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UEFA Europa League: AC Sparta Praha - Olympique Lyonnais Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

AC Sparta PrahaAC Sparta PrahaStadion Letná - PragueThursday 21 October 2021
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Group A - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
22/11/2012GSAC Sparta Praha - Olympique Lyonnais1-1PragueHušbauer 53; Benzia 46
20/09/2012GSOlympique Lyonnais - AC Sparta Praha2-1
LyonGomis 59, Lisandro 62; Krejčí 77
UEFA Champions League
08/12/2004GSOlympique Lyonnais - AC Sparta Praha5-0
LyonEssien 7, Nilmar 19, 51, Idangar 83, Bergougnoux 90+1
28/09/2004GSAC Sparta Praha - Olympique Lyonnais1-2
PragueJun 7; Essien 25, Wiltord 58
AC Sparta Praha2011200200004013310
Olympique Lyonnais2200211000004310103

AC Sparta Praha - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
10/08/2021QR3AS Monaco FC - AC Sparta Praha3-1
agg: 5-1
MonacoGelson Martins 50, Golovin 56, Diop 81; Moberg-Karlsson 78
03/08/2021QR3AC Sparta Praha - AS Monaco FC0-2
PragueTchouameni 37, Volland 59
UEFA Europa League
03/12/2020GSLOSC Lille - AC Sparta Praha2-1
Villeneuve d'AscqBurak Yılmaz 80, 84; Krejčí 71
22/10/2020GSAC Sparta Praha - LOSC Lille1-4
PragueDočkal 47; Yusuf Yazıcı 45+1, 60, 75, Ikoné 66
08/11/2007GSToulouse FC - AC Sparta Praha2-3
ToulouseElmander 14, Mansaré 80; Kisel 67, 88, Došek 68
UEFA Champions League
26/10/1999GS1FC Girondins de Bordeaux - AC Sparta Praha0-0Bordeaux
15/09/1999GS1AC Sparta Praha - FC Girondins de Bordeaux0-0Prague
European Champions Clubs' Cup
06/11/1991R2AC Sparta Praha - Olympique de Marseille2-1
agg: 4-4 ag
PragueFrýdek 37, Siegl 69; Ayew 85
23/10/1991R2Olympique de Marseille - AC Sparta Praha3-2
MarseilleWaddle 35, Papin 55, 59; Vrabec 64 (P), Kukleta 79 (P)

Olympique Lyonnais - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
07/08/2014QR3Olympique Lyonnais - FK Mladá Boleslav2-1
agg: 6-2
LyonLacazette 58, Njie 89; Milla 71 (P)
31/07/2014QR3FK Mladá Boleslav - Olympique Lyonnais1-4
Mlada BoleslavRosa 66; Yattara 9, 47, Gonalons 36, Umtiti 67
UEFA Europa League
20/03/2014R16FC Viktoria Plzeň - Olympique Lyonnais2-1
agg: 3-5
PlzenKolář 60, Tecl 62; Gomis 45+2
13/03/2014R16Olympique Lyonnais - FC Viktoria Plzeň4-1
LyonFofana 12, 70, Lacazette 53, Mvuemba 61; Hořava 2
28/02/2002R4FC Slovan Liberec - Olympique Lyonnais4-1
agg: 5-2
PragueNezmar 1, 82, Štajner 75, Neumann 85; Müller 17
21/02/2002R4Olympique Lyonnais - FC Slovan Liberec1-1LyonGovou 89; Štajner 14 (P)
AC Sparta Praha612371150000132381327
Olympique Lyonnais541052120000106222313

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Match background Only this chapter

Sparta Praha and Olympique Lyonnais meet in the Czech capital with both sides yet to concede a goal in UEFA Europa League Group A.

• Lyon top the section with maximum points, a 3-0 home win against Brøndby, in which Karl Toko Ekambi scored twice and Houssem Aouar once, supplementing their opening 2-0 victory at Rangers. Two points behind them are Sparta, who followed up a goalless draw in Denmark by beating the Scottish champions 1-0 in Prague with a header from Slovakian defender Dávid Hancko.

Previous meetings
• Sparta and Lyon have been paired together twice previously in group stages, the French side winning three of the matches with the other, the most recent, a 1-1 draw in Prague.

