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UEFA Champions League: Qarabağ FK - Club Atlético de Madrid Match press kits

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Qarabağ FKQarabağ FKBakı Olimpiya Stadionu - BakuWednesday 18 October 2017
18.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group C - Matchday 3
Club Atlético de MadridClub Atlético de Madrid
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Qarabağ FK - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Qarabağ FK have not played against a club from their opponents' country

Club Atlético de Madrid - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

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Last updated 29/09/2017 10:07CET

Match background Only this chapter

Qarabağ FK and Club Atlético de Madrid are both aiming to bounce back from matchday two defeats at home as they meet for the first time at the Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu.

• This is Qarabağ's first game against Spanish opponents; Atlético have never before played a team from Azerbaijan.

Match background

• The debutants have lost their first two Group C matches, going down 2-1 at home to AS Roma on matchday two in their first home group stage game. That was only Qarabağ's second defeat in their last ten European home matches (W5 D3); the other also came at the hands of Italian opponents, 1-2 against ACF Fiorentina in the UEFA Europa League on 8 December 2016.

• Qarabağ were beaten 6-0 at Chelsea FC in their first Group C game.

• Qarabağ's record in home group games in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League is W2 D4 L4.

• The Azerbaijani club reached the group stage for the first time by beating Georgian champions FC Samtredia in the second qualifying round (5-0 home, 1-0 away), followed by Moldova's FC Sheriff (0-0 home, 2-1 away) in the third. In the play-offs, they won 1-0 at home to FC København and advanced on away goals after a 2-1 defeat in Denmark.

• This is Qarabağ's fourth UEFA Champions League campaign; in each of the previous three they were eliminated in the third qualifying round. Last year they ousted F91 Dudelange 3-1 on aggregate in the second qualifying round, but then lost to FC Viktoria Plzeň (0-0 away, 1-1 home) in the next stage.

• In 2016/17, the Baku-based team contested the UEFA Europa League group stage – for the third consecutive year – after being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League. They have never reached the knockout stages.

• Qarabağ qualified for the UEFA Champions League after winning the Azerbaijani Premier League for a fifth time in 2016/17 – their fourth straight championship.

• The Spanish side played a friendly against FC Baku in 2013, winning 3-0 with Diego Costa – who returned to Atlético in September but is not in their UEFA Champions League squad – scoring one of the goals.

• Atlético opened Group C with a 0-0 draw at Roma and were beaten 2-1 at home by Chelsea on matchday two.

• The Roma stalemate meant Atlético have managed just three victories in their last ten UEFA Champions League away matches (D3 L4). They did, however, win two of their three away fixtures in last year's group stage.

• Third in Spain in 2016/17, Atlético missed out on becoming only the seventh team to win all six matches in a UEFA Champions League group when they went down 1-0 at FC Bayern München on matchday six last season.

• Diego Simeone's men went on to reach the semi-finals, but a 3-0 first-leg reversal at Real Madrid proved too much to retrieve despite a 2-1 second-leg success in the last European game to be played at the Vicente Calderón.

Coach and player links
• Míchel scored in Getafe CF's 3-2 win against Atlético on 6 November 2011 – his only goal in 60 games for the club. He also featured in a 7-0 away defeat in November 2013 for Getafe, and in Sporting Gijón's 3-1 loss at Atlético's former home the Vicente Calderón on 26 April 2009.

• Míchel and Atlético's Miguel Ángel Moyà were team-mates at Getafe between 2011 and 2014.

• Daniel Quintana started his career in Valencia CF's B team (2006–08) and had spells at UD Puçol (2006/07, loan), Ontinyent CF (2008), UD Alzira (2008/09), Racing de Ferrol (2009/10), AD Huracán (2010/11), CD Olímpic de Xàtiva (2011/12) and Gimnàstic de Tarragona (2012/13) in his native Spain. He never faced Atlético.

