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UEFA Champions League: Feyenoord - SSC Napoli Match press kits

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FeyenoordFeyenoordStadion Feijenoord - RotterdamWednesday 6 December 2017
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Group F - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
26/09/2017GSSSC Napoli - Feyenoord3-1
NaplesInsigne 7, Mertens 49, Callejón 70; Amrabat 90+3
SSC Napoli110000000000110031

Feyenoord - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
26/02/2015R32Feyenoord - AS Roma1-2
agg: 2-3
RotterdamManu 57; Ljajić 45+2, Gervinho 60
19/02/2015R32AS Roma - Feyenoord1-1RomeGervinho 22; Kazım-Richards 55
UEFA Champions League
29/10/2002GS1Juventus - Feyenoord2-0
TurinDi Vaio 4, 69
18/09/2002GS1Feyenoord - Juventus1-1RotterdamVan Hooijdonk 75; Camoranesi 32
11/04/2002SFFeyenoord - FC Internazionale Milano2-2
agg: 3-2
RotterdamVan Hooijdonk 17, Tomasson 34; Zanetti 83, Kallon 89 (P)
04/04/2002SFFC Internazionale Milano - Feyenoord0-1
MilanCórdoba 51 (og)
UEFA Champions League
08/03/2000GS2Feyenoord - SS Lazio0-0Rotterdam
29/02/2000GS2SS Lazio - Feyenoord1-2
RomeVerón 37; Tomasson 78, 84
UEFA Champions League
26/11/1997GSFeyenoord - Juventus2-0
RotterdamCruz 66, 87
17/09/1997GSJuventus - Feyenoord5-1
TurinDel Piero 3, 11 (P), F. Inzaghi 34, Zidane 67, Birindelli 81; van Gastel 58
European Champions Clubs' Cup
26/11/1969R2Feyenoord - AC Milan2-0
agg: 2-1
RotterdamJansen 6, Van Hanegem 81
12/11/1969R2AC Milan - Feyenoord1-0
MilanCombin 9

SSC Napoli - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
06/12/2012GSSSC Napoli - PSV Eindhoven1-3
NaplesCavani 18; Matavž 30, 41, 60
04/10/2012GSPSV Eindhoven - SSC Napoli3-0
EindhovenLens 19, Mertens 41, Marcelo 52
UEFA Europa League
02/12/2010GSFC Utrecht - SSC Napoli3-3UtrechtVan Wolfswinkel 6, 28 (P), Demouge 35; Cavani 5, 42, 70 (P)
16/09/2010GSSSC Napoli - FC Utrecht0-0Naples
SSC Napoli3111201100005122710

Last updated 24/11/2017 10:19CET

Match background Only this chapter

Having kept themselves in contention last time out, SSC Napoli must now end Group F by inflicting a sixth loss in the section on Feyenoord – although even that might not be enough for the Italian side.

• Napoli moved within three points of second-placed FC Shakhtar Donetsk with a 3-0 win against their Ukrainian rivals on matchday five. That was only the first part of the equation, however; now the Partenopei must win at Feyenoord – whom they beat 3-1 in the reverse fixture – and hope Shakhtar lose at home to group winners Manchester City FC, who have maximum points. If that is the case, the Italian team will finish second on head-to-head.

• Feyenoord, who have lost every game on their group stage return, will finish fourth.

Match background

• Feyenoord's home record against Serie A sides is W2 D3 L1. The defeat came in the most recent fixture, a 2-1 loss against AS Roma in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg (2-3 aggregate).

• Feyenoord have not beaten an Italian opponent, home or away, since a 1-0 success at FC Internazionale Milano in the semi-final first leg of their triumphant UEFA Cup campaign in 2001/02. Their record since is D3 L3.

• At home in this season's competition the Rotterdam club have lost 4-0 to Manchester City and 2-1 against Shakhtar.

• Before this season, 19 teams had lost all six games in a UEFA Champions League group stage.

• The Rotterdammers have lost their last eight matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final – 12 including qualifying. 

• Feyenoord have not registered a home win in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, since a 2-1 victory over FC Spartak Moskva on 31 October 2001. Their record since is D2 L3.

• Having lifted a first Eredivisie title in 18 years last season, Feyenoord are in the last 32 of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2002/03, when they were eliminated in the first group stage. They lost in the third qualifying round in both 2012/13 (to Dynamo Kyiv) and 2014/15 (Beşiktaş JK).

