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UEFA Europa League: Malmö FF - Chelsea FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Malmö FFMalmö FFMalmö New Stadium - MalmoThursday 14 February 2019
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Round of 32, First leg
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Malmö FF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
08/08/2013QR3Malmö FF - Swansea City AFC0-0
agg: 0-4
01/08/2013QR3Swansea City AFC - Malmö FF4-0
SwanseaMichu 37, Bony 55, 59, Pozuelo 86
26/09/1995R1Nottingham Forest FC - Malmö FF1-0
agg: 2-2 ag
NottinghamRoy 70
12/09/1995R1Malmö FF - Nottingham Forest FC2-1
MalmoPersson 60, Anders Andersson 72; Woan 36
European Champions Clubs' Cup
30/05/1979FNottingham Forest FC - Malmö FF1-0
MunichFrancis 45+1

Chelsea FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
01/10/1998R1Helsingborgs IF - Chelsea FC0-0
agg: 0-1
17/09/1998R1Chelsea FC - Helsingborgs IF1-0
LondonLeboeuf 42
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
03/11/1971R2Chelsea FC - Åtvidabergs FF1-1
agg: 1-1 ag
LondonHudson 46; Sandberg 66
20/10/1971R2Åtvidabergs FF - Chelsea FC0-0Atvidaberg
Malmö FF211020021001511327
Chelsea FC211020200000413021

Last updated 12/02/2019 14:44CET

Match background Only this chapter

Bidding to become the first Swedish side to reach the UEFA Europa League round of 16, Malmö take on Chelsea for the first time with the English heavyweights aiming to repeat their trophy triumph of six years ago.

• Malmö created one of the upsets of the group stage as they qualified as runners-up in Group I, completing the double over Beşiktaş with a matchday six 1-0 win in Istanbul that enabled them to leapfrog their hosts into second place behind Genk.

• Chelsea's round of 32 berth was booked on matchday four as they dominated Group L, dropping their only points on their final outing, when they were held 2-2 by Hungarian champions Vidi in Budapest.

Best goals of the 2018/19 group stage

Previous meetings
• Malmö's most famous fixture against English opposition was their first – the 1979 European Champion Clubs' Cup final against Nottingham Forest, which they lost 1-0 in Munich. Their only win against an English club was also against Forest 16 years later – 2-1 at home in the UEFA Cup first round – but they lost the return 1-0 and exited on away goals.

• Chelsea's two previous trips to Sweden both ended in goalless draws – against Åtvidaberg in the 1971/72 European Cup Winners' Cup second round, eliminating them on away goals, and against Helsingborg in the first round of the same competition 17 years later, which enabled them to progress after a 1-0 first leg win at Stamford Bridge. The west London club were holders of the trophy at the time of both ties.

Form guide
• Swedish champions for a record 20th time in 2017, Malmö began this season's European campaign in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round. Their bid to reach that group stage for the third time in five years was ended on away goals by Vidi in the third qualifying round but they secured an autumn of European participation – as Sweden's sole representatives – by beating Danish title holders Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

Brightest stars of the #UEL group stage

• Malmö's only previous UEFA Europa League group stage involvement, in 2011/12, brought just a single point, but they chalked up nine this term, losing their opening fixture at Genk (0-2) but remaining unbeaten over the next five matchdays, three successive draws bookended by their two wins against Beşiktaş.

• The Swedish club are competing in springtime European football for the first time since 1986/87 – when they lost 3-2 on aggregate (1-0 home, 1-3 away) in the European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals to a Marco van Basten-inspired Ajax, the eventual winners – and only the second time since that run to the European Cup final 40 years ago.

• Malmö are unbeaten in their last eight continental home games, though six have been draws. The last time they lost a European encounter in their own stadium– 0-5 against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage – it was their heaviest home defeat in UEFA competition.

• Chelsea finished fifth in defence of their Premier League title last season, and beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final to book a first ever place in the UEFA Europa League group stage.

