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UEFA Europa League: SL Benfica - R. Standard de Liège Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

SL BenficaSL BenficaEstádio do SL Benfica - LisbonThursday 29 October 2020
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group D - Matchday 2
R. Standard de LiègeR. Standard de Liège
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

SL Benfica - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
27/11/2013GSRSC Anderlecht - SL Benfica2-3
BrusselsMbemba 18, Bruno 77; Matić 34, Mbemba 52 (og), Rodrigo 90
17/09/2013GSSL Benfica - RSC Anderlecht2-0
LisbonDjuričić 4, Luisão 30
02/12/2004GSKSK Beveren - SL Benfica0-3
BeverenSimão 5 (P), Zahovič 21, 59
UEFA Champions League
24/08/2004QR3RSC Anderlecht - SL Benfica3-0
agg: 3-1
BrusselsDindane 34, 59, Ještrović 73 (P)
10/08/2004QR3SL Benfica - RSC Anderlecht1-0
LisbonZahovič 13
15/10/2003R1SL Benfica - RAA Louviéroise1-0
agg: 2-1
PortoFehér 58
24/09/2003R1RAA Louviéroise - SL Benfica1-1CharleroiOdemwingie 15; Simão 53
26/09/1995R1SL Benfica - K. Lierse SK2-1
agg: 5-2
LisbonJoão Pinto 25, Kenedy 60; Van Kerckhoven 34
12/09/1995R1K. Lierse SK - SL Benfica1-3
LierHuysmans 39 (P); Valdo 27 (P), Santos Cipriano 52, Paulo Bento 62
UEFA Champions League
07/12/1994GSRSC Anderlecht - SL Benfica1-1BrusselsRutjes 48; Edílson 83
28/09/1994GSSL Benfica - RSC Anderlecht3-1
LisbonCaniggia 27, 41, Tavares 72; Degryse 86
09/11/1988R2SL Benfica - RC Liégeois1-1
agg: 2-3
LisbonValdo 58; Veyt 20
26/10/1988R2RC Liégeois - SL Benfica2-1
RocourtVarga 58, Malbasa 68; Chalana 46 (P)
European Champions Clubs' Cup
16/03/1988QFRSC Anderlecht - SL Benfica1-0
agg: 1-2
BrusselsGudjohnsen 63
02/03/1988QFSL Benfica - RSC Anderlecht2-0
LisbonMagnusson 16, Carlos 19
18/05/1983FSL Benfica - RSC Anderlecht1-1
agg: 1-2
LisbonShéu 32; Lozano 38
04/05/1983FRSC Anderlecht - SL Benfica1-0
BrusselsBrylle Larsen 30
03/11/1982R2KSC Lokeren OV - SL Benfica1-2
agg: 1-4
LokerenVan Der Gijp 7; Filipović 57, 64
20/10/1982R2SL Benfica - KSC Lokeren OV2-0
LisbonNené 20, Jesus Coelho 64

R. Standard de Liège - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
28/11/2019GSVitória SC - R. Standard de Liège1-1GuimaraesAndré Pereira 45+2; Lestienne 40 (P)
19/09/2019GSR. Standard de Liège - Vitória SC2-0
LiegeHanin 66 (og), Mpoku 90+1
26/02/2009R3R. Standard de Liège - SC Braga1-1
agg: 1-4
LiegeMbokani 79; Aguiar 88
18/02/2009R3SC Braga - R. Standard de Liège3-0
BragaRenteria 17, Leone 27, Aguiar 84
26/09/1995R1R. Standard de Liège - Vitória SC0-0
agg: 1-3
12/09/1995R1Vitória SC - R. Standard de Liège3-1
GuimaraesGilmar 21, 89, Neto 68; Schepens 33
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
17/03/1982QFFC Porto - R. Standard de Liège2-2
agg: 2-4
PortoPereira 48, Pacheco 71; Lecloux 45, van der Smissen 68
03/03/1982QFR. Standard de Liège - FC Porto2-0
LiegeEnglebert 30, Azevedo Mendes 66 (og)
European Champions Clubs' Cup
12/11/1958R1R. Standard de Liège - Sporting Clube de Portugal3-0
agg: 6-2
LiegePaeschen 47, Houf 67, Mallants 74
29/10/1958R1Sporting Clube de Portugal - R. Standard de Liège2-3
LisbonBolzée 23 (og), Mendes 80; Paeschen 10, Jadot 69, Mallants 70
SL Benfica8710942320111911442917
R. Standard de Liège532051220000104421512

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Match background Only this chapter

Benfica's unbeaten home record in the UEFA Europa League will be put to the test by Standard Liège on Matchday 2 in Lisbon.

