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UEFA Champions League: RSC Anderlecht - Paris Saint-Germain Match press kits

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RSC AnderlechtRSC AnderlechtConstant Vanden Stock Stadium - BrusselsWednesday 18 October 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group B - Matchday 3
Paris Saint-GermainParis Saint-Germain
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
05/11/2013GSParis Saint-Germain - RSC Anderlecht1-1ParisIbrahimović 70; De Zeeuw 68
23/10/2013GSRSC Anderlecht - Paris Saint-Germain0-5
BrusselsIbrahimović 17, 22, 36, 62, Cavani 52
08/12/1992R3RSC Anderlecht - Paris Saint-Germain1-1
agg: 1-1 ag
BrusselsBosman 52; Kombouaré 76
24/11/1992R3Paris Saint-Germain - RSC Anderlecht0-0Paris
RSC Anderlecht201120200000403127
Paris Saint-Germain202021100000413072

RSC Anderlecht - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
08/12/2016GSRSC Anderlecht - AS Saint-Étienne2-3
BrusselsChipciu 21, Stanciu 31; Søderlund 62, 67, Monnet-Paquet 74
29/09/2016GSAS Saint-Étienne - RSC Anderlecht1-1Saint-EtienneRoux 90+4; Tielemans 62 (P)
UEFA Europa League
26/11/2015GSAS Monaco FC - RSC Anderlecht0-2
MonacoGillet 45+1, Acheampong 78
17/09/2015GSRSC Anderlecht - AS Monaco FC1-1BrusselsGillet 11; L. Traoré 85
UEFA Champions League
25/08/2009PORSC Anderlecht - Olympique Lyonnais1-3
agg: 2-8
BrusselsSuárez 51 (P); Lisandro 26, 32, 41
19/08/2009POOlympique Lyonnais - RSC Anderlecht5-1
LyonPjanić 10, Lisandro 15 (P), Bastos 39, Gomis 42, 63; Suárez 58
21/02/2008R3FC Girondins de Bordeaux - RSC Anderlecht1-1
agg: 2-3
BordeauxCavenaghi 71; Chatelle 34
13/02/2008R3RSC Anderlecht - FC Girondins de Bordeaux2-1
BrusselsPolák 79, Mbo Mpenza 90+5; Jussiê 69 (P)
UEFA Champions League
21/11/2006GSLOSC Lille - RSC Anderlecht2-2LilleOdemwingie 28, Fauvergue 47; Mbo Mpenza 38, 48
13/09/2006GSRSC Anderlecht - LOSC Lille1-1BrusselsPareja 41; Fauvergue 80
UEFA Champions League
25/11/2003GS1RSC Anderlecht - Olympique Lyonnais1-0
BrusselsTihinen 71
17/09/2003GS1Olympique Lyonnais - RSC Anderlecht1-0
LyonJuninho 26 (P)
12/12/2002R3RSC Anderlecht - FC Girondins de Bordeaux2-2
agg: 4-2
BrusselsDindane 28, Ještrović 68; Darcheville 82, 90+1
28/11/2002R3FC Girondins de Bordeaux - RSC Anderlecht0-2
BordeauxJeštrović 9, Hasi 90+1
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
05/10/1988R1RSC Anderlecht - FC Metz2-0
agg: 5-1
BrusselsKrnčević 47, Van Tiggelen 73
07/09/1988R1FC Metz - RSC Anderlecht1-3
Longeville-lès-MetzZanon 87; Pfrunner 2 (og), Krnčević 24, 83
07/12/1983R3RSC Anderlecht - RC Lens1-0
agg: 2-1
BrusselsDe Groote 39
23/11/1983R3RC Lens - RSC Anderlecht1-1Lens AggloMunaron 89 (og); Vandenbergh 89

Paris Saint-Germain - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Intertoto Cup
01/08/2001SFParis Saint-Germain - KAA Gent7-1
agg: 7-1
ParisArteta 11, Mendy 35, Anelka 45, 63, Okocha 56 (P), 60, Hiroux 89; Kraouche 72
25/07/2001SFKAA Gent - Paris Saint-Germain0-0Ghent
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
16/03/1983QFKSV Waterschei - Paris Saint-Germain3-0
agg 3-2 (aet)
GhentLarus Gudmundsson 10, R. Janssen 68, P. Janssen 115 ET
02/03/1983QFParis Saint-Germain - KSV Waterschei2-0
ParisFernández 42, Kist 57
RSC Anderlecht114431136200002271052830
Paris Saint-Germain4220412100008341166

Last updated 29/09/2017 10:04CET

Match background Only this chapter

RSC Anderlecht will aim to avoid another heavy home defeat as Group B's early pacesetters Paris Saint-Germain come to Belgium looking for their third win in the section.