• The London side made light work of negotiating a safe passage through to the UEFA Europa League knockout phase, doing the double over PAOK (1-0 away, 4-0 home) and BATE Borisov (3-1 home, 1-0 away) before Vidi, who had lost 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, denied them a clean sweep on matchday six.

Europa League group stage skillzone

• This is Chelsea's second appearance in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase, their first, in 2012/13, having concluded with victory in the competition overall. Their route to that final in Amsterdam, where they defeated Benfica 2-1, incorporated two wins and two defeats away from home. They overcame Sparta Praha in the round of 32 (1-0 away, 1-1 home).

• Chelsea are nine games unbeaten in the UEFA Europa League, the 2-2 draw at Vidi having ended a run of eight successive wins that incorporated the last three matches of their victorious 2013 campaign. Their last away defeat was 2-3 at Rubin Kazan in the second leg of that season's quarter-final, after a 3-1 win in London.

UEFA Europa League squad changes
In: Adi Nalic, Dušan Melichárek, Anel Ahmedhodžić, Lamin Sarr
Out: Fredrik Andersson, Felix Konstandeliasz, Mathias Nilsson, Walter Viitala

In: Danny Drinkwater, Gonzalo Higuaín
Out: Cesc Fàbregas, Victor Moses, Álvaro Morata

Links and trivia
• Malmö coach Uwe Rösler played for Manchester City, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion and has also managed Brentford, Wigan Athletic, Leeds United and Fleetwood.

• Markus Rosenberg (West Brom, 2012–14) and Marcus Antonsson (Leeds and Blackburn, 2016–18) have played in England.

• Antonsson and Chelsea's Olivier Giroud are both bidding to score in a fourth successive UEFA Europa League match, having each found the net on matchdays four, five and six.

• Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek is one of only two players to have scored a hat-trick in this season's UEFA Europa League proper, on matchday three at home to BATE. The other is Salzburg's Takumi Minamino, against Rosenborg.

• Gonzalo Higuaín, Chelsea's new loan signing from Juventus, played for AC Milan in this season's UEFA Europa League group stage, scoring two goals in five appearances.

The best saves of the group stage

• This is Malmö's club-record 15th European game of the season – more than any other team in the round of 32 bar Celtic, who also kicked off their continental campaign in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round.

• Chelsea are one of seven teams to have come through the UEFA Europa League group stage undefeated, alongside Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal, Betis, Villarreal and Eintracht Frankfurt.

• Malmö are one of only five clubs involved in this round of 32 who have never previously participated in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase; Zürich, Dinamo Zagreb, Slavia Praha and Rennes are the others.

• Chelsea are one of only two clubs still in the competition to have previously won the UEFA Europa League, alongside three-time winners Sevilla. Eight others lifted the trophy in its previous guise as the UEFA Cup.

• Malmö have already qualified for the qualifying phase of the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League, having finished third in the 2018 Allsvenskan. They finished nine points adrift of AIK, who succeeded them as Swedish champions.

The coaches
• Born in the former East Germany, Uwe Rösler left his homeland in 1994 to play up front for Manchester City, which he did for four years, thus forming a bond with English football that has brought him back to the country to manage four lower-league clubs. His coaching career began in Norway with Lillestrøm, his final club as a player, and in June 2018 he returned to Scandinavia to become the new head coach of reigning Swedish champions Malmö.

• 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, and then replaced 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.


Team facts Only this chapter

Malmö FF
Nickname: Di Blåe (The Blues), Himmelsblått (The Sky Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (1979)
• European/South American Cup: (1979)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 20 (2017)
Swedish Cup: 14 (1989)

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

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
11-0: Malmö v Pezoporikos
03/10/73, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Hibernian v Malmö
25/07/13, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Malmö v Paris Saint-Germain
25/11/15, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
8-0: Real Madrid v Malmö
08/12/15, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
5-0: Malmö v Shirak
29/07/98, first qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Hibernian v Malmö (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4 twice, most recently v Metalist
20/10/11, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v Swansea
01/08/13, third qualifying round first leg


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
4-0: Chelsea v PAOK
29/11/18, group stage

