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UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid CF - FC Viktoria Plzeň Match press kits

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Real Madrid CFReal Madrid CFEstadio Santiago Bernabéu - MadridTuesday 23 October 2018
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Group G - Matchday 3
FC Viktoria PlzeňFC Viktoria Plzeň
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Real Madrid CF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
12/03/2002GS2Real Madrid CF - AC Sparta Praha3-0
MadridSolari 60, Guti 64, Sávio 71
21/11/2001GS2AC Sparta Praha - Real Madrid CF2-3
PragueMichalík 30, Sionko 72; Zidane 20, Morientes 36, 74
18/03/1992QFReal Madrid CF - SK Sigma Olomouc1-0
agg: 2-1
MadridSánchez 83
04/03/1992QFSK Sigma Olomouc - Real Madrid CF1-1OlomoucHapal 26; Hierro 45
28/09/1983R1Real Madrid CF - AC Sparta Praha1-1
agg: 3-4
MadridIsidro 23; Skuhravý 74
14/09/1983R1AC Sparta Praha - Real Madrid CF3-2
PragueChovanec 26, Procházka 51, Griga 77; Santillana 39, Juanito 58
European Champions Clubs' Cup
20/03/1968QFAC Sparta Praha - Real Madrid CF2-1
agg: 2-4
PragueKvašňák 36, Dyba 45; Gento 58
06/03/1968QFReal Madrid CF - AC Sparta Praha3-0
MadridAmancio Amaro 61, 62, 68
European Champions Clubs' Cup
02/12/1964R1FK Dukla Praha - Real Madrid CF2-2
agg: 2-6
PragueGeleta 60, 78; Felo 14, Amancio Amaro 86
18/11/1964R1Real Madrid CF - FK Dukla Praha4-0
MadridAmancio Amaro 23, 73, 83, Grosso 33

FC Viktoria Plzeň - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
10/12/2015GSFC Viktoria Plzeň - Villarreal CF3-3PlzenKolář 8 (P), Kovařík 65, Hořava 90; Bakambu 40, J. Dos Santos 62, Bruno Soriano 90+4
01/10/2015GSVillarreal CF - FC Viktoria Plzeň1-0
VillarrealBaptistão 54
UEFA Europa League
06/12/2012GSFC Viktoria Plzeň - Club Atlético de Madrid1-0
PlzenProcházka 26
04/10/2012GSClub Atlético de Madrid - FC Viktoria Plzeň1-0
MadridCristian Rodríguez 90+3
UEFA Champions League
01/11/2011GSFC Viktoria Plzeň - FC Barcelona0-4
PragueMessi 24 (P), 45+2, 90+2, Fàbregas 72
19/10/2011GSFC Barcelona - FC Viktoria Plzeň2-0
BarcelonaIniesta 10, Villa 82
Real Madrid CF541051220000105322111
FC Viktoria Plzeň3111300300006114411

Last updated 17/10/2018 14:44CET

Match background Only this chapter

Real Madrid have ground to make up in Group G after defeat last time out, and will be looking to make it another tough evening for Viktoria Plzeň at the Santiago Bernabéu.

• Madrid, who have never previously played Plzeň, are third in the standings on goal difference after two matches with three points, one place and two points above their opponents, who must bounce back after suffering their joint heaviest European defeat on matchday two.

Form guide
• Julen Lopetegui's charges went down 1-0 at CSKA Moskva on matchday two – only the club's fifth defeat in the last 35 European matches – and will be seeking a return to the form that brought a 3-0 win against Roma in Spain in their opening fixture.

• Madrid are holders and 13-time champions. Semi-finalists or better in each of the last eight seasons, this is Real Madrid's 49th European Cup campaign – more than any other side.

• Third in last season's Liga, the Spanish giants are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 23rd time – a competition high they share with Barcelona and Porto.

