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UEFA Europa League: Leicester City FC - SC Braga Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

Leicester City FCLeicester City FCLeicester City Stadium - LeicesterThursday 5 November 2020
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Group G - Matchday 3
SC BragaSC Braga
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Leicester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
07/12/2016GSFC Porto - Leicester City FC5-0
PortoAndré Silva 6, 64 (P), Corona 26, Brahimi 44, Diogo Jota 77
27/09/2016GSLeicester City FC - FC Porto1-0
LeicesterSlimani 25

SC Braga - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
28/11/2019GSSC Braga - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC3-3BragaAndré Horta 6, Paulinho 65, Fransérgio 79; Jiménez 14, Doherty 34, Traoré 35
19/09/2019GSWolverhampton Wanderers FC - SC Braga0-1
WolverhamptonRicardo Horta 71
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2012GSSC Braga - Manchester United FC1-3
BragaAlan 49 (P); Van Persie 80, Rooney 84 (P), Hernández 90+2
23/10/2012GSManchester United FC - SC Braga3-2
ManchesterHernández 25, 75, J. Evans 62; Alan 2, 20
UEFA Europa League
30/11/2011GSSC Braga - Birmingham City FC1-0
BragaDavies 51 (og)
15/09/2011GSBirmingham City FC - SC Braga1-3
BirminghamKing 71; Hélder Barbosa 6, 88, Lima 59
UEFA Europa League
17/03/2011R16Liverpool FC - SC Braga0-0
agg: 0-1
10/03/2011R16SC Braga - Liverpool FC1-0
BragaAlan 18 (P)
UEFA Champions League
23/11/2010GSSC Braga - Arsenal FC2-0
BragaMatheus 83, 90+3
15/09/2010GSArsenal FC - SC Braga6-0
LondonFàbregas 9 (P), 53, Arshavin 30, Chamakh 34, Vela 69, 84
23/10/2008GSSC Braga - Portsmouth FC3-0
BragaAguiar 8, Renteria 46, Alan 87
25/10/2007GSBolton Wanderers FC - SC Braga1-1BoltonDiouf 66; Jailson 87
14/03/2007R16Tottenham Hotspur - SC Braga3-2
agg: 6-4
LondonBerbatov 28, 42, Malbranque 76; Huddlestone 24 (og), Andrade 61
08/03/2007R16SC Braga - Tottenham Hotspur2-3
BragaPaulo Jorge 76, Zé Carlos 81; Keane 57, 90+2, Malbranque 72
03/10/1984R1Tottenham Hotspur - SC Braga6-0
agg: 9-0
LondonStevens 11, Hughton 16, Crooks 27, 58, 83, Falco 66
19/09/1984R1SC Braga - Tottenham Hotspur0-3
BragaFalco 32, 42, Galvin 44
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
25/08/1982PRSC Braga - Swansea City AFC1-0
agg: 1-3
BragaMarustik 88 (og)
17/08/1982PRSwansea City AFC - SC Braga3-0
SwanseaCharles 38, 86, Hadžiabdić 63
01/11/1978R2West Bromwich Albion FC - SC Braga1-0
agg: 3-0
West BromwichBrown 46
18/10/1978R2SC Braga - West Bromwich Albion FC0-2
BragaRegis 52, 54
Leicester City FC110010010000210115
SC Braga105141022600002073102338

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Match background Only this chapter

Something has to give as Leicester City and Braga go head to head on Matchday 3 having both taken maximum points – with identical records – from their first two fixtures in UEFA Europa League Group G.

• Leicester are enjoying their first taste of UEFA Europa League football, supplementing an opening 3-0 home win against Zorya Luhansk with a 2-1 victory away to AEK Athens in which Jamie Vardy opened the scoring from the penalty spot and Hamza Choudhury marked his first European start with what proved to be the winning goal. Braga overcame AEK 3-0 at home before winning 2-1 at Zorya, fine early goals from Paulinho and Nicolás Gaitán – the Argentinian's tenth in Europe – propelling them to victory.

