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UEFA Champions League: Feyenoord - FC Shakhtar Donetsk Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2017/18 SeasonMatch press kits

FeyenoordFeyenoordStadion Feijenoord - RotterdamTuesday 17 October 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group F - Matchday 3
FC Shakhtar DonetskFC Shakhtar Donetsk
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Feyenoord - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
03/11/2016GSFC Zorya Luhansk - Feyenoord1-1OdessaRafael Forster 44; N. Jørgensen 15
20/10/2016GSFeyenoord - FC Zorya Luhansk1-0
RotterdamN. Jørgensen 55
UEFA Europa League
28/08/2014POFeyenoord - FC Zorya Luhansk4-3
agg: 5-4
RotterdamTe Vrede 18, Schaken 26, Biliy 48 (og), Manu 90+2; Malinovskiy 56, 80, Biliy 71
21/08/2014POFC Zorya Luhansk - Feyenoord1-1KyivBiliy 27; Te Vrede 38
UEFA Champions League
07/08/2012QR3Feyenoord - FC Dynamo Kyiv0-1
agg: 1-3
RotterdamIdeye 90+6
31/07/2012QR3FC Dynamo Kyiv - Feyenoord2-1
KyivImmers 56 (og), Ideye 69; Schaken 49
UEFA Champions League
23/10/2002GS1FC Dynamo Kyiv - Feyenoord2-0
KyivKhatskevich 16, Belkevich 47
01/10/2002GS1Feyenoord - FC Dynamo Kyiv0-0Rotterdam

FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

16/03/2005R16AZ Alkmaar - FC Shakhtar Donetsk2-1
agg: 5-2
AlkmaarVan Galen 9, Meerdink 65; Elano 66
10/03/2005R16FC Shakhtar Donetsk - AZ Alkmaar1-3
DonetskMatuzalém 45+1; Nelisse 27, Mathijsen 51, Perez 90+2 (P)
30/09/1999R1FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Roda JC1-3
agg: 1-5
DonetskBenyo 32; Tchoutang 27, Van der Luer 81, van Dessel 87
16/09/1999R1Roda JC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk2-0
KerkradeDoomernik 20, Zafarin 25
FC Shakhtar Donetsk2002200200004004310

Last updated 29/09/2017 09:56CET

Match background Only this chapter

A first meeting between Feyenoord and FC Shakhtar Donetsk finds both needing to regroup after defeats on matchday two.

• While the Dutch champions were going down 3-1 at SSC Napoli in their second fixture – their second defeat in as many Group F games – Shakhtar lost 2-0 at section leaders Manchester City FC.

• The Ukrainian club remain in second place on three points, however, level with Napoli and three behind City. Feyenoord are yet to get off the mark having conceded seven goals in their two reversals so far.

Match background

• The Dutch side's record at home to clubs from Ukraine is W2 D1 L1. Their most recent fixtures came in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League group stage, when they won 1-0 at home to FC Zoryn Luhansk before a 1-1 away draw in Odessa.

• Having beaten the same opponents 4-3 at home in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League play-offs, Feyenoord are unbeaten in their last four matches (W2 D2) against Ukrainian opposition, since a 1-0 loss at home to FC Dynamo Kyiv in August 2012. That was the third defeat (D1) in their first four games with teams from Ukraine.

Beaten 4-0 at home by Manchester City on opening night, Feyenoord have not registered a home win in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, since a 2-1 success over FC Spartak Moskva in Rotterdam on 31 October 2001. Their record since is D2 L2.

• Having lifted a first Eredivisie title in 18 years last season, Feyenoord are in the last 32 of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2002/03, when they were eliminated in the first group stage.

• The Rotterdammers lost in the third qualifying round in both 2012/13 (to Dynamo Kyiv – 1-2 in Ukraine, 0-1 in Holland) and 2014/15 (Beşiktaş JK).

