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

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

FC LuganoFC LuganoArena St. Gallen - St GallenThursday 7 November 2019
18.55CET (18.55 local time)
Group B - Matchday 4
Malmö FFMalmö FF
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
24/10/2019GSMalmö FF - FC Lugano2-1
MalmoBerget 13 (P), Molins 32; Gerndt 50
FC Lugano000010010000100112
Malmö FF110000000000110021

FC Lugano - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

FC Lugano have not played against a club from their opponents' country

Malmö FF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
23/08/2005QR3FC Thun - Malmö FF3-0
agg: 4-0
BerneBernardi 25, Lustrinelli 40, 65
10/08/2005QR3Malmö FF - FC Thun0-1
MalmoAdriano 33
03/11/1981R2Neuchâtel Xamax FC - Malmö FF1-0
agg: 2-0
NeuchatelPellegrini 58
21/10/1981R2Malmö FF - Neuchâtel Xamax FC0-1
MalmoPellegrini 9
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
02/10/1974R1FC Sion - Malmö FF1-0
agg: 1-1 (aet, 4-5 pens)
SionCucinotta 82
18/09/1974R1Malmö FF - FC Sion1-0
MalmoCervin 21
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
04/11/1973R2Malmö FF - FC Zürich1-1
agg: 1-1 ag
MalmoMalmberg 8; Katic 67
23/10/1973R2FC Zürich - Malmö FF0-0Zurich
FC Lugano000010010000100112
Malmö FF521240130000922549

Last updated 25/10/2019 09:25CET

Match background Only this chapter

Lugano, led by new coach Maurizio Jacobacci, entertain Malmö in St Gallen with a pressing need for victory if they are to keep alive their hopes of progressing from Group B. The Swedish side were 2-1 victors in the clubs' first meeting on Matchday 3, but despite their first win in the section they remain outside the qualifying places, albeit just one point in arrears of both F.C. Copenhagen and Dynamo Kyiv.

• Defeated 1-0 at Dynamo in their opening fixture, Malmö came from behind to draw 1-1 against Scandinavian neighbours Copenhagen before continuing their upward trend by defeating Lugano with sixth European goals from both Jo Inge Berget (penalty) and Guillermo Molins. Lugano, meanwhile, followed up a 1-0 defeat in the Danish capital with a 0-0 home draw against Dynamo, their solitary goal so far coming from a Swede, Alexander Gerndt, in that 2-1 defeat in Sweden last time out.

Highlights: Malmö 2-1 Lugano

Previous meetings
• The Matchday 3 fixture was Lugano's first UEFA encounter with Swedish opposition.

• Malmö have now won two of their nine matches against Swiss clubs but have lost three and drawn one of their four previous games in Switzerland and have never scored in the country. The last visit brought their heaviest defeat – 3-0 by Thun in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round to seal their elimination 4-0 on aggregate.

Matchday 2: Lugano 0-0 Dynamo Kyiv

Form guide
• Lugano finished third in the 2018/19 Swiss Super League – 45 points behind champions Young Boys – to secure group stage involvement in the UEFA Europa League for the second time in three seasons.

• Also third in 2016/17, Lugano – from the Italian-speaking Ticino canton – secured a first ever group stage participation the following season, having been absent from UEFA competition since 2002/03. They won three and lost three of their six matches, finishing third in Group G.

• The lakeside club have won four of their last six European home fixtures (D1 L1) and have a record of W2 D1 L1 in Switzerland in the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Matchday 1: Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 Malmö

• Swedish champions for a record 20th time in 2017, Malmö finished third in their 2018 title defence, behind AIK and Norrköping, to secure European football for a third successive season. They notched up a club-record 16 European matches last term, from their starting point in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round to the UEFA Europa League round of 32, where they lost to eventual winners Chelsea, home and away group wins against Beşiktaş having brought them springtime continental football for the first time in 32 years.

• Malmö ensured a second successive appearance in the UEFA Europa League group stage – and third in total – by winning four qualifying ties this term. They overcame Ballymena, Domžale, Zrinjski and, in the play-offs, Bnei Yehuda, racking up 23 goals in the process and conceding just five.

