Last updated 08/05/2019 10:39CET
UEFA Champions League: Liverpool FC - FK Crvena zvezda Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Liverpool FCLiverpool FCAnfield - LiverpoolWednesday 24 October 2018
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group C - Matchday 3
FK Crvena zvezdaFK Crvena zvezda
Print all chapters
Select a chapter
  • Nissan
  • PlayStation
  • Gazprom
  • PepsiCo
  • Banco Santander
  • Mastercard
  • Heineken

Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

European Champions Clubs' Cup
06/11/1973R2Liverpool FC - FK Crvena zvezda1-2
agg: 2-4
LiverpoolLawler 83; Lazarević 60, Janković 90
24/10/1973R2FK Crvena zvezda - Liverpool FC2-1
BelgradeJanković 39, Bogićević 48; Lawler 72
Liverpool FC100110010000200224
FK Crvena zvezda110011000000220042

Liverpool FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Liverpool FC have not played against a club from their opponents' country

FK Crvena zvezda - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
02/11/2017GSArsenal FC - FK Crvena zvezda0-0London
19/10/2017GSFK Crvena zvezda - Arsenal FC0-1
BelgradeGiroud 85
06/12/2007GSFK Crvena zvezda - Bolton Wanderers FC0-1
BelgradeMcCann 45
28/09/2000R1FK Crvena zvezda - Leicester City FC3-1
agg: 4-2
ViennaDrulic 22, 71, Gvozdenović 47; İzzet 42
14/09/2000R1Leicester City FC - FK Crvena zvezda1-1LeicesterTaggart 43; Ačimovič 2
UEFA Super Cup
19/11/1991FManchester United FC - FK Crvena zvezda1-0
ManchesterMcClair 67
21/03/1979QFWest Bromwich Albion FC - FK Crvena zvezda1-1
agg: 1-2
West BromwichRegis 42; Savić 88
07/03/1979QFFK Crvena zvezda - West Bromwich Albion FC1-0
BelgradeSavić 86
06/12/1978R3Arsenal FC - FK Crvena zvezda1-1
agg: 1-2
LondonSunderland 69; Savić 87
22/11/1978R3FK Crvena zvezda - Arsenal FC1-0
BelgradeBlagojević 12
13/12/1972R3FK Crvena zvezda - Tottenham Hotspur FC1-0
agg: 1-2
BelgradeLazarević 48
29/11/1972R3Tottenham Hotspur FC - FK Crvena zvezda2-0
LondonChivers 26, Gilzean 63
European Champions Clubs' Cup
24/11/1959R1Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - FK Crvena zvezda3-0
agg: 4-1
WolverhamptonMurray 8, Mason 85, 89
11/11/1959R1FK Crvena zvezda - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC1-1BelgradeKostić 37; Deeley 29
European Champions Clubs' Cup
05/02/1958QFFK Crvena zvezda - Manchester United FC3-3
agg: 4-5
BelgradeKostić 46, 58, Tasić 50; Viollet 2, Charlton 30, 31
14/01/1958QFManchester United FC - FK Crvena zvezda2-1
ManchesterCharlton 65, Colman 81; Tasić 35
Liverpool FC100110010000200224
FK Crvena zvezda952281431001186661820

Last updated 17/10/2018 14:44CET

Match background Only this chapter

Liverpool and Crvena zvezda are both hoping to bounce back from matchday two defeats when they meet for the first time in 45 years in the third round of Group C matches.

• The Reds are second in the section on three points, with the Serbian debutants on one point but needing to respond positively to suffering their joint heaviest European defeat last time out.

Previous meetings
• The only past contests between the sides – and Liverpool's only experience of Serbian opposition – came in the second round of the 1973/74 European Cup, Crvena zvezda winning both legs 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals, where they would lose to Atlético Madrid. The Anfield result was Liverpool's first home loss in UEFA competition; the second did not follow for another 18 years.

• The first leg of the Crvena zvezda-Liverpool tie, in Belgrade, was played on 24 October 1973 – 45 years to the day before this game.