• A hat-trick from Benfica's Uruguayan summer signing Darwin Núñez on his first European start helped his new club to an opening 4-2 victory at Lech Poznań, while Standard kicked off their Group D campaign with a disappointing 0-2 defeat at home to Rangers.

Previous meetings
• Although the clubs have never previously met in a UEFA contest, this is Benfica's 20th match against a Belgian side. The Eagles have never lost at home to a visiting team from the country (W7 D2), winning the last five, with Standard's erstwhile city rivals RC Liégeois the last to avoid defeat, drawing 1-1 in Lisbon in the 1988/89 UEFA Cup second round to complete a 3-2 aggregate success.

• Standard drew in Portugal last season, holding Vitória Guimarães 1-1 on Matchday 5 of the UEFA Europa League. That made their record in the country W1 D2 L2, with no wins in the last four visits, although the victory – 3-2 against Sporting CP in the second round first leg of the 1958/59 European Champion Clubs' Cup, Standard's debut continental campaign – came on their only previous trip to Lisbon.

Form guide
• Runners-up to Porto in the 2019/20 Portuguese Liga and Taça de Portugal, Benfica's bid to make it 11 successive appearances in the UEFA Champions League proper foundered on entry in this season's third qualifying round when they lost 2-1 at PAOK. They are therefore competing in the UEFA Europa League group stage for the first time since the competition's inaugural 2009/10 season, when they topped their section and went on to reach the quarter-finals.

• Despite their extended absence from this juncture of the competition, Benfica have played more matches in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase than any other club (40) and were runners-up in both 2012/13 – to Chelsea – and 2013/14 – to Sevilla. They were participants also in the past two seasons, reaching the quarter-finals in 2018/19 but falling in the round of 32 for the first time last term, against Shakhtar Donetsk (1-2 a, 3-3 h).

• The Eagles have never been beaten at home in the UEFA Europa League – a run of 23 matches, qualifying included, that comprises 19 victories. Their three group stage games in Lisbon in 2009/10 all ended in victory.

• Standard were placed fifth in the 2019/20 Belgian First Division A when it was called to a halt in March. Knocked out of last season's UEFA Europa League at the group stage, they came through three qualifying rounds this season under new coach Philippe Montanier – all at home, against Bala Town (2-0), Vojvodina (2-1 aet) and Fehérvár (3-1) – to secure an eighth appearance in the competition proper, matching Club Brugge's Belgian record.

• The Liege club have competed in the UEFA Europa League group stage in six previous campaigns, but have only once made further progress, at the first attempt in 2011/12, when they reached the round of 16. They were also quarter-finalists in the inaugural 2009/10 season after switching over mid-campaign from the UEFA Champions League. Last season they finished third in Group F with eight points, behind Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt.

• Standard have lost 12 of their 23 away fixtures in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final (W4 D7), a 3-0 success at Panathinaikos in the 2016/17 group stage the sole victory in their last 17 such outings.

Links and trivia
• Mehdi Carcela ended his first spell with Standard when he left for Benfica in 2015/16, scoring three goals in 29 games in all competitions for the Lisbon club. The Moroccan midfielder is an international team-mate of Benfica's Adel Taraabt.

• Standard's Croatian striker Duje Čop played for Nacional in the 2008/09 Portuguese Liga, but made only five appearances for the Madeira outfit and did not face Benfica.

• Benfica's Belgian goalkeeper Mile Svilar started his career with Standard's rivals Anderlecht. He is a regular Belgian Under-21 squad member, where he has operated alongside Standard trio Zinho Vanheusden, Samuel Bastien and fellow keeper Arnaud Bodart.

• Another Belgian in the Benfica squad is summer signing Jan Vertonghen, although he never played senior football in his homeland and has not faced Standard in any of his 100 appearances in European club competition.

• Benfica defender Jardel's next UEFA club competition appearance will be his 50th.

