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UEFA Europa League: Leicester City FC - AEK Athens FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

Leicester City FCLeicester City FCLeicester City Stadium - LeicesterThursday 10 December 2020
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Group G - Matchday 6
AEK Athens FCAEK Athens FC
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
29/10/2020GSAEK Athens FC - Leicester City FC1-2
AthensTankovic 49; Vardy 18 (P), Choudhury 39
Leicester City FC000011000000110021
AEK Athens FC100100000000100112

Leicester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Leicester City FC have not played against a club from their opponents' country

AEK Athens FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
02/12/2009GSAEK Athens FC - Everton FC0-1
AthensBilyaletdinov 6
17/09/2009GSEverton FC - AEK Athens FC4-0
LiverpoolYobo 10, Distin 17, Pienaar 37, Jô 82
European Champions Clubs' Cup
01/11/1978R2Nottingham Forest FC - AEK Athens FC5-1
agg: 7-2
NottinghamNeedham 8, Woodcock 36, Anderson 39, Birtles 66, 72; Bajević 50
18/10/1978R2AEK Athens FC - Nottingham Forest FC1-2
AthensConstantinou 59 (P); McGovern 10, Birtles 45
16/03/1977QFAEK Athens FC - Queens Park Rangers FC3-0
agg: 3-3 (aet, 7-6 pens)
AthensMavros 8, 65, Papaioannou 82
03/03/1977QFQueens Park Rangers FC - AEK Athens FC3-0
LondonFrancis 7 (P), 11 (P), Bowles 43
03/11/1976R2Derby County FC - AEK Athens FC2-3
agg: 2-5
DerbyGeorge 53, Rioch 88; Nikoloudis 64, Constantinou 79, Wagner 85
20/10/1976R2AEK Athens FC - Derby County FC2-0
AthensWagner 65, 69
07/11/1972R2AEK Athens FC - Liverpool FC1-3
agg: 1-6
AthensNikolaidis 34 (P); Hughes 17, 44, Boersma 87
24/10/1972R2Liverpool FC - AEK Athens FC3-0
LiverpoolBoersma 9, Cormack 28, Smith 78 (P)
Leicester City FC000011000000110021
AEK Athens FC620451040000113081225

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Match background Only this chapter

Having surrendered their unbeaten record in the UEFA Europa League on Matchday 5, Leicester City will be keen to make it three home wins out of three in Group G as they host eliminated AEK Athens.

• Despite losing 1-0 at Zorya Luhansk, Leicester, who clinched qualification for the knockout phase on Matchday 4, remain top of the group on head-to-head record above fellow qualifiers Braga and will clinch first place if they beat AEK or, failing that, match or better the Portuguese side's result at home to Zorya.

Previous meetings
• Leicester's first UEFA game against Greek opponents brought them a 2-1 win over AEK in Athens on 29 October, a Jamie Vardy penalty and first European goal for Hamza Choudhury preceding Muamer Tankovic's lone reply.

• AEK's one victory in five visits to England (L4) came at Leicester's East Midlands rivals Derby County, a 3-2 success in the 1976/77 UEFA Cup second round sealing a 5-2 aggregate win. Their only trip to England since the 1970s resulted in a 4-0 defeat at Everton in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Form guide
• Leicester finished fifth in the 2019/20 Premier League to qualify for a first appearance in the UEFA Europa League and direct entry to the group stage.

• This is only the club's fifth European campaign. Their most successful was the most recent, in 2016/17, when, as champions of England, they made their debut appearance in the UEFA Champions League, topped their group and went on to reach the quarter-finals – the best performance by any English club in the competition that season – where they lost to Atlético de Madrid.

• Leicester are unbeaten in eight European home matches (W6 D2) since losing 2-0 to Atlético in the 1997/98 UEFA Cup first round second leg. They have scored seven goals without reply in their two Group G home fixtures – 3-0 against Zorya on Matchday 1 and 4-0 against Braga on Matchday 3, the latter result replacing the former as the club's biggest European home win.

• 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 lost only one of their last 12 away fixtures in the UEFA Europa League, qualifiers included (W6 D5) – 3-0 at Braga on Matchday 1. However, their 4-1 success at Zorya on Matchday 3 is their only win in the competition proper, home and away, in the last 12 matches (D7 L4).

