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UEFA Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur FC - APOEL FC Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2017/18 SeasonMatch press kits

Tottenham Hotspur FCTottenham Hotspur FCWembley Stadium - LondonWednesday 6 December 2017
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Group H - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
26/09/2017GSAPOEL FC - Tottenham Hotspur FC0-3
NicosiaKane 39, 62, 67
Tottenham Hotspur FC000011000000110030
APOEL FC100100000000100103

Tottenham Hotspur FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
28/08/2014POTottenham Hotspur FC - AEL Limassol FC3-0
agg: 5-1
LondonKane 45, Paulinho 49, Townsend 66 (P)
21/08/2014POAEL Limassol FC - Tottenham Hotspur FC1-2
LarnacaAdrián Sardinero 14; Soldado 74, Kane 80
04/10/2007R1Anorthosis Famagusta FC - Tottenham Hotspur FC1-1
agg: 2-7
LarnacaFabinho 54; Keane 78
20/09/2007R1Tottenham Hotspur FC - Anorthosis Famagusta FC6-1
LondonKaboul 5, Dawson 39, Keane 42, Bent 43, Defoe 65, 90+1; Žlogar 80

APOEL FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
08/12/2009GSChelsea FC - APOEL FC2-2LondonEssien 19, Drogba 26; M. Żewłakow 6, Mirosavljević 87
30/09/2009GSAPOEL FC - Chelsea FC0-1
NicosiaAnelka 18
Tottenham Hotspur FC2200321000005410153
APOEL FC200210100000301226

Last updated 24/11/2017 10:32CET

Match background Only this chapter

Tottenham Hotspur FC have first place in Group H sewn up, but matchday six visitors APOEL FC will not be short of motivation as they bid to claim a UEFA Europa League spot for the spring.

• The London club – 3-0 winners in Cyprus on matchday two – hold a three-point cushion over second-placed Real Madrid CF, and will finish above the Spanish giants by virtue of their superior head-to-head record.

• At the other end of the table, APOEL are level with Borussia Dortmund on two points and, with both games between the sides having finished 1-1, it is all to play for. Dortmund finish at Madrid and in case both fixtures are drawn, Dortmund will be qualified due to superior goal difference in all matches. If both teams win or lose then the final ranking will depend on the number of goals scored and conceded in these last two games.

Match background

• Tottenham have reached the knockout rounds only once before, in 2010/11.

• Having struggled at Wembley in Europe last season, Tottenham have won both matches at the stadium in Group H, prevailing 3-1 against both Dortmund and Madrid.

• Before beating Dortmund, Tottenham had won just one of their previous five European home fixtures. They took only three points from their three home group games in 2016/17, losing to AS Monaco FC (1-2) and Bayer 04 Leverkusen (0-1) before a 3-1 victory over PFC CSKA Moskva on matchday six.

• Harry Kane, who scored a hat-trick on matchday two, was on target in both matches when Tottenham last played Cypriot opposition, in the shape of AEL Limassol FC in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League play-offs. Spurs won 2-1 in Larnaca, Kane getting an 80th-minute clincher, before a 3-0 success at White Hart Lane in which the striker opened the scoring.

• That was Tottenham's second tie against a club from Cyprus, after a 7-2 aggregate triumph over Anorthosis Famagusta FC in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup first round (6-1 home, 1-1 away).

• This is Tottenham's third time in the group stage and a second foray in as many seasons – the first time they have managed consecutive European Cup campaigns.

• Twelve months ago Tottenham came third in their group and moved into the UEFA Europa League, where they fell 3-2 on aggregate to KAA Gent in the round of 32.

• APOEL have lost one and drawn one on their travels in this season's competition, going down 3-0 at Real Madrid on matchday one before the draw in Dortmund on matchday four.

• The Cypriot outfit were beaten 6-0 by Madrid last time out – their heaviest European home defeat.

