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UEFA Europa League: Villarreal CF - FC Spartak Moskva Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Villarreal CFVillarreal CFEstadio de la Cerámica - VillarrealThursday 13 December 2018
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Group G - Matchday 6
FC Spartak MoskvaFC Spartak Moskva
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
04/10/2018GSFC Spartak Moskva - Villarreal CF3-3MoscowZé Luís 34 (P), 82, Melgarejo 85; Ekambi 13, Fornals 49, Santi Cazorla 90+6 (P)
UEFA Intertoto Cup
24/07/2004R3FC Spartak Moskva - Villarreal CF2-2
agg: 2-3
MoscowPavlyuchenko 11, 36; Anderson 33, Roger García 53
17/07/2004R3Villarreal CF - FC Spartak Moskva1-0
VillarrealAnderson 51
Villarreal CF110020200000312065
FC Spartak Moskva202010010000302156

Villarreal CF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

21/02/2008R3Villarreal CF - FC Zenit2-1
agg: 2-2 ag
VillarrealFranco 75, Tomasson 90; Pogrebnyak 31
13/02/2008R3FC Zenit - Villarreal CF1-0
St PetersburgPogrebnyak 63
27/11/2003R2FC Torpedo Moskva - Villarreal CF1-0
agg: 1-2
MoscowSemshov 73
06/11/2003R2Villarreal CF - FC Torpedo Moskva2-0
VillarrealRiquelme 51, 68

FC Spartak Moskva - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
22/02/2018R32Athletic Club - FC Spartak Moskva1-2
agg: 4-3
BilbaoEtxeita 57; Luiz Adriano 44, Melgarejo 85
15/02/2018R32FC Spartak Moskva - Athletic Club1-3
MoscowLuiz Adriano 60; Aritz Aduriz 22, 39, Kutepov 45+1 (og)
UEFA Champions League
01/11/2017GSSevilla FC - FC Spartak Moskva2-1
SevilleLenglet 30, Banega 59; Zé Luís 78
17/10/2017GSFC Spartak Moskva - Sevilla FC5-1
MoscowPromes 18, 90, Melgarejo 58, Glushakov 67, Luiz Adriano 74; Kjær 30
UEFA Champions League
20/11/2012GSFC Spartak Moskva - FC Barcelona0-3
MoscowDani Alves 16, Messi 27, 39
19/09/2012GSFC Barcelona - FC Spartak Moskva3-2
BarcelonaTello 14, Messi 72, 80; Dani Alves 29 (og), Romulo 59
22/02/2007R3RC Celta de Vigo - FC Spartak Moskva2-1
agg: 3-2
VigoNenê 19, Jonathan 78; Titov 88
15/02/2007R3FC Spartak Moskva - RC Celta de Vigo1-1MoscowKalynychenko 65; Núñez 41
03/03/2004R3RCD Mallorca - FC Spartak Moskva0-1
agg: 3-1
Palma de MallorcaSamedov 44
26/02/2004R3FC Spartak Moskva - RCD Mallorca0-3
MoscowEto'o 67, Toni González 81, Perera 85
UEFA Champions League
12/11/2002GS1Valencia CF - FC Spartak Moskva3-0
ValenciaSánchez 38, 46, Fábio Aurélio 78
25/09/2002GS1FC Spartak Moskva - Valencia CF0-3
MoscowAngulo 6, Mista 71, Sánchez 85
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2000GS1FC Spartak Moskva - Real Madrid CF1-0
MoscowGeremi 47 (og)
20/09/2000GS1Real Madrid CF - FC Spartak Moskva1-0
MadridIván Helguera 51
UEFA Champions League
09/12/1998GSReal Madrid CF - FC Spartak Moskva2-1
MadridRaúl González 34, Sávio 66; Khlestov 89
30/09/1998GSFC Spartak Moskva - Real Madrid CF2-1
MoscowTsymbalar 72, Titov 78; Raúl González 63
04/11/1997R2Real Valladolid CF - FC Spartak Moskva1-2
agg: 1-4
ValladolidGomez Diaz 87; Shirko 63, 90
21/10/1997R2FC Spartak Moskva - Real Valladolid CF2-0
MoscowTikhonov 61, Titov 85
UEFA Champions League
16/03/1994GSFC Barcelona - FC Spartak Moskva5-1
BarcelonaStoichkov 34, Amor 75, R. Koeman 78, 80, Romário 86 (P); Karpin 3
02/03/1994GSFC Spartak Moskva - FC Barcelona2-2MoscowRodionov 77, Karpin 88; Stoichkov 10, Romário 66
European Champions Clubs' Cup
20/03/1991QFReal Madrid CF - FC Spartak Moskva1-3
agg: 1-3
MadridButragueño 9; Radchenko 19, 37, Chmarov 63
06/03/1991QFFC Spartak Moskva - Real Madrid CF0-0Moscow
08/12/1982R3Valencia CF - FC Spartak Moskva2-0
agg: 2-0
ValenciaSolsona 31, Moreno 84
24/11/1982R3FC Spartak Moskva - Valencia CF0-0Tbilisi
European Champions Clubs' Cup
18/03/1981QFReal Madrid CF - FC Spartak Moskva2-0
agg: 2-0
MadridIsidro 69, 79
04/03/1981QFFC Spartak Moskva - Real Madrid CF0-0Tbilisi
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
08/11/1972R2FC Spartak Moskva - Club Atlético de Madrid1-2
agg: 5-5 ag
MoscowKhusainov 59; Salcedo 11, 55
25/10/1972R2Club Atlético de Madrid - FC Spartak Moskva3-4
MadridAragonés 79 (P), Ovejero 86, Becerra 90; Piskarev 39, Redin 46, 87, Bulgakov 77
Villarreal CF3300402200007322108
FC Spartak Moskva1647515501000003197153853

