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UEFA Champions League: Club Brugge - AS Monaco FC Match press kits

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Club BruggeClub BruggeJan Breydelstadion - BrugesWednesday 24 October 2018
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Group A - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

European Champions Clubs' Cup
09/11/1988R2AS Monaco FC - Club Brugge6-1
agg: 6-2
MonacoFofana 5, 27, 73, Sonor 8, Toure 24, 30; Avdoor 62
26/10/1988R2Club Brugge - AS Monaco FC1-0
BrugesM'Buyu 47
Club Brugge110010010000210126
AS Monaco FC110010010000210162

Club Brugge - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
22/11/2012GSClub Brugge - FC Girondins de Bordeaux1-2
BrugesLestienne 86; Jussiê 3, 40
20/09/2012GSFC Girondins de Bordeaux - Club Brugge4-0
BordeauxSané 13, Gouffran 27, Engels 47 (og), Jussiê 66
UEFA Europa League
16/12/2009GSClub Brugge - Toulouse FC1-0
BrugesPerišić 90+3
01/10/2009GSToulouse FC - Club Brugge2-2ToulouseSissoko 54, Gignac 84; Akpala 52, Perišić 90+4
27/11/2008GSClub Brugge - AS Saint-Étienne1-1BrugesVargas 50; Gigliotti 44
30/09/2004R1LB Châteauroux - Club Brugge1-2
agg: 1-6
ChateaurouxChafni 24; Lange 15, Gvozdenović 30
16/09/2004R1Club Brugge - LB Châteauroux3-0
BrugesClement 18, Simons 43 (P), Stoica 89
25/03/2004R4Club Brugge - FC Girondins de Bordeaux0-1
agg: 1-4
BrugesChamakh 84
11/03/2004R4FC Girondins de Bordeaux - Club Brugge3-1
BordeauxCelades 60, 71, Riera 87; Verheyen 58
06/12/2001R3Olympique Lyonnais - Club Brugge3-0
agg: 4-4 ag
LyonAnderson 19, 23, 90+3
22/11/2001R3Club Brugge - Olympique Lyonnais4-1
BrugesEnglebert 4, Van der Heyden 54, Mendoza 75, De Brul 90; Luyindula 83
08/12/1998R3Club Brugge - Olympique Lyonnais3-4
agg: 3-5
BrugesDe Brul 62, De Cock 69, Anic 72; Caveglia 16, 54, 71, Dhorasoo 75
24/11/1998R3Olympique Lyonnais - Club Brugge1-0
LyonBąk 45+3
UEFA Champions League
21/04/1993GSClub Brugge - Olympique de Marseille0-1
BrugesBokšić 2
09/12/1992GSOlympique de Marseille - Club Brugge3-0
MarseilleSauzée 4 (P), Bokšić 10, 26
01/10/1975R1Club Brugge - Olympique Lyonnais3-0
agg: 6-4
BrugesVandereycken 57, Valette 63 (og), Chiesa 75 (og)
17/09/1975R1Olympique Lyonnais - Club Brugge4-3
LyonJodar 35, Maillard 42, 66, Mihajlović 87; Lambert 2, Vandereycken 8, 80 (P)

AS Monaco FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
26/11/2015GSAS Monaco FC - RSC Anderlecht0-2
MonacoGillet 45+1, Acheampong 78
17/09/2015GSRSC Anderlecht - AS Monaco FC1-1BrusselsGillet 11; L. Traoré 85
UEFA Champions League
05/11/1997GSK. Lierse SK - AS Monaco FC0-1
GhentIkpeba 74
22/10/1997GSAS Monaco FC - K. Lierse SK5-1
MonacoHenry 33, Collins 51, Ikpeba 66, Trezeguet 88, 89; Van Meir 61
Club Brugge10514911700001962112637
AS Monaco FC3201311100006312136

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Match background Only this chapter

Club Brugge and Monaco are both already six points off the pace in Group A, and each will know the importance of registering a first win in the section as they meet in Belgium.

• Both teams have been beaten by Borussia Dortmund and Atlético Madrid – level at the top of the section with six points apiece – and need three points at the Jan Breydelstadion to belatedly kick-start their campaign.

• However, both sides are on long winless runs in the UEFA Champions League; indeed, Club Brugge have lost their last eight matches in the competition proper.