• APOEL's only previous away game against Premier League opposition was a 2-2 draw at Chelsea FC in the 2009/10 group stage, APOEL substitute Nenad Mirosavljević scoring an 87th-minute equaliser. The match in Cyprus had finished 1-0 to the visitors.

• APOEL have lost six of their last nine European away fixtures. Moreover, they have never won away in 13 UEFA Champions League matches, group stage to final, though they did draw five of their first six; the draw in Dortmund on 1 November halted a six-game losing streak.

• APOEL have not won a match in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, since beating Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 in their round of 16 second leg on 7 March 2012. Their subsequent record is D3 L10.

• The Nicosia club are in the group stage for a fourth time, having previously participated in 2009/10, 2011/12 – when they went all the way from second qualifying round to quarter-finals, losing to Real Madrid – and 2014/15.

• Thwarted in the play-offs by FC København 12 months ago, APOEL went on to finish first in their UEFA Europa League group, subsequently ousting Athletic Club 4-3 on aggregate in the round of 32 before losing to Anderlecht 1-0 both home and away in the last 16.

Coach and player links
• Mauricio Pochettino faced APOEL in the 1996/97 UEFA Cup first round while playing for RCD Espanyol, the Spanish side winning 3-2 on aggregate (2-2 away, 1-0 home).

• Hugo Lloris was in the Lyon team knocked out by APOEL in the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League round of 16, bowing out after a 4-3 penalty shoot-out defeat in Cyprus.

• Lorenzo Ebecilio was at AFC Ajax between 2010 and 2013, playing alongside Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.

• Igor De Camargo played alongside Vertonghen, Alderweireld and Mousa Dembélé with Belgium.

• Vertonghen and Alderweireld were in the Belgium side that beat Cyprus 5-0 at home in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, Giorgos Merkis and Antreas Makris appearing for the visitors. Makris, Vertonghen and Alderweireld also featured in Belgium's 1-0 victory in Cyprus.

• Nektarios Alexandrou, George Efrem and substitute Makris were in the Cyprus team beaten 3-0 by Belgium in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in September 2016; Vertonghen and Alderweireld played for Belgium.

• Serge Aurier was an unused sub as Paris Saint-Germain won 1-0 in both Cyprus and France against APOEL in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage. Carlão, George Efrem, Vinicius, Nuno Morais, Nicholas Ioannou and Stathis Aloneftis figured for APOEL.

• Ben Davies helped Wales to a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying win against Makris's Cyprus in September 2015.

• Boy Waterman replaced Michel Vorm as a substitute for the Netherlands Under-21 side against England on 14 February 2004.

• Efrem is a product of the Arsenal academy.

Match facts

• Tottenham have only won one of their last six league games (D2 L3), scoring just four goals in the process. They were held 1-1 at Watford FC on Saturday.

• Spurs have lost four league games this season, the same number of defeats they suffered in their entire 2016/17 Premier League campaign.

• Harry Kane has scored 20 goals in his last 20 outings for club and country.

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

• Erik Lamela made his first appearance since 25 October 2016 in the 2-1 defeat at Leicester City FC on 28 November.

• Toby Alderweireld has not played since coming off with a hamstring injury in the first half of Tottenham's win against Real Madrid on matchday four.

• Victor Wanyama (knee) has not played since 20 August.

• Lorenzo Ebecilio and Roland Sallai are both a booking away from a ban.

• APOEL responded to their 6-0 matchday five defeat by Real Madrid by recording their biggest wins of the season home (6-1 v Olympiakos Nikosia FC) and away (4-0 v Ermis Aradippou FC). They also beat Ermis 2-1 on Saturday.

• Carlão limped out of the game on 12 minutes after picking up an injury to his ankle.

• APOEL made a slow start to the defence of their Cypriot title with two defeats and two draws in their opening ten league games. They have won the last five, though.

• Mickaël Poté has scored seven goals in his last ten outings for APOEL; the Nicosia outfit have never lost when he has been on target.