• This is Shakhtar's fifth game against a club from the Netherlands – and they have lost all the previous four, scoring three goals and conceding ten.

• Their most recent contests came against AZ Alkmaar in the 2004/05 UEFA Cup round of 16, a 3-1 home defeat preceding a 2-1 reverse in the Netherlands (2-5 on aggregate).

• In the same competition in 1999/2000, Shakhtar were beaten 2-0 at Roda JC and 3-1 at home in the first round (1-5 aggregate).

• Shakhtar, who started 2017/18 with a 2-1 win at home to Napoli on matchday one, are making their seventh group stage appearance in eight seasons and their 12th in total – all since 2000. They have got to the last 16 on three occasions: 2010/11 (when they were quarter-finalists), 2012/13 and 2014/15.

• In 2016/17, the Ukrainian side lost to BSC Young Boys in the third qualifying round (2-0 home, 0-2 away, 2-4 on penalties). They eventually made it to the UEFA Europa League round of 32, going down to RC Celta de Vigo (1-0 away, 0-2 home aet).

• Shakhtar had won their previous five European away games before losing at Manchester City, and have picked up victories in eight of their last 11 matches outside Ukraine, losing the other three.

Coach and player links
• Giovanni van Bronckhorst was in the Netherlands team that achieved a 3-0 friendly win against Ukraine at the Stadion Feijenoord on 24 May 2008.

• Andriy Pyatov and Kenneth Vermeer faced each other twice at the 2006 UEFA Under-21 Championship in Portugal. Ukraine beat Netherlands 2-1 in the group stage but were defeated 3-0 in the final.

Match facts

• Feyenoord lost two of their first five home matches this season, already more than the solitary defeat they suffered at De Kuip last term.

• Steven Berghuis has scored seven goals in 11 games in all competitions this season. Feyenoord have never lost when he has registered (W10 D1).

• Nicolai Jørgensen had not featured since 9 September (hamstring) prior to playing nearly an hour of Saturday's 0-0 draw with PEC Zwolle.

• Swedish summer signing Sam Larsson marked his first league start for Feyenoord with a goal and an assist inside 17 minutes as the Dutch champions won 4-0 at AZ Alkmaar on 1 October.

• Renato Tapia was in the Peru side that booked a FIFA World Cup play-off against New Zealand with draws versus Argentina (0-0) and Colombia (1-1) during the international break.

• The Pitmen were unbeaten away from home in 27 games, a run dating back to 3 August 2016, before going down 2-0 at Manchester City on matchday two. This is their first away match since then.

• Shakhtar have not scored just once in a game this season: they have hit two seven times, three on four occasions and four once. Paulo Fonseca's side have drawn three blanks.

• Brazilian-born Marlos won his first cap for Ukraine on 6 October in a 2-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying win against Kosovo. Now 29, he moved to Ukraine in 2011, initially with FC Metalist Kharkiv.

• Pyatov, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Taras Stepanenko, Viktor Kovalenko and Marlos all featured as Ukraine's World Cup hopes were ended by a 2-0 home loss to Croatia on 9 October.

• Kovalenko was in action again the following day, scoring a penalty in a 1-1 draw against Netherlands in U21 EURO qualifying, firing past Feyenoord keeper Justin Bijlow. Another Feyenoord man, Jeremiah St. Juste, captained the visitors in Kyiv.

• David Khocholava appeared for Georgia as a late substitute against Wales on 6 October; three days later he played 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss in Serbia.


