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UEFA Europa League: FC Spartak Moskva - Rangers FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

FC Spartak MoskvaFC Spartak MoskvaStadion Spartak - MoscowThursday 8 November 2018
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Group G - Matchday 4
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
25/10/2018GSRangers FC - FC Spartak Moskva0-0Glasgow
FC Spartak Moskva000010100000101000
Rangers FC101000000000101000

FC Spartak Moskva - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
05/12/2012GSCeltic FC - FC Spartak Moskva2-1
GlasgowHooper 21, Commons 81 (P); Ari 39
02/10/2012GSFC Spartak Moskva - Celtic FC2-3
MoscowEmenike 41, 48; Hooper 12, Kombarov 71 (og), Samaras 90
UEFA Champions League
29/08/2007QR3Celtic FC - FC Spartak Moskva1-1
agg: 2-2 (aet, 4-3 pens)
GlasgowMcDonald 27; Pavlyuchenko 45
15/08/2007QR3FC Spartak Moskva - Celtic FC1-1MoscowPavlyuchenko 42; Hartley 21

Rangers FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
30/08/2018POFC Ufa - Rangers FC1-1
agg: 1-2
UfaSysuev 32; Ejaria 9
23/08/2018PORangers FC - FC Ufa1-0
GlasgowGoldson 41
14/05/2008FFC Zenit - Rangers FC2-0
ManchesterDenisov 72, Zyryanov 90+4
UEFA Champions League
25/08/2004QR3Rangers FC - PFC CSKA Moskva1-1
agg: 2-3
GlasgowThompson 87; Vágner Love 60
10/08/2004QR3PFC CSKA Moskva - Rangers FC2-1
MoscowVágner Love 4, Jarošík 46; Novo 37
01/11/2001R2FC Dinamo Moskva - Rangers FC1-3
agg: 2-6
MoscowGusev 27; R. de Boer 8, T. A. Flo 42, Løvenkrands 78
18/10/2001R2Rangers FC - FC Dinamo Moskva3-1
GlasgowAmoruso 9, Ball 61, R. de Boer 79; Gusev 89
27/09/2001R1FC Anji - Rangers FC0-1
WarsawKonterman 84
UEFA Champions League
21/08/1996QRFC Alania Vladikavkaz - Rangers FC2-7
agg: 3-10
VladikavkazYanovski 15, Suleymanov 23 (P); McCoist 1, 13, 18, Van Vossen 40, B. Laudrup 56, 83, Miller 87
07/08/1996QRRangers FC - FC Alania Vladikavkaz3-1
GlasgowMcInnes 51, McCoist 60, Petric 77; Yanovski 29
UEFA Champions League
21/04/1993GSRangers FC - PFC CSKA Moskva0-0Glasgow
09/12/1992GSPFC CSKA Moskva - Rangers FC0-1
BochumFerguson 13
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
24/05/1972FRangers FC - FC Dinamo Moskva3-2
BarcelonaStein 24, Johnston 40, 49; Eshtrekov 60, Makhovikov 87
FC Spartak Moskva201130210000503257
Rangers FC633064112101148422513

Last updated 06/11/2018 17:48CET

Match background Only this chapter

There is congestion in the UEFA Europa League Group G standings at the halfway point with just three points separating the four teams. No major issues can be resolved on matchday four but after holding Rangers to a 0-0 draw in Glasgow, Spartak Moskva will be eager to move alongside them in the table by securing a first win and in the process ending their visitors' unbeaten record in Europe under new manager Steven Gerrard.

• The Ibrox club began the group stage with a 2-2 draw at Villarreal and a 3-1 win against Rapid Wien in Glasgow. Spartak, meanwhile, were defeated 2-0 in Vienna on opening night and conceded a penalty deep into added time to draw 3-3 at home to Villarreal

Previous meetings
• There had been no UEFA competition matches between the clubs until matchday three.

• Rangers have a positive record against Russian opponents, and have won four of their six away fixtures, losing just once – although two of those victories came outside Russia, in neutral Bochum and Warsaw. The only draw came earlier this season, when they held FC Ufa 1-1 in the UEFA Europa League play-offs to secure a 2-1 aggregate success. They have played in two European finals against Russian clubs, beating Dinamo Moskva in the 1972 European Cup Winners' Cup but losing to Zenit in the 2008 UEFA Cup.

