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UEFA Champions League: NK Maribor - Sevilla FC Match press kits

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NK MariborNK MariborStadion Ljudski vrt - MariborWednesday 6 December 2017
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Group E - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
26/09/2017GSSevilla FC - NK Maribor3-0
SevilleBen Yedder 27, 38, 83 (P)
UEFA Europa League
27/02/2014R32Sevilla FC - NK Maribor2-1
agg: 4-3
SevilleReyes 42, Gameiro 59; Vršič 90+2
20/02/2014R32NK Maribor - Sevilla FC2-2MariborTavares 33, Vršič 81; Gameiro 47, Fazio 72
NK Maribor101020020000301237
Sevilla FC220010100000321073

NK Maribor - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Intertoto Cup
22/07/2006R3NK Maribor - Villarreal CF1-1
agg: 3-2
MariborZajc 89; Nihat Kahveci 85
15/07/2006R3Villarreal CF - NK Maribor1-2
VillarrealForlán 71; Rakič 41, Mihelič 84
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
30/09/1992R1Club Atlético de Madrid - NK Maribor6-1
agg: 9-1
MadridAlfaro 17, Juanito 45, Vizcaíno 48, Pizo Gómez 70, Aguilera 80, Ratkovič 85 (og); Bičakčić 22
16/09/1992R1NK Maribor - Club Atlético de Madrid0-3
MariborSanta Elena 26, Luis García 42, 56

Sevilla FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Sevilla FC have not played against a club from their opponents' country

NK Maribor3021410300007124718
Sevilla FC220010100000321073

Last updated 24/11/2017 10:18CET

Match background Only this chapter

Sevilla FC mounted one of the UEFA Champions League's most remarkable comebacks on matchday five, and that has put them within sight of a place in the round of 16 as they conclude their Group E campaign at NK Maribor.

• The Spanish side came from three goals down at half-time to salvage a 3-3 draw at home to Liverpool FC on 21 November, and now have eight points – one less than the English team but two more than third-placed FC Spartak Moskva.

Sevilla will therefore qualify with a draw, or if Spartak fail to win at Liverpool. The Andalusians will also clinch first place if they win and Liverpool do not.

• Maribor, who have two points and lost 3-0 in Spain on matchday two, will finish fourth.

Previous meetings
• These clubs were paired together in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League round of 32 – a campaign that would end with Sevilla holding the trophy aloft, the first of their record three straight triumphs in the competition.

• The first leg in Slovenia finished 2-2, Marcos Tavares giving the hosts a 33rd-minute lead. Kevin Gameiro (47) and Federico Fazio (72) turned things around but Maribor substitute Dare Vršič levelled nine minutes from time.

• The line-ups at the Stadion Ljudski vrt on 20 February 2014 were:
Maribor: Handanović, Filipović, Milec, Mezga (Vršič 75), Tavares, Mendy (Fajić 86), Dervišević (Cvijanovič 87), Bohar, Viler, Rajčević, Arghus.
Sevilla: Varas, Carriço, Fazio, Pareja (Iborra 59), Navarro, Diogo Figueiras, Cristóforo (Trochowski 84), Rakitić, Cheryshev (Marin 40), Vitolo, Gameiro.

• Back in Spain, goals either side of half-time from José Antonio Reyes (42) and Gameiro (59) took Sevilla through despite another late Vršič strike (90+2).

Match background

• The Slovenian champions have lost just one of their three home games against Spanish opposition, suffering a 3-0 defeat by Club Atlético de Madrid in the 1992/93 European Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg (1-9 aggregate). They held Villarreal CF 1-1 in a UEFA Intertoto Cup third round second leg in 2006 (2-3 aggregate).

• Maribor recorded their heaviest European loss in their last home match, going down 7-0 against Liverpool on matchday three. They had opened Group E with a 1-1 draw against Spartak.

• That Liverpool reversal halted Maribor's eight-game unbeaten home run in Europe (W5 D3). In fact, they have lost just five of their last 17 European matches, home and away (W6 D6).

• However, Maribor have not won any of their eight home fixtures in the UEFA Champions League proper, group stage to final (D3 L5).

• The Slovene outfit are in the group stage for a third time, having previously competed in 1999/2000 and 2014/15. In that latter group appearance they drew 1-1 at home to both Sporting Clube de Portugal and Chelsea, and lost 1-0 to FC Schalke 04.