Last updated 13/12/2018 19:39CET

Match background Only this chapter

In a hotly contested UEFA Europa League Group G, all four teams still harbour hopes of progress to the knockout phase. Villarreal, seeking a record seventh qualification, go into their matchday six encounter with Spartak Moskva leading the section, but the Russian side will be through in their hosts' place should they win.

• Villarreal are unbeaten after five matches, but draws have been the name of the game for the Liga club, four of them supplemented by a 5-0 win over Rapid Wien in their last home fixture, on matchday three. They will reach the round of 32 if they avoid defeat against Spartak, and will top the group with a win, or a draw if Rapid also draw at home to Rangers. If Villarreal lose, they are out.

• Spartak suffered a shock 1-2 defeat at home to Rapid last time out, which dropped them from second spot to fourth. Like Villarreal, they have won only one of their five matches – 4-3 at home to Rangers – but need a second victory to qualify, which is only possible as runners-up. Any other result spells elimination.

Highlights: Spartak Moskva 3-3 Villarreal

Previous meetings
• The teams were involved in a six-goal thriller on matchday two, Villarreal twice taking the lead in Moscow but ultimately salvaging a point only with an equalising penalty from Santi Cazorla deep into added time.

• The sides' sole encounters before this season had come in the 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup third round, Villarreal winning the tie 3-2 (1-0 home, 2-2 away).

• Villarreal have a perfect record at home against Russian opposition, winning all three of their previous encounters, most recently 1-0 versus Zenit in the third round of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup – though they would lose that tie on away goals to the eventual winners.

• Spartak have amassed 31 matches against Spanish clubs in UEFA competition, but they have never drawn a game in Spain, winning five and losing ten. A 2-1 win at Athletic Club in last season's UEFA Europa League round of 32 – their only visit in this competition – was insufficient to win the tie after a 1-3 first-leg defeat in Moscow, but it did end a run of four successive defeats on Spanish soil.

Form guide
• Villarreal finished fifth in the 2017/18 Spanish Liga to qualify for Europe for the fifth successive season, all of them featuring UEFA Europa League group stage participation – and in every previous case progress into the competition's knockout phase.

Watch Villarreal draw on matchday four

• In total they have made seven UEFA Europa League group stage appearances and have yet to finish outside the top two. Their best seasons in the competition were 2010/11 and 2015/16, in which they reached the semi-finals.

