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UEFA Champions League: AS Roma - Qarabağ FK Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2017/18 SeasonMatch press kits

AS RomaAS RomaStadio Olimpico - RomeTuesday 5 December 2017
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Group C - Matchday 6
Qarabağ FKQarabağ FK
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
27/09/2017GSQarabağ FK - AS Roma1-2
BakuHenrique 28; Manolas 7, Džeko 15
AS Roma000011000000110021
Qarabağ FK100100000000100112

AS Roma - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

AS Roma have not played against a club from their opponents' country

Qarabağ FK - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
08/12/2016GSQarabağ FK - ACF Fiorentina1-2
BakuReynaldo 73; Vecino 60, Chiesa 76
29/09/2016GSACF Fiorentina - Qarabağ FK5-1
FlorenceBabacar 39, 45+2, N. Kalinić 43, Zárate 63, 78; Ndlovu 90+2
UEFA Europa League
11/12/2014GSQarabağ FK - FC Internazionale Milano0-0Baku
02/10/2014GSFC Internazionale Milano - Qarabağ FK2-0
MilanD'Ambrosio 18, Icardi 85
AS Roma000011000000110021
Qarabağ FK3012200200005014311

Last updated 24/11/2017 10:15CET

Match background Only this chapter

AS Roma are a victory away from reaching the UEFA Champions League round of 16 while Qarabağ FK will want to conclude their group stage debut on a positive note in what is their last European fixture of the season.

• The Italian side were 2-1 winners in Azerbaijan on matchday two and have eight points in Group C, two behind Chelsea FC and two ahead of Club Atlético de Madrid. Roma will therefore go through with a win, or if Atlético fail to win at Stamford Bridge. If Roma win and Chelsea do not, Roma win the group.

• Qarabağ have two points and will finish bottom.

Match background

• Roma, who are aiming to reach the round of 16 for the second time in three years, have picked up four points at home in Group C, drawing 0-0 with Atlético before a 3-0 defeat of Chelsea on matchday four. They suffered their first defeat in the section in going down 2-0 in Spain last time out.

• This is the Italian side's first home game against visitors from Azerbaijan.

• That Qarabağ success on matchday two was Roma's first win in eight UEFA Champions League matches, home and away and including qualifying, since a 3-2 home victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 4 November 2015. They have now won three of their last 20 games in the competition.

• Despite the Chelsea success, Roma have won just two of their last nine home matches in the UEFA Champions League – qualifying included – losing four.

• The Italian side were eliminated by FC Porto in last season's play-offs (1-1 away, 0-3 home). They got as far as the UEFA Europa League round of 16, where they were defeated 5-4 over two legs by Olympique Lyonnais.

• Second in Serie A in 2016/17, Roma are in the group stage for a tenth time and the third in four years.

• The champions of Azerbaijan kicked off their first UEFA Champions League group stage campaign with a 6-0 loss at Chelsea, but drew 1-1 at Atlético in their last away fixture.

• This is Qarabağ's third visit to Italy, and they lost on both previous trips, both in the UEFA Europa League group stage: 2-0 at FC Internazionale Milano in 2014/15 and 5-1 at ACF Fiorentina last season.

• Overall Qarabağ's record against Italian clubs is W0 D1 L4.

• The Azerbaijani club reached the group stage for the first time by beating Georgian champions FC Samtredia in the second qualifying round (5-0 home, 1-0 away) and Moldova's FC Sheriff (0-0 home, 2-1 away). In the play-offs, they won 1-0 at home to FC København and advanced on away goals after a 2-1 defeat in Denmark.

• Qarabağ had won their last two away games in Europe before losing at FCK; they had won just two of the previous 11 (D2 L7) however.

• Qarabağ's away record in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League group stages is W2 D2 L7.

• This is Qarabağ's fourth UEFA Champions League campaign; in each of the previous three they were eliminated in the third qualifying round. Last year they ousted F91 Dudelange 3-1 on aggregate in the second qualifying round, but lost to FC Viktoria Plzeň (0-0 away, 1-1 home) at the next hurdle.

• In 2016/17, the Baku-based team contested the UEFA Europa League group stage – for the third consecutive year – after being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League. They have never gone on to the round of 32, however.

• Qarabağ qualified for the UEFA Champions League after winning the Azerbaijani Premier League for the fifth time in 2016/17 – their fourth straight championship.

