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UEFA Champions League: AFC Ajax - FC Bayern München Match press kits

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AFC AjaxAFC AjaxJohan Cruijff ArenA - AmsterdamWednesday 12 December 2018
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Group E - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/10/2018GSFC Bayern München - AFC Ajax1-1MunichHummels 4; Mazraoui 22
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/12/2004GSAFC Ajax - FC Bayern München2-2AmsterdamGalásek 38, Mitea 64; Makaay 9, Ballack 78
28/09/2004GSFC Bayern München - AFC Ajax4-0
MunichMakaay 28, 44, 51 (P), Zé Roberto 55
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
19/04/1995SFAFC Ajax - FC Bayern München5-2
agg: 5-2
AmsterdamLitmanen 11, 47, George 41, R. de Boer 44, Overmars 88; Witeczek 36, Scholl 75 (P)
05/04/1995SFFC Bayern München - AFC Ajax0-0Munich
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/11/1980R2AFC Ajax - FC Bayern München2-1
agg: 3-6
AmsterdamWiggemansen 16, Rijkaard 18; K-H. Rummenigge 81
22/10/1980R2FC Bayern München - AFC Ajax5-1
MunichDürnberger 45, K-H. Rummenigge 52, 83, D. Hoeness 81, 90+2; Arnesen 36
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/03/1973QFFC Bayern München - AFC Ajax2-1
agg: 2-5
MunichKrol 30 (og), G. Müller 39; Keizer 8
07/03/1973QFAFC Ajax - FC Bayern München4-0
AmsterdamHaan 53, 69, Mühren 68, Cruyff 89
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
AFC Ajax43105023000093331617
FC Bayern München53204013000093331716

AFC Ajax - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/04/2017QFFC Schalke 04 - AFC Ajax3-2
agg 3-4 (aet)
GelsenkirchenGoretzka 53, Burgstaller 56, Caligiuri 101 ET; Viergever 111 ET, Younes 120 ET
13/04/2017QFAFC Ajax - FC Schalke 042-0
AmsterdamKlaassen 23 (P), 52
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/11/2012GSAFC Ajax - Borussia Dortmund1-4
AmsterdamHoesen 87; Reus 8, Götze 36, Lewandowski 41, 67
18/09/2012GSBorussia Dortmund - AFC Ajax1-0
DortmundLewandowski 87
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/11/2008GSHamburger SV - AFC Ajax0-1
HamburgLeonardo 77
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/02/2007R3AFC Ajax - SV Werder Bremen3-1
agg: 3-4
AmsterdamLeonardo 4, Huntelaar 60, Babel 74; Hugo Almeida 14
14/02/2007R3SV Werder Bremen - AFC Ajax3-0
BremenMertesacker 48, Naldo 54, Frings 71
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/12/1997R3VfL Bochum 1848 - AFC Ajax2-2
agg: 4-6
BochumHofmann 58, Mamić 69; S. Arveladze 52, Dani 73
25/11/1997R3AFC Ajax - VfL Bochum 18484-2
AmsterdamM. Laudrup 34, 36, S. Arveladze 38, F. de Boer 45; Reis 20, Wałdoch 24
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/03/1996QFAFC Ajax - Borussia Dortmund1-0
agg: 3-0
AmsterdamMusampa 75
06/03/1996QFBorussia Dortmund - AFC Ajax0-2
DortmundDavids 8, Kluivert 83
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/12/1992R31. FC Kaiserslautern - AFC Ajax0-1
agg: 0-3
KaiserslauternAlflen 40
24/11/1992R3AFC Ajax - 1. FC Kaiserslautern2-0
AmsterdamDavids 1, Jonk 83
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/11/1991R2AFC Ajax - FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt3-0
agg: 5-1
DusseldorfPettersson 27, Blind 58, Van Loen 85
23/10/1991R2FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt - AFC Ajax1-2
ErfurtSchulz 39; Jonk 46, Bergkamp 78
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/11/1987R2AFC Ajax - Hamburger SV2-0
agg: 3-0
AmsterdamMühren 12, Meijer 82
21/10/1987R2Hamburger SV - AFC Ajax0-1
HamburgMeijer 52
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/05/1987FAFC Ajax - 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig1-0
AthensVan Basten 20
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/11/1975R2AFC Ajax - Hertha BSC Berlin4-1
agg: 4-2
AmsterdamBrokamp 24, 76, Geels 28 (P), Meijer 85; Kostedde 41
22/10/1975R2Hertha BSC Berlin - AFC Ajax1-0
BerlinKostedde 49
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/09/1971R11. FC Dynamo Dresden - AFC Ajax0-0
agg: 0-2
Dresden
15/09/1971R1AFC Ajax - 1. FC Dynamo Dresden2-0
AmsterdamSwart 2, Keizer 24
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/10/1968R1AFC Ajax - 1. FC Nürnberg4-0
agg: 5-1
AmsterdamSwart 22, 52, Groot 85 (P), Cruyff 90
18/09/1968R11. FC Nürnberg - AFC Ajax1-1NurembergVolkert 6; Cruyff 80
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/11/1957R1AFC Ajax - FC Wismut Aue1-0
agg: 4-1
AmsterdamOuderland 79
20/11/1957R1FC Wismut Aue - AFC Ajax1-3
AueMüller 87; van der Kuil 5, 62, Bleijenberg 17