• Villarreal's record at home in 20 UEFA Europa League group stage matches is W14 D3 L3, two of those defeats having come in the last two seasons – against Osmanlıspor (1-2) in 2016/17 and Maccabi Tel-Aviv (0-1) in 2017/18. Indeed, they have lost five of their last 11 home fixtures in Europe, winning just four.

• 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 ended in 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 until this term. They reached the quarter-finals in 2010/11 and the round of 32 in 2017/18, when, having crossed over from the UEFA Champions League in mid-campaign, they lost to Athletic. In the other three seasons they fell at the first hurdle in the qualifying phase.

• That 2-1 win in Bilbao is their only victory in the last 15 European away fixtures (D6 L8). Among the defeats was a 7-0 reverse at Liverpool on matchday six of last season's UEFA Champions League – Spartak's heaviest ever defeat in UEFA competition.

See Spartak suffer shock matchday five loss

Links and trivia
• Villarreal's Carlos Bacca and Spartak's Luiz Adriano were strike partners at AC Milan between 2015 and 2016. Italian defenders Daniele Bonera (Villarreal) and Salvatore Bocchetti (Spartak) played for the same club in 2014/15.

• Spartak trio Ilya Kutepov, Roman Zobnin and Aleksandr Samedov all started Russia's round of 16 victory over Spain at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Villarreal hold the record not only for the most games played in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final (67), but also the most goals scored (114). Salzburg, however, overtook them on matchday four in the category for most wins, and now lead them 36 to 34.

The coaches
• Villarreal appointed Luis García Plaza as head coach on Monday, having earlier in the day dismissed Javier Calleja. The 46-year-old from Madrid had a low-key playing career as a defender in Spain's lower leagues but first demonstrated his coaching potential with a successful season in charge of Villarreal's B team in 2005/06, since when he has gone on to operate as a Liga head coach with both Levante and Getafe as well as working in the United Arab Emirates and, latterly, China with second-tier outfit Beijing Renhe.

• Following the dismissal of Massimo Carrera on 22 October, and a spell under his assistant Raúl Riancho, Spartak announced on 12 November the appointment of 52-year-old Oleg Kononov as their new head coach. He arrived from Arsenal Tula, where he had only been operating since the start of the season following a similarly short spell at Akhmat Grozny. A former midfielder, he spent the bulk of his playing career in Belarus. His first senior coaching job was in Ukraine with Karpaty Lviv but it was during a progressive spell at FC Krasnodar, from 2013–16, that he established his reputation in Russia.


Team facts Only this chapter

Villarreal CF
El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (2): 2003, 2004

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
round of 32
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
round of 16
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
UEFA Champions League group stage
round of 32
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-1: Villarreal v NAC Breda
27/08/09, UEFA Europa League play-off second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Rapid Wien
25/10/18, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
three times, most recently v Astana
21/08/14, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Villarreal v Roma
16/02/17, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
Porto v Villarreal
28/04/11, UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
6-1: Villarreal v NAC Breda (see above)
5-0: twice, most recently v Rapid Wien (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-3: Astana v Villarreal (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Villarreal v Roma (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Porto v Villarreal (see above)


