europa League play-off victory against FC Sheriff kept that sequence of group stage appearances going.

Highlights: Sporting CP 2-0 Qarabağ

• Qarabağ have never extended a European campaign into the spring. Their home record in the UEFA Europa League group stage is W2 D4 L3, the only victories coming against Anderlecht in 2015/16 (1-0) and PAOK in 2016/17 (2-0).

• Qarabağ have conceded only once in four European home games this season (W2 D1 L1) – having shipped four goals against Chelsea in their final European fixture last term. They previously held Atlético Madrid to a 0-0 stalemate in Baku as well as a 1-1 draw in the Spanish capital – results that contributed to Atlético's transfer from the UEFA Champions League to the UEFA Europa League, which they went on to win.

• The Gunners finished sixth in the 2017/18 Premier League – their lowest final placing under Arsène Wenger in his swansong season as manager after 22 years. It earned them a second successive qualification for the UEFA Europa League group stage.

• UEFA Champions League ever-presents for 19 successive seasons until last term, Arsenal reached the UEFA Europa League semi-finals at the first attempt, going out to Atlético. Their away record during that run was W4 D1 L2.

• The 1999/2000 UEFA Cup runners-up were 4-2 winners at BATE Borisov on matchday two of last season's UEFA Europa League. Furthermore, the Gunners have never lost away from home on matchday two in six UEFA Champions League encounters (W4 D2).

Highlights: Arsenal 4-2 Vorskla

Links and trivia
• Qarabağ's Innocent Emeghara has played for Switzerland alongside Arsenal duo Stephan Lichtsteiner and Granit Xhaka.

• Arsenal's Mesut Özil scored and set up another goal in Baku to help Germany beat Azerbaijan 3-1 in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier on 7 June 2011.

The coaches
• Qarabağ coach Gurban Gurbanov is Azerbaijan's highest-scoring international with 12 goals in 64 matches. While he regularly changed club as a player, he celebrated ten years as head coach of Qarabağ in August 2018, during which time he has led the club to five successive national league titles, four Azerbaijani Cups and regular European group stage involvement, including a maiden UEFA Champions League adventure in 2017/18. He has doubled up as the coach of Azerbaijan since November 2017.

• After two years with Paris Saint-Germain that yielded seven domestic trophies, Unai Emery was appointed as Arsenal manager in May 2018, replacing the long-serving Wenger. The Spaniard oversaw Sevilla's historic hat-trick of successes in the UEFA Europa League from 2013/14 to 2015/16, having assumed control following a four-year tenure at Valencia and a brief stint at Spartak Moskva. He has been in charge of more UEFA Europa League games than any other coach.


Team facts Only this chapter

Qarabağ FK
Formed: 1951
Nickname: Atlılar (The Horsemen)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Domestic title: 6 (2018)
Azerbaijani Cup: 6 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Champions League group stage
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2015/16: group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2014/15: group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2013/14: play-offs
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2011/12: third qualifying round
2010/11: play-offs
2009/10: play-offs
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Qarabağ v Samtredia
11/07/17, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: Banga v Qarabağ
30/06/11, UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4 twice, most recently v Chelsea
22/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: three times, most recently v Chelsea
12/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
4-0: Qarabağ v Valletta
22/07/14, second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: Banga v Qarabağ (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Qarabağ v Jablonec
30/07/97, first qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Jablonec v Qarabağ
23/07/97, first qualifying round first leg


Arsenal FC
Nickname: The Gunners

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League: (2006)
• UEFA Cup: (2000)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): (1980), 1994, (1995)
• UEFA Super Cup: (1994)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 13 (2004)
FA Cup: 13 (2017)
League Cup: 2 (1993)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2015/16: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2014/15: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2013/14: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2012/13: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2011/12: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2010/11: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2009/10: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
2008/09: UEFA Champions League semi-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-0: Arsenal v Slavia Praha
23/10/07, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: Standard Liège v Arsenal
03/11/93, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup second round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Arsenal v Bayern München
07/03/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1 twice, most recently v Bayern München
15/02/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg
4-0: AC Milan v Arsenal
15/02/12, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
6-0: Arsenal v BATE Borisov
07/12/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Lokomotive Leipzig v Arsenal
27/09/78, first round second leg
0-3: Östersund v Arsenal
15/02/18, round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Arsenal v Spartak Moskva
29/09/82, first round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
3-2 twice, most recently v Borussia Mönchengladbach
25/09/96, first round second leg
2-1 twice, most recently v Deportivo La Coruña
09/03/00, fourth round second leg
1-0 four times, most recently v Atlético Madrid
03/05/18, semi-final second leg