Coach and player links
• Roma's Juan Jesus was in the Inter team that beat Qarabağ 2-0 in Milan in the UEFA Europa League on 2 October 2014.

• Stephan El Shaarawy was part of the AS Monaco FC side that edged Qarabağ 1-0 at home before a 1-1 draw in Azerbaijan in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• El Shaarawy scored in Italy's 3-1 win away to Azerbaijan in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying on 10 October 2015.

• Alessandro Florenzi was also in that Italy line-up in Baku, having appeared too in the Azzurri's 2-1 home win on 10 October 2014.

• Have played together
Kostas Manolas & Míchel (AEK Athens FC, 2010/11)

• International team-mates:
Edin Džeko & Ibrahim Šehić (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Łukasz Skorupski & Jakub Rzeźniczak (Poland)

Match facts

• Bruno Peres serves a one-game ban on matchday six.

• Roma have won 12 of their last 16 matches in all competitions.

• Allison has kept seven clean sheets in 14 Serie A games this season.

• Roma drew 1-1 at Genoa CFC on 26 November, ending their Italian top-flight record of 12 successive away wins.

• After scoring seven goals in his first six Serie A appearances this season, Edin Džeko did not find the net in his next seven league games before opening the scoring in the 3-1 win versus SPAL on Friday.

• Stephan El Sharaawy has scored four goals in his last seven games in all competitions for Roma.

• Kostas Manolas has signed a new contract until 2022.

• Džeko, the 29-goal Serie A top scorer last season, is on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or. The winner will be announced on 7 December.

• Patrik Schick was a late substitute against Genoa, appearing for the first time since 16 September following a thigh injury.

• Grégoire Defrel injured his left knee cap at Genoa and missed the game against SPAL.

• Summer signing Rick Karsdorp has not featured since rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on his Giallorossi debut against FC Crotone on 25 October.

• Pedro Henrique and Rashad F. Sadygov serve a suspension on matchday six. Jakub Rzeźniczak is a booking away from a ban.

• Qarabağ won 3-2 at Zirä FK on 26 November with Richard Almeida scoring in a second consecutive league game for the first time since April 2014. They beat Neftçi PFK 1-0 on Friday.

• Albanian defender Ansi Agolli made his 200th appearance for Qarabağ in the game against Zirä.

• Qarabağ reached the Azerbaijan Cup quarter-finals after beating FK Qaradağ Lökbatan 2-0 on 28 November. They are bidding to lift the trophy for the fourth season running.