• Monaco are under new management for this game, Leonardo Jardim having departed on 11 October; two days later, the club appointed former striker Thierry Henry as his replacement, his first job as a head coach.

Previous meetings
• The sides' only past contests came in the 1988/89 European Cup second round, when each were home winners. However, while Club Brugge took the advantage with a 1-0 success in the first leg in Belgium, Monaco turned the tie round in style back in France, a Youssouf Fofana hat-trick helping secure a 6-1 second-leg win.

• The first leg of that tie took place on 26 October 1988 – two days short of 30 years before this matchday three fixture.

Highlights: Atlético 3-1 Club Brugge

Form guide
Club Brugge
• Beaten 1-0 at home by Dortmund on matchday one, Club Brugge went down 3-1 at Atlético last time out to extend their run of defeats in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, to eight in a row – four short of the competition record held by another Belgian club, Anderlecht.

• Belgian champions for the 15th time in 2017/18, this is Club Brugge's second group campaign in three seasons, and their sixth overall. Before 2016/17 – when they lost every game to finish bottom of a group including Leicester, Porto and København – their previous participation had come in 2005/06.

• The Belgian side are without a win in their last 12 UEFA Champions League fixtures, qualifying included (D1 L11).

• Group stage to final, Club Brugge's last win in the competition was a 3-2 home defeat of Rapid Wien in November 2005; their record since then is D1 L9. They have won only two of their last 14 fixtures in the UEFA Champions League proper (D1 L11).

• Club Brugge's last meetings with French opposition came in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League group stage, when they lost away (0-4) and home (1-2) to Bordeaux.

• The defeat by Bordeaux in Bruges ended a three-match unbeaten run at home to French visitors (W2 D1). Overall, Club Brugge's record against Ligue 1 sides in Belgium is W5 D1 L4.

• Runners-up to Liverpool in 1978, Club Brugge remain the only team from Belgium to have reached a European Cup final.

Watch Monaco's matchday two defeat at Dortmund

• Having opened with a 2-1 home defeat against Atlético, Monaco went down 3-0 in Dortmund on matchday two – extending their run of European away games without a win to five (D2 L3).

• Second in Ligue 1 last season, Monaco reached the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League semi-finals but finished bottom of their 2017/18 group having collected two points from their six games.

• Monaco drew two of their three away games in 2017/18, losing the other; a 3-2 win at Dortmund in the 2016/17 quarter-final first leg is their sole success in their last nine  European away fixtures (D3 L5).

• Monaco are without a win in ten European games (D2 L8), since a 3-1 home victory against Dortmund in the quarter-final second leg in April 2017.

• The Ligue 1 outfit's last trip to Belgium brought a 1-1 draw at Anderlecht in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage; Monaco went on to lose the home game 2-0.

• The 1988 defeat at Club Brugge is Monaco's only loss in Belgium in three visits (W1 D1).

• Runners-up in 2004, Monaco remain the last French team to reach the UEFA Champions League final.

Links and trivia
• Henry spent two years as an assistant and forwards coach to the Belgium national team before taking up the head coach role at Monaco; Club Brugge's Hans Vanaken featured in several Belgium squads during that period.

• Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans was an Anderlecht player between 2013 and 2017, winning two league titles.

• Nacer Chadli was born in Liege and was in the youth teams at Thier-à-Liège, Standard Liège and MVV Maastricht before making his senior breakthrough at Dutch side AGOVV Apeldoorn. He has never played senior club football in his homeland.

• Have also played in Belgium:
Adama Traoré (Mouscron 2014)
Jordy Gaspar (Cercle Brugge 2017/18)

• Have played in France:
Benoît Poulain (Nîmes 2006–14)
Marvelous Nakamba (Nancy 2012–14)

• International team-mates:
Jelle Vossen, Brandon Mechele, Hans Vanaken & Nacer Chadli, Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
Matej Mitrović & Danijel Subašić (Croatia)
Sofyan Amrabat & Youssef Ait Bennasser (Morocco)

• Arnaut Groeneveld scored the Netherlands' goal in a 1-1 friendly draw with Belgium on 16 October; Tielemans and Chadli were in the Belgium side, with Vanaken and Mechele unused substitutes.

