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UEFA Europa League: SC Braga - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

SC BragaSC BragaEstádio Municipal de Braga - BragaThursday 28 November 2019
18.55CET (17.55 local time)
Group K - Matchday 5
Wolverhampton Wanderers FCWolverhampton Wanderers FC
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
19/09/2019GSWolverhampton Wanderers FC - SC Braga0-1
WolverhamptonRicardo Horta 71
SC Braga000011000000110010
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC100100000000100101

SC Braga - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
07/11/2012GSSC Braga - Manchester United FC1-3
BragaAlan 49 (P); Van Persie 80, Rooney 84 (P), Hernández 90+2
23/10/2012GSManchester United FC - SC Braga3-2
ManchesterHernández 25, 75, J. Evans 62; Alan 2, 20
UEFA Europa League
30/11/2011GSSC Braga - Birmingham City FC1-0
BragaDavies 51 (og)
15/09/2011GSBirmingham City FC - SC Braga1-3
BirminghamKing 71; Hélder Barbosa 6, 88, Lima 59
UEFA Europa League
17/03/2011R16Liverpool FC - SC Braga0-0
agg: 0-1
10/03/2011R16SC Braga - Liverpool FC1-0
BragaAlan 18 (P)
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
23/10/2008GSSC Braga - Portsmouth FC3-0
BragaAguiar 8, Renteria 46, Alan 87
25/10/2007GSBolton Wanderers FC - SC Braga1-1BoltonDiouf 66; Jailson 87
14/03/2007R16Tottenham Hotspur - SC Braga3-2
agg: 6-4
LondonBerbatov 28, 42, Malbranque 76; Huddlestone 24 (og), Andrade 61
08/03/2007R16SC Braga - Tottenham Hotspur2-3
BragaPaulo Jorge 76, Zé Carlos 81; Keane 57, 90+2, Malbranque 72
03/10/1984R1Tottenham Hotspur - SC Braga6-0
agg: 9-0
LondonStevens 11, Hughton 16, Crooks 27, 58, 83, Falco 66
19/09/1984R1SC Braga - Tottenham Hotspur0-3
BragaFalco 32, 42, Galvin 44
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
25/08/1982PRSC Braga - Swansea City AFC1-0
agg: 1-3
BragaMarustik 88 (og)
17/08/1982PRSwansea City AFC - SC Braga3-0
SwanseaCharles 38, 86, Hadžiabdić 63
01/11/1978R2West Bromwich Albion FC - SC Braga1-0
agg: 3-0
West BromwichBrown 46
18/10/1978R2SC Braga - West Bromwich Albion FC0-2
BragaRegis 52, 54

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

02/10/1974R1Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - FC Porto3-1
agg: 4-5
WolverhamptonBailey 3, Daley 46, Dougan 79; Cubillas 37
18/09/1974R1FC Porto - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC4-1
PortoMcAlle 3 (og), Cubillas 37, Flávio 41, Fernando Gomes 69; Bailey 63
03/10/1973R1Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - Os Belenenses2-1
agg: 4-1
WolverhamptonEastoe 27, McCalliog 72; Alfredo Murça 7
26/09/1973R1Os Belenenses - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC0-2
LisbonRichards 19, Dougan 54
29/09/1971R1A. Académica de Coimbra - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC1-4
agg: 1-7
CoimbraLeitão Da Silva 15; Dougan 23, 72, 90, McAlle 57
15/09/1971R1Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - A. Académica de Coimbra3-0
WolverhamptonMcAlle 28, Richards 62, Dougan 80
SC Braga95041022600001972102035
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC4301320100007502158

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Match background Only this chapter

The top two teams in Group K meet in northern Portugal knowing a draw will ensure the presence of both clubs in the round of 32, though Braga will want to complete the double over Wolverhampton Wanderers and therefore wrap up first place in the section.

