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Round of 16, Second leg
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
14/02/2018R16FC Porto - Liverpool FC0-5
PortoMané 25, 53, 85, Salah 29, Firmino 69
UEFA Champions League
28/11/2007GSLiverpool FC - FC Porto4-1
LiverpoolTorres 19, 78, Gerrard 84 (P), Crouch 87; Lisandro 33
18/09/2007GSFC Porto - Liverpool FC1-1PortoLucho González 8 (P); Kuyt 17
15/03/2001QFLiverpool FC - FC Porto2-0
agg: 2-0
LiverpoolMurphy 32, Owen 38
08/03/2001QFFC Porto - Liverpool FC0-0Porto
Liverpool FC2200312000005320122
FC Porto3021200200005023212

Liverpool FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
17/03/2011R16Liverpool FC - SC Braga0-0
agg: 0-1
10/03/2011R16SC Braga - Liverpool FC1-0
BragaAlan 18 (P)
UEFA Europa League
08/04/2010QFLiverpool FC - SL Benfica4-1
agg: 5-3
LiverpoolKuyt 27, Lucas 34, Torres 59, 82; Cardozo 70
01/04/2010QFSL Benfica - Liverpool FC2-1
LisbonCardozo 59 (P), 79 (P); Agger 9
UEFA Champions League
08/03/2006R16Liverpool FC - SL Benfica0-2
agg: 0-3
LiverpoolSimão 36, Miccoli 89
21/02/2006R16SL Benfica - Liverpool FC1-0
LisbonLuisão 84
UEFA Champions League
24/10/2001GS1Boavista FC - Liverpool FC1-1PortoSilva 60; Murphy 17
11/09/2001GS1Liverpool FC - Boavista FC1-1LiverpoolOwen 29; Silva 3
European Champions Clubs' Cup
07/11/1984R2SL Benfica - Liverpool FC1-0
agg: 2-3
LisbonManniche 4 (P)
24/10/1984R2Liverpool FC - SL Benfica3-1
LiverpoolRush 44, 70, 76; Diamantino 51
European Champions Clubs' Cup
21/03/1984QFSL Benfica - Liverpool FC1-4
agg: 1-5
LisbonNené 73; Whelan 9, 87, Johnston 32, Rush 78
07/03/1984QFLiverpool FC - SL Benfica1-0
LiverpoolRush 67
European Champions Clubs' Cup
15/03/1978QFLiverpool FC - SL Benfica4-1
agg: 6-2
LiverpoolCallaghan 6, Dalglish 17, McDermott 76, Neal 87; Nené 25
01/03/1978QFSL Benfica - Liverpool FC1-2
LisbonNené 13; Case 36, Hughes 71

FC Porto - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
07/12/2016GSFC Porto - Leicester City FC5-0
PortoAndré Silva 6, 64 (P), Corona 26, Brahimi 44, Diogo Jota 77
27/09/2016GSLeicester City FC - FC Porto1-0
LeicesterSlimani 25
UEFA Champions League
09/12/2015GSChelsea FC - FC Porto2-0
LondonMarcano 12 (og), Willian 52
29/09/2015GSFC Porto - Chelsea FC2-1
PortoAndré André 39, Maicon 52; Willian 45+2
UEFA Europa League
22/02/2012R32Manchester City FC - FC Porto4-0
agg: 6-1
ManchesterAgüero 1, Džeko 76, David Silva 84, Pizarro 86
16/02/2012R32FC Porto - Manchester City FC1-2
PortoVarela 27; Álvaro Pereira 55 (og), Agüero 85
UEFA Champions League
09/03/2010R16Arsenal FC - FC Porto5-0
agg: 6-2
LondonBendtner 10, 25, 90+1 (P), Nasri 63, Eboué 66
17/02/2010R16FC Porto - Arsenal FC2-1
PortoVarela 11, Falcao 51; Campbell 18
25/11/2009GSFC Porto - Chelsea FC0-1
PortoAnelka 69
15/09/2009GSChelsea FC - FC Porto1-0
LondonAnelka 48
UEFA Champions League
15/04/2009QFFC Porto - Manchester United FC0-1
agg: 2-3
PortoRonaldo 6
07/04/2009QFManchester United FC - FC Porto2-2ManchesterRooney 15, Tévez 85; Cristian Rodríguez 4, Mariano González 89
10/12/2008GSFC Porto - Arsenal FC2-0
PortoBruno Alves 39, Lisandro 54
30/09/2008GSArsenal FC - FC Porto4-0
LondonVan Persie 31, 48, Adebayor 40, 71 (P)
UEFA Champions League
06/03/2007R16Chelsea FC - FC Porto2-1
agg: 3-2
LondonRobben 48, Ballack 79; Quaresma 15
21/02/2007R16FC Porto - Chelsea FC1-1PortoRaul Meireles 12; Shevchenko 16
06/12/2006GSFC Porto - Arsenal FC0-0Porto
26/09/2006GSArsenal FC - FC Porto2-0
LondonHenry 38, Hleb 48
UEFA Champions League
07/12/2004GSFC Porto - Chelsea FC2-1
PortoDiego 61, McCarthy 86; Duff 34
29/09/2004GSChelsea FC - FC Porto3-1
LondonSmertin 7, Drogba 50, Terry 70; McCarthy 68
UEFA Champions League
09/03/2004R16Manchester United FC - FC Porto1-1
agg: 2-3
ManchesterScholes 32; Costinha 90
25/02/2004R16FC Porto - Manchester United FC2-1
PortoMcCarthy 29, 78; Fortune 14
UEFA Champions League
19/03/1997QFFC Porto - Manchester United FC0-0
agg: 0-4
05/03/1997QFManchester United FC - FC Porto4-0
ManchesterMay 22, Cantona 34, Giggs 61, Cole 80
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
07/11/1991R2FC Porto - Tottenham Hotspur FC0-0
agg: 1-3
23/10/1991R2Tottenham Hotspur FC - FC Porto3-1
LondonLineker 13, 83, Durie 31; Kostadinov 51
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
02/11/1977R2Manchester United FC - FC Porto5-2
agg: 5-6
ManchesterCoppell 8, 65, Alfredo Murça 39 (og), 90 (og), Nicholl 44; Duda 29, 85
19/10/1977R2FC Porto - Manchester United FC4-0
PortoMachado 8, 24, 54, Toni 60
02/10/1974R1Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - FC Porto3-1
agg: 4-5
WolverhamptonBailey 3, Daley 46, Dougan 79; Cubillas 37
18/09/1974R1FC Porto - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC4-1
PortoMcAlle 3 (og), Cubillas 37, Flávio 41, Fernando Gomes 69; Bailey 63
Liverpool FC9621103340000199553316
FC Porto1886417021500003588193664

