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UEFA Europa League: KAA Gent - FC Olexandriya Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

KAA GentKAA GentKAA Gent Stadium - GhentThursday 12 December 2019
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Group I - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/10/2019GSFC Olexandriya - KAA Gent1-1LvivSitalo 60; Depoitre 6
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
KAA Gent000010100000101011
FC Olexandriya101000000000101011

KAA Gent - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/11/2016GSKAA Gent - FC Shakhtar Donetsk3-5
GhentK. Coulibaly 1, Perbet 83, Milicevic 89; Marlos 36 (P), Taison 41, Stepanenko 45+3, Fred 68, Ferreyra 87
20/10/2016GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - KAA Gent5-0
LvivKovalenko 12, Ferreyra 30, Bernard 46, Taison 75, Malyshev 85
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/08/2010QR3KAA Gent - FC Dynamo Kyiv1-3
agg: 1-6
GhentCoulibaly 85; Garmash 32, Milevskiy 55, Gusev 89
27/07/2010QR3FC Dynamo Kyiv - KAA Gent3-0
KyivYarmolenko 19, Shevchenko 80, Zozulya 90+2

FC Olexandriya - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

FC Olexandriya have not played against a club from their opponents' country

HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
KAA Gent2002301200005014517
FC Olexandriya101000000000101011

Last updated 02/12/2019 13:23CET

Match background Only this chapter

Undefeated in Group I and already guaranteed a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32, Gent will hope to clinch first place in the section with a closing win at home to eliminated Ukrainian group stage debutants Olexandriya.

• A goalless draw last time out at St-Étienne, the team they beat 3-2 in Belgium on the opening night in September, was enough to secure Gent's qualification; that took them on to nine points, five more than the French side and one more than fellow qualifiers Wolfsburg. Olexandriya's first autumn campaign in Europe has not gone as they hoped, two defeats by Wolfsburg accompanied by three draws.

• Gent will secure top spot with a win, or if Wolfsburg fail to beat St-Étienne at home in the group's other Matchday 6 fixture.

Highlights: Olexandriya 1-1 Gent

Previous meetings
• Olexandriya's first official match against a Belgian club brought them their first group point as they held Gent 1-1 at home on Matchday 2, Artem Sitalo's maiden European goal levelling on the hour following Laurent Depoitre's sixth-minute opener for the visitors.

• That was the first time in five matches against Ukrainian opposition that Gent had avoided defeat, having been heavily beaten in all four previous fixtures. They were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round by Dynamo Kyiv in 2010/11 (0-3 a, 1-3 h) and lost both UEFA Europa League group games to Shakhtar Donetsk in 2016/17 (0-5 a, 3-5 h).

Highlights: St-Étienne 0-0 Gent

Form guide
Gent
• Fifth in the 2018/19 Belgian top flight, and also runners-up in the domestic cup, Gent qualified for Europe for the fifth successive season, extending the longest sequence in the club's history.

• Ousted in the qualifying phase of the UEFA Europa League in each of the past two seasons, they came through three ties to reach the group stage this term, defeating Viitorul (6-3 h, 1-2 a), AEK Larnaca (1-1 a, 3-0 h) and, in the play-offs, Rijeka (2-1 h, 1-1 a). Their two previous participations at this juncture of the competition had different outcomes, with elimination in 2010/11 and progress through to the round of 16 in 2016/17.

• Gent are undefeated in their last ten European home games against foreign opposition (W6 D4), winning four in a row before Wolfsburg held them 2-2 on Matchday 3. The last European fixture they lost on home soil was against another Belgian club, Genk, in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League round of 16 (2-5); the last team from abroad to defeat them in front of their own fans were Shakhtar.

Highlights: Olexandriya 0-1 Wolfsburg

Olexandriya
• Olexandriya finished third in the 2018/19 Ukrainian Premier League – the club's highest ever final placing – to gain direct access to the UEFA Europa League group stage and sample European football in the autumn for the first time.

• This is only the club's third European campaign, their 2016/17 debut having ended in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round (against Hajduk Split), the second, in 2017/18, concluding in the play-offs (against BATE Borisov). Their only victory in 11 European matches came at home to Astra Giurgiu (1-0) in the 2017/18 third qualifying round, a subsequent 0-0 draw in Romania taking them through.

• Olexandriya have yet to win away in Europe (D3 L2), scoring four goals and conceding eight.

Highlights: Wolfsburg 1-3 Gent

Links and trivia
• Gent's Ukrainian international striker Roman Yaremchuk spent the first half of 2016/17 on loan at Olexandriya from Dynamo Kyiv. He played in Olexandriya's maiden European tie against Hajduk Split and scored five goals for the club in the Ukrainian Premier League.

• There are two other Ukrainians in Gent's squad – defender Igor Plastun and midfielder Roman Bezus.

