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UEFA Europa League: Celtic FC - AC Sparta Praha Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

Celtic FCCeltic FCCeltic Park - GlasgowThursday 5 November 2020
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group H - Matchday 3
AC Sparta PrahaAC Sparta Praha
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Celtic FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

03/03/2004R3FK Teplice - Celtic FC1-0
agg: 1-3
TepliceMašek 35
26/02/2004R3Celtic FC - FK Teplice3-0
GlasgowLarsson 3, 90, Sutton 12
European Champions Clubs' Cup
25/04/1967SFFK Dukla Praha - Celtic FC0-0
agg: 1-3
12/04/1967SFCeltic FC - FK Dukla Praha3-1
GlasgowJohnstone 27, Wallace 59, 65; Štrunc 44

AC Sparta Praha - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

28/09/2006R1AC Sparta Praha - Heart of Midlothian FC0-0
agg: 2-0
14/09/2006R1Heart of Midlothian FC - AC Sparta Praha0-2
EdinburghKolář 34, Matušovič 71
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
30/09/1992R1AC Sparta Praha - Airdrie United2-1
agg: 3-1
PragueVrabec 31, Vonasek 37; Black 56
15/09/1992R1Airdrie United - AC Sparta Praha0-1
AirdrieMistr 89
European Champions Clubs' Cup
02/10/1991R1Rangers FC - AC Sparta Praha2-1
agg: 2-2 ag (aet)
GlasgowMcCall 48, 93 ET; Siegl 98 ET
18/09/1991R1AC Sparta Praha - Rangers FC1-0
PragueNěmec 20
Celtic FC220020110000421162
AC Sparta Praha321032010000641173

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Match background Only this chapter

Celtic take on Sparta Praha for the first time with both sides knowing that a Group H victory is paramount if they are to maintain their ambitions of reaching the UEFA Europa League knockout phase.

• The Scottish champions were beaten 3-1 at home by AC Milan on Matchday 1, and although they drew 2-2 at Ligue 1 high fliers LOSC Lille a week later, they surrendered a two-goal lead provided by Mohamed Elyounoussi's spectacular first-half double. They still boast one point more than Sparta, who, having conceded seven goals already, have the worst record of all 48 group stage participants after Matchday 2 following their defeats by LOSC – 1-4 in Prague – and Milan – 0-3 in northern Italy.

Previous meetings
• Celtic have won their two previous home games against Czech visitors, most recently beating Teplice 3-0 in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup third round first leg. The 1-0 defeat in the return is their only loss against Czech opposition.

• Sparta have won their last two matches in Scotland after losing the first. They were 2-0 winners at Hearts in the most recent fixture, in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup first round, a subsequent goalless draw in Prague taking them through to the group stage.

Form guide
• Celtic were declared Scottish champions for the ninth year in a row last season – and 51st time in all – despite the Premiership being called off in March. A 16-match European campaign that started in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round ended in the UEFA Europa League round of 32, where, after topping their group for the first time, they were knocked out by Copenhagen.

• This term Celtic failed to negotiate the UEFA Champions League qualifying phase for the third successive summer, losing 1-2 at home to Ferencváros in the second qualifying round, but 1-0 away wins at Riga and Sarejevo put Neil Lennon's side into the UEFA Europa League group stage. This is the tenth successive season that the club are competing in a UEFA group stage and their seventh autumn series in the UEFA Europa League, three of their six previous participations having continued into the round of 32 – though never further.

• There were three wins out of three for Celtic at home in last season's group stage, against CFR Cluj (2-0), Lazio (2-1) and Rennes (3-1). However, their last two UEFA Europa League fixtures in Glasgow, against Copenhagen and Milan, have both resulted in 3-1 defeats.

• Sparta won the 2019/20 Czech Cup, beating Slovan Liberec 2-1 in the final, to qualify for the UEFA Europa League group stage, where they are appearing for the seventh time, the first under new coach Václav Kotal. They have made it through to the knockout phase in four of their previous six participations, reaching the quarter-finals in 2015/16.

