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UEFA Champions League: Club Brugge - Club Atlético de Madrid Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Club BruggeClub BruggeJan Breydelstadion - BrugesTuesday 11 December 2018
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Group A - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
03/10/2018GSClub Atlético de Madrid - Club Brugge3-1
MadridGriezmann 28, 67, Koke 90+4; Groeneveld 39
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
18/03/1992QFClub Brugge - Club Atlético de Madrid2-1
agg: 4-4 ag
BrugesQuerter 41, Booy 65; Futre 10
04/03/1992QFClub Atlético de Madrid - Club Brugge3-2
MadridSchuster 30, Gomez 47, Futre 57; Verspaille 31, Beyens 43
European Champions Clubs' Cup
15/03/1978QFClub Atlético de Madrid - Club Brugge3-2
agg: 3-4
MadridBenegas 21, Pina 31, 62; Cools 61, Lambert 68
01/03/1978QFClub Brugge - Club Atlético de Madrid2-0
BrugesCourant 43, de Cubber 57
Club Brugge2200300300005203910
Club Atlético de Madrid3300200200005302109

Club Brugge - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
15/12/2010GSClub Brugge - Villarreal CF1-2
BrugesKouemaha 28; Rossi 30, 34 (P)
30/09/2010GSVillarreal CF - Club Brugge2-1
VillarrealRossi 41, Gonzalo Rodríguez 56; Donk 45+2
UEFA Europa League
25/02/2010R32Valencia CF - Club Brugge3-0
agg 3-1 (aet)
ValenciaMata 1, Pablo Hernández 96 ET, 117 ET
18/02/2010R32Club Brugge - Valencia CF1-0
BrugesKouemaha 56
04/12/2008GSValencia CF - Club Brugge1-1ValenciaŽigić 60; Alcaraz 18
16/12/2004GSClub Brugge - Real Zaragoza1-1BrugesČeh 67; Sávio 39
UEFA Champions League
26/11/2003GS1RC Celta de Vigo - Club Brugge1-1VigoMostovoi 74; Lange 90+2
16/09/2003GS1Club Brugge - RC Celta de Vigo1-1BrugesSæternes 84; Juanfran 50
UEFA Champions League
29/10/2002GS1Club Brugge - FC Barcelona0-1
BrugesRiquelme 64
18/09/2002GS1FC Barcelona - Club Brugge3-2
BarcelonaLuis Enrique 5, Mendieta 40, Saviola 44; Simons 22 (P), Englebert 85
07/12/2000R3FC Barcelona - Club Brugge1-1
agg: 3-1
BarcelonaRivaldo 17 (P); Verheyen 26
23/11/2000R3Club Brugge - FC Barcelona0-2
BrugesRivaldo 24, Kluivert 30
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
02/11/1995R2Club Brugge - Real Zaragoza0-1
agg: 1-3
BrugesDani García 90
19/10/1995R2Real Zaragoza - Club Brugge2-1
ZaragozaAragón 28, Dani García 34; Staelens 73
20/04/1988SFRCD Espanyol - Club Brugge3-0
agg 3-2 (aet)
BarcelonaOrejuela 9, Losada 61, Pichi Alonso 119 ET
06/04/1988SFClub Brugge - RCD Espanyol2-0
BrugesCeulemans 40, Gallart 69 (og)
European Champions Clubs' Cup
03/11/1976R2Club Brugge - Real Madrid CF2-0
agg: 2-0
BrugesLe Fevre 19, Rubiñán 45 (og)
20/10/1976R2Real Madrid CF - Club Brugge0-0Malaga

Club Atlético de Madrid - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Club Atlético de Madrid have not played against a club from their opponents' country

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Club Atlético de Madrid3300200200005302109

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Match background Only this chapter

Atlético Madrid will look to wrap up first place in Group A away to a Club Brugge side for whom this will be the last UEFA Champions League game of the season – although the Belgian side have guaranteed their European campaign will continue into 2019.

• Atlético, who secured progress on matchday five, were 3-1 winners against Club Brugge in Spain on matchday two, Antoine Griezmann scoring either side of Arnaut Groeneveld's goal for the visitors; Diego Simeone's side did not make sure of the win until Koke got their third goal four minutes into added time.

