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APOEL FCAPOEL FCGSP - NicosiaTuesday 17 October 2017
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Group H - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

APOEL FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
26/11/2015GSFC Schalke 04 - APOEL FC1-0
GelsenkirchenChoupo-Moting 86
17/09/2015GSAPOEL FC - FC Schalke 040-3
NicosiaMatip 28, Huntelaar 35, 71
UEFA Europa League
12/12/2013GSEintracht Frankfurt - APOEL FC2-0
Frankfurt am MainSchröck 68, Djakpa 77
03/10/2013GSAPOEL FC - Eintracht Frankfurt0-3
NicosiaAlexandrou 27 (og), Lakić 59, Jung 66
02/10/2008R1FC Schalke 04 - APOEL FC1-1
agg: 5-2
GelsenkirchenPander 58; Hélio Pinto 6
16/09/2008R1APOEL FC - FC Schalke 041-4
NicosiaMirosavljević 72; Westermann 25, Rakitić 36, Vicente Sánchez 41, Halil Altıntop 88
29/09/2005R1Hertha BSC Berlin - APOEL FC3-1
agg: 4-1
BerlinMarcelinho 15, Rafael 25, Cairo 52; Makridis 76
15/09/2005R1APOEL FC - Hertha BSC Berlin0-1
NicosiaMarcelinho 90+2 (P)
07/11/2002R2Hertha BSC Berlin - APOEL FC4-0
agg: 5-0
BerlinPreetz 8, Marcelinho 13, Beinlich 61, Luizão 66
31/10/2002R2APOEL FC - Hertha BSC Berlin0-1
NicosiaKarwan 90+2
European Champions Clubs' Cup
02/10/1990R1FC Bayern München - APOEL FC4-0
agg: 7-2
MunichAugenthaler 47, Mihajlović 62, 88, 90
19/09/1990R1APOEL FC - FC Bayern München2-3
NicosiaGogić 5, Pantziaras 78; Reuter 71, McInally 87, Strunz 89
European Champions Clubs' Cup
01/10/1980R1APOEL FC - Berliner FC Dynamo2-1
agg: 2-4
NicosiaChailis 40, Petrou 48; Seier 86
17/09/1980R1Berliner FC Dynamo - APOEL FC3-0
BerlinTerletzki 51, Trieloff 73, Schulz 85
European Champions Clubs' Cup
13/10/1965PRSV Werder Bremen - APOEL FC5-0
agg: 10-0
BremenDanielsen 36, 54, Ferner 41, Höttges 64, 83 (P)
06/10/1965PRAPOEL FC - SV Werder Bremen0-5
HamburgMatischak 14, 33, Podlich 32, Schulz 44, Zebrowski 78

Borussia Dortmund - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Borussia Dortmund have not played against a club from their opponents' country

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Match background Only this chapter

APOEL FC and Borussia Dortmund have it all to do as they meet for the first time with both looking to get off the mark in Group H at the third time of asking.

• Both sides have lost their first two UEFA Champions League games this season, each conceding six goals.

• APOEL were beaten 3-0 at holders Real Madrid CF on matchday one, before a 3-0 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur FC last time out. Tottenham had overcome Dortmund 3-1 in London in the first matchweek, with the German team then losing by the same scoreline at home to Madrid.

Match background

• This is APOEL's ninth home game against German opponents. They have lost seven of those previous fixtures, including all of the last six.

• The Cypriot club's sole success against German opposition, home or away, came against Berliner FC Dynamo in the 1980/81 European Champion Clubs' Cup first round, when they won the second leg 2-1 in Nicosia. APOEL nevertheless bowed out, having gone down 3-0 in the first game in Berlin.

• Furthermore, APOEL have avoided defeat in just two of their 16 matches against German sides: that Berlin success and a 1-1 draw away to FC Schalke 04 in their 2008/09 UEFA Cup first-round second leg (2-5 aggregate).

• APOEL's last encounter with a Bundesliga team was also against Schalke, in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage (0-3 home, 0-1 away).

• The Tottenham defeat and a 1-0 loss to RSC Anderlecht in last season's UEFA Europa League round of 16 are APOEL's only reverses in their last 12 European home games – nine of which ended in victory. Those two defeats featured the only goals APOEL have conceded in their last eight home fixtures.

• APOEL have not won a match in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, since beating Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 in their round of 16 second leg on 7 March 2012. Their subsequent record is D1 L9.

