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UEFA Europa League: FC Zürich - Bayer 04 Leverkusen Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

FC ZürichFC ZürichStadion Letzigrund - ZurichThursday 25 October 2018
18.55CET (18.55 local time)
Group A - Matchday 3
Bayer 04 LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

19/12/2007GSFC Zürich - Bayer 04 Leverkusen0-5
ZurichGreško 19, Bulykin 23, 57, Barnetta 50, Kiessling 80
FC Zürich100100000000100105
Bayer 04 Leverkusen000011000000110050

FC Zürich - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
11/12/2014GSVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - FC Zürich3-0
MonchengladbachHerrmann 31, Hrgota 59, 64
02/10/2014GSFC Zürich - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach1-1ZurichEtoundi 23; Nordtveit 25
UEFA Champions League
23/08/2011POFC Zürich - FC Bayern München0-1
agg: 0-3
ZurichGomez 7
17/08/2011POFC Bayern München - FC Zürich2-0
MunichSchweinsteiger 8, Robben 72
21/02/2008R3Hamburger SV - FC Zürich0-0
agg: 3-1
14/02/2008R3FC Zürich - Hamburger SV1-3
ZurichRochat 88; Jarolím 49, Olić 67, Trochowski 77
European Champions Clubs' Cup
30/09/1981R1FC Zürich - Berliner FC Dynamo3-1
agg: 3-3 ag
ZurichJerković 2, 22, 85; Ullrich 47
16/09/1981R1Berliner FC Dynamo - FC Zürich2-0
BerlinSchulz 53, Backs 59
03/10/1979R11. FC Kaiserslautern - FC Zürich5-1
agg: 8-2
KaiserslauternMelzer 15, 46, Kaminke 29, Wendt 54, Geye 85; Zappa 16
19/09/1979R1FC Zürich - 1. FC Kaiserslautern1-3
ZurichZwicker 83; Neues 20 (P), Bongartz 82, Wolf 85
02/11/1977R2Eintracht Frankfurt - FC Zürich4-3
agg: 7-3
Frankfurt am MainKraus 1, Grabowski 62, Stepanović 68, Krobbach 87; Risi 45 (P), 60, Torstensson 78
19/10/1977R2FC Zürich - Eintracht Frankfurt0-3
ZurichHölzenbein 28, Wenzel 77, Grabowski 90
European Champions Clubs' Cup
16/03/1977QF1. FC Dynamo Dresden - FC Zürich3-2
agg: 4-4 ag
DresdenSchade 18 (P), Kreische 54, 63; Cucinotta 37, Risi 64
02/03/1977QFFC Zürich - 1. FC Dynamo Dresden2-1
ZurichCucinotta 41, Risi 89; Kreische 77

Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

28/09/2006R1Bayer 04 Leverkusen - FC Sion3-1
agg: 3-1
LeverkusenVoronin 62, Ramelow 76, Schneider 86 (P); Fernandes 75
14/09/2006R1FC Sion - Bayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Geneva
FC Zürich8215701600001522111437
Bayer 04 Leverkusen110021100000321081

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Match background Only this chapter

Something has to give as the top two clubs in UEFA Europa League Group A meet at the Stadion Letzigrund with six points apiece from their opening two matches.

• FC Zürich have yet to concede, winning 1-0 twice – away to AEK Larnaca and at home to Ludogorets – whereas Bayer Leverkusen are the group stage's joint highest scorers alongside Arsenal with seven goals, having won 3-2 in Bulgaria and beaten AEK 4-2 at home on matchday two.

Previous meetings
• There has been one previous meeting, Leverkusen winning 5-0 in Zurich in the final group game of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup . That remains the German club's joint biggest margin of victory in European competition as well as the Swiss side's heaviest home defeat.

• FCZ have never beaten a Bundesliga club. Although they have recorded two wins in 15 encounters with German opposition, both were against teams from the East German Oberliga – at home to Dynamo Dresden and Berliner FC Dynamo.

