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UEFA Europa League: FC Lugano - F.C. Copenhagen Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

FC LuganoFC LuganoKybunpark - St GallenThursday 28 November 2019
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Group B - Matchday 5
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UEFA Europa League
19/09/2019GSF.C. Copenhagen - FC Lugano1-0
CopenhagenSantos 50
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Match background Only this chapter

Without a win in their first four Group B fixtures, Lugano must end that sequence at home to Copenhagen to keep alive their prospects of reaching the round of 32, whereas the Danish champions could seal their progress to the knockout phase with a victory in St Gallen.

• Lugano's two points in the section have come from goalless draws in their two previous home fixtures, against Dynamo Kyiv and, last time out, Malmö, while Copenhagen remain unbeaten and joint top with Dynamo on six points, having drawn both games against the Ukrainian side 1-1 on Matchdays 3 and 4. If Copenhagen beat Lugano and Dynamo also overcome Malmö in Sweden, the Danish side will be guaranteed a place in the top two alongside Dynamo with a game to spare.

Highlights: Copenhagen 1-0 Lugano

Previous meetings
• New ground was broken by both clubs in the Danish capital on Matchday 1 as it was Copenhagen's first UEFA meeting with a club from Switzerland and Lugano's first against opposition from Denmark. The home side won the game 1-0 with a first European goal from Uruguayan forward Michael Santos.

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.

Highlights: Lugano 0-0 Malmö

• 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 seven European home fixtures (D2 L1) and have lost just once in Switzerland in the UEFA Europa League group stage (W2 D2), both draws coming this season.

Highlights: Dynamo Kyiv 1-1 Copenhagen

• Copenhagen regained the Superliga crown last term, relegating title holders Midtjylland into second place to become Danish champions for the third time in four seasons – and 13th in all. They lost on penalties to Crvena zvezda of Serbia in this season's UEFA Champions League third qualifying round but were 3-2 aggregate winners over Latvian champions Riga (3-1 h, 0-1 a) in the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

• The Danish club are taking part in a seventh UEFA Europa League group stage. However, they have made further progress just twice, most recently in 2017/18, when they lost in the round of 32 to eventual winners Atlético Madrid (1-4 h, 0-1 a). They finished bottom of their group last season with five points.

• An own goal from Malmö's Lasse Nielsen on Matchday 2 was the first goal scored by Copenhagen in four UEFA Europa League away games, play-offs included. That 1-1 draw in Sweden plus the one that followed against Dynamo, where Cypriot striker Pieros Soteriou found the net, mean the Danish side have drawn nine of their 17 away games in the group stage of the competition (W2 L6).

Highlights: Lugano 0-0 Dynamo Kyiv

Links and trivia
• Held 0-0 in each of their previous two Group B home games, Lugano had never registered a goalless draw on Swiss soil in UEFA competition prior to this season.

• Copenhagen have scored one goal in each of their four Group B encounters and are the highest-scoring team in the section.

Highlights: Malmö 1-1 Copenhagen

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.

• Ståle Solbakken's second coaching tenure at Copenhagen began in 2013. He has won eight Danish titles in charge of the club – five of those in his first spell from 2006 to 2011 – plus four domestic cups. The former Norway midfielder won 58 caps and scored nine goals for his country, appearing at both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000, before being forced to retire following a heart attack. He also had short spells coaching in Germany (Köln) and England (Wolves) between two lengthy stints in the Danish capital.


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


FC Copenhagen
Formed: 1992
Nickname: Løverne (The Lions)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 13 (2019)
Danish Cup: 8 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
group stage
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
third qualifying round
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Champions League group stage
2012/13: group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2011/12: group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2010/11: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2009/10: round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-0: Copenhagen v Cliftonville
31/07/08, UEFA Cup first qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-6 twice, most recently v Mogren
22/07/09, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-6: Copenhagen v AC Milan
20/10/93, UEFA Champions League second round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 three times, most recently v Hradec Králové
14/09/95, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
7-0: Copenhagen v Cliftonville (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-5: Mikkelin Palloilijat v Copenhagen
30/09/92, first round second leg
0-4 twice, most recently v Cliftonville
17/07/08, first qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Copenhagen v Atlético Madrid
15/02/18, round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Auxerre
21/10/92, second round first leg


