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UEFA Europa League: AZ Alkmaar - SSC Napoli Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

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Group F - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
22/10/2020GSSSC Napoli - AZ Alkmaar0-1
NaplesD. De Wit 57
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SSC Napoli100100000000100101

AZ Alkmaar - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
15/03/2012R16Udinese Calcio - AZ Alkmaar2-1
agg: 2-3
UdineDi Natale 3 (P), 15; Falkenburg 31
08/03/2012R16AZ Alkmaar - Udinese Calcio2-0
AlkmaarMartens 63, Falkenburg 84
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
03/11/1982R2FC Internazionale Milano - AZ Alkmaar2-0
agg: 2-1
MilanJuary 4, Altobelli 68
20/10/1982R2AZ Alkmaar - FC Internazionale Milano1-0
AlkmaarReijnders 5

SSC Napoli - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
06/12/2017GSFeyenoord - SSC Napoli2-1
RotterdamN. Jørgensen 33, St. Juste 90+1; Zieliński 2
26/09/2017GSSSC Napoli - Feyenoord3-1
NaplesInsigne 7, Mertens 49, Callejón 70; Amrabat 90+3
UEFA Europa League
06/12/2012GSSSC Napoli - PSV Eindhoven1-3
NaplesCavani 18; Matavž 30, 41, 60
04/10/2012GSPSV Eindhoven - SSC Napoli3-0
EindhovenLens 19, Mertens 41, Marcelo 52
UEFA Europa League
02/12/2010GSFC Utrecht - SSC Napoli3-3UtrechtVan Wolfswinkel 6, 28 (P), Demouge 35; Cavani 5, 42, 70 (P)
16/09/2010GSSSC Napoli - FC Utrecht0-0Naples
AZ Alkmaar220031020000530254
SSC Napoli4112301200007124813

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Match background Only this chapter

AZ Alkmaar have the opportunity to complete a famous double as they take on Group F leaders Napoli in the Netherlands, although the Serie A side will clinch qualification for the knockout phase with a victory of their own.

• Napoli moved to the group summit on Matchday 4, beating bottom side Rijeka 2-0 on a night when the club paid a moving tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona, who had passed away the previous day. That win put the Italian side two points ahead of both AZ and Real Sociedad, who drew 0-0 in Alkmaar, as the three-way battle for two qualifying places took a new twist.

Previous meetings
• The clubs' first UEFA encounter took place on Group F's opening night and produced a surprise as AZ defeated their Italian hosts in Naples with a 57th-minute Dani de Wit strike, thus ending the Serie A side's six-match winning run at home in the UEFA Europa League group stage.

• AZ have won their two previous home games against Italian opposition, most recently overcoming Udinese 2-0 en route to a 3-2 aggregate win in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League round of 16.

• Napoli have now won just one of their seven matches against Dutch opposition (D2 L4) and are without a victory in the Netherlands, where they drew their first game before losing the next two, the most recent reverse 2-1 at Feyenoord in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage despite the 2nd-minute lead given to them by Piotr Zieliński.

Form guide
• AZ were second in the standings behind Ajax on goal difference when the 2019/20 Eredivisie was prematurely concluded in March, which earned them a place in this season's UEFA Champions League second qualifying round. Arne Slot's side won that tie, 3-1 after extra time at home to Viktoria Plzeň, but lost the next, 2-0 away to Dynamo Kyiv, and therefore moved into the UEFA Europa League group stage, where they are competing for the seventh time.

• The Alkmaar club have finished in the top two of their UEFA Europa League group on four occasions, most recently last season when they recorded nine points and 15 goals – the joint highest tally in 2019/20 – in finishing runners-up to Manchester United. Hopes of matching or bettering their run to the quarter-finals in 2011/12 and 2013/14 were ended, however, in the round of 32 by LASK (1-1 h, 0-2 a).

• The 1980/81 UEFA Cup runners-up have this season extended their unbeaten European home run to 11 matches (W5 D6) with a 4-1 win against Rijeka and that Matchday 4 stalemate with Real Sociedad. Their all-time record at home in the UEFA Europa League group stage is now W9 D7 L4.

