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UEFA Europa League: RCD Espanyol - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

RCD EspanyolRCD Espanyol (First leg: 0-4) RCDE Stadium - BarcelonaThursday 27 February 2020
18.55CET (18.55 local time)
Round of 32, Second leg
Wolverhampton Wanderers FCWolverhampton Wanderers FC
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
20/02/2020R32Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - RCD Espanyol4-0
WolverhamptonDiogo Jota 15, 67, 81, Rúben Neves 52
RCD Espanyol000010010000100104
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC110000000000110040

RCD Espanyol - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

RCD Espanyol have not played against a club from their opponents' country

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

European Champions Clubs' Cup
02/03/1960QFWolverhampton Wanderers FC - FC Barcelona2-5
agg: 2-9
WolverhamptonMurray 35, Mason 78; Kocsis 29, 44, 61, 74, Villaverde 79
10/02/1960QFFC Barcelona - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC4-0
BarcelonaVillaverde 8, 80, Kubala 16, Evaristo 65
RCD Espanyol000010010000100104
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC210110010000310269

Last updated 21/02/2020 13:29CET

Match background Only this chapter

Espanyol have their work cut out to prolong their maiden UEFA Europa League campaign as they host fellow debutants Wolverhampton Wanderers, who took their Spanish opponents apart in the first leg at Molineux, winning 4-0 thanks chiefly to a second successive UEFA Europa League hat-trick from Portuguese striker Diogo Jota.

• Espanyol won Group H in the autumn, their only defeat – a first in 26 European games against non-Spanish opposition – coming on Matchday 6, 0-1 at home to CSKA Moskva, after qualification had already been assured. In finishing runners-up to Braga in Group K, Wolves actually accumulated more group stage points than Espanyol, 13 to 11, seven of those earned away from home.

Previous meetings
• The first leg in Wolverhampton, Espanyol's inaugural encounter against English opposition, was dominated by the home side, who ran up their second straight 4-0 home win in the UEFA Europa League, with Jota repeating his trick of Matchday 6 against Beşiktaş to become the competition's joint top scorer. The most spectacular strike of the evening, however, belonged to another of Wolves' Portuguese contingent, Rúben Neves putting his side 2-0 up with a characteristic long-range thunderbolt. It was the heaviest European defeat ever inflicted on Espanyol.

• Wolves' only matches against a Spanish club prior to this tie came in the 1959/60 European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-final against Espanyol's city rivals Barcelona and resulted in their heaviest UEFA competition defeats both away (0-4) and home (2-5).

Form guide
• 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 club from Catalonia, 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 and Luzern, before overcoming Zorya Luhansk in the play-offs. They topped Group H ahead of second-placed Ludogorets, beating the Bulgarian champions twice (1-0 a, 6-0 h) and CSKA away (2-0) as well as drawing both games against Ferencváros (1-1 h, 2-2 a).

• The Matchday 6 loss at home to CSKA ended Espanyol's run of 25 European games unbeaten against non-Spanish opposition (W19 D6) and was their first continental defeat in regulation play since Schalke beat them home (2-1) and away (3-0) in the 2005/06 UEFA Cup third round. The defeat in Wolverhampton made it two on the trot.

• They have won 11 of their last 13 European home games, scoring at least three goals in nine of them and 39 in total, but in this season's group stage they collected just four of their 11 points in Barcelona.

• Espanyol have won four of the five UEFA competition ties in which they have lost the first leg away, their only elimination having come at the hands of Schalke in that 2005/06 UEFA Cup meeting. However, they have never previously needed to overturn a deficit of more than two goals at home, their biggest comebacks having come in the 1987/88 UEFA Cup semi-final against Club Brugge (0-2 a, 3-0 h) and the 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup second round against Brno (3-5 a, 2-0 h).

• In their first season after promotion to the Premier League, Wolves finished seventh in 2018/19 to qualify for European competition for the first time since they lost in the 1980/81 UEFA Cup first round to PSV Eindhoven.

• Wolves began this UEFA Europa League campaign in late July and went on to win all six qualifying matches, knocking out Crusaders, Pyunik and, in the play-offs, Torino. They lost their opening group game, 0-1 at home to eventual section winners Braga, but took maximum points off Beşiktaş and Slovan Bratislava as well as drawing 3-3 in northern Portugal.