Highlights: Napoli 1-0 Liverpool

Form guide
• Having scored a last-gasp winner to defeat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 at home on matchday one, the tables were turned on Liverpool last time out, a 90th-minute Lorenzo Insigne strike earning Napoli a 1-0 success in Italy.

• Fourth in the Premier League in 2017/18, Liverpool are in the group stage for the second season running, having featured once in the previous seven.

• Liverpool scored an average of 3.15 goals per game in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League.

• The five-time winners reached their eighth European Cup final in 2017/18, when they won five of their seven UEFA Champions League home matches (qualifying included), drawing the others.

• Before being held 2-2 by Sevilla on matchday one last season, Liverpool's previous six European games at Anfield had all produced a home win. They are unbeaten in their last 17 European home matches (W12 D5), since a 3-0 loss to Real Madrid on 22 October 2014.

• The Reds have lost three of their last four European matches.

Watch Crvena zvezda's heavy defeat in Paris

Crvena zvezda
• The Belgrade club were beaten 6-1 at Paris in their second fixture, equalling their biggest margin of defeat in European competition. Their first game in the UEFA Champions League proper ended in a goalless draw at home to Napoli.

• Despite that defeat, Crvena zvezda have lost only three of their last 19 European games (W7 D9).

• The Belgrade club have drawn two of their four European away games this season, and have lost only two of their last nine (W3 D4) – in Paris and 1-0 at CSKA Moskva in last season's UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg to lose by the same aggregate scoreline. They had conceded only four goals in that run before shipping six on matchday two.

• Champions of Serbia in 2017/18, when they reached the UEFA Europa League round of 32, Crvena zvezda came through four qualifying rounds to reach the group stage – the first time they had successfully negotiated the UEFA Champions League preliminaries at the seventh attempt.

• Crvena zvezda kicked off this season in the first qualifying round, where they got the better of Latvia's Spartaks Jūrmala 2-0 on aggregate. Lithuania's Sūduva were beaten 5-0 over two legs in the second qualifying round, before extra time secured a 2-1 away win at Slovakia's Spartak Trnava in the third qualifying round second leg to complete a 3-2 aggregate victory. They came from 2-0 down to draw at Salzburg in the play-off second leg, going through on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw.

• Crvena Zvezda visited England in 2017/18, drawing 0-0 at Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League group stage, having lost 1-0 at home. They were beaten on their first three trips but have lost only one of the last six games in the country (W1 D4) – the 1991 UEFA Super Cup at Manchester United (0-1).

• This is only the third season Serbia has had a team in the group stage, after Partizan's participations in 2003/04 and 2010/11.

• Crvena zvezda are one of three newcomers to the UEFA Champions League group stage this season, alongside Hoffenheim and Young Boys.

Links and trivia
• Xherdan Shaqiri scored the decisive goal in Switzerland's 2-1 defeat of Serbia in the group stage of this summer's FIFA World Cup.

• Have played in England:
Marko Marin (Chelsea 2012/13)
Vujadin Savić (Watford 2014/15)

Latest news

• After winning their first six league games this season, the Reds drew with both Chelsea (1-1) and at home to champions Manchester City (0-0) on 7 October before Saturday's 1-0 victory at Huddersfield.

• Mohamed Salah scored the only goal at Huddersfield, his first for his club since 22 September and his fourth in this season's Premier League; he had five at the same stage of 2017/18.

• That winning run was the first time in the club's history they have kicked off a season with six league victories. Liverpool had not won six league matches in a row since a run of nine successive victories between February and April 2014.

• Having won their first seven matches in all competitions this season, the Reds were without a win in four (D2 L2) before the weekend.

• Liverpool paid a world-record fee for a goalkeeper this summer to bring in Alisson from Roma – this was quickly eclipsed by Chelsea's signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

• James Milner's nine assists in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League set a new competition record.

• Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum both scored in the Netherlands' 3-0 defeat of Germany in the UEFA Nations League on 13 October.

• Salah scored direct from a corner as Egypt beat Swaziland 4-1 in Cairo in CAF African Cup of Nations qualifying on 12 October.