• After four successive seasons in the UEFA Champions League, Napoli are back in the UEFA Europa League group stage – the prize for winning the Coppa Italia, which they claimed under new coach Gennaro Gattuso after a shoot-out victory against Juventus in the final (0-0, 4-2 on pens). The Partenopei, seventh in Serie A, also reached the UEFA Champions League round of 16 last term, going out to Barcelona (1-1 h, 1-3 a) after qualifying unbeaten as runners-up to Liverpool in their group.

• The 1988/89 UEFA Cup winners have competed in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase on seven previous occasions, four times after coming through their group. They have never failed to qualify from their section and have progressed as group winners on the two most recent occasions, winning all six matches last time out in 2015/16 when they also set the current record for the most goals scored in a UEFA Europa League group (22).

• Although the win at Rijeka on Matchday 3 (1-0) was just the fourth for Napoli in their last 12 European away fixtures (D4 L4), it was their fifth on the trot in the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Links and trivia
• Napoli's Dries Mertens is one game away from making his 100th appearance in UEFA club competition.

• Mertens played in the Netherlands for AGOVV, Utrecht and PSV Eindhoven before joining Napoli in 2013. The Belgian international scored five goals in eight Eredivisie games against AZ, including a hat-trick on his farewell appearance for Utrecht in May 2011.

• Prior to joining Napoli, Mexican forward Hirving Lozano played for PSV between 2017 and 2019, scoring in each of his three games against AZ.

• AZ's Timo Letschert appeared 16 times in Serie A for Sassuolo between 2016 and 2018.

• One of Napoli coach Gattuso's two goals for AC Milan in European competition came on Dutch soil – in a 3-1 win at Heerenveen in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage.

• Napoli are one of six former UEFA Cup winners in this season's UEFA Europa League group stage – along with Bayer Leverkusen (Group C), PSV Eindhoven (E), Tottenham (J), CSKA Moskva and Feyenoord (both K).


Team facts Only this chapter

AZ Alkmaar
Nickname: Kaaskoppen (Cheeseheads)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1981)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (2009)
Dutch Cup: 4 (2013)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2019/20: round of 32
second qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA competition
round of 32
group stage
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: quarter-finals
group stage

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
11-1: AZ v Differdange
14/09/77, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Astana
07/11/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: AZ v Anji
30/08/12, UEFA Europa League play-off second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Lyon v AZ
24/02/17, UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
11-1: AZ v Differdange (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Astana (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: AZ v Anji (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Lyon v AZ (see above)


SSC Napoli
Nickname: Partenopei (a reference to Parthenope, one of the Sirens of Greek mythology)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1989

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (1990)
Italian Cup: 6 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Champions League round of 16
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 32
semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2013/14: round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 32
2011/12: UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 32

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0 three times, most recently v Midtjylland
05/11/15, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
1-5: Valencia v Napoli
16/09/92, UEFA Cup first round first leg
0-4: Trabzonspor v Napoli
19/02/15, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Napoli v Viktoria Plzeň
14/02/13, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Werder Bremen v Napoli
06/12/89, UEFA Cup third round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0 three times, most recently v Midtjylland (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-5: Valencia v Napoli (see above)
0-4: Trabzonspor v Napoli (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Napoli v Viktoria Plzeň (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Werder Bremen v Napoli (see above)


