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UEFA Europa League: Sporting Clube de Portugal - Arsenal FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Sporting Clube de PortugalSporting Clube de PortugalJosé Alvalade - LisbonThursday 25 October 2018
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Group E - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Sporting Clube de Portugal - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
10/12/2014GSChelsea FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal3-1
LondonFàbregas 8 (P), Schürrle 16, Mikel 56; Silva 50
30/09/2014GSSporting Clube de Portugal - Chelsea FC0-1
LisbonMatić 34
UEFA Europa League
15/03/2012R16Manchester City FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal3-2
agg: 3-3 ag
ManchesterAgüero 60, 82, Balotelli 75 (P); Fernández 33, Van Wolfswinkel 40
08/03/2012R16Sporting Clube de Portugal - Manchester City FC1-0
LisbonXandão 51
UEFA Europa League
25/02/2010R32Sporting Clube de Portugal - Everton FC3-0
agg: 4-2
LisbonMiguel Veloso 65, Pedro Mendes 76, Fernández 90+4
16/02/2010R32Everton FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-1
LiverpoolPienaar 35, Distin 49; Miguel Veloso 87 (P)
13/03/2008R16Sporting Clube de Portugal - Bolton Wanderers FC1-0
agg: 2-1
LisbonPereirinha 85
06/03/2008R16Bolton Wanderers FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-1BoltonMcCann 25; S. Vukčević 69
UEFA Champions League
27/11/2007GSManchester United FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-1
ManchesterTévez 61, Ronaldo 90+2; Abel 21
19/09/2007GSSporting Clube de Portugal - Manchester United FC0-1
LisbonRonaldo 62
14/04/2005QFSporting Clube de Portugal - Newcastle United FC4-1
agg: 4-2
LisbonM.Niculae 40, Sá Pinto 71, Beto 76, Rochemback 90+1; Dyer 20
07/04/2005QFNewcastle United FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-0
NewcastleShearer 37
17/03/2005R16Sporting Clube de Portugal - Middlesbrough FC1-0
agg: 4-2
LisbonBarbosa 89
10/03/2005R16Middlesbrough FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-3
MiddlesbroughJob 79, Riggott 86; Barbosa 49, Liedson 53, Douala 65
16/12/2004GSNewcastle United FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-1NewcastleBellamy 5; Custódio 40
04/11/1981R2Sporting Clube de Portugal - Southampton FC0-0
agg: 4-2
21/10/1981R2Southampton FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-4
SouthamptonKeegan 68 (P), Channon 71; Rui Jordão 2, Holmes 20 (og), Fernandes 41, 90+1
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
07/11/1973R2Sporting Clube de Portugal - Sunderland AFC2-0
agg: 3-2
LisbonYazalde 28, Fraguito 69
24/10/1973R2Sunderland AFC - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-1
SunderlandKerr 32, Horswill 64; Yazalde 85
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
18/03/1964QFSporting Clube de Portugal - Manchester United FC5-0
agg: 6-4
LisbonSilva 3, 12, 54, De Carvalho 47, Morais 52
26/02/1964QFManchester United FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal4-1
ManchesterLaw 22, 60 (P), 73 (P), Charlton 40; Silva 65

Arsenal FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
23/11/2010GSSC Braga - Arsenal FC2-0
BragaMatheus 83, 90+3
15/09/2010GSArsenal FC - SC Braga6-0
LondonFàbregas 9 (P), 53, Arshavin 30, Chamakh 34, Vela 69, 84
UEFA Champions League
09/03/2010R16Arsenal FC - FC Porto5-0
agg: 6-2
LondonBendtner 10, 25, 90+1 (P), Nasri 63, Eboué 66
17/02/2010R16FC Porto - Arsenal FC2-1
PortoVarela 11, Falcao 51; Campbell 18
UEFA Champions League
10/12/2008GSFC Porto - Arsenal FC2-0
PortoBruno Alves 39, Lisandro 54
30/09/2008GSArsenal FC - FC Porto4-0
LondonVan Persie 31, 48, Adebayor 40, 71 (P)
UEFA Champions League
06/12/2006GSFC Porto - Arsenal FC0-0Porto
26/09/2006GSArsenal FC - FC Porto2-0
LondonHenry 38, Hleb 48
European Champions Clubs' Cup
06/11/1991R2Arsenal FC - SL Benfica1-3
agg 2-4 (aet)
LondonPates 19; Isaías 35, 109 ET, Kulkov 100 ET
23/10/1991R2SL Benfica - Arsenal FC1-1LisbonIsaías 15; Campbell 18
Sporting Clube de Portugal10712112270000219393326
Arsenal FC540150230000104242010

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Match background Only this chapter

With maximum points from their opening two fixtures in UEFA Europa League Group E, Sporting CP and Arsenal already have the round of 32 in their sights as they go head to head in Lisbon.