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


Squad list Only this chapter

Villarreal CF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Sergio AsenjoESP28/06/198929 - --15-26-36-
13Andrés FernándezESP17/12/198631 - 5---10-10-
25Mariano BarbosaARG27/07/198434 - ----12-19-
35Diego LázaroESP20/10/199721 - --------
45JoseleESP13/01/199820 - --------
2Mario GasparESP24/11/199028 - 3-12139-491
3ÁlvaroESP08/01/199028 - 2-14-10-10-
4Ramiro Funes MoriARG05/03/199127 - 5-1115-5-
6Víctor RuizESP25/01/198929 - 3-10-441551
11Jaume CostaESP18/03/198830 - 2-10-23-26-
15Miguel LlambrichESP18/01/199622 - 2-4-2-2-
23Daniele BoneraITA31/05/198137 - 3---36-71-
24Miguel LayúnMEX25/06/198830 - 3-6-5-214
29Edu AdellESP08/01/199919 - --------
33José CastañoESP10/12/199820 - --------
38Andrei RatiuROU20/06/199820 - --------
5Santiago CáseresARG25/02/199721*3-10-3-3-
8Pablo FornalsESP22/02/199622 - 52151123123
14Manu TriguerosESP17/10/199127 - 4-15-342382
16Alfonso PedrazaESP09/04/199622 - 3-1414-4-
18Javi FuegoESP04/01/198434 - ----15-22-
19Santi CazorlaESP13/12/198434 - 5113-3879010
21Bruno SorianoESP12/06/198434 - ----524725
22Daniel RabaESP29/10/199523 - 216-6262
26Sergio LozanoESP24/03/199919 - ----1-1-
28Manu MorlanesESP12/01/199919 - 1-3-2-2-
30Samu ChukwezeNGA22/05/199919 - 4-524-4-
32Fran AlvarezESP21/01/199820 - --------
37Iván MartínESP14/02/199919 - --------
40Emmanuel LomoteyGHA19/12/199720 - --------
7Gerard MorenoESP07/04/199226 - 52153116126
9Carlos BaccaCOL08/09/198632 - 2112341154720
10Nicola SansoneITA10/09/199127 - 3-31122142
17Karl Toko EkambiCMR14/09/199226 - 521425252
27Daniel VillanuevaESP01/02/199820 - --------
31Mukwelle AkaleUSA18/01/199721 - --------
34Nikola VujnovićMNE11/01/199721 - --------
36Simón MorenoESP02/07/199721 - --------
-Luis García PlazaESP01/12/197246 - --------
FC Spartak Moskva - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
32Artem RebrovRUS04/03/198434 - --1-3-2-8-
57Aleksandr SelikhovRUS07/04/199424 - ------1-6-
86Artem PoplevchenkovRUS09/06/200018 - ----------
98Aleksandr MaksimenkoRUS19/03/199820 - 2-4-14-4-6-
3Marko PetkovićSRB03/09/199226 - ----5---6-
14Georgi DzhikiyaRUS21/11/199226*1-4-1414-10-
16Salvatore BocchettiITA30/11/198632 - 1-4-11-25-41-
23Dmitri KombarovRUS22/01/198731 - 2-2-111102384
29Ilya KutepovRUS29/07/199325 - --2-7-4-9-
38Andrei EschenkoRUS09/02/198434 - 2-1-6-14-25-
44Aleksandr LikhachevRUS22/07/199622 - ----------
46Artem MaminRUS25/07/199721 - ----------
56Ilya GaponovRUS25/10/199721 - ----------
92Nikolai RasskazovRUS04/01/199820*1-4-9-4-5-
7Jano AnanidzeGEO10/10/199226 - ----1-21102
8Denis GlushakovRUS27/01/198731 - 1-2-111123244
11FernandoBRA03/03/199226 - 2-4-1315-281
19Aleksandr SamedovRUS19/07/198434 - 1-2-8-2484212
22Mikhail IgnatovRUS04/05/200018 - --3-513-3-
25Lorenzo MelgarejoPAR10/08/199028 - 1-52112216357
26Roman EremenkoFIN19/03/198731 - --2-4-384778
27Aleksandr LomovitskiRUS27/01/199820 - 1-3-9-3-4-
37Georgi MelkadzeRUS04/04/199721 - --------1-
40Artem TimofeevRUS12/01/199424 - 1-4-714-6-
47Roman ZobninRUS11/02/199424 - 2-4-14-7-13-
71Ivelin PopovBUL26/10/198731 - 114-13-1514013
88Aleksandr TashaevRUS23/06/199424 - 1-2-8-4-5-
94Sofiane HanniALG29/12/199027 - --41121172275
97Danil PoluboyarinovRUS04/02/199721 - ----------
9Zé LuísCPV24/01/199127 - 2-5314773195
12Luiz AdrianoBRA12/04/198731 - 2-2114422137736
61Danila ProshliakovRUS08/03/200018 - ----------
99Pedro RochaBRA01/10/199424 - --1-1-1-2-
-Oleg KononovRUS23/03/196652 - --1---21-42-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Villarreal CFFixtures and results
18/08/2018LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)L 1-2Moreno 16
26/08/2018LeagueSevilla FC (A)D 0-0
31/08/2018LeagueGirona FC (H)L 0-1
16/09/2018LeagueCD Leganés (A)W 1-0Bacca 65
20/09/2018UELRangers FC (H)D 2-2Bacca 1, Moreno 69
23/09/2018LeagueValencia CF (H)D 0-0
26/09/2018LeagueAthletic Club (A)W 3-0Fornals 65, Funes Mori 80, Ekambi 89
30/09/2018LeagueReal Valladolid CF (H)L 0-1
