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UEFA Europa League: PFC CSKA Moskva - RCD Espanyol Match press kits

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PFC CSKA MoskvaPFC CSKA MoskvaCSKA Arena - MoscowThursday 3 October 2019
18.55CET (19.55 local time)
Group H - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

PFC CSKA Moskva - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
12/12/2018GSReal Madrid CF - PFC CSKA Moskva0-3
MadridChalov 37, Schennikov 43, Sigurdsson 73
02/10/2018GSPFC CSKA Moskva - Real Madrid CF1-0
MoscowVlašić 2
UEFA Champions League
14/03/2012R16Real Madrid CF - PFC CSKA Moskva4-1
agg: 5-2
MadridHiguaín 26, Ronaldo 55, 90+4, Benzema 70; Z. Tošić 77
21/02/2012R16PFC CSKA Moskva - Real Madrid CF1-1MoscowWernbloom 90+3; Ronaldo 28
UEFA Champions League
16/03/2010R16Sevilla FC - PFC CSKA Moskva1-2
agg: 2-3
SevillePerotti 41; Necid 39, Honda 55
24/02/2010R16PFC CSKA Moskva - Sevilla FC1-1MoscowGonzález 66; Negredo 25
23/10/2008GSPFC CSKA Moskva - Real Club Deportivo La Coruña3-0
MoscowDzagoev 9, 12, Vágner Love 61
UEFA Champions League
04/11/1992R2FC Barcelona - PFC CSKA Moskva2-3
agg: 3-4
BarcelonaNadal 13, Begiristain 31; Bushmanov 44, Mashkarin 57, Korsakov 60
21/10/1992R2PFC CSKA Moskva - FC Barcelona1-1MoscowGrichine 17; Begiristain 58

RCD Espanyol - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

19/10/2005GSFC Lokomotiv Moskva - RCD Espanyol0-1
MoscowTamudo 53
PFC CSKA Moskva52304301000095311610
RCD Espanyol000011000000110010

Last updated 01/10/2019 18:05CET

Match background Only this chapter

A second-half collapse on matchday one has put the pressure on CSKA Moskva as they make their home debut in UEFA Europa League Group H against an Espanyol side surprisingly held at home in their opening game.

• CSKA led Ludogorets 1-0 at half-time in their first fixture thanks to 19-year-old defender Igor Diveev's first European goal, but it was one-way traffic after the interval as the Bulgarian champions recovered to win 5-1, inflicting CSKA's heaviest defeat in the UEFA Europa League or UEFA Cup. Meanwhile, Espanyol drew 1-1 against Ferencváros in Barcelona thanks to Matías Vargas's 60th-minute equaliser.

Previous meetings
• The clubs are meeting for the first time.

• CSKA have never lost at home to Spanish visitors (W2 D3), their most memorable result coming last season when they defeated Real Madrid 1-0 on matchday two of the UEFA Champions League with an early Nikola Vlašić strike. They then completed a remarkable double over the holders with a 3-0 win at the Estadio Bernabéu.

• Espanyol's one previous trip to Russia in UEFA competition brought a 1-0 win at Lokomotiv Moskva in the 2005/06 UEFA Cup group stage.

Highlights: Ludogorets 5-1 CSKA Moskva

Form guide
• CSKA finished fourth in last season's Russian Premier League, missing out on a spot in the UEFA Champions League, where they had been group stage participants for six straight years, but qualifying directly for a first UEFA Europa League group campaign since their only previous participation in 2010/11.

• They collected 16 points from their six group games in that 2010/11 campaign to top their section and progress to the round of 16, where they were eliminated by eventual winners Porto. Two seasons ago, having finished third in their UEFA Champions League group, the 2004/05 UEFA Cup winners made it to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, where they were knocked out by Arsenal.

• CSKA won all three of their Moscow fixtures in that 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage, but the six home matches they have played in the competition since then have yielded just one victory (D2 L3).

