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UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona - Olympiacos FC Match press kits

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FC BarcelonaFC BarcelonaCamp Nou - BarcelonaWednesday 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

FC Barcelona - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
24/11/2010GSPanathinaikos FC - FC Barcelona0-3
AthensPedro Rodríguez 27, 69, Messi 62
14/09/2010GSFC Barcelona - Panathinaikos FC5-1
BarcelonaMessi 22, 45, Villa 33, Pedro Rodríguez 78, Dani Alves 90+3; Govou 20
UEFA Champions League
02/11/2005GSFC Barcelona - Panathinaikos FC5-0
BarcelonaVan Bommel 1, Eto'o 14, 40, 65, Messi 34
18/10/2005GSPanathinaikos FC - FC Barcelona0-0Athens
27/11/2003R2FC Barcelona - Panionios GSS2-0
agg: 5-0
BarcelonaSaviola 33, Luis García 44
06/11/2003R2Panionios GSS - FC Barcelona0-3
AthensLuis García 43, Kluivert 47, Xavi Hernández 90+2
UEFA Champions League
09/04/2002QFFC Barcelona - Panathinaikos FC3-1
agg: 3-2
BarcelonaLuis Enrique 23, 49, Saviola 61; Konstantinou 8
03/04/2002QFPanathinaikos FC - FC Barcelona1-0
AthensBasinas 79 (P)
22/02/2001R4FC Barcelona - AEK Athens FC5-0
agg: 6-0
BarcelonaLuis Enrique 21, 30, 58, Rivaldo 55, Gerard 87 (P)
15/02/2001R4AEK Athens FC - FC Barcelona0-1
AthensLuis Enrique 42
01/10/1975R1FC Barcelona - PAOK FC6-1
agg: 6-2
BarcelonaNeeskens 23 (P), 59 (P), Rexach 44, 64, 81, Cruyff 54; Anastasiadis 77
16/09/1975R1PAOK FC - FC Barcelona1-0
Thessalonica Koudas 72

