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UEFA Europa League: SL Benfica - Rangers FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

SL BenficaSL BenficaEstádio do SL Benfica - LisbonThursday 5 November 2020
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Group D - Matchday 3
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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
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/11/2012GSSL Benfica - Celtic FC2-1
LisbonJohn 7, Garay 71; Samaras 32
19/09/2012GSCeltic FC - SL Benfica0-0Glasgow
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/11/2007GSCeltic FC - SL Benfica1-0
GlasgowMcGeady 45
24/10/2007GSSL Benfica - Celtic FC1-0
LisbonCardozo 87
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/11/2006GSSL Benfica - Celtic FC3-0
LisbonG. Caldwell 10 (og), Nuno Gomes 22, Karyaka 76
17/10/2006GSCeltic FC - SL Benfica3-0
GlasgowMiller 56, 66, Pearson 90
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/11/1969R2SL Benfica - Celtic FC3-0
agg: 3-3 t
LisbonEusébio 35, Graça 40, Costa 90
12/11/1969R2Celtic FC - SL Benfica3-0
GlasgowGemmell 2, Wallace 14, Hood 70
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/10/1960PRSL Benfica - Heart of Midlothian FC3-0
agg: 5-1
LisbonÁguas 7, 60, José Augusto 49
29/09/1960PRHeart of Midlothian FC - SL Benfica1-2
EdinburghYoung 80; Águas 36, José Augusto 74

Rangers FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/02/2020R32SC Braga - Rangers FC0-1
agg: 2-4
BragaKent 61
20/02/2020R32Rangers FC - SC Braga3-2
GlasgowHagi 67, 82, Aribo 75; Fransérgio 11, Ruiz 59
07/11/2019GSRangers FC - FC Porto2-0
GlasgowMorelos 69, S. Davis 73
24/10/2019GSFC Porto - Rangers FC1-1PortoLuis Díaz 36; Morelos 44
UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/02/2011R32Sporting Clube de Portugal - Rangers FC2-2
agg: 3-3 ag
LisbonPedro Mendes 42, Yannick Djaló 83; Diouf 19, Edu 90+2
17/02/2011R32Rangers FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-1GlasgowWhittaker 66; Fernández 89
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/04/2008QFSporting Clube de Portugal - Rangers FC0-2
agg: 0-2
LisbonDarcheville 60, Whittaker 90+2
03/04/2008QFRangers FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal0-0Glasgow
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/11/2005GSFC Porto - Rangers FC1-1PortoLisandro 60; McCormack 83
13/09/2005GSRangers FC - FC Porto3-2
GlasgowLøvenkrands 35, Pršo 59, Kyrgiakos 85; Pepe 47, 71
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/09/2004R1Rangers FC - CS Marítimo1-0
agg: 1-1 (aet, 4-2 pens)
GlasgowPršo 70
16/09/2004R1CS Marítimo - Rangers FC1-0
FunchalManduca 30
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/11/1986R2Boavista FC - Rangers FC0-1
agg: 1-3
PortoFerguson 75
23/10/1986R2Rangers FC - Boavista FC2-1
GlasgowMcPherson 35, McCoist 44; De Oliveira 33
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/11/1983R2FC Porto - Rangers FC1-0
agg: 2-2 ag
PortoFernando Gomes 52
19/10/1983R2Rangers FC - FC Porto2-1
GlasgowClark 35, Mitchell 82; Pereira 86
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/11/1971R2Sporting Clube de Portugal - Rangers FC4-3
agg: 6-6 ag (aet)
LisbonYazalde 25, Gonçalves Laranjeira 38, Pedro Gomes 87, Fernando Peres 115 ET; Stein 26, 46, Henderson 100 ET
20/10/1971R2Rangers FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal3-2
GlasgowStein 5, 10, Henderson 30; Chico 67, Canotilho 88
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
SL Benfica55005113000010613149
Rangers FC9720933300001810532819

Last updated 03/11/2020 17:15CET

Match background Only this chapter

UEFA Europa League Group D front-runners Benfica and Rangers have a maximum six points apiece as they go head to head in UEFA competition for the first time.

• After an opening 4-2 win at Lech Poznań, Benfica maintained their unbeaten home record in the UEFA Europa League by overcoming Standard Liège 3-0 in Lisbon, Pizzi and Luca Waldschmidt both scoring from the penalty spot before the former added a third goal from open play. A second-half header from Alfredo Morelos was enough for Rangers to beat Lech in Glasgow following their 2-0 win in Belgium on Matchday 1.