• Malmö have lost only four of their last 13 European away fixtures, winning six. In the UEFA Europa League group stage, however, the all-important 1-0 win at Beşiktaş on Matchday 6 last term stands alone, with five of their other six away games having ended in defeat.

Matchday 1: Copenhagen 1-0 Lugano

Links and trivia
• Lugano striker Gerndt is a former Sweden international, having won ten caps – and scored two goals – from 2010–13. He was the Swedish Allsvenskan's top scorer and player of the year in 2010, registering eight goals for Gefle (including one against Malmö) and 12 for Helsingborg.

• Gerndt helped Helsingborg to the Swedish league title in 2011. His last match in Sweden, before a mid-campaign move to Utrecht, was a derby against regional rivals Malmö in which he was sent off.

• Gerndt is a former international team-mate of Malmö's Molins, Markus Rosenberg, Rasmus Bengtsson, Johan Dahlin and Behrang Safari.

• Safari, who made his 100th UEFA club competition appearance on Matchday 2, is familiar with Switzerland having had two spells there with Basel, during which he won five Super League titles and one Swiss Cup.

Matchday 2: Malmö 1-1 Copenhagen

• Malmö are one of only two clubs to have reached this season's UEFA Europa League group stage having started their campaign in the first qualifying round, the other being Rangers.

• The 2019 Allsvenskan concluded last weekend, with Malmö finishing runners-up, one point behind champions Djurgården, after a dramatic final day.

The coaches
• Lugano appointed 56-year-old Maurizio Jacobacci as the club's new head coach on 28 October in place of Fabio Celestini. An experienced coach with a lengthy CV, Jacobacci arrived from third-tier neighbours Bellinzona, having previously served in the Swiss Super League with Sion from February to September 2018. A former striker, he played for several clubs, winning the Swiss league title with Neuchâtel Xamax in 1986/87, and led Vaduz of Liechtenstein to a famous 4-0 UEFA Cup qualifying win at Hungarian club Újpest two decades later.

• 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, forming a bond with English football that brought him back to the country to manage four lower-league clubs – Brentford, Wigan, Leeds and Fleetwood. His coaching career had begun in Norway with Lillestrøm, his final club as a player, and in June 2018 he returned to Scandinavia to become the new boss of reigning Swedish champions Malmö, masterminding progress into the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League round of 32.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Lugano
Bianconeri (Black-and-White)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 3 (1949)
Swiss Cup: 3 (1993)

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: 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
5-0: Lugano v Neman Grodno
18/08/93, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Biggest away win
FCSB v Lugano
07/12/17, UEFA Europa League group stage
0-1: Internazionale v Lugano
26/09/95, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3 twice, most recently v Real Madrid
29/09/93, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
Viktoria Plzeň v Lugano
02/11/17, UEFA Europa League group stage
 three times, most recently v Ventspils
15/08/02, UEFA Cup qualifying round first leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
4-0: Lugano v Jeunesse Esch
23/08/95, preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
FCSB v Lugano (see above)
0-1: Internazionale v Lugano (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Lugano v Legia Warszawa
15/09/71, first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
Viktoria Plzeň v Lugano (see above)
3-0: Ventspils v Lugano
15/08/02, UEFA Cup qualifying round first leg


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 unless indicated otherwise)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
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

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 Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
7-0: Malmö v Ballymena
11/07/19, first qualifying round first 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