• The first meetings were in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League, Lyon winning 2-1 away and 5-0 at home en route to a place in the quarter-finals as their opponents finished bottom of the group with just one point.

• They then met eight years later in the UEFA Europa League, Lyon beating Sparta 2-1 at home on Matchday 1 before dropping their only points of the section in the return fixture, the draw helping the Czech side to qualify as runners-up. Both clubs were defeated in the round of 32 by English opponents, Lyon going out to Tottenham and Sparta to eventual winners Chelsea.

• Sparta have recorded only one victory in their six home games against French visitors – the first, 2-1 against Marseille, to win their 1991/92 European Cup second round tie on away goals and reach the competition's inaugural group stage. The two most recent matches, both in the last 12 months, ended in defeat – 1-4 against LOSC Lille in last season's UEFA Europa League group stage and 0-2 against Monaco in the first leg of this season's UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Sparta also lost the two games in France.

• Lyon's record in the Czech Republic is W2 D1 L2, their last visit bringing a 4-1 win against Mladá Boleslav in the first leg of the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round – a tie the French side won 6-2 on aggregate.

Form guide
• Sparta finished distant runners-up to city rivals Slavia Praha in the 2020/21 Czech Liga, 12 points in arrears, but their European prize was the same – a place in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round. Unlike Slavia, Pavel Vrba's team won that tie, beating Rapid Wien 3-2 on aggregate (1-2 a, 2-0 h), before falling in the next round to Monaco (0-2 h, 1-3 a) and therefore qualifying for an eighth appearance in the UEFA Europa League group stage – a Czech record.

• This is the club's 39th successive European campaign and their second in a row in the UEFA Europa League group stage. They failed to make further progress last time, winning twice against Celtic but losing all four games against LOSC and AC Milan. Nevertheless, they have prolonged their involvement in four of their previous seven participations, reaching the quarter-finals in 2015/16.

• Sparta have lost only three of their 22 UEFA Europa League home group games (W13 D6) but had their 15-match unbeaten run ended on Matchday 1 last term when they suffered that 4-1 defeat by LOSC.

• Lyon finished the 2020/21 Ligue 1 campaign in fourth place, seven points behind champions LOSC, to return to European competition after a rare season's absence as direct qualifiers for the UEFA Europa League group stage. In their most recent continental campaign they reached the semi-finals of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.

• Les Gones have won more matches in the UEFA Europa League than any other French club (23), scoring more goals (75), and were semi-finalists in 2016/17 as well as reaching the last eight in 2013/14. This is their fourth appearance in the group stage, from which they have progressed to the round of 32 on each occasion, twice as group winners, in 2012/13 and 2013/14. On their last appearance, in 2017/18, they were runners-up in Group E to Atalanta with 11 points, eventually going out on away goals in the round of 16 to CSKA Moskva (1-0 a, 2-3 h).

• Lyon have lost only one of their ten away matches in the UEFA Europa League group stage (W5 D4) – 0-1 against Atalanta on Matchday 6 in 2017/18. The opening Group A win at Rangers ended a run of three successive European away defeats – all in the UEFA Champions League.

Links and trivia
• Lyon defender Jason Denayer was in the starting XI for Belgium's two 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic earlier this year – a 1-1 draw in Prague on 27 March, in which Sparta's Ondřej Čelůstka and substitute David Pavelka were on the opposing side, and a 3-0 win in Brussels on 5 September, in which Sparta trio Jakub Pešek, Adam Hložek and substitute Tomáš Wiesner all featured.

• Sparta coach Vrba was in charge of the Czech Republic side that competed at UEFA EURO 2016 in France.

• Toko Ekambi is the UEFA Europa League's joint top scorer after two matchdays with three goals – level with Galeno of Braga and Victor Osimhen of Napoli.