• Maribor qualified for this season's UEFA Champions League by winning a sixth Slovenian title in seven seasons in 2016/17. They reached the group stage by overcoming HŠK Zrinjski of Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 on aggregate in the second qualifying round (2-1 away, 1-1 home) and Iceland's FH Hafnarfjördur in the next round (1-0 home, 1-0 away). In the play-offs they went down 2-1 at Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC in the first leg but progressed on away goals thanks to a 1-0 home success.

• The Spanish side are yet to win away in Group E, and endured their heaviest UEFA Champions League defeat in losing 5-1 at Spartak on matchday three. They picked up a 2-2 draw at Liverpool in their first game.

• Sevilla have lost only two of their last ten away matches in UEFA competition (W3 D5): at Spartak and the 2-0 reverse at Leicester City FC in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg, which completed a 3-2 aggregate loss.

• Last term, Sevilla made it to the round of 16 for the first time since 2009/10 – but they have never gone any further in the UEFA Champions League era. This is their fifth group stage campaign, and third in a row.

• Sevilla qualified by finishing fourth in the 2016/17 Spanish Liga. They beat Turkey's İstanbul Başakşehir in August's play-offs, winning the away first leg 2-1 before a 2-2 draw in southern Spain.

• Those 2013/14 matches against Maribor were Sevilla's only experience of Slovenian opponents before this season.

Coach and player links
• Striker Sunny Omoregie started his career in Spain, playing for CF Palencia in 2012/13 and Mérida AD the following season in the Tercera División.

Match facts

• Maribor's 18-match unbeaten league run, (W13 D5) in the league, which began two games before the end of last season, ended with a 2-1 defeat at NK Celje on 25 November.

• Maribor have won three of their last seven matches in all competitions.

• Saturday's 2-1 win against ND Gorica was the first time Maribor have registered more than once in their last eight home games. They have mustered just 14 goals in 16 outings on their own turf all season.

• Marcos Tavares has scored six goals in his last seven matches.

• Maribor's Slovenian Cup ambitions were ended at the quarter-final stage by NK Olimpija Ljubljana, a 1-1 draw on 29 November completing a 4-1 aggregate defeat.

• Jasmin Mešanović is out until the new year after suffering a head injury in the second leg against Olimpija.

• Sergio Escudero, Éver Banega and Gabriel Mercado will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

• Coach Eduardo Berizzo is on leave after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

• Sevilla are five games unbeaten, winning four of them and scoring 14 in the process.

• Wissam Ben Yedder has scored five goals in his last three appearances and has 13 in 17 outings this season.

• Sevilla have scored just 19 goals in 14 Liga games this term.

• Steven N'Zonzi made his debut for France in the 2-0 friendly win against Wales on 10 November.