Squad list Only this chapter

Feyenoord - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Kenneth VermeerNED10/01/198631 - ------13-34-
22Justin BijlowNED22/01/199819 - ----1-----
25Brad JonesAUS19/03/198235 - --2-7-2-17-
30Ramon Ten HoveNED03/03/199819 - ----------
2Bart NieuwkoopNED07/03/199621 - --------2-
3Sven Van BeekNED28/07/199423 - --1-1-1-121
4Jeremiah St. JusteNED19/10/199620 - --2-4-2-2-
5Ridgeciano HapsNED12/06/199324 - --1-6-1-211
6Jan-Arie van der HeijdenNED03/03/198829 - --1-6-1-131
17Kevin DiksNED06/10/199621 - --1-6-1-3-
18Miquel NelomNED22/09/199027 - --1-4-1-181
33Eric BotteghinBRA31/08/198730 - --1-5-1-8-
35Tyrell MalaciaNED17/08/199918 - ----------
41Lutsharel GeertruidaNED18/07/200017 - ----------
8Karim El AhmadiMAR27/01/198532 - --2-8-2-232
10Tonny VilhenaNED03/01/199522 - --2-822-191
14Bilal BaşacıkoğluTUR26/03/199522 - --1-4-1-11-
20Renato TapiaPER28/07/199522 - --1-2-1-4-
21Sofyan AmrabatMAR21/08/199621 - --216-2121
28Jens ToornstraNED04/04/198928 - --2-722-224
36Emil HanssonNOR15/06/199819 - ----------
37Jordy WehrmannNED25/03/199918 - ----------
7Jean-Paul BoëtiusNED22/03/199423 - --2-832-223
9Nicolai JørgensenDEN15/01/199126 - ----5181428
11Sam LarssonSWE10/04/199324 - --2-422-10-
19Steven BerghuisNED19/12/199125 - --2-762-18-
29Michiel KramerNED03/12/198828 - --1-4-1-5-
34Dylan VenteNED09/05/199918 - --1-2-1-1-
39Cheick ToureGUI07/02/200116 - ----1-----
-Giovanni Van BronckhorstNED05/02/197542 - --2---2-8-
FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
26Mykyta ShevchenkoUKR26/01/199324 - --------11-
30Andriy PyatovUKR28/06/198433 - --2-12-50-101-
54Yevgen GrytsenkoUKR05/02/199522 - ----------
55Oleh KudrykUKR17/10/199621 - ----------
2Bohdan ButkoUKR13/01/199126 - --1-4-1-4-
4Serhiy KryvtsovUKR15/03/199126 - ----822-102
5David KhocholavaGEO08/02/199324 - --1-2-1-4-
18Ivan OrdetsUKR08/07/199225 - --2-5-4-17-
31IsmailyBRA11/01/199027 - --2-1118-291
33Darijo SrnaCRO01/05/198235S--1-8-63414610
44Yaroslav RakitskiyUKR03/08/198928 - --2-10-441733
66Márcio AzevedoBRA05/02/198631 - ----2-5-10-
69Danylo SahutkinUKR19/04/199621 - ----------
6Taras StepanenkoUKR08/08/198928 - --2-9-222445
7TaisonBRA13/01/198829 - --211012327414
8FredBRA05/03/199324 - --2-9118-331
9DentinhoBRA19/01/198928 - --2-9151192
10BernardBRA08/09/199225 - --2-10219-373
11MarlosUKR07/06/198829 - --2-11614-558
17Maksym MalyshevUKR24/12/199224 - ------2-241
21Alan PatrickBRA13/05/199126 - ----91----
34Ivan PetriakUKR13/03/199423 - --1-6-1-12-
59Olexandr ZubkovUKR03/08/199621 - ----------
67Oleksandr PikhalonokUKR07/05/199720 - ----1-----
74Viktor KovalenkoUKR14/02/199621 - --2-1217-255
19Facundo FerreyraARG14/03/199126 - --2112881236
99Gustavo Blanco LeschukARG05/11/199125 - ----71--21
-Paulo FonsecaPOR05/03/197344 - --2---2-26-

Last updated 17/10/2017 10:13CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Giovanni van Bronckhorst

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

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

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

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

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

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


Paulo Fonseca

Date of birth: 5 March 1973
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: FC Barreirense, Leça FC, CF Os Belenenses, CS Marítimo, Vitória SC, CF Estrela da Amadora
Coaching career: CF Estrela da Amadora (youth), SU 1º Dezembro, Odivelas FC, CD Pinhalnovense, CD Aves, FC Paços de Ferreira (twice), FC Porto, SC Braga, FC Shakhtar Donetsk

• A central defender during his playing days, he was signed by Porto in 1995/96 but never trained or played for the Dragons as he was immediately loaned to Leça; eventually moved to Vitória Guimarães after further spells with Belenenses and Marítimo.