• Monaco general manager Filips Dhondt held the same role at Club Brugge between 2001 and 2010.

Latest news

Club Brugge
• The Belgian champions won eight of their first nine league games this season, drawing the other, before a 3-1 defeat at Standard Liège on 7 October. They were held 1-1 at home by Waasland-Beveren on Friday.

• Club Brugge won the Belgian Super Cup for the 15th time on 22 July in their own Jan Breydelstadion, beating Standard 2-1 with goals from Hans Vanaken and Wesley.

• Club Brugge's Belgian Cup campaign ended in the last 32, with a 2-0 defeat at amateur side Deinze on 26 September.

• Arnaut Groeneveld made his Netherlands debut as a substitute in the 3-0 UEFA Nations League victory against Germany on 13 October; three days later, he marked his first start with the equaliser in a 1-1 friendly draw against Belgium.

• Matej Mitroviċ scored Croatia's second goal in a 2-1 friendly win against Jordan on 15 October.

• Rezaei Kaveh missed matchday one with a knee problem and has not played since.*

• Monaco were beaten 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Trophée des Champions on 4 August.

• Monaco have won only one of their 13 matches this season, the 3-1 success at Nantes on the opening day of Ligue 1 on 11 August. They have lost nine, including eight of the last ten and four in a row before Leonardo Jardim's departure.

• Thierry Henry's reign as Jardim's replacement also got off to a losing start as a result of Saturday's 2-1 reverse at Strasbourg.

• Monaco have six points after ten Ligue 1 games in 2018/19, 16 less than at the same stage last season. This represents their worst start to a season since 1953/54, when they had five points after ten matches.

• Radamel Falcao scored twice in the club's last five fixtures under Jardim – the only Monaco player to find the net during that period. He limped off shortly before half-time at Strasbourg having suffered a thigh injury.

• Falcao and Youri Tielemans – who failed to find the net in 27 Ligue 1 outings last season – have scored Monaco's last six league goals between them, three apiece. Tielemans scored a late consolation penalty at Strasbourg.

• Substitute Samuel Grandsir was sent off one minute and 51 seconds after his introduction at Strasbourg.

• Danijel Subašić came on as a substitute on matchday two having not played since the FIFA World Cup final on 15 July due to a hamstring injury while Stevan Jovetić was out between 18 August and 7 October with a calf complaint.

• Rony Lopes suffered a hamstring injury in training with Portugal in early September and has not played since; Kevin Ndoram is expected to be sidelined for up to four weeks with an elbow injury.