• The Italian outfit have made two previous trips to the Netherlands, both in the UEFA Europa League group stage, and are still to win. They drew 3-3 at FC Utrecht in 2010/11 and lost 3-0 at PSV Eindhoven in 2012/13 with Dries Mertens, now a Napoli player, scoring the second goal.

• Matchday two brought Napoli's first win against an Eredivisie club, home or away (D2 L2).

• Napoli have lost both away games in this season's group stage, going down 2-1 at both Shakhtar on matchday one and Manchester City in the third round of fixtures.

• Defeats at Shakhtar and City mean Napoli have now lost four of their last 11 European away fixtures since the start of 2015/16 (W6 D1). They picked up seven points away from home in last year's group stage.

• Napoli are in the group stage for the second year running. In 2016/17, the Partenopei lost to eventual champions Real Madrid CF in the round of 16, going down 3-1 both away and at home.

• The Serie A team qualified for this season's group stage by beating OGC Nice 2-0 both home and away in the play-offs.

Coach and player links
• Mertens played in the Netherlands with AGOVV Appeldorn (2007–09), Utrecht (2009–11) and PSV (2011–13), winning the Dutch Cup with PSV in 2012.

• Mertens faced Feyenoord nine times in league and cup (W3 D2 L4), scoring twice.

• Arkadiusz Milik was at AFC Ajax between 2014 and 2016, netting 32 times in 52 Eredivisie outings, including two draws with Feyenoord.

• Kevin Diks is on loan at Feyenoord from ACF Fiorentina, for whom his second and most recent league appearance was a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 22 December 2016.

• Played together:
Brad Jones & Pepe Reina (Liverpool FC, 2010–13)

• Feyenoord coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst scored in the Netherlands' 3-0 win against Italy in the UEFA EURO 2008 group stage.

Match facts

• Karim El Ahmadi is available after serving a suspension on matchday five.

• Feyenoord have lost eight of their last 17 matches in all competitions, with two of their five victories in that spell coming in the Dutch Cup.

• Nicolai Jørgensen, Feyenoord's 25-goal top scorer last season, has scored in five of Feyenoord's last six games.

• The Dutch champions have won just two of their last seven home games, losing three.

• Kalidou Koulibaly is available again after serving a suspension on matchday five. Christian Maggio and Dries Martens are a booking away from a ban.

• Napoli have picked up 38 points from a possible 45 in Serie A this term. They have kept a clean sheet in seven of their 15 games.

• Maurizio Sarri's men lost their 26-game unbeaten (W22 D4) record in Serie A, dating back to February, when they were defeated 1-0 at home by Juventus on Friday.

• Napoli are 21 games unbeaten away from home in Serie A (W18 D3), since a 2-1 defeat at Juventus on 29 October 2016.

• Mertens has not scored for four consecutive Serie A games, his longest streak since the four matches in which he failed to score between 29 October and 28 November 2016.

• Marek Hamšík is one goal shy of Diego Maradona's club record in all competitions (115).

• Arkadiusz Milik has not featured since tearing knee ligaments for the second time in 12 months during the win at SPAL on 23 September.

• Faouzi Ghoulam is out with a torn anterior knee ligament suffered on matchday four.

• Lorenzo Insigne limped out of the game against Juventus with a groin injury.

• On 27 November Maurizio Sarri was voted the 2016/17 Best Serie A Coach during the Gran Galà del Calcio, organised by the Italian Footballers' Association (AIC).

• Koulibaly, Hamšík and Mertens also made the team of the season.

• Mertens is on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or. The winner will be announced on 7 December.