• The West Midlanders' best European experience by some distance came in the inaugural UEFA Cup of 1971/72, when they went all the way to the final before losing 3-2 on aggregate to English rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

• Wolves won their first five European away fixtures this season – against Crusaders (4-1), Pyunik (4-0) and Torino (3-2) in qualifying and at Beşiktaş (1-0) and Slovan (2-1) in the group stage – before drawing at Braga on Matchday 5. They were also unbeaten away from home in the 1971/72 UEFA Cup (W3 D3).

• Wolves have won both of the previous UEFA knockout ties in which they have established a first-leg lead at home, most recently in this season's second qualifying round when they beat Crusaders 4-1 away after a 2-0 win at Molineux.

UEFA Europa League squad changes
In: Leandro Cabrera (Getafe), Raúl de Tomás (Benfica), Adrián Embarba (Rayo Vallecano)
Out: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla, loan), Esteban Granero (Marbella), Lluís López (Tenerife, loan), Javier Puado

In: Leonardo Campana (Barcelona SC), Daniel Podence (Olympiacos), Renat Dadaşov
Out: Ryan Bennett (Leicester City, loan), Harry Burgoyne (Shrewsbury), Patrick Cutrone (Fiorentina, loan), Jesús Vallejo (end of loan)

Links and trivia
• Three members of Espanyol's squad have been affiliated to English clubs – Facundo Ferreyra (Newcastle 2015), Jonathan Calleri (West Ham 2016/17) and Bernardo Espinosa (Middlesbrough 2016/17).

• Three Wolves players have operated in Spain – Jonny (Celta Vigo 2012–18), Adama Traoré (Barcelona 2013–14) and Raúl Jiménez (Atlético Madrid 2014/15).

• Espinosa and Traoré were Premier League team-mates at Middlesbrough in 2016/17.

• Substitute Diogo Jota's hat-trick for Wolves against Beşiktaş on Matchday 6, with goals in the 58th, 63rd and 69th minutes, was the third fastest in the history of the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final. He is the first player to score a hat-trick on consecutive UEFA Europa League Matchdays, although Klaas-Jan Huntelaar managed trebles on successive appearances for Schalke in 2011/12, on Matchdays 8 and 10, missing the game in between.

• Espanyol and Wolves were among six UEFA Europa League group stage debutants this season; only one of the others, LASK, made it through to the knockout phase, Ferencváros, Olexandriya and Wolfsberg all suffering elimination.

Penalty shoot-outs
• Espanyol's record in two UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W0 L2:
2-3 v Bayer Leverkusen, 1987/88 UEFA Cup final
1-3 v Sevilla, 2006/07 UEFA Cup final

• Wolves have yet to feature in a UEFA penalty shoot-out.

The coaches
• Abelardo Fernández was named as Espanyol's third coach of the season on 27 December, succeeding David Gallego and Pablo Machín. A Spanish international defender with 54 caps, he also won 1992 Olympic gold in Barcelona, where he later shone for the local giants at the Camp Nou, winning the Spanish Liga and Copa del Rey twice plus the 1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. His coaching path, like his playing career, began at hometown team Sporting Gijón, where he was head coach from May 2014 to January 2017. He subsequently spent 18 months in charge of another former club, Alavés, before stepping down in May 2019.

• A former goalkeeper who was in Portugal's UEFA EURO 2008 squad but never won a senior cap, Nuno Espírito Santo was mostly a back-up during his playing career but as a manager he is very much at the forefront, having emerged as a studious, progressive coach during spells at Valencia, Porto and, since May 2017, Wolves. He first made his mark by taking Portuguese provincial club Rio Ave to two cup finals and into Europe before shining in Spain during an 18-month stint at Mestalla. He led Wolves into the Premier League in his first season and into the UEFA Europa League in his second.