Squad list Only this chapter

Qarabağ FK - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Hannes HalldórssonISL27/04/198434 - 2---------16-
12Shakhrudin MagomedaliyevAZE12/06/199424 - ------3-----
13VagnerBRA06/06/198632 - 4-2-1-2-10-20-
94Nijat MehbaliyevAZE11/09/200018 - ------------
95Mammad HuseynovAZE29/05/199919 - ------------
4Rahil MammadovAZE24/11/199522 - ------3---3-
5Maksim MedvedevAZE29/09/198929 - 6-211-1-17-761
14Rashad F. SadygovAZE16/06/198236 - 5-2---1-171977
25Ansi AgolliALB11/10/198235 - 2-1---5-17-732
30Abbas HüseynovAZE13/06/199523 - 1-1-1-5-1-81
52Jakub RzeźniczakPOL26/10/198631 - 3---1-5-22-762
55Badavi HüseynovAZE11/07/199127 - 6-2-1-1-18-53-
77Donald Guerrier HAI31/03/198929 - 61211-2-1-214
2Gara GarayevAZE12/10/199225 - 5-2-1-5-18-69-
6Simeon SlavchevBUL25/09/199325 - 6-2---1---8-
8MíchelESP08/11/198532 - 611-1-3172326
9Araz AbdullayevAZE18/04/199226 - ----1-316-263
10Dani QuintanaESP08/03/198731 - 32------122315
11Mahir MadatovAZE01/07/199721 - 6-2-1-524-261
17Abdellah ZoubirFRA05/12/199126 - 5-2-1-321-8-
18Ismayil IbrahimliAZE13/02/199820 - ------3-----
19Filip OzobićCRO08/04/199127 - 5-211-627-304
21Zaur FarzaliyevAZE01/10/199820 - ------------
28Dzon DelargeCGO24/06/199028 - 312---51131388
91Joshgun DiniyevAZE13/09/199523 - 2-1-1-4-2-14-
7Innocent EmegharaSUI27/05/198929 - 3-1-1-541-7-
-Gurban GurbanovAZE13/04/197246 - 6-2-1---19-84-
Arsenal FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Petr ČechCZE20/05/198236 - --7-12-129-
19Bernd LenoGER04/03/199226 - 1-1-11-52-
26Emiliano MartínezARG02/09/199226 - ------2-
44Deyan IlievMKD25/02/199523 - --------
86Arthur OkwonkoENG09/09/200117 - --------
2Héctor BellerínESP19/03/199523 - --7-81231
5Sokratis PapastathopoulosGRE09/06/198830 - 1-6-22-603
6Laurent KoscielnyFRA10/09/198533 - ----6-512
12Stephan LichtsteinerSUI16/01/198434 - 1-1-18-601
16Rob HoldingENG20/09/199523 - 1-2-91101
18Nacho MonrealESP26/02/198632 - 1-61121411
20Shkodran MustafiGER17/04/199226 - --7112-26-
25Carl JenkinsonENG08/02/199226 - ------15-
27Konstantinos MavropanosGRE11/12/199720 - --------
31Sead KolašinacBIH20/06/199325 - ----192282
36Daniel BallardENG22/09/199919 - --------
38Tolaji BolaENG04/01/199919 - --------
50Joseph OlowuENG27/11/199918 - --------
51Tobi OmoleENG17/12/199918 - --------
52Jordi Osei-TutuENG02/10/199820 - --------
53Julio PleguezueloESP26/01/199721 - --------
56Dominic ThompsonENG26/07/200018 - --------
4Mohamed Elneny EGY11/07/199226 - 1---323564
7Henrikh MkhitaryanARM21/01/198929 - 1-512998823
8Aaron RamseyWAL26/12/199027 - --7-645615
10Mesut ÖzilGER15/10/198829 - 11622729914
11Lucas TorreiraURU11/02/199622 - 1-7-1-1-
15Ainsley Maitland-NilesENG29/08/199721 - --1-9-10-
17Alex IwobiNGA03/05/199622 - 1-417-161
29Matteo GuendouziFRA14/04/199919 - 1-5-1-1-
34Granit XhakaSUI27/09/199226 - --71223506
40Robbie BurtonENG26/12/199918 - --------
43Charlie GilmourSCO11/02/199919 - --------
54Ben SheafENG05/02/199820 - ----1-1-
57Nathan TormeyENG25/05/200018 - --------
60Gedion ZelalemUSA26/01/199721 - ------1-
69Harrison ClarkeENG02/03/200117 - --------
70Trae CoyleENG11/01/200117 - --------
9Alexandre LacazetteFRA28/05/199127 - --7225125118
14Pierre-Emerick AubameyangGAB18/06/198929 - 127218105628
23Danny WelbeckENG26/11/199027 - 11511443811
49Eddie NketiahENG30/05/199919 - ----5-5-
55Emile Smith RoweENG28/07/200018 - 1---1-1-
59Joe WillockENG20/08/199919 - ----5-5-
66Xavier AmaechiENG05/01/200117 - --------
72Tyreece John-JulesENG14/02/200117 - --------
87Bukayo SakaENG05/09/200117 - --------
-Unai EmeryESP03/11/197146 - 1---68-118-