• Van Dijk missed the Netherlands' friendly against Belgium on 16 October as he was still suffering from bruised ribs sustained against Southampton on 22 September but he was fit to play at the weekend.

• Salah recovered from a muscle problem picked up with Egypt to face Huddersfield, but Naby Keïta (hamstring) and Sadio Mané (hand) were sidelined having suffered injuries on international duty.

• Milner had to be replaced in the first half of the 0-0 draw with Manchester City after picking up a hamstring injury but started at Huddersfield.

• Adam Lallana made his first appearance since 20 August at Huddersfield after recovering from a groin injury; he lasted 69 minutes before going off with cramp.

• Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is unlikely to play this season after suffering a serious knee injury in last season's UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma on 24 April.

Crvena zvezda
• The defeat in Paris on matchday two ended Crvena zvezda's 34-match unbeaten run in all competitions (W26 D8), stretching back to the 1-0 loss at CSKA Moskva in last season's UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg, although they did lose on penalties in the Serbian Cup against Mačva on 14 March after a 0-0 draw.

• Crvena zvezda are 38 matches unbeaten in the Serbian Super League (W34 D4), since a 1-0 loss against Napredak on 1 October 2017. They were 3-1 winners at home to Rad on Saturday.

• The Serbian champions won their first seven games in this season's Super League, making it 17 in a row, before being held 1-1 at Belgrade rivals Partizan on 23 September. They have won all four matches since.

• Richmond Boakye scored twice against Rad, making it five goals in four league appearances this season.

• Branko Jovičić made his international debut for Serbia in a 2-0 win away to Montenegro on 12 October.

• Filip Stojković was replaced late on in Montenegro's 4-1 UEFA Nations League win in Lithuania on 14 October having suffered a minor injury. He started against Rad but was replaced on 36 minutes.

• Crvena zvezda captain Vujadin Savić had been out with a hamstring injury since matchday one before returning in Paris; he was replaced at half-time and has not featured since.