Team facts Only this chapter

AC Sparta Praha
Železná Sparta (Iron Sparta)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 36 (2014)
Czechoslovakian/Czech Cups: 21 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
group stage
third qualifying round
second qualifying round
third qualifying round
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2014/15: group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2013/14: second qualifying round
round of 32

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
10-0: Sparta v Anorthosis Famagusta
16/09/64, European Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-6: Anorthosis Famagusta v Sparta
20/09/64, European Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Sparta v Steaua Bucureşti
07/09/88, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 three times, most recently v Lyon
08/12/04, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Sparta v Sarajevo
28/07/11, third qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Celtic v Sparta
05/11/20, group stage
0-3 three times, most recently v Lazio
17/03/16, round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Sparta v LOSC Lille
22/10/20, group stage
0-3: Sparta v Copenhagen
16/12/09, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v Rostov
16/02/17, round of 32 first leg


Olympique Lyonnais
Nickname: Les Gones (The Kids)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 1997

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 7 (2008)
French Cup: 5 (2012)
League Cup: 1 (2001)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Champions League semi-finals
UEFA Champions League round of 16
round of 16
semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2015/16: UEFA Champions League group stage
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
round of 32
UEFA Champions League round of 16

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0: Lyon v Red Boys Differdange
17/09/74, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Dinamo Zagreb v Lyon
07/12/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Lyon v Borussia Mönchengladbach
05/11/74, UEFA Cup second round second leg
twice, most recently v Bayern München
27/04/10, UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg
Lyon also lost 0-3 to Bayern in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League semi-final, a match in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Barcelona v Lyon
13/03/19, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg
4-0 three times, most recently v Real Madrid
18/10/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
7-0: Lyon v Red Boys Differdange (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-4 three times, most recently v AZ Alkmaar
16/02/17, round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Lyon v Borussia Mönchengladbach (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Werder Bremen v Lyon
07/12/99, third round second leg


Squad list Only this chapter

AC Sparta Praha - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Florin NițăROU03/07/198734 - 4-2-11-15-31-
29Milan HecaCZE21/03/199130 - ------3-3-
40František KotekCZE03/01/199922 - ----------
49Jakub TůmaCZE17/05/200219 - ----------
54Adam BenadaCZE23/03/200120 - ----------
77Dominik HolecSVK28/07/199427 - ----------
3Ondřej ČelůstkaCZE18/06/198932 - --2-4111-301
4Adam GabrielCZE28/05/200120 - 1---1---1-
17Casper Højer NielsenDEN20/11/199426 - 2---1---5-
19Lukáš ŠtetinaSVK28/07/199130 - 2---3---8-
