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UEFA Europa League: SK Slavia Praha - Leicester City FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

SK Slavia PrahaSK Slavia PrahaEden Arena - PragueThursday 18 February 2021
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Round of 32, First leg
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

SK Slavia Praha - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
18/04/2019QFChelsea FC - SK Slavia Praha4-3
agg: 5-3
LondonPedro Rodríguez 5, 27, Deli 10 (og), Giroud 17; Souček 26, Ševčík 51, 55
11/04/2019QFSK Slavia Praha - Chelsea FC0-1
PragueAlonso 86
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/11/2008GSSK Slavia Praha - Aston Villa FC0-1
PragueSidwell 26
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/02/2008R3Tottenham Hotspur - SK Slavia Praha1-1
agg: 3-2
LondonO'Hara 7; Krajčík 50
14/02/2008R3SK Slavia Praha - Tottenham Hotspur1-2
PragueStřihavka 69; Berbatov 4, Keane 30
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/11/2007GSSK Slavia Praha - Arsenal FC0-0Prague
23/10/2007GSArsenal FC - SK Slavia Praha7-0
LondonFàbregas 5, 58, Hubáček 24 (og), Walcott 41, 55, Hleb 51, Bendtner 89
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
28/09/2006R1Tottenham Hotspur - SK Slavia Praha1-0
agg: 2-0
LondonKeane 79
14/09/2006R1SK Slavia Praha - Tottenham Hotspur0-1
PragueJenas 37
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/03/2000QFSK Slavia Praha - Leeds United2-1
agg: 2-4
PragueUlich 51, 78 (P); Kewell 45+2
16/03/2000QFLeeds United - SK Slavia Praha3-0
LeedsWilcox 39, Kewell 54, Bowyer 59

Leicester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

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

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Match background Only this chapter

Leicester City's debut campaign in the UEFA Europa League continues in the round of 32 with a visit to Czech champions Slavia Praha.

• Slavia made up for an UEFA Champions League play-off defeat by convincingly coming through a UEFA Europa League section headed by Bayer Leverkusen, while competition novices Leicester made light work of Group G, securing their knockout phase berth with two matches to spare and finishing top on head-to-head above Braga with 13 points.

Previous meetings
• This is Leicester's first UEFA encounter with a team from the Czech Republic.

• Slavia have won just one of their 11 UEFA matches against English opposition (D2 L8), losing all four of their two-legged knockout ties, the most recent against Chelsea in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League quarter-final, when Jindřich Trpišovský's team were beaten both in Prague (0-1) and London (3-4), midfielder Petr Ševčík scoring a double in the second leg at Stamford Bridge.

• Slavia have lost their last three home games against English visitors, all by a one-goal margin, and have scored just one goal in the last five. Their heaviest European defeat also came against Premier League opposition – a 7-0 loss at Arsenal in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Form guide
Slavia
• Champions of the Czech Republic for the third time in four years last season, Slavia missed out on a second successive UEFA Champions League group stage adventure this term when, led again by coach Trpišovský, they were defeated by Midtjylland in the play-offs (0-0 h, 1-4 a).

• Fourth in their UEFA Champions League section last season, behind Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Internazionale, Slavia finished second in their UEFA Europa League group this term, a run of four successive wins from Matchday 2 to Matchday 5 enabling them to finish runners-up to Leverkusen – who closed the section by beating them 4-0 in Germany – ahead of Hapoel Beer-Sheva and Nice.

• This is the second time in four attempts that Slavia have made it through the group stage to the knockout phase. Their one previous round of 32 tie proved successful as they followed up a goalless draw against Genk with a resounding 4-1 second-leg win in Belgium. They then pulled off a momentous round of 16 win against competition specialists Sevilla (2-2 a, 4-3 h aet) before going out to Chelsea.

• Slavia took maximum points from their home games in Group C during the autumn – against Leverkusen (1-0), Nice (3-2) and Hapoel (3-0) – but have nevertheless won only four of their last nine European home fixtures, losing the same number, including all three in last season's UEFA Champions League group stage.

Leicester
• 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.

• They are now playing springtime European football for only the second time, having breezed through their UEFA Europa League group in the autumn, claiming early qualification with wins in their first three matches – against Zorya Luhansk (3-0 h), AEK Athens (2-1 a) and Braga (4-0 h) – and a last-gasp 3-3 draw in Portugal. Despite a first defeat, 0-1 at Zorya, on Matchday 5, they closed their campaign with a third successive home win, 2-0 against AEK, to ensure progress as group winners.

• Leicester's win in Athens on Matchday 2 ended a run of three successive European away defeats. They have won only three of their 12 fixtures in UEFA competition outside England (D2 L7), the most impressive of them 3-0 at Club Brugge on their UEFA Champions League debut four seasons ago.

Links and trivia
• Slavia's Nicolae Stanciu and Leicester's Youri Tielemans were Belgian title winners together at Anderlecht in 2016/17.

• Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has lost all four of his previous UEFA Europa League round of 32 ties – two in charge of 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).

• Rodgers was the manager of Celtic when they played a pre-season friendly at the Eden Arena against Slavia on 4 July 2017; the game ended 0-0.

• Slavia players Jan Bořil and Lukáš Masopust were in the Czech Republic side that defeated England 2-1 at the Eden Arena in a UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier on 11 October 2019.

