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UEFA Europa League: FC Porto - Feyenoord Match press kits

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FC PortoFC PortoEstádio do Dragão - PortoThursday 12 December 2019
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Group G - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
03/10/2019GSFeyenoord - FC Porto2-0
RotterdamToornstra 49, Karsdorp 80
UEFA Champions League
03/11/1993R2Feyenoord - FC Porto0-0
agg: 0-1
20/10/1993R2FC Porto - Feyenoord1-0
PortoDomingos 90
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FC Porto - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
09/12/1998GSFC Porto - AFC Ajax3-0
PortoZahovič 54, 73, Drulović 79
30/09/1998GSAFC Ajax - FC Porto2-1
AmsterdamRudy 57, Litmanen 86 (P); Zahovič 69
UEFA Champions League
07/04/1993GSPSV Eindhoven - FC Porto0-1
EindhovenJosé Carlos 77 (P)
25/11/1992GSFC Porto - PSV Eindhoven2-2PortoMagalhães 35, José Carlos 75; Romário 43, 60
European Champions Clubs' Cup
09/11/1988R2FC Porto - PSV Eindhoven2-0
agg: 2-5
PortoRui Águas 43, Domingos 82
26/10/1988R2PSV Eindhoven - FC Porto5-0
EindhovenKieft 14, Ellerman 35, R. Koeman 41, 52, Janssen 50
UEFA Super Cup
13/01/1988FFC Porto - AFC Ajax1-0
agg: 2-0
PortoSousa 70
24/11/1987FAFC Ajax - FC Porto0-1
AmsterdamBarros 5
European Champions Clubs' Cup
02/10/1985R1AFC Ajax - FC Porto0-0
agg: 0-2
18/09/1985R1FC Porto - AFC Ajax2-0
PortoFutre 5, Santos 59
30/09/1982R1FC Porto - FC Utrecht2-0
agg: 3-0
PortoCosta 8, Fernando Gomes 34
15/09/1982R1FC Utrecht - FC Porto0-1
UtrechtSousa 32

Feyenoord - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

24/02/2005R3Feyenoord - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-2
agg: 2-4
RotterdamHofs 89; Liedson 62, Rochemback 83
16/02/2005R3Sporting Clube de Portugal - Feyenoord2-1
LisbonCustódio 22, Liedson 36; Goor 11
UEFA Champions League
19/10/1999GS1Feyenoord - Boavista FC1-1RotterdamTomasson 76; Timofte 82 (P)
29/09/1999GS1Boavista FC - Feyenoord1-1PortoSilva 87; Bosvelt 62
02/10/1985R1Feyenoord - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-1
agg: 3-4
RotterdamEriksen 44, Been 66; Litos 59
18/09/1985R1Sporting Clube de Portugal - Feyenoord3-1
LisbonFernandes 29, 63, Rui Jordão 34; Duut 77
European Champions Clubs' Cup
22/03/1972QFSL Benfica - Feyenoord5-1
agg: 5-2
LisbonNené 6, 81, 90+2, Rui Jordão 30, 87; Rijsbergen 75
08/03/1972QFFeyenoord - SL Benfica1-0
RotterdamLaseroms 47
European Champions Clubs' Cup
08/05/1963SFSL Benfica - Feyenoord3-1
agg: 3-1
LisbonEusébio 20, José Augusto 43, Santana 62; Bouwmeester 80
10/04/1963SFFeyenoord - SL Benfica0-0Rotterdam
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Match background Only this chapter

Buoyed by a rousing comeback win in Switzerland on Matchday 5, Porto have their qualifying fate in their own hands as they play host in their final Group G fixture to a Feyenoord side who, though bottom of the section, can still make it through to the knockout phase themselves.

• After losing their first two away games and picking up four points at home, Porto improved a perilous situation by coming from a goal down to beat Young Boys 2-1 in Berne with two late goals from Vincent Aboubakar – his first for the club in 14 months following a serious knee injury – and climb into second place in the table. Porto are now one point behind Rangers, who on the same night held Feyenoord 2-2 in Rotterdam, leaving the Dutch side bottom of the group and with an uphill task to reach the round of 32.

• Porto will guarantee qualification with a win, while a draw will also be good enough for a top-two spot if Young Boys do not beat Rangers in Glasgow. Feyenoord can only qualify if they beat Porto and Young Boys lose.