Match facts

• Going for their fifth successive Azerbaijani title, Qarabağ have 19 points from seven league matches this season, six more than they had at the same stage last term.

• Qarabağ are 18 games unbeaten (W14 D4) in domestic competition, a run dating back to 28 February.

• Badavi Hüseynov, Rahid Amirguliyev, Gara Garayev, Ramil Sheydaev, Afran Ismayilov and Richard Almeida played in Azerbaijan's losses to the Czech Republic and Germany in the European Qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 5 and 8 October respectively. Rashad F. Sadygov and Mahir Madatov featured in the first of those fixtures.

• Sadygov, Azerbaijan's most-capped player, made his 111th and last appearance for his country against the Czechs. Amirguliyev took over as captain.

• The 2-1 loss to Chelsea is Atlético's only defeat in their last 14 matches in all competitions, a sequence stretching back to early May.

• Diego Godín (Uruguay), José María Giménez (Uruguay), Koke (Spain), Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) and Antoine Griezmann (France) played during the international break as their teams qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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


Squad list Only this chapter

Qarabağ FK - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Anton KanibolotskiyUKR16/05/198829 - 1---5-2-7-
12Shakhrudin MagomedaliyevAZE12/06/199423 - ----1-----
13Ibrahim ŠehićBIH02/09/198829 - 5-2-1-2-45-
94Mammad HuseynovAZE29/05/199918 - ----------
5Maksim MedvedevAZE29/09/198928 - 6-2-4-2-63-
14Rashad F. SadygovAZE16/06/198235 - 3-2-3-2-877
21Arif DashdemirovAZE10/02/198730 - ----2---311
25Ansi AgolliALB11/10/198235 - 6-1-3-1-672
30Abbas HuseynovAZE13/06/199522 - ----4---51
32Elvin YunuszadäAZE22/08/199225 - 2---4---24-
33Eltun TurabovAZE18/02/199720 - ----1-----
52Jakub RzeźniczakPOL26/10/198630 - 6-1-5-6-682
55Badavi HüseynovAZE11/07/199126 - 6-2-5-2-43-
2Gara GarayevAZE12/10/199225 - 6-2-3-2-57-
7Rahid AmirguliyevAZE01/09/198928 - 1---5---222
8MíchelESP08/11/198531 - 622-412-204
10Pedro HenriqueBRA16/06/199027 - --214121102
20Richard AlmeidaAZE20/03/198928 - 6-2-512-517
22Afran IsmayilovAZE08/10/198829 - 61--41--397
77Donald Guerrier HAI31/03/198928 - 622-1-2-82
91Joshgun DiniyevAZE13/09/199522 - 1-1-511-9-
99Dani QuintanaESP08/03/198730 - --1-311-253
9Dino NdlovuRSA15/02/199027 - 642-732-267
11Mahir MadatovAZE01/07/199720 - 612-752-141
18Tarik ElyounoussiNOR23/02/198829 - --2-4-2-279
44Agabala RamazanovAZE20/01/199324 - 3-------3-
90Ramil SheydaevAZE15/03/199621 - ----2---2-
-Gurban GurbanovAZE13/04/197245 - 6-2---2-71-
Club Atlético de Madrid - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Miguel Ángel MoyàESP02/04/198433 - ------9-15-
13Jan OblakSVN07/01/199324 - --2-8-30-34-
25Axel WernerARG28/02/199621 - ----------
36Carlos MarínESP20/02/199720 - ----------
51Miguel San RománESP14/07/199720 - ----------
52Diego CondeESP20/10/199818 - ----------
53Alex Dos SantosESP15/01/199918 - ----------
2Diego GodínURU16/02/198631 - --2-5-513835
3Filipe LuísBRA09/08/198532 - --2-5-371721
15Stefan SavićMNE08/01/199126 - --1-7-24-40-
16Šime VrsaljkoCRO10/01/199225 - ----3-11-28-
19Lucas HernándezFRA14/02/199621 - --1-6-9-9-
20JuanfranESP09/01/198532 - --2-4-42-742
24José María GiménezURU20/01/199522 - --1-4119-19-
29SergiESP26/05/199522 - ----------
32Alberto RodríguezESP10/09/199720 - ----------
45Carlos IsaacESP30/04/199819 - ----------
46Antonio MontoroESP10/05/199720 - ----------
58Francisco MonteroESP14/01/199918 - ----------
64Fernando GastañagaESP26/03/200017 - ----------
68Eduardo Viaña CampuzanoESP24/02/200017 - ----------
70Rafael MuñozESP19/06/199423 - ----------
5Thomas ParteyGHA13/06/199324 - --2-7113-13-
6KokeESP08/01/199225 - --2-82473683
8Saúl ÑíguezESP21/11/199422 - --2-81327407
10Yannick CarrascoBEL04/09/199324 - --2-83334334
12Augusto FernándezARG10/04/198631 - ------6-6-
14GabiESP10/07/198334 - --1-7-44-691
22Nicolás GaitánARG23/02/198829 - --2-4-445709
26Juan MorenoESP11/05/199720 - ----------
27Keidi BareALB28/08/199720 - ----------
28FerniESP07/04/199819 - ----------
30Roberto OlabeESP05/05/199621 - ----------
33Toni MoyaESP20/03/199819 - ----------
40Alberto RenteroESP24/03/199720 - ----------
49Oscar ClementeESP26/03/199918 - ----------
60AndyESP10/07/199918 - ----------
63Mikel CarroESP25/01/199918 - ----------
7Antoine GriezmannFRA21/03/199126 - --216242164417
9Fernando TorresESP20/03/198433 - --1-6-752010033
11Ángel CorreaARG09/03/199522 - --2-83161161
17Luciano ViettoARG05/12/199323 - --1-5-1022310
21Kevin GameiroFRA09/05/198730 - ----2-1736225
34SalomónESP04/02/200017 - ----------
54Alberto SalidoESP19/01/200017 - ----------
56Joaquín MuñozESP10/03/199918 - ----------
57Giovanni NavarroESP24/06/199918 - ----------
65Rodrigo RiquelmeESP02/04/200017 - ----------
71Silvano Nater CarungalGNB27/02/200017 - ----------
-Diego SimeoneARG28/04/197047 - --2---49-67-