• Olexandriya's Valeriy Luchkevych was a Standard Liège player from 2017–19. He and Bezus played together for Dnipro, helping the Ukrainian club reach the UEFA Europa League final in 2014/15.

• Plastun is a former team-mate of Olexandriya's Anton Shendrik, Kyrylo Kovalets (both Obolon Kyiv, 2011/12) and Pavlo Pashayev (Karpaty Lviv, 2013/14).

• Olexandriya are one of six UEFA Europa League group stage debutants this season, the others being Espanyol, Ferencváros, Wolverhampton Wanderers and two Austrian clubs, LASK and Wolfsberg. The Ukrainian side are the only one of the six yet to register a win and one of two, alongside Wolfsberg in Group J, whose elimination is already confirmed.

Highlights: Olexandriya 2-2 St-Étienne

The coaches
• A tall striker who spent most of his playing career in his native Denmark with OB and Esbjerg but also had short spells in Germany, Austria and Norway, Jess Thorup has lately become one of his country's most upwardly mobile coaches. After a two-year stint in charge of the Danish Under-21 side he became Midtjylland's head coach in 2015 and steered the Jutland club to the Superliga title in 2017/18. That prompted interest from abroad and he was recruited in October 2018 by Gent, whom he guided to a runners-up spot in the Belgian Cup and a fifth-placed finish in the league in his first season.

• A one-cap Ukrainian international midfielder who won two domestic league titles with Dynamo Kyiv in the early 1990s, Volodymyr Sharan has been the Olexandriya coach for the best part of a decade, a first spell, lasting two years, preceding a brief stint at Karpaty Lviv before he returned in 2013 and steered the club into the Ukrainian top flight two years later. He has since qualified Olexandriya for the UEFA Europa League on three occasions, their third-place finish in 2018/19 securing a first experience of group stage football.

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2020/matches/round=2001150/match=2027913/prematch/background/index.html#gent+olexandriya+facts

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Team facts Only this chapter

KAA Gent
Formed:
1864
Nickname: De Buffalos (The Buffalos)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup: (2006), (2007)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League titles: 1 (2015)
Belgian Cup: 3 (2010)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19: play-offs
2017/18:
third qualifying round
2016/17:
round of 16
2015/16:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2014/15:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13:
third qualifying round
2011/12:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11: group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2009/10:
third qualifying round

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Gent v Viitorul Constanța
28/07/16, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-4 twice, most recently v Shkëndija
25/08/16, play-off second leg

• Biggest home defeat
1-7: Gent v Roma
06/08/09, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg
0-6: Gent v Ajax
12/09/00, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away defeat
7-1: Paris Saint-Germain v Gent
01/08/01, UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-final second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Gent v Viitorul Constanța (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4: Shkëndija v Gent (see above)

• Biggest home defeat
1-7: Gent v Roma (see above)
0-6: Gent v Ajax (see above)

• Biggest away defeat
5-0: Shakhtar Donetsk v Gent
20/10/16, group stage

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2267290.html#club+facts+gent

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FC Olexandriya
Formed:
1948
Nickname:
Mistiany (The Citizens), Sashka (The Alex)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
None

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2017/18:
play-offs
2016/17: third qualifying round
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
1-0: Olexandriya v Astra Giurgiu
03/08/17, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
N/A

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Olexandriya v Hajduk Split
28/07/16, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
3
-1 twice, most recently v Wolfsburg
19/09/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
1-0: Olexandriya v Astra Giurgiu (see above)

• Biggest away win
N/A

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Olexandriya v Hajduk Split (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-1 twice, most recently v Wolfsburg (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2617804.html#club+facts+olexandriya