• Los Colchoneros are top of the section on 12 points, two more than second-placed Borussia Dortmund. Atleti will seal first place with a win or if Dortmund do not gain victory at bottom side Monaco.

• Club Brugge are in third position, and hold a four-point cushion over Monaco; they will therefore finish in the same place and move into the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

Highlights: Atlético 3-1 Club Brugge

Previous meetings
• All five of the clubs' previous contests have been won by the home side; these are Atlético's only games against Belgian clubs.

• Club Brugge were 2-0 winners in the home first leg of their 1977/78 European Cup quarter-final against Atlético, and survived a 3-2 defeat in Spain to win the tie 4-3 on aggregate. Club Brugge went on to finish runners-up to Liverpool in Belgium's only European Cup final appearance.

• It was also a 3-2 scoreline in Madrid when the sides were reunited in the 1991/92 European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals, Atlético again emerging victorious. Once more, however, it was Club Brugge who came out on top on aggregate, progressing on away goals after a 2-1 second-leg win in Bruges; that remains their last win in a European quarter-final.

Form guide
Club Brugge
• Beaten 1-0 at home by Dortmund on matchday one, the 3-1 defeat at Atlético extended Club Brugge's 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 – before it was ended by a 1-1 home draw against Monaco. The 4-0 win away to the Ligue 1 side in the reverse fixture ended a 13-year, 13-game sequence without a victory in the UEFA Champions League, qualifying included; a goalless draw at Dortmund on matchday five made it three games unbeaten in the competition.

• The Belgian side had drawn two and lost 11 of their last 13 games in the competition prior to matchday four. Group stage to final, Club Brugge's previous UEFA Champions League win was a 3-2 home defeat of Rapid Wien in November 2005; their winless run until the victory against Monaco was D2 L9. They have won only three of their last 17 fixtures in the UEFA Champions League proper (D3 L11).

Watch Club Brugge draw at Dortmund on matchday five

• The Monaco match on matchday three was the first time Club Brugge had picked up a point in the group stage since a 1-1 draw against Bayern München on 7 December 2005.

• 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.

• Club Brugge have not won in the last eight home European games (D3 L5), since a 1-0 UEFA Europa League group stage defeat of Legia Warsawa in November 2015.

• The Belgian side's home record against Spanish visitors is W5 D2 L4, the most recent game a 2-1 loss to Villarreal in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Atleti came from behind to win 2-1 at Monaco on matchday one before beating Club Brugge. They unexpectedly went down 4-0 at Dortmund on matchday three – their joint heaviest European defeat – but turned the tables on the German club with a 2-0 victory at the Estadio Metropolitano and sealed their place in the round of 16 by beating Monaco by the same scoreline last time out.

• The defeat in Dortmund ended Atlético's five-match winning run in European games, and is only their second defeat in their last 19 matches in continental competition (W13 D4).

• Despite the defeat in Dortmund, Atlético have lost only two of their last nine European away games, winning three.

See Atlético secure progress last time out

• UEFA Champions League finalists in 2014 and 2016, and semi-finalists two seasons ago, Atlético won only one game in the 2017/18 competition, drawing four including all three away, to finish behind Roma and Chelsea in their section.

• However, Los Rojiblancos then moved into the UEFA Europa League, winning their first five matches. They lost only one of nine overall and defeated Marseille 3-0 in the Lyon final.

• Simeone's side have already lifted European silverware this season, beating Real Madrid 4-2 in August's UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn – making them the first team to win the competition on their first three appearances.

• The Rojiblancos have reached two UEFA Champions League and three UEFA Europa League finals in the last nine seasons.

Links and trivia
• Club Brugge coach Ivan Leko played for Spanish side Málaga between 2001 and 2005, scoring four goals in 79 league appearances. His record in five games against Atlético was W2 L3 – all three defeats coming in Madrid – scoring in a 2-1 Málaga home success in April 2004.

• Nikola Kalinić and Matej Mitrović have played together for Croatia.