• Spartak's four games against Scottish opposition before this season had all been against Rangers' arch-rivals Celtic and they failed to win any of them (D2 L2), notably losing 2-3 at home in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Highlights: Rangers 0-0 Spartak Moskva

Form guide
• Spartak were unable to defend their Russian Premier League title in 2017/18, finishing third behind Moscow rivals Lokomotiv and CSKA. Their only European qualifying tie this season brought defeat – 2-3 on aggregate against PAOK in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, a result that propelled them into the UEFA Europa League group stage.

• The Muscovites have played UEFA Europa League football in five previous seasons but never in the group stage. They reached the quarter-finals in 2010/11 and the round of 32 last term, when, having crossed over from the UEFA Champions League in mid-campaign, they lost 4-3 on aggregate to Athletic Club. In the other three seasons they fell at the first hurdle in the qualifying phase.

• A 5-1 win against Sevilla in last season's UEFA Champions League group stage is Spartak's only victory in their last nine European home matches (D4 L4). In the UEFA Europa League, qualifying included, they had lost five successive matches in Moscow until that matchday two draw against Villarreal. Their last home win in the competition was a 3-0 victory against Ajax in the 2010/11 round of 16.

• Rangers qualified for 2018/19 European competition with a third-placed finish in last season's Scottish Premiership. They are one of four teams to have reached this group stage after beginning their UEFA Europa League journey in the first qualifying round, knocking out Shkupi, Osijek, Maribor and, in the play-offs, Ufa – all without losing a match.

• This is the Gers' debut appearance in a UEFA Europa League group stage, although they reached the last 16 in 2010/11 after crossing over in mid-campaign from the UEFA Champions League.

• Defeated unexpectedly by Progrès Niedercorn of Luxembourg in last season's UEFA Europa League first qualifying round on their return to Europe after a six-year wait, Rangers have drawn 12 of their last 18 continental fixtures outside Scotland but won only one – 1-0 at Osijek in this season’s second qualifying round.

Gerrard on being in the Rangers hot seat

Links and trivia
• Rangers are one of ten clubs in the 2018/19 group stage who have lost UEFA Cup or UEFA Europa League finals, the others being Anderlecht, Vidi, Salzburg, Bordeaux, Lazio, Arsenal, Celtic, Sporting CP and, on three occasions, Marseille. Of that group only Anderlecht have lifted the trophy.

• Rangers manager Steven Gerrard played twice for England against Russia in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifiers, winning 3-0 at Wembley but captaining the team to a 2-1 defeat in Moscow that contributed to the Three Lions' qualifying failure.

The coaches
• Following the dismissal of Spartak head coach Massimo Carrera on 22 October, his assistant Raúl Riancho has been placed in temporary charge. The 58-year-old Spaniard previously worked on the coaching staff of both Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukrainian national side, having earlier spent five years as a fitness coach in Russia with Rubin Kazan. He has never previously served as a head coach or manager.

• A Liverpool great with 186 goals in 710 appearances for the Anfield club, most of them as captain, Steven Gerrard launched his managerial career at Glasgow giants Rangers in May 2018. An England international for 14 years, accumulating 114 caps and 21 goals, the dynamic midfielder won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League with Liverpool. After an 18-month end-of-career spell with LA Galaxy he returned to coach Liverpool's youth team before the job at Ibrox lured him to Scotland.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Spartak Moskva
Narodnaya Komanda (The People's Club)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 22 (2017)
Domestic cup: 13 (2003)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
third qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: play-offs
2012/13: UEFA Champions League group stage
2011/12: play-offs
2010/11: quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0: Spartak v Häcken
20/09/07, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 on four occasions, most recently v Litex Lovech
12/08/98, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Spartak v Porto
14/04/11, UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg
1-4: Spartak v Dynamo Kyiv
13/08/08, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg
0-3 on five occasions, most recently v Barcelona
20/11/12, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Liverpool v Spartak
06/12/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
5-0: Spartak v Häcken (see above)