Previous meetings
• Benfica have a 100% success rate at home to Scottish visitors. They have won five games out of five, all in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, with the last four against Celtic, most recently 2-1 in the 2012/13 group stage. Celtic's goal was the first ever scored by a Scottish club against Benfica in Lisbon.

• Rangers visited Portugal twice in last season's UEFA Europa League, drawing 1-1 at Porto on Matchday 3 thanks to a Morelos equaliser and beating Braga 1-0 courtesy of a Ryan Kent winner in the round of 32 second leg. Those results make their all-time record in Portugal W3 D3 L3, with no defeats in their last five visits (W2 D3). Indeed, they have not lost on the Portuguese mainland for 37 years.

Form guide
Benfica
• 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, under newly reappointed head coach Jorge Jesus, 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 24 matches, qualifying included, that comprises 20 victories. Their four group stage games in Lisbon have all ended in victory.

Rangers
• Rangers were in second place 13 points behind Celtic when the 2019/20 Scottish Premiership came to a premature end. They also enjoyed a lengthy run in Europe, progressing from the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League all the way to the round of 16, where, as Scotland's last team standing, they were eliminated by Bayer Leverkusen (1-3 h, 0-1 a).

• Steven Gerrard's side were obliged to come through three qualifiers to reach this season's group stage, beating Lincoln Red Imps (5-0) and Willem II (4-0) on the road before a 2-1 play-off success against Galatasaray in Glasgow.

• This is the club's third successive group stage participation. They finished third in their section two seasons ago but came through last term in second place behind Porto, their nine-point total enabling them to finish ahead of Young Boys and Feyenoord.

• That 1-0 victory in Braga earlier this year was Rangers' first on the road in the UEFA Europa League proper. Their away record in the competition now stands at W2 D5 L4, with the Matchday 1 win in Liège their first outside Glasgow in the group stage after three draws and three defeats.

Links and trivia
• Haris Seferović (Benfica) and Cédric Itten (Rangers) both play up front for Switzerland.

• Gerrard was in the Liverpool team that, as UEFA Champions League holders, lost both legs of their 2005/06 round of 16 tie against Benfica (0-1 a, 0-2 h). The current Rangers boss captained the Merseysiders to victory, however, in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final between the clubs in 2009/10 (1-2 a, 4-1 h).

• Rangers' on-loan South African midfielder Bongani Zungu played for Vitória SC in 2016/17. He lost all four games against Benfica but did score the Guimarães club's consolation goal against them in the Portuguese Cup final (1-2).

• Morelos's winner against Lech was his 25th European goal and his 21st in UEFA competition for Rangers, equalling Ally McCoist's club record.

• Benfica's victory against Standard matched Zenit's competition record of 23 home games unbeaten in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final.

• Rangers are the only team in this season's UEFA Europa League to have won their opening two group fixtures without conceding a goal. Dinamo Zagreb have also kept two clean sheets in Group K but have drawn both matches 0-0.

• 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).

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2021/matches/round=2001240/match=2029771/prematch/background/index.html#benfica+rangers+facts

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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)
2019/20:
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2018/19:
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2017/18:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2016/17:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2015/16:
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
2014/15:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2013/14:
runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2012/13:
runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2011/12:
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
2010/11:
semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
10-0:
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
0-2:
Benfica v Galatasaray
06/11/08, group stage

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

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2039330.html#club+facts+benfica

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Rangers FC
Formed:
1872
Nicknames: The Gers, The Teddy Bears, The Light Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (2008)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): (1961), (1967), 1972

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 54 (2011)
Scottish Cup: 33 (2009)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2019/20:
round of 16
2018/19:
group stage
2017/18: first qualifying round
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2010/11: round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
10-0: Rangers v Valletta
28/09/83, European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Valletta v Rangers
14/09/83, European Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Rangers v Juventus
01/11/95, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers
13/04/60, European Cup semi-finals first leg
5-0: Köln v Rangers
03/11/82, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
6-0: Rangers v St Joseph's
18/07/19, first qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Lincoln Red Imps
17/09/20, second qualifying round

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Rangers v Leverkusen
12/03/20, round of 16 first leg
0-2: Rangers v Auxerre
15/12/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Köln v Rangers (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=858204.html#club+facts+rangers