• This is the club's 38th successive European campaign but their first in a group stage since 2016/17, when they finished top of a UEFA Europa League section containing Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Southampton and Inter before going out in the round of 32 to Rostov (0-4 a, 1-1 h). Since then Sparta have been eliminated on entry in the UEFA Europa League qualifying phase three summers running, going out last season to Trabzonspor in the second qualifying round (2-2 h, 1-2 a).

• Sparta are on a run of six successive European away defeats and have recorded just one victory in their last 11 matches outside the Czech Republic (D1 L9). Their away record in the UEFA Europa League group stage is W5 D5 L9.

Links and trivia
• Sparta's Swedish midfielder David Moberg-Karlsson spent the second half of 2013/14 on loan at Kilmarnock and played in a 0-3 home defeat by Celtic.

• Elyounoussi and Sparta's Andreas Vindheim have played together for Norway Under-21s.

• Sparta defender Ondřej Čelůstka was a recent visitor to Glasgow, starting for Czech Republic against Scotland at Hampden Park in the UEFA Nations League on 14 October but having to go off injured after just 20 minutes. The home side, featuring Celtic's Greg Taylor and Callum McGregor, went on to win 1-0.

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

• Sparta's seventh appearance in the UEFA Europa League group stage is the most made by a Czech club.


Team facts Only this chapter

Celtic FC
Nickname: The Hoops, The Bhoys

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (1): 1967, (1970)
• UEFA Cup: (2003)
• European/South American Cup: (1967)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 51 (2020)
Scottish Cup: 39 (2019)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2017/18: round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League group stage
group stage (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2014/15: round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2013/14: UEFA Champions League group stage
2012/13: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2011/12: group stage
2010/11: play-offs (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
Celtic v KPV Kokkola
16/09/70, European Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Waterford United v Celtic
21/10/70, European Cup second round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Celtic v Paris Saint-Germain
12/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Barcelona v Celtic
13/09/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
8-1: Celtic v Sūduva
19/09/02, first round first leg
7-0: Celtic v Jeunesse Esch
24/08/00, qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-6: Cwmbran Town v Celtic
12/08/99, qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3 three times, most recently v AC Milan
22/10/20, group stage
0-2 twice, most recently v Valencia
14/02/19, round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Neuchâtel Xamax v Celtic
22/10/91, second round first leg
4-0: Utrecht v Celtic
26/08/10, play-off second leg


AC Sparta Praha
Železná Sparta (Iron Sparta)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 36 (2014)
Czechoslovakian/Czech Cups: 21 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
third qualifying round
second qualifying round
third qualifying round
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2014/15: group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2013/14: second qualifying round
round of 32
2010/11: round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
10-0: Sparta v Anorthosis Famagusta
16/09/64, European Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-6: Anorthosis Famagusta v Sparta
20/09/64, European Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Sparta v Steaua Bucureşti
07/09/88, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 three times, most recently v Lyon
08/12/04, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Sparta v Sarajevo
28/07/11, third qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-3 three times, most recently v Lazio
17/03/16, round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Sparta v LOSC Lille
22/10/20, group stage
0-3: Sparta v Copenhagen
16/12/09, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v Rostov
16/02/17, round of 32 first leg


