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UEFA Europa League: R. Standard de Liège - SL Benfica Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

R. Standard de LiègeR. Standard de LiègeStade Maurice Dufrasne - LiegeThursday 10 December 2020
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Group D - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/10/2020GSSL Benfica - R. Standard de Liège3-0
LisbonPizzi 49 (P), 76, Waldschmidt 66 (P)
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
R. Standard de Liège000010010000100103
SL Benfica110000000000110030

R. Standard de Liège - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
28/11/2019GSVitória SC - R. Standard de Liège1-1GuimaraesAndré Pereira 45+2; Lestienne 40 (P)
19/09/2019GSR. Standard de Liège - Vitória SC2-0
LiegeHanin 66 (og), Mpoku 90+1
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/02/2009R3R. Standard de Liège - SC Braga1-1
agg: 1-4
LiegeMbokani 79; Aguiar 88
18/02/2009R3SC Braga - R. Standard de Liège3-0
BragaRenteria 17, Leone 27, Aguiar 84
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/09/1995R1R. Standard de Liège - Vitória SC0-0
agg: 1-3
Liege
12/09/1995R1Vitória SC - R. Standard de Liège3-1
GuimaraesGilmar 21, 89, Neto 68; Schepens 33
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/03/1982QFFC Porto - R. Standard de Liège2-2
agg: 2-4
PortoPereira 48, Pacheco 71; Lecloux 45, van der Smissen 68
03/03/1982QFR. Standard de Liège - FC Porto2-0
LiegeEnglebert 30, Azevedo Mendes 66 (og)
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/11/1958R1R. Standard de Liège - Sporting Clube de Portugal3-0
agg: 6-2
LiegePaeschen 47, Houf 67, Mallants 74
29/10/1958R1Sporting Clube de Portugal - R. Standard de Liège2-3
LisbonBolzée 23 (og), Mendes 80; Paeschen 10, Jadot 69, Mallants 70

SL Benfica - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/11/2013GSRSC Anderlecht - SL Benfica2-3
BrusselsMbemba 18, Bruno 77; Matić 34, Mbemba 52 (og), Rodrigo 90
17/09/2013GSSL Benfica - RSC Anderlecht2-0
LisbonDjuričić 4, Luisão 30
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/12/2004GSKSK Beveren - SL Benfica0-3
BeverenSimão 5 (P), Zahovič 21, 59
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/08/2004QR3RSC Anderlecht - SL Benfica3-0
agg: 3-1
BrusselsDindane 34, 59, Ještrović 73 (P)
10/08/2004QR3SL Benfica - RSC Anderlecht1-0
LisbonZahovič 13
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/10/2003R1SL Benfica - RAA Louviéroise1-0
agg: 2-1
PortoFehér 58
24/09/2003R1RAA Louviéroise - SL Benfica1-1CharleroiOdemwingie 15; Simão 53
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/09/1995R1SL Benfica - K. Lierse SK2-1
agg: 5-2
LisbonJoão Pinto 25, Kenedy 60; Van Kerckhoven 34
12/09/1995R1K. Lierse SK - SL Benfica1-3
LierHuysmans 39 (P); Valdo 27 (P), Santos Cipriano 52, Paulo Bento 62
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/12/1994GSRSC Anderlecht - SL Benfica1-1BrusselsRutjes 48; Edílson 83
28/09/1994GSSL Benfica - RSC Anderlecht3-1
LisbonCaniggia 27, 41, Tavares 72; Degryse 86
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/11/1988R2SL Benfica - RC Liégeois1-1
agg: 2-3
LisbonValdo 58; Veyt 20
26/10/1988R2RC Liégeois - SL Benfica2-1
RocourtVarga 58, Malbasa 68; Chalana 46 (P)
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
16/03/1988QFRSC Anderlecht - SL Benfica1-0
agg: 1-2
BrusselsGudjohnsen 63
02/03/1988QFSL Benfica - RSC Anderlecht2-0
LisbonMagnusson 16, Carlos 19
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
18/05/1983FSL Benfica - RSC Anderlecht1-1
agg: 1-2
LisbonShéu 32; Lozano 38
04/05/1983FRSC Anderlecht - SL Benfica1-0
BrusselsBrylle Larsen 30
03/11/1982R2KSC Lokeren OV - SL Benfica1-2
agg: 1-4
LokerenVan Der Gijp 7; Filipović 57, 64
20/10/1982R2SL Benfica - KSC Lokeren OV2-0
LisbonNené 20, Jesus Coelho 64
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
R. Standard de Liège532061230000114431515
SL Benfica9810942320112012443217

