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UEFA Champions League: Manchester City FC - SSC Napoli Match press kits

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Manchester City FCManchester City FCCity of Manchester Stadium - ManchesterTuesday 17 October 2017
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Group F - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
22/11/2011GSSSC Napoli - Manchester City FC2-1
NaplesCavani 17, 49; Balotelli 33
14/09/2011GSManchester City FC - SSC Napoli1-1ManchesterKolarov 74; Cavani 69
Manchester City FC101010010000201123
SSC Napoli110010100000211032

Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
25/11/2015GSJuventus - Manchester City FC1-0
TurinMandžukić 18
15/09/2015GSManchester City FC - Juventus1-2
ManchesterChiellini 57 (og); Mandžukić 70, Morata 81
UEFA Champions League
10/12/2014GSAS Roma - Manchester City FC0-2
RomeNasri 60, Zabaleta 86
30/09/2014GSManchester City FC - AS Roma1-1ManchesterAgüero 4 (P); Totti 23
UEFA Europa League
16/12/2010GSJuventus - Manchester City FC1-1TurinGiannetti 43; Jô 77
30/09/2010GSManchester City FC - Juventus1-1ManchesterA. Johnson 37; Iaquinta 10
06/12/1978R3Manchester City FC - AC Milan3-0
agg: 5-2
ManchesterBooth 15, Hartford 31, Kidd 43
23/11/1978R3AC Milan - Manchester City FC2-2MilanBigon 59, 82; Kidd 37, Power 57
29/09/1976R1Juventus - Manchester City FC2-0
agg: 2-1
TurinScirea 36, Boninsegna 69
15/09/1976R1Manchester City FC - Juventus1-0
ManchesterKidd 44

SSC Napoli - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
27/02/2014R32SSC Napoli - Swansea City AFC3-1
agg: 3-1
NaplesInsigne 17, Higuaín 78, Inler 90+3; de Guzmán 30
20/02/2014R32Swansea City AFC - SSC Napoli0-0Swansea
UEFA Champions League
11/12/2013GSSSC Napoli - Arsenal FC2-0
NaplesHiguaín 73, Callejón 90+3
01/10/2013GSArsenal FC - SSC Napoli2-0
LondonÖzil 8, Giroud 15
UEFA Champions League
14/03/2012R16Chelsea FC - SSC Napoli4-1
agg 5-4 (aet)
LondonDrogba 29, Terry 47, Lampard 75 (P), Ivanović 105 ET; Inler 55
21/02/2012R16SSC Napoli - Chelsea FC3-1
NaplesLavezzi 39, 65, Cavani 45+2; Juan Mata 27
UEFA Europa League
04/11/2010GSLiverpool FC - SSC Napoli3-1
LiverpoolGerrard 76, 88 (P), 89; Lavezzi 28
21/10/2010GSSSC Napoli - Liverpool FC0-0Naples
Manchester City FC623161230000123541413
SSC Napoli541050230000104331313

Last updated 29/09/2017 09:54CET

Match background Only this chapter

Manchester City FC lost out to SSC Napoli when the teams last met, but the English club are flying high in Group F as they look to make it three wins from three.

• Having beaten Feyenoord 4-0 away before a 2-0 home win against FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Josep Guardiola's side have opened up a three-point cushion at the head of the standings. Shakhtar and Napoli, who were defeated 2-1 in Ukraine on matchday one but bounced back with a 3-1 victory at home to Feyenoord, are three points back.

• City's first match in the UEFA Champions League was at home to Napoli six years ago; the Partenopei have never won away to English clubs in five previous attempts.

Previous meetings
• The teams' only past encounters came in the 2011/12 group stage, City's debut UEFA Champions League campaign, when they drew 1-1 in Manchester on matchday one. Edinson Cavani gave Walter Mazzarri's visitors a 69th-minute lead; Aleksandar Kolarov equalised for City, then managed by Roberto Mancini, five minutes later.

