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UEFA Champions League: Juventus - Sporting Clube de Portugal Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2017/18 SeasonMatch press kits

JuventusJuventusJuventus Stadium - TurinWednesday 18 October 2017
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Group D - 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

Juventus - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
14/03/2017R16Juventus - FC Porto1-0
agg: 3-0
TurinDybala 42 (P)
22/02/2017R16FC Porto - Juventus0-2
PortoPjaca 72, Dani Alves 74
UEFA Europa League
01/05/2014SFJuventus - SL Benfica0-0
agg: 1-2
24/04/2014SFSL Benfica - Juventus2-1
LisbonGaray 2, Lima 84; Tévez 73
UEFA Champions League
23/10/2001GS1Juventus - FC Porto3-1
TurinDel Piero 32, Montero 47, Trezeguet 73; Clayton 13
10/10/2001GS1FC Porto - Juventus0-0Porto
02/11/1994R2Juventus - CS Marítimo2-1
agg: 3-1
TurinRavanelli 34, 52; Alves 80
18/10/1994R2CS Marítimo - Juventus0-1
FunchalRavanelli 78
17/03/1993QFJuventus - SL Benfica3-0
agg: 4-2
TurinKohler 2, D. Baggio 43, Ravanelli 67
04/03/1993QFSL Benfica - Juventus2-1
LisbonVítor Paneira 11, 80; Vialli 59 (P)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
16/05/1984FJuventus - FC Porto2-1
BaselVignola 13, Boniek 41; Sousa 29
European Champions Clubs' Cup
15/05/1968SFJuventus - SL Benfica0-1
agg: 0-3
TurinEusébio 68
09/05/1968SFSL Benfica - Juventus2-0
LisbonTorres 63, Eusébio 69

Sporting Clube de Portugal - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
14/12/2011GSSS Lazio - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-0
RomeKozák 42, Sculli 55
29/09/2011GSSporting Clube de Portugal - SS Lazio2-1
LisbonVan Wolfswinkel 21, Insua 45+2; Klose 40
UEFA Champions League
26/08/2009POACF Fiorentina - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-1
agg: 3-3 ag
FlorenceJovetić 54; João Moutinho 35
18/08/2009POSporting Clube de Portugal - ACF Fiorentina2-2LisbonS. Vukčević 58, Miguel Veloso 66; Vargas 6, Gilardino 79
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2007GSSporting Clube de Portugal - AS Roma2-2LisbonLiedson 22, 64; Cassetti 4, Polga 90 (og)
23/10/2007GSAS Roma - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-1
RomeJuan 15, Vučinić 70; Liedson 18
UEFA Champions League
22/11/2006GSFC Internazionale Milano - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-0
MilanCrespo 36
12/09/2006GSSporting Clube de Portugal - FC Internazionale Milano1-0
LisbonMarco Caneira 64
UEFA Champions League
23/08/2005QR3Udinese Calcio - Sporting Clube de Portugal3-2
agg: 4-2
UdineIaquinta 23 (P), Natali 35, Barreto 90+1; Douala 39, Pinilla 90+2
10/08/2005QR3Sporting Clube de Portugal - Udinese Calcio0-1
LisbonIaquinta 27 (P)
UEFA Champions League
27/08/2002QR3FC Internazionale Milano - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-0
agg: 2-0
MilanDi Biagio 31, Recoba 44
14/08/2002QR3Sporting Clube de Portugal - FC Internazionale Milano0-0Lisbon
06/12/2001R3Sporting Clube de Portugal - AC Milan1-1
agg: 1-3
LisbonM.Niculae 49; Javi Moreno 90+3
22/11/2001R3AC Milan - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-0
MilanShevchenko 37, F. Inzaghi 77
29/09/1998R1Bologna FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-1
agg: 4-1
BolognaNervo 77, Signori 89 (P); Leandro 64
15/09/1998R1Sporting Clube de Portugal - Bologna FC0-2
LisbonNervo 16, Luciano 89
24/04/1991SFFC Internazionale Milano - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-0
agg: 2-0
MilanMatthäus 15 (P), Klinsmann 35
10/04/1991SFSporting Clube de Portugal - FC Internazionale Milano0-0Lisbon
20/03/1991QFSporting Clube de Portugal - Bologna FC2-0
agg: 3-1
LisbonCadete 20, Fernando Gomes 80 (P)
06/03/1991QFBologna FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-1BolognaTürkyilmaz 50; Ferreira 86
27/09/1989R1SSC Napoli - Sporting Clube de Portugal0-0
agg: 0-0 (aet, 4-3pens)
14/09/1989R1Sporting Clube de Portugal - SSC Napoli0-0Lisbon
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
16/03/1988QFSporting Clube de Portugal - Atalanta BC1-1
agg: 1-3
LisbonHoutman 66; Cantarutti 82
02/03/1988QFAtalanta BC - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-0
BergamoNicolini 44, Cantarutti 80
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
14/10/1963PR (Rep)Atalanta BC - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-3 (Rep)
BarcelonaNova 21; Mascarenhas 24, 115 ET, Soares 98 ET
09/10/1963PRSporting Clube de Portugal - Atalanta BC3-1
agg: 3-3 ag
LisbonFigueiredo 5, Mascarenhas 63, Bocaleri 76; Christensen 17
04/09/1963PRAtalanta BC - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-0
BergamoCalvanese 74, Domenghini 86
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Match background Only this chapter