Last updated 09/12/2020 18:06CET

Match background Only this chapter

With the issue of qualification from Group D already settled, Standard Liège and Benfica are playing for final placings as they meet in Belgium on Matchday 6.

• Standard were eliminated after losing 3-2 at Rangers last time out and prop up the group on three points, the same number as Lech Poznań. Benfica, who are eight points better off and sealed qualification for the round of 32 with a 4-0 home win against the Polish side, stretching their record unbeaten run at home in the competition to 25 matches, must better Rangers' result away to Lech on Matchday 6 to top the group.

Previous meetings
• In the teams' first encounter, on Matchday 2, Benfica maintained their unbeaten home record in the UEFA Europa League by overcoming Standard 3-0 in Lisbon, Pizzi and Luca Waldschmidt both scoring from the penalty spot before the former added a third from open play.

• Standard are unbeaten at home to Portuguese visitors (W3 D2), conceding just once in those five matches. The most recent game took place in last season's UEFA Europa League group stage when they beat Vitória SC 2-0.

• This is Benfica's 21st match against a Belgian side. They have won 12 of the previous 20, but all four defeats have been in Belgium, including the first leg of the 1982/83 UEFA Cup final against Anderlecht, which they lost 1-0, ultimately going down 2-1 on aggregate. They did, however, defeat the Brussels club on their most recent visit to the country, prevailing 3-2 with a last-minute winner in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Form guide
Standard
• Standard were placed fifth in the 2019/20 Belgian First Division A when it was called to a halt in March. Knocked out of last season's UEFA Europa League at the group stage, they came through three qualifying rounds this season under new coach Philippe Montanier – all at home, against Bala Town (2-0), Vojvodina (2-1 aet) and Fehérvár (3-1) – to secure an eighth appearance in the competition proper.

• The Liège club have competed in the UEFA Europa League group stage in six previous campaigns, but have only once made further progress, at the first attempt in 2011/12, when they reached the round of 16. They were also quarter-finalists in the inaugural 2009/10 season after switching over mid-campaign from the UEFA Champions League. Last season they finished third in Group F with eight points, behind Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt.

• Standard had their 15-match unbeaten European home run (W10 D5) ended on Matchday 1 by Rangers (0-2). They have nevertheless won six of their last eight home games in the UEFA Europa League group stage (D1 L1), including Matchday 4's 2-1 success against Lech.

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) under current coach Jorge Jesus. 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 won only four of their last 20 European fixtures outside Portugal, losing 12, but they ended a run of three successive away defeats in the UEFA Europa League by defeating Lech 4-2 in Poland on Matchday 1. Following the 2-2 draw at Rangers on Matchday 4 their group stage record on the road is now W3 D1 L1.

Links and trivia
• Mehdi Carcela ended his first spell with Standard when he left for Benfica in 2015/16, going on to score three goals in 29 games in all competitions for the Lisbon club. The Moroccan midfielder is an international team-mate of Benfica's Adel Taraabt.

• Standard's Croatian striker Duje Čop played for Nacional in the 2008/09 Portuguese Liga, but made only five appearances for the Madeira outfit and did not face Benfica.