Last updated 18/10/2017 10:25CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Gurban Gurbanov

Date of birth: 13 April 1972
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Playing career: FK Daşqın Zaqatala (twice), FC Mertskhali, FC Alazani, Turan-Tovuz IK, FC Kur Nur, Neftçi PFK (three times), FC Dinamo Stavropol, FC Baltika Kaliningrad, FC Fakel Voronezh (twice), FC Volgar Astrakhan, İnter Bakı PİK
Coaching career: Neftçi PFK, Qarabağ FK

• Started his playing career in 1988 with local side Daşqın Zaqatala before a spell in Georgia. Having returned to Azerbaijan, striker Gurbanov spent two more years at Daşqın and won the league with Turan-Tovuz in 1993/94.

• Claimed three more Azerbaijani titles with Baku-based Neftçi, ending up as the league's leading marksman in 1996/97 and adding the domestic cup in 2004.

• With 12 goals in 64 matches for Azerbaijan, Gurbanov remains the national team's top scorer; after 115 goals in 191 Azerbaijani league games, he finished playing in 2006.

• Kicked off his coaching career at Neftçi and came second in the league before taking charge of Qarabağ in 2008. Won the Azerbaijani Cup in his first season and went on to lift the trophy three more times.

• Landed four league championships with Qarabağ, getting to the UEFA Europa League play-offs three times before eventually qualifying for the competition proper in 2014/15 and then for the next two seasons. In 2017/18, he guided Qarabağ to the UEFA Champions League group stage – the first club from Azerbaijan to achieve that feat.


