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UEFA Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain - SSC Napoli Match press kits

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Paris Saint-GermainParis Saint-GermainParc des Princes - ParisWednesday 24 October 2018
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Group C - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

04/11/1992R2Paris Saint-Germain - SSC Napoli0-0
agg: 2-0
21/10/1992R2SSC Napoli - Paris Saint-Germain0-2
NaplesWeah 17, 34
Paris Saint-Germain101011000000211020
SSC Napoli100110100000201102

Paris Saint-Germain - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Intertoto Cup
21/08/2001FBrescia Calcio - Paris Saint-Germain1-1
agg: 1-1 ag
BresciaR. Baggio 79 (P); Aloisio 74
07/08/2001FParis Saint-Germain - Brescia Calcio0-0Paris
UEFA Champions League
20/02/2001GS2Paris Saint-Germain - AC Milan1-1ParisRobert 75; José Mari 90
14/02/2001GS2AC Milan - Paris Saint-Germain1-1MilanLeonardo 26; Anelka 30
UEFA Super Cup
05/02/1997FJuventus - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
agg: 9-2
PalermoDel Piero 36, 70, Vieri 90; Raí 63
15/01/1997FParis Saint-Germain - Juventus1-6
ParisRaí 52 (P); Porrini 4, Padovano 22, 40, Ferrara 33, Lombardo 83, Amoruso 88
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
21/03/1996QFParis Saint-Germain - Parma FC3-1
agg: 3-2
ParisRaí 9 (P), 69 (P), Loko 38; Melli 26
07/03/1996QFParma FC - Paris Saint-Germain1-0
ParmaStoichkov 58
UEFA Champions League
19/04/1995SFAC Milan - Paris Saint-Germain2-0
agg: 3-0
MilanSavićević 21, 68
05/04/1995SFParis Saint-Germain - AC Milan0-1
ParisBoban 90
22/04/1993SFParis Saint-Germain - Juventus0-1
agg: 1-3
ParisR. Baggio 77
06/04/1993SFJuventus - Paris Saint-Germain2-1
TurinR. Baggio 55, 88; Weah 22
01/11/1989R2Juventus - Paris Saint-Germain2-1
agg: 3-1
TurinGalia 26, De Agostini 82; Bravo 29
18/10/1989R2Paris Saint-Germain - Juventus0-1
ParisBarros 65
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
02/11/1983R2Juventus - Paris Saint-Germain0-0
agg: 2-2 ag
19/10/1983R2Paris Saint-Germain - Juventus2-2ParisCouriol 39, N'Gom 90; Boniek 62, Cabrini 77

SSC Napoli - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
22/08/2017POOGC Nice - SSC Napoli0-2
agg: 0-4
NiceCallejón 48, Insigne 89
16/08/2017POSSC Napoli - OGC Nice2-0
NaplesMertens 13, Jorginho 70 (P)
UEFA Champions League
06/11/2013GSSSC Napoli - Olympique de Marseille3-2
NaplesInler 22, Higuaín 24, 75; A. Ayew 10, Thauvin 64
22/10/2013GSOlympique de Marseille - SSC Napoli1-2
MarseilleA. Ayew 86; Callejón 42, Zapata 67
07/12/1988R3SSC Napoli - FC Girondins de Bordeaux0-0
agg: 1-0
23/11/1988R3FC Girondins de Bordeaux - SSC Napoli0-1
BordeauxCarnevale 5
01/10/1986R1Toulouse FC - SSC Napoli1-0
agg: 1-1 (aet, 4-3 pens)
ToulouseStopyra 16
17/09/1986R1SSC Napoli - Toulouse FC1-0
NaplesCarnevale 55
Paris Saint-Germain713371244022182791425
SSC Napoli53115311000010622116

Last updated 17/10/2018 14:44CET

Match background Only this chapter

Having got their Group C campaign back on track in emphatic style on matchday two, Paris Saint-Germain will again be looking to make the most of home advantage when Napoli visit the Parc des Princes, although they will need to improve on a poor record against Italian clubs.

• The French champions are third in the section on three points, but are just one behind their Italian opponents, who are the only side in Group C still unbeaten after the first two rounds of fixtures.