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Match background Only this chapter

Liverpool FC are all but through to a first UEFA Champions League quarter-final since 2009 as they welcome FC Porto for the second leg of their round of 16 tie.

The English side inflicted a 5-0 defeat on their Portuguese hosts in the first leg – Porto's record home European loss. Sadio Mané scored a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were also on target to leave Porto effectively playing for pride – and a first win against the Reds – at Anfield after a defeat that equals the biggest first-leg margin in the UEFA Champions League era.

• Porto have recorded two draws and three defeats in their five games against the Merseyside club. They are in the round of 16 for the second year in a row and made the most recent of their five UEFA Champions League quarter-final appearances in 2014/15. Liverpool, by contrast, were last in this stage in 2008/09 – although they did go on to the last eight in that season.

• Porto progressed to the 2017/18 knockout rounds by finishing second in Group G, while Liverpool remained unbeaten (W3 D3) in winning Group E.

• This is one of only two round of 16 ties this season to feature two former European champions; Chelsea FC's meeting with FC Barcelona is the other.

Highlights: Porto 0-5 Liverpool

Previous meetings
• Before the first leg there had been four previous matches between the teams, all in the 21st century. Their first encounters came in the quarter-finals of Liverpool's victorious 2000/01 UEFA Cup campaign; Gérard Houllier's side drew the first leg 0-0 in Portugal before first-half goals from Danny Murphy and Michael Owen secured a 2-0 second-leg, and aggregate, victory at Anfield.

• The other matches came in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage. Dirk Kuyt's 17th-minute goal earned Liverpool a 1-1 matchday one draw at Jesualdo Ferreira's Porto, who had gone in front through Lucho González's eighth-minute penalty. The visitors played the majority of the second half with ten men following Jermaine Pennant's 58th-minute red card.

• At Anfield, Lisandro (33) cancelled out Fernando Torres' 19th-minute opener for Rafael Benítez's Liverpool, before late goals from Torres again (78), Steven Gerrard (84pen) and Peter Crouch (87) gave the home team the points. Porto and Liverpool both went through to the last 16, the Portuguese side winning the section.

• The teams at Anfield on 28 November 2007 were:
Liverpool: Reina, Finnan, Hyypiä, Carragher, Arbeola, Mascherano, Gerrard, Babel (Kuyt 85), Benayoun (Crouch 71), Voronin (Kewell 63), Torres.
Porto: Nuno, Bosingwa, Stepanov, Bruno Alves, Čech, Assunção (Postiga 81), Lucho, Kaźmierczak (Meireles 65), Mariano González (Sektioui 77), Quaresma, Lisandro.

Match background

• Liverpool have not reached the round of 16 in nine years, their most recent tie a 5-0 win against Real Madrid CF in the 2008/09 competition (1-0 away, 4-0 home). That left them with the overall record of W4 L1 at this stage; the sole defeat came at the hands of Portuguese opponents as holders in 2005/06, SL Benfica winning 1-0 at home and 2-0 away.

• That Benfica reverse is Liverpool's only loss at home to Portuguese visitors (W6 D2).

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Liverpool celebrate their first-leg victory

• Liverpool's most recent home game against Portuguese clubs was a goalless draw against SC Braga in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg. That confirmed a 1-0 aggregate defeat, giving Liverpool the record W5 L2 in two-legged contests against Portuguese sides.

• Jürgen Klopp's side picked up seven points at home in this season's group stage, drawing 2-2 with Sevilla FC before a 3-0 scalp of NK Maribor. They wrapped up first place in Group E with a 7-0 dismantling of FC Spartak Moskva.

• Before being held by Sevilla, Liverpool's previous six European games at Anfield had produced a home win. They are unbeaten in their last 13 European home matches (W9 D4), since a 3-0 loss to Real Madrid on 22 October 2014.

• Liverpool have won all 32 of the UEFA competition ties in which they won the away first leg – losing only four of those second legs but still prevailing on aggregate.

• The Reds have won 5-0 away in two previous first legs, against FC Haka of Finland in the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round (4-1 second leg) and KR Reykjavík in the 1964/65 European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round (6-1 second leg). The latter was Liverpool's first European tie.

• Liverpool's record in four UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W3 L1:
4-5 v Beşiktaş JK, 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 32
4-1 v Chelsea FC, 2006/07 UEFA Champions League semi-final
3-2 v AC Milan, 2004/05 UEFA Champions League final
4-2 v AS Roma, 1983/84 European Champion Clubs' Cup final

• Porto's record in the round of 16 is W3 L6, and they have won only one of their last four ties. In 2016/17, they bowed out at this stage against eventual runners-up Juventus (0-2 home, 0-1 away).

• Porto's record in two-legged ties with English clubs is W3 L7. They have lost the last four, most recently 6-1 on aggregate to Manchester City FC in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League round of 32 (1-2 home, 0-4 away). They have not beaten English opposition in a knockout tie since José Mourinho's side eliminated Manchester United FC in the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League round of 16 (2-1 home, 1-1 away) en route to lifting the trophy.

Hat-trick hero Mané still cautious

• The Dragons have lost their last five away games against Premier League sides, most recently going down 1-0 at Leicester City FC in last season's group stage, and did not score in any of those games, conceding 13 goals.