• Leverkusen, meanwhile, are undefeated in three matches against Swiss opposition, their only other tie a 3-1 aggregate win over Sion in the first round of the 2006/07 UEFA Cup.

Highlights: Zürich make it two wins from two

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, despite that heavy home defeat to Leverkusen, in 2007/08.

• The Swiss club are unbeaten in their last nine home group games in the UEFA Europa League (W5 D4). Their only defeat on Swiss soil in the competition proper came in their first such fixture, 0-2 against Sporting CP on matchday one of the 2011/12 season.

• Leverkusen booked direct access to the UEFA Europa League group stage by finishing fifth in last season's Bundesliga.

• This is the Rhinelanders' third UEFA Europa League group stage participation, the previous two, in 2010/11 and 2012/13, having both extended into the knockout phase, where they also competed in 2015/16 after transferring over from the UEFA Champions League. The club's two UEFA Cup group stage campaigns, in 2006/07 and 2007/08, were also successful, both ending in the quarter-finals.

• The Werkself have lost only one of their last eight European away games (W3 D4), though the three goals they registered on matchday one at Ludogorets equalled the total number they had struck in the five previous such encounters combined.

Highlights: Leverkusen 4-2 AEK Larnaca

Links and trivia
• Leverkusen defender Aleksandar Dragović was at Basel between 2011 and 2014, winning three Swiss Super League titles. He faced Zürich ten times, claiming a record of W6 D2 L2 and assisting three goals.

• A record 17 German clubs have participated in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final. With four participations, Leverkusen are now the Bundesliga's most frequent representative.

• Leverkusen's Kai Havertz is the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League's joint top scorer with three goals – level with Salzburg's Munas Dabbur and Dinamo Zagreb's Izet Hajrović. Havertz has also had more attempts on target in the opening two matches – six – than any other player.

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 former German international striker, Heiko Herrlich began his professional playing career at Leverkusen, with whom he won the German Cup, before going on to star for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund, winning the UEFA Champions League with the latter in 1997. He took over as Leverkusen coach in June 2017 following spells with German youth selections and in lower-league football and led the Rhinelanders to a fifth-place Bundesliga finish in his debut campaign.


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


Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Formed: 1904
Nickname: Werkself (Factory Team)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League: (2002)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1988

