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UEFA Champions League: NK Maribor - Liverpool FC Match press kits

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NK MariborNK MariborStadion Ljudski vrt - MariborTuesday 17 October 2017
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Group E - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

NK Maribor - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/11/2014GSNK Maribor - Chelsea FC1-1MariborIbraimi 50; Matić 73
21/10/2014GSChelsea FC - NK Maribor6-0
LondonRémy 13, Drogba 23 (P), Terry 31, Viler 54 (og), Hazard 77 (P), 90
UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/12/2013GSNK Maribor - Wigan Athletic FC2-1
MariborMezga 43, Filipović 59; Jordi Gómez 41 (P)
03/10/2013GSWigan Athletic FC - NK Maribor3-1
WiganPowell 22, 90+1, Watson 34; Tavares 60
UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/11/2012GSTottenham Hotspur FC - NK Maribor3-1
LondonDefoe 22, 49, 77; Berić 40
25/10/2012GSNK Maribor - Tottenham Hotspur FC1-1MariborBerić 42; G. Sigurdsson 58
UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/12/2011GSBirmingham City FC - NK Maribor1-0
BirminghamRooney 24
29/09/2011GSNK Maribor - Birmingham City FC1-2
MariborVolaš 29; Burke 64, Elliott 79

Liverpool FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/10/2003R1Liverpool FC - NK Olimpija Ljubljana3-0
agg: 4-1
LiverpoolLe Tallec 30, Heskey 37, Kewell 47
24/09/2003R1NK Olimpija Ljubljana - Liverpool FC1-1LjubljanaŽlogar 66; Owen 78
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
NK Maribor4121400400008125718
Liverpool FC110010100000211041

Last updated 29/09/2017 09:52CET

Match background Only this chapter

After two frustrating draws in Group E, Liverpool FC are seeking to ignite their UEFA Champions League campaign with a trip to NK Maribor.

• Jürgen Klopp's side were held 2-2 at home by Sevilla FC on matchday one before a 1-1 draw at FC Spartak Moskva last time out.

• In what is these teams' first meeting, Maribor are also looking for a first Group E victory; they drew 1-1 with Spartak in their previous home game and went down 3-0 in Seville on matchday two.

Match background

Maribor
• Maribor have won just one of their eight previous matches against English clubs, beating a visiting Wigan Athletic FC 2-1 in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• The Slovenian side have lost only one of their four home games against Premier League visitors. In their only previous UEFA Champions League home match against an English club, they held Chelsea FC to a 1-1 draw in the 2014/15 group stage.

• Maribor's overall record against English teams is W1 D2 L5.

• Maribor are unbeaten in eight European home fixtures (W5 D3); in fact, they have lost just three of their last 14 games, home and away (W6 D5).

• However, Maribor have not won any of their seven home matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final (D3 L4).

• The Slovene outfit are in the group stage for a third time, having previously competed in 1999/2000 and 2014/15. In that latter group appearance they drew 1-1 at home to both Sporting Clube de Portugal and Chelsea, and lost 1-0 to FC Schalke 04.

• Maribor qualified for this season's UEFA Champions League by winning a sixth Slovenian title in seven seasons in 2016/17. In Europe last term, they beat PFC Levski Sofia and Aberdeen FC before losing to Gabala SC in the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

• Maribor reached the current group stage by overcoming HŠK Zrinjski of Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 on aggregate in the second qualifying round (2-1 away, 1-1 home) and Iceland's FH Hafnarfjördur in the next round (1-0 home, 1-0 away). In the play-offs they went down 2-1 at Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC in the first leg but progressed on away goals thanks to a 1-0 home success.

Liverpool
• Liverpool's only previous fixtures against Slovene opposition came in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup first round, when they drew 1-1 at NK Olimpija Ljubljana before a 3-0 victory at Anfield.

• Five-time European champions Liverpool did not take part in UEFA competition in 2016/17, when they finished fourth in the Premier League. They are aiming to reach the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since 2008/09.

• The Reds earned their place in the group stage – for a tenth time overall – with a 6-3 aggregate play-off victory over TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, winning 2-1 away and 4-2 at home.

• Liverpool have won just two of their last 14 European away games (D7 L5). Before triumphing at Hoffenheim in their play-off first leg, their last away victory had been a 1-0 UEFA Europa League group stage win at FC Rubin Kazan on 5 November 2015.