Squad list Only this chapter

AS Roma - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alisson BeckerBRA02/10/199225 - --5-14-5-16-
12Andrea RomagnoliITA29/07/199819 - ----------
28Łukasz SkorupskiPOL05/05/199126 - ------2-6-
41Stefano GrecoITA21/02/199918 - ----------
56Emanuele ZamarionITA04/08/200017 - ----------
58Alessio PagliariniITA09/01/200017 - ----------
3Luca PellegriniITA07/03/199918 - ----------
5Juan JesusBRA10/06/199126 - --4-10-4-34-
11Aleksandar KolarovSRB10/11/198532 - --51132404586
15Héctor MorenoMEX17/01/198829 - ----5-201281
20Federico FazioARG17/03/198730 - --4-12-8-513
22Nura AbdullahiNGA17/08/199720 - ----------
25Bruno PeresBRA01/03/199027S--4-8-4-14-
26Rick KarsdorpNED11/02/199522 - ----1---11-
40Stefano CiavattiniITA30/03/199819 - ----------
42Andrea CiofiITA28/06/199918 - ----------
44Kostas ManolasGRE14/06/199126 - --4191313585
54Lirim KastratiKOS02/02/199918 - ----------
57Silvio AnočićCRO10/09/199720 - ----------
59Riccardo CargneluttiITA08/02/199918 - ----------
4Radja NainggolanBEL04/05/198829 - --5-11218-331
6Kevin StrootmanNED13/02/199027 - --5-1116-306
7Lorenzo PellegriniITA19/06/199621 - --5-1015-101
16Daniele De RossiITA24/07/198334 - --3-10-5068711
17Cengiz ÜnderTUR14/07/199720 - ----7---4-
21Maxime GonalonsFRA10/03/198928 - --3-5-322635
24Alessandro FlorenziITA11/03/199126 - --3-121171242
30GersonBRA20/05/199720 - --3-923-10-
47Dario MeadowsITA28/01/199918 - ----------
53Andrea MarcucciITA07/02/199918 - ----------
8Diego PerottiARG26/07/198829 - --41113122417
9Edin DžekoBIH17/03/198631 - --5314842127628
14Patrik SchickCZE24/01/199621 - ----3---2-
23Gregoire DefrelFRA17/06/199126 - --3-7-3-114
48Mirko AntonucciITA11/03/199918 - ----------
52Riccardo CappaITA29/04/199918 - ----------
92Stephan El ShaarawyITA27/10/199225 - --521241843710
-Eusebio Di FrancescoITA08/09/196948 - --5---5-15-
Qarabağ FK - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Anton KanibolotskiyUKR16/05/198829 - 1---5-2-7-
12Shakhrudin MagomedaliyevAZE12/06/199423 - ----4-----
13Ibrahim ŠehićBIH02/09/198829 - 5-5-5-5-48-
94Mammad HuseynovAZE29/05/199918 - ----------
5Maksim MedvedevAZE29/09/198928 - 6-5-915-66-
14Rashad F. SadygovAZE16/06/198235S3-5-6-5-907
21Arif DashdemirovAZE10/02/198730 - ----3---311
25Ansi AgolliALB11/10/198235 - 6-4-7-4-702
30Abbas HuseynovAZE13/06/199522 - ----4---51
32Elvin YunuszadäAZE22/08/199225 - 2-2-912-26-
33Eltun TurabovAZE18/02/199720 - ----1-----
52Jakub RzeźniczakPOL26/10/198631*6-4-10-9-712
55Badavi HüseynovAZE11/07/199126 - 6-3-5-3-44-
2Gara GarayevAZE12/10/199225 - 6-5-8-5-60-
7Rahid AmirguliyevAZE01/09/198928 - 1---7---222
8MíchelESP08/11/198532 - 625110251235
10Pedro HenriqueBRA16/06/199027S--418141122
20Richard AlmeidaAZE20/03/198928 - 6-5-1135-547
22Afran IsmayilovAZE08/10/198829 - 611-821-407
77Donald Guerrier HAI31/03/198928 - 625-4-5-112
91Joshgun DiniyevAZE13/09/199522 - 1-2-1012-10-
99Dani QuintanaESP08/03/198730 - --3-813-273
9Dino NdlovuRSA15/02/199027 - 644-1354-287
11Mahir MadatovAZE01/07/199720 - 614-1264-161
18Tarik ElyounoussiNOR23/02/198829 - --3-4-3-289
44Agabala RamazanovAZE20/01/199324 - 3-------3-
90Ramil SheydaevAZE15/03/199621 - --1-4-1-3-
-Gurban GurbanovAZE13/04/197245 - 6-5---5-74-

Last updated 05/12/2017 10:12CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Eusebio Di Francesco

Date of birth: 8 September 1969
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Empoli FC, AS Lucchese-Libertas, Piacenza FC (twice), AS Roma, AC Ancona, Perugia Calcio
Coaching career: SS Virtus Lanciano 1924, Pescara Calcio, US Lecce, US Sassuolo Calcio (twice), AS Roma

• A pacy winger known as 'Turbo', Di Francesco came through Empoli's youth system, making his Serie A debut in 1987/88. His career really took off at Piacenza between 1995 and 1997, when he earned himself a move to Roma. Transformed into a midfielder by Zdeněk Zeman, he spent four seasons at the Stadio Olimpico, winning the 2000/01 Scudetto although he played only five games that campaign.

• Having retired in 2005 after two more seasons at Piacenza and spells with Ancona and Perugia, Di Francesco – who won 12 caps for Italy – spent a year as a Roma director but the lure of coaching proved strong; that new venture began in his native Abruzzo, first with a brief stint at Lanciano before two campaigns with Pescara.

• Was appointed Lecce coach ahead of 2011/12 for his first Serie A experience, though it proved brief as Di Francesco was sacked after just 13 matches with his side bottom of the table.

• Dropped back into Serie B the following season; a huge Zeman fan, Di Francesco – named after Portuguese legend Eusébio – had a brilliant start with Sassuolo using his mentor's 4-3-3 system and led the team from the Modena area into Serie A for the first time.