• Facundo Bertoglio, out since 23 August with a thigh problem, returned to action as a substitute against Olympiakos on 25 November.

• Giorgos Donis tendered his resignation after the draw at Ethnikos Achnas FC on 28 October; the club later announced it had not been accepted. His side responded by drawing in Dortmund before recording their biggest domestic win of the season, beating Pafos FC 4-0.

• Boy Waterman is out until the new year with a shoulder injury suffered on matchday three. Raúl Gudiño, on loan from FC Porto B, is the first Mexican goalkeeper to feature in the UEFA Champions League.


Squad list Only this chapter

Tottenham Hotspur FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Hugo LlorisFRA26/12/198630 - --5-14-47-81-
13Michel VormNED20/10/198334 - --------18-
22Paulo GazzanigaITA02/01/199225 - ----1-----
41Alfie WhitemanENG02/10/199819 - ----------
2Kieran TrippierENG19/09/199027 - --2-11-5-15-
3Danny RoseENG02/07/199027 - --2-2-5-191
4Toby AlderweireldBEL02/03/198928 - --4-10-273616
5Jan VertonghenBEL24/04/198730 - --4-15-20-834
6Davinson SánchezCOL12/06/199621 - --5-12-5-201
21Juan FoythARG12/01/199819 - ----------
24Serge AurierCIV24/12/199224 - --4-6-141141
33Ben DaviesWAL24/04/199324 - --3-1126-32-
37Kyle Walker-PetersENG13/04/199720 - ----2-----
12Victor WanyamaKEN25/06/199126 - ----2-121253
14Georges-Kévin N'KoudouFRA13/02/199522 - --1-1-4-124
15Eric DierENG15/01/199423 - --5-15-10-25-
17Moussa SissokoFRA16/08/198928 - --5-1419-271
19Mousa DembéléBEL16/07/198730 - --3-10-13-728
20Dele AlliENG11/04/199621 - --2214383193
23Christian EriksenDEN14/02/199225 - --41153263629
29Harry WinksENG02/02/199621 - --4-12-8-13-
40Luke AmosENG23/02/199720 - ----------
42Anthony GeorgiouENG24/02/199720 - --1---1-1-
46Tashan Oakley-BootheENG14/02/200017 - ----------
7Heung-Min SonKOR08/07/199225 - --421432663811
10Harry KaneENG28/07/199324 - --561410883918
18Fernando LlorenteESP26/02/198532 - --5-9-2246622
54Kazaiah SterlingENG09/11/199819 - ----------
-Mauricio PochettinoARG02/03/197245 - --5---11-33-
APOEL FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Raúl GudiñoMEX22/04/199621 - --1-2-1-1-
13Nauzet PérezESP01/03/198532 - --2-3-2-2-
98Antreas ParaskevasCYP15/09/199819 - ----2-----
3Roberto LagoESP30/08/198532 - 6-4-514-17-
5Jesús RuedaESP19/02/198730 - 5-5-11-5-17-
11Nektarios AlexandrouCYP19/12/198333 - --2-6-13-817
21Zhivko MilanovBUL15/07/198433 - 6---2-5-731
25Agustin FariasARG25/12/198729 - 2-4-4-4-6-
29Praxitelis VourosGRE05/05/199522 - --5-9-6-6-
30Giorgos MerkisCYP30/07/198433 - 512-8-2-321
50CarlãoBRA19/01/198631 - 314-8-10-422
6Lorenzo EbecilioNED24/09/199126*6-3-928-21-
7George EfremCYP05/07/198928 - 311-316-486
10Facundo BertoglioARG30/06/199027 - 61--3---182
16ViniciusBRA16/05/198631 - 6-5-7-11-543
26Nuno MoraisPOR29/01/198433 - 6-5-10-28-1032
33Antreas MakrisCYP27/11/199522 - --1-321-1-
46Stathis AloneftisCYP29/03/198334 - 315-9110-565
8Mickaël PotéBEN24/09/198433 - 2-4210642134
9Igor De CamargoBEL12/05/198334 - 634-951017620
17Ghayas ZahidNOR08/09/199423 - --5-1145-5-
20Roland SallaiHUN22/05/199720*--5-955-5-
22Minas AntoniouCYP22/02/199423 - ----61----
-Giorgos DonisGRE29/10/196948 - 3-5---11-36-

