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UEFA Europa League: Qarabağ FK - Sporting Clube de Portugal Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Qarabağ FKQarabağ FKBakı Olimpiya Stadionu - BakuThursday 29 November 2018
18.55CET (21.55 local time)
Group E - Matchday 5
Sporting Clube de PortugalSporting Clube de Portugal
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Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
20/09/2018GSSporting Clube de Portugal - Qarabağ FK2-0
LisbonRaphinha 54, Jovane Cabral 88
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Sporting Clube de Portugal110000000000110020

Qarabağ FK - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

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

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Match background Only this chapter

Having finally registered their first points of Group E on matchday four with a 1-0 victory at Vorskla Poltava after three successive defeats, Qarabağ know that they must win again, at home to Sporting, to stay in the hunt for a round of 32 place. Their Portuguese visitors, on seven points, can secure qualification with a positive result in Baku.

• Qarabağ failed to score in any of those opening three defeats, two of them at home to Arsenal (0-3) and Vorskla (0-1), but Araz Abdullayev's 13th-minute penalty proved enough to beat the Ukrainian side in the return fixture.

• Sporting opened their campaign with back-to-back wins, including a dramatic late turnaround away to Vorskla, but took just one point and failed to score in two games against Arsenal, drawing in London after a 0-1 defeat in Lisbon.

Highlights: Sporting CP 2-0 Qarabağ

Previous meetings
• The clubs broke new ground when they met in the Portuguese capital on matchday one – the home side prevailing 2-0 thanks to goals from Raphinha and substitute Jovane Cabral – as it was the first meeting in UEFA competition between clubs from Portugal and Azerbaijan.

Form guide
• 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 a landmark UEFA Champions League adventure last term. 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 home record in the UEFA Europa League group stage is W2 D4 L5, the only victories having come against Anderlecht in 2015/16 (1-0) and PAOK in 2016/17 (2-0).

Watch Qarabağ win at Vorskla

• Qarabağ have won just two of their last nine European fixtures in Baku and are without a home win in six group games, five defeats supplemented by a goalless draw against Atlético Madrid in last season's UEFA Champions League. They have managed just one goal in those six contests.

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

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

• Sporting's UEFA Europa League group stage record away from Lisbon is W6 D2 L9. The 0-0 draw at Arsenal on matchday four ended the club's extraordinary run of 30 European away fixtures without a clean sheet – a sequence that had lasted more than seven years.

See Sporting earn Arsenal draw

Links and trivia
• Qarabağ's Bulgarian midfielder Simeon Slavchev was on Sporting's books from 2014 to 2018 but did not play a single match for the first team, spending most of that time out on loan.

• Qarabağ's Polish defender Jakub Rzeźniczak played four European matches against Sporting for Legia Warszawa – in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League round of 32 and 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• The red card shown to Jérémy Mathieu at Arsenal was the 11th received by a Sporting player in the UEFA Europa League, matching the competition record for a single club, group stage to final, held by Dynamo Kyiv.

• Should Sporting qualify for the round of 32, they will equal Ajax's record of seven appearances in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase.

The coaches
• 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.

• Marcel Keizer was named as the new Sporting coach on 8 November, filling the gap left by the sacking of José Peseiro a week earlier. The 49-year-old Dutchman was lured to Lisbon from Al-Jazira in the United Arab Emirates, his previous job in Europe having been at Ajax, where he was promoted from the youth team in June 2017 to replace Peter Bosz as head coach but lasted only half a season. His playing career started at Ajax but was spent mostly in the Dutch Eerste Divisie (second tier) at Cambuur.


Team facts Only this chapter

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


Sporting Clube de Portugal
Nickname: Leões (Lions)

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

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

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

UEFA club competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Celtic v Sporting CP
02/11/83, second round second leg


