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UEFA Champions League: AS Roma - PFC CSKA Moskva Match press kits

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AS RomaAS RomaStadio Olimpico - RomeTuesday 23 October 2018
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Group G - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
25/11/2014GSPFC CSKA Moskva - AS Roma1-1KhimkiV. Berezutski 90+3; Totti 43
17/09/2014GSAS Roma - PFC CSKA Moskva5-1
RomeIturbe 6, Gervinho 10, 31, Maicon 20, Ignashevich 50 (og); Musa 82
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
02/10/1991R1AS Roma - PFC CSKA Moskva0-1
agg: 2-2 ag
RomeDmitriev 13
18/09/1991R1PFC CSKA Moskva - AS Roma1-2
MoscowSergeev 52; Kolesnikov 46 (og), Rizzitelli 73
AS Roma210121100000421184
PFC CSKA Moskva201121010000411248

AS Roma - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
16/10/2001GS1FC Lokomotiv Moskva - AS Roma0-1
MoscowCafu 78
26/09/2001GS1AS Roma - FC Lokomotiv Moskva2-1
RomeChugainov 69 (og), Totti 79; Obradović 59
24/09/1996R1FC Dinamo Moskva - AS Roma1-3
agg: 1-6
MoscowKobelev 18 (P); Fonseca 45 (P), Tommasi 71, Beretta 77
10/09/1996R1AS Roma - FC Dinamo Moskva3-0
RomeTommasi 7, Fonseca 18, 41 (P)

PFC CSKA Moskva - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
07/12/2011GSFC Internazionale Milano - PFC CSKA Moskva1-2
MilanCambiasso 51; Doumbia 50, V. Berezutski 86
27/09/2011GSPFC CSKA Moskva - FC Internazionale Milano2-3
MoscowDzagoev 45+3, Vágner Love 77; Lúcio 6, Pazzini 23, Zárate 79
UEFA Europa League
04/11/2010GSPFC CSKA Moskva - US Città di Palermo3-1
MoscowHonda 47, Necid 50, 54; Maccarone 10
21/10/2010GSUS Città di Palermo - PFC CSKA Moskva0-3
PalermoDoumbia 34, 59, Necid 82
UEFA Champions League
06/04/2010QFPFC CSKA Moskva - FC Internazionale Milano0-1
agg: 0-2
MoscowSneijder 6
31/03/2010QFFC Internazionale Milano - PFC CSKA Moskva1-0
MilanMilito 65
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2007GSFC Internazionale Milano - PFC CSKA Moskva4-2
MilanIbrahimović 32, 75, Cambiasso 34, 67; Jô 23, Vágner Love 31
23/10/2007GSPFC CSKA Moskva - FC Internazionale Milano1-2
MoscowJô 32; Crespo 52, Samuel 80
05/05/2005SFPFC CSKA Moskva - Parma FC3-0
agg: 3-0
MoscowCarvalho 10, 53, V. Berezutski 60
28/04/2005SFParma FC - PFC CSKA Moskva0-0Parma
03/10/2002R1Parma FC - PFC CSKA Moskva3-2
agg: 4-3
ParmaAdriano 8, Mutu 66, 90; Semak 37, 43
19/09/2002R1PFC CSKA Moskva - Parma FC1-1RamenskoyePopov 67; Mutu 53
AS Roma4301431000008611176
PFC CSKA Moskva822483140000165382325

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Match background Only this chapter

Having got their UEFA Champions League challenge up and running in style on matchday two, Roma will once again be relying on their impressive home form when CSKA Moskva come to the Stadio Olimpico, although the Russian side are also in buoyant mood after a memorable result last time out.

• The Italian club are on three points, lying second in Group G on goal difference, and now face the side immediately above them, CSKA having collected four points from their first two fixtures – and got the better of holders Real Madrid in their last outing.

Previous meetings
• Roma picked up four points when the sides met in the 2014/15 group stage, winning 5-1 in Italy – the only home victory in the clubs' four contests – before a 1-1 draw in Russia.

• In the 1991/92 European Cup Winners' Cup first round, Roma went through on away goals thanks to a 2-1 first-leg win in Moscow; the Giallorossi progressed despite a 1-0 reverse in the home return.

