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UEFA Europa League: RCD Espanyol - PFC CSKA Moskva Match press kits

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RCD EspanyolRCD EspanyolRCDE Stadium - BarcelonaThursday 12 December 2019
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Group H - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/10/2019GSPFC CSKA Moskva - RCD Espanyol0-2
MoscowWu 64, Campuzano 90+5
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
RCD Espanyol000011000000110020
PFC CSKA Moskva100100000000100102

RCD Espanyol - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
19/10/2005GSFC Lokomotiv Moskva - RCD Espanyol0-1
MoscowTamudo 53

PFC CSKA Moskva - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/12/2018GSReal Madrid CF - PFC CSKA Moskva0-3
MadridChalov 37, Schennikov 43, Sigurdsson 73
02/10/2018GSPFC CSKA Moskva - Real Madrid CF1-0
MoscowVlašić 2
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/03/2012R16Real Madrid CF - PFC CSKA Moskva4-1
agg: 5-2
MadridHiguaín 26, Ronaldo 55, 90+4, Benzema 70; Z. Tošić 77
21/02/2012R16PFC CSKA Moskva - Real Madrid CF1-1MoscowWernbloom 90+3; Ronaldo 28
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
16/03/2010R16Sevilla FC - PFC CSKA Moskva1-2
agg: 2-3
SevillePerotti 41; Necid 39, Honda 55
24/02/2010R16PFC CSKA Moskva - Sevilla FC1-1MoscowGonzález 66; Negredo 25
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/10/2008GSPFC CSKA Moskva - Real Club Deportivo La Coruña3-0
MoscowDzagoev 9, 12, Vágner Love 61
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/11/1992R2FC Barcelona - PFC CSKA Moskva2-3
agg: 3-4
BarcelonaNadal 13, Begiristain 31; Bushmanov 44, Mashkarin 57, Korsakov 60
21/10/1992R2PFC CSKA Moskva - FC Barcelona1-1MoscowGrichine 17; Begiristain 58
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
RCD Espanyol000022000000220030
PFC CSKA Moskva623143010000105321612

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Match background Only this chapter

Espanyol finish their Group H campaign at home to CSKA Moskva having already wrapped up first place in the section, while the visitors are playing their last European game of the season.

• Espanyol are unbeaten in their five matches, maintaining that sequence deep into added time at Ferencváros on Matchday 5 with an equalising goal from substitute Sergi Darder (2-2). They also dropped points at home to the Hungarian champions, drawing 1-1 on Matchday 1, but have won their other three matches, overwhelming Ludogorets 6-0 in their last home fixture with six different players finding the net. In contrast it has been a forgettable campaign for CSKA, who only have two points and two goals to show for their efforts and can no longer finish in the top two, although the draws have come in their last two fixtures – 0-0 at Ferencváros and 1-1 at home to Ludogorets.

Highlights: CSKA Moskva 0-2 Espanyol

Previous meetings
• The clubs met for the first time on Matchday 2, Espanyol winning 2-0 in Moscow with second-half strikes from Wu Lei and Víctor Campuzano to become the first Spanish side to beat the Army Men in the Russian capital.

• Espanyol's only other UEFA contest against a Russian club also took place in Moscow – a 2005/06 UEFA Cup group stage game against Lokomotiv Moskva that they won 1-0. This is their first home fixture against Russian opposition.

• CSKA have an excellent record in Spain, where they have won three of their four matches, defeating Barcelona, Sevilla and, most famously on Matchday 6 of last season's UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid 3-0 at the Estadio Bernabéu with goals from Fedor Chalov, Georgi Schennikov and Arnór Sigurdsson. That win, which followed a 1-0 victory at home to the holders, was insufficient, however, to lift them off the bottom of the group.

Highlights: Espanyol 6-0 Ludogorets

Form guide
Espanyol
• Espanyol finished seventh in the 2018/19 Spanish Liga, edging out Athletic Club on the head-to-head rule to book a return to the European stage for the first time since their appearance in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup final, which they lost on penalties to Sevilla after a 2-2 draw in Glasgow.