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Lugano - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1David Da CostaSUI19/04/198633 - --1-11-20-
13Alexander MuciGER20/11/200019 - --------
31Alessandro PietrogiovannaSUI16/06/200118 - --------
46Noam BaumannSUI10/04/199623 - 4-15-4-4-
76Lucio SoldiniSUI05/04/200118 - --------
78Emanuele DuriniSUI20/03/199920 - --------
4Ákos KecskésHUN04/01/199623 - 1-10-1-1-
5Mijat MarićSUI30/04/198435 - 4-14310-161
16Numa LavanchySUI25/08/199326 - 3-14-3-81
18Guy Eloge Koffi YaoCIV20/01/199623 - 4-7-6-6-
21Linus ObexerSUI05/06/199722 - 1-6-2-3-
28Fulvio SulmoniSUI04/01/198633 - --1-7-18-
30Fabio DaprelàSUI19/02/199128 - 4-1318191
80Noah De QueirozSUI10/12/200216 - --------
6Miroslav ČoviloBIH06/05/198633 - --3---62
10Mattia BottaniSUI24/05/199128 - 3-919292
14Jonathan SabbatiniITA31/03/198831 - 3-13-9-9-
17Bálint VécseiHUN13/07/199326 - 3-1136191
20Olivier CustodioSUI10/02/199524 - 4-14-4-6-
22Stefano GuidottiSUI16/06/199920 - --------
24Sandi LovricAUT28/03/199821 - 3-9-3-10-
33Domen ČrnigojSVN18/11/199524 - --1-3-11-
68Francisco RodriguezSUI14/09/199524 - 1-716-9-
70Marco AratoreSUI04/06/199128 - 4-1535-10-
9Filip HolenderHUN27/07/199425 - 4-1224-115
11Carlinhos JuniorBRA08/08/199425*4-1217272
19Alexander GerndtSWE14/07/198633 - 3112-122185
23Nicola DalmonteITA13/09/199722 - 2-912-2-
27Franklin SasereNGA27/06/199821 - --2-----
74Simone PiazzaSUI17/06/199920 - --------
-Maurizio JacobacciSUI11/01/196356 - 1---1-5-
F.C. Copenhagen - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
13Sten GrytebustNOR25/10/198930 - 3-2---7---15-
21Karl-Johan JohnssonSWE28/01/199029 - 1---4-10-4-9-
31Frederik IbsenDEN28/03/199722 - ------------
2Guillermo VarelaURU24/03/199326 - 3-1-4-11-7-12-
3Pierre BengtssonSWE12/04/198831 - 4-2-3-13128-68-
4Sotirios PapagiannopoulosSWE05/09/199029 - 4-2-3-14-161331
5Andreas BjellandDEN11/07/198831 - --1-1-7-7-20-
17Karlo BartolecCRO20/04/199524 - 4-2-3-13-3-26-
19Bryan OviedoCRC18/02/199029 - 1---2-4-8-13-
20Nicolai BoilesenDEN16/02/199227 - --------16-36-
25Victor NelssonDEN14/10/199821 - 4-2-4-16-4-15-
44Jacob HaahrDEN10/03/200217 - ------------
46Ludvig HenriksenDEN23/11/200118 - ------------
6Jens StageDEN08/11/199623*4-2-4115141101
7Viktor FischerDEN09/06/199425 - 3-214-15-173406
8Nicolaj ThomsenDEN08/05/199326 - 1-1-2-4-162333
10Carlos ZecaGRE31/08/198831*412-4-171291642
16Pep BielESP05/09/199623 - 2---1-1111-3-
24Robert MudražijaCRO05/05/199722 - ------1---81
33Rasmus FalkDEN15/01/199227 - 2-2-4-13-253505
37Ahmed DaghimDEN07/04/200118 - 1---------1-
9Pieros SotiriouCYP13/01/199326 - 3121411473276012
11Mohamed DaramySLE07/01/200217 - 1-113-11-3-51
14Dame N'DoyeSEN21/02/198534 - 31----872996021
18Michael SantosURU13/03/199326*--2-411154161
23Jonas WindDEN07/02/199920 - 41----653-71
26Carlo HolseDEN02/06/199920 - 4-1-1-8-5-131
32Nicklas BendtnerDEN16/01/198831 - ----1-6-1876920
-Ståle SolbakkenNOR27/02/196851 - 4-2-4---50-132-