Highlights: Roma 5-0 Plzeň

Form guide
• Having opened with a 3-0 loss at holders Real Madrid – Roma's fifth successive away defeat in Europe – the Italian side bounced back by beating Viktoria Plzeň 5-0 on matchday two, Roma's record UEFA Champions League victory.

• Third in Serie A in 2017/18, Roma are in the group stage for an 11th time and the fourth in five years.

• Roma, runners-up in the 1983/84 European Cup, reached the semi-finals last season, losing to Liverpool. They finished top of a group including Chelsea and Atlético Madrid, before beating Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona in the knockout rounds – the latter particularly memorable, as a 4-1 away defeat was followed by a 3-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico – before succumbing to Liverpool.

• The Rome club won all three home matches in last season's knockout rounds and five of their six matches at the Stadio Olimpico, drawing against Atlético Madrid on matchday one. They kept clean sheets in the first five matches, before a 4-2 win against Liverpool in the semi-final second leg.

• Roma have now won seven of their last 14 home matches in the UEFA Champions League – qualifying included – losing four.

• The Giallorossi have won three of their four home matches against Russian clubs, and six of eight, home and away (D1 L1) – the sole defeat that 1991 loss at home to CSKA.

Watch CSKA beat holders Real Madrid

CSKA Moskva
• Having come from two goals down to salvage a point at Plzeň on matchday one, CSKA built on that result as Nikola Vlašić – who had scored an added-time penalty equaliser against Plzeň – got the only goal, in the second minute, against Real Madrid in Moscow.

• This is CSKA's 12th UEFA Champions League campaign, equalling the Russian record previously held alone by Spartak Moskva.

• In 2017/18 CSKA finished third behind Manchester United and Basel in their UEFA Champions League section, going on to beat Crvena zvezda and Lyon in the UEFA Europa League before losing to Arsenal in the quarter-finals (1-4 away, 2-2 home).

• The Russian club won five of their eight away European games in 2017/18 (D1 L2), although only one of the last four.

• CSKA had won their last two matches in Italy before that 2014 defeat at Roma; their record away to Serie A sides is W3 D1 L4.

Links and trivia
• Have played in Italy:
Abel Hernández (Palermo 2009–14)
Hördur Magnússon (Juventus 2010–15, Spezia 2013/14 loan, Cesena 2014–16 loan)

• Has played in Russia:
Iván Marcano (Rubin Kazan 2012–14)

• Have played together:
Javier Pastore & Abel Hernández (Palermo 2009–11)

• International team-mates:
Ante Ćorić & Nikola Vlašić (Croatia)

Latest news

• Roma picked up only five points from their first five Serie A games – their worst start to a season since 2010/11. However, they had won four matches in all competitions, including three in the league, before losing 2-0 at home to SPAL on Saturday.

• Despite drawing a blank at the weekend, Eusebio Di Francesco's side have scored 14 goals in their last five matches– double their total from the first six games of the season. Roma have also kept three clean sheets in those five matches, having managed only one in the first six.

• Steven N'Zonzi scored his first Roma goal in the 2-0 win at Empoli on 6 October – the 12th Roma player to find the net in 2018/19 – with Edin Džeko also on target.

• Džeko, who scored a hat-trick on matchday two, also struck twice in Bosnia and Herzegovina's UEFA Nations League win against Northern Ireland on 15 October, his blank on Saturday making it six goals in five appearances for club and country.

• Patrik Schick scored the Czech Republic's winner against Slovakia (2-1) in the UEFA Nations League on 13 October.

• Justin Kluivert scored in the Netherlands' 3-0 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying wins against both Latvia on 12 October and Ukraine four days later.

• Aleksandar Kolarov has not played since matchday two and left the Serbia camp to recover from a fractured toe – Daniele De Rossi is carrying a similar problem.

• Javier Pastore was sidelined following the 3-1 derby victory against Lazio on 29 September due to a calf injury before returning as a substitute in the SPAL defeat.

• Diego Perotti picked up a calf injury in a 2-0 loss at Bologna on 23 September. Rick Karsdorp (thigh) has not played since 16 September.

CSKA Moskva
• On 27 July CSKA beat city rivals Lokomotiv 1-0 to win the Russian Super Cup, Khetag Khosonov scoring the extra-time winner.