27Filip PanákCZE02/11/199525 - 2-1-811-3-
28Tomáš WiesnerCZE17/07/199724 - 4-2-1113-7-
33Dávid HanckoSVK13/12/199723 - 4-2110142102
41Martin VitíkCZE21/01/200318 - ----1-2-2-
48Martin SuchomelCZE11/09/200219 - ----------
51Iva GelashviliGEO08/04/200120 - ----------
6Filip SoučekCZE18/09/200021 - 1-1-914-5-
7David Moberg-KarlssonSWE20/03/199427 - 422-928-163
8David PavelkaCZE18/05/199130 - 4-2-102221402
9Ladislav KrejčíCZE05/07/199229 - 2---212974311
10Bořek DočkalCZE30/09/198833 - 3-1-5-3547015
11Martin MinchevBUL22/04/200120 - 1-1-635-6-
16Michal SáčekCZE19/09/199625 - 3-2-11-11-16-
21Jakub PešekCZE24/06/199328 - 412-1156-131
22Lukáš HaraslínSVK26/05/199625 - --2-512-4-
24Matěj PolidarCZE20/12/199921 - 3-1-814-7-
32Andreas VindheimNOR04/08/199526 - 2-1-4-141221
36Adam KarabecCZE02/07/200318 - 3---915-8-
37Ladislav KrejčíCZE20/04/199922 - 21--115192
43David Holoubek19/06/200219 - ----------
50Tomáš JonášCZE28/05/200120 - ----------
53Martin AmblerCZE08/07/200021 - ----------
55Petr PudhorockýCZE13/06/200120 - ----------
56Matěj RynešCZE30/05/200120 - ----------
58Filip ŠilhartCZE17/03/200219 - ----------
59Dominik SimacekCZE17/03/200021 - ----------
14Vaclav DrchalCZE25/07/199922 - --2-422-2-
18Matěj PulkrabCZE23/05/199724 - 1---6-6191
20Adam HložekCZE25/07/200219 - 4-2-1133-81
39Lukáš JulišCZE02/12/199426 - 1---2-238288
45Matyáš KozákCZE04/05/200120 - ----------
46Václav SejkCZE18/05/200219 - ----------
47Tomáš SchánělecCZE20/06/200219 - ----------
52Vojtech PatrakCZE18/03/200021 - 1-----1-2-
-Pavel VrbaCZE06/12/196357 - 4-2---31-92-
Olympique Lyonnais - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Anthony LopesPOR01/10/199031 - 2-9-30-68-
16Malcolm BarcolaTGO14/05/199922 - --------
30Julian PollersbeckGER16/08/199427 - --2-----
40Kayne BonnevieFRA22/07/200120 - --------
47Justin Bengui JoaoFRA09/07/200516 - --------
2Sinaly DiomandeCIV09/04/200120 - 2-8-2-2-
3EmersonITA03/08/199427 - 2-71181302
4Castello LukebaFRA17/12/200218 - --2-----
5Jason DenayerBEL28/06/199526 - 1-829-31-
6MarceloBRA20/05/198734 - --2-433753
12Henrique Silva MilagresBRA26/04/199427 - --3-----
14Léo DuboisFRA14/09/199427 - 1-8-1-151
17Malo GustoFRA19/05/200318 - 2-6-2-2-
21Damien Da SilvaFRA17/05/198833 - 1-3-14-20-
27Jérôme BoatengGER03/09/198833 - 1-5-3211246
41Celestino IalaGNB03/01/200318 - --------
43Abdoulaye NdiayeSEN10/04/200219 - --------
8Houssem AouarFRA30/06/199823 - 21101123274
10Lucas PaquetáBRA27/08/199724 - 2-1042-2-
19Habib KeitaMLI05/02/200219 - 1-2-1-1-
23Thiago MendesBRA15/03/199229 - 1-6-1-9-
25Maxence CaqueretFRA15/02/200021 - 2-10-2-5-
28Florent Da SilvaFRA02/04/200318 - --------
29Xherdan ShaqiriSUI10/10/199130 - 2-61101577
32Titouan ThomasFRA12/01/200219 - --------
38Mohamed El ArouchFRA06/04/200417 - --------
39Bruno GuimarãesBRA16/11/199723 - 1-9-1-4-
44Samuel BessoloFRA04/07/200318 - --------
46Cédric AugarreauFRA10/03/200120 - --------
51Djibrail DibFRA03/07/200219 - --------
7Karl Toko EkambiCMR14/09/199229 - 2310296136
9Moussa DembéléFRA12/07/199625 - --642-4211
11Tino KadewereZIM05/01/199625 - 1-3-1-1-
18Rayan CherkiFRA17/08/200318 - 1-6-1-3-
20Islam SlimaniALG18/06/198833 - 1-61164298
22Jeff Reine-AdélaïdeFRA17/01/199823 - ----4-12-
31Lenny PintorFRA05/08/200021 - --------
35Eli WissaFRA22/09/200219 - --------
45Bradley BarcolaFRA02/09/200219 - --------
49Reo GriffithsENG27/06/200021 - --------
50Sekou LegaFRA21/01/200318 - --------
-Peter BoszNED21/11/196357 - 2---32-52-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