• The line-ups at the City of Manchester Stadium on 14 September 2011 were:
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov (Clichy 75), Barry, Y Touré, Nasri (Johnson 76), Silva, Džeko (Tévez 81), Agüero.
Napoli: De Sanctis, Maggio, P Cannavaro, Zúñiga, Gargano, Aronica, Campagnaro, Inler, Hamšík (Santana 89), Lavezzi (Džemaili 58), Cavani (Pandev 84).

• Napoli came out on top in the matchday five sequel in Italy, however, Cavani scoring twice (17, 49) either side of Mario Balotelli's 33rd-minute goal to secure a 2-1 home victory.

• That win proved crucial as Napoli finished on 11 points in second place, one point and one place higher than their English rivals. 

Match background

Manchester City
• This is the fourth time City have been drawn in the same UEFA Champions League group as opponents from Italy. In 2014/15 they collected four points from AS Roma (1-1 home, 2-0 away) but in the most recent Anglo-Italian contest, against Juventus in 2015/16, they lost 2-1 at home and 1-0 away.

• That defeat by Juve in Manchester was City's first at home to Italian visitors and means they have won none of their last four home games against Serie A sides (D3 L1) – having achieved victories in both the first two.

• The win at Roma is City's only success in their last eight meetings with Italian clubs, home and away (D4 L3).

• City are unbeaten in their last 11 home matches in the UEFA Champions League (W8 D3), qualifying included, since that Juventus reversal on matchday one in 2015/16. The Juve loss was their fourth in six fixtures at the City of Manchester Stadium, with just one win in that run.

• Josep Guardiola's men took seven points at home in last season's group stage, beating VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (4-0) and FC Barcelona (3-1) before a 1-1 draw with Celtic FC.

• Third in last season's Premier League, City are making a seventh straight UEFA Champions League appearance – they have progressed to the round of 16 or beyond in each of the last four campaigns.

• Last term, Guardiola's team came second in their section and lost on away goals to AS Monaco FC in the last 16 (5-3 home, 1-3 away).

• The Partenopei are unbeaten in their last three games against Premier League clubs (W2 D1), since a 2-0 loss at Arsenal FC in the 2013/14 group stage. That was their third reverse in four trips to England, the 2011 draw at City the only time they avoided defeat in that run.

• Most recently, Napoli drew 0-0 at Swansea City AFC in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg, winning 3-1 at home.

• The draw at Swansea gave Napoli the record W0 D2 L3 away to Premier League sides. In contrast, they have won four of their five home matches, drawing the other.

• Defeat at Shakhtar on matchday one was Napoli's third in ten 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 Italian 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
• Guardiola played in Serie A with Roma and Brescia, and was a team-mate of Pepe Reina at Barcelona in 2000/01.

• Reina played in England with Liverpool between 2005 and 2013; his record against City was W7 D9 L2 with nine clean sheets in that time – including all of his first six games.

• Vlad Chiricheş played for Tottenham Hotspur FC between 2013 and 2015. His sole appearance against City came in a 5-1 league defeat at White Hart Lane on 29 January 2014.

• Emanuele Giaccherini played for Sunderland AFC between 2013 and 2015. He was a second-half substitute in the 2014 League Cup final, which Sunderland lost 2-1 against City.

• Giaccherini scored in Italy's 2-0 win over De Bruyne's Belgium in the UEFA EURO 2016 group stage. Belgium's Jason Denayer was an unused substitute.

• Lorenzo Insigne scored for Italy against David Silva's Spain in a 1-1 friendly draw in Udine in March 2016.

• Marek Hamšík scored as Slovakia defeated Leroy Sané's Germany 3-1 in a pre-UEFA EURO 2016 friendly.

• Played together:
Kyle Walker & Vlad Chiricheș (Tottenham, 2013–15)
Danilo & Rafael Cabral (Santos FC, 2010–11)

• International team-mates:
Kevin De Bruyne, Jason Denayer, Vincent Kompany & Dries Mertens (Belgium)
Danilo & Rafael Cabral (Brazil, 2012)

Match facts

Manchester City
• Guardiola's side have won ten of their 11 fixtures this season, drawing the other. They beat Stoke City FC 7-2 on Saturday.