Coach and player links
• Aljaž Cotman was at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC between 2010 and 2013, but left without making a senior first-team appearance.

Match facts

Maribor
• Including the final two games of last season, Maribor are 14 league matches unbeaten (W9 D5).

• Maribor have 28 points from 12 league fixtures this term, four more than they had at the same stage last term.

Liverpool
• Joe Gomez returns from a one-match European suspension.

• Liverpool have won only one of their last eight games in all competitions.

• Philippe Coutinho scored in three successive appearances for the Reds prior to Saturday's goalless draw with Manchester United FC.

• Coutinho and Sadio Mané are on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or. The winner will be announced in December.

• Emre Can (Germany), Jordan Henderson (England), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (England) and Mohamed Salah (Egypt) played during the international break as their teams qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Salah's added-time penalty – his second goal of the game – earned Egypt a 2-1 victory against Congo on 8 October, securing the north African nation their first World Cup finals participation since 1990.

• Mané sustained a hamstring injury playing for Senegal against Cape Verde on 7 October and could be out for up to six weeks.

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2018/matches/round=2000881/match=2021620/prematch/background/index.html#maribor+liverpool+facts

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Squad list Only this chapter

NK Maribor - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUCLLeagueUCLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Aljaž CotmanSVN26/04/199423 - ----------
33Jasmin HandanovićSVN28/01/197839 - 6-2-10-8-66-
51Tibor CajnkoSVN15/05/199918 - ----------
69Matko ObradovićCRO11/05/199126 - ----2-----
Defenders
2Adis HodžićSVN16/01/199918 - ----1---2-
3Jean-Claude BillongFRA28/12/199323 - 1-1-911-2-
4Marko ŠulerSVN09/03/198334 - 6-1-7-3-472
22Martin MilecSVN20/09/199126 - 2-2-6-2-411
23Žan KolmaničSVN03/03/200017 - ----1-----
26Aleksander RajčevićSVN17/11/198630 - 6-2-7-8-681
28Mitja VilerSVN01/09/198631 - 622-11-7-495
29Matej PalčičSVN21/06/199324 - 4---6---124
44Denis ŠmeSVN22/03/199423 - ----1---10-
Midfielders
5Blaž VrhovecSVN20/02/199225 - 5-2-912-18-
6Aleks PihlerSVN15/01/199423 - 6-2-932-13-
7Valon AhmediALB07/10/199423 - 6-2-812-10-
8Marwan KabhaISR23/02/199126 - 6-2-8-2-15-
10Dino HotićSVN26/07/199522 - 5-1-921-9-
12Dare VršičSVN26/09/198433 - ----2-5-309
18Sandi OgrinecSVN05/06/199819 - ----2-----
21Amir DerviševićSVN04/07/199225 - ----1---13-
39Damjan BoharSVN18/10/199125 - 4-2110382464
Forwards
9Marcos TavaresBRA30/03/198433 - 642-928-7725
11Luka ZahovićSVN15/11/199521 - 51--8-51122
17Luka ŠtorSVN05/07/199819 - ----------
20Gregor BajdeSVN29/04/199423 - 5-1-711-18-
27Jasmin MešanovićBIH06/01/199225 - 4-2-1242-91
97Martin KramaričSVN14/11/199719 - --2-1012-2-
99Lior EinbromISR12/01/199621 - ----2-----
Coach
-Darko MilaničSVN18/12/196749 - 6-2---2-58-
Liverpool FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUCLLeagueUCLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Loris KariusGER22/06/199324 - --2-1-2-4-
22Simon MignoletBEL06/03/198829 - 2---7-6-25-
52Danny WardWAL22/06/199324 - --------6-
62Caoimhin KelleherIRL23/11/199818 - ----------
Defenders
6Dejan LovrenCRO05/07/198928 - 2-2-6-181584
12Joe GomezENG23/05/199720 - 1-1-6-1-4-
17Ragnar KlavanEST30/10/198531 - 1---3-1-271
18Alberto MorenoESP05/07/199225 - 2-2-6-7-38-
26Andy RobertsonSCO11/03/199423 - ----2-----
32Joël MatipCMR08/08/199126 - 2-2-8-282504
38Jon FlanaganENG01/01/199324 - --------1-
63Conor MastersonIRL08/09/199819 - ----------
66Trent Alexander-ArnoldENG07/10/199819 - 211-3-1-31
Midfielders
5Georginio WijnaldumNED11/11/199026 - 2-2-7-2-4111
7James MilnerENG04/01/198631 - 2---6-202757
10Philippe CoutinhoBRA12/06/199225 - --2142161405
14Jordan HendersonENG17/06/199027 - 2-2-7171262
16Marko GrujićSRB13/04/199621 - 1---1---1-
20Adam LallanaENG10/05/198829 - ------4-193
21Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainENG15/08/199324 - --1-5-304324
23Emre CanGER12/01/199423 - 222-6-11-293
53Ovie EjariaENG18/11/199719 - ----------
Forwards
9Roberto FirminoBRA02/10/199126 - 21218221173
11Mohamed SalahEGY15/06/199225 - 2121841745513
15Daniel SturridgeENG01/09/198928 - --2-61182375
19Sadio ManéSEN10/04/199225 - 2-2-532-236
29Dominic SolankeENG14/09/199720 - 1---5-1-2-
57Rhian BrewsterENG01/04/200017 - ----------
58Ben WoodburnWAL15/10/199918 - ----------
59Harry WilsonWAL22/03/199720 - ----------
Coach
-Jürgen KloppGER16/06/196750 - 2-2---37-68-