• Benfica's Belgian goalkeeper Mile Svilar started his career with Standard's rivals Anderlecht. He is a regular Belgian Under-21 squad member, where he has operated alongside Standard trio Zinho Vanheusden, Samuel Bastien and fellow keeper Arnaud Bodart.

• Another Belgian in the Benfica squad is summer signing Jan Vertonghen, although he has never played senior football in his homeland and had not faced Standard until Matchday 2.

• Vertonghen's next appearance in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final, will be his 50th.

• 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).

• Standard's seventh appearance in the UEFA Europa League group stage is a record for a Belgian club, one more than Anderlecht and Club Brugge.

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2021/matches/round=2001240/match=2029832/prematch/background/index.html#standard+liege+benfica+facts

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Team facts Only this chapter

R. Standard de Liège
Formed:
1898
Nickname: Les Rouches (The Reds)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1982)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 10 (2009)
Belgian Cup: 8 (2018)

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

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-0: Standard v Floriana
01/10/81, European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Dynamo Dresden v Standard
10/12/80, UEFA Cup third round second leg
0-3 three times, most recently v Panathinaikos
03/11/16, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-7: Standard v Arsenal
03/11/93, European Cup Winners' Cup second round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Sevilla v Standard
20/09/18, UEFA Europa League group stage
4-0 five times, most recently v Arsenal
03/10/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
6-1: Standard v Ards
19/09/73, first round second leg
5-0: Standard v Portadown
16/09/92, first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Dynamo Dresden v Standard (see above)
0-3 three times, most recently v Panathinaikos (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Standard v Athletic Club
16/12/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Sevilla v Standard (see above)
4-0 three times, most recently v Arsenal (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=866098.html#club+facts+standard

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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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Squad list Only this chapter