Highlights: Feyenoord 2-0 Porto

Previous meetings
• Feyenoord's only Group G victory came on Matchday 2 when they defeated Porto 2-0 in Rotterdam, Jens Toornstra and Rick Karsdorp both finding the net in the second half.

• The clubs' only UEFA meetings prior to that came in the 1993/94 UEFA Champions League second round, Porto coming out on top 1-0 on aggregate after a 90th-minute Domingos goal won the first leg in Portugal – following Peter Bosz's red card for the visitors – and the Rotterdam return finished goalless.

• Porto have an impressive home record against visiting teams from the Netherlands, winning five of their six matches, all without conceding, and drawing the other. It is 21 years, however, since they last hosted an Eredivisie side, beating Ajax 3-0 on Matchday 6 of the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League.

• Feyenoord's away record against Portuguese opposition is the mirror image of Porto's at home to Dutch clubs, with no wins, one draw and five defeats. However, with the exception of that 1993/94 reverse at Porto they have always found the net, scoring once in all of the other five fixtures, the most recent of them a 2-1 defeat at Sporting CP in the third round of the 2004/05 UEFA Cup – a tie they lost 4-2 on aggregate.

Highlights: Young Boys 1-2 Porto

Form guide
• Domestic runners-up in league and cup last season – to Benfica and Sporting respectively – Porto also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, where they were beaten by eventual winners Liverpool (0-2 a, 1-4 h).

• The Dragons' bid to return to the UEFA Champions League group stage this term – for a record-equalling 24th time – ended in the third qualifying round when they lost on away goals to Russian debutants Krasnodar, winning the first leg in Russia 1-0 but losing the home return 2-3 after being three goals down at half-time. That defeat despatched them directly into the UEFA Europa League group stage, where they have competed just once before – in 2010/11, when they won the trophy.

• Since that 2010/11 triumph Porto have played 15 matches in the competition, winning just four and losing seven. Their UEFA Europa League group stage record, however, is W7 D2 L2, incorporating three wins and two draws in the five matches at home. This season they have beaten Young Boys (2-1) and drawn with Rangers (1-1) in the Estádio do Dragão.

Highlights: Feyenoord 2-2 Rangers

• Dutch champions in 2016/17 and cup winners in 2017/18, Feyenoord finished third in the league last season to return to the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, where they were surprisingly eliminated in 2018/19 by Slovakian side Trenčín 5-1 on aggregate (0-4 a, 1-1 h).

• This season they reversed those scorelines (4-0 h, 1-1 a) to overcome Dinamo Tbilisi before seeing off Hapoel Beer Sheva in style in the play-offs with a pair of 3-0 victories. This is the club's third appearance in the UEFA Europa League group stage. They topped their section in 2014/15 but finished third in 2016/17 despite opening with a 1-0 home win against eventual winners Manchester United.

• Despite their play-off second-leg victory in Israel, Feyenoord have won just two of their last 23 European away fixtures (D4 L17), the other also by a 3-0 scoreline at Standard Liège in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League. Those are the only two games during that lengthy sequence in which the Rotterdammers have scored more than one goal, and they have drawn blanks in both of this season's Group G away fixtures, going down 0-1 at Rangers and 0-2 at Young Boys.

Highlights: Rangers 2-0 Porto

Links and trivia
• Feyenoord defender Edgar Ié, although born in Guinea-Bissau, is a Portuguese international and came through the Sporting CP youth system before going on to play Liga football for Lisbon rivals Belenenses.

• Jesús Corona joined Porto in 2015 from Twente, where his team-mates included current Feyenoord players Nick Marsman and Renato Tapia.

• Porto are one of three clubs to have won the UEFA Europa League on their debut appearance, the others being Atlético Madrid in the inaugural 2009/10 competition and Chelsea in 2012/13. They are also one of three former UEFA Europa League winners in this season's group stage, along with Sevilla and Manchester United, both of whom have already booked their qualification for the knockout phase.

• Rival coaches Sérgio Conceição and Dick Advocaat were in opposition on 30 April 2003 when a Portugal side featuring the former as a half-time substitute drew a friendly international in Eindhoven 1-1 against a Netherlands side coached by the latter.