Highlights: Espanyol 1-1 Ferencváros

• Espanyol finished seventh in the 2018/19 Spanish Liga, edging out Athletic Club on the head-to-head rule to book a return to the European stage for the first time since their appearance in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup final, which they lost on penalties to Sevilla after a 2-2 draw in Glasgow.

• The Barcelona-based club, who also lost the 1987/88 UEFA Cup final on spot kicks to Bayer Leverkusen, cruised through their first two qualifying ties this term, defeating Stjarnan 7-1 on aggregate and Luzern 6-0 over the two legs before overcoming Zorya Luhansk in the play-offs (3-1 h, 2-2 a).

• Espanyol are undefeated in their last 21 European games against non-Spanish opposition, including the last ten on their travels (W6 D4). They have not lost a European match in regulation play since Schalke beat them home (2-1) and away (3-0) in the third round of the 2005/06 UEFA Cup.

#UEL matchday one skills showcase

Links and trivia
• Before joining Espanyol, Brazilian defender Naldo played in Russia for FC Krasnodar in 2016/17, including one match against CSKA, a 1-1 draw.

• Espanyol are one of six clubs making their debut in the UEFA Europa League group stage this term. The others are LASK, Olexandriya, Wolfsberg, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Group H rivals Ferencváros.

The coaches
• Appointed by CSKA to replace long-serving coach Leonid Slutski in December 2016, Viktor Goncharenko had earned a growing reputation in Russian football, notably as Slutski's assistant. He made his name as a coach in his native Belarus at BATE Borisov, winning five straight league titles and leading the club into the UEFA Champions League group stage on three occasions. In his first full season as CSKA boss he led the Muscovites to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals and a runners-up spot in the domestic league.

• Appointed head coach of Espanyol in June 2019 following Rubi's departure for Real Betis, David Gallego has been on the coaching staff of the Barcelona-based club since 2013, working chiefly with the youth and B teams – although he did have a fleeting spell in charge of the first team at the end of 2017/18. A native Catalan, his playing career was spent at a multitude of clubs, all but one of them – Recreativo Huelva (2002/03) – in Spain's lower leagues. He decided to hang up his boots in 2009 at the age of 37.


Team facts Only this chapter

Formed: 1911
Nickname: Armeytsi (Army Men)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 13 (2016)
USSR/Russian Cup: 12 (2013)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Champions League group stage
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 16
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-1: CSKA v Lausanne
02/12/10, UEFA Europa League group stage
4-0 twice, most recently v Anorthosis Famagusta
19/08/10, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Biggest away win
0-3: three times, most recently v Real Madrid
12/12/18, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
CSKA v Manchester United
27/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Marseille v CSKA
17/03/93, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-1: CSKA v Lausanne (see above)
4-0 twice, most recently v Anorthosis Famagusta (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-3 twice, most recently v Palermo
21/10/10, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: CSKA v AIK
30/08/12, play-off second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Ludogorets v CSKA
19/09/19, group stage


RCD Espanyol
Periquitos/Pericos (Parakeets), Blanquiazules (White and Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1988), (2007)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Spanish Cup: 4 (2006)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
6-2: Espanyol v Zulte Waregem
23/11/06, UEFA Cup group stage
4-0 three times, most recently v Stjarnan
25/07/19, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
Luzern v Espanyol
08/08/19, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 three times, most recently v Schalke
23/02/06, UEFA Cup round of 32 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
-0: Bayer Leverkusen v Espanyol
18/05/88, UEFA Cup final second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
Espanyol v Zulte Waregem (see above)
4-0 three times, most recently v Stjarnan (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-3: Luzern v Espanyol (see above)

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

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Bayer Leverkusen v Espanyol (see above)