• City are 17 games unbeaten in all competitions (W14 D3) since the 2-1 loss to Arsenal FC in the FA Cup semi-finals on 23 April.

• The Citizens have kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight matches.

• Sergio Agüero – who has seven goals in eight appearances for City this season – returned to training on 10 October, 11 days after sustaining a rib injury in a car crash in Amsterdam. He was an unused substitute against Stoke.

• Agüero requires two more goals to surpass Eric Brook (177 goals) as City's all-time leading scorer.

• Gabriel Jesus has scored 13 goals in his 17 Premier League appearances.

• Nicolás Otamendi (Argentina), John Stones (England), Walker (England), Bernardo Silva (Portugal), Leroy Sané (Germany), David Silva (Spain) and Raheem Sterling (England) played during the international break as their teams qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Jesus scored twice in already-qualified Brazil's 3-0 defeat of Chile.

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

• Benjamin Mendy was ruled out for seven months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the 5-0 home win against Crystal Palace FC on 23 September.

• Kalidou Koulibaly will incur a suspension with his next booking.

• Including the final five games of last season, Napoli have won their last 13 Serie A matches – a club record run. The Serie A record is 17, set by FC Internazionale Milano in 2006/07.

• Maurizio Sarri's men are 20 unbeaten (W18 D2) in the league since a 2-0 home loss to Atalanta BC on 25 February.

• Napoli have won 11 of their 12 fixtures this term – the only blemish being the defeat by Shakhtar on matchday one.

• Hamšík registered his first of the campaign in the 3-0 triumph over Cagliari Calcio on 1 October and is now one goal shy of Diego Maradona's club record (115 goals).

• Mertens, who has scored seven goals in eight Serie A appearances this season, is on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or. The winner will be announced in December.

• José María Callejón (Spain), Mertens (Belgium), Nikola Maksimović (Serbia) and Piotr Zieliński (Poland) played during the international break as their teams qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Hamšík won his 100th cap for Slovakia in their 1-0 loss to Scotland on 5 October.

• Arkadiusz Milik tore knee ligaments for the second time in 12 months during the win at SPAL 2013 on 23 September. He was subsequently ruled out for four months after undergoing surgery.


Squad list Only this chapter

Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Claudio BravoCHI13/04/198334 - ----1-9-11-
31EdersonBRA17/08/199324 - --2-8-12-14-
32Daniel GrimshawENG16/01/199819 - ----------
49Arijanet MuricMNE07/11/199818 - ----------
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199027 - --2-7-5-30-
3DaniloBRA15/07/199126 - ----6-311401
4Vincent KompanyBEL10/04/198631 - ----3-452884
5John StonesENG28/05/199423 - --228-93143
15Eliaquim MangalaFRA13/02/199126 - ----1-301464
22Benjamin MendyFRA17/07/199423 - --1-4-10-20-
24Tosin AdarabioyoENG24/09/199720 - ------1-2-
30Nicolás OtamendiARG12/02/198829 - --2-8137-531
45Demeaco DuhaneyENG13/10/199819 - ----------
58Charlie OliverENG17/11/199719 - ----------
64Joel LatibeaudiereENG06/01/200017 - ----------
79Edward FrancisENG11/09/199918 - ----------
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199422 - --2176256386
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199026 - --1-3-273374
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199126 - --21812554411
18Fabian DelphENG21/11/198927 - --2-317-91
19Leroy SanéGER11/01/199621 - --2-8473144
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199423 - --2-71202323
21David SilvaESP08/01/198631 - --2-815278214
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198532 - --2-8166711016
42Yaya TouréCIV13/05/198334 - ----1-6788610
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200017 - ----------
55Brahim DíazESP03/08/199918 - ----------
65Matthew SmithWAL22/11/199917 - ----------
82Jacob DavenportENG28/12/199818 - ----------
84Sadou DialloENG10/01/199918 - ----------
89Taylor RichardsENG04/12/200016 - ----------
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198829 - --216656288650
33Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199720 - --21762121
74Luke BoltonENG07/10/199918 - ----------
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197146 - --2---95-102-
SSC Napoli - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Rafael CabralBRA20/05/199027 - ------1-10-
22Luigi SepeITA08/05/199126 - --------6-
25Pepe ReinaESP31/08/198235 - 2-2-8-65-159-
6Mário RuiPOR27/05/199126 - ----1---2-
11Christian MaggioITA11/02/198235 - ----2-13-503
19Nikola MaksimovićSRB25/11/199125 - --1-1-3-21-
21Vlad ChiricheşROU14/11/198927 - ----2-1-344
23Elseid HysajALB02/02/199423 - 2-2-6-9-16-
26Kalidou KoulibalySEN20/06/199126*2-2-8210-46-
31Faouzi GhoulamALG01/02/199126 - 2-2-8210-33-
33Raúl AlbiolESP04/09/198532 - 2-1-6-492842
5AllanBRA08/01/199126 - 2-2-8110-22-
8JorginhoITA20/12/199125 - 211-615-171
15Emanuele GiaccheriniITA05/05/198532 - ----2-6-6-
17Marek HamšíkSVK27/07/198730 - 2-2-812246815
20Piotr ZielińskiPOL20/05/199423 - 2-2-629-12-
30Marko RogCRO19/07/199522 - 2-1-619-306
42Amadou DiawaraGUI17/07/199720 - 1-2-5-8-9-
7José CallejónESP11/02/198730 - 21218425115418
14Dries MertensBEL06/05/198730 - 2121871667123
24Lorenzo InsigneITA04/06/199126 - 212183164397
37Adam OunasALG11/11/199620 - ----2---2-
99Arkadiusz MilikPOL28/02/199423 - 1-11311052611
-Maurizio SarriITA19/01/195958 - 2-2---10-20-

