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UEFA Europa League: Chelsea FC - PAOK FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Chelsea FCChelsea FCStamford Bridge - LondonThursday 29 November 2018
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group L - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
20/09/2018GSPAOK FC - Chelsea FC0-1
SalonikaWillian 7
Chelsea FC000011000000110010
PAOK FC100100000000100101

Chelsea FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
05/03/2008R16Chelsea FC - Olympiacos FC3-0
agg: 3-0
LondonBallack 5, Lampard 25, Kalou 48
19/02/2008R16Olympiacos FC - Chelsea FC0-0Piraeus
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
30/09/1970R1Chelsea FC - Aris Thessaloniki FC5-1
agg: 6-2
LondonHollins 7, 27, Hutchinson 20, 56, Hinton 52; Alexiadis 85
16/09/1970R1Aris Thessaloniki FC - Chelsea FC1-1SalonikaAlexiadis 45; Osgood 75

PAOK FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
30/11/2011GSTottenham Hotspur FC - PAOK FC1-2
LondonModrić 38 (P); Salpingidis 6, Athanasiadis 13
15/09/2011GSPAOK FC - Tottenham Hotspur FC0-0Salonika
30/09/1997R1Arsenal FC - PAOK FC1-1
agg: 1-2
LondonBergkamp 22; Vryzas 87
16/09/1997R1PAOK FC - Arsenal FC1-0
SalonikaFrantzeskos 61
Chelsea FC2200312000005320102
PAOK FC311121100000522143

Last updated 27/11/2018 12:50CET

Match background Only this chapter

Through to the round of 32 already with maximum points, 2013 UEFA Europa League winners Chelsea will look to continue that perfect record as they take on PAOK, the Greek side arriving at Stamford Bridge with just three points to their name and in urgent need of a positive result to give themselves a realistic chance of accompanying their hosts into the knockout phase.

• One-nil victors in their opening two games, the second of them at home to Vidi, Chelsea sealed their qualification with back-to-back wins against BATE Borisov, the home fixture ending 3-1 in their favour thanks to a Ruben Loftus-Cheek hat-trick before Olivier Giroud grabbed the only goal in Belarus. The Blues will clinch first place if they avoid defeat against PAOK, or if Vidi fail to win at BATE.

• PAOK's only win, and only goals, of the section came on matchday two when they prevailed 4-1 at BATE. They then lost home (0-2) and away (0-1) to Vidi to compromise their chances of further progress. The Greek club will, however, remain in contention unless they lose to Chelsea and Vidi avoid defeat in Belarus, or if they draw and Vidi win

Highlights: PAOK 0-1 Chelsea

Previous meetings
• Chelsea defeated PAOK 1-0 in Salonika on matchday one with an early Willian strike. It was the clubs' first meeting in UEFA competition.

• The London club are undefeated in five games against Greek opposition and have won both matches at home, most recently overcoming Olympiacos 3-0 in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League round of 16 (and on aggregate by the same score) en route to that season's final.

• PAOK's matchday one reverse was their first defeat in five encounters against English clubs. Their two previous visits to England, both in the capital, brought a 1-1 draw at Arsenal and, seven years ago this week in the UEFA Europa League group stage, a 2-1 win at Tottenham.

Form guide
• Chelsea could finish only fifth in defence of their Premier League title last season, but booked a first ever place in the UEFA Europa League group stage twice over by winning the FA Cup for the eighth time, defeating Manchester United 1-0 in the final.

• Although the west London side are new to this stage of the UEFA Europa League, they won the competition on their only previous participation, in 2013, having crossed over to the knockout phase in mid-season from the UEFA Champions League. Their route to the final in Amsterdam, where they defeated Benfica 2-1, incorporated three straight 3-1 wins at Stamford Bridge.

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• Chelsea ended a run of three successive European home draws with their 1-0 win against Vidi on matchday two. They have not lost a European group game at Stamford Bridge since Basel defeated them 2-1 there in September 2013; the 13 such fixtures since have yielded ten wins and three draws.

• PAOK enjoyed a successful 2017/18 on the domestic front, atoning for a rare early exit in Europe – they lost to Swedish debutants Östersund in the UEFA Europa League play-offs – by retaining the Greek Cup and finishing runners-up to AEK Athens in the Superleague. They harboured high hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time this season when they knocked out Basel and Spartak Moskva in qualifying ties and then held Benfica 1-1 in Lisbon in the first leg of their play-off – only to suffer a second-leg 1-4 defeat in Salonika.