• Porto's record away to English clubs is W0 D2 L15 F10 A48.

• Porto took four points on their travels in Group G this season, recording a 3-0 success at AS Monaco FC on matchday two prior to a 3-2 loss at RB Leipzig and 1-1 draw at section winners Beşiktaş JK.

• Porto had lost their previous three UEFA Champions League fixtures, home and away, before winning at Monaco on matchday two; they have now won three of their last nine matches in the competition.

• The Monaco success is Porto's only win in their last five European away games (D2 L2).

• Last season was the third time in the last six campaigns that Porto had progressed from their group. This is the first time they have reached the round of 16 two seasons in a row since getting into the knockouts every year between 2006/07 and 2009/10.

• Porto have won only one of the seven UEFA competition ties in which they lost the home first leg – against Panathinaikos in the 2002/03 UEFA Cup quarter-finals (0-1 home, 2-0 away). They lost at home to Juve in last season's UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg (0-1 second leg).

• Porto's record in three UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W1 L2:
1-4 v FC Schalke, 2007/08 UEFA Champions League round of 16
8-7 v CD Once Caldas, 2004 European/South American Cup
3-5 v UC Sampdoria, 1994/95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final

Coach and player links
• Iker Casillas was in the Real Madrid team beaten by Liverpool at this stage of the 2008/09 competition. He did get the better of the Reds in the 2014/15 group stage, appearing in Madrid's 3-0 win at Anfield and 1-0 success in Spain.

• Mohamed Salah's AS Roma were knocked out of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League by Porto, losing 4-1 on aggregate defeat in the play-offs (1-1 away, 0-3 home).

• Maxi Pereira played in Benfica's 2-1 home win against Liverpool in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League quarter-finals first leg. He was an unused substitute in the return, a 4-1 Liverpool victory.

• Ricardo Pereira and Sérgio Oliveira were in the Portugal team that beat Emre Can's Germany 5-0 in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship semi-final; Ricardo scored the second goal.

• International team-mates:
Alberto Moreno & Iker Casillas (Spain)
Alberto Moreno & Óliver Torres (Spain Under-21s)

• James Milner scored in England's 2-2 draw against hosts Portugal in the 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship semi-final. Portugal won 3-2 on penalties and went on to lift the trophy.

Match facts

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Ings, Virgil van Dijk
Out: Philippe Coutinho, Jon Flanagan, Marko Grujić, Daniel Sturridge

• Emre Can is available after a one-game suspension in the first leg; Alberto Moreno is a booking away from a ban.

• Liverpool have failed to score in only one match in the last 15 in all competitions.

• The Reds were unbeaten in 18 games in all competitions (W13 D5) before losing 1-0 at Swansea City AFC in the Premier League on 22 January. They were then beaten 3-2 at home to West Bromwich Albion FC in the FA Cup fourth round five days later but have won five of the last six since (D1).

• Liverpool have lost only one of their 21 games at Anfield in all competitions this season (W13 D7). They have scored in all but two of those 21 fixtures.

• Liverpool's 2-0 win against Newcastle United FC on Saturday was their first clean sheet in their last seven home games.

• Mohamed Salah has scored in each of his last seven games for Liverpool, and has 11 goals in his last 10 appearances. The Egyptian has 24 Premier League goals in 28 appearances this season.

• Sadio Mané has scored in both his Premier League appearances since his hat-trick at Porto, and thus has five goals in his last three matches.

• Nathaniel Clyne has not played for the first team this season due to a back injury – although he has been added to Liverpool's UEFA Champions League squad.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Yordan Osório, Gonçalo Paciência, Majeed Waris
Out: João Costa, Jorge Fernandes, Hernâni, Miguel Layún, Rúben Macedo, Federico Varela

• Felipe is available after serving a one-match ban in the first leg; André André and Danilo will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

• The Dragons are unbeaten in the Liga this season (W21 D4), winning 5-1 at Portimonense SC on 25 February and beating Sporting CP 2-1 on Friday. That took them to 105 goals in all competitions this season (68 in the league), the first time since 1986/87 they have managed more than a hundred.

• Porto have not lost in normal time in 34 domestic matches this season, although they were beaten on penalties by Sporting CP in the League Cup semi-finals on 24 January after a goalless draw.

• Porto have lost only once away all season in 19 matches (W13 D5), going down 3-2 at RB Leipzig on matchday three.

• Porto's top scorer Moussa Marega struck twice at Portimonense and now has 20 goals in 24 league matches this season, including five in the last six.

• Francisco Soares also found the net at Portimonense before limping off with a thigh problem that kept him out of the Sporting CP game. Having scored just once in the Liga before the round of 16 first leg, Portimonense was the fourth successive league match in a row in which he registered, scoring seven goals in that run.

• Porto have scored 15 goals in their four league outings since the first leg – Soares has five of them and Marega four.

• Porto lead Sporting 1-0 after the first leg of their Portuguese Cup semi-final on 7 February. The return is on 18 April.

• Alex Telles has ten Liga assists this season, more than any other player; Yacine Brahimi has six.

• Danilo (calf, out since 24 January) and Alex Telles (knee, 21 February) have been sidelined.

• Vincent Aboubakar and Jesús Corona returned from injury on Friday after coming off the bench against Sporting; Ricardo Periera (out since 14 February with a thigh problem) was an unused substitute.