• Hung up his boots aged 32 at Estrela da Amadora and started coaching the club's youth teams the following season before taking his first senior job at fourth-tier SU 1º Dezembro in 2007.

• Impressed by guiding third division Pinhalnovense to the quarter-finals of the Portuguese Cup in 2009/10 and 2010/11, when his side lost 2-0 away to Porto.

• Assumed the reins at Aves and steered the northern club to third place in the second division and another cup quarter-final, prompting Paços de Ferreira to appoint him. Rewarded that faith by earning a third-place finish in 2012/13, Paços's best-ever placing in the Portuguese top flight, and a UEFA Champions League play-off berth.

• On 10 June 2013 he signed a two-year deal to coach champions Porto, but left the following March. After a return to Paços de Ferreira, led Braga to fourth place in the league and victory in the Portuguese Cup in 2015/16 before replacing the long-serving Mircea Lucescu as Shakhtar coach; won a league and cup double in his first campaign in Ukraine.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAlberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesRoberto Alonso (ESP) , Juan Yuste (ESP)
  • Additional assistant refereesJavier Estrada (ESP) , José María Sanchez Martinez (ESP)
  • Fourth officialRaúl Cabanero (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateWilliam Campbell (NIR)
  • UEFA Referee observerFrancesco Bianchi (SUI)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Alberto Undiano Mallenco08/10/19734291

Alberto Undiano Mallenco

Referee since: 1988
First division: 2000
FIFA badge: 2004

Tournaments: 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2008 FIFA Club World Cup, 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/09/2007UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskCeltic FC2-0Donetsk
24/11/2009UCLGSAZ AlkmaarOlympiacos FC0-0Alkmaar
25/08/2010UCLPOAFC AjaxFC Dynamo Kyiv2-1Amsterdam
16/08/2011UCLPOFC TwenteSL Benfica2-2Enschede
06/11/2012UCLGSFC Dynamo KyivFC Porto0-0Kyiv
17/02/2015UCLR16FC Shakhtar DonetskFC Bayern München0-0Lviv
21/10/2015UCLGSVfL WolfsburgPSV Eindhoven2-0Wolfsburg

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/09/2007UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskCeltic FC2-0Donetsk
24/11/2009UCLGSAZ AlkmaarOlympiacos FC0-0Alkmaar
25/08/2010UCLPOAFC AjaxFC Dynamo Kyiv2-1Amsterdam
16/08/2011UCLPOFC TwenteSL Benfica2-2Enschede
06/11/2012UCLGSFC Dynamo KyivFC Porto0-0Kyiv
17/02/2015UCLR16FC Shakhtar DonetskFC Bayern München0-0Lviv
23/04/2015UELQFFC Dnipro DnipropetrovskClub Brugge1-0Kyiv
21/10/2015UCLGSVfL WolfsburgPSV Eindhoven2-0Wolfsburg