Squad list Only this chapter

AZ Alkmaar - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Marco BizotNED10/03/199129 - 2-4-8-17-33-
16Hobie VerhulstNED02/04/199327 - ----2-----
30Mees BakkerNED11/03/200119 - ----------
54Sem WesterveldNED18/07/200218 - ----------
55Beau ReusNED31/10/200119 - ----------
56Elber EvoraNED02/12/199921 - ----------
2Jonas SvenssonNOR06/03/199327*2-4-8-231673
3Pantelis HatzidiakosGRE18/01/199723 - --4-8-101161
4Ron VlaarNED16/02/198535 - 2-----141301
5Owen WijndalNED28/11/199921 - 2-4-9-12-20-
15Bruno Martins IndiNED08/02/199228 - --3-614-29-
19Juan Familia-CastilloNED13/01/200020 - ----------
22Timo LetschertNED25/05/199327 - --1-5-3-4-
26Yukinari SugawaraJPN28/06/200020 - 2-1-4-81141
27Ramon LeeuwinNED01/09/198733 - 1-2-4-4-13-
35Joey JacobsNED10/04/200020 - ----------
40Maxim GullitNED20/05/200119 - --1---1-1-
43Richard SedláčekCZE21/06/199921 - ----------
45Quinten DekkersNED04/01/200119 - ----------
47Rik RegelingNED03/05/200119 - ----------
49Fons GemmelNED01/03/200119 - ----------
51Tijs VelthuisNED12/01/200218 - --1---1-1-
53Robin LathouwersNED09/03/200020 - ----------
57Jorn BerkhoutNED18/03/200218 - ----------
59Sem DirksNED14/03/200119 - ----------
6Fredrik MidtsjøNOR11/08/199327 - 2-4-9-161502
7Calvin StengsNED18/12/199821 - 2-4-72122205
8Teun KoopmeinersNED28/02/199822 - 214193124217
10Dani de WitNED28/01/199822 - 2-4193121201
11Jesper KarlssonSWE25/07/199822 - --41734141
17Zakaria AboukhlalNED18/02/200020 - --3-624-4-
18Håkon EvjenNOR14/02/200020 - --2-1-4-4-
20Jordy ClasieNED27/06/199129 - 2-----17-36-
21Kenzo GoudmijnNED18/12/200118 - ----------
23Mohamed TaabouniNED29/03/200218 - ----------
24Tijjani ReijndersNED29/07/199822 - ----4-----
25Thijs OostingNED02/05/200020 - ----------
28Albert GuðmundssonISL15/06/199723*22427342105
31Peer KoopmeinersNED04/05/200020 - ----------
32Des KunstNED12/10/199921 - ----------
36Emir BiberoğluNED20/05/200119 - ----------
39Iman GriffithNED02/12/200119 - ----------
42Bram FrankenNED14/02/200119 - ----------
46Rens Van der WachtNED01/06/199921 - ----------
50Soulyman AllouchNED26/01/200218 - ----------
52Zico BuurmeesterNED07/06/200218 - ----------
9Myron BoaduNED14/01/200119 - 2-2-7394196
14Ferdy DruijfNED12/02/199822 - 2-1-3-52103
37Richonell MargaretNED07/09/200020 - ----------
44Yusuf BarasıTUR31/03/200317 - --1---1-1-
60Tijmen WildeboerNED13/12/200118 - ----------
-Arne SlotNED17/09/197842 - 2-5---13-21-
SSC Napoli - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alex MeretITA22/03/199723 - 3-4-9-15-
12Antonio Pio DanieleITA10/07/200218 - --------
16Nikita ContiniITA21/05/199624 - --------
25David OspinaCOL31/08/198832 - 1-4-11-35-
46Hubert IdasiakPOL03/02/200218 - --------
6Mário RuiPOR27/05/199129 - 3-4-11-26-
19Nikola MaksimovićSRB25/11/199129 - 4-1-16-37-
22Giovanni Di LorenzoITA04/08/199327 - 4-8-4-12-
23Elseid HysajALB02/02/199426 - 2-5-13-31-
26Kalidou KoulibalySEN20/06/199129*4-8-38-72-
31Faouzi GhoulamFRA01/02/199129 - 2-3-25-41-
33Amir RrahmaniKOS24/02/199426 - ----7-9-
44Kostas ManolasGRE14/06/199129 - --8-212787
53Davide CostanzoITA04/07/200218 - --------
56Nello D'OnofrioITA21/05/200218 - --------
58Vincenzo PotenzaITA17/04/200218 - --------
4Diego DemmeGER21/11/199129 - 414-131292
5Tiemoué BakayokoFRA17/08/199426 - 3-5-10-322
7Eljif ElmasMKD24/09/199921 - 2-619-181
8Fabián RuizESP03/04/199624 - 4-8191231
20Piotr ZielińskiPOL20/05/199426 - 2-61102384
51Giovanni CeparanoITA13/05/200218 - --------
54Antonio D'AmatoITA10/03/200218 - --------
59Raffaele VirgilioITA17/01/200218 - --------
68Stanislav LobotkaSVK25/11/199426 - 4-5-4-11-
9Victor OsimhenNGA29/12/199821 - 2-622-72
11Hirving LozanoMEX30/07/199525 - 418441246
14Dries MertensBEL06/05/198733 - 4-8452149933
21Matteo PolitanoITA03/08/199327 - 4183134295
24Lorenzo InsigneITA04/06/199129 - 4-633046416
37Andrea PetagnaITA30/06/199525 - 4-71122132
52Antonio CioffiITA19/12/200217 - --------
57Giuseppe D'AgostinoITA11/05/200317 - --------
-Gennaro GattusoITA09/01/197842 - 5---16-18-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