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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 have won only one of their last seven (D3 L3), beating Standard 3-0 on 2 December but losing 2-1 at Waasland-Beveren on Friday.

• Ruud Vormer scored Club Brugge's goal at Waasland-Beveren, his second in the league this season; the midfielder managed 13 in 2017/18.

• Stefano Denswil opened the scoring against Standard on 2 December, his first goal this season. Summer signing Sofyan Amrabat scored the third goal, his first for the club.

• Emmanuel Bonaventure, who was sidelined between matchdays three and five, scored the second goal against Standard before limping off with a reported hamstring injury. He missed Friday's defeat.

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

• Jelle Vossen sustained a knee injury in the 1-1 draw against Waasland-Beveren on 19 October and is expected to be out until 2019.

• Arnaut Groeneveld missed matchday three with an ankle injury and has not played since.

• Krepin Diatta (out since 6 November, hamstring) and Thibaut Vlietinck (10 November, muscle) are also sidelined.

• Jan Oblak made his 50th appearance in UEFA club competition on matchday five.

• Atlético have won just one Liga game away from home this season (D5 L1).

• The Rojiblancos defeated Sant Andreu 4-0 in their Copa del Rey fourth round second leg on 5 December (5-0 on aggregate), Nikola Kalinić scoring his first goal for the club.

• Kalinić also opened the scoring in Saturday's 3-0 victory at home to Alavés, Antoine Griezmann and Rodri adding further goals in the last eight minutes. Griezmann's strike was his fourth in the Liga this season.

• Atlético are unbeaten in ten matches in all competitions (W7 D3) since losing at Borussia Dortmund on matchday three.

• The 4-0 loss in Dortmund was Atlético's biggest defeat of Diego Simeone's reign and their heaviest since a 5-0 reverse at Barcelona on 24 September 2011.

• Diego Costa scored twice in Atlético's 4-2 extra-time defeat of Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on 15 August. Saúl Ñíguez and Koke were also on target.

• Costa has scored three goals in five UEFA club competition appearances this season, but did not find the net in domestic football between striking against Sevilla on 25 February and opening the scoring against Barcelona on 24 November. That ended a run of 18 Liga games without a goal, during which time he had scored five times in Europe.

• The Spain forward has undergone surgery on a foot injury and is likely to be out for the next two months.

• José María Giménez had been out since being replaced on matchday four with a hamstring injury, but returned as a first-half substitute against Alavés, replacing Lucas Hernández after the Frenchman hurt his right knee.

• Diego Godín (hamstring) has been out since 10 November; Filipe Luís (out since matchday five) and Juanfran (22 November) have both been sidelined by calf complaints.