• Benfica are one of six former European Cup winners in this season's UEFA Europa League group stage, the others being PSV Eindhoven (Group E), Celtic and AC Milan (H), Feyenoord (K) and Crvena zvezda (L).

• Standard's seventh appearance in the UEFA Europa League group stage is a record for a Belgian club, one more than Anderlecht and Club Brugge.


Team facts Only this chapter

SL Benfica
Formed: 1904
Nickname: As Águias (The Eagles)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (2): 1961, 1962, (1963), (1965), (1968), (1988), (1990)
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: (1983), (2013), (2014)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 37 (2019)
Portuguese Cup: 26 (2017)

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

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
Benfica v Stade Dudelange
05/10/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Stade Dudelange v Benfica
30/09/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Benfica v Manchester United
09/03/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Celta Vigo v Benfica
25/11/99, UEFA Cup third round first leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Benfica v Everton
22/10/09, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: Izola v Benfica
30/09/92, first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Benfica v Bayern München
05/12/95, third round second leg
Benfica v Galatasaray
06/11/08, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Celta Vigo v Benfica (see above)


R. Standard de Liège
Nickname: Les Rouches (The Reds)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1982)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 10 (2009)
Belgian Cup: 8 (2018)

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

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-0: Standard v Floriana
01/10/81, European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Dynamo Dresden v Standard
10/12/80, UEFA Cup third round second leg
0-3 three times, most recently v Panathinaikos
03/11/16, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-7: Standard v Arsenal
03/11/93, European Cup Winners' Cup second round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Sevilla v Standard
20/09/18, UEFA Europa League group stage
4-0 five times, most recently v Arsenal
03/10/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
6-1: Standard v Ards
19/09/73, first round second leg
5-0: Standard v Portadown
16/09/92, first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Dynamo Dresden v Standard (see above)
0-3 three times, most recently v Panathinaikos (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Standard v Athletic Club
16/12/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Sevilla v Standard (see above)
4-0 three times, most recently v Arsenal (see above)