R. Standard de Liège - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
QUALUELLeagueUELUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Jean-François GilletBEL31/05/197941 - ------5-5-
16Arnaud BodartBEL11/03/199822 - 3-5-1518-11-
30Laurent HenkinetBEL14/09/199228 - ----------
36Louis FortinBEL12/01/200218 - ----------
Defenders
3Zinho VanheusdenBEL29/07/199921 - 3-2-8-111141
5Moussa SissakoFRA10/11/200020 - ----------
6Noé DussenneBEL07/04/199228S2-5-815-7-
21Collins FaiCMR13/08/199228*3-4-13-17-22-
24Nicolas GavoryFRA16/02/199525 - 315-14111-141
27Laurent JansLUX05/08/199228 - --4-4-4-7-
34Konstantinos LaifisCYP19/05/199327 - 3-31111203263
41Hugo SiquetBEL09/07/200218 - --1-1-1-1-
44Alexandro CalutBEL22/04/200317 - ----------
45Lucas KalalaBEL28/02/200218 - ----------
47Ameen Al DakhilBEL06/03/200218 - ----------
Midfielders
8Gojko CimirotBIH19/12/199227 - 3-4-9-24-491
10Mehdi CarcelaBEL01/07/198931 - 3-3-6-361644
12Eddy SylvestreFRA29/08/199921 - ----1-----
15Eden ShamirISR25/06/199525 - 3-1-6-1-132
18Aleksandar BoljevićMNE12/12/199524 - --3-6-6-14-
19Selim AmallahBEL15/11/199624 - 343-9282116
20Merveille BokadiCOD21/05/199624 - 3-5-1316-9-
22Maxime LestienneBEL17/06/199228 - --42112276398
26Nicolas RaskinBEL23/02/200119 - 2-3-1313-5-
28Samuel BastienBEL26/09/199624*--5-82151171
33Damjan PavlovicBEL09/07/200119 - ----2-----
40Jérémy LanduBEL02/01/200218 - ----------
42Youness BehtiBEL24/05/200218 - ----------
43Olivier DumontBEL06/03/200218 - ----------
46Fostave MabaniCOD10/04/200218 - ----------
Forwards
7Duje ČopCRO01/02/199030 - 1-218-1924712
9Obbi OularéBEL08/01/199624 - 1-4-92162193
11William BalikwishaBEL12/05/199921 - ----------
17Jackson MulekaCOD05/10/199921 - 3-1-411-4-
23Abdoul-Fessal TapsobaBFA23/08/200119 - --217-2121
25Felipe AvenattiITA26/04/199327 - 224-717-92
29Joachim CarcelaBEL16/12/199920 - --2---2-2-
31Mitchy NteloBEL04/05/200119 - ----------
32Michel-Ange BalikwishaBEL10/05/200119 - 2-3---3-5-
Coach
-Philippe MontanierFRA15/11/196456 - 3-5---5-8-
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 - --1---1-1-
99Odisseas VlachodimosGRE26/04/199426 - 1-4-9-12-33-
Defenders
2GilbertoBRA07/03/199327 - --4-6-6-6-
3Alejandro GrimaldoESP20/09/199525 - 1-4-71111363
5Jan VertonghenBEL24/04/198733 - 1-518-5841046
18Jean-Clair TodiboFRA30/12/199920 - --------1-
30Nicolás OtamendiARG12/02/198832 - --4-7-181762
33JardelBRA29/03/198634 - --3-2-162513
34André AlmeidaPOR10/09/199030 - 1---4-16-58-
40Pedro GanchasPOR31/05/200020 - ----------
63Godfried FrimpongNED21/04/199921 - ----------
70Filipe CruzPOR19/02/200218 - ----------
71Nuno TavaresPOR26/01/200020 - --3-7-3-3-
72Tomás AraújoPOR16/05/200218 - ----------
82João FerreiraPOR22/03/200119 - ----------
97FerroPOR26/03/199723 - --1-1-71121
Midfielders
7EvertonBRA22/03/199624 - 1-5-925-6-
8GabrielPOR18/09/199327 - --4-818-17-
17Diogo GonçalvesPOR06/02/199723 - --3-4-3-7-
19ChiquinhoPOR19/07/199525 - --2-3-4-7-
21PizziPOR06/10/198931 - 1-55921475612
28Julian WeiglGER08/09/199525 - 1-417-191462
38PedrinhoBRA13/04/199822 - 1-3-4-3-4-
49Adel TaarabtFRA24/05/198931 - 1-3-5-8-15-
55Paulo BernardoPOR24/01/200218 - ----------
58Ronaldo CamaráPOR05/01/200317 - ----------
68Rafael BritoPOR19/01/200218 - ----------
81Ilija VukotićMNE07/01/199921 - ----------
88Gonçalo RamosPOR20/06/200119 - --2-1-2-2-
Forwards
9Darwin NuñezURU24/06/199921 - 1-45814555
10Luca WaldschmidtGER19/05/199624 - --51955151
11Franco CerviARG26/05/199426 - --1-1-6-314
14Haris SeferovićSUI22/02/199228 - 1-4-86111376
27Rafa SilvaPOR17/05/199327 - 115192245397
39Henrique AraújoPOR19/01/200218 - ----------
78Tiago AraújoPOR27/03/200119 - ----------
85Umaro EmbalóPOR06/05/200119 - ----------
Coach
-Jorge JesusPOR24/07/195466 - 1-5---69-129-

Last updated 09/12/2020 18:07CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

