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UEFA Champions League: AFC Ajax - SL Benfica Match press kits

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AFC AjaxAFC AjaxJohan Cruijff ArenA - AmsterdamTuesday 23 October 2018
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Group E - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

European Champions Clubs' Cup
19/04/1972SFSL Benfica - AFC Ajax0-0
agg: 0-1
05/04/1972SFAFC Ajax - SL Benfica1-0
AmsterdamSwart 64
European Champions Clubs' Cup
05/03/1969QF (Rep)AFC Ajax - SL Benfica3-0 (Rep)
ParisCruyff 92 ET, Danielsson 104 ET, 109 ET
19/02/1969QFSL Benfica - AFC Ajax1-3
agg: 4-4 ag
LisbonTorres 70; Danielsson 9, Cruyff 11, 31
12/02/1969QFAFC Ajax - SL Benfica1-3
AmsterdamDanielsson 47; Jacinto 32 (P), Torres 38, José Augusto 60
AFC Ajax2101211000001100531184
SL Benfica2011210100001001511348

AFC Ajax - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
09/12/1998GSFC Porto - AFC Ajax3-0
PortoZahovič 54, 73, Drulović 79
30/09/1998GSAFC Ajax - FC Porto2-1
AmsterdamRudy 57, Litmanen 86 (P); Zahovič 69
04/11/1992R2AFC Ajax - Vitória SC2-1
agg: 5-1
AmsterdamBergkamp 21, Alflen 62; Mbote 59
21/10/1992R2Vitória SC - AFC Ajax0-3
GuimaraesDavids 1, Pettersson 38, Bergkamp 49
05/10/1988R1AFC Ajax - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-2
agg: 3-6
AmsterdamVerkuyl 80; Pereira 21, Ribeiro 87
07/09/1988R1Sporting Clube de Portugal - AFC Ajax4-2
LisbonOceano 5, Bacinello 20 (P), Barbosa 24, Litos 76 (P); Pettersson 16, 79
UEFA Super Cup
13/01/1988FFC Porto - AFC Ajax1-0
agg: 2-0
PortoSousa 70
24/11/1987FAFC Ajax - FC Porto0-1
AmsterdamBarros 5
European Champions Clubs' Cup
02/10/1985R1AFC Ajax - FC Porto0-0
agg: 0-2
18/09/1985R1FC Porto - AFC Ajax2-0
PortoFutre 5, Santos 59

SL Benfica - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
10/04/2014QFSL Benfica - AZ Alkmaar2-0
agg: 3-0
LisbonRodrigo 39, 71
03/04/2014QFAZ Alkmaar - SL Benfica0-1
AlkmaarSalvio 48
UEFA Champions League
24/08/2011POSL Benfica - FC Twente3-1
agg: 5-3
LisbonWitsel 46, 66, Luisão 59; Ruiz 85
16/08/2011POFC Twente - SL Benfica2-2EnschedeL. de Jong 6, Ruiz 80; Cardozo 21, Nolito 35
UEFA Europa League
14/04/2011QFPSV Eindhoven - SL Benfica2-2
agg: 3-6
EindhovenDzsudzsák 17, Lens 25; Luisão 45+2, Cardozo 63 (P)
07/04/2011QFSL Benfica - PSV Eindhoven4-1
LisbonAimar 37, Salvio 45, 52, Saviola 90+4; Labyad 80
21/10/2004GSSL Benfica - sc Heerenveen4-2
LisbonDos Santos 14, Nuno Gomes 32, 78, Karadas 73; Yıldırım 49, Huntelaar 53 (P)
UEFA Champions League
09/12/1998GSPSV Eindhoven - SL Benfica2-2EindhovenKhokhlov 41, Van Nistelrooy 89; Nuno Gomes 47 (P), 64
30/09/1998GSSL Benfica - PSV Eindhoven2-1
LisbonNuno Gomes 47, João Pinto 76; Rommedahl 70
31/10/1995R2Roda JC - SL Benfica2-2
agg: 2-3
KerkradeHesp 61, Trost 73; Hassan 87, 90
17/10/1995R2SL Benfica - Roda JC1-0
LisbonPanduru 77
European Champions Clubs' Cup
25/05/1988FPSV Eindhoven - SL Benfica0-0
(aet, 6-5 pens)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
19/03/1975QFSL Benfica - PSV Eindhoven1-2
agg: 1-2
LisbonJesus Coelho 24; W. van de Kerkhof 12, Quaars 86
05/03/1975QFPSV Eindhoven - SL Benfica0-0Eindhoven
European Champions Clubs' Cup
22/03/1972QFSL Benfica - Feyenoord5-1
agg: 5-2
LisbonNené 6, 81, 90+2, Rui Jordão 30, 87; Rijsbergen 75
08/03/1972QFFeyenoord - SL Benfica1-0
RotterdamLaseroms 47
European Champions Clubs' Cup
08/05/1963SFSL Benfica - Feyenoord3-1
agg: 3-1
LisbonEusébio 20, José Augusto 43, Santana 62; Bouwmeester 80
10/04/1963SFFeyenoord - SL Benfica0-0Rotterdam
AFC Ajax6312621320021100156271819
SL Benfica1181210262101010012310853826