Squad list Only this chapter

Club Brugge - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Karlo LeticaCRO11/02/199721 - --3-12-3-3-
22Ethan HorvathUSA09/06/199523 - --2-6-2-19-
34Brent GabrielBEL27/01/199919 - ----------
90Nick ShintonBEL10/05/200117 - ----------
91Senne LammensBEL07/07/200216 - ----------
4Luan PeresBRA19/07/199424 - ----2-----
5Benoit PoulainFRA24/07/198731 - --5-15110-10-
15Matej MitrovićCRO10/11/199325 - --1-9-3-18-
21Dion CoolsBEL04/06/199622 - --2-815-101
24Stefano DenswilNED07/05/199325 - --5-151181273
35Saulo DecarliSUI04/02/199226 - --1-7-1-1-
44Brandon MecheleBEL28/01/199325 - --4-12-6-33-
77Clinton MataANG07/11/199226 - --4-9-4-4-
92Brendan SchoonbaertBEL09/05/200018 - ----------
6Sofyan AmrabatMAR21/08/199622 - --1-817181
11Krépin DiattaSEN25/02/199919 - --2-4-2-2-
16Siebe SchrijversBEL18/07/199622 - --1-1271-11-
18Marvelous NakambaZIM19/01/199424 - --4-8-4-10-
20Hans VanakenBEL24/08/199226 - --52186112294
25Ruud VormerNED11/05/198830 - --51172101422
47Arnaut GroeneveldNED31/01/199721 - --211142121
86Mathias De WolfBEL21/02/200216 - ----------
87Maxim De CuyperBEL22/12/200017 - ----------
88Samuel AsomaBEL15/07/200216 - ----------
93Noah FadigaBEL03/12/199919 - ----------
94Charles De KetelaereBEL10/03/200117 - ----------
95Adnan UgurBEL28/06/200117 - ----------
98Brandon BaiyeBEL27/12/200017 - ----1-----
7WesleyBRA24/11/199622 - --52167102134
9Jelle VossenBEL22/03/198929 - --1-641134620
10Rezaei KavehIRN05/04/199226 - --2-1032-2-
19Thibault VlietinckBEL19/08/199721 - --4-7-4-4-
26Mats RitsBEL18/07/199325 - --4-1814-4-
42Emmanuel BonaventureNGA15/11/199721 - --3-933-101
80Loïs OpendaBEL16/02/200018 - --4-7-4-4-
89Cyril NgongeBEL26/05/200018 - ----2-----
97Terry Osei-BerkoeBEL09/01/199820 - ----------
99Louis DeclerckBEL10/05/199919 - ----------
-Ivan LekoCRO07/02/197840 - --5---5-9-
Club Atlético de Madrid - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Antonio AdánESP13/05/198731 - ------4-8-
13Jan OblakSVN07/01/199325 - --5-15-39-50-
31Miguel San RománESP14/07/199721 - ----------
37Alex Dos SantosESP15/01/199919 - ----------
53AlexESP01/01/200117 - ----------
2Diego GodínURU16/02/198632 - --3-112563975
3Filipe LuísBRA09/08/198533*--4-122451821
4Santiago AriasCOL13/01/199226 - --2-8-121251
15Stefan SavićMNE08/01/199127S--1-8-27-48-
20JuanfranESP09/01/198533 - --3-7-46-862
21Lucas HernándezFRA14/02/199622 - --5-10-16-25-
24José María GiménezURU20/01/199523*--317-251331
33Andrés SolanoCOL24/02/199820 - ----------
34Aitor PuñalESP01/04/199919 - ----------
35Francisco MonteroESP14/01/199919 - --1-2-1-1-
36Alberto RodríguezESP10/09/199721 - ----------
38Carlos IsaacESP30/04/199820 - ----1-----
39MannyESP01/03/199820 - ----------
50Fernando GastañagaESP26/03/200018 - ----------
59Marco MorenoESP20/02/200117 - ----------
6KokeESP08/01/199226 - --42121535848
8Saúl ÑíguezESP21/11/199424 - --5114-4195913
10Ángel CorreaARG09/03/199523*--5-152251352
11Thomas LemarFRA12/11/199523 - --4-142192292
14RodriESP22/06/199622 - --5-1225-161
18Gelson MartinsPOR11/05/199523 - --1-6-131274
23VitoloESP02/11/198929 - --2-5-1515910
28Cristian RodriguezESP15/03/199622 - ----------
30Mikel CarroESP25/01/199919 - ----------
43Toni MoyaESP20/03/199820 - ----------
46FerniESP07/04/199820 - ----------
56Oscar CastroESP20/06/200117 - ----------
7Antoine GriezmannFRA21/03/199127 - --5415451216228
9Nikola KalinićCRO05/01/198830 - --2-812-5916
19Diego CostaESP07/10/198830*--3111127114619
26Darío PovedaESP13/03/199721 - --------1-
32Borja GarcésESP06/08/199919 - ----11----
40Víctor MollejoESP21/01/200117S----------
42Rodrigo RiquelmeESP02/04/200018 - ----------
47Joaquín MuñozESP10/03/199919 - ----------
49Alberto SalidoESP16/01/200018 - ----------
52SalomónESP04/02/200018 - ----------
55Silvano NaterGNB27/02/200018 - ----------
-Diego SimeoneARG28/04/197048 - --4---57-82-

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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.