04/10/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (A)D 3-3Ekambi 13, Fornals 49, Santi Cazorla 90+6 (P)
07/10/2018LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)L 1-3Ekambi 45
20/10/2018LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)D 1-1Mario Gaspar 65
25/10/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (H)W 5-0Fornals 26, Ekambi 30, Barać 45 (og), Raba 63, Moreno 85
28/10/2018LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)L 1-2Moreno 10
01/11/2018CupUD Almería (A)D 3-3Santi Cazorla 67, Callejón 78 (og), Chukweze 83
04/11/2018LeagueLevante UD (H)D 1-1Pedraza 90+3
08/11/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (A)D 0-0
11/11/2018LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (A)D 2-2Chukweze 33, Sansone 80
25/11/2018LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)W 2-1Moreno 52, Chukweze 54
29/11/2018UELRangers FC (A)D 0-0
02/12/2018LeagueFC Barcelona (A)L 0-2
05/12/2018CupUD Almería (H)W 8-0Ekambi 23, 30, 36, 47, Bacca 45+2, 83 (P), Moreno 67, Raba 89
08/12/2018LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)L 2-3Bacca 83, 87
13/12/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (H)
16/12/2018LeagueSD Huesca (A)
03/01/2019LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)
06/01/2019LeagueSD Eibar (A)
13/01/2019LeagueGetafe CF (H)
20/01/2019LeagueAthletic Club (H)
27/01/2019LeagueValencia CF (A)
03/02/2019LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)
10/02/2019LeagueReal Valladolid CF (A)
17/02/2019LeagueSevilla FC (H)
24/02/2019LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)
03/03/2019LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
10/03/2019LeagueLevante UD (A)
17/03/2019LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (H)
31/03/2019LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)
03/04/2019LeagueFC Barcelona (H)
07/04/2019LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
14/04/2019LeagueGirona FC (A)
21/04/2019LeagueCD Leganés (H)
24/04/2019LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
28/04/2019LeagueSD Huesca (H)
05/05/2019LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
12/05/2019LeagueSD Eibar (H)
19/05/2019LeagueGetafe CF (A)
1FC Barcelona15942411931
2Sevilla FC15843271628
3Club Atlético de Madrid15771211028
4Real Madrid CF15825231926
5Deportivo Alavés15735181724
6Levante UD15645272522
7Real Betis Balompié15645161722
8Getafe CF15564161221
9Girona FC15564171721
10RCD Espanyol15636172021
11RC Celta de Vigo15555282420
12Real Valladolid CF15555131520
13Real Sociedad de Fútbol15546181819
14SD Eibar15546192319
15Valencia CF15393121218
16CD Leganés15456151917
17Villarreal CF15357151914
18Athletic Club15285152314
19Rayo Vallecano de Madrid15249153010
20SD Huesca15141012307
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)W 4-3Melgarejo 22, Goldson 35 (og), Luiz Adriano 58, Hanni 59
11/11/2018LeagueFC Ufa (A)L 0-2
25/11/2018LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (H)W 3-1Hanni 59, Melgarejo 61, Luiz Adriano 90
29/11/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (H)L 1-2Zé Luís 20
02/12/2018LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)W 2-1Glushakov 5, Luiz Adriano 37
05/12/2018CupFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)D 1-1Hanni 48
08/12/2018LeagueFC Anji (A)W 3-0Zé Luís 45+1 (P), 84, Luiz Adriano 55 (P)
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 Zenit171115271734
2FC Krasnodar171034311333
3PFC CSKA Moskva1786323830
4FC Spartak Moskva17845221728
5FC Lokomotiv Moskva17845231728
6FC Rubin175102171425
7FC Rostov17665141124
8FC Akhmat Grozny17656151723
9FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast17647182822
10FC Orenburg16646171522
11PFC Arsenal Tula17557232520
12FC Dinamo Moskva17485161320
13PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara16529102217
14FC Ufa17377121816
15FC Anji17431092515
16FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk172411112810