Team facts Only this chapter

RCD Espanyol
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)
did not take part in UEFA competition
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
 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
6-0: Espanyol v Ludogorets
07/11/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
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
-0: Wolves v Espanyol
20/02/20, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first 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
4-0: Wolves v Espanyol (see above)


Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1972)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League titles: 3 (1959)
FA Cup: 4 (1960)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA competition
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
 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: Wolves v Austria Wien
30/11/60, European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final second leg

• Biggest away win
Pyunik v Wolves
08/08/19, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Wolves v Barcelona
02/03/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-final second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
-0: Barcelona v Wolves
10/02/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-final first leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
4-0 four times, most recently v Espanyol
20/02/20, round of 32 first leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: Pyunik v Wolves (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-2: Wolves v Tottenham Hotspur
03/05/72, final first leg
Wolves v Braga
19/09/19, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Porto v Wolves
18/09/74, first round first leg


Squad list Only this chapter

RCD Espanyol - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Andrés PrietoESP17/10/199326 - --2---2-2-
13Diego LópezESP03/11/198138 - 6-5-25-34-69-
27AdriánESP09/01/199921 - ----------
35Joan GarcíaESP04/05/200118 - ----------
2PipaESP26/01/199822 - 1-2-2-2-3-
3Adriá PedrosaESP13/05/199821 - 31411314172
5NaldoBRA25/08/198831 - 3-3-16-16-22-
15David LópezESP09/10/198930 - --2-202191191
16Javi LópezESP21/01/198634 - 513-12-3-81
17Dídac VilàESP09/06/198930 - 615-19-111192
18Leandro CabreraURU17/06/199128 - ----5-3131
20Bernardo EspinosaESP11/07/198930 - 2-3-1623-5-
24Fernando CaleroESP14/09/199524 - 2-4-14-4-6-
28Carles SoriaESP08/10/199623 - --------2-
32Iago IndiasESP03/01/199624 - ----------
34Victor GómezESP01/04/200019 - --1-12-1-1-
4Víctor SánchezESP08/09/198732 - 5-2-19-7-15-
8Ander IturraspeESP08/03/198930S3-4-5-43-61-
10Sergi DarderESP22/12/199326 - 5-2124242192
14Óscar MelendoESP22/08/199722 - 4-5212-5292
21Marc RocaESP26/11/199623 - 5-3-2423-8-
23Adrián EmbarbaESP07/05/199227 - ----52----
26Pol LozanoESP06/10/199920 - 1-5-1-5-6-
33Nico RibaudoESP11/04/200118 - 1-------1-
7Lei WuCHN19/11/199128 - 616120361122
9Facundo FerreyraITA14/03/199128 - 56411311764115
11Raúl De TomásESP17/10/199425 - ----44--41
12Jonathan CalleriARG23/09/199326 - --5-1715-7-
22Matías VargasARG08/05/199722 - 435216-5295
29Moha EzzarfaniMAR15/11/199722 - --1---1-1-
31Víctor CampuzanoESP31/05/199722 - 226313-6385
-Abelardo FernándezESP19/04/197049 - --1---1-1-
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
11Rui PatrícioPOR15/02/198832 - 5-6-27-57-104-
21John RuddyENG24/10/198633 - 1-1---1-4-
62Andreas SøndergaardDEN17/01/200119 - ----------
2Matt DohertyIRL16/01/199228 - 11612536172
15Willy BolyFRA03/02/199129 - 5-4111-161221
16Conor CoadyENG25/02/199327 - 6-7-27-8-14-
19JonnyESP03/03/199425 - 5-5-26117-22-
29Rúben VinagrePOR09/04/199920 - 524-11-4-92
49Max KilmanENG23/05/199722 - 1-3-3-3-4-
59Oskar BuurDEN31/03/199821 - --1---1-1-
76Lewis RichardsENG15/10/200118 - ----------
6Bruno JordãoPOR12/10/199821 - ----------
7Pedro NetoPOR09/03/200019 - 315-2025-81
8Rúben NevesPOR13/03/199722 - 416127281302
10Daniel PodencePOR21/10/199524*--1-2-9-263
17Morgan Gibbs-WhiteENG27/01/200020 - 313-4-3-61
26Taylor PerryENG15/07/200118 - --1---1-1-
27Romain SaïssFRA26/03/199029 - 6-4123241101
28João MoutinhoPOR08/09/198633 - 6-7-2715711377
32Leander DendonckerBEL15/04/199524 - 6171272272473
37Adama TraoréESP25/01/199624 - 5-6126461121
39Terry TaylorSCO29/06/200118 - ----------
54Ebeguowen OtasowieUSA06/01/200119 - --1---1-1-
68Luke CundleENG26/04/200217 - ----------
77Chem CampbellWAL30/12/200217 - ----------
9Raúl JiménezMEX05/05/199128 - 66632712633413
18Diogo JotaPOR04/12/199623 - 6356235561910
30Leonardo CampanaESP24/07/200019 - ----------
40Renat DadaşovAZE17/05/199920 - ----------
-Nuno Espírito SantoPOR25/01/197446 - 6-7---7-20-