• While Unai Emery's Paris are three points clear in the standings having won both their games so far, Anderlecht are still looking for their first point and goal.

Previous meetings
• The teams' last fixture in Brussels brought Anderlecht's joint biggest European home defeat and Paris' joint biggest away victory. Zlatan Ibrahimović scored four times in Paris' 5-0 victory, with Edinson Cavani getting the other.

• The teams at the Constant Vanden Stock on 23 October 2013 were:
Anderlecht: Kaminski, Gillet, Mbemba, Nuytinck, N'Sakala, Praet (Milivojević 72), Kouyaté, Kljestan, Suárez (Acheampong 46), Tielemans, Mitrović (Cyriac 72).
Paris: Sirigu, Van der Wiel, Marquinhos, Alex (Camara 56), Maxwell, Motta, Matuidi (Rabiot 64), Verratti, Lavezzi (Lucas 71), Cavani, Ibrahimović.

• Ibrahimović also got the Paris goal in a 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes on 5 November 2013; Demy De Zeeuw had given Anderlecht the lead, the visitors ending with ten men after Sacha Kljestan collected a second yellow card in the 82nd minute.

• The game in Belgium was the first meeting between the teams for 21 years. They played out two draws when facing each other in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup third round, a 0-0 stalemate in Paris and 1-1 result in Brussels taking Paris through on away goals.

Match background

• The Belgian champions have lost each of their Group B matches 3-0, away to FC Bayern München on matchday one and then against Celtic FC in Brussels last time out.

• Anderlecht have won just one of their last eight home games in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, although that 2-0 success against Galatasaray AŞ in November 2014, their last fixture in the competition in Brussels before the Celtic match, did end a six-match home losing run.

• The Celtic defeat was Anderlecht's second in their last eight home matches in European competition (W5 D1), the Brussels side also going down 3-2 against AS Saint-Étienne on matchday six of last season's UEFA Europa League.

• Anderlecht also drew 1-1 at St-Étienne last season. Overall their record against French clubs is W7 D10 L5; at home it is W4 D4 L3.

• The Belgian club are without a win in their last four fixtures at home to Ligue 1 visitors (D1 L3), since a 2-1 UEFA Cup defeat of FC Girondins de Bordeaux in February 2008.

• In 2016/17, Anderlecht crashed out to FC Rostov in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Moving into the UEFA Europa League, they went all the way to the last eight – their first European quarter-final since losing to FC Internazionale Milano in the 1996/97 UEFA Cup – eventually bowing out to Manchester United FC (1-1 home, 1-2 away aet).

• Anderlecht are appearing in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 12th time in total. They qualified automatically after landing a 34th Belgian title last term.

• Paris have lost only one of their eight games against Belgian opponents, going down 3-0 at KSV Waterschei in the 1982/83 European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final second leg (2-3 aggregate).

• The 2013 victory at Anderlecht is Paris' only away success against a Belgian club (D2 L1).

• Paris earned their biggest ever European win against Belgian opponents, defeating KAA Gent 7-1 at home in a 2001 Intertoto Cup semi-final after a 0-0 draw away.

• Having won 5-0 at Celtic on matchday one, Paris were 3-0 victors at home to Bayern in their last outing.

• The Parisians have won six of their last ten away fixtures in the competition, losing three. Matchday one was their first clean sheet in seven away matches.

• Emery's charges won at PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (3-1) and FC Basel 1893 (2-1) in last year's group stage, also drawing at Arsenal FC (2-2).

• Quarter-finalists in four successive seasons between 2013 and 2016, Paris were on the wrong end of the biggest comeback in UEFA Champions League history in last term's round of 16. Having won 4-0 at home to FC Barcelona, the French outfit succumbed 6-1 in the away leg to bow out – with Neymar, now of Paris, providing two Barça goals and an assist.

Coach and player links
• Paris' Belgian international defender Thomas Meunier was born in Sainte-Ode and played for third division side R.E. Virton before joining Club Brugge KV in 2011. Meunier made 149 league appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and winning the 2015 Belgian Cup – with a 2-1 final win against Anderlecht – adding a league title the following season before moving to Paris.