• Arsenal have run up seven goals – the joint highest tally in the competition, alongside Group A's Bayer Leverkusen – in beating Vorskla Poltava at home (4-2) and Qarabağ away (3-0). Sporting followed their opening 2-0 home win against the champions of Azerbaijan by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat with two late goals at Vorskla (2-1).

Previous meetings
• Despite the clubs' considerable European pedigree, they have never met in UEFA competition. They did, however, come face to face in the 1969/70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup second round, with Arsenal winning 3-0 on aggregate (0-0 away, 3-0 home) en route to lifting the trophy.

• Sporting's 21 UEFA fixtures against English clubs have yielded nine wins and nine defeats, seven of the victories at home including both of their previous engagements in the UEFA Europa League – 3-0 against Everton in the 2009/10 round of 32 and 1-0 versus Manchester City in the 2011/12 round of 16, the Lisbon club winning both ties.

• Arsenal have never won in five UEFA visits to Portugal (D2 L3), scoring just two goals – both, curiously, by a player called Campbell (striker Kevin against Benfica in the 1991/92 European Champion Clubs' Cup; defender Sol against Porto in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League).

Highlights: Vorskla 1-2 Sporting CP

Form guide
• Sporting finished third in the 2017/18 Portuguese Liga. They suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Aves in the Portuguese Cup final, but nevertheless claimed a place in the UEFA Europa League group stage.

• The Lisbon club have been regular participants in the UEFA Europa League since its inception in 2009/10, featuring in the competition proper in seven previous seasons and the group stage in five of those, most recently in 2015/16. Semi-finalists in 2011/12, they reached the quarter-finals last season after transferring from the UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Sporting have won all of their last three European home games without conceding. They have only ever lost once at home in the UEFA Europa League group stage and twice in the competition proper, their overall record in Lisbon standing at W18 D8 L2.

• 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 eventual winners Atlético Madrid.

• The 1999/2000 UEFA Cup runners-up won 1-0 away at Crvena zvezda on matchday three last season to make it nine points out of nine. Their away record in the UEFA Europa League is W5 D1 L2, with 15 goals scored and just five conceded.

Highlights: Qarabağ 0-3 Arsenal

Links and trivia
• Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno helped Bayer Leverkusen inflict a rare UEFA Europa League home defeat on Sporting in the 2015/16 round of 16, winning 1-0 in Lisbon and then 3-1 in Germany to eliminate the Portuguese club.

• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, now team-mates at Arsenal, played together in a 2-1 win for Borussia Dortmund at Sporting in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage, the Gabon forward scoring one of the goals.

• Sporting trio Nani (Manchester United), Sebastián Coates (Liverpool, Sunderland) and Radosav Petrović (Blackburn) have all faced Arsenal in the Premier League, Nani winning the competition four times and scoring a memorable goal against the Gunners in a famous 8-2 win at Old Trafford in August 2011.

• Coates and Arsenal's Lucas Torreira are Uruguayan internationals; Torreira is also a former team-mate of Sporting's Bruno Fernandes (Sampdoria, 2016/17).

• Jérémy Mathieu (Sporting) and Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) have played together for France.

The coaches
• A UEFA Cup runner-up as Sporting CP coach in 2004/05, José Peseiro returned to the club in the summer of 2018 as the replacement for Jorge Jesus. A lower-league forward, he was Carlos Queiroz's assistant at Real Madrid prior to his first spell at Sporting and later took charge of several European and Middle Eastern clubs as well as coaching the Saudi Arabia national side from 2009–11. His last European involvement was with Braga in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League.