Last updated 17/10/2017 10:12CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Darko Milanič

Date of birth: 18 December 1967
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: NK Izola, FK Partizan, SK Sturm Graz
Coaching career: NK Izola, NK Primorje, SK Sturm Graz (assistant), ND Gorica, NK Maribor (twice), SK Sturm Graz, Leeds United AFC

• Having started his career with home-town club Izola, defender Milanič moved to Partizan aged 17, winning the Yugoslavian First League in 1987 and the domestic cup in both 1989 and 1992.

• After seven years Milanič opted for a switch abroad, signing for Sturm Graz; proved a success over eight years in Austria, making almost 200 appearances and winning two league titles and three Austrian Cups.

• Retired in summer 2000 having picked up 42 caps for Slovenia – to add to five with Yugoslavia – whom he captained during his UEFA EURO 2000 swansong in Belgium and the Netherlands.

• Went into coaching, beginning back at Izola before two years with Primorje and a stint assisting Franco Foda at old club Sturm in 2006/07; the following year, started a productive spell in charge of Gorica, whom he took to third place in the league.

• Appointed by Maribor on 1 June 2008 and lifted the title in four of his five seasons at the helm, adding three Slovene Cups. Joined Sturm in June 2013 before accepting the Leeds job in September 2014, yet lasted only 32 days at Elland Road. Returned to Maribor in March 2016, winning another domestic cup almost immediately and then the First League championship in 2016/17.

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2498849.html#darko+milanic

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Jürgen Klopp

Date of birth: 16 June 1967
Nationality: German
Playing career: SV Glatten, TuS Ergenzingen, 1. FC Pforzheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, Viktoria Sindlingen, Rot-Weiss Frankfurt, 1. FSV Mainz 05
Coaching career: 1. FSV Mainz 05, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool FC

• Having spent his early career in the lower leagues and failed to break into Eintracht's first team, Klopp turned professional with Mainz, starting off as a striker before becoming a no-nonsense defender. Never played in the top flight but made 325 second-division appearances from 1990 to 2001, setting a club record by scoring 52 goals.

• 'Kloppo', as he is known in Germany, was appointed Mainz's caretaker coach on 28 February 2001, helping the club avoid relegation to the third tier. Duly won a permanent contract and built Mainz into one of the strongest clubs in the 2. Bundesliga; narrowly missed out on promotion in 2002 and 2003 before finally taking Mainz into the top flight for the first time in 2004 and kept them in the Bundesliga until 2007, taking them into the 2005/06 UEFA Cup via the UEFA Fair Play ranking.

• After another promotion near-miss in 2007/08 Klopp – whose enthusiasm and passion, plus work as a TV pundit, have made him popular all over Germany – left for Dortmund. Took them to sixth in his first season, led them into the UEFA Europa League the next year and then, with a squad full of exciting young talent, oversaw league title wins in 2010/11 and 2011/12, adding the German Cup in the latter campaign.

