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UEFA Champions League: AEK Athens FC - FC Bayern München Match press kits

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AEK Athens FCAEK Athens FCOACA Spyros Louis - AthensTuesday 23 October 2018
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Group E - 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

AEK Athens FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

15/12/2004GSAEK Athens FC - TSV Alemannia Aachen0-2
AthensMeijer 57, Gomez 84
07/12/2000R3AEK Athens FC - Bayer 04 Leverkusen2-0
agg: 6-4
AthensNavas 16, Tsiartas 49
23/11/2000R3Bayer 04 Leverkusen - AEK Athens FC4-4LeverkusenKirsten 25, 42, R.Kovač 48, Ramelow 90; Lakis 5, Navas 46, 79, Tsiartas 55 (P)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
02/11/1995R2AEK Athens FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach0-1
agg: 1-5
AthensEffenberg 70
19/10/1995R2VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - AEK Athens FC4-1
MonchengladbachDahlin 50, 90, Pflipsen 55, Wynhoff 66; Maladenis 78
European Champions Clubs' Cup
27/09/1989R1AEK Athens FC - 1. FC Dynamo Dresden5-3
agg: 5-4
AthensManolas 27, Okonski 34, Savvides 37, 60, Savevski 81; Gütschow 9, Lieberam 63, Minge 84
13/09/1989R11. FC Dynamo Dresden - AEK Athens FC1-0
DresdenLieberam 75
06/10/1982R11. FC Köln - AEK Athens FC5-0
agg: 6-0
CologneFischer 7, 24, Sljivo 12, 60, Engels 18
29/09/1982R1AEK Athens FC - 1. FC Köln0-1
AthensK. Allofs 59

FC Bayern München - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
24/11/2015GSFC Bayern München - Olympiacos FC4-0
MunichDouglas Costa 8, Lewandowski 16, Müller 20, Coman 69
16/09/2015GSOlympiacos FC - FC Bayern München0-3
PiraeusMüller 52, 90+2 (P), Götze 89
19/12/2007GSFC Bayern München - Aris Thessaloniki FC6-0
MunichToni 25, 38, 64, 66, Lell 78, Lahm 81
02/11/1983R2FC Bayern München - PAOK FC0-0
agg: 0-0 (aet, 9-8 pens)
19/10/1983R2PAOK FC - FC Bayern München0-0Salonika
European Champions Clubs' Cup
01/10/1980R1FC Bayern München - Olympiacos FC3-0
agg: 7-2
MunichD. Hoeness 2, K-H. Rummenigge 7, Janzon 65 (P)
17/09/1980R1Olympiacos FC - FC Bayern München2-4
PiraeusGalakos 26, Ahlström 83; Dremmler 23, 63, K-H. Rummenigge 57, Kraus 67
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
18/10/1967R1Panathinaikos FC - FC Bayern München1-2
agg: 1-7
AthensKalaitzidis 68; G. Müller 8, Koulmann 89
20/09/1967R1FC Bayern München - Panathinaikos FC5-0
MunichG. Müller 13 (P), 46, Kupferschmidt 25, Beckenbauer 32, Jung 57
AEK Athens FC52034013000092161221
FC Bayern München5410431000009720273

Last updated 17/10/2018 14:44CET

Match background Only this chapter

Having lost their first two games, AEK Athens are playing catch-up in Group E as they welcome a Bayern München side who have concerns of their own on matchday three.

• The Greek champions are three points adrift at the bottom of the section while Bayern are in second place, level with leaders Ajax on four points, as they look to strengthen their bid for a place in the knockout stage.

• This is the first meeting between the sides, although each have played nine games against clubs from their opponents' country – with Bayern unbeaten in those contests.

Form guide
AEK Athens
• Beaten 3-0 at Ajax in their first fixture, AEK went down 3-2 at home to Benfica on matchday two – ending a seven-match unbeaten run in European competition in Athens.

• The Athens club's previous home European defeat was a 2-0 loss against CSKA in last season's UEFA Champions League third qualifying round; their record since had been W2 D5.