Squad list Only this chapter

Liverpool FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
13Alisson BeckerBRA02/10/199226 - --2-9-14-25-
22Simon MignoletBEL06/03/198830 - ------6-25-
60Caoimhin KelleherIRL23/11/199819 - ----------
73Kamil GrabaraPOL08/01/199919 - ----------
2Nathaniel ClyneENG05/04/199127 - ------2-16-
4Virgil Van DijkNED08/07/199127 - --2-9-14-414
6Dejan LovrenCRO05/07/198929 - ----2-281684
12Joe GomezENG23/05/199721 - --2-9-7-10-
18Alberto MorenoESP05/07/199226 - ------13-44-
26Andy RobertsonSCO11/03/199424 - --2-9-8-8-
32Joël MatipCMR08/08/199127 - ----41322544
47Nathaniel PhillipsENG21/03/199721 - ----------
61George JohnstonENG01/09/199820 - ----------
63Conor MastersonIRL08/09/199820 - ----------
66Trent Alexander-ArnoldENG07/10/199820 - --2-7-121142
3FabinhoBRA23/10/199325 - --2-1-272404
5Georginio WijnaldumNED11/11/199027 - --2-911415312
7James MilnerENG04/01/198632 - --2191333888
8Naby KeïtaGUI10/02/199523 - --1-8-62243
10Sadio ManéSEN10/04/199226 - --2-8413103416
14Jordan HendersonENG17/06/199028 - --2-9-171362
20Adam LallanaENG10/05/198830 - ----2-6-213
23Xherdan ShaqiriSUI10/10/199127 - --1-5-273467
48Curtis JonesENG30/01/200117 - ----------
64Rafael CamachoPOR22/05/200018 - ----------
68Pedro ChirivellaESP23/05/199721 - --------1-
9Roberto FirminoBRA02/10/199127 - --219215113013
11Mohamed SalahEGY15/06/199226 - --2-9430136822
15Daniel SturridgeENG01/09/198929 - --2172234427
27Divock OrigiBEL18/04/199523 - --------203
29Dominic SolankeENG14/09/199721 - ------4-5-
57Rhian BrewsterENG01/04/200018 - ----------
-Jürgen KloppGER16/06/196751 - --2---50-81-
FK Crvena zvezda - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Zoran PopovićSRB28/05/198830 - ----3-----
27Nemanja SupićBIH12/01/198236 - --------10-
82Milan BorjanCAN23/10/198731 - 8-2-9-4-24-
5Miloš DegenekAUS28/04/199424 - 7-2-11-2-9-
15Srđan BabićSRB22/04/199622 - 3-1-1021-8-
23Milan RodićSRB02/04/199127 - 8-2-512-25-
25Strahinja ErakovićSRB22/01/200117 - ----------
30Filip StojkovićMNE22/01/199325 - 8-2-6-2-34-
37Rashid SumailaGHA18/12/199225 - ----3-----
77Marko GobeljićSRB13/09/199226 - 4---113--14-
90Vujadin SavićSRB01/07/199028 - 8-2-2-2-31-
93Aleksa TerzićSRB17/08/199919 - ----2-----
3Branko JovičićSRB18/03/199325 - 8-2-912-17-
7Nenad KrstičićSRB03/07/199028 - 812-7-2-231
8Dejan MelegSRB01/10/199424 - 1---5---94
11Lorenzo EbecilioNED24/09/199127 - 511-8-10-281
14Slavoljub SrnićSRB12/01/199226 - 2---51--315
17Marko MarinGER13/03/198929 - --2142112529
20Goran ČaušićSRB05/05/199226 - --2-412-2-
21Veljko SimićSRB17/02/199523 - 4-2-822-6-
29Dušan JovančićSRB19/10/199028 - 5-1-1011-14-
33Milan JevtovićSRB13/06/199325 - 2---52--12-
40Stefan CvetkovićSRB12/01/199820 - ----------
9Milan PavkovSRB09/02/199424 - 4-2-732-8-
19Nikola StoiljkovićSRB17/08/199226 - 5---32--279
22Jonathan CafúBRA10/07/199127 - 1---7262194
28Dejan JoveljićSRB07/08/199919 - ----52----
31El Fardou Ben NabouhaneCOM10/06/198929 - 862-534-188
99Richmond BoakyeGHA28/01/199325 - --1-451-158
-Vladan MilojevićSRB09/03/197048 - 8-2---2-34-

Last updated 24/10/2018 11:39CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Jürgen Klopp

Date of birth: 16 June 1967
Nationality: German
Playing career: Glatten, Ergenzingen, Pforzheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, Viktoria Sindlingen, Rot-Weiss Frankfurt, Mainz
Coaching career: Mainz, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool

• Having spent his early career in the lower leagues and failed to break into Eintracht's first team, Klopp turned professional with Mainz, starting off as a striker before becoming a no-nonsense defender. Never played in the top flight but made 325 second-division appearances from 1990 to 2001, setting a club record by scoring 52 goals.

• 'Kloppo', as he is known in Germany, was appointed Mainz's caretaker coach on 28 February 2001, helping the club avoid relegation to the third tier. Duly won a permanent contract and built Mainz into one of the strongest clubs in the 2. Bundesliga; narrowly missed out on promotion in 2002 and 2003 before finally taking Mainz into the top flight for the first time in 2004 and kept them in the Bundesliga until 2007, taking them into the 2005/06 UEFA Cup via the UEFA Fair Play ranking.

• After another promotion near-miss in 2007/08 Klopp left for Dortmund. Took them to sixth in his first season, led them into the UEFA Europa League the next year and then, with a squad full of exciting young talent, oversaw league title wins in 2010/11 and 2011/12, adding the German Cup in the latter campaign with a 5-2 final victory against Bayern München.

• Earned even greater admiration in 2012/13 as he steered Dortmund all the way to the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, where they lost to Bayern. Dortmund reached another domestic cup final in 2014, but again came up short against Bayern.