Diego Simeone

Date of birth: 28 April 1970
Nationality: Argentinian
Playing career: Vélez Sarsfield, Pisa, Sevilla, Atlético Madrid (twice), Internazionale Milano, Lazio, Racing Club
Coaching career: Racing Club (twice), Estudiantes, River Plate, San Lorenzo, Catania, Atlético Madrid

• Launched career as a combative midfielder with Vélez Sarsfield and was a full Argentinian international at 18, making debut in a July 1988 friendly against Australia; went on to play in three FIFA World Cups and retired as Argentina's most-capped player (106 appearances, 11 goals). Moved to Italy in 1990 to join Pisa; two years later he left for Sevilla, where he played under Argentina's 1986 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Bilardo and – for one season – alongside Diego Maradona.

• Joined Atlético in 1994 and won the Spanish domestic double in his second season, his first major club honours to add to two Copa América titles (1991 and 1993) plus the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup with Argentina.

• Enjoyed further success after returning to Italy, winning the UEFA Cup with Inter, plus a Serie A and Coppa Italia double in his debut campaign with Lazio (1999/2000). After four years in Rome, he returned to Madrid for a second spell with Atlético before ending his playing career in Argentina with Racing Club.

• Started coaching career with Racing Club and won Argentinian titles with Estudiantes (2006 Apertura) and River Plate (2008 Clausura); brief spells at San Lorenzo, Italian club Catania and Racing (again) preceded his appointment in December 2011 at Atlético.

• Led Atlético to victory in the 2012 UEFA Europa League final against Athletic Club and to a Copa del Rey final triumph over Real Madrid in 2013. A year later, Atlético held off Barcelona and Madrid to win their first league title since 1996, although they lost to Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final. Took Atlético to another UEFA Champions League final in 2016, which they again lost to Madrid, but collected more silverware two years later with another UEFA Europa League triumph and followed up by finally getting the better of Madrid in Europe with victory in the UEFA Super Cup.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDavide Massa (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesFilippo Meli (ITA) , Fabiano Preti (ITA)
  • Additional assistant refereesPaolo Valeri (ITA) , Marco Di Bello (ITA)
  • Fourth officialStefano Alassio (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateVladislav Khodeev (RUS)
  • UEFA Referee observerBertrand Layec (FRA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Davide Massa15/07/1981532

Davide Massa

Referee since: 1997
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2014

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

No such matches refereed

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09/02/2016UYLPORSC AnderlechtArsenal FC2-0Brussels
15/04/2016UYLSFReal Madrid CFParis Saint-Germain1-3Nyon
24/11/2016UELGSFC ZürichVillarreal CF1-1Zurich