• Biggest away win
HJK Helsinki v Spartak
28/09/83, first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Spartak v Porto (see above)
0-3: Spartak v Mallorca
26/02/04, third round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-2: Werder Bremen v Spartak
30/11/87, second round second leg
Porto v Spartak
07/04/11, quarter-final first leg
three times, most recently v Kaiserslautern
04/11/81, second round second leg


Rangers FC
Nicknames: The Gers, The Teddy Bears, The Light Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (2008)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): (1961), (1967), 1972

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 54 (2011)
Scottish Cup: 33 (2009)
League Cup: 27 (2011)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
first qualifying round
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA club competition
play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2010/11: round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League second qualifying round

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
10-0: Rangers v Valletta
28/09/83, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Valletta v Rangers
14/09/83, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Rangers v Juventus
01/11/95, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers
13/04/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-finals first leg
5-0: Köln v Rangers
03/11/82, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
4-0: twice, most recently v Hapoel Tel-Aviv
22/02/07, round of 32 second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Amica Wronki v Rangers
21/10/04, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Rangers v Auxerre
15/12/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Köln v Rangers (see above)


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Spartak Moskva - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
32Artem RebrovRUS04/03/198434 - ------1-7-
57Aleksandr SelikhovRUS07/04/199424 - ------1-6-
86Artem PoplevchenkovRUS09/06/200018 - ----------
98Aleksandr MaksimenkoRUS19/03/199820 - 2-3-13-3-5-
3Marko PetkovićSRB03/09/199226 - ----3---6-
14Georgi DzhikiyaRUS21/11/199225*1-3-1013-9-
16Salvatore BocchettiITA30/11/198631 - 1-3-10-24-40-
23Dmitri KombarovRUS22/01/198731 - 2-1-9192374
29Ilya KutepovRUS29/07/199325 - ----3-2-7-
38Andrei EschenkoRUS09/02/198434 - 2---4-13-24-
44Aleksandr LikhachevRUS22/07/199622 - ----------
46Artem MaminRUS25/07/199721 - ----------
56Ilya GaponovRUS25/10/199721 - ----------
92Nikolai RasskazovRUS04/01/199820 - 1-3-7-3-4-
7Jano AnanidzeGEO10/10/199226 - ------21102
8Denis GlushakovRUS27/01/198731 - 1---7-103224
19Aleksandr SamedovRUS19/07/198434 - 1-1-7-2384112
22Mikhail IgnatovRUS04/05/200018 - --3-513-3-
25Lorenzo MelgarejoPAR10/08/199028 - 1-3171195336
26Roman EremenkoFIN19/03/198731 - --1-4-374768
27Aleksandr LomovitskiRUS27/01/199820 - 1-3-6-3-4-
40Artem TimofeevRUS12/01/199424 - 1-2-512-4-
47Roman ZobninRUS11/02/199424 - 2-3-13-6-12-
71Ivelin PopovBUL26/10/198731 - 112-10-1313813
88Aleksandr TashaevRUS23/06/199424 - 1-2-8-4-5-
94Sofiane HanniALG29/12/199027 - --2-8-151254
97Danil PoluboyarinovRUS04/02/199721 - ----------
9Zé LuísCPV24/01/199127 - 2-3210552174
12Luiz AdrianoBRA12/04/198731 - 2---10120127535
61Danila ProshliakovRUS08/03/200018 - ----------
99Pedro RochaBRA01/10/199424 - --1-1-1-2-
-Raul Ruiz Gonzalez RianchoESP13/02/196058 - --1---1-1-
Rangers FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Allan McGregorSCO31/01/198236 - 8-3-10-19-59-
13Wes FoderinghamENG14/01/199127 - ----1---2-