Squad list Only this chapter

Club Brugge - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Karlo LeticaCRO11/02/199721 - --2-11-2-2-
22Ethan HorvathUSA09/06/199523 - --------17-
34Brent GabrielBEL27/01/199919 - ----------
90Nick ShintonBEL10/05/200117 - ----------
91Senne LammensBEL07/07/200216 - ----------
4Luan PeresBRA19/07/199424 - ----2-----
5Benoit PoulainFRA24/07/198731 - --2-917-7-
15Matej MitrovićCRO10/11/199324 - --1-8-3-18-
21Dion CoolsBEL04/06/199622 - --1-614-91
24Stefano DenswilNED07/05/199325 - --2-10-151243
35Saulo DecarliSUI04/02/199226 - ----2-----
44Brandon MecheleBEL28/01/199325 - --1-5-3-30-
77Clinton MataANG07/11/199225 - --1-3-1-1-
92Brendan SchoonbaertBEL09/05/200018 - ----------
6Sofyan AmrabatMAR21/08/199622 - ----3-6171
11Krépin DiattaSEN25/02/199919 - ----1-----
16Siebe SchrijversBEL18/07/199622 - --1-731-11-
18Marvelous NakambaZIM19/01/199424 - --1-1-1-7-
20Hans VanakenBEL24/08/199226 - --2-1138-262
25Ruud VormerNED11/05/198830 - --2-1117-391
47Arnaut GroeneveldNED31/01/199721 - --211142121
86Mathias De WolfBEL21/02/200216 - ----------
87Maxim De CuyperBEL22/12/200017 - ----------
88Samuel AsomaBEL15/07/200216 - ----------
93Noah FadigaBEL03/12/199918 - ----------
94Charles De KetelaereBEL10/03/200117 - ----------
95Adnan UgurBEL28/06/200117 - ----------
98Brandon BaiyeBEL27/12/200017 - ----1-----
7WesleyBRA24/11/199621 - --2-967-102
9Jelle VossenBEL22/03/198929 - --1-641134620
10Rezaei KavehIRN05/04/199226 - ----63----
19Thibault VlietinckBEL19/08/199721 - --2-5-2-2-
26Mats RitsBEL18/07/199325 - --2-1112-2-
42Emmanuel BonaventureNGA15/11/199720 - --1-821-81
80Loïs OpendaBEL16/02/200018 - --2-5-2-2-
89Cyril NgongeBEL26/05/200018 - ----------
97Terry Osei-BerkoeBEL09/01/199820 - ----------
99Louis DeclerckBEL10/05/199919 - ----------
-Ivan LekoCRO07/02/197840 - --2---2-6-
AS Monaco FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Danijel SubašićCRO27/10/198433 - --1-1-25-52-
16Diego BenaglioSUI08/09/198335 - --2-8-19-43-
30Yanis HeninFRA24/06/199919 - ----------
40Loïc BadiashileFRA05/02/199820 - --------1-
60Jérémi AbonnelFRA16/05/200018 - ----------
3Antonio BarrecaITA18/03/199523 - ----6-----
5JemersonBRA24/08/199226 - --2-7-19-23-
6Kévin N'DoramFRA22/01/199622 - --1-3-3-3-
19Djibril SidibéFRA29/07/199226 - --2-7-172232
21Julien SerranoFRA13/02/199820 - ----1-----
24Andrea RaggiITA24/06/198434 - --1-3-22-371
25Kamil GlikPOL03/02/198830 - --2-10-182363
32Benoît BadiashileFRA26/03/200117 - ----------
38Almamy TouréFRA28/04/199622 - ----3-9-11-
39Benjamin HenrichsGER23/02/199721 - --2-6-9-10-
44Yannis N'Gakoutou-YapendeFRA30/09/199820 - ----------
4Jean-Eudes AholouCIV20/03/199424 - --2-8-2-2-
7Rony LopesPOR28/12/199522 - ----4151101
8Youri TielemansBEL07/05/199721 - --2-93161426
11Adama TraoréMLI28/06/199523 - --1-4-2-4-
15Youssef Ait BennasserMAR07/07/199622 - ----4-----
17Aleksandr GolovinRUS30/05/199622 - --1-5-14-242
20Nacer ChadliBEL02/08/198929 - --2-5-834815
29Samuel GrandsirFRA14/08/199622 - --218-2121
36Sofiane DiopFRA09/06/200018 - ----6-----
42Han-Noah MassengoFRA07/07/200117 - ----------
43Tristan MuyumbaFRA07/03/199721 - ----------
9Radamel FalcaoCOL10/02/198632 - --2-9423125948
10Stevan JovetićMNE02/11/198928 - ----41144219
22Jordi MboulaESP16/03/199919 - --1-6-1-1-
23Pietro PellegriITA17/03/200117 - ----31----
34Moussa SyllaFRA25/11/199918 - --2-5-2-2-
41Gobe GouanoFRA10/12/200017 - ----------
-Thierry HenryFRA17/08/197741 - ----------

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Head coach Only this chapter

Ivan Leko

Date of birth: 7 February 1978
Nationality: Croatian
Playing career: Hajduk Split (twice), Trogir (loan), Málaga, Club Brugge, Germinal Beerschot (loan), Lokeren
Coaching career: OH Leuven, PAOK (assistant), Sint Truiden, Club Brugge

• Launched his career with home-town club Hajduk in 1996 as a midfielder who could play on the left or in the centre, and scored 30 goals at a rate of almost one every four games over five seasons in the Croatian First Division, winning the domestic cup in 1999/2000 and claiming the league title in his final year at the club.

• Joined Málaga in summer 2001 and, although he never repeated his prolific scoring rate in Spain, quickly became an important member of the side. In four seasons Leko played over 100 Liga and UEFA Cup games, helping the side win a UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2002.

• Returned to Hajduk on loan halfway through 2004/05, scoring three goals in 14 games in another Croatian championship success, before signing for Club Brugge. Leko, who won 13 caps for Croatia and was a non-playing squad member at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, made an immediate impact in Belgium, scoring 12 minutes into his debut against Excelsior Mouscron and quickly setting up Croatia team-mate Boško Balaban for a second.

