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UEFA Champions League: Manchester City FC - Real Madrid CF Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2015/16 SeasonMatch press kits

Manchester City FCManchester City FCCity of Manchester Stadium - ManchesterTuesday 26 April 2016
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
21/11/2012GSManchester City FC - Real Madrid CF1-1ManchesterAgüero 73 (P); Benzema 10
18/09/2012GSReal Madrid CF - Manchester City FC3-2
MadridMarcelo 76, Benzema 87, Ronaldo 90; Džeko 68, Kolarov 85
Manchester City FC101010010000201134
Real Madrid CF110010100000211043

Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
03/11/2015GSSevilla FC - Manchester City FC1-3
SevilleTrémoulinas 25; Sterling 8, Fernandinho 11, Bony 36
21/10/2015GSManchester City FC - Sevilla FC2-1
ManchesterRami 36 (og), De Bruyne 90+1; Konoplyanka 30
UEFA Champions League
18/03/2015R16FC Barcelona - Manchester City FC1-0
agg: 3-1
BarcelonaRakitić 31
24/02/2015R16Manchester City FC - FC Barcelona1-2
ManchesterAgüero 69; Suárez 16, 30
UEFA Champions League
12/03/2014R16FC Barcelona - Manchester City FC2-1
agg: 4-1
BarcelonaMessi 67, Dani Alves 90+1; Kompany 89
18/02/2014R16Manchester City FC - FC Barcelona0-2
ManchesterMessi 54 (P), Dani Alves 90
UEFA Champions League
02/11/2011GSVillarreal CF - Manchester City FC0-3
VillarrealTouré 30, 71, Balotelli 45+3 (P)
18/10/2011GSManchester City FC - Villarreal CF2-1
ManchesterMarchena 43 (og), Agüero 90+3; Cani 4
18/12/2008GSReal Racing Club - Manchester City FC3-1
SantanderJonathan Pereira 20, Óscar Serrano 30, Valera 54; Caicedo 90+2
27/09/1972R1Valencia CF - Manchester City FC2-1
agg: 4-3
ValenciaValdez 71, Quino 78; Marsh 89
13/09/1972R1Manchester City FC - Valencia CF2-2ManchesterLee 7, Marsh 61; Valdez 42, Adorno 55
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
01/10/1969R1Manchester City FC - Athletic Club3-0
agg: 6-3
ManchesterOakes 58, Bell 66, Bowyer 85
17/09/1969R1Athletic Club - Manchester City FC3-3BilbaoArgoitia 9, Clemente 12, Uriarte 57; Young 42, Booth 68, Echeberría 86 (og)

Real Madrid CF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
04/11/2014GSReal Madrid CF - Liverpool FC1-0
MadridBenzema 27
22/10/2014GSLiverpool FC - Real Madrid CF0-3
LiverpoolRonaldo 23, Benzema 30, 41
UEFA Champions League
05/03/2013R16Manchester United FC - Real Madrid CF1-2
agg: 2-3
ManchesterRamos 48 (og); Modrić 66, Ronaldo 69
13/02/2013R16Real Madrid CF - Manchester United FC1-1MadridRonaldo 30; Welbeck 20
UEFA Champions League
13/04/2011QFTottenham Hotspur FC - Real Madrid CF0-1
agg: 0-5
LondonRonaldo 50
05/04/2011QFReal Madrid CF - Tottenham Hotspur FC4-0
MadridAdebayor 4, 57, Di María 72, Ronaldo 87
UEFA Champions League
10/03/2009R16Liverpool FC - Real Madrid CF4-0
agg: 5-0
LiverpoolTorres 16, Gerrard 28 (P), 47, Dossena 88
25/02/2009R16Real Madrid CF - Liverpool FC0-1
MadridBenayoun 82
UEFA Champions League
08/03/2006R16Arsenal FC - Real Madrid CF0-0
agg: 1-0
21/02/2006R16Real Madrid CF - Arsenal FC0-1
MadridHenry 47
UEFA Champions League
23/04/2003QFManchester United FC - Real Madrid CF4-3
agg: 5-6
ManchesterVan Nistelrooy 43, Iván Helguera 52 (og), Beckham 71, 85; Ronaldo 12, 50, 59
08/04/2003QFReal Madrid CF - Manchester United FC3-1
MadridLuís Figo 12, Raúl González 28, 49; Van Nistelrooy 52
UEFA Champions League
06/03/2001GS2Real Madrid CF - Leeds United3-2
MadridRaúl González 7, 60, Luís Figo 41; Smith 6, Viduka 54
22/11/2000GS2Leeds United - Real Madrid CF0-2
LeedsHierro 66, Raúl González 68
UEFA Champions League
19/04/2000QFManchester United FC - Real Madrid CF2-3
agg: 2-3
ManchesterBeckham 64, Scholes 88 (P); Keane 21 (og), Raúl González 50, 52
04/04/2000QFReal Madrid CF - Manchester United FC0-0Madrid
UEFA Super Cup
28/08/1998FReal Madrid CF - Chelsea FC0-1
MonacoPoyet 83
20/03/1985QFReal Madrid CF - Tottenham Hotspur FC0-0
agg: 1-0
06/03/1985QFTottenham Hotspur FC - Real Madrid CF0-1
LondonPerryman 15 (og)
European Champions Clubs' Cup
27/05/1981FLiverpool FC - Real Madrid CF1-0
ParisKennedy 81
European Champions Clubs' Cup
05/11/1975R2Real Madrid CF - Derby County FC5-1
agg 6-5 (aet)
MadridMartínez 3, 51, Santillana 55, 99 ET, Pirri 83 (P); George 62
22/10/1975R2Derby County FC - Real Madrid CF4-1
DerbyGeorge 9, 15 (P), 78 (P), Nish 42; Pirri 25
03/10/1973R1Real Madrid CF - Ipswich Town FC0-0
agg: 0-1
19/09/1973R1Ipswich Town FC - Real Madrid CF1-0
IpswichRubiñán 52 (og)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
21/05/1971F (Rep)Real Madrid CF - Chelsea FC1-2 (Rep)
AthensFleitas 75; Dempsey 31, Osgood 39
19/05/1971FChelsea FC - Real Madrid CF1-1AthensOsgood 56; Zoco 90
European Champions Clubs' Cup
15/05/1968SFReal Madrid CF - Manchester United FC3-3
agg: 3-4
MadridPirri 31, Gento 41, Amancio Amaro 45; Zoco 44 (og), Sadler 73, Foulkes 80
24/04/1968SFManchester United FC - Real Madrid CF1-0
ManchesterBest 35
European Champions Clubs' Cup
25/04/1957SFManchester United FC - Real Madrid CF2-2
agg: 3-5
ManchesterTaylor 52, Charlton 85; Kopa 25, Rial 33
11/04/1957SFReal Madrid CF - Manchester United FC3-1
MadridRial 61, Di Stéfano 73, Mateos 83; Taylor 82
Manchester City FC7322821500000000155372524
Real Madrid CF14752146354013000032139104738