• Earned even greater admiration in 2012/13 as he steered Dortmund all the way to the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, where they lost to FC Bayern München. Dortmund reached another domestic cup final in 2014, but again came up short against Bayern.

• Announced in April 2015 he was leaving Dortmund after that season, which ended with a cup final defeat against VfL Wolfsburg. Succeeded Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager in October 2015 and took the team to the finals of the English League Cup and UEFA Europa League – helped by a quarter-final defeat of Dortmund – in his first season. Lost both, but earned a place in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League by finishing fourth in the Premier League in May 2017.

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1647813.html#jurgen+klopp

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeViktor Kassai (HUN)
  • Assistant refereesGyörgy Ring (HUN) , Vencel Tóth (HUN)
  • Additional assistant refereesTamás Bognar (HUN) , Sandor Szabo (HUN)
  • Fourth officialBalázs Buzás (HUN)
  • UEFA DelegatePhilippe Prudhon (FRA)
  • UEFA Referee observerMichel Piraux (BEL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Viktor Kassai10/09/197545102

Viktor Kassai

Referee since: 1990
First division: 1999
FIFA badge: 2003

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA EURO 2016, 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2008 Olympic Games, 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2001 UEFA Regions' Cup

Finals
2011 UEFA Champions League
2008 Olympic Games

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
30/09/2009UCLGSManchester United FCVfL Wolfsburg2-1Manchester
29/09/2010UCLGSValencia CFManchester United FC0-1Valencia
02/11/2010UCLGSTottenham Hotspur FCFC Internazionale Milano3-1London
23/11/2010UCLGSSC BragaArsenal FC2-0Braga
27/09/2011UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenManchester City FC2-0Munich
23/11/2011UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenChelsea FC2-1Leverkusen
15/02/2012UCLR16AC MilanArsenal FC4-0Milan
22/10/2013UCLGSFC Schalke 04Chelsea FC0-3Gelsenkirchen
11/12/2013UCLGSSSC NapoliArsenal FC2-0Naples
26/08/2014UCLPOCeltic FCNK Maribor0-1Glasgow
04/11/2014UCLGSReal Madrid CFLiverpool FC1-0Madrid
26/11/2014UCLGSArsenal FCBorussia Dortmund2-0London
30/09/2015UCLGSManchester United FCVfL Wolfsburg2-1Manchester
24/11/2015UCLGSArsenal FCGNK Dinamo Zagreb3-0London
13/09/2016UCLGSParis Saint-GermainArsenal FC1-1Paris
01/11/2016UCLGSManchester City FCFC Barcelona3-1Manchester

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
30/04/2004U192QRSloveniaUkraine1-4Maribor
02/05/2004U192QRUkraineEngland1-1Celje
20/07/2005U19GS-FTArmeniaEngland1-1Ballymena
26/07/2005U19SFSerbiaEngland1-3Lurgan
30/09/2009UCLGSManchester United FCVfL Wolfsburg2-1Manchester
08/04/2010UELQFVfL WolfsburgFulham FC0-1Wolfsburg
03/09/2010EUROQREnglandBulgaria4-0London
29/09/2010UCLGSValencia CFManchester United FC0-1Valencia
02/11/2010UCLGSTottenham Hotspur FCFC Internazionale Milano3-1London
23/11/2010UCLGSSC BragaArsenal FC2-0Braga
27/09/2011UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenManchester City FC2-0Munich
23/11/2011UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenChelsea FC2-1Leverkusen
15/02/2012UCLR16AC MilanArsenal FC4-0Milan
22/10/2013UCLGSFC Schalke 04Chelsea FC0-3Gelsenkirchen
11/12/2013UCLGSSSC NapoliArsenal FC2-0Naples
26/08/2014UCLPOCeltic FCNK Maribor0-1Glasgow
04/11/2014UCLGSReal Madrid CFLiverpool FC1-0Madrid
26/11/2014UCLGSArsenal FCBorussia Dortmund2-0London
30/09/2015UCLGSManchester United FCVfL Wolfsburg2-1Manchester
24/11/2015UCLGSArsenal FCGNK Dinamo Zagreb3-0London
05/05/2016UELSFLiverpool FCVillarreal CF3-0Liverpool
25/08/2016UELPONK MariborGabala SC1-0Maribor
13/09/2016UCLGSParis Saint-GermainArsenal FC1-1Paris
01/11/2016UCLGSManchester City FCFC Barcelona3-1Manchester