Squad list Only this chapter

PFC CSKA Moskva - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Ilya PomazunRUS16/08/199623 - ------1-
35Igor AkinfeevRUS08/04/198633 - 1-11-43-123-
49Vladislav ToropRUS07/11/200315 - --------
2Mário FernandesRUS19/09/199029 - 1-1123-41-
5Viktor VasinRUS06/10/198830 - --4-2-13-
14Kirill NababkinRUS08/09/198633 - --4-131461
23Hördur MagnússonISL11/02/199326 - 1-1021-4-
27Cedric GogouaCIV10/07/199425 - --21--4-
31Zvonimir ŠarlijaCRO29/08/199623 - --8-----
42Georgi SchennikovRUS27/04/199128 - ----17-703
53Maksim EleevRUS03/03/200118 - --------
62Vadim KarpovRUS14/07/200217 - 1-1-1-1-
78Igor DiveevRUS27/09/199920 - 119-1111
7Ilzat AkhmetovRUS31/12/199721 - 1-1113-7-
8Nikola VlašićCRO04/10/199721 - 1-11472387
10Alan DzagoevRUS17/06/199029 - ----2567417
11Lucas SantosBRA07/03/199920 - 1-1-1-1-
17Arnór SigurdssonISL15/05/199920 - --72--62
20Konstantin KuchaevRUS18/03/199821 - 1-8-7-151
25Kristijan BistrovićCRO09/04/199821 - 1-1113-5-
29Jaka BijolSVN05/02/199920 - 1-1011-4-
59Tigran AvanesyanRUS13/04/200217 - --------
76Anton KrachkovskiiRUS22/06/200217 - --------
87Konstantin MaradishviliRUS07/02/200019 - --3-----
98Ivan OblyakovRUS05/07/199821 - 1-10-1-131
9Fedor ChalovRUS10/04/199821 - 1-11441193
19Takuma NishimuraJPN22/10/199622 - 1-5-1-3-
71Nayair TiknizyanRUS12/05/199920 - --1-----
-Viktor GancharenkoBLR10/06/197742 - 1---26-86-
RCD Espanyol - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Andrés PrietoESP17/10/199325 - ----------
13Diego LópezESP03/11/198137 - 6-1-7-30-65-
27AdriánESP09/01/199920 - ----------
35Joan GarcíaESP04/05/200118 - ----------
2PipaESP26/01/199821 - 1---1---1-
3Adrián PedrosaESP13/05/199821 - 311-411-41
5NaldoBRA25/08/198831 - 3-1-6-14-20-
6Lluís LópezESP05/03/199722 - 5---2---5-
15David LópezESP09/10/198929 - ----3-171171
16Javi LópezESP21/01/198633 - 511-5-1-61
17Dídac VilàESP09/06/198930 - 611-7-71152
18Sébastien CorchiaFRA01/11/199028 - ----2-9-221
20Bernardo EspinosaESP11/07/198930 - 2-1---1-3-
24Fernando CaleroESP14/09/199524 - 2---7---2-
28Carles SoriaESP08/10/199622 - --------2-
32Iago IndiasESP03/01/199623 - ----------
34Victor GómezESP01/04/200019 - ----------
4Víctor SánchezESP08/09/198732 - 5---7-5-13-
8Ander IturraspeESP08/03/198930 - 3-----39-57-
10Sergi DarderESP22/12/199325 - 5---7-21171
14Óscar MelendoESP22/08/199722 - 4-1-4-1-5-
21Marc RocaESP26/11/199622 - 5-1-7-1-6-
23Esteban GraneroESP02/07/198732 - 4-1-21104364
26Pol LozanoESP06/10/199919 - 1-1---1-2-
33Nico RibaudoESP11/04/200118 - 1-------1-
7Lei WuCHN19/11/199127 - 611-6-1-71
9Facundo FerreyraITA14/03/199128 - 56--411353714
11Javier PuadoESP25/05/199821 - 3-------3-
12Jonathan CalleriARG23/09/199326 - --1-5-1-3-
19Pablo PiattiARG31/03/198930 - ----1-184314
22Matías VargasARG08/05/199722 - 43117-1154
29Moha EzzarfaniMAR15/11/199721 - ----------
31Víctor CampuzanoESP31/05/199722 - 221-3-1-32
-David GallegoESP26/01/197247 - 6-1---1-7-