Last updated 16/10/2017 03:02CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FeyenoordFixtures and results
13/08/2017LeagueFC Twente (H)W 2-1N. Jørgensen 23, Berghuis 61
20/08/2017LeagueSBV Excelsior (A)W 1-0Boëtius 18
27/08/2017LeagueWillem II (H)W 5-0Toornstra 13, 20, Berghuis 16, Vilhena 39, Boëtius 80 (P)
09/09/2017LeagueHeracles Almelo (A)W 4-2Berghuis 22, 29, Boëtius 33, Larsson 90+3
13/09/2017UCLManchester City FC (H)L 0-4
17/09/2017LeaguePSV Eindhoven (A)L 0-1
20/09/2017CupADO Den Haag (H)W 2-0Berghuis 73, Kramer 82 (P)
23/09/2017LeagueNAC Breda (H)L 0-2
26/09/2017UCLSSC Napoli (A)L 1-3Amrabat 90+3
01/10/2017LeagueAZ Alkmaar (A)W 4-0Berghuis 11, 41, Larsson 17, Vilhena 57
14/10/2017LeaguePEC Zwolle (H)D 0-0
17/10/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
22/10/2017LeagueAFC Ajax (H)
25/10/2017CupSwift (H)
28/10/2017LeagueRoda JC (A)
01/11/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)
05/11/2017LeagueADO Den Haag (A)
18/11/2017LeagueVVV-Venlo (H)
21/11/2017UCLManchester City FC (A)
25/11/2017LeagueFC Groningen (A)
02/12/2017LeagueVitesse (H)
06/12/2017UCLSSC Napoli (H)
10/12/2017LeagueFC Utrecht (A)
13/12/2017Leaguesc Heerenveen (H)
17/12/2017LeagueSparta Rotterdam (A)
24/12/2017LeagueRoda JC (H)
21/01/2018LeagueAFC Ajax (A)
28/01/2018LeagueADO Den Haag (H)
04/02/2018LeagueVVV-Venlo (A)
08/02/2018LeagueFC Groningen (H)
11/02/2018LeagueVitesse (A)
18/02/2018LeagueHeracles Almelo (H)
25/02/2018LeaguePSV Eindhoven (H)
03/03/2018LeagueNAC Breda (A)
11/03/2018LeagueAZ Alkmaar (H)
18/03/2018LeaguePEC Zwolle (A)
01/04/2018LeagueSBV Excelsior (H)
08/04/2018LeagueFC Twente (A)
15/04/2018LeagueFC Utrecht (H)
19/04/2018LeagueWillem II (A)
29/04/2018LeagueSparta Rotterdam (H)
06/05/2018Leaguesc Heerenveen (A)
1PSV Eindhoven870126821
2AFC Ajax851219616
5PEC Zwolle8431131015
6sc Heerenveen8422131414
7AZ Alkmaar8413111213
8FC Utrecht8413131513
10SBV Excelsior831491210
11ADO Den Haag831471110
12FC Groningen823312149
13Heracles Almelo823312149
14NAC Breda82159157
15FC Twente82069126
16Roda JC82068176
17Willem II82069196
18Sparta Rotterdam81255155
FC Shakhtar DonetskFixtures and results
18/07/2017LeagueFC Vorskla Poltava (A)W 3-0Ferreyra 27, Marlos 66, Alan Patrick 90+3
22/07/2017LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)L 0-1
29/07/2017LeagueFC Stal Kamianske (A)W 2-1Taison 45, Blanco Leschuk 90+5
05/08/2017LeagueFC Illychivets Mariupil (H)W 3-1Bernard 7, Marlos 42, Kryvtsov 67
12/08/2017LeagueFC Olexandriya (A)W 2-1Fred 41, Ferreyra 60
19/08/2017LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (H)W 2-0Ferreyra 20, Marlos 57 (P)
27/08/2017LeagueNK Veres Rivne (A)W 2-1Marlos 55, Dentinho 88
09/09/2017LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (H)W 3-1Kryvtsov 32, Opanasenko 69 (og), Bernard 89
13/09/2017UCLSSC Napoli (H)W 2-1Taison 15, Ferreyra 58
17/09/2017LeagueFC Chornomorets Odesa (A)D 0-0
23/09/2017LeagueFC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi (A)W 4-2Ferreyra 13, 45, Marlos 44, Kovalenko 90+5
26/09/2017UCLManchester City FC (A)L 0-2
01/10/2017LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (H)W 2-0Ferreyra 7, Fedetskiy 65 (og)
13/10/2017LeagueFC Vorskla Poltava (H)W 3-2Marlos 21, Ferreyra 36, 82
17/10/2017UCLFeyenoord (A)
22/10/2017LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)
25/10/2017CupFC Zorya Luhansk (A)
28/10/2017LeagueFC Stal Kamianske (H)
01/11/2017UCLFeyenoord (H)
05/11/2017LeagueFC Illychivets Mariupil (A)
18/11/2017LeagueFC Olexandriya (H)
21/11/2017UCLSSC Napoli (A)
25/11/2017LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (A)
02/12/2017LeagueNK Veres Rivne (H)
06/12/2017UCLManchester City FC (H)
09/12/2017LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (A)
17/02/2018LeagueFC Chornomorets Odesa (H)
24/02/2018LeagueFC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi (H)
03/03/2018LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (A)
1FC Shakhtar Donetsk121011261031
2FC Dynamo Kyiv1173125924
3FC Vorskla Poltava12633151121
4FC Olimpik Donetsk1255212820
5NK Veres Rivne1246214718
6FC Illychivets Mariupil11443141016
7FC Zorya Luhansk12354161514
8FC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi1224681610
9FC Olexandriya121659149
10FC Chornomorets Odesa122377209
11FC Karpaty Lviv121657229
12FC Stal Kamianske122288198