Squad list Only this chapter

Feyenoord - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Kenneth VermeerNED10/01/198631 - ------13-34-
22Justin BijlowNED22/01/199819 - ----1-----
25Brad JonesAUS19/03/198235 - --5-13-5-20-
30Ramon Ten HoveNED03/03/199819 - ----------
2Bart NieuwkoopNED07/03/199621 - --3-5-3-5-
3Sven Van BeekNED28/07/199423 - --3-4-3-141
4Jeremiah St. JusteNED19/10/199621 - --4-8-4-4-
5Ridgeciano HapsNED12/06/199324 - --4-11-4-241
6Jan-Arie van der HeijdenNED03/03/198829 - --1-6-1-131
17Kevin DiksNED06/10/199621 - --3-9-3-5-
18Miquel NelomNED22/09/199027 - --1-6-1-181
33Eric BotteghinBRA31/08/198730 - --1-5-1-8-
35Tyrell MalaciaNED17/08/199918 - ----------
41Lutsharel GeertruidaNED18/07/200017 - ----------
8Karim El AhmadiMAR27/01/198532 - --4-1414-252
10Tonny VilhenaNED03/01/199522*--5-1435-221
14Bilal BaşacıkoğluTUR26/03/199522 - --2-4-2-12-
20Renato TapiaPER28/07/199522 - --3-5-3-6-
21Sofyan AmrabatMAR21/08/199621 - --5110-5151
28Jens ToornstraNED04/04/198928 - --4-1334-244
36Emil HanssonNOR15/06/199819 - ----------
37Jordy WehrmannNED25/03/199918 - ----------
7Jean-Paul BoëtiusNED22/03/199423 - --5-1435-253
9Nicolai JørgensenDEN15/01/199126 - --31115112459
11Sam LarssonSWE10/04/199324 - --5-1025-13-
19Steven BerghuisNED19/12/199125*--5113751211
29Michiel KramerNED03/12/198829 - --2-8-2-6-
34Dylan VenteNED09/05/199918 - --1-2-1-1-
39Cheick ToureGUI07/02/200116 - ----1-----
-Giovanni Van BronckhorstNED05/02/197542 - --5---5-11-
SSC Napoli - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Rafael CabralBRA20/05/199027 - ------1-10-
22Luigi SepeITA08/05/199126 - ----1---6-
25Pepe ReinaESP31/08/198235 - 2-5-14-68-162-
6Mário RuiPOR27/05/199126 - --1-4-1-3-
11Christian MaggioITA11/02/198235*--3-7-16-533
19Nikola MaksimovićSRB25/11/199126 - --1-1-3-21-
21Vlad ChiricheşROU14/11/198928 - --1-5-2-354
23Elseid HysajALB02/02/199423 - 2-5-12-12-19-
26Kalidou KoulibalySEN20/06/199126 - 2-4-14212-48-
31Faouzi GhoulamALG01/02/199126 - 2-4-11212-35-
33Raúl AlbiolESP04/09/198532 - 2-4-11-522872
5AllanBRA08/01/199126 - 2-5-15213-25-
8JorginhoITA20/12/199125 - 212112261182
15Emanuele GiaccheriniITA05/05/198532 - ----4-6-6-
17Marek HamšíkSVK27/07/198730 - 2-5-1512547115
20Piotr ZielińskiPOL20/05/199423 - 2-41133111141
30Marko RogCRO19/07/199522 - 2-3-11111-326
42Amadou DiawaraGUI17/07/199720 - 1-417-101111
7José CallejónESP11/02/198730 - 215115528115718
14Dries MertensBEL06/05/198730*215215101977424
24Lorenzo InsigneITA04/06/199126 - 2153154196429
37Adam OunasALG11/11/199621 - --2-5-2-4-
99Arkadiusz MilikPOL28/02/199423 - 1-11311052611
-Maurizio SarriITA19/01/195958 - 2-5---13-23-

Last updated 06/12/2017 10:22CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Giovanni van Bronckhorst

Date of birth: 5 February 1975
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Feyenoord (twice), RKC Waalwijk (loan), Rangers FC, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona
Coaching career: Netherlands Under-21s (assistant), Feyenoord (assistant), Feyenoord

• A Rotterdammer by birth, Van Bronckhorst started out with home-town club Feyenoord, though made his Eredivisie debut while on loan at RKC in 1993/94. Returned to spend the next four seasons with Feyenoord, leaving in 1998 for Rangers, where, with fellow Dutchman Dick Advocaat as manager, he won the Scottish treble in his debut season and the double the following year; moved south to Arsenal and, despite injury troubles, also won the English double in 2001/02 and retained the FA Cup the following year.

• First capped by the Netherlands in August 1996, he participated in six major tournaments with the Oranje – three FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships – and made 106 international appearances, scoring six goals.

• Spent four seasons with Barcelona from 2003, winning two Spanish Liga titles and, in 2006, under Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard, the UEFA Champions League, playing all 13 matches and the whole of the final against Arsenal in Paris.