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

• APOEL have won through from the second qualifying round to reach this group stage, beating Luxembourg's F91 Dudelange (2-0 on aggregate) and FC Viitorul of Romania (4-1). In the play-offs they eclipsed SK Slavia Praha 2-0 at home before a goalless away draw.

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

• This is Dortmund's first game against a club from Cyprus.

• Dortmund, contesting the group stage for the 12th time and a sixth in seven years, have got to the knockout stage on their last four UEFA Champions League appearances. In 2016/17 they beat SL Benfica 4-1 on aggregate in the round of 16, subsequently losing 6-3 to Monaco over two legs (2-3 home, 1-3 away).

• On matchday one 12 months ago Dortmund triumphed 6-0 at Legia Warszawa – their biggest-ever European away success. They also won their next away match, at Sporting Clube de Portugal (2-1), before victory eluded them in their next three on the road, including defeats in the last two.

• Defeat at Tottenham on matchday one means Dortmund have lost their last three UEFA Champions League away games; if you add the Madrid result on matchday two, they have lost their last four, home and away.

• The Bundesliga side have won only one of their last seven European matches (D1 L5).

Coach and player links
• Marc Bartra helped FC Barcelona to home (1-0) and away (4-0) victories against APOEL in the 2014/15 group stage. Carlão, Vinicius, Nuno Morais, Stathis Aloneftis and George Efrem played for the Cypriot team.

• Nuri Şahin was in the Real Madrid side that knocked out APOEL in the 2011/12 quarter-finals. Nuno Morais and Nektarios Alexandrou represented the Cypriot club.

• Sokratis Papastathopoulos plays alongside VfB Stuttgart's Anastasios Donis, the son of APOEL coach Giorgos Donis, for Greece.

• Andriy Yarmolenko helped Ukraine to a 1-0 friendly win against Cyprus on 24 March 2016; Efrem and Antreas Makris played for the losing team.

• Shinji Kagawa was in the Japan side that beat Cyprus 1-0 on 27 May 2014, with Efrem and Giorgos Merkis featuring.

• Have played in Germany:
Boy Waterman (TSV Alemannia Aachen 2011/12).
Efstathios Aloneftis (FC Energie Cottbus 2007/08)
Mikaël Poté (1. FC Dynamo Dresden 2011–14).
Igor de Camargo (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 2010–13, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2013)

• Have played together:
Igor de Camargo & Marco Reus (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 2010–12)
Facundo Bertoglio & Andriy Yarmolenko (FC Dynamo Kyiv 2011/12)

Match facts

• APOEL have won only two of their last six matches in all competitions, scoring three goals in that time.

• Alexandrou featured in Cyprus' concluding qualifying fixtures for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, losses to Greece (2-1) and Belgium (4-0) on 7 and 10 October respectively. Giorgos Merkis played in the latter fixture, while Antreas Makris was an unused substitute in both games.

• The son of APOEL coach Giorgos Donis, Anastasios Donis, came up against Alexandrou as Greece triumphed in Nicosia.

• Dortmund's 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig on Saturday was their first defeat over 90 minutes in domestic competition since a 4-1 loss to FC Bayern München on 8 April.

• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has 15 goals in 12 outings for BVB this term.

• Christian Pulišić opened the scoring in the United States' 4-0 defeat of Panama on 6 October and was on target again four days later in a 2-1 loss away to Trinidad and Tobago, a result that cost Bruce Arena's side a place at the World Cup.

• Łukasz Piszczek suffered a knee injury in Poland's qualification-clinching 4-2 win against Montenegro on 8 October and is likely to be out for the rest of the year.

• Nuri Şahin left the Turkey squad with a back problem after their 3-0 home loss to Iceland on 6 October, but returned to action against Leipzig.

• Marcel Schmelzer (out since 9 September, ankle), André Schürrle (mid-August, thigh) and Raphaël Guerreiro (21 June, broken ankle) are back in training.

• Erik Durm (16 September, hip), Sebastian Rode (22 August, pubic bone) and Reus (27 May, knee) are long-term absentees.