Last updated 06/12/2017 10:21CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Mauricio Pochettino

Date of birth: 2 March 1972
Nationality: Argentinian
Playing career: CA Newell's Old Boys, RCD Espanyol (three times), Paris Saint-Germain, FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Coaching career: RCD Espanyol, Southampton FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC

• A tough-tackling central defender, Pochettino was a product of Newell's Old Boys in Argentina where he played with the legendary Diego Maradona during his five years in the senior squad.

• He moved to Europe in 1994 to join Spanish side Espanyol and won the Copa del Rey in 2000, before joining Paris in January 2001. After a stint at Bordeaux, returned to Espanyol, initially on loan, before hanging up his boots in 2006 having won another Copa del Rey. Capped 20 times by Argentina, whom he represented in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

• Switched to coaching with Espanyol in January 2009, with the club lying third from bottom in the Spanish Liga; guided them to a tenth-placed finish. Under Pochettino, three further mid-table finishes followed before a slow start to 2012/13 prompted his departure.

• Surprisingly resurfaced in England at Southampton in January 2013, succeeding Nigel Adkins; introduced a high-pressing, attacking style which helped the club keep clear of relegation trouble. In his first full season in charge, took Saints to eighth position with 56 points – a new club record.

• Appointed Tottenham manager on a five-year contract in May 2014, and led the side to the English League Cup final in his debut campaign, only to lose out to Chelsea FC. The following season, 2015/16, Pochettino's side were in contention to win the club's first league title since 1961 until a draw at Chelsea with two games to go; nevertheless finished third to book a UEFA Champions League return, and finished a place higher, as Premier League runners-up, in 2016/17.


Giorgos Donis

Date of birth: 22 October 1969
Nationality: Greek
Playing career: PAS Giannina FC, Panathinaikos FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, AEK Athens FC (twice), Sheffield United FC, Huddersfield Town FC
Coaching career: Iliasiakos FC, Larissa FC, AEK Athens, Atromitos FC, PAOK FC, APOEL FC (twice), Al-Hilal FC, Al-Sharjah SCC

• Frankfurt am Main-born Donis established himself as one of the finest wingers in the Greek top flight as he helped Panathinaikos to two league titles and three domestic cups in the 1990s. He was also part of the side that reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals in 1995/96, losing 3-1 on aggregate to AFC Ajax.

• Donis's performances for Panathinaikos, particularly in Europe, prompted a transfer to Blackburn, where he stayed for one season before going on to represent AEK, Sheffield United and Huddersfield. He ended his playing days with AEK in 2001.

• A year after hanging up his boots, Donis moved into coaching, guiding lower-league Greek outfit Iliasiakos to successive promotions. Took charge at Larissa in 2004, steering the Thessaly side into the top flight in his first campaign. In 2007, he presided over the club's 2-1 Greek Cup final victory against Panathinaikos.