Squad list Only this chapter

NK Maribor - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Aljaž CotmanSVN26/04/199423 - ----------
33Jasmin HandanovićSVN28/01/197839 - 6-5-16-11-69-
51Tibor CajnkoSVN15/05/199918 - ----------
69Matko ObradovićCRO11/05/199126 - ----2-----
2Adis HodžićSVN16/01/199918 - ----1---2-
3Jean-Claude BillongFRA28/12/199323 - 1-3-1413-4-
4Marko ŠulerSVN09/03/198334 - 6-4-12-6-502
22Martin MilecSVN20/09/199126 - 2-5-11-5-441
23Žan KolmaničSVN03/03/200017 - ----1-----
26Aleksander RajčevićSVN17/11/198631 - 6-4-9210-701
28Mitja VilerSVN01/09/198631 - 625-17-10-525
29Matej PalčičSVN21/06/199324 - 4---7---124
44Denis ŠmeSVN22/03/199423 - ----1---10-
5Blaž VrhovecSVN20/02/199225*5-4-1314-20-
6Aleks PihlerSVN15/01/199423 - 6-5-1535-16-
7Valon AhmediALB07/10/199423 - 6-4-1214-12-
8Marwan KabhaISR23/02/199126 - 6-5-13-5-18-
10Dino HotićSVN26/07/199522 - 5-4-1424-12-
12Dare VršičSVN26/09/198433 - --1-8-6-319
18Sandi OgrinecSVN05/06/199819 - ----2-----
21Amir DerviševićSVN04/07/199225 - ----1---13-
39Damjan BoharSVN18/10/199126 - 4-51154112494
9Marcos TavaresBRA30/03/198433 - 645-15811-8025
11Luka ZahovićSVN15/11/199522 - 51--8-51122
17Luka ŠtorSVN05/07/199819 - ----------
20Gregor BajdeSVN29/04/199423 - 5-3-1213-20-
27Jasmin MešanovićBIH06/01/199225 - 4-5117651122
97Martin KramaričSVN14/11/199720 - --3-1113-3-
99Lior EinbromISR12/01/199621 - ----2-----
-Darko MilaničSVN18/12/196749 - 6-5---5-61-
Sevilla FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Sergio RicoESP01/09/199324 - 2-5-9-19-33-
13David SoriaESP04/04/199324 - ----6---9-
29Samuel PérezESP26/04/199720 - ----------
32Juan SorianoESP23/08/199720 - ----------
2Sébastien CorchiaFRA01/11/199027 - --3-8-3-171
4Simon KjærDEN26/03/198928 - --319-31344
5Clément LengletFRA17/06/199522 - 2-411325171
6Daniel CarriçoPOR04/08/198829 - ----3-4-714
18Sergio EscuderoESP02/09/198928*225-9-171293
21Nicolás ParejaARG19/01/198433 - 2-2-2-202542
25Gabriel MercadoARG18/03/198730*2-4-9-11-13-
26David CarmonaESP11/01/199720 - ----------
33José María AmoESP09/04/199819 - ----------
7Michael Krohn-DehliDEN06/06/198334 - 1-2-1118-322
8Walter MontoyaARG21/07/199324 - 2---1---2-
10Éver BanegaARG29/06/198829*2-51112263644
11Joaquín CorreaARG13/08/199423 - 2-318-6282
12Johannes GeisGER17/08/199324 - --1-5-1-161
14Guido PizarroARG26/02/199027 - 2-511015171
15Steven N'ZonziFRA15/12/198828 - 2-4-10-171271
16Jesús NavasESP21/11/198532 - 2-4-121502953
17Pablo SarabiaESP11/05/199225 - 1-5-121131141
19GansoBRA12/10/198928 - ----621-1-
22Franco VázquezITA22/02/198928 - --3-918-91
23Borja LassoESP01/01/199423 - ----1-----
27CurroESP03/01/199621 - ----------
31Alejandro PozoESP22/02/199918 - ----------
35Yan BriceCMR26/08/199720 - ----------
9Wissam Ben YedderFRA12/08/199027 - 2256831081210
20Luis MurielCOL16/04/199126 - --3-1033-93
24NolitoESP15/10/198631 - 2-4-102191275
30Carlos FernándezESP22/05/199621 - ----------
-Eduardo BerizzoARG13/11/196948 - 2-4---4-20-

Last updated 06/12/2017 10:18CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Darko Milanič

Date of birth: 18 December 1967
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: NK Izola, FK Partizan, SK Sturm Graz
Coaching career: NK Izola, NK Primorje, SK Sturm Graz (assistant), ND Gorica, NK Maribor (twice), SK Sturm Graz, Leeds United AFC

• Having started his career with home-town club Izola, defender Milanič moved to Partizan aged 17, winning the Yugoslavian First League in 1987 and the domestic cup in both 1989 and 1992.

• After seven years Milanič opted for a switch abroad, signing for Sturm Graz; proved a success over eight years in Austria, making almost 200 appearances and winning two league titles and three Austrian Cups.

• Retired in summer 2000 having picked up 42 caps for Slovenia – to add to five with Yugoslavia – whom he captained during his UEFA EURO 2000 swansong in Belgium and the Netherlands.

• Went into coaching, beginning back at Izola before two years with Primorje and a stint assisting Franco Foda at old club Sturm in 2006/07; the following year, started a productive spell in charge of Gorica, whom he took to third place in the league.

• Appointed by Maribor on 1 June 2008 and lifted the title in four of his five seasons at the helm, adding three Slovene Cups. Joined Sturm in June 2013 before accepting the Leeds job in September 2014, yet lasted only 32 days at Elland Road. Returned to Maribor in March 2016, winning another domestic cup almost immediately and then the First League championship in 2016/17.