• AEK were 14 European games unbeaten (W4 D10), home and away, before the loss at Ajax.

Highlights: AEK 2-3 Benfica

• AEK are in the group stage for the fifth time – and the first since 2006/07. Then they were unbeaten at home, picking up seven points in Athens and beating LOSC Lille and eventual champions AC Milan 1-0.

• All four of the Athens club's previous UEFA Champions League group campaigns have ended at that stage.

• Greek champions for the 12th time in 2017/18 – their first championship success since 1994 – AEK entered this season's UEFA Champions League in the third qualifying round, where they defeated Celtic 3-2 on aggregate (1-1 away, 2-1 home) to reach the play-offs. There they overcame Hungarian club Vidi 3-2 over two games (2-1 away, 1-1 home).

• The home win against Celtic ended AEK's run of eight successive draws in European competition.

• Last season AEK lost to CSKA Moskva in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round and moved into the UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated by Dynamo Kyiv in the round of 32 despite avoiding defeat in all ten of their matches in the competition (W2 D8).

• AEK have won only two of their nine European fixtures against German clubs (D1 L6), both at home. The most recent contest ended in a 2-0 reverse against Alemannia Aachen in the 2004/05 UEFA Cup group stage, a third defeat in their five home matches with German visitors.

• Bayern opened Group E with a 2-0 win at Benfica, but were then held to a 1-1 home draw by Ajax last time out.

• Bayern are unbeaten in their last six away European games (W5 D1); the match at Benfica was their first clean sheet on their UEFA Champions League travels in 15 matches.

Watch Bayern's draw with Ajax

• Champions of Germany for a record 28th time last season – with a landmark sixth successive Bundesliga title – Bayern are in the group stage for the 22nd time.

• The Munich club have reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals or better in each of the last seven seasons. They last failed to progress from the initial group section in 2002/03, although they missed out altogether on the UEFA Champions League in 2007/08.

• For the second year in a row Bayern's campaign was ended by Real Madrid in 2017/18, via a 4-3 aggregate semi-final defeat. The 2-2 second-leg draw in Spain ended Bayern's four-game away winning run.

• Bayern have never lost to a Greek club, home or away (W7 D2), and have picked up victories in three of their four trips to Greece – most recently a 3-0 success at Olympiacos in the 2015/16 group stage in which Thomas Müller scored twice.

• The German side have kept clean sheets in their last six matches with Greek opponents, scoring 13 goals across the three most recent contests.

Links and trivia
• Has played in Germany:
Yannis Gianniotas (Fortuna Düsseldorf 2013/14)

• Have played together:
Dmytro Chygrynskiy & Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona 2009/10)

Latest news

AEK Athens
• The matchday one defeat at Ajax was AEK's first loss of the season in all competitions, having been unbeaten in their previous seven fixtures (W5 D2) – they have lost two of their six games since, winning three, including Saturday's 2-0 success at Apollon Smyrnis.

• AEK's 25-match unbeaten run (W20 D5) in the Greek Superleague was ended by a 2-0 loss at PAOK on 23 September – their previous defeat was a 1-0 home reverse against Atromitos on 23 October 2017. They have picked up two wins and a draw since.

• On 12 October, AEK beat Lamia 2-1 in the Greek Cup group stage, a match that marked Lucas Boyé's debut for the club after a hernia problem.

• Alef came on as a half-time substitute at the weekend, his first appearance since sustaining a groin injury in training on 21 September.

• Hélder Lopes tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against OFI Crete on 29 September and is expected to be out until next year.

• Giannis Gianniotas took a blow to his chest against Lamia and was taken to hospital; he has not been able to train fully since, while Marios Oikonomou has not played since sustaining a hamstring injury on matchday two.

• Erik Morán sustained a left ankle sprain against Apollon at the weekend and has been ruled out of the encounter against Bayern.