28Robby McCrorieSCO18/03/199820 - ----------
55Brian KinnearSCO16/01/200117 - ----------
60Nicky HogarthSCO04/07/200117 - ----------
2James TavernierENG31/10/199127 - 823111551173
6Connor GoldsonENG18/12/199225 - 813-1113-111
15Jon FlanaganENG01/01/199325 - 7-2-6-3-10-
17Ross McCrorieSCO18/03/199820 - 5-1-3-1-6-
19Nikola KatićCRO10/10/199622 - 81--7---81
30Kyle BradleySCO14/02/199919 - ----------
31Borna BarišićCRO10/11/199225 - --1-5-1-133
34Joe WorrallENG10/01/199721 - --3-5-3-3-
36Gareth McAuleyNIR05/12/197938 - --------51
46Rhys BreenSCO06/01/200018 - ----------
49Jordan HoustonSCO28/01/200018 - ----------
51Lewis MayoSCO19/03/200018 - ----------
54Matthew ShielsSCO13/09/200018 - ----------
56Daniel FinlaysonSCO19/01/200117 - ----------
61Jay MackSCO28/07/200117 - ----------
65Nathan PattersonSCO16/10/200117 - ----------
68Murray MillerSCO29/01/200216 - ----------
69Kyle McclellandSCO10/02/200216 - ----------
4Graham DorransSCO05/05/198731 - --1-1-1-1-
8Ryan JackSCO27/02/199226 - 7-1-6-1-28-
10Ovie EjariaENG18/11/199720 - 812-912-101
16Andrew HallidaySCO11/10/199127 - 4-2-7-2-10-
21Daniel CandeiasPOR25/02/198830 - 7-3-823-191
23Lassana CoulibalyMLI10/04/199622 - 313-813-61
26Ryan KentENG11/11/199621 - 6-3-1033-9-
27Stephen KellySCO13/04/200018 - ----------
35Eros GrezdaALB15/04/199523 - --1-3-1-171
37Scott ArfieldCAN01/11/198830 - 6-219221101
40Glenn MiddletonSCO01/01/200018 - 4-3-513-7-
47Jack ThomsonSCO20/01/200018 - ----------
53Cameron PalmerENG15/05/200018 - ----------
57Zac ButterworthSCO24/03/200117 - ----------
58Kieran MckechnieSCO04/04/200117 - ----------
63Ben WilliamsonSCO07/08/200117 - ----------
64Josh McpakeSCO31/08/200117 - ----------
9Umar SadiqNGA02/02/199721 - 1---1---1-
20Alfredo MorelosCOL21/06/199622 - 822211622188
38Kyle LaffertyNIR16/09/198731 - 2-117351181
44Andrew DallasSCO22/07/199919 - ----------
62Adedapo Awokoya-MebudeENG29/07/200117 - ----------
-Steven GerrardENG30/05/198038 - 8-3---3-11-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC Spartak MoskvaFixtures and results
28/07/2018LeagueFC Orenburg (H)W 1-0Gigot 4
04/08/2018LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)D 0-0
08/08/2018UCLPAOK FC (A)L 2-3Popov 7, Promes 17
11/08/2018LeagueFC Anji (H)W 1-0Zé Luís 70
14/08/2018UCLPAOK FC (H)D 0-0
18/08/2018LeagueFC Krasnodar (A)W 1-0Zé Luís 88
25/08/2018LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (H)W 2-1Promes 7 (P), Melgarejo 14
02/09/2018LeagueFC Zenit (A)D 0-0
16/09/2018LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)L 1-2Dzhikiya 56
20/09/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (A)L 0-2
23/09/2018LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (A)D 1-1Fernando 30
26/09/2018CupFC Chernomorets Novorossiisk (A)W 1-0Zé Luís 28
30/09/2018LeagueFC Rostov (H)L 0-1
04/10/2018UELVillarreal CF (H)D 3-3Zé Luís 34 (P), 82, Melgarejo 85
07/10/2018LeagueFC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (A)W 3-2Ignatov 47, Zé Luís 59 (P), Timofeev 90+2
21/10/2018LeaguePFC Arsenal Tula (H)L 2-3Zé Luís 13, 45+2
25/10/2018UELRangers FC (A)D 0-0
29/10/2018LeagueFC Rubin (A)D 1-1Kombarov 78 (P)
01/11/2018CupFC Anji (H)W 1-0Hanni 20
04/11/2018LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)L 1-2Luiz Adriano 74
08/11/2018UELRangers FC (H)
11/11/2018LeagueFC Ufa (A)
25/11/2018LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (H)
29/11/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (H)
02/12/2018LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)
05/12/2018CupFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)
08/12/2018LeagueFC Anji (A)