AC Sparta PrahaFixtures and results
20/07/2021UCLSK Rapid Wien (A)L 1-2Krejčí 3
24/07/2021LeagueSK Sigma Olomouc (H)W 3-2Moberg-Karlsson 12 (P), Krejci 64, Hubník 78 (og)
28/07/2021UCLSK Rapid Wien (H)W 2-0Moberg-Karlsson 16 (P), Pešek 81
31/07/2021LeagueFC Slovan Liberec (A)W 5-0Pešek 25, Hložek 62, Karabec 66 (P), Krejčí 70, Souček 79
03/08/2021UCLAS Monaco FC (H)L 0-2
07/08/2021LeagueMFK Karviná (H)W 2-0Hložek 23, Pavelka 78
10/08/2021UCLAS Monaco FC (A)L 1-3Moberg-Karlsson 78
14/08/2021LeagueBohemians Praha 1905 (A)D 1-1Pavelka 55
21/08/2021LeagueFC Hradec Králové (H)W 4-0Hložek 53, Pešek 66, 88, Polidar 71
28/08/2021LeagueSK Dynamo České Budějovice (H)W 1-0Hancko 38
11/09/2021LeagueFC Viktoria Plzeň (A)L 2-3Moberg-Karlsson 40, Drchal 87
16/09/2021UELBrøndby IF (A)D 0-0
19/09/2021LeagueFK Jablonec (H)D 1-1Drchal 4
22/09/2021CupSK Líšeň (A)W 3-0Drchal 14, 38, Minchev 88
25/09/2021LeagueFC Zlín (A)W 5-2Čelůstka 8, Panák 45+1, Pešek 57, Simersky 81 (og), Minchev 90+1
30/09/2021UELRangers FC (H)W 1-0Hancko 29
03/10/2021LeagueSK Slavia Praha (H)W 1-0Haraslín 42
17/10/2021LeagueFK Pardubice (A)W 4-2Minchev 20, 45+3, Wiesner 26, Pešek 60
21/10/2021UELOlympique Lyonnais (H)
24/10/2021LeagueFK Mladá Boleslav (H)
27/10/2021CupFK Teplice (A)
31/10/2021LeagueFC Baník Ostrava (A)
04/11/2021UELOlympique Lyonnais (A)
07/11/2021LeagueFK Teplice (H)
20/11/2021League1. FC Slovácko (A)
25/11/2021UELRangers FC (A)
27/11/2021LeagueFC Slovan Liberec (H)
04/12/2021LeagueMFK Karviná (A)
09/12/2021UELBrøndby IF (H)
11/12/2021LeagueBohemians Praha 1905 (H)
18/12/2021LeagueFC Hradec Králové (A)
05/02/2022LeagueSK Dynamo České Budějovice (A)
12/02/2022LeagueFC Viktoria Plzeň (H)
19/02/2022LeagueFK Jablonec (A)
26/02/2022LeagueFC Zlín (H)
05/03/2022LeagueSK Slavia Praha (A)
12/03/2022LeagueFK Pardubice (H)
19/03/2022LeagueFK Mladá Boleslav (A)
02/04/2022LeagueFC Baník Ostrava (H)
09/04/2022LeagueFK Teplice (A)
16/04/2022League1. FC Slovácko (H)
23/04/2022LeagueSK Sigma Olomouc (A)
1FC Viktoria Plzeň11100118830
2AC Sparta Praha11821291126
3SK Slavia Praha1081127925
41. FC Slovácko11812211225
5FC Baník Ostrava11713221322
6SK Sigma Olomouc10442221516
7FC Hradec Králové11443131616
8FK Mladá Boleslav11425201814
9SK Dynamo České Budějovice11425151514
10Bohemians Praha 190511335172512
11FK Jablonec11254101711
12FC Zlín1130815289
13FC Slovan Liberec112277188
14FK Pardubice1113715236
15FK Teplice111289215
16MFK Karviná1104710214
Olympique LyonnaisFixtures and results
07/08/2021LeagueStade Brestois 29 (H)D 1-1Slimani 62
15/08/2021LeagueAngers SCO (A)L 0-3
22/08/2021LeagueClermont (H)D 3-3Dembélé 5 (P), 21, Lucas Paquetá 45+1
27/08/2021LeagueFC Nantes (A)W 1-0Dembélé 35
12/09/2021LeagueRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (H)W 3-1Dembélé 8, Denayer 64, Lucas Paquetá 87
16/09/2021UELRangers FC (A)W 2-0Toko Ekambi 23, Tavernier 55 (og)
19/09/2021LeagueParis Saint-Germain (A)L 1-2Lucas Paquetá 54
22/09/2021LeagueES Troyes AC (H)W 3-1Shaqiri 48, Emerson 72, Lucas Paquetá 87
25/09/2021LeagueFC Lorient (H)D 1-1Toko Ekambi 50
30/09/2021UELBrøndby IF (H)W 3-0Toko Ekambi 64, 71, Aouar 86
03/10/2021LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (A)D 1-1Aouar 42
16/10/2021LeagueAS Monaco FC (H)W 2-0Toko Ekambi 75 (P), Denayer 90
21/10/2021UELAC Sparta Praha (A)
24/10/2021LeagueOGC Nice (A)
30/10/2021LeagueRC Lens (H)
04/11/2021UELAC Sparta Praha (H)
07/11/2021LeagueStade Rennais FC (A)
21/11/2021LeagueOlympique de Marseille (H)
25/11/2021UELBrøndby IF (A)
28/11/2021LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (A)
01/12/2021LeagueStade de Reims (H)
05/12/2021LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (A)
09/12/2021UELRangers FC (H)
12/12/2021LeagueLOSC Lille (A)
22/12/2021LeagueFC Metz (H)
09/01/2022LeagueParis Saint-Germain (H)
16/01/2022LeagueES Troyes AC (A)
23/01/2022LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (H)
06/02/2022LeagueAS Monaco FC (A)
13/02/2022LeagueOGC Nice (H)
20/02/2022LeagueRC Lens (A)
27/02/2022LeagueLOSC Lille (H)
06/03/2022LeagueFC Lorient (A)
13/03/2022LeagueStade Rennais FC (H)
20/03/2022LeagueStade de Reims (A)
03/04/2022LeagueAngers SCO (H)
10/04/2022LeagueRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (A)
17/04/2022LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (H)
20/04/2022LeagueStade Brestois 29 (A)
24/04/2022LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (H)
01/05/2022LeagueOlympique de Marseille (A)
08/05/2022LeagueFC Metz (A)
14/05/2022LeagueFC Nantes (H)
21/05/2022LeagueClermont (A)
1Paris Saint-Germain10901241027
2RC Lens10532161118
3Olympique de Marseille9522181117
4OGC Nice952217516
5Angers SCO10442151116
6Olympique Lyonnais10442161316
7Stade Rennais FC1043315915
8Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace10424181514
9FC Nantes 10424141114
10AS Monaco FC10424141314
11LOSC Lille10424131514
12FC Lorient10352111314
13Montpellier Hérault SC10343171613
15Stade de Reims10253111211
16ES Troyes AC102359149
17FC Girondins de Bordeaux1015412218
18FC Metz1013611226
19Stade Brestois 291005511195
20AS Saint-Étienne100469234