A first meeting between Juventus and Sporting Clube de Portugal gives both the opportunity to step up the chase to keep pace with Group D leaders FC Barcelona.

• The teams each have three points, having won one and lost the other of their first two fixtures, and trail Barça by three. The omens are against Sporting, however, who have never won in Italy.

Match background

A 2-0 victory against Olympiacos FC last time out stretched the Bianconeri's unbeaten home run in UEFA competition to 24 games (W15 D9), dating back to a 2-0 reverse against FC Bayern München in April 2013.

• Juventus's 13 encounters with Portuguese sides have ended W7 D2 L4; at home their record is W4 D1 L1. All four of those defeats came against SL Benfica.

• The Bianconeri's sole home loss to a Portuguese Liga club came in their first encounter, Benfica triumphing 1-0 in Turin in a 1967/68 European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final second leg (3-0 aggregate).

• Juventus got the better of Portuguese opposition in last season's round of 16, beating FC Porto 3-0 over two legs (2-0 away, 1-0 home).

• Juventus lost last season's final 4-1 to Real Madrid CF in Cardiff. They were also beaten 3-0 by FC Barcelona on matchday one, the first time since the 2014/15 group stage they had lost successive European matches; by overcoming Olympiacos they avoided suffering three defeats in a row in Europe for the first time since 1993/94.

• This is an 18th UEFA Champions League group stage campaign for Juve, and a sixth in succession.

• The Italian outfit have reached the knockout rounds in their last three attempts, having finished third in their section in 2013/14.

• Sporting have not played an Italian club for six years since two contests against SS Lazio in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League group stage (2-1 home, 0-2 away).

• That loss in Rome means Sporting's record away to Italian clubs now reads W0 D3 L10. Overall it is W5 D10 L12.

• Beaten 1-0 at home by Barcelona in their most recent fixture, Sporting were 3-2 winners at Olympiacos on matchday one, just their third victory in their last 24 European away fixtures (D5 L16). It was also their first away win in this competition proper since a 1-0 success at FC Basel 1893 on 9 December 2008; their subsequent record was D1 L6, with a five-game losing run before the Olympiacos triumph including all three away games in last season's group stage.

• The Portuguese team were 5-1 aggregate winners against Romania's FCSB in the play-offs, following up a 0-0 home draw with a 5-1 success in Bucharest. That win in Romania ended Sporting's four-game losing streak in European away matches.

• Sporting are in the group stage for a third time in four years. In 2016/17, they came fourth in their group behind Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid CF and Legia Warszawa.

• Sporting qualified by finishing third in the Portuguese Liga in 2016/17.

Coach and player links
• Jorge Jesus guided Benfica to victory against Juve in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League semi-finals (2-1 home, 0-0 away).

• Jesus's only other match against Italian opposition was a 1-0 away defeat by AC Milan in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage when he was coaching SC Braga.

• Jérémy Mathieu was in the Barcelona side beaten 3-0 at Juventus in last season's quarter-final first leg. He had come on as a substitute in Barça's 3-1 victory in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final.

• Alex Sandro played in Portugal for Porto between 2011 and 2015; his record against Sporting was W4 D3 L1.

• Rui Patrício and William Carvalho were in the Portugal team that upset Blaise Matuidi's France 1-0 in the UEFA EURO 2016 final.