• That means PAOK have extended their record of having participated in every season of the UEFA Europa League to a tenth successive year. They have reached the group stage in six previous campaigns, four of which have extended into the knockout phase but never beyond the round of 32. Schalke were the most recent team to end their interest at that juncture with a 4-1 aggregate win in 2016/17.

• The Salonika side have an overall UEFA Europa League group stage record on the road of W9 D6 L5. The loss in Hungary last time out was their first in five European away fixtures this term (W2 D2).

See PAOK lose on matchday four

Links and trivia
• PAOK trio Chuba Akpom, José Ángel Crespo and José Alberto Cañas have all played in the English Premier League.

• Akpom played alongside Giroud at Arsenal in 2014/15 while PAOK's Omar El Kaddouri was a team-mate of Jorginho at Napoli from the summer of 2015 to December 2016.

• Carrying on from their triumph in 2013, Chelsea are on a run of seven consecutive UEFA Europa League wins. That is the joint third longest sequence in the history of the competition, group stage to final, and another victory will put them second equal alongside Salzburg. However, they will have to win every match through to the semi-finals this season if they are to equal Atlético Madrid's record 15-match run.

• Chelsea are one of four clubs boasting 12 points out of 12 from their opening four UEFA Europa League fixtures, the others being Salzburg (Group B), Dinamo Zagreb (D) and Eintracht Frankfurt (H).

• Chelsea share the best defensive record in this season's competition with Slavia Praha (Group C), having conceded just one goal. No team has ever gone through a UEFA Europa League group with six successive clean sheets; the record of one goal conceded is held jointly by Standard Liège (2011/12) and Salzburg (2017/18).

• This is PAOK's 41st match in the UEFA Europa League group stage; only two clubs, Salzburg and FCSB, have played more.

The coaches
• Named as the new Chelsea boss in succession to his fellow Italian, Antonio Conte, in July 2018, Maurizio Sarri is widely considered to be one of Europe's most progressive coaches. He paid his dues in Italy's lower leagues with a multitude of clubs before getting his big break at Empoli, whom he steered into Serie A, before replacing Rafael Benítez at Napoli in 2015. Three seasons in Naples all brought top-three finishes, his entertaining side running Juventus close for the Scudetto in 2017/18.

• The son of Mircea Lucescu, Bucharest-born Răzvan spent most of his career as a goalkeeper with clubs from the Romanian capital. As a coach, he enjoyed early success with Rapid Bucureşti, winning back-to-back domestic cups and also steering the club into the UEFA Cup quarter-finals. He then had two years in charge of the Romanian national team, but it was in Greece that he further enhanced his reputation, firstly with Xanthi, then as a Greek Cup winner and league runner-up in his debut season at PAOK.


Team facts Only this chapter

Chelsea FC
Nickname: The Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League (1): (2008), 2012
• UEFA Europa League (1): 2013
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (2): 1971, 1998
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 1998, (2012), (2013)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2017)
FA Cup: 8 (2018)
League Cup: 5 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: UEFA Champions League round of 16
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Champions League round of 16
UEFA Champions League round of 16
UEFA Champions League semi-finals
winners (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2011/12: UEFA Champions League winners
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
UEFA Champions League round of 16
UEFA Champions League semi-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
13-0: Chelsea v Jeunesse Hautcharage
29/09/71, European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Jeunesse Hautcharage v Chelsea
15/09/71, European Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Chelsea v Atlético de Madrid
30/04/14, UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg
0-2: Chelsea v Beşiktaş
01/10/03, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Barcelona v Chelsea
18/04/00, UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
3-0: Chelsea v Levski Sofia
20/09/01, first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-2: Levski Sofia v Chelsea
27/09/01, first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat

• Heaviest away defeat
4-2: Viking v Chelsea
03/10/02, first round second leg
twice, most recently v Hapoel Tel-Aviv
18/10/01, second round first leg