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AC Sparta Praha

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    SK Rapid Wien 2-1 AC Sparta Praha
    0-1 Krejčí 3, 1-1 Knasmüllner 63, 2-1 Knasmüllner 71
    Niță, Pavelka, Krejčí (69 Pešek), Dočkal (83 Karabec), Højer Nielsen, Štetina, Hložek, Wiesner (83 Moberg-Karlsson), Vindheim, Hancko, Krejčí
  • (28/07/2021)
    AC Sparta Praha 2-0 SK Rapid Wien (agg: 3-2)
    1-0 Moberg-Karlsson 16 (P) , 2-0 Pešek 81
    Niță, Moberg-Karlsson (77 Krejčí), Pavelka (34 Sáček), Dočkal, Højer Nielsen (62 Polidar), Štetina, Hložek, Pešek, Wiesner, Hancko, Krejčí
  • Third qualifying round
    AC Sparta Praha 0-2 AS Monaco FC
    0-1 Tchouameni 37, 0-2 Volland 59
    Niță, Moberg-Karlsson (46 Juliš), Pavelka, Dočkal (60 Karabec), Sáček, Hložek, Pešek, Polidar (77 Vindheim), Panák, Wiesner, Hancko
  • (10/08/2021)
    AS Monaco FC 3-1 AC Sparta Praha (agg: 5-1)
    1-0 Gelson Martins 50, 2-0 Golovin 56, 2-1 Moberg-Karlsson 78, 3-1 Diop 81
    Niță, Souček, Pavelka, Sáček (59 Pulkrab), Hložek (66 Minchev), Pešek (67 Moberg-Karlsson), Polidar, Panák, Wiesner (84 Gabriel), Hancko, Karabec (83 Patrak)
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Olympique Lyonnais2200506
    AC Sparta Praha2110104
    Brøndby IF2011031
    Rangers FC2002030
    Matchday 1 (16/09/2021)
    Brøndby IF 0-0 AC Sparta Praha
    Niță, Čelůstka, Souček, Pavelka, Sáček (90 Drchal), Hložek, Pešek, Haraslín (64 Moberg-Karlsson), Polidar (38 Vindheim), Wiesner, Hancko
  • Matchday 2 (30/09/2021)
    AC Sparta Praha 1-0 Rangers FC
    1-0 Hancko 29
    Niță, Čelůstka, Pavelka, Minchev (69 Drchal), Sáček, Hložek (90 Dočkal), Pešek, Haraslín (75 Moberg-Karlsson), Panák, Wiesner, Hancko
  • Matchday 3 (21/10/2021)
    AC Sparta Praha-Olympique Lyonnais
  • Matchday 4 (04/11/2021)
    Olympique Lyonnais-AC Sparta Praha
  • Matchday 5 (25/11/2021)
    Rangers FC-AC Sparta Praha
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2021)
    AC Sparta Praha-Brøndby IF