• The following season, 2007/08, Donis oversaw Larissa's qualification for the UEFA Cup group stage. After a brief spell with AEK, Donis then moved to Atromitos, with whom he suffered Greek Cup final defeats against AEK and Olympiacos FC in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

• A short stint at PAOK was followed by his appointment in October 2013 by APOEL, whom he led to their first Cypriot double since 1996 and into the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage. Left in January 2015 and went on to short-lived spells with Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia and Al-Sharjah of the UAE before returning to the Cypriot club in summer 2017.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSlavko Vinčić (SVN)
  • Assistant refereesTomaž Klančnik (SVN) , Andraž Kovacic (SVN)
  • Additional assistant refereesRade Obrenovic (SVN) , Roberto Ponis (SVN)
  • Fourth officialGrega Kordež (SVN)
  • UEFA DelegateEugène Westerink (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerFrancesco Bianchi (SUI)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Slavko Vinčić25/11/1979545

Slavko Vinčič

Referee since: 2000
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/07/2015UCL3QRFC MidtjyllandAPOEL FC1-2Herning
27/07/2016UCL3QRRosenborg BKAPOEL FC2-1Trondheim
06/12/2016UCLGSManchester City FCCeltic FC1-1Manchester

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/07/2015UCL3QRFC MidtjyllandAPOEL FC1-2Herning
01/10/2015UELGSLiverpool FCFC Sion1-1Liverpool
27/07/2016UCL3QRRosenborg BKAPOEL FC2-1Trondheim
06/12/2016UCLGSManchester City FCCeltic FC1-1Manchester