Last updated 10/12/2018 03:06CET

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)D 1-1Wesley 39
27/10/2018LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)D 2-2Vanaken 31 (P), Schrijvers 41
30/10/2018LeagueKV Oostende (H)W 4-0Schrijvers 16, 70, Vanaken 21 (P), Wesley 45+1
03/11/2018LeagueKRC Genk (A)D 1-1Schrijvers 53
06/11/2018UCLAS Monaco FC (A)W 4-0Vanaken 12, 17 (P), Wesley 24, Vormer 85
10/11/2018LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)L 1-2Vanaken 11
23/11/2018LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)L 1-3De Fauw 78 (og)
28/11/2018UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)D 0-0
02/12/2018LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)W 3-0Denswil 7, Bonaventure 17, Amrabat 36
07/12/2018LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)L 1-2Vormer 48
11/12/2018UCLClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
15/12/2018LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
23/12/2018LeagueRoyal Antwerp (H)
27/12/2018LeagueKSC Lokeren OV (A)
20/01/2019LeagueR. 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 Genk181161421839
2Royal Antwerp181053271635
3Club Brugge181044422134
4RSC Anderlecht18945322231
5K. Sint-Truidense VV18873312131
6KAA Gent18846333028
7R. Charleroi SC18837292527
8R. Standard de Liège18765252027
9KV Kortrijk18657242823
10Cercle Brugge KSV18648213322
11KV Oostende18648193122
12KAS Eupen186111203619
13SV Zulte Waregem18459273717
14R. Excel Mouscron183510122314
16KSC Lokeren OV182511163211
Club Atlético de MadridFixtures and results
15/08/2018SCUPReal Madrid CF (A)W 4-2 aetDiego Costa 1, 79, Saúl Ñíguez 98 ET, Koke 104 ET
20/08/2018LeagueValencia CF (A)D 1-1Correa 26
25/08/2018LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (H)W 1-0Griezmann 63
01/09/2018LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)L 0-2
15/09/2018LeagueSD Eibar (H)D 1-1Borja Garcés 90+4
18/09/2018UCLAS Monaco FC (A)W 2-1Diego Costa 31, Giménez 45+1
22/09/2018LeagueGetafe CF (A)W 2-0Lemar 14, 60
25/09/2018LeagueSD Huesca (H)W 3-0Griezmann 16, Thomas 29, Koke 33
29/09/2018LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)D 0-0
03/10/2018UCLClub Brugge (H)W 3-1Griezmann 28, 67, Koke 90+4
07/10/2018LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)W 1-0Correa 74
20/10/2018LeagueVillarreal CF (A)D 1-1Filipe Luís 51
24/10/2018UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)L 0-4
27/10/2018LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)W 2-0Godín 45, Filipe Luís 60
30/10/2018CupUE Sant Andreu (A)W 1-0Gelson Martins 33
03/11/2018LeagueCD Leganés (A)D 1-1Griezmann 69
06/11/2018UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)W 2-0Saúl Ñíguez 33, Griezmann 80
10/11/2018LeagueAthletic Club (H)W 3-2Thomas 61, Rodri 80, Godín 90+1
24/11/2018LeagueFC Barcelona (H)D 1-1Diego Costa 77
28/11/2018UCLAS Monaco FC (H)W 2-0Koke 2, Griezmann 24
02/12/2018LeagueGirona FC (A)D 1-1Ramalho 82 (og)
05/12/2018CupUE Sant Andreu (H)W 4-0Lemar 48, N. Kalinić 53, Correa 55, Vitolo 81
08/12/2018LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)W 3-0N. Kalinić 25, Griezmann 82, Rodri 87
11/12/2018UCLClub Brugge (A)
15/12/2018LeagueReal Valladolid CF (A)
22/12/2018LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)
06/01/2019LeagueSevilla FC (A)
13/01/2019LeagueLevante UD (H)
20/01/2019LeagueSD Huesca (A)
27/01/2019LeagueGetafe CF (H)
03/02/2019LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
10/02/2019LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)
17/02/2019LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (A)
24/02/2019LeagueVillarreal CF (H)
03/03/2019LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
10/03/2019LeagueCD Leganés (H)
17/03/2019LeagueAthletic Club (A)
31/03/2019LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)
03/04/2019LeagueGirona FC (H)
07/04/2019LeagueFC Barcelona (A)
14/04/2019LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
21/04/2019LeagueSD Eibar (A)
24/04/2019LeagueValencia CF (H)
28/04/2019LeagueReal Valladolid CF (H)
05/05/2019LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)
12/05/2019LeagueSevilla FC (H)
19/05/2019LeagueLevante UD (A)
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2Sevilla FC15843271628
3Club Atlético de Madrid15771211028
4Real Madrid CF15825231926
5Deportivo Alavés15735181724
6Levante UD15645272522
7Real Betis Balompié15645161722
8Getafe CF15564161221
9Girona FC15564171721
10RCD Espanyol15636172021
11RC Celta de Vigo15555282420
12Real Valladolid CF15555131520
13Real Sociedad de Fútbol15546181819
14SD Eibar15546192319
15Valencia CF15393121218
16CD Leganés15456151917
17Villarreal CF15357151914
18Athletic Club15285152314
19Rayo Vallecano de Madrid15249153010
20SD Huesca15141012307

Last updated 10/12/2018 23:01CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Club Brugge