Last updated 04/10/2018 10:57CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Qarabağ FKFixtures and results
11/07/2018UCLNK Olimpija Ljubljana (A)W 1-0Guerrier 79
18/07/2018UCLNK Olimpija Ljubljana (H)D 0-0
25/07/2018UCLFK Kukësi (A)D 0-0
01/08/2018UCLFK Kukësi (H)W 3-0Dani Quintana 24 (P), 57 (P), Delarge 89
07/08/2018UCLFC BATE Borisov (H)L 0-1
14/08/2018UCLFC BATE Borisov (A)D 1-1Míchel 54
18/08/2018LeagueSabail (A)W 2-0Madatov 27, 86
23/08/2018UELFC Sheriff Tiraspol (A)L 0-1
26/08/2018LeagueNeftçi PFK (H)D 1-1Emeghara 71
30/08/2018UELFC Sheriff Tiraspol (H)W 3-0Medvedev 9, Guerrier 42, Ozobić 55
14/09/2018LeagueSumqayıt FK (H)W 1-0Ozobić 21
20/09/2018UELSporting Clube de Portugal (A)L 0-2
23/09/2018LeagueGabala SC (H)W 4-1Zoubir 30, 72, А. Abdullayev 45+1, Delarge 61
26/09/2018LeagueZirä FK (H)W 3-2Ozobić 28 (P), Emeghara 48, 85
29/09/2018LeagueSabah (A)W 2-0Míchel 82, Emeghara 88
04/10/2018UELArsenal FC (H)
20/10/2018LeagueSabail (H)
25/10/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (H)
28/10/2018LeagueNeftçi PFK (A)
31/10/2018LeagueKeşla FK (A)
03/11/2018LeagueSumqayıt FK (A)
08/11/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (A)
11/11/2018LeagueGabala SC (A)
24/11/2018LeagueSabah (H)
29/11/2018UELSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
02/12/2018LeagueKeşla FK (H)
09/12/2018LeagueZirä FK (A)
13/12/2018UELArsenal FC (A)
03/02/2019LeagueNeftçi PFK (H)
09/02/2019LeagueSumqayıt FK (A)
17/02/2019LeagueGabala SC (H)
23/02/2019LeagueSabah (A)
03/03/2019LeagueKeşla FK (A)
09/03/2019LeagueZirä FK (H)
16/03/2019LeagueSabail (A)
01/04/2019LeagueSumqayıt FK (H)
07/04/2019LeagueGabala SC (A)
13/04/2019LeagueSabah (H)
18/04/2019LeagueKeşla FK (H)
27/04/2019LeagueZirä FK (A)
05/05/2019LeagueSabail (H)
11/05/2019LeagueNeftçi PFK (A)
1Neftçi PFK651013316
2Qarabağ FK651013416
3Sumqayıt FK63128610
6Gabala SC6123795
7Keşla FK60245102
8Zirä FK60155131
Arsenal FCFixtures and results
12/08/2018LeagueManchester City FC (H)L 0-2
18/08/2018LeagueChelsea FC (A)L 2-3Mkhitaryan 37, Iwobi 41
25/08/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)W 3-1Monreal 30, Diop 70 (og), Welbeck 90+2
02/09/2018LeagueCardiff City FC (A)W 3-2Mustafi 11, Aubameyang 62, Lacazette 81
15/09/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)W 2-1Xhaka 49, Özil 58
20/09/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (H)W 4-2Aubameyang 32, 56, Welbeck 48, Özil 74
23/09/2018LeagueEverton FC (H)W 2-0Lacazette 56, Aubameyang 59
26/09/2018CupBrentford FC (H)W 3-1Welbeck 5, 37, Lacazette 90+3
29/09/2018LeagueWatford FC (H)W 2-0Cathcart 81 (og), Özil 83
04/10/2018UELQarabağ FK (A)
07/10/2018LeagueFulham FC (A)
22/10/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
25/10/2018UELSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
28/10/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
31/10/2018CupBlackpool FC (H)
03/11/2018LeagueLiverpool FC (H)
08/11/2018UELSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
11/11/2018LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
25/11/2018LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)
29/11/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (A)
01/12/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
04/12/2018LeagueManchester United FC (A)
08/12/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)
13/12/2018UELQarabağ FK (H)
15/12/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
22/12/2018LeagueBurnley FC (H)
26/12/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
29/12/2018LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
01/01/2019LeagueFulham FC (H)
12/01/2019LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
19/01/2019LeagueChelsea FC (H)
29/01/2019LeagueCardiff City FC (H)
02/02/2019LeagueManchester City FC (A)
09/02/2019LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (A)
23/02/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
26/02/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
02/03/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (A)
09/03/2019LeagueManchester United FC (H)
16/03/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
30/03/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
06/04/2019LeagueEverton FC (A)
13/04/2019LeagueWatford FC (A)
20/04/2019LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
27/04/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
04/05/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
12/05/2019LeagueBurnley FC (A)
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5Arsenal FC750214915
6Watford FC741211813
7AFC Bournemouth7412121213
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10Manchester United FC7313101210
11Everton FC723211119
12Burnley FC72149117
13Crystal Palace FC7214587
14West Ham United FC72148127
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18Newcastle United FC70254102
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20Huddersfield Town FC70253162