Squad list Only this chapter

SL Benfica - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Mile SvilarBEL27/08/199921 - --------3-
24Samuel SoaresPOR15/06/200218 - ----------
77Helton LeiteBRA02/11/199029 - ----------
99Odisseas VlachodimosGRE26/04/199426 - 1-1-5-9-30-
2GilbertoBRA07/03/199327 - --1-2-3-3-
3Alejandro GrimaldoESP20/09/199525 - 1-1-5181333
5Jan VertonghenBEL24/04/198733 - 1-1-4-5431005
18Jean-Clair TodiboFRA30/12/199920 - --------1-
30Nicolas OtamendiARG12/02/198832 - --1-3-1-1-
33JardelBRA29/03/198634 - --1-1-142493
34André AlmeidaPOR10/09/199030 - 1---4-16-58-
40Pedro GanchasPOR31/05/200020 - ----------
63Godfried FrimpongNED21/04/199921 - ----------
70Filipe CruzPOR19/02/200218 - ----------
71Nuno TavaresPOR26/01/200020 - --1-4-1-1-
72Tomás AraújoPOR16/05/200218 - ----------
82João FerreiraPOR22/03/200119 - ----------
97FerroPOR26/03/199723 - ----1-61111
7EvertonBRA22/03/199624 - 1-1-511-2-
8GabrielPOR18/09/199327 - --1-415-14-
17Diogo GonçalvesPOR06/02/199723 - ----1---4-
19ChiquinhoPOR19/07/199525 - ----2-2-5-
21PizziPOR06/10/198931 - 1-1151103528
28Julian WeiglGER08/09/199525 - 1-1-5-16-431
38PedrinhoBRA13/04/199822 - 1-1-3-1-2-
49Adel TaarabtFRA24/05/198931 - 1-1-2-6-13-
55Paulo BernardoPOR24/01/200218 - ----------
58Ronaldo CamaráPOR05/01/200317 - ----------
68Rafael BritoPOR19/01/200218 - ----------
88Gonçalo RamosPOR20/06/200119 - ----------
9Darwin NuñezURU24/06/199921 - 1-13511323
10Luca WaldschmidtGER19/05/199624 - --1-541-1-
11Franco CerviARG26/05/199426 - ------5-304
14Haris SeferovićSUI22/02/199228 - 1---4471336
27Rafa SilvaPOR17/05/199327 - 111-51204356
39Henrique AraújoPOR19/01/200218 - ----------
78Tiago AraújoPOR27/03/200119 - ----------
85Umaro EmbalóPOR06/05/200119 - ----------
-Jorge JesusPOR24/07/195466 - 1-1---65-125-
R. Standard de Liège - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Jean-François GilletBEL31/05/197941 - ------5-5-
16Arnaud BodartBEL11/03/199822 - 3-1-10-4-7-
30Laurent HenkinetBEL14/09/199228 - ----------
36Louis FortinBEL12/01/200218 - ----------
3Zinho VanheusdenBEL29/07/199921 - 3-1-7-101131
5Moussa SissakoFRA10/11/200019 - ----------
6Noé DussenneBEL07/04/199228 - 2-1-3-1-3-
21Collins FaiCMR13/08/199228 - 3-1-9-14-19-
24Nicolas GavoryFRA16/02/199525 - 311-917-101
27Laurent JansLUX05/08/199228 - --1-2-1-4-
41Hugo SiquetBEL09/07/200218 - ----------
44Alexandro CalutBEL22/04/200317 - ----------
8Gojko CimirotBIH19/12/199227 - 3-1-7-21-461
10Mehdi CarcelaBEL01/07/198931 - 3-1-5-341624
12Eddy SylvestreFRA29/08/199921 - ----1-----
15Eden ShamirISR25/06/199525 - 3---5---122
18Aleksandar BoljevićMNE12/12/199524 - ----4-3-11-
19Selim AmallahBEL15/11/199623 - 341-826296
20Merveille BokadiCOD21/05/199624 - 3-1-8-2-5-
22Maxime LestienneBEL17/06/199228 - --1-61244366
26Nicolas RaskinBEL23/02/200119 - 2---91--2-
28Samuel BastienBEL26/09/199624 - --1-42111131
33Demjan PavlovicBEL09/07/200119 - ----1-----
34Kostas LaifisCYP19/05/199327 - 3---6-172232
40Jérémy LanduBEL02/01/200218 - ----------
42Youness BehtiBEL24/05/200218 - ----------
43Olivier DumontBEL06/03/200218 - ----------
7Duje ČopCRO01/02/199030 - 1-1-8-1814611
9Obbi OularéBEL08/01/199624 - 1-1-72132163
11William BalikwishaBEL12/05/199921 - ----------
17Jackson MulekaCOD05/10/199921 - 3-1-411-4-
23Abdoul-Fessal TapsobaBFA23/08/200119 - ----3-----
25Felipe AvenattiITA26/04/199327 - 221-514-62
29Joachim Carcela GonzalezBEL16/12/199920 - ----------
31Mitchy NteloBEL04/05/200119 - ----------
32Michel-Ange BalikwishaBEL10/05/200119 - 2-------2-
-Philippe MontanierFRA15/11/196455 - 3-1---1-4-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