• Rui Patrício and William Carvalho also got the better of Marko Pjaca and Mario Mandžukić in Portugal's 1-0 last-16 scalp of Croatia. Wojciech Szczęsny was an unused substitute as Portugal edged out Poland on penalties in the quarter-finals.

• Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Claudio Marchisio all featured as Italy beat Sebastiano Coates's Uruguay in a friendly on 7 June.

• Chiellini got Italy's goal in the 1-1 draw against FYR Macedonia, who included Stefan Ristovski, on 6 October.

• Stephan Lichtsteiner was in the Switzerland side that beat Portugal 2-0 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 6 September 2016; Rui Patrício and Carvalho played for the visitors.

• Rui Patrício and Carvalho helped Portugal beat Lichtsteiner's Switzerland 2-0 on 10 October to secure their place in the 2018 World Cup.

• Benedikt Höwedes scored in FC Schalke 04's 4-3 home win against Sporting in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage, and also appeared in the 4-2 defeat in Lisbon.

• Have played in Italy:
Cristiano Piccini (ACF Fiorentina 2010/11, Carrarese Calcio 2011/12, Spezia Calcio 2012/13, AS Livorno Calcio 2013/14)
Seydou Doumbia (AS Roma 2014/15)
Bruno Fernandes (Novara 2012/13, Udinese Calcio 2013–16, UC Sampdoria 2016/17)
Stefan Ristovski (Parma FC 2010–15, FC Crotone 2011/12, Frosinone Calcio 2012, AS Bari 2012/13, US Latina Calcio 2013/14, 2015)

• Have played together:
Miralem Pjanić & Seydou Doumbia (Roma 2014/15)
Fábio Coentrão & Sami Khedira (Real Madrid 2011–15) Gonzalo Higuaín (2011–13)
Jonathan Silva & Rodrigo Bentancur (CA Boca Juniors 2016/17)
Douglas Costa & Bruno César (Grêmio FBPA 2008)

• International team-mates:
Jérémy Mathieu & Blaise Matuidi (France)
Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuaín & Marcos Acuña (Argentina)

Match facts

• Dybala missed a penalty deep into added time as Juve lost 2-1 to SS Lazio on Saturday; that was the Bianconeri's first home Serie A defeat since August 2015.

• Juve's run of successive Serie A wins stopped at eight – six of them this season – when they drew 2-2 at Atalanta BC on 1 October, despite being two up after 24 minutes.

• Federico Bernardeschi scored his first goal for Juventus against Atalanta.

• Chiellini opened the scoring for Italy in their 1-1 home draw against FYR Macedonia on 6 October. Suffering from a thigh injury, Barzagli was replaced at half-time.

• Matuidi struck as France triumphed 1-0 in Bulgaria 24 hours later and started Les Bleus' subsequent 2-1 win against Belarus in their final European Qualifier, a result that confirmed their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Mattia De Sciglio (out since 12 September, leg) and Claudio Marchisio (late August, knee) are still sidelined.

• Höwedes is yet to make his Juventus debut after joining the club late in the summer transfer window and then suffering a thigh injury in training.

• Miralem Pjanić has not played since sustaining a thigh injury in the warm-up against Olympiacos.

• Gianluigi Buffon and Dybala are on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or. The winner will be announced in December.

• The 1-0 loss to Barcelona on matchday two is Sporting's only defeat in 14 games this season.

• Sporting recorded their first victory in five when they prevailed 4-2 at ARC Oleiros in the Portuguese Cup third round on 12 October, João Palhinha on target twice.

• Doumbia has not featured since going off a minute before half-time on matchday two with a torn tendon.

• Marcos Acuña (Argentina), Patrício (Portugal), Carvalho (Portugal) and Gelson Martins (Portugal) played during the international break as their teams qualified for the World Cup.

• Sebastián Coates was an unused substitute against Venezuela (0-0) and Bolivia (4-2) as Uruguay confirmed their place in Russia.