Olympiacos FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
26/11/2014GSClub Atlético de Madrid - Olympiacos FC4-0
MadridRaúl García 9, Mandžukić 38, 62, 65
16/09/2014GSOlympiacos FC - Club Atlético de Madrid3-2
PiraeusMasuaku 13, Afellay 31, Mitroglou 73; Mandžukić 38, Griezmann 86
UEFA Europa League
21/02/2013R32Olympiacos FC - Levante UD0-1
agg: 0-4
PiraeusMartins 9
14/02/2013R32Levante UD - Olympiacos FC3-0
ValenciaRíos 10, Barkero 40 (P), Martins 56
UEFA Champions League
06/11/2007GSOlympiacos FC - Real Madrid CF0-0Piraeus
24/10/2007GSReal Madrid CF - Olympiacos FC4-2
MadridRaúl González 2, Robinho 68, 83, Balboa 90+3; Galletti 7, Júlio César 47
UEFA Champions League
22/11/2006GSValencia CF - Olympiacos FC2-0
ValenciaAngulo 45, Morientes 46
12/09/2006GSOlympiacos FC - Valencia CF2-4
PiraeusKonstantinou 28, Castillo 66; Morientes 34, 39, 90, Albiol 85
UEFA Champions League
06/12/2005GSOlympiacos FC - Real Madrid CF2-1
PiraeusBulut 50, Rivaldo 87; Ramos 7
28/09/2005GSReal Madrid CF - Olympiacos FC2-1
MadridRaúl González 9, Soldado 86; Kafes 48
UEFA Champions League
23/11/2004GSOlympiacos FC - RC Deportivo La Coruña1-0
PiraeusP. Djordjević 68
15/09/2004GSRC Deportivo La Coruña - Olympiacos FC0-0La Coruna
UEFA Champions League
25/11/2003GS1Olympiacos FC - Real Sociedad de Fútbol2-2AthensStoltidis 59, Castillo 71; Gabilondo 31, Schürrer 74
17/09/2003GS1Real Sociedad de Fútbol - Olympiacos FC1-0
San SebastianKovačević 80 (P)
UEFA Champions League
31/10/2001GS1Olympiacos FC - RC Deportivo La Coruña1-1AthensAlexandris 51; Capdevila 84
18/09/2001GS1RC Deportivo La Coruña - Olympiacos FC2-2La CorunaFran 22, Valerón 90+4; Giannakopoulos 80, Ofori-Quaye 83
UEFA Champions League
25/10/2000GS1Olympiacos FC - Valencia CF1-0
AthensP. Djordjević 65 (P)
12/09/2000GS1Valencia CF - Olympiacos FC2-1
ValenciaBaraja 36, Diego 45; P. Djordjević 74
UEFA Champions League
26/10/1999GS1Real Madrid CF - Olympiacos FC3-0
MadridRaúl González 21, Morientes 64, Roberto Carlos 82
15/09/1999GS1Olympiacos FC - Real Madrid CF3-3AthensGiovanni 11, 64, Zahovič 67; Sávio 24, Roberto Carlos 32, Raúl González 80
UEFA Champions League
05/11/1997GSOlympiacos FC - Real Madrid CF0-0Athens
22/10/1997GSReal Madrid CF - Olympiacos FC5-1
MadridŠuker 34 (P), 66 (P), Morientes 44, Víctor 85, Roberto Carlos 90; Dabizas 18
31/10/1995R2Olympiacos FC - Sevilla FC2-1
agg: 2-2 ag (aet)
AthensSapanis 72, Juskowiak 93 ET (P); Šuker 110 ET
17/10/1995R2Sevilla FC - Olympiacos FC1-0
SevilleJuanito 89
04/11/1993R2Olympiacos FC - CD Tenerife4-3
agg: 5-5 ag
PiraeusChristensen 14, 34, 84, Ioannidis 57; Felipe Miñambres 25, Chano 49 (P), Amanatidis 79 (og)
19/10/1993R2CD Tenerife - Olympiacos FC2-1
Santa Cruz de TenerifeLlorente 39, Del Solar 77; Christensen 10
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
18/03/1993QFClub Atlético de Madrid - Olympiacos FC3-1
agg: 4-2
MadridManolo 10, 59, Alfaro 67; Tsalouchidis 60
04/03/1993QFOlympiacos FC - Club Atlético de Madrid1-1AthensVaitsis 64; Moya 11
FC Barcelona66006312000012912335
Olympiacos FC1466214021200002868143153

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Match background Only this chapter

It is top against bottom on matchday three when FC Barcelona welcome Olympiacos FC to the Camp Nou with six points already separating the sides in Group D.

• While Ernesto Valverde's current team have won their first two games, scoring four goals and conceding none, Olympiacos are still without a point and could have their work cut out to get off the mark in their first encounter with Barcelona.

• The match pits Valverde against one of his former clubs, the Barcelona coach having won three league titles in two spells at Olympiacos.

Match background

• The Blaugrana have won nine of their 12 fixtures against Greek opponents, losing two. They have won all six home games, scoring 26 goals and conceding three.

• Barça have won their last three matches against teams from Greece, all against Panathinaikos FC, including home (5-1) and away (3-0) victories in the 2010/11 group stage. Lionel Messi got three of those goals and was also on target in the 5-0 thrashing of the Greens in 2005/06.

• The Spanish side are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Greek opposition, home and away, winning six.

• This is Barcelona's record-equalling 22nd UEFA Champions League group stage campaign, and 14th in succession. They last failed to reach the last 16 in 2000/01, although they did not take part in 2003/04.

• The Blaugrana last failed to progress beyond the round of 16 in 2006/07; their last two campaigns have been ended in the quarter-finals, by Juventus last season and by Club Atlético de Madrid in 2015/16.

• The 0-0 draw with Juve in last term's quarter-final second leg was the only time former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique failed to win a home game in the UEFA Champions League, having previously mustered 15 straight victories.

• Barcelona are unbeaten in 22 matches at home in the competition, a run that started in September 2013 (W20 D2); they were 3-0 victors against Juventus on matchday one.

• The Thrylos have never won in Spain, where their record reads W0 D2 L12.

• They have been beaten on their last five trips to Liga teams, most recently going down 4-0 at Atlético in the 2014/15 group stage; they last avoided defeat in Spain when holding RC Deportivo La Coruña 0-0 in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Olympiacos succumbed 2-0 at Juventus on matchday two, but have won three of their last five European away games, including the first two this season. In their last UEFA Champions League group campaign, in 2015/16, they won two of their three away fixtures.