Previous meetings
• The sides' only past contests came in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup second round, when Paris won the first leg 2-0 in Naples, George Weah scoring twice in the first half. Those goals proved to be the only ones in the tie, a goalless second leg at the Parc des Princes securing a place in the third round for Paris, who would lose to eventual winners Juventus in the semi-finals.

Highlights: Paris 6-1 Crvena zvezda

Form guide
• Beaten 3-2 at Liverpool on matchday one – the club's third successive away defeat in Europe – Thomas Tuchel's side bounced back with a 6-1 defeat of debutants Crvena zvezda in their second fixture, Neymar scoring a hat-trick. With eight goals, they are the joint top scorers in the competition alongside Barcelona.

• Ligue 1 champions for the fifth time in six years in 2017/18, and seventh time overall, this is the French side's seventh successive UEFA Champions League campaign.

• Semi-finalists in 1995, Paris have been knocked out in the round of 16 in the last two seasons – having been eliminated in the quarter-finals in the four previous campaigns.

• Paris have scored in their last 18 UEFA Champions League games.

• The Parisian club have lost only two of their last 48 European home games since crashing 4-2 to Hapoel Tel-Aviv in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup group stage (W31 D15) – they went down 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2014/15 quarter-finals and 2-1 against Real Madrid in last season's round of 16 second leg.

• Before beating Crvena zvezda, Paris had lost four European matches in a row – the worst run in their history – during which they conceded 11 goals.

• Paris are without a win in their last three home matches against Italian sides (D2 L1), drawing the last two. Indeed, the 3-1 win against Parma in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final second leg is their sole home success in nine matches with Serie A sides (D4 L4).

• The French title-holders have won only two of their 18 games against Italian clubs, home and away (D7 L9).

• The Ligue 1 side scored 25 goals in the 2017/18 group stage, a UEFA Champions League record.

Watch Napoli's last-gasp winner against Liverpool

• Having been held 0-0 at Crvena zvezda in their opening fixture, a 90th-minute goal from Lorenzo Insigne earned Napoli a 1-0 win against last season's finalists Liverpool last time out – and took Carlo Ancelotti's side to the top of Group C.

• Serie A runners-up in 2017/18, Napoli are in the group stage for the fifth time – all in the last eight seasons. They reached the round of 16 in 2011/12 and 2016/17.

• The Italian club finished third in their section last season – winning two of their three home matches and losing the other – and went on to the UEFA Europa League round of 32, where they lost to RB Leipzig.

• Napoli have won on three of their five trips to France (D1 L1), including the last two – most recently a 2-0 success at Nice in last season's UEFA Champions League play-offs (4-0 aggregate).

• Napoli had lost their last four away matches in the UEFA Champions League proper before drawing on matchday one; they had won two of their previous three before the current run of five matches without a victory.

Links and trivia
• Carlo Ancelotti was Paris coach between 2011 and 2013, winning the Ligue 1 title in 2012/13.

• Ángel Di María and Ancelotti won the UEFA Champions League together at Real Madrid in 2013/14.

• Ancelotti was Gianluigi Buffon's coach at Parma between 1996 and 1998.

• Edinson Cavani scored 78 goals in 104 Serie A appearances for Napoli between 2010 and 2013 before moving to Paris, winning the Coppa Italia in 2011/12.

• Have also played in Italy:
Gianluigi Buffon (Parma 1995–2001, Juventus 2001–18)
Thiago Silva (AC Milan 2009–12)
Marquinhos (AS Roma 2012–13)
Dani Alves (Juventus 2016/17)
Marco Verratti (Pescara 2008–12)

• Have played in France:
David Ospina (Nice, 2008–14)
Kévin Malcuit (Monaco 2010–12, Vannes 2012, Fréjus 2012–14, Niort 2014–15, Saint-Étienne 2015–17, LOSC Lille 2017/18)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Metz 2010–12)
Faouzi Ghoulam (Saint-Étienne 2010–14)
Adam Ounas (Bordeaux 2015–17)

• Have played together:
Lassana Diarra, Ángel Di María & José Callejón, Raúl Albiol (Real Madrid 2011–13)
Thiago Silva & Simone Verdi (Milan 2009–11)

• International team-mates:
Thomas Meunier & Dries Mertens (Belgium)
Juan Bernat & José Callejón (Spain)
Gianluigi Buffon, Marco Verratti & Simone Verdi, Lorenzo Insigne (Italy)
Julian Draxler & Amin Younes (Germany)

Latest news

• Neymar's next UEFA Champions League appearance will be his 50th – and his 50th game in UEFA club competition.