Previous meetings
• Leicester's only previous European game at home to Portuguese opposition was a 1-0 win against Porto on Matchday 2 of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League. They lost the reverse fixture 5-0 but by then had already qualified for the knockout phase as group winners.

• Braga's record in 20 matches against English opposition is W7 D3 L10. Only two of those victories have come in England – both in the Midlands in the UEFA Europa League, 3-1 at Birmingham City in 2011/12 and 1-0 at Wolves last season. The only defeat on their last four visits to the country was a 3-2 loss against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage in which they led 2-0; Jonny Evans, now a Leicester player, scored United’s equaliser.

Form guide
• Leicester finished fifth in the 2019/20 Premier League to qualify for a first appearance in the UEFA Europa League and direct entry to the group stage.

• This is only the club's fifth European campaign. Their most successful was the most recent, in 2016/17, when, as champions of England, they made their debut appearance in the UEFA Champions League, topped their group and went on to reach the quarter-finals – the best performance by any English club in the competition that season.

• Leicester are unbeaten in seven European home matches (W5 D2) since losing 2-0 to Atlético de Madrid in the first round second leg of the 1997/98 UEFA Cup. Atlético were also the only one of five visiting teams to avoid defeat by the Foxes in 2016/17 when they drew 1-1 in the second leg of the quarter-final (after a 1-0 win in Madrid).

• Braga's 16th European qualification in the last 17 years was achieved with a third-placed finish in the 2019/20 Portuguese Liga, a season in which they also topped their UEFA Europa League group undefeated ahead of Wolves, Slovan Bratislava and Beşiktaş before losing out to Rangers in the round of 32 (2-3 a, 0-1 h).

• The 2010/11 runners-up are competing in the UEFA Europa League group stage for the sixth time. They have gone through to the knockout phase in four of their previous five campaigns, winning their group on three occasions, including the last two.

• Braga were unbeaten in 13 European matches (W9 D4) until they lost twice to Rangers last spring. In the UEFA Europa League group stage their away record is an impressive W7 D6 L3, with victories in all of their last four group fixtures outside Portugal.

Links and trivia
• Leicester right-back Ricardo, who has been out of action since March with a knee ligament injury, began his career with Braga's local rivals Vitória SC, lifting the Portuguese Cup with the club in his debut season, 2012/13, after scoring the winner in the final against a Benfica side whose consolation goal in a 2-1 defeat was scored by Gaitán.

• Ricardo later moved to Porto, with whom he won the 2017/18 Liga before joining Leicester. Braga's Galeno was his team-mate at the Estádio do Dragão.

• Gaitán was an Atlético player in 2016/17 but remained on the bench as an unused substitute in both legs of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Leicester.

• Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has been successful in his two previous UEFA Europa League group campaigns, leading Liverpool to first place ahead of Anji, Young Boys and Udinese in 2012/13 and Celtic to a runners-up spot behind Salzburg but above RB Leipzig and Rosenborg in 2018/19. However, his four round of 32 ties – two with Liverpool (against Zenit in 2012/13 and Beşiktaş in 2014/15) and two with Celtic (against Zenit again in 2017/18 and Valencia in 2018/19) – all ended in elimination.

• Carlos Carvalhal returned to Braga as head coach in August, 14 years after his first spell in charge. He coached ten other clubs in the interim but experienced just two European campaigns during that time, leading Sporting CP (2009/10) and Beşiktaş (2011/12) to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, where both were knocked out by eventual winners Atlético.

• Leicester are one of six group stage debutants in this season's UEFA Europa League – alongside CSKA-Sofia (Group A), Granada and Omonoia (both E), Sivasspor (I) and Royal Antwerp (J).