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Match background Only this chapter

Ajax and Benfica both have grounds for optimism as they meet in the third round of Group E games with each promisingly placed in the section.

• Ajax head the standings with four points – including three from an impressive home win on matchday one – while Benfica bounced back from an opening defeat to revive their challenge with three points last time out.

Previous meetings
• The sides have played in five previous contests – all in a three-year period between 1969 and 1972.

• It took a replay to separate the clubs in the 1968/69 European Cup quarter-finals, Benfica winning the first leg 3-1 in Amsterdam – still their only victory against Ajax – but losing by the same scoreline in Lisbon. Even in the Paris replay, extra time was needed for a victor to finally be decided, Ajax running out 3-0 winners with Inge Danielsson scoring twice to make it four goals in the tie.

• Ajax's victorious 1971/72 European Cup campaign featured another tight tie with Benfica, Sjaak Swart scoring the only goal of the semi-final in the Amsterdam first leg.

Watch Ajax earn Bayern draw

Form guide
• After a 3-0 victory against AEK Athens in Amsterdam on matchday one, Ajax produced another creditable performance last time out to earn a 1-1 draw at Bayern München.

• Second in the Eredivisie last season, Ajax are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 14th time, but the first since 2014/15. Then their campaign ended in the group stage, for the fifth year in a row; they finished third on each occasion and have not progressed from their section since 2005/06.

• Ajax's 2017/18 European campaign lasted only two ties, losing to Nice in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round before a 4-2 aggregate defeat against Rosenborg (0-1 home, 2-3 away) that extended their winless run in continental competition to six matches (D2 L4).

• However, Ajax are unbeaten in Europe in 2018/19, beating Sturm Graz home (2-0) and away (3-1) in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round and Standard Liège 5-2 on aggregate in the third qualifying round (2-2 away, 3-0 home) before overcoming Dynamo Kyiv 3-1 in the play-offs (3-1 home, 0-0 away) and then defeating AEK and drawing at Bayern.

• The Amsterdammers have lost only one of their last seven home fixtures in the UEFA Champions League group stage (W4 D2).

• Ajax have won their last two home games against Portuguese visitors, most recently a 2-1 defeat of Porto in the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League group stage. However, that 1972 win against Benfica is their only other against a Portuguese club in Amsterdam; they have lost three of their other four matches there.

Highlights: AEK 2-3 Benfica

• Beaten 2-0 by Bayern in Lisbon in their opening Group E game, Benfica bounced back by defeating AEK 3-2 in Athens in their last fixture – Haris Seferović opening the scoring to register the club's 100th goal in the UEFA Champions League proper.

• Victory in Greece ended Benfica's eight-match losing run in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final – a Portuguese record.

• Benfica have still won only three of their last 13 continental fixtures (D2 L8).

• Portuguese Liga runners-up in 2017/18, Benfica are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 14th time – and the ninth season in a row.

• The Lisbon giants have reached seven European Cup finals, winning the trophy in 1961 and 1962.

• Benfica kicked off this season in the third qualifying round with a 2-1 aggregate win against Fenerbahçe (1-0 home, 1-1 away). The first leg ended a run of seven successive European defeats – the Eagles failing to score in six of those, including the last five. Greece's PAOK were then defeated 5-2 over two legs in the play-offs (1-1 home, 4-1 away).

• Before this season, Benfica had lost four successive European away games, and were without a win in five. Despite the victories at PAOK and AEK, they have won only three of their last 11 fixtures outside Portugal (D2 L6).

• Benfica finished bottom of their section in 2017/18, losing all six games – the 20th time a club has gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a point.

• The Eagles are unbeaten in their last six visits to the Netherlands (W1 D5), and in their last 12 games against Dutch clubs overall (W7 D5) – although that run started with the 1988 European Cup final, which they lost on penalties to PSV Eindhoven after a goalless draw in Stuttgart.