Eduardo Berizzo

Date of birth: 13 November 1969
Nationality: Argentinian
Playing career: Newell's Old Boys, Club Atlas, CA River Plate (twice), Olympique de Marseille, RC Celta de Vigo, Cádiz CF
Coaching career: Chile (assistant), Estudiantes LP, O'Higgins FC, RC Celta de Vigo, Sevilla FC

• Known as 'El Toto', Berizzo came through the ranks at local side Newell's Old Boys, enjoying early success in winning league titles in 1991 and 1992. Spells in Mexico with Atlas and back in Argentina with River Plate came next before a first foray into European football with Marseille in 1999, followed by a switch to Celta.

• Saw out his career in Spain with Cadíz, also winning 17 caps with Argentina and featuring in the Copa América squad in 1997 and 1999.

• Got his first taste of coaching alongside his old Newell's mentor Marcelo Bielsa, with the Chile national team, reaching the last 16 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Berizzo became head coach of Argentina's Estudiantes in 2011 but had greater success in his next job with Chilean side O'Higgins, who he lead to a first ever league title in 2013.

• Selected to succeed Luis Enrique at Celta the following year and enjoyed a surprise victory against his predecessor when the Galicians beat Barcelona 1-0 at the Camp Nou, the first of three famous wins against Barça in his three-year tenure at the Balaídos.

• In Berizzo's second season, Celta finished sixth in the Liga which meant UEFA Europa League qualification, the club's first taste of European football for a decade. Their return was a great success, reaching the semi-finals of a European competition for the first time before narrowly going out to eventual winners Manchester United. Celta also reached the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey in 2016 and 2017, with Berizzo stepping down in summer 2017 to succeed compatriot Jorge Sampaoli at Sevilla.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeOvidiu Haţegan (ROU)
  • Assistant refereesOctavian Șovre (ROU) , Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
  • Additional assistant refereesIstván Kovács (ROU) , Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)
  • Fourth officialRadu Ghinguleac (ROU)
  • UEFA DelegateTrefor Lloyd Hughes (WAL)
  • UEFA Referee observerItchko Lozev (BUL)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Ovidiu Haţegan14/07/19802075

Ovidiu Haţegan

Referee since: 1996
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2008

Tournaments: 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
17/09/2013UCLGSReal Sociedad de FútbolFC Shakhtar Donetsk0-2San Sebastian
08/12/2015UCLGSSL BenficaClub Atlético de Madrid1-2Lisbon
13/09/2016UCLGSFC BarcelonaCeltic FC7-0Barcelona
27/09/2017UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalFC Barcelona0-1Lisbon

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
21/06/2008UICR1Hibernians FCND Gorica0-3Corradino
16/02/2012UELR32FC Lokomotiv MoskvaAthletic Club2-1Moscow
21/02/2013UELR32FC RubinClub Atlético de Madrid0-1Moscow
12/06/2013U21GS-FTSpainNetherlands3-0Petah Tikva
17/09/2013UCLGSReal Sociedad de FútbolFC Shakhtar Donetsk0-2San Sebastian
20/08/2015UELPOMŠK ŽilinaAthletic Club3-2Zilina
08/12/2015UCLGSSL BenficaClub Atlético de Madrid1-2Lisbon
07/04/2016UELQFVillarreal CFAC Sparta Praha2-1Villarreal
13/09/2016UCLGSFC BarcelonaCeltic FC7-0Barcelona
11/05/2017UELSFManchester United FCRC Celta de Vigo1-1Manchester
27/09/2017UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalFC Barcelona0-1Lisbon

Last updated 05/12/2017 03:07CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