• Anderlecht captain Sofiane Hanni was born in Ivry-sur-Seine, about 6km from the centre of Paris. Dennis Appiah (Toulouse) and Adrien Trebel (Dreux) were also born in France.

• Have played together:
Dennis Appiah & Layvin Kurzawa (AS Monaco FC, 2010–13)

• Have played in France:
Uroš Spajić (Toulouse FC, 2013–16)
Dennis Appiah (AS Monaco FC, 2011–13; SM Caen, 2013–16)
Sofiane Hanni (FC Nantes, 2009–11)
Adrien Trebel (FC Nantes, 2011–14)
Robert Berić (Saint-Etienne 2015–17)

• International team-mates:
Leander Dendoncker & Thomas Meunier (Belgium)

Match facts

• Sven Kums is available after serving a one-game ban on matchday two.

• Anderlecht, under the caretaker guidance of Nicolás Frutos, returned to domestic action after losing to Celtic by defeating R. Standard Liège 1-0 at home on 1 October.

• Former KAA Gent coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck was appointed two days later, signing a contract until the summer of 2020. On Friday, Anderlecht won 4-3 at Mechelen in Vanhaezebrouck's first game in charge.

• Paris have scored five goals or more in a game on four occasions this season, most recently beating FC Girondins de Bordeaux 6-2 on 30 September.

• Cavani has registered 11 goals in as many club outings this term. Neymar has eight in nine for Paris.

• Paris's six successive victories at the beginning of the Ligue 1 season was the best start to a French top-flight campaign since Olympique de Marseille (6/6) in 2012/13. Olympique Lillois (8/8) set the record in 1936/37.

• Thiago Silva was substituted with a thigh injury during Brazil's 0-0 draw against Bolivia on 6 October and was not involved in Saturday's 2-1 league win at Dijon.

• Ángel Di María (Argentina), Cavani (Uruguay), Julian Draxler (Germany), Kylian Mbappé (France) and Adrien Rabiot (France) played during the international break as their teams qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• A goal and an assist from Meunier helped already-qualified Belgium to a 4-3 victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 7 October.

• Substituted after 72 minutes against Northern Ireland on 5 October, Draxler missed Germany's European Qualifier against Azerbaijan three days later because of flu.

• Cavani was on the scoresheet in Uruguay's 4-2 qualification-sealing win against Bolivia on 10 October.

• Neymar is among the final three nominees for the Best FIFA Men's Player 2017. The winner will be announced on 23 October.

• Cavani, Mbappé and Neymar are on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or. The winner will be announced in December.


