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UEFA Europa League: HNK Rijeka - AZ Alkmaar Match press kits

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Group F - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/10/2020GSAZ Alkmaar - HNK Rijeka4-1
AlkmaarKoopmeiners 6 (P), Guðmundsson 20, 60, Karlsson 51; Kulenović 72
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
HNK Rijeka000010010000100114
AZ Alkmaar110000000000110041

HNK Rijeka - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/11/2014GSFeyenoord - HNK Rijeka2-0
RotterdamEl Ahmadi 8, Immers 20
23/10/2014GSHNK Rijeka - Feyenoord3-1
RijekaKramarić 63, 71, 76 (P); Toornstra 66

AZ Alkmaar - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

AZ Alkmaar have not played against a club from their opponents' country

HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
HNK Rijeka110020020000310247
AZ Alkmaar110000000000110041

Last updated 09/12/2020 18:02CET

Match background Only this chapter

Fresh from claiming their first point in UEFA Europa League Group F, eliminated Rijeka will be out to thwart the qualifying ambitions of AZ Alkmaar, who need a win in Croatia to be sure of reaching the round of 32 for the second successive season.

• While Rijeka, with just the one point gained from their 2-2 draw away to Real Sociedad on Matchday 5, are out of contention, AZ are embroiled in an intriguing three-way battle for two qualifying slots with the Spanish side and Napoli. They shared a 1-1 draw with the Italian club in Alkmaar last time out, Bruno Martins Indi scoring a valuable equaliser but Teun Koopmeiners then missing a penalty.

• Level with Real Sociedad on eight points, two behind Napoli, AZ will go through if they beat Rijeka and would even top the group with a win if their two rivals draw in Naples. A draw would also be enough for the Dutch side to take second place if Napoli defeat Real.

Previous meetings
• AZ's first UEFA meeting with a Croatian club proved successful, Icelandic international Albert Gudmundsson scoring twice in a 4-1 defeat of Rijeka in Alkmaar on Matchday 2.

• Rijeka's experience of Dutch opposition prior to Matchday 2 was limited to two meetings with Feyenoord in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League group stage, a 3-1 home win preceding a 2-0 defeat in the Netherlands.

Form guide
Rijeka
• Third in the Croatian league last season, Rijeka retained the domestic cup thanks to a 1-0 win against league runners-up Lokomotiva Zagreb in the final, which earned the club a third successive UEFA Europa League third qualifying round berth.

• Eliminated on entry by Sarpsborg in 2018/19 and in the play-offs by Gent in 2019/20, Rijeka battled their way through to the group stage this season, a 2-0 extra-time home win for Simon Rožman's side against Kolos of Ukraine in their opening qualifier preceding a 1-0 victory at Copenhagen in the play-offs. The Croatian side have participated in three previous UEFA Europa League group stage campaigns, in 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2017/18, but have never progressed further.

• Rijeka's home record in the UEFA Europa League group stage is W3 D4 L4, the four defeats having come in the last five matches, including this season against Real Sociedad (0-1) and Napoli (1-2).

AZ
• 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 lost four of their last five European away games, all without scoring, the exception a shock 1-0 win at Napoli on Matchday 1. Following the latest defeat, 1-0 at Real Sociedad, the Dutch side's all-time record away from home in the UEFA Europa League group stage is now W4 D9 L7.

Links and trivia
• Rijeka's Robert Murić was a team-mate of AZ forward Dani de Wit with Ajax and Jong Ajax from 2016 to 2018.

• Rijeka's Ivan Tomečak and AZ midfielder Jordy Clasie played together in Belgium for Club Brugge during the second half of 2017/18.

• AZ coach Slot was dismissed on 5 December and replaced by Pascal Jansen.

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2021/matches/round=2001240/match=2029835/prematch/background/index.html#rijeka+az+alkmaar+facts

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Team facts Only this chapter

HNK Rijeka
Formed: 1946
Nickname: Riječki bijeli (Rijeka Whites)

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 1 (2017)
Yugoslav/Croatian Cup: 8 (2020)

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

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Rijeka v Prestatyn Town
18/07/13, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-5
twice, most recently v The New Saints
18/07/17, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4:
Rijeka v Austria Wien
02/11/17, UEFA Europa League group stage
0-3 twice, most recently v Aberdeen
16/07/15, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Vitória Guimarães v Rijeka
19/09/13, UEFA Europa League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Rijeka v Prestatyn Town (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-5:
Víkingur v Rijeka
31/07/14, second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Rijeka v Austria Wien (see above)
0-3: Rijeka v Aberdeen (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Vitória Guimarães v Rijeka (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=1990113.html#club+facts+rijeka

