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UEFA Europa League: Arsenal FC - Vitória SC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

Arsenal FCArsenal FCArsenal Stadium - LondonThursday 24 October 2019
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group F - Matchday 3
Vitória SCVitória SC
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Arsenal FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
08/11/2018GSArsenal FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal0-0London
25/10/2018GSSporting Clube de Portugal - Arsenal FC0-1
LisbonWelbeck 78
UEFA Champions League
23/11/2010GSSC Braga - Arsenal FC2-0
BragaMatheus 83, 90+3
15/09/2010GSArsenal FC - SC Braga6-0
LondonFàbregas 9 (P), 53, Arshavin 30, Chamakh 34, Vela 69, 84
UEFA Champions League
09/03/2010R16Arsenal FC - FC Porto5-0
agg: 6-2
LondonBendtner 10, 25, 90+1 (P), Nasri 63, Eboué 66
17/02/2010R16FC Porto - Arsenal FC2-1
PortoVarela 11, Falcao 51; Campbell 18
UEFA Champions League
10/12/2008GSFC Porto - Arsenal FC2-0
PortoBruno Alves 39, Lisandro 54
30/09/2008GSArsenal FC - FC Porto4-0
LondonVan Persie 31, 48, Adebayor 40, 71 (P)
UEFA Champions League
06/12/2006GSFC Porto - Arsenal FC0-0Porto
26/09/2006GSArsenal FC - FC Porto2-0
LondonHenry 38, Hleb 48
European Champions Clubs' Cup
06/11/1991R2Arsenal FC - SL Benfica1-3
agg 2-4 (aet)
LondonPates 19; Isaías 35, 109 ET, Kulkov 100 ET
23/10/1991R2SL Benfica - Arsenal FC1-1LisbonIsaías 15; Campbell 18

Vitória SC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

02/10/2008R1Vitória SC - Portsmouth FC2-2
agg 2-4 (aet)
GuimaraesDouglas 19, João Alves 32; Crouch 105 ET, 111 ET
18/09/2008R1Portsmouth FC - Vitória SC2-0
PortsmouthL. Diarra 39, Defoe 60
24/11/2005GSVitória SC - Bolton Wanderers FC1-1GuimaraesSaganowski 84
28/09/1983R1Aston Villa FC - Vitória SC5-0
agg: 5-1
BirminghamWithe 2, 48, 90+1, Ormsby 58, Gibson 76
14/09/1983R1Vitória SC - Aston Villa FC1-0
GuimaraesPenteado Freixo 82 (P)
Arsenal FC641161230000125342110
Vitória SC3120200200005122410

Last updated 14/10/2019 17:01CET

Match background Only this chapter

Last season's runners-up Arsenal have made a perfect start to their UEFA Europa League campaign and will fancy their chances of making it three wins from three at home to a Vitória SC side who have lost their opening two Group F fixtures.

• A youthful Gunners side followed up their eye-catching 3-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 1 with a 4-0 dismantling of Standard Liège in north London, Gabriel Martinelli leading the way with two early strikes on his European debut. But while Arsenal are yet to concede, Vitória are still seeking their first goal, having lost 0-2 in Liege and 0-1 in Guimaraes against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Highlights: Arsenal 4-0 Standard Liège

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

• Arsenal have a mixed record against Portuguese opposition but at home their record is W4 D1 L1, with no defeats and no goals conceded in the last five such matches. A 0-0 draw against Sporting CP in last season's group stage ended a run of four straight wins in the UEFA Champions League, the first three against Porto.

• The Guimaraes club's two previous visits to England, both in the first round of the UEFA Cup, have brought two defeats and no goals – 0-5 against Aston Villa in 1983 and 0-2 against Portsmouth in 2008.

Martinelli joy after Arsenal double

Form guide
• UEFA Champions League ever-presents for 19 successive seasons from 1998/99 to 2016/17, Arsenal reached the UEFA Europa League semi-finals at the first attempt in 2017/18, losing to eventual winners Atlético, before going one step further and making it to last season's final, where they were defeated 4-1 by London rivals Chelsea.

• Fifth place in the 2018/19 Premier League secured a third successive UEFA Europa League group stage berth for the Gunners, who had won five European games in a row – one against Rennes, two apiece against Napoli and Valencia – before the loss in Baku.

• Arsenal picked up seven points at home in each of their previous two UEFA Europa League group stage campaigns. They have not conceded home or away in any of their last seven group encounters and have won seven of their last eight UEFA Europa League matches. Their home record in this competition is W11 D3 L1, six straight victories following last season's draw against Sporting, five of them with clean sheets.

