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UEFA Europa League: Bayer 04 Leverkusen - PFC Ludogorets 1945 Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

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Group A - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/09/2018GSPFC Ludogorets 1945 - Bayer 04 Leverkusen2-3
RazgradKeșerü 8, Marcelinho 31; Havertz 38, 69, Kiese Thelin 63
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Bayer 04 Leverkusen000011000000110032
PFC Ludogorets 1945100100000000100123

Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/09/2005R1PFC CSKA Sofia - Bayer 04 Leverkusen1-0
agg: 2-0
SofiaHdiouad 67
15/09/2005R1Bayer 04 Leverkusen - PFC CSKA Sofia0-1
LeverkusenY. Todorov 15

PFC Ludogorets 1945 - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/12/2017GSTSG 1899 Hoffenheim - PFC Ludogorets 19451-1SinsheimOchs 25; Wanderson 62
28/09/2017GSPFC Ludogorets 1945 - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim2-1
RazgradDyakov 46, Lukoki 72; Kadeřábek 2
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Bayer 04 Leverkusen100121010000310234
PFC Ludogorets 1945210110100000311155

Last updated 27/11/2018 13:35CET

Match background Only this chapter

Bayer Leverkusen's place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 is guaranteed thanks to results on matchday four, whereas Ludogorets can no longer finish in the top two. The German club will cement top spot in Group A if they beat Ludogorets and Zürich, who are also through, lose at home to eliminated AEK Larnaca.

• Although Leverkusen lost 3-2 away to FCZ on matchday three, they have a head-to-head away goals advantage over the Swiss club thanks to their subsequent 1-0 home win against the same opponents. They also claimed maximum points from their first two matches, winning 3-2 in Bulgaria and 4-2 at home to AEK.

• Defeated in their opening two games, including 0-1 at Zürich, Ludogorets drew twice against AEK (1-1 away, 0-0 at home) – results that ended the qualifying hopes of both sides.

Highlights: Ludogorets 2-3 Leverkusen

Previous meetings
• The clubs had never met before matchday one, when Leverkusen came from two goals down to win 3-2 in Bulgaria, Kai Havertz scoring twice including the 69th-minute winner.

• Leverkusen's only other encounters with a Bulgarian club brought back-to-back 1-0 defeats against CSKA Sofia in the 2005/06 UEFA Cup first round. That is the only one of the German side's last 16 European campaigns that did not feature group stage involvement.

• Ludogorets took four points off Hoffenheim – their first ever German opponents – in last season's UEFA Europa League group stage, recording a 2-1 home win then a qualification-clinching 1-1 draw in Germany, with Wanderson scoring the visitors’ goal.

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

Watch Leverkusen secure place in round of 32

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

• The Werkself have lost just one of their last nine European home games (W3 D5) and are unbeaten at the BayArena in the UEFA Europa League group stage (W6 D2), keeping clean sheets in six of those eight matches.

Ludogorets
• Ludogorets' seventh consecutive Bulgarian league title earned them a place in this season's UEFA Champions League first qualifying round. Having seen off Crusaders 9-0 over two games, they then lost to Hungarian champions Vidi to move into the UEFA Europa League, where they eliminated Zrinjski and Torpedo Kutaisi to reach the group stage of the competition for the second year in a row – and third time in all.

• The Razgrad club were successful in each of their previous two UEFA Europa League group stage participations, reaching the round of 16 in 2013/14 and round of 32 in 2017/18. They also competed in the 2016/17 round of 32, having finished third in their UEFA Champions League group.

• Ludogorets boast an impressive record on their travels in the UEFA Europa League, having lost just three of their 15 away matches, qualifying included (W6 D6), and never conceded more than once in any of those games. The matchday two loss at Zürich (0-1) is their only defeat in eight group stage matches outside Bulgaria (W4 D3).

Ludogorets draw on matchday four

Links and trivia
• Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich won the third of his five caps for Germany in a 3-2 defeat by Bulgaria in a memorable EURO '96 qualifier on 7 June 1995 in Sofia.