Last updated 03/10/2019 10:23CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

PFC CSKA MoskvaFixtures and results
14/07/2019LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (A)L 0-2
20/07/2019LeagueFC Orenburg (H)W 2-1Vlašić 30, Sigurdsson 38
28/07/2019LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)W 1-0Chalov 42 (P)
04/08/2019LeagueFC Rubin (A)W 1-0Chalov 41
11/08/2019LeaguePFC Sochi (H)D 0-0
19/08/2019LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (A)L 1-2Mário Fernandes 68
25/08/2019LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)W 3-0Mário Fernandes 43, Chalov 66, Vlašić 73
01/09/2019LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (A)W 2-1Akhmetov 17, Gogoua 74
15/09/2019LeagueTambov (A)W 2-0Bistrović 84, H. Magnússon 90+4
19/09/2019UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (A)L 1-5Diveev 11
22/09/2019LeagueFC Krasnodar (H)W 3-2Vlašić 32 (P), 41, Chalov 37
25/09/2019CupFC Alania Vladikavkaz (A)W 3-1Akhmetov 2 (P), Nishimura 34, 72
29/09/2019LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)W 3-0H. Magnússon 17, Sigurdsson 57, Bijol 65
03/10/2019UELRCD Espanyol (H)
06/10/2019LeagueFC Rostov (H)
20/10/2019LeagueFC Ufa (A)
24/10/2019UELFerencvárosi TC (H)
27/10/2019LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (H)
30/10/2019CupFC Ufa (H)
02/11/2019LeagueFC Zenit (A)
07/11/2019UELFerencvárosi TC (A)
10/11/2019LeaguePFC Sochi (A)
24/11/2019LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (H)
28/11/2019UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (H)
02/12/2019LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (H)
07/12/2019LeagueFC Krasnodar (A)
12/12/2019UELRCD Espanyol (A)
01/03/2020LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)
08/03/2020LeagueFC Rostov (A)
15/03/2020LeagueFC Ufa (H)
22/03/2020LeagueFC Zenit (H)
05/04/2020LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (A)
12/04/2020LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (H)
19/04/2020LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)
26/04/2020LeagueFC Orenburg (A)
03/05/2020LeagueFC Rubin (H)
10/05/2020LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)
17/05/2020LeagueTambov (H)
1PFC CSKA Moskva1181218825
2FC Lokomotiv Moskva11722181023
3FC Rostov11722201423
4FC Krasnodar11722231223
5FC Zenit1172218523
6FC Ufa11434111015
7FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast11425172314
8FC Arsenal Tula11425131614
9FC Spartak Moskva11425121314
10PFC Sochi11335101312
11FC Orenburg11326151911
12PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara11326151611
13FC Rubin1132661511
14FC Dinamo Moskva1124581210
15FC Akhmat Grozny112367179
RCD EspanyolFixtures and results
25/07/2019UELStjarnan (H)W 4-0Ferreyra 49, 57, Borja Iglesias 60, 68