Links and trivia
• Ajax coach Erik ten Hag was assistant as PSV Eindhoven lost 6-3 on aggregate to Benfica in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League quarter-finals. Zakaria Labyad scored PSV's goal in a 4-1 first-leg defeat in Lisbon.

• Has played in Portugal:
Zakaria Labyad (Sporting CP 2012/13 & 2015)

• International team-mates:
Nicolás Tagliafico & Eduardo Salvio (Argentina)
Nicolás Tagliafico & Facundo Ferreyra (Argentina Under-20)
Dušan Tadić & Andrija Živković (Serbia)

• Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has two goals in three appearances against Benfica, scoring in Heerenveen's 4-2 defeat in the 2004/05 UEFA Cup group stage and in Schalke's 2-0 home win at the same stage of the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League.

Latest news

• Ajax's 15-match unbeaten run (W12 D3) in all competitions stretching back to 15 April was ended by a 3-0 Eredivisie defeat at PSV Eindhoven on 23 September, halting a four-match winning league streak. That is their only defeat of the season in all competitions (W13 D4); they were 4-0 winners at Heerenveen on Saturday.

• Ajax have won their last six home games in all competitions, and are unbeaten in their last 20 matches at the Amsterdam ArenA (W18 D2), since a 2-1 loss to Utrecht on 5 November 2017.

• On 26 September Ajax reached the Dutch Cup round of 32 with a 7-0 win away to amateur side Te Werve. Ryan Gravenberch – who had become the club's youngest player with his appearance against PSV three days earlier – became Ajax's youngest ever scorer at the age of 16 years 133 days. The teenager succeeds Clarence Seedorf, who was 16 years 361 days when he scored on 28 March 1993 against Vitesse.

• Kasper Dolberg has scored in Ajax's last four domestic games, while midfielder Hakim Ziyech has five goals in his last seven Eredivisie outings.

• Dolberg made his first start for Denmark in the goalless UEFA Nations League draw in the Republic of Ireland on 13 October – his eighth cap.

• Ajax's new signing Hassane Bandé is expected to be out until the winter break after suffering a calf injury in a friendly against Anderlecht in early July. Joël Veltman has not played since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury on 19 April.

• Before losing to Bayern on matchday one, Benfica were on an 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions (W7 D4) stretching back to 28 April. They have won four of their five matches since that defeat (D1), including a 1-0 home win against Porto on 7 October and a 3-0 victory at third-tier Sertanense in the last 32 of the Portuguese Cup on Thursday.

• Haris Seferović scored in Switzerland's 2-1 win in Iceland in the UEFA Nations League on 15 October, and has three goals in his last four games for club and country.

• Eduardo Salvio provided an assist in Argentina's 4-0 friendly win against Iraq on 11 October, Franco Cervi scoring the fourth goal.

• Nicolás Castillo scored the only goal as Chile beat Mexico in a 16 October friendly.

• Sébastien Corchia had been out since 22 August after an operation on a knee injury before returning at Sertanense, when Facundo Ferreyra made his first appearance since 25 August, coming on as a half-time substitute after recovering from a back problem.

• Jardel has not played since picking up a thigh injury against Chaves on 27 September.

• Cristian Lema made his Benfica debut on matchday two after a knee injury.

• Filip Krovinović has been sidelined by a knee injury since January.

• On 25 September 37-year-old defender Luisão ended his contract by mutual agreement and announced the end of his playing career after 15 seasons at Benfica.