Team facts Only this chapter

Leicester City FC
The Foxes

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 1 (2016)
League Cup: 3 (2000)

Ten-year record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Leicester v Zorya Luhansk
22/10/20, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
Glenavon v Leicester
13/09/61, European Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round first leg
0-3: Club Brugge v Leicester
14/09/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Leicester v Atlético de Madrid
30/09/97, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Porto v Leicester
07/12/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
3-0: Leicester v Zorya Luhansk (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-2: AEK Athens v Leicester
29/10/20, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Leicester v Atlético de Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-1: Crvena zvezda v Leicester
28/09/00, first round second leg


SC Braga
Os Arsenalistas (The Arsenal fans)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Europa League: (2011)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2008

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Portuguese Cup: 2 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2019/20: round of 32
third qualifying round
round of 32
2016/17: group stage
2015/16: quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: play-offs
2012/13: UEFA Champions League group stage
2011/12: round of 32
runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Braga v Hibernians
13/09/78, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
twice, most recently v Slovan Bratislava
12/12/19, UEFA Europa League group stage
Birmingham City v Braga
15/09/11, UEFA Europa League group stage
twice, most recently v Galatasaray
02/10/12, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 twice, most recently v Shakhtar Donetsk
28/09/10, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
twice, most recently v Arsenal
15/09/10, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Braga v Hibernians (see above)

• Biggest away win
2-4 twice, most recently v Slovan Bratislava (see above)
1-3: Birmingham City v Braga (see above)
Artmedia Petržalka v Braga
02/10/08, first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Braga v Tottenham Hotspur
19/09/84, first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Tottenham Hotspur v Braga
03/10/84, first round second leg