• 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

Sporting Clube de Portugal
Nickname: Leões (Lions)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (2005)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1964

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 18 (2002)
Portuguese Cup: 16 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League group stage
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA competition
group stage
round of 32
2009/10: round of 16 (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2008/09: UEFA Champions League round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
16-1: Sporting CP v APOEL
13/11/63, European Cup Winners' Cup second round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-9: ÍA Akranes v Sporting CP
17/09/86, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Sporting CP v Bayern München
25/02/09, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Bayern München v Sporting CP
10/03/09, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
7-0: Sporting CP v Politehnica Timisoara
24/10/90, second round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-9: ÍA Akranes v Sporting CP (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Sporting CP v Gençlerbirligi
27/11/03, second round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Celtic v Sporting CP
02/11/83, second round second 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 twice, most recently v Qarabağ
04/10/18, group stage

• 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

Sporting Clube de Portugal - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Emiliano VivianoITA01/12/198532 - ------2-
19Romain SalinFRA29/07/198434 - 2-7-8-12-
40Renan RibeiroBRA23/03/199028 - --1-----
81Luís MaximianoPOR05/01/199919 - --------
99Diogo SousaPOR16/09/199820 - --------
4Sebastián CoatesURU07/10/199028 - 2-71101231
5JeffersonBRA05/07/198830 - 1-4-11-201
6André PintoPOR05/10/198929 - 2-5-181221
13Stefan RistovskiMKD12/02/199226 - 1-7-4-151
22Jérémy MathieuFRA29/10/198334 - 1-2-423854
63Tiago DjalóPOR09/04/200018 - --------
75Abdu ContéPOR24/03/199820 - --------
76Bruno GasparPOR21/04/199325 - 1-1-1-1-
95Thierry CorreiaPOR09/03/199919 - --------
8Bruno FernandesPOR08/09/199424 - 2-7283164
9Marcos AcuñaARG28/10/199126 - 2-7-8-151
16Rodrigo BattagliaARG12/07/199127 - 1-6-71152
17NaniPOR17/11/198631 - 2-632318910
18Carlos ManéPOR11/03/199424 - 1-1-9-151
21RaphinhaBRA14/12/199621 - 216-8181
25Radosav PetrovićSRB08/03/198929 - 1-5-12-331
37WendelBRA28/08/199721 - --------
68Daniel BragançaPOR27/05/199919 - --------
80Bruno PazPOR23/04/199820 - --------
86Nemanja GudeljSRB16/11/199126 - 1-3-231322
90Miguel LuísPOR27/02/199919 - --------
10Fredy MonteroCOL26/07/198731 - 2162147207
23Abdoulay DiabyMLI21/05/199127 - 2-3-7-16-
28Bas DostNED31/05/198929 - --22123328
54Pedro MarquesPOR25/04/199820 - --------
61Diogo BrásPOR16/03/200018 - --------
77Jovane CabralCPV14/06/199820 - 22612222
89Elves BaldéPOR02/10/199919 - --------
-José PeseiroPOR04/04/196058 - 2---8-8-
Arsenal FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Petr ČechCZE20/05/198236 - --7-12-129-
19Bernd LenoGER04/03/199226 - 2-3-12-53-
26Emiliano MartínezARG02/09/199226 - ------2-
44Deyan IlievMKD25/02/199523 - --------
86Arthur OkwonkoENG09/09/200117 - --------
2Héctor BellerínESP19/03/199523 - --9-81231
5Sokratis PapastathopoulosGRE09/06/198830 - 216-231614
6Laurent KoscielnyFRA10/09/198533 - ----6-512
12Stephan LichtsteinerSUI16/01/198434 - 2-2-19-611
16Rob HoldingENG20/09/199523 - 2-4-101111
18Nacho MonrealESP26/02/198632 - 2-71131421
20Shkodran MustafiGER17/04/199226 - --9112-26-
25Carl JenkinsonENG08/02/199226 - ------15-
27Konstantinos MavropanosGRE11/12/199720 - --------
31Sead KolašinacBIH20/06/199325 - 1---202292
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 - 2---333574