• Olympiacos opened this season with a 5-3 aggregate success over FK Partizan in the third qualifying round (3-1 away, 2-2 home). They then got the better of HNK Rijeka in the play-offs, coming through 2-1 at home and 1-0 away.

• Olympiacos are in the group stage for an 18th time. They lost to Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC in last season's third qualifying round, the first time they had missed out on the UEFA Champions League group stage since 2010/11.

• In 2016/17, the Greek side went on to make the UEFA Europa League round of 16, falling 5-2 on aggregate to Beşiktaş JK.

• The Piraeus club earned a place in this season's qualifying rounds by lifting their 44th Greek championship in 2016/17 – their seventh in a row.

Coach and player links
• Valverde had two stints as Olympiacos head coach (2008/09 and 2010–12), leading them to three Super League titles and two Greek Cups. Assistant coach Jon Aspiazu and fitness trainer José Antonio Pozanko were with him at Olympiacos and have followed him to Barcelona.

• Alberto Botía joined the youth ranks of Barcelona aged 14, spent three years in their B side and made his sole senior appearance in the final Liga game of 2008/09, a 1-1 draw against Deportivo La Coruña.

• Botía also had stays at Sporting de Gijón (2009–12), Sevilla FC (2012/13) and Elche CF (2013/14). His record against Barça was W0 D1 L8.

• Marko Marin and Diogo Figueiras were part of Sevilla's UEFA Europa League-winning squad in 2013/14.

• Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe scored in Legia Warszawa's 3-3 draw with Real Madrid CF in last season's group stage.

• Mehdi Carcela-González is on loan at Olympiacos from Granada CF.

• Have played in Spain:
Saša Zdjelar (RCD Mallorca, 2017)
Karim Ansarifard (CA Osasuna, 2014/15)
Mehdi Carcela-González (Granada CF 2016–17)

• Has played in Greece:
Aleix Vidal (Panthrakikos FC, 2009)

• Have played together:
Nélson Semedo & Mehdi Carcela-González (SL Benfica, 2015–16)
Sergio Busquets & Alberto Botía (Barcelona B, 2007–08)
Thomas Vermaelen & Guillaume Gillet (Belgium)

Match facts

• Semedo will incur a suspension with his next booking.

• Barcelona were the only team with a 100% record after seven games of the Liga season, but required a late Luis Suárez goal to salvage a 1-1 draw at Club Atlético de Madrid on Saturday.

• Messi has 17 goals in 16 outings for club and country this term.

• Messi's 44th career hat-trick earned Argentina a 3-1 victory away to Ecuador on 10 October, booking their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Luis Suárez scored twice that same evening in Uruguay's qualification-sealing 4-2 defeat of Bolivia.

• Gerard Piqué and Jordi Alba featured in Spain's 3-0 home win against Albania on 6 October, a result that rubber-stamped their ticket to Russia. Sergio Busquets played three days later as Israel were beaten 1-0.

• Arda Turan won his 100th cap in Turkey's 3-0 home defeat by Iceland.

• André Gomes came off the bench as Portugal qualified by defeating Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon, ruining their opponents' hitherto 100% Group B record.

• Ousmane Dembélé will miss the rest of the group stage with a hamstring injury sustained in the 2-1 comeback victory at Getafe CF on 16 September.

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

• Messi and Suárez are on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or, the winner of which will be revealed in December.

• The Piraeus outfit have 11 points from seven Greek Super League games – seven fewer than they had at the same stage last season.

• Olympiacos had lost their last three matches in all competitions – their worst run of form since February 2009 – prior to Saturday's 4-3 victory at Panionios GSS. 

• Ben Nabouhane suffered a hip strain in the 1-0 home loss to Atromitos FC on 1 October and is expected to be sidelined until the end of the month.

• Kostas Fortounis and Panagiotis Tachtsidis started Greece's last European Qualifier, a 4-0 home victory over Gibraltar on 10 October that secured Michael Skibbe's men a play-off berth.