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AZ Alkmaar
Formed:
1967
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
2018/19:
second qualifying round
2017/18:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17:
round of 32
2015/16:
group stage
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: quarter-finals
2012/13:
play-offs
2011/12:
quarter-finals
2010/11:
group stage

Records
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)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=866097.html#club+facts+az

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Squad list Only this chapter

HNK Rijeka - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
QUALUELLeagueUELUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1David NwolokorNGA10/01/199624 - ----------
32Andrej PrskaloCRO01/05/198733 - ----1-3-11-
33Ivan NevistićCRO31/07/199822 - 2-5-7-5-7-
53Antonio FriganCRO11/02/200317 - ----------
Defenders
2Filip BrautCRO05/06/200218 - --2-5-2-2-
4Nino GalovićCRO06/07/199228 - --2-8-2-213
14Darko VelkoskiMKD21/06/199525 - 2-515-71223
15Zoran ArsenićCRO02/06/199426 - ----1-----
20Momcilo RaspopovićMNE18/03/199426 - 2-2-5-2-191
23Armando AnastasioITA24/07/199624 - --3-1-3-3-
24Daniel ŠtefuljCRO08/11/199921 - 2-5-9-5-7-
26João EscovalPOR08/05/199723 - 214-9-4-61
27Ivan TomečakCRO07/12/198931 - 2-5-7-291542
31Luka CapanCRO06/04/199525 - 2-2-4-2-20-
36Hrvoje SmolčićCRO17/08/200020 - 2-4-6-4-6-
56Marko PutnikCRO27/02/200119 - ----------
Midfielders
6Ivan LepinjicaCRO09/07/199921*2-2-9-2-8-
7Robert MurićCRO12/03/199624 - 1-31723172
8Tibor HalilovićCRO18/03/199525 - --2-4-2-61
10Domagoj PavičićCRO09/03/199426 - 2-3-6-81221
16Adam Gnezda ČerinSVN16/07/199921 - 2-3-6-3-151
19Franko AndrijaševićCRO22/06/199129*214-646-222
44Stjepan LončarCRO10/11/199624 - 2-518151152
54Veldin HodžaCRO15/10/200218 - --1---1-1-
57Mihael RovisCRO18/01/200218 - ----------
58Dominik SimčićCRO07/03/200317 - ----------
59Karlo ValjanCRO30/08/200317 - ----------
Forwards
11Sterling YatekeCTA15/09/199921 - --5-615-5-
17Luka MenaloCRO22/07/199624 - --3-413-131
50Noel BilićCRO07/01/200317 - ----------
51Jakov BrekaloCRO19/07/200218 - ----------
52Jakov DelibegovićCRO29/06/200218 - ----------
60Matija FriganCRO11/02/200317 - --1---1-1-
99Sandro KulenovićCRO04/12/199921 - 2-316231142
Coach
-Simon RožmanSVN06/04/198337 - 2-5---5-25-
AZ Alkmaar - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLUELLeagueUELUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Marco BizotNED10/03/199129 - 2-5-9-18-34-
16Hobie VerhulstNED02/04/199327 - ----2-----
30Mees BakkerNED11/03/200119 - ----------
54Sem WesterveldNED18/07/200218 - ----------
55Beau ReusNED31/10/200119 - ----------
56Elber EvoraNED02/12/199921 - ----------
Defenders
2Jonas SvenssonNOR06/03/199327*2-4-8-231673
3Pantelis HatzidiakosGRE18/01/199723 - --5-9-111171
4Ron VlaarNED16/02/198535 - 2-----141301
5Owen WijndalNED28/11/199921 - 2-5-10-13-21-
15Bruno Martins IndiNED08/02/199228*--417151301
19Juan Familia-CastilloNED13/01/200020 - ----------
22Timo LetschertNED25/05/199327 - --1-5-3-4-
26Yukinari SugawaraJPN28/06/200020 - 2-2-5-91151
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 - ----------
Midfielders
6Fredrik MidtsjøNOR11/08/199327 - 2-5-10-171512
7Calvin StengsNED18/12/199821 - 2-5-82132215
8Teun KoopmeinersNED28/02/199822 - 2151104134227
10Dani de WitNED28/01/199822 - 2-51103131211
11Jesper KarlssonSWE25/07/199822 - --51835151
17Zakaria AboukhlalNED18/02/200020 - --4-725-5-
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*22527352115
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 - ----------
Forwards
9Myron BoaduNED14/01/200119 - 2-3-83104206
14Ferdy DruijfNED12/02/199822 - 2-1-4-52103
37Richonell MargaretNED07/09/200020 - ----------
44Yusuf BarasıTUR31/03/200317 - --1---1-1-
60Tijmen WildeboerNED13/12/200118 - ----------
Coach
-Pascal JansenNED27/01/197347 - ------3-9-