Last updated 16/10/2017 03:10CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

NK MariborFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
12/07/2017UCLHŠK Zrinjski (A)W 2-1Zahović 43, Tavares 90+4 (P)
15/07/2017LeagueNK Aluminij (H)W 1-0Pihler 50
19/07/2017UCLHŠK Zrinjski (H)D 1-1Viler 27
22/07/2017LeagueNK Triglav (A)W 3-2Mešanović 71, Bohar 86, Tavares 88
26/07/2017UCLFH Hafnarfjördur (H)W 1-0Tavares 54
29/07/2017LeagueNK Rudar Velenje (H)W 1-0Vrhovec 11
02/08/2017UCLFH Hafnarfjördur (A)W 1-0Tavares 90+2
06/08/2017LeagueNK Ankaran Hrvatini (A)W 5-1Kramarič 2, Pihler 36, Hotić 56, Tavares 80, Delgado 90 (og)
11/08/2017LeagueNK Domžale (H)D 0-0
16/08/2017UCLHapoel Beer-Sheva FC (A)L 1-2Tavares 10
19/08/2017LeagueNK Krško (H)W 3-2Bajde 17, Bohar 74, Pihler 90+5
22/08/2017UCLHapoel Beer-Sheva FC (H)W 1-0Viler 15
27/08/2017LeagueNK Olimpija Ljubljana (A)D 0-0
05/09/2017CupNK Tabor Sezana (A)W 3-0Rajčević 34, Mešanović 78, 90
08/09/2017LeagueNK Celje (H)D 0-0
13/09/2017UCLFC Spartak Moskva (H)D 1-1Bohar 85
17/09/2017LeagueND Gorica (A)W 3-0Jogan 16 (og), Mešanović 43, 60
22/09/2017LeagueNK Aluminij (A)W 3-2Ahmedi 65, Billong 74, Hotić 89
26/09/2017UCLSevilla FC (A)L 0-3
30/09/2017LeagueNK Triglav (H)D 0-0
13/10/2017LeagueNK Rudar Velenje (A)W 2-1Mešanović 52, Bohar 82
17/10/2017UCLLiverpool FC (H)
21/10/2017LeagueNK Ankaran Hrvatini (H)
25/10/2017CupNK Olimpija Ljubljana (H)
28/10/2017LeagueNK Domžale (A)
01/11/2017UCLLiverpool FC (A)
04/11/2017LeagueNK Krško (A)
11/11/2017CupNK Olimpija Ljubljana (A)
18/11/2017LeagueNK Olimpija Ljubljana (H)
21/11/2017UCLFC Spartak Moskva (A)
25/11/2017LeagueNK Celje (A)
29/11/2017LeagueND Gorica (H)
02/12/2017LeagueNK Aluminij (H)
06/12/2017UCLSevilla FC (H)
09/12/2017LeagueNK Triglav (A)
16/12/2017LeagueNK Rudar Velenje (H)
24/02/2018LeagueNK Ankaran Hrvatini (A)
03/03/2018LeagueNK Domžale (H)
10/03/2018LeagueNK Krško (H)
17/03/2018LeagueNK Olimpija Ljubljana (A)
31/03/2018LeagueNK Celje (H)
07/04/2018LeagueND Gorica (A)
14/04/2018LeagueNK Aluminij (A)
21/04/2018LeagueNK Triglav (H)
28/04/2018LeagueNK Rudar Velenje (A)
02/05/2018LeagueNK Ankaran Hrvatini (H)
05/05/2018LeagueNK Domžale (A)
09/05/2018LeagueNK Krško (A)
12/05/2018LeagueNK Olimpija Ljubljana (H)
19/05/2018LeagueNK Celje (A)
27/05/2018LeagueND Gorica (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1NK Olimpija Ljubljana1293025630
2NK Maribor1284021828
3NK Rudar Velenje12615141319
4ND Gorica12615141419
5NK Domžale12444261416
6NK Krško12435202215
7NK Celje12264121612
8NK Aluminij12246142010
9NK Triglav1215611228
10NK Ankaran Hrvatini1213811336
Liverpool FCFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
12/08/2017LeagueWatford FC (A)D 3-3Mané 29, Firmino 55 (P), Salah 57
15/08/2017UCLTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)W 2-1Alexander-Arnold 35, Nordtveit 74 (og)
19/08/2017LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)W 1-0Mané 73
23/08/2017UCLTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)W 4-2Can 10, 21, Salah 18, Firmino 63
27/08/2017LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 4-0Firmino 17, Mané 40, Salah 57, Sturridge 77
09/09/2017LeagueManchester City FC (A)L 0-5
13/09/2017UCLSevilla FC (H)D 2-2Firmino 21, Salah 37
16/09/2017LeagueBurnley FC (H)D 1-1Salah 30
19/09/2017CupLeicester City FC (A)L 0-2
23/09/2017LeagueLeicester City FC (A)W 3-2Salah 15, Coutinho 23, Henderson 68
26/09/2017UCLFC Spartak Moskva (A)D 1-1Coutinho 31
01/10/2017LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)D 1-1Coutinho 29
14/10/2017LeagueManchester United FC (H)D 0-0
17/10/2017UCLNK Maribor (A)
22/10/2017LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (A)
28/10/2017LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)
01/11/2017UCLNK Maribor (H)
04/11/2017LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
18/11/2017LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
21/11/2017UCLSevilla FC (A)
25/11/2017LeagueChelsea FC (H)
29/11/2017LeagueStoke City FC (A)
02/12/2017LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
06/12/2017UCLFC Spartak Moskva (H)
10/12/2017LeagueEverton FC (H)
13/12/2017LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)
16/12/2017LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)
23/12/2017LeagueArsenal FC (A)
26/12/2017LeagueSwansea City AFC (H)
30/12/2017LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
01/01/2018LeagueBurnley FC (A)
13/01/2018LeagueManchester City FC (H)
20/01/2018LeagueSwansea City AFC (A)
30/01/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (A)
03/02/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
10/02/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
24/02/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
03/03/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
10/03/2018LeagueManchester United FC (A)
17/03/2018LeagueWatford FC (H)
31/03/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
07/04/2018LeagueEverton FC (A)
14/04/2018LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
21/04/2018LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)
28/04/2018LeagueStoke City FC (H)
05/05/2018LeagueChelsea FC (A)
13/05/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1Manchester City FC871029422
2Manchester United FC862021220
3Tottenham Hotspur FC852115517
4Watford FC8431131315
5Chelsea FC841313813
6Arsenal FC8413121013
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