Squad list Only this chapter

Celtic FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Vassilis BarkasGRE30/05/199426 - 2-2-1-9-3-21-
29Scott BainSCO22/11/199128 - ----1-2-3-8-
43Ryan MullenSCO18/05/200119 - ------------
47Liam HughesIRL19/08/200119 - ------------
65Conor HazardIRL05/03/199822 - ------------
2Christopher JullienFRA22/03/199327 - 21----5181143
3Greg TaylorSCO05/11/199722 - 212-1-9-3-91
4Shane DuffyIRL01/01/199228 - --2-2-724-6-
30Jeremie FrimpongNED10/12/200019 - 1-2-2-1113-6-
35Kristoffer AjerNOR17/04/199822 - 1-2-2-11115-352
44Hatem ElhamedISR18/03/199129 - 2-1---6-10-16-
57Stephen WelshSCO19/01/200020 - ----2-1-2-2-
93Diego LaxaltITA07/02/199327*----2-2-7-7-
6Nir BittonISR30/10/199129 - 1-2-1-3-141483
8Scott BrownSCO25/06/198535 - 2-2-2-11-3211293
12Ismaila SoroCIV07/05/199822 - ----1-2-1-5-
14David TurnbullSCO10/07/199921 - ------6-----
18Tom RogićAUS16/12/199227 - ----2-3-13-423
21Olivier NtchamFRA09/02/199624 - 2-2-2-11-142405
40Barry CoffeyIRL27/03/200119 - ------------
42Callum McGregorSCO14/06/199327 - 2-2-2-1132626811
49James ForrestSCO07/07/199129 - 2-1---722919912
51Paul KennedySCO02/03/200119 - ------------
52Ewan HendersonSCO27/03/200020 - ----------1-
59Ben WylieNIR29/06/200218 - ------------
61Ewan OtooSCO30/08/200218 - ------------
9Leigh GriffithsSCO20/08/199030 - ----1-321625314
10Albian AjetiSUI26/02/199723 - 2-1-2-855-203
11Patryk KlimalaPOL05/08/199822 - 1-1-1-1031-4-
17Ryan ChristieSCO22/02/199525 - 212-2-1031533710
19Mikey JohnstonSCO19/04/199921 - --------41133
22Odsonne ÉdouardFRA16/01/199822 - 11211-741653313
27Mohamed ElyounoussiNOR04/08/199426 - 2221231011573916
48Armstrong OkoflexIRL02/03/200218 - ------------
53Cameron HarperUSA19/11/200118 - ------------
54Adam MontgomerySCO18/07/200218 - ------------
73Owen MoffatSCO06/01/200218 - ------------
77Karamoko DembéléENG22/02/200317 - ------1-1-1-
-Neil LennonNIR25/06/197149 - 2-2-2---16-61-
AC Sparta Praha - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Florin NițăROU03/07/198733 - ----10-22-
29Milan HecaCZE21/03/199129 - 2-6-2-2-
40František KotekCZE03/01/199921 - --------
77Dominik HolecSVK28/07/199426 - --------
3Ondřej ČelůstkaCZE18/06/198931 - 1-6-8-271
5Dominik PlechatýCZE18/04/199921 - 1-5-1-1-
13David LischkaCZE15/08/199723 - 2-4-8-8-
15Matěj HanousekCZE02/06/199327 - 2-6-8-10-
28Tomáš WiesnerCZE17/07/199723 - --------
32Andreas VindheimNOR04/08/199525 - 2-31101161
33Dávid HanckoSVK13/12/199722 - ------2-
41Martin VitíkCZE21/01/200317 - 1---1-1-
43Adam GabrielCZE28/05/200119 - --------
44Zdenek HucekCZE28/04/200020 - --------
46Zbyněk KonopásekCZE06/03/200020 - --------
48Václav DudlCZE22/09/199921 - ----4-4-
51Iva GelashviliGEO08/04/200119 - --------
57Michal SzewieczekCZE27/03/200119 - --------
60David ŠnajdrCZE02/01/200020 - --------