• Announced in April 2015 he was leaving Dortmund after that season, which ended with a cup final defeat against Wolfsburg. Succeeded Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager in October 2015 and took the team to the finals of the English League Cup and UEFA Europa League – helped by a quarter-final defeat of Dortmund – in his first season. Lost both, and there was more final disappointment in 2017/18, which ended in defeat by Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League decider in Kyiv.


Vladan Milojević

Date of birth: 09 March 1970
Nationality: Serbian
Playing career: Bečej, Radnički Beograd, PAS Giannina, Kalamata, Crvena zvezda, Apollon Athens, Panathinaikos, Iraklis, Akratitos
Coaching career: Iraklis (youth), Crvena zvezda (youth), Javor, Čukarički, Omonia, Panionios, Crvena zvezda

• Born in Arandelovac, Milojević began playing football in Crvena zvezda's youth sides before moving on to the first team of Yugoslav league clubs Bečej and Radnički Beograd.

• Milojević moved to Greece in 1993, initially joining second division side PAS Giannina, and later helping Kalamata to promotion to the top flight. He became the first foreign central defender to play for Panathinaikos when he joined in July 1997 and stayed for three years, going on to have spells at Iraklis and Akratitos before ending his playing career in 2004.

• Appointed to coach at Iraklis's academies in February 2008, Milojević spent 2011/12 in charge of Javor before guiding Čukarički to the club's first major trophy with a shock Serbian Cup final win over Partizan in 2014/15. Took charge at Cypriot club Omonia between November 2015 and May 2016.

• Returned to Greece in August 2016, taking over at Panionios, who were second to eventual champions Olympiacos for much of the campaign, aided by a notable away win in Piraeus. Eventually finished fifth in what proved Milojević's sole season in charge.

• Appointed Crvena zvezda coach on 5 June 2017, he won the Serbian Super League in his debut campaign and kicked off 2018/19 by taking the Belgrade outfit into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDaniel Siebert (GER)
  • Assistant refereesJan Seidel (GER) , Rafael Foltyn (GER)
  • Additional assistant refereesTobias Welz (GER) , Patrick Ittrich (GER)
  • Fourth officialChristian Gittelmann (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateMichal Mertinyak (SVK)
  • UEFA Referee observerJaap Uilenberg (NED)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Daniel Siebert04/05/1984420

Daniel Siebert

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2015

Tournaments: N/A

2016 UEFA Youth League

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
18/04/2016UYLFinalParis Saint-GermainChelsea FC1-2Nyon
14/03/2018UYLQFReal Madrid CFChelsea FC2-4Madrid
26/07/2018UEL2QRAberdeen FCBurnley FC1-1Aberdeen