FC Bayern München - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/11/2016GSPSV Eindhoven - FC Bayern München1-2
EindhovenArias 14; Lewandowski 34 (P), 74
19/10/2016GSFC Bayern München - PSV Eindhoven4-1
MunichMüller 13, Kimmich 21, Lewandowski 59, Robben 84; Narsingh 41
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/10/2001GS1FC Bayern München - Feyenoord3-1
Munichvan Gobbel 12 (og), Santa Cruz 30, 90+1; Elmander 25
10/10/2001GS1Feyenoord - FC Bayern München2-2RotterdamVan Hooijdonk 38, Tomasson 45+1; Elber 13, 50
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/10/1999GS1PSV Eindhoven - FC Bayern München2-1
EindhovenVan Nistelrooy 40, Nilis 57; Santa Cruz 51
15/09/1999GS1FC Bayern München - PSV Eindhoven2-1
MunichPaulo Sérgio 11, 69; Khokhlov 59
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/09/1993R1FC Bayern München - FC Twente3-0
agg: 7-3
MunichMatthäus 18 (P), Zwijnenberg 45 (og), Ziege 62
15/09/1993R1FC Twente - FC Bayern München3-4
EnschedeBoerebach 65, Polley 71, Vurens 72; Nerlinger 11, Ziege 27, 90, Scholl 66
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/03/1990QFPSV Eindhoven - FC Bayern München0-1
agg: 1-3
EindhovenAugenthaler 90
07/03/1990QFFC Bayern München - PSV Eindhoven2-1
MunichWohlfarth 75, Grahammer 80; Povlsen 77
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/10/1986R1FC Bayern München - PSV Eindhoven0-0
agg: 2-0
Munich
17/09/1986R1PSV Eindhoven - FC Bayern München0-2
EindhovenMathy 80, 90
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
AFC Ajax1614111865711003521686138
FC Bayern München118301042400002112544328

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Match background Only this chapter

First place in Group E is on the line when Ajax and Bayern München, who have both already sealed their places in the UEFA Champions League round of 16, meet in Amsterdam on matchday six.

• The teams drew 1-1 in Munich in the second round of fixtures – Mats Hummels' fourth-minute goal for Bayern cancelled out by Noussair Mazraoui 18 minutes later – and both have remained unbeaten to see off the challenges of Benfica and AEK Athens for a top-two finish.

• The draw with Ajax is the only game in which Bayern have dropped points in the section. The Munich club's five-game total of 13 points is two more than Ajax, meaning a draw in the Netherlands – in their 150th UEFA Champions League group encounter – will allow the German side to finish first.

• Ajax will finish top if they win.

Highlights: Bayern 1-1 Ajax

Previous meetings
• Two of European football's most famous names, this will be the clubs' tenth fixture – and home sides have traditionally held the upper hand. Of the nine previous contests, six have ended in a home victory, with the other three matches drawn.

• The most recent encounters before this season came in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League group stage, Bayern winning 4-0 in Munich – Dutch international striker Roy Makaay contributing a hat-trick – before a 2-2 draw in the Netherlands.

• That, however, is Bayern's only success in the last six matches between the pair; Ajax have won two in that sequence, most recently a 5-2 semi-final second-leg success in their victorious 1994/95 UEFA Champions League campaign.