• Braga, who beat Wolves 1-0 at Molineux on Matchday 1, are unbeaten with ten points from their first four matches, a 2-2 draw at home to Slovan Bratislava preceding back-to-back wins against Beşiktaş (2-1 a, 3-1 h). Since that opening defeat, the English side have accumulated maximum points, added-time goals bringing 1-0 wins in Turkey and, last time out, at home to a Slovan side they defeated 2-1 in the Slovakian capital a fortnight earlier.

• With Slovan on four points and Beşiktaş yet to get off the mark, Braga and Wolves are in such a commanding position that they will both go through not only with a draw but also, irrespective of the scoreline in Portugal, if the Slovakian champions fail to win in Istanbul.

Highlights: Wolves 0-1 Braga

Previous meetings
• The clubs' first European encounter went the way of the visitors as a 71st-minute breakaway goal from Ricardo Horta enabled Braga to take all three points in Wolverhampton on Matchday 1.

• Braga's record in 19 matches against English opposition is now W7 D2 L10, with five wins and four losses in their nine home fixtures. A 1-3 defeat against Manchester United in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage – the last time that they hosted a Premier League club – followed four successive victories without conceding a goal against English visitors.

• The home game against Braga was Wolves' seventh UEFA encounter with Portuguese opposition, victories having been recorded in five of the previous six, including two out of three in Portugal, where they last played back in September 1974, losing 4-1 to Porto in the first round of the UEFA Cup

Highlights: Braga 3-1 Beşiktaş

Form guide
• Braga's 15th European qualification in the last 16 years was achieved with a fourth-placed finish in the 2018/19 Portuguese Liga, a season in which their European ambitions ended unusually early with elimination on away goals by Zorya Luhansk in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

• Brøndby (4-2 a, 3-1 h) and Spartak Moskva (1-0 h, 2-1 a) were both overcome in this season's qualifying phase to take Braga into the group stage for the fifth time. They have made further progress on three of the previous four occasions, though their best season in the competition – and in Europe overall – came in 2010/11 when they crossed over in mid-campaign from the UEFA Champions League and knocked out, among others, Liverpool (1-0 h, 0-0 a) and Benfica before losing 1-0 in the Dublin final to domestic rivals Porto.

• Braga are unbeaten in 11 European matches (W8 D3) and have won seven out of eight this season. They are also on a run of seven European home games without defeat, since Ludogorets beat them 2-0 on Matchday 3 of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League – the only loss in their last 11 continental fixtures at the Estádio Municipal (W8 D2).

Highlights: Slovan Bratislava 1-2 Wolves

• In their first season after promotion to the Premier League, Wolves finished seventh in 2018/19 to qualify for European competition for the first time since they lost in the 1980/81 UEFA Cup first round to PSV Eindhoven.

• The West Midlanders' best European experience by some distance came in the inaugural UEFA Cup of 1971/72, when they went all the way to the final before losing 3-2 on aggregate to English rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

• Wolves have won all five of their European away fixtures this season – against Crusaders (4-1), Pyunik (4-0) and Torino (3-2) in the qualifying phase and at Beşiktaş and Slovan in the group stage. They were also unbeaten away from home in the 1971/72 UEFA Cup (W3 D3).

Highlights: Braga 2-2 Slovan Bratislava

Links and trivia
• In addition to coach Nuno Espírito Santo, there are seven Portuguese players in Wolves' squad – Rui Patrício, Rúben Neves, João Moutinho, Diogo Jota, Rúben Vinagre, Pedro Neto and Bruno Jordão, the latter two products of Braga's youth academy.

• Wolves' French defender Willy Boly was a Braga player from 2015–16, while Mexican striker Raúl Jiménez scored three goals against Braga during his time at Benfica from 2015–18.

• João Moutinho (Sporting CP, 2005/06) and Diogo Jota (Paços de Ferreira, 2015/16) have also scored in 1-0 Liga wins at home to Braga.