Last updated 09/12/2020 18:04CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

HNK RijekaFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
15/08/2020LeagueHNK Šibenik (H)W 2-1Yateke 84, Murić 90
21/08/2020LeagueNK Lokomotiva Zagreb (A)L 0-1
29/08/2020LeagueNK Istra 1961 (H)W 2-1Andrijašević 13, 68 (P)
12/09/2020LeagueNK Osijek (A)L 0-3
24/09/2020UELKolos Kovalivka (H)W 2-0 aetJoão Escoval 102 ET, Andrijašević 115 ET
01/10/2020UELF.C. Copenhagen (A)W 1-0Ankersen 20 (og)
04/10/2020LeagueNK Slaven Koprivnica (H)W 2-0Andrijašević 68, Kulenović 90+2 (P)
07/10/2020CupDrenovets (A)W 6-0Turčin 30, Menalo 33, 54, Pavičić 37, Hodza 68, Ilinković 75
17/10/2020LeagueNK Varaždin (H)W 2-1Stolnik 20 (og), Kulenović 36
22/10/2020UELReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)L 0-1
29/10/2020UELAZ Alkmaar (A)L 1-4Kulenović 72
01/11/2020LeagueHNK Šibenik (A)L 0-2
05/11/2020UELSSC Napoli (H)L 1-2Murić 13
08/11/2020LeagueNK Lokomotiva Zagreb (H)W 1-0Murić 17 (P)
26/11/2020UELSSC Napoli (A)L 0-2
29/11/2020LeagueNK Osijek (H)D 1-1Andrijašević 64
03/12/2020UELReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)D 2-2Velkoski 37, Lončar 73
06/12/2020LeagueHNK Hajduk Split (A)W 2-1Lončar 40, Menalo 69
10/12/2020UELAZ Alkmaar (H)
13/12/2020LeagueGNK Dinamo Zagreb (H)
16/12/2020CupNK Varaždin (A)
20/12/2020LeagueNK Slaven Koprivnica (A)
23/01/2021LeagueNK Varaždin (A)
30/01/2021LeagueHNK Gorica (H)
03/02/2021LeagueHNK Šibenik (H)
06/02/2021LeagueNK Lokomotiva Zagreb (A)
13/02/2021LeagueNK Istra 1961 (H)
20/02/2021LeagueNK Osijek (A)
27/02/2021LeagueHNK Hajduk Split (H)
06/03/2021LeagueGNK Dinamo Zagreb (A)
13/03/2021LeagueNK Slaven Koprivnica (H)
20/03/2021LeagueNK Varaždin (H)
03/04/2021LeagueHNK Gorica (A)
07/04/2021LeagueHNK Šibenik (A)
10/04/2021LeagueNK Lokomotiva Zagreb (H)
17/04/2021LeagueNK Istra 1961 (A)
21/04/2021LeagueNK Osijek (H)
24/04/2021LeagueHNK Hajduk Split (A)
01/05/2021LeagueGNK Dinamo Zagreb (H)
08/05/2021LeagueNK Slaven Koprivnica (A)
12/05/2021LeagueNK Varaždin (A)
15/05/2021LeagueHNK Gorica (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1NK Osijek14932221130
2GNK Dinamo Zagreb12921341229
3HNK Gorica11623191520
4HNK Rijeka10613121119
5HNK Hajduk Split12525161317
6NK Slaven Koprivnica14455181917
7HNK Šibenik13418132013
8NK Varaždin1323810189
9NK Lokomotiva Zagreb1316611219
10NK Istra 1961122378239
AZ AlkmaarFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
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)D 1-1Martins Indi 54
06/12/2020LeagueFC Groningen (H)L 1-2Koopmeiners 21
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)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1AFC Ajax1190243727
2Vitesse1181221825
3PSV Eindhoven1173123824
4Feyenoord11650231123
5FC Twente11632231221
6FC Groningen11623131220
7sc Heerenveen11542201519
8AZ Alkmaar10451221517
9FC Utrecht10262111412
10Sparta Rotterdam11335171912
11PEC Zwolle11263141812
12RKC Waalwijk11335111812
13Heracles Almelo1123611219
14VVV-Venlo1123618339
15Willem II1122711218
16SC Fortuna Sittard1113715296
17ADO Den Haag1113710286
18Emmen1103812293

Last updated 09/12/2020 18:03CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