Form guide
Ajax
• After beating AEK 3-0 in Amsterdam on matchday one and drawing at Bayern, Ajax then took four points off Benfica thanks to a 1-0 home success and 1-1 away draw. Progress was assured by a 2-0 win at AEK on matchday five, Dušan Tadić with both goals – the Serb has scored Ajax's last three goals in the competition.

• Second in the Eredivisie last season, Ajax are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 14th time, but the first since 2014/15. Then their campaign ended in the group stage, for the fifth year in a row; they finished third on each occasion.

• This is the first time Ajax have progressed from their section since 2005/06.

• Ajax's 2017/18 European campaign lasted only two ties, losing to Nice in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round before a 4-2 aggregate defeat against Rosenborg (0-1 home, 2-3 away) that extended their winless run in continental competition to six matches (D2 L4).

Watch Ajax secure progress on matchday five

• However, Ajax are unbeaten in Europe in 2018/19 – a run of 11 matches. Before the group stage they beat Sturm Graz home (2-0) and away (3-1) in the second qualifying round and Standard Liège 5-2 on aggregate in the third qualifying round (2-2 away, 3-0 home) before overcoming Dynamo Kyiv 3-1 in the play-offs (3-1 home, 0-0 away).

• The Amsterdammers have lost only one of their last eight home fixtures in the UEFA Champions League group stage (W5 D2).

• Ajax have won 14 of their 16 home games against German clubs, the sole defeat a 4-1 loss against Borussia Dortmund in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Bayern
• Having opened Group E with a 2-0 win at Benfica, Bayern followed the draw with Ajax by beating AEK Athens 2-0 away and at home; they claimed their place in the round of 16 by beating Benfica 5-1 in Munich last time out.

• Robert Lewandowski has scored in Bayern's last three European matches and, with six goals, is the joint top scorer in this season's UEFA Champions League alongside Lionel Messi.

• Bayern are unbeaten in their last seven away European games (W6 D1); the match at Benfica was their first clean sheet on their UEFA Champions League travels in 15 matches. They followed it with another at AEK.

• Champions of Germany for a record 28th time last season – with a landmark sixth successive Bundesliga title – Bayern are in the group stage for the 22nd time.

See Bayern put five past Benfica

• The Munich club have reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals or better in each of the last seven seasons. They last failed to progress from the initial group section in 2002/03, although they missed out altogether on the UEFA Champions League in 2007/08.

• For the second year in a row Bayern's campaign was ended by Real Madrid in 2017/18, via a 4-3 aggregate semi-final defeat.

• Bayern have won four of their ten away games against Dutch clubs (D2 L4), including the most recent – a 2-1 victory at PSV Eindhoven in the 2016/17 group stage. That is their only win, however, in five UEFA Champions League visits (D2 L2).

• The German club are on a six-match unbeaten run against Eredivisie opposition, home and away (W4 D2).

Links and trivia
• Ajax coach Erik ten Hag was coach of Bayern's B team between 2013 and 2014, winning the Regionalliga Bayern in 2014.

• Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was a Schalke player between 2010 and 2017, scoring 82 goals in 175 Bundesliga appearances.

• Robert Lewandowski scored three times against Ajax for Dortmund in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage; the German club won 1-0 at home and 4-1 away.

• Has played in the Netherlands:
Arjen Robben (Groningen 2000–02, PSV Eindhoven 2002–04)

• Have played together:
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar & Manuel Neuer (Schalke 2010/11)
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar & Leon Goretzka (Schalke 2013–17)

• International team-mates:
Maximilian Wöber & David Alaba (Austria)

• Arjen Robben, Daley Blind and Huntelaar were all part of the Netherlands squad that finished third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

• Serge Gnabry was in the Germany side that drew 2-2 with the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League on 19 November; Daley Blind, Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong played for the visitors as they booked their place in next year's Finals.

• Blind provided an assist in the Netherlands' 3-0 home win against Germany on 13 October; Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller were all on the losing team.

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Ajax
• Ajax's 15-match unbeaten run (W12 D3) in all competitions stretching back to 15 April was ended by a 3-0 Eredivisie defeat at PSV Eindhoven on 23 September, halting a four-match winning league streak. That is their only defeat of the season in all competitions (W22 D5); they beat Den Haag 5-1 on 2 December and were 4-1 winners at Zwolle at the weekend.