• Leverkusen lifted the UEFA Cup in 1987/88 and are one of six former winners of the trophy in this season's group stage, along with Sevilla, Chelsea, Zenit, Anderlecht and Eintracht Frankfurt.

• Ludogorets striker Claudiu Keşerü, who opened the scoring in the home defeat against Leverkusen, holds the record for the fastest hat-trick scored in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final, finding the net three times in ten minutes for FCSB against Aalborg in a 6-0 win on 18 September 2014.

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

• Antoni Zdravkov is the new head coach of Ludogorets having stepped up from the assistant post he filled under previous boss Paulo Autuori, who left the club in early October. A former defender who began his playing career in the mid-1980s with Levski Sofia and played three times for Bulgaria, Zdravkov had a short spell as Levski coach before taking charge of Bulgaria's Under-21 side from October 2014 until June 2018, when he left to join Autuori at Ludogorets.

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Team facts Only this chapter

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

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

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

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18:
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2016/17:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2015/16:
round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2014/15: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2013/14:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2012/13:
round of 32
2011/12:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2010/11:
round of 16
2009/10:
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0 on three occasions, most recently v Parma
18/04/95, semi-finals second leg

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2332744.html#club+facts+leverkusen

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FC Ludogorets Razgrad
Formed: 1945
Nickname: The Eagles from Razgrad

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 7 (2018)
Bulgarian Cup: 2 (2014)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18:
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2016/17:
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2015/16: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2014/15:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2013/14: round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2012/13:
UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0: Ludogorets v Crusaders
11/07/18, UEFA Champions League first qualifying round first leg

Biggest away win
0-3: Mladost Podgorica v Ludogorets
19/07/16, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 twice, most recently v AC Milan
15/02/18, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Arsenal v Ludogorets
19/10/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
4-0: Ludogorets v Torpedo Kutaisi
30/08/18, play-off second leg

• Biggest away win
0-2 twice, most recently v Braga
19/10/17, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 twice, most recently v AC Milan (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
1-0 three times, most recently v Zürich
04/10/18, group stage

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2431335.html#club+facts+ludogorets

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Squad list Only this chapter

Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UELLeagueUELUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Lukas HradeckyFIN24/11/198929 - 4-10-4-12-
24Thorsten KirschbaumGER20/04/198731 - --------
28Ramazan ÖzcanAUT28/06/198434 - --2---1-
Defenders
3Panagiotis RetsosGRE09/08/199820 - ----7-12-
4Jonathan TahGER11/02/199622 - 1-1215-18-
5Sven BenderGER27/04/198929 - 2-10-16-47-
6Aleksandar DragovićAUT06/03/199127*4-61391772
16Tin JedvajCRO28/11/199523 - 316-61151
18WendellBRA20/07/199325 - 4-1218-26-
23Mitchell WeiserGER21/04/199424 - 4-1119-14-
Midfielders
7PaulinhoBRA15/07/200018 - 2-6-2-2-
8Lars BenderGER27/04/198929*4-10119-491
10Julian BrandtGER02/05/199622 - 4112181322
15Julian BaumgartlingerAUT02/01/198830 - 1-2-6-242
20Charles AránguizCHI17/04/198929 - 1-3-1-9-
21Dominik KohrGER31/01/199424S4-9-12-14-
29Kai HavertzGER11/06/199919 - 331233363
30Sam SchreckGER29/01/199919 - --------
32Jakub BednarczykPOL02/01/199919 - --------
38Karim BellarabiGER08/04/199028 - 2263863010
Forwards
9Leon BaileyJAM09/08/199721 - 4-111104187
11Isaac Kiese ThelinSWE24/06/199226 - 316-102265
13Lucas AlarioARG08/10/199226 - 329-3232
17Joel PohjanpaloFIN13/09/199424 - ------83
31Kevin VollandGER30/07/199226 - 3-1253-91
Coach
-Heiko HerrlichGER03/12/197146 - 4---4-4-
PFC Ludogorets 1945 - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUALUELLeagueUELUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Jorge BrounARG26/05/198632 - 1-2---3-4-11-
29Daniel NaumovBUL29/03/199820 - ------------
33RenanBRA18/05/198929 - 3-2-4-13-8-15-
69Damyan DamyanovBUL29/06/200018 - ------------
Defenders
3Anton NedyalkovBUL30/04/199325 - 1-3-4-1514-10-
4CicinhoBRA26/12/198829 - 4-4-4-12-12-26-
5Georgi TerzievBUL18/04/199226 - 2-1---5-6-171
6NatanaelBRA25/12/199027S4-4-4-15113-392
30Cosmin MoţiROU03/12/198433*4-414-131381976
90Rafael ForsterBRA23/07/199028 - 2-2---8-71111
Midfielders
7Dimo BakalovBUL19/12/198829 - 1-1---51--5-
8Lucas SashaBRA01/03/199028 - 3-1-1-10-6-323
10Gustavo CampanharoBRA04/04/199226*3-424-14-10-242
11May MahlanguRSA01/05/198929 - ----2-318-272
18Svetoslav DyakovBUL31/05/198434*4-4-4-14-212682
37João PauloBRA02/06/198830 - 2-1-1-9-4-11-
44Jacek GóralskiPOL21/09/199226 - 1-4-3-11-10-18-
45Ivaylo KlimentovBUL03/02/199820 - ------------
64Dominic YankovBUL28/07/200018 - ------------
84MarcelinhoBUL24/08/198434*424-411452336613
88WandersonBRA02/01/198830 - 3-424-1351414713
Forwards
9Júnior BrandãoBRA07/01/199523 - ----2---2-2-
28Claudiu KeșerüROU02/12/198631 - 31413116131664314
70Jakub ŚwierczokPOL28/12/199225 - 44--3-915-94
80Denislav AleksandrovBUL19/07/199721 - ------------
92Jody LukokiCOD15/11/199226 - 3-4-41134122376
Coach
-Antoni ZdravkovBUL20/08/196454 - ----2---6-6-