Squad list Only this chapter

Liverpool FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Loris KariusGER22/06/199324 - --7-10-7-9-
22Simon MignoletBEL06/03/198830 - 2---19-6-25-
52Danny WardWAL22/06/199324 - --------6-
62Caoimhin KelleherIRL23/11/199819 - ----------
2Nathaniel ClyneENG05/04/199126 - --------14-
4Virgil Van DijkNED08/07/199126 - --1-5-7-344
6Dejan LovrenCRO05/07/198928 - 2-6-221221624
12Joe GomezENG23/05/199720 - 1-4-20-4-7-
17Ragnar KlavanEST30/10/198532 - 1-3-1514-301
18Alberto MorenoESP05/07/199225*2-6-13-11-42-
26Andy RobertsonSCO11/03/199423 - --1-16-1-1-
32Joël MatipCMR08/08/199126 - 2-5-231312534
63Conor MastersonIRL08/09/199819 - ----------
66Trent Alexander-ArnoldENG07/10/199819 - 21511215172
5Georginio WijnaldumNED11/11/199027 - 2-7-2417-4611
7James MilnerENG04/01/198632 - 2-5-24-252807
14Jordan HendersonENG17/06/199027 - 2-5-191101292
20Adam LallanaENG10/05/198829 - ----9-4-193
21Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainENG15/08/199324 - --41263335355
23Emre CanGER12/01/199424 - 2261243151334
9Roberto FirminoBRA02/10/199126 - 2177281377229
11Mohamed SalahEGY15/06/199225 - 217628242296018
19Sadio ManéSEN10/04/199225 - 2-56218562612
28Danny IngsENG23/07/199225 - --1-3-1-3-
29Dominic SolankeENG14/09/199720 - 1-1-16-2-3-
57Rhian BrewsterENG01/04/200017 - ----------
58Ben WoodburnWAL15/10/199918 - ----------
-Jürgen KloppGER16/06/196750 - 2-7---42-73-
FC Porto - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Iker CasillasESP20/05/198136 - --2-12-166-177-
12José SáPOR17/01/199325 - --5-14-5-5-
41Ricardo SilvaPOR09/05/199918 - ----------
81Mário ÉvoraCPV28/01/199919 - ----------
91Diogo CostaPOR19/09/199918 - ----------
2Maxi PereiraURU08/06/198433 - --2111-484907
4Yordan OsorioVEN10/05/199423 - ----------
5Iván MarcanoESP23/06/198730 - --71223331784
13Alex TellesBRA15/12/199225 - --71231211231
21RicardoPOR06/10/199324 - --6-1929-17-
23Diego ReyesMEX10/09/199225 - --5-1126-11-
28FelipeBRA16/05/198928 - --61222141162
30Diogo DalotPOR18/03/199918 - ----4-----
53Diogo LeitePOR23/01/199919 - ----------
54Diogo QueirósPOR05/01/199919 - ----------
64João LameiraPOR19/04/199918 - ----------
65Diogo BessaPOR16/01/199919 - ----------
8Yacine BrahimiALG08/02/199028 - --71247268359
10Óliver TorresESP10/11/199423 - --2-12-281301
16Héctor HerreraMEX19/04/199027 - --61211284395
20André AndréPOR26/08/198928*--3-11-112203
25OtávioBRA09/02/199523 - --2-9181111
27Sérgio OliveiraPOR02/06/199225 - --4-1134-12-
46Rui PiresPOR22/03/199819 - ----------
56Paulo EstrelaPOR20/02/199919 - ----------
58Romário BaróGNB25/01/200018 - ----------
60Rui MoreiraPOR31/05/199621 - ----------
78João CardosoPOR10/02/199721 - ----------
80Moreto CassamáGNB16/02/199820 - ----------
87Bruno CostaPOR19/04/199720 - ----------
9Vincent AboubakarCMR22/01/199226 - --55221521142617
11Moussa MaregaMLI14/04/199126 - --6-24206-8-
14Gonçalo PaciênciaPOR01/08/199423 - --1-2-1-1-
17Jesús CoronaMEX06/01/199325 - --7-212181202
18Majeed WarisGHA19/09/199126 - --1-4-1-152
29Francisco SoaresBRA17/01/199127 - --311785151
49Tony DjimBEL13/01/199721 - ----------
55Luís MataPOR06/07/199720 - ----------
67Madi QuetaGNB21/10/199819 - ----------
89Jorge TeixeiraPOR08/03/199918 - ----------
-Sérgio ConceiçãoPOR15/11/197443 - --7---7-7-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Jürgen Klopp

Date of birth: 16 June 1967
Nationality: German
Playing career: SV Glatten, TuS Ergenzingen, 1. FC Pforzheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, Viktoria Sindlingen, Rot-Weiss Frankfurt, 1. FSV Mainz 05
Coaching career: 1. FSV Mainz 05, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool FC

• Having spent his early career in the lower leagues and failed to break into Eintracht's first team, Klopp turned professional with Mainz, starting off as a striker before becoming a no-nonsense defender. Never played in the top flight but made 325 second-division appearances from 1990 to 2001, setting a club record by scoring 52 goals.

• 'Kloppo', as he is known in Germany, was appointed Mainz's caretaker coach on 28 February 2001, helping the club avoid relegation to the third tier. Duly won a permanent contract and built Mainz into one of the strongest clubs in the 2. Bundesliga; narrowly missed out on promotion in 2002 and 2003 before finally taking Mainz into the top flight for the first time in 2004 and kept them in the Bundesliga until 2007, taking them into the 2005/06 UEFA Cup via the UEFA Fair Play ranking.

• After another promotion near-miss in 2007/08 Klopp – whose enthusiasm and passion, plus work as a TV pundit, have made him popular all over Germany – left for Dortmund. Took them to sixth in his first season, led them into the UEFA Europa League the next year and then, with a squad full of exciting young talent, oversaw league title wins in 2010/11 and 2011/12, adding the German Cup in the latter campaign.

• Earned even greater admiration in 2012/13 as he steered Dortmund all the way to the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, where they lost to FC Bayern München. Dortmund reached another domestic cup final in 2014, but again came up short against Bayern.

• Announced in April 2015 he was leaving Dortmund after that season, which ended with a cup final defeat against VfL Wolfsburg. Succeeded Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager in October 2015 and took the team to the finals of the English League Cup and UEFA Europa League – helped by a quarter-final defeat of Dortmund – in his first season. Lost both, but earned a place in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League by finishing fourth in the Premier League in May 2017.