• Braga goalkeeper Eduardo was on Chelsea's books for three years but played no official games for the London side before leaving this July to rejoin the club that launched his career.

• Braga forward Rui Fonte has also had spells in London, with Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Fulham.

• Wolves are one of six UEFA Europa League group stage debutants this season; the others are Espanyol, Ferencváros, Olexandriya and two Austrian clubs, LASK and Wolfsberg.

• Rui Patrício made his 49th appearance in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final, on Matchday 4. He is poised to become the tenth player – and the first goalkeeper – to reach the half-century.

Highlights: Beşiktaş 0-1 Wolves

The coaches
• A gifted support striker who represented Portugal on 45 occasions, scoring ten goals, and appeared at the UEFA European Championship in 1996 and 2000, Ricardo Sá Pinto spent the majority of his club career at Sporting CP, his two spells at the Lisbon club broken by a three-year stint at Real Sociedad. His first head coach position was back at Sporting, in 2012, but it was short-lived and from there he moved abroad, working in Serbia, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Belgium and latterly Poland with Legia Warszawa before signing a two-year contract with Braga in July 2019.

• A former goalkeeper who was in Portugal's UEFA EURO 2008 squad but never won a senior cap, Nuno Espírito Santo was mostly a back-up during his playing career but as a manager he is very much at the forefront, having emerged as a studious, progressive coach during spells at Valencia, Porto and, since May 2017, Wolves. He first made his mark by taking Portuguese provincial club Rio Ave to two cup finals and into Europe before shining in Spain during an 18-month stint at Mestalla. He led Wolves into the Premier League in his first season and into the UEFA Europa League in his second.


Team facts Only this chapter

SC Braga
Os Arsenalistas (The Arsenal fans)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Europa League: (2011)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2008

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Portuguese Cup: 2 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
third qualifying round
round of 32
2016/17: group stage
2015/16: quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: play-offs
2012/13: UEFA Champions League group stage
2011/12: round of 32
runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: third qualifying round

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Braga v Hibernians
13/09/78, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
Brøndby v Braga
08/08/19, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg
Birmingham City v Braga
15/09/11, UEFA Europa League group stage
twice, most recently v Galatasaray
02/10/12, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 twice, most recently v Shakhtar Donetsk
28/09/10, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
twice, most recently v Arsenal
15/09/10, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Braga v Hibernians (see above)

• Biggest away win
2-4: Brøndby v Braga (see above)
1-3: Birmingham City v Braga (see above)
Artmedia Petržalka v Braga
02/10/08, first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Braga v Tottenham Hotspur
19/09/84, first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Tottenham Hotspur v Braga
03/10/84, first round second leg


Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1972)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League titles: 3 (1959)
FA Cup: 4 (1960)

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
5-0: Wolves v Austria Wien
30/11/60, European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final second leg

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

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Wolves v Barcelona
02/03/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-final second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
-0: Barcelona v Wolves
10/02/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-final first leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
4-0 twice, most recently v Pyunik
15/08/19, third qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: Pyunik v Wolves (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-2: Wolves v Tottenham Hotspur
03/05/72, final first leg
Wolves v Braga
19/09/19, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Porto v Wolves
18/09/74, first round first leg