Squad list Only this chapter

Leicester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Kasper SchmeichelDEN05/11/198633 - 2-7-3-11-
12Danny WardWAL22/06/199327 - ------6-
35Eldin JakupovićSUI02/10/198436 - ----3-21-
2James JustinENG23/02/199822 - 2-712-2-
3Wesley FofanaFRA17/12/200019 - 2-3-4-4-
4Çağlar SöyüncüTUR23/05/199624 - --4---2-
5Wes MorganJAM21/01/198436 - 2-2-2-111
6Jonny EvansNIR03/01/198832 - 1-4-5-322
21RicardoPOR06/10/199327 - ----7-18-
27Timothy CastagneBEL05/12/199524 - 1-61142263
28Christian FuchsAUT07/04/198634 - 2-3-122424
33Luke ThomasENG10/06/200119 - 1-1-1-1-
8Youri TielemansBEL07/05/199723 - 2-73243486
10James MaddisonENG23/11/199623 - 21612121
11Marc AlbrightonENG18/11/198930 - 1-4-2-142
15Harvey BarnesENG09/12/199722 - 21722131
20Hamza ChoudhuryENG01/10/199723 - 212-2121
24Nampalys MendyFRA23/06/199228 - 2-7-6-9-
25Wilfred NdidiNGA16/12/199623 - --2-62162
26Dennis PraetBEL14/05/199426 - 2-6111-302
32Kiernan Dewsbury-HallENG06/09/199822 - --------
9Jamie VardyENG11/01/198733 - 116711103
14Kelechi IheanachoNGA03/10/199624 - 213-21103
17Ayoze PérezESP23/07/199327 - 1-4-1-1-
19Cengiz ÜnderTUR14/07/199723 - 2-3-5-204
-Brendan RodgersENG26/01/197347 - 2---24-66-
SC Braga - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1MatheusBRA29/03/199228 - 2-6-30-40-
12Tiago SáPOR11/01/199525 - ----1-1-
53Rui RibeiroPOR27/02/200020 - --------
93Rogério SantosPOR29/03/199921 - --------
94Leonardo FerreiraPOR25/12/200019 - --------
97Bruno CarvalhoPOR15/03/200119 - --------
2Zé CarlosPOR31/07/199822 - --------
3Vitor TormenaBRA04/01/199624 - 1-3-1-4-
5Nuno SequeiraPOR19/08/199030 - 1-6-11-16-
6RolandoPOR31/08/198535 - ----363645
16David CarmoPOR19/07/199921*2-5-3-3-
34Raúl SilvaBRA04/11/198930 - 1-1-101163
36Bruno VianaBRA05/02/199525 - 2-62161241
42Guilherme SoaresPOR08/02/200119 - --------
43Miguel VilelaPOR25/03/200020 - --------
47Ricardo EsgaioPOR16/05/199327 - 2-6122-34-
50Leonardo ButaPOR05/06/200218 - --------
52Diogo VieiraPOR27/06/200119 - --------
73José PedroPOR16/01/200218 - --------
74Francisco MouraPOR16/08/199921 - 2-4-2-2-
78Renato NetoBRA20/06/200020 - --------
85Fábio BaldéPOR03/05/200020 - --------
86Bruno RodriguesPOR08/06/200119 - --------
98Nuno TeixeiraPOR02/04/200317 - --------
7João NovaisPOR10/07/199327 - 1-3-7-131
8Ali Al MusratiLBY06/04/199624 - 2-4-3191
15André HortaPOR07/11/199623 - 2-6-121183
27FransérgioBRA18/10/199030 - 2-51146236
44João FariaPOR16/01/200416 - --------
45Iuri MedeirosPOR10/07/199426 - 2-612-3-
48Edgar BragaPOR07/05/200119 - --------
51David VeigaPOR10/02/200020 - --------
56Eduardo SoaresPOR17/08/200119 - --------
66Vasco MoreiraPOR07/05/200119 - --------
75Pedro MartinsPOR28/08/200119 - --------
88André CastroPOR02/04/198832 - 2-613-4-
95GuilhermeBRA10/10/199525 - 2-4-2-2-
9Abel RuizESP28/01/200020 - --3-2121
10Nicolás GaitánARG23/02/198832 - 111-2447410
20PaulinhoPOR09/11/199227 - 225-1762311
21Ricardo HortaPOR15/09/199426 - 21511952711
70Pedro SantosPOR12/10/200020 - --------
71Hernani InfandePOR03/04/200119 - --------
79Bernardo CoutoPOR16/08/200218 - --------
81Eduardo RibeiroPOR14/01/200119 - --------
87Álvaro DjalóGNB19/08/199921 - --------
90GalenoBRA22/10/199723 - 116292124
96Miguel FaléPOR28/01/200416 - --------
99Vitor OliveiraPOR15/03/200020 - --------
-Carlos CarvalhalPOR04/12/196554 - 2---24-28-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Leicester City FCFixtures and results
13/09/2020LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)W 3-0Castagne 56, Vardy 74 (P), 84 (P)
20/09/2020LeagueBurnley FC (H)W 4-2Barnes 20, Pieters 50 (og), Justin 61, Praet 79
23/09/2020CupArsenal FC (H)L 0-2
27/09/2020LeagueManchester City FC (A)W 5-2Vardy 37 (P), 53, 58 (P), Maddison 77, Tielemans 88 (P)
04/10/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)L 0-3
18/10/2020LeagueAston Villa FC (H)L 0-1
22/10/2020UELFC Zorya Luhansk (H)W 3-0Maddison 29, Barnes 45, Iheanacho 67
25/10/2020LeagueArsenal FC (A)W 1-0Vardy 80
29/10/2020UELAEK Athens FC (A)W 2-1Vardy 18 (P), Choudhury 39
02/11/2020LeagueLeeds United (A)W 4-1Barnes 2, Tielemans 21, 90+1 (P), Vardy 76
05/11/2020UELSC Braga (H)
08/11/2020LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
21/11/2020LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
26/11/2020UELSC Braga (A)
28/11/2020LeagueFulham FC (H)
03/12/2020UELFC Zorya Luhansk (A)
05/12/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (A)