Nickname: Dikefalos tou Vora (Two-Headed Eagle of the North)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (1985)
Greek Cup: 6 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17: round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
group stage
group stage
2013/14: round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
round of 32
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2009/10: play-offs
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-0: PAOK v Lokomotiva Zagreb
23/07/15, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Lokomotivi Tbilisi v PAOK
16/09/99, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: PAOK v Benfica
29/08/18, UEFA Champions League play-off second leg
0-3 on four occasions, most recently v Schalke
16/02/17, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Barcelona v PAOK
01/10/75, UEFA Cup first round second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
6-0: PAOK v Lokomotiva Zagreb (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-7: Lokomotivi Tbilisi v PAOK (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 three times, most recently v Schalke (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Barcelona v PAOK (see above)


Squad list Only this chapter

Chelsea FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Kepa ArrizabalagaESP03/10/199424 - 4-13-4-4-
13Willy CaballeroARG28/09/198137 - ------18-
52Jamie CummingENG04/09/199919 - --------
59Marcin BulkaPOL04/10/199919 - --------
2Antonio RüdigerGER03/03/199325 - 1-13110-26-
3Marcos AlonsoESP28/12/199027 - 1-131231311
21Davide ZappacostaITA11/06/199226 - 4-1-4-91
24Gary CahillENG19/12/198532 - 3-1-11-515
27Andreas ChristensenDEN10/04/199622 - 4---72242
28César AzpilicuetaESP28/08/198929 - 1-13-10-541
30David LuizBRA22/04/198731 - --13-2538410
33Emerson PalmieriITA03/08/199424 - 3---81101
4Cesc FàbregasESP04/05/198731 - 3-3-3-11425
5JorginhoITA20/12/199126 - 2-13111-212
7N'Golo KantéFRA29/03/199127 - 2-1312-8-
8Ross BarkleyENG05/12/199324 - 3-1238-8-
10Eden HazardBEL07/01/199127 - 2-1272537614
11Pedro RodríguezESP28/07/198731 - 4-1144-8118
12Ruben Loftus-CheekENG23/01/199622 - 33313353
15Victor MosesNGA12/12/199027 - 2-2-84165
17Mateo KovačićCRO06/05/199424 - 3-11-13-576
20Callum Hudson-OdoiENG07/11/200018 - 2---2-2-
22WillianBRA09/08/198830 - 411322429520
44Ethan AmpaduWAL14/09/200018 - --------
18Olivier GiroudFRA30/09/198632 - 31101944418
29Álvaro MorataESP23/10/199226 - 21125214513
-Maurizio SarriITA10/01/195959 - 4---14-30-
PAOK FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Rodrigo ReyITA08/03/199127 - --------4-
31Alexandros PaschalakisGRE28/07/198929 - 6-4-11-4-14-
54Konstantinos BalomenosGRE11/03/200216 - ----------
99Marios SiampanisGRE28/09/199919 - ----------
3Léo MatosBRA02/04/198632 - 6-3-10130-502
5Fernando VarelaCPV26/11/198731 - 614-9-16-402
6Alin ToşcaROU14/03/199226 - --4-3-10-18-
13Stelios MalezasGRE11/03/198533 - ------161261
15José Ángel CrespoESP09/02/198731 - 6-3-11113-281
20VieirinhaPOR24/01/198632 - 4-2-10-2554810
32Eleftherios LyratzisGRE22/02/200018 - ----------
34Yevhen KhacheridiUKR28/07/198731 - 3-1-3-341691
45Marios TsaousisGRE11/05/200018 - ----------
49Giannis MichailidisGRE18/02/200018 - ----------
56Apostolos DiamantisGRE20/05/200018 - ----------
70Stelios KitsiouGRE28/09/199325 - ----2-131252
7Omar El KaddouriMAR21/08/199028*513-71221303
8MaurícioBRA21/10/198830 - 6-2-7271151
10Dimitris PelkasGRE26/10/199325 - 61319-122296
18Dimitris LimniosGRE27/05/199820 - 613-813-111
19Pontus WernbloomSWE25/06/198632 - --2-8-1837412
21Diego BiseswarNED08/03/198830 - --4-10112-19-
28Yevhen ShakhovUKR30/11/199027 - 6-3-5-244456
