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UEFA Europa League: AS Roma - Wolfsberger AC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

AS RomaAS RomaStadio Olimpico - RomeThursday 12 December 2019
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Group J - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/10/2019GSWolfsberger AC - AS Roma1-1GrazLiendl 51; Spinazzola 27
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
AS Roma000010100000101011
Wolfsberger AC101000000000101011

AS Roma - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/11/2016GSFK Austria Wien - AS Roma2-4
ViennaKayode 2, A. Grünwald 89; Džeko 5, 65, De Rossi 18, Nainggolan 78
20/10/2016GSAS Roma - FK Austria Wien3-3RomeEl Shaarawy 19, 34, Florenzi 69; Holzhauser 16, Prokop 82, Kayode 84
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/09/1992R1AS Roma - FC Wacker Innsbruck1-0
agg: 5-1
RomeHässler 50
16/09/1992R1FC Wacker Innsbruck - AS Roma1-4
InnsbruckBaur 34; Giannini 16, 41, Caniggia 20, Muzzi 71

Wolfsberger AC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Wolfsberger AC have not played against a club from their opponents' country

HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
AS Roma2110321000005320137
Wolfsberger AC101000000000101011

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Match background Only this chapter

Roma have lifted themselves into a promising position in Group J and should be confident of clinching a place in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase as they host a Wolfsberg side who have lost their last three matches and can no longer reach the round of 32.

• Having conceded added-time goals in successive games against Borussia Mönchengladbach to draw at home (1-1) and lose away (1-2), Roma were up against it as they travelled to Turkey on Matchday 5, but a dominant 3-0 win against İstanbul Başakşehirspor, the team they also beat 4-0 in the Stadio Olimpico on Matchday 1, has reinvigorated their hopes of further progress, putting them level on points with Mönchengladbach and one ahead of the team from Turkey. Group stage debutants Wolfsberg, however, have failed to build on an excellent start, losing without scoring in each of their last three matches to drop out of contention.

• A win or a draw against Wolfsberg will seal Roma's qualification, though they can afford to lose and still go through if İstanbul Başakşehir fail to win the group's other final fixture away to Mönchengladbach. If Roma win and the German side do not, the Giallorossi will top the group.

Highlights: Wolfsberg 1-1 Roma

Previous meetings
• Wolfsberg's first UEFA encounter against an Italian club had a positive outcome as they followed up their remarkable opening 4-0 win in Mönchengladbach with a 1-1 draw at home to Roma, Michael Liendl equalising after Leonardo Spinazzola had given the Serie A side the lead.

• Roma are undefeated in their five matches against Austrian opposition, winning one and drawing one of the two home games. The draw came against Austria Wien in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League group stage, the Viennese visitors scoring twice late on to make the final score 3-3 after Alessandro Florenzi had put Roma 3-1 ahead.

Highlights: İstanbul Başakşehir 0-3 Roma

Form guide
Roma
• Roma finished sixth in last season's Serie A, missing out on UEFA Champions League qualification for the first time in six years. They were defeated 4-3 on aggregate after extra time by Porto in the 2018/19 round of 16 having reached the previous season's semi-finals.

• This is the Giallorossi's fifth participation in the UEFA Europa League proper but only their third appearance in the group stage. They have won their group on both previous occasions, in 2009/10 and 2016/17, reaching the round of 16 in the latter campaign.

• Roma's 14-game unbeaten run in the UEFA Europa League group stage (W8 D6) came to a halt with Mönchengladbach's last-gasp winner on Matchday 4, but the Serie A side remain unbeaten in eight such fixtures at the Stadio Olimpico (W6 D2). A 0-2 defeat against holders Real Madrid in last season's UEFA Champions League is the only one of their last 13 European fixtures in the Italian capital that they have lost, winning ten.

Highlights: Wolfsberg 0-1 Mönchengladbach

Wolfsberg
• Promoted to the Austrian top flight for the first time in 2012, Wolfsberg claimed their highest ever Bundesliga finish in 2018/19, taking third place behind champions Salzburg and runners-up LASK.