• Di Francesco, whose son Federico plays as a winger for Bologna, coached Sassuolo in Serie A for four consecutive campaigns, although the first featured a short interruption as he was replaced for five games by Alberto Malesani, only to return and help the side avoid relegation. Known for his entertaining attacking football, Di Francesco steered Sassuolo to a first UEFA Europa League qualification by finishing sixth in Serie A in 2015/16 before replacing Luciano Spalletti as Roma coach in June 2017.


Gurban Gurbanov

Date of birth: 13 April 1972
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Playing career: FK Daşqın Zaqatala (twice), FC Mertskhali, FC Alazani, Turan-Tovuz IK, FC Kur Nur, Neftçi PFK (three times), FC Dinamo Stavropol, FC Baltika Kaliningrad, FC Fakel Voronezh (twice), FC Volgar Astrakhan, İnter Bakı PİK
Coaching career: Neftçi PFK, Qarabağ FK

• Started his playing career in 1988 with local side Daşqın Zaqatala before a spell in Georgia. Having returned to Azerbaijan, striker Gurbanov spent two more years at Daşqın and won the league with Turan-Tovuz in 1993/94.

• Claimed three more Azerbaijani titles with Baku-based Neftçi, ending up as the league's leading marksman in 1996/97 and adding the domestic cup in 2004.

• With 12 goals in 64 matches for Azerbaijan, Gurbanov remains the national team's top scorer; after 115 goals in 191 Azerbaijani league games, he finished playing in 2006.

• Kicked off his coaching career at Neftçi and came second in the league before taking charge of Qarabağ in 2008. Won the Azerbaijani Cup in his first season and went on to lift the trophy three more times.

• Landed four league championships with Qarabağ, getting to the UEFA Europa League play-offs three times before eventually qualifying for the competition proper in 2014/15 and then for the next two seasons. In 2017/18, he guided Qarabağ to the UEFA Champions League group stage – the first club from Azerbaijan to achieve that feat.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeTobias Stieler (GER)
  • Assistant refereesMike Pickel (GER) , Jan Seidel (GER)
  • Additional assistant refereesBastian Dankert (GER) , Harm Osmers (GER)
  • Fourth officialChristian Gittelmann (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateCrawford Wilson (NIR)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarkus Nobs (SUI)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Tobias Stieler02/07/1981119

Tobias Stieler

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2014

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/09/2017UCLGSJuventusOlympiacos FC2-0Turin

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/05/2014U19ELITEItalySweden1-3Stara Zagora
24/11/2016UELGSAS RomaFC Viktoria Plzeň4-1Rome
27/09/2017UCLGSJuventusOlympiacos FC2-0Turin

Last updated 04/12/2017 03:15CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