• A 3-0 home defeat against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 6 October meant Bayern had gone four competitive games without a win – their worst run since April 2017, with that defeat their biggest since a 3-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain on matchday two of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League – before Saturday's 3-1 success at Wolfsburg.

• Robert Lewandowski won his 100th cap for Poland in a 3-2 home UEFA Nations League defeat against Portugal on 11 October. Three days later Poland suffered relegation following a 1-0 home defeat against Italy.

• Lewandowski scored eight goals in his first seven appearances for Bayern this season, but was without a goal in five games for club and country before scoring twice on Saturday.

• James Rodríguez scored in Colombia's 4-2 friendly win against the United States on 11 October and also got Bayern's third goal at Wolfsburg, his fourth in his last five Bundesliga appearances.

• Arjen Robben was sent off early in the second half at Wolfsburg, his fifth career red card and first since April 2011.

• Leon Goretzka missed both Germany's recent internationals due to thigh problems but returned as a second-half substitute at the weekend. Jérôme Boateng sat out Germany's game in France with a calf injury and was an unused replacement at Woflsburg.

• David Alaba suffered a hamstring injury against Gladbach, and was withdrawn at half-time on Saturday.

• Corentin Tolisso, part of the victorious France squad at this summer's FIFA World Cup, suffered torn cruciate ligaments in his right knee in the 3-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 15 September and will be absent for several months.

• Rafinha also picked up an injury against Leverkusen, suffering a partial ligament tear in his left ankle, and made his comeback as Alaba's half-time replacement on Saturday.

• Kingsley Coman suffered an ankle injury in a 3-1 win against Hoffenheim on 24 August, the first day of the Bundesliga season, and will be out for around three months after surgery.

• Niko Kovač claimed silverware in his first competitive game as Bayern coach with a 5-0 defeat of his former club Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Super Cup on 12 August – the third year in a row the Munich club have won the competition following three successive defeats.


Squad list Only this chapter

AEK Athens FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Vassilis BarkasGRE30/05/199424 - 4-2-7-2-8-
16Panagiotis TsintotasGRE04/07/199325 - --------1-
99Panagiotis GkinisGRE23/01/199919 - ----------
2Michalis BakakisGRE18/03/199127 - 4-2-5-2-18-
3Hélder LopesPOR04/01/198929S3---5---15-
4Marios OikonomouGRE06/10/199226 - 4-2-2-2-6-
5Vasilis LampropoulosGRE31/03/199028 - 4-1-6-1-8-
12Rodrigo GaloBRA19/09/198632 - 211-511-151
15Uroš ĆosićSRB24/10/199225 - 2-2-5-2-12-
19Dmytro ChygrynskiyUKR07/11/198631 - --1-4-241581
23Niklas HultSWE13/02/199028 - 4-2-4-2-345
24Stratos SvarnasGRE11/11/199720 - ----------
33Giorgos GiannoutsosGRE16/07/199820 - ----------
8André SimõesPOR16/12/198928 - 4-2-6-2-192
11Yannis GianniotasGRE29/04/199325 - --1-2-1-203
20Petros MantalosGRE31/08/199127 - 312-622-182
25Kostas GalanopoulosGRE28/12/199720 - 3-2-5-2-16-
39Erik MoránESP25/05/199127 - ----2---3-
70Foivos MpotosGRE20/12/200017 - ----------
77Christos GiousisGRE08/02/199919 - ----------
95AlefBRA28/01/199523 - 4-1-4-1-13-
9Giorgos GiakoumakisGRE09/12/199423 - --2-3-2-6-
10Marko LivajaCRO26/08/199325S41--62--217
14Tasos BakasetasGRE28/06/199325 - 311-731-252
17Viktor KlonaridisBEL28/07/199226 - 42226222256
22Ezequiel PonceARG29/03/199721 - 3-2-632-5-
31Lucas BoyeITA28/02/199622 - ----2-----
-Marinos OuzounidisGRE10/10/196850 - 4-2---2-17-
FC Bayern München - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Manuel NeuerGER27/03/198632 - --2-8-94-102-
26Sven UlreichGER03/08/198830 - ------13-40-
36Christian FrüchtlGER28/01/200018 - ----------
39Ron-Torben HoffmannGER04/04/199919 - ----------
4Niklas SüleGER03/09/199523 - --1-7-10-10-
5Mats HummelsGER16/12/198829 - --215-474706
8Javi MartínezESP02/09/198830 - --2-4-471734
13RafinhaBRA07/09/198533 - ----2-602782
17Jérôme BoatengGER03/09/198830 - --2-4-6631035
27David AlabaAUT24/06/199226 - --2-8-695715
30Maxime AwoudjaGER02/02/199820 - ----------
33Lars Lukas MaiGER31/03/200018 - ----------
6Thiago AlcántaraESP11/04/199127 - --1-8-478478
7Franck RibéryFRA07/04/198335 - --2-6-821711224
10Arjen RobbenNED23/01/198434 - --2-731082911230
11James RodríguezCOL12/07/199127 - --2-73485616
18Leon GoretzkaGER06/02/199523 - --1-616-233
20Wooyeong JeongKOR20/09/199919 - ----------
23Jonathan MeierGER11/11/199918 - ----------
24Corentin TolissoFRA03/08/199424 - ----21205407
28Paul WillGER01/03/199919 - ----------
32Joshua KimmichGER08/02/199523 - --2-8-307307
34Oliver Batista MeierGER16/02/200117 - ----------
35Renato SanchesPOR18/08/199721 - --115-131131
37Meritan ShabaniGER15/03/199919 - ----------
2Sandro WagnerGER29/11/198730 - ----3-61133
9Robert LewandowskiPOL21/08/198830 - --217574469853
22Serge GnabryGER14/07/199523 - --2-7-5-8-
25Thomas MüllerGER13/09/198929 - --2-721014210442
29Kingsley ComanFRA13/06/199622 - ----1-184184
38Frank EvinaGER05/07/200018 - ----------
40Maximilian FranzkeGER05/03/199919 - ----------
-Niko KovačCRO15/10/197147 - --2---2-2-