R. Standard de LiègeFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
08/08/2020LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)W 1-0Bastien 55
17/08/2020LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)W 2-1Amallah 67, Bastien 70
23/08/2020LeagueKRC Genk (H)D 0-0
30/08/2020LeagueKFCO Beerschot Wilrijk (A)W 3-0Avenatti 32, Lestienne 76, Oularé 83
12/09/2020LeagueOud-Heverlee Leuven (A)L 0-1
17/09/2020UELBala Town FC (H)W 2-0Avenatti 19 (P), Amallah 34
20/09/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)W 2-1Amallah 31 (P), Oularé 34
24/09/2020UELFK Vojvodina (H)W 2-1 aetAvenatti 47 (P), Amallah 91 ET
27/09/2020LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)D 2-2Balikwisha 47, Muleka 81
01/10/2020UELFehérvár FC (H)W 3-1Gavory 51, Amallah 77 (P), 85 (P)
04/10/2020LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)W 2-1Balikwisha 79, Raskin 84
17/10/2020LeagueClub Brugge (H)D 1-1Gavory 90+3 (P)
22/10/2020UELRangers FC (H)L 0-2
25/10/2020LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)L 0-2
29/10/2020UELSL Benfica (A)L 0-3
01/11/2020LeagueKV Oostende (H)W 1-0Dussenne 86
05/11/2020UELKKS Lech Poznań (A)L 1-3Lestienne 29
08/11/2020LeagueRoyal Antwerp FC (A)D 1-1Lestienne 68
21/11/2020LeagueKAS Eupen (H)D 2-2Bokadi 35, Bodart 90+6
26/11/2020UELKKS Lech Poznań (H)W 2-1Tapsoba 63, Laifis 90+4
29/11/2020LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)D 0-0
03/12/2020UELRangers FC (A)L 2-3Lestienne 6, Čop 41
06/12/2020LeagueKV Mechelen (H)D 2-2Laifis 45, Balikwisha 78
10/12/2020UELSL Benfica (H)
13/12/2020LeagueKAA Gent (A)
16/12/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
18/12/2020LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)
20/12/2020LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)
22/12/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
26/12/2020LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
09/01/2021CupRFC Seraing (A)
17/01/2021LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
22/01/2021LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
22/01/2021LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
26/01/2021LeagueKV Oostende (A)
29/01/2021LeagueClub Brugge (A)
05/02/2021LeagueOud-Heverlee Leuven (H)
09/02/2021LeagueKV Mechelen (A)
12/02/2021LeagueRoyal Antwerp FC (H)
19/02/2021LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)
26/02/2021LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)
05/03/2021LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (A)
12/03/2021LeagueWaasland-Beveren (H)
19/03/2021LeagueKRC Genk (A)
02/04/2021LeagueKAA Gent (H)
09/04/2021LeagueKAS Eupen (A)
16/04/2021LeagueKFCO Beerschot Wilrijk (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1KRC Genk15942352031
2Club Brugge15933301130
3KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk15915383428
4Royal Antwerp FC15744282325
5Oud-Heverlee Leuven15744272525
6R. Standard de Liège15672191425
7R. Charleroi SC15735221624
8RSC Anderlecht15582252023
9KV Kortrijk15555212120
10KAS Eupen15483182120
11KV Oostende15546201919
12Cercle Brugge KSV15609222718
13KAA Gent15519222516
14SV Zulte Waregem15438213015
15Waasland-Beveren15438213015
16KV Mechelen15357222814
17K. Sint-Truidense VV15258172811
18R. Excel Mouscron1524992510
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)D 3-3Goldson 2 (og), Rafa Silva 77, Nuñez 90+1
08/11/2020LeagueSC Braga (H)L 2-3Seferović 68, 86
21/11/2020CupUnião Sport Clube Paredes (A)W 1-0Samaris 26
26/11/2020UELRangers FC (A)D 2-2Tavernier 78 (og), Pizzi 81
30/11/2020LeagueCS Marítimo (A)W 2-1Pizzi 32, Everton 51
03/12/2020UELKKS Lech Poznań (H)W 4-0Vertonghen 36, Nuñez 57, Pizzi 58, Weigl 89
06/12/2020LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)W 2-1Rafa Silva 58, Waldschmidt 90+4
10/12/2020UELR. Standard de Liège (A)
20/12/2020LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)
29/12/2020LeaguePortimonense 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 Portugal972023723
2SL Benfica9702211121
3FC Porto9612231319
4SC Braga960314918
5Vitória SC95137716
6FC Paços de Ferreira9423111014
7CD Santa Clara941410913
8Os Belenenses92525611
9Rio Ave FC92525711
10CD Nacional924391110
11FC Famalicao9243131810
12Gil Vicente FC92348109
13Moreirense FC92347109
14SC Farense922511148
15CD Tondela92259188
16Boavista FC915310158
17Portimonense SC92166127
18CS Marítimo921610157

