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UEFA Europa League: KAA Gent - VfL Wolfsburg Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

KAA GentKAA GentKAA Gent Stadium - GhentThursday 24 October 2019
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Group I - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/03/2016R16VfL Wolfsburg - KAA Gent1-0
agg: 4-2
WolfsburgSchürrle 74
17/02/2016R16KAA Gent - VfL Wolfsburg2-3
GhentKums 80, K. Coulibaly 89; Draxler 44, 54, Kruse 60
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
KAA Gent100110010000200224
VfL Wolfsburg110011000000220042

KAA Gent - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Intertoto Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/07/2001R3KAA Gent - SV Werder Bremen0-1
agg: 3-3 ag
GhentHerzog 83 (P)
14/07/2001R3SV Werder Bremen - KAA Gent2-3
OldenburgAílton Gonçalves 27, 83; Oyawole 58, 72, Anic 87
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/11/1991R2Eintracht Frankfurt - KAA Gent0-1
agg: 0-1
Frankfurt am MainVandenbergh 35
22/10/1991R2KAA Gent - Eintracht Frankfurt0-0Ghent

VfL Wolfsburg - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

VfL Wolfsburg have not played against a club from their opponents' country

HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
KAA Gent301232010000621367
VfL Wolfsburg110011000000220042

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Match background Only this chapter

Gent and Wolfsburg will both be looking to consolidate a positive start to Group I as they meet again in Belgium four and a half years after a round of 16 engagement in the UEFA Champions League.

• Both clubs won at home on Matchday 1 before drawing away two weeks later, Gent beating Saint-Étienne 3-2 and holding Olexandriya 1-1. Wolfsburg kicked off their campaign by beating the Ukrainian debutants 3-1 in Germany before sharing the spoils at St-Étienne (1-1).

Previous meetings
• Wolfsburg won both of those 2015/16 UEFA Champions League matches, the first for both clubs in the knockout phase of that competition, a 3-2 away victory in the first leg for Dieter Hecking's side preceding a 1-0 success at home.

• Those are Wolfsburg's only previous matches against a Belgian club, whereas Gent have played four others against German opposition, winning both ties against Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1991/92 UEFA Cup second round (0-0 h, 1-0 a) and Werder Bremen in the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup third round (3-2 a, 0-1 h). They have therefore never beaten a German club at home (D1 L2).

Highlights: Olexandriya 1-1 Gent

Form guide
Gent
• Fifth in the 2018/19 Belgian top flight, and also runners-up in the domestic cup, Gent qualified for Europe for the fifth successive season, extending the longest sequence in the club's history.

• Ousted in the qualifying phase of the UEFA Europa League in each of the past two seasons, they came through three ties to reach the group stage this term, defeating Romania's Viitorul (6-3 h, 1-2 a), AEK Larnaca of Cyprus (1-1 a, 3-0 h) and, in the play-offs, Croatian club Rijeka (2-1 h, 1-1 a). Their two previous participations at this juncture of the competition had different outcomes, with elimination in 2010/11 and progress through to the round of 16 in 2016/17.

• Gent are undefeated in their last nine European home games against foreign opposition (W6 D3). The last European fixture they lost on home soil was against another Belgian club, Genk, in the 2016/17 round of 16 (2-5).

Highlights: St-Étienne 1-1 Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg
• A sixth-placed finish in last season's Bundesliga ensured Wolfsburg direct entry into the group stage and a first European campaign since they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2015/16.

• The German club are competing in the UEFA Europa League group stage for a second time, their 2014/15 campaign having ended in the quarter-finals at the hands of Napoli. They also reached the last eight in the competition's inaugural 2009/10 season having finished third in their UEFA Champions League section.

• Quarter-finalists therefore in each of their last three European campaigns, Wolfsburg are unbeaten in their last six UEFA Europa League away fixtures (W3 D3). Their overall away record in the competition is W3 D5 L2, both defeats having come in England.