• Fedor Chalov is the Russian Premier League's top scorer after 11 games with eight goals, including the second in Friday's 2-0 win at Anji.

• CSKA's nine-match unbeaten run in all competitions (W5 D4) was ended by a 1-0 home loss against Lokomotiv on 7 October.

• On 10 October CSKA lost 3-0 on penalties against second division Tyumen after a 1-1 draw in the Russian Cup round of 32.

• Jaka Bijol won his first cap for Slovenia on 13 October as a half-time substitute in the 1-0 UEFA Nations League loss to Norway.

• Ilzat Akhmetov, Chalov and Ivan Oblyakov scored in Russia's 5-1 win against FYR Macedonia in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying on 12 October. Four days later, Chalov's two goals were not enough to prevent a 3-2 defeat by Austria that ended Russia's hope of a finals place.

• Nikola Vlašić was on target in Croatia's 4-0 victory against San Marino on 15 October that booked a place in next summer's U21 tournament.

• Vlašić also opened the scoring at Anji on Friday and has four goals in his last six CSKA appearances.

• Konstantin Kuchaev (knee) is back in full training having not played this season while Khosonov (metаtarsal) made his first appearance since 31 July at Anji on Friday.

• Kristijan Bistrović had ankle surgery on 5 September and faces a lengthy recovery. Viktor Vasin and Aleksandr Makarov are still short of fitness after cruciate knee ligament injuries while Abel Hernández has been out since 15 September with a thigh problem; Hördur Magnússon was out between 15 September and Iceland's UEFA Nations League defeat by Switzerland on 15 October with a similar injury.


Squad list Only this chapter

AS Roma - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Robin OlsenSWE08/01/199028 - --2-9-14-48-
45Matteo CardinaliITA28/06/200117 - ----------
57Emanuele ZamarionITA04/08/200018 - ----------
77Stefano GrecoITA21/02/199919 - ----------
83Antonio MiranteITA08/07/198335 - --------3-
2Rick KarsdorpNED11/02/199523 - ----2---11-
3Luca PellegriniITA07/03/199919 - --1-3-1-1-
5Juan JesusBRA10/06/199127 - --1-3-7-37-
11Aleksandar KolarovSRB10/11/198532 - --2-72494676
15Iván MarcanoESP23/06/198731 - ----4-331784
18Davide SantonITA02/01/199127 - ----4-7-18-
20Federico FazioARG17/03/198731 - --2-8217-603
44Kostas ManolasGRE14/06/199127 - --1-81394666
50Devid Eugene BouahITA13/08/200117 - ----------
51Riccardo CargneluttiITA08/02/199919 - ----------
4Bryan CristanteITA03/03/199523 - --1-817-153
7Lorenzo PellegriniITA19/06/199622 - --2-6110-151
16Daniele De RossiITA24/07/198335 - --1-8-5879512
17Cengiz ÜnderTUR14/07/199721 - --217172112
19Ante ĆorićCRO14/04/199721 - ----1-8-232
22Nicolò ZanioloITA02/07/199919 - --2-1-2-2-
24Alessandro FlorenziITA11/03/199127 - --2-71261332
27Javier PastoreARG20/06/198929 - ----72374507
42Steven NzonziFRA15/12/198829 - --2-71231331
52Andrea MarcucciITA07/02/199919 - ----------
53Alessio RiccardiITA03/04/200117 - ----------
58Salvatore PezzellaITA11/03/200018 - ----------
59Luca ChiericoITA26/09/200117 - ----------
8Diego PerottiARG26/07/198830 - --1-1-184479
9Edin DžekoBIH17/03/198632 - --238251208536
14Patrik SchickCZE24/01/199622 - --2-4-5-7-
34Justin KluivertNED05/05/199919 - --115-11111
54Gianmarco CangianoITA16/11/200116 - ----------
56Ludovico D'OrazioITA19/02/200018 - ----------
60Žan CelarSVN14/03/199919 - ----------
92Stephan El ShaarawyITA27/10/199225 - --1-722444310
-Eusebio Di FrancescoITA08/09/196949 - --2---14-24-
PFC CSKA Moskva - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Ilya PomazunRUS16/08/199622 - ----------
22Georgi KyrnatsRUS22/06/199820 - --1---1-1-
35Igor AkinfeevRUS08/04/198632S--2-11-57-119-
2Mário FernandesRUS19/09/199028 - --2-11-24-36-
3Nikita ChernovRUS14/01/199622 - --2-10-2-2-
5Viktor VasinRUS06/10/198830 - ------7-13-
14Kirill NababkinRUS08/09/198632 - --2-9-20-421
23Hördur MagnússonISL11/02/199325 - ----8-----
42Georgi SchennikovRUS27/04/199127 - ----4-411672
50Rodrigo BecãoBRA19/01/199622 - --2-11-2-2-
8Nikola VlašićCRO04/10/199721 - --228222336
10Alan DzagoevRUS17/06/199028 - --2-5-3677317
15Dmitri EfremovRUS01/04/199523 - --2-9-7-121
17Arnór SigurdssonISL15/05/199919 - --2-4-2-2-
20Konstantin KuchaevRUS18/03/199820 - ------61121
25Kristijan BistrovicCRO09/04/199820 - ----62--2-
29Jaka BijolSVN05/02/199919*--2-9-2-2-
31Aleksandr MakarovRUS24/04/199622 - --------1-
70Timur PukhovRUS17/06/199820 - ----------
71Nayair TiknizyanRUS12/05/199919 - ----------
72Astemir GordyushenkoRUS30/03/199721 - ----2-4-5-
77Ilzat AkhmetovRUS31/12/199720 - --2-11-2-4-
80Khetag KhosonovRUS18/06/199820 - ----2-1-2-
98Ivan OblyakovRUS05/07/199820 - --2-10-2-81
9Fedor ChalovRUS10/04/199820 - --2111871142
11Abel HernándezURU08/08/199028 - ----62--44
19Takuma NishimuraJPN22/10/199622 - ----1-----
75Timur ZhamaletdinovRUS21/05/199721 - --1-1026171
81Vitali ZhironkinRUS10/03/200018 - ----------
-Viktar HancharenkaBLR10/09/197741 - --2---2-2-