NK MariborFixtures and results
12/07/2017UCLHŠK Zrinjski (A)W 2-1Zahović 43, Tavares 90+4 (P)
15/07/2017LeagueNK Aluminij (H)W 1-0Pihler 50
19/07/2017UCLHŠK Zrinjski (H)D 1-1Viler 27
22/07/2017LeagueNK Triglav (A)W 3-2Mešanović 71, Bohar 86, Tavares 88
26/07/2017UCLFH Hafnarfjördur (H)W 1-0Tavares 54
29/07/2017LeagueNK Rudar Velenje (H)W 1-0Vrhovec 11
02/08/2017UCLFH Hafnarfjördur (A)W 1-0Tavares 90+2
06/08/2017LeagueNK Ankaran Hrvatini (A)W 5-1Kramarič 2, Pihler 36, Hotić 56, Tavares 80, Delgado 90 (og)
11/08/2017LeagueNK Domžale (H)D 0-0
16/08/2017UCLHapoel Beer-Sheva FC (A)L 1-2Tavares 10
19/08/2017LeagueNK Krško (H)W 3-2Bajde 17, Bohar 74, Pihler 90+5
22/08/2017UCLHapoel Beer-Sheva FC (H)W 1-0Viler 15
27/08/2017LeagueNK Olimpija Ljubljana (A)D 0-0
05/09/2017CupNK Tabor Sezana (A)W 3-0Rajčević 34, Mešanović 78, 90
08/09/2017LeagueNK Celje (H)D 0-0
13/09/2017UCLFC Spartak Moskva (H)D 1-1Bohar 85
17/09/2017LeagueND Gorica (A)W 3-0Jogan 16 (og), Mešanović 43, 60
22/09/2017LeagueNK Aluminij (A)W 3-2Ahmedi 65, Billong 74, Hotić 89
26/09/2017UCLSevilla FC (A)L 0-3
30/09/2017LeagueNK Triglav (H)D 0-0
13/10/2017LeagueNK Rudar Velenje (A)W 2-1Mešanović 52, Bohar 82
17/10/2017UCLLiverpool FC (H)L 0-7
21/10/2017LeagueNK Ankaran Hrvatini (H)W 1-0Mešanović 40
28/10/2017LeagueNK Domžale (A)W 1-0Mešanović 58
01/11/2017UCLLiverpool FC (A)L 0-3
04/11/2017LeagueNK Krško (A)W 5-0Tavares 5, 11, 49, Rajčević 13, 82
11/11/2017CupNK Olimpija Ljubljana (A)L 0-3
17/11/2017LeagueNK Olimpija Ljubljana (H)W 1-0Tavares 6
21/11/2017UCLFC Spartak Moskva (A)D 1-1Mešanović 90+2
25/11/2017LeagueNK Celje (A)L 1-2Tavares 90+5 (P)
29/11/2017CupNK Olimpija Ljubljana (H)D 1-1Bajde 15
02/12/2017LeagueND Gorica (H)W 2-1Bohar 43, Tavares 88
06/12/2017UCLSevilla FC (H)
10/12/2017LeagueNK Aluminij (H)
24/02/2018LeagueNK Triglav (A)
03/03/2018LeagueNK Rudar Velenje (H)
10/03/2018LeagueNK Ankaran Hrvatini (A)
14/03/2018LeagueNK Domžale (H)
17/03/2018LeagueNK Krško (H)
31/03/2018LeagueNK Olimpija Ljubljana (A)
04/04/2018LeagueNK Celje (H)
07/04/2018LeagueND Gorica (A)
14/04/2018LeagueNK Aluminij (A)
21/04/2018LeagueNK Triglav (H)
28/04/2018LeagueNK Rudar Velenje (A)
02/05/2018LeagueNK Ankaran Hrvatini (H)
05/05/2018LeagueNK Domžale (A)
09/05/2018LeagueNK Krško (A)
12/05/2018LeagueNK Olimpija Ljubljana (H)
19/05/2018LeagueNK Celje (A)
27/05/2018LeagueND Gorica (H)
1NK Maribor181341321143
2NK Olimpija Ljubljana18124230840
3NK Domžale18945331631
4NK Rudar Velenje18927231729
5NK Celje18666222424
6ND Gorica18729212623
7NK Krško18549243419
8NK Aluminij17449192716
9NK Triglav183510163214
10NK Ankaran Hrvatini17151115408
Sevilla FCFixtures and results
16/08/2017UCLİstanbul Başakşehir (A)W 2-1Escudero 16, Ben Yedder 84
19/08/2017LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)D 1-1Lenglet 26
22/08/2017UCLİstanbul Başakşehir (H)D 2-2Escudero 52, Ben Yedder 75
27/08/2017LeagueGetafe CF (A)W 1-0Ganso 83