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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)D 0-0
10/11/2019LeagueFC Basel 1893 (H)L 0-3
24/11/2019LeagueFC Thun (A)W 3-0Aratore 4, Bottani 17, Daprelà 74
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 Boys151041382134
2FC Basel 189315933331530
3FC St. Gallen15924332029
4FC Zürich15735192624
5Servette FC15564211621
6FC Sion15528222917
7FC Lugano15447161816
8FC Luzern15438142115
9Neuchâtel Xamax FC15267182912
10FC Thun15231013329
F.C. CopenhagenFixtures and results
14/07/2019LeagueOdense BK (A)W 3-2Wind 42, N'Doye 48, 70
19/07/2019LeagueAGF Aarhus (H)W 2-1Bengtsson 12, Wind 63
23/07/2019UCLThe New Saints FC (A)W 2-0Sotiriou 18, Skov 61 (P)
27/07/2019LeagueAC Horsens (A)W 2-0Wind 81, N'Doye 85
31/07/2019UCLThe New Saints FC (H)W 1-0Zeca 52
03/08/2019LeagueSønderjyskE (A)W 2-1N'Doye 2, Stage 49
06/08/2019UCLFK Crvena zvezda (A)D 1-1Wind 84 (P)
09/08/2019LeagueLyngby BK (H)W 2-0Wind 46, 60
13/08/2019UCLFK Crvena zvezda (H)D 1-1 (aet, 6-7 pens) N'Doye 45
16/08/2019LeagueRanders FC (A)W 1-0M. Nielsen 90 (og)
22/08/2019UELRiga FC (H)W 3-1Fischer 18, Sotiriou 62 (P), Daramy 90+3
25/08/2019LeagueFC Nordsjælland (H)W 3-1U. Jenssen 3 (og), Sotiriou 74, 76
29/08/2019UELRiga FC (A)L 0-1
01/09/2019LeagueAalborg BK (A)L 0-1
15/09/2019LeagueHobro IK (A)L 1-2Santos 25
19/09/2019UELFC Lugano (H)W 1-0Santos 50
22/09/2019LeagueFC Midtjylland (H)D 0-0
25/09/2019CupHillerød Fodbold (A)D 1-1 (aet, 4-2 pens) Fischer 76
28/09/2019LeagueSilkeborg IF (H)W 4-2Gertsen 6 (og), Sotiriou 24 (P), Santos 28, Zeca 34
03/10/2019UELMalmö FF (A)D 1-1L. Nielsen 45+5 (og)
06/10/2019LeagueBrøndby IF (A)L 1-3Maxsø 30 (og)
20/10/2019LeagueEsbjerg fB (H)W 3-1Santos 21, 64, Sotiriou 86
24/10/2019UELFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)D 1-1Sotiriou 2
28/10/2019LeagueAGF Aarhus (A)W 2-1N'Doye 17, 51
31/10/2019CupFC Nordsjælland (H)W 4-1Bendtner 24, Daramy 66, 75, Sotiriou 68
03/11/2019LeagueSønderjyskE (H)W 3-0Pep Biel 18 (P), Santos 63 (P), Sotiriou 86
07/11/2019UELFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)D 1-1Stage 4
10/11/2019LeagueFC Midtjylland (A)L 1-4N'Doye 56
24/11/2019LeagueHobro IK (H)W 2-1Sotiriou 82, 83
28/11/2019UELFC Lugano (A)
01/12/2019LeagueBrøndby IF (H)
08/12/2019LeagueFC Nordsjælland (A)
12/12/2019UELMalmö FF (H)
16/12/2019LeagueOdense BK (H)
16/02/2020LeagueEsbjerg fB (A)
23/02/2020LeagueSilkeborg IF (A)
01/03/2020LeagueAalborg BK (H)
08/03/2020LeagueAC Horsens (H)
15/03/2020LeagueLyngby BK (A)
22/03/2020LeagueRanders FC (H)
1FC Midtjylland17142127844
2F.C. Copenhagen171214322037
3Brøndby IF171016342431
4AGF Aarhus17926281929
5Aalborg BK17827292026
6Odense BK17827272026
7FC Nordsjælland17737302724
8Randers FC17737282624
9Lyngby BK17728233123
11AC Horsens17539143018
12Hobro IK17287182514
13Esbjerg fB173410152813
14Silkeborg IF17141222427

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Lugano

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group B - Group Standings
    F.C. Copenhagen4130436
    FC Dynamo Kyiv4130326
    Malmö FF4121335
    FC Lugano4022132
    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 0-0 Malmö FF
    Baumann, Marić, Holender (81 Lovric), Bottani (56 Gerndt), Junior, Lavanchy, Vécsei, Yao, Custodio, Daprelà, Aratore
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    FC Lugano-F.C. Copenhagen
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv-FC Lugano