• In 2017/18, Madrid picked up seven points at home but finished second in their group – the second year running they had been runners-up in their section – before going on to beat Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern München in the knockout rounds. Gareth Bale (2) and Karim Benzema scored in the 3-1 final victory against Liverpool in Kyiv.

See Madrid lose on matchday two

• The Merengues have won 35 of their last 43 UEFA Champions League home matches, losing just two – 4-3 to Schalke in their 2014/15 round of 16 second leg and against Juventus last season. They still won both ties on aggregate.

• Lopetegui's side lost 4-2 to Atlético Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn in August, denying the club a third straight triumph in the competition. The defeat in Moscow means Madrid have lost two European fixtures out of three under their new coach.

• This is Madrid's first game against Czech opponents since a 3-0 home win against Sparta Praha in March 2002, their fourth victory in five home matches against visitors from that country.

• Madrid have won their last three matches against Czech clubs, home and away, and are unbeaten in the last five (D2).

• Matchday two proved a chastening experience for the Czech champions, who went down 5-0 at Roma to equal their largest European defeat. They had looked set to kick off Group G with a home win against CSKA Moskva but were pegged back by an added-time penalty equaliser.

• Plzeň's 2011/12 and 2013/14 UEFA Champions League seasons both ended in the group stage after starting in the second qualifying round. This is the first time they have automatically qualified for this stage.

Highlights: Roma 5-0 Plzeň

• In 2017/18, the Czech club lost to Romania's FCSB in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round (2-2 away, 1-4 home). They went on to finish top of their UEFA Europa League section and beat Partizan in the round of 32, before losing to Sporting CP in the last 16 (0-2 away, 2-1 home aet).

• Plzeň's 2-0 victory at Hapoel Beer-Sheva on matchday six of last season's UEFA Europa League group stage is their only win in their last 16 European away fixtures (D6 L9).

• The Czech club have lost all but one of their seven away games in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Their sole success was a 1-0 victory at BATE Borisov in November 2011.

• The Czech champions have lost all three of their away games in Spain without scoring, most recently a 1-0 reverse at Villarreal in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage. Home and away, they have won one of their six matches with Liga sides (D1 L4).

Links and trivia
• Plzeň coach Pavel Vrba was in charge of a Czech Republic side including Roman Hubník that suffered a 1-0 defeat by Sergio Ramos and Spain in the UEFA EURO 2016 group stage.

• Toni Kroos appeared in Bayern München's 5-0 home win and 1-0 away success against Plzeň in the 2013/14 group stage.

Latest news

Real Madrid
• Madrid were beaten 2-1 at home by Levante on Saturday, stretching their run without a victory to five matches (D1 L4) going back to 22 September. That represents their worst sequence of results since May 2009 (L5).

• Marcelo scored in the 72nd minute on Saturday, Madrid's first goal for five games. Their run of 482 minutes without scoring is a club record, surpassing the previous total of 464 minutes set in April 1985.

• Sergio Ramos was on target in Spain's 3-2 home defeat by England in the UEFA Nations League on 15 October; he had also scored in the 4-1 friendly win against Wales four days earlier.

• A Toni Kroos penalty gave Germany the lead in France in the UEFA Nations League on 16 October, his 14th goal in 90 internationals, although the visitors went on to lose 2-1.

• Gareth Bale returned as a half-time subsitute on Saturday having been out with a muscle problem since the 1-0 defeat at Alavés on 6 October, when Karim Benzema was withdrawn at half-time with a hamstring injury. The Frenchman came on as a 60th-minute replacement against Levante on Saturday.

• Isco had been sidelined since 22 September with appendicitis but started against Levante.

• A calf problem has kept Dani Carvajal out since matchday two.

• Real Madrid were beaten 4-2 by neighbours Atlético in the UEFA Super Cup on 15 August – their first final defeat in international competition since losing to Boca Juniors in the 2000 European-South American Cup.

• Luka Modrić was voted UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2017/18 on 30 August. The Croatian also collected the award for UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season, with club-mates Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos picking up the prizes for Goalkeeper and Defender respectively.