Highlights: Gent 3-2 St-Étienne

Links and trivia
• There are four survivors at each club from that 2015/16 UEFA Champions League meeting – Laurent Depoitre, Nana Asare, Sven Kums and Brecht Dejaegere for Gent, Koen Casteels, Robin Knocke, Maximilan Arnold and Josuha Guilavogui for Wolfsburg. Kums scored one of Gent's goals in the first leg.

• Belgian Under-21 international goalkeeper Casteels started his career in his homeland with Genk, though he never played a senior game before moving to German side Hoffenheim in 2011.

• Gent skipper Vadis Odjidja had a short spell in Germany with Hamburg in 2008/09 after leaving his first club Anderlecht.

Highlights: Wolfsburg 3-1 Olexandriya

The coaches
• A tall striker who spent most of his playing career in his native Denmark with OB and Esbjerg but also had short spells in Germany, Austria and Norway, Jess Thorup has lately become one of his country's most upwardly mobile coaches. After a two-year stint in charge of the Danish Under-21 side he became Midtjylland's head coach in 2015 and steered the Jutland club to the Superliga title in 2017/18. That prompted interest from abroad and he was recruited in October 2018 by Gent, whom he guided to a runners-up spot in the Belgian Cup and a fifth-placed finish in the league in his first season.

• Austrian coach Oliver Glasner signed a three-year contract in the spring of 2019 to succeed Bruno Labbadia at Wolfsburg. He arrived in Germany with a growing reputation having led LASK Linz to a runners-up spot in the Austrian Bundesliga just two seasons after steering the club to promotion from the second tier. A former centre-back, Glasner spent virtually his entire career with Ried, with whom he won the Austrian Cup twice, in 1998 and 2011. He also spent a season as the club's coach before joining LASK in 2015.

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Team facts Only this chapter

KAA Gent
Formed:
1864
Nickname: De Buffalos (The Buffalos)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup: (2006), (2007)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League titles: 1 (2015)
Belgian Cup: 3 (2010)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19: play-offs
2017/18:
third qualifying round
2016/17:
round of 16
2015/16:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2014/15:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13:
third qualifying round
2011/12:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11: group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2009/10:
third qualifying round

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Gent v Viitorul Constanța
28/07/16, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: Cliftonville v Gent
14/07/07, UEFA Intertoto Cup second round second leg

• Biggest home defeat
1-7: Gent v Roma
06/08/09, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg
0-6: Gent v Ajax
12/09/00, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away defeat
7-1: Paris Saint-Germain v Gent
01/08/01, UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-final second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Gent v Viitorul Constanța (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4: Shkëndija v Gent
25/08/16, play-off second leg

• Biggest home defeat
1-7: Gent v Roma (see above)
0-6: Gent v Ajax (see above)

• Biggest away defeat
5-0: Shakhtar Donetsk v Gent
20/10/16, group stage

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2267290.html#club+facts+gent

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VfL Wolfsburg
Formed:
1945
Nickname: Die Wölfe (The Wolves)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 1 (2009)
Germany Cup: 1 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2017/18:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
2014/15: quarter-finals
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
2010/11:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10:
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-1 twice, most recently v Krasnodar
06/11/14, UEFA Europa League group stage
4-0: Wolfsburg v Cibalia
06/08/03, UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-finals second leg

• Biggest away win
1-4:
Cibalia v Wolfsburg
30/07/03, UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-finals first leg
0-3
twice, most recently v LOSC Lille
11/12/14, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Wolfsburg v Napoli
16/04/15, UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Lens v Wolfsburg
03/08/05, UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-finals second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-1 twice, most recently v Krasnodar (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-3: LOSC Lille v Wolfsburg (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Wolfsburg v Napoli (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Everton v Wolfsburg
18/09/14, group stage

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=854499.html#club+facts+wolfsburg