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Barcelona - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Marc-André ter StegenGER30/04/199225 - --2-8-34-44-
13Jasper CillessenNED22/04/198928 - ------12-33-
31Adrián OrtoláESP20/08/199324 - ----------
2Nélson SemedoPOR16/11/199323*--2-4-131131
3Gerard PiquéESP02/02/198730 - --2-6191119511
14Javier MascheranoARG08/06/198433 - ----4-94-1081
18Jordi AlbaESP21/03/198928 - --2-7-482633
19Lucas DigneFRA20/07/199324 - ----2-20-221
22Aleix VidalESP21/08/198928 - --1-5-2-142
23Samuel UmtitiFRA14/11/199323 - --2-6-14-322
25Thomas VermaelenBEL14/11/198531 - ------311572
33Sergi PalenciaESP23/03/199621 - ----------
34Dani MorerESP05/02/199819 - ----------
35Rodri TarínESP05/07/199621 - ----------
36CucuESP22/07/199819 - ----------
4Ivan RakitićCRO10/03/198829 - --218-455839
5Sergio BusquetsESP16/07/198829 - --2-81864894
6Denis SuárezESP06/01/199423 - ----621-244
7Arda TuranTUR30/01/198730 - ------3298219
8Andrés IniestaESP11/05/198433 - --2-7-1241113211
12RafinhaESP12/02/199324 - ------16-171
15Paulinho BRA25/07/198829 - --2-722-152
20Sergi RobertoESP07/02/199225 - --2-71273283
21André GomesPOR30/07/199324 - --2-4-181312
26Carles AleñáESP05/01/199819 - ----------
28Ferrán SarsanedasESP11/02/199720 - ----------
30Oriol BusquetsESP20/01/199918 - ----------
9Luis SuárezURU24/01/198730 - --2-5335197340
10Lionel MessiARG24/06/198730 - --228111179612199
11Ousmane DembéléFRA15/05/199720 - --1-2-112112
16Gerard DeulofeuESP13/03/199423 - ----6-3-8-
17Paco AlcácerESP30/08/199324 - ----2-8-237
27Carles PérezESP16/02/199819 - ----------
29Abel RuizESP28/01/200017 - ----------
-Ernesto ValverdeESP09/02/196453 - --2---16-89-
Olympiacos FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Lefteris ChoutesiotisGRE20/07/199423 - ----------
24Silvio ProtoBEL23/05/198334 - --1-2-19-74-
27Stefanos KapinoGRE18/03/199423 - 4-1-5-1-9-
99Dimitris SkafidasGRE05/08/199918 - ----------
3Alberto BotíaESP27/01/198928 - ----1-91231
14Omar ElabdellaouiNOR05/12/199125 - 2-1-2-13-20-
23Leonardo KoutrisGRE23/07/199522 - 4-1-3-1-71
26Jagoš VukovićSRB10/06/198829 - 2---1---14-
40Björn EngelsBEL15/09/199423 - --2-313-12-
43Dimitris NikolaouGRE13/08/199819 - --1-3-1-1-
44Saša ZdjelarSRB20/03/199522 - 2-2-3-2-7-
77Diogo FigueirasPOR07/01/199126 - 3-2-712-391
4Alaixys RomaoTGO18/01/198433 - 412-6-7-231
6Panagiotis TachtsidisGRE15/02/199126 - ----2---2-
7Kostas FortounisGRE16/10/199225 - 312-448-263
8Vadis OdjidjaBEL21/02/198928 - 412-6181565
10Marko MarinGER13/03/198928 - 412-5181498
13Guillaume GilletBEL09/03/198433 - 2-1-4-12-7111
32Thanasis AndroutsosGRE06/05/199720 - 1---3---6-
33Mehdi Carcela-GonzálezMAR01/07/198928 - 411-4-10-412
90Felipe PardoCOL17/08/199027 - 2-225-85145
92SebáBRA08/06/199225 - 4-1-7-7-406
9Uroš DjurdjevićSRB02/03/199423 - --1-411-84
29Emmanuel EmenikeNGA10/05/198730 - 112-4-62238
31El Fardou Ben NabouhaneCOM10/06/198928 - 421-2-1-52
-Takis LemonisGRE19/02/196057 - --1---18-30-

Last updated 18/10/2017 10:26CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Ernesto Valverde