• 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


Squad list Only this chapter

Malmö FF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Dušan MelichárekCZE29/11/198335 - ----------6-
27Johan DahlinSWE08/09/198632 - 6-2-6---12-40-
30Lamin SarrSWE11/03/200117 - ------------
2Eric LarssonSWE15/07/199127 - 612-2---2-121
3Egzon BinakuALB17/08/199523 - 1---1---1-3-
4Behrang SafariSWE09/02/198534 - 5-2-6---32-88-
15Anel AhmedhodzicSWE26/03/199919 - ------------
17Rasmus BengtssonSWE26/06/198632*5-2-6---151381
24Lasse NielsenDEN08/01/198831 - 6-2-6---13-42-
26Andreas VindheimNOR04/08/199523*3-2-61--61121
31Franz BrorssonSWE30/01/199623 - 4-2-4---4-151
40Hugo AnderssonSWE01/01/199920 - ------------
5Søren RieksDEN07/04/198731*6-2-6---6-261
6Oscar LewickiSWE14/07/199226 - 6-2-51--51301
7Fouad BachirouCOM15/04/199028*5-2-6---12-251
8Arnór Ingvi TraustasonISL30/04/199325 - 422-6---11-202
14Anders ChristiansenDEN08/06/199028 - 412-6---6-231
18Romain GallFRA31/01/199524 - 2---3---3-5-
20Bonke InnocentNGA20/01/199623 - 3---2---2-5-
22Adi NalicSWE01/12/199721 - ------------
35Samuel AdrianSWE02/03/199820 - 2---------2-
38Laorent ShabaniSWE19/08/199919 - ------------
9Markus RosenbergSWE27/09/198236 - 512261--2778226
10Carlos StrandbergSWE14/04/199622 - 53--1---1-175
11Guillermo MolinsSWE26/09/198830 - ----------62
23Marcus AntonssonSWE08/05/199127 - 4-2263--63125
37Tim PricaSWE23/04/200216 - ------------
-Uwe RöslerGER15/11/196850 - 6-2-6---7-23-
Chelsea FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Kepa ArrizabalagaESP03/10/199424 - 5-26-5-5-
13Willy CaballeroARG28/09/198137 - 1---1-19-
52Jamie CummingENG04/09/199919 - --------
59Marcin BulkaPOL04/10/199919 - --------
2Antonio RüdigerGER03/03/199325 - 1-25110-26-
3Marcos AlonsoESP28/12/199028 - 1-251231311
21Davide ZappacostaITA11/06/199226 - 6-2-6-111
24Gary CahillENG19/12/198533 - 4-1-12-525
27Andreas ChristensenDEN10/04/199622 - 6-2-92262
28César AzpilicuetaESP28/08/198929 - 1-26-10-541
30David LuizBRA22/04/198731 - --2522538410
33Emerson PalmieriITA03/08/199424 - 5-4-101121
5JorginhoITA20/12/199127 - 2-25111-212
6Danny DrinkwaterENG05/03/199028 - ------13-
7N'Golo KantéFRA29/03/199127 - 2-2632-8-
8Ross BarkleyENG05/12/199325 - 5-21310-10-
10Eden HazardBEL07/01/199128 - 2-25122537614
11Pedro RodríguezESP28/07/198731 - 6-2176-8318
12Ruben Loftus-CheekENG23/01/199623 - 531235373
17Mateo KovačićCRO06/05/199424 - 3-23-13-576
20Callum Hudson-OdoiENG07/11/200018 - 414-4141
22WillianBRA09/08/198830 - 622432639721
44Ethan AmpaduWAL14/09/200018 - 2---2-2-
51Conor GallagherENG06/02/200019 - --------
55George McEachranENG30/08/200018 - --------
9Gonzalo HiguaínARG10/12/198731 - --32281210535
18Olivier GiroudFRA30/09/198632 - 541911174621
-Maurizio SarriITA10/01/195960 - 6---16-32-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Malmö FFFixtures and results
10/07/2018UCLKF Drita (A)W 3-0Strandberg 13, Traustason 39, Rosenberg 82
17/07/2018UCLKF Drita (H)W 2-0Strandberg 55, Larsson 60
24/07/2018UCLCFR 1907 Cluj (A)W 1-0Strandberg 45
01/08/2018UCLCFR 1907 Cluj (H)D 1-1Traustason 55
07/08/2018UCLVidi FC (H)D 1-1Christiansen 62
14/08/2018UCLVidi FC (A)D 0-0
23/08/2018UELFC Midtjylland (H)D 2-2Rosenberg 12, Antonsson 25
30/08/2018UELFC Midtjylland (A)W 2-0Antonsson 32, Rosenberg 79
20/09/2018UELKRC Genk (A)L 0-2
04/10/2018UELBeşiktaş JK (H)W 2-0Caner Erkin 53 (og), Rosenberg 76 (P)