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Match background Only this chapter

The contrast in European Cup semi-final experience could scarcely be more extreme as Manchester City FC host Real Madrid CF in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-four tie.

• While this is a first semi-final in the competition for City, Madrid are in the last four for a record 27th time – they have won 13 and lost 13 of their previous semi-finals.

• Indeed, this is only City's third European semi-final across UEFA's club competitions, and their first since 1971. They beat FC Schalke 04 5-2 on aggregate in the 1969/70 European Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals and lost 2-0 to Chelsea FC over two legs at the same stage of the same competition the following season.

• Madrid, meanwhile, are in their 32nd European semi-final; their record is W17 L14. Although they are in a sixth successive UEFA Champions League semi-final, they have won only once in that sequence – against FC Bayern München in 2013/14, when they went on to win a tenth title.

Previous meetings
• The clubs' only competitive fixtures came in the 2012/13 group stage, when Madrid twice came from behind to win 3-2 in Spain on matchday one. City led twice courtesy of Edin Džeko (68) and Aleksandar Kolarov (85) but Madrid responded through Marcelo (76) and Karim Benzema (87) before Cristiano Ronaldo snatched a 90th-minute victory.

• The teams at the Santiago Bernabéu on 18 September 2012 were:
Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo; Khedira (Modrić 73), Xabi Alonso; Di María, Essien (Özil 65), Ronaldo; Higuaín (Benzema 73).
Manchester City: Hart; Maicon (Zabaleta 74), Kompany, Nastasić, Clichy; Javi García; Silva (Džeko 63), Y Touré, Barry, Nasri (Kolarov 37); Tévez.

Manchester City v Real Madrid: 2012/13 group stage

• It was 1-1 in Manchester, Sergio Agüero's penalty cancelling out Benzema's tenth-minute strike. Madrid ended with ten men as Álvaro Arbeloa collected a second yellow card in fouling Agüero to concede that spot kick.

• The sides at the City of Manchester Stadium on 21 November 2012 were:
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasić; Maicon, Y Touré, Silva, Nasri (Tévez 60), Kolarov (Javi García 46); Agüero (Milner 88), Džeko.
Real Madrid:
Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Pepe, Coentrão; Khedira, Xabi Alonso; Di María (Albiol 87), Modrić (Callejón 68), Ronaldo; Benzema (Varane 75).

• Those four points helped José Mourinho's Madrid finish second in Group D, behind Borussia Dortmund; City, then managed by Roberto Mancini, ended bottom with three points having not won a game.

Match background

Manchester City
• City's last two UEFA Champions League campaigns ended in round of 16 defeat by Barcelona, in 2013/14 and 2014/15.

• The 3-1 aggregate win against Dynamo Kyiv in this season's round of 16 – 3-1 away, 0-0 home – was City's first European Cup knockout victory. Aside from those Barcelona defeats, their only previous tie was a 2-1 aggregate loss to Fenerbahçe SK in the 1968/69 first round.

• City claimed their second knockout win with a 1-0 home defeat of Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-final second leg, completing a 3-2 aggregate success.

Watch six great Manchester City goals

• Manuel Pellegrini's side have won three and drawn one of their five home UEFA Champions League games this season, although they did suffer a 2-1 loss to Juventus on matchday one.

• The Manchester club have already met Spanish opposition in this season's competition, beating Sevilla FC 2-1 at home and 3-1 away in the group stage.

• City's home record against Spanish sides is W3 D2 L2, both defeats coming against Barcelona. Overall it is W5 D3 L7.

• Their record in two-legged ties with Spanish sides is W1 L3.

• City may have never been in the semi-finals before, but Pellegrini's Villarreal CF team got this far in 2005/06, losing 1-0 to Arsenal FC over two legs.

Real Madrid
• While Madrid are in the last four for the sixth season running, they have lost five of their last six UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Of those ties, they suffered four defeats and picked up one draw away from home, the sole exception the 4-0 victory at FC Bayern München in the 2013/14 second leg.

• Madrid lost their last away game in the UEFA Champions League, going down 2-0 at VfL Wolfsburg in the quarter-final first leg – they won the return 3-0 to progress. They had previously collected three wins and a draw away from home this campaign.

• The 2-1 loss at Juventus in last season's semi-final first leg is the other of only two defeats in Madrid's last 12 European away games, with eight victories in that time.

• Madrid have won on their last three visits to England, against Tottenham Hotspur FC (1-0, 2010/11), Manchester United FC (2-1, 2012/13) and Liverpool FC (3-0, 2014/15).

Highlights: Ronaldo joins quarter-final hat-trick club

• The Merengues are unbeaten in their last eight games against English clubs (W6 D2) since a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool in the 2008/09 round of 16 second leg – their heaviest UEFA Champions League loss.

• Madrid's record in two-legged ties against English opponents is W7 L4.

• The Spanish side's record in England is W6 D3 L5; overall it is W13 D9 L10.