Last updated 17/10/2017 10:13CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Josep Guardiola

Date of birth: 18 January 1971
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career:
FC Barcelona, Brescia Calcio (twice), AS Roma, al-Ahly Club, Dorados de Sinola
Coaching career:
FC Barcelona B, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern München, Manchester City FC

• Known as 'Pep', he came up through Barcelona's youth ranks to win six Spanish Liga titles, one European Champion Clubs' Cup, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and two Copa del Rey trophies from 1990 to 2001. Also had spells with Brescia, Roma, al-Ahly in Doha and Mexico's Dorados de Sinola before ending his playing career in 2006. Won 40 caps and Olympic footballing gold with Spain in 1992, but missed the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups through injury.

• Having coached Barcelona's B team, he took charge of the senior side in 2008 and won the UEFA Champions League, Spanish Liga and Copa del Rey in his first season. In the process he became the sixth man to have lifted the European Cup as player and coach.

• That was just the beginning of a glorious four-season spell which yielded 14 trophies. In his second campaign, Guardiola steered Barcelona to a second Liga title as well as the Spanish and UEFA Super Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup. Even more sucess followed in 2010/11 as Barcelona completed a hat-trick of Spanish titles and, for the second time under Guardiola, got the better of Manchester United FC in the UEFA Champions League final.

• In his final season, 2011/12, Guardiola's team won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup once more before he signed off his reign with a second Copa del Rey triumph. After a year's break, Guardiola took charge of Bayern in June 2013, replacing Jupp Heynckes.

• Collected the UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, German Cup and, with a record seven games to spare, the Bundesliga title in his first season in Germany. Secured his second successive Bundesliga title the following season, and Bayern again dominated domestically in 2015/16, but all three of Guardiola's UEFA Champions League campaigns in Bavaria ended in the semi-finals. Opted for a new challenge at Manchester City in summer 2016 but his first year in charge produced Guardiola's first trophy-less campaign as a coach.