Squad list Only this chapter

RSC Anderlecht - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Matz SelsBEL26/02/199225 - --1-6-9-9-
23Frank BoeckxBEL27/09/198631 - --1-4-1-3-
30Boy de JongNED10/04/199423 - ----------
2Josué SáPOR17/06/199225 - ----1-----
3Olivier DeschachtBEL16/02/198136 - --2-4-38-99-
4Serigne MbodjiSEN22/11/198927 - --1-7-1-344
5Uroš SpajićSRB13/02/199324 - --2-812-12-
12Dennis AppiahFRA09/06/199225 - --2-8-2-9-
37Ivan ObradovićSRB25/07/198829 - ----9---23-
41Emmanuel Adjey SowahGHA16/01/199819 - ----1---5-
44Hannes DelcroixBEL28/02/199918 - ----------
7Andy Najar HON16/03/199324 - --1-1-71232
8Pieter GerkensBEL17/02/199522 - --1-511-3-
10Nicolae StanciuROU07/05/199324 - --2-818-4712
20Sven KumsBEL26/02/198829 - --1-6-92222
25Adrien TrebelFRA03/03/199126 - --2-9-2-181
32Leander DendonckerBEL15/04/199522 - --2-9-6-301
94Sofiane HanniALG29/12/199026 - --2-1012-173
9Henry OnyekuruNGA05/06/199720 - --2-962-2-
11Alexandru ChipciuROU18/05/198928 - --2-9-5-495
17Massimo BrunoBEL17/09/199324 - --1-6191304
36Robert BerićSVN17/06/199126 - ----2---4414
91Łukasz TeodorczykPOL03/06/199126 - --2-936-3113
99Hamdi HarbaouiTUN05/01/198532 - --1-511-51
-Hein VanhaezebrouckBEL16/02/196453 - ------8-26-
Paris Saint-Germain - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Kevin TrappGER08/07/199027 - ------12-21-
16Alphonse AreolaFRA27/02/199324 - --2-9-8-13-
30Garissone InnocentFRA16/04/200017 - ----------
40Rémy DescampsFRA25/06/199621 - ----------
2Thiago SilvaBRA22/09/198433 - --2-5-604604
3Presnel KimpembeFRA13/08/199522 - ----7-1-1-
5MarquinhosBRA14/05/199423 - --2-7-313313
12Thomas MeunierBEL12/09/199126 - ----5361414
17Yuri BerchicheESP10/02/199027 - ----6-----
20Layvin KurzawaFRA04/09/199225 - --2-5116-192
32Dani AlvesBRA06/05/198334 - --216-1021114613
37Loïc Mbe SohFRA13/06/200116 - ----------
38Stanley NsokiFRA09/04/199918 - ----------
6Marco VerrattiITA05/11/199224 - --2-5-381381
7LucasBRA13/08/199225 - ----31383383
8Thiago MottaITA28/08/198235 - --2-71805896
11Ángel Di MaríaARG14/02/198829 - --1-6-63158721
18Giovani Lo CelsoARG09/04/199621 - --2-7-2-2-
23Julian DraxlerGER20/09/199324 - --2-713685111
24Christopher NkunkuFRA14/11/199719 - ----2-2-2-
25Adrien RabiotFRA03/04/199522 - --2-91253253
27Javier PastoreARG20/06/198928 - ----42344477
31Alec GeorgenFRA17/09/199819 - ----------
34Lorenzo CallegariFRA27/02/199819 - ----------
35Antoine BernedeFRA16/05/199918 - ----------
36Moussa DiabyFRA07/07/199918 - ----------
9Edinson CavaniURU14/02/198730 - --238846286542
10NeymarBRA05/02/199225 - --227642234223
29Kylian MbappéFRA20/12/199818 - --2152117127
-Unai EmeryESP03/11/197145 - --2---34-111-

Last updated 18/10/2017 10:26CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Hein Vanhaezebrouck

Date of birth: 16 February 1964
Nationality: Belgian
Playing career: KWSC Lauwe, RC Doornik, KV Kortrijk, KRC Harelbeke, KSC Lokeren OV
Coaching career: KSC Lokeren OV (assistant), KSV Ingelmunster, SW Harelbeke, KWSC Lauwe, KV Kortrijk (twice), KRC Genk, KAA Gent, RSC Anderlecht

• A creative defender with a good pass, Vanhaezebrouck had a solid playing career in Belgian football. He enjoyed notable spells with Harelbeke and Lokeren before hanging up his boots in 2000.

• After two years as assistant at Lokeren, he took the job of head coach at Ingelmunster in 2002. He also coached at former clubs Harelbeke, Lauwe and Kortrijk, whom he took over in 2006.

• In Vanhaezebrouck's second season his brand of fresh, creative football steered Kortrijk to the second division championship. Vanhaezebrouck also became famous by searching for a left winger on the internet, a hunt which culminated in the signing of forward Istvan Bakx, who became known as the Google striker.

• Vanhaezebrouck's attacking approach attracted interest from Genk, whom he joined in 2009, but after a bad start he was fired in November with Genk in 12th place. The next season he returned to Kortrijk and steered them to the Belgian Cup final in 2012, which they lost to Lokeren, although Vanhaezebrouck was voted Belgian coach of the year.

• After four years he left Kortrijk again to join Gent in the summer of 2014. He led the club to its first Belgian Championship in 115 years and won the Belgian Super Cup in July 2015. Vanhaezebrouck won the Guy Thys Award, a special coaching award from the Royal Belgian Football Association, which a coach can only win once, and took Gent into the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League round of 16. He joined Anderlecht in October 2017.


Unai Emery

Date of birth: 3 November 1971
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: Real Sociedad de Fútbol, CD Toledo, Racing de Ferrol, CD Leganés, Lorca Deportiva CF
Coaching career: Lorca Deportiva CF, UD Almería, Valencia CF, FC Spartak Moskva, Sevilla FC, Paris Saint-Germain

• The son and grandson of famous goalkeepers, Unai Emery took his first steps as a footballer in the youth ranks at Real Sociedad, where he played as a left-sided midfielder. Failed to reach the first team but carved out a career in the lower leagues with Toledo, Ferrol, Leganés and Lorca before being forced to retire at 33 having suffered a knee injury.

