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UEFA Europa League: AEK Athens FC - SC Braga Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

AEK Athens FCAEK Athens FCOACA Spyros Louis - AthensThursday 3 December 2020
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Group G - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
22/10/2020GSSC Braga - AEK Athens FC3-0
BragaGaleno 44, Paulinho 78, Ricardo Horta 88
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
05/10/1966R1SC Braga - AEK Athens FC3-2
agg: 4-2
BragaMário 15, Perrichon 30, 44; Papaioannou 6, Coimbra 87 (og)
28/09/1966R1AEK Athens FC - SC Braga0-1
AthensSilva 26
AEK Athens FC100120020000300327
SC Braga220011000000330072

AEK Athens FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
12/12/2018GSSL Benfica - AEK Athens FC1-0
LisbonGrimaldo 88
02/10/2018GSAEK Athens FC - SL Benfica2-3
AthensKlonaridis 53, 63; Seferović 6, Grimaldo 15, Alfa Semedo 74
UEFA Europa League
17/12/2009GSSL Benfica - AEK Athens FC2-1
LisbonDi María 45, 73; Blanco 84
01/10/2009GSAEK Athens FC - SL Benfica1-0
AthensMajstorovic 43
European Champions Clubs' Cup
27/09/1978R1FC Porto - AEK Athens FC4-1
agg: 5-7
PortoVital 63, 83, Teixeira 79, Fernando Gomes 88; Bajević 32
13/09/1978R1AEK Athens FC - FC Porto6-1
AthensBajević 4, 18, Ardizoglou 16, Constantinou 38, Nikolaou 59, Mavros 60; Toni 50

SC Braga - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

06/12/2007GSAris Thessaloniki FC - SC Braga1-1SalonikaRonaldo Guiaro 26; Linz 6
AEK Athens FC42025005000092071318
SC Braga220021100000431083

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Match background Only this chapter

Defeated in each of their first two home games in Group G, AEK Athens must win the third, against Braga, if they are to remain in contention for a place in the round of 32, while their Portuguese visitors will seal their own qualification if they take all three points in the Greek capital.

• With Leicester City already through, there is just one round of 32 place still up for grabs in the section. Braga, second with seven points, are best-placed to join the English side as they have a four-point advantage over both AEK and Ukrainian challengers Zorya Luhansk, who got off the mark with a 3-0 win in Athens on Matchday 4 having lost 4-1 at home to the same opponents three weeks earlier.

Previous meetings
• Braga kicked off their Group G campaign by beating AEK 3-0 at home, Galeno giving them a half-time lead before late strikes from Paulinho and Ricardo Horta sealed a comfortable opening victory.

• The clubs have been drawn together just once previously – in the 1966/67 European Cup Winners' Cup first round in what was Braga's first ever UEFA competition tie. The Portuguese side won both legs, 1-0 away and 3-2 at home.

• While AEK have now been beaten on all five of their visits to Portugal, they have won two and lost two in Athens, the most recent game still fresh in the memory – a 3-2 defeat by Benfica in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Braga's only other encounter with Greek opposition was a 1-1 draw away to Aris Thessaloniki in the group stage of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup. Their record in Greece is therefore W1 D1.

Form guide
• Third in last season's Greek Superleague, 22 points adrift of champions Olympiacos, AEK's 2019/20 European campaign ended in the UEFA Europa League play-offs, where they lost on away goals to Trabzonspor (1-3 h, 2-0 a).

• Massimo Carrera's side overcame St Gallen (1-0 a) and Wolfsburg (2-1 h) in this season's qualifying phase, enabling the club to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage for the fifth time. AEK failed to make further progress in their first three participations, in 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12, but made it through at the fourth attempt, in 2017/18, as runners-up to AC Milan. Indeed, they remained unbeaten in that campaign, two draws against Dynamo Kyiv in the round of 32 (1-1 h, 0-0 a) eliminating them on away goals after they had also shared the points in five of their six group games in addition to an opening 2-1 win at Rijeka.

• AEK have won only two of their 14 home games in the UEFA Europa League group stage (D5 L7), a 1-2 defeat by Leicester on Matchday 2 and the latest loss to Zorya making it ten in a row without a victory in Athens, their last success coming on Matchday 1 of the 2010/11 season when they won 3-1 against Hajduk Split.

• 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 W7 D6 L4, with four wins in a row until they went down 4-0 at Leicester on Matchday 3.

Links and trivia
• There are three Portuguese players in AEK's squad – Hélder Lopes, André Simões and Nélson Oliveira. All have played top-flight football in their homeland, the latter having spent some of his formative years at Braga.

• Emanuel Insúa (AEK) and Nicolás Gaitán (Braga) both began their careers with Boca Juniors in their native Argentina. Gaitán was a Benfica team-mate of Nélson Oliveira in 2014/15.