7Henrikh MkhitaryanARM21/01/198929 - 1-712998823
8Aaron RamseyWAL26/12/199027 - --91645615
10Mesut ÖzilGER15/10/198830 - 217328210014
11Lucas TorreiraURU11/02/199622 - 2-9-2-2-
15Ainsley Maitland-NilesENG29/08/199721 - --1-9-10-
17Alex IwobiNGA03/05/199622 - 2-618-171
29Matteo GuendouziFRA14/04/199919 - 217-2121
34Granit XhakaSUI27/09/199226 - --91223506
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 - 1-9426125218
14Pierre-Emerick AubameyangGAB18/06/198929 - 129618105628
23Danny WelbeckENG26/11/199027 - 21611543911
49Eddie NketiahENG30/05/199919 - ----5-5-
55Emile Smith RoweENG28/07/200018 - 21--2121
59Joe WillockENG20/08/199919 - ----5-5-
66Xavier AmaechiENG05/01/200117 - --------
72Tyreece John-JulesENG14/02/200117 - --------
87Bukayo SakaENG05/09/200117 - --------
-Unai EmeryESP03/11/197146 - 2---69-119-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Sporting Clube de PortugalFixtures and results
12/08/2018LeagueMoreirense FC (A)W 3-1Bruno Fernandes 16, Dost 74 (P), 90+2
18/08/2018LeagueVitória FC (H)W 2-1Nani 9, 66
25/08/2018LeagueSL Benfica (A)D 1-1Nani 64 (P)
01/09/2018LeagueCD Feirense (H)W 1-0Boges Cabral 88
20/09/2018UELQarabağ FK (H)W 2-0Raphinha 54, Jovane Cabral 88
24/09/2018LeagueSC Braga (A)L 0-1
29/09/2018LeagueCS Marítimo (H)W 2-0Bruno Fernandes 12 (P), Montero 35
04/10/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (A)W 2-1Montero 90+1, Jovane Cabral 90+3
07/10/2018LeaguePortimonense SC (A)L 2-4Montero 63, Coates 88
25/10/2018UELArsenal FC (H)
28/10/2018LeagueBoavista FC (H)
04/11/2018LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)
08/11/2018UELArsenal FC (A)
11/11/2018LeagueGD Chaves (H)
29/11/2018UELQarabağ FK (A)
03/12/2018LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
09/12/2018LeagueCD Aves (H)
13/12/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (H)
16/12/2018LeagueCD Nacional (H)
23/12/2018LeagueVitória SC (A)
02/01/2019LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
06/01/2019LeagueCD Tondela (A)
12/01/2019LeagueFC Porto (H)
19/01/2019LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
30/01/2019LeagueVitória FC (A)
03/02/2019LeagueSL Benfica (H)
10/02/2019LeagueCD Feirense (A)
17/02/2019LeagueSC Braga (H)
24/02/2019LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
03/03/2019LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
10/03/2019LeagueBoavista FC (A)
17/03/2019LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)
31/03/2019LeagueGD Chaves (A)
07/04/2019LeagueRio Ave FC (H)
14/04/2019LeagueCD Aves (A)
20/04/2019LeagueCD Nacional (A)
28/04/2019LeagueVitória SC (H)
05/05/2019LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
12/05/2019LeagueCD Tondela (H)
19/05/2019LeagueFC Porto (A)
1SL Benfica752015517
2SC Braga752016717
3FC Porto750216615
4Rio Ave FC742112814
5Sporting Clube de Portugal741211813
6CD Santa Clara7322141111
7Vitória SC7313121110
8CS Marítimo73136910
9CD Feirense7232439
10Vitória FC7223878
11Boavista FC72148117
12Os Belenenses7142477
13Portimonense SC721410157
14GD Chaves72147127
15Moreirense FC72145137
16CD Tondela7133676
17CD Nacional71246155
18CD Aves71156114
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)W 3-0Papastathopoulos 4, Smith Rowe 53, Guendouzi 80
07/10/2018LeagueFulham FC (A)W 5-1Lacazette 29, 49, Ramsey 67, Aubameyang 79, 90+1
22/10/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (H)W 3-1Özil 45, Aubameyang 63, 66
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)
02/12/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
05/12/2018LeagueManchester United FC (A)
08/12/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)
13/12/2018UELQarabağ FK (H)
16/12/2018LeagueSouthampton 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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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Sporting Clube de Portugal