Squad list Only this chapter

SC Braga - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
12Tiago SáPOR11/01/199524 - ----------
73Ricardo VelhoPOR20/08/199821 - ----------
82EduardoPOR19/09/198237 - --2-2-18-52-
93Rogério SantosPOR29/03/199920 - ----------
4Lucas CunhaBRA23/01/199722 - 1---2---1-
5Nuno SequeiraPOR19/08/199029*3-4-10-7-12-
11Diogo VianaPOR22/02/199029 - ----2---1-
13WallaceBRA14/10/199425 - --1-4-101151
14Pablo SantosBRA18/03/199227 - 3-3-7-3-10-
36Bruno VianaBRA05/02/199524*4-419-101181
47Ricardo EsgaioPOR16/05/199326 - 4-4-11-16-28-
84Samuel CostaPOR27/11/200019 - ----------
86Bruno RodriguesPOR08/06/200118 - ----------
92David CarmoPOR19/07/199920 - ----------
95CajuBRA17/07/199524 - 1---1---62
6ClaudemirBRA27/03/198831 - ----5-181533
8Uche AgboNGA04/12/199523 - --1-1-5-7-
10Bruno XadasPOR02/12/199721 - 1-----5-11-
15André HortaPOR07/11/199623 - 424-8-9-152
17João NovaisPOR10/07/199326 - 4-3-9-3-91
27FransérgioBRA18/10/199029 - 3-3-7184174
51David VeigaPOR10/02/200019 - ----------
56Eduardo SoaresPOR17/08/200118 - ----------
60João PalhinhaPOR09/07/199524*414-7-5-111
88Pedro MartinsPOR28/08/200118 - ----------
96Kiki SilvaPOR14/02/199821 - ----------
7Wilson EduardoPOR08/07/199029 - 4-2263298408
9Ahmed HassanEGY05/03/199326 - 1---61338429
18Rui FontePOR23/04/199029 - --3-7-14-161
19Murilo CostaBRA31/10/199425 - 3-1-5-1-4-
20PaulinhoPOR09/11/199227 - 424284112177
21Ricardo HortaPOR15/09/199425 - 34421011342110
77Trincão FranciscoPOR29/12/199919 - 1-3-6-3-4-
85Vitor OliveiraPOR15/03/200019 - ----------
90GalenoBRA22/10/199722 - 1-411044173
-Ricardo Sá PintoPOR10/10/197247 - 4-4---10-18-
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
11Rui PatrícioPOR15/02/198831 - 5-4-13-55-102-
13Harry BurgoyneENG28/12/199622 - ----------
21John RuddyENG24/10/198633 - 1-------3-
62Andreas SøndergaardDEN17/01/200118 - ----------
2Matt DohertyIRL16/01/199227 - 114-1214-51
4Jesús VallejoESP05/01/199722 - 3---2---5-
5Ryan BennettENG06/03/199029 - 312-7-2-51
15Willy BolyFRA03/02/199128 - 5-318-151211
16Conor CoadyENG25/02/199326 - 6-4-13-5-11-
19JonnyESP03/03/199425 - 5-3-12115-20-
23Dion SandersonENG15/12/199919 - ----------
29Rúben VinagrePOR09/04/199920 - 522-5-2-72
49Max KilmanENG23/05/199722 - 1-2---2-3-
59Oskar BuurDEN31/03/199821 - ----------
6Bruno JordãoPOR12/10/199821 - ----------
7Pedro NetoPOR09/03/200019 - 312-8-2-51
8Rúben NevesPOR13/03/199722 - 413-1325-271
17Morgan Gibbs-WhiteENG27/01/200019 - 313-3-3-61
26Taylor PerryENG15/07/200118 - ----------
27Romain SaïssFRA26/03/199029 - 6-211012181
28João MoutinhoPOR08/09/198633 - 6-4-1315411347
32Leander DendonckerBEL15/04/199524 - 614-13-241442
37Adama TraoréESP25/01/199623 - 5-4-1224-10-
39Terry TaylorSCO29/06/200118 - ----------
54Ebeguowen OtasowieUSA06/01/200118 - ----------
68Luke CundleENG26/04/200217 - ----------
72Elliot WattSCO11/03/200019 - ----------
77Chem CampbellWAL30/12/200216 - ----------
9Raúl JiménezMEX05/05/199128*6642136423212
10Patrick CutroneITA03/01/199821 - 4-4-911882610
18Diogo JotaPOR04/12/199622 - 632-1112-164
-Nuno Espírito SantoPOR25/01/197445 - 6-4---4-17-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