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


Squad list Only this chapter

APOEL FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Raúl GudiñoMEX22/04/199621 - ----------
98Antreas ParaskevasCYP15/09/199819 - ----------
99Boy WatermanNED24/01/198433 - 6-2-5-2-63-
3Roberto LagoESP30/08/198532 - 6-2-2-2-15-
5Jesús RuedaESP19/02/198730 - 5-2-4-2-14-
11Nektarios AlexandrouCYP19/12/198333 - --1-3-12-807
21Zhivko MilanovBUL15/07/198433 - 6-----5-731
25Agustin FariasARG25/12/198729 - 2-2-4-2-4-
29Praxitelis VourosGRE05/05/199522 - --2-5-3-3-
30Giorgos MerkisCYP30/07/198433 - 51--3---301
50CarlãoBRA19/01/198631 - 312-4-8-402
6Lorenzo EbecilioNED24/09/199126 - 6-1-4-6-19-
7George EfremCYP05/07/198928 - 31----5-476
10Facundo BertoglioARG30/06/199027 - 61------182
16ViniciusBRA16/05/198631 - 6-2-3-8-513
26Nuno MoraisPOR29/01/198433 - 6-2-5-25-1002
33Antreas MakrisCYP27/11/199521 - --1-1-1-1-
46Stathis AloneftisCYP29/03/198334 - 312-4-7-535
8Mickaël PotéBEN24/09/198433 - 2-1-421-102
9Igor De CamargoBEL12/05/198334 - 632-53817420
17Ghayas ZahidNOR08/09/199423 - --2-512-2-
20Roland SallaiHUN22/05/199720 - --2-312-2-
22Minas AntoniouCYP22/02/199423 - ----1-----
-Giorgos DonisGRE29/10/196947 - 3-2---8-33-
Borussia Dortmund - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Roman WeidenfellerGER06/08/198037 - ------37-69-
35Dominik ReimannGER18/06/199720 - ----------
38Roman BürkiSUI14/11/199026 - --2-8-10-19-
40Eike BansenGER21/02/199819 - ----------
2Dan-Axel ZagadouFRA03/06/199918 - --1-7-1-1-
4Neven SubotićSRB10/12/198828 - ------26-411
5Marc BartraESP15/01/199126 - ----61291301
15Jeremy ToljanGER08/08/199423 - --2-3-2-3-
24Jan-Niklas BesteGER04/01/199918 - ----------
25Sokratis PapastathopoulosGRE09/06/198829 - --2-81282522
26Łukasz PiszczekPOL03/06/198532 - --2-7-40-745
29Marcel SchmelzerGER22/01/198829 - ----1-361591
36Ömer ToprakTUR21/07/198928 - --2-7-322392
37Erik DurmGER12/05/199225 - ------15-18-
44Till SchumacherGER10/12/199719 - ----------
8Nuri ŞahinTUR05/09/198829 - --2-61231403
13Raphaël GuerreiroPOR22/12/199323 - ------6161
18Sebastian RodeGER11/10/199027 - ------121191
19Mahmoud DahoudGER01/01/199621 - --2-6-12-191
22Christian PulišićUSA18/09/199819 - --2-82121151
23Shinji KagawaJPN17/03/198928 - --1-522844811
27Gonzalo CastroGER11/06/198730 - --2-7-291807
33Julian WeiglGER08/09/199522 - --1-41101261
34Jacob Bruun LarsenDEN19/09/199819 - ----1-----
45David SauerlandGER28/06/199720 - ----------
9Andriy YarmolenkoUKR23/10/198927 - --21512658220
10Mario GötzeGER03/06/199225 - --2-5-49125614
14Alexander IsakSWE21/09/199918 - ----1---3-
17Pierre-Emerick AubameyangGAB18/06/198928 - --2181028125123
20Maximilian PhilippGER01/03/199423 - --1-841-1-
21André SchürrleGER06/11/199026 - ------386498
32Janni SerraGER13/03/199819 - ----------
-Peter BoszNED21/11/196353 - --2---2-25-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Giorgos Donis

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

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

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

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

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

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


Peter Bosz

Date of birth: 21 November 1963
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: SBV Vitesse, AGOVV Apeldoorn, RKC Waalwijk, SC Toulon, Feyenoord, JEF United Chiba (twice), FC Hansa Rostock, NAC Breda
Coaching career: AGOVV Apeldoorn, BV De Graafschap, Heracles Almelo (twice), SBV Vitesse, Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC, AFC Ajax, Borussia Dortmund

• After three-year spells at Vitesse, RKC and in France with Toulon, the midfielder's playing career took off following a move to Feyenoord in 1991; he won the Eredivisie in 1992/93 and three Dutch Cups, also picking up eight caps for the Netherlands.

• Bosz left Rotterdam after five years, proceeding to enjoy two Japanese stints with JEF United and also appearing in the Bundesliga for Hansa.

• Having retired in 1999 aged 36, Bosz rejoined home-town club Apeldoorn as coach, winning the national amateur championship in 2002. Head-coach opportunities then came with De Graafschap and Heracles – whom he led to the top flight in 2005 – before an appointment as Feyenoord technical director in 2006.