37Zisis ChatzistravosGRE16/12/199918 - ----------
43Thomas KaramperisGRE29/01/200216 - ----------
51Theocharis TsiggarasGRE20/08/200018 - ----------
52Serafeim ManiotisGRE17/05/200018 - ----------
74Amr WardaEGY17/09/199325 - 613-6-5-111
87José CañasESP27/05/198731 - 612-10-14-271
9Aleksandar PrijovićSRB21/04/199028 - 64411071034015
11Nikos KarelisGRE24/02/199226 - --1-3-124265
25Alexandros GkargkalatzidisGRE12/04/200018 - ----------
36Giorgos Tzovaras GRE03/11/199919 - ----------
47Chuba AkpomENG09/10/199523 - 2-2-412-4-
58Antonis GaitanidisGRE18/03/200018 - ----------
98Léo JabáBRA02/08/199820 - 4-32813272
-Răzvan LucescuROU17/02/196949 - 6-4---4-12-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Chelsea FCFixtures and results
11/08/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (A)W 3-0Kanté 34, Jorginho 45 (P), Pedro Rodríguez 80
18/08/2018LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 3-2Pedro Rodríguez 9, Morata 20, Alonso 81
26/08/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)W 2-1E. Hazard 76 (P), Yedlin 87 (og)
01/09/2018LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)W 2-0Pedro Rodríguez 72, E. Hazard 85
15/09/2018LeagueCardiff City FC (H)W 4-1E. Hazard 37, 43, 80 (P), Willian 83
20/09/2018UELPAOK FC (A)W 1-0Willian 7
23/09/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)D 0-0
26/09/2018CupLiverpool FC (A)W 2-1Emerson Palmieri 79, E. Hazard 85
29/09/2018LeagueLiverpool FC (H)D 1-1E. Hazard 25
04/10/2018UELVidi FC (H)W 1-0Morata 70
07/10/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (A)W 3-0E. Hazard 30, Barkley 57, Morata 90+3
20/10/2018LeagueManchester United FC (H)D 2-2Rüdiger 21, Barkley 90+6
25/10/2018UELFC BATE Borisov (H)W 3-1Loftus-Cheek 2, 8, 54
28/10/2018LeagueBurnley FC (A)W 4-0Morata 22, Barkley 57, Willian 62, Loftus-Cheek 90+2
31/10/2018CupDerby County FC (H)W 3-2Tomori 5 (og), Keogh 21 (og), Fàbregas 41
04/11/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)W 3-1Morata 32, 65, Pedro Rodríguez 70
08/11/2018UELFC BATE Borisov (A)W 1-0Giroud 53
11/11/2018LeagueEverton FC (H)D 0-0
24/11/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (A)L 1-3Giroud 85
29/11/2018UELPAOK FC (H)
02/12/2018LeagueFulham FC (H)
05/12/2018LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
08/12/2018LeagueManchester City FC (H)
13/12/2018UELVidi FC (A)
16/12/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
19/12/2018CupAFC Bournemouth (H)
22/12/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
26/12/2018LeagueWatford FC (A)
30/12/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
02/01/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
12/01/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
19/01/2019LeagueArsenal FC (A)
29/01/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)
02/02/2019LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)
09/02/2019LeagueManchester City FC (A)
23/02/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
27/02/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
02/03/2019LeagueFulham FC (A)
09/03/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
16/03/2019LeagueEverton FC (A)
30/03/2019LeagueCardiff City FC (A)
06/04/2019LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
13/04/2019LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
20/04/2019LeagueBurnley FC (H)
27/04/2019LeagueManchester United FC (A)
04/05/2019LeagueWatford FC (H)
12/05/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
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16Crystal Palace FC132388179
17Burnley FC1323813279
18Southampton FC1315710248