Squad list Only this chapter

Juventus - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Gianluigi BuffonITA28/01/197839 - --2-6-110-153-
16Carlo PinsoglioITA16/03/199027 - ----------
23Wojciech SzczęsnyPOL18/04/199027 - ----2-31-38-
2Mattia De SciglioITA20/10/199224 - --1---10-11-
3Giorgio ChielliniITA14/08/198433 - --1-6-582765
4Medhi BenatiaMAR17/04/198730 - --2-3-201372
12Alex SandroBRA26/01/199126 - --2-4139-47-
15Andrea BarzagliITA08/05/198136 - --2-5-42-69-
21Benedikt HöwedesGER29/02/198829 - ------355666
24Daniele RuganiITA29/07/199423 - ----5-3131
5Miralem PjanićBIH02/04/199027 - --1-61478559
6Sami KhediraGER04/04/198730 - ----3-601702
7Juan CuadradoCOL26/05/198829 - --1-61222356
8Claudio MarchisioITA19/01/198631 - ----1-463673
11Douglas CostaBRA14/09/199027 - --2-6156106010
14Blaise MatuidiFRA09/04/198730 - --2-8-476606
22Kwadwo AsamoahGHA09/12/198828 - ----4-18-39-
27Stefano SturaroITA09/03/199324 - --2-3-141141
30Rodrigo BentancurURU25/06/199720 - --2-6-2-2-
33Federico BernardeschiITA16/02/199423 - --2-612-208
34Leonardo MerioITA28/05/199918 - ----------
38Fabrizio CaligaraITA12/04/200017 - --1---1-1-
9Gonzalo HiguaínARG10/12/198729 - --218367189229
10Paulo DybalaARG15/11/199323 - --2-810205205
17Mario MandžukićCRO21/05/198631 - --118247178128
-Massimiliano AllegriITA11/08/196750 - --2---68-70-
Sporting Clube de Portugal - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Rui PatrícioPOR15/02/198829 - 2-2-8-22-83-
18Romain SalinFRA29/07/198433 - --------10-
30Vladimir StojkovicPOR04/10/199621 - ----------
60Filipe RodriguesPOR22/01/200017 - ----------
81Luís MaximianoPOR05/01/199918 - ----------
82Pedro SilvaPOR13/02/199720 - ----------
99Diogo SousaPOR16/09/199819 - ----------
3Jonathan SilvaARG29/06/199423 - --2-5-51111
4Sebastián CoatesURU07/10/199027 - 2-2-818-141
5Fábio CoentrãoPOR11/03/198829 - 2-1-5-352633
6André PintoPOR05/10/198928 - ----1---141
13Stefan RistovskiMKD12/02/199225 - --1---1-81
22Jérémy MathieuFRA29/10/198333 - 2-2-8128-764
43Gonçalo VieiraPOR31/01/199819 - ----------
53Gonçalo CostaPOR18/02/200017 - ----------
55Tobias FigueiredoPOR02/02/199423 - --------61
59João OliveiraPOR30/01/199918 - ----------
63Tiago DjalóPOR09/04/200017 - ----------
64Ivanildo FernandesPOR26/03/199621 - ----------
71Rodrigo VazaPOR31/01/200017 - ----------
74Guilherme RamosPOR11/08/199720 - ----------
75Abdu ContéPOR24/03/199819 - ----------
92Cristiano PicciniITA26/09/199225 - 2-2-8-2-4-
95Thierry CorreiaPOR09/03/199918 - ----------
96João RicciulliGNB10/10/199918 - ----------
8Bruno FernandesPOR08/09/199423 - 2-21852141
9Marcos AcuñaARG28/10/199125 - 212-7-2-41
11Bruno CésarBRA03/11/198828 - 1-2-5-234274
14William CarvalhoPOR07/04/199225 - --2-5-14-20-
16Rodrigo BattagliaARG12/07/199126 - 212-8-2-41
21MattheusBRA07/07/199423 - ----------
25Radosav PetrovićSRB08/03/198928 - 1---1-6-291
45Iuri MedeirosPOR10/07/199423 - 1---5---1-
51Bubacar DjalóPOR02/02/199720 - ----------
62Bernardo SousaPOR27/03/200017 - ----------
66João PalhinhaPOR09/07/199522 - ----------
68Daniel BragançaPOR27/05/199918 - ----------
76Pedro FerreiraPOR05/01/199819 - ----------
77Gelson MartinsPOR11/05/199522 - 21218381173
80Bruno PazPOR23/04/199819 - ----------
90Miguel LuísPOR27/02/199918 - ----------
94Rafael BarbosaPOR29/03/199621 - ----------
10Alan RuizARG19/08/199324 - ----4-----
17Daniel PodencePOR21/10/199521 - 1---3---1-
28Bas DostNED31/05/198928 - 212-84142255
57GelsonANG13/07/199621 - ----------
61Diogo BrásPOR16/03/200017 - ----------
70Ronaldo TavaresPOR22/07/199720 - ----------
88Seydou DoumbiaCIV31/12/198729 - 21213-29154628
89Elves BaldéPOR02/10/199918 - ----------
91Nuno MoreiraPOR16/06/199918 - ----------
93Rafael LeãoPOR10/06/199918 - ----------
97Jovane CabralCPV14/06/199819 - ----------
-Jorge JesusPOR24/07/195463 - 2-2---39-113-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Massimiliano Allegri