• His time in Bruges brought 21 league goals over three and a half years, and the 2006/07 Belgian Cup, before he joined Germinal Beerschot in January 2009. Moved on to Lokeren 12 months later, winning another cup in 2011/12 before hanging up his boots in February 2014 to become coach at OH Leuven.

• Unable to prevent relegation from the top flight, Leko went on to have spells at PAOK as an assistant coach to compatriot Igor Tudor and Sint Truiden in 2016/17 before taking over from Michel Preud'homme at former side Club Brugge in summer 2017. The Blue-Blacks led the table throughout the season, lifting the title with a game to spare in the championship play-offs, with Leko named Belgium's coach of the year.


Thierry Henry

Date of birth: 17 August 1977
Nationality: French
Playing career: Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal (twice), Barcelona, New York Red Bulls
Coaching career: Belgium (assistant), Monaco

• One of Europe's most feared strikers in recent times, Thierry Henry accepted his first head coach position at former club Monaco in October 2018 after two years as an assistant to Roberto Martínez with Belgium.

• Born in a Paris suburb, Henry first joined Monaco in 1992 after a stint at the famed Clairefontaine academy. Broke into the ASM first team in August 1994 and named French young player of the year in 1996; the following year, scored nine goals in the club's Ligue 1 triumph and also helped Monaco to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals in 1997/98.

• After a brief, unhappy spell at Juventus in 1999, signed for Arsenal – linking up again with his former Monaco coach Arsène Wenger, who converted Henry from a winger to a central striker. Went on to become the Gunners' all-time top scorer with 228 goals, winning the league and cup double in 2001/02 and adding another Premier League title two years later as the attacking spearhead of the 'Invincibles'.

• Captain of the Arsenal side beaten by Barcelona in the 2006 UEFA Champions League final, Henry switched to the Blaugrana in 2007, winning two league titles in three years in Spain including a historic treble also comprising the UEFA Champions League and Copa del Rey in 2008/09. Wound down his playing career with four and a half years at the New York Red Bulls, including an emotional loan return to Arsenal in 2011/12, before hanging up his boots in 2014.

• Finished as France's top scorer in the 1998 FIFA World Cup triumph with three goals, and registered the same total in the victorious UEFA EURO 2000 campaign. Henry also scored three times as France again reached the World Cup final in 2006, and retired from international football after the 2010 tournament with 123 caps and a record 51 goals.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMichael Oliver (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesStuart Burt (ENG) , Simon Bennett (ENG)
  • Additional assistant refereesPaul Tierney (ENG) , Andre Marriner (ENG)
  • Fourth officialLee Betts (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateMartin Sturkenboom (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerEugen Strigel (GER)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Michael Oliver20/02/19851348

Michael Oliver

Referee since: 1999
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2012

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

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/08/2014UCL3QRPanathinaikos FCR. Standard de Liège1-2Athens
07/12/2016UCLGSClub BruggeFC København0-2Bruges
13/09/2017UCLGSRB LeipzigAS Monaco FC1-1Leipzig

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/08/2014UCL3QRPanathinaikos FCR. Standard de Liège1-2Athens
18/09/2014UELGSLegia WarszawaKSC Lokeren OV1-0Warsaw
23/10/2014UELGSClub BruggeFC København1-1Bruges
17/08/2016UELPOBeitar Jerusalem FCAS Saint-Étienne1-2Jerusalem
07/12/2016UCLGSClub BruggeFC København0-2Bruges
16/02/2017UELR32RSC AnderlechtFC Zenit2-0Brussels
13/09/2017UCLGSRB LeipzigAS Monaco FC1-1Leipzig