Highlights: Vitória SC 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Vitória SC
• Fifth in the Portuguese Liga last season, Vitória qualified for their fifth European campaign this decade and first since 2017/18, when they finished fourth in their UEFA Europa League group.

• Qualifying wins in the summer against Jeunesse Esch (1-0 a, 4-0 h), Ventspils (3-0 a, 6-0 h) and FCSB (0-0 a, 1-0 h) enabled the Guimaraes club to make a third appearance in the UEFA Europa League group stage. They have yet to make further progress in the competition, however, finishing third in their section on debut in 2013/14. Back in 2005/06 they also finished bottom of their UEFA Cup group.

• Vitória were without a win in 13 UEFA away matches (D3 L10) – a run stretching back to a 1-0 victory at Wisła Kraków in September 2005 – before they defeated Jeunesse in this season's second qualifying round. They have yet to win away in nine UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League group games (D2 L7), succumbing to defeats in each of the last four.

Highlights: Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal

Links and trivia
• Arsenal defender David Luiz played in Portugal for Benfica from 2007 to 2011, winning the Liga title in 2009/10.

• London-born England youth international Marcus Edwards joined Vitória this summer from Arsenal's local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, where he was an academy graduate but made only one League Cup substitute appearance for the first team.

• Léo Bonatini is currently on loan to Vitória from Wolverhampton Wanderers, for whom he made six Premier League appearances last season. His current team-mate Ola John also briefly played on loan for Wolves in 2016/17 after spending the whole of the previous season at another English club, Reading.

Highlights: Standard Liège 2-0 Vitória SC

The coaches
• After two years with Paris Saint-Germain that yielded seven domestic trophies, Unai Emery was appointed as Arsenal manager in May 2018, replacing the long-serving Arsène Wenger. The Spaniard oversaw Sevilla's historic hat-trick of successes in the UEFA Europa League from 2013/14 to 2015/16, having assumed control following a four-year tenure at Valencia and a brief stint at Spartak Moskva. A finalist again with the Gunners in 2018/19, he has been in charge of more UEFA Europa League games than any other coach, this being his 77th.

• An unexpected sixth-placed finish with Moreirense in the 2018/19 Portuguese Liga – in his only season with the club – earned Ivo Vieira a summer move to a Vitória SC side that finished on the same number of points but one place higher. A native of Madeira, he spent the whole of his playing career on the island with Nacional, which is where he also started his coaching path. Indeed, he did not work in mainland Portugal until May 2016, when he was handed the coaching reins at second-tier Aves. He subsequently took charge of Académica Coimbra and Estoril.

FootballPeople weeks
The FootballPeople weeks take place from 10 to 24 October 2019 and are organised by UEFA's social responsibility partner Fare. The weeks are a global campaign aimed at tackling discrimination and celebrating diversity in football. The UEFA Europa League is offering its full support to the FootballPeople weeks; teams will line up for a mixed photo with the referees, while an #EqualGame hashtag will also be on display. Videos will be played on giant screens at stadiums across Europe, and child mascots will be wearing #FootballPeople t-shirts. UEFA's collaboration with the Fare network's FootballPeople weeks has been running since 2001. The aim of this initiative fits in perfectly with the goals of #EqualGame, which is looking to promote inclusion, diversity and accessibility.


Team facts Only this chapter

Arsenal FC
Nickname: The Gunners

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League: (2006)
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: (2000), (2019)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): (1980), 1994, (1995)
• UEFA Super Cup: (1994)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 13 (2004)
FA Cup: 13 (2017)
League Cup: 2 (1993)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2015/16: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2014/15: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2013/14: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2012/13: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2011/12: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2010/11: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2009/10: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-0: Arsenal v Slavia Praha
23/10/07, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: Standard Liège v Arsenal
03/11/93, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup second round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Arsenal v Bayern München
07/03/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1 twice, most recently v Bayern München
15/02/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg
4-0: AC Milan v Arsenal
15/02/12, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
6-0: Arsenal v BATE Borisov
07/12/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Lokomotive Leipzig v Arsenal
27/09/78, first round second leg
0-3 four times, most recently v Eintracht Frankfurt
19/09/19, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Arsenal v Spartak Moskva
29/09/82, first round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
3-1: Rennes v Arsenal
07/03/19, round of 16 first leg
Arsenal also lost 4-1 to Chelsea in the 2019 final, a match in which they were the designated away team


Vitória SC
Formed: 1922
Nickname: Conquistadores (Conquerors)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Portuguese Cup: 1 (2013)

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

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-0: Vitória SC v Ventspils
14/08/18, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-3: Ventspils v Vitória SC
08/08/19, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4 on three occasions, most recently v Atlético Madrid
25/08/12, UEFA Europa League play-off second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Aston Villa v Vitória SC
28/09/1983, UEFA Cup first round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
6-0: Vitória SC v Ventspils (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-3: Ventspils v Vitória SC (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4 on three occasions, most recently v Atlético Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Aston Villa v Vitória SC (see above)