Last updated 23/10/2018 14:45CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Eusebio Di Francesco

Date of birth: 8 September 1969
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Empoli, Lucchese, Piacenza (twice), Roma, Ancona, Perugia
Coaching career: Virtus Lanciano, Pescara, Lecce, Sassuolo (twice), Roma

• A pacy winger known as 'Turbo', Di Francesco came through Empoli's youth system, making his Serie A debut in 1987/88. His career really took off at Piacenza between 1995 and 1997, when he earned himself a move to Roma. Transformed into a midfielder by Zdeněk Zeman, he spent four seasons at the Stadio Olimpico, winning the 2000/01 Scudetto although he played only five games that campaign.

• Having retired in 2005 after two more seasons at Piacenza and spells with Ancona and Perugia, Di Francesco – who won 12 caps for Italy – spent a year as a Roma director but the lure of coaching proved strong; that new venture began in his native Abruzzo, first with a brief stint at Lanciano before two campaigns with Pescara.

• Appointed Lecce coach ahead of 2011/12 for his first Serie A experience, though it proved brief as Di Francesco was sacked after just 13 matches with his side bottom of the table.

• Dropped back into Serie B the following season; a huge Zeman fan, Di Francesco – named after Portuguese legend Eusébio – had a brilliant start with Sassuolo using his mentor's 4-3-3 system and led the team from the Modena area into Serie A for the first time.

• Coached Sassuolo in Serie A for four consecutive campaigns, although the first featured a short interruption as he was replaced for five games by Alberto Malesani only to return and help the side avoid relegation. Known for his entertaining attacking football, he steered Sassuolo to a first UEFA Europa League qualification by finishing sixth in Serie A in 2015/16 before replacing Luciano Spalletti as Roma coach in June 2017. In his first season he took the side into the last four of the UEFA Champions League thanks to a remarkable quarter-final comeback against Barcelona.