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Club Atlético de Madrid54019612
    Borussia Dortmund53118210
    Club Brugge5122655
    AS Monaco FC50142121
    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 1-1 AS Monaco FC
    0-1 Sylla 31, 1-1 Wesley 39
    Letica, Poulain, Wesley, Kaveh (79 Openda), Nakamba, Vlietinck (83 Mata), Vanaken, Denswil, Vormer, Bonaventure (90 Diatta), Mechele
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2018)
    AS Monaco FC 0-4 Club Brugge
    0-1 Vanaken 12, 0-2 Vanaken 17 (P) , 0-3 Wesley 24, 0-4 Vormer 85
    Horvath, Poulain, Wesley (72 Kaveh), Diatta (6 Cools), Nakamba, Vanaken, Denswil, Vormer, Rits, Mechele, Mata (77 Vlietinck)
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2018)
    Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Club Brugge
    Horvath, Poulain, Amrabat, Wesley (92 Openda), Nakamba, Vanaken, Denswil, Vormer (92 Decarli), Bonaventure (76 Rits), Mechele, Mata
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2018)
    Club Brugge-Club Atlético de Madrid

Club Atlético de Madrid

  • UEFA Super Cup - Final
    Matchday 1 (15/08/2018)
    Real Madrid CF 2-4 Club Atlético de Madrid
    0-1 Diego Costa 1, 1-1 Benzema 27, 2-1 Ramos 63 (P) , 2-2 Diego Costa 79, 2-3 Saúl Ñíguez 98 ET, 2-4 Koke 104 ET
    Oblak, Godín, Koke, Griezmann (57 Correa), Saúl Ñíguez, Lemar (91 Thomas), Rodri (71 Vitolo), Savić, Diego Costa (19 Giménez), Juanfran, Lucas
  • 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
    Oblak, Godín, Koke, Griezmann, Saúl Ñíguez, Correa (70 Lemar), Rodri, Diego Costa, Juanfran, Lucas, Giménez
  • 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
    Oblak, Godín, Arias, Thomas (63 Correa), Koke, Griezmann, Saúl Ñíguez, Lemar, Diego Costa (69 Rodri), Lucas, Giménez (46 Filipe Luís)
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2018)
    Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
    1-0 Witsel 38, 2-0 Raphaël Guerreiro 73, 3-0 Sancho 83, 4-0 Raphaël Guerreiro 89
    Oblak, Godín, Filipe Luís, Thomas (46 Rodri), Koke, Griezmann, Saúl Ñíguez (70 Correa), Lemar, Diego Costa, Juanfran, Lucas
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2018)
    Club Atlético de Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
    1-0 Saúl Ñíguez 33, 2-0 Griezmann 80
    Oblak, Filipe Luís, Thomas, Griezmann, Saúl Ñíguez, N. Kalinić (62 Gelson Martins), Correa (81 Vitolo), Rodri, Juanfran, Lucas, Giménez (46 Montero)
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2018)
    Club Atlético de Madrid 2-0 AS Monaco FC
    1-0 Koke 2, 2-0 Griezmann 24
    Oblak, Filipe Luís, Arias, Thomas, Koke (46 Vitolo), Griezmann, Correa (69 Saúl Ñíguez), Lemar (63 N. Kalinić), Rodri, Savić, Lucas
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2018)
    Club Brugge-Club Atlético de Madrid

Last updated 29/11/2018 17:51CET

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
• This season's success means Barcelona have finished as group winners on 20 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and five more than Bayern München and Manchester United.

• 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
0-4: Monaco v Club Brugge
06/11/18, 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


Club Atlético de Madrid
Nickname: Los Colchoneros (The Mattress Makers)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (1974), (2014), (2016)
• UEFA Europa League (3): 2010, 2012, 2018
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1962, (1963), (1986)
• UEFA Super Cup (3): 2010, 2012, 2018
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2007, (2004)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 10 (2014)
Spanish Cup: 10 (2013)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: UEFA Europa League winners (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League winners
UEFA Europa League group stage
2009/10: UEFA Europa League winners (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
8-0: Atlético v Drumcondra
17/09/58, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Kayseri Erciyesspor v Atlético
04/10/07, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Atlético v Porto
08/12/09, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
Tottenham v Atlético
15/05/63, European Cup Winners' Cup final (played in Rotterdam)
4-0 three times, most recently v Dortmund
24/10/18, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
5-0: Atlético v Malmö
22/10/14, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Widzew Łódź v Atlético
25/09/96, group stage
0-3 twice, most recently v Austria Wien
22/10/13, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Atlético v Porto (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v 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