• Having failed to win any of their last four Ligue 1 games in 2017/18 (D3 L1), Paris have kicked off the new campaign with ten straight wins – a Ligue 1 record, surpassing Olympique Lillois' eight successive victories at the start of 1936/37.

• Paris have scored 37 goals in Ligue 1 this season, managing three goals at least in each of their ten games. They were 5-0 winners at home to Amiens on Saturday.

• On 7 October Kylian Mbappé became the youngest player to score four goals in a Ligue 1 game as Paris defeated Lyon 5-0, hitting four in a 14-minute burst – another record.

• Mbappé has nine goals in six Ligue 1 appearances this season, while Neymar has eight goals in his eight league appearances.

• On 11 October Mbappé became the first teenager to score ten goals for France with a late penalty equaliser in a 2-2 friendly draw against Iceland in Guingamp.

• Marco Verratti was withdrawn at half-time on Saturday with a reported hamstring injury.

• Dani Alves (right knee) and Layvin Kurzawa (back) are yet to play this season, although the former returned to training on 11 September.

• Paris won the Trophée des Champions for the sixth year in a row and eighth overall with a 4-0 defeat of Monaco on 4 August. Ángel Di María scored twice, Christopher Nkunku and Timothy Weah getting the other goals.

• Under new coach Carlo Ancelotti, Napoli have won seven of their first nine Serie A games this season, the exceptions a 3-0 loss at Sampdoria on 2 September and the 3-1 defeat at Juventus on 29 September.

• The Naples side won 3-0 at Udinese on Saturday evening, Fabián Ruiz scoring his first goal for the club and Marko Rog finding the net for the first time since August 2017.

• Napoli have won all five home games in all competitions this season, keeping clean sheets in the last four; they have managed three away wins in their six fixtures and two clean sheets.

• Having not kept a clean sheet in their first three games this season, the Partenopei have managed six in their last eight matches in all competitions.

• Lorenzo Insigne has already scored six goals in Serie A this season; he managed eight in the whole of 2017/18.

• Adam Ounas scored his first Napoli goal in the 2-0 defeat of Sassuolo on 7 October.

• Insigne helped Italy win 1-0 away to a Poland side featuring club-mates Arkadiusz Milik and Piotr Zieliński in the UEFA Nations League on 14 October, a result that relegated Poland from League A.

• Marek Hamšík became Slovakia's most capped player in the 2-1 defeat against the Czech Republic on 13 October, marking his 108th international appearance with his 22nd goal – one short of Róbert Vittek's national record.

• Dries Mertens, who got Napoli's second in the Udinese win at the weekend, scored a fine goal as Belgium drew 1-1 with the Netherlands on 16 October.

• Simone Verdi had to be replaced after four minutes against Udinese with a thigh injury. Insigne and Adam Ounas were left out as a precaution with both recovering from similar problems.

• Kalidou Koulibaly left the Senegal camp during the international break with a minor muscle problem, but played 90 minutes on Saturday.

• Goalkeeper Alex Meret broke his arm soon after joining Napoli this summer but is close to a return to action, while Faouzi Ghoulam underwent knee surgery in July having not played since 1 November 2017.

• New signing Amin Younes has had an operation on a ruptured Achilles tendon; Vlad Chiricheş ruptured the cruciate ligament in his left knee in Romania's game against Montenegro on 7 September.