• He was immediately offered the chance to coach Lorca – the club with whom he had ended his playing career – and took them up to the second division in his first season in charge, 2004/05. After coming close to taking Lorca into the Spanish top flight the following season, was appointed by Almería ahead of 2006/07 and duly won promotion to the Liga.

• Almería shone among the Spanish elite, finishing the season in eighth place while their manager's reputation soared, earning him a call to replace Ronald Koeman at Valencia, whom he guided to third place in the Liga in both 2009/10 and 2010/11.

• Repeated the third-place finish in 2011/12 but stepped down at the end of the campaign, agreeing a two-year contract to take charge of Spartak in May 2012 but lasted only till that November.

• Swiftly returned to Spain, and Sevilla, who he led to a 2013/14 UEFA Europa League final victory against SL Benfica via a semi-final defeat of Valencia. Repeated the trick a year later, Sevilla seeing off FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Warsaw to retain the trophy, before an unprecedented hat-trick with 2016's defeat of Liverpool FC in Basel. That was Emery's last hurrah at Sevilla; he left to join Paris on a two-year deal that June, winning a French and League Cup double in his first season.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereePavel Královec (CZE)
  • Assistant refereesRoman Slyško (SVK) , Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
  • Additional assistant refereesPetr Ardeleanu (CZE) , Karel Hrubes (CZE)
  • Fourth officialMartin Wilczek (CZE)
  • UEFA DelegateMike Appleby (ENG)
  • UEFA Referee observerTomasz Mikulski (POL)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Pavel Královec16/08/19773092

Pavel Královec

Referee since: 1993
First division: 2002
FIFA badge: 2003

Tournaments: UEFA EURO 2016, 2012 Olympic Games, 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/09/2011UCLGSOlympique LyonnaisGNK Dinamo Zagreb2-0Lyon
22/11/2011UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaLOSC Lille0-2Moscow
16/09/2014UCLGSAS Monaco FCBayer 04 Leverkusen1-0Monaco
14/04/2015UCLQFJuventusAS Monaco FC1-0Turin
28/09/2016UCLGSPFC Ludogorets 1945Paris Saint-Germain1-3Sofia
22/11/2016UCLGSGNK Dinamo ZagrebOlympique Lyonnais0-1Zagreb

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/11/2006UELGSAS Nancy-LorraineWisła Kraków2-1Nancy
27/11/2008UELGSParis Saint-GermainReal Racing Club2-2Paris
20/08/2009UELPOTrabzonspor AŞToulouse FC1-3Trabzon
04/11/2010UELGSParis Saint-GermainBorussia Dortmund0-0Paris
10/03/2011UELR16SL BenficaParis Saint-Germain2-1Lisbon
27/09/2011UCLGSOlympique LyonnaisGNK Dinamo Zagreb2-0Lyon
22/11/2011UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaLOSC Lille0-2Moscow
15/03/2012UELR16Hannover 96R. Standard de Liège4-0Hanover
16/09/2014UCLGSAS Monaco FCBayer 04 Leverkusen1-0Monaco
14/04/2015UCLQFJuventusAS Monaco FC1-0Turin
28/09/2016UCLGSPFC Ludogorets 1945Paris Saint-Germain1-3Sofia
22/11/2016UCLGSGNK Dinamo ZagrebOlympique Lyonnais0-1Zagreb
16/02/2017UELR32Manchester United FCAS Saint-Étienne3-0Manchester

Last updated 17/10/2017 03:00CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