• Plzeň had suffered three successive away defeats in all competitions – conceding 12 goals in losing at Slavia Praha (0-4) and Jablonec (0-3) in the Czech league, in addition to the 5-0 reverse at Roma on matchday two – before a 5-1 Czech Cup win at Vyškov on 11 October. They were held 2-2 at Bohemians on Friday.

• The Roma result was Plzeň's heaviest defeat since a 5-0 loss at Slavia, in May 2016.

• Twelve of Plzeň's 17 league goals this season have been scored in the last 30 minutes of games – including seven in the final 15.

• Michael Krmenčík scored in the Czech Republic's 2-1 UEFA Nations League away win in Slovakia on 13 October.

• Radim Řezník (concussion) and Lukáš Hejda (muscle) missed the Czech Republic's games against Slovakia and Ukraine through injury, although both played at Bohemians on Friday.

• Jan Kopic has been sidelined since Plzeň's 1-0 win against Sparta on 28 September with an ankle injury.

• The club's official shirts for the UEFA Champions League group stage feature a logo promoting the Czech national bone marrow donors register on the back. All Plzeň's senior and Under-19 players have joined the register.


Squad list Only this chapter

Real Madrid CF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Keylor NavasCRC15/12/198631 - --2-2-38-52-
13Kiko CasillaESP02/10/198632 - ------5-6-
25Thibaut CourtoisBEL11/05/199226 - ----7-28-47-
30Luca ZidaneFRA13/05/199820 - ----------
2Dani CarvajalESP11/01/199226 - --2-51441502
3Jesús VallejoESP05/01/199721 - ------1-1-
4Sergio RamosESP30/03/198632 - --1-921151112514
5Raphaël VaraneFRA25/04/199325 - --2-8-642672
6NachoESP18/01/199028 - --1-6-282282
12MarceloBRA12/05/198830 - --1-61908948
19Álvaro OdriozolaESP14/12/199522 - --1-3-1-71
23Sergio ReguilónESP16/12/199621 - --1---1-1-
26AdriESP26/02/199919 - ----------
31Javier SánchezESP14/03/199721 - ----------
32Sergio LópezESP08/04/199919 - ----------
37Francisco GarcíaESP14/08/199919 - ----------
8Toni KroosGER04/01/199028 - --2-7-9171038
10Luka ModrićCRO09/09/198533 - --2-9-72510110
14CasemiroBRA23/02/199226 - --2-9-484535
15Federico ValverdeURU22/07/199820 - ----------
17Lucas VázquezESP01/07/199127 - --1-8-282312
18Marcos LlorenteESP30/01/199523 - ----1-1-1-
20Marco AsensioESP21/01/199622 - --2-91224255
22IscoESP21/04/199226 - --1161628689
24Dani CeballosESP07/08/199622 - --2-8-6-7-
33Jaime SeoaneESP22/01/199721 - ----------
35AlbertoESP09/07/199919 - ----------
36Álvaro FidalgoESP09/04/199721 - ----------
7Mariano DíazESP01/08/199325 - --214-31123
9Karim BenzemaFRA19/12/198730 - --2-941065611057
11Gareth BaleWAL16/07/198929 - --118355188022
27Cristo GonzálezESP24/10/199720 - ----------
28Vinícius JúniorBRA12/07/200018 - ----2-----
34FranchuARG12/05/199820 - ----------
-Julen LopeteguiESP28/08/196652 - --2---17-20-
FC Viktoria Plzeň - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Matúš KozáčikSVK27/12/198334 - --2-10-8-74-
16Aleš HruškaCZE23/11/198532 - ----2---16-
29Dominik SváčekCZE24/02/199721 - ----------
2Lukáš HejdaCZE09/03/199028 - --2-5-3-421
4Roman HubníkCZE06/06/198434 - --2-11-7-452
8David LimberskýCZE06/10/198335 - --2-12-11-801
14Radim ŘezníkCZE20/01/198929 - --2-1217-552
21Tomáš HájekCZE01/12/199126 - --------8-
24Milan HavelCZE07/08/199424 - ----1---5-
44Luděk PernicaCZE16/06/199028 - --1-10-1-5-
6Roman ProcházkaSVK14/03/198929 - --1-831-213
7Tomáš HořavaCZE29/05/198830 - --2-121815210
9Martin ZemanCZE28/03/198929 - --1-6-1-433
10Jan KopicCZE04/06/199028 - --1-8-1-416
11Milan PetrželaCZE19/06/198335 - ----10-12-677
17Patrik HrošovskýSVK22/04/199226 - --2-1212-321
19Jan KovaříkCZE19/06/198830 - --2-6-7-444
20Pavel BuchaCZE11/03/199820 - ----------
25Aleš ČermákCZE01/10/199424 - --1-1111-163
26Daniel KolářCZE27/10/198532 - --2-2-1418216
90Ubong EkpaiNGA17/10/199523 - --1-6-1-10-
15Michael KrmenčíkCZE15/03/199325 - --22127222210
18Tomáš ChorýCZE26/01/199523 - ----5---3-
37Jakub ŘezníčekCZE26/05/198830 - --2-722-141
-Pavel VrbaCZE06/12/196354 - --2---14-70-