13/12/2018UELVillarreal CF (A)
24/02/2019CupFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)
03/03/2019LeagueFC Krasnodar (H)
10/03/2019LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (A)
17/03/2019LeagueFC Zenit (H)
31/03/2019LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)
07/04/2019LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (H)
14/04/2019LeagueFC Rostov (A)
21/04/2019LeagueFC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (H)
23/04/2019LeaguePFC Arsenal Tula (A)
28/04/2019LeagueFC Rubin (H)
05/05/2019LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)
12/05/2019LeagueFC Ufa (H)
19/05/2019LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (A)
26/05/2019LeagueFC Orenburg (A)
1FC Zenit13101222931
2FC Lokomotiv Moskva13733191224
3FC Krasnodar13724221223
4FC Rostov1364314822
5PFC CSKA Moskva1355317720
6FC Spartak Moskva13544141319
7FC Orenburg13544141119
8FC Rubin13472131119
9FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast13445142016
10FC Akhmat Grozny13445101316
11FC Dinamo Moskva13364101015
12PFC Arsenal Tula13355171814
13PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara1342771714
14FC Anji1341881913
15FC Ufa1325691611
16FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk131397216
Rangers FCFixtures and results
12/07/2018UELFK Shkupi (H)W 2-0Murphy 23, Tavernier 90+2 (P)
17/07/2018UELFK Shkupi (A)D 0-0
26/07/2018UELNK Osijek (A)W 1-0Morelos 18
02/08/2018UELNK Osijek (H)D 1-1Katić 53
05/08/2018LeagueAberdeen FC (A)D 1-1Tavernier 30
09/08/2018UELNK Maribor (H)W 3-1Morelos 6, Tavernier 50 (P), Coulibaly 86
12/08/2018LeagueSaint Mirren FC (H)W 2-0Morelos 14, Goldson 24
16/08/2018UELNK Maribor (A)D 0-0
23/08/2018UELFC Ufa (H)W 1-0Goldson 41
26/08/2018LeagueMotherwell FC (A)D 3-3Lafferty 15, 38, Ejaria 43
30/08/2018UELFC Ufa (A)D 1-1Ejaria 9
02/09/2018LeagueCeltic FC (A)L 0-1
15/09/2018LeagueDundee FC (H)W 4-0Coulibaly 4, Kent 14, Tavernier 45+3, Middleton 83
20/09/2018UELVillarreal CF (A)D 2-2Arfield 67, Lafferty 76
23/09/2018LeagueSt Johnstone FC (H)W 5-1Tavernier 9, Morelos 34, Arfield 52, Lafferty 74, Candeias 79
30/09/2018LeagueLivingston FC (A)L 0-1
04/10/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (H)W 3-1Morelos 44, 90+4, Tavernier 84 (P)
07/10/2018LeagueHeart of Midlothian FC (H)W 3-1Kent 3, Morelos 13, Arfield 32
21/10/2018LeagueHamilton Academical FC (A)W 4-1Kent 41, Tavernier 84, 87, Morelos 90+4
25/10/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (H)D 0-0
31/10/2018LeagueKilmarnock FC (H)D 1-1Morelos 9
03/11/2018LeagueSaint Mirren FC (A)W 2-0Candeias 80, Morelos 90+2
08/11/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (A)
11/11/2018LeagueMotherwell FC (H)
24/11/2018LeagueLivingston FC (H)
29/11/2018UELVillarreal CF (H)
02/12/2018LeagueHeart of Midlothian FC (A)
05/12/2018LeagueAberdeen FC (H)
09/12/2018LeagueDundee FC (A)
13/12/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (A)
16/12/2018LeagueHamilton Academical FC (H)
19/12/2018LeagueHibernian FC (A)
23/12/2018LeagueSt Johnstone FC (A)
26/12/2018LeagueHibernian FC (H)
29/12/2018LeagueCeltic FC (H)
23/01/2019LeagueKilmarnock FC (A)
26/01/2019LeagueLivingston FC (A)
02/02/2019LeagueSaint Mirren FC (H)
06/02/2019LeagueAberdeen FC (A)
16/02/2019LeagueSt Johnstone FC (H)
23/02/2019LeagueHamilton Academical FC (A)
27/02/2019LeagueDundee FC (H)
09/03/2019LeagueHibernian FC (A)
16/03/2019LeagueKilmarnock FC (H)
30/03/2019LeagueCeltic FC (A)
03/04/2019LeagueHeart of Midlothian FC (H)
06/04/2019LeagueMotherwell FC (A)
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Spartak Moskva