Links and trivia
• AEK's Portuguese striker Nélson Oliveira spent 2015/16 on loan at Leicester's local rivals Nottingham Forest. He also had loan spells in England with Swansea and Reading as well as spending two seasons as a Norwich City player, the second of them, in 2017/18, alongside Leicester's James Maddison.

• Two other AEK players have also operated briefly in England, Tankovic with Fulham in 2013/14 and Karim Ansarifard with Forest in 2018/19.

• Leicester reserve goalkeeper Eldin Jakupović played in the Greek Superleague for Olympiakos Volou (2010/11) and Aris Thessaloniki (2011/12).

• Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has also been successful in his two previous UEFA Europa League group campaigns, leading Liverpool to first place in 2012/13 and Celtic to a runners-up spot behind Salzburg in 2018/19. However, his four round of 32 ties – two with Liverpool (against Zenit in 2012/13 and Beşiktaş in 2014/15) and two with Celtic (against Zenit again in 2017/18 and Valencia in 2018/19) – all ended in elimination.

• Leicester are the only one of the 48 clubs who came into this season's group stage having never played a match in the UEFA Europa League, qualifying included. They are also one of just six group stage debutants – alongside CSKA-Sofia (Group A), Granada and Omonoia (both E), Sivasspor (Group I) and Royal Antwerp (Group J) – and one of three from that number, alongside Granada and Antwerp, to have already booked their place in the round of 32.


Team facts Only this chapter

Leicester City FC
The Foxes

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 1 (2016)
League Cup: 3 (2000)

Ten-year record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Leicester v Braga
05/11/20, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
Glenavon v Leicester
13/09/61, European Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round first leg
0-3: Club Brugge v Leicester
14/09/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Leicester v Atlético de Madrid
30/09/97, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Porto v Leicester
07/12/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
4-0: Leicester v Braga (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-2: AEK Athens v Leicester
29/10/20, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Leicester v Atlético de Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-1: Crvena zvezda v Leicester
28/09/00, first round second leg


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)