Diego Simeone

Date of birth: 28 April 1970
Nationality: Argentinian
Playing career: CA Vélez Sarsfield, AC Pisa, Sevilla FC, Club Atlético de Madrid, FC Internazionale Milano, SS Lazio, Club Atlético de Madrid, Racing Club
Coaching career: Racing Club, Club Estudiantes de la Plata, CA River Plate, CA San Lorenzo, Calcio Catania, Racing Club, Club Atlético de Madrid

• Launched career as a combative midfielder with Vélez Sarsfield and was a full Argentinian international at 18, making debut in a July 1988 friendly against Australia; went on to play in three FIFA World Cups and retired as Argentina's most-capped player (106 appearances, 11 goals). Moved to Italy in 1990 to join Pisa; two years later he left for Sevilla, where he played under Argentina's 1986 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Bilardo and – for one season – alongside Diego Maradona.

• Joined Atlético in 1994 and won the Spanish domestic double in his second season, his first major club honours to add to two Copa América titles (1991 and 1993) plus the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup with Argentina.

• Enjoyed further success after returning to Italy, winning the UEFA Cup with Inter, plus a Serie A and Coppa Italia double in his debut campaign with Lazio (1999/2000). After four years in Rome, he returned to Madrid for a second spell with Atlético before ending his playing career in Argentina with Racing Club.

• Started coaching career with Racing Club and won Argentinian titles with Estudiantes (2006 Apertura) and River Plate (2008 Clausura); brief spells at San Lorenzo, Italian club Catania and Racing (again) preceded his appointment in December 2011 at Atlético.

• Led Atletico to victory in the 2012 UEFA Europa League final against Athletic Club and to a Copa del Rey final triumph over Real Madrid CF in 2013. A year later, Atlético held off FC Barcelona and Madrid to win their first league title since 1996, although they lost to Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final. Took Atlético to another UEFA Champions League final in 2016, although again they lost to Madrid.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeRuddy Buquet (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesGuillaume Debart (FRA) , Frédéric Cano (FRA)
  • Additional assistant refereesAmaury Delerue (FRA) , François Letexier (FRA)
  • Fourth officialBertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateJosé Guilherme Aguiar (POR)
  • UEFA Referee observerKonrad Plautz (AUT)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Ruddy Buquet29/01/1977944

Ruddy Buquet

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/10/2016UCLGSReal Madrid CFLegia Warszawa5-1Madrid

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
21/08/2014UELPOReal Sociedad de FútbolFC Krasnodar1-0San Sebastian
18/09/2014UELGSSevilla FCFeyenoord2-0Seville
18/10/2016UCLGSReal Madrid CFLegia Warszawa5-1Madrid
16/03/2017UELR16FC KrasnodarRC Celta de Vigo0-2Krasnodar