RSC AnderlechtFixtures and results
28/07/2017LeagueRoyal Antwerp (A)D 0-0
06/08/2017LeagueKV Oostende (H)W 1-0Hanni 77
13/08/2017LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)L 0-2
20/08/2017LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)L 2-3Bruno 18, Teodorczyk 87
27/08/2017LeagueKAA Gent (A)D 0-0
08/09/2017LeagueKSC Lokeren OV (H)W 3-2Onyekuru 3, 77, Teodorczyk 90
12/09/2017UCLFC Bayern München (A)L 0-3
16/09/2017LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)D 2-2Harbaoui 23, Onyekuru 76
20/09/2017CupKVC Westerlo (A)W 1-0Onyekuru 66
23/09/2017LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)W 2-1Stanciu 75, Spajić 81
27/09/2017UCLCeltic FC (H)L 0-3
01/10/2017LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)W 1-0Onyekuru 89
13/10/2017LeagueKV Mechelen (A)W 4-3Gerkens 18, Onyekuru 30, 37, Teodorczyk 43
18/10/2017UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)
22/10/2017LeagueKRC Genk (H)
25/10/2017LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)
28/10/2017LeagueKAS Eupen (A)
31/10/2017UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)
05/11/2017LeagueClub Brugge (H)
18/11/2017LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (A)
22/11/2017UCLFC Bayern München (H)
26/11/2017LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)
29/11/2017CupR. Standard de Liège (H)
02/12/2017LeagueKSC Lokeren OV (A)
05/12/2017UCLCeltic FC (A)
10/12/2017LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
15/12/2017LeagueClub Brugge (A)
20/12/2017LeagueKAS Eupen (H)
26/12/2017LeagueKAA Gent (H)
19/01/2018LeagueKRC Genk (A)
23/01/2018LeagueWaasland-Beveren (H)
26/01/2018LeagueR. Standard de Liège (A)
02/02/2018LeagueKV Mechelen (H)
09/02/2018LeagueKV Oostende (A)
16/02/2018LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)
23/02/2018LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)
03/03/2018LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)
10/03/2018LeagueRoyal Antwerp (H)
1Club Brugge1090125927
2R. Charleroi SC10631181021
3Royal Antwerp10532181418
4R. Excel Mouscron10532181618
5RSC Anderlecht10532151318
6K. Sint-Truidense VV10523111117
7SV Zulte Waregem10514201416
9R. Standard de Liège1033491512
10KSC Lokeren OV10325131611
11KRC Genk10253171711
12KAA Gent1023511129
13KV Kortrijk1023511179
14KV Mechelen1015413168
15KAS Eupen1013613286
16KV Oostende1012710195
Paris Saint-GermainFixtures and results
05/08/2017LeagueAmiens (H)W 2-0Cavani 42, Pastore 80
13/08/2017LeagueEA Guingamp (A)W 3-0Ikoko 52 (og), Cavani 62, Neymar 82
20/08/2017LeagueToulouse FC (H)W 6-2Neymar 31, 90+2, Rabiot 35, Cavani 75 (P), Pastore 82, Kurzawa 84
25/08/2017LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (H)W 3-0Cavani 20 (P), 89, Thiago Motta 51
08/09/2017LeagueFC Metz (A)W 5-1Cavani 31, 75, Mbappé 59, Neymar 69, Lucas 87
12/09/2017UCLCeltic FC (A)W 5-0Neymar 19, Mbappé 34, Cavani 40 (P), 85, Lustig 83 (og)
17/09/2017LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (H)W 2-0Marcelo 75 (og), Morel 86 (og)
23/09/2017LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (A)D 0-0
27/09/2017UCLFC Bayern München (H)W 3-0Dani Alves 2, Cavani 31, Neymar 63
30/09/2017LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (H)W 6-2Neymar 5, 40 (P), Cavani 12, Meunier 21, Draxler 45, Mbappé 58
14/10/2017LeagueDijon FCO (A)W 2-1Meunier 70, 90+2
18/10/2017UCLRSC Anderlecht (A)
22/10/2017LeagueOlympique de Marseille (A)
27/10/2017LeagueOGC Nice (H)
31/10/2017UCLRSC Anderlecht (H)
04/11/2017LeagueAngers SCO (A)
18/11/2017LeagueFC Nantes (H)
22/11/2017UCLCeltic FC (H)
26/11/2017LeagueAS Monaco FC (A)
29/11/2017LeagueES Troyes AC (H)
02/12/2017LeagueRC Strasbourg (A)
05/12/2017UCLFC Bayern München (A)
09/12/2017LeagueLOSC Lille (H)
16/12/2017LeagueStade Rennais FC (A)
20/12/2017LeagueSM Caen (H)
13/01/2018LeagueFC Nantes (A)
17/01/2018LeagueDijon FCO (H)
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Last updated 17/10/2017 17:32CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