Last updated 23/10/2018 10:08CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Julen Lopetegui

Date of birth: 28 August 1966
Playing career: Real Sociedad, Real Madrid Castilla, Las Palmas, Real Madrid, Logroñés, Barcelona, Rayo Vallecano
Coaching career: Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid Castilla, Spain Under-19s, Spain Under-20s, Spain Under-21s, Porto, Spain, Real Madrid

• Lopetegui's promising goalkeeping performances for Real Sociedad's youth sides led to a move to Real Madrid. The Basque native progressed into the senior squad, but, starved of opportunities, switched to Logroñes, where he made 107 Spanish top-flight appearances over three seasons.

• Those displays earned a move to Barcelona but again he found playing time limited, prompting a transfer to Rayo Vallecano, where he featured 112 times until retirement in 2002. He earned one senior international cap and was part of Spain's 1994 FIFA World Cup squad.

• Started his coaching career in 2003/04, at second division Rayo, but was dismissed after ten games. After five years away from the bench he returned to active duty in 2008/09 with Real Madrid Castilla, ending the third-tier campaign in sixth place.

• In 2010 Lopetegui joined the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and led the U19s to the European title two years later before reaching the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2013. He had assumed control of the U21s in August 2012 and guided the holders to the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, winning the title in Israel.

• On 6 May 2014, he returned to club duties with Porto but failed to win any silverware with the club and left his post in January 2016. Appointed Vicente del Bosque's successor as Spain coach in July that year and guided the side to the 2018 World Cup but departed on the eve of the finals to succeed Zinédine Zidane as Real Madrid coach, although his reign kicked off with defeat by neigbours Atlético in the UEFA Super Cup.


Pavel Vrba

Date of birth: 6 December 1963
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: Baník Ostrava (twice), Železárny Prostějov, Cheb, Baník Havířov, Přerov
Coaching career: Přerov, Baník Ostrava (youth, assistant), Czech Republic Under-20, Púchov, Žilina, Slovakia (assistant), Viktoria Plzeň (twice), Czech Republic, Anzhi

• The defender was part of the Czechoslovakia side that reached the final of the 1982 UEFA European Under-18 Championship and also appeared at the FIFA U-20 World Cup the following year; the Czechs lost in the quarter-finals to a Brazil team including Bebeto and Dunga.

• His club career did not hit the same heights, Vrba making a handful of appearances for Cheb and Baník before finishing his playing days in the lower leagues with home-town side Přerov. Returned to Baník as a youth coach and also went back to the U-20 World Cup, taking charge of the Czech Republic in the 2003 edition. Became assistant at Baník and – despite a 7-0 loss to SK Slavia Praha when he was in temporary control in May 2003 – ended the next season with the league title as assistant to František Komňacký.