Last updated 29/11/2018 10:21CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Bayer 04 LeverkusenFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
18/08/2018Cup1. CfR Pforzheim (A)W 1-0Alario 27 (P)
25/08/2018LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)L 0-2
01/09/2018LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)L 1-3Bailey 24
15/09/2018LeagueFC Bayern München (A)L 1-3Wendell 5 (P)
20/09/2018UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (A)W 3-2Havertz 38, 69, Kiese Thelin 63
23/09/2018League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)W 1-0Havertz 62
26/09/2018LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (A)W 2-1Volland 50, 60
29/09/2018LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)L 2-4Weiser 9, Tah 39
04/10/2018UELAEK Larnaca FC (H)W 4-2Havertz 44, Alario 49, 88, Brandt 90+2
07/10/2018LeagueSC Freiburg (A)D 0-0
20/10/2018LeagueHannover 96 (H)D 2-2L. Bender 34, Bellarabi 90+4
25/10/2018UELFC Zürich (A)L 2-3Bellarabi 50, 54
28/10/2018LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)W 6-2Volland 8, Brandt 38, Bellarabi 45, Havertz 67, 77, Dragović 72
31/10/2018CupVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)W 5-0Brandt 5, Jedvaj 45+1, Bellarabi 67, 74, Volland 80
03/11/2018LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)L 1-4Bellarabi 30
08/11/2018UELFC Zürich (H)W 1-0Jedvaj 60
11/11/2018LeagueRB Leipzig (A)L 0-3
23/11/2018LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)W 2-0Volland 76, 83
29/11/2018UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (H)
03/12/2018League1. FC Nürnberg (A)
08/12/2018LeagueFC Augsburg (H)
13/12/2018UELAEK Larnaca FC (A)
16/12/2018LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
19/12/2018LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)
22/12/2018LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
19/01/2019LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)
26/01/2019LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)
02/02/2019LeagueFC Bayern München (H)
05/02/2019Cup1. FC Heidenheim 1846 (A)
08/02/2019League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
16/02/2019LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (H)
23/02/2019LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
02/03/2019LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
09/03/2019LeagueHannover 96 (A)
16/03/2019LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
30/03/2019LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
06/04/2019LeagueRB Leipzig (H)
13/04/2019LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)
20/04/2019League1. FC Nürnberg (H)
27/04/2019LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
04/05/2019LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)
11/05/2019LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)
18/05/2019LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1Borussia Dortmund12930351330
2VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach12822301426
3Eintracht Frankfurt12723291423
4RB Leipzig12642221022
5FC Bayern München12633231721
6TSG 1899 Hoffenheim12624271820
7SV Werder Bremen12534202018
8Hertha BSC Berlin12453192017
9VfL Wolfsburg12435161715
101. FSV Mainz 0512435111415
11SC Freiburg12354162014
12Bayer 04 Leverkusen12426182414
13FC Augsburg12345202113
14FC Schalke 0412417131713
151. FC Nürnberg12246132910
16Hannover 961223715269
17Fortuna Düsseldorf1223713289
18VfB Stuttgart122288268
PFC Ludogorets 1945Fixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
11/07/2018UCLCrusaders FC (H)W 7-0Marcelinho 25, 66, Brown 40 (og), Keșerü 53, Świerczok 73, 78, 80
17/07/2018UCLCrusaders FC (A)W 2-0Brown 11 (og), Świerczok 65
21/07/2018LeagueFC Etar Veliko Tarnovo (H)W 1-0Wanderson 3
25/07/2018UCLVidi FC (H)D 0-0
28/07/2018LeaguePFC Beroe Stara Zagora (A)D 1-1Marcelinho 58
01/08/2018UCLVidi FC (A)L 0-1
04/08/2018LeaguePFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (H)L 0-1
09/08/2018UELHŠK Zrinjski (H)W 1-0Moţi 16
12/08/2018LeagueVitosha Bistritsa (A)W 2-0Misidjan 66, Keșerü 75
16/08/2018UELHŠK Zrinjski (A)D 1-1Keșerü 24
19/08/2018LeaguePFC CSKA-Sofia (H)W 1-0Wanderson 22
23/08/2018UELFC Torpedo Kutaisi (A)W 1-0Wanderson 45+1
26/08/2018LeaguePFC Slavia Sofia (A)D 0-0
30/08/2018UELFC Torpedo Kutaisi (H)W 4-0Misidjan 6, Campanharo 38, 59, Wanderson 62
02/09/2018LeagueFC Dunav Ruse (H)W 3-1Lukoki 26, Keșerü 51, 53
14/09/2018LeagueFC Vereya Stara Zagora (H)W 2-1Nedyalkov 78, Marcelinho 82
20/09/2018UELBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)L 2-3Keșerü 8, Marcelinho 31
23/09/2018LeaguePFC Botev Plovdiv (A)W 3-2Moţi 58 (P), Mahlangu 62, Marcelinho 89
26/09/2018CupPFC Nesebar (A)W 3-1João Paulo 36, Terziev 64, Lukoki 87
29/09/2018LeaguePFC Cherno More Varna (H)W 5-1Wanderson 12, Keșerü 47, 71, Bakalov 48, Marcelinho 62
04/10/2018UELFC Zürich (A)L 0-1
07/10/2018LeagueOFC Botev Vratsa (A)W 4-1Lukoki 10, Keșerü 20, 39, 43
20/10/2018LeaguePFC Levski Sofia (H)W 2-1Lukoki 35, Wanderson 45+1
25/10/2018UELAEK Larnaca FC (A)D 1-1Lukoki 7
28/10/2018LeagueFC Septemvri Sofia (A)W 4-1Świerczok 46, Keșerü 74, 78, Wanderson 89
31/10/2018CupPFC Slavia Sofia (H)D 2-2 (aet, 4-3 pens) Świerczok 35, 74
04/11/2018LeagueFC Etar Veliko Tarnovo (A)W 4-1Keșerü 21, 38, 54, Marcelinho 25
08/11/2018UELAEK Larnaca FC (H)D 0-0
11/11/2018LeaguePFC Beroe Stara Zagora (H)W 1-0Lukoki 81
24/11/2018LeaguePFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (A)W 1-0Natanael 58
29/11/2018UELBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
02/12/2018LeagueVitosha Bistritsa (H)
06/12/2018LeaguePFC CSKA-Sofia (A)
09/12/2018LeaguePFC Slavia Sofia (H)
13/12/2018UELFC Zürich (H)
16/12/2018LeagueFC Dunav Ruse (A)
16/02/2019LeagueFC Vereya Stara Zagora (A)
23/02/2019LeaguePFC Botev Plovdiv (H)
27/02/2019LeaguePFC Cherno More Varna (A)
02/03/2019LeagueOFC Botev Vratsa (H)
09/03/2019LeaguePFC Levski Sofia (A)
16/03/2019LeagueFC Septemvri Sofia (H)
02/04/2019CupPFC CSKA-Sofia (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1PFC Ludogorets 1945161321341141
2PFC CSKA-Sofia16122231538
3PFC Levski Sofia161114321334
4PFC Beroe Stara Zagora1686225930
5PFC Botev Plovdiv16826211526
6FC Etar Veliko Tarnovo16736171824
7PFC Cherno More Varna16637232921
8OFC Botev Vratsa16637172421
9PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv16637141521
10PFC Slavia Sofia16457141917
11Vitosha Bistritsa 165110122516
12FC Dunav Ruse164210192914
13FC Septemvri Sofia163112133010
14FC Vereya Stara Zagora1604127374