01/08/2019UELStjarnan (A)W 3-1Pedrosa 5, Borja Iglesias 52, Ferreyra 79
08/08/2019UELFC Luzern (A)W 3-0Ferreyra 28, Dídac Vilà 59, Vargas 89
15/08/2019UELFC Luzern (H)W 3-0Wu 3, Campuzano 27, 38
18/08/2019LeagueSevilla FC (H)L 0-2
22/08/2019UELFC Zorya Luhansk (H)W 3-1Ferreyra 58, Javi López 79, Vargas 81
25/08/2019LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)D 0-0
29/08/2019UELFC Zorya Luhansk (A)D 2-2Ferreyra 34, Vargas 62
01/09/2019LeagueGranada CF (H)L 0-3
15/09/2019LeagueSD Eibar (A)W 2-1Ferreyra 76, Granero 79
19/09/2019UELFerencvárosi TC (H)D 1-1Vargas 60
22/09/2019LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)L 1-3Zaldúa 71 (og)
26/09/2019LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)D 1-1Pedrosa 48
29/09/2019LeagueReal Valladolid CF (H)L 0-2
03/10/2019UELPFC CSKA Moskva (A)
06/10/2019LeagueRCD Mallorca (A)
20/10/2019LeagueVillarreal CF (H)
24/10/2019UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (A)
27/10/2019LeagueLevante UD (A)
30/10/2019LeagueAthletic Club (A)
02/11/2019LeagueValencia CF (H)
07/11/2019UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (H)
10/11/2019LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)
24/11/2019LeagueGetafe CF (H)
28/11/2019UELFerencvárosi TC (A)
01/12/2019LeagueCA Osasuna (H)
08/12/2019LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
12/12/2019UELPFC CSKA Moskva (H)
15/12/2019LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)
22/12/2019LeagueCD Leganés (A)
05/01/2020LeagueFC Barcelona (H)
19/01/2020LeagueVillarreal CF (A)
26/01/2020LeagueAthletic Club (H)
02/02/2020LeagueGranada CF (A)
09/02/2020LeagueRCD Mallorca (H)
16/02/2020LeagueSevilla FC (A)
23/02/2020LeagueReal Valladolid CF (A)
01/03/2020LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
08/03/2020LeagueCA Osasuna (A)
15/03/2020LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
22/03/2020LeagueGetafe CF (A)
05/04/2020LeagueLevante UD (H)
12/04/2020LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
22/04/2020LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)
26/04/2020LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
03/05/2020LeagueCD Leganés (H)
10/05/2020LeagueFC Barcelona (A)
13/05/2020LeagueSD Eibar (H)
17/05/2020LeagueValencia CF (A)
24/05/2020LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
1Real Madrid CF743012615
2Granada CF742113614
3Club Atlético de Madrid74217414
4FC Barcelona7412161013
5Real Sociedad de Fútbol741212713
6Sevilla FC741210713
7Athletic Club73317312
8Villarreal CF7322181111
9Valencia CF723210119
10Real Valladolid CF7232789
11SD Eibar7223998
12Levante UD7223898
13CA Osasuna7151568
14Deportivo Alavés7223478
15Real Betis Balompié722310158
16Getafe CF714210117
17RC Celta de Vigo7133496
18RCD Espanyol71244125
19RCD Mallorca71154124
20CD Leganés70253102