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

  • RefereeAntonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesPau Cebrián Devís (ESP) , Roberto del Palomar (ESP)
  • Additional assistant refereesCarlos Del Cerro (ESP) , Alejandro Hernandez (ESP)
  • Fourth officialTeodoro Sobrino (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateJacob Erel (ISR)
  • UEFA Referee observerMiroslav Tulinger (CZE)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Antonio Mateu Lahoz12/03/19772051

Antonio Mateu Lahoz

Referee since: 1992
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/11/2013UCLGSArsenal FCOlympique de Marseille2-0London
30/09/2014UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalChelsea FC0-1Lisbon
26/11/2014UCLGSPFC Ludogorets 1945Liverpool FC2-2Sofia
24/02/2015UCLR16JuventusBorussia Dortmund2-1Turin
26/08/2015UCLPOClub BruggeManchester United FC0-4Bruges
29/09/2015UCLGSFC PortoChelsea FC2-1Porto
24/02/2016UCLR16FC Dynamo KyivManchester City FC1-3Kyiv
27/09/2016UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaTottenham Hotspur FC0-1Moscow
06/12/2016UCLGSSL BenficaSSC Napoli1-2Lisbon
21/02/2017UCLR16Manchester City FCAS Monaco FC5-3Manchester
03/05/2017UCLSFAS Monaco FCJuventus0-2Monaco

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/08/2011UELPOŠK Slovan BratislavaAS Roma1-0Bratislava
04/10/2012UELGSNewcastle United FCFC Girondins de Bordeaux3-0Newcastle
07/03/2013UELR16Tottenham Hotspur FCFC Internazionale Milano3-0London
26/11/2013UCLGSArsenal FCOlympique de Marseille2-0London
20/02/2014UELR32FC Dnipro DnipropetrovskTottenham Hotspur FC1-0Dnipropetrovsk
30/09/2014UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalChelsea FC0-1Lisbon
26/11/2014UCLGSPFC Ludogorets 1945Liverpool FC2-2Sofia
24/02/2015UCLR16JuventusBorussia Dortmund2-1Turin
12/03/2015UELR16ACF FiorentinaAS Roma1-1Florence
16/04/2015UELQFVfL WolfsburgSSC Napoli1-4Wolfsburg
26/08/2015UCLPOClub BruggeManchester United FC0-4Bruges
29/09/2015UCLGSFC PortoChelsea FC2-1Porto
24/02/2016UCLR16FC Dynamo KyivManchester City FC1-3Kyiv
27/09/2016UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaTottenham Hotspur FC0-1Moscow
06/12/2016UCLGSSL BenficaSSC Napoli1-2Lisbon
21/02/2017UCLR16Manchester City FCAS Monaco FC5-3Manchester
03/05/2017UCLSFAS Monaco FCJuventus0-2Monaco