HNK Rijeka

  • UEFA Europa League - Third qualifying round
    (24/09/2020)
    HNK Rijeka 2-0 Kolos Kovalivka
    1-0 João Escoval 102 ET, 2-0 Andrijašević 115 ET
    Nevistić, Murić, Pavičić (71 Kulenović), Velkoski (1 João Escoval), Gnezda Čerin (9 Lepinjica), Andrijašević, Štefulj, Tomečak (91 Raspopović), Capan, Smolčić, Lončar
  • Play-off
    (01/10/2020)
    F.C. Copenhagen 0-1 HNK Rijeka
    0-1 Ankersen 20 (og)
    Nevistić, Pavičić (76 Lepinjica), Velkoski, Gnezda Čerin, Andrijašević, Štefulj, Tomečak (91 Raspopović), Capan, Smolčić, Lončar, Kulenović (83 João Escoval)
  • Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    SSC Napoli53116310
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol5221438
    AZ Alkmaar5221638
    HNK Rijeka50144111
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    HNK Rijeka 0-1 Real Sociedad de Fútbol
    0-1 Bautista 90+3
    Nevistić, Pavičić, Velkoski, Gnezda Čerin, Andrijašević (63 Yateke), Štefulj, João Escoval, Tomečak, Smolčić, Lončar (87 Capan), Kulenović (77 Lepinjica)
  • 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
    Nevistić, Pavičić, Velkoski (64 Lepinjica), Menalo (64 Yateke), Andrijašević (64 Halilović), Štefulj (80 Anastasio), João Escoval, Tomečak (80 Raspopović), Smolčić, Lončar, Kulenović
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    HNK Rijeka 1-2 SSC Napoli
    1-0 Murić 13, 1-1 Demme 43, 1-2 Braut 62 (og)
    Nevistić, Braut (64 Štefulj), Murić (24 Yateke), Velkoski, Gnezda Čerin, Menalo, João Escoval, Tomečak, Smolčić, Lončar, Kulenović
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    SSC Napoli 2-0 HNK Rijeka
    1-0 Anastasio 41 (og) , 2-0 Lozano 75
    Nevistić, Galović, Murić (78 Yateke), Velkoski, Gnezda Čerin (87 Hodža), Andrijašević (87 Frigan), Anastasio (80 Braut), Štefulj, Tomečak, Smolčić, Lončar
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol 2-2 HNK Rijeka
    0-1 Velkoski 37, 1-1 Bautista 69, 1-2 Lončar 73, 2-2 Monreal 79
    Nevistić, Galović, Murić (75 Pavičić), Halilović, Velkoski (86 João Escoval), Menalo (79 Anastasio), Andrijašević (86 Yateke), Štefulj, Tomečak, Capan, Lončar
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    HNK Rijeka-AZ Alkmaar

AZ Alkmaar

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    (26/08/2020)
    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
    (15/09/2020)
    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
    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 1-1 SSC Napoli
    0-1 Mertens 6, 1-1 Martins Indi 54
    Bizot, Hatzidiakos, Wijndal, Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners, D. De Wit, Martins Indi, Aboukhlal (82 Karlsson), Sugawara, Guðmundsson (70 Boadu)
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    HNK Rijeka-AZ Alkmaar

Last updated 04/12/2020 14:09CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesIgor Demeshko (RUS) , Dmitri Mosyakin (RUS)
  • Fourth officialKirill Levnikov (RUS)
  • UEFA DelegateDane Jošt (SVN)
  • UEFA Referee observerGevorg Hovhannisyan (ARM)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Sergei Karasev12/06/19792781

Sergei Karasev

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2002 UEFA Regions' Cup

Finals
N/A

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/07/2011UEL3QRRNK SplitFulham FC0-0Dugopolje
13/04/2017UELQFAFC AjaxFC Schalke 042-0Amsterdam
24/08/2017UELPOHNK Hajduk SplitEverton FC1-1Split
03/10/2019UELGSFeyenoordFC Porto2-0Rotterdam

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/07/2011UEL3QRRNK SplitFulham FC0-0Dugopolje
12/11/2011U19QRNetherlandsFinland2-0Gendt
04/09/2014FRIE.GS-FTItalyNetherlands2-0Bari
19/08/2015UCLPOKF SkënderbeuGNK Dinamo Zagreb1-2Elbasan
13/04/2017UELQFAFC AjaxFC Schalke 042-0Amsterdam
24/08/2017UELPOHNK Hajduk SplitEverton FC1-1Split
10/10/2017WCQRNetherlandsSweden2-0Amsterdam
03/10/2019UELGSFeyenoordFC Porto2-0Rotterdam
26/11/2019UCLGSAtalanta BCGNK Dinamo Zagreb2-0Milan
25/11/2020UCLGSAFC AjaxFC Midtjylland3-1Amsterdam

Last updated 09/12/2020 18:03CET

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.