Squad list Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Gianluigi BuffonITA28/01/197840S----5-117-160-
16Alphonse AreolaFRA27/02/199325 - --2-5-16-21-
30Garissone InnocentFRA16/04/200018 - ----------
40Thomas ChesneauFRA28/04/199919 - ----------
50Sébastien CiboisFRA02/03/199820 - ----------
2Thiago SilvaBRA22/09/198434 - --2-8-664664
3Presnel KimpembeFRA13/08/199523 - --2-6-6-6-
4Thilo KehrerGER21/09/199622 - --1-7-1-9-
5MarquinhosBRA14/05/199424 - --1-91383383
12Thomas MeunierBEL12/09/199127 - --217292445
13Dani AlvesBRA06/05/198335 - ------1081215214
14Juan BernatESP01/03/199325 - --2-5-272423
20Layvin KurzawaFRA04/09/199226 - ------203235
31Colin DagbaFRA09/09/199820 - ----3-----
32Kevin RimaneFRA23/02/199127 - ----1-----
34Stanley NsokiFRA09/04/199919 - ----4-----
35Loïc Mbe SohFRA13/06/200117 - ----------
36Moussa SissakoFRA10/11/200017 - ----------
38Arthur ZagreFRA04/10/200117 - ----------
39Alec GeorgenFRA17/09/199820 - ----------
6Marco VerrattiITA05/11/199225 - --1-6-453453
11Ángel Di MaríaARG14/02/198830 - --2110369179323
19Lassana DiarraFRA10/03/198533 - ----3-33-461
23Julian DraxlerGER20/09/199325 - --2-824485911
24Christopher NkunkuFRA14/11/199720 - ----912-2-
25Adrien RabiotFRA03/04/199523 - --2-92334334
28Antoine BernedeFRA26/05/199919 - ----2-----
29Yacine AdliFRA29/07/200018 - ----------
37Azzeddine ToufiquiFRA25/04/199919 - ----------
7Kylian MbappéFRA20/12/199819 - --226919122012
9Edinson CavaniURU14/02/198731 - --217554337347
10NeymarBRA05/02/199226 - --238849304930
17Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingGER23/03/198929 - --2-21101306
21Timothy WeahUSA22/02/200018 - ----21----
27Moussa DiabyFRA07/07/199919 - ----72----
-Thomas TuchelGER29/08/197345 - --2---12-30-
SSC Napoli - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alex MeretITA22/03/199721 - ----------
22Alessandro D'AndreaITA22/03/200018 - ----------
25David OspinaCOL31/08/198830 - --2-5-2-2-
27Orestis KarnezisGRE11/07/198533 - ----4---10-
2Kevin MalcuitFRA31/07/199127 - ----4---7-
6Mário RuiPOR27/05/199127 - --2-6-4-8-
13Sebastiano LupertoITA06/09/199622 - ----2---1-
19Nikola MaksimovićSRB25/11/199126 - --1-3-4-22-
21Vlad ChiricheşROU14/11/198928 - ------2-354
23Elseid HysajALB02/02/199424 - --1-8-14-23-
26Kalidou KoulibalySEN20/06/199127 - --2-9-15-52-
31Faouzi GhoulamALG01/02/199127 - ------12-35-
33Raúl AlbiolESP04/09/198533 - --2-7-552912
81Alberto SeneseITA24/03/200018 - ----------
5AllanBRA08/01/199127 - --2-9-16-30-
8Fabián RuizESP03/04/199622 - --2-312-2-
11Adam OunasALG11/11/199621 - --1-414-71
17Marek HamšíkSVK27/07/198731 - --2-6-2847615
20Piotr ZielińskiPOL20/05/199424 - --2-92142193
30Marko RogCRO19/07/199523 - ----6112-346
42Amadou DiawaraGUI17/07/199721 - ----5-111141
7José CallejónESP11/02/198731 - --2-7-31116218
9Simone VerdiITA12/07/199226 - --1-511-1-
14Dries MertensBEL06/05/198731 - --2-932277824
24Lorenzo InsigneITA04/06/199127 - --21862174611
99Arkadiusz MilikPOL28/02/199424 - --2-731252811
-Carlo AncelottiITA10/06/195959 - --2---156-198-

Last updated 24/10/2018 11:36CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Thomas Tuchel

Date of birth: 29 August 1973
Nationality: German
Playing career: Augsburg U19s, Stuttgarter Kickers, Ulm
Coaching career:
Stuttgart (youth coach and U19s assistant coach), Augsburg (U19s, academy coordinator and reserves), Mainz (U19s and first-team head coach), Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain

• Tuchel had a fairly undistinguished playing career, retiring prematurely in 1998 due to injury. His first off-pitch role was with the Stuttgart youth team. He subsequently joined Augsburg, where he coached the U19s and reserve sides as well as serving as academy coordinator.