• Returned to Rotterdam in 2007 to spend the last three years of his career at Feyenoord; won the Dutch Cup in 2008 but was a runner-up to Ajax on his swansong club appearance in 2010.

• Played the last match of his career in the 2010 World Cup final and was appointed assistant to Ronald Koeman at Feyenoord the following year. Took over as head coach in 2015 after Fred Rutten's departure and won the Dutch Cup in his first season in charge, before ending Feyenoord's 18-year wait for an Eredivisie title in 2016/17.


Maurizio Sarri

Date of birth: 10 January 1959
Nationality: Italian
Coaching career: ASD Sangiovannese, Pescara Calcio, US Arezzo, US Avellino, Hellas Verona FC, Perugia Calcio, FC Grosseto, US Alessandria Calcio 1912, Sorrento Calcio, Empoli FC, SSC Napoli

• Sarri was born in Naples, when his father was working in a local factory. The family moved back to Tuscany when he was three, but young Maurizio was always a Napoli fan.

• After a short career as an amateur footballer, Sarri started coaching in the lower divisions in Tuscany while studying economics and working in a bank. In 2000/01 he accepted a job at Sansovino in Serie Eccellenza, the fifth tier, promising he would quit coaching for good if he did not win the league; they duly triumphed.

• After a Serie C1 promotion with Sangiovannese and 11th place in Serie B with Pescara, in 2006/07 Sarri replaced the sacked Antonio Conte at the helm of Arezzo. His side were relegated but Sarri did oversee a 2-2 away draw against a Juventus team that included Gianluigi Buffon, David Trezeguet and Alessandro Del Piero, and a home victory against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, although the Rossoneri won on aggregate.

• In 2012 he took the Empoli job and, despite picking up only four points in the first nine games, his side reached the Serie B play-off final, losing to Livorno. The following season he guided Empoli to promotion and Sarri made his Serie A debut in 2014/15, leading the Azzurri to a 15th-place finish with his side earning plaudits for their organised and entertaining football.

• A 4-2 victory against Napoli helped the Partenopei decide to appoint him to replace Rafael Benítez the following term. Sarri was an immediate success, leading Napoli to second place in 2015/16, his team scoring five goals more than eventual champions Juventus. Sarri's side also reached the UEFA Europa League round of 32, beating a competition record by scoring 22 goals in the group stage. Napoli lost to Real Madrid CF in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 in 2016/17, but earned a competition return by finishing third that season in Serie A.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMichael Oliver (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesStuart Burt (ENG) , Simon Bennett (ENG)
  • Additional assistant refereesAndre Marriner (ENG) , Paul Tierney (ENG)
  • Fourth officialHarry Lennard (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateZoran Cvrk (CRO)
  • UEFA Referee observerTerje Hauge (NOR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Michael Oliver20/02/1985942

Michael Oliver

Referee since: 1999
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2012

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/10/2017UCLGSJuventusSporting Clube de Portugal2-1Turin

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/05/2012U19ELITESpainItaly2-1Misano Adriatico
09/08/2012UEL3QRVitesseFC Anji0-2Arnhem
29/08/2013UELPOFeyenoordFC Kuban Krasnodar1-2Rotterdam
12/12/2013UELGSPAOK FCAZ Alkmaar2-2Salonika
21/08/2014UELPOPEC ZwolleAC Sparta Praha1-1Zwolle
14/10/2014U21POPortugalNetherlands5-4Pacos de Ferreira
17/09/2015UELGSACF FiorentinaFC Basel 18931-2Florence
18/02/2016UELR32Galatasaray AŞSS Lazio1-1Istanbul
18/10/2017UCLGSJuventusSporting Clube de Portugal2-1Turin