Last updated 23/10/2018 10:07CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Marinos Ouzounidis

Date of birth: 10 October 1968
Nationality: Greek
Playing career: Apollon Kalamaria, Xanthi, Panathinaikos, Le Havre, Paniliakos, APOEL
Coaching career: Kappadokes Alexandroupolis, Xanthi (assistant), APOEL, AEL Larissa, Iraklis, Xanthi, Platanias, Ergotelis, Panionios, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens

• Started out in the youth ranks of home-town club Ethnikos Alexandroupolis, a year at Apollon Kalamaria preceding a move to Xanthi aged 19. There Ouzounidis carved a reputation as a centre-back with an eye for goal – 16 in 140 matches – earning a 1992 move to Panathinaikos.

• Won two league titles and three Greek Cups over five successful years with the Greens, and was the cornerstone of the defence that reached the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League semi-finals, before a two-year stint in France at Le Havre.

• Returned to Greece in 1999 for two seasons with Paniliakos, switching to APOEL in 2001. The Cypriot league title followed 12 months later, Ouzounidis deciding to hang up his boots in 2003 aged 34 having won 50 caps for the Greece national team.

• Moved into coaching almost immediately, once again kicking off his career in his native Alexandroupoli at lower-league Kappadokes. He got his first job as head coach in 2006 at APOEL, leading them to the Cypriot league title in his first season.

• Took over at AEL Larissa for two years from 2008 and, after spells at Iraklis, Xanthi, Platanias and Ergotelis, landed the Panionios job in December 2014. Positive results added to his growing coaching reputation, paving the way for Ouzounidis to take over Panathinaikos in December 2016. He joined AEK in the summer of 2018 and led them to wins against Celtic and Vidi and into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in 12 years.