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Lugano - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1David Da CostaSUI19/04/198633 - --1-11-20-
13Alexander MuciGER20/11/200018 - --------
31Alessandro PietrogiovannaSUI16/06/200118 - --------
46Noam BaumannSUI10/04/199623 - 3-13-3-3-
76Lucio SoldiniSUI05/04/200118 - --------
78Emanuele DuriniSUI20/03/199920 - --------
4Ákos KecskésHUN04/01/199623 - 1-10-1-1-
5Mijat MarićSUI30/04/198435 - 3-1239-151
16Numa LavanchySUI25/08/199326 - 2-12-2-71
18Guy Eloge Koffi YaoCIV20/01/199623 - 3-5-5-5-
21Linus ObexerSUI05/06/199722 - 1-5-2-3-
28Fulvio SulmoniSUI04/01/198633 - --1-7-18-
30Fabio DaprelàSUI19/02/199128 - 3-11-7181
80Noah De QueirozSUI10/12/200216 - --------
6Miroslav ČoviloBIH06/05/198633 - --1---62
10Mattia BottaniSUI24/05/199128 - 2-8-8282
14Jonathan SabbatiniITA31/03/198831 - 3-13-9-9-
17Bálint VécseiHUN13/07/199326 - 2-935181
20Olivier CustodioSUI10/02/199524 - 3-12-3-5-
22Stefano GuidottiSUI16/06/199920 - --------
24Sandi LovricAUT28/03/199821 - 2-7-2-9-
33Domen ČrnigojSVN18/11/199523 - --1-3-11-
68Francisco RodriguezSUI14/09/199524 - 1-716-9-
70Marco AratoreSUI04/06/199128 - 3-1324-9-
9Filip HolenderHUN27/07/199425 - 3-1123-105
11Carlinhos JuniorBRA08/08/199425*3-1016262
19Alexander GerndtSWE14/07/198633 - 2111-112175
23Nicola DalmonteITA13/09/199722 - 2-812-2-
27Franklin SasereNGA27/06/199821 - --1-----
74Simone PiazzaSUI17/06/199920 - --------
-Maurizio JacobacciSUI11/01/196356 - ------4-
Malmö FF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Dušan MelichárekCZE29/11/198335 - 2---2---8-
27Johan DahlinSWE08/09/198633 - 6-3-29-17-51-
30Lamin SarrSWE11/03/200118 - ----------
2Eric LarssonSWE15/07/199128 - 6-3-25-5-211
3Jonas KnudsenDEN16/09/199227 - 4-1-11-9-16-
4Behrang SafariSWE09/02/198534 - 813-16-37-1011
16Felix BeijmoSWE31/01/199821 - 2-1-811-3-
17Rasmus BengtssonSWE26/06/198633 - 643-231201495
24Lasse NielsenDEN08/01/198831 - 7-3-10-18-54-
31Franz BrorssonSWE30/01/199623 - 51--9-4-202
5Søren RieksDEN07/04/198732 - 613-27911-372
6Oscar LewickiSWE14/07/199227 - 823-27-101433
7Fouad BachirouCOM15/04/199029 - 7-3-24-17-371
8Arnór Ingvi TraustasonISL30/04/199326 - 2-3-27716-272
14Anders ChristiansenDEN08/06/199029 - 712-249101343
18Romain GallFRA31/01/199524 - 311-1616-111
19Erdal RakipSWE13/02/199623 - 23--14---193
20Bonke InnocentNGA20/01/199623 - 4-1-11-3-10-
33Amel MujanicSWE01/04/200118 - ----------
38Laorent ShabaniALB19/08/199920 - ----------
9Markus RosenbergSWE27/09/198237 - 653127133289332
11Guillermo MolinsSWE26/09/198831 - 832126621166
23Marcus AntonssonSWE08/05/199128 - 712-266103236
32Jo Inge BergetNOR11/09/199029 - 5-2124282426
37Tim PricaSWE23/04/200217 - 1---1---1-