Last updated 03/10/2018 18:54CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Qarabağ FK

  • UEFA Champions League - First qualifying round
    NK Olimpija Ljubljana 0-1 Qarabağ FK
    0-1 Guerrier 79
    Vagner, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Madatov, Zoubir (93 R. F. Sadygov), Ozobić (63 Dani Quintana), Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov, Guerrier , Diniyev (46 Slavchev)
  • (18/07/2018)
    Qarabağ FK 0-0 NK Olimpija Ljubljana (agg: 1-0)
    Vagner, Medvedev, Slavchev, Míchel, Dani Quintana (42 Ozobić), Madatov (94 Agolli), Zoubir, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov, Guerrier , Diniyev
  • Second qualifying round
    FK Kukësi 0-0 Qarabağ FK
    Vagner, Garayev, Medvedev, Slavchev, Míchel, Madatov, R. F. Sadygov, Ozobić, Agolli, Hüseynov, Guerrier (89 Hüseynov)
  • (01/08/2018)
    Qarabağ FK 3-0 FK Kukësi (agg: 3-0)
    1-0 Dani Quintana 24 (P) , 2-0 Dani Quintana 57 (P) , 3-0 Delarge 89
    Vagner, Garayev, Medvedev, Slavchev, Emeghara (66 Madatov), Míchel, Dani Quintana (60 Delarge), R. F. Sadygov (77 Rzeźniczak), Zoubir, Hüseynov, Guerrier
  • Third qualifying round
    Qarabağ FK 0-1 FC BATE Borisov
    0-1 Dragun 36
    Halldórsson, Garayev, Medvedev, Slavchev (80 Ozobić), Emeghara, Míchel, R. F. Sadygov, Zoubir, Delarge (67 Madatov), Hüseynov, Guerrier
  • (14/08/2018)
    FC BATE Borisov 1-1 Qarabağ FK (agg: 2-1)
    1-0 Ivanić 20, 1-1 Míchel 54
    Halldórsson, Garayev, Medvedev (85 Delarge), Slavchev (77 Ozobić), Emeghara, Míchel, Madatov, R. F. Sadygov, Zoubir, Hüseynov, Guerrier
  • UEFA Europa League - Play-off
    FC Sheriff Tiraspol 1-0 Qarabağ FK
    1-0 Kapić 8
    Vagner, Garayev, Medvedev, Slavchev (73 Agolli), Míchel, Madatov, R. F. Sadygov, Ozobić, Delarge (46 Zoubir), Hüseynov, Guerrier
  • (30/08/2018)
    Qarabağ FK 3-0 FC Sheriff Tiraspol (agg: 3-1)
    1-0 Medvedev 9, 2-0 Guerrier 42, 3-0 Ozobić 55
    Vagner, Garayev, Medvedev, Slavchev, Emeghara, Madatov (88 Hüseynov), R. F. Sadygov, Zoubir (80 Delarge), Ozobić (82 Diniyev), Hüseynov, Guerrier
  • Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Arsenal FC1100423
    Sporting Clube de Portugal1100203
    FC Vorskla Poltava1001240
    Qarabağ FK1001020
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal 2-0 Qarabağ FK
    1-0 Raphinha 54, 2-0 Jovane Cabral 88