Squad list Only this chapter

AFC Ajax - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
24Andre OnanaCMR02/04/199622 - 6-2-9-2-26-
26Kostas LamprouGRE18/09/199127 - ----------
33Dominik KotarskiCRO10/02/200018 - ----------
51Stan van BladerenNED01/10/199721 - ----------
2Rasmus KristensenDEN11/07/199721 - 1---2---161
3Joël VeltmanNED15/01/199226 - ------8-39-
4Matthijs de LigtNED12/08/199919 - 611-811-201
5Maximilian WöberAUT04/02/199820 - 2-1-4-1-6-
17Daley BlindNED09/03/199028 - 6-2-9-281611
27Perr SchuursNED26/11/199918 - ----1-----
28Luis OrejuelaCOL20/08/199523 - ----------
31Nicolás TagliaficoARG31/08/199226 - 5-227-2272
35Mitchel BakkerNED20/06/200018 - ----------
42Navajo BakboordNED29/01/199919 - ----------
48Sven BotmanNED12/01/200018 - ----------
6Donny van de BeekNED18/04/199721 - 61219121255
8Daley SinkgravenNED04/07/199523 - --------17-
12Noussair MazraouiNED14/11/199720 - 6-218-2181
15Carel EitingNED11/02/199820 - 4-1-7-1-5-
19Zakaria LabyadMAR09/03/199325 - 2---4---277
20Lasse SchöneDEN27/05/198632 - 612-711956110
21Frenkie de JongNED12/05/199721 - 6-1-7-1-13-
22Hakim ZiyechMAR19/03/199325 - 622-952-294
30Dani de WitNED28/01/199820 - 2-1-1-1-3-
32Václav ČernýCZE17/10/199721 - --------51
36Azor MatusiwaNED28/04/199820 - ----------
37Noa LangNED17/06/199919 - ----------
38Ryan GravenberchNED16/05/200216 - ----1-----
40Jurgen EkkelenkampNED05/04/200018 - ----------
7David NeresBRA03/03/199721 - 412-8-2-131
9Klaas Jan HuntelaarNED12/08/198335 - 641-9631149454
10Dušan TadićSRB20/11/198829 - 632-962-368
18Hassane BandéBFA30/09/199820 - ----------
25Kasper DolbergDEN06/10/199721 - --2-432-237
39Kaj SierhuisNED27/04/199820 - 1---2---1-
41Dennis JohnsenNOR17/02/199820 - ----1-----
46Che NunnelyNED04/02/199919 - ----------
-Erik Ten HagNED02/02/197048 - 6-2---2-14-
SL Benfica - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Mile SvilarBEL27/08/199919 - ------3-3-
12Bruno VarelaPOR04/11/199423 - ------2-2-
58Daniel AzevedoPOR12/02/199820 - ----------
72Ivan ZlobinRUS07/03/199721 - ----------
99Odisseas VlachodimosGER26/04/199424 - 4-2-7-2-10-
2German ContiARG06/06/199424 - --1-1-1-1-
3Alex GrimaldoESP20/09/199523 - 4-2171101141
6Rúben DiasPOR14/05/199721S4-2-7-4-8-
7Sébastien CorchiaFRA01/11/199027 - ------3-191
15Yuri RibeiroPOR24/01/199721 - ----------
25Cristian LemaARG24/03/199028 - --1-1-1-1-
33JardelBRA29/03/198632 - 411-6-26-413
34André AlmeidaPOR10/09/199028 - 4-2-7-32-49-
60Pedro AmaralPOR25/08/199721 - ----------
65Luis PinheiroPOR08/01/200018 - ----------
75Branimir KalaicaCRO01/06/199820 - ----------
97Francisco FerreiraPOR26/03/199721 - ----------
5Ljubomir FejsaSRB14/08/198830 - 4-2-7-281531
8GabrielPOR18/09/199325 - --1-3-1-1-
16Alfa SemedoPOR30/08/199721 - 2-114-1131
17Andrija ŽivkovićSRB11/07/199622 - 3-1-3-7-325
20Filip KrovinovićCRO29/08/199523 - --------2-
21PizziPOR06/10/198929 - 422-7427-342
27Rafa SilvaPOR17/05/199325 - 1-2-636-193
61FlorentinoPOR19/08/199919 - ----------
79João FélixPOR10/11/199918 - 2---42--2-
83Gedson FernandesPOR09/01/199919 - 412-5-2-61
10JonasBRA01/04/198434 - ----2-30104612
11Franco CerviARG26/05/199424 - 412-71122163
14Haris SeferovićSUI22/02/199226 - 2-2152122163
18Eduardo SalvioARG13/07/199028 - 322-513348016
19Facundo FerreyraARG14/03/199127 - 3---31143328
30Nicolas CastilloCHI14/02/199325 - 2-------82
70José GomesPOR08/04/199919 - ------1-1-
73João FilipePOR30/03/199919 - ----------
77Nuno SantosPOR02/03/199919 - ----------
-Rui VitóriaPOR16/04/197048 - 4-2---25-35-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Erik ten Hag

Date of birth: 2 February 1970
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Twente (three times), De Graafschap, RKC Waalwijk, Utrecht
Coaching career: Twente (youth, assistant), PSV Eindhoven (assistant), Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern München II, Utrecht, Ajax

• Born in Haaksbergen in the east Netherlands close to Enschede, Ten Hag's early days were spent with local club Bon Boys before a move to the youth department of Twente, where he made his professional debut aged 19 in December 1989.