• Tuchel moved to Mainz in 2008 and was initially in charge of the U19s, whom he led to a German title. A year after joining the club, Tuchel succeeded Jørn Andersen as coach of the senior team. He went on to qualify twice for the UEFA Europa League, though Mainz were eliminated at the third qualifying round stage on both occasions.

• He took over from Jürgen Klopp in the Dortmund dugout prior to the 2015/16 campaign and led his side to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, where they came up against Klopp's Liverpool team – and lost 5-4 on aggregate.

• Dortmund fared well under Tuchel in the Bundesliga in 2015/16, racking up 78 points to finish second behind Bayern München and qualify automatically for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage. They were also beaten by Bayern in the German Cup final in Tuchel's debut season.

• Tuchel's first coaching honour followed in 2016/17, Dortmund overcoming Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 in the German Cup final in what proved to be his last match in charge; he left the club three days later and returned to football 12 months later, signing a two-year deal to replace Unai Emery at Paris.


Carlo Ancelotti

Date of birth: 10 June 1959
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Parma, Roma, AC Milan
Coaching career: Reggiana, Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern München, Napoli

• One of only seven people to have lifted the European Champion Clubs' Cup as both a player and coach and the second manager, after Bob Paisley, to win the trophy three times. A combative midfielder, Ancelotti helped Roma win the 1983 Serie A title and four Italian Cups before joining Milan in 1986 where he added two more league championships, as well as back-to-back European Cup triumphs in 1989 and 1990.

• Began coaching in 1995 with a year at Reggiana, earning them promotion from Serie B, before two seasons at Parma. Replaced Marcello Lippi at Juventus in February 1999 and returned to San Siro as coach of Milan in 2001. During eight seasons in charge, won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 and 2007, but lost the 2005 final on penalties to Liverpool FC after leading 3-0. Milan also won a Serie A title, a Coppa Italia and the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.

• Resigned on 31 May 2009 and was named as Chelsea's new manager the following day. His first season in London ended with the club winning the league and cup double for the first time. Dismissed at the end of his second campaign, Ancelotti took charge of Paris in December 2011, steering the club to a first league title in 19 years in 2012/13, his sole full season in charge.

• Left to take over at Madrid, winning the Copa del Rey and the club's tenth European Cup in his first season, becoming only the fifth coach to win the trophy with two clubs in the process. Madrid then added the UEFA Super Cup, the fourth time Ancelotti had won that trophy as player or coach, before his dismissal at the end of 2014/15.

• That December he was appointed by Bayern, taking the reins in summer 2016 and winning the Bundesliga in his debut campaign, when he also became the first man to coach seven clubs in the UEFA Champions League. Dismissed in September 2017, he returned to Italy to take over at Napoli the following year.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Zwayer (GER)
  • Assistant refereesThorsten Schiffner (GER) , Marco Achmüller (GER)
  • Additional assistant refereesTobias Stieler (GER) , Sascha Stegemann (GER)
  • Fourth officialEduard Beitinger (GER)
  • UEFA DelegatePer Svärd (SWE)
  • UEFA Referee observerLászló Vagner (HUN)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Felix Zwayer19/05/19811650

Felix Zwayer

Referee since: 2004
First division:
FIFA badge: 2012

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


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
13/09/2017UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskSSC Napoli2-1Kharkiv

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/05/2012U19ELITEFranceCzech Republic2-1Horni Pocernice
20/02/2014UELR32SS LazioPFC Ludogorets 19450-1Rome
18/09/2014UELGSFC Dnipro DnipropetrovskFC Internazionale Milano0-1Kyiv
23/10/2014UELGSPAOK FCACF Fiorentina0-1Salonika
18/02/2016UELR32ACF FiorentinaTottenham Hotspur FC1-1Florence
23/02/2017UELR32AS RomaVillarreal CF0-1Rome
13/09/2017UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskSSC Napoli2-1Kharkiv