Last updated 05/12/2017 03:01CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FeyenoordFixtures and results
13/08/2017LeagueFC Twente (H)W 2-1N. Jørgensen 23, Berghuis 61
20/08/2017LeagueSBV Excelsior (A)W 1-0Boëtius 18
27/08/2017LeagueWillem II (H)W 5-0Toornstra 13, 20, Berghuis 16, Vilhena 39, Boëtius 80 (P)
09/09/2017LeagueHeracles Almelo (A)W 4-2Berghuis 22, 29, Boëtius 33, Larsson 90+3
13/09/2017UCLManchester City FC (H)L 0-4
17/09/2017LeaguePSV Eindhoven (A)L 0-1
20/09/2017CupADO Den Haag (H)W 2-0Berghuis 73, Kramer 82 (P)
23/09/2017LeagueNAC Breda (H)L 0-2
26/09/2017UCLSSC Napoli (A)L 1-3Amrabat 90+3
01/10/2017LeagueAZ Alkmaar (A)W 4-0Berghuis 11, 41, Larsson 17, Vilhena 57
14/10/2017LeaguePEC Zwolle (H)D 0-0
17/10/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)L 1-2Berghuis 8
22/10/2017LeagueAFC Ajax (H)L 1-4Toornstra 58
25/10/2017CupSwift (H)W 4-1Larsson 8, 45, 87, Kramer 66
28/10/2017LeagueRoda JC (A)D 1-1Berghuis 11
01/11/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)L 1-3N. Jørgensen 12
05/11/2017LeagueADO Den Haag (A)D 2-2N. Jørgensen 4, El Ahmadi 86
18/11/2017LeagueVVV-Venlo (H)D 1-1N. Jørgensen 54
21/11/2017UCLManchester City FC (A)L 0-1
25/11/2017LeagueFC Groningen (A)W 2-0Vilhena 49, N. Jørgensen 59
02/12/2017LeagueVitesse (H)W 1-0N. Jørgensen 9
06/12/2017UCLSSC Napoli (H)
10/12/2017LeagueFC Utrecht (A)
13/12/2017Leaguesc Heerenveen (H)
17/12/2017LeagueSparta Rotterdam (A)
21/12/2017CupHeracles Almelo (H)
24/12/2017LeagueRoda JC (H)
21/01/2018LeagueAFC Ajax (A)
28/01/2018LeagueADO Den Haag (H)
04/02/2018LeagueVVV-Venlo (A)
08/02/2018LeagueFC Groningen (H)
11/02/2018LeagueVitesse (A)
18/02/2018LeagueHeracles Almelo (H)
25/02/2018LeaguePSV Eindhoven (H)
03/03/2018LeagueNAC Breda (A)
11/03/2018LeagueAZ Alkmaar (H)
18/03/2018LeaguePEC Zwolle (A)
01/04/2018LeagueSBV Excelsior (H)
08/04/2018LeagueFC Twente (A)
15/04/2018LeagueFC Utrecht (H)
19/04/2018LeagueWillem II (A)
29/04/2018LeagueSparta Rotterdam (H)
06/05/2018Leaguesc Heerenveen (A)
1PSV Eindhoven141301411439
2AZ Alkmaar141013241531
3AFC Ajax14923431429
4PEC Zwolle14752201326
6FC Utrecht14734242424
8sc Heerenveen14536202418
9Heracles Almelo14536212618
10SBV Excelsior14527172217
11ADO Den Haag14527152117
12FC Groningen14437212315
14Willem II14428213114
15NAC Breda14338153012
16Sparta Rotterdam14257112311
17FC Twente143110192810
18Roda JC143110122910
SSC NapoliFixtures and results
16/08/2017UCLOGC Nice (H)W 2-0Mertens 13, Jorginho 70 (P)
19/08/2017LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)W 3-1Souprayen 32 (og), Milik 39, Ghoulam 62
22/08/2017UCLOGC Nice (A)W 2-0Callejón 48, Insigne 89
27/08/2017LeagueAtalanta BC (H)W 3-1Zieliński 56, Mertens 61, Rog 87
10/09/2017LeagueBologna FC (A)W 3-0Callejón 66, Mertens 83, Zieliński 88
13/09/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)L 1-2Milik 72 (P)
17/09/2017LeagueBenevento (H)W 6-0Allan 3, Insigne 15, Mertens 27, 65 (P), 90 (P), Callejón 32
20/09/2017LeagueSS Lazio (A)W 4-1Koulibaly 54, Callejón 56, Mertens 59, Jorginho 90+2 (P)
23/09/2017LeagueSPAL (A)W 3-2Insigne 14, Callejón 71, Ghoulam 83
26/09/2017UCLFeyenoord (H)W 3-1Insigne 7, Mertens 49, Callejón 70
01/10/2017LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)W 3-0Hamšík 4, Koulibaly 47
14/10/2017LeagueAS Roma (A)W 1-0Insigne 20
17/10/2017UCLManchester City FC (A)L 1-2Diawara 73 (P)
21/10/2017LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)D 0-0
25/10/2017LeagueGenoa CFC (A)W 3-2Mertens 14, 30, Zukanovic 60 (og)
29/10/2017LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)W 3-1Allan 22, Callejón 44, Mertens 54
01/11/2017UCLManchester City FC (H)L 2-4Insigne 21, Jorginho 62 (P)
05/11/2017LeagueAC Chievo Verona (A)D 0-0
18/11/2017LeagueAC Milan (H)W 2-1Insigne 33, Zieliński 72
21/11/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)W 3-0Insigne 56, Zieliński 81, Mertens 83
26/11/2017LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)W 1-0Jorginho 33
01/12/2017LeagueJuventus (H)L 0-1
06/12/2017UCLFeyenoord (A)
10/12/2017LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
16/12/2017LeagueTorino FC (A)
19/12/2017CupUdinese Calcio (H)
23/12/2017LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
29/12/2017LeagueFC Crotone (A)
06/01/2018LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
21/01/2018LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
28/01/2018LeagueBologna FC (H)
04/02/2018LeagueBenevento (A)
11/02/2018LeagueSS Lazio (H)
18/02/2018LeagueSPAL (H)
25/02/2018LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
04/03/2018LeagueAS Roma (H)
11/03/2018LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
18/03/2018LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
31/03/2018LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
08/04/2018LeagueAC Chievo Verona (H)
15/04/2018LeagueAC Milan (A)
18/04/2018LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
22/04/2018LeagueJuventus (A)
29/04/2018LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
06/05/2018LeagueTorino FC (H)
13/05/2018LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
20/05/2018LeagueFC Crotone (H)
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 Calcio13409182412
15FC Crotone14338112712
16US Sassuolo Calcio15321082711
17Genoa CFC14248122010
19Hellas Verona FC1423912299