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    PAOK FC 3-2 FC Spartak Moskva
    0-1 Popov 7, 0-2 Promes 17, 1-2 Prijović 29 (P) , 2-2 Limnios 37, 3-2 Pelkas 44
    Maksimenko, Gigot, Promes, Fernando, Luiz Adriano (78 Zé Luís), Bocchetti (94 Rasskazov), Kombarov, Lomovitski, Eschenko, Zobnin, Popov (64 Timofeev)
  • (14/08/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva 0-0 PAOK FC (agg: 2-3)
    Maksimenko, Gigot, Glushakov, Promes, Fernando (62 Samedov), Luiz Adriano, Dzhikiya, Kombarov (76 Melgarejo), Eschenko, Zobnin, Tashaev (46 Zé Luís)
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    Rangers FC3120535
    Villarreal CF31201055
    SK Rapid Wien3102383
    FC Spartak Moskva3021352
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    SK Rapid Wien 2-0 FC Spartak Moskva
    1-0 Timofeev 50 (og) , 2-0 Murg 68
    Maksimenko, Zé Luís, Fernando, Dzhikiya, Bocchetti, Melgarejo, Lomovitski (73 Samedov), Timofeev (81 Ignatov), Zobnin, Rasskazov, Pedro Rocha (73 Popov)
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva 3-3 Villarreal CF
    0-1 Ekambi 13, 1-1 Zé Luís 34 (P) , 1-2 Fornals 49, 2-2 Zé Luís 82, 3-2 Melgarejo 85, 3-3 Santi Cazorla 90+6 (P)
    Maksimenko, Zé Luís, Fernando, Dzhikiya, Bocchetti, Ignatov (69 Hanni), Kombarov (90 Timofeev), Melgarejo, Lomovitski (80 Tashaev), Zobnin, Rasskazov
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Rangers FC 0-0 FC Spartak Moskva
    Maksimenko, Zé Luís, Fernando, Dzhikiya, Bocchetti, Ignatov (84 Popov), Melgarejo, Lomovitski (46 Eremenko), Zobnin, Tashaev (46 Hanni), Rasskazov
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva-SK Rapid Wien
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Villarreal CF-FC Spartak Moskva