• Since losing to PSV, Ajax have won 13 of their 15 matches in all competitions, drawing at Bayern and Benfica.

• The Amsterdammers have scored 45 goals in their last 11 domestic matches.

• Ajax were 7-1 winners at Excelsior in the Eredivisie on 11 November, the second time they have scored seven goals in a game this season.

• Erik ten Hag's side have kept 18 clean sheets in 28 matches this season.

• Kasper Dolberg has six goals in his last eight league appearances.

• The 2-0 home victory over Willem II on 3 November equalled a club record for eight successive home clean sheets, matching the marks of 1971 and 2008. Den Haag denied Ajax a new record by scoring in their 1-5 defeat.

• Ryan Gravenberch – who had become the club's youngest player with his appearance against PSV three days earlier – became Ajax's youngest ever scorer at the age of 16 years 133 days with his Dutch Cup goal against Te Werve on 26 September. The teenager succeeds Clarence Seedorf, who was 16 years 361 days when he scored on 28 March 1993 against Vitesse.

• Ajax's new signing Hassane Bandé has been out all season after picking up a calf injury in a friendly against Anderlecht in early July. Joël Veltman has not played since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury on 19 April.

• Hakim Ziyech, who has scored five goals in his last six Eredivisie games, missed Morocco's friendly against Tunisia on 20 November with a knee injury and has not played since, although he was on the bench at Zwolle.

Bayern
• Robert Lewandowski, who had made his 100th appearance in UEFA club competition on matchday four, took his tally to 51 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, against Benfica; he is the seventh player to reach the landmark of 50 goals.

• Mats Hummels, Javi Martínez and James Rodríguez will all make their 50th UEFA Champions League appearances when they next feature in the competition.

• Bayern prevailed 2-1 at Werder Bremen on 1 December, Serge Gnabry scoring both goals as Bayern ended a three-game sequence without a Bundesliga victory (D2 L1).

• The Munich club have won ten of their 12 away games this season in all competitions, losing the others.

• Bayern were 3-0 winners at home to Nürnberg on Saturday.

• Lewandowski, who struck twice at the weekend, has scored 19 goals in 20 Bayern appearances this season. His double against Nürnberg was his 42nd in the Bundesliga, fewer only than Gerd Müller (55).

• Arjen Robben, who has missed the last two games due to muscular problems, announced on 2 December he will leave Bayern at the end of the season after ten years at the club.

• Thiago Alcántara (out since 30 October), and Kingsley Coman (24 August) were both sidelined by ankle injuries before returning as substitutes in Bremen.

• James suffered a knee injury on 13 November and has not featured since.

• Corentin Tolisso, part of the victorious France squad at this summer's FIFA World Cup, suffered torn cruciate ligaments in his right knee in the 3-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 15 September.

• Niko Kovač claimed silverware in his first competitive game as Bayern coach with a 5-0 defeat of his former club Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Super Cup on 12 August – the third year in a row the Munich club have won the competition following three successive defeats.

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2019/matches/round=2000980/match=2025141/prematch/background/index.html#ajax+bayern+facts

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Squad list Only this chapter