Date of birth: 11 August 1967
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: UC Cuoiopelli, AS Livorno Calcio (twice), Pisa Calcio, AC Pavia, Pescara Calcio (twice), Cagliari Calcio, AC Perugia, Calcio Padova, SSC Napoli, AC Pistoiese, Aglianese Calcio 1923
Coaching career: Aglianese Calcio 1923, SPAL 1907, US Grosseto FC, US Sassuolo Calcio, Cagliari Calcio, AC Milan, Juventus

• A creative attacking midfielder, Allegri started out in his native Tuscany with Cuoiopelli and then Livorno, his hometown club. First appeared in Serie A for Pisa against Milan in 1988/89 but played only twice that season before heading back to Livorno.

• Returned to Serie A after helping Pescara win promotion in 1992. The following term he scored 12 goals under Giovanni Galeone, the coach Allegri still considers his mentor. After leaving Pescara in 1993, had spells at Cagliari, Perugia, Padova and Napoli before hanging up his boots back in Tuscany with fourth division Aglianese in 2003.

• Moved straight into coaching at Aglianese, prior to taking charge at SPAL and Grosseto. In November 2008 he won the Panchina d'Oro (golden bench) as the third division's best coach having led Sassuolo to promotion.

• Had earlier been appointed by Cagliari whom he led to ninth place in 2009, winning the Panchina d'Oro again, this time as Serie A's best coach. A bad run of results the following season prompted Allegri's dismissal on 13 April 2010 – although he had already done enough to earn a two-year contract at Milan.

• Allegri's first season at San Siro ended with his new club winning the Scudetto for the first time since 2004. Dismissed in January 2014 with Milan 11th in Serie A, that summer he was appointed to succeed Antonio Conte at Juventus. Allegri won the Scudetto and the Coppa Italia with Juventus in his first season, also taking his side to the final of the UEFA Champions League, and added further domestic doubles in both 2015/16 and 2016/17, when they again reached the UEFA Champions League final.


Jorge Jesus

Date of birth: 24 July 1954
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing Career: Sporting Clube de Portugal, GD Peniche, SC Olhanense, CF Os Belenenses, GD Riopele, Juventude SC, UD Leiria, Vitória FC, SC Farense, CF Estrela da Amadora, Benfica e Castelo Branco, SR Almancilense
Coaching career: Amora FC, FC Felgueiras, CF Estrela da Amadora (twice), Vitória FC, Vitória SC, Moreirense FC, UD Leiria, CF Os Belenenses, SC Braga, SL Benfica, Sporting Clube de Portugal

• A midfielder at Sporting, Jesus enjoyed a long if low-key career with a number of smaller Portuguese sides before moving into coaching with fourth division Amora after hanging up his boots in 1989, leading them to a title. Then led Felgueiras from the third division to the Liga in successive seasons, though they were relegated in his third campaign in 1995/96.

• Further Liga experience came at hometown side Estrela da Amadora, Setúbal and Guimarães, though he endured another relegation with Moreirense in 2004/05. In 2006/07, he guided Belenenses to fifth place and the Portuguese Cup final, where despite losing to Sporting they earned a place in the UEFA Cup.

• Even better followed at Braga in 2008/09 as he guided them to UEFA Intertoto Cup success and subsequently the UEFA Cup round of 16. A fifth-place Liga finish prompted Benfica to lure him back to Lisbon in 2009 and Jesus rewarded their faith with the league title and League Cup in his debut campaign.

• After completing a hat-trick of Portuguese League Cup triumphs in 2012, Jesus's Benfica came tantalisingly close to an even bigger treble in 2013, only to finish runners-up in both the Portuguese Liga and Cup and lose the UEFA Europa League final to Chelsea FC.