Last updated 25/02/2020 12:43CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

RCD EspanyolFixtures and results
25/07/2019UELStjarnan (H)W 4-0Ferreyra 49, 57, Borja Iglesias 60, 68
01/08/2019UELStjarnan (A)W 3-1Pedrosa 5, Borja Iglesias 52, Ferreyra 79
08/08/2019UELFC Luzern (A)W 3-0Ferreyra 28, Dídac Vilà 59, Vargas 89
15/08/2019UELFC Luzern (H)W 3-0Wu 3, Campuzano 27, 38
18/08/2019LeagueSevilla FC (H)L 0-2
22/08/2019UELFC Zorya Luhansk (H)W 3-1Ferreyra 58, Javi López 79, Vargas 81
25/08/2019LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)D 0-0
29/08/2019UELFC Zorya Luhansk (A)D 2-2Ferreyra 34, Vargas 62
01/09/2019LeagueGranada CF (H)L 0-3
15/09/2019LeagueSD Eibar (A)W 2-1Ferreyra 76, Granero 79
19/09/2019UELFerencvárosi TC (H)D 1-1Vargas 60
22/09/2019LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)L 1-3Zaldúa 71 (og)
26/09/2019LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)D 1-1Pedrosa 48
29/09/2019LeagueReal Valladolid CF (H)L 0-2
03/10/2019UELPFC CSKA Moskva (A)W 2-0Wu 64, Campuzano 90+5
06/10/2019LeagueRCD Mallorca (A)L 0-2
20/10/2019LeagueVillarreal CF (H)L 0-1
24/10/2019UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (A)W 1-0Campuzano 13
27/10/2019LeagueLevante UD (A)W 1-0Espinosa 38
30/10/2019LeagueAthletic Club (A)L 0-3
02/11/2019LeagueValencia CF (H)L 1-2Roca 31 (P)
07/11/2019UELPFC Ludogorets 1945 (H)W 6-0Melendo 4, Lluís López 19, Vargas 36 (P), Campuzano 52, Pedrosa 73, Ferreyra 76
10/11/2019LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)L 1-3Darder 38
24/11/2019LeagueGetafe CF (H)D 1-1Wu 45
28/11/2019UELFerencvárosi TC (A)D 2-2Melendo 31, Darder 90+6
01/12/2019LeagueCA Osasuna (H)L 2-4Roca 20 (P), Calleri 90+3
07/12/2019LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)L 0-2
12/12/2019UELPFC CSKA Moskva (H)L 0-1
15/12/2019LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)D 2-2Darder 19, Espinosa 41
19/12/2019CupClub Lleida Esportiu (A)W 2-0Wu 53, 90
22/12/2019LeagueCD Leganés (A)L 0-2
04/01/2020LeagueFC Barcelona (H)D 2-2David López 23, Wu 88
12/01/2020CupSan Sebastián de los Reyes (A)W 2-0Calleri 45+1, De Tomás 85
19/01/2020LeagueVillarreal CF (A)W 2-1David López 5, De Tomás 47
25/01/2020LeagueAthletic Club (H)D 1-1De Tomás 63
01/02/2020LeagueGranada CF (A)L 1-2De Tomás 27 (P)
09/02/2020LeagueRCD Mallorca (H)W 1-0De Tomás 58
16/02/2020LeagueSevilla FC (A)D 2-2Embarba 35, Wu 50
20/02/2020UELWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)L 0-4
23/02/2020LeagueReal Valladolid CF (A)L 1-2Embarba 90+3 (P)
27/02/2020UELWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
01/03/2020LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
08/03/2020LeagueCA Osasuna (A)
15/03/2020LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
22/03/2020LeagueGetafe CF (A)
05/04/2020LeagueLevante UD (H)
12/04/2020LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
22/04/2020LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)
26/04/2020LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
03/05/2020LeagueCD Leganés (H)
10/05/2020LeagueFC Barcelona (A)
13/05/2020LeagueSD Eibar (H)
17/05/2020LeagueValencia CF (A)
24/05/2020LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
1FC Barcelona251744622955
2Real Madrid CF251582461753
3Club Atlético de Madrid2511104281843
4Sevilla FC251276342543
5Getafe CF251267362542
6Real Sociedad de Fútbol241248423140
7Villarreal CF251159433538
8Valencia CF251087353738
9Granada CF2511311323136
10Levante UD2510213313632
11Athletic Club257108242231
12CA Osasuna257108313531
13Real Betis Balompié25799354030
14Deportivo Alavés258611273530
15Real Valladolid CF256118222829
16SD Eibar246612223724