25/10/2018UELSarpsborg 08 FF (A)D 1-1Vindheim 79
08/11/2018UELSarpsborg 08 FF (H)D 1-1Antonsson 67
22/11/2018CupLunds BK (A)W 2-0Rosenberg 56, Molins 90+2
29/11/2018UELKRC Genk (H)D 2-2Lewicki 65, Antonsson 67
13/12/2018UELBeşiktaş JK (A)W 1-0Antonsson 51
14/02/2019UELChelsea FC (H)
17/02/2019CupDegerfors IF (H)
21/02/2019UELChelsea FC (A)
23/02/2019CupÖsters IF (A)
02/03/2019CupFalkenbergs FF (H)
01/04/2019LeagueBK Häcken (H)
06/04/2019LeagueGIF Sundsvall (A)
14/04/2019LeagueÖstersunds FK (H)
20/04/2019LeagueIK Sirius (A)
24/04/2019LeagueHammarby Fotboll (H)
28/04/2019LeagueIFK Norrköping (A)
05/05/2019LeagueFalkenbergs FF (A)
12/05/2019LeagueIF Elfsborg (H)
16/05/2019LeagueIFK Göteborg (A)
19/05/2019LeagueKalmar FF (H)
26/05/2019LeagueAFC Eskilstuna (H)
02/06/2019LeagueHelsingborgs IF (A)
30/06/2019LeagueAIK (A)
01/07/2019LeagueÖrebro SK (H)
14/07/2019LeagueDjurgårdens IF (A)
21/07/2019LeagueIK Sirius (H)
28/07/2019LeagueÖstersunds FK (A)
04/08/2019LeagueGIF Sundsvall (H)
11/08/2019LeagueBK Häcken (A)
18/08/2019LeagueFalkenbergs FF (H)
25/08/2019LeagueDjurgårdens IF (H)
01/09/2019LeagueKalmar FF (A)
15/09/2019LeagueIFK Norrköping (H)
22/09/2019LeagueIF Elfsborg (A)
25/09/2019LeagueHelsingborgs IF (H)
29/09/2019LeagueAFC Eskilstuna (A)
06/10/2019LeagueIFK Göteborg (H)
20/10/2019LeagueHammarby Fotboll (A)
27/10/2019LeagueAIK (H)
02/11/2019LeagueÖrebro SK (A)
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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)W 4-0Giroud 27, 37, Hudson-Odoi 60, Morata 78
02/12/2018LeagueFulham FC (H)W 2-0Pedro Rodríguez 4, Loftus-Cheek 82
05/12/2018LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)L 1-2Loftus-Cheek 18
08/12/2018LeagueManchester City FC (H)W 2-0Kanté 45, David Luiz 78
13/12/2018UELVidi FC (A)D 2-2Willian 30, Giroud 75
16/12/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)W 2-1Pedro Rodríguez 17, E. Hazard 33
19/12/2018CupAFC Bournemouth (H)W 1-0E. Hazard 84
22/12/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (H)L 0-1
26/12/2018LeagueWatford FC (A)W 2-1E. Hazard 45+1, 58 (P)
30/12/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)W 1-0Kanté 51
02/01/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (H)D 0-0
05/01/2019CupNottingham Forest FC (H)W 2-0Morata 49, 59
08/01/2019CupTottenham Hotspur FC (A)L 0-1
12/01/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)W 2-1Pedro Rodríguez 9, Willian 57
19/01/2019LeagueArsenal FC (A)L 0-2
24/01/2019CupTottenham Hotspur FC (H)W 2-1 (aet, 4-2 pens) Kanté 27, E. Hazard 38
27/01/2019CupSheffield Wednesday FC (H)W 3-0Willian 26 (P), 83, Hudson-Odoi 64
30/01/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)L 0-4
02/02/2019LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)W 5-0Higuaín 16, 69, E. Hazard 45+1 (P), 66, David Luiz 86
10/02/2019LeagueManchester City FC (A)L 0-6
14/02/2019UELMalmö FF (A)
18/02/2019CupManchester United FC (H)
21/02/2019UELMalmö FF (H)
24/02/2019CupManchester City FC (H)
27/02/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
03/03/2019LeagueFulham FC (A)
10/03/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
17/03/2019LeagueEverton FC (A)
31/03/2019LeagueCardiff 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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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Malmö FF