• The Barcelona-based club, who also lost the 1987/88 UEFA Cup final on spot kicks to Bayer Leverkusen, cruised through their first two qualifying ties this term, defeating Stjarnan 7-1 on aggregate and Luzern 6-0 over the two legs before overcoming Zorya Luhansk in the play-offs (3-1 h, 2-2 a).

• Espanyol are undefeated in their last 25 European games against non-Spanish opposition (W19 D6) and have not lost a continental encounter in regulation play since Schalke beat them home (2-1) and away (3-0) in the 2005/06 UEFA Cup third round. They have won 11 of their last 12 European home games, scoring at least three goals in nine of them and 39 in total, with only the Matchday 1 draw against Ferencváros interrupting the sequence.

Highlights: CSKA Moskva 1-1 Ludogorets

CSKA
• CSKA finished fourth in last season's Russian Premier League, missing out on a spot in the UEFA Champions League, where they had been group stage participants for six straight years, but qualifying directly for a first UEFA Europa League group campaign since their only previous participation in 2010/11.

• They collected 16 points from their six group games in 2010/11 to top their section and progress to the round of 16, where they were eliminated by eventual winners Porto. Two seasons ago, having finished third in their UEFA Champions League group, the 2004/05 UEFA Cup winners made it to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, where they were knocked out by Arsenal.

• Until their Matchday 1 loss in Bulgaria, CSKA's only two away defeats in the UEFA Europa League, qualifying included, had come in those knockout phase eliminations by Porto (1-2) and Arsenal (1-4). Their overall away record in the competition is now W6 D3 L3, the most recent win, 3-2 at Lyon in the 2017/18 round of 16 second leg, seeing them through to an away-goals triumph following a 0-1 defeat in Moscow.

Highlights: Ferencváros 2-2 Espanyol

Links and trivia
• Before joining Espanyol, Brazilian defender Naldo played in Russia for Krasnodar in 2016/17, including one match against CSKA, a 1-1 draw.

• Espanyol are one of six clubs making their debut in the UEFA Europa League group stage this term. The others are LASK, Wolverhampton Wanderers (both also qualified for the round of 32), Olexandriya, Wolfsberg (both eliminated) and Group H rivals Ferencváros.

• Espanyol are the only one of those six newcomers yet to be beaten. Indeed they are the only one of the 215 teams who have participated in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final, yet to experience defeat.

Watch CSKA stun Real Madrid in last season's UEFA Champions League

The coaches
• Pablo Machín was appointed by Espanyol as David Gallego's replacement on 8 October, thus returning to Spanish Liga and UEFA Europa League duty seven months after being dismissed by Sevilla. He was in charge of the Andalusian side for less than a year following four progressive campaigns at the helm of Catalan outfit Girona, whom he guided into the Spanish top flight before further exceeding expectations by leading them to a tenth-placed Liga finish in 2017/18. Forced to retire from playing at 23, he had a lengthy association with home-town club Numancia before joining Girona in 2014.

• Appointed by CSKA to replace long-serving coach Leonid Slutski in December 2016, Viktor Goncharenko had earned a growing reputation in Russian football, notably as Slutski's assistant. He made his name as a coach in his native Belarus at BATE Borisov, winning five straight league titles and leading the club into the UEFA Champions League group stage on three occasions. In his first full season as CSKA boss he led the Muscovites to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals and a runners-up spot in the domestic league.

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2020/matches/round=2001150/match=2027912/prematch/background/index.html#espanyol+cska+moskva+facts

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Team facts Only this chapter

RCD Espanyol
Formed:
1900
Nickname: 
Periquitos/Pericos (Parakeets), Blanquiazules (White and Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1988), (2007)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Spanish Cup: 4 (2006)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2017/18:
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
2014/15:
 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
2010/11:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA competition

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
6-0: Espanyol v Ludogorets
07/11/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-3:
Luzern v Espanyol
08/08/19, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 three times, most recently v Schalke
23/02/06, UEFA Cup round of 32 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
3
-0: Bayer Leverkusen v Espanyol
18/05/88, UEFA Cup final second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
6-0: Espanyol v Ludogorets (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-3: Luzern v Espanyol (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 three times, most recently v Schalke (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Bayer Leverkusen v Espanyol (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2619354.html#club+facts+espanyol