• Madrid's overall European Cup semi-final record is W13 L13:
2-3 v Juventus, 2014/15 (1-2 a, 1-1 h)
5-0 v FC Bayern München, 2013/14 (1-0 h, 4-0 a)
3-4 v Borussia Dortmund, 2012/13 (1-4 a, 2-0 h)
3-3 v FC Bayern München, 1-3 on penalties, 2011/12 (1-2 a, 2-1 h)
1-3 v FC Barcelona, 2010/11 (0-2 h, 1-1 a)
3-4 v Juventus, 2002/03 (2-1 h, 1-3 a)
3-1 v FC Barcelona, 2001/02 (2-0 a, 1-1 h)
1-3 v FC Bayern München, 2000/01 (0-1 h, 1-2 a)
3-2 v FC Bayern München, 1999/2000 (2-0 h, 1-2 a)
2-0 v Borussia Dortmund, 1997/98 (2-0 h, 0-0 a)
1-6 v AC Milan, 1988/89 (1-1 h, 0-5 a)
1-1 v PSV Eindhoven, lost on away goals, 1987/88 (1-1 h, 0-0 a)
2-4 v FC Bayern München, 1986/87 (1-4 a, 1-0 h)
2-1 v FC Internazionale Milano, 1980/81 (2-0 h, 0-1 a)
3-5 v Hamburger SV, 1979/80 (2-0 h, 1-5 a)
1-3 v FC Bayern München, 1975/76 (1-1 h, 0-2 a)
1-3 v AFC Ajax, 1972/73 (1-2 a, 0-1 h)
3-4 v Manchester United FC, 1967/68 (0-1 a, 3-3 h)
2-1 v FC Internazionale Milano, 1965/66 (1-0 h, 1-1 a)
8-1 v FC Zürich, 1963/64 (2-1 a, 6-0 h)
6-0 v R. Standard de Liège, 1961/62 (4-0 h, 2-0 a)
6-2 v FC Barcelona, 1959/60 (3-1 h, 3-1 a)
2-1 (replay) v Club Atlético de Madrid, 1958/59 (2-1 h, 0-1 a, 2-1 replay)
4-2 v Vasas SC, 1957/58 (4-0 h, 0-2 a)
5-3 v Manchester United FC, 1956/57 (3-1 h, 2-2 a)
5-4 v AC Milan, 1955/56 (4-2 h, 1-2 a)

Coach and player links
• City manager Pellegrini was in charge of Madrid in 2009/10, being replaced by Mourinho despite achieving a then club record 96 points but finishing second in the Liga to Barcelona. His side were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the round of 16 by Olympique Lyonnais and were eliminated from the Copa del Rey by third-tier Alcorcón.

• Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Álvaro Arbeloa are the only surviving squad members of Pellegrini's Madrid reign.

• Pellegrini was in charge of Villarreal from 2004 to 2009 – his team finishing runners-up to Madrid in the Liga in 2007/08 – and Málaga CF from 2010 to 2013. His record against Madrid was W3 D5 L10; those losses included a 5-0 home defeat with Villarreal in September 2007 and 7-0 (March 2011) and 6-2 (May 2013) reverses at the Bernabéu with Málaga.

• Ronaldo played for City's local rivals Manchester United between 2003 and 2009, scoring 84 goals in 196 Premier League games. He won league titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and scored in the 2008 UEFA Champions League final, when Sir Alex Ferguson's side beat Chelsea on penalties in Moscow. Ronaldo was also in the side beaten by Barcelona 12 months later, his final United appearance before moving to Madrid.

• Ronaldo's record against City with United was W7 D1 L3. He scored four goals – all in United wins, including the only one in a 1-0 success at the City of Manchester Stadium in May 2007, but was sent off twice in away games: City's 4-1 win in March 2004 and a 1-0 United triumph in November 2008.

• Sergio Agüero failed to beat Real Madrid in five years at Atlético Madrid between 2006 and 2011, when he departed for City. His record was D3 L8, scoring three goals – all in Atlético defeats.  

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Gareth Bale celebrates his goal against City in 2013

• Gareth Bale scored in Tottenham Hotspur FC's 3-1 win against City in April 2013 and a 3-2 loss in January 2012.

• Luka Modrić and Bale were in the Tottenham side that won 1-0 at City in May 2010 to earn UEFA Champions League qualification at their opponents' expense.

• Arbeloa's own goal gave City a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in February 2009.

• International team-mates:
David Silva, Jesús Navas & Sergio Ramos, Nacho Fernández and Isco (Spain);
Fernandinho & Marcelo and Casemiro (Brazil)
Bacary Sagna & Karim Benzema (France)

• Twice a Spanish champion with Barcelona, Yaya Touré appeared five times against Madrid, winning three times and losing twice.

• Silva (RC Celta de Vigo, Valencia CF), Pablo Zabaleta (RCD Espanyol), Nicolás Otamendi (Valencia), Martín Demichelis and Willy Caballero (both Málaga CF) and Jesús Navas (Sevilla FC) have all played in Spain.

• Danilo and Fernando played together for Porto between 2012 and 2014.

• Benzema took on Joe Hart in France's 1-1 draw with England at UEFA EURO 2012, Samir Nasri – not in City's UEFA Champions League squad – equalising for Les Bleus. Alonso scored both goals in Spain's quarter-final defeat of a France side including Benzema, Nasri and Gaël Clichy.

Match facts

Manchester City

• City are seven games unbeaten in all competitions.

• Sergio Agüero scored a hat-trick as City triumphed 3-0 at Chelsea FC on 16 April and brought up a century of Premier League goals with the opener in the 1-1 draw against Newcastle United FC three days later.

• Agüero reached the milestone in 147 appearances. Only Alan Shearer (124 games) achieved it in fewer matches.

• Sterling came on as a second-half substitute away to Newcastle – his first appearance since 20 March following a groin injury.

• Kompany (out since 15 March, calf) also made his return at St James' Park, playing the full 90 minutes.

Real Madrid

• Cristiano Ronaldo has 16 goals in this season's competition – one short of his own record for a single European Cup campaign, set in 2013/14.

• Ronaldo is the second highest scorer in the Liga this season behind Luis Suárez (34) on 31 goals, and is the first player in the league's history to have found the net 30 times in six consecutive seasons.

• Ronaldo was forced off at the end of Madrid's 3-0 win over Villarreal on 20 April with suspected cramp, and missed the 3-2 weekend win at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.