Last updated 23/10/2018 03:01CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Club BruggeFixtures and results
29/07/2018LeagueKAS Eupen (H)W 5-2Wesley 6, 25, Vossen 24 (P), 53, 89 (P)
05/08/2018LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (A)W 1-0Cools 55
10/08/2018LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)W 3-0Groeneveld 3, 7, Schrijvers 57
19/08/2018LeagueRoyal Antwerp (A)D 1-1Vormer 66
26/08/2018LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)W 2-1Bonaventure 3, Vanaken 43
31/08/2018LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)W 5-2Tardieu 3 (og), Kaveh 26 (P), Bonaventure 37, Groeneveld 50, Rits 90+1
14/09/2018LeagueKSC Lokeren OV (H)W 2-1Poulain 61, Vossen 90+8 (P)
18/09/2018UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)L 0-1
23/09/2018LeagueKAA Gent (A)W 4-0Groeneveld 33, Wesley 50, 75, 82
26/09/2018CupKMSK Deinze (A)L 0-2
29/09/2018LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)W 4-0Wesley 6, Vanaken 39, Schrijvers 53, 80
03/10/2018UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (A)L 1-3Groeneveld 39
07/10/2018LeagueR. Standard de Liège (A)L 1-3Luyindama 67 (og)
19/10/2018LeagueWaasland-Beveren (H)D 1-1Vanaken 55
24/10/2018UCLAS Monaco FC (H)
27/10/2018LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)
30/10/2018LeagueKV Oostende (H)
03/11/2018LeagueKRC Genk (A)
06/11/2018UCLAS Monaco FC (A)
10/11/2018LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)
23/11/2018LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)
28/11/2018UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)
02/12/2018LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)
07/12/2018LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)
11/12/2018UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
15/12/2018LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
21/12/2018LeagueRoyal Antwerp (H)
26/12/2018LeagueKSC Lokeren OV (A)
18/01/2019LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
25/01/2019LeagueKV Oostende (A)
01/02/2019LeagueKAA Gent (H)
08/02/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
15/02/2019LeagueKRC Genk (H)
22/02/2019LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)
01/03/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
08/03/2019LeagueKAS Eupen (A)
15/03/2019LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)
1KRC Genk11920331129
2Club Brugge11821291126
3RSC Anderlecht11722231223
4Royal Antwerp1164116922
5R. Standard de Liège11542171019
6KAA Gent11524232117
7K. Sint-Truidense VV11452151217
8R. Charleroi SC11425161614
9KV Kortrijk11425161814
10KV Oostende11425142114
11Cercle Brugge KSV11335132212
12KAS Eupen11317142410
14R. Excel Mouscron111284165
15KSC Lokeren OV111289225
16SV Zulte Waregem1112815305
AS Monaco FCFixtures and results
11/08/2018LeagueFC Nantes (A)W 3-1Rony Lopes 69, Jovetić 80, Falcao 83
18/08/2018LeagueLOSC Lille (H)D 0-0
26/08/2018LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (A)L 1-2Pellegri 63
02/09/2018LeagueOlympique de Marseille (H)L 2-3Tielemans 48, Falcao 53
15/09/2018LeagueToulouse FC (A)D 1-1Tielemans 56
18/09/2018UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (H)L 1-2Grandsir 18
21/09/2018LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (H)D 1-1Falcao 27
25/09/2018LeagueAngers SCO (H)L 0-1
28/09/2018LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (A)L 0-2
03/10/2018UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)L 0-3
07/10/2018LeagueStade Rennais FC (H)L 1-2Falcao 49
20/10/2018LeagueRC Strasbourg (A)L 1-2Tielemans 90+1 (P)
24/10/2018UCLClub Brugge (A)
27/10/2018LeagueDijon FCO (H)
03/11/2018LeagueStade de Reims (A)
06/11/2018UCLClub Brugge (H)
11/11/2018LeagueParis Saint-Germain (H)
24/11/2018LeagueSM Caen (A)
28/11/2018UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (A)
01/12/2018LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (H)
05/12/2018LeagueAmiens (A)
08/12/2018LeagueOGC Nice (H)
11/12/2018UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)
15/12/2018LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (A)
22/12/2018LeagueEA Guingamp (H)
13/01/2019LeagueOlympique de Marseille (A)
19/01/2019LeagueRC Strasbourg (H)
26/01/2019LeagueDijon FCO (A)
02/02/2019LeagueToulouse FC (H)
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Last updated 24/10/2018 15:09CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Club Brugge