• That summer crossed the border into Slovakia, winning a championship as head coach of Žilina in 2007, by which time he was also working as assistant to Ján Kocián with the Slovak national team.

• Moved on to Plzeň in 2008, collecting the Czech Cup in his second season – when he was voted the country's coach of the year, going on to collect seven of the next eight annual awards – and the league in 2011. Led Viktoria into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in 2011/12 and repeated the trick two years later following another title in 2013.

• In November 2013, he agreed to take the Czech Republic helm at the close of Plzeň's group stage campaign and led the national team to UEFA EURO 2016. Left after group stage elimination and, after a short spell in Russia with Anzhi, returned to Plzeň in June 2017, winning another league title 12 months later.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeOrel Grinfeld (ISR)
  • Assistant refereesDvir Shimon (ISR) , Roy Hassan (ISR)
  • Additional assistant refereesEitan Shmuelevitz (ISR) , Ziv Adler (ISR)
  • Fourth officialIdan Yarkoni (ISR)
  • UEFA DelegateRoland Tis (BEL)
  • UEFA Referee observerLeslie Irvine (NIR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Orel Grinfeld21/08/1981342

Orel Grinfeeld

Referee since: 1997
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2012

Tournaments: 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
24/10/2014U17QRSpainLithuania2-1Velky Biel
26/10/2014U17QRLuxembourgSpain0-3Velky Biel
25/11/2014UYLGSAPOEL FCFC Barcelona2-3Larnaca