• Brazilian defender Bruno Viana spent 2016/17 with Olympiacos, winning the Greek Superleague title, before joining Braga, initially on loan.

• 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 clubs were knocked out by eventual winners Atlético de Madrid.

• Carvalhal was coach of Greek club Asteras Tripolis in the early part of 2008/09, his first job outside Portugal. His one league game against AEK resulted in a 2-1 away defeat.


Team facts Only this chapter

AEK Athens
Formed: 1924
Nickname: Kitrinomavri (Yellow and Blacks)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 12 (2018)
Greek Cup: 15 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2019/20: play-offs
UEFA Champions League group stage
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
third qualifying round
2015/16: did not compete in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not compete in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not compete in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not compete in UEFA competition
2011/12: group stage
group stage

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-0: AEK v Grevenmacher
09/08/01, UEFA Cup qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4 twice, most recently v Zorya Luhansk
05/11/20, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
AEK v Sevilla
03/09/07, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second leg
three times, most recently v Zorya Luhansk
26/11/20, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-2: Monaco v AEK
18/09/63, European Cup preliminary round first leg
5-0 three times, most recently v Barcelona
22/02/01, UEFA Cup fourth round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
6-0: AEK v Grevenmacher (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-4 twice, most recently v Zorya Luhansk (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 twice, most recently v Zorya Luhansk (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 three times, most recently v Barcelona (see above)


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

AEK Athens FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Panagiotis TsintotasGRE04/07/199327 - 2-3-8-4-6-
16Vasileios ChatziemmanouilGRE09/08/199921 - ----------
30Giorgos AthanasiadisGRE07/04/199327 - --1---1-11-
99Georgios TheocharisGRE30/06/200218 - ----------
2Michalis BakakisGRE18/03/199129 - --2-1-10-25-
3Hélder LopesPOR04/01/198931 - --2-7-10-20-
5Ionuţ NedelcearuROU25/04/199624 - --4-514-12-
15Žiga LaciSVN20/07/200218 - --------1-
19Dmytro ChygrynskiyUKR07/11/198634 - 2-3-4-22-681
22Emanuel InsuaESP10/04/199129*2-3-5-3-5-
24Stratos SvarnasGRE11/11/199723 - 2-4-5-4-9-
26Nassim HnidTUN12/03/199723 - ----7-----
40Mario MitajALB06/08/200317 - ----1-----
88Stavros VasilantonopoulosGRE28/01/199228 - 2-4-4-4-6-
6Nenad KrstičićSRB03/07/199030 - 2-4-6113-361
8André SimõesPOR16/12/198930 - 211-518-283
20Petros MantalosGRE31/08/199129 - 2-317162316
25Kostas GalanopoulosGRE28/12/199722 - --2-119-24-
28Yevhen ShakhovUKR30/11/199030S2-4-71294526
44Anel ŠabanadžovićBIH24/05/199921 - --2-2-2-61
51Ioannis SardelisGRE03/11/200020 - ----------
70Ioannis Foivos BotosGRE20/12/200019 - --1-1-1-1-
9Levi GarciaTRI20/11/199723 - 2---2141101
10Marko LivajaCRO26/08/199327 - 2-42821783212
11Karim Ansarifard IRN03/04/199030 - 214-8482123
14Christos AlbanisGRE05/11/199426 - ----4---1-
17Muamer TankovicSWE22/02/199525 - --425-123153
18Nélson OliveiraPOR08/08/199129 - 212-7-2-112
52Efthymios ChristopoulosGRE20/09/200020 - ----------
53Theodosios MachairasGRE09/05/200020 - 1-3-413-4-
-Massimo CarreraITA22/04/196456 - 2-3---7-19-
SC Braga - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1MatheusBRA29/03/199228 - 4-8-32-42-
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 - 2-4-2-5-
5Nuno SequeiraPOR19/08/199030 - 2-8-12-17-
6RolandoPOR31/08/198535 - ----363645
16David CarmoPOR19/07/199921 - 3-6-4-4-
34Raúl SilvaBRA04/11/198931 - 3-2-121183
36Bruno VianaBRA05/02/199525 - 4-82181261
42Guilherme SoaresPOR08/02/200119 - --------
43Miguel VilelaPOR25/03/200020 - --------
47Ricardo EsgaioPOR16/05/199327*4-8124-36-
50Leonardo ButaPOR05/06/200218 - --------
52Diogo VieiraPOR27/06/200119 - --------
73José PedroPOR16/01/200218 - --------
74Francisco MouraPOR16/08/199921 - 3-523-3-
78Renato NetoBRA20/06/200020 - --------
85Fábio BaldéPOR03/05/200020 - --------
86Bruno RodriguesPOR08/06/200119 - --------
98Nuno TeixeiraPOR02/04/200317 - --------
7João NovaisPOR10/07/199327 - 2-5-8-141
8Ali Al MusratiLBY06/04/199624 - 416152112
15André HortaPOR07/11/199624 - 4-7-141203
27FransérgioBRA18/10/199030 - 3161157247
44João FariaPOR16/01/200416 - --------
45Iuri MedeirosPOR10/07/199426 - 4-824-5-
48Edgar BragaPOR07/05/200119 - --------
51David VeigaPOR10/02/200020 - --------
56Eduardo SoaresPOR17/08/200119 - --------
66Vasco MoreiraPOR07/05/200119 - --------
75Pedro MartinsPOR28/08/200119 - --------
79Bernardo CoutoPOR16/08/200218 - --------
88André CastroPOR02/04/198832 - 4-815-6-
95GuilhermeBRA10/10/199525 - 4-6-4-4-
9Abel RuizESP28/01/200020 - 1-3-3131
10Nicolás GaitánARG23/02/198832 - 211-2547510
20PaulinhoPOR09/11/199228 - 437-1972512
21Ricardo HortaPOR15/09/199426 - 31612052811
70Pedro SantosPOR12/10/200020 - --------
71Hernani InfandePOR03/04/200119 - --------
81Eduardo RibeiroPOR14/01/200119 - --------
87Álvaro DjalóGNB19/08/199921 - --------
90GalenoBRA22/10/199723 - 3182112144
96Miguel FaléPOR28/01/200416 - --------
99Vitor OliveiraPOR15/03/200020 - --------
-Carlos CarvalhalPOR04/12/196554 - 4---26-30-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