Date of birth: 9 February 1964
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: Deportivo Alavés, RCD Espanyol, FC Barcelona, Athletic Club, RCD Mallorca
Coaching career: Athletic Club (twice), RCD Espanyol, Olympiacos FC (twice), Villarreal CF, Valencia CF, FC Barcelona

• Known as 'Txingurri' – or worker ant – as a player, former striker Valverde scored 44 goals in 170 appearances over a six-year stay with Athletic. Had previously helped Espanyol to a third-place Liga finish in 1987 and an appearance in the following season's UEFA Cup final, which they lost on penalties to Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

• Began coaching career in Athletic's youth ranks before stepping up to handle first-team affairs with the Basque club in 2003/04; guided the Leones to UEFA Cup qualification in his first term in charge.

• Valverde again found himself losing a UEFA Cup final on penalties in 2007 – this time as coach of Espanyol – with Liga rivals Sevilla FC emerging victorious in Glasgow.

• In his first season outside Spain, steered Olympiacos to a Greek league and cup double in 2008/09 before signing a one-year deal with Villarreal in June 2009. Was sacked the following January with the Yellow Submarine in tenth.

• Rejoined Olympiacos in August 2010, lifting another championship at the end of his first campaign. Added a second domestic double the next year but then stood down, taking the Valencia helm in December 2012 on a deal until the end of the season. Reappointed by Athletic in June 2013 and took them to fourth in the Liga in his first term back, winning the 2015 Spanish Super Cup with a 5-1 defeat of Barcelona – where he succeeded Luis Enrique as head coach in May 2017.


Takis Lemonis

Date of birth: 13 January 1960
Nationality: Greek
Playing career: Olympiacos FC, Levadiakos FC, Ionikos FC, Panionios GSS, Ethnikos Piraeus FC
Coaching career: Asteras Zografou FC, Olympiacos FC (four times), APOEL FC, Kallithea FC, Levadiakos FC, Skoda Xanthi FC, Panionios GSS, AC Omonia, Panetolikis FC, Levadiakos FC, Al-Raed FC

• Born in Athens, Lemonis joined Olympiacos as a midfielder in 1978 from local club APO Attikos; between then and 1987 he won five league titles and two caps for Greece, prior to spells at Levadiakos, Panionios, Ionikos and Ethnikos Piraeus.

• Studied coaching in England before taking his first job at modest Asteras Zografou in 1996; returned to Olympiacos for the first time in 2000 as assistant coach, but was given the top job in November that year following the dismissal of Ioannis Matzourakis, winning titles in his two seasons in charge.

• After a stint in Cyprus, and spells with several other Greek clubs, Lemonis started a second spell at Olympiacos in December 2006, winning two more titles before moving on again in 2008.

• Subsequent adventures included a Cypriot title with Omonia in 2009/10. He celebrated a fifth Greek title with Olympiacos in 2016/17 after being brought back to the club in March 2017, and returned for a fourth spell in September the same year, following the departure of Besnik Hasi.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeWilliam Collum (SCO)
  • Assistant refereesFrancis Connor (SCO) , Douglas Ross (SCO)
  • Additional assistant refereesJohn Beaton (SCO) , Kevin Clancy (SCO)
  • Fourth officialDouglas Potter (SCO)
  • UEFA DelegateNebojša Ivkovic (SRB)
  • UEFA Referee observerJørn West Larsen (DEN)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
William Collum18/01/19793387

William Collum

Referee since: 1993
First division: 2005
FIFA badge: 2006

Tournaments: UEFA EURO 2016, 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2015 UEFA Super Cup
2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/09/2010UCLGSPanathinaikos FCFC København0-2Athens
06/12/2011UCLGSFC BarcelonaFC BATE Borisov4-0Barcelona
18/09/2013UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridFC Zenit3-1Madrid
27/11/2013UCLGSReal Madrid CFGalatasaray AŞ4-1Madrid
21/10/2014UCLGSFC BarcelonaAFC Ajax3-1Barcelona
09/12/2014UCLGSJuventusClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Turin
22/11/2016UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalReal Madrid CF1-2Lisbon
21/02/2017UCLR16Bayer 04 LeverkusenClub Atlético de Madrid2-4Leverkusen
22/08/2017UCLPOSevilla FCİstanbul Başakşehir2-2Seville

