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

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

VfL WolfsburgVfL WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg Arena - WolfsburgThursday 7 November 2019
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Group I - Matchday 4
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
24/10/2019GSKAA Gent - VfL Wolfsburg2-2GhentYaremchuk 41, 90+4; Weghorst 3, Victor 24
UEFA Champions League
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
VfL Wolfsburg110021100000321064
KAA Gent201110010000301246

VfL Wolfsburg - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

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

KAA Gent - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Intertoto Cup
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
06/11/1991R2Eintracht Frankfurt - KAA Gent0-1
agg: 0-1
Frankfurt am MainVandenbergh 35
22/10/1991R2KAA Gent - Eintracht Frankfurt0-0Ghent
VfL Wolfsburg110021100000321064
KAA Gent402232010000722389

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Match background Only this chapter

It has been difficult to separate Wolfsburg and Gent in Group I, the two undefeated clubs having registered the same number of points on each matchday, including the 2-2 draw between them in Belgium last time out, but victory for either team in the return fixture would put them in a strong position to qualify for the knockout phase.

• Both clubs won at home on Matchday 1 before drawing away two weeks later. Wolfsburg kicked off their campaign by beating Olexandriya 3-1 in Germany and then shared the spoils at St-Étienne (1-1), while Gent beat the French club 3-2 before holding Olexandriya 1-1 in Ukraine. It was a Ukrainian, Roman Yaremchuk, who rescued a point for Gent on Matchday 3 by scoring both goals, the second deep into added time, after visitors Wolfsburg had led through Wout Weghorst and João Víctor.

Highlights: Gent 2-2 Wolfsburg

Previous meetings
• The teams previously met in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League round of 16, the first time either club had reached that stage of the competition. Wolfsburg won both matches, a 3-2 away victory in the first leg for Dieter Hecking's side preceding a 1-0 success at home.

• Those were Wolfsburg's only previous matches against a Belgian club prior to Matchday 3, whereas Gent have played four others against German opposition, winning both ties against Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1991/92 UEFA Cup second round and Werder Bremen in the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup third round thanks to victories in Germany.

Highlights: Wolfsburg 3-1 Olexandriya

Form guide
• 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 won all five home fixtures in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League and have a UEFA Europa League home record of W6 D1 L3.

Highlights: Olexandriya 1-1 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 have won only once away in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final (D4 L4) – a vital last-gasp 1-0 victory at Konyaspor on Matchday 6 in 2016/17 that took them through to the next round. They have drawn all three away fixtures in the competition since then.

Highlights: St-Étienne 1-1 Wolfsburg

Links and trivia
• There are four survivors at each club from that 2015/16 UEFA Champions League tie – Koen Casteels, Robin Knocke, Maximilan Arnold and Josuha Guilavogui for Wolfsburg, Laurent Depoitre, Nana Asare, Sven Kums and Brecht Dejaegere for Gent. 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.

• Wolfsburg were unbeaten in all competitions this season – a run of 13 matches – until they crashed out of the German Cup on 30 October, losing 1-6 at home to RB Leipzig. They then made it two defeats in succession with a 3-0 Bundesliga loss at Borussia Dortmund three days later.

Highlights: Gent 3-2 St-Étienne

The coaches
• 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.

• 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.


Team facts Only this chapter

VfL Wolfsburg
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)
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
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
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

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
Cibalia v Wolfsburg
30/07/03, UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-finals first leg
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


KAA Gent
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
third qualifying round
round of 16
UEFA Champions League round of 16
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
third qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11: group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
third qualifying round