• Gareth Bale (muscle discomfort) and Dani Carvajal (knock) missed the win over Villarreal. Carvajal missed the Rayo game too, but Bale returned, scoring twice.

• Bale's tally now stands at 18 for the season, beating his previous best in Spain of 15 goals, set in 2013/14.

• Benzema had scored in his last four league games until Saturday, when he was taken off in the first half against Rayo. He has 23 goals this season – his best tally since joining Madrid in 2009.

• Madrid are the only side to have scored more than 100 goals in seven consecutive La Liga seasons; they have 104 in 2015/16.

• Madrid have won nine league games in a row, their best run since December 2014 under Carlo Ancelotti (12).



Squad list Only this chapter

Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Joe HartENG19/04/198729 - --10-32-37-59-
13Willy CaballeroARG28/09/198134 - --1-4-10-12-
54Angus GunnENG22/01/199620 - ----------
78Billy O'BrienWAL22/11/199520 - ----------
3Bacary SagnaFRA14/02/198333 - --9-26-51-81-
4Vincent KompanyBEL10/04/198630 - --5-142432864
5Pablo ZabaletaARG16/01/198531 - --3-12-241631
11Aleksandar KolarovSRB10/11/198530 - --6-283293455
20Eliaquim MangalaFRA13/02/199125 - --6-20-291454
22Gaël ClichyFRA26/07/198530 - --6-12-66-75-
26Martín DemichelisARG20/12/198035 - --4119-673794
30Nicolás OtamendiARG12/02/198828 - --10-27127-421
53Tosin AdarabioyoENG24/09/199718 - ----------
56Ashley Smith-BrownENG31/03/199620 - ----------
58Charlie OliverENG17/11/199718 - ----------
69Jose TasendeESP04/01/199719 - ----------
77Cameron HumphreysENG22/08/199817 - ----------
6FernandoBRA25/07/198728 - --8-22247-691
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199421 - --83296143263
15Jesús NavasESP21/11/198530 - --8-31-392813
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199124 - --83236153339
18Fabian DelphENG21/11/198926 - --5-1625-6-
21David SilvaESP08/01/198630 - --722424367212
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198530 - --1023025569715
42Yaya TouréCIV13/05/198332 - --913066588310
52Kean BryanENG01/11/199619 - ----------
59Bersant CelinaNOR09/09/199619 - ----1-----
61James HorsfieldENG21/09/199520 - ----------
63Sinan BytyqiAUT15/01/199521 - ----------
73George GlendonWAL03/05/199520 - ----------
76Manuel GarciaESP02/01/199818 - ----1-----
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198827 - --72282345227441
14Wilfried BonyCIV10/12/198827 - --52244724220
57Aaron NemaneENG26/06/199718 - ----------
62Brandon BarkerENG04/10/199619 - ----------
72Kelechi IheanachoNGA03/10/199619 - --2-2352-2-
-Manuel PellegriniCHI16/09/195362 - --10---64-98-
Real Madrid CF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Keylor NavasCRC15/12/198629 - --8-32-10-22-
13Kiko CasillaESP02/10/198629 - --2-3-2-2-
31Rubén YáñezESP12/10/199322 - ----------
42Alexandro CraninxBEL21/10/199520 - ----------
2Raphaël VaraneFRA25/04/199323 - --7-24-41-41-
3PepePOR26/02/198333 - --6-201833853
4Sergio RamosESP30/03/198630 - --7-202898969
6NachoESP18/01/199026 - --5115-151151
12MarceloBRA12/05/198827 - --8-282645655
15Dani CarvajalESP11/01/199224 - --5121-201231
17Álvaro ArbeloaESP17/01/198333 - --2-5-683723
23DaniloBRA15/07/199124 - --6-222271361
32Philipp LienhartAUT11/07/199619 - ----------
34Álvaro TejeroESP20/07/199619 - ----------
8Toni KroosGER04/01/199026 - --9-301626727
10James RodríguezCOL12/07/199124 - --41237274395
11Gareth BaleWAL16/07/198926 - --5-211836125916
14CasemiroBRA23/02/199224 - --9-201231251
16Mateo KovačićCRO06/05/199421 - --7123-192395
18Lucas VázquezESP01/07/199124 - --4-2344-4-
19Luka ModrićCRO09/09/198530 - --91302454719
22IscoESP21/04/199224 - --8-293416446
27Martin ØdegaardNOR17/12/199817 - --------1-
28Marcos LlorenteESP30/01/199521 - ----2-----
33José Carlos LazoESP16/02/199620S----------
7Cristiano RonaldoPOR05/02/198531 - --101634311259313296
9Karim BenzemaFRA19/12/198728 - --74252380468146
20JeséESP26/02/199323 - --71255151151
29Borja MayoralESP05/04/199719 - ----5-----
36Mariano DíazESP01/08/199322 - ----------
-Zinédine ZidaneFRA23/06/197243 - --4---4-4-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Manuel Pellegrini

Date of birth: 16 September 1953
Nationality: Chilean
Playing career: CF Universidad de Chile
Coaching career: CF Universidad de Chile, CD Palestino (three times), Chile Under-20, CD O'Higgins, CD Universidad Católica, LDU de Quito, CA San Lorenzo de Almagro, CA River Plate, Villarreal CF, Real Madrid CF, Málaga CF, Manchester City FC

• The former centre-back began his coaching career in 1988 with the sole club of his playing days, Universidad de Chile, before spending the next 16 years working with sides in Chile, Ecuador and Argentina.

• Took over at Villarreal in 2004, guiding them to third place in the Liga in his debut season and securing a place in the UEFA Champions League for the first time. His side also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.

• The following campaign, Villarreal defied expectations by reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, losing 1-0 on aggregate to Arsenal FC. Guided team to second place in the 2007/08 Liga, a club record, and the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals the following season, again knocked out by Arsenal.

• Joined Real Madrid on 2 June 2009, the Merengues winning a then club record 96 points in the Liga but still finishing second behind FC Barcelona, prompting Pellegrini's dismissal in May 2010. That November he succeeded Jesualdo Ferreira as coach of Málaga and in the following campaign oversaw a fourth-placed league finish, the club's best ever.