SC BragaFixtures and results
08/08/2019UELBrøndby IF (A)W 4-2Paulinho 18, André Horta 20, Ricardo Horta 90+2, Hermannsson 90+4 (og)
11/08/2019LeagueMoreirense FC (H)W 3-1Fransérgio 45+3, Ahmed Hassan 64, Wilson Eduardo 77
15/08/2019UELBrøndby IF (H)W 3-1João Palhinha 19, André Horta 41, Paulinho 66
18/08/2019LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)L 1-2Wilson Eduardo 73
22/08/2019UELFC Spartak Moskva (H)W 1-0Ricardo Horta 74
25/08/2019LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)D 1-1Galeno 6
29/08/2019UELFC Spartak Moskva (A)W 2-1Ricardo Horta 42, 45+3
01/09/2019LeagueSL Benfica (H)L 0-4
13/09/2019LeagueVitória FC (A)L 0-1
19/09/2019UELWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)W 1-0Ricardo Horta 71
23/09/2019LeagueCS Marítimo (H)D 2-2Dias Fernandes 57, 78
29/09/2019LeaguePortimonense SC (A)W 1-0Dias Fernandes 33
03/10/2019UELŠK Slovan Bratislava (H)D 2-2Bruno Viana 31, Galeno 63
19/10/2019CupLeça FC (A)W 3-1Wilson Eduardo 25, 55, Ricardo Horta 42
24/10/2019UELBeşiktaş JK (A)W 2-1Ricardo Horta 38, Wilson Eduardo 80
28/10/2019LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)W 2-0Wilson Eduardo 13, Ricardo Horta 58
31/10/2019LeagueBoavista FC (A)L 0-2
03/11/2019LeagueFC Famalicao (H)D 2-2Galeno 77, 78
07/11/2019UELBeşiktaş JK (H)W 3-1Paulinho 14, 37, Wilson Eduardo 81
10/11/2019LeagueVitória SC (A)W 2-0Dias Fernandes 24, Galeno 71
23/11/2019CupGil Vicente FC (H)W 1-0Ricardo Horta 8
28/11/2019UELWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
02/12/2019LeagueRio Ave FC (H)
07/12/2019LeagueCD Aves (A)
12/12/2019UELŠK Slovan Bratislava (A)
15/12/2019LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)
05/01/2020LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
11/01/2020LeagueCD Tondela (H)
18/01/2020LeagueFC Porto (A)
26/01/2020LeagueMoreirense FC (A)
02/02/2020LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
09/02/2020LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)
15/02/2020LeagueSL Benfica (A)
23/02/2020LeagueVitória FC (H)
01/03/2020LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
08/03/2020LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
15/03/2020LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)
22/03/2020LeagueBoavista FC (H)
05/04/2020LeagueFC Famalicao (A)
11/04/2020LeagueVitória SC (H)
19/04/2020LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
22/04/2020LeagueCD Aves (H)
26/04/2020LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
03/05/2020LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
10/05/2020LeagueCD Tondela (A)
17/05/2020LeagueFC Porto (H)
1SL Benfica11100125430
2FC Porto1191122528
3FC Famalicao11731231624
4Sporting Clube de Portugal11623181220
5Vitória SC11443191416
6Rio Ave FC11434151315
7Boavista FC113629715
8CD Tondela11434111115
9SC Braga11434141515
10Gil Vicente FC1134491213
11CD Santa Clara1134471013
12Vitória FC112633712
13Moreirense FC11254131511
14CS Marítimo11254121711
15Os Belenenses1132681811
16Portimonense SC111558168
17FC Paços de Ferreira112277178
18CD Aves11101012263
Wolverhampton Wanderers FCFixtures and results
25/07/2019UELCrusaders FC (H)W 2-0Diogo Jota 37, Rúben Vinagre 90+3
01/08/2019UELCrusaders FC (A)W 4-1Jiménez 15, 45, Bennett 38, Forsythe 77 (og)
08/08/2019UELFC Pyunik (A)W 4-0Doherty 29, Jiménez 42, 46, Rúben Neves 90+1 (P)
11/08/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (A)D 0-0
15/08/2019UELFC Pyunik (H)W 4-0Pedro Neto 54, Gibbs-White 58, Rúben Vinagre 64, Diogo Jota 87
19/08/2019LeagueManchester United FC (H)D 1-1Rúben Neves 55
22/08/2019UELTorino FC (A)W 3-2Bremer 43 (og), Diogo Jota 59, Jiménez 72
25/08/2019LeagueBurnley FC (H)D 1-1Jiménez 90+7 (P)
29/08/2019UELTorino FC (H)W 2-1Jiménez 30, Dendoncker 59
01/09/2019LeagueEverton FC (A)L 2-3Saïss 9, Jiménez 75
14/09/2019LeagueChelsea FC (H)L 2-5Abraham 69 (og), Cutrone 85
19/09/2019UELSC Braga (H)L 0-1
22/09/2019LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)D 1-1Diogo Jota 90+5
25/09/2019CupReading FC (H)D 1-1 (aet, 4-2 pens) Cavaco Jordao 27
28/09/2019LeagueWatford FC (H)W 2-0Doherty 18, Janmaat 61 (og)
03/10/2019UELBeşiktaş JK (A)W 1-0Boly 90+3
06/10/2019LeagueManchester City FC (A)W 2-0Traoré 80, 90+4
19/10/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (H)D 1-1Jiménez 61 (P)
24/10/2019UELŠK Slovan Bratislava (A)W 2-1Saïss 58, Jiménez 64 (P)
27/10/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)D 1-1Jonny 73
30/10/2019CupAston Villa FC (A)L 1-2Cutrone 54
02/11/2019LeagueArsenal FC (A)D 1-1Jiménez 76
07/11/2019UELŠK Slovan Bratislava (H)W 1-0Jiménez 90+2
10/11/2019LeagueAston Villa FC (H)W 2-1Rúben Neves 41, Jiménez 84
23/11/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)W 2-1João Moutinho 21, Jiménez 31
28/11/2019UELSC Braga (A)
01/12/2019LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
04/12/2019LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
08/12/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
12/12/2019UELBeşiktaş JK (H)
15/12/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)
21/12/2019LeagueNorwich City FC (A)
27/12/2019LeagueManchester City FC (H)
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SC Braga