Last updated 23/10/2018 03:12CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Paris Saint-GermainFixtures and results
12/08/2018LeagueSM Caen (H)W 3-0Neymar 10, Rabiot 35, Weah 89
18/08/2018LeagueEA Guingamp (A)W 3-1Neymar 53 (P), Mbappé 82, 90
25/08/2018LeagueAngers SCO (H)W 3-1Cavani 12, Mbappé 51, Neymar 66
01/09/2018LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (A)W 4-2Neymar 36, Di María 40, Mbappé 77, Cavani 90+2
14/09/2018LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (H)W 4-0Draxler 22, Cavani 51 (P), Di María 76, Diaby 84
18/09/2018UCLLiverpool FC (A)L 2-3Meunier 40, Mbappé 83
23/09/2018LeagueStade Rennais FC (A)W 3-1Di María 45, Meunier 61, Choupo-Moting 83
26/09/2018LeagueStade de Reims (H)W 4-1Cavani 5, 44, Neymar 24 (P), Meunier 55
29/09/2018LeagueOGC Nice (A)W 3-0Neymar 22, 90+2, Nkunku 46
03/10/2018UCLFK Crvena zvezda (H)W 6-1Neymar 20, 22, 81, Cavani 37, Di María 42, Mbappé 70
07/10/2018LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (H)W 5-0Neymar 9 (P), Mbappé 61, 66, 69, 74
20/10/2018LeagueAmiens (H)W 5-0Marquinhos 12, Rabiot 42, Draxler 80, Mbappé 82, Diaby 87
24/10/2018UCLSSC Napoli (H)
28/10/2018LeagueOlympique de Marseille (A)
02/11/2018LeagueLOSC Lille (H)
06/11/2018UCLSSC Napoli (A)
11/11/2018LeagueAS Monaco FC (A)
24/11/2018LeagueToulouse FC (H)
28/11/2018UCLLiverpool FC (H)
01/12/2018LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (A)
05/12/2018LeagueRC Strasbourg (A)
08/12/2018LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (H)
11/12/2018UCLFK Crvena zvezda (A)
15/12/2018LeagueDijon FCO (A)
22/12/2018LeagueFC Nantes (H)
12/01/2019LeagueAmiens (A)
19/01/2019LeagueEA Guingamp (H)
26/01/2019LeagueStade Rennais FC (H)
03/02/2019LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (A)
09/02/2019LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (H)
16/02/2019LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (A)
23/02/2019LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (H)
02/03/2019LeagueSM Caen (A)
09/03/2019LeagueFC Nantes (A)
17/03/2019LeagueOlympique de Marseille (H)
31/03/2019LeagueToulouse FC (A)
06/04/2019LeagueRC Strasbourg (H)
13/04/2019LeagueLOSC Lille (A)
21/04/2019LeagueAS Monaco FC (H)
28/04/2019LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (A)
04/05/2019LeagueOGC Nice (H)
11/05/2019LeagueAngers SCO (A)
18/05/2019LeagueDijon FCO (H)
25/05/2019LeagueStade de Reims (A)
1Paris Saint-Germain10100037630
2LOSC Lille1071219822
3Montpellier Hérault SC1054114719
4Olympique de Marseille10613221619
5Olympique Lyonnais10523161217
6AS Saint-Étienne10442121316
7RC Strasbourg10433181415
8FC Girondins de Bordeaux10424131314
9Toulouse FC10343101613
10Angers SCO10334121312
11Stade Rennais FC10334131512
12SM Caen10253101311
13Stade de Reims1025351011
14OGC Nice1032571411
15Nîmes Olympique SC10244131810
16Dijon FCO10316101510
18FC Nantes 1023512169
19AS Monaco FC1013610156
20EA Guingamp101366186
SSC NapoliFixtures and results
18/08/2018LeagueSS Lazio (A)W 2-1Milik 45+2, Insigne 59
25/08/2018LeagueAC Milan (H)W 3-2Zieliński 53, 67, Mertens 80
02/09/2018LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)L 0-3
15/09/2018LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)W 1-0Insigne 79
18/09/2018UCLFK Crvena zvezda (A)D 0-0
23/09/2018LeagueTorino FC (A)W 3-1Insigne 4, 59, Verdi 20
26/09/2018LeagueParma FC (H)W 3-0Insigne 4, Milik 47, 84
29/09/2018LeagueJuventus (A)L 1-3Mertens 10
03/10/2018UCLLiverpool FC (H)W 1-0Insigne 90
07/10/2018LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)W 2-0Ounas 3, Insigne 72
20/10/2018LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)W 3-0Fabián Ruiz 14, Mertens 82 (P), Rog 85
24/10/2018UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)
28/10/2018LeagueAS Roma (H)
02/11/2018LeagueEmpoli FC (H)
06/11/2018UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)
10/11/2018LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
25/11/2018LeagueAC Chievo Verona (H)
28/11/2018UCLFK Crvena zvezda (H)
03/12/2018LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
08/12/2018LeagueFrosinone Calcio (H)
11/12/2018UCLLiverpool FC (A)
16/12/2018LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
22/12/2018LeagueSPAL (H)
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    SSC Napoli2110104
    Liverpool FC2101333
    Paris Saint-Germain2101843
    FK Crvena zvezda2011161
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2018)
    Liverpool FC 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain
    1-0 Sturridge 30, 2-0 Milner 36 (P) , 2-1 Meunier 40, 2-2 Mbappé 83, 3-2 Firmino 90+2
    Areola, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Mbappé, Cavani (80 Draxler), Neymar, Di María (80 Choupo-Moting), Meunier, Bernat, Rabiot
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2018)
    Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 FK Crvena zvezda
    1-0 Neymar 20, 2-0 Neymar 22, 3-0 Cavani 37, 4-0 Di María 42, 5-0 Mbappé 70, 5-1 Marin 74, 6-1 Neymar 81
    Areola, Thiago Silva (76 Kehrer), Kimpembe, Verratti, Mbappé (76 Choupo-Moting), Cavani, Neymar (82 Draxler), Di María, Meunier, Bernat, Rabiot
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2018)
    Paris Saint-Germain-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2018)
    SSC Napoli-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2018)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2018)
    FK Crvena zvezda-Paris Saint-Germain