Last updated 16/10/2017 03:07CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Manchester City FCFixtures and results
12/08/2017LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)W 2-0Agüero 70, Dunk 75 (og)
21/08/2017LeagueEverton FC (H)D 1-1Sterling 82
26/08/2017LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)W 2-1Jesus 21, Sterling 90+7
09/09/2017LeagueLiverpool FC (H)W 5-0Agüero 24, Jesus 45+6, 53, Sané 77, 90+1
13/09/2017UCLFeyenoord (A)W 4-0Stones 2, 63, Agüero 10, Jesus 25
16/09/2017LeagueWatford FC (A)W 6-0Agüero 27, 31, 81, Jesus 37, Otamendi 63, Sterling 89 (P)
20/09/2017CupWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)W 2-1Sané 3, 77
23/09/2017LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)W 5-0Sané 44, Sterling 51, 59, Agüero 79, Delph 89
26/09/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)W 2-0De Bruyne 48, Sterling 90
30/09/2017LeagueChelsea FC (A)W 1-0De Bruyne 67
14/10/2017LeagueStoke City FC (H)W 7-2Jesus 17, 55, Sterling 19, David Silva 27, Fernandinho 60, Sané 62, Bernardo Silva 79
17/10/2017UCLSSC Napoli (H)
21/10/2017LeagueBurnley FC (H)
24/10/2017CupWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
28/10/2017LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)
01/11/2017UCLSSC Napoli (A)
05/11/2017LeagueArsenal FC (H)
18/11/2017LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
21/11/2017UCLFeyenoord (H)
26/11/2017LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (A)
29/11/2017LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
02/12/2017LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
06/12/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)
09/12/2017LeagueManchester United FC (A)
12/12/2017LeagueSwansea City AFC (A)
16/12/2017LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
23/12/2017LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
26/12/2017LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
30/12/2017LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
01/01/2018LeagueWatford FC (H)
13/01/2018LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
20/01/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
31/01/2018LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)
03/02/2018LeagueBurnley FC (A)
10/02/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
24/02/2018LeagueArsenal FC (A)
03/03/2018LeagueChelsea FC (H)
10/03/2018LeagueStoke City FC (A)
17/03/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
31/03/2018LeagueEverton FC (A)
07/04/2018LeagueManchester United FC (H)
14/04/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (A)
21/04/2018LeagueSwansea City AFC (H)
28/04/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
05/05/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)
13/05/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
1Manchester City FC871029422
2Manchester United FC862021220
3Tottenham Hotspur FC852115517
4Watford FC8431131315
5Chelsea FC841313813
6Arsenal FC8413121013
7Burnley FC83418613
8Liverpool FC8341131213
9Newcastle United FC83239811
10West Bromwich Albion FC82427910
11Southampton FC8233799
12Huddersfield Town FC8233599
13Swansea City AFC8224588
14Brighton & Hove Albion FC82246108
15West Ham United FC82248148
16Everton FC82245138
17Stoke City FC82249188
18Leicester City FC813410136
19AFC Bournemouth81164124
20Crystal Palace FC81072183
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)
21/10/2017LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
25/10/2017LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
29/10/2017LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
01/11/2017UCLManchester City FC (H)
05/11/2017LeagueAC Chievo Verona (A)
18/11/2017LeagueAC Milan (H)
21/11/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
26/11/2017LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
01/12/2017LeagueJuventus (H)
06/12/2017UCLFeyenoord (A)
10/12/2017LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
16/12/2017LeagueTorino FC (A)
23/12/2017LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
30/12/2017LeagueFC 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)
1SSC Napoli880026524
2FC Internazionale Milano871017522
4SS Lazio8611211019
5AS Roma750214515
6UC Sampdoria742111914
7Bologna FC84228814
8Torino FC8341141313
9AC Chievo Verona83329912
10AC Milan8404121312
11ACF Fiorentina8314121110
12Atalanta BC823313139
13Udinese Calcio820613156
14Cagliari Calcio82066146
15FC Crotone81346146
16Hellas Verona FC81344166
17Genoa CFC81258135
19US Sassuolo Calcio81254155

Last updated 17/10/2017 17:18CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Manchester City FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    Manchester City FC2200606
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk2101233
    SSC Napoli2101433
    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
    Ederson, Walker, Stones, Agüero (60 Sterling), De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, David Silva (67 Delph), B. Mendy, Fernandinho (72 Sané), Otamendi, Jesus
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    Manchester City FC 2-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 De Bruyne 48, 2-0 Sterling 90
    Ederson, Walker, Stones, Agüero (85 Bernardo Silva), De Bruyne, Delph, Sané, David Silva (81 Gündoğan), Fernandinho, Otamendi, Jesus (55 Sterling)
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    Manchester City FC-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    SSC Napoli-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    Manchester City FC-Feyenoord
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Manchester City FC

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-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    SSC Napoli-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    SSC Napoli-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Feyenoord-SSC Napoli

Last updated 29/09/2017 09:54CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Team facts Only this chapter

Manchester City FC
Formed: 1894
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
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

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
0-5: FC Steaua Bucureşti v Manchester City
16/08/16, UEFA Champions League play-offs, first leg

• 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
4-0: FC Barcelona v Manchester City
19/10/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
Manchester City v VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
14/09/16, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-4: Feyenoord v Manchester City FC
13/09/17, group stage

• 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
4-0: FC Barcelona v Manchester City (see above for details)


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
4-2: Napoli v SL Benfica
28/09/16, group stage
3-1 twice, most recently v Feyenoord
26/09/17, group stage
2-0 twice, most recently v Arsenal FC
11/12/13, group stage

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

• Heaviest home defeat
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