Last updated 11/12/2018 10:39CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Villarreal CF

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    Villarreal CF51401057
    SK Rapid Wien5212597
    Rangers FC5131876
    FC Spartak Moskva51228105
    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
    Andrés Fernández, Funes Mori (67 Moreno), Víctor Ruiz, Fornals, Bacca, Sansone (79 Chukweze), Llambrich, Pedraza, Ekambi (60 Trigueros), Santi Cazorla, Bonera
  • 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)
    Andrés Fernández, Mario Gaspar, Funes Mori, Víctor Ruiz, Fornals, Sansone (61 Moreno), Trigueros, Pedraza, Ekambi (76 Layún), Bonera, Chukweze (70 Santi Cazorla)
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Villarreal CF 5-0 SK Rapid Wien
    1-0 Fornals 26, 2-0 Ekambi 30, 3-0 Barać 45 (og) , 4-0 Raba 63, 5-0 Moreno 85
    Andrés Fernández, Álvaro, Funes Mori, Cáseres (77 Santi Cazorla), Fornals (64 Chukweze), Jaume Costa, Trigueros, Llambrich, Ekambi, Raba (70 Moreno), Layún
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    SK Rapid Wien 0-0 Villarreal CF
    Andrés Fernández, Mario Gaspar, Cáseres, Víctor Ruiz, Moreno, Sansone, Pedraza, Santi Cazorla, Raba (75 Fornals), Bonera (46 Funes Mori), Layún (61 Ekambi)
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Rangers FC 0-0 Villarreal CF
    Andrés Fernández, Mario Gaspar, Álvaro, Funes Mori, Cáseres, Fornals (74 Chukweze), Bacca (62 Moreno), Jaume Costa, Trigueros (62 Santi Cazorla), Ekambi, Morlanes
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Villarreal CF-FC Spartak Moskva

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
    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 4-3 Rangers FC
    0-1 Eremenko 5 (og) , 1-1 Melgarejo 22, 1-2 Candeias 27, 2-2 Goldson 35 (og) , 2-3 Middleton 41, 3-3 Luiz Adriano 58, 4-3 Hanni 59
    Maksimenko, Fernando, Luiz Adriano (81 Zé Luís), Bocchetti, Melgarejo, Eremenko (60 Glushakov), Kutepov, Zobnin, Popov (71 Timofeev), Rasskazov, Hanni
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva 1-2 SK Rapid Wien
    1-0 Zé Luís 20, 1-1 Müldür 80, 1-2 Schobesberger 90+1
    Rebrov, Glushakov, Zé Luís, Luiz Adriano, Dzhikiya, Kombarov, Melgarejo (81 Popov), Kutepov, Eschenko, Timofeev, Hanni (71 Samedov)
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Villarreal CF-FC Spartak Moskva

Last updated 13/12/2018 19:40CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndris Treimanis (LVA)
  • Assistant refereesHaralds Gudermanis (LVA) , Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
  • Additional assistant refereesAleksandrs Golubevs (LVA) , Edgars Malcevs (LVA)
  • Fourth officialRaimonds Tatriks (LVA)
  • UEFA DelegateCiprian Paraschiv (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerBo Karlsson (SWE)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Andris Treimanis16/03/19851453

Andris Treimanis

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2005
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/12/2016UELGSPanathinaikos FCRC Celta de Vigo0-2Athens
26/07/2018UEL2QRSevilla FCÚjpest FC4-0Seville

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
10/12/2013UYLGSFC KøbenhavnReal Madrid CF3-2Frederiksberg
21/10/2015UYLGSParis Saint-GermainReal Madrid CF4-1Saint-Germain-en-Laye
08/12/2016UELGSPanathinaikos FCRC Celta de Vigo0-2Athens
21/04/2017UYLSFFC BarcelonaFC Salzburg1-2Nyon
26/07/2018UEL2QRSevilla FCÚjpest FC4-0Seville
23/10/2018UCLGSBSC Young BoysValencia CF1-1Berne

Last updated 12/12/2018 03:00CET



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
  • 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