Last updated 17/10/2017 03:15CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Qarabağ FKFixtures and results
11/07/2017UCLFC Samtredia (H)W 5-0Ismayilov 10 (P), Ndlovu 37, 45+1 (P), Guerrier 83, Míchel 90+2
18/07/2017UCLFC Samtredia (A)W 1-0Guerrier 22
25/07/2017UCLFC Sheriff (H)D 0-0
01/08/2017UCLFC Sheriff (A)W 2-1Ndlovu 45+3, Míchel 86
11/08/2017LeagueNeftçi PFK (A)W 3-1Madatov 15, 40, Ndlovu 62
15/08/2017UCLFC København (H)W 1-0Madatov 25
19/08/2017Leagueİnter Bakı PİK (H)W 1-0Ismayilov 89
23/08/2017UCLFC København (A)L 1-2Ndlovu 63
26/08/2017LeagueGabala SC (H)W 2-1Madatov 63, Míchel 73
12/09/2017UCLChelsea FC (A)L 0-6
17/09/2017LeagueKäpäz PFK (H)W 2-0Diniyev 34, Dani Quintana 80
22/09/2017LeagueSumqayıt FK (H)W 4-1Henrique 56, Richard Almeida 62 (P), Madatov 65, 73
27/09/2017UCLAS Roma (H)L 1-2Henrique 28
01/10/2017LeagueZirä FK (H)D 0-0
13/10/2017Leagueİnter Bakı PİK (A)W 2-0Ndlovu 85, 90+2
18/10/2017UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
22/10/2017LeagueGabala SC (A)
27/10/2017LeagueSabail (H)
31/10/2017UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (A)
05/11/2017LeagueKäpäz PFK (A)
17/11/2017LeagueSumqayıt FK (A)
22/11/2017UCLChelsea FC (H)
26/11/2017LeagueZirä FK (A)
29/11/2017CupFK Qaradag Lokbatan (H)
02/12/2017LeagueNeftçi PFK (H)
05/12/2017UCLAS Roma (A)
08/12/2017LeagueSabail (A)
10/02/2018LeagueGabala SC (H)
18/02/2018LeagueSabail (A)
25/02/2018LeagueKäpäz PFK (H)
03/03/2018LeagueSumqayıt FK (A)
11/03/2018LeagueZirä FK (H)
17/03/2018LeagueNeftçi PFK (A)
01/04/2018Leagueİnter Bakı PİK (H)
07/04/2018LeagueSabail (H)
14/04/2018LeagueKäpäz PFK (A)
21/04/2018LeagueSumqayıt FK (H)
27/04/2018LeagueZirä FK (A)
06/05/2018LeagueNeftçi PFK (H)
12/05/2018Leagueİnter Bakı PİK (A)
20/05/2018LeagueGabala SC (A)
1Qarabağ FK761014319
2Zirä FK853015518
3Gabala SC851211816
4Sumqayıt FK831481110
5İnter Bakı PİK82247118
6Neftçi PFK8215997
8Käpäz PFK81165144
Club Atlético de MadridFixtures and results
19/08/2017LeagueGirona FC (A)D 2-2Correa 78, Giménez 85
26/08/2017LeagueUD Las Palmas (A)W 5-1Correa 3, Carrasco 5, Koke 62, 75, Partey 88
09/09/2017LeagueValencia CF (A)D 0-0
12/09/2017UCLAS Roma (A)D 0-0
16/09/2017LeagueMálaga CF (H)W 1-0Griezmann 61
20/09/2017LeagueAthletic Club (A)W 2-1Correa 55, Carrasco 73
23/09/2017LeagueSevilla FC (H)W 2-0Carrasco 46, Griezmann 69
27/09/2017UCLChelsea FC (H)L 1-2Griezmann 40 (P)
30/09/2017LeagueCD Leganés (A)D 0-0
14/10/2017LeagueFC Barcelona (H)D 1-1Saúl Ñíguez 21
18/10/2017UCLQarabağ FK (A)
22/10/2017LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)
25/10/2017CupElche CF (A)
28/10/2017LeagueVillarreal CF (H)
31/10/2017UCLQarabağ FK (H)
05/11/2017LeagueRC Deportivo La Coruña (A)
19/11/2017LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)
22/11/2017UCLAS Roma (H)
26/11/2017LeagueLevante UD (A)
29/11/2017CupElche CF (H)
03/12/2017LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)
05/12/2017UCLChelsea FC (A)
10/12/2017LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
17/12/2017LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
20/12/2017LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)
07/01/2018LeagueGetafe CF (H)
14/01/2018LeagueSD Eibar (A)
21/01/2018LeagueGirona FC (H)
28/01/2018LeagueUD Las Palmas (H)
04/02/2018LeagueValencia CF (H)
11/02/2018LeagueMálaga CF (A)
18/02/2018LeagueAthletic Club (H)
25/02/2018LeagueSevilla FC (A)
28/02/2018LeagueCD Leganés (H)
04/03/2018LeagueFC Barcelona (A)
11/03/2018LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
18/03/2018LeagueVillarreal CF (A)
01/04/2018LeagueRC Deportivo La Coruña (H)
08/04/2018LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
15/04/2018LeagueLevante UD (H)
18/04/2018LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
22/04/2018LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)
29/04/2018LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)
06/05/2018LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)
13/05/2018LeagueGetafe CF (A)
20/05/2018LeagueSD Eibar (H)
1FC Barcelona871024322
2Valencia CF8530211018
3Real Madrid CF852115717
4Club Atlético de Madrid844013516
5Sevilla FC85129416
6CD Leganés84227314
7Real Sociedad de Fútbol8413191713
8Villarreal CF8413111013
9Real Betis Balompié8413171713
10RC Celta de Vigo8323181311
11Athletic Club832310911
12Levante UD824281010
13RCD Espanyol82337119
14Getafe CF82241098
15RC Deportivo La Coruña82249168
16SD Eibar82153177
17Girona FC81347136
18UD Las Palmas82067186
19Deportivo Alavés81073123
20Málaga CF80174181