Viktor Goncharenko

Date of birth: 10 June 1977
Nationality: Belarusian
Playing career: RUOR Minsk, BATE Borisov
Coaching career: BATE Borisov, Kuban Krasnodar, Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast, CSKA Moskva (assistant), Ufa, CSKA Moskva

• His career as a BATE defender ended at 25 because of ruptured left knee ligaments, Goncharenko immediately switched to coaching, taking over the club's reserves and guiding them to second-placed finishes in 2005 and 2006 before graduating to become assistant to head coach Igor Kriushenko.

• In 2007 he replaced Kriushenko on a temporary basis when the latter developed health problems and guided BATE to five wins in his six matches in charge. When Kriushenko departed for FC Dinamo Minsk in November 2007, Goncharenko got his big break with the newly-crowned champions; won the first of five successive league titles with BATE in 2008, and took them into the UEFA Champions League group stage in 2008/09, drawing twice with Juventus. 

• BATE won a domestic double in 2010 and Goncharenko – who had lifted the 1999 and 2002 titles as a player – was also feted as his nation's coach of the year for three years in a row between 2008 and 2010.

• Twice reached the UEFA Europa League group stage, going on to the round of 32 in 2010/11. Added another league title in 2011 and took BATE into the UEFA Champions League group stage for second time, achieving another notable draw against AC Milan. BATE returned to the group stage for the third time in five seasons in 2012/13, beating LOSC Lille and eventual winners FC Bayern München.

• Won the 2012 Belarusian title but elected to take charge of Russian side Kuban in October 2013. Lasted a year at Kuban and then six games with Ural in 2015. Won the Russian title as CSKA assistant coach under Leonid Slutski and returned to the Moscow side as head coach in December 2016 after six months at Ufa, leading the Army Men to the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League quarter-finals and a runners-up spot in the domestic league.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeTasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
  • Assistant refereesPolychronis Kostaras (GRE) , Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)
  • Additional assistant refereesAnastasios Papapetrou (GRE) , Athanasios Tzilos (GRE)
  • Fourth officialDamianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
  • UEFA DelegateNebojša Ivkovic (SRB)
  • UEFA Referee observerMiroslav Liba (CZE)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Tasos Sidiropoulos09/08/19791761

Tasos Sidiropoulos

First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/11/2014UCLGSManchester City FCPFC CSKA Moskva1-2Manchester
23/08/2017UCLPOPFC CSKA MoskvaBSC Young Boys2-0Moscow

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/10/2011U17QRRussiaRomania1-0Penalva Castelo
29/08/2013UELPOFC Slovan LiberecUdinese Calcio1-1Liberec
07/11/2013UELGSCS Pandurii Târgu JiuACF Fiorentina1-2Cluj-Napoca
28/08/2014UELPOTorino FCRNK Split1-0Turin
05/11/2014UCLGSManchester City FCPFC CSKA Moskva1-2Manchester
12/03/2015UELR16SSC NapoliFC Dinamo Moskva3-1Naples
23/02/2017UELR32FC ZenitRSC Anderlecht3-1St Petersburg
23/08/2017UCLPOPFC CSKA MoskvaBSC Young Boys2-0Moscow
30/08/2018UELPOFC KøbenhavnAtalanta BC0-0Copenhagen

Last updated 22/10/2018 03:09CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