Highlights: Feyenoord 1-1 Young Boys

The coaches
• A Portuguese international winger of some repute who scored 12 goals in 56 appearances for his country including a memorable hat-trick against holders Germany in a 3-0 win at UEFA EURO 2000, Sérgio Conceição played for a variety of clubs, winning Serie A with Lazio and three Portuguese Liga titles in two spells with Porto, where he was appointed as head coach in June 2017, replacing Nuno Espírito Santo following a promising stint in France with Nantes. He led Porto to another league title in 2017/18 and the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals the following season.

• Dick Advocaat was appointed as the interim head coach of Feyenoord for the remainder of the 2019/20 season on 30 October following Stam's resignation two days earlier. The 72-year-old is considered one of the Netherlands' all-time great coaches having had three stints in charge of the national side, and has also been in charge of five other countries – the UAE, South Korea, Belgium, Russia and Serbia. At club level he is most closely associated with PSV Eindhoven, Rangers and Zenit, winning national championships with all three plus the UEFA Cup with the Russian club in 2008.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Porto
Nickname: Dragões (The Dragons)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (2): 1987, 2004
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League (2): 2003, 2011
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1984)
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 1987, (2003), (2004), (2011)
• European/South American Cup (2): 1987, 2004

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 28 (2018)
Portuguese Cup: 16 (2011)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
UEFA Champions League round of 16
UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-0: Porto v Rabat Ajax
17/09/86, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-8: Portadown v Porto
03/10/90, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Porto v Liverpool
14/02/18, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1 twice, most recently v Bayern München
21/04/15, UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Arsenal
09/03/10, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
7-0: Porto v Avenir Beggen
17/09/75, first round first leg

• Biggest away win
2-5: Spartak Moskva v Porto
14/04/11, quarter-final second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Porto v Nantes
15/09/71, first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v Manchester City
22/02/12, round of 32 second leg


Formed: 1908
Nickname: De Trots van Zuid (The Pride of South)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup (1): 1970
• UEFA Cup (2): 1974, 2002

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Domestic title: 15 (2017)
Dutch Cup: 13 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
third qualifying round
UEFA Champions League group stage
group stage
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2013/14: play-offs
2012/13: play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2010/11: play-offs
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-0: Feyenoord v Rumelange
13/09/72, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-12: Rumelange v Feyenoord
27/09/72, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Feyenoord v Manchester City
13/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Real Madrid v Feyenoord
22/09/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
9-0: Feyenoord v Rumelange (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-12: Rumelange v Feyenoord (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Feyenoord v Stuttgart
29/09/98, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Borussia Mönchengladbach v Feyenoord
22/10/86, second round first leg
4-0 twice, most recently v Trenčín
09/08/18, third qualifying round first leg


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Porto

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    FC Krasnodar 0-1 FC Porto
    0-1 Sérgio Oliveira 89
    Marchesín, Pepe, Marcano, Romário Baró (55 Luis Díaz), Marega, Alex Telles, Corona (85 Otávio), Manafá, Danilo, Sérgio Oliveira, Soares (74 Zé Luís)
  • (13/08/2019)
    FC Porto 2-3 FC Krasnodar (agg: 3-3)
    0-1 Vilhena 3, 0-2 Suleymanov 13, 0-3 Suleymanov 34, 1-3 Zé Luís 57, 2-3 Luis Díaz 76
    Marchesín, Pepe, Marcano, Luis Díaz, Nakajima, Marega, Alex Telles, Corona (86 Aboubakar), Danilo, Saravia (37 Zé Luís), Sérgio Oliveira (49 Uribe)
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    Rangers FC5221758
    FC Porto5212577
    BSC Young Boys5212767
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    FC Porto 2-1 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Soares 8, 1-1 Nsame 15 (P) , 2-1 Soares 29
    Marchesín, Pepe, Marcano, Luis Díaz (66 Romário Baró), Marega (70 Manafá), Alex Telles, Uribe, Corona, Danilo, Otávio, Soares (81 Fábio Silva)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Feyenoord 2-0 FC Porto
    1-0 Toornstra 49, 2-0 Karsdorp 80
    Marchesín, Pepe, Marcano, Nakajima (53 Luis Díaz), Marega, Alex Telles, Uribe, Manafá, Zé Luís (62 Soares), Danilo (81 Fábio Silva), Otávio
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    FC Porto 1-1 Rangers FC
    1-0 Luis Díaz 36, 1-1 Morelos 44
    Marchesín, Pepe, Marcano, Luis Díaz (63 Nakajima), Marega, Alex Telles, Uribe, Corona, Zé Luís (76 Soares), Danilo, Otávio (60 Bruno Costa)
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    Rangers FC 2-0 FC Porto
    1-0 Morelos 69, 2-0 S. Davis 73
    Marchesín, Pepe (49 Luis Díaz), Marcano, Alex Telles, Uribe, Corona, Manafá, Mbemba, Danilo, Otávio (74 Fábio Silva), Soares (64 Zé Luís)
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    BSC Young Boys 1-2 FC Porto
    1-0 Fassnacht 6, 1-1 Aboubakar 76, 1-2 Aboubakar 79
    Marchesín, Pepe, Marcano, Aboubakar, Marega, Alex Telles, Loum (74 Luis Díaz), Corona (84 Diogo Leite), Mbemba (46 Manafá), Danilo, Otávio
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    FC Porto-Feyenoord