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PAOK FCFixtures and results
24/07/2018UCLFC Basel 1893 (H)W 2-1Cañas 32, Prijović 80
01/08/2018UCLFC Basel 1893 (A)W 3-0Varela 7, Prijović 52, El Kaddouri 60
08/08/2018UCLFC Spartak Moskva (H)W 3-2Prijović 29 (P), Limnios 37, Pelkas 44
14/08/2018UCLFC Spartak Moskva (A)D 0-0
21/08/2018UCLSL Benfica (A)D 1-1Warda 76
25/08/2018LeagueAsteras Tripolis FC (H)W 1-0Prijović 58 (P)
29/08/2018UCLSL Benfica (H)L 1-4Prijović 13
02/09/2018LeaguePanionios GSS (A)W 1-0El Kaddouri 68
15/09/2018LeagueOFI Crete FC (A)W 3-1Biseswar 37, Léo Matos 45+5, Léo Jabá 53
20/09/2018UELChelsea FC (H)L 0-1
23/09/2018LeagueAEK Athens FC (H)W 2-0Prijović 29, 59
26/09/2018CupAris Thessaloniki FC (H)D 1-1Pelkas 25
30/09/2018LeagueOlympiacos FC (A)W 1-0Vuković 49 (og)
04/10/2018UELFC BATE Borisov (A)W 4-1Prijović 6, Léo Jabá 11, 17, Pelkas 73
07/10/2018LeagueApollon Smyrnis FC (H)W 2-0Maurício 16, Garros 90 (og)
21/10/2018LeagueAris Thessaloniki FC (A)W 2-1Prijović 36 (P), 84
25/10/2018UELVidi FC (H)L 0-2
29/10/2018LeaguePanathinaikos FC (H)W 2-0Prijović 51, Limnios 76
03/11/2018LeagueAtromitos FC (A)D 1-1Crespo 40
08/11/2018UELVidi FC (A)L 0-1
11/11/2018LeaguePanetolikos GFS (H)W 2-1Marinakis 63 (og), Akpom 65
14/11/2018CupErgotelis FC (A)W 2-1Biseswar 11, Wernbloom 79
24/11/2018LeagueXanthi FC (H)W 2-0Prijović 47, Maurício 65
29/11/2018UELChelsea FC (A)
03/12/2018LeaguePAS Lamia (A)
09/12/2018LeagueAE Larissa FC (H)
13/12/2018UELFC BATE Borisov (H)
17/12/2018LeagueLevadiakos FC (A)
20/12/2018CupAittitos Spata (A)
23/12/2018LeaguePAS Giannina FC (H)
12/01/2019LeagueAsteras Tripolis FC (A)
19/01/2019LeaguePanionios GSS (H)
26/01/2019LeagueOFI Crete FC (H)
02/02/2019LeagueAEK Athens FC (A)
09/02/2019LeagueOlympiacos FC (H)
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23/02/2019LeagueAris Thessaloniki FC (H)
02/03/2019LeaguePanathinaikos FC (A)
09/03/2019LeagueAtromitos FC (H)
16/03/2019LeaguePanetolikos GFS (A)
30/03/2019LeagueXanthi FC (A)
06/04/2019LeaguePAS Lamia (H)
14/04/2019LeagueAE Larissa FC (A)
21/04/2019LeagueLevadiakos FC (H)
05/05/2019LeaguePAS Giannina FC (A)
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Chelsea FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group L - Group Standings
    Chelsea FC44006112
    Vidi FC4202336
    FC BATE Borisov4103483
    PAOK FC4103453
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    PAOK FC 0-1 Chelsea FC
    0-1 Willian 7
    Arrizabalaga, Rüdiger, Alonso (65 Azpilicueta), Jorginho (65 Fàbregas), Kanté, Barkley, Pedro Rodríguez, Zappacosta, Willian, A. Christensen, Morata (80 Giroud)
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Chelsea FC 1-0 Vidi FC
    1-0 Morata 70
    Arrizabalaga, Fàbregas, Pedro Rodríguez (54 E. Hazard), Loftus-Cheek (66 Barkley), Kovačić, Zappacosta, Willian (74 Moses), Cahill, A. Christensen, Morata, Emerson Palmieri
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Chelsea FC 3-1 FC BATE Borisov
    1-0 Loftus-Cheek 2, 2-0 Loftus-Cheek 8, 3-0 Loftus-Cheek 54, 3-1 Rios 80
    Arrizabalaga, Fàbregas, Pedro Rodríguez (60 Hudson-Odoi), Loftus-Cheek, Kovačić (77 Kanté), Giroud, Zappacosta, Willian (57 Moses), Cahill, A. Christensen, Emerson Palmieri
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC BATE Borisov 0-1 Chelsea FC
    0-1 Giroud 53
    Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Barkley, E. Hazard (62 Willian), Pedro Rodríguez (85 Hudson-Odoi), Loftus-Cheek (64 Kovačić), Giroud, Zappacosta, Cahill, A. Christensen, Emerson Palmieri
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Chelsea FC-PAOK FC
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Vidi FC-Chelsea FC