Olympique Lyonnais

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (16/09/2021)
    Rangers FC 0-2 Olympique Lyonnais
    0-1 Toko Ekambi 23, 0-2 Tavernier 55 (og)
    Lopes, Emerson, Denayer, Toko Ekambi (71 Shaqiri), Aouar, Lucas Paquetá, Gusto, Slimani, Caqueret, Boateng (65 Diomande), Bruno Guimarães
  • Matchday 2 (30/09/2021)
    Olympique Lyonnais 3-0 Brøndby IF
    1-0 Toko Ekambi 64, 2-0 Toko Ekambi 71, 3-0 Aouar 86
    Lopes, Diomande, Emerson, Toko Ekambi, Aouar, Lucas Paquetá (83 Keita), Dubois (83 Gusto), Da Silva, Mendes, Caqueret (83 Kadewere), Shaqiri (65 Cherki)
  • Matchday 3 (21/10/2021)
    AC Sparta Praha-Olympique Lyonnais
  • Matchday 4 (04/11/2021)
    Olympique Lyonnais-AC Sparta Praha
  • Matchday 5 (25/11/2021)
    Brøndby IF-Olympique Lyonnais
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2021)
    Olympique Lyonnais-Rangers FC

Last updated 21/10/2021 13:46CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMatej Jug (SVN)
  • Assistant refereesMatej Žunič (SVN) , Robert Vukan (SVN)
  • Video Assistant RefereeSlavko Vinčić (SVN)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeJure Praprotnik (SVN)
  • Fourth officialDavid Smajc (SVN)
  • UEFA DelegateRonald Zimmermann (GER)
  • UEFA Referee observerRobert Sedlacek (AUT)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Matej Jug25/09/19804298

Matej Jug

Referee since: 1997
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2007

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/08/2011UELPOFC Differdange 03Paris Saint-Germain0-4Luxembourg
14/12/2011UELGSParis Saint-GermainAthletic Club4-2Paris
09/08/2012UEL3QRFC Viktoria PlzeňRuch Chorzów5-0Plzen
12/12/2013UELGSVitória SCOlympique Lyonnais1-2Guimaraes
25/08/2016UELPOAS Saint-ÉtienneBeitar Jerusalem FC0-0Saint-Etienne
17/08/2017UELPOFC Viktoria PlzeňAEK Larnaca FC3-1Plzen
20/09/2018UELGSOlympique de MarseilleEintracht Frankfurt1-2Marseille
24/09/2020UEL3QRFehérvár FCStade de Reims0-0Szekesfehervar

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/03/2007U17ELITECzech RepublicSlovakia3-0Fontanafredda
08/09/2007U21QRArmeniaCzech Republic1-1Yerevan
27/07/2011UCL3QRRosenborg BKFC Viktoria Plzeň0-1Trondheim
18/08/2011UELPOFC Differdange 03Paris Saint-Germain0-4Luxembourg
14/12/2011UELGSParis Saint-GermainAthletic Club4-2Paris
09/08/2012UEL3QRFC Viktoria PlzeňRuch Chorzów5-0Plzen
11/10/2013WCQRMaltaCzech Republic1-4Ta' Qali
12/12/2013UELGSVitória SCOlympique Lyonnais1-2Guimaraes
25/11/2014UCLGSParis Saint-GermainAFC Ajax3-1Paris
28/07/2015UCL3QRBSC Young BoysAS Monaco FC1-3Berne
09/12/2015UCLGSValencia CFOlympique Lyonnais0-2Valencia
25/08/2016UELPOAS Saint-ÉtienneBeitar Jerusalem FC0-0Saint-Etienne
11/10/2016WCQRCzech RepublicAzerbaijan0-0Ostrava
02/11/2016UCLGSAS Monaco FCPFC CSKA Moskva3-0Monaco
17/08/2017UELPOFC Viktoria PlzeňAEK Larnaca FC3-1Plzen
20/09/2018UELGSOlympique de MarseilleEintracht Frankfurt1-2Marseille
24/09/2020UEL3QRFehérvár FCStade de Reims0-0Szekesfehervar

Last updated 20/10/2021 03:06CET



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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