AEK Athens FCFixtures and results
19/09/2020LeaguePanetolikos GFS (A)W 2-0Livaja 68, Mantalos 87
24/09/2020UELFC St. Gallen (A)W 1-0Nélson Oliveira 71
27/09/2020LeaguePAS Lamia (H)W 3-0Garcia 14, Krstičić 65, Enobakhare 85
01/10/2020UELVfL Wolfsburg (H)W 2-1André Simões 64, Ansarifard 90+4
04/10/2020LeagueAtromitos FC (A)L 0-1
18/10/2020LeaguePAOK FC (H)D 1-1Ansarifard 23
22/10/2020UELSC Braga (A)L 0-3
25/10/2020LeaguePAS Giannina FC (A)W 1-0Ansarifard 16 (P)
29/10/2020UELLeicester City FC (H)L 1-2Tankovic 49
01/11/2020LeagueOFI Crete FC (H)W 2-1Nedelcearu 32, Shakhov 74
05/11/2020UELFC Zorya Luhansk (A)W 4-1Tankovic 7, Mantalos 34, Livaja 54, 81
22/11/2020LeagueAE Larissa FC (H)W 4-1Machairas 55, Ansarifard 72, André Simões 78, Galanopoulos 89
26/11/2020UELFC Zorya Luhansk (H)L 0-3
29/11/2020LeagueAsteras Tripolis FC (A)W 2-1Livaja 13, Ansarifard 58
03/12/2020UELSC Braga (H)
06/12/2020LeaguePanathinaikos FC (H)
10/12/2020UELLeicester City FC (A)
13/12/2020LeagueApollon Smyrnis FC (A)
16/12/2020LeagueOlympiacos FC (H)
21/12/2020LeagueVolos NFC (H)
03/01/2021LeagueOlympiacos FC (A)
06/01/2021LeaguePanetolikos GFS (H)
1Olympiacos FC871017222
2PAOK FC963016521
3AEK Athens FC861115519
4Aris Thessaloniki FC861111519
5Volos NFC9342121213
6Atromitos FC1034391313
7Asteras Tripolis FC933391012
8Panathinaikos FC103349912
9OFI Crete FC10334141612
10PAS Giannina FC1023511139
11Apollon Smyrnis FC91358146
12AE Larissa FC81346126
13Panetolikos GFS100464144
14PAS Lamia80265162
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)L 0-4
08/11/2020LeagueSL Benfica (A)W 3-2Iuri Medeiros 38, Moura 50, 63
21/11/2020CupCD Trofense (A)W 2-1Ruiz 44, Galeno 90+3
26/11/2020UELLeicester City FC (H)D 3-3Al Musrati 4, Paulinho 24, Fransérgio 90+1
29/11/2020LeagueSC Farense (H)W 1-0Al Musrati 87
03/12/2020UELAEK Athens FC (A)
06/12/2020LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
10/12/2020UELFC Zorya Luhansk (H)
14/12/2020CupClube Olímpico Montijo (A)
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 Portugal871021522
2SC Braga860213718
3SL Benfica8602191018
4FC Porto8512191016
5Vitória SC84136713
6FC Paços de Ferreira73229811
7CD Nacional82428810
8CD Santa Clara83147810
9Rio Ave FC82425710
10FC Famalicao823311169
11CD Tondela82246148
12Gil Vicente FC8224798
13Moreirense FC7223688
14Os Belenenses8152358
15Portimonense SC82156117
16Boavista FC814310157
17CS Marítimo82159137
18SC Farense81259135