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Squad list Only this chapter

SL Benfica - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLUELLeagueUELUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Mile SvilarBEL27/08/199921 - --------3-
24Samuel SoaresPOR15/06/200218 - ----------
77Helton LeiteBRA02/11/199030 - ----------
99Odisseas VlachodimosGRE26/04/199426 - 1-2-6-10-31-
Defenders
2GilbertoBRA07/03/199327 - --1-3-3-3-
3Alejandro GrimaldoESP20/09/199525 - 1-1-5181333
5Jan VertonghenBEL24/04/198733 - 1-2-5-5531015
18Jean-Clair TodiboFRA30/12/199920 - --------1-
30Nicolas OtamendiARG12/02/198832 - --2-4-2-2-
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 - --2-5-2-2-
72Tomás AraújoPOR16/05/200218 - ----------
82João FerreiraPOR22/03/200119 - ----------
97FerroPOR26/03/199723 - ----1-61111
Midfielders
7EvertonBRA22/03/199624 - 1-2-612-3-
8GabrielPOR18/09/199327 - --2-516-15-
17Diogo GonçalvesPOR06/02/199723 - --1-2-1-5-
19ChiquinhoPOR19/07/199525 - ----2-2-5-
21PizziPOR06/10/198931 - 1-23611155310
28Julian WeiglGER08/09/199525 - 1-2-6-17-441
38PedrinhoBRA13/04/199822 - 1-2-3-2-3-
49Adel TaarabtFRA24/05/198931 - 1-2-3-7-14-
55Paulo BernardoPOR24/01/200218 - ----------
58Ronaldo CamaráPOR05/01/200317 - ----------
68Rafael BritoPOR19/01/200218 - ----------
88Gonçalo RamosPOR20/06/200119 - --1---1-1-
Forwards
9Darwin NuñezURU24/06/199921 - 1-23612333
10Luca WaldschmidtGER19/05/199624 - --21642121
11Franco CerviARG26/05/199426 - ----1-5-304
14Haris SeferovićSUI22/02/199228 - 1-1-5481346
27Rafa SilvaPOR17/05/199327 - 112-61214366
39Henrique AraújoPOR19/01/200218 - ----------
78Tiago AraújoPOR27/03/200119 - ----------
85Umaro EmbalóPOR06/05/200119 - ----------
Coach
-Jorge JesusPOR24/07/195466 - 1-2---66-126-
Rangers FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
QUALUELLeagueUELUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Allan McGregorSCO31/01/198238 - 3-2-5-34-84-
33Jon McLaughlinSCO09/09/198733 - ----8-----
48Nicky HogarthSCO04/07/200119 - ----------
49Brian KinnearSCO16/01/200119 - ----------
71Jay HogarthSCO18/07/200317 - ----------
78Jack McconnellSCO11/02/200416 - ----------
Defenders
2James TavernierENG31/10/199129 - 3321136202427
3Calvin UghelumbaNGA31/12/199920 - 1-1-5-1-2-
5Filip HelanderSWE22/04/199327 - 21--10-6-201
6Connor GoldsonENG18/12/199227 - 322-13218-374
16Nathan PattersonSCO16/10/200119 - 1---1-1-2-
26Leon BalogunGER28/06/198832 - --2-6-4-4-
31Borna BarišićCRO10/11/199227 - 3-2-11114-323
56Kyle McClellandSCO10/02/200218 - ----------
60Harris O'ConnorSCO28/05/200218 - ----------
61Leon KingSCO14/01/200416 - ----------
65Adam DevineSCO25/03/200317 - ----------
74Matthew HendersonSCO05/01/200317 - ----------
79Jack HarknessSCO19/01/200416 - ----------
80Kelsey EwenSCO29/06/200416 - ----------
81Harley EwenSCO29/06/200416 - ----------
Midfielders
7Ianis HagiROU22/10/199822 - 3-2-11162183
8Ryan JackSCO27/02/199228 - 1-2-11-13-481
10Steven DavisNIR01/01/198535 - 2-1-11-272532
14Ryan KentENG11/11/199623 - 212-134131212
15Bongani ZunguRSA09/10/199228 - ----------
17Joe AriboENG21/07/199624 - --2-62101174
18Glen KamaraFIN28/10/199525 - 3-2-10-10-20-
36Jamie BarjonasSCO24/01/199921 - ----------
37Scott ArfieldCAN01/11/198832 - 312-132171353
44Cameron PalmerSCO15/05/200020 - ----------
46Jack ThomsonSCO20/01/200020 - ----------
54Ben WilliamsonSCO07/08/200119 - ----------
55Ciaran DicksonSCO21/05/200218 - ----------
57Murray MillerSCO29/01/200218 - ----------
70Cole MckinnonSCO29/01/200317 - ----------
73Robbie FraserSCO02/04/200317 - ----------
76Alex LowrySCO23/06/200317 - ----------
82Connor AllanSCO10/01/200416 - ----------
84Mackenzie StrachanSCO23/02/200416 - ----------
85Darren McinallySCO08/03/200416 - ----------
Forwards
11Cédric IttenSUI27/12/199623 - 3---921-9-
20Alfredo MorelosCOL21/06/199624 - 32211031694325
21Brandon BarkerENG04/10/199624 - --1-715-5-
24Greg StewartSCO17/03/199030 - 1---2-3-111
25Kemar RoofeENG06/01/199327 - 1-21622131
39Dapo MebudeSCO29/07/200119 - ----------
58Christopher McKeeNIR07/05/200218 - ----------
68Arron LyallSCO27/09/200317 - ----------
87Robbie UreSCO26/02/200416 - ----------
Coach
-Steven GerrardENG30/05/198040 - 3-2---18-37-