AFC Ajax - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUCLLeagueUCLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
24Andre OnanaCMR02/04/199622 - 6-5-15-5-29-
26Kostas LamprouGRE18/09/199127 - ----1-----
33Dominik KotarskiCRO10/02/200018 - ----------
51Stan van BladerenNED01/10/199721 - ----------
Defenders
2Rasmus KristensenDEN11/07/199721 - 1-1-3-1-171
3Joël VeltmanNED15/01/199226 - ------8-39-
4Matthijs de LigtNED12/08/199919 - 614-1424-231
5Maximilian WöberAUT04/02/199820 - 2-3-7-3-8-
17Daley BlindNED09/03/199028 - 6-5-15-311641
27Perr SchuursNED26/11/199919 - ----1-----
28Luis OrejuelaCOL20/08/199523 - ----------
31Nicolás TagliaficoARG31/08/199226 - 5-421314292
35Mitchel BakkerNED20/06/200018 - ----------
42Navajo BakboordNED29/01/199919 - ----------
48Sven BotmanNED12/01/200018 - ----------
Midfielders
6Donny van de BeekNED18/04/199721*615115451285
8Daley SinkgravenNED04/07/199523 - ----1---17-
12Noussair MazraouiNED14/11/199721*6-5214-52112
15Carel EitingNED11/02/199820 - 4-1-7-1-5-
19Zakaria LabyadMAR09/03/199325 - 2-1-811-287
20Lasse SchöneDEN27/05/198632 - 615-1232256410
21Frenkie de JongNED12/05/199721 - 6-4-1324-16-
22Hakim ZiyechMAR19/03/199325 - 624-1274-314
30Dani de WitNED28/01/199820 - 2-1-2-1-3-
32Václav ČernýCZE17/10/199721 - --------51
36Azor MatusiwaNED28/04/199820 - ----------
37Noa LangNED17/06/199919 - ----------
38Ryan GravenberchNED16/05/200216 - ----1-----
40Jurgen EkkelenkampNED05/04/200018 - ----------
Forwards
7David NeresBRA03/03/199721 - 415-1425-161
9Klaas Jan HuntelaarNED12/08/198335 - 642-15832149554
10Dušan TadićSRB20/11/198830 - 6353158533911
18Hassane BandéBFA30/09/199820 - ----------
25Kasper DolbergDEN06/10/199721 - --5-965-267
39Kaj SierhuisNED27/04/199820 - 1---2---1-
41Dennis JohnsenNOR17/02/199820 - ----1-----
46Che NunnelyNED04/02/199919 - ----------
Coach
-Erik Ten HagNED02/02/197048 - 6-5---5-17-
FC Bayern München - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUCLLeagueUCLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Manuel NeuerGER27/03/198632 - --5-14-97-105-
26Sven UlreichGER03/08/198830 - ------13-40-
36Christian FrüchtlGER28/01/200018 - ----------
39Ron-Torben HoffmannGER04/04/199919 - ----------
Defenders
4Niklas SüleGER03/09/199523 - --3-13112-12-
5Mats HummelsGER16/12/198829 - --417-494726
8Javi MartínezESP02/09/198830 - --418-492755
13RafinhaBRA07/09/198533 - --3-7-632812
17Jérôme BoatengGER03/09/198830 - --4-10-6831055
27David AlabaAUT24/06/199226 - --4-14-715735
30Maxime AwoudjaGER02/02/199820 - ----------
33Lars Lukas MaiGER31/03/200018 - ----------
Midfielders
6Thiago AlcántaraESP11/04/199127 - --2-111488488
7Franck RibéryFRA07/04/198335 - --41121841811425
10Arjen RobbenNED23/01/198434 - --42931103111432
11James RodríguezCOL12/07/199127 - --3-83495626
18Leon GoretzkaGER06/02/199523 - --4-1229-263
20Wooyeong JeongKOR20/09/199919 - --1---1-1-
23Jonathan MeierGER11/11/199919 - ----------
24Corentin TolissoFRA03/08/199424 - ----21205407
28Paul WillGER01/03/199919 - ----------
32Joshua KimmichGER08/02/199523 - --5-14-337337
34Oliver Batista MeierGER16/02/200117 - ----------
35Renato SanchesPOR18/08/199721 - --319-151151
37Meritan ShabaniGER15/03/199919 - ----------
Forwards
2Sandro WagnerGER29/11/198731 - --3-5-91163
9Robert LewandowskiPOL21/08/198830 - --56139775110158
22Serge GnabryGER14/07/199523 - --4-1237-10-
25Thomas MüllerGER13/09/198929 - --5-1341044210742
29Kingsley ComanFRA13/06/199622 - ----3-184184
38Frank EvinaGER05/07/200018 - ----------
40Maximilian FranzkeGER05/03/199919 - ----------
Coach
-Niko KovačCRO15/10/197147 - --5---5-5-

Last updated 12/12/2018 09:30CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Erik ten Hag

Date of birth: 2 February 1970
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Twente (three times), De Graafschap, RKC Waalwijk, Utrecht
Coaching career: Twente (youth, assistant), PSV Eindhoven (assistant), Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern München II, Utrecht, Ajax

• Born in Haaksbergen in the east Netherlands close to Enschede, Ten Hag's early days were spent with local club Bon Boys before a move to the youth department of Twente, where he made his professional debut aged 19 in December 1989.

• A defensive midfielder and defender, he then spent two seasons with De Graafschap, winning promotion to Eredivisie in his first, before returning to Twente for two years. Ten Hag moved on to single-season stays at both RKC Waalwijk and Utrecht, and then returned to Twente again in 1996, this time for good.