6Filip SoučekCZE18/09/200020 - --4-----
7David Moberg-KarlssonSWE20/03/199426 - 2-3-2-61
8David PavelkaCZE18/05/199129 - 2---171312
9Ladislav KrejčíCZE05/07/199228 - 1-412563710
10Bořek DočkalCZE30/09/198832*21633146315
11Martin MinchevBUL22/04/200119 - 1-1-1-1-
16Michal SáčekCZE19/09/199624 - 2-6-7-9-
22Srdjan PlavšićSRB03/12/199524 - ------71
24Matěj PolidarCZE20/12/199920 - 1-2-1-1-
25Michal TrávníkCZE17/05/199426 - 2-5-82122
36Adam KarabecCZE02/07/200317 - 2-2-2-2-
37Ladislav KrejčíCZE20/04/199921 - 1-521-3-
45Karel TvarohCZE15/01/199921 - --------
47Kristian FlakSVK24/11/199920 - --------
49Christian FrýdekCZE01/02/199921 - --------
50Tomáš JonášCZE28/05/200119 - --------
53Martin AmblerCZE08/07/200020 - --------
54Václav BláhaCZE25/01/200119 - --------
55Petr PudhorockýCZE13/06/200119 - --------
56Matěj RynešCZE30/05/200119 - --------
58Filip ŠilhartCZE17/03/200218 - --------
59Dominik SimacekCZE17/03/200020 - --------
18Libor KozákCZE30/05/198931 - 1-521792111
20Adam HložekCZE25/07/200218 - 1-641-21
39Lukáš JulišCZE02/12/199425 - 2-66193233
42Václav SejkCZE18/05/200218 - --------
52Vojtech PatrakCZE18/03/200020 - 1---1-1-
-Václav KotalCZE02/10/195268 - 2---2-2-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Celtic FCFixtures and results
02/08/2020LeagueHamilton Academical FC (H)W 5-1Édouard 20, 49, 53, Frimpong 31, Klimala 90
09/08/2020LeagueKilmarnock FC (A)D 1-1Christie 11
18/08/2020UCLKR Reykjavík (H)W 6-0Elyounoussi 6, 90+1, A. Adalsteinsson 17 (og), Jullien 31, Taylor 46, Édouard 72
22/08/2020LeagueDundee United FC (A)W 1-0Al. Ajeti 83
26/08/2020UCLFerencvárosi TC (H)L 1-2Christie 53
30/08/2020LeagueMotherwell FC (H)W 3-0Forrest 40, Al. Ajeti 74, Jullien 90+2
12/09/2020LeagueRoss County FC (A)W 5-0Édouard 4 (P), Al. Ajeti 20, Duffy 59, Ajer 64, Klimala 75
16/09/2020LeagueSaint Mirren FC (A)W 2-1Duffy 21, Forrest 36
19/09/2020LeagueLivingston FC (H)W 3-2C. McGregor 20, Christie 23, Al. Ajeti 52
24/09/2020UELRiga FC (A)W 1-0Elyounoussi 90
27/09/2020LeagueHibernian FC (H)W 3-0C. McGregor 7, Al. Ajeti 35, Elyounoussi 79
01/10/2020UELFK Sarajevo (A)W 1-0Édouard 70
04/10/2020LeagueSt Johnstone FC (A)W 2-0Griffiths 90, Klimala 90+3
17/10/2020LeagueRangers FC (H)L 0-2
22/10/2020UELAC Milan (H)L 1-3Elyounoussi 76
25/10/2020LeagueAberdeen FC (A)D 3-3C. McGregor 52, Griffiths 76, Christie 78 (P)
29/10/2020UELLOSC Lille (A)D 2-2Elyounoussi 28, 32
05/11/2020UELAC Sparta Praha (H)
08/11/2020LeagueMotherwell FC (A)
21/11/2020LeagueHibernian FC (A)
26/11/2020UELAC Sparta Praha (A)
03/12/2020UELAC Milan (A)
06/12/2020LeagueSt Johnstone FC (H)
10/12/2020UELLOSC Lille (H)
13/12/2020LeagueKilmarnock FC (H)
23/12/2020LeagueRoss County FC (H)
26/12/2020LeagueHamilton Academical FC (A)
30/12/2020LeagueDundee United FC (H)