  • UEFA Europa League - Third qualifying round
    Brøndby IF 2-4 SC Braga
    1-0 Kaiser 15, 1-1 Paulinho 18, 1-2 André Horta 20, 2-2 Kaiser 50, 2-3 Ricardo Horta 90+2, 2-4 Hermannsson 90+4 (og)
    Matheus, Nuno Sequeira, Wilson Eduardo (70 Costa), Santos, André Horta, Paulinho (81 Ahmed Hassan), Ricardo Horta, Fransérgio (68 Novais), Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha
  • (15/08/2019)
    SC Braga 3-1 Brøndby IF (agg: 7-3)
    1-0 João Palhinha 19, 2-0 André Horta 41, 3-0 Paulinho 66, 3-1 Bjur 85
    Matheus, Wilson Eduardo (67 Francisco), Santos (70 Tormena De Faria), André Horta (58 Bruno Xadas), Novais, Costa, Paulinho, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha, Caju
  • Play-off
    SC Braga 1-0 FC Spartak Moskva
    1-0 Ricardo Horta 74
    Matheus, Nuno Sequeira, Wilson Eduardo, Santos (64 Tormena De Faria), André Horta (85 Costa), Paulinho, Ricardo Horta, Fransérgio (46 Novais), Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha
  • (29/08/2019)
    FC Spartak Moskva 1-2 SC Braga (agg: 1-3)
    0-1 Ricardo Horta 42, 0-2 Ricardo Horta 45+3, 1-2 Z. Bakaev 89
    Matheus, Tormena De Faria (39 Lucas Cunha), Nuno Sequeira, Wilson Eduardo (23 Galeno), André Horta, Novais (75 Fransérgio), Paulinho, Ricardo Horta, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha
  • Group stage
    Group K - Group Standings
    SC Braga43108410
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC4301429
    ŠK Slovan Bratislava4112774
    Beşiktaş JK40044100
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0-1 SC Braga
    0-1 Ricardo Horta 71
    Matheus, Nuno Sequeira, Santos, André Horta (86 Novais), Paulinho, Ricardo Horta (88 Costa), Fransérgio, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha, Galeno (84 Francisco)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    SC Braga 2-2 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
    1-0 Bruno Viana 31, 1-1 Šporar 45+4, 2-1 Galeno 63, 2-2 Bruno Viana 87 (og)
    Eduardo, Nuno Sequeira, Santos, André Horta (70 Novais), Paulinho, Ricardo Horta (70 Francisco), Fransérgio (88 Rui Fonte), Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha, Galeno
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    Beşiktaş JK 1-2 SC Braga
    0-1 Ricardo Horta 38, 1-1 Umut Nayir 71, 1-2 Wilson Eduardo 80
    Matheus, Nuno Sequeira, Santos, André Horta (75 Wilson Eduardo), Novais (75 Agbo), Paulinho (83 Rui Fonte), Ricardo Horta, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha, Galeno
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    SC Braga 3-1 Beşiktaş JK
    1-0 Paulinho 14, 1-1 Boyd 29, 2-1 Paulinho 37, 3-1 Wilson Eduardo 81
    Eduardo, Nuno Sequeira, Wallace, André Horta (77 Francisco), Paulinho (67 Rui Fonte), Ricardo Horta (60 Wilson Eduardo), Fransérgio, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha, Galeno
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    SC Braga-Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    ŠK Slovan Bratislava-SC Braga