Last updated 17/10/2017 17:18CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • 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
    Jones, St. Juste, Van der Heijden, Boëtius, El Ahmadi, Vilhena, Nelom, Berghuis (46 Toornstra), Amrabat (78 Larsson), Kramer (71 Vente), Botteghin
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    SSC Napoli 3-1 Feyenoord
    1-0 Insigne 7, 2-0 Mertens 49, 3-0 Callejón 70, 3-1 Amrabat 90+3
    Jones, St. Juste, Haps, Boëtius, El Ahmadi, Vilhena, Diks, Berghuis (86 Larsson), Tapia (78 Van Beek), Amrabat, Toornstra (69 Başacıkoğlu)
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    Feyenoord-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Feyenoord
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    Manchester City FC-Feyenoord
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Feyenoord-SSC Napoli

FC Shakhtar Donetsk

  • UEFA Champions League - 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)
    Pyatov, Stepanenko, Taison, Fred, Bernard, Marlos (77 Kovalenko), Ordets (92 Khocholava), Ferreyra (88 Dentinho), Ismaily, Srna, Rakitskiy
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    Manchester City FC 2-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 De Bruyne 48, 2-0 Sterling 90
    Pyatov, Butko, Stepanenko, Taison, Fred (91 Kovalenko), Bernard (89 Petriak), Marlos (78 Dentinho), Ordets, Ferreyra, Ismaily, Rakitskiy
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    Feyenoord-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Feyenoord
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    SSC Napoli-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Manchester City FC

Last updated 29/09/2017 09:56CET

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

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

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

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

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

UEFA club competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Nickname: Hirnyky (The Pitmen)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 2009
• UEFA Super Cup: (2009)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Ukrainian league title: 10 (2017)
USSR/Ukrainian Cup: 15 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Cup winners (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0: Shakhtar v KAA Gent
20/10/16, UEFA Europa League group stage
5-0: Shakhtar v FC BATE Borisov
05/11/14, UEFA Champions League group stage
5-0: Shakhtar v FC Basel 1893
26/11/08, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: FC BATE Borisov v Shakhtar
21/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
three times, most recently v Paris Saint-Germain
30/09/15, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: FC Bayern München v Shakhtar
11/03/15, round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
5-0: Shakhtar v FC BATE Borisov (see above for details)
5-0: Shakhtar v FC Basel 1893 (see above for details)

• Biggest away win
0-7: FC BATE Borisov v Shakhtar (see above for details)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 three times, most recently v Paris Saint-Germain (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: FC Bayern München v Shakhtar (see above for details)



The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.


Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on