Sérgio Conceição

Date of birth: 15 November 1974
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: FC Penafiel (loan), Leça FC (loan), FC Felgueiras (loan), FC Porto (twice), SS Lazio (twice), Parma FC, FC Internazionale Milano, R. Standard de Liège, Koweit Qadsia SC, PAOK FC
Coaching career: R. Standard de Liège (assistant), SC Olhanense, A. Académica de Coimbra, SC Braga, Vitória SC, FC Nantes, FC Porto

• A right winger with an eye for goal, Sérgio Conceição was plucked from the youth ranks at hometown side Académica de Coimbra by Porto, where he won two league titles and a Portuguese Cup before leaving for Lazio in 1998. In Rome, he won the 1998/99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Super Cup the same summer, as well as a Serie A title and a Coppa Italia

• He rejoined Lazio after spells at Parma and Inter. Returned to Porto in 2003/04, winning another Portuguese league title under José Mourinho, before finishing his career with spells in Belgium, Kuwait and Greece. Scored 12 goals in 56 Portugal games, including a celebrated hat-trick in a 3-0 win against defending champions Germany at UEFA EURO 2000.

• After retiring, worked as PAOK's sporting director and Standard's assistant coach before taking charge of Olhanense back in Portugal midway through 2011/12, guiding the relegation-threatened side to a comfortable eighth-placed finish.

• Returned to his home town Coimbra – where a stadium has been named in his honour – to lead Académica in 2013, and then took Braga to the 2014/15 Portuguese Cup final, where they lost to Sporting CP on penalties.

• Led Vitória Guimarães in 2015/16, and then pulled Nantes out of a relegation nosedive in France the following season, a respectable seventh-placed finish prompting Porto to hire him on a two-year contract in summer 2017.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Zwayer (GER)
  • Assistant refereesThorsten Schiffner (GER) , Marco Achmüller (GER)
  • Additional assistant refereesDaniel Siebert (GER) , Sascha Stegemann (GER)
  • Fourth officialRafael Foltyn (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateAristeidis Stavropoulos (GRE)
  • UEFA Referee observerTerje Hauge (NOR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Felix Zwayer19/05/19811345

Felix Zwayer

Referee since: 2004
First division:
FIFA badge: 2012

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


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
16/09/2015UCLGSChelsea FCMaccabi Tel-Aviv FC4-0London
07/12/2016UCLGSFC PortoLeicester City FC5-0Porto
18/10/2017UCLGSSL BenficaManchester United FC0-1Lisbon
22/11/2017UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalOlympiacos FC3-1Lisbon

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
16/09/2015UCLGSChelsea FCMaccabi Tel-Aviv FC4-0London
18/02/2016UELR32ACF FiorentinaTottenham Hotspur FC1-1Florence
07/12/2016UCLGSFC PortoLeicester City FC5-0Porto
09/03/2017UELR16FC RostovManchester United FC1-1Rostov-on-Don
18/10/2017UCLGSSL BenficaManchester United FC0-1Lisbon
22/11/2017UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalOlympiacos FC3-1Lisbon