10/12/2020UELAEK Athens FC (H)
13/12/2020LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
15/12/2020LeagueEverton FC (H)
19/12/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)
26/12/2020LeagueManchester United FC (H)
28/12/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
28/12/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
02/01/2021LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
12/01/2021LeagueChelsea FC (H)
16/01/2021LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
26/01/2021LeagueEverton FC (A)
30/01/2021LeagueLeeds United (H)
02/02/2021LeagueFulham FC (A)
06/02/2021LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
13/02/2021LeagueLiverpool FC (H)
20/02/2021LeagueAston Villa FC (A)
27/02/2021LeagueArsenal FC (H)
06/03/2021LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
13/03/2021LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
20/03/2021LeagueBurnley FC (A)
03/04/2021LeagueManchester City FC (H)
03/04/2021LeagueManchester City FC (H)
10/04/2021LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
17/04/2021LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)
24/04/2021LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
01/05/2021LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
08/05/2021LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
11/05/2021LeagueManchester United FC (A)
15/05/2021LeagueChelsea FC (A)
23/05/2021LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)
1Liverpool FC7511171516
2Leicester City FC750217915
3Tottenham Hotspur742118914
4Everton FC7412151113
5Southampton FC7412141213
6Wolverhampton Wanderers FC74128813
7Chelsea FC733116912
8Aston Villa FC640215912
9Arsenal FC74039712
10Manchester City FC63219811
11Newcastle United FC7322101111
12Leeds United7313131310
13Crystal Palace FC731381110
14West Ham United FC722313108
15Manchester United FC62139137
16Brighton & Hove Albion FC712411145
17Fulham FC71157144
18West Bromwich Albion FC70346163
19Sheffield United FC70163101
20Burnley FC60153121
SC BragaFixtures and results
19/09/2020LeagueFC Porto (A)L 1-3André Castro 21
25/09/2020LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)L 0-1
03/10/2020LeagueCD Tondela (A)W 4-0Bruno Viana 22, Galeno 26, 43, Ricardo Horta 29
17/10/2020LeagueCD Nacional (H)W 2-1Fransérgio 28, Iuri Medeiros 42
22/10/2020UELAEK Athens FC (H)W 3-0Galeno 44, Paulinho 78, Ricardo Horta 88
25/10/2020LeagueVitória SC (A)W 1-0Ricardo Esgaio 27
29/10/2020UELFC Zorya Luhansk (A)W 2-1Paulinho 4, Gaitán 11
02/11/2020LeagueFC Famalicao (H)W 1-0Bruno Viana 74
05/11/2020UELLeicester City FC (A)
08/11/2020LeagueSL Benfica (A)
26/11/2020UELLeicester City FC (H)
29/11/2020LeagueSC Farense (H)
03/12/2020UELAEK Athens FC (A)
06/12/2020LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
10/12/2020UELFC Zorya Luhansk (H)
20/12/2020LeagueRio Ave FC (H)
27/12/2020LeagueBoavista FC (A)
03/01/2021LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
10/01/2021LeagueCS Marítimo (H)
17/01/2021LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
24/01/2021LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)
31/01/2021LeagueMoreirense FC (A)
03/02/2021LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
07/02/2021LeagueFC Porto (H)
14/02/2021LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)
21/02/2021LeagueCD Tondela (H)
28/02/2021LeagueCD Nacional (A)
07/03/2021LeagueVitória SC (H)
14/03/2021LeagueFC Famalicao (A)
21/03/2021LeagueSL Benfica (H)
03/04/2021LeagueSC Farense (A)
11/04/2021LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
18/04/2021LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
21/04/2021LeagueBoavista FC (H)
25/04/2021LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
02/05/2021LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
09/05/2021LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)
12/05/2021LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)
16/05/2021LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
19/05/2021LeaguePortimonense SC (A)
1Sporting Clube de Portugal651015416
2SL Benfica650115615
3SC Braga64029512
4FC Porto631215910
5CD Santa Clara63127510
6Vitória SC63124310
7Rio Ave FC6231559
8FC Paços de Ferreira6222788
9Moreirense FC6222568
10CD Nacional6141667
11CS Marítimo6213797
12FC Famalicao61329136
13Boavista FC61329126
14Os Belenenses6132356
15Gil Vicente FC6123475
16CD Tondela61234125
17Portimonense SC6114484
18SC Farense60246112