• Slavia's Peter Olayinka is a Nigeria team-mate of Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

• Leicester are the only one of the 48 clubs who entered this season's group stage having never played a match in the UEFA Europa League, qualifying included. One of six group stage debutants this term, they are now one of five clubs appearing in the knockout phase of the competition for the first time, alongside Antwerp, Granada, Hoffenheim and Wolfsberg.

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Team facts Only this chapter

SK Slavia Praha
Formed:
1892
Nickname: Sešívaní (The Sewn-Ups)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 20 (2020)
National cup: 5 (2019)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2019/20:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2018/19:
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2017/18:
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2016/17:
play-offs
2015/16:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14:
did not take part in UEFA competition
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
5-1 three times, most recently v Partizan
14/11/02, UEFA Cup second round second leg
4-0
twice, most recently v PAOK
12/12/02, UEFA Cup third round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: Cork City v Slavia
23/08/94, UEFA Cup preliminary round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Slavia v LOSC Lille
01/10/09, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Arsenal v Slavia
23/10/07, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-1 three times, most recently v Partizan (see above)
4-0 twice, most recently v PAOK (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4: Cork City v Slavia (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Slavia v LOSC Lille (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Bayer Leverkusen v Slavia
10/12/20, group stage

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=869855.html#club+facts+slavia

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Leicester City FC
Formed:
1884
Nickname:
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)
2019/20:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2018/19:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2017/18:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17:
UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
2015/16:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14:
did not take part in UEFA competition
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
4-0:
Leicester v Braga
05/11/20, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4:
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

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2646165.html#club+facts+leicester

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SK Slavia Praha

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    (22/09/2020)
    SK Slavia Praha 0-0 FC Midtjylland
    Kolář, Hovorka, Holeš, Coufal, Zima, Stanciu (91 Takács), Olayinka, Tecl (59 Musa), Bořil, Ševčík, Masopust (71 Provod)
  • (30/09/2020)
    FC Midtjylland 4-1 SK Slavia Praha (agg: 4-1)
    0-1 Olayinka 3, 1-1 Kaba 65, 2-1 Scholz 84 (P) , 3-1 Onyeka 88, 4-1 Dreyer 90+1
    Kolář, Hovorka, Holeš, Coufal, Stanciu (68 Traoré), Olayinka (85 Kuchta), Kúdela, Provod, Bořil, Ševčík, Masopust (72 Musa)
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen650121815
    SK Slavia Praha6402111012
    Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC62047136
    OGC Nice61058163
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC 3-1 SK Slavia Praha
    1-0 Agudelo 45, 1-1 Provod 75, 2-1 Acolatse 86, 3-1 Acolatse 88
    Kolář, Hovorka, Tecl (57 Kuchta), Kúdela, Provod, Bořil, Dorley (90 Sima), Ševčík (75 Lingr), Malinský (57 Masopust), Traoré (46 Stanciu), Musa
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    SK Slavia Praha 1-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    1-0 Olayinka 80
    Kolář, Holeš (61 Stanciu), Zima, Kúdela, Provod (76 Traoré), Bořil, Dorley (61 Olayinka), Ševčík, Malinský (71 Sima), Masopust, Lingr (46 Musa)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    SK Slavia Praha 3-2 OGC Nice
    1-0 Kuchta 16, 1-1 Gouiri 33, 2-1 Sima 43, 3-1 Kuchta 71, 3-2 Ndoye 90+3
    Kolář, Hovorka (85 Křišťan), Holeš, Zima, Olayinka, Sima, Kuchta (77 Tecl), Dorley, Ševčík, Masopust, Lingr (69 Traoré)
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    OGC Nice 1-3 SK Slavia Praha
    0-1 Lingr 15, 1-1 Gouiri 61, 1-2 Olayinka 64, 1-3 Sima 75
    Kolář, Holeš (87 Karafiát), Zima, Olayinka (87 Malinský), Sima (87 Tecl), Kúdela, Kuchta (82 Provod), Bořil, Ševčík, Masopust, Lingr (63 Traoré)
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    SK Slavia Praha 3-0 Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC
    1-0 Sima 31, 2-0 Stanciu 36, 3-0 Twito 85 (og)
    Kolář, Holeš, Zima, Stanciu (64 Lingr), Olayinka, Sima, Kúdela, Kuchta (80 Musa), Dorley (61 Bořil), Ševčík (80 Traoré), Masopust (80 Provod)
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 SK Slavia Praha
    1-0 Bailey 8, 2-0 Bailey 32, 3-0 Diaby 59, 4-0 Bellarabi 90+1
    Kolář, Zima, Olayinka, Sima (82 Jurásek), Bořil, Dorley, Ševčík (19 Stanciu), Traoré (82 Karafiát), Masopust, Lingr (82 Rigo), Musa (53 Tecl)
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (18/02/2021)
    SK Slavia Praha-Leicester City FC
  • Matchday 8 (25/02/2021)
    Leicester City FC-SK Slavia Praha

Leicester City FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    Leicester City FC641114513
    SC Braga6411141013
    FC Zorya Luhansk62046116
    AEK Athens FC61057153
    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 2-0 AEK Athens FC
    1-0 Cengiz Ünder 12, 2-0 Barnes 14
    Ward, Justin, Fofana (81 Morgan), J. Evans, Tielemans (82 Choudhury), Iheanacho (67 Pérez), Barnes, Cengiz Ünder, Ndidi (63 N. Mendy), Praet, Thomas
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (18/02/2021)
    SK Slavia Praha-Leicester City FC
  • Matchday 8 (25/02/2021)
    Leicester City FC-SK Slavia Praha

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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.