FC Astra Giurgiu in European football

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FC Astra Giurgiu in European football
Club Astra Giurgiu
First entry 2013–14 UEFA Europa League
Latest entry 2017–18 UEFA Europa League

Asociația Fotbal Club Astra Giurgiu is a Romanian professional football club based in Giurgiu, Giurgiu County. The club have participated in 4 editions of the club competitions governed by UEFA, three in Europa League and one in Champions League. In 2013–14 season, they managed to qualify for the group stages of Europa League for the first time, after defeating French giants Olympique Lyon; they finished fourth in a group against Red Bull Salzburg, Celtic and Dinamo Zagreb. In 2014-15, they knocked out English side West Ham United, after 2–2 at London and 2–1 at Giurgiu. In 2015–16 Liga I the club managed to win for the first time in their history the title, that meaning instant UEFA Champions League play-off qualification. The club drew FC København, and couldn't manage the win after drawing 1-1 in Giurgiu and losing 4-1 in Copenhagen against the Danish team. In the Europa League play-off Astra was drawn against English side West Ham United and managed to do the impossible by winning 1-0 on Olympic Stadium. After qualifying, the club was seeded in Group E against AS Roma, Viktoria Plzen and Austria Wien. Astra managed to come second after a tight group and qualify in the round of 32 where they are going to play against Belgian side KRC Genk

All-time statistics[edit]

As of 3 August 2017
Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 1 2 0 1 1 1 4 - 3
UEFA Europa League 5 38 15 12 11 48 50 - 2
Total 6 40 15 13 12 49 54 - 5

Opponents[edit]

Country Club P W D L GF GA GD
Austria Austria Austria Wien 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2 0 0 2 2 7 - 5
Subtotal 4 1 0 3 6 11 - 5
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Zira 2 1 1 0 3 1 + 2
Subtotal 2 1 1 0 3 1 + 2
Belgium Belgium Genk 2 0 1 1 2 3 - 1
Subtotal 2 0 1 1 2 3 - 1
Croatia Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 2 1 0 1 2 5 - 3
Subtotal 2 1 0 1 2 5 - 3
Cyprus Cyprus Omonia 2 1 1 0 3 2 + 1
Subtotal 2 1 1 0 3 2 + 1
Czech Republic Czech Republic Slovan Liberec 2 2 0 0 6 2 + 4
Viktoria Plzeň 2 1 1 0 3 2 + 1
Subtotal 4 3 1 0 9 4 + 5
Denmark Denmark Copenhagen 2 0 1 1 1 4 - 3
Subtotal 2 0 1 1 1 4 - 3
England England West Ham United 4 2 2 0 6 4 + 2
Subtotal 4 2 2 0 6 4 + 2
France France Lyon 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
Subtotal 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
Israel Israel Maccabi Haifa 2 0 1 1 1 3 - 2
Subtotal 2 0 1 1 1 3 - 2
Italy Italy Roma 2 0 1 1 0 4 - 4
Subtotal 2 0 1 1 0 4 - 4
Netherlands Netherlands AZ Alkmaar 2 1 0 1 3 4 - 1
Subtotal 2 1 0 1 3 4 - 1
Scotland Scotland Celtic 2 0 1 1 2 3 - 1
Inverness 2 1 1 0 1 0 + 1
Subtotal 4 1 2 1 3 3 0
Slovenia Slovenia Domžale 2 2 0 0 3 0 + 3
Subtotal 2 2 0 0 3 0 + 3
Slovakia Slovakia Trenčín 2 1 1 0 5 3 + 2
Subtotal 2 1 1 0 5 3 + 2
Ukraine Ukraine Oleksandriya 2 0 1 1 0 1 - 1
Subtotal 2 0 1 1 0 1 - 1
Total 40 15 13 12 49 54 - 5

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Slovenia Domžale 2–0 1–0 3–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Cyprus Omonia 1–1 2–1 3–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Slovakia Trenčín 2–2 3–1 5–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Israel Maccabi Haifa 1–1 0–2 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 3Q Czech Republic Slovan Liberec 3–0 3–2 6–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO France Lyon 0–1 2–1 2–2 (a) Symbol keep vote.svg
Group D Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1–2 1–5 4th Symbol delete vote.svg
Scotland Celtic 1–1 1–2
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–0 1–5
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 2Q Scotland Inverness 0–0 1–0 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q England West Ham United 2–1 2–2 4–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Netherlands AZ Alkmaar 3–2 0–2 3–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 3Q Denmark Copenhagen 1–1 0–3 1–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa League PO England West Ham United 1–1 1–0 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Group E Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 1–1 2–1 2nd Symbol keep vote.svg
Italy Roma 0–0 0–4
Austria Austria Wien 2–3 2–1
R32 Belgium Genk 2–2 0–1 2–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 2Q Azerbaijan Zira 3–1 0–0 3–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Ukraine Oleksandriya 0–0 0–1 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

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