• In an echo of his feats with Villarreal, he took the Andalusian team through UEFA Champions League qualifying and all the way to the quarter-finals. In summer 2013, joined Manchester City on a three-year deal and won the Premier League and League Cup in his first season, although his next year ended without a trophy.



Zinédine Zidane

Date of birth: 23 June 1972
Nationality: French
Playing career: AS Cannes, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Juventus, Real Madrid CF
Coaching career: Real Madrid CF

• Born in Marseille to Algerian immigrant parents, Zidane took his first steps towards footballing superstardom at Cannes, transferring to Bordeaux in 1992. Blossomed into a French international, scoring twice on his debut against the Czech Republic in August 1994.

• Left Bordeaux after helping them reach the 1996 UEFA Cup final and joined Juventus, where he was a Serie A winner and UEFA Champions League runner-up in each of his first two seasons. Lifted no further trophies, however, in his last three campaigns in Turin prior to a then world-record €78m switch to Madrid in 2001.

• Made up for a lack of club silverware by inspiring France to 1998 FIFA World Cup glory – scoring two headers in the Saint-Denis final against Brazil – and at UEFA EURO 2000, where he was player of the tournament; winner of the Ballon d'Or in 1998, he was also voted FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003.

• Made it third time lucky in the UEFA Champions League final by hitting a spectacular volleyed winner in Madrid's 2-1 victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the 2002 showpiece at Hampden Park. Landed the UEFA Super Cup, European/South American Cup and Spanish Liga the following season.

• Announced his international retirement after UEFA EURO 2004 yet returned a year later and proved inspirational at the 2006 World Cup – especially with a virtuoso display in a quarter-final triumph over holders Brazil; however, was dismissed for a headbutt on Marco Materazzi in the final against Italy – the last match of his career.

• Stayed at Madrid in an advisory role, becoming assistant to Carlo Ancelotti in 2013/14 – the season the club claimed their tenth European title. Took charge of Real Madrid Castilla for the next campaign, and in January 2016 succeeded Rafael Benítez as head coach.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCüneyt Çakır (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesÇem Satman (TUR) , Tarik Ongun (TUR)
  • Additional assistant refereesHüseyin Göçek (TUR) , Barış Şimşek (TUR)
  • Fourth officialSerkan Ok (TUR)
  • UEFA DelegateJozef Kliment (SVK)
  • UEFA Referee observerWilliam Young (SCO)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Cüneyt Çakır23/11/19762984

Cüneyt Çakır

Referee since: 1994
First division: 2001
FIFA badge: 2006

Tournaments: 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 UEFA Champions League
2012 FIFA Club World Cup

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/09/2010UCLGSFC RubinFC Barcelona1-1Kazan
03/11/2010UCLGSChelsea FCFC Spartak Moskva4-1London
14/09/2011UCLGSVillarreal CFFC Bayern München0-2Villarreal
18/10/2011UCLGSReal Madrid CFOlympique Lyonnais4-0Madrid
22/11/2011UCLGSManchester United FCSL Benfica2-2Manchester
24/04/2012UCLSFFC BarcelonaChelsea FC2-2Barcelona
02/10/2012UCLGSSL BenficaFC Barcelona0-2Lisbon
06/11/2012UCLGSReal Madrid CFBorussia Dortmund2-2Madrid
20/11/2012UCLGSJuventusChelsea FC3-0Turin
05/03/2013UCLR16Manchester United FCReal Madrid CF1-2Manchester
27/08/2014UCLPOAthletic ClubSSC Napoli3-1Bilbao
17/02/2015UCLR16Paris Saint-GermainChelsea FC1-1Paris
06/06/2015UCLFinalJuventusFC Barcelona1-3Berlin
30/09/2015UCLGSMalmö FFReal Madrid CF0-2Malmo
20/10/2015UCLGSArsenal FCFC Bayern München2-0London
24/11/2015UCLGSFC BarcelonaAS Roma6-1Barcelona
09/12/2015UCLGSChelsea FCFC Porto2-0London
23/02/2016UCLR16Arsenal FCFC Barcelona0-2London

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/07/2008UICR3Aston Villa FCOdense BK1-0Birmingham
14/08/2008UEL2QRRC Deportivo La CoruñaHNK Hajduk Split0-0La Coruna
14/10/2008U21POSpainSwitzerland3-1Lorca (Murcia)
01/10/2009UELGSValencia CFGenoa CFC3-2Valencia
29/04/2010UELSFFulham FCHamburger SV2-1London
29/09/2010UCLGSFC RubinFC Barcelona1-1Kazan
03/11/2010UCLGSChelsea FCFC Spartak Moskva4-1London
24/02/2011UELR32Villarreal CFSSC Napoli2-1Villarreal
17/03/2011UELR16Manchester City FCFC Dynamo Kyiv1-0Manchester
14/09/2011UCLGSVillarreal CFFC Bayern München0-2Villarreal
18/10/2011UCLGSReal Madrid CFOlympique Lyonnais4-0Madrid
22/11/2011UCLGSManchester United FCSL Benfica2-2Manchester
16/02/2012UELR32FC PortoManchester City FC1-2Porto
15/03/2012UELR16Athletic ClubManchester United FC2-1Bilbao
24/04/2012UCLSFFC BarcelonaChelsea FC2-2Barcelona
02/10/2012UCLGSSL BenficaFC Barcelona0-2Lisbon
06/11/2012UCLGSReal Madrid CFBorussia Dortmund2-2Madrid
20/11/2012UCLGSJuventusChelsea FC3-0Turin
05/03/2013UCLR16Manchester United FCReal Madrid CF1-2Manchester
13/03/2014UELR16Sevilla FCReal Betis Balompié0-2Seville
27/08/2014UCLPOAthletic ClubSSC Napoli3-1Bilbao
17/02/2015UCLR16Paris Saint-GermainChelsea FC1-1Paris
06/06/2015UCLFinalJuventusFC Barcelona1-3Berlin
30/09/2015UCLGSMalmö FFReal Madrid CF0-2Malmo
20/10/2015UCLGSArsenal FCFC Bayern München2-0London
24/11/2015UCLGSFC BarcelonaAS Roma6-1Barcelona
09/12/2015UCLGSChelsea FCFC Porto2-0London
23/02/2016UCLR16Arsenal FCFC Barcelona0-2London
10/03/2016UELR16Borussia DortmundTottenham Hotspur FC3-0Dortmund
14/04/2016UELQFLiverpool FCBorussia Dortmund4-3Liverpool