SL BenficaFixtures and results
15/09/2020UCLPAOK FC (A)L 1-2Rafa Silva 90+4
18/09/2020LeagueFC Famalicao (A)W 5-1Waldschmidt 19, 66, Everton 21, Grimaldo 42, Rafa Silva 52
26/09/2020LeagueMoreirense FC (H)W 2-0Rúben Dias 20, Seferović 80
04/10/2020LeagueSC Farense (H)W 3-2Pizzi 15, Seferović 79, 87
18/10/2020LeagueRio Ave FC (A)W 3-0Waldschmidt 6, 45+4, Gabriel 84
22/10/2020UELKKS Lech Poznań (A)W 4-2Pizzi 9 (P), Nuñez 42, 60, 90+3
26/10/2020LeagueOs Belenenses (H)W 2-0Seferović 6, Nuñez 75
29/10/2020UELR. Standard de Liège (H)
02/11/2020LeagueBoavista FC (A)
05/11/2020UELRangers FC (H)
08/11/2020LeagueSC Braga (H)
26/11/2020UELRangers FC (A)
30/11/2020LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
03/12/2020UELKKS Lech Poznań (H)
06/12/2020LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)
10/12/2020UELR. Standard de Liège (A)
20/12/2020LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)
27/12/2020LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
03/01/2021LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)
10/01/2021LeagueCD Tondela (H)
17/01/2021LeagueFC Porto (A)
24/01/2021LeagueCD Nacional (H)
31/01/2021LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
03/02/2021LeagueVitória SC (H)
07/02/2021LeagueFC Famalicao (H)
14/02/2021LeagueMoreirense FC (A)
21/02/2021LeagueSC Farense (A)
28/02/2021LeagueRio Ave FC (H)
07/03/2021LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
14/03/2021LeagueBoavista FC (H)
21/03/2021LeagueSC Braga (A)
03/04/2021LeagueCS Marítimo (H)
11/04/2021LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
18/04/2021LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)
21/04/2021LeaguePortimonense SC (A)
25/04/2021LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)
02/05/2021LeagueCD Tondela (A)
09/05/2021LeagueFC Porto (H)
12/05/2021LeagueCD Nacional (A)
16/05/2021LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
19/05/2021LeagueVitória SC (A)
1SL Benfica550015315
2Sporting Clube de Portugal541011413
3FC Porto531113610
4SC Braga5302859
5Moreirense FC5221548
6CD Santa Clara5212547
7Vitória SC5212227
8Rio Ave FC5131356
9FC Famalicao51319126
10CD Nacional5131666
11CS Marítimo5203796
12Gil Vicente FC5122355
13CD Tondela5122485
14FC Paços de Ferreira5122465
15Os Belenenses5122245
16Portimonense SC5113364
17Boavista FC50326123
18SC Farense50145101
R. Standard de LiègeFixtures and results
08/08/2020LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)W 1-0Bastien 55
17/08/2020LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)W 2-1Amallah 67, Bastien 70
23/08/2020LeagueKRC Genk (H)D 0-0
30/08/2020LeagueKFCO Beerschot Wilrijk (A)W 3-0Avenatti 32, Lestienne 76, Oularé 83
12/09/2020LeagueOud-Heverlee Leuven (A)L 0-1
17/09/2020UELBala Town FC (H)W 2-0Avenatti 19 (P), Amallah 34
20/09/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)W 2-1Amallah 31 (P), Oularé 34
24/09/2020UELFK Vojvodina (H)W 2-1 aetAvenatti 47 (P), Amallah 91 ET
27/09/2020LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)D 2-2Balikwisha 47, Muleka 81
01/10/2020UELFehérvár FC (H)W 3-1Gavory 51, Amallah 77 (P), 85 (P)
04/10/2020LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)W 2-1Balikwisha 79, Raskin 84
17/10/2020LeagueClub Brugge (H)D 1-1Gavory 90+3 (P)
22/10/2020UELRangers FC (H)L 0-2
25/10/2020LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)L 0-2
29/10/2020UELSL Benfica (A)
01/11/2020LeagueKV Oostende (H)
05/11/2020UELKKS Lech Poznań (A)
08/11/2020LeagueRoyal Antwerp FC (A)
21/11/2020LeagueKAS Eupen (H)
26/11/2020UELKKS Lech Poznań (H)
29/11/2020LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)
03/12/2020UELRangers FC (A)
06/12/2020LeagueKV Mechelen (H)
10/12/2020UELSL Benfica (H)
13/12/2020LeagueKAA Gent (A)
15/12/2020CupRFC Seraing (A)
18/12/2020LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)
18/12/2020LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)
22/12/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
22/12/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
26/12/2020LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
15/01/2021LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
22/01/2021LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
22/01/2021LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
26/01/2021LeagueKV Oostende (A)
29/01/2021LeagueClub Brugge (A)
05/02/2021LeagueOud-Heverlee Leuven (H)
09/02/2021LeagueKV Mechelen (A)
12/02/2021LeagueRoyal Antwerp FC (H)
19/02/2021LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)
26/02/2021LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)
05/03/2021LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (A)
12/03/2021LeagueWaasland-Beveren (H)
19/03/2021LeagueKRC Genk (A)
02/04/2021LeagueKAA Gent (H)
09/04/2021LeagueKAS Eupen (A)
16/04/2021LeagueKFCO Beerschot Wilrijk (H)
1Royal Antwerp FC10622211420
2Club Brugge1061323819
3R. Charleroi SC961215719
4KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk10604242318
5R. Standard de Liège1053213918
6Oud-Heverlee Leuven10532171518
7RSC Anderlecht10451201517
8KRC Genk10442161516
9Cercle Brugge KSV9504161215
10KV Oostende943215815
11KV Kortrijk10424121314
12KAS Eupen9252101211
13KAA Gent1030715189
14K. Sint-Truidense VV1023511199
15KV Mechelen921610167
16SV Zulte Waregem1021711247
18R. Excel Mouscron90363143