RSC Anderlecht

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group B - Group Standings
    Paris Saint-Germain2200806
    Celtic FC2101353
    FC Bayern München2101333
    RSC Anderlecht2002060
    Matchday 1 (12/09/2017)
    FC Bayern München 3-0 RSC Anderlecht
    1-0 Lewandowski 12 (P) , 2-0 Thiago Alcántara 65, 3-0 Kimmich 90
    Sels, Deschacht, Spajić, Najar (26 Appiah), Stanciu (59 Onyekuru), Chipciu, Kums, Trebel, Dendoncker, Teodorczyk (84 Harbaoui), Hanni
  • Matchday 2 (27/09/2017)
    RSC Anderlecht 0-3 Celtic FC
    0-1 Griffiths 38, 0-2 Roberts 50, 0-3 Sinclair 90+3
    Boeckx, Deschacht (57 Stanciu), Spajić (44 Mbodji), Gerkens, Onyekuru, Chipciu, Appiah, Trebel, Dendoncker, Teodorczyk, Hanni (70 Bruno)
  • Matchday 3 (18/10/2017)
    RSC Anderlecht-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 4 (31/10/2017)
    Paris Saint-Germain-RSC Anderlecht
  • Matchday 5 (22/11/2017)
    RSC Anderlecht-FC Bayern München
  • Matchday 6 (05/12/2017)
    Celtic FC-RSC Anderlecht

Paris Saint-Germain

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (12/09/2017)
    Celtic FC 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain
    0-1 Neymar 19, 0-2 Mbappé 34, 0-3 Cavani 40 (P) , 0-4 Lustig 83 (og) , 0-5 Cavani 85
    Areola, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Verratti, Thiago Motta, Cavani, Neymar, Kurzawa, Rabiot (61 Draxler), Mbappé (84 Lo Celso), Dani Alves
  • Matchday 2 (27/09/2017)
    Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 FC Bayern München
    1-0 Dani Alves 2, 2-0 Cavani 31, 3-0 Neymar 63
    Areola, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Verratti (90 Draxler), Thiago Motta (86 Lo Celso), Cavani, Neymar, Kurzawa, Rabiot, Mbappé (79 Di María), Dani Alves
  • Matchday 3 (18/10/2017)
    RSC Anderlecht-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 4 (31/10/2017)
    Paris Saint-Germain-RSC Anderlecht
  • Matchday 5 (22/11/2017)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Celtic FC
  • Matchday 6 (05/12/2017)
    FC Bayern München-Paris Saint-Germain

Last updated 29/09/2017 10:05CET

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

RSC Anderlecht
Paars-wit (Purple and Whites, Dutch), Les Mauves et Blancs (Purple and Whites, French)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (2): 1976, (1977), 1978, (1990)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1983, (1984)
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1976, 1978

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 34 (2017)
Belgian Cup: 9 (2008)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage
group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2010/11: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2009/10: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2008/09: second qualifying round
2007/08: UEFA Cup round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
9-0: Anderlecht v Derry City FC
23/11/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-10: FC Haka v Anderlecht
14/09/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Anderlecht v Paris Saint-Germain
23/10/13, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-5: Anderlecht v FC Bayern München
06/03/08, UEFA Cup round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
10-0: Manchester United FC v Anderlecht
26/09/56, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
4-2: Anderlecht v FC Dynamo Kyiv
18/10/00, first group stage
2-0: Anderlecht v Galatasaray AŞ
26/11/14, group stage
2-0: Anderlecht v Real Madrid CF
14/03/01, second group stage

• Biggest away win
2-3: PSV Eindhoven v Anderlecht
08/11/00, first group stage
0-1: Real Betis Balompié v Anderlecht
06/12/05, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Anderlecht v Paris Saint-Germain (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1 twice, most recently v SV Werder Bremen
02/11/04, group stage
4-0: FC Dynamo Kyiv v Anderlecht
26/09/2000, first group stage


Paris Saint-Germain
Nickname: PSG

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1996, (1997)
• UEFA Super Cup: (1996)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2001

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2016)
French Cup: 11 (2017)
French League Cup: 7 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
2015/16: quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League group stage
2010/11: 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
7-1: Paris v KAA Gent
01/08/01, UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-final second leg

• Biggest away win
Celtic FC v Paris
12/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage
Malmö FF v Paris
25/11/15, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-5: RSC Anderlecht v Paris
23/10/13, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-6: Paris v Juventus
15/01/97, UEFA Super Cup final first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: FC Barcelona v Paris
08/03/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
7-2: Paris v Rosenborg BK
24/10/00, first group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: Celtic FC v Paris (see above for details)
0-5: Malmö FF v Paris (see above for details)
0-5: RSC Anderlecht v Paris (see above for details)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Paris v Chelsea FC
14/09/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: FC Barcelona v Paris (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