Last updated 01/10/2019 18:06CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group H - Group Standings
    PFC Ludogorets 19451100513
    Ferencvárosi TC1010111
    RCD Espanyol1010111
    PFC CSKA Moskva1001150
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 5-1 PFC CSKA Moskva
    0-1 Diveev 11, 1-1 Wanderson 48, 2-1 Lukoki 50, 3-1 Keșerü 52, 4-1 Keșerü 68, 5-1 Keșerü 73 (P)
    Akinfeev, Mário Fernandes, Vlašić, Nishimura (54 Akhmetov), Kuchaev (71 Lucas Santos), H. Magnússon, Bistrović, Bijol (53 Chalov), Karpov, Diveev, Oblyakov
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    PFC CSKA Moskva-RCD Espanyol
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    PFC CSKA Moskva-Ferencvárosi TC
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    Ferencvárosi TC-PFC CSKA Moskva
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    PFC CSKA Moskva-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    RCD Espanyol-PFC CSKA Moskva

RCD Espanyol

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    RCD Espanyol 4-0 Stjarnan
    1-0 Ferreyra 49, 2-0 Ferreyra 57, 3-0 Borja Iglesias 60, 4-0 Borja Iglesias 68
    Diego López, Pedrosa (74 Dídac Vilà), Víctor Sánchez (54 Marc Roca), Naldo, López, Borja Iglesias, Ferreyra, Darder, Melendo, Javi López, Granero (54 Wu)
  • (01/08/2019)
    Stjarnan 1-3 RCD Espanyol (agg: 1-7)
    0-1 Pedrosa 5, 0-2 Borja Iglesias 52, 0-3 Ferreyra 79, 1-3 B. Sigurdsson 87
    Diego López, Pedrosa (70 Puado), Víctor Sánchez (65 A. Iturraspe), Naldo, Borja Iglesias (65 Wu), Ferreyra, Dídac Vilà, Melendo, Javi López, Espinosa, Marc Roca
  • Third qualifying round
    FC Luzern 0-3 RCD Espanyol
    0-1 Ferreyra 28, 0-2 Dídac Vilà 59, 0-3 Vargas 89
    Diego López, Pedrosa (66 Vargas), Víctor Sánchez, Naldo, López, Borja Iglesias, Ferreyra (71 Wu), Melendo, Javi López, Dídac Vilà, Marc Roca (61 Darder)
  • (15/08/2019)
    RCD Espanyol 3-0 FC Luzern (agg: 6-0)
    1-0 Wu 3, 2-0 Campuzano 27, 3-0 Campuzano 38
    Diego López, Pipa, López, A. Iturraspe, Darder (52 Lozano), Dídac Vilà, Espinosa, Vargas (56 Nico Ribaudo), Granero, Wu, Campuzano (56 Puado)
  • Play-off
    RCD Espanyol 3-1 FC Zorya Luhansk
    0-1 Kochergin 38, 1-1 Ferreyra 58, 2-1 Javi López 79, 3-1 Vargas 81
    Diego López, López, Wu, A. Iturraspe (20 Marc Roca), Ferreyra, Darder, Puado (71 Vargas), Javi López, Dídac Vilà (46 Víctor Sánchez), Granero, Calero
  • (29/08/2019)
    FC Zorya Luhansk 2-2 RCD Espanyol (agg: 3-5)
    0-1 Ferreyra 34, 1-1 Lednev 54, 1-2 Vargas 62, 2-2 Rusyn 78
    Diego López, López, Ferreyra (73 Wu), Darder (66 Víctor Sánchez), Melendo, Javi López, Dídac Vilà, Marc Roca, Vargas (77 Campuzano), Granero, Calero
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    RCD Espanyol 1-1 Ferencvárosi TC
    0-1 Javi López 10 (og) , 1-1 Vargas 60
    Diego López, Naldo, Wu, Melendo (56 Calleri), Javi López, Dídac Vilà (67 Pedrosa), Espinosa, Marc Roca, Vargas (74 Campuzano), Granero, Lozano
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    PFC CSKA Moskva-RCD Espanyol
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945-RCD Espanyol
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    RCD Espanyol-PFC Ludogorets 1945
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    Ferencvárosi TC-RCD Espanyol
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    RCD Espanyol-PFC CSKA Moskva

Last updated 01/10/2019 18:46CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAli Palabıyık (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesSerkan Olguncan (TUR) , Çem Satman (TUR)
  • Fourth officialMete Kalkavan (TUR)
  • UEFA DelegatePhivos Constantinides (CYP)
  • UEFA Referee observerLevan Paniashvili (GEO)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Ali Palabıyık14/08/19811334

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/08/2017UEL3QRFC ZenitBnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC0-1St Petersburg

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
16/09/2015UYLGSAS RomaFC Barcelona0-0Rome
09/12/2015UYLGSValencia CFOlympique Lyonnais1-1Valencia
03/08/2017UEL3QRFC ZenitBnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC0-1St Petersburg
02/10/2018UYLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaReal Madrid CF1-4Moscow

Last updated 01/10/2019 18:06CET



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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