• The club's only previous European campaign, in 2015/16, ended with a 6-0 aggregate defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, though they had been victorious in both legs of their inaugural tie a round earlier, beating Shakhtyor Soligorsk of Belarus 1-0 away and 2-0 at home.

• Wolfsberg's overall European record is now W3 D1 L5; outside Austria it is W2 L2.

Highlights: Mönchengladbach 2-1 Roma

Links and trivia
• Roma's Aleksandar Kolarov and Wolfsberg's Nemanja Rnić are both Serbian internationals, though the latter’s third and last appearance, in March 2008, came two months before the former won the first of his 90 caps.

• Roma's Henrikh Mkhitaryan played for Dortmund against Wolfsberg in both legs of that 2015/16 UEFA Europa League qualifier, bagging a 13-minute hat-trick to complete the scoring in the second leg.

• Both clubs' official crests feature the image of a wolf.

• Wolfsberg are one of six clubs appearing in the UEFA Europa League group stage for the first time this season, the others being Espanyol, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Ferencváros, Olexandriya and fellow Austrian side LASK. They and Olexandriya are the only two teams already eliminated.

Highlights: Mönchengladbach 0-4 Wolfsberg

The coaches
• Paulo Fonseca was appointed as the new Roma head coach on 11 June 2019. He arrived in the Eternal City having won the Ukrainian league and cup double in each of his three seasons with Shakhtar Donetsk, where he had replaced the long-serving Mircea Lucescu in 2016. A central defender of modest repute, he paid his dues as a coach in his native Portugal, first making his mark at Paços de Ferreira then joining Porto in 2013 before winning his first major trophy, the 2015/16 Portuguese Cup, with Braga.

• On 20 November, Wolfsberg head coach Gerhard Struber took over at Barnsley, in the English Championship. He has been replaced on an interim basis by Mohamed Sahli, a 40-year-old Austrian of Tunisian descent who was previously Struber’s assistant. Sahli’s career has been spent predominantly as a youth coach, overseeing the development of up-and-coming talents at Salzburg and Sturm Graz before working as a joint head coach with the Austrian Under-19 and U16 selections. He arrived at Wolfsberg in the summer of 2019.

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2020/matches/round=2001150/match=2027915/prematch/background/index.html#roma+wolfsberg+facts

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Team facts Only this chapter

AS Roma
Formed:
1927
Nickname: Giallorossi (Red and Yellows)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup: (1984)
• UEFA Cup: (1991)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 3 (2001)
Italian Cup: 9 (2008)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2017/18:
UEFA Champions League semi-finals
2016/17:
round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2015/16:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2014/15:
round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14:
did not participate in UEFA competition
2012/13:
did not participate in UEFA competition
2011/12:
play-offs
2010/11:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2009/10:
round of 32

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0
twice, most recently v Gorica
28/09/00, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Gent v Roma
06/08/09, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Roma v Bayern München
21/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Manchester United v Roma
10/04/07, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
7-0 twice, most recently v Gorica (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-7:
Gent v Roma (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Roma v Fiorentina
19/03/15, round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Karlsruhe v Roma
15/10/96, second round first leg

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=875959.html#club+facts+roma

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Wolfsberger AC
Formed:
1931
Nickname:
WAC, Die Lavanttaler (People from valley where Wolfsberg is)

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:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: third qualifying round
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
2-0: Wolfsberg v Shakhtyor Soligorsk
23/07/15, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: Mönchengladbach v Wolfsberg
19/09/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Wolfsberg v İstanbul Başakşehir
07/11/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5
-0: Borussia Dortmund v Wolfsberg
06/08/15, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
2-0:
Wolfsberg v Shakhtyor Soligorsk (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4: Mönchengladbach v Wolfsberg (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Wolfsberg v İstanbul Başakşehir (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5
-0: Borussia Dortmund v Wolfsberg (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2617802.html#club+facts+wolfsberg