02/01/2021LeagueRangers FC (A)
09/01/2021LeagueHibernian FC (H)
16/01/2021LeagueLivingston FC (H)
23/01/2021LeagueSaint Mirren FC (A)
27/01/2021LeagueHamilton Academical FC (H)
03/02/2021LeagueKilmarnock FC (A)
06/02/2021LeagueMotherwell FC (H)
13/02/2021LeagueSt Johnstone FC (A)
27/02/2021LeagueAberdeen FC (H)
06/03/2021LeagueDundee United FC (A)
20/03/2021LeagueRangers FC (H)
03/04/2021LeagueRoss County FC (A)
1Rangers FC13112029335
2Celtic FC11821281026
3Hibernian FC12732171024
4Aberdeen FC11722171123
5Dundee United FC13445101716
6Kilmarnock FC12426151414
7Motherwell FC11425131314
8Ross County FC1333782212
9St Johnstone FC1232791611
10Livingston FC13328132211
11Saint Mirren FC102176157
12Hamilton Academical FC1121813257
AC Sparta PrahaFixtures and results
22/08/2020LeagueFC Zbrojovka Brno (A)W 4-1Vindheim 4, Juliš 11, Dočkal 30, 35
30/08/2020LeagueSK Sigma Olomouc (H)W 3-0Juliš 37, 45, Kozák 89
13/09/2020LeagueMFK Karviná (A)W 5-2Hložek 41, 56, Dočkal 45+2 (P), Krejci 53, Kozák 82
20/09/2020LeagueFC Zlín (H)W 3-1Hložek 50, Jiráček 88 (og), Juliš 90+3
27/09/2020League1. FK Příbram (A)W 3-1Juliš 23, Krejčí 45, Krejci 69
30/09/2020CupBlansko (H)W 2-0Moberg Karlsson 74, Souček 87
03/10/2020LeagueFK Jablonec (H)W 2-1Juliš 30, Hložek 34
22/10/2020UELLOSC Lille (H)L 1-4Dočkal 47
29/10/2020UELAC Milan (A)L 0-3
05/11/2020UELCeltic FC (A)
07/11/2020LeagueSK Slavia Praha (H)
21/11/2020League1. FC Slovácko (A)
26/11/2020UELCeltic FC (H)
28/11/2020LeagueFK Pardubice (H)
03/12/2020UELLOSC Lille (A)
05/12/2020LeagueSFC Opava (A)
10/12/2020UELAC Milan (H)
12/12/2020LeagueFC Slovan Liberec (H)
19/12/2020LeagueFC Baník Ostrava (A)
30/01/2021LeagueFK Mladá Boleslav (H)
06/02/2021LeagueBohemians Praha 1905 (H)
13/02/2021LeagueSK Sigma Olomouc (A)
20/02/2021LeagueMFK Karviná (H)
27/02/2021LeagueFC Zlín (A)
06/03/2021League1. FK Příbram (H)
13/03/2021LeagueFK Jablonec (A)
20/03/2021LeagueFC Viktoria Plzeň (H)
03/04/2021LeagueSK Dynamo České Budějovice (A)
10/04/2021LeagueFK Teplice (H)
17/04/2021LeagueSK Slavia Praha (A)
21/04/2021League1. FC Slovácko (H)
24/04/2021LeagueFK Pardubice (A)
01/05/2021LeagueSFC Opava (H)
08/05/2021LeagueFC Slovan Liberec (A)
15/05/2021LeagueFC Baník Ostrava (H)
19/05/2021LeagueFK Mladá Boleslav (A)
23/05/2021LeagueBohemians Praha 1905 (A)
28/05/2021LeagueFC Zbrojovka Brno (H)
1AC Sparta Praha660020618
2SK Slavia Praha651019216
3FC Viktoria Plzeň6411161013
4SK Sigma Olomouc641111713
5FK Pardubice63127610
6FK Jablonec63129610
7FC Slovan Liberec631210610
8MFK Karviná6231779
9Bohemians Praha 19055212777
101. FC Slovácko5212567
11FC Zlín62048106
12FK Teplice62048136
13FC Baník Ostrava6123675
14FK Mladá Boleslav61236115
15SFC Opava61236115
16SK Dynamo České Budějovice50324123
171. FK Příbram50143131
18FC Zbrojovka Brno60155171