• Returning to coaching and Heracles in 2010, he kept the club in Eredivisie mid-table safety, but eventually stood down in 2013 and took charge of Vitesse for three years. Israel and Maccabi later came calling in January 2016, with the chance to work under sporting director Jordi Cruyff.

• After six months in Israel, however, Bosz was back in the Netherlands, signing for Ajax. Moulding a young squad and sticking closely to the attacking, high-intensity principles laid down by Johan Cruyff, he guided the Amsterdammers to second place in the table and the UEFA Europa League final, catching the eye of Dortmund in the process.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
  • Assistant refereesDmitri Zhuk (BLR) , Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
  • Additional assistant refereesDenis Scherbakov (BLR) , Dzmitry Dzmitryieu (BLR)
  • Fourth officialYury Khomchenko (BLR)
  • UEFA DelegateJoão Morais (POR)
  • UEFA Referee observerLeslie Irvine (NIR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Aleksei Kulbakov27/12/19791285

Aleksei Kulbakov

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2003
FIFA badge: 2005

Tournaments: 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
06/08/2013UCL3QRNK MariborAPOEL FC0-0Maribor
09/12/2014UCLGSSL BenficaBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Lisbon
29/09/2015UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenGNK Dinamo Zagreb5-0Munich

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
14/05/2006U173rdPOSpainGermany1-1Mondorf les Bains
12/09/2007EUROQRCyprusSan Marino3-0Nicosia
16/12/2009UELGSHertha BSC BerlinSporting Clube de Portugal1-0Berlin
22/11/2012UELGSHannover 96FC Twente0-0Hanover
06/08/2013UCL3QRNK MariborAPOEL FC0-0Maribor
09/12/2014UCLGSSL BenficaBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Lisbon
29/09/2015UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenGNK Dinamo Zagreb5-0Munich
16/03/2017UELR16RSC AnderlechtAPOEL FC1-0Brussels

Last updated 16/10/2017 03:01CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