  • UEFA Champions League - First qualifying round
    KF Drita 0-3 Malmö FF
    0-1 Strandberg 13, 0-2 Traustason 39, 0-3 Rosenberg 82
    Dahlin, Larsson, Safari (64 Brorsson), Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Traustason, Rosenberg (84 Innocent), Strandberg (61 Jeremejeff), Bengtsson, L. Nielsen
  • (17/07/2018)
    Malmö FF 2-0 KF Drita (agg: 5-0)
    1-0 Strandberg 55, 2-0 Larsson 60
    Dahlin, Larsson, Rieks (58 Binaku), Lewicki, Bachirou (71 Innocent), Strandberg, Jeremejeff, Bengtsson (64 Safari), L. Nielsen, Brorsson, Adrian
  • Second qualifying round
    CFR 1907 Cluj 0-1 Malmö FF
    0-1 Strandberg 45
    Dahlin, Larsson (89 Vindheim), Safari, Rieks, Lewicki, Traustason (89 Adrian), Rosenberg, Strandberg (86 Antonsson), Christiansen, Bengtsson, L. Nielsen
  • (01/08/2018)
    Malmö FF 1-1 CFR 1907 Cluj (agg: 2-1)
    0-1 Đoković 36, 1-1 Traustason 55
    Dahlin, Larsson (81 Vindheim), Safari, Rieks, Bachirou, Traustason (73 Lewicki), Rosenberg, Strandberg (61 Antonsson), Christiansen, Bengtsson, L. Nielsen
  • Third qualifying round
    Malmö FF 1-1 Vidi FC
    1-0 Christiansen 62, 1-1 Nego 71
    Dahlin, Larsson, Safari, Rieks, Bachirou, Traustason (46 Lewicki), Rosenberg, Christiansen, Bengtsson (31 Brorsson), Antonsson (80 Gall), L. Nielsen
  • (14/08/2018)
    Vidi FC 0-0 Malmö FF (agg: 1-1)
    Dahlin, Larsson (75 Vindheim), Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg, Strandberg (70 Antonsson), Christiansen, Innocent (79 Gall), L. Nielsen, Brorsson
  • UEFA Europa League - Play-off
    Malmö FF 2-2 FC Midtjylland
    1-0 Rosenberg 12, 2-0 Antonsson 25, 2-1 Wikheim 60, 2-2 Okosun 77
    Dahlin, Safari (64 Brorsson), Rieks, Lewicki (71 Traustason), Bachirou, Rosenberg, Christiansen, Bengtsson, Antonsson, L. Nielsen, Vindheim (78 Larsson)
  • (30/08/2018)
    FC Midtjylland 0-2 Malmö FF (agg: 2-4)
    0-1 Antonsson 32, 0-2 Rosenberg 79
    Dahlin, Safari (90 Brorsson), Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg, Christiansen, Bengtsson, Antonsson (84 Traustason), L. Nielsen, Vindheim (80 Larsson)
  • Group stage
    Group I - Group Standings
    KRC Genk632114811
    Malmö FF6231769
    Beşiktaş JK62139117
    Sarpsborg 08 FF61238135
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    KRC Genk 2-0 Malmö FF
    1-0 Trossard 37, 2-0 Samatta 71
    Dahlin, Safari (80 Binaku), Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg, Christiansen (86 Gall), Bengtsson, Antonsson (55 Traustason), L. Nielsen, Vindheim
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Malmö FF 2-0 Beşiktaş JK
    1-0 Caner Erkin 53 (og) , 2-0 Rosenberg 76 (P)
    Dahlin, Safari, Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Traustason (85 Antonsson), Rosenberg, Christiansen (72 Innocent), Bengtsson, L. Nielsen (92 Brorsson), Vindheim
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Sarpsborg 08 FF 1-1 Malmö FF
    0-1 Vindheim 79, 1-1 Halvorsen 87
    Dahlin, Safari, Rieks, Lewicki (65 Antonsson), Bachirou, Traustason, Rosenberg, Christiansen (83 Innocent), Bengtsson (57 Brorsson), L. Nielsen, Vindheim
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    Malmö FF 1-1 Sarpsborg 08 FF
    0-1 Mortensen 63, 1-1 Antonsson 67
    Dahlin, Safari (86 Gall), Rieks, Bachirou, Traustason, Rosenberg, Christiansen, Bengtsson, Antonsson (79 Strandberg), L. Nielsen, Vindheim (61 Larsson)
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Malmö FF 2-2 KRC Genk
    0-1 Pozuelo 42, 0-2 Paintsil 53, 1-2 Lewicki 65, 2-2 Antonsson 67
    Dahlin, Safari (81 Brorsson), Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Traustason (53 Antonsson), Rosenberg, Christiansen (82 Gall), Bengtsson, L. Nielsen, Vindheim
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Beşiktaş JK 0-1 Malmö FF
    0-1 Antonsson 51
    Dahlin, Safari (55 Brorsson), Rieks (80 Larsson), Lewicki, Bachirou, Traustason (75 Christiansen), Rosenberg, Bengtsson, Antonsson, L. Nielsen, Vindheim
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (14/02/2019)
    Malmö FF-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 8 (21/02/2019)
    Chelsea FC-Malmö FF