Squad list Only this chapter

Qarabağ FK - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Hannes HalldórssonISL27/04/198434 - 2---1-4-1-17-
12Shakhrudin MagomedaliyevAZE12/06/199424 - ------6-----
13VagnerBRA06/06/198632 - 4-2-3-2-12-22-
94Nijat MehbaliyevAZE11/09/200018 - ------------
95Mammad HuseynovAZE29/05/199919 - ------------
4Rahil MammadovAZE24/11/199523 - ------8---3-
5Maksim MedvedevAZE29/09/198929*6-214-5-20-791
14Rashad F. SadygovAZE16/06/198236 - 5-2-2-4-191997
25Ansi AgolliALB11/10/198236 - 2-1-1-6-18-742
30Abbas HüseynovAZE13/06/199523 - 1-1-1-11-1-81
52Jakub RzeźniczakPOL26/10/198632 - 3---4-9125-792
55Badavi HüseynovAZE11/07/199127 - 6-2-2-5-19-54-
77Donald Guerrier HAI31/03/198929 - 61213-7-3-234
2Gara GarayevAZE12/10/199226 - 5-2-4-11-21-72-
6Simeon SlavchevBUL25/09/199325 - 6-2-3-413-11-
8MíchelESP08/11/198533 - 611-4-103102356
9Araz AbdullayevAZE18/04/199226 - ----418191294
10Dani QuintanaESP08/03/198731 - 32----2-122315
11Mahir MadatovAZE01/07/199721 - 6-2-4-1237-291
17Abdellah ZoubirFRA05/12/199126 - 5-2-4-1034-11-
18Ismayil IbrahimliAZE13/02/199820 - ------3-----
19Filip OzobićCRO08/04/199127 - 5-214-12310-334
21Zaur FarzaliyevAZE01/10/199820 - ------------
28Dzon DelargeCGO24/06/199028 - 312-3-102161418
91Joshgun DiniyevAZE13/09/199523 - 2-1-1-7-2-14-
7Innocent EmegharaSUI27/05/198929 - 3-1-3-953-9-
-Gurban GurbanovAZE13/04/197246 - 6-2-4---22-87-
Sporting Clube de Portugal - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Emiliano VivianoITA01/12/198532 - ------2-
19Romain SalinFRA29/07/198434 - 2-7-8-12-
40Renan RibeiroBRA23/03/199028 - 2-4-2-2-
81Luís MaximianoPOR05/01/199919 - --------
99Diogo SousaPOR16/09/199820 - --------
4Sebastián CoatesURU07/10/199028 - 4-101121251
5JeffersonBRA05/07/198830 - 1-4-11-201
6André PintoPOR05/10/198929 - 3-6-191231
13Stefan RistovskiMKD12/02/199226 - 2-7-5-161
22Jérémy MathieuFRA29/10/198335S2-5-433864
63Tiago DjalóPOR09/04/200018 - --------
75Abdu ContéPOR24/03/199820 - --------
76Bruno GasparPOR21/04/199325 - 3-4-3-3-
95Thierry CorreiaPOR09/03/199919 - --------
8Bruno FernandesPOR08/09/199424 - 4-103103184
9Marcos AcuñaARG28/10/199127S4-10110-171
16Rodrigo BattagliaARG12/07/199127 - 2-8-81162
17NaniPOR17/11/198632 - 4-952519110
18Carlos ManéPOR11/03/199424 - 1-1-9-151
21RaphinhaBRA14/12/199621 - 216-8181
25Radosav PetrovićSRB08/03/198929 - 3-5-14-351
37WendelBRA28/08/199721 - --------
61Diogo BrásPOR16/03/200018 - --------
68Daniel BragançaPOR27/05/199919 - --------
80Bruno PazPOR23/04/199820 - --------
86Nemanja GudeljSRB16/11/199127 - 3-6-251342
90Miguel LuísPOR27/02/199919 - 1-2-1-1-
10Fredy MonteroCOL26/07/198731 - 4182167227
23Abdoulay DiabyMLI21/05/199127 - 4-6-9-18-
28Bas DostNED31/05/198929 - 1-55133338
54Pedro MarquesPOR25/04/199820 - --------
77Jovane CabralCPV14/06/199820 - 42814242
89Elves BaldéPOR02/10/199919 - --------
-Marcel KeizerNED15/01/196949 - ------4-

Last updated 29/11/2018 10:27CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