Last updated 05/03/2018 03:02CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Liverpool FCFixtures and results
12/08/2017LeagueWatford FC (A)D 3-3Mané 29, Firmino 55 (P), Salah 57
15/08/2017UCLTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)W 2-1Alexander-Arnold 35, Nordtveit 74 (og)
19/08/2017LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)W 1-0Mané 73
23/08/2017UCLTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)W 4-2Can 10, 21, Salah 18, Firmino 63
27/08/2017LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 4-0Firmino 17, Mané 40, Salah 57, Sturridge 77
09/09/2017LeagueManchester City FC (A)L 0-5
13/09/2017UCLSevilla FC (H)D 2-2Firmino 21, Salah 37
16/09/2017LeagueBurnley FC (H)D 1-1Salah 30
19/09/2017CupLeicester City FC (A)L 0-2
23/09/2017LeagueLeicester City FC (A)W 3-2Salah 15, Coutinho 23, Henderson 68
26/09/2017UCLFC Spartak Moskva (A)D 1-1Coutinho 31
01/10/2017LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)D 1-1Coutinho 29
14/10/2017LeagueManchester United FC (H)D 0-0
17/10/2017UCLNK Maribor (A)W 7-0Firmino 4, 54, Coutinho 13, Salah 19, 40, Oxlade-Chamberlain 86, Alexander-Arnold 90
22/10/2017LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (A)L 1-4Salah 24
28/10/2017LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)W 3-0Sturridge 50, Firmino 58, Wijnaldum 75
01/11/2017UCLNK Maribor (H)W 3-0Salah 49, Can 64, Sturridge 90
04/11/2017LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)W 4-1Salah 21, 75, Matip 24, Oxlade-Chamberlain 56
18/11/2017LeagueSouthampton FC (H)W 3-0Salah 31, 41, Coutinho 68
21/11/2017UCLSevilla FC (A)D 3-3Firmino 2, 30, Mané 22
25/11/2017LeagueChelsea FC (H)D 1-1Salah 65
29/11/2017LeagueStoke City FC (A)W 3-0Mané 17, Salah 77, 83
02/12/2017LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)W 5-1Can 30, Firmino 32, 48, Coutinho 87, Dunk 89 (og)
06/12/2017UCLFC Spartak Moskva (H)W 7-0Coutinho 4 (P), 15, 50, Firmino 19, Mané 47, 76, Salah 86
10/12/2017LeagueEverton FC (H)D 1-1Salah 42
13/12/2017LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)D 0-0
17/12/2017LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)W 4-0Coutinho 20, Lovren 26, Salah 44, Firmino 66
22/12/2017LeagueArsenal FC (A)D 3-3Coutinho 26, Salah 52, Firmino 71
26/12/2017LeagueSwansea City AFC (H)W 5-0Coutinho 6, Firmino 52, 66, Alexander-Arnold 65, Oxlade-Chamberlain 82
30/12/2017LeagueLeicester City FC (H)W 2-1Salah 52, 76
01/01/2018LeagueBurnley FC (A)W 2-1Mané 61, Klavan 90+4
05/01/2018CupEverton FC (H)W 2-1Milner 35 (P), Van Dijk 84
14/01/2018LeagueManchester City FC (H)W 4-3Oxlade-Chamberlain 9, Firmino 59, Mané 61, Salah 68
22/01/2018LeagueSwansea City AFC (A)L 0-1
27/01/2018CupWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)L 2-3Firmino 5, Salah 78
30/01/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (A)W 3-0Can 26, Firmino 45+1, Salah 78 (P)
04/02/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)D 2-2Salah 3, 90+1
11/02/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (A)W 2-0Firmino 6, Salah 42
14/02/2018UCLFC Porto (A)W 5-0Mané 25, 53, 85, Salah 29, Firmino 69
24/02/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)W 4-1Can 29, Salah 51, Firmino 57, Mané 77
03/03/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)W 2-0Salah 40, Mané 55
06/03/2018UCLFC Porto (H)
10/03/2018LeagueManchester United FC (A)
17/03/2018LeagueWatford FC (H)
31/03/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
08/04/2018LeagueEverton FC (A)
14/04/2018LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
22/04/2018LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)
28/04/2018LeagueStoke City FC (H)
05/05/2018LeagueChelsea FC (A)
13/05/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
1Manchester City FC292531832078
2Manchester United FC291955562262
3Liverpool FC291793673260
4Tottenham Hotspur FC291775552458
5Chelsea FC291658502653
6Arsenal FC2913610524145
7Burnley FC2910109242640
8Leicester City FC2991010414237
9Watford FC2910613394736
10Brighton & Hove Albion FC2981011283834
11Everton FC299713334934
12AFC Bournemouth298912344433
13Swansea City AFC298615254230
14West Ham United FC297913365430
15Huddersfield Town FC298615255030
16Newcastle United FC297814274029
17Southampton FC2951311294128
18Crystal Palace FC296914274627
19Stoke City FC296914285427
20West Bromwich Albion FC2931115224320
FC PortoFixtures and results
09/08/2017LeagueEstoril Praia (H)W 4-0Marega 35, 62, Brahimi 54, Marcano 70
13/08/2017LeagueCD Tondela (A)W 1-0Aboubakar 37
20/08/2017LeagueMoreirense FC (H)W 3-0Aboubakar 18, 21, 77
27/08/2017LeagueSC Braga (A)W 1-0Corona 7
09/09/2017LeagueGD Chaves (H)W 3-0Aboubakar 49, Soares 86, Marega 88
13/09/2017UCLBeşiktaş JK (H)L 1-3D. Tošić 21 (og)
17/09/2017LeagueRio Ave FC (A)W 2-1Danilo 54, Marega 67
22/09/2017LeaguePortimonense SC (H)W 5-2Marcano 20, Aboubakar 23, Marega 26, Brahimi 49, 68
26/09/2017UCLAS Monaco FC (A)W 3-0Aboubakar 31, 69, Layún 89
01/10/2017LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)D 0-0
13/10/2017CupLusitano GC Évora (A)W 6-0Aboubakar 20, 21, Marcano 49, Otávio 55, do Nascimento Galeno 59, Hernâni 90
17/10/2017UCLRB Leipzig (A)L 2-3Aboubakar 18, Marcano 44
21/10/2017LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)W 6-1Ricardo 4, Felipe 18, Marega 25, 33, Corona 65, Aboubakar 72
28/10/2017LeagueBoavista FC (A)W 3-0Aboubakar 50, Marega 80, Brahimi 86
01/11/2017UCLRB Leipzig (H)W 3-1Herrera 13, Danilo 61, Maxi Pereira 90+3
04/11/2017LeagueOs Belenenses (H)W 2-0Herrera 42, Aboubakar 90
17/11/2017CupPortimonense SC (H)W 3-2Danilo 4, Aboubakar 90+1, Brahimi 90+6
21/11/2017UCLBeşiktaş JK (A)D 1-1Felipe 29
25/11/2017LeagueCD Aves (A)D 1-1Ricardo 6
01/12/2017LeagueSL Benfica (H)D 0-0
06/12/2017UCLAS Monaco FC (H)W 5-2Aboubakar 9, 33, Brahimi 45, Alex Telles 65, Soares 88
10/12/2017LeagueVitória FC (A)W 5-0Aboubakar 31, 45+4 (P), 69, Marega 40, 82
14/12/2017CupVitória SC (H)W 4-0Aboubakar 11 (P), Danilo 59, André André 64, 83
18/12/2017LeagueCS Marítimo (H)W 3-1Reyes 19, Marega 45+1, 78
03/01/2018LeagueCD Feirense (A)W 2-1Aboubakar 22, Felipe 76
07/01/2018LeagueVitória SC (H)W 4-2Aboubakar 57, Brahimi 62, Marega 79, 83
11/01/2018CupMoreirense FC (A)W 2-1Herrera 8, Layún 20
19/01/2018LeagueCD Tondela (H)W 1-0Marega 13, Brahimi 73
30/01/2018LeagueMoreirense FC (A)D 0-0
03/02/2018LeagueSC Braga (H)W 3-1Sérgio Oliveira 13, Reyes 38, Aboubakar 73
07/02/2018CupSporting Clube de Portugal (H)W 1-0Soares 60
11/02/2018LeagueGD Chaves (A)W 4-0Soares 15, 28, Marega 57, Sérgio Oliveira 90+1
14/02/2018UCLLiverpool FC (H)L 0-5
18/02/2018LeagueRio Ave FC (H)W 5-0Sérgio Oliveira 2, Soares 22, 84, Marcelo 34 (og), Marega 72
21/02/2018LeagueEstoril Praia (A)W 3-1Alex Telles 53, Soares 59, 67
25/02/2018LeaguePortimonense SC (A)W 5-1Marega 10, 44, Otávio 16, Soares 59, Brahimi 66
02/03/2018LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)W 2-1Marcano 28, Brahimi 49
06/03/2018UCLLiverpool FC (A)
11/03/2018LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
17/03/2018LeagueBoavista FC (H)
31/03/2018LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
07/04/2018LeagueCD Aves (H)
15/04/2018LeagueSL Benfica (A)
18/04/2018CupSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
22/04/2018LeagueVitória FC (H)
29/04/2018LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
06/05/2018LeagueCD Feirense (H)
13/05/2018LeagueVitória SC (A)
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10CD Tondela258413293728
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12Portimonense SC257612364427
13CD Aves256712273525
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17FC Paços de Ferreira255614264621
18Estoril Praia256316235221