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

KAA Gent

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    (25/07/2019)
    KAA Gent 6-3 FC Viitorul
    1-0 Asare 4, 2-0 Dejaegere 13, 2-1 Mladen 21, 3-1 Kubo 35, 4-1 Yaremchuk 42 (P) , 5-1 Kubo 45, 6-1 Yaremchuk 50, 6-2 Țîru 56, 6-3 Țîru 61
    Kaminski, Rosted (70 Mohammadi), Owusu, Yaremchuk, Odjidja, David, Dejaegere (62 Castro-Montes), Asare, Lustig, Kubo (62 Beridze), Plastun
  • (01/08/2019)
    FC Viitorul 2-1 KAA Gent (agg: 5-7)
    0-1 Yaremchuk 38, 1-1 Iancu 47 (P) , 2-1 Iancu 61 (P)
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (88 Sylla), Odjidja, David, Dejaegere (57 Verstraete), Asare, Lustig, Kubo (59 Bezus), Plastun
  • Third qualifying round
    (08/08/2019)
    AEK Larnaca FC 1-1 KAA Gent
    0-1 Yaremchuk 26, 1-1 Tričkovski 88
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (62 Depoitre), Odjidja, David, Dejaegere (56 Verstraete), Asare, Lustig, Kubo (78 Castro-Montes), Plastun
  • (15/08/2019)
    KAA Gent 3-0 AEK Larnaca FC (agg: 4-1)
    1-0 Depoitre 64, 2-0 David 90+3, 3-0 David 90+6
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (88 Verstraete), Odjidja, David, Dejaegere, Asare, Lustig, Depoitre (81 Castro-Montes), Plastun
  • Play-off
    (22/08/2019)
    KAA Gent 2-1 HNK Rijeka
    0-1 Halilović 39, 1-1 Depoitre 57, 2-1 Depoitre 71
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (83 Verstraete), Odjidja, David (89 Kubo), Dejaegere (63 Bezus), Asare, Lustig, Depoitre, Plastun
  • (29/08/2019)
    HNK Rijeka 1-1 KAA Gent (agg: 2-3)
    1-0 Puljić 32, 1-1 Plastun 33
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Odjidja, David, Dejaegere, Asare, Lustig, Kums (78 Castro-Montes), Depoitre (80 Kvilitaia), Plastun
  • Group stage
    Group I - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    KAA Gent2110434
    VfL Wolfsburg2110424
    AS Saint-Étienne2011341
    FC Olexandriya2011241
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    KAA Gent 3-2 AS Saint-Étienne
    1-0 David 2, 1-1 Khazri 38, 2-1 David 43, 3-1 Perrin 64 (og) , 3-2 Kaminski 75 (og)
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (81 Bronn), Odjidja, David (94 Kvilitaia), Asare, Lustig, Kums (93 Dejaegere), Depoitre, Plastun
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    FC Olexandriya 1-1 KAA Gent
    0-1 Depoitre 6, 1-1 Sitalo 60
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (89 Kubo), Odjidja, David, Asare, Lustig, Kums, Depoitre (85 Kvilitaia), Plastun
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    KAA Gent-VfL Wolfsburg
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    VfL Wolfsburg-KAA Gent
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    AS Saint-Étienne-KAA Gent
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    KAA Gent-FC Olexandriya

VfL Wolfsburg

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 FC Olexandriya
    1-0 Arnold 20, 2-0 Mehmedi 24, 2-1 Banada 66, 3-1 Brekalo 67
    Pervan, Brekalo (76 L. Nmecha), Weghorst, Gerhardt, Mehmedi (86 Steffen), Roussillon, Mbabu, Guilavogui, Arnold, Knoche, Tisserand (70 Bruma)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    AS Saint-Étienne 1-1 VfL Wolfsburg
    1-0 Kolodziejczak 13, 1-1 William 15
    Pervan, William, Bruma, Brekalo (72 Victor), Weghorst (60 L. Nmecha), Klaus, Roussillon (83 Steffen), Guilavogui, Arnold, Knoche, Tisserand
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    KAA Gent-VfL Wolfsburg
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    VfL Wolfsburg-KAA Gent
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    FC Olexandriya-VfL Wolfsburg
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    VfL Wolfsburg-AS Saint-Étienne

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • QUAL: All UEFA qualifiers
  • UEL: Current season total UEFA Europa League appearances from the group stage onwards prior to the current matchday
  • UEL: Total appearances in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.