AZ AlkmaarFixtures and results
26/08/2020UCLFC Viktoria Plzeň (H)W 3-1 aetKoopmeiners 90+5 (P), Guðmundsson 98 ET, 118 ET
15/09/2020UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)L 0-2
19/09/2020LeaguePEC Zwolle (H)D 1-1Boadu 68
26/09/2020LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (A)D 3-3D. De Wit 23, Koopmeiners 52, Boadu 69
04/10/2020LeagueSparta Rotterdam (A)D 4-4Aboukhlal 9, 19, D. De Wit 14, 33
17/10/2020LeagueVVV-Venlo (H)D 2-2Karlsson 2, Stengs 24
22/10/2020UELSSC Napoli (A)W 1-0D. De Wit 57
25/10/2020LeagueADO Den Haag (A)D 2-2Guðmundsson 33, Karlsson 66
29/10/2020UELHNK Rijeka (H)W 4-1Koopmeiners 6 (P), Guðmundsson 20, 60, Karlsson 51
01/11/2020LeagueRKC Waalwijk (H)W 3-0Stengs 5, Guðmundsson 72, 90+1
05/11/2020UELReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)L 0-1
08/11/2020Leaguesc Heerenveen (A)W 3-0Koopmeiners 29 (P), Woudenberg 41 (og), Karlsson 47
22/11/2020LeagueEmmen (H)W 1-0Martins Indi 11
26/11/2020UELReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)D 0-0
29/11/2020LeagueHeracles Almelo (A)W 2-1Koopmeiners 41 (P), Boadu 44
03/12/2020UELSSC Napoli (H)
06/12/2020LeagueFC Groningen (H)
10/12/2020UELHNK Rijeka (A)
13/12/2020LeagueFC Twente (A)
20/12/2020LeagueWillem II (H)
23/12/2020LeagueVitesse (H)
27/12/2020LeagueFC Utrecht (A)
09/01/2021LeaguePEC Zwolle (A)
13/01/2021LeaguePSV Eindhoven (A)
16/01/2021LeagueADO Den Haag (H)
24/01/2021LeagueFeyenoord (A)
27/01/2021LeagueFC Utrecht (H)
31/01/2021LeagueAFC Ajax (H)
06/02/2021LeagueEmmen (A)
14/02/2021Leaguesc Heerenveen (H)
21/02/2021LeagueVVV-Venlo (A)
28/02/2021LeagueFeyenoord (H)
07/03/2021LeagueVitesse (A)
14/03/2021LeagueFC Twente (H)
21/03/2021LeaguePSV Eindhoven (H)
04/04/2021LeagueWillem II (A)
11/04/2021LeagueSparta Rotterdam (H)
25/04/2021LeagueAFC Ajax (A)
02/05/2021LeagueRKC Waalwijk (A)
09/05/2021LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (H)
13/05/2021LeagueFC Groningen (A)
16/05/2021LeagueHeracles Almelo (H)
1AFC Ajax1090142527
3PSV Eindhoven1072121623
5FC Twente10532211118
6sc Heerenveen10532181318
7AZ Alkmaar9450211317
8FC Groningen10523111117
9FC Utrecht9252101311
10Sparta Rotterdam1023515189
11PEC Zwolle1016312179
12RKC Waalwijk102358169
14Willem II102269188
15Heracles Almelo1022611218
16ADO Den Haag101279275
17SC Fortuna Sittard1003712273
SSC NapoliFixtures and results
20/09/2020LeagueParma FC (A)W 2-0Mertens 63, Insigne 77
27/09/2020LeagueGenoa CFC (H)W 6-0Lozano 10, 65, Zieliński 46, Mertens 57, Elmas 69, Politano 72
04/10/2020LeagueJuventus (A)L 0-3
17/10/2020LeagueAtalanta BC (H)W 4-1Lozano 23, 27, Politano 30, Osimhen 43
22/10/2020UELAZ Alkmaar (H)L 0-1
25/10/2020LeagueBenevento (A)W 2-1Insigne 60, Petagna 67
29/10/2020UELReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)W 1-0Politano 56
01/11/2020LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)L 0-2
05/11/2020UELHNK Rijeka (A)W 2-1Demme 43, Braut 62 (og)
08/11/2020LeagueBologna FC (A)W 1-0Osimhen 23
22/11/2020LeagueAC Milan (H)L 1-3Mertens 63
26/11/2020UELHNK Rijeka (H)W 2-0Anastasio 41 (og), Lozano 75
29/11/2020LeagueAS Roma (H)W 4-0Insigne 30, Fabián Ruiz 64, Mertens 81, Politano 86
03/12/2020UELAZ Alkmaar (A)
06/12/2020LeagueFC Crotone (A)
10/12/2020UELReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)
13/12/2020LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
16/12/2020LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
20/12/2020LeagueSS Lazio (A)
23/12/2020LeagueTorino FC (H)
03/01/2021LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
06/01/2021LeagueSpezia (H)
10/01/2021LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
13/01/2021CupEmpoli FC (H)
17/01/2021LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
24/01/2021LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
31/01/2021LeagueParma FC (H)
07/02/2021LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
14/02/2021LeagueJuventus (H)
21/02/2021LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
28/02/2021LeagueBenevento (H)
03/03/2021LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
07/03/2021LeagueBologna FC (H)
14/03/2021LeagueAC Milan (A)
21/03/2021LeagueAS Roma (A)
03/04/2021LeagueFC Crotone (H)
11/04/2021LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
18/04/2021LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
21/04/2021LeagueSS Lazio (H)
25/04/2021LeagueTorino FC (A)
02/05/2021LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)
09/05/2021LeagueSpezia (A)
12/05/2021LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
16/05/2021LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
23/05/2021LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
1AC Milan972021823
2FC Internazionale Milano9531231318
3US Sassuolo Calcio9531201218
5SSC Napoli9603201017
6AS Roma9522191517
7Hellas Verona FC943212715
8Atalanta BC9423181614
9SS Lazio9423141614
10Bologna FC9405141412
11UC Sampdoria9324141511
12Cagliari Calcio9324161911
13Udinese Calcio9315101210
16Parma FC923410179
17ACF Fiorentina922510158
18Torino FC913516226
19Genoa CFC91268185
20FC Crotone90276202