Last updated 09/12/2020 18:07CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

R. Standard de Liège

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    (17/09/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège 2-0 Bala Town FC
    1-0 Avenatti 19 (P) , 2-0 Amallah 34
    Bodart, Vanheusden, Cimirot (72 Bokadi), Carcela, Shamir, Amallah (67 Muleka), Fai, Gavory, Avenatti (84 Oularé), Balikwisha, Laifis
  • Third qualifying round
    (24/09/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège 2-1 FK Vojvodina
    1-0 Avenatti 47 (P) , 1-1 Bojić 75, 2-1 Amallah 91 ET
    Bodart, Vanheusden, Cimirot (3 Shamir), Carcela (8 Čop), Amallah, Bokadi, Fai, Gavory, Avenatti (72 Muleka), Raskin (17 Dussenne), Laifis
  • Play-off
    (01/10/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège 3-1 Fehérvár FC
    0-1 Nikolić 10, 1-1 Gavory 51, 2-1 Amallah 77 (P) , 3-1 Amallah 85 (P)
    Bodart, Vanheusden, Cimirot, Carcela (82 Shamir), Muleka, Amallah, Bokadi (46 Balikwisha), Fai, Gavory, Raskin, Laifis (59 Dussenne)
  • Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    Rangers FC532011711
    SL Benfica532016711
    KKS Lech Poznań51046123
    R. Standard de Liège51045123
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège 0-2 Rangers FC
    0-1 Tavernier 19 (P) , 0-2 Roofe 90+3
    Bodart, Vanheusden, Dussenne (78 Jans), Cimirot, Muleka (46 Oularé), Amallah (72 Čop), Bokadi, Fai (63 Carcela), Lestienne (72 Avenatti), Gavory, Bastien
  • 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
    Bodart, Vanheusden (75 Laifis), Dussenne, Cimirot (75 Carcela), Oularé (70 Boljević), Carcela, Amallah (80 Avenatti), Bokadi, Fai, Gavory, Bastien
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    KKS Lech Poznań 3-1 R. Standard de Liège
    1-0 Skóraś 14, 2-0 Ishak 22, 2-1 Lestienne 29, 3-1 Ishak 48
    Bodart, Dussenne, Cimirot (88 Carcela), Amallah (60 Boljević), Bokadi, Lestienne (73 Oularé), Gavory (46 Siquet), Raskin (73 Carcela), Jans, Bastien, Balikwisha
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège 2-1 KKS Lech Poznań
    0-1 Ishak 61, 1-1 Tapsoba 63, 2-1 Laifis 90+4
    Bodart, Dussenne, Cimirot, Oularé, Bokadi (46 Tapsoba), Fai, Lestienne (46 Boljević), Gavory (77 Jans), Raskin (77 Bastien), Balikwisha (77 Avenatti), Laifis
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    Rangers FC 3-2 R. Standard de Liège
    0-1 Lestienne 6, 1-1 Goldson 39, 1-2 Čop 41, 2-2 Tavernier 45+1 (P) , 3-2 Arfield 63
    Bodart, Dussenne, Čop (46 Balikwisha), Shamir (71 Avenatti), Bokadi, Fai, Lestienne (71 Raskin), Tapsoba, Jans (86 Gavory), Bastien, Laifis
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège-SL Benfica