APOEL FCFixtures and results
12/07/2017UCLF91 Dudelange (H)W 1-0Bertoglio 71
19/07/2017UCLF91 Dudelange (A)W 1-0De Camargo 40 (P)
26/07/2017UCLFC Viitorul (A)L 0-1
02/08/2017UCLFC Viitorul (H)W 4-0Carlão 54, Merkis 93 ET, De Camargo 94 ET, Efrem 105+1 ET
15/08/2017UCLSK Slavia Praha (H)W 2-0De Camargo 2, Aloneftis 10
23/08/2017UCLSK Slavia Praha (A)D 0-0
09/09/2017LeagueNea Salamis Famagusta FC (A)W 4-1Sallai 27, De Camargo 57 (P), 72, Poté 86
13/09/2017UCLReal Madrid CF (A)L 0-3
18/09/2017LeagueAnorthosis Famagusta FC (H)L 0-1
22/09/2017LeagueAris Limassol FC (A)D 0-0
26/09/2017UCLTottenham Hotspur FC (H)L 0-3
01/10/2017LeagueAlki Oroklini (A)W 1-0Zahid 90+1
13/10/2017LeagueDoxa Katokopia FC (H)W 2-0Poté 30, De Camargo 87
17/10/2017UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)
21/10/2017LeagueAEK Larnaca FC (A)
25/10/2017LeagueApollon Limassol FC (H)
28/10/2017LeagueEthnikos Achnas FC (A)
01/11/2017UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)
05/11/2017LeaguePafos FC (H)
17/11/2017LeagueAC Omonia (A)
21/11/2017UCLReal Madrid CF (H)
25/11/2017LeagueOlympiakos Nicosia FC (H)
29/11/2017LeagueErmis Aradippou FC (A)
02/12/2017LeagueErmis Aradippou FC (H)
06/12/2017UCLTottenham Hotspur FC (A)
11/12/2017LeagueAEL Limassol FC (A)
16/12/2017LeagueNea Salamis Famagusta FC (H)
20/12/2017LeagueAnorthosis Famagusta FC (A)
03/01/2018LeagueAris Limassol FC (H)
06/01/2018LeagueAlki Oroklini (H)
13/01/2018LeagueDoxa Katokopia FC (A)
17/01/2018LeagueAEL Limassol FC (H)
20/01/2018LeagueAEK Larnaca FC (H)
27/01/2018LeagueApollon Limassol FC (A)
03/02/2018LeagueEthnikos Achnas FC (H)
10/02/2018LeaguePafos FC (A)
17/02/2018LeagueAC Omonia (H)
24/02/2018LeagueOlympiakos Nicosia FC (A)
1Anorthosis Famagusta FC74308315
2AEK Larnaca FC741215713
3Pafos FC63216611
4APOEL FC53117210
5AEL Limassol FC63124310
6Doxa Katokopia FC73138810
7Apollon Limassol FC52301259
8Alki Oroklini72321089
9AC Omonia622212108
10Olympiakos Nicosia FC7142487
11Ermis Aradippou FC62048136
12Nea Salamis Famagusta FC71335156
13Ethnikos Achnas FC7115584
14Aris Limassol FC70345133
Borussia DortmundFixtures and results
12/08/2017Cup1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen (A)W 4-0Bartra 12, Aubameyang 41 (P), 55, 80
19/08/2017LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)W 3-0Pulišić 22, Bartra 27, Aubameyang 60
26/08/2017LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)W 2-0Aubameyang 15, Nuri Şahin 57
09/09/2017LeagueSC Freiburg (A)D 0-0
13/09/2017UCLTottenham Hotspur FC (A)L 1-3Yarmolenko 11
17/09/2017League1. FC Köln (H)W 5-0Philipp 2, 69, Papastathopoulos 45+1, Aubameyang 59 (P), 60
20/09/2017LeagueHamburger SV (A)W 3-0Kagawa 24, Aubameyang 63, Pulišić 79
23/09/2017LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)W 6-1Philipp 28, 38, Aubameyang 45, 49, 62, Weigl 79
26/09/2017UCLReal Madrid CF (H)L 1-3Aubameyang 54
30/09/2017LeagueFC Augsburg (A)W 2-1Yarmolenko 4, Kagawa 23
14/10/2017LeagueRB Leipzig (H)L 2-3Aubameyang 4, 64 (P)
17/10/2017UCLAPOEL FC (A)
21/10/2017LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
24/10/2017Cup1. FC Magdeburg (A)
28/10/2017LeagueHannover 96 (A)
01/11/2017UCLAPOEL FC (H)
04/11/2017LeagueFC Bayern München (H)
17/11/2017LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)
21/11/2017UCLTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
25/11/2017LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)
02/12/2017LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
06/12/2017UCLReal Madrid CF (A)
09/12/2017LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
12/12/2017League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
16/12/2017LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
13/01/2018LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)
20/01/2018LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)
27/01/2018LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
03/02/2018League1. FC Köln (A)
10/02/2018LeagueHamburger SV (H)
17/02/2018LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
24/02/2018LeagueFC Augsburg (H)
03/03/2018LeagueRB Leipzig (A)
10/03/2018LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)
17/03/2018LeagueHannover 96 (H)
31/03/2018LeagueFC Bayern München (A)
07/04/2018LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)
14/04/2018LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)
21/04/2018LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
28/04/2018LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)
05/05/2018League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
12/05/2018LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
1Borussia Dortmund861123519
2FC Bayern München852121717
3RB Leipzig8512151016
4TSG 1899 Hoffenheim8431151015
5VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach8422121214
6FC Schalke 04841310913
7Eintracht Frankfurt84138713
8FC Augsburg833211812
9Hannover 9683328612
101. FSV Mainz 058314101310
11VfB Stuttgart831461010
12Bayer 04 Leverkusen823315139
13Hertha BSC Berlin82338109
14VfL Wolfsburg81528118
15Hamburger SV82156147
16SC Freiburg81435167
17SV Werder Bremen8044394
181. FC Köln80173171