-Uwe RöslerGER15/11/196850 - 8-3---12-36-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC LuganoFixtures and results
21/07/2019LeagueFC Zürich (A)W 4-0Marić 30 (P), Aratore 39, Rodriguez 44, Vécsei 79
28/07/2019LeagueFC Thun (H)D 0-0
04/08/2019LeagueBSC Young Boys (A)L 0-2
11/08/2019LeagueFC Sion (H)L 0-1
16/08/2019CupFC Concordia Basel (A)W 5-0Holender 21 (P), 77, Gerndt 30, Aratore 49, Sulmoni 67
25/08/2019LeagueFC St. Gallen (A)L 2-3Holender 10, 90+3
01/09/2019LeagueFC Basel 1893 (A)L 1-2Dalmonte 86
14/09/2019CupFC Lausanne-Sport (A)L 0-3
19/09/2019UELF.C. Copenhagen (A)L 0-1
22/09/2019LeagueFC Luzern (H)D 1-1Junior 4
26/09/2019LeagueServette FC (A)D 0-0
29/09/2019LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (H)L 0-1
03/10/2019UELFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)D 0-0
06/10/2019LeagueFC Sion (A)W 2-1Vécsei 77, 90+1
20/10/2019LeagueFC Zürich (H)D 0-0
24/10/2019UELMalmö FF (A)L 1-2Gerndt 50
27/10/2019LeagueFC St. Gallen (H)L 1-3Aratore 51
03/11/2019LeagueFC Luzern (A)W 2-1Marić 57, 77
07/11/2019UELMalmö FF (H)
10/11/2019LeagueFC Basel 1893 (H)
24/11/2019LeagueFC Thun (A)
28/11/2019UELF.C. Copenhagen (H)
01/12/2019LeagueServette FC (H)
07/12/2019LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (A)
12/12/2019UELFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)
15/12/2019LeagueBSC Young Boys (H)
25/01/2020LeagueFC St. Gallen (A)
01/02/2020LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (H)
08/02/2020LeagueFC Thun (A)
15/02/2020LeagueBSC Young Boys (H)
22/02/2020LeagueFC Sion (H)
29/02/2020LeagueServette FC (A)
07/03/2020LeagueFC Luzern (H)
14/03/2020LeagueFC Zürich (A)
21/03/2020LeagueFC Basel 1893 (H)
04/04/2020LeagueBSC Young Boys (A)
11/04/2020LeagueFC St. Gallen (H)
18/04/2020LeagueFC Luzern (A)
25/04/2020LeagueFC Thun (H)
02/05/2020LeagueFC Sion (A)
09/05/2020LeagueFC Zürich (H)
13/05/2020LeagueFC Basel 1893 (A)
17/05/2020LeagueServette FC (H)
21/05/2020LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (A)
1BSC Young Boys13841301528
2FC Basel 189313832301327
3FC St. Gallen13823261526
4FC Zürich13535122418
5FC Sion13526172117
6Servette FC13364171515
7FC Luzern13436131615
8FC Lugano13346131513
9Neuchâtel Xamax FC13265152212
10FC Thun1313910276
Malmö FFFixtures and results
01/04/2019LeagueBK Häcken (H)D 1-1Antonsson 46
06/04/2019LeagueGIF Sundsvall (A)L 1-3Traustason 79
14/04/2019LeagueÖstersunds FK (H)W 2-0Antonsson 32, Rosenberg 62
20/04/2019LeagueIK Sirius (A)W 1-0Rieks 46
24/04/2019LeagueHammarby Fotboll (H)W 4-1Traustason 52, Antonsson 60, Rieks 70, Rosenberg 82
28/04/2019LeagueIFK Norrköping FK (A)D 1-1Molins 4
05/05/2019LeagueFalkenbergs FF (A)W 2-1Rosenberg 6, 25