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2-0 Crusaders FC
    1-0 Diogo Jota 37, 2-0 Rúben Vinagre 90+3
    Rui Patrício, Bennett, Rúben Neves (58 Jiménez), Boly, Coady, Gibbs-White (84 Saïss), Diogo Jota, Jonny (64 Rúben Vinagre), João Moutinho, Dendoncker, Traoré
  • (01/08/2019)
    Crusaders FC 1-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (agg: 1-6)
    1-0 Bennett 13 (og) , 1-1 Jiménez 15, 1-2 Bennett 38, 1-3 Jiménez 45, 1-4 Forsythe 77 (og)
    Rui Patrício, Bennett, Rúben Neves (68 Saïss), Jiménez (55 Gibbs-White), Boly, Coady, Diogo Jota (67 Rúben Vinagre), Jonny, João Moutinho, Dendoncker, Traoré
  • Third qualifying round
    FC Pyunik 0-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    0-1 Doherty 29, 0-2 Jiménez 42, 0-3 Jiménez 46, 0-4 Rúben Neves 90+1 (P)
    Rui Patrício, Doherty (63 Cutrone), Bennett, Jiménez (71 Rúben Neves), Boly, Coady, Diogo Jota (63 Jonny), Saïss, João Moutinho, Rúben Vinagre, Dendoncker
  • (15/08/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4-0 FC Pyunik (agg: 8-0)
    1-0 Pedro Neto 54, 2-0 Gibbs-White 58, 3-0 Rúben Vinagre 64, 4-0 Diogo Jota 87
    Ruddy, Vallejo, Pedro Neto (72 Diogo Jota), Cutrone (72 Jiménez), Coady, Gibbs-White, Saïss, João Moutinho (52 Dendoncker), Rúben Vinagre, Traoré, Kilman
  • Play-off
    Torino FC 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    0-1 Bremer 43 (og) , 0-2 Diogo Jota 59, 1-2 De Silvestri 61, 1-3 Jiménez 72, 2-3 Belotti 89 (P)
    Rui Patrício, Vallejo, Jiménez (76 Cutrone), Boly, Coady, Diogo Jota (69 Pedro Neto), Saïss, João Moutinho, Rúben Vinagre, Dendoncker, Traoré (64 Jonny)
  • (29/08/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2-1 Torino FC (agg: 5-3)
    1-0 Jiménez 30, 1-1 Belotti 58, 2-1 Dendoncker 59
    Rui Patrício, Vallejo, Jiménez (92 Pedro Neto), Boly, Coady, Diogo Jota (81 Cutrone), Jonny, Saïss, João Moutinho (90 Rúben Neves), Dendoncker, Traoré
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0-1 SC Braga
    0-1 Ricardo Horta 71
    Rui Patrício, Doherty (80 Traoré), Bennett, Rúben Neves, Jiménez, Cutrone, Boly, Coady, Gibbs-White (67 João Moutinho), Jonny, Dendoncker (76 Diogo Jota)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Beşiktaş JK 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    0-1 Boly 90+3
    Rui Patrício, Doherty, Pedro Neto (46 Traoré), Rúben Neves, Jiménez (79 Cutrone), Boly, Coady, Gibbs-White (62 Dendoncker), Jonny, Saïss, João Moutinho
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    ŠK Slovan Bratislava 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    1-0 Šporar 11, 1-1 Saïss 58, 1-2 Jiménez 64 (P)
    Rui Patrício, Doherty, Jiménez, Cutrone (46 Traoré), Boly, Coady, Gibbs-White (59 Diogo Jota), Saïss (76 Dendoncker), João Moutinho, Rúben Vinagre, Kilman
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1-0 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
    1-0 Jiménez 90+2
    Rui Patrício, Doherty, Pedro Neto (69 Cutrone), Rúben Neves, Jiménez, Coady, João Moutinho, Rúben Vinagre (97 Jonny), Dendoncker, Traoré (100 Bennett), Kilman
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    SC Braga-Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC-Beşiktaş JK