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AZ Alkmaar

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    AZ Alkmaar 3-1 FC Viktoria Plzeň
    0-1 Limberský 78, 1-1 Koopmeiners 90+5 (P) , 2-1 Guðmundsson 98 ET, 3-1 Guðmundsson 118 ET
    Bizot, Svensson, Vlaar (76 Leeuwin), Midtsjø, Stengs (64 Guðmundsson), Koopmeiners, Boadu, D. De Wit, Idrissi (3 Sugawara), Wijndal, Clasie (80 Druijf)
  • Third qualifying round
    FC Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 AZ Alkmaar
    1-0 Rodrigues 49, 2-0 Shaparenko 86
    Bizot, Svensson, Vlaar (79 Sugawara), Midtsjø (66 Druijf), Stengs, Koopmeiners, Boadu, D. De Wit, Wijndal, Clasie, Guðmundsson (58 Idrissi)
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    SSC Napoli4301529
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol4211217
    AZ Alkmaar4211527
    HNK Rijeka4004290
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    SSC Napoli 0-1 AZ Alkmaar
    0-1 D. De Wit 57
    Bizot, Svensson, Hatzidiakos, Wijndal, Midtsjø (88 Leeuwin), Stengs, Koopmeiners, D. De Wit, Karlsson (88 Guðmundsson), Martins Indi, Sugawara
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    AZ Alkmaar 4-1 HNK Rijeka
    1-0 Koopmeiners 6 (P) , 2-0 Guðmundsson 20, 3-0 Karlsson 51, 4-0 Guðmundsson 60, 4-1 Kulenović 72
    Bizot, Svensson, Hatzidiakos (61 Leeuwin), Wijndal, Midtsjø, Stengs (66 Evjen), Koopmeiners, D. De Wit, Karlsson (66 Aboukhlal), Martins Indi (89 Gullit), Guðmundsson (89 Yusuf Barası)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol 1-0 AZ Alkmaar
    1-0 Portu 58
    Bizot, Svensson, Hatzidiakos (71 Letschert), Wijndal, Midtsjø, Stengs (71 Velthuis), Koopmeiners, Boadu (63 Evjen), D. De Wit, Karlsson (63 Druijf), Guðmundsson (63 Aboukhlal)
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Real Sociedad de Fútbol
    Bizot, Svensson, Hatzidiakos, Wijndal, Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners, D. De Wit, Karlsson (71 Aboukhlal), Martins Indi, Guðmundsson (71 Boadu)
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    AZ Alkmaar-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    HNK Rijeka-AZ Alkmaar