Niko Kovač

Date of birth: 15 October 1971
Nationality: Croatian
Playing career: Hertha Zehlendorf, Hertha Berlin (twice), Bayer Leverkusen, Hamburg, Bayern München, Salzburg
Coaching career: Croatia Under-21, Croatia, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern München

• Born in Berlin to parents hailing from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kovač began his career at local side Hertha Zehlendorf before earning a move to 2. Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin in 1991. A defensive midfielder, he then joined Leverkusen, playing alongside younger brother Robert for the first time.

• Signed for Hamburg in 1999 but was reunited with Robert when the pair were snapped up by Bayern two years later. Won a league and cup double in 2002/03 yet struggled to tie down a starting spot and returned to Hertha in 2003, subsequently ending his playing days with Salzburg.

• Collected his first Croatia cap in 1996 and featured in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying, only for injury to rule him out of the finals. Ever-present at the 2002 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2004, he also featured in the 2006 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008, retiring in 2009 with 83 caps and 14 international goals.

• Quickly turned to coaching, first overseeing Salzburg's youth side and then working as a first-team assistant. Left Salzburg in 2012 and took charge, assisted by brother Robert, of Croatia's U21 squad in January 2013 before stepping up to the senior side that October following Igor Štimac's resignation. Took Croatia to the 2014 World Cup via the play-offs but was unable to guide his side into the knockout rounds and dismissed in September 2015.

• Resurfaced at Eintracht in March 2016, guiding the club to Bundesliga survival that year and mid-table safety, plus the German Cup final, in 2016/17. Oversaw an eighth-place finish the following campaign and having been announced as the new Bayern coach in April 2018, Kovač bowed out at Eintracht by winning the club's first trophy since 1988 with victory in the German Cup final – against Bayern.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
  • Assistant refereesDmitri Zhuk (BLR) , Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
  • Additional assistant refereesDenis Scherbakov (BLR) , Dzmitry Dzmitryieu (BLR)
  • Fourth officialYury Khomchenko (BLR)
  • UEFA DelegateJacques Antenen (SUI)
  • UEFA Referee observerCostas Kapitanis (CYP)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Aleksei Kulbakov27/12/19791593

Aleksei Kulbakov

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2003
FIFA badge: 2005

Tournaments: 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
09/12/2014UCLGSSL BenficaBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Lisbon
29/09/2015UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenGNK Dinamo Zagreb5-0Munich
17/10/2017UCLGSAPOEL FCBorussia Dortmund1-1Nicosia
03/10/2018UCLGSBorussia DortmundAS Monaco FC3-0Dortmund

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
14/05/2006U173rdPOSpainGermany1-1Mondorf les Bains
16/12/2009UELGSHertha BSC BerlinSporting Clube de Portugal1-0Berlin
03/11/2011UELGSShamrock Rovers FCPAOK FC1-3Dublin
22/11/2012UELGSHannover 96FC Twente0-0Hanover
09/12/2014UCLGSSL BenficaBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Lisbon
29/09/2015UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenGNK Dinamo Zagreb5-0Munich
17/10/2017UCLGSAPOEL FCBorussia Dortmund1-1Nicosia
03/10/2018UCLGSBorussia DortmundAS Monaco FC3-0Dortmund

Last updated 22/10/2018 03:00CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