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AEK Athens FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Third qualifying round
    FC St. Gallen 0-1 AEK Athens FC
    0-1 Nélson Oliveira 71
    Tsintotas, Krstičić, André Simões, Livaja (90 Shakhov), Ansarifard (68 Garcia), Nélson Oliveira, Chygrynskiy, Mantalos, Insua, Svarnas, Vasilantonopoulos
  • Play-off
    AEK Athens FC 2-1 VfL Wolfsburg
    0-1 Mehmedi 45+1, 1-1 André Simões 64, 2-1 Ansarifard 90+4
    Tsintotas, Krstičić, André Simões, Garcia (81 Machairas), Nélson Oliveira (87 Ansarifard ), Chygrynskiy, Mantalos (62 Livaja), Insua, Svarnas, Shakhov, Vasilantonopoulos
  • Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    Leicester City FC431012410
    SC Braga4211887
    AEK Athens FC4103593
    FC Zorya Luhansk4103593
    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
    Tsintotas, Hélder Lopes, Nedelcearu, Krstičić, Ansarifard (61 Tankovic), Nélson Oliveira, Chygrynskiy (61 Livaja), Mantalos, Svarnas, Shakhov, Vasilantonopoulos
  • 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
    Tsintotas, Bakakis (86 Vasilantonopoulos), Hélder Lopes, Nedelcearu, Krstičić, Livaja (46 Tankovic), Ansarifard (46 Nélson Oliveira), Mantalos, Insua (86 Machairas), Svarnas, Shakhov (86 Šabanadžović)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    FC Zorya Luhansk 1-4 AEK Athens FC
    0-1 Tankovic 7, 0-2 Mantalos 34, 0-3 Livaja 54, 1-4 Livaja 81, 1-3 Kochergin 81
    Tsintotas, Nedelcearu, Krstičić (85 Galanopoulos), Livaja, Tankovic (75 Ansarifard ), Chygrynskiy, Mantalos (85 Botos), Insua, Svarnas, Shakhov (70 Šabanadžović), Vasilantonopoulos
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    AEK Athens FC 0-3 FC Zorya Luhansk
    0-1 Gromov 61, 0-2 Kabaiev 76, 0-3 Yurchenko 86 (P)
    Athanasiadis, Bakakis (65 Galanopoulos), Nedelcearu, Krstičić, André Simões (87 Machairas), Livaja, Tankovic (65 Ansarifard ), Chygrynskiy, Insua, Svarnas (82 Vasilantonopoulos), Shakhov
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    AEK Athens FC-SC Braga
  • 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 4-0 SC Braga
    1-0 Iheanacho 21, 2-0 Iheanacho 48, 3-0 Praet 67, 4-0 Maddison 78
    Matheus, Novais, Al Musrati (71 André Castro), Ruiz (63 Guilherme), André Horta (63 Iuri Medeiros), Carmo, Paulinho (71 Gaitán), Raúl Silva, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, Galeno (71 Moura)
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    SC Braga 3-3 Leicester City FC
    1-0 Al Musrati 4, 1-1 Barnes 9, 2-1 Paulinho 24, 2-2 Thomas 79, 3-2 Fransérgio 90+1, 3-3 Vardy 90+5
    Matheus, Vitor Tormena, Nuno Sequeira, Al Musrati, Paulinho (87 Guilherme), Ricardo Horta (68 Raúl Silva), Bruno Viana, Iuri Medeiros (77 Fransérgio), Ricardo Esgaio, André Castro (87 André Horta), Galeno
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    AEK Athens FC-SC Braga
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    SC Braga-FC Zorya Luhansk

Last updated 03/12/2020 19:08CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeGeorgi Kabakov (BUL)
  • Assistant refereesMartin Margaritov (BUL) , Diyan Valkov (BUL)
  • Fourth officialIvaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
  • UEFA DelegateAdonis Procopiou (CYP)
  • UEFA Referee observerTerje Hauge (NOR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Georgi Kabakov22/02/19861455

Georgi Kabakov

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2007
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
13/03/2018UYLQFTottenham Hotspur FCFC Porto0-2Enfield
26/11/2019UCLGSTottenham HotspurOlympiacos FC4-2London

Last updated 02/12/2020 10:28CET



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