SSC Napoli

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    SSC Napoli 0-1 AZ Alkmaar
    0-1 D. De Wit 57
    Meret, Fabián Ruiz, Osimhen (66 Petagna), Lozano (59 Insigne), Mertens, Nik. Maksimović, Politano (83 Bakayoko), Di Lorenzo, Hysaj (59 Mário Rui), Koulibaly, Lobotka (66 Demme)
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol 0-1 SSC Napoli
    0-1 Politano 56
    Ospina, Demme (88 Fabián Ruiz), Bakayoko, Mário Rui, Nik. Maksimović, Politano (61 Di Lorenzo), Hysaj, Insigne (22 Lozano), Koulibaly, Petagna (61 Osimhen), Lobotka (61 Mertens)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    HNK Rijeka 1-2 SSC Napoli
    1-0 Murić 13, 1-1 Demme 43, 1-2 Braut 62 (og)
    Meret, Demme, Mário Rui (80 Zieliński), Elmas (59 Fabián Ruiz), Mertens, Nik. Maksimović, Politano (69 Lozano), Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Petagna (80 Ghoulam), Lobotka (59 Insigne)
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    SSC Napoli 2-0 HNK Rijeka
    1-0 Anastasio 41 (og) , 2-0 Lozano 75
    Meret, Demme (69 Lobotka), Bakayoko, Elmas (69 Mertens), Nik. Maksimović, Zieliński (64 Insigne), Politano (64 Lozano), Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Petagna (81 Fabián Ruiz)
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    AZ Alkmaar-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    SSC Napoli-Real Sociedad de Fútbol

Last updated 01/12/2020 14:43CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeRuddy Buquet (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesGuillaume Debart (FRA) , Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
  • Fourth officialJérémie Pignard (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateMichael O'brien (ENG)
  • UEFA Referee observerJohn Ward (IRL)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Ruddy Buquet29/01/19773267

Ruddy Buquet

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/08/2012UEL3QRFC AnjiVitesse2-0Ramenskoye
18/09/2014UELGSSevilla FCFeyenoord2-0Seville
23/10/2014UELGSBSC Young BoysSSC Napoli2-0Berne
17/03/2016UELR16SS LazioAC Sparta Praha0-3Rome
15/09/2016UELGSFC Viktoria PlzeňAS Roma1-1Plzen
24/08/2017UELPORosenborg BKAFC Ajax3-2Trondheim
20/02/2020UELR32Getafe CFAFC Ajax2-0Getafe

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/08/2012UEL3QRFC AnjiVitesse2-0Ramenskoye
18/09/2014UELGSSevilla FCFeyenoord2-0Seville
23/10/2014UELGSBSC Young BoysSSC Napoli2-0Berne
30/09/2015UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaPSV Eindhoven3-2Khimki
17/03/2016UELR16SS LazioAC Sparta Praha0-3Rome
15/09/2016UELGSFC Viktoria PlzeňAS Roma1-1Plzen
24/08/2017UELPORosenborg BKAFC Ajax3-2Trondheim
23/10/2018UCLGSAFC AjaxSL Benfica1-0Amsterdam
17/09/2019UCLGSFC Internazionale MilanoSK Slavia Praha1-1Milan
06/11/2019UCLGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaJuventus1-2Moscow
20/02/2020UELR32Getafe CFAFC Ajax2-0Getafe

Last updated 02/12/2020 10:20CET



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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