17RC Celta de Vigo255911223424
18RCD Mallorca256415264222
19CD Leganés254714183719
20RCD Espanyol254714224419
Wolverhampton Wanderers FCFixtures and results
25/07/2019UELCrusaders FC (H)W 2-0Diogo Jota 37, Rúben Vinagre 90+3
01/08/2019UELCrusaders FC (A)W 4-1Jiménez 15, 45, Bennett 38, Forsythe 77 (og)
08/08/2019UELFC Pyunik (A)W 4-0Doherty 29, Jiménez 42, 46, Rúben Neves 90+1 (P)
11/08/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (A)D 0-0
15/08/2019UELFC Pyunik (H)W 4-0Pedro Neto 54, Gibbs-White 58, Rúben Vinagre 64, Diogo Jota 87
19/08/2019LeagueManchester United FC (H)D 1-1Rúben Neves 55
22/08/2019UELTorino FC (A)W 3-2Bremer 43 (og), Diogo Jota 59, Jiménez 72
25/08/2019LeagueBurnley FC (H)D 1-1Jiménez 90+7 (P)
29/08/2019UELTorino FC (H)W 2-1Jiménez 30, Dendoncker 59
01/09/2019LeagueEverton FC (A)L 2-3Saïss 9, Jiménez 75
14/09/2019LeagueChelsea FC (H)L 2-5Abraham 69 (og), Cutrone 85
19/09/2019UELSC Braga (H)L 0-1
22/09/2019LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)D 1-1Diogo Jota 90+5
25/09/2019CupReading FC (H)D 1-1 (aet, 4-2 pens) Cavaco Jordão 27
28/09/2019LeagueWatford FC (H)W 2-0Doherty 18, Janmaat 61 (og)
03/10/2019UELBeşiktaş JK (A)W 1-0Boly 90+3
06/10/2019LeagueManchester City FC (A)W 2-0Traoré 80, 90+4
19/10/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (H)D 1-1Jiménez 61 (P)
24/10/2019UELŠK Slovan Bratislava (A)W 2-1Saïss 58, Jiménez 64 (P)
27/10/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)D 1-1Jonny 73
30/10/2019CupAston Villa FC (A)L 1-2Cutrone 54
02/11/2019LeagueArsenal FC (A)D 1-1Jiménez 76
07/11/2019UELŠK Slovan Bratislava (H)W 1-0Jiménez 90+2
10/11/2019LeagueAston Villa FC (H)W 2-1Rúben Neves 41, Jiménez 84
23/11/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)W 2-1João Moutinho 21, Jiménez 31
28/11/2019UELSC Braga (A)D 3-3Jiménez 14, Doherty 34, Traoré 35
01/12/2019LeagueSheffield United FC (H)D 1-1Doherty 64
04/12/2019LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)W 2-0Dendoncker 23, Cutrone 86
08/12/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)D 2-2Diogo Jota 28, 44
12/12/2019UELBeşiktaş JK (H)W 4-0Diogo Jota 58, 63, 69, Dendoncker 67
15/12/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)L 1-2Traoré 67
21/12/2019LeagueNorwich City FC (A)W 2-1Saïss 60, Jiménez 81
27/12/2019LeagueManchester City FC (H)W 3-2Traoré 55, Jiménez 82, Doherty 89
29/12/2019LeagueLiverpool FC (A)L 0-1
01/01/2020LeagueWatford FC (A)L 1-2Lomba Neto 60
04/01/2020CupManchester United FC (H)D 0-0
11/01/2020LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)D 1-1Dendoncker 14
15/01/2020CupManchester United FC (A)L 0-1
18/01/2020LeagueSouthampton FC (A)W 3-2Lomba Neto 53, Jiménez 65 (P), 76
23/01/2020LeagueLiverpool FC (H)L 1-2Jiménez 51
01/02/2020LeagueManchester United FC (A)D 0-0
14/02/2020LeagueLeicester City FC (H)D 0-0
20/02/2020UELRCD Espanyol (H)W 4-0Diogo Jota 15, 67, 81, Rúben Neves 52
23/02/2020LeagueNorwich City FC (H)W 3-0Diogo Jota 19, 30, Jiménez 50
27/02/2020UELRCD Espanyol (A)
01/03/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)
07/03/2020LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
15/03/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
21/03/2020LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
04/04/2020LeagueAston Villa FC (A)
13/04/2020LeagueArsenal FC (H)
19/04/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (A)
25/04/2020LeagueEverton FC (H)
02/05/2020LeagueBurnley FC (A)
09/05/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
17/05/2020LeagueChelsea FC (A)
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19Watford FC275913244324
20Norwich City FC274617245118