  • UEFA Europa League - Third qualifying round
    Feyenoord 4-0 FC Dinamo Tbilisi
    1-0 Sinisterra 43, 2-0 Kobouri 82 (og) , 3-0 Berghuis 85 (P) , 4-0 Narsingh 88
    Vermeer, Nieuwkoop (46 Geertruida), Haps, Van der Heijden, Berghuis, Larsson, Sinisterra (72 Narsingh), Fer, Tapia (77 Burger), Kökçü, Botteghin
  • (15/08/2019)
    FC Dinamo Tbilisi 1-1 Feyenoord (agg: 1-5)
    1-0 Shengelia 52, 1-1 Botteghin 57
    Vermeer, Haps (70 Malacia), Van der Heijden, Narsingh, Berghuis (79 Bannis), Larsson, Tapia, Kökçü, Botteghin (70 Kelly), Burger, Geertruida
  • Play-off
    Feyenoord 3-0 Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC
    1-0 Larsson 33, 2-0 Fer 56, 3-0 Fer 78
    Vermeer, Haps, Narsingh, Berghuis, Larsson (73 Sinisterra), Fer (88 Burger), Tapia, Kökçü, Karsdorp, Ié, Botteghin
  • (29/08/2019)
    Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC 0-3 Feyenoord (agg: 0-6)
    0-1 Kökçü 46, 0-2 Berghuis 52, 0-3 Burger 61
    Vermeer, Haps (77 Malacia), Narsingh, Berghuis, Larsson, Fer (70 Bannis), Tapia, Kökçü (59 Burger), Karsdorp, Ié, Botteghin
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    Rangers FC 1-0 Feyenoord
    1-0 Ojo 24
    Vermeer, Haps, Berghuis, Larsson (78 N. Jørgensen), Sinisterra (86 Toornstra), Fer, Tapia, Kökçü (65 Narsingh), Karsdorp, Ié, Botteghin
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Feyenoord 2-0 FC Porto
    1-0 Toornstra 49, 2-0 Karsdorp 80
    Vermeer, Haps, Berghuis, Larsson (83 Senesi), Sinisterra (82 Narsingh), Fer, Tapia, Karsdorp (85 Geertruida), Toornstra, Ié, Botteghin
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    BSC Young Boys 2-0 Feyenoord
    1-0 Assalé 14 (P) , 2-0 Nsame 28 (P)
    Vermeer, Senesi, Berghuis, Larsson, Malacia (81 Haps), Sinisterra, Fer, Kökçü (74 Narsingh), Toornstra, Ié (37 Botteghin), Geertruida
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    Feyenoord 1-1 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Berghuis 18 (P) , 1-1 Spielmann 71
    Vermeer, Haps, Van der Heijden, N. Jørgensen, Berghuis, Sinisterra (73 Larsson), Tapia, Kökçü, Karsdorp, Toornstra, Ié (73 Senesi)
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    Feyenoord 2-2 Rangers FC
    1-0 Helander 33 (og) , 1-1 Morelos 53, 1-2 Morelos 65, 2-2 Sinisterra 68
    Marsman, Senesi, Berghuis, Larsson (69 Narsingh), Malacia, Sinisterra, Fer, Kökçü, Toornstra (85 Ayoub), Botteghin, Geertruida
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    FC Porto-Feyenoord

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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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