SSC Napoli

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2018)
    FK Crvena zvezda 0-0 SSC Napoli
    Ospina, Allan (61 Mertens), Mário Rui, Callejón (75 Ounas), Fabián Ruiz, Zieliński (75 Hamšík), Hysaj, Insigne, Koulibaly, Albiol, Milik
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2018)
    SSC Napoli 1-0 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Insigne 90
    Ospina, Allan, Mário Rui, Callejón, Fabián Ruiz (68 Verdi), Hamšík (81 Zieliński), Maksimović, Insigne, Koulibaly, Albiol, Milik (68 Mertens)
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2018)
    Paris Saint-Germain-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2018)
    SSC Napoli-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2018)
    SSC Napoli-FK Crvena zvezda
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2018)
    Liverpool FC-SSC Napoli

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

Paris Saint-Germain
Nickname: PSG

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1996, (1997)
• UEFA Super Cup: (1996)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2001

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 7 (2018)
French Cup: 12 (2018)
French League Cup: 8 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
round of 16
2015/16: quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League group stage
2010/11: UEFA Europa League round of 16
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: UEFA Cup quarter-finals

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-1 twice, most recently v Celtic
22/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
three times, most recently v Celtic
12/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-6: Paris v Juventus
15/01/97, UEFA Super Cup final first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Barcelona v Paris
08/03/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
7-1: Paris v Celtic (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-5 three times, most recently v Celtic (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Paris v Chelsea
14/09/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Barcelona v Paris (see above)


SSC Napoli
Nickname: Partenopei (a reference to Parthenope, one of the Sirens of Greek mythology)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1989

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (1990)
Italian Cup: 5 (2014)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
 round of 16
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2013/14: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2011/12: round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: UEFA Cup first round (having qualified as UEFA Intertoto Cup winners)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0 three times, most recently v Midtjylland
05/11/15, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
1-5: Valencia v Napoli
16/09/92, UEFA Cup first round first leg
0-4: Trabzonspor v Napoli
19/02/15, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Napoli v Viktoria Plzeň
14/02/13, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Werder Bremen v Napoli
06/12/89, UEFA Cup third round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Napoli v Shakhtar Donetsk
21/11/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2: Villarreal v Napoli
07/12/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Napoli v Manchester City
01/11/17, group stage
1-3: Napoli v Real Madrid
07/03/17, round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Chelsea v Napoli (aet)
14/03/12, round of 16 second leg



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