• Reached the last 16 of the 1997/98 UEFA Cup, losing to Auxerre, and in 2001 he won his only silverware with the club, Fred Rutten's team beating PSV Eindhoven on penalties in the Dutch Cup final with Ten Hag as captain.

• After ending his playing career in 2002 he became head of Twente's youth department, also working as assistant coach for several years, alongside Rutten from 2006/07. Followed the head coach to PSV in 2009, serving as his assistant for three seasons.

• Took his first post as head coach at Go Ahead Eagles, winning promotion to the Dutch top flight in his 2012/13 debut season, before moving on to Bayern München's second team, winning the Regionalliga title in 2014 and working with Josep Guardiola. Took over at Utrecht in summer 2015, winning the Rinus Michels award as the Netherlands' coach of the year 12 months later. Succeeded Marcel Keizer at Ajax in December 2017, leading the club to second place in the Eredivisie at the end of that campaign and into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in four years.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2568637.html#erik+hag

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Niko Kovač

Date of birth: 15 October 1971
Nationality: Croatian
Playing career: Hertha Zehlendorf, Hertha Berlin (twice), Bayer Leverkusen, Hamburg, Bayern München, Salzburg
Coaching career: Croatia Under-21, Croatia, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern München

• Born in Berlin to parents hailing from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kovač began his career at local side Hertha Zehlendorf before earning a move to 2. Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin in 1991. A defensive midfielder, he then joined Leverkusen, playing alongside younger brother Robert for the first time.

• Signed for Hamburg in 1999 but was reunited with Robert when the pair were snapped up by Bayern two years later. Won a league and cup double in 2002/03 yet struggled to tie down a starting spot and returned to Hertha in 2003, subsequently ending his playing days with Salzburg.

• Collected his first Croatia cap in 1996 and featured in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying, only for injury to rule him out of the finals. Ever-present at the 2002 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2004, he also featured in the 2006 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008, retiring in 2009 with 83 caps and 14 international goals.

• Quickly turned to coaching, first overseeing Salzburg's youth side and then working as a first-team assistant. Left Salzburg in 2012 and took charge, assisted by brother Robert, of Croatia's U21 squad in January 2013 before stepping up to the senior side that October following Igor Štimac's resignation. Took Croatia to the 2014 World Cup via the play-offs but was unable to guide his side into the knockout rounds and dismissed in September 2015.

• Resurfaced at Eintracht in March 2016, guiding the club to Bundesliga survival that year and mid-table safety, plus the German Cup final, in 2016/17. Oversaw an eighth-place finish the following campaign and having been announced as the new Bayern coach in April 2018, Kovač bowed out at Eintracht by winning the club's first trophy since 1988 with victory in the German Cup final – against Bayern.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2040100.html#niko+kovac

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeClément Turpin (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesNicolas Danos (FRA) , Cyril Gringore (FRA)
  • Additional assistant refereesNicolas Rainville (FRA) , Karim Abed (FRA)
  • Fourth officialBertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateSviatlana Hrynkevich (BLR)
  • UEFA Referee observerVladimir Antonov (MDA)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Clément Turpin16/05/19822065

Clément Turpin

First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

Finals
N/A

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
30/09/2015UCLGSVfL Borussia MönchengladbachManchester City FC1-2Monchengladbach
24/11/2015UCLGSFC BATE BorisovBayer 04 Leverkusen1-1Borisov
28/09/2016UCLGSFC RostovPSV Eindhoven2-2Rostov-on-Don
06/12/2016UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenClub Atlético de Madrid1-0Munich
21/11/2017UCLGSBorussia DortmundTottenham Hotspur FC1-2Dortmund
22/08/2018UCLPOAFC AjaxFC Dynamo Kyiv3-1Amsterdam