Chelsea FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group L - Group Standings
    Chelsea FC651012316
    FC BATE Borisov6303999
    Vidi FC6213577
    PAOK FC61055123
    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 4-0 PAOK FC
    1-0 Giroud 27, 2-0 Giroud 37, 3-0 Hudson-Odoi 60, 4-0 Morata 78
    Arrizabalaga, Fàbregas, Barkley, Pedro Rodríguez (66 Willian), Loftus-Cheek, Giroud (74 Morata), Hudson-Odoi, Zappacosta (63 Ampadu), Cahill, A. Christensen, Emerson Palmieri
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Vidi FC 2-2 Chelsea FC
    0-1 Willian 30, 1-1 Ampadu 32 (og) , 2-1 Nego 56, 2-2 Giroud 75
    Caballero, Fàbregas, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Zappacosta, Willian (56 Pedro Rodríguez), A. Christensen, Morata (46 Giroud), Emerson Palmieri, Ampadu
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (14/02/2019)
    Malmö FF-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 8 (21/02/2019)
    Chelsea FC-Malmö FF

Last updated 12/02/2019 15:12CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
  • Assistant refereesDmitri Zhuk (BLR) , Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
  • Additional assistant refereesDenis Scherbakov (BLR) , Dzmitry Dzmitryieu (BLR)
  • Fourth officialYury Khomchenko (BLR)
  • UEFA DelegateKari Iuell (NOR)
  • UEFA Referee observerDarko Čeferin (SVN)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Aleksei Kulbakov27/12/19794496

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/07/2006UEL1QRLlanelli AFCGefle IF0-0Llanelli
20/09/2012UELGSLevante UDHelsingborgs IF1-0Valencia

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/07/2006UEL1QRLlanelli AFCGefle IF0-0Llanelli
20/09/2012UELGSLevante UDHelsingborgs IF1-0Valencia

Last updated 12/02/2019 15:02CET



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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