Last updated 27/11/2018 13:00CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen43011079
    FC Zürich4301539
    PFC Ludogorets 19454022352
    AEK Larnaca FC4022362
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 2-3 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    1-0 Keșerü 8, 2-0 Marcelinho 31, 2-1 Havertz 38, 2-2 Kiese Thelin 63, 2-3 Havertz 69
    Hradecky, Tah, Dragović, Paulinho (46 Volland), L. Bender (72 Bailey), Brandt, Kiese Thelin (91 Alario), Wendell, Kohr, Weiser, Havertz
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-2 AEK Larnaca FC
    0-1 Tričkovski 25, 1-1 Havertz 44, 2-1 Alario 49, 3-1 Alario 88, 3-2 Raspas 90+1, 4-2 Brandt 90+2
    Hradecky, S. Bender, Dragović, L. Bender, Bailey (46 Alario), Wendell, Kohr (83 Jedvaj), Weiser, Havertz (70 Brandt), Volland, Bellarabi
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    FC Zürich 3-2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    1-0 Marchesano 44, 1-1 Bellarabi 50, 1-2 Bellarabi 54, 2-2 Domgjoni 59, 3-2 Odey 78
    Hradecky, S. Bender, Dragović (47 Weiser), L. Bender, Bailey (79 Brandt), Kiese Thelin (47 Volland), Jedvaj, Wendell, Kohr, Havertz, Bellarabi
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0 FC Zürich
    1-0 Jedvaj 60
    Hradecky, Dragović, Bailey, Brandt (62 Kiese Thelin), Alario, Baumgartlinger, Jedvaj, Wendell (74 L. Bender), Aránguiz (62 Paulinho), Kohr, Weiser
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    AEK Larnaca FC-Bayer 04 Leverkusen