Last updated 23/10/2018 03:09CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Liverpool FCFixtures and results
12/08/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)W 4-0Salah 19, Mané 45+2, 53, Sturridge 88
20/08/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)W 2-0Milner 45 (P), Mané 90+3
25/08/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)W 1-0Salah 23
01/09/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (A)W 2-1Mané 10, Firmino 45
15/09/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (A)W 2-1Wijnaldum 39, Firmino 54
18/09/2018UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)W 3-2Sturridge 30, Milner 36 (P), Firmino 90+2
22/09/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (H)W 3-0Hoedt 10 (og), Matip 21, Salah 45+3
26/09/2018CupChelsea FC (H)L 1-2Sturridge 58
29/09/2018LeagueChelsea FC (A)D 1-1Sturridge 89
03/10/2018UCLSSC Napoli (A)L 0-1
07/10/2018LeagueManchester City FC (H)D 0-0
20/10/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (A)W 1-0Salah 24
24/10/2018UCLFK Crvena zvezda (H)
27/10/2018LeagueCardiff City FC (H)
03/11/2018LeagueArsenal FC (A)
06/11/2018UCLFK Crvena zvezda (A)
11/11/2018LeagueFulham FC (H)
24/11/2018LeagueWatford FC (A)
28/11/2018UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)
02/12/2018LeagueEverton FC (H)
05/12/2018LeagueBurnley FC (A)
08/12/2018LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)
11/12/2018UCLSSC Napoli (H)
16/12/2018LeagueManchester United FC (H)
21/12/2018LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
26/12/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
29/12/2018LeagueArsenal FC (H)
03/01/2019LeagueManchester City FC (A)
12/01/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
19/01/2019LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
30/01/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
02/02/2019LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
09/02/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
23/02/2019LeagueManchester United FC (A)
27/02/2019LeagueWatford FC (H)
02/03/2019LeagueEverton FC (A)
09/03/2019LeagueBurnley FC (H)
16/03/2019LeagueFulham FC (A)
30/03/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
06/04/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
13/04/2019LeagueChelsea FC (H)
20/04/2019LeagueCardiff City FC (A)
27/04/2019LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)
04/05/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
12/05/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
1Manchester City FC972026323
2Liverpool FC972016323
3Chelsea FC963020721
4Arsenal FC9702221121
5Tottenham Hotspur FC970216721
6AFC Bournemouth9522161217
7Watford FC9513131216
8Everton FC9432151215
9Wolverhampton Wanderers FC94329815
10Manchester United FC9423151614
11Leicester City FC9405151512
12Brighton & Hove Albion FC9324101311
13Burnley FC922510178