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


Squad list Only this chapter

VfL Wolfsburg - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Koen CasteelsBEL25/06/199227 - --3---2-
12Pavao PervanAUT13/11/198731 - 3-7-3-3-
28Jannes TascheGER20/01/199920 - --------
30Niklas KlingerGER13/10/199524 - --------
35Lino KastenGER17/01/200118 - --------
36Phillip MenzelGER18/08/199821 - --------
2WilliamBRA03/04/199524 - 2110-2121
5Jeffrey BrumaNED13/11/199127 - 3-5-14-34-
6Paulo OtávioBRA23/11/199424 - --------
15Jérôme RoussillonFRA06/01/199326 - 3-813-3-
19Kevin MbabuSUI19/04/199524 - 2-2-9-201
25John BrooksGER28/01/199326 - --5-----
31Robin KnocheGER22/05/199227 - 3-7-14-16-
32Marcel TisserandFRA10/01/199326 - 3-713-3-
39Tim SierslebenGER09/03/200019 - --------
8Renato SteffenSUI03/11/199128 - 3-5-142295
10Yunus MallıTUR24/02/199227 - ----6181
13Yannick GerhardtGER13/03/199425 - 1-7-1-1-
23Josuha GuilavoguiFRA19/09/199029 - 3-10-131281
24Xaver SchlagerAUT28/09/199722 - --3-242282
27Maximilian ArnoldGER27/05/199425 - 31101111212
37Elvis RexhbecajGER01/11/199722 - --------
42Dominik MarxGER02/02/200019 - --------
43Julian JustvanGER02/04/199821 - --------
44Iba MayGER06/06/199821 - --------
7Josip BrekaloCRO23/06/199821 - 311023131
9Wout WeghorstNED07/08/199227 - 31105112152
11Felix KlausGER13/09/199227 - 1-10-2-2-
14Admir MehmediSUI16/03/199128 - 11611934211
22Lukas NmechaGER14/12/199820 - 3-5-3-3-
33Daniel GinczekGER13/04/199128 - --------
40João VictorBRA27/03/199425 - 219-2142
46Charles-Jesaja HerrmannGER08/02/200019 - --------
47Phillip KönigGER22/03/200019 - --------
-Oliver GlasnerAUT28/08/197445 - 3---3-7-
KAA Gent - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Thomas KaminskiBEL23/10/199227 - 6-3-13-3-12-
26Colin CoosemansBEL03/08/199227 - ----1-4-9-
45Thimoty MartinBEL27/03/200118 - ----------
5Michael Ngadeu-NgadjuiCMR23/11/199028*5-3-133192352
14Alessio Castro-MontesBEL17/05/199722 - 4---81--4-
15Milad MohammadiIRN29/09/199326 - 1---5---1-
21Nana AsareGHA11/07/198633 - 613-9-9-363
23Mikael LustigSWE13/12/198632 - 6-3-9-3111146
28Dylan BronnFRA19/06/199524 - --1-5-1-1-
32Igor PlastunUKR20/08/199029 - 613-12210-341
76Timothy DerijckBEL25/05/198732 - ------17-231
6Elisha OwusuFRA07/11/199722 - 6-3-12-3-9-
8Vadis OdjidjaBEL21/02/198930 - 6-3-13-312736
9Roman BezusUKR26/09/199029 - 2-1-83251373
10Giorgi Chakvetadze GEO29/08/199920 - --------4-
11Jean-Luc DompéFRA12/08/199524 - --1-6-3-7-
16Jonathan DavidCAN16/02/200019 - 623213732136
19Brecht DejaegereBEL29/05/199128 - 611-7-8-251
24Sven KumsBEL26/02/198831 - 1-3-7-12-332
33Louis VerstraeteBEL04/05/199920 - 4---4-3171
7Roman YaremchukUKR27/11/199523 - 543211732147
13Giorgi KvilitaiaGEO01/10/199326 - 1-3-7-81142
29Laurent DepoitreBEL07/12/198830 - 433111531166
31Yuya KuboJPN24/12/199325 - 421-6-122296
-Jess ThorupDEN21/02/197049 - 6-3---11-45-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