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

RCD Espanyol

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    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
    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
    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
    RCD Espanyol632112411
    PFC Ludogorets 1945622210108
    Ferencvárosi TC6141577
    PFC CSKA Moskva6123395
    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 0-1 PFC CSKA Moskva
    0-1 Vlašić 84
    Prieto, Pipa, Pedrosa, Naldo (86 Calleri), Lluís López, A. Iturraspe, Ferreyra, Javi López, Piatti (72 Granero), Lozano, Campuzano (46 Wu)
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (20/02/2020)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4-0 RCD Espanyol
    1-0 Diogo Jota 15, 2-0 Rúben Neves 52, 3-0 Diogo Jota 67, 4-0 Diogo Jota 81
    Prieto, Víctor Sánchez, Naldo, Wu, A. Iturraspe (61 David López), Ferreyra, Melendo (62 Calleri), Dídac Vilà, Vargas, Calero, Gómez (75 Darder)
  • Matchday 8 (27/02/2020)
    RCD Espanyol-Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2-0 Crusaders FC
    1-0 Diogo Jota 37, 2-0 Rúben Vinagre 90+3
    Rui Patrício, Bennett, Rúben Neves (58 Jiménez), Boly, Coady, Gibbs-White (84 Saïss), Diogo Jota, Jonny (64 Rúben Vinagre), João Moutinho, Dendoncker, Traoré
  • (01/08/2019)
    Crusaders FC 1-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (agg: 1-6)
    1-0 Bennett 13 (og) , 1-1 Jiménez 15, 1-2 Bennett 38, 1-3 Jiménez 45, 1-4 Forsythe 77 (og)
    Rui Patrício, Bennett, Rúben Neves (68 Saïss), Jiménez (55 Gibbs-White), Boly, Coady, Diogo Jota (67 Rúben Vinagre), Jonny, João Moutinho, Dendoncker, Traoré
  • Third qualifying round
    FC Pyunik 0-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    0-1 Doherty 29, 0-2 Jiménez 42, 0-3 Jiménez 46, 0-4 Rúben Neves 90+1 (P)
    Rui Patrício, Doherty (63 Cutrone), Bennett, Jiménez (71 Rúben Neves), Boly, Coady, Diogo Jota (63 Jonny), Saïss, João Moutinho, Rúben Vinagre, Dendoncker
  • (15/08/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4-0 FC Pyunik (agg: 8-0)
    1-0 Pedro Neto 54, 2-0 Gibbs-White 58, 3-0 Rúben Vinagre 64, 4-0 Diogo Jota 87
    Ruddy, Vallejo, Pedro Neto (72 Diogo Jota), Cutrone (72 Jiménez), Coady, Gibbs-White, Saïss, João Moutinho (52 Dendoncker), Rúben Vinagre, Traoré, Kilman
  • Play-off
    Torino FC 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    0-1 Bremer 43 (og) , 0-2 Diogo Jota 59, 1-2 De Silvestri 61, 1-3 Jiménez 72, 2-3 Belotti 89 (P)
    Rui Patrício, Vallejo, Jiménez (76 Cutrone), Boly, Coady, Diogo Jota (69 Pedro Neto), Saïss, João Moutinho, Rúben Vinagre, Dendoncker, Traoré (64 Jonny)
  • (29/08/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2-1 Torino FC (agg: 5-3)
    1-0 Jiménez 30, 1-1 Belotti 58, 2-1 Dendoncker 59
    Rui Patrício, Vallejo, Jiménez (92 Pedro Neto), Boly, Coady, Diogo Jota (81 Cutrone), Jonny, Saïss, João Moutinho (90 Rúben Neves), Dendoncker, Traoré
  • Group stage
    Group K - Group Standings
    SC Braga642015914
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC641111513
    ŠK Slovan Bratislava611410134
    Beşiktaş JK61056153
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0-1 SC Braga