AEK Athens FCFixtures and results
08/08/2018UCLCeltic FC (A)D 1-1Klonaridis 44
14/08/2018UCLCeltic FC (H)W 2-1Rodrigo Galo 6, Livaja 50
22/08/2018UCLVidi FC (A)W 2-1Klonaridis 34, Bakasetas 49
25/08/2018LeaguePAS Giannina FC (H)W 2-0Ponce 37, Livaja 47
28/08/2018UCLVidi FC (H)D 1-1Mantalos 48 (P)
01/09/2018LeagueAsteras Tripolis FC (A)W 1-0Mantalos 34
15/09/2018LeaguePanionios GSS (H)W 4-0Ponce 45+1, Bakasetas 58, Klonaridis 84, 91 ET
19/09/2018UCLAFC Ajax (A)L 0-3
23/09/2018LeaguePAOK FC (A)L 0-2
29/09/2018LeagueOFI Crete FC (A)W 3-0Bakasetas 20, Rodrigo Galo 32, Ponce 65
02/10/2018UCLSL Benfica (H)L 2-3Klonaridis 53, 63
07/10/2018LeagueOlympiacos FC (H)D 1-1Bakasetas 90+1
12/10/2018CupPAS Lamia (H)W 2-1Giakoumakis 73, Rodrigo Galo 87
20/10/2018LeagueApollon Smyrnis FC (A)W 2-0Mantalos 37, Livaja 85
23/10/2018UCLFC Bayern München (H)
28/10/2018LeagueAris Thessaloniki FC (H)
31/10/2018CupApollon Larissa (A)
03/11/2018LeaguePanathinaikos FC (A)
07/11/2018UCLFC Bayern München (A)
11/11/2018LeagueAtromitos FC (H)
24/11/2018LeaguePanetolikos GFS (A)
27/11/2018UCLAFC Ajax (H)
01/12/2018LeagueXanthi FC (H)
05/12/2018CupVolos NFC (A)
08/12/2018LeaguePAS Lamia (H)
12/12/2018UCLSL Benfica (A)
15/12/2018LeagueAE Larissa FC (A)
22/12/2018LeagueLevadiakos FC (H)
12/01/2019LeaguePAS Giannina FC (A)
19/01/2019LeagueAsteras Tripolis FC (H)
26/01/2019LeaguePanionios GSS (A)
02/02/2019LeaguePAOK FC (H)
09/02/2019LeagueOFI Crete FC (H)
16/02/2019LeagueOlympiacos FC (A)
23/02/2019LeagueApollon Smyrnis FC (H)
02/03/2019LeagueAris Thessaloniki FC (A)
09/03/2019LeaguePanathinaikos FC (H)
16/03/2019LeagueAtromitos FC (A)
30/03/2019LeaguePanetolikos GFS (H)
06/04/2019LeagueXanthi FC (A)
14/04/2019LeaguePAS Lamia (A)
21/04/2019LeagueAE Larissa FC (H)
05/05/2019LeagueLevadiakos FC (A)
1PAOK FC770012219
2Atromitos FC761011319
3AEK Athens FC751113313
4Olympiacos FC741210413
5Panathinaikos FC761014413
6Aris Thessaloniki FC740310412
7Xanthi FC73317312
8Panetolikos GFS732210811
9Panionios GSS7214597
10PAS Lamia71336116
11PAS Giannina FC72054136
12AE Larissa FC72054106
13OFI Crete FC71246145
14Asteras Tripolis FC71156104
15Levadiakos FC71063123
16Apollon Smyrnis FC70071120
FC Bayern MünchenFixtures and results
18/08/2018CupSV Drochtersen/Assel (A)W 1-0Lewandowski 81
24/08/2018LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)W 3-1Müller 23, Lewandowski 82 (P), Robben 90
01/09/2018LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)W 3-0Goretzka 37, Lewandowski 62, Müller 76
15/09/2018LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)W 3-1Tolisso 10, Robben 19, James Rodríguez 89
19/09/2018UCLSL Benfica (A)W 2-0Lewandowski 10, Renato Sanches 54
22/09/2018LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)W 2-0James Rodríguez 8, Lewandowski 64 (P)
25/09/2018LeagueFC Augsburg (H)D 1-1Robben 47
28/09/2018LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)L 0-2
02/10/2018UCLAFC Ajax (H)D 1-1Hummels 4
06/10/2018LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)L 0-3
20/10/2018LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)W 3-1Lewandowski 30, 48, James Rodríguez 72
23/10/2018UCLAEK Athens FC (A)
27/10/2018League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
30/10/2018CupSV Rödinghausen (A)
03/11/2018LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
07/11/2018UCLAEK Athens FC (H)
10/11/2018LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
24/11/2018LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (H)
27/11/2018UCLSL Benfica (H)
01/12/2018LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)
08/12/2018League1. FC Nürnberg (H)
12/12/2018UCLAFC Ajax (A)
15/12/2018LeagueHannover 96 (A)
19/12/2018LeagueRB Leipzig (H)
22/12/2018LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
19/01/2019LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
26/01/2019LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)
02/02/2019LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
09/02/2019LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)
16/02/2019LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
23/02/2019LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
02/03/2019LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
09/03/2019LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)
16/03/2019League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
30/03/2019LeagueSC Freiburg (A)
06/04/2019LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)
13/04/2019LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (A)
20/04/2019LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
27/04/2019League1. FC Nürnberg (A)
04/05/2019LeagueHannover 96 (H)
11/05/2019LeagueRB Leipzig (A)
18/05/2019LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)
1Borussia Dortmund862027820
2VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach852119917
3SV Werder Bremen852115817
4FC Bayern München851215916
5RB Leipzig843116915
6Hertha BSC Berlin843113815
7Eintracht Frankfurt8413191213
8TSG 1899 Hoffenheim8314141310
9FC Augsburg823314139
10VfL Wolfsburg823311149
11SC Freiburg823310149
121. FSV Mainz 058233489
13Bayer 04 Leverkusen82249158
141. FC Nürnberg82248198
15Hannover 96813410166
16FC Schalke 0482065116
17VfB Stuttgart81256175
18Fortuna Düsseldorf81256185