Last updated 17/10/2017 17:18CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Qarabağ FK

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    Qarabağ FK 5-0 FC Samtredia
    1-0 Ismayilov 10 (P) , 2-0 Ndlovu 37, 3-0 Ndlovu 45+1 (P) , 4-0 Guerrier 83, 5-0 Míchel 90+2
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu, Madatov, R. F. Sadygov (31 Rzeźniczak), Ismayilov (76 Guerrier ), Agolli, Hüseynov, Diniyev (65 Richard Almeida)
  • (18/07/2017)
    FC Samtredia 0-1 Qarabağ FK (agg: 0-6)
    0-1 Guerrier 22
    Kanibolotskiy, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu (70 Ramazanov), Madatov, Guerrier (62 Ismayilov), Richard Almeida (62 Amirguliyev), Agolli, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov
  • Third qualifying round
    Qarabağ FK 0-0 FC Sheriff
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu, Guerrier (88 Ramazanov), Richard Almeida, Ismayilov (62 Madatov), Agolli, Rzeźniczak (24 Yunuszadä), Hüseynov
  • (01/08/2017)
    FC Sheriff 1-2 Qarabağ FK (agg: 1-2)
    0-1 Ndlovu 45+3, 0-2 Míchel 86, 1-2 Badibanga 90+4 (P)
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev (31 Rzeźniczak), Míchel, Ndlovu (89 Ramazanov), Madatov (60 Ismayilov), R. F. Sadygov, Guerrier , Richard Almeida, Agolli, Hüseynov
  • Play-off
    Qarabağ FK 1-0 FC København
    1-0 Madatov 25
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu (95 Ismayilov), Madatov, Guerrier , Richard Almeida, Agolli, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov
  • (23/08/2017)
    FC København 2-1 Qarabağ FK (agg: 2-2)
    1-0 Santander 45, 1-1 Ndlovu 63, 2-1 Pavlović 66
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu, Madatov, Guerrier (11 Ismayilov), Richard Almeida (92 Yunuszadä), Agolli, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov
  • Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    Chelsea FC2200816
    AS Roma2110214
    Club Atlético de Madrid2011121
    Qarabağ FK2002180
    Matchday 1 (12/09/2017)
    Chelsea FC 6-0 Qarabağ FK
    1-0 Pedro Rodríguez 5, 2-0 Zappacosta 30, 3-0 Azpilicueta 55, 4-0 Bakayoko 71, 5-0 Batshuayi 76, 6-0 Medvedev 82 (og)
    Šehić, Garayev (70 Diniyev), Medvedev, Míchel, Ndlovu, Henrique (77 T. Elyounoussi), R. F. Sadygov (70 Madatov), Richard Almeida, Rzeźniczak, Hüseynov, Guerrier
  • Matchday 2 (27/09/2017)
    Qarabağ FK 1-2 AS Roma
    0-1 Manolas 7, 0-2 Džeko 15, 1-2 Henrique 28
    Šehić, Garayev, Medvedev, Míchel (88 Dani Quintana), Ndlovu, Henrique (76 T. Elyounoussi), Madatov (81 Guerrier ), R. F. Sadygov, Richard Almeida, Agolli, Hüseynov
  • Matchday 3 (18/10/2017)
    Qarabağ FK-Club Atlético de Madrid
  • Matchday 4 (31/10/2017)
    Club Atlético de Madrid-Qarabağ FK
  • Matchday 5 (22/11/2017)
    Qarabağ FK-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 6 (05/12/2017)
    AS Roma-Qarabağ FK