NK Maribor

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    (12/07/2017)
    HŠK Zrinjski 1-2 NK Maribor
    0-1 Zahović 43, 1-1 Todorović 89, 1-2 Tavares 90+4 (P)
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec, Ahmedi, Kabha, Hotić (71 Tavares), Zahović (71 Pihler), Bajde (84 Mešanović), Rajčević, Viler, Palčič
  • (19/07/2017)
    NK Maribor 1-1 HŠK Zrinjski (agg: 3-2)
    0-1 Todorović 7, 1-1 Viler 27
    Handanović, Šuler, Pihler, Ahmedi, Kabha, Hotić (65 Mešanović), Zahović (65 Tavares), Bajde, Rajčević, Viler, Palčič
  • Third qualifying round
    (26/07/2017)
    NK Maribor 1-0 FH Hafnarfjördur
    1-0 Tavares 54
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec (89 Pihler), Ahmedi (75 Bohar), Kabha, Tavares, Bajde, Rajčević, Mešanović (79 Zahović), Viler, Palčič
  • (02/08/2017)
    FH Hafnarfjördur 0-1 NK Maribor (agg: 0-2)
    0-1 Tavares 90+2
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec (94 Pihler), Ahmedi (83 Hotić), Kabha, Tavares, Zahović, Rajčević, Viler, Palčič, Bohar (77 Bajde)
  • Play-off
    (16/08/2017)
    Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC 2-1 NK Maribor
    0-1 Tavares 10, 1-1 Nwakaeme 12, 2-1 Tzedek 45+2 (P)
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec (88 Pihler), Ahmedi, Kabha, Tavares (74 Mešanović), Hotić (71 Zahović), Milec, Rajčević, Viler, Bohar
  • (22/08/2017)
    NK Maribor 1-0 Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC (agg: 2-2)
    1-0 Viler 15
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec, Ahmedi (83 Pihler), Kabha, Tavares, Bajde (72 Hotić), Milec, Rajčević, Viler, Bohar (92 Billong)
  • Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    Sevilla FC2110524
    FC Spartak Moskva2020222
    Liverpool FC2020332
    NK Maribor2011141
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    NK Maribor 1-1 FC Spartak Moskva
    0-1 Samedov 59, 1-1 Bohar 85
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec (79 Pihler), Ahmedi (69 Mešanović), Kabha, Tavares, Bajde (69 Kramarič), Milec, Rajčević, Viler, Bohar
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    Sevilla FC 3-0 NK Maribor
    1-0 Ben Yedder 27, 2-0 Ben Yedder 38, 3-0 Ben Yedder 83 (P)
    Handanović, Billong, Vrhovec, Pihler, Ahmedi, Kabha (74 Hotić), Tavares (88 Mešanović), Milec, Rajčević, Viler, Bohar (71 Kramarič)
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    NK Maribor-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    Liverpool FC-NK Maribor
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    FC Spartak Moskva-NK Maribor
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    NK Maribor-Sevilla FC