12/05/2019LeagueIF Elfsborg (H)W 4-1Rosenberg 41, 90+3, Christiansen 60, Rieks 88
16/05/2019LeagueIFK Göteborg (A)D 0-0
19/05/2019LeagueKalmar FF (H)W 1-0Christiansen 74
25/05/2019LeagueAFC Eskilstuna (H)W 5-0Molins 26, 65, Antonsson 52, Rieks 71, Christiansen 81
28/05/2019LeagueGIF Sundsvall (H)W 2-1Moros 42 (og), Christiansen 78
02/06/2019LeagueHelsingborgs IF (A)W 1-0Rosenberg 18
30/06/2019LeagueAIK (A)D 0-0
06/07/2019LeagueÖrebro SK (H)W 2-1Antonsson 14, Christiansen 68
11/07/2019UELBallymena United FC (H)W 7-0Rosenberg 31, 33, 48, Rakip 44, 74, Brorsson 46, Molins 54
14/07/2019LeagueDjurgårdens IF (A)D 1-1Molins 57
18/07/2019UELBallymena United FC (A)W 4-0Safari 27, Molins 52, Rakip 68, Gall 79 (P)
21/07/2019LeagueIK Sirius (H)D 1-1Christiansen 38
25/07/2019UELNK Domžale (A)D 2-2Bengtsson 42, Antonsson 52
28/07/2019LeagueÖstersunds FK (A)D 0-0
01/08/2019UELNK Domžale (H)W 3-2Lewicki 21, Rosenberg 32, Bengtsson 83
08/08/2019UELHŠK Zrinjski (H)W 3-0Bengtsson 36, Christiansen 66, Rieks 74
11/08/2019LeagueBK Häcken (A)D 1-1Christiansen 57
15/08/2019UELHŠK Zrinjski (A)L 0-1
18/08/2019LeagueFalkenbergs FF (H)W 5-0Gall 7, Rosenberg 30, Traustason 54, 57, Molins 66
22/08/2019UELBnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC (H)W 3-0Rosenberg 36, Bengtsson 40, Lewicki 47
25/08/2019LeagueDjurgårdens IF (H)L 0-1
29/08/2019UELBnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC (A)W 1-0Molins 7
01/09/2019LeagueKalmar FF (A)W 5-0Rieks 3, Rosenberg 32, 51 (P), Traustason 60, Berget 77
15/09/2019LeagueIFK Norrköping FK (H)W 1-0Rieks 56
19/09/2019UELFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)L 0-1
22/09/2019LeagueIF Elfsborg (A)W 3-0Molins 63, Berget 83 (P), Antonsson 84
26/09/2019LeagueHelsingborgs IF (H)W 3-0Rieks 13, 32, Rosenberg 38
29/09/2019LeagueAFC Eskilstuna (A)W 1-0Christiansen 82
03/10/2019UELF.C. Copenhagen (H)D 1-1Rosenberg 55
06/10/2019LeagueIFK Göteborg (H)W 1-0Beijmo 62
20/10/2019LeagueHammarby Fotboll (A)L 0-2
24/10/2019UELFC Lugano (H)W 2-1Berget 13 (P), Molins 32
28/10/2019LeagueAIK (H)W 2-0Christiansen 78, Traustason 87
02/11/2019LeagueÖrebro SK (A)W 5-0Bengtsson 11, Traustason 15, Rieks 57, Rosenberg 61, 67
07/11/2019UELFC Lugano (A)
10/11/2019CupVärnamo (A)
28/11/2019UELFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)
12/12/2019UELF.C. Copenhagen (A)
1Djurgårdens IF302064531966
2Malmö FF301983561665
3Hammarby Fotboll302055753865
5IFK Norrköping FK301695542657
6BK Häcken301479442949
7IFK Göteborg301398463148
8IF Elfsborg3011109444543
9Örebro SK309615405633
10Helsingborgs IF308616294930
11IK Sirius308517345129
12Östersunds FK3051015275225
13Falkenbergs FF306717256225
14Kalmar FF3041115224723
15GIF Sundsvall304818315020
16AFC Eskilstuna304818235520