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Arsenal FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    Arsenal FC2200706
    Eintracht Frankfurt2101133
    R. Standard de Liège2101243
    Vitória SC2002030
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal FC
    0-1 Willock 38, 0-2 Saka 85, 0-3 Aubameyang 88
    Martínez, Torreira, Aubameyang, Mustafi, Chambers, David Luiz, Willock (72 Ceballos), Kolašinac (80 Maitland-Niles), Smith Rowe (60 Pépé), Xhaka, Saka
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Arsenal FC 4-0 R. Standard de Liège
    1-0 Martinelli 13, 2-0 Martinelli 16, 3-0 Willock 22, 4-0 Ceballos 57
    Martínez, Bellerín, Tierney, Ceballos, Torreira, Maitland-Niles (66 Pépé), Holding, Mustafi, Nelson (79 Aubameyang), Willock (74 Guendouzi), Martinelli
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    Arsenal FC-Vitória SC
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Vitória SC-Arsenal FC
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    Arsenal FC-Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    R. Standard de Liège-Arsenal FC

Vitória SC

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    AS Jeunesse Esch 0-1 Vitória SC
    0-1 Amoah 90+4
    Miguel Silva, Pedro Henrique, Rafa Soares, Tapsoba, Guedes, João Teixeira (62 Pêpê), Victor García, Rochinha (84 Correia), Al Musrati (87 Agu), Amoah, Davidson
  • (01/08/2019)
    Vitória SC 4-0 AS Jeunesse Esch (agg: 5-0)
    1-0 Tapsoba 14, 2-0 Guedes 63, 3-0 Tapsoba 88 (P) , 4-0 João Teixeira 90+3
    Miguel Silva, Pedro Henrique, Rafa Soares, Tapsoba, Guedes (83 João Pedro), Rochinha (71 Correia), Sacko, Al Musrati (60 João Teixeira), Amoah, Pêpê, Davidson
  • Third qualifying round
    FK Ventspils 0-3 Vitória SC
    0-1 Davidson 30, 0-2 Pêpê 50, 0-3 Amoah 80
    Miguel Silva, Pedro Henrique, Tapsoba, Guedes (79 João Teixeira), Rochinha (74 André Almeida), Sacko, Al Musrati, Hanin, Amoah, Pêpê, Davidson (85 Lucas Soares)
  • (14/08/2019)
    Vitória SC 6-0 FK Ventspils (agg: 9-0)
    1-0 Davidson 28, 2-0 Rochinha 48, 3-0 Rochinha 58, 4-0 João Teixeira 79, 5-0 João Pedro 80, 6-0 Pêpê 86
    Miguel Silva, Pedro Henrique, Tapsoba, Guedes (63 João Pedro), Rochinha, Sacko, Al Musrati, Hanin, Amoah (6 André Almeida), Pêpê, Davidson (76 João Teixeira)
  • Play-off
    FCSB 0-0 Vitória SC
    Douglas, Bondarenko, Tapsoba, Rochinha (66 Rafa Soares), Sacko, Al Musrati, Hanin, André Almeida (62 Poha), Pêpê, Davidson, Bruno Duarte (76 Guedes)
  • (29/08/2019)
    Vitória SC 1-0 FCSB (agg: 1-0)
    1-0 Tapsoba 53 (P)
    Douglas, Bondarenko, Tapsoba, Rochinha, Sacko, Al Musrati, Poha, Hanin, Pêpê (75 João Teixeira), Davidson (86 Rafa Soares), Bruno Duarte (78 André Pereira)
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    R. Standard de Liège 2-0 Vitória SC
    1-0 Hanin 66 (og) , 2-0 Mpoku 90+1
    Miguel Silva, Bondarenko, Tapsoba, Lucas Evangelista (77 André Pereira), Léo Bonatini (57 Bruno Duarte), Rochinha, Sacko, Agu (70 Pêpê), Poha, Hanin, Davidson
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Vitória SC 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
    0-1 N'Dicka 36
    Miguel Silva, Pedro Henrique, Tapsoba, Lucas Evangelista, Léo Bonatini (65 Bruno Duarte), Sacko (65 Rochinha), Edwards, Agu, Poha, Hanin, Davidson (78 André Pereira)
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    Arsenal FC-Vitória SC
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Vitória SC-Arsenal FC
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    Vitória SC-R. Standard de Liège
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    Eintracht Frankfurt-Vitória SC

Last updated 16/10/2019 21:11CET



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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