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Leicester City FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    Leicester City FC2200516
    SC Braga2200516
    AEK Athens FC2002150
    FC Zorya Luhansk2002150
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    Leicester City FC 3-0 FC Zorya Luhansk
    1-0 Maddison 29, 2-0 Barnes 45, 3-0 Iheanacho 67
    Schmeichel, Fofana, J. Evans (82 Morgan), Tielemans (71 Choudhury), Maddison (65 Cengiz Ünder), Iheanacho (71 Pérez), Barnes, N. Mendy, Praet, Castagne (82 Justin), Fuchs
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    AEK Athens FC 1-2 Leicester City FC
    0-1 Vardy 18 (P) , 0-2 Choudhury 39, 1-2 Tankovic 49
    Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Morgan, Tielemans, Vardy (70 Iheanacho), Maddison (74 Barnes), Albrighton, Cengiz Ünder (66 Praet), Choudhury (66 N. Mendy), Fuchs (46 Thomas)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    Leicester City FC-SC Braga
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    SC Braga-Leicester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    FC Zorya Luhansk-Leicester City FC
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    Leicester City FC-AEK Athens FC

SC Braga

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    SC Braga 3-0 AEK Athens FC
    1-0 Galeno 44, 2-0 Paulinho 78, 3-0 Ricardo Horta 88
    Matheus, Nuno Sequeira, Carmo, Paulinho, Ricardo Horta (92 Novais), Fransérgio (84 Moura), Bruno Viana, Iuri Medeiros (59 André Horta), Ricardo Esgaio, André Castro (92 Guilherme), Galeno (84 Al Musrati)
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    FC Zorya Luhansk 1-2 SC Braga
    0-1 Paulinho 4, 0-2 Gaitán 11, 1-2 Ivanisenia 90+6
    Matheus, Gaitán (66 Iuri Medeiros), Carmo, Paulinho (79 Guilherme), Ricardo Horta (66 André Horta), Fransérgio, Raúl Silva, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio (91 Vitor Tormena), Moura, André Castro (79 Al Musrati)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    Leicester City FC-SC Braga
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    SC Braga-Leicester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    AEK Athens FC-SC Braga
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    SC Braga-FC Zorya Luhansk

Last updated 03/11/2020 16:45CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBas Nijhuis (NED)
  • Assistant refereesCharles Schaap (NED) , Rogier Honig (NED)
  • Fourth officialSander Van Der Eijk (NED)
  • UEFA DelegateStephen Williams (WAL)
  • UEFA Referee observerEdward Foley (IRL)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Bas Nijhuis12/01/19773678

Bas Nijhuis

Referee since: 1992
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2007

Tournaments: 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
01/12/2010UELGSSporting Clube de PortugalLOSC Lille1-0Lisbon
30/11/2011UELGSTottenham HotspurPAOK FC1-2London
25/10/2012UELGSLiverpool FCFC Anji1-0Liverpool
07/08/2014UEL3QRHull City AFCAS Trenčín2-1Hull
06/11/2014UELGSEverton FCLOSC Lille3-0Liverpool
19/10/2017UELGSEverton FCOlympique Lyonnais1-2Liverpool
07/11/2019UELGSWolverhampton Wanderers FCŠK Slovan Bratislava1-0Wolverhampton

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
01/12/2010UELGSSporting Clube de PortugalLOSC Lille1-0Lisbon
30/11/2011UELGSTottenham HotspurPAOK FC1-2London
25/10/2012UELGSLiverpool FCFC Anji1-0Liverpool
05/12/2012UCLGSChelsea FCFC Nordsjælland6-1London
23/10/2013UCLGSManchester United FCReal Sociedad de Fútbol1-0Manchester
07/08/2014UEL3QRHull City AFCAS Trenčín2-1Hull
17/09/2014UCLGSFC PortoFC BATE Borisov6-0Porto
06/11/2014UELGSEverton FCLOSC Lille3-0Liverpool
29/09/2015UCLGSArsenal FCOlympiacos FC2-3London
21/10/2015UCLGSManchester City FCSevilla FC2-1Manchester
01/11/2016UCLGSPFC Ludogorets 1945Arsenal FC2-3Sofia
19/10/2017UELGSEverton FCOlympique Lyonnais1-2Liverpool
07/11/2019UELGSWolverhampton Wanderers FCŠK Slovan Bratislava1-0Wolverhampton

Last updated 04/11/2020 16:07CET



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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