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PFC CSKA Moskva
Formed: 1911
Nickname: Armeytsi (Army Men)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 2005
• UEFA Super Cup: (2005)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 13 (2016)
USSR/Russian Cup: 12 (2013)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2017/18:
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2016/17:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2015/16:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2014/15:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2013/14:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2012/13:
play-offs
2011/12:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2010/11:
round of 16
2009/10:
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-1: CSKA v Lausanne
02/12/10, UEFA Europa League group stage
4-0 twice, most recently v Anorthosis Famagusta
19/08/10, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Biggest away win
0-3: three times, most recently v Real Madrid
12/12/18, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4:
CSKA v Manchester United
27/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Marseille v CSKA
17/03/93, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-1: CSKA v Lausanne (see above)
4-0 twice, most recently v Anorthosis Famagusta (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-3 twice, most recently v Palermo
21/10/10, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2 twice, most recently v Espanyol
03/10/19, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Ludogorets v CSKA
19/09/19, group stage

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=572442.html#club+facts+cska+moskva

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

RCD Espanyol

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    (25/07/2019)
    RCD Espanyol 4-0 Stjarnan
    1-0 Ferreyra 49, 2-0 Ferreyra 57, 3-0 Borja Iglesias 60, 4-0 Borja Iglesias 68
    Diego López, Pedrosa (74 Dídac Vilà), Víctor Sánchez (54 Marc Roca), Naldo, Lluís López, Borja Iglesias, Ferreyra, Darder, Melendo, Javi López, Granero (54 Wu)
  • (01/08/2019)
    Stjarnan 1-3 RCD Espanyol (agg: 1-7)
    0-1 Pedrosa 5, 0-2 Borja Iglesias 52, 0-3 Ferreyra 79, 1-3 B. Sigurdsson 87
    Diego López, Pedrosa (70 Puado), Víctor Sánchez (65 A. Iturraspe), Naldo, Borja Iglesias (65 Wu), Ferreyra, Dídac Vilà, Melendo, Javi López, Espinosa, Marc Roca
  • Third qualifying round
    (08/08/2019)
    FC Luzern 0-3 RCD Espanyol
    0-1 Ferreyra 28, 0-2 Dídac Vilà 59, 0-3 Vargas 89
    Diego López, Pedrosa (66 Vargas), Víctor Sánchez, Naldo, Lluís López, Borja Iglesias, Ferreyra (71 Wu), Melendo, Javi López, Dídac Vilà, Marc Roca (61 Darder)
  • (15/08/2019)
    RCD Espanyol 3-0 FC Luzern (agg: 6-0)
    1-0 Wu 3, 2-0 Campuzano 27, 3-0 Campuzano 38
    Diego López, Pipa, Lluís López, A. Iturraspe, Darder (52 Lozano), Dídac Vilà, Espinosa, Vargas (56 Nico Ribaudo), Granero, Wu, Campuzano (56 Puado)
  • Play-off
    (22/08/2019)
    RCD Espanyol 3-1 FC Zorya Luhansk
    0-1 Kochergin 38, 1-1 Ferreyra 58, 2-1 Javi López 79, 3-1 Vargas 81
    Diego López, Lluís López, Wu, A. Iturraspe (20 Marc Roca), Ferreyra, Darder, Puado (71 Vargas), Javi López, Dídac Vilà (46 Víctor Sánchez), Granero, Calero
  • (29/08/2019)
    FC Zorya Luhansk 2-2 RCD Espanyol (agg: 3-5)
    0-1 Ferreyra 34, 1-1 Lednev 54, 1-2 Vargas 62, 2-2 Rusyn 78
    Diego López, Lluís López, Ferreyra (73 Wu), Darder (66 Víctor Sánchez), Melendo, Javi López, Dídac Vilà, Marc Roca, Vargas (77 Campuzano), Granero, Calero
  • Group stage
    Group H - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    RCD Espanyol532012311
    PFC Ludogorets 19455212997
    Ferencvárosi TC5131466
    PFC CSKA Moskva5023292
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    RCD Espanyol 1-1 Ferencvárosi TC
    0-1 Javi López 10 (og) , 1-1 Vargas 60
    Diego López, Naldo, Wu, Melendo (56 Calleri), Javi López, Dídac Vilà (67 Pedrosa), Espinosa, Marc Roca, Vargas (74 Campuzano), Granero, Lozano
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    PFC CSKA Moskva 0-2 RCD Espanyol
    0-1 Wu 64, 0-2 Campuzano 90+5
    Diego López, Pedrosa, Víctor Sánchez, Wu (77 Piatti), Calleri (22 Campuzano), David López, Corchia, Marc Roca, Vargas, Granero (90 Lozano), Calero
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 0-1 RCD Espanyol
    0-1 Campuzano 13
    Diego López, Lluís López, Wu (61 Vargas), A. Iturraspe, Melendo (69 Marc Roca), Javi López, Dídac Vilà, Corchia, Espinosa, Granero, Campuzano (78 Ferreyra)
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    RCD Espanyol 6-0 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    1-0 Melendo 4, 2-0 Lluís López 19, 3-0 Vargas 36 (P) , 4-0 Campuzano 52, 5-0 Pedrosa 73, 6-0 Ferreyra 76
    Diego López, Lluís López, Melendo (72 Wu), Dídac Vilà, Corchia, Espinosa (46 Pedrosa), Vargas, Granero, Calero, Lozano, Campuzano (64 Ferreyra)
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    Ferencvárosi TC 2-2 RCD Espanyol
    1-0 Sigér 23, 1-1 Melendo 31, 2-1 Škvarka 90+1 (P) , 2-2 Darder 90+6
    Diego López, Pipa, Lluís López, A. Iturraspe, Melendo (81 Calleri), Dídac Vilà, Corchia, Granero (69 Ezzarfani), Calero, Lozano, Campuzano (88 Darder)
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    RCD Espanyol-PFC CSKA Moskva