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

KAA Gent

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    (25/07/2019)
    KAA Gent 6-3 FC Viitorul
    1-0 Asare 4, 2-0 Dejaegere 13, 2-1 Mladen 21, 3-1 Kubo 35, 4-1 Yaremchuk 42 (P) , 5-1 Kubo 45, 6-1 Yaremchuk 50, 6-2 Țîru 56, 6-3 Țîru 61
    Kaminski, Rosted (70 Mohammadi), Owusu, Yaremchuk, Odjidja, David, Dejaegere (62 Castro-Montes), Asare, Lustig, Kubo (62 Beridze), Plastun
  • (01/08/2019)
    FC Viitorul 2-1 KAA Gent (agg: 5-7)
    0-1 Yaremchuk 38, 1-1 Iancu 47 (P) , 2-1 Iancu 61 (P)
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (88 Sylla), Odjidja, David, Dejaegere (57 Verstraete), Asare, Lustig, Kubo (59 Bezus), Plastun
  • Third qualifying round
    (08/08/2019)
    AEK Larnaca FC 1-1 KAA Gent
    0-1 Yaremchuk 26, 1-1 Tričkovski 88
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (62 Depoitre), Odjidja, David, Dejaegere (56 Verstraete), Asare, Lustig, Kubo (78 Castro-Montes), Plastun
  • (15/08/2019)
    KAA Gent 3-0 AEK Larnaca FC (agg: 4-1)
    1-0 Depoitre 64, 2-0 David 90+3, 3-0 David 90+6
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (88 Verstraete), Odjidja, David, Dejaegere, Asare, Lustig, Depoitre (81 Castro-Montes), Plastun
  • Play-off
    (22/08/2019)
    KAA Gent 2-1 HNK Rijeka
    0-1 Halilović 39, 1-1 Depoitre 57, 2-1 Depoitre 71
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (83 Verstraete), Odjidja, David (89 Kubo), Dejaegere (63 Bezus), Asare, Lustig, Depoitre, Plastun
  • (29/08/2019)
    HNK Rijeka 1-1 KAA Gent (agg: 2-3)
    1-0 Puljić 32, 1-1 Plastun 33
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Odjidja, David, Dejaegere, Asare, Lustig, Kums (78 Castro-Montes), Depoitre (80 Kvilitaia), Plastun
  • Group stage
    Group I - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    KAA Gent5230969
    VfL Wolfsburg5221878
    AS Saint-Étienne5041674
    FC Olexandriya5032583
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    KAA Gent 3-2 AS Saint-Étienne
    1-0 David 2, 1-1 Khazri 38, 2-1 David 43, 3-1 Perrin 64 (og) , 3-2 Kaminski 75 (og)
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (81 Bronn), Odjidja, David (94 Kvilitaia), Asare, Lustig, Kums (93 Dejaegere), Depoitre, Plastun
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    FC Olexandriya 1-1 KAA Gent
    0-1 Depoitre 6, 1-1 Sitalo 60
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (89 Kubo), Odjidja, David, Asare, Lustig, Kums, Depoitre (85 Kvilitaia), Plastun
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    KAA Gent 2-2 VfL Wolfsburg
    0-1 Weghorst 3, 0-2 Victor 24, 1-2 Yaremchuk 41, 2-2 Yaremchuk 90+4
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu (60 Bezus), Yaremchuk, Odjidja, David, Asare, Lustig, Kums (87 Dompé), Depoitre (73 Kvilitaia), Plastun
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    VfL Wolfsburg 1-3 KAA Gent
    1-0 Victor 20, 1-1 Yaremchuk 50, 1-2 Depoitre 65, 1-3 Ngadeu-Ngadjui 76
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (81 Castro-Montes), Odjidja, David, Asare, Lustig, Kums, Depoitre (91 Kvilitaia), Plastun
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    AS Saint-Étienne 0-0 KAA Gent
    Kaminski, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Owusu, Yaremchuk (71 Kvilitaia), Odjidja, Mohammadi, David (80 Dejaegere), Lustig, Kums, Depoitre (78 Castro-Montes), Plastun
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    KAA Gent-FC Olexandriya

FC Olexandriya

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 FC Olexandriya
    1-0 Arnold 20, 2-0 Mehmedi 24, 2-1 Banada 66, 3-1 Brekalo 67
    Pankiv, Dovgyy (46 Kovalets), Tretyakov (65 Shastal), Miroshnichenko, Bykhal, Luchkevych (81 Protasov), Sitalo, Pashayev, Grechyshkin, Banada, Dubra
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    FC Olexandriya 1-1 KAA Gent
    0-1 Depoitre 6, 1-1 Sitalo 60
    Pankiv, Kovalets (75 Dovgyy), Tretyakov, Miroshnichenko, Bykhal, Luchkevych (86 Bezborodko), Sitalo (80 Shastal), Pashayev, Grechyshkin, Banada, Dubra
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    AS Saint-Étienne 1-1 FC Olexandriya
    1-0 Gabriel Silva 8, 1-1 Gabriel Silva 14 (og)
    Pankiv, Kovalets (83 Dovgyy), Tretyakov (93 Baboglo), Miroshnichenko, Bykhal, Luchkevych (80 Shastal), Sitalo, Pashayev, Grechyshkin, Banada, Dubra
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    FC Olexandriya 2-2 AS Saint-Étienne
    0-1 Khazri 24 (P) , 0-2 Camara 72, 1-2 Bezborodko 84, 2-2 Zaderaka 90+1
    Pankiv, Kovalets, Tretyakov (84 Stetskov), Miroshnichenko, Bykhal, Luchkevych (78 Zaderaka), Pashayev, Shastal (46 Bezborodko), Grechyshkin, Banada, Dubra
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    FC Olexandriya 0-1 VfL Wolfsburg
    0-1 Weghorst 45+1 (P)
    Pankiv, Baboglo, Kovalets (39 Bezborodko), Miroshnichenko, Zaporozhan, Luchkevych (86 Zaderaka), Pashayev, Shastal (55 Tretyakov), Grechyshkin, Banada, Dubra
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    KAA Gent-FC Olexandriya

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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.