14West Ham United FC92168147
15Crystal Palace FC92165117
16Southampton FC91356146
17Cardiff City FC91268195
18Fulham FC912611255
19Huddersfield Town FC90364183
20Newcastle United FC90276142
FK Crvena zvezdaFixtures and results
11/07/2018UCLFK Spartaks Jūrmala (A)D 0-0
17/07/2018UCLFK Spartaks Jūrmala (H)W 2-0Ben Nabouhane 78, Krstičić 81
20/07/2018LeagueFK Dinamo Vranje (H)W 3-0Jovančić 41, Joveljić 52, Jevtović 76
24/07/2018UCLFK Sūduva (H)W 3-0Ebecilio 23, Radonjić 35, 58
29/07/2018LeagueFK Radnicki Niš (H)W 2-0Rodić 9, Ben Nabouhane 90+2 (P)
01/08/2018UCLFK Sūduva (A)W 2-0Ben Nabouhane 8, Radonjić 38
04/08/2018LeagueFK Voždovac (A)W 2-1Simić 2, Stoiljković 25
07/08/2018UCLFC Spartak Trnava (H)D 1-1Ben Nabouhane 23 (P)
12/08/2018LeagueFK Spartak Subotica (H)W 3-0Pavkov 41, 68, Babić 90+3
14/08/2018UCLFC Spartak Trnava (A)W 2-1Ben Nabouhane 7, Radonjić 98 ET
21/08/2018UCLFC Salzburg (H)D 0-0
25/08/2018LeagueFK Čukarički (H)W 2-1S. Srnić 53, Gobeljić 71
29/08/2018UCLFC Salzburg (A)D 2-2Ben Nabouhane 65, 66
02/09/2018LeagueFK Vojvodina (A)W 4-1Pavkov 16, Ben Nabouhane 44 (P), 77, Babić 90+3
15/09/2018LeagueFK Radnik Surdulica (H)W 6-0Boakye 33, 62, Marin 41, Jonathan Cafú 52, Čaušić 73, Stoiljković 81
18/09/2018UCLSSC Napoli (H)D 0-0
23/09/2018LeagueFK Partizan (A)D 1-1Boakye 73
26/09/2018LeagueFK Napredak (A)W 3-0Gobeljić 16, Simić 20, Jevtović 88
29/09/2018LeagueFK Mladost Lučani (H)W 2-1Jonathan Cafú 50 (P), Jovičić 68
03/10/2018UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)L 1-6Marin 74
07/10/2018LeagueFK Zemun (A)W 2-1Joveljić 45+2, Marin 90+1
17/10/2018CupFK Dinamo Vranje (A)W 2-0Stoiljković 15, Joveljić 62
20/10/2018LeagueFK Rad (H)W 3-1Boakye 39, 57, Gobeljić 45+1
24/10/2018UCLLiverpool FC (A)
27/10/2018LeagueMacva Sabac (A)
31/10/2018LeagueFK Bačka (H)
04/11/2018LeagueFK Proleter (A)
06/11/2018UCLLiverpool FC (H)
10/11/2018LeagueFK Dinamo Vranje (A)
24/11/2018LeagueFK Radnicki Niš (A)
28/11/2018UCLSSC Napoli (A)
01/12/2018LeagueFK Voždovac (H)
05/12/2018LeagueFK Spartak Subotica (A)
09/12/2018LeagueFK Napredak (H)
11/12/2018UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)
15/12/2018LeagueFK Čukarički (A)
16/02/2019LeagueFK Vojvodina (H)
23/02/2019LeagueFK Radnik Surdulica (A)
27/02/2019LeagueFK Partizan (H)
03/03/2019LeagueFK Mladost Lučani (A)
09/03/2019LeagueFK Zemun (H)
17/03/2019LeagueFK Rad (A)
30/03/2019LeagueMacva Sabac (H)
03/04/2019LeagueFK Bačka (A)
07/04/2019LeagueFK Proleter (H)
1FK Crvena zvezda12111033734
2FK Radnicki Niš12831221127
3FK Čukarički1274123925
4FK Partizan1274115525
5FK Mladost Lučani12543141019
6FK Napredak12462131118
7FK Proleter12525161117
8FK Vojvodina12435111115
9Macva Sabac1241771113
10FK Bačka1234591413
11FK Rad12417101613
12FK Voždovac1233681612
13FK Zemun1223711189
14FK Radnik Surdulica122376179
15FK Spartak Subotica122376189
16FK Dinamo Vranje122195247