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Celtic FC

  • UEFA Champions League - First qualifying round
    Celtic FC 6-0 KR Reykjavík
    1-0 Elyounoussi 6, 2-0 A. Adalsteinsson 17 (og) , 3-0 Jullien 31, 4-0 Taylor 46, 5-0 Édouard 72, 6-0 Elyounoussi 90+1
    Barkas, Jullien, Taylor, Bitton, Brown (63 Ntcham), Christie (72 Klimala), Édouard (72 Al. Ajeti), Elyounoussi, C. McGregor, Elhamed, Forrest
  • Second qualifying round
    Celtic FC 1-2 Ferencvárosi TC
    0-1 Sigér 7, 1-1 Christie 53, 1-2 Tokmac Nguen 75
    Barkas, Jullien, Taylor, Brown, Christie, Ntcham, Elyounoussi, Ajer, C. McGregor, Elhamed (78 Frimpong), Forrest (78 Al. Ajeti)
  • UEFA Europa League - Third qualifying round
    Riga FC 0-1 Celtic FC
    0-1 Elyounoussi 90
    Barkas, Taylor, Duffy, Bitton, Brown, Christie, Ntcham (72 Al. Ajeti), Édouard (82 Elyounoussi), Ajer, C. McGregor, Forrest (35 Frimpong)
  • Play-off
    FK Sarajevo 0-1 Celtic FC
    0-1 Édouard 70
    Barkas, Taylor, Duffy, Bitton (11 Elhamed), Brown, Christie (86 Ntcham), Édouard (78 Klimala), Elyounoussi, Frimpong, Ajer, C. McGregor
  • Group stage
    Group H - Group Standings
    AC Milan2200616
    LOSC Lille2110634
    Celtic FC2011351
    AC Sparta Praha2002170
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    Celtic FC 1-3 AC Milan
    0-1 Krunić 14, 0-2 Brahim Díaz 42, 1-2 Elyounoussi 76, 1-3 Hauge 90+2
    Barkas, Duffy, Brown (64 Rogić), Griffiths (46 Christie), Al. Ajeti (77 Klimala), Ntcham, Frimpong, Ajer, C. McGregor, Welsh (46 Elyounoussi), Laxalt (77 Taylor)
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    LOSC Lille 2-2 Celtic FC
    0-1 Elyounoussi 28, 0-2 Elyounoussi 32, 1-2 Zeki Çelik 67, 2-2 Ikoné 75
    Bain, Duffy, Brown (81 Soro), Al. Ajeti (64 Édouard), Christie (81 Rogić), Ntcham (82 Welsh), Elyounoussi, Frimpong, Ajer (53 Bitton), C. McGregor, Laxalt
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    Celtic FC-AC Sparta Praha
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    AC Sparta Praha-Celtic FC
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    AC Milan-Celtic FC
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    Celtic FC-LOSC Lille

AC Sparta Praha

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    AC Sparta Praha 1-4 LOSC Lille
    0-1 Yusuf Yazıcı 45+1, 1-1 Dočkal 47, 1-2 Yusuf Yazıcı 60, 1-3 Ikoné 66, 1-4 Yusuf Yazıcı 75
    Heca, Moberg-Karlsson (74 Polidar), Pavelka, Dočkal, Lischka, Hanousek (91 Minchev), Sáček (91 Vitík), Trávník (78 Karabec), Vindheim, Krejčí, Juliš (46 Hložek)
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    AC Milan 3-0 AC Sparta Praha
    1-0 Brahim Díaz 24, 2-0 Rafael Leão 57, 3-0 Dalot 67
    Heca, Čelůstka, Pavelka, Krejčí (63 Moberg-Karlsson), Dočkal (90 Patrak), Lischka (80 Plechatý), Hanousek, Sáček, Trávník (79 Karabec), Vindheim, Juliš (63 Kozák)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    Celtic FC-AC Sparta Praha
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    AC Sparta Praha-Celtic FC
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    LOSC Lille-AC Sparta Praha
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    AC Sparta Praha-AC Milan

Last updated 03/11/2020 16:47CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIstván Kovács (ROU)
  • Assistant refereesVasile Florin Marinescu (ROU) , Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
  • Fourth officialMarius Avram (ROU)
  • UEFA DelegatePeter Oskam (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerShmuel Shteif (ISR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
István Kovács 16/09/19842664

Istvan Kovacs

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2007
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
23/11/2017UELGSMaccabi Tel-Aviv FCSK Slavia Praha0-2Netanya
30/08/2018UELPOSevilla FCSK Sigma Olomouc3-0Seville
20/09/2018UELGSVillarreal CFRangers FC2-2Villarreal
21/02/2019UELR32GNK Dinamo ZagrebFC Viktoria Plzeň3-0Zagreb

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/05/2010U19ELITENorthern IrelandCzech Republic1-3Schelkovo
03/08/2016UCL3QRCeltic FCFC Astana2-1Glasgow
23/11/2017UELGSMaccabi Tel-Aviv FCSK Slavia Praha0-2Netanya
30/08/2018UELPOSevilla FCSK Sigma Olomouc3-0Seville
20/09/2018UELGSVillarreal CFRangers FC2-2Villarreal
21/02/2019UELR32GNK Dinamo ZagrebFC Viktoria Plzeň3-0Zagreb

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
  • 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