Last updated 13/10/2020 15:57CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
  • Assistant refereesDmitri Zhuk (BLR) , Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
  • Fourth officialDenis Scherbakov (BLR)
  • UEFA DelegateRonald Zimmermann (GER)
  • UEFA Referee observerBo Karlsson (SWE)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Aleksei Kulbakov27/12/197948108

Aleksei Kulbakov

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2003
FIFA badge: 2005

Tournaments: 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
16/12/2009UELGSHertha BSC BerlinSporting Clube de Portugal1-0Berlin
19/09/2013UELGSVitória SCHNK Rijeka4-0Guimaraes
26/11/2015UELGSSC BragaFC Slovan Liberec2-1Braga
08/03/2018UELR16Sporting Clube de PortugalFC Viktoria Plzeň2-0Lisbon
14/02/2019UELR32Malmö FFChelsea FC1-2Malmo

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
16/12/2009UELGSHertha BSC BerlinSporting Clube de Portugal1-0Berlin
19/09/2013UELGSVitória SCHNK Rijeka4-0Guimaraes
09/12/2014UCLGSSL BenficaBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Lisbon
26/11/2015UELGSSC BragaFC Slovan Liberec2-1Braga
08/03/2018UELR16Sporting Clube de PortugalFC Viktoria Plzeň2-0Lisbon
07/08/2018UCL3QRSL BenficaFenerbahçe SK1-0Lisbon
11/12/2018UCLGSGalatasaray AŞFC Porto2-3Istanbul
14/02/2019UELR32Malmö FFChelsea FC1-2Malmo
02/10/2019UCLGSLOSC LilleChelsea FC1-2Villeneuve d'Ascq
06/11/2019UCLGSAtalanta BCManchester City FC1-1Milan

Last updated 13/10/2020 16:11CET



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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