09/09/2017LeagueSD Eibar (H)W 3-0Ganso 46, Ben Yedder 76, Nolito 90+2
13/09/2017UCLLiverpool FC (A)D 2-2Ben Yedder 5, Correa 72
17/09/2017LeagueGirona FC (A)W 1-0Muriel 69
20/09/2017LeagueUD Las Palmas (H)W 1-0Jesús Navas 83
23/09/2017LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)L 0-2
26/09/2017UCLNK Maribor (H)W 3-0Ben Yedder 27, 38, 83 (P)
30/09/2017LeagueMálaga CF (H)W 2-0Banega 68 (P), Muriel 70
14/10/2017LeagueAthletic Club (A)L 0-1
17/10/2017UCLFC Spartak Moskva (A)L 1-5Kjær 30
21/10/2017LeagueValencia CF (A)L 0-4
24/10/2017CupCartagena FS (A)W 3-0Sarabia 25, Correa 35, Muriel 51
28/10/2017LeagueCD Leganés (H)W 2-1Ben Yedder 20, Sarabia 54
01/11/2017UCLFC Spartak Moskva (H)W 2-1Lenglet 30, Banega 59
04/11/2017LeagueFC Barcelona (A)L 1-2Pizarro 59
18/11/2017LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)W 2-1Muriel 36, Nolito 48
21/11/2017UCLLiverpool FC (H)D 3-3Ben Yedder 51, 60 (P), Pizarro 90+3
26/11/2017LeagueVillarreal CF (A)W 3-2Lenglet 56, Vázquez 57, Banega 78 (P)
29/11/2017CupCartagena FS (H)W 4-0Ben Yedder 3, 6, Ganso 42, Correa 66
02/12/2017LeagueRC Deportivo La Coruña (H)W 2-0Ben Yedder 45+1, Krohn-Dehli 78
06/12/2017UCLNK Maribor (A)
09/12/2017LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
15/12/2017LeagueLevante UD (H)
20/12/2017LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
07/01/2018LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)
14/01/2018LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)
21/01/2018LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)
28/01/2018LeagueGetafe CF (H)
04/02/2018LeagueSD Eibar (A)
11/02/2018LeagueGirona FC (H)
18/02/2018LeagueUD Las Palmas (A)
25/02/2018LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
28/02/2018LeagueMálaga CF (A)
04/03/2018LeagueAthletic Club (H)
11/03/2018LeagueValencia CF (H)
18/03/2018LeagueCD Leganés (A)
01/04/2018LeagueFC Barcelona (H)
08/04/2018LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)
15/04/2018LeagueVillarreal CF (H)
18/04/2018LeagueRC Deportivo La Coruña (A)
22/04/2018LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)
29/04/2018LeagueLevante UD (A)
06/05/2018LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)
13/05/2018LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
20/05/2018LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
1FC Barcelona14113036736
2Valencia CF14941331331
3Club Atlético de Madrid1486023730
4Real Madrid CF14842251128
5Sevilla FC14914191428
6Villarreal CF14635221821
7CD Leganés14626121320
8Getafe CF14545201519
9Real Sociedad de Fútbol14545282619
10RC Celta de Vigo14536262118
11Real Betis Balompié14536232818
12Girona FC14455182217
13SD Eibar14527162717
14Levante UD14374142016
15RCD Espanyol14446111816
16Athletic Club14356141814
17RC Deportivo La Coruña14338172712
18UD Las Palmas143110113210
19Deportivo Alavés14301110249
20Málaga CF14221011288