Last updated 22/10/2018 03:08CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Real Madrid CFFixtures and results
15/08/2018SCUPClub Atlético de Madrid (H)L 2-4 aetBenzema 27, Ramos 63 (P)
19/08/2018LeagueGetafe CF (H)W 2-0Carvajal 20, Bale 51
26/08/2018LeagueGirona FC (A)W 4-1Ramos 39 (P), Benzema 52 (P), 80, Bale 59
01/09/2018LeagueCD Leganés (H)W 4-1Bale 17, Benzema 48, 61, Ramos 66 (P)
15/09/2018LeagueAthletic Club (A)D 1-1Isco 63
19/09/2018UCLAS Roma (H)W 3-0Isco 45, Bale 58, Díaz 90+1
22/09/2018LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)W 1-0Asensio 41
26/09/2018LeagueSevilla FC (A)L 0-3
29/09/2018LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)D 0-0
02/10/2018UCLPFC CSKA Moskva (A)L 0-1
06/10/2018LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)L 0-1
20/10/2018LeagueLevante UD (H)L 1-2Marcelo 72
23/10/2018UCLFC Viktoria Plzeň (H)
28/10/2018LeagueFC Barcelona (A)
03/11/2018LeagueReal Valladolid CF (H)
07/11/2018UCLFC Viktoria Plzeň (A)
11/11/2018LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)
24/11/2018LeagueSD Eibar (A)
27/11/2018UCLAS Roma (A)
02/12/2018LeagueValencia CF (H)
09/12/2018LeagueSD Huesca (A)
12/12/2018UCLPFC CSKA Moskva (H)
16/12/2018LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (H)
06/01/2019LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)
13/01/2019LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
20/01/2019LeagueSevilla FC (H)
27/01/2019LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)
03/02/2019LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
10/02/2019LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)
17/02/2019LeagueGirona FC (H)
24/02/2019LeagueLevante UD (A)
03/03/2019LeagueFC Barcelona (H)
10/03/2019LeagueReal Valladolid CF (A)
17/03/2019LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
31/03/2019LeagueSD Huesca (H)
03/04/2019LeagueValencia CF (A)
07/04/2019LeagueSD Eibar (H)
14/04/2019LeagueCD Leganés (A)
21/04/2019LeagueAthletic Club (H)
24/04/2019LeagueGetafe CF (A)
28/04/2019LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (A)
05/05/2019LeagueVillarreal CF (H)
12/05/2019LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
19/05/2019LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)
1FC Barcelona9531231118
2RCD Espanyol952213717
3Deportivo Alavés952212817
4Sevilla FC9513201216
5Club Atlético de Madrid944110516
6Real Valladolid CF94328615
7Real Madrid CF942313914
8Levante UD9414141513
9Real Sociedad de Fútbol9333121112
10Getafe CF93338812
11Real Betis Balompié93335712
12SD Eibar9324101311
13RC Celta de Vigo9243131310
14Valencia CF91717810
15Girona FC9243101310
16Villarreal CF9234789
17Athletic Club815210148
18CD Leganés92258138
19Rayo Vallecano de Madrid81258175
20SD Huesca91267205
FC Viktoria PlzeňFixtures and results
20/07/2018LeagueFK Dukla Praha (A)W 3-1Hořava 69, Podaný 71 (og), Krmenčík 88 (P)
30/07/2018LeagueFC Slovan Liberec (H)W 1-0Krmenčík 61
04/08/2018LeagueSK Sigma Olomouc (A)W 1-0Procházka 88
11/08/2018LeagueFC Zlín (H)W 1-0Krmenčík 77
19/08/2018LeagueMFK Karviná (A)W 1-0Krmenčík 6
26/08/2018LeagueFK Mladá Boleslav (H)W 6-1Krmenčík 21, 45+1, 52, Řezník 62, Řezníček 90, 90+4
01/09/2018LeagueSK Slavia Praha (A)L 0-4
15/09/2018LeagueSFC Opava (H)W 1-0Hrošovský 87 (P)
19/09/2018UCLPFC CSKA Moskva (H)D 2-2Krmenčík 29, 41
24/09/2018LeagueFK Jablonec (A)L 0-3
28/09/2018LeagueAC Sparta Praha (H)W 1-0Procházka 76
02/10/2018UCLAS Roma (A)L 0-5
07/10/2018LeagueFK Teplice (H)W 1-0Čermák 60
11/10/2018CupVyskov (A)W 5-1Chorý 5, 25, 45+1, 49, Řezníček 29
19/10/2018LeagueBohemians Praha 1905 (A)D 2-2Schumacher 34 (og), Procházka 66
23/10/2018UCLReal Madrid CF (A)
28/10/2018League1. FC Slovácko (H)
03/11/2018LeagueFC Baník Ostrava (A)
07/11/2018UCLReal Madrid CF (H)
11/11/2018League1. FK Příbram (H)
24/11/2018LeagueFC Slovan Liberec (A)
27/11/2018UCLPFC CSKA Moskva (A)
01/12/2018LeagueSK Sigma Olomouc (H)
08/12/2018LeagueFC Zlín (A)
12/12/2018UCLAS Roma (H)
15/12/2018LeagueMFK Karviná (H)
09/02/2019LeagueFK Mladá Boleslav (A)
16/02/2019LeagueSK Slavia Praha (H)
23/02/2019LeagueSFC Opava (A)
02/03/2019LeagueFK Jablonec (H)
09/03/2019LeagueAC Sparta Praha (A)
16/03/2019LeagueFK Teplice (A)
30/03/2019LeagueBohemians Praha 1905 (H)
06/04/2019League1. FC Slovácko (A)
13/04/2019LeagueFC Baník Ostrava (H)
20/04/2019League1. FK Příbram (A)
27/04/2019LeagueFK Dukla Praha (H)
1SK Slavia Praha12100228730
2FC Viktoria Plzeň12912181128
3FC Baník Ostrava1273219924
4AC Sparta Praha1172219723
5FK Jablonec12714241122
6FC Zlín12633181021
7FC Slovan Liberec12444131316
8Bohemians Praha 190512444131416
9FK Mladá Boleslav11425242514
101. FK Příbram12426182814
11FK Teplice12336142012
12MFK Karviná12327152211
13SFC Opava12318112010
14SK Sigma Olomouc12318112210
15FK Dukla Praha12318102110
161. FC Slovácko1230911269