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/12/2008UELGSFC Metalist KharkivOlympiacos FC1-0Kharkiv
05/11/2009UELGSCD NacionalAthletic Club1-1Funchal
29/09/2010UCLGSPanathinaikos FCFC København0-2Athens
14/04/2011UELQFFC TwenteVillarreal CF1-3Enschede
03/11/2011UELGSAEK Athens FCFC Lokomotiv Moskva1-3Athens
06/12/2011UCLGSFC BarcelonaFC BATE Borisov4-0Barcelona
15/03/2012UELR16PSV EindhovenValencia CF1-1Eindhoven
18/09/2013UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridFC Zenit3-1Madrid
27/11/2013UCLGSReal Madrid CFGalatasaray AŞ4-1Madrid
21/10/2014UCLGSFC BarcelonaAFC Ajax3-1Barcelona
09/12/2014UCLGSJuventusClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Turin
11/08/2015SCUPFinalFC BarcelonaSevilla FC5-4Tbilisi
17/03/2016UELR16Bayer 04 LeverkusenVillarreal CF0-0Leverkusen
22/11/2016UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalReal Madrid CF1-2Lisbon
21/02/2017UCLR16Bayer 04 LeverkusenClub Atlético de Madrid2-4Leverkusen
20/04/2017UELQFKRC GenkRC Celta de Vigo1-1Genk
22/08/2017UCLPOSevilla FCİstanbul Başakşehir2-2Seville

Last updated 17/10/2017 03:01CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC BarcelonaFixtures and results
20/08/2017LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)W 2-0Toşca 36 (og), Sergi Roberto 39
26/08/2017LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)W 2-0Messi 55, 66
09/09/2017LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)W 5-0Messi 26, 35, 67, Piqué 87, Luis Suárez 90
12/09/2017UCLJuventus (H)W 3-0Messi 45, 69, Rakitić 56
16/09/2017LeagueGetafe CF (A)W 2-1Denis Suárez 62, Paulinho 84
19/09/2017LeagueSD Eibar (H)W 6-1Messi 20 (P), 59, 62, 87, Paulinho 38, Denis Suárez 53
23/09/2017LeagueGirona FC (A)W 3-0Benítez 17 (og), Gorka Iraizoz 48 (og), Luis Suárez 69
27/09/2017UCLSporting Clube de Portugal (A)W 1-0Coates 49 (og)
01/10/2017LeagueUD Las Palmas (H)W 3-0Sergio Busquets 49, Messi 70, 77
14/10/2017LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)D 1-1Luis Suárez 82
18/10/2017UCLOlympiacos FC (H)
21/10/2017LeagueMálaga CF (H)
24/10/2017CupReal Murcia CF (A)
28/10/2017LeagueAthletic Club (A)
31/10/2017UCLOlympiacos FC (A)
05/11/2017LeagueSevilla FC (H)
19/11/2017LeagueCD Leganés (A)
22/11/2017UCLJuventus (A)
26/11/2017LeagueValencia CF (A)
29/11/2017CupReal Murcia CF (H)
03/12/2017LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
05/12/2017UCLSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
10/12/2017LeagueVillarreal CF (A)
17/12/2017LeagueRC Deportivo La Coruña (H)
23/12/2017LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
07/01/2018LeagueLevante UD (H)
14/01/2018LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