    Vagner, Garayev, Medvedev (62 Hüseynov), Emeghara, Madatov, Zoubir (68 А. Abdullayev), Ozobić, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov, Guerrier , Diniyev (58 Míchel)
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Qarabağ FK-Arsenal FC
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Qarabağ FK-FC Vorskla Poltava
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC Vorskla Poltava-Qarabağ FK
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Qarabağ FK-Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Arsenal FC-Qarabağ FK

Arsenal FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Arsenal FC 4-2 FC Vorskla Poltava
    1-0 Aubameyang 32, 2-0 Welbeck 48, 3-0 Aubameyang 56, 4-0 Özil 74, 4-1 Chesnakov 77, 4-2 Sharpar 90+3
    Leno, Elneny , Papastathopoulos, Mkhitaryan, Torreira (57 Guendouzi), Lichtsteiner, Aubameyang (57 Özil), Holding, Iwobi (70 Smith Rowe), Monreal, Welbeck
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Qarabağ FK-Arsenal FC
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-Arsenal FC
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    Arsenal FC-Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    FC Vorskla Poltava-Arsenal FC
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Arsenal FC-Qarabağ FK

Last updated 03/10/2018 19:13CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDavide Massa (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesFilippo Meli (ITA) , Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
  • Additional assistant refereesDaniele Doveri (ITA) , Michael Fabri (ITA)
  • Fourth officialFabiano Preti (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateIstván Huszár (HUN)
  • UEFA Referee observerNikolay Levnikov (RUS)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Davide Massa15/07/19811129

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
17/07/2014UEL2QRIF ElfsborgKeşla FK0-1Boras
31/07/2014UEL3QRAS TrenčínHull City AFC0-0Zilina

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
17/07/2014UEL2QRIF ElfsborgKeşla FK0-1Boras
31/07/2014UEL3QRAS TrenčínHull City AFC0-0Zilina
09/02/2016UYLPORSC AnderlechtArsenal FC2-0Brussels
12/07/2017U19SFEnglandCzech Republic1-0Tbilisi
14/03/2018UYLQFManchester City FCLiverpool FC1-1Manchester

Last updated 03/10/2018 18:58CET



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