Last updated 04/12/2017 10:21CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    Manchester City FC550013315
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk5302789
    SSC Napoli52031096
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    Feyenoord 0-4 Manchester City FC
    0-1 Stones 2, 0-2 Agüero 10, 0-3 Jesus 25, 0-4 Stones 63
    Jones, St. Juste, Van der Heijden, Boëtius, El Ahmadi, Vilhena, Nelom, Berghuis (46 Toornstra), Amrabat (78 Larsson), Kramer (71 Vente), Botteghin
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    SSC Napoli 3-1 Feyenoord
    1-0 Insigne 7, 2-0 Mertens 49, 3-0 Callejón 70, 3-1 Amrabat 90+3
    Jones, St. Juste, Haps, Boëtius, El Ahmadi, Vilhena, Diks, Berghuis (86 Larsson), Tapia (78 Van Beek), Amrabat, Toornstra (69 Başacıkoğlu)
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    Feyenoord 1-2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 Berghuis 8, 1-1 Bernard 24, 1-2 Bernard 54
    Jones, Nieuwkoop (61 Toornstra), Van Beek (77 Kramer), St. Juste, Haps, Boëtius, El Ahmadi, N. Jørgensen (67 Larsson), Vilhena, Berghuis, Amrabat
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 Feyenoord
    0-1 N. Jørgensen 12, 1-1 Ferreyra 14, 2-1 Marlos 17, 3-1 Marlos 68
    Jones, Nieuwkoop, St. Juste, Haps, Boëtius, El Ahmadi, N. Jørgensen (80 Larsson), Vilhena, Berghuis, Tapia (72 Diks), Amrabat
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    Manchester City FC 1-0 Feyenoord
    1-0 Sterling 88
    Jones, Van Beek, Haps, Boëtius (69 N. Jørgensen), Vilhena, Larsson, Diks (72 Nieuwkoop), Berghuis (82 Başacıkoğlu), Tapia, Amrabat, Toornstra
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Feyenoord-SSC Napoli