21/01/2018LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
28/01/2018LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
04/02/2018LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)
11/02/2018LeagueGetafe CF (H)
18/02/2018LeagueSD Eibar (A)
25/02/2018LeagueGirona FC (H)
28/02/2018LeagueUD Las Palmas (A)
04/03/2018LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
11/03/2018LeagueMálaga CF (A)
18/03/2018LeagueAthletic Club (H)
01/04/2018LeagueSevilla FC (A)
08/04/2018LeagueCD Leganés (H)
15/04/2018LeagueValencia CF (H)
18/04/2018LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)
22/04/2018LeagueVillarreal CF (H)
29/04/2018LeagueRC Deportivo La Coruña (A)
06/05/2018LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)
13/05/2018LeagueLevante UD (A)
20/05/2018LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (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
Olympiacos FCFixtures and results
25/07/2017UCLFK Partizan (A)W 3-1Ben Nabouhane 6, 56, Emenike 90+1
02/08/2017UCLFK Partizan (H)D 2-2Carcela-González 22, Fortounis 51
16/08/2017UCLHNK Rijeka (H)W 2-1Odjidja 66, Romao 90+3
19/08/2017LeagueAE Larissa FC (H)W 4-1Fortounis 33 (P), 76, Pardo 67, Figueiras 74
22/08/2017UCLHNK Rijeka (A)W 1-0Marin 25
26/08/2017LeagueLamia (A)W 1-0Fortounis 29 (P)
09/09/2017LeagueXanthi FC (A)D 1-1Engels 12
12/09/2017UCLSporting Clube de Portugal (H)L 2-3Pardo 89, 90+3
16/09/2017LeagueAsteras Tripolis FC (H)D 1-1Djurdjević 90+3 (P)
19/09/2017CupAsteras Tripolis FC (H)W 2-1Emenike 71 (P), 78
24/09/2017LeagueAEK Athens FC (A)L 2-3Marin 22, Odjidja 46
27/09/2017UCLJuventus (A)L 0-2
01/10/2017LeagueAtromitos FC (H)L 0-1
14/10/2017LeaguePanionios GSS (A)W 4-3Cissé 19, Ansarifard 37, 45, Fortounis 87 (P)
18/10/2017UCLFC Barcelona (A)
22/10/2017LeaguePAOK FC (H)
25/10/2017CupAcharnaikos (A)
28/10/2017LeaguePanathinaikos FC (A)
31/10/2017UCLFC Barcelona (H)
05/11/2017LeaguePlatanias FC (H)
18/11/2017LeagueLevadiakos FC (H)
22/11/2017UCLSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
26/11/2017LeagueKerkyra FC (A)
28/11/2017CupKissamos (A)
02/12/2017LeagueApollon Smyrnis FC (H)
05/12/2017UCLJuventus (H)
09/12/2017LeaguePanetolikos GFS (A)
17/12/2017LeaguePAS Giannina FC (H)
1PAOK FC743010215
2AEK Athens FC742111514
3Atromitos FC73408313
4Levadiakos FC73406313
5Olympiacos FC7322131011
6Panionios GSS732212811
7Xanthi FC72416310
8Panathinaikos FC *7322659
9PAS Giannina FC7232669
10Panetolikos GFS7223878
12Kerkyra FC7133376
13Platanias FC71334106
14Asteras Tripolis FC7133686
15Apollon Smyrnis FC7034273
16AE Larissa FC70345163
  • * Panathinaikos FC have had 2 point(s) deducted