PFC Ludogorets 1945

  • UEFA Champions League - First qualifying round
    (11/07/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 7-0 Crusaders FC
    1-0 Marcelinho 25, 2-0 Brown 40 (og) , 3-0 Keșerü 53, 4-0 Marcelinho 66, 5-0 Świerczok 73, 6-0 Świerczok 78, 7-0 Świerczok 80
    Renan, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo (64 Sasha), Dyakov, Keșerü (68 Świerczok), Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson (77 Lukoki), Rafael Forster, Misidjan
  • (17/07/2018)
    Crusaders FC 0-2 PFC Ludogorets 1945 (agg: 0-9)
    0-1 Brown 11 (og) , 0-2 Świerczok 65
    Broun, Cicinho (61 Panov), Terziev, Natanael (70 Nedyalkov), Sasha, Dyakov, Moţi, João Paulo, Świerczok (79 Bakalov), Marcelinho, Lukoki
  • Second qualifying round
    (25/07/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 0-0 Vidi FC
    Renan, Cicinho, Natanael, Sasha (61 Campanharo), Dyakov, Keșerü (60 Świerczok), Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson, Rafael Forster, Misidjan (84 Lukoki)
  • (01/08/2018)
    Vidi FC 1-0 PFC Ludogorets 1945 (agg: 1-0)
    1-0 Hadžić 45
    Renan, Cicinho, Terziev, Natanael, Campanharo (46 Góralski), Dyakov, Moţi, Świerczok (67 Keșerü), Marcelinho, Wanderson (74 João Paulo), Misidjan
  • UEFA Europa League - Third qualifying round
    (09/08/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 1-0 HŠK Zrinjski
    1-0 Moţi 16
    Renan, Cicinho, Natanael, Sasha (78 Campanharo), Dyakov (68 Góralski), Keșerü, Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson (82 João Paulo), Rafael Forster, Lukoki
  • (16/08/2018)
    HŠK Zrinjski 1-1 PFC Ludogorets 1945 (agg: 1-2)
    0-1 Keșerü 24, 1-1 Bilbija 90+2
    Broun, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo (90 Nedyalkov), Dyakov, Keșerü (86 Góralski), Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson, Rafael Forster, Misidjan (73 Lukoki)
  • Play-off
    (23/08/2018)
    FC Torpedo Kutaisi 0-1 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    0-1 Wanderson 45+1
    Broun, Nedyalkov, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo (65 Góralski), Dyakov, Keșerü (80 Lukoki), Moţi, Marcelinho (94 Terziev), Wanderson, Misidjan
  • (30/08/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 4-0 FC Torpedo Kutaisi (agg: 5-0)
    1-0 Misidjan 6, 2-0 Campanharo 38, 3-0 Campanharo 59, 4-0 Wanderson 62
    Renan, Nedyalkov, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo, Dyakov (72 Góralski), Keșerü, Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson (87 Bakalov), Misidjan (70 Lukoki)
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 2-3 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    1-0 Keșerü 8, 2-0 Marcelinho 31, 2-1 Havertz 38, 2-2 Kiese Thelin 63, 2-3 Havertz 69
    Renan, Nedyalkov, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo, Dyakov (76 Góralski), Keșerü, Moţi, Marcelinho (82 Júnior Brandão), Wanderson, Lukoki
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Zürich 1-0 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    1-0 Pálsson 84
    Renan, Nedyalkov, Cicinho, Natanael, Júnior Brandão (70 Świerczok), Campanharo, Dyakov (70 Góralski), Moţi, Marcelinho (79 Mahlangu), Wanderson, Lukoki
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    AEK Larnaca FC 1-1 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    0-1 Lukoki 7, 1-1 Jorge Larena 25 (P)
    Renan, Nedyalkov, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo (62 Góralski), Dyakov (81 Mahlangu), Keșerü (84 Świerczok), Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson, Lukoki
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 0-0 AEK Larnaca FC
    Renan, Nedyalkov, Cicinho, Natanael, Campanharo, Dyakov (66 Sasha), Keșerü (76 Świerczok), Moţi, Marcelinho, Wanderson, Lukoki (86 João Paulo)
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945-FC Zürich

Last updated 28/11/2018 14:22CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDennis Higler (NED)
  • Assistant refereesJoost van Zuilen (NED) , Bas van Dongen (NED)
  • Additional assistant refereesPol van Boekel (NED) , Allard Lindhout (NED)
  • Fourth officialDavie Goossens (NED)
  • UEFA DelegateClive Whitehead (ENG)
  • UEFA Referee observerLászló Vagner (HUN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Dennis Higler30/09/1985518

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
11/05/2018U17GS-FTSpainGermany5-1Walsall
20/11/2018U19QRBulgariaGreece0-3Sliven

Last updated 27/11/2018 13:01CET

Legend

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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 UEFA.com.