• A defensive midfielder and defender, he then spent two seasons with De Graafschap, winning promotion to Eredivisie in his first, before returning to Twente for two years. Ten Hag moved on to single-season stays at both RKC Waalwijk and Utrecht, and then returned to Twente again in 1996, this time for good.

• Reached the last 16 of the 1997/98 UEFA Cup, losing to Auxerre, and in 2001 he won his only silverware with the club, Fred Rutten's team beating PSV Eindhoven on penalties in the Dutch Cup final with Ten Hag as captain.

• After ending his playing career in 2002 he became head of Twente's youth department, also working as assistant coach for several years, alongside Rutten from 2006/07. Followed the head coach to PSV in 2009, serving as his assistant for three seasons.

• Took his first post as head coach at Go Ahead Eagles, winning promotion to the Dutch top flight in his 2012/13 debut season, before moving on to Bayern München's second team, winning the Regionalliga title in 2014 and working with Josep Guardiola. Took over at Utrecht in summer 2015, winning the Rinus Michels award as the Netherlands' coach of the year 12 months later. Succeeded Marcel Keizer at Ajax in December 2017, leading the club to second place in the Eredivisie at the end of that campaign and into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in four years.


Rui Vitória

Date of birth: 16 April 1970
Playing career:
Fanhões, Vilafranquense (twice), Alverca, Seixal, Casa Pia, Alcochetense
Coaching career
: Vilafranquense, Benfica (Under-19), Fátima, Paços de Ferreira, Guimarães, Benfica

• Born in Alverca do Ribatejo, in the Lisbon district, Rui Vitória spent the majority of his playing career as a midfielder with clubs from the Portuguese capital's metropolitan area.

• Always plied his trade in the lower divisions and was a mainstay at Vilafranquense for nine seasons, with a one-year interlude at Alverca in 1996/97. After hanging up his boots at 32 in the middle of 2002/03, he began his coaching career immediately at the club, while simultaneously working as a PE teacher.

• His first association with Benfica came two seasons later, as he led the Eagles' Under-19 setup for two years, a period which began his steady rise in Portuguese football. The first step was taken at Fátima in 2006, where his debut season was marked by promotion to the second division followed by immediate relegation, a journey repeated in the next two campaigns.

• His good work led him to Paços de Ferreira in the top division. The first season ended with a seventh-place finish in the Liga and defeat by Benfica in the 2010/11 League Cup final. Departed three games into the following season but only took a week to find a new employer, in the shape of Guimarães.

 • In four seasons at the helm of the Minho outfit, he made his name by building competitive sides with few resources, as well as detecting and developing young talents. His highlight was victory over Benfica in the 2012/13 Portuguese Cup final, only the second trophy in the club's history. On 15 June 2015, he was announced as Benfica's new coach, and won the Liga and League Cup in his first season and the league and Portuguese Cup double in 2016/17, although the following campaign ended without silverware.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeRuddy Buquet (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesGuillaume Debart (FRA) , Julien Pacelli (FRA)
  • Additional assistant refereesAmaury Delerue (FRA) , François Letexier (FRA)
  • Fourth officialCyril Gringore (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateMichał Listkiewicz (POL)
  • UEFA Referee observerManuel Mejuto González (ESP)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Ruddy Buquet29/01/19771151

Ruddy Buquet

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
10/12/2014UCLGSFC PortoFC Shakhtar Donetsk1-1Porto
30/09/2015UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaPSV Eindhoven3-2Khimki
25/11/2015UCLGSFC AstanaSL Benfica2-2Astana

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/08/2012UEL3QRFC AnjiVitesse2-0Ramenskoye
18/09/2014UELGSSevilla FCFeyenoord2-0Seville
10/12/2014UCLGSFC PortoFC Shakhtar Donetsk1-1Porto
26/02/2015UELR32Sporting Clube de PortugalVfL Wolfsburg0-0Lisbon
30/09/2015UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaPSV Eindhoven3-2Khimki
25/11/2015UCLGSFC AstanaSL Benfica2-2Astana
25/02/2016UELR32Bayer 04 LeverkusenSporting Clube de Portugal3-1Leverkusen
24/08/2017UELPORosenborg BKAFC Ajax3-2Trondheim
15/02/2018UELR32FC AstanaSporting Clube de Portugal1-3Astana

Last updated 22/10/2018 03:01CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