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Manchester City FCFixtures and results
10/08/2015LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)W 3-0Silva 9, Touré 24, Kompany 59
16/08/2015LeagueChelsea FC (H)W 3-0Agüero 31, Kompany 79, Fernandinho 85
23/08/2015LeagueEverton FC (A)W 2-0Kolarov 60, Nasri 88
29/08/2015LeagueWatford FC (H)W 2-0Sterling 47, Fernandinho 56
12/09/2015LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)W 1-0Iheanacho 90
15/09/2015UCLJuventus (H)L 1-2Chiellini 57 (og)
19/09/2015LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)L 1-2De Bruyne 45+2
22/09/2015CupSunderland AFC (A)W 4-1Agüero 9 (P), De Bruyne 25, Mannone 33 (og), Sterling 36
26/09/2015LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (A)L 1-4De Bruyne 25
30/09/2015UCLVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)W 2-1Demichelis 65, Agüero 90 (P)
03/10/2015LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)W 6-1Agüero 42, 49, 50, 60, 62, De Bruyne 53
17/10/2015LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)W 5-1Sterling 7, 29, 45+3, Bony 11, 89
21/10/2015UCLSevilla FC (H)W 2-1Rami 36 (og), De Bruyne 90+1
25/10/2015LeagueManchester United FC (A)D 0-0
28/10/2015CupCrystal Palace FC (H)W 5-1Bony 22, De Bruyne 44, Iheanacho 59, Touré 76 (P), Garcia 90+4
31/10/2015LeagueNorwich City FC (H)W 2-1Otamendi 67, Touré 89 (P)
03/11/2015UCLSevilla FC (A)W 3-1Sterling 8, Fernandinho 11, Bony 36
08/11/2015LeagueAston Villa FC (A)D 0-0
21/11/2015LeagueLiverpool FC (H)L 1-4Agüero 44
25/11/2015UCLJuventus (A)L 0-1
28/11/2015LeagueSouthampton FC (H)W 3-1De Bruyne 9, Delph 20, Kolarov 69
01/12/2015CupHull City AFC (H)W 4-1Bony 12, Iheanacho 80, De Bruyne 82, 87
05/12/2015LeagueStoke City FC (A)L 0-2
08/12/2015UCLVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)W 4-2Silva 16, Sterling 80, 81, Bony 85
12/12/2015LeagueSwansea City AFC (H)W 2-1Bony 26, Iheanacho 90+2
21/12/2015LeagueArsenal FC (A)L 1-2Touré 82
26/12/2015LeagueSunderland AFC (H)W 4-1Sterling 12, Touré 17, Bony 22, De Bruyne 54
29/12/2015LeagueLeicester City FC (A)D 0-0
02/01/2016LeagueWatford FC (A)W 2-1Touré 82, Agüero 84
06/01/2016CupEverton FC (A)L 1-2Jesús Navas 76
09/01/2016CupNorwich City FC (A)W 3-0Agüero 16, Iheanacho 31, De Bruyne 78
13/01/2016LeagueEverton FC (H)D 0-0
16/01/2016LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)W 4-0Delph 22, Agüero 41, 68, Silva 84
23/01/2016LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)D 2-2Agüero 9 (P), 81
27/01/2016CupEverton FC (H)W 3-1Fernandinho 24, De Bruyne 70, Agüero 76
30/01/2016CupAston Villa FC (A)W 4-0Iheanacho 4, 24 (P), 74, Sterling 76
02/02/2016LeagueSunderland AFC (A)W 1-0Agüero 16
06/02/2016LeagueLeicester City FC (H)L 1-3Agüero 87
14/02/2016LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)L 1-2Iheanacho 74
21/02/2016CupChelsea FC (A)L 1-5Faupala 37
24/02/2016UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)W 3-1Agüero 15, Silva 40, Touré 90
28/02/2016CupLiverpool FCD 1-1 (aet, 3-1 pens) Fernandinho 49
02/03/2016LeagueLiverpool FC (A)L 0-3
05/03/2016LeagueAston Villa FC (H)W 4-0Touré 48, Agüero 50, 60, Sterling 66
12/03/2016LeagueNorwich City FC (A)D 0-0
15/03/2016UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)D 0-0
20/03/2016LeagueManchester United FC (H)L 0-1
02/04/2016LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)W 4-0Fernando 7, De Bruyne 12, Agüero 19, Kolarov 90+3
06/04/2016UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)D 2-2De Bruyne 38, Fernandinho 72
09/04/2016LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)W 2-1Agüero 19 (P), Nasri 66
12/04/2016UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)W 1-0De Bruyne 76
16/04/2016LeagueChelsea FC (A)W 3-0Agüero 33, 54, 80 (P)
19/04/2016LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)D 1-1Agüero 14
23/04/2016LeagueStoke City FC (H)W 4-0Fernando 35, Agüero 43 (P), Iheanacho 64, 74
26/04/2016UCLReal Madrid CF (H)
01/05/2016LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
04/05/2016UCLReal Madrid CF (A)
08/05/2016LeagueArsenal FC (H)
15/05/2016LeagueSwansea City AFC (A)
1Leicester City FC3522103633376
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3Manchester City FC351979663464
4Arsenal FC3518107583464
5Manchester United FC341789423059
6West Ham United FC3414146574356
7Liverpool FC3415109584555
8Southampton FC3515911493754
9Chelsea FC34121111534647
10Stoke City FC3513814375147
11Everton FC3491411534841