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Liverpool FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Alexander-Arnold 35, 0-2 Nordtveit 74 (og) , 1-2 Uth 87
    Mignolet, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Firmino (84 Solanke), Salah, Henderson (63 Milner), Moreno, Mané (89 Grujić), Can, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
  • (23/08/2017)
    Liverpool FC 4-2 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (agg: 6-3)
    1-0 Can 10, 2-0 Salah 18, 3-0 Can 21, 3-1 Uth 28, 4-1 Firmino 63, 4-2 Wagner 79
    Mignolet, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Firmino, Salah, Henderson, Moreno, Mané (88 Klavan), Can (70 Milner), Matip, Alexander-Arnold (65 Gomez)
  • Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Liverpool FC633023612
    Sevilla FC623112129
    FC Spartak Moskva61329136
    NK Maribor60333163
    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
    Karius, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Firmino, Salah (89 Oxlade-Chamberlain), Gomez, Henderson, Moreno, Mané (83 Sturridge), Can (76 Coutinho), Matip
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    FC Spartak Moskva 1-1 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Fernando 23, 1-1 Coutinho 31
    Karius, Lovren, Firmino, Coutinho, Salah, Henderson, Moreno, Mané (70 Sturridge), Can (73 Wijnaldum), Matip, Alexander-Arnold
  • 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
    Karius, Wijnaldum (76 Solanke), Lovren, Milner, Firmino (68 Sturridge), Coutinho, Salah (57 Oxlade-Chamberlain), Moreno, Can, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    Liverpool FC 3-0 NK Maribor
    1-0 Salah 49, 2-0 Can 64, 3-0 Sturridge 90
    Karius, Wijnaldum (17 Henderson), Milner, Firmino (85 Grujić), Salah (74 Sturridge), Klavan, Moreno, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
  • 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
    Karius, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Firmino, Coutinho (63 Can), Salah (87 Oxlade-Chamberlain), Gomez, Henderson, Klavan, Moreno (63 Milner), Mané
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    Liverpool FC 7-0 FC Spartak Moskva
    1-0 Coutinho 4 (P) , 2-0 Coutinho 15, 3-0 Firmino 19, 4-0 Mané 47, 5-0 Coutinho 50, 6-0 Mané 76, 7-0 Salah 86
    Karius, Wijnaldum, Lovren (60 Alexander-Arnold), Firmino (72 Sturridge), Coutinho, Salah, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno (46 Milner), Mané, Can
  • Round of 16
    Matchday 7 (14/02/2018)
    FC Porto 0-5 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Mané 25, 0-2 Salah 29, 0-3 Mané 53, 0-4 Firmino 69, 0-5 Mané 85
    Karius, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Firmino (80 Ings), Salah, Henderson (75 Matip), Mané, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold (79 Gomez)
  • Matchday 8 (06/03/2018)
    Liverpool FC-FC Porto

FC Porto

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    Beşiktaş JK642011514
    FC Porto6312151010
    RB Leipzig621310117
    AS Monaco FC60246162
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    FC Porto 1-3 Beşiktaş JK
    0-1 Talisca 13, 1-1 D. Tošić 21 (og) , 1-2 Cenk Tosun 28, 1-3 Babel 86
    Casillas, Marcano, Brahimi, Óliver Torres (46 Otávio), Marega, Alex Telles, Corona (46 André André), Ricardo, Danilo (82 Hernâni), Felipe, Soares
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    AS Monaco FC 0-3 FC Porto
    0-1 Aboubakar 31, 0-2 Aboubakar 69, 0-3 Layún 89
    Casillas, Marcano, Brahimi (71 Layún), Aboubakar (71 Corona), Marega, Alex Telles, Herrera, Ricardo, Danilo, Sérgio Oliveira (86 Reyes), Felipe
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    RB Leipzig 3-2 FC Porto
    1-0 Orban 8, 1-1 Aboubakar 18, 2-1 Forsberg 38, 3-1 Augustin 41, 3-2 Marcano 44
    José Sá, Marcano, Brahimi (76 Corona), Aboubakar, Marega, Alex Telles, Herrera (81 Hernâni), Layún, Danilo, Sérgio Oliveira (58 Óliver Torres), Felipe
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    FC Porto 3-1 RB Leipzig
    1-0 Herrera 13, 1-1 Werner 48, 2-1 Danilo 61, 3-1 Maxi Pereira 90+3
    José Sá, Marcano, Brahimi (89 Reyes), Aboubakar, Marega (13 André André), Alex Telles, Herrera, Corona (72 Maxi Pereira), Ricardo, Danilo, Felipe
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    Beşiktaş JK 1-1 FC Porto
    0-1 Felipe 29, 1-1 Talisca 41
    José Sá, Maxi Pereira, Marcano, Brahimi, Aboubakar, Alex Telles, Herrera (90 Reyes), Ricardo (80 Corona), Danilo, Sérgio Oliveira, Felipe
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    FC Porto 5-2 AS Monaco FC
    1-0 Aboubakar 9, 2-0 Aboubakar 33, 3-0 Brahimi 45, 3-1 Glik 61 (P) , 4-1 Alex Telles 65, 4-2 Falcao 78, 5-2 Soares 88
    José Sá, Marcano, Brahimi, Aboubakar (74 Soares), Marega (67 Corona), Alex Telles, Herrera, André André (42 Reyes), Ricardo, Danilo, Felipe
  • Round of 16
    Matchday 7 (14/02/2018)
    FC Porto 0-5 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Mané 25, 0-2 Salah 29, 0-3 Mané 53, 0-4 Firmino 69, 0-5 Mané 85
    José Sá, Marcano, Brahimi (62 Waris), Marega, Alex Telles, Herrera, Ricardo, Reyes, Otávio (46 Corona), Sérgio Oliveira, Soares (74 Gonçalo Paciência)
  • Matchday 8 (06/03/2018)
    Liverpool FC-FC Porto

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League knockout stage: Did you know?