AFC AjaxFixtures and results
25/07/2018UCLSK Sturm Graz (H)W 2-0Ziyech 15, Schöne 57
01/08/2018UCLSK Sturm Graz (A)W 3-1Huntelaar 39, 77, Tadić 48
07/08/2018UCLR. Standard de Liège (A)D 2-2Huntelaar 19, Tadić 34
11/08/2018LeagueHeracles Almelo (H)D 1-1De Ligt 88
14/08/2018UCLR. Standard de Liège (H)W 3-0Huntelaar 30, De Ligt 34, Neres 46
18/08/2018LeagueVVV-Venlo (A)W 1-0Tadić 88 (P)
22/08/2018UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)W 3-1Van de Beek 2, Ziyech 35, Tadić 43
25/08/2018LeagueEmmen (H)W 5-0Ziyech 8, Huntelaar 38, 59, Tadić 71, Bijl 86 (og)
28/08/2018UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)D 0-0
02/09/2018LeagueVitesse (A)W 4-0Ziyech 3, Huntelaar 7, 58, Tadić 19
15/09/2018LeagueFC Groningen (H)W 3-0Huntelaar 18 (P), 66, Tadić 76
19/09/2018UCLAEK Athens FC (H)W 3-0Tagliafico 46, 90, Van de Beek 77
23/09/2018LeaguePSV Eindhoven (A)L 0-3
26/09/2018CupHVV Te Werve (A)W 7-0Schuurs 10, Dolberg 17, Van de Beek 30, Labyad 38, 59, Ekkelenkamp 66, Gravenberch 82
29/09/2018LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (A)W 2-0Dolberg 49, Ziyech 78
02/10/2018UCLFC Bayern München (A)D 1-1Mazraoui 22
07/10/2018LeagueAZ Alkmaar (H)W 5-0Van de Beek 3, Dolberg 48, Van Rhijn 52 (og), Ziyech 61, Tadić 84
20/10/2018Leaguesc Heerenveen (A)W 4-0Schöne 3, Ziyech 42, Tadić 52 (P), Dolberg 56
23/10/2018UCLSL Benfica (H)
28/10/2018LeagueFeyenoord (H)
31/10/2018CupGo Ahead Eagles (H)
03/11/2018LeagueWillem II (H)
07/11/2018UCLSL Benfica (A)
11/11/2018LeagueSBV Excelsior (A)
24/11/2018LeagueNAC Breda (A)
27/11/2018UCLAEK Athens FC (A)
02/12/2018LeagueADO Den Haag (H)
08/12/2018LeaguePEC Zwolle (A)
12/12/2018UCLFC Bayern München (H)
16/12/2018LeagueDe Graafschap (H)
23/12/2018LeagueFC Utrecht (A)
20/01/2019Leaguesc Heerenveen (H)
27/01/2019LeagueFeyenoord (A)
02/02/2019LeagueVVV-Venlo (H)
09/02/2019LeagueHeracles Almelo (A)
17/02/2019LeagueNAC Breda (H)
24/02/2019LeagueADO Den Haag (A)
03/03/2019LeaguePEC Zwolle (H)
10/03/2019LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (H)
17/03/2019LeagueAZ Alkmaar (A)
31/03/2019LeaguePSV Eindhoven (H)
03/04/2019LeagueEmmen (A)
06/04/2019LeagueWillem II (A)
14/04/2019LeagueSBV Excelsior (H)
21/04/2019LeagueFC Groningen (A)
24/04/2019LeagueVitesse (H)
28/04/2019LeagueDe Graafschap (A)
12/05/2019LeagueFC Utrecht (H)
1PSV Eindhoven990036327
2AFC Ajax971125422
4Heracles Almelo9612231919
6AZ Alkmaar9333181512
8SBV Excelsior9333131512
9FC Utrecht9333101212
10ADO Den Haag9324132011
11Willem II9243171810
12sc Heerenveen9243202210
13SC Fortuna Sittard9243171910
14PEC Zwolle931591410
16De Graafschap92167207
17NAC Breda911710234
18FC Groningen91175194
SL BenficaFixtures and results
07/08/2018UCLFenerbahçe SK (H)W 1-0Cervi 69
10/08/2018LeagueVitória SC (H)W 3-2Pizzi 10, 30, 38
14/08/2018UCLFenerbahçe SK (A)D 1-1Gedson Fernandes 26
18/08/2018LeagueBoavista FC (A)W 2-0Ferreyra 35, Pizzi 62
21/08/2018UCLPAOK FC (H)D 1-1Pizzi 45+1 (P)
25/08/2018LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)D 1-1João Félix 86
29/08/2018UCLPAOK FC (A)W 4-1Jardel 20, Salvio 26 (P), 50 (P), Pizzi 39
02/09/2018LeagueCD Nacional (A)W 4-0Seferović 28, Salvio 45, Grimaldo 76, Rafa Silva 90+3
19/09/2018UCLFC Bayern München (H)L 0-2
23/09/2018LeagueCD Aves (H)W 2-0João Félix 34, Cervi 62
27/09/2018LeagueGD Chaves (A)D 2-2Rafa Silva 3, 84
02/10/2018UCLAEK Athens FC (A)W 3-2Seferović 6, Grimaldo 15, Alfa Semedo 74
07/10/2018LeagueFC Porto (H)W 1-0Seferović 62
23/10/2018UCLAFC Ajax (A)
27/10/2018LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
02/11/2018LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
07/11/2018UCLAFC Ajax (H)
11/11/2018LeagueCD Tondela (A)
27/11/2018UCLFC Bayern München (A)
01/12/2018LeagueCD Feirense (H)
08/12/2018LeagueVitória FC (A)
12/12/2018UCLAEK Athens FC (H)
16/12/2018LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
23/12/2018LeagueSC Braga (H)
02/01/2019LeaguePortimonense SC (A)
06/01/2019LeagueRio Ave FC (H)
12/01/2019LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)
19/01/2019LeagueVitória SC (A)
30/01/2019LeagueBoavista FC (H)
03/02/2019LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
10/02/2019LeagueCD Nacional (H)
17/02/2019LeagueCD Aves (A)
24/02/2019LeagueGD Chaves (H)
03/03/2019LeagueFC Porto (A)
10/03/2019LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
17/03/2019LeagueMoreirense FC (A)
31/03/2019LeagueCD Tondela (H)
07/04/2019LeagueCD Feirense (A)
14/04/2019LeagueVitória FC (H)
20/04/2019LeagueCS Marítimo (H)
28/04/2019LeagueSC Braga (A)
05/05/2019LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
12/05/2019LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
19/05/2019LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)
1SL Benfica752015517
2SC Braga752016717
3FC Porto750216615
4Rio Ave FC742112814
5Sporting Clube de Portugal741211813
6CD Santa Clara7322141111
7Vitória SC7313121110
8CS Marítimo73136910
9CD Feirense7232439
10Vitória FC7223878
11Boavista FC72148117
12Os Belenenses7142477
13Portimonense SC721410157
14GD Chaves72147127
15Moreirense FC72145137
16CD Tondela7133676
17CD Nacional71246155
18CD Aves71156114