AS RomaFixtures and results
20/08/2017LeagueAtalanta BC (A)W 1-0Kolarov 31
26/08/2017LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)L 1-3Džeko 15
12/09/2017UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (H)D 0-0
16/09/2017LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)W 3-0Nainggolan 22, Džeko 33, 61
20/09/2017LeagueBenevento (A)W 4-0Džeko 22, 52, Lucioni 35 (og), Venuti 74 (og)
23/09/2017LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)W 3-1Džeko 12, El Shaarawy 30, 45
27/09/2017UCLQarabağ FK (A)W 2-1Manolas 7, Džeko 15
01/10/2017LeagueAC Milan (A)W 2-0Džeko 72, Florenzi 77
14/10/2017LeagueSSC Napoli (H)L 0-1
18/10/2017UCLChelsea FC (A)D 3-3Kolarov 40, Džeko 64, 70
22/10/2017LeagueTorino FC (A)W 1-0Kolarov 69
25/10/2017LeagueFC Crotone (H)W 1-0Perotti 10 (P)
28/10/2017LeagueBologna FC (H)W 1-0El Shaarawy 33
31/10/2017UCLChelsea FC (H)W 3-0El Shaarawy 1, 36, Perotti 63
05/11/2017LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)W 4-2Santos da Silva 5, 30, Manolas 50, Perotti 87
18/11/2017LeagueSS Lazio (H)W 2-1Perotti 49 (P), Nainggolan 53
22/11/2017UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (A)L 0-2
26/11/2017LeagueGenoa CFC (A)D 1-1El Shaarawy 59
01/12/2017LeagueSPAL (H)W 3-1Džeko 19, Strootman 32, Pellegrini 53
05/12/2017UCLQarabağ FK (H)
10/12/2017LeagueAC Chievo Verona (A)
16/12/2017LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)
20/12/2017CupTorino FC (H)
23/12/2017LeagueJuventus (A)
30/12/2017LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
06/01/2018LeagueAtalanta BC (H)
21/01/2018LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
24/01/2018LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
28/01/2018LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
04/02/2018LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
11/02/2018LeagueBenevento (H)
18/02/2018LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
25/02/2018LeagueAC Milan (H)
04/03/2018LeagueSSC Napoli (A)
11/03/2018LeagueTorino FC (H)
18/03/2018LeagueFC Crotone (A)
31/03/2018LeagueBologna FC (A)
08/04/2018LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
15/04/2018LeagueSS Lazio (A)
18/04/2018LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
22/04/2018LeagueSPAL (A)
29/04/2018LeagueAC Chievo Verona (H)
06/05/2018LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
13/05/2018LeagueJuventus (H)
20/05/2018LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
1FC Internazionale Milano151230331039
2SSC Napoli151221351038
4AS Roma141112271034
5SS Lazio141022351632
6UC Sampdoria14824282026
7ACF Fiorentina15636261921
8AC Milan15636212021
9Bologna FC15636181821
10Atalanta BC15555211920
11Torino FC15483192120
12AC Chievo Verona15555172620
13Cagliari Calcio15519142516
14Udinese Calcio14509212415
15Genoa CFC15348132013
16FC Crotone15339113012
17US Sassuolo Calcio15321082711
19Hellas Verona FC15231012309
Qarabağ FKFixtures and results
11/07/2017UCLFC Samtredia (H)W 5-0Ismayilov 10 (P), Ndlovu 37, 45+1 (P), Guerrier 83, Míchel 90+2
18/07/2017UCLFC Samtredia (A)W 1-0Guerrier 22
25/07/2017UCLFC Sheriff (H)D 0-0
01/08/2017UCLFC Sheriff (A)W 2-1Ndlovu 45+3, Míchel 86
11/08/2017LeagueNeftçi PFK (A)W 3-1Madatov 15, 40, Ndlovu 62
15/08/2017UCLFC København (H)W 1-0Madatov 25
19/08/2017LeagueKeşlə FK (H)W 1-0Ismayilov 89
23/08/2017UCLFC København (A)L 1-2Ndlovu 63
26/08/2017LeagueGabala SC (H)W 2-1Madatov 63, Míchel 73
12/09/2017UCLChelsea FC (A)L 0-6
17/09/2017LeagueKäpäz PFK (H)W 2-0Diniyev 34, Dani Quintana 80
22/09/2017LeagueSumqayıt FK (H)W 4-1Henrique 56, Richard Almeida 62 (P), Madatov 65, 73
27/09/2017UCLAS Roma (H)L 1-2Henrique 28
01/10/2017LeagueZirä FK (H)D 0-0
13/10/2017LeagueKeşlə FK (A)W 2-0Ndlovu 85, 90+2
18/10/2017UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (H)D 0-0
22/10/2017LeagueGabala SC (A)L 0-1
27/10/2017LeagueSabail (H)W 1-0Ismayilov 89
31/10/2017UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (A)D 1-1Míchel 40
05/11/2017LeagueKäpäz PFK (A)W 2-0Yunuszadä 42, Míchel 43
17/11/2017LeagueSumqayıt FK (H)W 2-0Richard Almeida 41, Ndlovu 64
22/11/2017UCLChelsea FC (H)L 0-4
26/11/2017LeagueZirä FK (A)W 3-2Richard Almeida 22, Ndlovu 26, Madatov 63
28/11/2017CupFK Qaradag Lokbatan (H)W 2-0Ismayilov 58, Henrique 81
01/12/2017LeagueNeftçi PFK (H)W 1-0Medvedev 25
05/12/2017UCLAS Roma (A)
08/12/2017LeagueSabail (A)
10/12/2017CupSumqayıt FK (H)
15/12/2017CupSumqayıt FK (A)
10/02/2018LeagueGabala SC (H)
18/02/2018LeagueSabail (A)
25/02/2018LeagueKäpäz PFK (H)
03/03/2018LeagueSumqayıt FK (A)
11/03/2018LeagueZirä FK (H)
17/03/2018LeagueNeftçi PFK (A)
01/04/2018LeagueKeşlə FK (H)
07/04/2018LeagueSabail (H)
14/04/2018LeagueKäpäz PFK (A)
21/04/2018LeagueSumqayıt FK (A)
27/04/2018LeagueZirä FK (A)
06/05/2018LeagueNeftçi PFK (H)
12/05/2018LeagueKeşlə FK (A)
20/05/2018LeagueGabala SC (A)
1Qarabağ FK13111123634
2Gabala SC141013281431
3Zirä FK14932231130
4Sumqayıt FK14626171720
5Neftçi PFK14518171616
7Keşlə FK1422109248
8Käpäz PFK14211110297