• Signed a two-year contract extension in June 2013 and led Benfica to another UEFA Europa League final the following season, although they again lost, this time to Sevilla FC. That disappointment was somewhat soothed by a clean sweep of the three domestic trophies, with another league and League Cup secured in 2014/15, during which Jesus became the Benfica coach with the most victories and the most league matches. Unexpectedly left to join Sporting in June 2015, taking the club to the Liga's runners-up spot in his first season – behind Benfica – and third the following year.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMichael Oliver (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesStuart Burt (ENG) , Simon Bennett (ENG)
  • Additional assistant refereesAndre Marriner (ENG) , Paul Tierney (ENG)
  • Fourth officialHarry Lennard (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateWolfgang Thierrichter (AUT)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarc Batta (FRA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Michael Oliver20/02/1985841

Michael Oliver

Referee since: 1999
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2012

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/09/2016UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalLegia Warszawa2-0Lisbon

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/05/2012U19ELITESpainItaly2-1Misano Adriatico
14/10/2014U21POPortugalNetherlands5-4Pacos de Ferreira
17/09/2015UELGSACF FiorentinaFC Basel 18931-2Florence
18/02/2016UELR32Galatasaray AŞSS Lazio1-1Istanbul
27/09/2016UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalLegia Warszawa2-0Lisbon

Last updated 17/10/2017 03:12CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

JuventusFixtures and results
19/08/2017LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)W 3-0Mandžukić 12, Dybala 45+1, Higuaín 66
26/08/2017LeagueGenoa CFC (A)W 4-2Dybala 14, 45+3 (P), 90+2, Cuadrado 62
09/09/2017LeagueAC Chievo Verona (H)W 3-0P. Hetemaj 17 (og), Higuaín 58, Dybala 83
12/09/2017UCLFC Barcelona (A)L 0-3
17/09/2017LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)W 3-1Dybala 16, 49, 63
20/09/2017LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)W 1-0Mandžukić 52
23/09/2017LeagueTorino FC (H)W 4-0Dybala 16, 90+1, Pjanić 40, Alex Sandro 57
27/09/2017UCLOlympiacos FC (H)W 2-0Higuaín 69, Mandžukić 80
01/10/2017LeagueAtalanta BC (A)D 2-2Bernardeschi 21, Higuaín 24
14/10/2017LeagueSS Lazio (H)L 1-2Douglas Costa 23
18/10/2017UCLSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
22/10/2017LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
25/10/2017LeagueSpal (H)
28/10/2017LeagueAC Milan (A)
31/10/2017UCLSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
05/11/2017LeagueBenevento (H)
19/11/2017LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
22/11/2017UCLFC Barcelona (H)
26/11/2017LeagueFC Crotone (H)
01/12/2017LeagueSSC Napoli (A)
05/12/2017UCLOlympiacos FC (A)
09/12/2017LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
17/12/2017LeagueBologna FC (A)
23/12/2017LeagueAS Roma (H)
30/12/2017LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
06/01/2018LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
21/01/2018LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
28/01/2018LeagueAC Chievo Verona (A)
04/02/2018LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
11/02/2018LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