  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    PAOK FC 2-1 FC Basel 1893
    1-0 Cañas 32, 2-0 Prijović 80, 2-1 Al. Ajeti 82
    Paschalakis, Léo Matos, Varela, Maurício, Prijović (83 Warda), Pelkas, Crespo, Limnios (92 Shakhov), Vieirinha, Cañas, Léo Jabá (72 El Kaddouri)
  • (01/08/2018)
    FC Basel 1893 0-3 PAOK FC (agg: 1-5)
    0-1 Varela 7, 0-2 Prijović 52, 0-3 El Kaddouri 60
    Paschalakis, Léo Matos, Varela, El Kaddouri (74 Léo Jabá), Maurício, Prijović, Pelkas (85 Warda), Crespo, Limnios, Khacheridi, Cañas (82 Shakhov)
  • 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
    Paschalakis, Léo Matos, Varela, El Kaddouri (61 Warda), Maurício (84 Shakhov), Prijović, Pelkas, Crespo, Limnios (79 Léo Jabá), Khacheridi, Cañas
  • (14/08/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva 0-0 PAOK FC (agg: 2-3)
    Paschalakis, Léo Matos, Varela, El Kaddouri (46 Warda), Maurício, Prijović, Pelkas (78 Shakhov), Crespo, Limnios, Vieirinha (64 Khacheridi), Cañas
  • Play-off
    SL Benfica 1-1 PAOK FC
    1-0 Pizzi 45+1 (P) , 1-1 Warda 76
    Paschalakis, Léo Matos, Varela, Maurício, Prijović (87 Akpom), Pelkas, Crespo, Limnios (52 Warda), Vieirinha, Cañas, Léo Jabá (81 Shakhov)
  • (29/08/2018)
    PAOK FC 1-4 SL Benfica (agg: 2-5)
    1-0 Prijović 13, 1-1 Jardel 20, 1-2 Salvio 26 (P) , 1-3 Pizzi 39, 1-4 Salvio 50 (P)
    Paschalakis, Léo Matos, Varela, El Kaddouri (76 Akpom), Maurício, Prijović, Pelkas, Crespo, Limnios (46 Warda), Vieirinha, Cañas (63 Shakhov)
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    PAOK FC 0-1 Chelsea FC
    0-1 Willian 7
    Paschalakis, Varela, Toşca, El Kaddouri, Maurício, Pelkas (62 Warda), Wernbloom, Vieirinha, Shakhov (69 Prijović), Khacheridi, Léo Jabá (82 Biseswar)
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC BATE Borisov 1-4 PAOK FC
    0-1 Prijović 6, 0-2 Léo Jabá 11, 0-3 Léo Jabá 17, 1-3 Crespo 61 (og) , 1-4 Pelkas 73
    Paschalakis, Léo Matos, Varela, Toşca, Maurício, Prijović (76 Akpom), Pelkas, Crespo, Limnios (70 Biseswar), Cañas, Léo Jabá (86 Vieirinha)
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    PAOK FC 0-2 Vidi FC
    0-1 Huszti 12, 0-2 Stopira 45
    Paschalakis, Léo Matos, Varela, Toşca, El Kaddouri, Pelkas, Karelis (66 Biseswar), Crespo, Limnios (46 Warda), Shakhov (52 Prijović), Cañas
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    Vidi FC 1-0 PAOK FC
    1-0 Milanov 50
    Paschalakis, Léo Matos, Varela, Toşca, El Kaddouri (63 Akpom), Prijović, Crespo, Limnios (60 Biseswar), Wernbloom, Shakhov, Léo Jabá (70 Warda)
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Chelsea FC-PAOK FC
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    PAOK FC-FC BATE Borisov

Last updated 28/11/2018 14:23CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeKristo Tohver (EST)
  • Assistant refereesSilver Koiv (EST) , Aron Härsing (EST)
  • Additional assistant refereesJuri Frischer (EST) , Eiko Saar (EST)
  • Fourth officialJaan Roos (EST)
  • UEFA DelegateÍsak Mikladal (FRO)
  • UEFA Referee observerGaetano De Gabriele (MLT)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Kristo Tohver11/06/19812059

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
08/02/2017UYLPOFC SalzburgManchester City FC1-1Salzburg

Last updated 27/11/2018 13:01CET



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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