Last updated 21/10/2018 21:43CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AFC Ajax

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    AFC Ajax 2-0 SK Sturm Graz
    1-0 Ziyech 15, 2-0 Schöne 57
    Onana, De Ligt, Van de Beek, Neres, Huntelaar (87 Sierhuis), Ziyech, Mazraoui, Eiting (84 Blind), Schöne (66 Tadić), De Jong, Tagliafico
  • (01/08/2018)
    SK Sturm Graz 1-3 AFC Ajax (agg: 1-5)
    0-1 Huntelaar 39, 0-2 Tadić 48, 0-3 Huntelaar 77, 1-3 Onana 89 (og)
    Onana, De Ligt, Neres, Huntelaar, Ziyech, Tadić (67 Van de Beek), Mazraoui, Eiting (75 Wöber), Schöne, De Jong, Tagliafico (55 Blind)
  • Third qualifying round
    R. Standard de Liège 2-2 AFC Ajax
    0-1 Huntelaar 19, 0-2 Tadić 34, 1-2 Carcela 67, 2-2 Emond 90+4 (P)
    Onana, De Ligt, Neres, Huntelaar, Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Schöne (89 Eiting), De Jong (79 Van de Beek), Ziyech (73 Labyad), Tagliafico
  • (14/08/2018)
    AFC Ajax 3-0 R. Standard de Liège (agg: 5-2)
    1-0 Huntelaar 30, 2-0 De Ligt 34, 3-0 Neres 46
    Onana, De Ligt, Neres (82 Van de Beek), Huntelaar, Tadić, Mazraoui (76 Kristensen), Blind, Schöne, De Jong, Ziyech (90 Labyad), Tagliafico
  • Play-off
    AFC Ajax 3-1 FC Dynamo Kyiv
    1-0 Van de Beek 2, 1-1 Kędziora 16, 2-1 Ziyech 35, 3-1 Tadić 43
    Onana, De Ligt, Van de Beek (87 D. De Wit), Huntelaar, Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Schöne, De Jong, Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • (28/08/2018)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-0 AFC Ajax (agg: 1-3)
    Onana, De Ligt, Wöber (79 Eiting), Van de Beek (85 D. De Wit), Huntelaar, Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Schöne, De Jong, Ziyech
  • 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
    Onana, Neres (78 Dolberg), Huntelaar (62 Van de Beek), Tadić, Mazraoui, Eiting, Blind, Schöne, De Jong, Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    FC Bayern München 1-1 AFC Ajax
    1-0 Hummels 4, 1-1 Mazraoui 22
    Onana, De Ligt, Wöber, Van de Beek (75 D. De Wit), Neres (85 Dolberg), Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Schöne, Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    AFC Ajax-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    SL Benfica-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    AEK Athens FC-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    AFC Ajax-FC Bayern München