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
German Cup: 1 (1993)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA club competition
UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2014/15: UEFA Champions League round of 16
UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 32
UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 16
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-1: Leverkusen v Dinamo Tbilisi
13/08/97, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Baník Ostrava
11/08/04, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-6: Tervis Pärnu v Leverkusen
08/07/95, UEFA Intertoto Cup group stage
0-5: Zürich v Leverkusen
19/12/07, UEFA Cup group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Leverkusen v Manchester United
27/11/13, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Barcelona v Leverkusen
07/03/12, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
5-0: Leverkusen v Kispest Honvéd
01/11/94, second round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Zürich v Leverkusen (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Leverkusen v Zenit
03/04/08, quarter-finals first leg
0-3: Leverkusen v Osasuna
05/04/07, quarter-finals first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0 on three occasions, most recently v Parma
18/04/95, semi-finals 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 - 2-11-2-4-
3Andreas MaxsøDEN18/03/199424 - 2-5-2-2-
4Becir OmeragicSUI20/01/200216 - --------
6Victor PálssonISL30/04/199127 - 2110-2121
12Hakim GuenoucheFRA30/05/200018 - --------
13Alain NefSUI06/02/198236 - 2-9-27-47-
17Umaru BanguraSLE07/10/198731 - 2-4-13-24-
18Jagne Pa ModouGAM26/12/198928 - 1-1117-7-
22Kevin RüeggSUI05/08/199820 - 2-10-2-2-
31Mirlind KryeziuSUI26/01/199721 - --7-----
34Ilan SauterSUI06/02/200117 - --------
7Adrian WinterSUI08/07/198632 - 1-1027-111
10Antonio MarchesanoSUI18/01/199127 - 1-8-3-3-
14Toni DomgjoniSUI04/09/199820 - 1-11-1-1-
19Yassin MaoucheFRA23/07/199721 - --------
20Maren Haile-SelassieSUI13/03/199919 - --1-----
21Izer AliuSUI15/11/199918 - --2-----
23Fabian RohnerSUI17/08/199820 - --------
27Marco SchönbächlerSUI11/01/199028 - 1-41192272
29Sangoné SarrSEN07/07/199226 - ----6-7-
32Bledian KrasniqiSUI17/06/200117 - --------
35Simon SohmSUI11/04/200117 - --------
68Roberto RodriguezSUI28/07/199028 - 1-41131152
70Benjamin KololliKOS15/05/199226 - 211032121
71Hekuran KryeziuKOS12/02/199325 - 2-11-2-7-
77Lavdrim RexhepiSUI12/02/199820 - --------
94Salim KhelifiSUI26/01/199424 - 1-711-1-
15Stephen Pius OdeyNGA15/01/199820 - 2-1032-2-
99Assan CeesayGAM17/03/199424 - 2-412-2-
-Ludovic MagninSUI20/04/197939 - 2---2-2-
Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Lukas HradeckyFIN24/11/198928 - 2-6-2-10-
24Thorsten KirschbaumGER20/04/198731 - --------
28Ramazan ÖzcanAUT28/06/198434 - --2---1-
3Panagiotis RetsosGRE09/08/199820 - ----7-12-
4Jonathan TahGER11/02/199622 - 1-815-18-
5Sven BenderGER27/04/198929 - 1-6-15-46-
6Aleksandar DragovićAUT06/03/199127 - 2-5-371752
16Tin JedvajCRO28/11/199522 - 1-3-4-13-
18WendellBRA20/07/199325 - 2-816-24-
23Mitchell WeiserGER21/04/199424 - 2-717-12-
7PaulinhoBRA15/07/200018 - 1-5-1-1-
8Lars BenderGER27/04/198929 - 2-6117-471
10Julian BrandtGER02/05/199622 - 218-61302
15Julian BaumgartlingerAUT02/01/198830 - ----5-232
20Charles AránguizCHI17/04/198929 - --1---8-
21Dominik KohrGER31/01/199424*2-7-10-12-
29Kai HavertzGER11/06/199919 - 23812353
30Sam SchreckGER29/01/199919 - --------
38Karim BellarabiGER08/04/199028 - 1-3174298
9Leon BaileyJAM09/08/199721 - 2-8184167
11Isaac Kiese ThelinSWE24/06/199226 - 116-82245
13Lucas AlarioITA08/10/199226 - 226-2222
17Joel PohjanpaloFIN13/09/199424 - ------83
31Kevin VollandGER30/07/199226 - 2-822-81
-Heiko HerrlichGER03/12/197146 - 2---2-2-