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
    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 3-3 Rangers FC
    1-0 Goldson 2 (og) , 1-1 Diogo Gonçalves 24 (og) , 1-2 Kamara 25, 1-3 Morelos 51, 2-3 Rafa Silva 77, 3-3 Nuñez 90+1
    Vlachodimos, Vertonghen, Everton (67 Waldschmidt), Seferović (60 Nuñez), Diogo Gonçalves (46 Gilberto), Pizzi (21 Jardel), Rafa Silva, Weigl, Otamendi, Taarabt, Nuno Tavares (46 Grimaldo)
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    Rangers FC 2-2 SL Benfica
    1-0 Arfield 7, 2-0 Roofe 69, 2-1 Tavernier 78 (og) , 2-2 Pizzi 81
    Leite, Gilberto (69 Gonçalo Ramos), Grimaldo, Vertonghen, Everton, Gabriel, Waldschmidt (56 Diogo Gonçalves), Seferović (92 Ferro), Chiquinho (56 Pizzi), Rafa Silva, Jardel
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    SL Benfica 4-0 KKS Lech Poznań
    1-0 Vertonghen 36, 2-0 Nuñez 57, 3-0 Pizzi 58, 4-0 Weigl 89
    Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Grimaldo, Vertonghen, Everton (70 Pedrinho), Gabriel, Nuñez (60 Seferović), Chiquinho (60 Weigl), Pizzi (59 Waldschmidt), Rafa Silva (77 Cervi), Otamendi
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège-SL Benfica

Last updated 04/12/2020 14:07CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
  • Assistant refereesDmitri Zhuk (BLR) , Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
  • Fourth officialViktor Shimusik (BLR)
  • UEFA DelegateFelix Grigore (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarinus Koopman (NED)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Aleksei Kulbakov27/12/197952115

Aleksei Kulbakov

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2003
FIFA badge: 2005

Tournaments: 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Finals
2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
16/12/2009UELGSHertha BSC BerlinSporting Clube de Portugal1-0Berlin
19/09/2013UELGSVitória SCHNK Rijeka4-0Guimaraes
20/08/2015UELPOMolde FKR. Standard de Liège2-0Molde
26/11/2015UELGSSC BragaFC Slovan Liberec2-1Braga
03/11/2016UELGSKAA GentFC Shakhtar Donetsk3-5Ghent
16/03/2017UELR16RSC AnderlechtAPOEL FC1-0Brussels
08/03/2018UELR16Sporting Clube de PortugalFC Viktoria Plzeň2-0Lisbon
28/11/2019UELGSSC BragaWolverhampton Wanderers FC3-3Braga
20/02/2020UELR32Club BruggeManchester United FC1-1Bruges
01/10/2020UELPOSporting Clube de PortugalLASK1-4Lisbon

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/05/2006U17GS-FTCzech RepublicBelgium3-1Grevenmacher
05/06/2009U19ELITEBelgiumRepublic of Ireland1-0Tongeren
16/12/2009UELGSHertha BSC BerlinSporting Clube de Portugal1-0Berlin
19/09/2013UELGSVitória SCHNK Rijeka4-0Guimaraes
09/12/2014UCLGSSL BenficaBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Lisbon
20/08/2015UELPOMolde FKR. Standard de Liège2-0Molde
26/11/2015UELGSSC BragaFC Slovan Liberec2-1Braga
03/11/2016UELGSKAA GentFC Shakhtar Donetsk3-5Ghent
16/03/2017UELR16RSC AnderlechtAPOEL FC1-0Brussels
08/03/2018UELR16Sporting Clube de PortugalFC Viktoria Plzeň2-0Lisbon
07/08/2018UCL3QRSL BenficaFenerbahçe SK1-0Lisbon
11/12/2018UCLGSGalatasaray AŞFC Porto2-3Istanbul
28/11/2019UELGSSC BragaWolverhampton Wanderers FC3-3Braga
20/02/2020UELR32Club BruggeManchester United FC1-1Bruges
01/10/2020UELPOSporting Clube de PortugalLASK1-4Lisbon

Last updated 09/12/2020 18:07CET

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.