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SL Benfica

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    PAOK FC 2-1 SL Benfica
    1-0 Giannoulis 63, 2-0 A. Živković 75, 2-1 Rafa Silva 90+4
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Vertonghen, Rúben Dias, Everton, Seferović (72 Carlos Vinícius), Pizzi, Weigl, André Almeida, Pedrinho (65 Nuñez), Taarabt (72 Rafa Silva)
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    Rangers FC1100203
    SL Benfica1100423
    KKS Lech Poznań1001240
    R. Standard de Liège1001020
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    KKS Lech Poznań 2-4 SL Benfica
    0-1 Pizzi 9 (P) , 1-1 Ishak 15, 1-2 Nuñez 42, 2-2 Ishak 48, 2-3 Nuñez 60, 2-4 Nuñez 90+3
    Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Grimaldo (67 Nuno Tavares), Vertonghen, Everton (87 Jardel), Gabriel, Nuñez, Waldschmidt (62 Pedrinho), Pizzi (46 Rafa Silva), Otamendi, Taarabt (62 Weigl)
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    SL Benfica-R. Standard de Liège
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    SL Benfica-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    Rangers FC-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    SL Benfica-KKS Lech Poznań
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège-SL Benfica

R. Standard de Liège

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    R. Standard de Liège 2-0 Bala Town FC
    1-0 Avenatti 19 (P) , 2-0 Amallah 34
    Bodart, Vanheusden, Cimirot (72 Bokadi), Carcela, Shamir, Amallah (67 Muleka), Fai, Gavory, Avenatti (84 Oularé), Balikwisha, Laifis
  • Third qualifying round
    R. Standard de Liège 2-1 FK Vojvodina
    1-0 Avenatti 47 (P) , 1-1 Bojić 75, 2-1 Amallah 91 ET
    Bodart, Vanheusden, Cimirot (3 Shamir), Carcela (8 Čop), Amallah, Bokadi, Fai, Gavory, Avenatti (72 Muleka), Raskin (17 Dussenne), Laifis
  • Play-off
    R. Standard de Liège 3-1 Fehérvár FC
    0-1 Nikolić 10, 1-1 Gavory 51, 2-1 Amallah 77 (P) , 3-1 Amallah 85 (P)
    Bodart, Vanheusden, Cimirot, Carcela (82 Shamir), Muleka, Amallah, Bokadi (46 Balikwisha), Fai, Gavory, Raskin, Laifis (59 Dussenne)
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège 0-2 Rangers FC
    0-1 Tavernier 19 (P) , 0-2 Roofe 90+3
    Bodart, Vanheusden, Dussenne (78 Jans), Cimirot, Muleka (46 Oularé), Amallah (72 Čop), Bokadi, Fai (63 Carcela), Lestienne (72 Avenatti), Gavory, Bastien
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    SL Benfica-R. Standard de Liège
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    KKS Lech Poznań-R. Standard de Liège
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège-KKS Lech Poznań
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    Rangers FC-R. Standard de Liège
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège-SL Benfica

Last updated 29/10/2020 12:21CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFrançois Letexier (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesCyril Mugnier (FRA) , Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
  • Fourth officialJérémie Pignard (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateKarl Espen Eriksen (NOR)
  • UEFA Referee observerMichael Koukoulakis (GRE)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
François Letexier23/04/1989922

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
20/09/2018UELGSSporting Clube de PortugalQarabağ FK2-0Lisbon
29/08/2019UELPOHNK RijekaKAA Gent1-1Rijeka

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/09/2017UYLGSSporting Clube de PortugalFC Barcelona0-1Alcochete
20/09/2018UELGSSporting Clube de PortugalQarabağ FK2-0Lisbon
29/04/2019UYLFinalFC PortoChelsea FC3-1Nyon
29/08/2019UELPOHNK RijekaKAA Gent1-1Rijeka

Last updated 28/10/2020 08:57CET



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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