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

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

Arsenal FCArsenal FCArsenal Stadium - LondonThursday 8 April 2021
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Quarter-finals, First leg
SK Slavia PrahaSK Slavia Praha
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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndreas Ekberg (SWE)
  • Assistant refereesMehmet Culum (SWE) , Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJuan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
  • Fourth officialMattias Gestranius (FIN)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeGuillermo Cuadra Fernandez (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateEugène Westerink (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerHugh Dallas (SCO)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Andreas Ekberg02/01/19852466

Andreas Ekberg

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2018 UEFA Youth League
2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/09/2017UELGSFC AstanaSK Slavia Praha1-1Astana
12/12/2019UELGSR. Standard de LiègeArsenal FC2-2Liege
01/10/2020UELPOFC Slovan LiberecAPOEL FC1-0Liberec

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
09/06/2013U19ELITEBulgariaCzech Republic1-2Povoa do Varzim
21/05/2014U17FinalNetherlandsEngland1-1Ta' Qali
10/03/2015UYLQFChelsea FCClub Atlético de Madrid2-0Surrey
15/04/2016UYLSFChelsea FCRSC Anderlecht3-0Nyon
06/09/2016U21QRBelgiumCzech Republic2-1Louvain
28/09/2017UELGSFC AstanaSK Slavia Praha1-1Astana
23/04/2018UYLFinalChelsea FCFC Barcelona0-3Nyon
12/12/2018UCLGSManchester City FCTSG 1899 Hoffenheim2-1Manchester
02/10/2019UCLGSLiverpool FCFC Salzburg4-3Liverpool
12/12/2019UELGSR. Standard de LiègeArsenal FC2-2Liege
01/10/2020UELPOFC Slovan LiberecAPOEL FC1-0Liberec

Last updated 07/04/2021 03:01CET



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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