Pilsen will play in the group stage of the Champions League, after 11 years they will play in Barcelona


Statistical data before the match FC Barcelona – Viktoria Plzeň

Kick-off: Wednesday, September 7, 9:00 p.m.

Referees: Visser – Vanyzere, Van Driessche – Millot (video, all Belgian).

Balance sheet (club):

Spain – CR (Czechoslovakia) 87 50-20-17 161:85.

1960/61 PMEZ: FC Barcelona – Hradec Králové 4:0, 1:1,

1964/65 PMEZ: Real Madrid – Dukla Prague 4:0, 2:2,

1967/68 PMEZ: Real Madrid – Sparta Prague 3:0, 1:2,

1974/75 UEFA: San Sebastian – Ostrava 0:1, 0:4,

1980/81 UEFA: Bohemians Prague – Gijón 3:1, 1:2,

1980/81 UEFA: Brno – San Sebastian 1:1, 1:2,

1981/82 UEFA: Bohemians Prague – Valencia 0:1, 0:1,

1981/82 PVP: Dukla Prague – FC Barcelona 1:0, 0:4,

1982/83 UEFA: Valencia – Ostrava 1:0, 0:0,

1983/84 UEFA: Sparta Prague – Real Madrid 3:2, 1:1,

1985/86 PMEZ: Sparta Prague – FC Barcelona 1:2, 1:0,

1987/88 UEFA: Español Barcelona – Vítkovice 2:0, 0:0,

1988/89 UEFA: San Sebastian – Dukla Prague 2:1, 2:3,

1991/92 PMEZ: FC Barcelona – Sparta Prague 3:2, 0:1,

1991/92 UEFA: Olomouc – Real Madrid 1:1, 0:1,

1996/97 UEFA: Slavia Prague – Valencia 0:1, 0:0,

1998/99 UEFA: Sparta Prague – San Sebastian 2:4, 0:1,

1999/00 LM: FC Barcelona – Sparta Prague 5:0, 2:1,

1999/00 UEFA: Olomouc – Mallorca 1:3, 0:0,

1999/00 UEFA: Teplice – Mallorca 1:2, 0:3,

2001/02 LM: Sparta Prague – Real Madrid 2:3, 0:3,

2001/02 UEFA: Vigo – Olomouc 4:0, 3:4,

2001/02 UEFA: Vigo – Liberec 3:1, 0:3,

2001/02 UEFA: Liberec – Mallorca 3:1, 2:1,

2002/03 UEFA: Žižkov – Betis Sevilla 0:1, 0:3,

2003/04 LM: Vigo – Slavia Prague 3:0, 0:2,

2004/05 UEFA: Zaragoza – Olomouc 1:0, 3:2,

2005/06 UEFA: Teplice – Español Barcelona 1:1, 0:2,

2006/07 UEFA: Liberec – FC Sevilla 0:0,

2006/07 UEFA: Sparta Prague – Espaňol Barcelona 0:2,

2007/08 LM: FC Sevilla – Slavia Prague 4:2, 3:0,

2007/08 UEFA: Mladá Boleslav – Villarreal 1:2,

2009/10 EL: Valencia – Slavia Prague 1:1, 2:2,

2011/12 LM: FC Barcelona – Pilsen 2:0, 4:0,

2012/13 EL: Sparta Prague – Bilbao 3:1, 0:0,

2012/13 EL: Atlético Madrid – Pilsen 1:0, 0:1,

2013/14 EL: Jablonec – Betis Sevilla 1:2, 0:6,

2013/14 EL: Liberec – FC Sevilla 1:1, 1:1,

2015/16 EL: Villarreal – Pilsen 1:0, 3:3,

2015/16 EL: Villarreal – Sparta Praha 2:1, 4:2,

2017/18 EL: Villarreal – Slavia Prague 2:2, 2:0,

2018/19 EL: Olomouc – FC Sevilla 0:1, 0:3,

2018/19 LM: Real Madrid – Pilsen 2:1, 5:0,

2018/19 EL: FC Sevilla – Slavia Prague 2:2, 3:4 after extra time.

2019/20 LM: Slavia Prague – FC Barcelona 1:2, 0:0.

Barcelona in Europe:

LM/PMEZ 333 195-75-63 655:331
HE/UEFA 84 42-20-22 159:83
PVP 85 50-18-17 178:87
UEFA Super Cup 14 6-4-4 17:17
In total 516 293-117-106 1009:518

Pilsen in Europe:

LM/PMEZ 47 20-16-11 59:40
HE/UEFA 80 27-18-35 85:108
ECL 12 7-4-1 17:10
PVP 4 0-1-3 1:12
In total 143 54-39-50 162:170

Note: Matches of the Trade Fair Cup and the Intertoto Cup are not included in the overview.

Estimated lineups:

Barcelona: Ter Stegen – Kound, Christensen, Pique, Alba – De Jong, Busquets, Pedri – Raphinha, Lewandowski, Fati.

Pilsen: Staněk – Havel, Hejda, Pernica, Jemelka – Kalvach, Bucha – Sýkora, Vlkanova, Mosquera – Chorý.

Absence: Eric García (uncertain start) – Kliment, Kopic (both injuries), Rezník (injury + absent from the roster), Dedič, Cadu, Kaša (all absent from the roster).

Points of Interest:

– Plzeň faced Barcelona in their first participation in the LM group in 2011, they lost 0:2 away and lost 0:4 in the then home asylum in Eden in Prague

– midfielder Pilař and current assistants coach Horváth and Bakoš played for Pilsen in Barcelona, ​​midfielder Busquets and current coach Xavi played for the home team

– of the Czech teams, Slavia last met Barcelona in the LM group in 2019, the Praguers lost 1:2 at home and drew 0:0 at the Camp Nou stadium

– Czech teams have appeared in Barcelona 7 times in cups, only Sparta Prague, which won 1:0 in the PMEZ on October 2, 1985, and Slavia 3 years ago did not lose

– Plzeň will appear in the main stage of the LM for the fourth time in history and for the first time under the leadership of coach Bílek; in 2011, 2013 and 2018 with coach Vrba, she always took 3rd place in the group and went through to the spring part of the European League

– Pilsen won the most points in the LM group (7) four years ago in competition with Real Madrid, AS Rome and CSKA Moscow, the least (3) in 2013 in the group with Bayern Munich, Manchester City and CSKA Moscow

– Plzeň eliminated Helsinki in the 2nd preliminary round of the LM after winning 2:1 away and 5:0 at home, in the 3rd preliminary round they beat Tiraspol 2x 2:1 and in the final playoff they dealt with Karabakh (0:0 away draw, home victory 2 :1)

– Pilsen lost 7 out of 9 away matches in the LM group

– Barcelona won the Champions League 5 times (last in 2015)

– Pilsen did not lose in 12 competitive matches this season (10 wins, 2 draws)

– Plzeň won 1:0 in Liberec, Barcelona won 3:0 at FC Sevilla in Saturday’s league round

– Barcelona have won their last 3 matches (all in the league) by at least 3 goals

– Plzeň have not lost in the last 34 competitive matches since last October, when they lost to Slavia 0:2

– Pilsen coach Bílek played against Barcelona in January 1991 in the jersey of Betis Sevilla, who lost the league match 2:4 at Camp Nou

– Lewandowski scored 5 goals in 4 league games since joining Barcelona in the summer


Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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