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Lugano

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group B - Group Standings
    F.C. Copenhagen3120325
    FC Dynamo Kyiv3120215
    Malmö FF3111334
    FC Lugano3012131
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    F.C. Copenhagen 1-0 FC Lugano
    1-0 Santos 50
    Baumann, Kecskés, Marić, Bottani (49 Aratore), Junior, Sabbatini, Lavanchy, Vécsei (82 Dalmonte), Yao (70 Holender), Custodio, Daprelà
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    FC Lugano 0-0 FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Baumann, Marić, Junior, Sabbatini, Lavanchy, Vécsei, Yao, Gerndt (78 Holender), Lovric (70 Custodio), Daprelà, Aratore (64 Dalmonte)
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    Malmö FF 2-1 FC Lugano
    1-0 Berget 13 (P) , 2-0 Molins 32, 2-1 Gerndt 50
    Baumann, Marić, Bottani (81 Rodriguez), Junior, Sabbatini, Yao (60 Aratore), Gerndt, Custodio, Obexer (79 Holender), Lovric, Daprelà
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    FC Lugano-Malmö FF
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    FC Lugano-F.C. Copenhagen
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv-FC Lugano

Malmö FF

  • UEFA Europa League - First qualifying round
    Malmö FF 7-0 Ballymena United FC
    1-0 Rosenberg 31, 2-0 Rosenberg 33, 3-0 Rakip 44, 4-0 Brorsson 46, 5-0 Rosenberg 48, 6-0 Molins 54, 7-0 Rakip 74
    Dahlin, Safari, Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou (69 Innocent), Rosenberg (59 Antonsson), Molins, Rakip, L. Nielsen, Brorsson, Berget (59 Larsson)
  • (18/07/2019)
    Ballymena United FC 0-4 Malmö FF (agg: 0-11)
    0-1 Safari 27, 0-2 Molins 52, 0-3 Rakip 68, 0-4 Gall 79 (P)
    Melichárek, Safari, Lewicki (68 Rieks), Molins (61 Prica), Gall, Rakip (74 Christiansen), Innocent, Antonsson, L. Nielsen, Brorsson, Berget
  • Second qualifying round
    NK Domžale 2-2 Malmö FF
    1-0 Nicholson 37, 1-1 Bengtsson 42, 2-1 Gnezda Čerin 48, 2-2 Antonsson 52
    Dahlin, Safari, Rieks (68 Knudsen), Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg, Christiansen, Bengtsson, Antonsson (77 Molins), L. Nielsen (80 Brorsson), Berget
  • (01/08/2019)
    Malmö FF 3-2 NK Domžale (agg: 5-4)
    0-1 Nicholson 12, 1-1 Lewicki 21, 2-1 Rosenberg 32, 2-2 Karič 45+1, 3-2 Bengtsson 83
    Melichárek, Safari, Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg, Christiansen, Bengtsson, Antonsson (87 Molins), L. Nielsen (46 Larsson), Berget (88 Brorsson)
  • Third qualifying round
    Malmö FF 3-0 HŠK Zrinjski
    1-0 Bengtsson 36, 2-0 Christiansen 66, 3-0 Rieks 74
    Dahlin, Larsson, Safari, Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg, Molins (78 Antonsson), Christiansen (82 Innocent), Bengtsson, Berget (78 Brorsson)
  • (15/08/2019)
    HŠK Zrinjski 1-0 Malmö FF (agg: 1-3)
    1-0 Šovšić 90+1 (P)
    Dahlin, Larsson, Knudsen, Safari, Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg (86 Gall), Christiansen (68 Traustason), Bengtsson, Antonsson (6 Molins), L. Nielsen
  • Play-off
    Malmö FF 3-0 Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC
    1-0 Rosenberg 36, 2-0 Bengtsson 40, 3-0 Lewicki 47
    Dahlin, Larsson, Safari, Rieks (82 Knudsen), Lewicki, Bachirou, Traustason (60 Molins), Rosenberg, Christiansen, Beijmo (67 L. Nielsen), Bengtsson
  • (29/08/2019)
    Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC 0-1 Malmö FF (agg: 0-4)
    0-1 Molins 7
    Dahlin, Larsson, Knudsen, Safari, Lewicki (62 Bachirou), Molins, Christiansen (70 Antonsson), Bengtsson (46 Beijmo), Gall, Innocent, L. Nielsen
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 Malmö FF
    1-0 Buyalskiy 84
    Dahlin, Safari, Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Traustason (86 Gall), Rosenberg, Christiansen (73 Antonsson), Beijmo (57 Larsson), Bengtsson, L. Nielsen
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Malmö FF 1-1 F.C. Copenhagen
    0-1 L. Nielsen 45+5 (og) , 1-1 Rosenberg 55
    Dahlin, Safari, Rieks (46 Larsson), Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg, Christiansen (58 Traustason), Bengtsson, Antonsson (78 Molins), L. Nielsen, Berget
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    Malmö FF 2-1 FC Lugano
    1-0 Berget 13 (P) , 2-0 Molins 32, 2-1 Gerndt 50
    Dahlin, Larsson, Knudsen (85 Safari), Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Traustason, Molins (77 Rosenberg), Innocent (68 Bengtsson), L. Nielsen, Berget
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    FC Lugano-Malmö FF
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    Malmö FF-FC Dynamo Kyiv
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    F.C. Copenhagen-Malmö FF

Last updated 07/11/2019 16:21CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeGiorgi Kruashvili (GEO)
  • Assistant refereesLevan Varamishvili (GEO) , Zaza Pipia (GEO)
  • Fourth officialGeorgi Vadachkoria (GEO)
  • UEFA DelegateJohn Taylor (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerIgor Pristovnik (CRO)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Giorgi Kruashvili29/05/1986532

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

No such matches refereed

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

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Last updated 05/11/2019 16:53CET



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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