Last updated 23/10/2018 15:26CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Real Madrid CF

  • UEFA Super Cup - Final
    Matchday 1 (15/08/2018)
    Real Madrid CF 2-4 Club Atlético de Madrid
    0-1 Diego Costa 1, 1-1 Benzema 27, 2-1 Ramos 63 (P) , 2-2 Diego Costa 79, 2-3 Saúl Ñíguez 98 ET, 2-4 Koke 104 ET
    Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Kroos (12 Mayoral), Benzema, Bale, Marcelo, Casemiro (76 Ceballos), Asensio (57 Modrić), Isco (83 Lucas Vázquez)
  • 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
    Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Kroos, Benzema (62 Asensio), Modrić (85 Ceballos), Bale (73 Díaz), Marcelo, Casemiro, Isco
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    PFC CSKA Moskva 1-0 Real Madrid CF
    1-0 Vlašić 2
    Navas, Carvajal (43 Odriozola), Varane, Nacho, Kroos, Benzema, Casemiro (58 Modrić), Lucas Vázquez (58 Díaz), Asensio, Reguilón, Ceballos
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    Real Madrid CF-FC Viktoria Plzeň
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    FC Viktoria Plzeň-Real Madrid CF
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    AS Roma-Real Madrid CF
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    Real Madrid CF-PFC CSKA Moskva

FC Viktoria Plzeň

  • 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)
    Kozáčik, Hubník, Hořava (89 Hejda), Limberský, Kopic, Řezník, Krmenčík (74 Řezníček), Hrošovský, Kovařík, Kolář (64 Čermák), Pernica
  • 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
    Kozáčik, Hejda, Hubník, Procházka, Hořava (64 Kolář), Limberský, Zeman (71 Ekpai), Řezník, Krmenčík (78 Řezníček), Hrošovský, Kovařík
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    Real Madrid CF-FC Viktoria Plzeň
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    FC Viktoria Plzeň-Real Madrid CF
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    PFC CSKA Moskva-FC Viktoria Plzeň
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    FC Viktoria Plzeň-AS Roma

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

Real Madrid CF
Nickname: Los Merengues (The Meringues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (13): 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, (1962), (1964), 1966, (1981), 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
• UEFA Cup (2): 1985, 1986
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1971), (1983)
• UEFA Super Cup (4): (1998), (2000), 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, (2018)
• European/South American Cup (3): 1960, (1966), 1998, (2000), 2002

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 33 (2017)
Spanish Cup: 19 (2014)

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

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-0: Madrid v Odense
25/10/61, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Olympiakos Nicosia v Madrid
24/09/69, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Madrid v Bayern München
29/02/00, UEFA Champions League second group stage
twice, most recently v Juventus
12/04/18, UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg
on five occasions, most recently v Barcelona
27/04/11, UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v AC Milan
19/04/89, European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-0: Madrid v Malmö
08/12/15, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-6: APOEL v Madrid
21/11/17, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Madrid v Bayern München (see above)
1-3: Madrid v Juventus (see above)
0-2 on three occasions, most recently v Barcelona (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Liverpool v Madrid
10/11/09, round of 16 second leg


FC Viktoria Plzeň
Nickname: Viktorka

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 5 (2018)
Domestic cup: 1 (2010)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2015/16: UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2012/13: UEFA Europa League round of 16
2011/12: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2010/11: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA competition
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Plzeň v Ruch Chorzów
09/08/12, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: Pyunik v Plzeň
12/07/11, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Plzeň v Barcelona
01/11/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Bayern München v Plzeň
29/09/71, European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Roma
02/10/18 UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
2-1: Plzeň v CSKA Moskva
10/12/13, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-1: BATE Borisov v Plzeň
23/11/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Plzeň v Barcelona (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Roma (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