AS RomaFixtures and results
19/08/2018LeagueTorino FC (A)W 1-0Džeko 89
27/08/2018LeagueAtalanta BC (H)D 3-3Pastore 2, Florenzi 60, Manolas 82
31/08/2018LeagueAC Milan (A)L 1-2Fazio 59
16/09/2018LeagueAC Chievo Verona (H)D 2-2El Shaarawy 10, Cristante 30
19/09/2018UCLReal Madrid CF (A)L 0-3
23/09/2018LeagueBologna FC (A)L 0-2
26/09/2018LeagueFrosinone Calcio (H)W 4-0Cengiz Ünder 2, Pastore 28, El Shaarawy 35, Kolarov 87
29/09/2018LeagueSS Lazio (H)W 3-1Pellegrini 45, Kolarov 71, Fazio 86
02/10/2018UCLFC Viktoria Plzeň (H)W 5-0Džeko 3, 40, 90+2, Cengiz Ünder 64, Kluivert 73
06/10/2018LeagueEmpoli FC (A)W 2-0Nzonzi 36, Džeko 85
20/10/2018LeagueSPAL (H)L 0-2
23/10/2018UCLPFC CSKA Moskva (H)
28/10/2018LeagueSSC Napoli (A)
03/11/2018LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
07/11/2018UCLPFC CSKA Moskva (A)
11/11/2018LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
24/11/2018LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
27/11/2018UCLReal Madrid CF (H)
02/12/2018LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
08/12/2018LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
12/12/2018UCLFC Viktoria Plzeň (A)
16/12/2018LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
22/12/2018LeagueJuventus (A)
26/12/2018LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
29/12/2018LeagueParma FC (A)
20/01/2019LeagueTorino FC (H)
27/01/2019LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
03/02/2019LeagueAC Milan (H)
10/02/2019LeagueAC Chievo Verona (A)
17/02/2019LeagueBologna FC (H)
24/02/2019LeagueFrosinone Calcio (A)
03/03/2019LeagueSS Lazio (A)
10/03/2019LeagueEmpoli FC (H)
17/03/2019LeagueSPAL (A)
31/03/2019LeagueSSC Napoli (H)
03/04/2019LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
07/04/2019LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
14/04/2019LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
20/04/2019LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
28/04/2019LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)
05/05/2019LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
12/05/2019LeagueJuventus (H)
19/05/2019LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
26/05/2019LeagueParma FC (H)
2SSC Napoli9702181021
3FC Internazionale Milano961213619
4SS Lazio960313918
5UC Sampdoria943212415
6ACF Fiorentina942315714
7AS Roma9423161214
8US Sassuolo Calcio9423151414
9Genoa CFC8413131513
10Torino FC9342111113
11Parma FC9414101113
12AC Milan8332151112
14Cagliari Calcio924371010
15Atalanta BC923414129
16Udinese Calcio92258138
17Bologna FC92256128
18Empoli FC91358136
19Frosinone Calcio90276242
20AC Chievo Verona9027724-1
PFC CSKA MoskvaFixtures and results
31/07/2018LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (A)D 0-0
05/08/2018LeagueFC Rostov (H)L 0-1
11/08/2018LeagueFC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (A)D 1-1Hernández 79 (P)
18/08/2018LeaguePFC Arsenal Tula (H)W 3-0Hernández 10, Bistrovic 77, Chalov 82
25/08/2018LeagueFC Rubin (A)D 1-1Chalov 67
01/09/2018LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)W 4-0Chalov 13, 31, 85, Bistrovic 88
15/09/2018LeagueFC Ufa (A)W 3-0Chalov 45+2, Zhamaletdinov 59, 63
19/09/2018UCLFC Viktoria Plzeň (A)D 2-2Chalov 49, Vlašić 90+5 (P)
23/09/2018LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (H)D 1-1Vlašić 63
28/09/2018LeagueFC Orenburg (A)W 1-0Chalov 32 (P)
02/10/2018UCLReal Madrid CF (H)W 1-0Vlašić 2
07/10/2018LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)L 0-1
10/10/2018CupFC Tyumen (A)D 1-1 (aet, 0-3 pens) Pukhov 105+4 ET
19/10/2018LeagueFC Anji (A)W 2-0Vlašić 31, Chalov 71
23/10/2018UCLAS Roma (A)
28/10/2018LeagueFC Krasnodar (H)
03/11/2018LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (A)
07/11/2018UCLAS Roma (H)
11/11/2018LeagueFC Zenit (H)
23/11/2018LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)
27/11/2018UCLFC Viktoria Plzeň (H)
02/12/2018LeagueFC Rostov (A)
08/12/2018LeagueFC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (H)
12/12/2018UCLReal Madrid CF (A)
03/03/2019LeaguePFC Arsenal Tula (A)
10/03/2019LeagueFC Rubin (H)
17/03/2019LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)
31/03/2019LeagueFC Ufa (H)
07/04/2019LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (A)
14/04/2019LeagueFC Orenburg (H)
21/04/2019LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)
23/04/2019LeagueFC Anji (H)
28/04/2019LeagueFC Krasnodar (A)
05/05/2019LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (H)
12/05/2019LeagueFC Zenit (A)
19/05/2019LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)
26/05/2019LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (H)
1FC Zenit1181220925
2FC Krasnodar1161418919
3PFC CSKA Moskva1154216519
4FC Lokomotiv Moskva11533131118
5FC Rostov1153311618
6FC Rubin1146112918
7FC Spartak Moskva11533121018
8FC Orenburg1143411915
9FC Akhmat Grozny11434101215
10PFC Arsenal Tula11344141313
11FC Dinamo Moskva11344101013
12FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast11335111812
13PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara1132651511
14FC Ufa1124571310
15FC Anji1131761710
16FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk111376166