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AEK Athens FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    Celtic FC 1-1 AEK Athens FC
    1-0 McGregor 17, 1-1 Klonaridis 44
    Barkas, Bakakis, Hélder Lopes, Oikonomou, Lampropoulos, André Simões, Livaja (77 Ponce), Bakasetas (66 Alef), Klonaridis (80 Rodrigo Galo), Hult, Galanopoulos
  • (14/08/2018)
    AEK Athens FC 2-1 Celtic FC (agg: 3-2)
    1-0 Rodrigo Galo 6, 2-0 Livaja 50, 2-1 Sinclair 78
    Barkas, Bakakis, Oikonomou, Lampropoulos, André Simões, Livaja, Rodrigo Galo (82 Almpanis), Bakasetas (91 Ćosić), Klonaridis (73 Mantalos), Hult, Alef
  • Play-off
    Vidi FC 1-2 AEK Athens FC
    0-1 Klonaridis 34, 0-2 Bakasetas 49, 1-2 Lazović 67
    Barkas, Bakakis, Oikonomou, Lampropoulos, André Simões, Livaja (86 Ponce), Bakasetas, Klonaridis (82 Hélder Lopes), Mantalos, Hult, Galanopoulos (66 Alef)
  • (28/08/2018)
    AEK Athens FC 1-1 Vidi FC (agg: 3-2)
    1-0 Mantalos 48 (P) , 1-1 Nego 57
    Barkas, Bakakis, Hélder Lopes, Oikonomou, Lampropoulos, André Simões, Livaja (84 Alef), Klonaridis (62 Ponce), Mantalos (90 Ćosić), Hult, Galanopoulos
  • Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    AFC Ajax2110414
    FC Bayern München2110314
    SL Benfica2101343
    AEK Athens FC2002260
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    AFC Ajax 3-0 AEK Athens FC
    1-0 Tagliafico 46, 2-0 Van de Beek 77, 3-0 Tagliafico 90
    Barkas, Bakakis (70 Gianniotas), Oikonomou, Lampropoulos, André Simões, Ćosić, Klonaridis, Mantalos, Ponce (81 Giakoumakis), Hult, Galanopoulos (61 Alef)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    AEK Athens FC 2-3 SL Benfica
    0-1 Seferović 6, 0-2 Grimaldo 15, 1-2 Klonaridis 53, 2-2 Klonaridis 63, 2-3 Alfa Semedo 74
    Barkas, Bakakis, Oikonomou (68 Ćosić), André Simões (79 Rodrigo Galo), Bakasetas, Klonaridis, Chygrynskiy, Mantalos, Ponce (60 Giakoumakis), Hult, Galanopoulos
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    AEK Athens FC-FC Bayern München
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    FC Bayern München-AEK Athens FC
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    AEK Athens FC-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    SL Benfica-AEK Athens FC

