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UEFA Europa League: Rangers FC - AC Sparta Praha Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

Rangers FCRangers FCIbrox Stadium - GlasgowThursday 25 November 2021
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group A - Matchday 5
AC Sparta PrahaAC Sparta Praha
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Team facts Only this chapter

Rangers FC
Formed:
1872
Nicknames: The Gers, The Teddy Bears, The Light Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (2008)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): (1961), (1967), 1972

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 55 (2021)
Scottish Cup: 33 (2009)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2020/21:
round of 16
2019/20:
round of 16
2018/19:
group stage
2017/18: first qualifying round
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA competition
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: play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
10-0: Rangers v Valletta
28/09/83, European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Valletta v Rangers
14/09/83, European Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Rangers v Juventus
01/11/95, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers
13/04/60, European Cup semi-finals first leg
5-0: Köln v Rangers
03/11/82, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
6-0: Rangers v St Joseph's
18/07/19, first qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Lincoln Red Imps
17/09/20, second qualifying round

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Rangers v Leverkusen
12/03/20, round of 16 first leg
0-2 three times, most recently v Lyon
16/09/21, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Köln v Rangers (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=858204.html#club+facts+rangers

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AC Sparta Praha
Formed:
1893
Nickname:
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)
2020/21:
group stage
2019/20:
third qualifying round
2018/19:
second qualifying round
2017/18:
third qualifying round
2016/17:
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2015/16:
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
2012/13:
round of 32
2011/12:
play-offs

Records
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

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=866744.html#club+facts+sparta

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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.