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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)W 1-0Pálsson 84
07/10/2018LeagueFC Thun (A)D 2-2Kololli 29, 57
20/10/2018LeagueBSC Young Boys (H)D 3-3Odey 7, Kololli 10 (P), Rodriguez 58 (P)
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 Boys11911371228
2FC Thun11533231618
3FC Zürich11452131317
4FC Basel 189311452202117
5FC St Gallen11425162114
6FC Lugano11344171913
7FC Luzern11407152012
8FC Sion11326172011
9Grasshopper Club Zürich11326131911
10Neuchâtel Xamax FC11245132310
Bayer 04 LeverkusenFixtures and results
18/08/2018Cup1. CfR Pforzheim (A)W 1-0Alario 27 (P)
25/08/2018LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)L 0-2
01/09/2018LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)L 1-3Bailey 24
15/09/2018LeagueFC Bayern München (A)L 1-3Wendell 5 (P)
20/09/2018UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (A)W 3-2Havertz 38, 69, Kiese Thelin 63
23/09/2018League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)W 1-0Havertz 62
26/09/2018LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (A)W 2-1Volland 50, 60
29/09/2018LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)L 2-4Weiser 9, Tah 39
04/10/2018UELAEK Larnaca FC (H)W 4-2Havertz 44, Alario 49, 88, Brandt 90+2
07/10/2018LeagueSC Freiburg (A)D 0-0
20/10/2018LeagueHannover 96 (H)D 2-2L. Bender 34, Bellarabi 90+4
25/10/2018UELFC Zürich (A)
28/10/2018LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)
31/10/2018CupVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
03/11/2018LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
08/11/2018UELFC Zürich (H)
11/11/2018LeagueRB Leipzig (A)
23/11/2018LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)
29/11/2018UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (H)
03/12/2018League1. FC Nürnberg (A)
08/12/2018LeagueFC Augsburg (H)
13/12/2018UELAEK Larnaca FC (A)
15/12/2018LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
19/12/2018LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)
22/12/2018LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
19/01/2019LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)
26/01/2019LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)
02/02/2019LeagueFC Bayern München (H)
09/02/2019League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
16/02/2019LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (H)
23/02/2019LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
02/03/2019LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
09/03/2019LeagueHannover 96 (A)
16/03/2019LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
30/03/2019LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
06/04/2019LeagueRB Leipzig (H)
13/04/2019LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)
20/04/2019League1. FC Nürnberg (H)
27/04/2019LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
04/05/2019LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)
11/05/2019LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)
18/05/2019LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)
1Borussia Dortmund862027820
2VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach852119917
3SV Werder Bremen852115817
4FC Bayern München851215916
5RB Leipzig843116915
6Hertha BSC Berlin843113815
7Eintracht Frankfurt8413191213
8TSG 1899 Hoffenheim8314141310
9FC Augsburg823314139
10VfL Wolfsburg823311149
11SC Freiburg823310149
121. FSV Mainz 058233489
13Bayer 04 Leverkusen82249158
141. FC Nürnberg82248198
15Hannover 96813410166
16FC Schalke 0482065116
17VfB Stuttgart81256175
18Fortuna Düsseldorf81256185

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Zürich

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen2200746
    FC Zürich2200206
    AEK Larnaca FC2002250
    PFC Ludogorets 19452002240
    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 1-0 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    1-0 Pálsson 84
    Brecher, Maxsø, Pálsson, Nef, Domgjoni, Odey (82 Ceesay), Bangura, Rüegg, Schönbächler (70 Rodriguez), Kololli, Kryeziu
  • 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

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

  • UEFA Europa League - 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
    Hradecky, Tah, Dragović, Paulinho (46 Volland), L. Bender (72 Bailey), Brandt, Kiese Thelin (91 Alario), Wendell, Kohr, Weiser, Havertz
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-2 AEK Larnaca FC
    0-1 Tričkovski 25, 1-1 Havertz 44, 2-1 Alario 49, 3-1 Alario 88, 3-2 Raspas 90+1, 4-2 Brandt 90+2
    Hradecky, S. Bender, Dragović, L. Bender, Bailey (46 Alario), Wendell, Kohr (83 Jedvaj), Weiser, Havertz (70 Brandt), Volland, Bellarabi
  • 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)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    AEK Larnaca FC-Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Last updated 25/10/2018 17:18CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAliyar Aghayev (AZE)
  • Assistant refereesZeynal Zeynalov (AZE) , Rza Mammadov (AZE)
  • Additional assistant refereesRahim Hasanov (AZE) , Orkhan Mammadov (AZE)
  • Fourth officialMubariz Hashimov (AZE)
  • UEFA DelegateAleksandra Pejkovska (MKD)
  • UEFA Referee observerNuno Castro (POR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Aliyar Aghayev17/10/19871445

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
24/11/2016UELGSFC Schalke 04OGC Nice2-0Gelsenkirchen

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/11/2013UYLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaFC Bayern München1-2Moscow
22/10/2014UYLGSGalatasaray AŞBorussia Dortmund3-2Istanbul
24/11/2016UELGSFC Schalke 04OGC Nice2-0Gelsenkirchen

Last updated 23/10/2018 15:20CET



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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