Last updated 22/10/2018 22:56CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Liverpool FC

  • 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
    Alisson Becker, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Mané (93 Fabinho), Salah (85 Shaqiri), Gomez, Henderson, Sturridge (72 Firmino), Robertson, Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2018)
    SSC Napoli 1-0 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Insigne 90
    Alisson Becker, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner (76 Fabinho), Keïta (19 Henderson), Firmino, Mané (89 Sturridge), Salah, Gomez, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2018)
    Liverpool FC-FK Crvena zvezda
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2018)
    FK Crvena zvezda-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2018)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2018)
    Liverpool FC-SSC Napoli

FK Crvena zvezda

  • UEFA Champions League - First qualifying round
    FK Spartaks Jūrmala 0-0 FK Crvena zvezda
    Borjan, Jovičić, Krstičić, Babić, Milić (46 Ebecilio), Stoiljković (17 Pavkov), Rodić, Stojković, Ben Nabouhane, Radonjić (82 Jevtović), Savić
  • (17/07/2018)
    FK Crvena zvezda 2-0 FK Spartaks Jūrmala (agg: 2-0)
    1-0 Ben Nabouhane 78, 2-0 Krstičić 81
    Borjan, Jovičić, Degenek, Krstičić, Ebecilio (72 Meleg), Milić (60 Pavkov), Rodić, Stojković, Ben Nabouhane, Radonjić (85 Jovančić), Savić
  • Second qualifying round
    FK Crvena zvezda 3-0 FK Sūduva
    1-0 Ebecilio 23, 2-0 Radonjić 35, 3-0 Radonjić 58
    Borjan, Jovičić, Degenek, Krstičić (37 Jovančić), Ebecilio (64 Jevtović), Milić, Rodić, Stojković, Ben Nabouhane, Radonjić (78 Gobeljić), Savić
  • (01/08/2018)
    FK Sūduva 0-2 FK Crvena zvezda (agg: 0-5)
    0-1 Ben Nabouhane 8, 0-2 Radonjić 38
    Borjan, Jovičić, Degenek, Krstičić, S. Srnić (76 Ebecilio), Milić (60 Stoiljković), Rodić (66 Gobeljić), Stojković, Ben Nabouhane, Radonjić, Savić
  • Third qualifying round
    FK Crvena zvezda 1-1 FC Spartak Trnava
    1-0 Ben Nabouhane 23 (P) , 1-1 Grendel 25
    Borjan, Jovičić, Degenek, Krstičić, Ebecilio (80 Simić), Stoiljković (53 Milić), Rodić, Stojković, Ben Nabouhane, Radonjić, Savić
  • (14/08/2018)
    FC Spartak Trnava 1-2 FK Crvena zvezda (agg: 2-3)
    1-0 Bakoš 6, 1-1 Ben Nabouhane 7, 1-2 Radonjić 98 ET
    Borjan, Degenek, Krstičić, Stoiljković (75 Pavkov), Simić (85 Jovičić), Rodić, Jovančić (11 Gobeljić), Stojković, Ben Nabouhane, Radonjić (17 Babić), Savić
  • Play-off
    FK Crvena zvezda 0-0 FC Salzburg
    Borjan, Jovičić, Degenek, Krstičić, Stoiljković (79 Jovančić), Jonathan Cafú (60 Simić), Rodić, Stojković, Ben Nabouhane, Radonjić, Savić (46 Babić)
  • (29/08/2018)
    FC Salzburg 2-2 FK Crvena zvezda (agg: 2-2)
    1-0 Dabbur 45, 2-0 Dabbur 48 (P) , 2-1 Ben Nabouhane 65, 2-2 Ben Nabouhane 66
    Borjan, Jovičić, Degenek, Krstičić, Milić (49 Pavkov), Simić (37 Jovančić), Rodić, Stojković, Ben Nabouhane, Radonjić (82 Gobeljić), Savić
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2018)
    FK Crvena zvezda 0-0 SSC Napoli
    Borjan, Jovičić (56 Jovančić), Degenek, Krstičić, Marin (87 Simić), Čaušić, Rodić, Stojković, Ben Nabouhane, Savić, Boakye (81 Pavkov)
  • 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
    Borjan, Jovičić, Degenek, Krstičić, Marin, Čaušić, Simić (46 Pavkov), Rodić, Stojković, Ben Nabouhane (73 Ebecilio), Savić (46 Babić)
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2018)
    Liverpool FC-FK Crvena zvezda
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2018)
    FK Crvena zvezda-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2018)
    SSC Napoli-FK Crvena zvezda
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2018)
    FK Crvena zvezda-Paris Saint-Germain

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

Liverpool FC
Nickname: The Reds

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup (5): 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, (1985), 2005, (2007), (2018)
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League (3): 1973, 1976, 2001, (2016)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1966)
• UEFA Super Cup (3): 1977, (1978), (1984), 2001, 2005
• European/South American Cup: (1981), (1984)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 18 (1990)
FA Cup: 7 (2006)
League Cup: 8 (2012)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: UEFA Europa League runners-up
2014/15: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2008/09: quarter-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
11-0: Liverpool v Strømgodset
17/09/74, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
Maribor v Liverpool
17/10/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid
22/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Ajax v Liverpool
07/12/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-0: Liverpool v Beşiktaş
06/11/07, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: Maribor v Liverpool (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-2: Bayer Leverkusen v Liverpool
09/04/02, quarter-finals second leg
twice, most recently v Fiorentina
29/09/09, group stage


FK Crvena zvezda
Nickname: Crveno-beli (Red-and-Whites)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup (1): 1991
• UEFA Cup: (1979)
• UEFA Super Cup: (1991)
• European/South American Cup (1): 1991

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 28 (2018)
Yugoslavian/Serbian Cup: 24 (2012)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2015/16: UEFA Europa League first qualifying round
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA club competition
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2012/13: UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Cup second qualifying round

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-1: Crvena zvezda v Stade Dudelange
02/10/57, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
2-7: Komloi BSK v Crvena zvezda
15/09/71, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg
1-6: Avenir Beggen v Crvena zvezda
22/10/74, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup second round first leg
twice, most recently v Dundalk
07/09/88, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Crvena zvezda v Borussia Mönchengladbach
19/10/77, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Paris Saint-German v Crvena zvezda
03/10/18, UEFA Champions League group stage
5-0: PSV Eindhoven v Crvena zvezda
25/08/04, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second leg 

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Paris Saint-German v Crvena zvezda (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