F.C. Copenhagen

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    The New Saints FC 0-2 F.C. Copenhagen
    0-1 Sotiriou 18, 0-2 Skov 61 (P)
    Grytebust, Bengtsson, Papagiannopoulos, Stage, Sotiriou (62 Fischer), N'Doye (46 Wind), Bartolec, Nelsson, Holse, Skov, Falk (35 Zeca)
  • (31/07/2019)
    F.C. Copenhagen 1-0 The New Saints FC (agg: 3-0)
    1-0 Zeca 52
    Johnsson, Bengtsson (78 Varela), Papagiannopoulos, Stage, Thomsen, Sotiriou, Zeca (59 Holse), Daramy, Bartolec, Wind (59 Daghim), Nelsson
  • Third qualifying round
    FK Crvena zvezda 1-1 F.C. Copenhagen
    1-0 Pavkov 44, 1-1 Wind 84 (P)
    Grytebust, Varela, Papagiannopoulos, Stage, Fischer (64 Pep Biel), Zeca, N'Doye, Oviedo (72 Bengtsson), Wind, Nelsson, Holse (88 Bartolec)
  • (13/08/2019)
    F.C. Copenhagen 1-1 FK Crvena zvezda (agg: 2-2 , 6-7 P)
    0-1 Boakye 17, 1-1 N'Doye 45
    Marin 0-0 (missed) , Wind 1-0 , Ivanić 1-1 , Fischer 1-1 (missed) , Jevtović 1-1 (missed) , Sotiriou 2-1 , Jander 2-2 , Bengtsson 2-2 (missed) , Pankov 2-3 , Zeca 3-3 , Jovančić 3-3 (missed) , N'Doye 3-3 (missed) , Simić 3-3 (missed) , Bartolec 3-3 (missed) , Degenek 3-4 , Nelsson 4-4 , Gobeljić 4-5 , Papagiannopoulos 5-5 , Borjan 5-6 , Grytebust 6-6 , Pankov 6-7 , Wind 6-7 (missed)
    Grytebust, Varela (81 Bartolec), Bengtsson, Papagiannopoulos, Stage (60 Falk), Fischer, Zeca, N'Doye, Wind, Nelsson, Holse (74 Pep Biel)
  • UEFA Europa League - Play-off
    F.C. Copenhagen 3-1 Riga FC
    1-0 Fischer 18, 1-1 Kamešs 41, 2-1 Sotiriou 62 (P) , 3-1 Daramy 90+3
    Grytebust, Bengtsson, Papagiannopoulos, Stage, Fischer, Sotiriou, Zeca, Bartolec, Nelsson, Holse (46 Santos), Falk (79 Daramy)
  • (29/08/2019)
    Riga FC 1-0 F.C. Copenhagen (agg: 2-3)
    1-0 Brisola 75
    Grytebust, Bengtsson, Papagiannopoulos, Stage, Fischer (71 Santos), Thomsen (84 Varela), Sotiriou, Zeca, Bartolec, Nelsson, Falk (79 Bjelland)
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    F.C. Copenhagen 1-0 FC Lugano
    1-0 Santos 50
    Johnsson, Varela, Bengtsson, Papagiannopoulos, Stage, Fischer (79 Oviedo), Sotiriou, Zeca, Santos (76 Daramy), Nelsson, Falk (79 Pep Biel)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Malmö FF 1-1 F.C. Copenhagen
    0-1 L. Nielsen 45+5 (og) , 1-1 Rosenberg 55
    Johnsson, Varela, Bengtsson, Bjelland, Stage, Fischer (70 Holse), Sotiriou, Zeca, Santos (86 Daramy), Nelsson, Falk (85 Bartolec)
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv 1-1 F.C. Copenhagen
    0-1 Sotiriou 2, 1-1 Shabanov 53
    Johnsson, Papagiannopoulos, Stage, Fischer (75 Thomsen), Sotiriou, Zeca, Bartolec, Santos (89 Bendtner), Oviedo, Nelsson, Falk (87 Varela)
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    F.C. Copenhagen 1-1 FC Dynamo Kyiv
    1-0 Stage 4, 1-1 Verbič 70
    Johnsson, Varela, Bengtsson (69 Bartolec), Papagiannopoulos, Stage, Fischer (82 Thomsen), Sotiriou, Zeca, Santos, Nelsson, Falk (55 Daramy)
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    FC Lugano-F.C. Copenhagen
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    F.C. Copenhagen-Malmö FF

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAleksei Eskov (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesDmitri Mosyakin (RUS) , Valeri Danchenko (RUS)
  • Fourth officialVladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
  • UEFA DelegateVignir Már Thormódsson (ISL)
  • UEFA Referee observerPascal Garibian (FRA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Aleksei Eskov07/09/19782646

Aleksei Eskov

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: N/A


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/09/2016UELGSFC ZürichOsmanlıspor2-1Zurich
29/11/2018UELGSFC ZürichAEK Larnaca FC1-2Zurich
15/08/2019UEL3QRSC BragaBrøndby IF3-1Braga

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/04/2013RCUPIRYugoiztochen RegionGenève Amateur2-0Lovech
30/07/2014UCL3QRGrasshopper Club ZürichLOSC Lille0-2Zurich
29/09/2016UELGSFC ZürichOsmanlıspor2-1Zurich
29/11/2018UELGSFC ZürichAEK Larnaca FC1-2Zurich
15/08/2019UEL3QRSC BragaBrøndby IF3-1Braga

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
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on