Last updated 05/12/2017 03:16CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Tottenham Hotspur FCFixtures and results
13/08/2017LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)W 2-0Alli 61, Davies 70
20/08/2017LeagueChelsea FC (H)L 1-2Batshuayi 82 (og)
27/08/2017LeagueBurnley FC (H)D 1-1Alli 49
09/09/2017LeagueEverton FC (A)W 3-0Kane 28, 46, Eriksen 42
13/09/2017UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)W 3-1Son 4, Kane 15, 60
16/09/2017LeagueSwansea City AFC (H)D 0-0
19/09/2017CupBarnsley FC (H)W 1-0Alli 65
23/09/2017LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)W 3-2Kane 34, 38, Eriksen 60
26/09/2017UCLAPOEL FC (A)W 3-0Kane 39, 62, 67
30/09/2017LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (A)W 4-0Kane 9, 23, Davies 16, Sissoko 90+1
14/10/2017LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)W 1-0Eriksen 47
17/10/2017UCLReal Madrid CF (A)D 1-1Varane 28 (og)
22/10/2017LeagueLiverpool FC (H)W 4-1Kane 4, 56, Son 12, Alli 45+3
25/10/2017CupWest Ham United FC (H)L 2-3Sissoko 6, Alli 37
28/10/2017LeagueManchester United FC (A)L 0-1
01/11/2017UCLReal Madrid CF (H)W 3-1Alli 27, 56, Eriksen 65
05/11/2017LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)W 1-0Son 64
18/11/2017LeagueArsenal FC (A)L 0-2
21/11/2017UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)W 2-1Kane 49, Son 76
25/11/2017LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)D 1-1Kane 74
28/11/2017LeagueLeicester City FC (A)L 1-2Kane 79
02/12/2017LeagueWatford FC (A)D 1-1Son 25
06/12/2017UCLAPOEL FC (H)
09/12/2017LeagueStoke City FC (H)
13/12/2017LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
16/12/2017LeagueManchester City FC (A)
23/12/2017LeagueBurnley FC (A)
26/12/2017LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
02/01/2018LeagueSwansea City AFC (A)
04/01/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
06/01/2018CupAFC Wimbledon (H)
13/01/2018LeagueEverton FC (H)
21/01/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
31/01/2018LeagueManchester United FC (H)
03/02/2018LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
10/02/2018LeagueArsenal FC (H)
24/02/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
03/03/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)
10/03/2018LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)
17/03/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
31/03/2018LeagueChelsea FC (A)
07/04/2018LeagueStoke City FC (A)
14/04/2018LeagueManchester City FC (H)
21/04/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
28/04/2018LeagueWatford FC (H)
05/05/2018LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)
13/05/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
1Manchester City FC151410461043
2Manchester United FC15112235935
3Chelsea FC151023281232
4Liverpool FC15852331929
5Arsenal FC15915291928
6Tottenham Hotspur FC15744231325
7Burnley FC15744141225
8Watford FC15645252622
9Leicester City FC15555202020
10Everton FC15537192818
11Southampton FC15456151817
12Brighton & Hove Albion FC15456141917
13Stoke City FC15447183016
14AFC Bournemouth15438131715
15Newcastle United FC15438142215
16Huddersfield Town FC1543892615
17West Bromwich Albion FC15276122113
18Crystal Palace FC1524982510
19West Ham United FC15249133210
20Swansea City AFC1523108189
APOEL FCFixtures and results
12/07/2017UCLF91 Dudelange (H)W 1-0Bertoglio 71
19/07/2017UCLF91 Dudelange (A)W 1-0De Camargo 40 (P)
26/07/2017UCLFC Viitorul (A)L 0-1
02/08/2017UCLFC Viitorul (H)W 4-0Carlão 54, Merkis 93 ET, De Camargo 94 ET, Efrem 105+1 ET
15/08/2017UCLSK Slavia Praha (H)W 2-0De Camargo 2, Aloneftis 10
23/08/2017UCLSK Slavia Praha (A)D 0-0
09/09/2017LeagueNea Salamis Famagusta FC (A)W 4-1Sallai 27, De Camargo 57 (P), 72, Poté 86
13/09/2017UCLReal Madrid CF (A)L 0-3
18/09/2017LeagueAnorthosis Famagusta FC (H)L 0-1
22/09/2017LeagueAris Limassol FC (A)D 0-0
26/09/2017UCLTottenham Hotspur FC (H)L 0-3
01/10/2017LeagueAlki Oroklini (A)W 1-0Zahid 90+1
13/10/2017LeagueDoxa Katokopia FC (H)W 2-0Poté 30, De Camargo 87
17/10/2017UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)D 1-1Poté 62
21/10/2017LeagueAEK Larnaca FC (A)L 1-3Sallai 62
28/10/2017LeagueEthnikos Achnas FC (A)D 1-1Poté 65
01/11/2017UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)D 1-1Poté 51
05/11/2017LeaguePafos FC (H)W 4-0Poté 37, 55, Makris 87, 90
17/11/2017LeagueAC Omonia (A)W 3-1Zahid 66, 77, Efrem 90+4
21/11/2017UCLReal Madrid CF (H)L 0-6
25/11/2017LeagueOlympiakos Nicosia FC (H)W 6-1Ebecilio 2, Sallai 22, 69, De Camargo 24, 81, Zahid 41
29/11/2017LeagueErmis Aradippou FC (A)W 4-0Poté 39, Aloneftis 52, Roberto Lago 87, Antoniou 89
02/12/2017LeagueErmis Aradippou FC (H)W 2-1Ebecilio 5, Sallai 80
06/12/2017UCLTottenham Hotspur FC (A)
11/12/2017LeagueAEL Limassol FC (A)
16/12/2017LeagueNea Salamis Famagusta FC (H)
20/12/2017LeagueAnorthosis Famagusta FC (A)
03/01/2018LeagueAris Limassol FC (H)
06/01/2018LeagueAlki Oroklini (H)
13/01/2018LeagueDoxa Katokopia FC (A)
17/01/2018LeagueAEL Limassol FC (H)
20/01/2018LeagueAEK Larnaca FC (H)
24/01/2018LeagueApollon Limassol FC (H)
27/01/2018LeagueApollon Limassol FC (A)
03/02/2018LeagueEthnikos Achnas FC (H)
10/02/2018LeaguePafos FC (A)
17/02/2018LeagueAC Omonia (H)
24/02/2018LeagueOlympiakos Nicosia FC (A)
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2Anorthosis Famagusta FC1486020830
3APOEL FC1282228926
4AEL Limassol FC1382317726
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6Pafos FC13544111819
7AC Omonia13544222319
8Doxa Katokopia FC14617242119
9Alki Oroklini14437182715
10Ermis Aradippou FC14419172713
11Olympiakos Nicosia FC14266102712
12Aris Limassol FC1416710219
13Nea Salamis Famagusta FC1415811318
14Ethnikos Achnas FC14121111255

