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UEFA Europa League: FC Vorskla Poltava - Qarabağ FK Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

FC Vorskla PoltavaFC Vorskla PoltavaStadion Vorskla im. Olexiy Butovskiy - PoltavaThursday 8 November 2018
21.00CET (22.00 local time)
Group E - Matchday 4
Qarabağ FKQarabağ FK
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
25/10/2018GSQarabağ FK - FC Vorskla Poltava0-1
BakuKulach 48
FC Vorskla Poltava000011000000110010
Qarabağ FK100100000000100101

FC Vorskla Poltava - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

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

Qarabağ FK - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
06/11/2014GSQarabağ FK - FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk1-2
BakuGeorge 36; N. Kalinić 15, 73
23/10/2014GSFC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk - Qarabağ FK0-1
KyivMuarem 21
FC Vorskla Poltava000011000000110010
Qarabağ FK200211000000310223

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Match background Only this chapter

Having finally achieved their first win in the UEFA Europa League proper at the ninth time of asking, 1-0 at Qarabağ on matchday three, Vorskla Poltava will be bidding to complete the double over the champions of Azerbaijan in order to maintain their hopes of qualifying from Group E.

• Qarabağ have yet to score or register a point in the group, losing at Sporting CP (0-2) and at home to Arsenal (0-3) before the defeat in Baku against Vorskla, whose previous two matches had also both ended in defeat – 2-4 in London against Arsenal and 1-2 at home to Sporting.

• Qarabağ will be out if they lose.

Previous meetings
• This is Vorskla's second match in UEFA competition against opposition from Azerbaijan.

• Qarabağ's only previous outings against a Ukrainian club before this season came in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League group stage, when they won 1-0 away to eventual runners-up Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on matchday three before losing 1-2 at home in the reverse fixture a fortnight later.

Highlights: Qarabağ 0-1 Vorskla

Form guide
• Vorskla secured a place in this season's UEFA Europa League group stage by finishing third in the 2017/18 Ukrainian Premier League – their joint-highest ever final placing, matching their achievement in 1996/97, when they qualified for Europe for the first time.

• This is the club's seventh European campaign and their second in the UEFA Europa League group stage. They had to win three qualifying ties to make the grade in 2011/12, including a play-off success against Dinamo Bucureşti, but their six group games yielded just two points and bottom place in a section featuring Standard Liège, Hannover and FC København.

• Vorskla have lost four of their last six European home fixtures, the one win during that sequence – 3-1 against Žilina in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round – proving in vain after a 0-2 first-leg defeat in Slovakia.

• 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.

• Qarabağ have never extended a European campaign into the spring. Their away record in the UEFA Europa League group stage is W2 D1 L7, the two victories coming against Dnipro in 2014/15 and PAOK in 2016/17 (1-0).

• Qarabağ have scored just two away goals in five European encounters this term but have lost only two of them – the two most recent, against Sheriff (0-1) and Sporting.

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Míchel (centre) turns 33 on the day of the game

Links and trivia
• Qarabağ's Albanian defender Ansi Agolli joined the club from Ukrainian side Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih in January 2012. Vorskla midfielder Aleksandre Kobakhidze was his Kryvbas team-mate in 2009/10.

• Qarabağ's Spanish midfielder Míchel turns 33 on the day of the game.

• Qarabağ are one of only two teams yet to collect a point or score a goal after three matchdays in this season's UEFA Europa League; Dudelange (Group F) are the other.

The coaches
• A tall centre-forward, Vasyl Sachko played in the Ukrainian top flight for Volyn Lutsk and Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih before moving to Vorskla in 2008. He has been with the Poltava club ever since, four years as a player then two as assistant coach before taking on the head coach role in the summer of 2014. As a result of leading Vorskla to third place in Ukraine in 2017/18, he qualified the club for the UEFA Europa League group stage, of which he had a brief taste as a player in 2011/12.

• 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.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Vorskla Poltava
Nickname: Zeleno-Bili (Green-and-Whites)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Ukrainian Cup: 1 (2009)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA competition
third qualifying round
2015/16: third qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
group stage
did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10: play-offs
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
3-0 twice, most recently v Glentoran
21/07/11, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-3: Leiftur v Vorskla
20/06/98, UEFA Intertoto Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Vorskla v Standard Liège
03/11/11, UEFA Europa League group stage
0-2: Vorskla v Anderlecht
26/08/97, UEFA Cup second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Benfica v Vorskla
20/08/09, UEFA Europa League play-offs first leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
3-0: Vorskla v Glentoran (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-3: Daugava v Vorskla
23/07/97, first qualifying round first leg
0-2 on three occasions, most recently v Sligo Rovers
04/08/11, third qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Vorskla v Standard Liège (see above)
0-2: Vorskla v Anderlecht (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Benfica v Vorskla (see above)


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 twice, most recently v Arsenal
04/10/18, group stage