    0-1 Ricardo Horta 71
    Rui Patrício, Doherty (80 Traoré), Bennett, Rúben Neves, Jiménez, Cutrone, Boly, Coady, Gibbs-White (67 João Moutinho), Jonny, Dendoncker (76 Diogo Jota)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Beşiktaş JK 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    0-1 Boly 90+3
    Rui Patrício, Doherty, Pedro Neto (46 Traoré), Rúben Neves, Jiménez (79 Cutrone), Boly, Coady, Gibbs-White (62 Dendoncker), Jonny, Saïss, João Moutinho
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    ŠK Slovan Bratislava 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    1-0 Šporar 11, 1-1 Saïss 58, 1-2 Jiménez 64 (P)
    Rui Patrício, Doherty, Jiménez, Cutrone (46 Traoré), Boly, Coady, Gibbs-White (59 Diogo Jota), Saïss (76 Dendoncker), João Moutinho, Rúben Vinagre, Kilman
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1-0 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
    1-0 Jiménez 90+2
    Rui Patrício, Doherty, Pedro Neto (69 Cutrone), Rúben Neves, Jiménez, Coady, João Moutinho, Rúben Vinagre (97 Jonny), Dendoncker, Traoré (100 Bennett), Kilman
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    SC Braga 3-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    1-0 André Horta 6, 1-1 Jiménez 14, 1-2 Doherty 34, 1-3 Traoré 35, 2-3 Paulinho 65, 3-3 Fransérgio 79
    Rui Patrício, Doherty, Rúben Neves, Jiménez (69 Pedro Neto), Coady, Diogo Jota (80 Cutrone), Jonny, Saïss, João Moutinho, Dendoncker, Traoré (75 Rúben Vinagre)
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4-0 Beşiktaş JK
    1-0 Diogo Jota 58, 2-0 Diogo Jota 63, 3-0 Dendoncker 67, 4-0 Diogo Jota 69
    Ruddy, Bennett, Pedro Neto, Rúben Neves (56 Diogo Jota), Cutrone, Coady, João Moutinho (70 Perry), Rúben Vinagre, Dendoncker (73 Otasowie), Kilman, Buur
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (20/02/2020)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4-0 RCD Espanyol
    1-0 Diogo Jota 15, 2-0 Rúben Neves 52, 3-0 Diogo Jota 67, 4-0 Diogo Jota 81
    Rui Patrício, Doherty, Rúben Neves, Jiménez (75 Pedro Neto), Boly, Coady, Diogo Jota (83 Podence), Jonny, Saïss, João Moutinho, Traoré (61 Dendoncker)
  • Matchday 8 (27/02/2020)
    RCD Espanyol-Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMarco Guida (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesMatteo Passeri (ITA) , Giorgio Peretti (ITA)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMaurizio Mariani (ITA)
  • Fourth officialFabio Maresca (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeCiro Carbone (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateMatthew Paris (MLT)
  • UEFA Referee observerCostas Kapitanis (CYP)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Marco Guida07/06/19811130

Marco Guida

Referee since: 1996
First division: 2011
FIFA badge: 2014

Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
23/02/2016UYLR16Real Madrid CFManchester City FC3-1Madrid
08/03/2017UYLQFReal Madrid CFAFC Ajax2-1Madrid
22/10/2019UCLGSTottenham HotspurFK Crvena zvezda5-0London

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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
  • 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