18/02/2018LeagueTorino FC (A)
25/02/2018LeagueAtalanta BC (H)
04/03/2018LeagueSS Lazio (A)
11/03/2018LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
18/03/2018LeagueSpal (A)
31/03/2018LeagueAC Milan (H)
08/04/2018LeagueBenevento (A)
15/04/2018LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
18/04/2018LeagueFC Crotone (A)
22/04/2018LeagueSSC Napoli (H)
29/04/2018LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
06/05/2018LeagueBologna FC (H)
13/05/2018LeagueAS Roma (A)
20/05/2018LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
1SSC Napoli880026524
2FC Internazionale Milano871017522
4SS Lazio8611211019
5AS Roma750214515
6UC Sampdoria742111914
7Bologna FC84228814
8Torino FC8341141313
9AC Chievo Verona83329912
10AC Milan8404121312
11ACF Fiorentina8314121110
12Atalanta BC823313139
13Udinese Calcio820613156
14Cagliari Calcio82066146
15FC Crotone81346146
16Hellas Verona FC81344166
17Genoa CFC81258135
19US Sassuolo Calcio81254155
Sporting Clube de PortugalFixtures and results
06/08/2017LeagueCD Aves (A)W 2-0Gelson Martins 23, 75
11/08/2017LeagueVitória FC (H)W 1-0Dost 86 (P)
15/08/2017UCLFCSB (H)D 0-0
19/08/2017LeagueVitória SC (A)W 5-0Borges Fernandes 3, 60, Dost 21, 23, Adrien Silva 85
23/08/2017UCLFCSB (A)W 5-1Doumbia 13, Acuña 60, Gelson Martins 64, Dost 75, Battaglia 88
27/08/2017LeagueEstoril Praia (H)W 2-1Gelson Martins 4, Borges Fernandes 11
08/09/2017LeagueCD Feirense (A)W 3-2Coates 62, Borges Fernandes 64, Dost 90+8 (P)
12/09/2017UCLOlympiacos FC (A)W 3-2Doumbia 2, Gelson Martins 13, Bruno Fernandes 43
16/09/2017LeagueCD Tondela (H)W 2-0Mathieu 12, Borges Fernandes 72
23/09/2017LeagueMoreirense FC (A)D 1-1Aberhoune 61 (og)
27/09/2017UCLFC Barcelona (H)L 0-1
01/10/2017LeagueFC Porto (H)D 0-0
12/10/2017CupOleiros (A)W 4-2Alves Palhinha Gonçalves 23, 62, Mattheus 41, Leão 87
18/10/2017UCLJuventus (A)
22/10/2017LeagueGD Chaves (H)
27/10/2017LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
31/10/2017UCLJuventus (H)
05/11/2017LeagueSC Braga (H)
22/11/2017UCLOlympiacos FC (H)
26/11/2017LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
01/12/2017LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
05/12/2017UCLFC Barcelona (A)
09/12/2017LeagueBoavista FC (A)
17/12/2017LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
03/01/2018LeagueSL Benfica (A)
06/01/2018LeagueCS Marítimo (H)
14/01/2018LeagueCD Aves (H)
20/01/2018LeagueVitória FC (A)
31/01/2018LeagueVitória SC (H)
04/02/2018LeagueEstoril Praia (A)
11/02/2018LeagueCD Feirense (H)
18/02/2018LeagueCD Tondela (A)
25/02/2018LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
04/03/2018LeagueFC Porto (A)
11/03/2018LeagueGD Chaves (A)
18/03/2018LeagueRio Ave FC (H)
31/03/2018LeagueSC Braga (A)
07/04/2018LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)
15/04/2018LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
22/04/2018LeagueBoavista FC (H)
29/04/2018LeaguePortimonense SC (A)
06/05/2018LeagueSL Benfica (H)
13/05/2018LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
1FC Porto871019322
2Sporting Clube de Portugal862016420
3SL Benfica852116617
4CS Marítimo85129616
5SC Braga850315915
6Rio Ave FC84229614
7Os Belenenses8413101113
8Boavista FC83147810
9Vitória SC831471410
10FC Paços de Ferreira82339119
11GD Chaves82249118
12CD Feirense82249128
13Vitória FC8143787
14Portimonense SC821511177
15CD Tondela813410126
16CD Aves81347126
17Moreirense FC81346146
18Estoril Praia82068206