Last updated 03/11/2020 17:22CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

SL BenficaFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
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)W 3-0Pizzi 49 (P), 76, Waldschmidt 66 (P)
02/11/2020LeagueBoavista FC (A)L 0-3
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)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
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
Rangers FCFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
01/08/2020LeagueAberdeen FC (A)W 1-0Kent 21
09/08/2020LeagueSaint Mirren FC (H)W 3-0McCarthy 23 (og), Morelos 69, 74
12/08/2020LeagueSt Johnstone FC (H)W 3-0Barišić 21, Kent 45+2, Aribo 49
16/08/2020LeagueLivingston FC (A)D 0-0
22/08/2020LeagueKilmarnock FC (H)W 2-0Roofe 50, Kent 77
29/08/2020LeagueHamilton Academical FC (A)W 2-0Hagi 15, Tavernier 20
12/09/2020LeagueDundee United FC (H)W 4-0Kent 13, Tavernier 39, Roofe 68, Arfield 87
17/09/2020UELLincoln Red Imps FC (A)W 5-0Tavernier 21, Goldson 45+4, Morelos 67, 88, Defoe 84
20/09/2020LeagueHibernian FC (A)D 2-2Morelos 45+1, Arfield 57
24/09/2020UELWillem II (A)W 4-0Tavernier 22 (P), Kent 25, Helander 55, Goldson 71
27/09/2020LeagueMotherwell FC (A)W 5-1Tavernier 12 (P), 37 (P), Jones 28, Itten 75, 80
01/10/2020UELGalatasaray AŞ (H)W 2-1Arfield 52, Tavernier 59
04/10/2020LeagueRoss County FC (H)W 2-0Tavernier 17 (P), Barker 88
17/10/2020LeagueCeltic FC (A)W 2-0Goldson 9, 54
22/10/2020UELR. Standard de Liège (A)W 2-0Tavernier 19 (P), Roofe 90+3
25/10/2020LeagueLivingston FC (H)W 2-0Aribo 9, Defoe 16
29/10/2020UELKKS Lech Poznań (H)W 1-0Morelos 68
01/11/2020LeagueKilmarnock FC (A)W 1-0Tavernier 19 (P)
05/11/2020UELSL Benfica (A)
08/11/2020LeagueHamilton Academical FC (H)
22/11/2020LeagueAberdeen FC (H)
26/11/2020UELSL Benfica (H)
03/12/2020UELR. Standard de Liège (H)
06/12/2020LeagueRoss County FC (A)
10/12/2020UELKKS Lech Poznań (A)
13/12/2020LeagueDundee United FC (A)
19/12/2020LeagueMotherwell FC (H)
23/12/2020LeagueSt Johnstone FC (A)
26/12/2020LeagueHibernian FC (H)
30/12/2020LeagueSaint Mirren FC (A)
02/01/2021LeagueCeltic FC (H)
09/01/2021LeagueAberdeen FC (A)
16/01/2021LeagueMotherwell FC (A)
23/01/2021LeagueRoss County FC (H)
27/01/2021LeagueHibernian FC (A)
03/02/2021LeagueSt Johnstone FC (H)
06/02/2021LeagueHamilton Academical FC (A)
13/02/2021LeagueKilmarnock FC (H)
27/02/2021LeagueLivingston FC (A)
06/03/2021LeagueSaint Mirren FC (H)
20/03/2021LeagueCeltic FC (A)
03/04/2021LeagueDundee United FC (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
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