12Watford FC3411815334041
13West Bromwich Albion FC35101114324341
14AFC Bournemouth3511816426141
15Swansea City AFC35101015344940
16Crystal Palace FC3510916364539
17Sunderland AFC3471017395731
18Norwich City FC348719356031
19Newcastle United FC357919386430
20Aston Villa FC353725256916
Real Madrid CFFixtures and results
23/08/2015LeagueReal Sporting de Gijón (A)D 0-0
29/08/2015LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)W 5-0Bale 2, 89, James Rodríguez 39, 50, Benzema 47
12/09/2015LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)W 6-0Ronaldo 7, 17 (P), 20, 61, 81, Benzema 28
15/09/2015UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)W 4-0Benzema 30, Ronaldo 55 (P), 63 (P), 81
19/09/2015LeagueGranada CF (H)W 1-0Benzema 55
23/09/2015LeagueAthletic Club (A)W 2-1Benzema 19, 70
26/09/2015LeagueMálaga CF (H)D 0-0
30/09/2015UCLMalmö FF (A)W 2-0Ronaldo 29, 90
04/10/2015LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)D 1-1Benzema 9
17/10/2015LeagueLevante UD (H)W 3-0Marcelo 27, Ronaldo 30, Jesé 81
21/10/2015UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)D 0-0
24/10/2015LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)W 3-1Ronaldo 8, Danilo 23, Marcelo 90+5
31/10/2015LeagueUD Las Palmas (H)W 3-1Isco 4, Ronaldo 14, Jesé 43
03/11/2015UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)W 1-0Nacho 35
08/11/2015LeagueSevilla FC (A)L 2-3Ramos 22, James Rodríguez 90+3
21/11/2015LeagueFC Barcelona (H)L 0-4
25/11/2015UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)W 4-3Ronaldo 18, 70, Modrić 50, Carvajal 52
29/11/2015LeagueSD Eibar (A)W 2-0Bale 43, Ronaldo 82 (P)
02/12/2015CupCádiz CF (A)W 3-1Cheryshev 3, Isco 65, 74
05/12/2015LeagueGetafe CF (H)W 4-1Benzema 4, 16, Bale 35, Ronaldo 38
08/12/2015UCLMalmö FF (H)W 8-0Benzema 12, 24, 74, Ronaldo 39, 47, 50, 59, Kovačić 70
13/12/2015LeagueVillarreal CF (A)L 0-1
20/12/2015LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (H)W 10-2Danilo 3, Bale 25, 41, 61, 70, Ronaldo 30 (P), 53, Benzema 48, 79, 90
30/12/2015LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)W 3-1Ronaldo 42 (P), 67, Lucas Vázquez 86
03/01/2016LeagueValencia CF (A)D 2-2Benzema 16, Bale 82
09/01/2016LeagueRC Deportivo La Coruña (H)W 5-0Benzema 15, 90+1, Bale 22, 49, 63
17/01/2016LeagueReal Sporting de Gijón (H)W 5-1Bale 7, Ronaldo 9, 18, Benzema 12, 41
24/01/2016LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)D 1-1Benzema 71
31/01/2016LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)W 6-0Benzema 7, Ronaldo 12 (P), 45, 82, James Rodríguez 16, Duarte 86 (og)
07/02/2016LeagueGranada CF (A)W 2-1Benzema 30, Modrić 85
13/02/2016LeagueAthletic Club (H)W 4-2Ronaldo 3, 87, James Rodríguez 37, Kroos 45
17/02/2016UCLAS Roma (A)W 2-0Ronaldo 57, Jesé 86
21/02/2016LeagueMálaga CF (A)D 1-1Ronaldo 33
27/02/2016LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)L 0-1
02/03/2016LeagueLevante UD (A)W 3-1Ronaldo 34 (P), Mariño 38 (og), Isco 90+2
05/03/2016LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)W 7-1Pepe 41, Ronaldo 50, 58, 64, 76, Jesé 77, Bale 81
08/03/2016UCLAS Roma (H)W 2-0Ronaldo 64, James Rodríguez 68
13/03/2016LeagueUD Las Palmas (A)W 2-1Ramos 24, Casemiro 89
20/03/2016LeagueSevilla FC (H)W 4-0Benzema 6, Ronaldo 64, Bale 66, Jesé 86
02/04/2016LeagueFC Barcelona (A)W 2-1Benzema 62, Ronaldo 85
06/04/2016UCLVfL Wolfsburg (A)L 0-2
09/04/2016LeagueSD Eibar (H)W 4-0James Rodríguez 5, Lucas Vázquez 18, Ronaldo 19, Jesé 39
12/04/2016UCLVfL Wolfsburg (H)W 3-0Ronaldo 15, 17, 77
16/04/2016LeagueGetafe CF (A)W 5-1Benzema 29, Isco 40, Bale 50, James Rodríguez 88, Ronaldo 90+2
20/04/2016LeagueVillarreal CF (H)W 3-0Benzema 41, Lucas Vázquez 69, Modrić 76
23/04/2016LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (A)W 3-2Bale 35, 81, Lucas Vázquez 52
26/04/2016UCLManchester City FC (A)
30/04/2016LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
04/05/2016UCLManchester City FC (H)
08/05/2016LeagueValencia CF (H)
15/05/2016LeagueRC Deportivo La Coruña (A)
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2Club Atlético de Madrid352645591682
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5RC Celta de Vigo3516910495557
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9UD Las Palmas3512716424643
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15RCD Espanyol3510718356737
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18Real Sporting de Gijón358819356132
19Getafe CF358819336432
20Levante UD357820336329