Last updated 17/10/2017 17:18CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    FC Barcelona2200406
    Sporting Clube de Portugal2101333
    Olympiacos FC2002250
    Matchday 1 (12/09/2017)
    FC Barcelona 3-0 Juventus
    1-0 Messi 45, 2-0 Rakitić 56, 3-0 Messi 69
    Buffon, De Sciglio (41 Sturaro), Benatia, Pjanić, Higuaín (87 Caligara), Dybala, Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro, Matuidi, Barzagli, Bentancur (63 Bernardeschi)
  • Matchday 2 (27/09/2017)
    Juventus 2-0 Olympiacos FC
    1-0 Higuaín 69, 2-0 Mandžukić 80
    Buffon, Chiellini, Cuadrado (60 Higuaín), Dybala, Douglas Costa (84 Bernardeschi), Alex Sandro, Matuidi, Barzagli, Mandžukić, Sturaro (81 Benatia), Bentancur
  • Matchday 3 (18/10/2017)
    Juventus-Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • Matchday 4 (31/10/2017)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-Juventus
  • Matchday 5 (22/11/2017)
    Juventus-FC Barcelona
  • Matchday 6 (05/12/2017)
    Olympiacos FC-Juventus

Sporting Clube de Portugal

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-0 FCSB
    Rui Patrício, Coates, Fábio Coentrão (86 Iuri Medeiros), Acuña, Battaglia, Daniel Podence (60 Doumbia), Mathieu, Adrien Silva (67 Bruno Fernandes), Dost, Gelson Martins, Piccini
  • (23/08/2017)
    FCSB 1-5 Sporting Clube de Portugal (agg: 1-5)
    0-1 Doumbia 13, 1-1 Júnior Morais 20, 1-2 Acuña 60, 1-3 Gelson Martins 64, 1-4 Dost 75, 1-5 Battaglia 88
    Rui Patrício, Coates, Fábio Coentrão, Bruno Fernandes, Acuña, Battaglia, Mathieu, Adrien Silva (72 Petrović), Gelson Martins (80 Bruno César), Doumbia (59 Dost), Piccini
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (12/09/2017)
    Olympiacos FC 2-3 Sporting Clube de Portugal
    0-1 Doumbia 2, 0-2 Gelson Martins 13, 0-3 Bruno Fernandes 43, 1-3 Pardo 89, 2-3 Pardo 90+3
    Rui Patrício, Silva, Coates, Bruno Fernandes (87 Ristovski), Acuña, William Carvalho, Battaglia, Mathieu, Gelson Martins (72 Bruno César), Doumbia (63 Dost), Piccini
  • Matchday 2 (27/09/2017)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-1 FC Barcelona
    0-1 Coates 49 (og)
    Rui Patrício, Coates, Fábio Coentrão (74 Silva), Bruno Fernandes, Acuña (73 Bruno César), William Carvalho, Battaglia, Mathieu, Gelson Martins, Doumbia (44 Dost), Piccini
  • Matchday 3 (18/10/2017)
    Juventus-Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • Matchday 4 (31/10/2017)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-Juventus
  • Matchday 5 (22/11/2017)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-Olympiacos FC
  • Matchday 6 (05/12/2017)
    FC Barcelona-Sporting Clube de Portugal

Last updated 29/09/2017 10:10CET

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

Nicknames: Bianconeri (White and Blacks), Vecchia Signora (Old Lady)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (2): (1973), (1983), 1985, 1996, (1997), (1998), (2003), (2015), (2017)
• UEFA Cup (3): 1977, 1990, 1993 (1995)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1984
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1984, 1996
• European/South American Cup (2): (1973), 1985, 1996

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 33 (2017)
Italian Cup: 12 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2016/17: runners-up
round of 16
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2010/11: UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
2007/08: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competitions

• Biggest home win
7-0 on three occasions, most recently v Olympiacos FC
10/12/03, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-6: Marsa FC v Juventus
15/09/71, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Juventus v Real Madrid CF (neutral; Juventus designated home team)
06/06/17, UEFA Champions League final
1-4: Juventus v FC Bayern München
08/12/09, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-3: Juventus v Manchester United FC
25/02/03, UEFA Champions League second group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Wiener SC v Juventus
01/10/58, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Juventus v Olympiacos FC (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4: GNK Dinamo Zagreb v Juventus
27/09/16, group stage
0-4: Rangers FC v Juventus
01/11/95, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Juventus v Real Madrid CF (neutral; see above)
1-4: Juventus v FC Bayern München (see above)
0-3: Juventus v Manchester United FC (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: FC Barcelona v Juventus
12/09/17, group stage


Sporting Clube de Portugal
Nickname: Leões (Lions)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (2005)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1964

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 18 (2002)
Portuguese Cup: 16 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
group stage
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League semi-finals
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2009/10: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2008/09: round of 16
2007/08: UEFA Cup quarter-finals (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League group stage)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
16-1: Sporting CP v APOEL FC
13/11/63, European Cup Winners' Cup second round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-9: ÍA Akranes v Sporting CP
17/09/86, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Sporting CP v FC Bayern München
25/02/09, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: FC Bayern München v Sporting CP
10/03/09, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Sporting CP v FC Dynamo Kyiv
12/12/07, group stage
3-0: Sporting CP v AS Monaco FC
17/09/97, group stage

• Biggest away win
2-3: Olympiacos FC v Sporting CP
12/09/17, group stage
1-2: FC Dynamo Kyiv v Sporting CP
02/10/07, group stage
0-1 twice, most recently FC Basel 1893 v Sporting CP
09/12/08, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
Sporting CP v FC Bayern München (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: FC Bayern München v Sporting CP (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