Last updated 04/12/2017 23:12CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Tottenham Hotspur FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group H - Group Standings
    Tottenham Hotspur FC541012413
    Real Madrid CF531114510
    Borussia Dortmund50235102
    APOEL FC50232142
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    Tottenham Hotspur FC 3-1 Borussia Dortmund
    1-0 Son 4, 1-1 Yarmolenko 11, 2-1 Kane 15, 3-1 Kane 60
    Lloris, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sánchez, Son (83 Sissoko), Kane (87 Llorente), Dier, Dembélé, Eriksen, Aurier, Davies
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    APOEL FC 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur FC
    0-1 Kane 39, 0-2 Kane 62, 0-3 Kane 67
    Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sánchez, Son, Kane (75 N'Koudou), Dier, Sissoko (84 Georgiou), Aurier (57 Llorente), Winks, Davies
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    Real Madrid CF 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur FC
    0-1 Varane 28 (og) , 1-1 Ronaldo 43 (P)
    Lloris, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sánchez, Kane, Dier, Sissoko (89 Son), Llorente (80 Rose), Eriksen, Aurier, Winks
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    Tottenham Hotspur FC 3-1 Real Madrid CF
    1-0 Alli 27, 2-0 Alli 56, 3-0 Eriksen 65, 3-1 Ronaldo 80
    Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld (24 Sissoko), Vertonghen, Sánchez, Kane (79 Llorente), Dier, Alli, Eriksen, Winks (66 Dembélé), Davies
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur FC
    1-0 Aubameyang 31, 1-1 Kane 49, 1-2 Son 76
    Lloris, Rose, Vertonghen, Sánchez, Son, Kane (86 Llorente), Dier, Alli (81 Dembélé), Eriksen (85 Sissoko), Aurier, Winks
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Tottenham Hotspur FC-APOEL FC


  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    APOEL FC 1-0 F91 Dudelange
    1-0 Bertoglio 71
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Artymatas, Ebecilio, De Camargo (74 Poté), Bertoglio, Oar (60 Vander), Vinicius, Milanov, Nuno Morais, Merkis
  • (19/07/2017)
    F91 Dudelange 0-1 APOEL FC (agg: 0-2)
    0-1 De Camargo 40 (P)
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio, De Camargo (80 Poté), Bertoglio, Oar (72 Vander), Vinicius, Milanov (61 Artymatas), Nuno Morais, Merkis
  • Third qualifying round
    FC Viitorul 1-0 APOEL FC
    1-0 Ganea 75
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio (72 Vander), De Camargo, Bertoglio, Oar, Vinicius (85 Artymatas), Milanov, Nuno Morais, Merkis
  • (02/08/2017)
    APOEL FC 4-0 FC Viitorul (agg: 4-1)
    1-0 Carlão 54, 2-0 Merkis 93 ET, 3-0 De Camargo 94 ET, 4-0 Efrem 105+1 ET
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, De Camargo, Bertoglio, Vinicius, Milanov, Nuno Morais, Aloneftis (55 Ebecilio), Carlão (81 Merkis), Vander (88 Efrem)
  • Play-off
    APOEL FC 2-0 SK Slavia Praha
    1-0 De Camargo 2, 2-0 Aloneftis 10
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio (83 Bertoglio), De Camargo, Oar (52 Efrem), Vinicius, Milanov, Nuno Morais, Aloneftis (68 Farias), Carlão
  • (23/08/2017)
    SK Slavia Praha 0-0 APOEL FC (agg: 0-2)
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio (82 Merkis), Efrem (46 Bertoglio), De Camargo, Vinicius, Milanov, Nuno Morais, Aloneftis (76 Farias), Carlão
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    Real Madrid CF 3-0 APOEL FC
    1-0 Ronaldo 12, 2-0 Ronaldo 51 (P) , 3-0 Ramos 61
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio (73 Zahid), De Camargo (83 Poté), Vinicius, Sallai (60 Farias), Nuno Morais, Vouros, Aloneftis, Carlão
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    APOEL FC 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur FC
    0-1 Kane 39, 0-2 Kane 62, 0-3 Kane 67
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, De Camargo, Vinicius, Zahid, Sallai (62 Makris), Nuno Morais (84 Alexandrou), Vouros, Aloneftis (75 Farias), Carlão
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    APOEL FC 1-1 Borussia Dortmund
    1-0 Poté 62, 1-1 Papastathopoulos 67
    Waterman (45 Gudiño), Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio (72 Sallai), De Camargo (30 Poté), Vinicius, Zahid, Nuno Morais, Vouros, Merkis, Aloneftis
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    Borussia Dortmund 1-1 APOEL FC
    1-0 Raphaël Guerreiro 29, 1-1 Poté 51
    Nauzet Pérez, Rueda, Poté (74 De Camargo), Alexandrou (46 Sallai), Vinicius, Zahid, Nuno Morais, Vouros, Merkis, Aloneftis (82 Farias), Carlão
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    APOEL FC 0-6 Real Madrid CF
    0-1 Modrić 23, 0-2 Benzema 39, 0-3 Nacho 41, 0-4 Benzema 45+1, 0-5 Ronaldo 49, 0-6 Ronaldo 54
    Nauzet Pérez, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Poté, Vinicius (59 Farias), Zahid, Sallai (60 Efrem), Nuno Morais (66 Ebecilio), Vouros, Aloneftis, Carlão
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Tottenham Hotspur FC-APOEL FC