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AS Roma

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group J - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach5221578
    AS Roma52211048
    İstanbul Başakşehir5212587
    Wolfsberger AC5113564
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    AS Roma 4-0 İstanbul Başakşehir
    1-0 Júnior Caiçara 42 (og) , 2-0 Džeko 58, 3-0 Zaniolo 71, 4-0 Kluivert 90+3
    Pau López, Cristante (72 Veretout), Juan Jesus, Džeko (74 N. Kalinić), Kolarov, Fazio, Zaniolo, Pastore (64 Lorenzo Pellegrini), Spinazzola, Diawara, Kluivert
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Wolfsberger AC 1-1 AS Roma
    0-1 Spinazzola 27, 1-1 Liendl 51
    Mirante, Cristante (82 Veretout), Santon, N. Kalinić, Fazio, Zaniolo, Mancini, Pastore (77 Antonucci), Spinazzola (80 Kolarov), Diawara, Kluivert
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    AS Roma 1-1 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
    1-0 Zaniolo 32, 1-1 Stindl 90+5 (P)
    Pau López, Smalling, Džeko, Kolarov, Fazio, Veretout, Zaniolo (77 Antonucci), Mancini, Pastore (62 Perotti), Spinazzola, Kluivert (84 Florenzi)
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 AS Roma
    1-0 Fazio 35 (og) , 1-1 Fazio 64, 2-1 Thuram 90+5
    Pau López, Smalling, Džeko, Kolarov, Santon, Fazio, Veretout, Zaniolo (77 Cengiz Ünder), Mancini (59 Diawara), Pastore (80 Perotti), Kluivert
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    İstanbul Başakşehir 0-3 AS Roma
    0-1 Veretout 30 (P) , 0-2 Kluivert 41, 0-3 Džeko 45+1
    Pau López, Smalling, Lorenzo Pellegrini (71 Cengiz Ünder), Džeko (71 Mkhitaryan), Kolarov (53 Spinazzola), Santon, Veretout, Zaniolo, Mancini, Diawara, Kluivert
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    AS Roma-Wolfsberger AC

Wolfsberger AC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-4 Wolfsberger AC
    0-1 Weissman 13, 0-2 Leitgeb 31, 0-3 Ritzmaier 41, 0-4 Leitgeb 68
    Kofler, Schmitz, Ritzmaier (85 Wernitznig), Weissman (84 Schmidt), Liendl, Schmid, Rnić, Leitgeb, Niangbo (90 Schmerböck), Sollbauer, Novak
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Wolfsberger AC 1-1 AS Roma
    0-1 Spinazzola 27, 1-1 Liendl 51
    Kofler, Schmitz, Ritzmaier (92 Wernitznig), Weissman (81 Schmidt), Liendl (88 Schmerböck), Schmid, Rnić, Leitgeb, Niangbo, Sollbauer, Novak
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    İstanbul Başakşehir 1-0 Wolfsberger AC
    1-0 İrfan Can Kahveci 78
    Kofler, Schmitz (91 Schmerböck), Ritzmaier, Weissman, Liendl, Schmid, Rnić, Leitgeb, Niangbo (76 Schmidt), Sollbauer, Novak
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    Wolfsberger AC 0-3 İstanbul Başakşehir
    0-1 Višća 73 (P) , 0-2 Crivelli 84, 0-3 Crivelli 87
    Kofler, Schmitz, Ritzmaier, Weissman, Liendl, Schmid, Rnić, Leitgeb (88 Gollner), Niangbo (81 Schmidt), Sollbauer, Novak
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    Wolfsberger AC 0-1 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
    0-1 Stindl 60
    Kofler, Gollner, Schmitz, Ritzmaier, Weissman, Liendl, Schmid (75 Wernitznig), Leitgeb, Niangbo (85 Schmerböck), Sollbauer, Novak
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    AS Roma-Wolfsberger AC

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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.