Club Atlético de Madrid

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (12/09/2017)
    AS Roma 0-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
    Oblak, Godín, Filipe Luís, Partey, Koke, Griezmann (79 Gaitán), Saúl Ñíguez, Gabi (62 Carrasco), Savić, Vietto (58 Correa), Juanfran
  • Matchday 2 (27/09/2017)
    Club Atlético de Madrid 1-2 Chelsea FC
    1-0 Griezmann 40 (P) , 1-1 Morata 60, 1-2 Batshuayi 90+3
    Oblak, Godín, Filipe Luís, Partey (77 Giménez), Koke, Griezmann, Saúl Ñíguez, Carrasco (69 Torres), Correa (70 Gaitán), Lucas, Juanfran
  • Matchday 3 (18/10/2017)
    Qarabağ FK-Club Atlético de Madrid
  • Matchday 4 (31/10/2017)
    Club Atlético de Madrid-Qarabağ FK
  • Matchday 5 (22/11/2017)
    Club Atlético de Madrid-AS Roma
  • Matchday 6 (05/12/2017)
    Chelsea FC-Club Atlético de Madrid

Last updated 29/09/2017 10:07CET

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

Qarabağ FK
Formed: 1951
Nickname: Atlılar (The Horsemen)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Domestic title: 5 (2017)
Azerbaijani Cup: 6 (2017)

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

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Qarabağ v FC Samtredia
11/07/17, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: FK Banga v Qarabağ
30/06/11, UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Qarabağ v FC København
27/08/98, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup qualifying phase second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Chelsea FC v Qarabağ
12/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage
6-0: FC København v Qarabağ
13/08/98, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup qualifying phase first leg
6-0: Montpellier Hérault SC v Qarabağ
10/07/99, UEFA Intertoto Cup second round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
1-2: Qarabağ v AS Roma
27/09/17, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Chelsea FC v Qarabağ (see above for details)


Club Atlético de Madrid
Nickname: Los Colchoneros (The Mattress Makers)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (1974), (2014), (2016)
• UEFA Europa League (2): 2010, 2012
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1962, (1963), (1986)
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 2010, 2012
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2007, (2004)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 10 (2014)
Spanish Cup: 10 (2013)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17: semi-finals
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League winners
UEFA Europa League group stage
2009/10: UEFA Europa League winners (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
2007/08: UEFA Cup round of 32 (having transferred from the UEFA Intertoto Cup)

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
8-0: Atlético v Drumcondra FC
17/09/58, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Kayseri Erciyesspor v Atlético
04/10/07, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Atlético v FC Porto
08/12/09, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
Tottenham Hotspur FC v Atlético
15/05/63, European Cup Winners' Cup final (played in Rotterdam)
4-0 twice, most recently Chelsea FC v Atlético
21/10/09, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
5-0: Atlético v Malmö FF
22/10/14, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: RTS Widzew Łódź v Atlético
25/09/96, group stage
0-3 twice, most recently FK Austria Wien v Atlético
22/10/13, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Atlético v FC Porto (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Chelsea FC v Atlético (see above)



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