VfL WolfsburgFixtures and results
12/08/2019CupHallescher FC (A)W 5-3 aetWeghorst 44, Gerhardt 49, William 70, Knoche 92 ET, Brekalo 94 ET
17/08/2019League1. FC Köln (H)W 2-1Arnold 16, Weghorst 60
25/08/2019LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)W 3-0Weghorst 9 (P), Brekalo 82, Roussillon 90+1
31/08/2019LeagueSC Paderborn 07 (H)D 1-1Brekalo 56
13/09/2019LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (A)D 1-1Weghorst 29
19/09/2019UELFC Olexandriya (H)W 3-1Arnold 20, Mehmedi 24, Brekalo 67
23/09/2019LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)D 1-1Mehmedi 36
28/09/2019League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)W 1-0Tisserand 9
03/10/2019UELAS Saint-Étienne (A)D 1-1William 15
06/10/2019League1. FC Union Berlin (H)W 1-0Weghorst 69
19/10/2019LeagueRB Leipzig (A)D 1-1Weghorst 82
24/10/2019UELKAA Gent (A)D 2-2Weghorst 3, Victor 24
27/10/2019LeagueFC Augsburg (H)D 0-0
30/10/2019CupRB Leipzig (H)L 1-6Weghorst 89
02/11/2019LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)L 0-3
07/11/2019UELKAA Gent (H)
10/11/2019LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
23/11/2019LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
28/11/2019UELFC Olexandriya (A)
01/12/2019LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
07/12/2019LeagueSC Freiburg (A)
12/12/2019UELAS Saint-Étienne (H)
15/12/2019LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)
18/12/2019LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)
21/12/2019LeagueFC Bayern München (A)
18/01/2020League1. FC Köln (A)
25/01/2020LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
01/02/2020LeagueSC Paderborn 07 (A)
08/02/2020LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (H)
15/02/2020LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
22/02/2020League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
29/02/2020League1. FC Union Berlin (A)
07/03/2020LeagueRB Leipzig (H)
14/03/2020LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
21/03/2020LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)
04/04/2020LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
11/04/2020LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)
18/04/2020LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)
25/04/2020LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
02/05/2020LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
09/05/2020LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)
16/05/2020LeagueFC Bayern München (H)
1VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach10712211022
2Borussia Dortmund10541231119
3RB Leipzig10532251018
4FC Bayern München10532251618
5SC Freiburg10532191218
6FC Schalke 0410532171118
7Eintracht Frankfurt10523211517
8VfL Wolfsburg1045111817
9TSG 1899 Hoffenheim10523141317
10Bayer 04 Leverkusen10433151515
11Hertha BSC Berlin10325151711
12SV Werder Bremen10253172111
13Fortuna Düsseldorf10316121610
141. FC Union Berlin10316101510
151. FSV Mainz 051030710279
16FC Augsburg1014512247
171. FC Köln102179217
18SC Paderborn 071011811254
KAA GentFixtures and results
25/07/2019UELFC Viitorul (H)W 6-3Asare 4, Dejaegere 13, Kubo 35, 45, Yaremchuk 42 (P), 50
28/07/2019LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)D 1-1Ngadeu-Ngadjui 56
01/08/2019UELFC Viitorul (A)L 1-2Yaremchuk 38
04/08/2019LeagueKAS Eupen (H)W 6-1Plastun 2, Ngadeu-Ngadjui 8, Bezus 33, 90, Yaremchuk 41 (P), David 90+2
08/08/2019UELAEK Larnaca FC (A)D 1-1Yaremchuk 26
11/08/2019LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (A)L 1-2Depoitre 25
15/08/2019UELAEK Larnaca FC (H)W 3-0Depoitre 64, David 90+3, 90+6
18/08/2019LeagueKV Oostende (H)W 2-0Yaremchuk 48, David 53
22/08/2019UELHNK Rijeka (H)W 2-1Depoitre 57, 71
29/08/2019UELHNK Rijeka (A)D 1-1Plastun 33
01/09/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)W 3-2Depoitre 11, David 24, 27
15/09/2019LeagueKV Mechelen (H)W 3-0Yaremchuk 29, David 31, Depoitre 45+1
19/09/2019UELAS Saint-Étienne (H)W 3-2David 2, 43, Perrin 64 (og)
22/09/2019LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)D 2-2Yaremchuk 34 (P), 76
25/09/2019CupKSC Eendracht Aalst (A)W 4-0Kvilitaia 9, 60, Kubo 70, Mbayo 84
28/09/2019LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)W 2-0Ngadeu-Ngadjui 58, David 86
03/10/2019UELFC Olexandriya (A)D 1-1Depoitre 6
06/10/2019LeagueClub Brugge (A)L 0-4
19/10/2019LeagueWaasland-Beveren (H)W 2-0Yaremchuk 18, Depoitre 66
24/10/2019UELVfL Wolfsburg (H)D 2-2Yaremchuk 41, 90+4
27/10/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)D 0-0
31/10/2019LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)D 3-3Depoitre 25, Yaremchuk 85, Plastun 90+4
03/11/2019LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)W 3-1Bezus 48, David 85 (P), Castro-Montes 90
07/11/2019UELVfL Wolfsburg (A)
10/11/2019LeagueKRC Genk (A)
21/11/2019LeagueRoyal Antwerp (A)
24/11/2019LeagueRoyal Antwerp (H)
28/11/2019UELAS Saint-Étienne (A)
01/12/2019LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
04/12/2019CupR. Charleroi SC (A)
07/12/2019LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)
12/12/2019UELFC Olexandriya (H)
15/12/2019LeagueKV Oostende (A)
22/12/2019LeagueClub Brugge (H)
26/12/2019LeagueR. Standard de Liège (A)
18/01/2020LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)
24/01/2020LeagueKRC Genk (H)
31/01/2020LeagueKV Mechelen (A)
07/02/2020LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)
14/02/2020LeagueKAS Eupen (A)
21/02/2020LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
28/02/2020LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
06/03/2020LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
13/03/2020LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)
1Club Brugge13103032433
2R. Standard de Liège14833281327
3KAA Gent13742281625
4KV Mechelen14734252224
5SV Zulte Waregem14644221722
6R. Charleroi SC13643201522
7Royal Antwerp13634262021
8KRC Genk13625181620
9R. Excel Mouscron14554191720
10K. Sint-Truidense VV13535122018
11RSC Anderlecht14455171717
12KAS Eupen14446132516
13KV Kortrijk14428222514
14KV Oostende14329152711
16Cercle Brugge KSV14111211354