Last updated 17/10/2017 17:18CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Barcelona

  • 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
    ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Rakitić (77 Paulinho ), Sergio Busquets, Iniesta (83 André Gomes), Luis Suárez, Messi, Dembélé (71 Sergi Roberto), Jordi Alba, Umtiti
  • Matchday 2 (27/09/2017)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-1 FC Barcelona
    0-1 Coates 49 (og)
    ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Rakitić, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta (80 Paulinho ), Luis Suárez (89 Aleix Vidal), Messi, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto (87 André Gomes), Umtiti
  • Matchday 3 (18/10/2017)
    FC Barcelona-Olympiacos FC
  • Matchday 4 (31/10/2017)
    Olympiacos FC-FC Barcelona
  • Matchday 5 (22/11/2017)
    Juventus-FC Barcelona
  • Matchday 6 (05/12/2017)
    FC Barcelona-Sporting Clube de Portugal

Olympiacos FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    FK Partizan 1-3 Olympiacos FC
    0-1 Ben Nabouhane 6, 1-1 Tawamba 10, 1-2 Ben Nabouhane 56, 1-3 Emenike 90+1
    Kapino, Romao, Odjidja, Marin (80 Zdjelar), Siopis, Koutris, Ben Nabouhane (88 Emenike), Carcela-González (80 Pardo), Retsos, Figueiras, Sebá
  • (02/08/2017)
    Olympiacos FC 2-2 FK Partizan (agg: 5-3)
    1-0 Carcela-González 22, 1-1 Soumah 33, 2-1 Fortounis 51, 2-2 Djurdjević 85
    Kapino, Romao, Fortounis (70 Sebá), Odjidja, Marin (87 Siopis), Koutris, Vuković (72 Zdjelar), Ben Nabouhane, Carcela-González, Retsos, Figueiras
  • Play-off
    Olympiacos FC 2-1 HNK Rijeka
    0-1 Heber 42, 1-1 Odjidja 66, 2-1 Romao 90+3
    Kapino, Romao, Odjidja (79 Androutsos), Marin (75 Pardo), Gillet, Elabdellaoui, Koutris, Ben Nabouhane, Carcela-González, Retsos, Sebá (65 Fortounis)
  • (22/08/2017)
    HNK Rijeka 0-1 Olympiacos FC (agg: 1-3)
    0-1 Marin 25
    Kapino, Romao (80 Fortounis), Odjidja, Marin (66 Sebá), Gillet, Elabdellaoui, Koutris (61 Figueiras), Vuković, Ben Nabouhane, Carcela-González, Retsos
  • 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
    Kapino, Romao, Fortounis (46 Zdjelar), Odjidja, Djurdjević (62 Emenike), Marin, Gillet, Elabdellaoui, Carcela-González (78 Pardo), Engels, Figueiras
  • Matchday 2 (27/09/2017)
    Juventus 2-0 Olympiacos FC
    1-0 Higuaín 69, 2-0 Mandžukić 80
    Proto, Romao, Odjidja, Koutris, Emenike (88 Marin), Engels, Nikolaou, Zdjelar (77 Fortounis), Figueiras, Pardo (72 Ben Nabouhane), Sebá
  • Matchday 3 (18/10/2017)
    FC Barcelona-Olympiacos FC
  • Matchday 4 (31/10/2017)
    Olympiacos FC-FC Barcelona
  • Matchday 5 (22/11/2017)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-Olympiacos FC
  • Matchday 6 (05/12/2017)
    Olympiacos FC-Juventus

Last updated 29/09/2017 10:11CET

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

FC Barcelona
Formed: 1899
Nicknames: Azulgrana (Blue and Reds, Spanish), Blaugrana (Blue and Reds, Catalan)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (5): (1961), (1986), 1992, (1994), 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (4): (1969), 1979, 1982, 1989, (1991), 1997
• UEFA Super Cup (5): (1979), (1982), (1989), 1992, 1997, (2006), 2009, 2011, 2015
• European/South American Cup: (1992)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 24 (2016)
Spanish Cup: 29 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2015/16: quarter-finals
2011/12: semi-finals
2008/09: winners
2007/08: semi-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
8-0: twice, most recently v ŠKM Púchov
15/10/03, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Hapoel Beer Sheva FC v Barcelona
12/09/95, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: twice, most recently v FC Dynamo Kyiv
05/11/97, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Paris Saint-Germain v Barcelona
14/02/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg
4-0: FC Bayern München v Barcelona
23/04/13, UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg
4-0: AC Milan v Barcelona
18/05/94, UEFA Champions League final (played in Athens, Barcelona designated away team)

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Barcelona v Celtic FC
13/09/16, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: twice, most recently v FC BATE Borisov
28/09/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Barcelona v FC Dynamo Kyiv (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: AC Milan v Barcelona (see above for details)
Paris Saint-Germain v Barcelona (see above for details)
4-0: FC Bayern München v Barcelona (see above for details)


Olympiacos FC
Formed: 1925
Nickname: Erythrolefki (Red and Whites), Thrylos (Legend)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 44 (2017)
Greek Cup: 27 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2014/15: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2009/10: round of 16
UEFA Cup round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2007/08: round of 16

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-1: Olympiacos v KS Besa
22/07/10, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v FC Nordsjælland
02/10/08, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: KS Besa v Olympiacos
15/07/10, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Olympiacos v Hamburger SV
03/11/82, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Juventus v Olympiacos
10/12/03, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
Olympiacos v Bayer 04 Leverkusen
19/09/02, first group stage

• Biggest away win
RSC Anderlecht v Olympiacos
02/10/13, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
Olympiacos v Olympique Lyonnais
01/11/05, group stage
0-3: Olympiacos v FC Bayern München
16/09/15, group stage
0-3: Olympiacos v Arsenal FC
09/12/15, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Juventus v Olympiacos (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