Last updated 04/12/2017 23:16CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AS Roma

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    Chelsea FC531115710
    AS Roma5221868
    Club Atlético de Madrid5131436
    Qarabağ FK50232132
    Matchday 1 (12/09/2017)
    AS Roma 0-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
    Alisson Becker, Nainggolan (79 Pellegrini), Juan Jesus, Strootman, Perotti, Džeko (89 El Shaarawy), Kolarov, De Rossi, Defrel (68 Fazio), Bruno Peres, Manolas
  • Matchday 2 (27/09/2017)
    Qarabağ FK 1-2 AS Roma
    0-1 Manolas 7, 0-2 Džeko 15, 1-2 Henrique 28
    Alisson Becker, Nainggolan, Juan Jesus, Pellegrini (82 Strootman), Džeko, Kolarov, Gonalons (67 De Rossi), Defrel (58 Florenzi), Bruno Peres, Manolas, El Shaarawy
  • Matchday 3 (18/10/2017)
    Chelsea FC 3-3 AS Roma
    1-0 David Luiz 11, 2-0 E. Hazard 37, 2-1 Kolarov 40, 2-2 Džeko 64, 2-3 Džeko 70, 3-3 E. Hazard 75
    Alisson Becker, Nainggolan, Juan Jesus, Strootman (83 Florenzi), Perotti (88 El Shaarawy), Džeko, Kolarov, Fazio, Gonalons, Bruno Peres, Gerson (74 Pellegrini)
  • Matchday 4 (31/10/2017)
    AS Roma 3-0 Chelsea FC
    1-0 El Shaarawy 1, 2-0 El Shaarawy 36, 3-0 Perotti 63
    Alisson Becker, Nainggolan, Juan Jesus, Strootman, Perotti (87 Pellegrini), Džeko, Kolarov, De Rossi, Fazio, Florenzi (76 Manolas), El Shaarawy (75 Gerson)
  • Matchday 5 (22/11/2017)
    Club Atlético de Madrid 2-0 AS Roma
    1-0 Griezmann 69, 2-0 Gameiro 85
    Alisson Becker, Nainggolan, Pellegrini (62 Strootman), Perotti, Džeko, Kolarov, Fazio, Gonalons (78 El Shaarawy), Bruno Peres, Gerson (70 Defrel), Manolas
  • Matchday 6 (05/12/2017)
    AS Roma-Qarabağ FK