Last updated 24/11/2017 10:41CET

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

Tottenham Hotspur FC

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (2): 1972, (1974), 1984
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1963

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (1961)
FA Cup: 8 (1991)
League Cup: 4 (2008)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2013/14: UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League group stage
did not take part in UEFA club competition
UEFA Cup round of 32
UEFA Cup round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Tottenham v Keflavík
28/09/71, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
Drogheda United FC v Tottenham
14/09/83, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Tottenham v SL Benfica
13/03/14, UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg
Tottenham v FC Luzern
25/06/95, UEFA Intertoto Cup group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
8-0: 1. FC Köln v Tottenham
22/07/95, UEFA Intertoto Cup group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
4-1: Tottenham v FC Twente
29/09/10, group stage
3-0: Tottenham v SV Werder Bremen
24/11/10, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-3: APOEL FC v Tottenham
26/09/17, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-2: Tottenham v AS Monaco FC
14/09/16, group stage
0-1: Tottenham v Bayer 04 Leverkusen
02/11/16, group stage
0-1: Tottenham v Real Madrid CF
13/04/11, quarter-final second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
Real Madrid CF v Tottenham
05/04/11, quarter-final first leg


Formed: 1926
Nickname: Thrylos (The Legend)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 26 (2017)
Cypriot Cup: 21 (2015)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2014/15: group stage
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2012/13: UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League play-offs
group stage
UEFA Cup first round
2007/08: first qualifying round

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-0: twice, most recently v HB Tórshavn
28/08/97, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-5: B71 Sandur v APOEL
17/07/96, UEFA Cup preliminary round first leg
0-4: SS Murata v APOEL
27/07/06, UEFA Cup first qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-6: APOEL v Real Madrid CF
21/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
16-1: Sporting Clube de Portugal v APOEL
13/11/63, European Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
2-1: twice, most recently v FC Porto
01/11/11, group stage
1-0: APOEL v Olympique Lyonnais
07/03/12, round of 16 second leg

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
0-6: APOEL v Real Madrid CF (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: AFC Ajax v APOEL FC
10/12/14, group stage



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