Squad list Only this chapter

Leicester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Kasper SchmeichelDEN05/11/198634 - 4-11-5-13-
12Danny WardWAL22/06/199327 - 1---1-7-
35Eldin JakupovićSUI02/10/198436 - ----3-21-
51Jakub StolarczykPOL19/12/200019 - --------
2James JustinENG23/02/199822 - 5-1115-5-
3Wesley FofanaFRA17/12/200019 - 5-7-7-7-
4Çağlar SöyüncüTUR23/05/199624 - 1-4-1-3-
5Wes MorganJAM21/01/198436 - 4-3-4-131
6Jonny EvansNIR03/01/198832 - 2-8-6-332
21RicardoPOR06/10/199327 - 1---8-19-
27Timothy CastagneBEL05/12/199525 - 1-61142263
28Christian FuchsAUT07/04/198634 - 5-7-152454
33Luke ThomasENG10/06/200119 - 413-4141
53Shane Aidan Conor FlynnIRL14/10/200119 - --------
59Benjamin NelsonENG18/03/200416 - --------
8Youri TielemansBEL07/05/199723 - 4-113263506
10James MaddisonENG23/11/199624 - 521015252
11Marc AlbrightonENG18/11/198931*3-7-4-162
15Harvey BarnesENG09/12/199723 - 521035262
20Hamza ChoudhuryENG01/10/199723 - 512-5151
24Nampalys MendyFRA23/06/199228 - 3-11-7-10-
25Wilfred NdidiNGA16/12/199623 - 1-3-72172
26Dennis PraetBEL14/05/199426 - 51101141333
32Kiernan Dewsbury-HallENG06/09/199822 - --------
37Ethan FitzhughENG27/11/200218 - --------
38Thakgalo LeshabelaRSA18/09/199921 - --------
50Sidnei Wilson Vieira David TavaresPOR29/09/200119 - --------
9Jamie VardyENG11/01/198733 - 2210922114
14Kelechi IheanachoNGA03/10/199624*535-53135
17Ayoze PérezESP23/07/199327 - 3-513-3-
19Cengiz ÜnderTUR14/07/199723 - 5-5-8-234
42Callum WrightENG02/05/200020 - --------
49Tyrese James ShadeENG09/06/200020 - --------
-Brendan RodgersENG26/01/197347 - 5---27-69-
AEK Athens FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Panagiotis TsintotasGRE04/07/199327 - 2-4-9-5-7-
16Vasileios ChatziemmanouilGRE09/08/199921 - ----------
30Giorgos AthanasiadisGRE07/04/199327 - --1---1-11-
99Georgios TheocharisGRE30/06/200218 - ----------
2Michalis BakakisGRE18/03/199129 - --3-1-11-26-
3Hélder LopesPOR04/01/198931 - --2-7-10-20-
5Ionuţ NedelcearuROU25/04/199624 - --5-615-13-
15Žiga LaciSVN20/07/200218 - --------1-
19Dmytro ChygrynskiyUKR07/11/198634 - 2-3-4-22-681
22Emanuel InsuaESP10/04/199129S2-4-6-4-6-
24Stratos SvarnasGRE11/11/199723 - 2-4-6-4-9-
26Nassim HnidTUN12/03/199723 - --1-8-1-1-
40Mario MitajALB06/08/200317 - ----1-----
88Stavros VasilantonopoulosGRE28/01/199228 - 2-515-5171
6Nenad KrstičićSRB03/07/199030 - 2-4-7113-361
8André SimõesPOR16/12/198930 - 212-519-293
20Petros MantalosGRE31/08/199129*2-418172326
25Kostas GalanopoulosGRE28/12/199722 - --3-1110-25-
28Yevhen ShakhovUKR30/11/199030 - 2-4-81294526
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 - 2-1-3151111
10Marko LivajaCRO26/08/199327 - 2-52921883312
11Karim Ansarifard IRN03/04/199030 - 215-9492133
14Christos AlbanisGRE05/11/199426 - --1-4-1-2-
17Muamer TankovicSWE22/02/199525 - --526-133163
18Nélson OliveiraPOR08/08/199129 - 21318131123
52Efthymios ChristopoulosGRE20/09/200020 - ----------
53Theodosios MachairasGRE09/05/200020 - 1-3-513-4-
-Massimo CarreraITA22/04/196456 - 2-4---8-20-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Leicester City FCFixtures and results
13/09/2020LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)W 3-0Castagne 56, Vardy 74 (P), 84 (P)
20/09/2020LeagueBurnley FC (H)W 4-2Barnes 20, Pieters 50 (og), Justin 61, Praet 79
23/09/2020CupArsenal FC (H)L 0-2
27/09/2020LeagueManchester City FC (A)W 5-2Vardy 37 (P), 53, 58 (P), Maddison 77, Tielemans 88 (P)
04/10/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)L 0-3
18/10/2020LeagueAston Villa FC (H)L 0-1
22/10/2020UELFC Zorya Luhansk (H)W 3-0Maddison 29, Barnes 45, Iheanacho 67
25/10/2020LeagueArsenal FC (A)W 1-0Vardy 80
29/10/2020UELAEK Athens FC (A)W 2-1Vardy 18 (P), Choudhury 39
02/11/2020LeagueLeeds United (A)W 4-1Barnes 3, Tielemans 21, 90+1 (P), Vardy 76
05/11/2020UELSC Braga (H)W 4-0Iheanacho 21, 48, Praet 67, Maddison 78
08/11/2020LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)W 1-0Vardy 15 (P)
22/11/2020LeagueLiverpool FC (A)L 0-3
26/11/2020UELSC Braga (A)D 3-3Barnes 9, Thomas 79, Vardy 90+5
30/11/2020LeagueFulham FC (H)L 1-2Barnes 86
03/12/2020UELFC Zorya Luhansk (A)L 0-1
06/12/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (A)W 2-1Pérez 24, Vardy 90
10/12/2020UELAEK Athens FC (H)
13/12/2020LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
16/12/2020LeagueEverton FC (H)
20/12/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)
26/12/2020LeagueManchester United FC (H)
28/12/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
28/12/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
02/01/2021LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
12/01/2021LeagueChelsea FC (H)
16/01/2021LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
26/01/2021LeagueEverton FC (A)
30/01/2021LeagueLeeds United (H)
02/02/2021LeagueFulham FC (A)
06/02/2021LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
13/02/2021LeagueLiverpool FC (H)
20/02/2021LeagueAston Villa FC (A)
27/02/2021LeagueArsenal FC (H)
06/03/2021LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
13/03/2021LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
20/03/2021LeagueBurnley FC (A)
03/04/2021LeagueManchester City FC (H)
03/04/2021LeagueManchester City FC (H)
10/04/2021LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
17/04/2021LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)
24/04/2021LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
01/05/2021LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
08/05/2021LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
11/05/2021LeagueManchester United FC (A)
15/05/2021LeagueChelsea FC (A)
23/05/2021LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)
1Tottenham Hotspur1173123924
2Liverpool FC11731261724
3Chelsea FC11641251122
4Leicester City FC11704211521
5Southampton FC11623211720
6Manchester United FC10613191719
7Manchester City FC10532171118
8West Ham United FC11524181417
9Everton FC11524201817
10Wolverhampton Wanderers FC11524111517
11Crystal Palace FC11515171616
12Aston Villa FC9504201315
13Newcastle United FC10424121514
14Leeds United11425162014
15Arsenal FC11416101413
16Brighton & Hove Albion FC11245151810
17Fulham FC1121811217
18Burnley FC101365186
19West Bromwich Albion FC111378236
20Sheffield United FC1101105181
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)L 2-4Nélson Oliveira 31, Vasilantonopoulos 89
06/12/2020LeaguePanathinaikos FC (H)L 1-2Nélson Oliveira 88
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 FC981021325
2PAOK FC1073018524
3Aris Thessaloniki FC1072116723
4AEK Athens FC961216719
5Asteras Tripolis FC11434101215
6Panathinaikos FC11434111015
7Atromitos FC11353111514
8Volos NFC11344131713
9OFI Crete FC11335141812
10PAS Giannina FC11335131312
11Apollon Smyrnis FC1023510149
12Panetolikos GFS111466157
13AE Larissa FC101367176
14PAS Lamia90275182