Last updated 04/12/2017 23:11CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

NK Maribor

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    HŠK Zrinjski 1-2 NK Maribor
    0-1 Zahović 43, 1-1 Todorović 89, 1-2 Tavares 90+4 (P)
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec, Ahmedi, Kabha, Hotić (71 Tavares), Zahović (71 Pihler), Bajde (84 Mešanović), Rajčević, Viler, Palčič
  • (19/07/2017)
    NK Maribor 1-1 HŠK Zrinjski (agg: 3-2)
    0-1 Todorović 7, 1-1 Viler 27
    Handanović, Šuler, Pihler, Ahmedi, Kabha, Hotić (65 Mešanović), Zahović (65 Tavares), Bajde, Rajčević, Viler, Palčič
  • Third qualifying round
    NK Maribor 1-0 FH Hafnarfjördur
    1-0 Tavares 54
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec (89 Pihler), Ahmedi (75 Bohar), Kabha, Tavares, Bajde, Rajčević, Mešanović (79 Zahović), Viler, Palčič
  • (02/08/2017)
    FH Hafnarfjördur 0-1 NK Maribor (agg: 0-2)
    0-1 Tavares 90+2
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec (94 Pihler), Ahmedi (83 Hotić), Kabha, Tavares, Zahović, Rajčević, Viler, Palčič, Bohar (77 Bajde)
  • Play-off
    Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC 2-1 NK Maribor
    0-1 Tavares 10, 1-1 Nwakaeme 12, 2-1 Tzedek 45+2 (P)
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec (88 Pihler), Ahmedi, Kabha, Tavares (74 Mešanović), Hotić (71 Zahović), Milec, Rajčević, Viler, Bohar
  • (22/08/2017)
    NK Maribor 1-0 Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC (agg: 2-2)
    1-0 Viler 15
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec, Ahmedi (83 Pihler), Kabha, Tavares, Bajde (72 Hotić), Milec, Rajčević, Viler, Bohar (92 Billong)
  • Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Liverpool FC52301669
    Sevilla FC522111118
    FC Spartak Moskva5131966
    NK Maribor50232152
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    NK Maribor 1-1 FC Spartak Moskva
    0-1 Samedov 59, 1-1 Bohar 85
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec (79 Pihler), Ahmedi (69 Mešanović), Kabha, Tavares, Bajde (69 Kramarič), Milec, Rajčević, Viler, Bohar
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    Sevilla FC 3-0 NK Maribor
    1-0 Ben Yedder 27, 2-0 Ben Yedder 38, 3-0 Ben Yedder 83 (P)
    Handanović, Billong, Vrhovec, Pihler, Ahmedi, Kabha (74 Hotić), Tavares (88 Mešanović), Milec, Rajčević, Viler, Bohar (71 Kramarič)
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    NK Maribor 0-7 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Firmino 4, 0-2 Coutinho 13, 0-3 Salah 19, 0-4 Salah 40, 0-5 Firmino 54, 0-6 Oxlade-Chamberlain 86, 0-7 Alexander-Arnold 90
    Handanović, Šuler, Vrhovec, Ahmedi (58 Pihler), Kabha, Tavares, Milec, Rajčević, Viler, Bohar (81 Mešanović), Kramarič (58 Hotić)
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    Liverpool FC 3-0 NK Maribor
    1-0 Salah 49, 2-0 Can 64, 3-0 Sturridge 90
    Handanović, Billong, Šuler, Pihler, Kabha, Hotić (81 Ahmedi), Milec, Rajčević, Mešanović (59 Tavares), Viler, Bohar (69 Bajde)
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    FC Spartak Moskva 1-1 NK Maribor
    1-0 Zé Luís 82, 1-1 Mešanović 90+2
    Handanović, Billong, Šuler, Vrhovec (46 Vršič), Pihler, Kabha, Tavares, Bajde (68 Hotić), Milec, Viler, Bohar (83 Mešanović)
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    NK Maribor-Sevilla FC