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Arsenal FC2200726
    Sporting Clube de Portugal2200416
    FC Vorskla Poltava2002360
    Qarabağ FK2002050
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal 2-0 Qarabağ FK
    1-0 Raphinha 54, 2-0 Jovane Cabral 88
    Salin, Coates, Bruno Fernandes, Acuña, Montero (91 Diaby), Ristovski, Battaglia, Nani (86 Jovane Cabral), Raphinha, Mathieu (75 André Pinto), Gudelj
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Vorskla Poltava 1-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal
    1-0 Kulach 10, 1-1 Montero 90+1, 1-2 Jovane Cabral 90+3
    Salin, Coates, Jefferson, André Pinto, Bruno Fernandes, Acuña, Nani, Carlos Mané (58 Montero), Diaby (70 Raphinha), Petrović (70 Jovane Cabral), Gaspar
  • 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)
    Qarabağ FK-Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-FC Vorskla Poltava

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 0-3 Arsenal FC
    0-1 Papastathopoulos 4, 0-2 Smith Rowe 53, 0-3 Guendouzi 80
    Leno, Elneny , Papastathopoulos, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Iwobi (71 Lacazette), Monreal (46 Torreira), Welbeck, Guendouzi, Kolašinac, Smith Rowe (65 Özil)
  • 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 25/10/2018 17:15CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDamir Skomina (SVN)
  • Assistant refereesJure Praprotnik (SVN) , Robert Vukan (SVN)
  • Additional assistant refereesMatej Jug (SVN) , Mitja Žganec (SVN)
  • Fourth officialManuel Vidali (SVN)
  • UEFA DelegateZoran Cvrk (CRO)
  • UEFA Referee observerMiroslav Tulinger (CZE)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Damir Skomina05/08/197627132

Damir Skomina

Referee since: 1992
First division: 2000
FIFA badge: 2003

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA EURO 2016, 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2005 UEFA Regions' Cup, 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2017 UEFA Europa League
2012 UEFA Super Cup
2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
15/02/2007UELR32SC BragaParma FC1-0Braga
06/12/2007UELGSRSC AnderlechtTottenham Hotspur FC1-1Brussels
18/03/2010UELR16Olympique de MarseilleSL Benfica1-2Marseille
01/04/2010UELQFFulham FCVfL Wolfsburg2-1London
23/02/2012UELR32Manchester United FCAFC Ajax1-2Manchester
20/03/2014UELR16SL BenficaTottenham Hotspur FC2-2Lisbon
26/02/2015UELR32Beşiktaş JKLiverpool FC1-0Istanbul
28/04/2016UELSFVillarreal CFLiverpool FC1-0Villarreal
24/05/2017UELFinalAFC AjaxManchester United FC0-2Solna

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/10/2004U191QRPortugalItaly0-0Castelfranco di Sotto
15/10/2004RCUPIRPortalegre (POR)District Zuid 1 (NED)0-0Lanzhot
17/10/2004RCUPIRBrno (CZE)Portalegre (POR)1-1Mikulov
15/02/2007UELR32SC BragaParma FC1-0Braga
06/12/2007UELGSRSC AnderlechtTottenham Hotspur FC1-1Brussels
03/11/2009UCLGSAPOEL FCFC Porto0-1Nicosia
09/12/2009UCLGSLiverpool FCACF Fiorentina1-2Liverpool
18/03/2010UELR16Olympique de MarseilleSL Benfica1-2Marseille
01/04/2010UELQFFulham FCVfL Wolfsburg2-1London
20/10/2010UCLGSFC Internazionale MilanoTottenham Hotspur FC4-3Milan
14/09/2011UCLGSSL BenficaManchester United FC1-1Lisbon
19/10/2011UCLGSOlympique de MarseilleArsenal FC0-1Marseille
22/11/2011UCLGSSSC NapoliManchester City FC2-1Naples
23/02/2012UELR32Manchester United FCAFC Ajax1-2Manchester
06/03/2012UCLR16Arsenal FCAC Milan3-0London
04/04/2012UCLQFChelsea FCSL Benfica2-1London
31/08/2012SCUPFinalChelsea FCClub Atlético de Madrid1-4Monaco
18/09/2012UCLGSReal Madrid CFManchester City FC3-2Madrid
23/10/2012UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskChelsea FC2-1Donetsk
17/09/2013UCLGSManchester United FCBayer 04 Leverkusen4-2Manchester
05/11/2013UCLGSOlympiacos FCSL Benfica1-0Piraeus
20/03/2014UELR16SL BenficaTottenham Hotspur FC2-2Lisbon
21/10/2014UCLGSFC PortoAthletic Club2-1Porto
26/02/2015UELR32Beşiktaş JKLiverpool FC1-0Istanbul
15/09/2015UCLGSManchester City FCJuventus1-2Manchester
20/10/2015UCLGSFC Dynamo KyivChelsea FC0-0Kyiv
28/04/2016UELSFVillarreal CFLiverpool FC1-0Villarreal
04/05/2016UCLSFReal Madrid CFManchester City FC1-0Madrid
18/10/2016UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalBorussia Dortmund1-2Lisbon
23/11/2016UCLGSBeşiktaş JKSL Benfica3-3Istanbul
24/05/2017UELFinalAFC AjaxManchester United FC0-2Solna
18/10/2017UCLGSChelsea FCAS Roma3-3London
14/03/2018UCLR16FC BarcelonaChelsea FC3-0Barcelona
02/05/2018UCLSFAS RomaLiverpool FC4-2Rome
02/10/2018UCLGSTSG 1899 HoffenheimManchester City FC1-2Sinsheim

Last updated 24/10/2018 03:26CET



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