• Teams have overturned a first-leg deficit to go through 40 times, including FC Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City FC and AS Monaco FC in the 2016/17 round of 16. Only twice – AFC Ajax's defeat of Panathinaikos FC in the 1995/96 semi-finals and FC Internazionale Milano's victory against FC Bayern München in the 2010/11 round of 16 – has a side progressed after a home first-leg loss.

• The biggest losing margin a side has overhauled was achieved by FC Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2016/17 last 16, when they lost 4-0 away but progressed thanks to a 6-1 home success. That eclipsed the previous record held by RC Deportivo La Coruña in the 2003/04 quarter-finals, when they went down 4-1 at AC Milan but won 4-0 at home.

• Twenty-eight ties have been decided on away goals, including nine where the triumphant team lost the first leg.

• In all, 28 ties have required extra time. Twelve have been settled by extra time alone: five round of 16 encounters, five quarter-finals including Real Madrid CF-FC Bayern München in 2016/17, the 2007/08 semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool FC, and the 2013/14 final.

• Sixteen ties have gone to penalties, including seven finals – 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016. The first two-legged tie decided on spot kicks was PSV Eindhoven's 4-2 victory over Olympique Lyonnais on 13 April 2005 after a 2-2 aggregate draw, still the only quarter-final to go to penalties.

• The 2015/16 round of 16 tie between Club Atlético de Madrid and PSV was the first to finish goalless after two legs. Thirteen have finished 1-0 on aggregate, most recently Real Madrid CF's defeat of Manchester City FC in the 2015/16 semi-finals.

• Liverpool FC (versus FC Porto) and Bayern (versus Beşiktaş JK) both won 5-0 in the 2017/18 round of 16, equalling the knockout phase record for the biggest first-leg lead – Real Madrid's 6-1 victory at FC Schalke 04 in 2013/14 and Bayern's 5-0 success at Sporting Clube de Portugal in 2008/09, both also in the round of 16. Bayern eventually beat Sporting 12-1 after a 7-1 stroll in the home second leg; that tie also featured more goals (13) over its two legs than any UEFA Champions League knockout tie.

• Bayern hold the record for the largest margin of victory in a UEFA Champions League knockout match having beaten both FC Basel 1893 (2011/12) and FC Shakhtar Donetsk (2014/15) 7-0 in the round of 16 second leg.

• Clarence Seedorf is the only player to lift the European Cup with three clubs (Ajax 1995, Real Madrid 1998, Milan 2003, 2007). Bob Paisley (Liverpool 1977, 1978, 1981) was the first coach to win three times, a feat Carlo Ancelotti (Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014) replicated.

• In 2014 Ancelotti also became the fifth coach to win the trophy with two clubs; Ottmar Hitzfeld (Borussia Dortmund 1997, Bayern 2001), Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburger SV 1983), José Mourinho (FC Porto 2004, Internazionale 2010) and Jupp Heynckes (Real Madrid 1998, Bayern 2013) had previously achieved the feat.

• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend 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.

• Only two sides have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome). 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.

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in FC Barcelona's 7-1 triumph against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat reproduced by FC Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at FC 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 on matchday six in 2015/16.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, eclipsing his own mark of nine goals in 2013/14, which Luiz Adriano matched in 2014/15 and Ronaldo himself equalled in 2017/18. 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 against Manchester City FC 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.

• SS Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete at this level, having been aged 43 years and 252 days when he figured against Madrid on matchday six of the 2007/08 edition.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years and 59 days, in AS Roma's 1-1 draw at PFC CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years and 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 RSC Anderlecht against FC Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Peter Ofori-Quaye is the youngest player to have scored, aged 17 years and 195 days, in Olympiacos FC's 5-1 reverse at Rosenborg BK on 1 October 1997.


Team facts Only this chapter

Liverpool FC
Nickname: The Reds

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup (5): 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, (1985), 2005, (2007)
• UEFA Cup (3): 1973, 1976, 2001
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1966)
• UEFA Super Cup (3): 1977, (1978), (1984), 2001, 2005

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 18 (1990)
FA Cup: 7 (2006)
League Cup: 8 (2012)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: UEFA Europa League runners-up
2014/15: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2008/09: quarter-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
11-0: Liverpool v Strømgodset IF
17/09/74, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
NK Maribor v Liverpool
17/10/2017, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid CF
22/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: AFC Ajax v Liverpool
07/12/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-0: Liverpool v Beşiktaş JK
06/11/07, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: NK Maribor v Liverpool (see above for details)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid CF (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-2: Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Liverpool
09/04/02, quarter-finals second leg
twice, most recently ACF Fiorentina v Liverpool
29/09/09, group stage


FC Porto
Nickname: Dragões (The Dragons)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (2): 1987, 2004
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League (2): 2003, 2011
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1984)
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 1987, (2003), (2004), (2011)
• European/South American Cup (2): 1987, 2004

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 27 (2013)
Portuguese Cup: 16 (2011)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (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 winners
round of 16
2008/09: quarter-finals
round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-0: Porto v Rabat Ajax FC
17/09/86, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-8: Portadown FC v Porto
03/10/90, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Porto v Liverpool FC
14/02/18, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: FC Bayern München v Porto
21/04/15, UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg
6-1: AEK Athens FC v Porto
13/09/78, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg
5-0: twice, most recently v Arsenal FC
09/03/10, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
6-0: Porto v FC BATE Borisov
17/09/14, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: SV Werder Bremen v Porto
30/03/94, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Porto v Liverpool FC (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: FC Bayern München v Porto (see above for details)
5-0: Arsenal FC v Porto (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