Sevilla FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    İstanbul Başakşehir 1-2 Sevilla FC
    0-1 Escudero 16, 1-1 Elia 64, 1-2 Ben Yedder 84
    Rico, Lenglet, Montoya (63 Nolito), Ben Yedder (86 Krohn-Dehli), Banega, Correa (83 Jesús Navas), Pizarro, N'Zonzi, Escudero, Pareja, Mercado
  • (22/08/2017)
    Sevilla FC 2-2 İstanbul Başakşehir (agg: 4-3)
    0-1 Elia 17, 1-1 Escudero 52, 2-1 Ben Yedder 75, 2-2 Višća 83
    Rico, Lenglet, Ben Yedder, Banega (92 Sarabia), Correa (72 Nolito), Pizarro, N'Zonzi, Jesús Navas (85 Montoya), Escudero, Pareja, Mercado
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    Liverpool FC 2-2 Sevilla FC
    0-1 Ben Yedder 5, 1-1 Firmino 21, 2-1 Salah 37, 2-2 Correa 72
    Rico, Kjær, Ben Yedder (69 Muriel), Banega, Correa, Pizarro (46 Sarabia), N'Zonzi, Jesús Navas (83 Corchia), Escudero, Pareja, Mercado
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    Sevilla FC 3-0 NK Maribor
    1-0 Ben Yedder 27, 2-0 Ben Yedder 38, 3-0 Ben Yedder 83 (P)
    Rico, Corchia, Lenglet, Ben Yedder, Banega (86 Pizarro), Correa, N'Zonzi, Escudero, Pareja, Vázquez (79 Sarabia), Nolito (67 Jesús Navas)
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    FC Spartak Moskva 5-1 Sevilla FC
    1-0 Promes 18, 1-1 Kjær 30, 2-1 Melgarejo 58, 3-1 Glushakov 67, 4-1 Luiz Adriano 74, 5-1 Promes 90
    Rico, Kjær, Lenglet, Krohn-Dehli (68 Vázquez), Ben Yedder (82 Muriel), Banega, Pizarro, Sarabia, Escudero, Nolito (76 Jesús Navas), Mercado
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    Sevilla FC 2-1 FC Spartak Moskva
    1-0 Lenglet 30, 2-0 Banega 59, 2-1 Zé Luís 78
    Rico, Kjær, Lenglet, Ben Yedder, Banega (77 Krohn-Dehli), Pizarro, N'Zonzi, Sarabia (74 Jesús Navas), Escudero, Nolito, Mercado (83 Corchia)
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    Sevilla FC 3-3 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Firmino 2, 0-2 Mané 22, 0-3 Firmino 30, 1-3 Ben Yedder 51, 2-3 Ben Yedder 60 (P) , 3-3 Pizarro 90+3
    Rico, Lenglet, Ben Yedder (81 Correa), Banega, Geis, Pizarro, N'Zonzi (46 Vázquez), Sarabia, Escudero, Nolito (73 Muriel), Mercado
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    NK Maribor-Sevilla FC

Last updated 24/11/2017 10:18CET

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 FCSB 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

NK Maribor
Nickname: Vijoličasti (the Purples)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2006

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 14 (2017)
Slovenian Cup: 9 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League play-offs
second qualifying round
group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2010/11: UEFA Europa League play-offs
2009/10: UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2007/08: UEFA Intertoto Cup second round

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
10-0: Maribor v FC Norma Tallinn
25/08/94, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: FC Norma Tallinn v Maribor
11/08/94, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round first leg
0-3 on four occasions, most recently v Birkirkara FC
24/06/07, UEFA Intertoto Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-7: Maribor v Liverpool FC
17/10/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
9-1: AFC Ajax v Maribor
30/09/97, UEFA Cup first round second leg

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

• Biggest away win
0-1: FC Dynamo Kyiv v Maribor
14/09/99, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-7: Maribor v Liverpool FC (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Chelsea FC v Maribor
21/10/14, group stage


Sevilla FC
Nickname: Los Hispalenses (from Hispalis, Seville's ancient name), Los Blanquirrojos (white-and-reds)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League (5): 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 2006, (2007), (2014), (2015), (2016)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Spanish title: 1 (1946)
Spanish Cup: 5 (2010)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
 round of 16
2015/16: UEFA Europa League winners (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2014/15: UEFA Europa League winners
UEFA Europa League winners
did not take part in UEFA club competition
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
round of 16
UEFA Cup group stage
2007/08: round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
4-0 on five occasions, most recently v GNK Dinamo Zagreb
02/11/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
1-6: FK Mladost Podgorica v Sevilla
09/08/13, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg
0-5: WKS Śląsk Wrocław v Sevilla
29/08/13, UEFA Europa League play-off second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Sevilla v Juventus
22/11/16, UEFA Champions League group stage
1-3: Sevilla v Manchester City FC
03/11/15, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-2: Sevilla v Real Betis Balompié
13/03/14, UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
8-0: Real Madrid CF v Sevilla
23/01/58, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
4-0: Sevilla v GNK Dinamo Zagreb
02/11/16, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-3: SK Slavia Praha v Sevilla
12/12/07, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Sevilla v Juventus (see above)
1-3: Sevilla v Manchester City FC (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: FC Spartak Moskva v Sevilla
17/10/17, group stage



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

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

Match officials

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

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


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

Competition stages

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

Other abbreviations

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


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

Squad list

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