Last updated 03/11/2020 17:22CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SL Benfica

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    (15/09/2020)
    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
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    Rangers FC2200306
    SL Benfica2200726
    KKS Lech Poznań2002250
    R. Standard de Liège2002050
    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 3-0 R. Standard de Liège
    1-0 Pizzi 49 (P) , 2-0 Waldschmidt 66 (P) , 3-0 Pizzi 76
    Vlachodimos, Vertonghen, Everton, Gabriel (72 Weigl), Nuñez (72 Seferović), Waldschmidt (68 Taarabt), Diogo Gonçalves, Pizzi (79 Gonçalo Ramos), Otamendi, Pedrinho (46 Rafa Silva), Nuno Tavares
  • 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

Rangers FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    (17/09/2020)
    Lincoln Red Imps FC 0-5 Rangers FC
    0-1 Tavernier 21, 0-2 Goldson 45+4, 0-3 Morelos 67, 0-4 Defoe 84, 0-5 Morelos 88
    A. McGregor, Tavernier (46 Morelos), Edmundson, Goldson, Hagi, Itten (66 Defoe), Kamara, Stewart, Roofe (42 Patterson), Barišić, Arfield
  • Third qualifying round
    (24/09/2020)
    Willem II 0-4 Rangers FC
    0-1 Tavernier 22 (P) , 0-2 Kent 25, 0-3 Helander 55, 0-4 Goldson 71
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Hagi, S. Davis, Kent (72 Jones), Kamara, Morelos (79 Itten), Barišić (74 Ughelumba), Arfield
  • Play-off
    (01/10/2020)
    Rangers FC 2-1 Galatasaray AŞ
    1-0 Arfield 52, 2-0 Tavernier 59, 2-1 Marcão 87
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Hagi (78 Jack), S. Davis, Kent, Kamara, Morelos (87 Itten), Barišić, Arfield
  • 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
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Hagi (67 Aribo), Jack, Kent, Kamara, Morelos (74 Roofe), Balogun, Barišić (43 Ughelumba), Arfield
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    Rangers FC 1-0 KKS Lech Poznań
    1-0 Morelos 68
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Hagi (69 Aribo), S. Davis, Kent (81 Barker), Kamara, Roofe (62 Morelos), Balogun, Barišić, Arfield (81 Jack)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    SL Benfica-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    Rangers FC-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    Rangers FC-R. Standard de Liège
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    KKS Lech Poznań-Rangers FC

Last updated 03/11/2020 17:16CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesDiego Barbero (ESP) , Iñigo Prieto (ESP)
  • Fourth officialGuillermo Cuadra Fernandez (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateOleg Molceanov (MDA)
  • UEFA Referee observerBertrand Layec (FRA)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Jesús Gil Manzano04/02/19841944

Jesús Gil Manzano

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2014

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Finals
N/A

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
14/02/2019UELR32Galatasaray AŞSL Benfica1-2Istanbul
01/10/2020UELPORio Ave FCAC Milan2-2Vila do Conde

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
24/05/2014U19ELITEUkraineScotland0-0Burton-on-Trent
27/09/2017UCLGSRSC AnderlechtCeltic FC0-3Brussels
05/12/2017UCLGSSL BenficaFC Basel 18930-2Lisbon
18/09/2018UCLGSFC Schalke 04FC Porto1-1Gelsenkirchen
14/02/2019UELR32Galatasaray AŞSL Benfica1-2Istanbul
17/11/2019EUROQRLuxembourgPortugal0-2Luxembourg
27/11/2019UCLGSRB LeipzigSL Benfica2-2Leipzig
01/10/2020UELPORio Ave FCAC Milan2-2Vila do Conde

Last updated 04/11/2020 16:07CET

Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • QUAL: All UEFA qualifiers
  • UEL: Current season total UEFA Europa League appearances from the group stage onwards prior to the current matchday
  • UEL: Total appearances in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.