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?
• Teams have overturned a first-leg deficit to go through 36 times, including Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid in the 2015/16 quarter-finals. Only twice – AFC Ajax's defeat of Panathinaikos FC in the 1995/96 semi-finals and FC Internazionale Milano's victory against Bayern in the 2010/11 round of 16 – has a side progressed after a home first-leg loss.

• The biggest losing margin a side has overhauled was achieved by RC Deportivo La Coruña in the 2003/04 quarter-finals when they went down 4-1 at AC Milan but won 4-0 at home.

• Twenty-six ties have been decided on away goals, including eight where the triumphant team lost the first leg.

• In all, 26 ties have required extra time. Eleven have been settled by extra time alone: four quarter-finals, five round of 16 encounters – including  Bayern-Juventus in 2015/16 – the 2007/08 semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool FC, and the 2013/14 final.

• Fifteen ties have gone to penalties, including six finals – 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2012. The first two-legged tie decided on spot kicks was PSV Eindhoven's 4-2 victory over Olympique Lyonnais on 13 April 2005 after a 2-2 aggregate draw.

• The 2015/16 round of 16 tie between Club Atlético de Madrid and PSV was the first to finish goalless after two legs. Twelve have finished 1-0 on aggregate, most recently Real Madrid CF's defeat of Club Atlético de Madrid and Juventus' win against AS Monaco FC in the 2014/15 quarter-finals.

• Real Madrid won 6-1 at FC Schalke 04 in the 2013/14 round of 16, equalling the knockout phase record for the biggest first-leg lead – Bayern's 5-0 success at Sporting Clube de Portugal in the 2008/09 round of 16. Bayern eventually went through 12-1 after a 7-1 stroll in the home second leg; that tie also featured more goals (13) over its two legs than any UEFA Champions League knockout tie.

• Bayern hold the record for the largest margin of victory in a UEFA Champions League knockout match having beaten both FC Basel 1893 (2011/12) and FC Shakhtar Donetsk (2014/15) 7-0 in the round of 16 second leg.

• The biggest winning margin in a semi-final game is Bayern's 4-0 defeat of FC Barcelona in the 2012/13 first leg and Madrid's 4-0 win at Bayern in the second leg a year later. AFC Ajax beat Bayern 5-2 in 1994/95, while there were 4-1 wins for Juventus (1996/97 and 1997/98) and Valencia CF (1999/2000). Six teams have won 3-0, most recently Bayern's defeat of Olympique Lyonnais in 2009/10.

• Bayern's 7-0 defeat of Barcelona in 2012/13 is the biggest aggregate win in a UEFA Champions League semi-final. That 4-1 win for Juventus against Monaco in 1997/98 was part of the biggest aggregate semi-final score. The principality club won 3-2 in their home return to make it ten goals in the tie.

• Madrid's 6-0 second-leg win against FC Zürich in 1963/64 is the biggest European Cup semi-final victory. Eintracht Frankfurt's 12-4 success against Rangers FC in 1959/60 is the biggest aggregate total.

• Clarence Seedorf is the only player to lift the European Cup with three clubs (Ajax 1995, Real Madrid 1998, Milan 2003, 2007). Bob Paisley (Liverpool 1977, 1978, 1981) was the first coach to win three times, a feat Carlo Ancelotti (Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014) replicated.

• In 2014 Ancelotti also became the fifth coach to win the trophy with two clubs; Ottmar Hitzfeld (Borussia Dortmund 1997, Bayern 2001), Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburger SV 1983), José Mourinho (FC Porto 2004, Internazionale 2010) and Jupp Heynckes (Real Madrid 1998, Bayern 2013) had previously achieved the feat.

• No team has successfully defended the UEFA Champions League trophy, with Milan (1989, 1990) the last club to pick up consecutive European Champion Clubs' Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United FC (2008, 2009) have all returned to the final as holders only to lose.

• Only two sides have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome). 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.

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?
• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in FC Barcelona's 7-1 triumph against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat reproduced by FC Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at FC 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 on matchday six in 2015/16.

• SS Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete at this level, having been aged 43 years and 252 days when he figured against Madrid on matchday six of the 2007/08 edition.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years and 59 days, in AS Roma's 1-1 draw at PFC CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years and 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 RSC Anderlecht against FC Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Peter Ofori-Quaye is the youngest player to have scored, aged 17 years and 195 days, in Olympiacos FC's 5-1 reverse at Rosenborg BK on 1 October 1997. 



Team facts Only this chapter

Manchester City FC
Formed: 1880
Nickname: The Citizens

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1970

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 4 (2014)
FA Cup: 5 (2011)
League Cup: 4 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
round of 16
group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 16
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: UEFA Cup quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2006/07: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2005/06: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Manchester City v The New Saints FC
14/08/03, UEFA Cup qualifying round first leg
5-0: Manchester City v K. Lierse SK
26/11/69, European Cup Winners' Cup second round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-3 three times, most recently v FC Viktoria Plzeň
18/09/13, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Manchester City v FC Bayern München
02/10/13, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-2: Manchester City v FC Barcelona
18/02/14, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
3-1 on five occasions, most recently v AFC Ajax
24/10/12, UEFA Champions League group stage
2-0 on five occasions, most recently v FC Bayern München
27/09/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
Manchester City v PFC CSKA Moskva
05/11/13, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-3: twice, most recently FC Viktoria Plzeň v Manchester City (see above for details)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Manchester City v FC Bayern München (see above for details)
0-2: Manchester City v FC Barcelona (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-1: AFC Ajax v Manchester City (see above for details)
FC Bayern München v Manchester City (see above for details)



Real Madrid CF
Nickname: Los Merengues (The Meringues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (10): 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, (1962), (1964), 1966, (1981), 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014
• UEFA Cup (2): 1985, 1986
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1971), (1983)
• UEFA Super Cup (2): (1998), (2000), 2002, 2014
• European/South American Cup (3): 1960, (1966), 1998, (2000), 2002

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 32 (2012)
Spanish Cup: 19 (2014)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
round of 16
2007/08: round of 16
2006/07: round of 16
2005/06: round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-0: Madrid v Odense BK
25/10/61, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Olympiakos Nicosia FC v Madrid
24/09/69, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Madrid v FC Bayern München
29/02/00, UEFA Champions League second group stage
Madrid v FC Spartak Moskva
20/03/91, European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final second leg
on five occasions, most recently v FC Barcelona
27/04/11, UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v AC Milan
19/04/89, European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-0: Madrid v Malmö FF
08/12/15, group stage

• Biggest away win
Galatasaray AŞ v Madrid
17/09/13, group stage
1-6: FC Schalke 04 v Madrid
26/02/14, round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Madrid v FC Bayern München (see above for details)
0-2 on three occasions, most recently v FC Barcelona (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Liverpool FC v Madrid
10/11/09, 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
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