PFC CSKA Moskva

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 5-1 PFC CSKA Moskva
    0-1 Diveev 11, 1-1 Wanderson 48, 2-1 Lukoki 50, 3-1 Keșerü 52, 4-1 Keșerü 68, 5-1 Keșerü 73 (P)
    Akinfeev, Mário Fernandes, Vlašić, Nishimura (54 Akhmetov), Kuchaev (71 Lucas Santos), H. Magnússon, Bistrović, Bijol (53 Chalov), Karpov, Diveev, Oblyakov
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    PFC CSKA Moskva 0-2 RCD Espanyol
    0-1 Wu 64, 0-2 Campuzano 90+5
    Akinfeev, Mário Fernandes, Akhmetov (77 Bijol), Vlašić, Chalov, Sigurdsson, Kuchaev (67 Oblyakov), H. Magnússon, Bistrović, Šarlija, Diveev (46 Gogoua)
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    PFC CSKA Moskva 0-1 Ferencvárosi TC
    0-1 R. Varga 86
    Akinfeev, Mário Fernandes, Akhmetov (75 Lucas Santos), Vlašić, Chalov, Sigurdsson (80 Bijol), Kuchaev (61 Bistrović), H. Magnússon, Karpov, Diveev, Oblyakov
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    Ferencvárosi TC 0-0 PFC CSKA Moskva
    Akinfeev, Mário Fernandes, Akhmetov (58 Bistrović), Vlašić, Chalov, Sigurdsson, H. Magnússon (81 Nababkin), Bijol (63 Kuchaev), Karpov, Diveev, Oblyakov
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    PFC CSKA Moskva 1-1 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    0-1 Keșerü 66, 1-1 Chalov 76
    Akinfeev, Mário Fernandes, Vlašić, Chalov, Sigurdsson (64 Akhmetov), Kuchaev (55 Dzagoev), H. Magnússon, Bistrović, Karpov (76 Bijol), Diveev, Oblyakov
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    RCD Espanyol-PFC CSKA Moskva

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Legend

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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 UEFA.com.