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


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Vorskla Poltava - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Bohdan ShustUKR04/03/198632 - 3-14-9-17-
21Oleksandr TkachenkoUKR19/02/199325 - --------
31Dmytro RiznykUKR30/01/199919 - --------
3Andro GiorgadzeGEO03/05/199622 - --2-----
4Igor PerdutaUKR15/11/199027 - 3-14-3-6-
5Najeep YakubuGHA01/05/200018 - 1---1-1-
23Vadym SapaiUKR07/02/198632 - 1-5-1-5-
25Yevhenii MartynenkoUKR25/06/199325 - --4-----
33Olexandr ChyzhovUKR10/08/198632 - 1-8-1-4-
44Ardin DallkuKOS01/11/199424 - 3-1113-3-
50Ibrahim KaneMLI23/06/200018 - --------
66ArturBRA05/08/199424 - 2-7-2-2-
6Oleksandr SkliarUKR26/02/199127 - 3-9-3-7-
7Heham KadymianARM19/10/199226 - --4-----
8Artem HabelokUKR02/01/199523 - 1-6-1-3-
11Vyacheslav SharparUKR02/06/198731 - 311324161
13Marian MysykUKR02/10/199622 - --5-----
17Volodymyr ChesnakovUKR12/02/198830 - 3112-91192
19Volodymyr OdariukUKR13/02/199424 - --3-----
29Dmytro KravchenkoUKR25/02/199523 - 2-9-2-2-
30Alexander KobakhidzeGEO11/02/198731 - 1-9-2-162
40Taras SakivUKR19/11/199720 - --1-----
43Inal ChertkoievUKR08/10/199919 - --------
82Pavlo RebenokUKR23/07/198533 - 3-14215-262
9Mykhailo SerhiichukUKR29/07/199127 - 3-6-3-3-
10Vladyslav KulachUKR07/05/199325 - 321248282
14Nicolas CarecaBRA18/05/199721 - 2-1212-2-
26Iurii KolomoetsUKR22/03/199028 - 3-12-3-5-
-Vasyl SachkoUKR03/05/197543 - 3---3-7-
Qarabağ FK - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Hannes HalldórssonISL27/04/198434 - 2-----3---16-
12Shakhrudin MagomedaliyevAZE12/06/199424 - ------5-----
13VagnerBRA06/06/198632 - 4-2-3-2-12-22-
94Nijat MehbaliyevAZE11/09/200018 - ------------
95Mammad HuseynovAZE29/05/199919 - ------------
4Rahil MammadovAZE24/11/199522 - ------6---3-
5Maksim MedvedevAZE29/09/198929 - 6-213-4-19-781
14Rashad F. SadygovAZE16/06/198236 - 5-2-1-4-181987
25Ansi AgolliALB11/10/198236 - 2-1-1-6-18-742
30Abbas HüseynovAZE13/06/199523 - 1-1-1-9-1-81
52Jakub RzeźniczakPOL26/10/198632 - 3---3-8-24-782
55Badavi HüseynovAZE11/07/199127 - 6-2-2-4-19-54-
77Donald Guerrier HAI31/03/198929 - 61212-5-2-224
2Gara GarayevAZE12/10/199226 - 5-2-3-10-20-71-
6Simeon SlavchevBUL25/09/199325 - 6-2-2-312-10-
8MíchelESP08/11/198533 - 611-3-8292346
9Araz AbdullayevAZE18/04/199226 - ----3-618-283
10Dani QuintanaESP08/03/198731 - 32----1-122315
11Mahir MadatovAZE01/07/199721 - 6-2-3-1036-281
17Abdellah ZoubirFRA05/12/199126 - 5-2-3-833-10-
18Ismayil IbrahimliAZE13/02/199820 - ------3-----
19Filip OzobićCRO08/04/199127 - 5-213-1029-324
21Zaur FarzaliyevAZE01/10/199820 - ------------
28Dzon DelargeCGO24/06/199028 - 312-2-92151408
91Joshgun DiniyevAZE13/09/199523 - 2-1-1-7-2-14-
7Innocent EmegharaSUI27/05/198929 - 3-1-3-843-9-
-Gurban GurbanovAZE13/04/197246 - 6-2-3---21-86-