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AS Roma

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    PFC CSKA Moskva2110324
    AS Roma2101533
    Real Madrid CF2101313
    FC Viktoria Plzeň2011271
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    Real Madrid CF 3-0 AS Roma
    1-0 Isco 45, 2-0 Bale 58, 3-0 Díaz 90+1
    Olsen, Džeko, Kolarov, De Rossi, Cengiz Ünder, Fazio, Zaniolo (54 Pellegrini), Florenzi, Nzonzi (69 Schick), Manolas, El Shaarawy (62 Perotti)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    AS Roma 5-0 FC Viktoria Plzeň
    1-0 Džeko 3, 2-0 Džeko 40, 3-0 Cengiz Ünder 64, 4-0 Kluivert 73, 5-0 Džeko 90+2
    Olsen, Cristante, Juan Jesus, Pellegrini (74 Zaniolo), Džeko, Kolarov (74 Pellegrini), Cengiz Ünder (74 Schick), Fazio, Florenzi, Kluivert, Nzonzi
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    AS Roma-PFC CSKA Moskva
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    PFC CSKA Moskva-AS Roma
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    AS Roma-Real Madrid CF
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    FC Viktoria Plzeň-AS Roma


  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    FC Viktoria Plzeň 2-2 PFC CSKA Moskva
    1-0 Krmenčík 29, 2-0 Krmenčík 41, 2-1 Chalov 49, 2-2 Vlašić 90+5 (P)
    Akinfeev, Mário Fernandes, Chernov, Vlašić, Chalov (81 Sigurdsson), Dzagoev (74 Zhamaletdinov), Nababkin, Efremov (46 Akhmetov), Bijol, Rodrigo Becão, Oblyakov
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    PFC CSKA Moskva 1-0 Real Madrid CF
    1-0 Vlašić 2
    Akinfeev, Mário Fernandes, Chernov, Vlašić, Chalov (78 Sigurdsson), Dzagoev (65 Efremov), Nababkin, Bijol, Rodrigo Becão, Akhmetov, Oblyakov (98 Kyrnats)
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    AS Roma-PFC CSKA Moskva
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    PFC CSKA Moskva-AS Roma
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    PFC CSKA Moskva-FC Viktoria Plzeň
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    Real Madrid CF-PFC CSKA Moskva

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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

AS Roma
Nickname: Giallorossi (Yellow and Reds)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (1984)
• UEFA Cup: (1991)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 3 (2001)
Italian Cup: 9 (2008)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: did not participate in UEFA competition
did not participate in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League play-offs
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
round of 16

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0 twice, most recently v Gorica
28/09/00, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Gent v Roma
06/08/09, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Roma v Bayern München
21/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Manchester United v Roma
10/04/07, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
5-0: Roma v Viktoria Plzeň
02/10/18, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Dynamo Kyiv v Roma
27/11/08, group stage
0-3: Valencia v Roma
26/02/03, second group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Roma v Bayern München (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Manchester United v Roma (see above)


Formed: 1911
Nickname: Armeytsi (Army Men)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 2005
• UEFA Super Cup: (2005)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 13 (2016)
USSR/Russian Cup: 12 (2013)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage
group stage
group stage
group stage
UEFA Europa League play-offs
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Cup round of 16

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-1: CSKA v Lausanne
02/12/10, UEFA Europa League group stage
4-0 twice, most recently v Anorthosis Famagusta
19/08/10, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Biggest away win
0-3: twice, most recently v Palermo
21/10/10, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: CSKA v Manchester United
27/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Marseille v CSKA
17/03/93, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-0: CSKA v Trabzonspor
18/10/11, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-3: Paris Saint-Germain v CSKA
07/12/04, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: CSKA v Manchester United (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Marseille v CSKA (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