FC Bayern München

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    SL Benfica 0-2 FC Bayern München
    0-1 Lewandowski 10, 0-2 Renato Sanches 54
    Neuer, Hummels, Ribéry (62 Gnabry), Javi Martínez (88 Müller), Lewandowski, Robben, James Rodríguez (79 Goretzka), Boateng, Alaba, Kimmich, Renato Sanches
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    FC Bayern München 1-1 AFC Ajax
    1-0 Hummels 4, 1-1 Mazraoui 22
    Neuer, Hummels (93 Süle), Thiago Alcántara, Ribéry (75 Gnabry), Javi Martínez, Lewandowski, Robben (62 James Rodríguez), Boateng, Müller, Alaba, Kimmich
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    AEK Athens FC-FC Bayern München
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    FC Bayern München-AEK Athens FC
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    FC Bayern München-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    AFC Ajax-FC Bayern München

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• 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 defend the UEFA Champions League trophy, with AC 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.

• Real Madrid then made it three wins in a row in 2017/18, becoming the fourth club to win three or more successive titles in European Cup history, and the first to do it twice.

• 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.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 19 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and Manchester United and five more than 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).

• Twenty teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently Benfica in 2017/18.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, with Liverpool (23) also eclipsing the old mark of 21 set by Borussia Dortmund in 2016/17. Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14) all managed 20.

• 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 group stage 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 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), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) and Barcelona (2017/18) all let in just one.

• Before their 3-1 win against Sporting CP 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.

• 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. Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to November 2012 and ongoing since September 2015.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and 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 (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 Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14) and Porto (2015/16) all missed out with ten points.

Goalscoring records
• 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 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 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 PSV Eindhoven on matchday one of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, one more than Ronaldo.

Oldest and youngest players
• 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.


Team facts Only this chapter

AEK Athens FC
Formed: 1924
Nickname: Kitrinomavri (Yellow and Blacks)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 12 (2018)
Greek Cup: 15 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2015/16: did not compete in UEFA club competition
2014/15: did not compete in UEFA club competition
2013/14: did not compete in UEFA club competition
2012/13: did not compete in UEFA club competition
2011/12: UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League group stage
2009/10: UEFA Europa League group stage
2008/09: UEFA Cup second qualifying round

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-0: AEK v Grevenmacher
09/08/01, UEFA Cup qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Maccabi Haifa v AEK
12/12/02, UEFA Cup third round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
AEK v Sevilla
03/09/07, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second leg
twice, most recently v Zenit
16/12/10, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-2: Monaco v AEK
18/09/63, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg
5-0 on three occasions, most recently v Barcelona
22/02/01, UEFA Cup fourth round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
1-0 twice, most recently v AC Milan
21/11/06, group stage

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: AEK v Salzburg
23/11/94, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Monaco v AEK
30/09/03, group stage


FC Bayern München
Nickname: Die Bayern (The Bavarians)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (5): 1974, 1975, 1976, (1982), (1987), (1999), 2001, (2010), (2012), 2013
• UEFA Cup (1): 1996
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1967
• UEFA Super Cup: (1975), (1976), (2001), 2013
• European/South American Cup (2): 1976, 2001

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 28 (2018)
German Cup: 18 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
10-0: Bayern v Anorthosis Famagusta
28/09/83, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Roma v Bayern
21/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Bayern v Real Madrid
29/04/14, UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-2: København v Bayern
22/10/91, UEFA Cup second round first leg
5-1: Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayern
22/04/80, UEFA Cup semi-finals first leg
4-0 on four occasions, most recently v Barcelona
08/04/09, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0 twice, most recently v Shakhtar Donetsk
11/03/15, round of 16 second leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Roma v Bayern (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Bayern v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Barcelona v Bayern (see above)



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

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

Match officials

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

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


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

Competition stages

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

Other abbreviations

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


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

Squad list

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