SL Benfica

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    SL Benfica 1-0 Fenerbahçe SK
    1-0 Cervi 69
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Fejsa, Rúben Dias, Cervi, Salvio (75 A. Živković), Ferreyra (63 Castillo), Pizzi, Jardel, André Almeida, Gedson Fernandes
  • (14/08/2018)
    Fenerbahçe SK 1-1 SL Benfica (agg: 1-2)
    0-1 Gedson Fernandes 26, 1-1 Alper Potuk 45+1
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Fejsa, Rúben Dias, Cervi, Salvio (72 Alfa Semedo), Pizzi, Castillo (34 Ferreyra), Jardel, André Almeida, Gedson Fernandes
  • Play-off
    SL Benfica 1-1 PAOK FC
    1-0 Pizzi 45+1 (P) , 1-1 Warda 76
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Fejsa, Rúben Dias, Cervi (79 Seferović), A. Živković (65 Rafa Silva), Ferreyra, Pizzi (79 João Félix), Jardel, André Almeida, Gedson Fernandes
  • (29/08/2018)
    PAOK FC 1-4 SL Benfica (agg: 2-5)
    1-0 Prijović 13, 1-1 Jardel 20, 1-2 Salvio 26 (P) , 1-3 Pizzi 39, 1-4 Salvio 50 (P)
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Fejsa, Rúben Dias, Cervi, Seferović (85 João Félix), Salvio (63 Alfa Semedo), Pizzi (76 A. Živković), Jardel, André Almeida, Gedson Fernandes
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    SL Benfica 0-2 FC Bayern München
    0-1 Lewandowski 10, 0-2 Renato Sanches 54
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Fejsa, Rúben Dias, Cervi, Seferović, Salvio (62 Gabriel), Pizzi (62 Rafa Silva), Jardel, André Almeida, Gedson Fernandes (75 A. Živković)
  • 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
    Vlachodimos, Conti, Grimaldo, Fejsa, Rúben Dias, Seferović, Salvio (45 Lema), Pizzi (62 Alfa Semedo), Rafa Silva (84 Cervi), André Almeida, Gedson Fernandes
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    AFC Ajax-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    SL Benfica-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    FC Bayern München-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    SL Benfica-AEK Athens FC

Last updated 17/10/2018 14:42CET

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

AFC Ajax
Formed: 1900
Nickname: Godenzonen (Sons of the Gods)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (4): (1969), 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995, (1996)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1987, (1988)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1992, (2017)
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1973, (1987), 1995
• European/South American Cup (2): 1972, 1995

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 33 (2014)
Dutch Cup: 18 (2010)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Cup round of 16

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
14-0: Ajax v Red Boys Differdange
03/10/84, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-8: HJK Helsinki v Ajax
19/09/79, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Ajax v Real Madrid
23/11/10, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Bayern München v Ajax
22/10/80, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg
4-0 on four occasions, most recently v Barcelona
18/09/13, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
4-0 twice, most recently v Dinamo Zagreb
02/11/11, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-5: Ferencváros v Ajax
27/09/95, group stage

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

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v Barcelona (see above)


SL Benfica
Formed: 1904
Nickname: As Águias (The Eagles)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (2): 1961, 1962, (1963), (1965), (1968), (1988), (1990)
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: (1983), (2013), (2014)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 36 (2017)
Portuguese Cup: 26 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
group stage
round of 16
group stage
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
UEFA Cup group stage

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
10-0: Benfica v Stade Dudelange
05/10/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Stade Dudelange v Benfica
30/09/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Benfica v Manchester United
09/03/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Celta Vigo v Benfica
25/11/99, UEFA Cup third round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Benfica v Celtic
01/11/06, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2 three times, most recently v Dynamo Kyiv
19/10/16, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2 four times, most recently v Bayern
19/09/18, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Basel v Benfica
27/09/17, 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