Qarabağ FK

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    Qarabağ FK 5-0 FC Samtredia
    1-0 Ismayilov 10 (P) , 2-0 Ndlovu 37, 3-0 Ndlovu 45+1 (P) , 4-0 Guerrier 83, 5-0 Míchel 90+2
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu, Madatov, R. F. Sadygov (31 Rzeźniczak), Ismayilov (76 Guerrier ), Agolli, Hüseynov, Diniyev (65 Richard Almeida)
  • (18/07/2017)
    FC Samtredia 0-1 Qarabağ FK (agg: 0-6)
    0-1 Guerrier 22
    Kanibolotskiy, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu (70 Ramazanov), Madatov, Guerrier (62 Ismayilov), Richard Almeida (62 Amirguliyev), Agolli, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov
  • Third qualifying round
    Qarabağ FK 0-0 FC Sheriff
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu, Guerrier (88 Ramazanov), Richard Almeida, Ismayilov (62 Madatov), Agolli, Rzeźniczak (24 Yunuszadä), Hüseynov
  • (01/08/2017)
    FC Sheriff 1-2 Qarabağ FK (agg: 1-2)
    0-1 Ndlovu 45+3, 0-2 Míchel 86, 1-2 Badibanga 90+4 (P)
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev (31 Rzeźniczak), Míchel, Ndlovu (89 Ramazanov), Madatov (60 Ismayilov), R. F. Sadygov, Guerrier , Richard Almeida, Agolli, Hüseynov
  • Play-off
    Qarabağ FK 1-0 FC København
    1-0 Madatov 25
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu (95 Ismayilov), Madatov, Guerrier , Richard Almeida, Agolli, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov
  • (23/08/2017)
    FC København 2-1 Qarabağ FK (agg: 2-2)
    1-0 Santander 45, 1-1 Ndlovu 63, 2-1 Pavlović 66
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu, Madatov, Guerrier (11 Ismayilov), Richard Almeida (92 Yunuszadä), Agolli, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (12/09/2017)
    Chelsea FC 6-0 Qarabağ FK
    1-0 Pedro Rodríguez 5, 2-0 Zappacosta 30, 3-0 Azpilicueta 55, 4-0 Bakayoko 71, 5-0 Batshuayi 76, 6-0 Medvedev 82 (og)
    Šehić, Garayev (70 Diniyev), Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu, Henrique (77 T. Elyounoussi), R. F. Sadygov (70 Madatov), Richard Almeida, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov, Guerrier
  • Matchday 2 (27/09/2017)
    Qarabağ FK 1-2 AS Roma
    0-1 Manolas 7, 0-2 Džeko 15, 1-2 Henrique 28
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel (88 Dani Quintana), Ndlovu, Henrique (76 T. Elyounoussi), Madatov (81 Guerrier ), R. F. Sadygov, Richard Almeida, Agolli, Hüseynov
  • Matchday 3 (18/10/2017)
    Qarabağ FK 0-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev (71 Rzeźniczak), Míchel (85 T. Elyounoussi), Ndlovu, Henrique (69 Guerrier ), Madatov, R. F. Sadygov, Richard Almeida, Agolli, Hüseynov
  • Matchday 4 (31/10/2017)
    Club Atlético de Madrid 1-1 Qarabağ FK
    0-1 Míchel 40, 1-1 Partey 56
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel (92 Ismayilov), Henrique, R. F. Sadygov, Richard Almeida, Agolli, Rzeźniczak, Guerrier (63 Yunuszadä), Sheydaev (72 Dani Quintana)
  • Matchday 5 (22/11/2017)
    Qarabağ FK 0-4 Chelsea FC
    0-1 E. Hazard 21 (P) , 0-2 Willian 36, 0-3 Fàbregas 73 (P) , 0-4 Willian 85
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu (85 Dani Quintana), Madatov (46 Diniyev), R. F. Sadygov, Richard Almeida, Agolli, Rzeźniczak, Guerrier (81 Yunuszadä)
  • Matchday 6 (05/12/2017)
    AS Roma-Qarabağ FK

Last updated 24/11/2017 10:16CET

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 FCSB 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.


Team facts Only this chapter

AS Roma
Nickname: Giallorossi (Yellow and Reds)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (1984)
• UEFA Cup: (1991)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 3 (2001)
Italian Cup: 9 (2008)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: did not participate in UEFA competition
did not participate in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League play-offs
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
round of 16

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0: Roma v ND Gorica
28/09/00, UEFA Cup first round second leg
7-0: Roma v Vitória FC
16/09/99, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: KAA Gent v Roma
06/08/09, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Roma v FC Bayern München
21/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Manchester United FC v Roma
10/04/07, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
5-1: Roma v PFC CSKA Moskva
17/09/14, group stage
4-0: Roma v FC Shakhtar Donetsk
12/09/2006, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: FC Dynamo Kyiv v Roma
27/11/2008, group stage
0-3: Valencia CF v AS Roma
26/02/2003, second group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Roma v FC Bayern München (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Manchester United FC v Roma (see above for details)


Qarabağ FK
Formed: 1951
Nickname: Atlılar (The Horsemen)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Domestic title: 5 (2017)
Azerbaijani Cup: 6 (2017)

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

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Qarabağ v FC Samtredia
11/07/17, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: FK Banga v Qarabağ
30/06/11, UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Qarabağ v Chelsea FC
22/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-4: Qarabağ v FC København
27/08/98, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup qualifying phase second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Chelsea FC v Qarabağ
12/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage
6-0: FC København v Qarabağ
13/08/98, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup qualifying phase first leg
6-0: Montpellier Hérault SC v Qarabağ
10/07/99, UEFA Intertoto Cup second round second leg

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

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Qarabağ v Chelsea FC (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Chelsea FC v Qarabağ (see above for details)



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.


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
  • 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