SSC Napoli

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    SSC Napoli 2-0 OGC Nice
    1-0 Mertens 13, 2-0 Jorginho 70 (P)
    Reina, Allan (85 Rog), Callejón, Jorginho, Mertens (75 Milik), Hamšík (59 Zieliński), Hysaj, Insigne, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Albiol
  • (22/08/2017)
    OGC Nice 0-2 SSC Napoli (agg: 0-4)
    0-1 Callejón 48, 0-2 Insigne 89
    Reina, Allan (71 Rog), Callejón, Jorginho (85 Diawara), Mertens, Hamšík (63 Zieliński), Hysaj, Insigne, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Albiol
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 SSC Napoli
    1-0 Taison 15, 2-0 Ferreyra 58, 2-1 Milik 72 (P)
    Reina, Callejón, Hamšík (60 Mertens), Zieliński (67 Allan), Hysaj, Insigne, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Albiol, Diawara, Milik
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    SSC Napoli 3-1 Feyenoord
    1-0 Insigne 7, 2-0 Mertens 49, 3-0 Callejón 70, 3-1 Amrabat 90+3
    Reina, Allan, Callejón (73 Rog), Jorginho (80 Diawara), Mertens, Hamšík (70 Zieliński), Maksimović, Hysaj, Insigne, Koulibaly, Ghoulam
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    Manchester City FC 2-1 SSC Napoli
    1-0 Sterling 9, 2-0 Jesus 13, 2-1 Diawara 73 (P)
    Reina, Callejón, Mertens, Hamšík (78 Ounas), Zieliński, Hysaj (70 Maggio), Insigne (56 Allan), Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Albiol, Diawara
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    SSC Napoli 2-4 Manchester City FC
    1-0 Insigne 21, 1-1 Otamendi 34, 1-2 Stones 48, 2-2 Jorginho 62 (P) , 2-3 Agüero 69, 2-4 Sterling 90+2
    Reina, Allan (75 Rog), Callejón, Jorginho (82 Ounas), Mertens, Hamšík, Hysaj, Insigne, Koulibaly, Ghoulam (31 Maggio), Albiol
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    SSC Napoli 3-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 Insigne 56, 2-0 Zieliński 81, 3-0 Mertens 83
    Reina, Callejón, Maggio, Mertens, Hamšík (77 Rog), Zieliński (86 Mário Rui), Chiricheş, Hysaj, Insigne (65 Allan), Albiol, Diawara
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Feyenoord-SSC Napoli

Last updated 24/11/2017 10:19CET

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

Formed: 1908
Nickname: De Trots van Zuid (The Pride of South)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup (1): 1970
• UEFA Cup (2): 1974, 2002
• European-South American Cup (1): 1970

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Domestic title: 15 (2017)
Dutch Cup: 12 (2016)

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

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-0: Feyenoord v US Rumelange
13/09/72, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-12: US Rumelange v Feyenoord
27/09/72, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Feyenoord v Manchester City FC
13/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Real Madrid CF v Feyenoord
22/09/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Feyenoord v Olympique de Marseille
07/12/99, second group stage

• Biggest away win
1-2: SS Lazio v Feyenoord
29/02/2000, second group stage
0-1: twice, most recently v Newcastle United FC
24/09/02, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Feyenoord v Manchester City FC (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Juventus v Feyenoord
17/09/97, group stage
4-0: AC Sparta Praha v Feyenoord
25/09/01, group stage


SSC Napoli
Nickname: Partenopei (a reference to Parthenope, one of the Sirens of Greek mythology)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1989

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (1990)
Italian Cup: 5 (2014)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
 round of 16
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2013/14: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2011/12: round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: UEFA Cup first round (having qualified as UEFA Intertoto Cup winners)
2007/08: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0: Napoli v FC Midtjylland
05/11/15, UEFA Europa League group stage
5-0: Napoli v Club Brugge KV
17/09/15, UEFA Europa League group stage
5-0: Napoli v KF Vllaznia
28/08/08, UEFA Cup second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-5: Valencia CF v Napoli
16/09/92, UEFA Cup first round first leg
0-4: Trabzonspor AŞ v Napoli
19/02/15, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Napoli v FC Viktoria Plzeň
14/02/13, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: SV Werder Bremen v Napoli
06/12/89, UEFA Cup third round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Napoli v FC Shakhtar Donetsk
21/11/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2: Villarreal CF v Napoli
07/12/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Napoli v Manchester City FC
01/11/17, group stage
1-3: Napoli v Real Madrid CF
07/03/17, round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Chelsea FC v Napoli (aet)
14/03/12, round of 16 second leg



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