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)W 1-0А. Abdullayev 13 (P)
11/11/2018LeagueGabala SC (A)W 3-1Emeghara 47, Míchel 64, Ozobić 69
24/11/2018LeagueSabah (H)D 1-1Rzeźniczak 45+1
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 PFK1292124929
2Qarabağ FK12732211324
5Gabala SC12435171815
6Sumqayıt FK12327122011
7Keşla FK1223713179
8Zirä FK1223712199
Sporting Clube de PortugalFixtures and results
12/08/2018LeagueMoreirense FC (A)W 3-1Bruno Fernandes 16, Dost 74 (P), 90+2
18/08/2018LeagueVitória FC (H)W 2-1Nani 9, 66
25/08/2018LeagueSL Benfica (A)D 1-1Nani 64 (P)
01/09/2018LeagueCD Feirense (H)W 1-0Boges Cabral 88
20/09/2018UELQarabağ FK (H)W 2-0Raphinha 54, Jovane Cabral 88
24/09/2018LeagueSC Braga (A)L 0-1
29/09/2018LeagueCS Marítimo (H)W 2-0Bruno Fernandes 12 (P), Montero 35
04/10/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (A)W 2-1Montero 90+1, Jovane Cabral 90+3
07/10/2018LeaguePortimonense SC (A)L 2-4Montero 63, Coates 88
20/10/2018CupGS Loures (A)W 2-1Bruno Fernandes 41, Nani 55
25/10/2018UELArsenal FC (H)L 0-1
28/10/2018LeagueBoavista FC (H)W 3-0Nani 31, 66, Bruno Fernandes 64
04/11/2018LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)W 2-1Dost 62 (P), Acuña 75
08/11/2018UELArsenal FC (A)D 0-0
11/11/2018LeagueGD Chaves (H)W 2-1Dost 23, 86 (P)
24/11/2018CupLusitano FCV (A)W 4-1Dost 42, 71, Bruno Fernandes 64, Diaby 73
29/11/2018UELQarabağ FK (A)
03/12/2018LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
09/12/2018LeagueCD Aves (H)
13/12/2018UELFC Vorskla Poltava (H)
16/12/2018LeagueCD Nacional (H)
23/12/2018LeagueVitória SC (A)
02/01/2019LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
06/01/2019LeagueCD Tondela (A)
12/01/2019LeagueFC Porto (H)
19/01/2019LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
30/01/2019LeagueVitória FC (A)
03/02/2019LeagueSL Benfica (H)
10/02/2019LeagueCD Feirense (A)
17/02/2019LeagueSC Braga (H)
24/02/2019LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
03/03/2019LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
10/03/2019LeagueBoavista FC (A)
17/03/2019LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)
31/03/2019LeagueGD Chaves (A)
07/04/2019LeagueRio Ave FC (H)
14/04/2019LeagueCD Aves (A)
20/04/2019LeagueCD Nacional (A)
28/04/2019LeagueVitória SC (H)
05/05/2019LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
12/05/2019LeagueCD Tondela (H)
19/05/2019LeagueFC Porto (A)
1FC Porto1080221624
2Sporting Clube de Portugal10712181022
3SC Braga10631191021
4SL Benfica10622191120
5Rio Ave FC10532171318
6Moreirense FC10514111416
7Vitória SC10433151215
8Vitória FC10424131114
9CD Santa Clara10424171614
10Os Belenenses102627812
11Portimonense SC10325121811
12CD Aves10316111510
13CS Marítimo1031661310
14CD Tondela1023512149
15CD Feirense102357119
16Boavista FC102358149
17CD Nacional1023510199
18GD Chaves102179177

Last updated 27/11/2018 13:06CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

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
    Group E - Group Standings
    Arsenal FC43108210
    Sporting Clube de Portugal4211427
    FC Vorskla Poltava4103473
    Qarabağ FK4103163
    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 0-1 Qarabağ FK
    0-1 А. Abdullayev 13 (P)
    Halldórsson, Garayev, Medvedev, Slavchev, Míchel, А. Abdullayev, R. F. Sadygov, Zoubir (81 Madatov), Delarge (88 Ozobić), Rzeźniczak, Guerrier
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Qarabağ FK-Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Arsenal FC-Qarabağ FK

Sporting Clube de Portugal

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal 2-0 Qarabağ FK
    1-0 Raphinha 54, 2-0 Jovane Cabral 88
    Salin, Coates, Bruno Fernandes, Acuña, Montero (91 Diaby), Ristovski, Battaglia, Nani (86 Jovane Cabral), Raphinha, Mathieu (75 André Pinto), Gudelj
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Vorskla Poltava 1-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal
    1-0 Kulach 10, 1-1 Montero 90+1, 1-2 Jovane Cabral 90+3
    Salin, Coates, Jefferson, André Pinto, Bruno Fernandes, Acuña, Nani, Carlos Mané (58 Montero), Diaby (70 Raphinha), Petrović (70 Jovane Cabral), Gaspar
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-1 Arsenal FC
    0-1 Welbeck 78
    Ribeiro, Coates, André Pinto, Bruno Fernandes, Acuña, Montero, Ristovski (46 Gaspar), Battaglia, Nani (86 Diaby), Petrović, Gudelj (71 Jovane Cabral)
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    Arsenal FC 0-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
    Ribeiro, Coates, Bruno Fernandes, Acuña, Montero (69 Dost), Nani, Mathieu, Diaby (83 Jovane Cabral), Gaspar, Gudelj, Miguel Luís (85 Petrović)
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Qarabağ FK-Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-FC Vorskla Poltava

Last updated 27/11/2018 13:06CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereePetr Ardeleanu (CZE)
  • Assistant refereesPetr Blažej (CZE) , Tomáš Mokrusch (CZE)
  • Additional assistant refereesZbynek Proske (CZE) , Emanuel Marek (CZE)
  • Fourth officialJan Paták (CZE)
  • UEFA DelegateDavid McDowell (SVN)
  • UEFA Referee observerBernardino González Vázquez (ESP)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Petr Ardeleanu14/12/19801041

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
15/11/2013U21QRFYR MacedoniaAzerbaijan1-0Skopje
12/09/2017UYLGSSL BenficaPFC CSKA Moskva5-1Seixal

Last updated 27/11/2018 13:07CET



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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