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Borussia Dortmund2200406
    Club Atlético de Madrid2200526
    AS Monaco FC2002150
    Club Brugge2002140
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2018)
    Club Brugge 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
    0-1 Pulišić 85
    Letica, Poulain, Wesley, Vossen (82 Openda), Mitrović, Vlietinck (56 Cools), Vanaken, Denswil, Vormer, Rits, Groeneveld (76 Bonaventure)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2018)
    Club Atlético de Madrid 3-1 Club Brugge
    1-0 Griezmann 28, 1-1 Groeneveld 39, 2-1 Griezmann 67, 3-1 Koke 90+4
    Letica, Poulain, Wesley, Schrijvers (56 Nakamba), Vlietinck (56 Mata), Vanaken, Denswil, Vormer, Rits (75 Openda), Mechele, Groeneveld
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2018)
    Club Brugge-AS Monaco FC
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2018)
    AS Monaco FC-Club Brugge
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2018)
    Borussia Dortmund-Club Brugge
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2018)
    Club Brugge-Club Atlético de Madrid

AS Monaco FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2018)
    AS Monaco FC 1-2 Club Atlético de Madrid
    1-0 Grandsir 18, 1-1 Diego Costa 31, 1-2 Giménez 45+1
    Benaglio, Aholou (69 Traoré), Jemerson, N'Doram, Tielemans, Falcao, Sidibé, Chadli (58 Mboula), Glik, Grandsir (77 Sylla), Henrichs
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2018)
    Borussia Dortmund 3-0 AS Monaco FC
    1-0 Bruun Larsen 51, 2-0 Paco Alcácer 72, 3-0 Reus 90+2
    Benaglio (45 Subašić), Aholou, Jemerson, Tielemans, Falcao, Golovin (77 Chadli), Sidibé, Raggi, Glik, Sylla (70 Grandsir), Henrichs
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2018)
    Club Brugge-AS Monaco FC
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2018)
    AS Monaco FC-Club Brugge
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2018)
    Club Atlético de Madrid-AS Monaco FC
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2018)
    AS Monaco FC-Borussia Dortmund

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

Club Brugge KV
Formed: 1891
Nickname: Blauw-Zwart (Blue and Black)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (1978)
• UEFA Cup: (1976)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 15 (2018)
Belgian Cup: 11 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
group stage
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2014/15: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Cup group stage

UEFA club competition
Biggest home win
Club Brugge v Floriana
19/09/73, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-6: ÍA Akranes v Club Brugge
23/08/01, UEFA Cup qualifying round second leg
0-5: Újpest v Club Brugge
15/09/98, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Club Brugge v Manchester United
26/08/15, UEFA Champions League play-off round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
Monaco v Club Brugge
09/11/88, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round second leg
Napoli v Club Brugge
17/09/15, UEFA Europa League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-1: Club Brugge v Galatasaray
23/10/02, first group stage

• Biggest away win
1-2: CSKA Moskva v Club Brugge
07/04/93, group stage
0-1 twice, most recently v Rapid Wien
18/10/05, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Club Brugge v Leicester
14/09/16, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: København v Club Brugge
27/09/16, group stage


AS Monaco FC
Formed: 1919
Nickname: Les Rouge et Blanc (The Red and Whites)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League: (2004)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1992)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 8 (2017)
French Cup: 5 (1991)
French League Cup: 1 (2003)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: group stage
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2014/15: quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
8-0: Monaco v Swansea
01/10/91, European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Deportivo La Coruña v Monaco
08/12/04, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Monaco v Dundee United
16/09/81, UEFA Cup first round first leg
1-4: Monaco v RB Leipzig
21/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-3 twice, most recently v Porto
26/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage
Monaco also lost 0-3 to Porto in the 2004 UEFA Champions League final, in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
5-2: Porto v Monaco
06/12/17, UEFA Champions League group stage
4-1 three times, most recently v Tottenham
10/12/15, UEFA Europa League group stage
3-0 six times, most recently v Borussia Dortmund
03/10/18, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-3: Monaco v Deportivo La Coruña
05/11/03, group stage
5-0: Monaco v Sturm Graz
27/09/00, first group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: Deportivo La Coruña v Monaco (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Monaco v RB Leipzig (see above)
0-3: Monaco v Porto (see above)
Monaco also lost 0-3 to Porto in the 2004 final (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-2: Porto v Monaco (see above)
4-1: Juventus v Monaco
01/04/98, semi-finals first leg
four times, most recently v Borussia Dortmund (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