Last updated 17/10/2017 17:18CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    APOEL FC 1-0 F91 Dudelange
    1-0 Bertoglio 71
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Artymatas, Ebecilio, De Camargo (74 Poté), Bertoglio, Oar (60 Vander), Vinicius, Milanov, Nuno Morais, Merkis
  • (19/07/2017)
    F91 Dudelange 0-1 APOEL FC (agg: 0-2)
    0-1 De Camargo 40 (P)
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio, De Camargo (80 Poté), Bertoglio, Oar (72 Vander), Vinicius, Milanov (61 Artymatas), Nuno Morais, Merkis
  • Third qualifying round
    FC Viitorul 1-0 APOEL FC
    1-0 Ganea 75
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio (72 Vander), De Camargo, Bertoglio, Oar, Vinicius (85 Artymatas), Milanov, Nuno Morais, Merkis
  • (02/08/2017)
    APOEL FC 4-0 FC Viitorul (agg: 4-1)
    1-0 Carlão 54, 2-0 Merkis 93 ET, 3-0 De Camargo 94 ET, 4-0 Efrem 105+1 ET
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, De Camargo, Bertoglio, Vinicius, Milanov, Nuno Morais, Aloneftis (55 Ebecilio), Carlão (81 Merkis), Vander (88 Efrem)
  • Play-off
    APOEL FC 2-0 SK Slavia Praha
    1-0 De Camargo 2, 2-0 Aloneftis 10
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio (83 Bertoglio), De Camargo, Oar (52 Efrem), Vinicius, Milanov, Nuno Morais, Aloneftis (68 Farias), Carlão
  • (23/08/2017)
    SK Slavia Praha 0-0 APOEL FC (agg: 0-2)
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio (82 Merkis), Efrem (46 Bertoglio), De Camargo, Vinicius, Milanov, Nuno Morais, Aloneftis (76 Farias), Carlão
  • Group stage
    Group H - Group Standings
    Real Madrid CF2200616
    Tottenham Hotspur FC2200616
    APOEL FC2002060
    Borussia Dortmund2002260
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    Real Madrid CF 3-0 APOEL FC
    1-0 Ronaldo 12, 2-0 Ronaldo 51 (P) , 3-0 Ramos 61
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, Ebecilio (73 Zahid), De Camargo (83 Poté), Vinicius, Sallai (60 Farias), Nuno Morais, Vouros, Aloneftis, Carlão
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    APOEL FC 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur FC
    0-1 Kane 39, 0-2 Kane 62, 0-3 Kane 67
    Waterman, Roberto Lago, Rueda, De Camargo, Vinicius, Zahid, Sallai (62 Makris), Nuno Morais (84 Alexandrou), Vouros, Aloneftis (75 Farias), Carlão
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    APOEL FC-Borussia Dortmund
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    Borussia Dortmund-APOEL FC
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    APOEL FC-Real Madrid CF
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Tottenham Hotspur FC-APOEL FC

Borussia Dortmund

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    Tottenham Hotspur FC 3-1 Borussia Dortmund
    1-0 Son 4, 1-1 Yarmolenko 11, 2-1 Kane 15, 3-1 Kane 60
    Bürki, Nuri Şahin, Yarmolenko, Toljan, Aubameyang, Dahoud (72 Castro), Pulišić, Kagawa (66 Götze), Papastathopoulos, Piszczek, Ömer Toprak (80 Zagadou)
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Real Madrid CF
    0-1 Bale 18, 0-2 Ronaldo 50, 1-2 Aubameyang 54, 1-3 Ronaldo 79
    Bürki, Nuri Şahin (60 Weigl), Yarmolenko, Götze (76 Pulišić), Toljan (60 Dahoud), Aubameyang, Philipp, Papastathopoulos, Piszczek, Castro, Ömer Toprak
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    APOEL FC-Borussia Dortmund
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    Borussia Dortmund-APOEL FC
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    Borussia Dortmund-Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Real Madrid CF-Borussia Dortmund

Last updated 29/09/2017 09:59CET

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: 1926
Nickname: Thrylos (The Legend)

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

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

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

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

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

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: APOEL v Werder Bremen (match played in Hamburg)
06/10/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg

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

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

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: APOEL v FC Barcelona
25/11/14, group stage

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


Borussia Dortmund
Nickname: BVB

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League (1): 1997, (2013)
• UEFA Cup: (1993), (2002)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1966
• UEFA Super Cup: (1997)
• European/South American Cup (1): 1997

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 8 (2012)
German Cup: 4 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
round of 16
2013/14: quarter-finals
group stage
UEFA Europa League group stage
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: UEFA Cup first round
2007/08: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
8-0: Dortmund v Floriana FC
10/10/65, European Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-6: Legia Warszawa v Dortmund
14/09/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Dortmund v Juventus
18/03/15, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 (aet): Club Brugge KV v Dortmund
09/12/87, UEFA Cup third round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
8-4: Dortmund v Legia Warszawa
22/11/16, group stage
4-0: Dortmund v SL Benfica
08/03/17, round of 16 second leg

• Biggest away win
0-6: Legia Warszawa v Dortmund (see above for details)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Dortmund v Juventus (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Real Madrid CF v Dortmund
02/04/14, quarter-finals first leg
3-0: Olympique de Marseille v Dortmund
28/09/11, group stage



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

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

Match officials

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

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


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

Competition stages

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

Other abbreviations

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


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

Squad list

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