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

VfL Wolfsburg

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group I - Group Standings
    KAA Gent3120655
    VfL Wolfsburg3120645
    AS Saint-Étienne3021452
    FC Olexandriya3021352
    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 2-2 VfL Wolfsburg
    0-1 Weghorst 3, 0-2 Victor 24, 1-2 Yaremchuk 41, 2-2 Yaremchuk 90+4
    Pervan, William (46 Mbabu), Bruma, Brekalo (66 L. Nmecha), Steffen (80 Roussillon), Weghorst, Guilavogui, Arnold, Knoche, Tisserand, Victor
  • 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

KAA Gent

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    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
    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
    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
    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 2-2 VfL Wolfsburg
    0-1 Weghorst 3, 0-2 Victor 24, 1-2 Yaremchuk 41, 2-2 Yaremchuk 90+4
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu (60 Bezus), Yaremchuk, Odjidja, David, Asare, Lustig, Kums (87 Dompé), Depoitre (73 Kvilitaia), Plastun
  • 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

Last updated 05/11/2019 12:52CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesMatteo Passeri (ITA) , Giacomo Paganessi (ITA)
  • Fourth officialFabio Maresca (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateAurel Ionescu (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerStephen Lodge (ENG)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Massimiliano Irrati27/06/197959

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/03/2017U19ELITESlovakiaGermany0-4Frankfurt am Main

Last updated 05/11/2019 11:18CET



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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