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Leicester City FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    Leicester City FC531112510
    SC Braga5311121010
    FC Zorya Luhansk5203696
    AEK Athens FC51047133
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    Leicester City FC 3-0 FC Zorya Luhansk
    1-0 Maddison 29, 2-0 Barnes 45, 3-0 Iheanacho 67
    Schmeichel, Fofana, J. Evans (82 Morgan), Tielemans (71 Choudhury), Maddison (65 Cengiz Ünder), Iheanacho (71 Pérez), Barnes, N. Mendy, Praet, Castagne (82 Justin), Fuchs
  • 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
    Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Morgan, Tielemans, Vardy (70 Iheanacho), Maddison (74 Barnes), Albrighton, Cengiz Ünder (66 Praet), Choudhury (66 N. Mendy), Fuchs (46 Thomas)
  • 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
    Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Tielemans (72 Barnes), Maddison, Albrighton (62 Morgan), Iheanacho (72 Pérez), Cengiz Ünder (62 Praet), Choudhury, Fuchs, Thomas
  • 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
    Schmeichel, Justin, J. Evans, Albrighton, Iheanacho (69 Pérez), Barnes (62 Maddison), Cengiz Ünder (61 Vardy), Choudhury, Praet (46 Tielemans), Fuchs (46 Fofana), Thomas
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    FC Zorya Luhansk 1-0 Leicester City FC
    1-0 Sayyadmanesh 84
    Ward, Justin, Çağlar Söyüncü (17 Fofana), Morgan (56 Fuchs), Iheanacho, Barnes, Cengiz Ünder, Choudhury, Ricardo (46 Thomas), Ndidi (56 N. Mendy), Praet (78 Maddison)
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    Leicester City FC-AEK Athens FC

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
    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 2-4 SC Braga
    0-1 Vitor Tormena 7, 0-2 Ricardo Esgaio 10, 1-2 Nélson Oliveira 31, 1-3 Ricardo Horta 45, 1-4 Galeno 83, 2-4 Vasilantonopoulos 89
    Tsintotas, Bakakis (46 Vasilantonopoulos), Nedelcearu, André Simões, Livaja, Albanis (60 Tankovic), Nélson Oliveira (60 Ansarifard ), Mantalos (74 Garcia), Insua, Galanopoulos, Hnid
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    Leicester City FC-AEK Athens FC

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeLawrence Visser (BEL)
  • Assistant refereesThibaud Nijssen (BEL) , Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
  • Fourth officialBram Van Driessche (BEL)
  • UEFA DelegateIveta Bankova (BUL)
  • UEFA Referee observerHugh Dallas (SCO)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Lawrence Visser18/12/1989524

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
11/12/2019UYLGSFC Bayern MünchenTottenham Hotspur FC3-0Munich

Last updated 09/12/2020 17:48CET



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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