Last updated 08/11/2018 15:33CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC Vorskla PoltavaFixtures and results
25/07/2018LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)L 0-1
29/07/2018LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (A)L 0-1
04/08/2018LeagueFC Lviv (H)W 1-0Mores Da Cruz 83
11/08/2018LeagueFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)L 1-4Sharpar 25
19/08/2018LeagueFC Mariupol (H)W 2-1Kulach 29, Polehenko 88 (og)
25/08/2018LeagueFC Olexandriya (A)L 0-2
31/08/2018LeagueFC Chornomorets Odesa (H)W 2-1Kulach 49, Ryzhuk 87 (og)
15/09/2018LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (A)W 1-0Dallku 90+1
20/09/2018UELArsenal FC (A)L 2-4Chesnakov 77, Sharpar 90+3
23/09/2018LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (H)W 2-1Rebenok 65, Priyma 90 (og)
30/09/2018LeagueDesna (A)W 2-0Kulach 4, Sharpar 62
04/10/2018UELSporting Clube de Portugal (H)L 1-2Kulach 10
07/10/2018LeagueFC Arsenal Kyiv (H)L 0-2
20/10/2018LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)L 0-1
25/10/2018UELQarabağ FK (A)W 1-0Kulach 48
28/10/2018LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (H)W 2-1Snurnitsyn 44 (og), Kulach 67
31/10/2018CupFC Chornomorets Odesa (A)W 2-1Sakiv 60, Mores Da Cruz 63 (P)
04/11/2018LeagueFC Lviv (A)W 2-0Rebenok 19, Yakubu 39
08/11/2018UELQarabağ FK (H)
11/11/2018LeagueFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
24/11/2018LeagueFC Mariupol (A)
29/11/2018UELArsenal FC (H)
01/12/2018LeagueFC Olexandriya (H)
08/12/2018LeagueFC Chornomorets Odesa (A)
13/12/2018UELSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
23/02/2019LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (H)
02/03/2019LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (A)
09/03/2019LeagueDesna (H)
16/03/2019LeagueFC Arsenal Kyiv (A)
03/04/2019CupDnipro-1 (A)
1FC Shakhtar Donetsk14121136737
2FC Dynamo Kyiv1492316729
3FC Olexandriya14833191227
4FC Vorskla Poltava14806151524
5FC Mariupol14626172120
6FC Zorya Luhansk14464171218
7Desna 14527151817
8FC Lviv14455121517
9FC Karpaty Lviv14446192116
10FC Olimpik Donetsk14437172215
11FC Chornomorets Odesa142399249
12FC Arsenal Kyiv1421117257
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)L 0-3
20/10/2018LeagueSabail (H)L 0-3Zoubir 62
25/10/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (H)L 0-1
28/10/2018LeagueNeftçi PFK (A)L 1-3Madatov 85
31/10/2018LeagueKeşla FK (A)D 1-1Míchel 56
03/11/2018LeagueSumqayıt FK (H)W 2-0Slavchev 25, Delarge 57
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)
04/04/2019LeagueSumqayıt FK (A)
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 PFK1081120725
2Qarabağ FK10622171120
5Gabala SC10334141412
6Sumqayıt FK10325101311
7Keşla FK101368146
8Zirä FK101277165

Last updated 06/11/2018 17:55CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Vorskla Poltava

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Arsenal FC3300829
    Sporting Clube de Portugal3201426
    FC Vorskla Poltava3102463
    Qarabağ FK3003060
    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
    Shust, Perduta, Kulach (75 Mores Da Cruz), Sharpar, Chesnakov, Kolomoets, Kravchenko (70 Skliar), Kobakhidze (77 Serhiichuk), Dallku, Artur, Rebenok
  • 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
    Shust, Perduta, Skliar, Kulach (61 Serhiichuk), Sharpar, Chesnakov, Kolomoets, Kravchenko (84 Habelok), Dallku, Artur, Rebenok
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Qarabağ FK 0-1 FC Vorskla Poltava
    0-1 Kulach 48
    Shust, Perduta, Yakubu (46 Mores Da Cruz), Skliar, Kulach (78 Serhiichuk), Sharpar, Chesnakov, Sapai, Kolomoets, Dallku, Rebenok
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC Vorskla Poltava-Qarabağ FK
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    FC Vorskla Poltava-Arsenal FC
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-FC Vorskla Poltava

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
    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 0-3 Arsenal FC
    0-1 Papastathopoulos 4, 0-2 Smith Rowe 53, 0-3 Guendouzi 80
    Vagner, Garayev (84 Slavchev), Medvedev, Emeghara, Míchel, Madatov (61 Delarge), Zoubir, Ozobić (67 А. Abdullayev), Agolli, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Qarabağ FK 0-1 FC Vorskla Poltava
    0-1 Kulach 48
    Vagner, Garayev, Medvedev, Slavchev (58 Ozobić), Emeghara (58 Madatov), Míchel, А. Abdullayev (69 Delarge), R. F. Sadygov, Zoubir, Rzeźniczak, Guerrier
  • 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

Last updated 07/11/2018 11:05CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSandro Schärer (SUI)
  • Assistant refereesStephane De Almeida (SUI) , Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
  • Additional assistant refereesAlain Bieri (SUI) , Lukas Fähndrich (SUI)
  • Fourth officialRaffael Zeder (SUI)
  • UEFA DelegateClaus Christensen (DEN)
  • UEFA Referee observerEdgar Steinborn (GER)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Sandro Schärer06/06/1988829

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

Last updated 06/11/2018 17:54CET



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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