Rangers FC

  • UEFA Europa League - First qualifying round
    Rangers FC 2-0 FK Shkupi
    1-0 Murphy 23, 2-0 Tavernier 90+2 (P)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy, Windass (79 Middleton), Flanagan, Ross McCrorie, Katić, Morelos, Candeias (56 Jack), Arfield (67 Ejaria)
  • (17/07/2018)
    FK Shkupi 0-0 Rangers FC (agg: 0-2)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy (90 Halliday), Jack, Windass (64 Middleton), Flanagan, Ross McCrorie, Katić, Morelos, Candeias (72 Ejaria)
  • Second qualifying round
    NK Osijek 0-1 Rangers FC
    0-1 Morelos 18
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy (68 Windass), Jack, Ejaria (78 Ross McCrorie), Flanagan, Katić, Morelos (94 Middleton), Coulibaly, Kent
  • (02/08/2018)
    Rangers FC 1-1 NK Osijek (agg: 2-1)
    1-0 Katić 53, 1-1 Goldson 89 (og)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Ejaria (93 Halliday), Flanagan, Katić, Morelos, Candeias (85 Windass), Coulibaly (75 Arfield), Kent
  • Third qualifying round
    Rangers FC 3-1 NK Maribor
    1-0 Morelos 6, 1-1 Viler 40, 2-1 Tavernier 50 (P) , 3-1 Coulibaly 86
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Ejaria (78 Murphy), Flanagan, Katić, Morelos (88 Sadiq), Candeias, Coulibaly, Kent (87 Ross McCrorie), Arfield
  • (16/08/2018)
    NK Maribor 0-0 Rangers FC (agg: 1-3)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy (76 Ross McCrorie), Jack, Ejaria (68 Kent), Halliday, Katić, Morelos, Candeias, Arfield
  • Play-off
    Rangers FC 1-0 FC Ufa
    1-0 Goldson 41
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Ejaria, Flanagan, Katić, Morelos, Candeias (69 Lafferty), Kent (77 Middleton), Arfield
  • (30/08/2018)
    FC Ufa 1-1 Rangers FC (agg: 1-2)
    0-1 Ejaria 9, 1-1 Sysuev 32
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Ejaria, Flanagan, Katić, Morelos, Candeias (46 Lafferty), Kent, Arfield (70 Halliday)
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Villarreal CF 2-2 Rangers FC
    1-0 Bacca 1, 1-1 Arfield 67, 2-1 Moreno 69, 2-2 Lafferty 76
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Halliday, Candeias (77 Ross McCrorie), Coulibaly (70 Middleton), Kent, Barišić (85 Dorrans), Worrall, Arfield, Lafferty
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Rangers FC 3-1 SK Rapid Wien
    0-1 Veton Berisha 42, 1-1 Morelos 44, 2-1 Tavernier 84 (P) , 3-1 Morelos 90+4
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Ejaria, Flanagan, Morelos (95 Middleton), Candeias, Coulibaly, Kent (90 Halliday), Worrall, Arfield
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Rangers FC 0-0 FC Spartak Moskva
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack (68 Grezda), Ejaria, Flanagan, Morelos, Candeias (86 Middleton), Coulibaly, Kent, Worrall
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Rangers FC-Villarreal CF
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    SK Rapid Wien-Rangers FC

Last updated 06/11/2018 17:50CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIvan Bebek (CRO)
  • Assistant refereesTomislav Petrović (CRO) , Miro Grgić (CRO)
  • Additional assistant refereesMario Zebec (CRO) , Goran Gabrilo (CRO)
  • Fourth officialGoran Pataki (CRO)
  • UEFA DelegateVelid Imamović (BIH)
  • UEFA Referee observerIgor Satchi (MDA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Ivan Bebek30/05/197754108

Ivan Bebek

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2000
FIFA badge: 2003

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2008, 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2005 UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
12/08/2004UEL2QRFC Akhmat GroznyKKS Lech Poznań1-0Moscow
29/11/2007UELGSClub Atlético de MadridAberdeen FC2-0Madrid
27/08/2009UELPOFC ZenitCD Nacional1-1St Petersburg
14/12/2011UELGSRSC AnderlechtFC Lokomotiv Moskva5-3Brussels
21/08/2014UELPOApollon Limassol FCFC Lokomotiv Moskva1-1Nicosia
29/09/2016UELGSFC KrasnodarOGC Nice5-2Krasnodar
23/08/2018UELPOFK SūduvaCeltic FC1-1Marijampole

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/03/2004U172QRNorthern IrelandScotland2-0Seraing
12/08/2004UEL2QRFC Akhmat GroznyKKS Lech Poznań1-0Moscow
29/11/2007UELGSClub Atlético de MadridAberdeen FC2-0Madrid
27/08/2009UELPOFC ZenitCD Nacional1-1St Petersburg
04/08/2010UCL3QRCeltic FCSC Braga2-1Glasgow
08/10/2010EUROQRCzech RepublicScotland1-0Prague
14/12/2011UELGSRSC AnderlechtFC Lokomotiv Moskva5-3Brussels
24/10/2012UCLGSFC ZenitRSC Anderlecht1-0St Petersburg
20/11/2012UCLGSFC Spartak MoskvaFC Barcelona0-3Moscow
22/10/2013UCLGSCeltic FCAFC Ajax2-1Glasgow
21/08/2014UELPOApollon Limassol FCFC Lokomotiv Moskva1-1Nicosia
29/09/2016UELGSFC KrasnodarOGC Nice5-2Krasnodar
23/08/2018UELPOFK SūduvaCeltic FC1-1Marijampole

Last updated 07/11/2018 03:30CET



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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