Liverpool FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    (15/08/2017)
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Alexander-Arnold 35, 0-2 Nordtveit 74 (og) , 1-2 Uth 87
    Mignolet, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Firmino (84 Solanke), Salah, Henderson (63 Milner), Moreno, Mané (89 Grujić), Can, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
  • (23/08/2017)
    Liverpool FC 4-2 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (agg: 6-3)
    1-0 Can 10, 2-0 Salah 18, 3-0 Can 21, 3-1 Uth 28, 4-1 Firmino 63, 4-2 Wagner 79
    Mignolet, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Firmino, Salah, Henderson, Moreno, Mané (88 Klavan), Can (70 Milner), Matip, Alexander-Arnold (65 Gomez)
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    Liverpool FC 2-2 Sevilla FC
    0-1 Ben Yedder 5, 1-1 Firmino 21, 2-1 Salah 37, 2-2 Correa 72
    Karius, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Firmino, Salah (89 Oxlade-Chamberlain), Gomez, Henderson, Moreno, Mané (83 Sturridge), Can (76 Coutinho), Matip
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    FC Spartak Moskva 1-1 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Fernando 23, 1-1 Coutinho 31
    Karius, Lovren, Firmino, Coutinho, Salah, Henderson, Moreno, Mané (70 Sturridge), Can (73 Wijnaldum), Matip, Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    NK Maribor-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    Liverpool FC-NK Maribor
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    Sevilla FC-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Liverpool FC-FC Spartak Moskva

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

• In 2012/13, Chelsea became the first defending champions to fail to get through a group stage since the UEFA Champions League began. (This record, like the others, includes the seasons between 1999/2000 and 2002/03 that featured a second group stage). In 1992/93, Barcelona were the reigning European Champion Clubs' Cup holders and lost 4-3 on aggregate in the second round to CSKA Moskva.

• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defended the UEFA Champions League trophy, with Milan (1989, 1990) the previous club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) have all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete in the UEFA Champions League having featured against Real Madrid on matchday six in 2007/08 aged 43 years and 252 days. Alessandro Costacurta is the oldest outfield player; the Milan defender was 40 years and 211 days when he played against AEK Athens in 2006/07.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years and 59 days, in Roma's 1-1 draw at CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years 290 days) was the previous record holder.

• Celestine Babayaro is the youngest player to have appeared; he was 16 years and 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Peter Ofori-Quaye is the youngest player to have scored in the UEFA Champions League, aged 17 years and 195 days. He found the net in Olympiacos's 5-1 defeat at Rosenborg on 1 October 1997.

• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat matched by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at BATE Borisov on 21 October 2014. Eleven more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid CF on matchday six in 2015/16.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, eclipsing his own mark of nine goals in 2013/14, which Luiz Adriano matched in 2014/15. Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17; Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi and Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03) managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick on matchday three of the 2016/17 competition was his seventh in the competition, a record Ronaldo matched against Club Atlético de Madrid in the 2016/17 semi-finals.

• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 18 occasions, three more than Real Madrid and four more than Manchester United and FC Bayern München.

• Bayern München (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly hold the record for successive wins in the UEFA Champions League proper with ten. Bayern surpassed the previous mark of nine, set by Barcelona between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

• Six teams have recorded six successive victories in a UEFA Champions League group stage: Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage) and Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15).

• Nineteen teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently Club Brugge KV and GNK Dinamo Zagreb in 2016/17.

• Borussia Dortmund set a new group stage record by scoring 21 goals in 2016/17, eclipsing the old mark of 20 by Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14).

• Only Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10) and Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17) have failed to score in a group stage.

• BATE Borisov conceded 24 goals in 2014/15, a new record which was matched by Legia Warszawa in 2016/17. The previous mark, 22, was held by Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12) and Nordsjælland (2012/13); Malmö FF shipped 21 in 2015/16.

• No team has ever gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without conceding a goal. Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97 and 2004/05), Chelsea (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Villarreal (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15) and Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) all let in just one.

• Before their 3-1 win against Sporting Clube de Portugal on matchday six of the 2006/07 campaign, Spartak Moskva went 22 games without a victory in the competition, a mark Steaua Bucureşti surpassed on matchday six in 2013/14.

• RSC Anderlecht hold the unwanted record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 12 in a row between December 2003 and November 2005. GNK Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to December 2012 and again from 29 September 2015 onwards.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and AS Roma in 2015/16. Since three points for a win was introduced in 1995/96, eight teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02), Lokomotiv Moskva and eventual finalists Juventus (both 2002/03), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06) and Basel 1893 (2014/15).

• Napoli failed to qualify from their group with 12 points in 2013/14, the highest total of any team not to reach the next stage when the top two in each section progressed. Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03 – both second group stage), PSV Eindhoven (2003/04), Olympiacos and Dynamo Kyiv (both 2004/05), Werder Bremen (2006/07), Manchester City (2011/12), Chelsea and CFR 1907 Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14) and FC Porto (2015/16) all missed out with ten points.

• Only two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Borussia Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

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Team facts Only this chapter

NK Maribor
Formed:
1960
Nickname: Vijoličasti (the Purples)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2006

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 14 (2017)
Slovenian Cup: 9 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17:
UEFA Europa League play-offs
2015/16:
second qualifying round
2014/15:
group stage
2013/14:
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2012/13:
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2011/12:
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2010/11: UEFA Europa League play-offs
2009/10: UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2007/08: UEFA Intertoto Cup second round

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
10-0: Maribor v FC Norma Tallinn
25/08/94, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: FC Norma Tallinn v Maribor
11/08/94, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round first leg
0-3 on four occasions, most recently v Birkirkara FC
24/06/07, UEFA Intertoto Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-7: Maribor v Liverpool FC
17/10/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
9-1: AFC Ajax v Maribor
30/09/97, UEFA Cup first round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
N/A

• Biggest away win
0-1: FC Dynamo Kyiv v Maribor
14/09/99, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-7: Maribor v Liverpool FC (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Chelsea FC v Maribor
21/10/14, group stage

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2490308.html#club+facts+maribor

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Liverpool FC
Formed:
1892
Nickname: The Reds

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup (5): 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, (1985), 2005, (2007)
• UEFA Cup (3): 1973, 1976, 2001
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1966)
• UEFA Super Cup (3): 1977, (1978), (1984), 2001, 2005

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 18 (1990)
FA Cup: 7 (2006)
League Cup: 8 (2012)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17:
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: UEFA Europa League runners-up
2014/15: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13:
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2011/12:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11:
UEFA Europa League round of 16
2009/10:
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2008/09: quarter-finals
2007/08:
semi-finals

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
11-0: Liverpool v Strømgodset IF
17/09/74, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-7:
NK Maribor v Liverpool
17/10/2017, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid CF
22/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: AFC Ajax v Liverpool
07/12/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-0: Liverpool v Beşiktaş JK
06/11/07, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: NK Maribor v Liverpool (see above for details)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid CF (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-2: Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Liverpool
09/04/02, quarter-finals second leg
2-0:
twice, most recently ACF Fiorentina v Liverpool
29/09/09, group stage

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=854367.html#club+facts+liverpool

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Legend

ALL-TIME STATISTICS
The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

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
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, 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.