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/02/2012U21QRScotlandNetherlands0-0Paisley
22/08/2013UELPOFC Kuban KrasnodarFeyenoord1-0Krasnodar
20/02/2014UELR32AFC AjaxFC Salzburg0-3Amsterdam
26/02/2015UELR32FeyenoordAS Roma1-2Rotterdam
29/03/2015EUROQRGeorgiaGermany0-2Tbilisi
30/09/2015UCLGSVfL Borussia MönchengladbachManchester City FC1-2Monchengladbach
10/10/2015EUROQRKazakhstanNetherlands1-2Astana
24/11/2015UCLGSFC BATE BorisovBayer 04 Leverkusen1-1Borisov
25/02/2016UELR32Liverpool FCFC Augsburg1-0Liverpool
21/06/2016EUROGS-FTNorthern IrelandGermany0-1Paris
28/09/2016UCLGSFC RostovPSV Eindhoven2-2Rostov-on-Don
06/12/2016UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenClub Atlético de Madrid1-0Munich
21/11/2017UCLGSBorussia DortmundTottenham Hotspur FC1-2Dortmund
22/08/2018UCLPOAFC AjaxFC Dynamo Kyiv3-1Amsterdam

Last updated 11/12/2018 03:09CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

AFC AjaxFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
25/07/2018UCLSK Sturm Graz (H)W 2-0Ziyech 15, Schöne 57
01/08/2018UCLSK Sturm Graz (A)W 3-1Huntelaar 39, 77, Tadić 48
07/08/2018UCLR. Standard de Liège (A)D 2-2Huntelaar 19, Tadić 34
11/08/2018LeagueHeracles Almelo (H)D 1-1De Ligt 88
14/08/2018UCLR. Standard de Liège (H)W 3-0Huntelaar 30, De Ligt 34, Neres 46
18/08/2018LeagueVVV-Venlo (A)W 1-0Tadić 88 (P)
22/08/2018UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)W 3-1Van de Beek 2, Ziyech 35, Tadić 43
25/08/2018LeagueEmmen (H)W 5-0Ziyech 8, Huntelaar 38, 59, Tadić 71, Bijl 86 (og)
28/08/2018UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)D 0-0
02/09/2018LeagueVitesse (A)W 4-0Ziyech 3, Huntelaar 7, 58, Tadić 19
15/09/2018LeagueFC Groningen (H)W 3-0Huntelaar 18 (P), 66, Tadić 76
19/09/2018UCLAEK Athens FC (H)W 3-0Tagliafico 46, 90, Van de Beek 77
23/09/2018LeaguePSV Eindhoven (A)L 0-3
26/09/2018CupHVV Te Werve (A)W 7-0Schuurs 10, Dolberg 17, Van de Beek 30, Labyad 38, 59, Ekkelenkamp 66, Gravenberch 82
29/09/2018LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (A)W 2-0Dolberg 49, Ziyech 78
02/10/2018UCLFC Bayern München (A)D 1-1Mazraoui 22
07/10/2018LeagueAZ Alkmaar (H)W 5-0Van de Beek 3, Dolberg 48, Van Rhijn 52 (og), Ziyech 61, Tadić 84
20/10/2018Leaguesc Heerenveen (A)W 4-0Schöne 3, Ziyech 42, Tadić 52 (P), Dolberg 56
23/10/2018UCLSL Benfica (H)W 1-0Mazraoui 90+2
28/10/2018LeagueFeyenoord (H)W 3-0Bijlow 22 (og), Ziyech 41, Tadić 80
31/10/2018CupGo Ahead Eagles (H)W 3-0Neres 35, Labyad 38, Huntelaar 63
03/11/2018LeagueWillem II (H)W 2-0Dolberg 11, F. de Jong 22
07/11/2018UCLSL Benfica (A)D 1-1Tadić 61
11/11/2018LeagueSBV Excelsior (A)W 7-1Van de Beek 31, 48, Schöne 44, Dolberg 58, Schouten 71 (og), Ziyech 79, Neres 87
24/11/2018LeagueNAC Breda (A)W 3-0Mashart 40 (og), Labyad 54, Huntelaar 90+3
27/11/2018UCLAEK Athens FC (A)W 2-0Tadić 68 (P), 72
02/12/2018LeagueADO Den Haag (H)W 5-1Neres 15, Tagliafico 21, De Ligt 43, Van de Beek 48, Dolberg 83
08/12/2018LeaguePEC Zwolle (A)W 4-1Huntelaar 22, F. de Jong 32, Schöne 69, Tadić 89
12/12/2018UCLFC Bayern München (H)
16/12/2018LeagueDe Graafschap (H)
19/12/2018CupRoda JC (A)
23/12/2018LeagueFC Utrecht (A)
20/01/2019Leaguesc Heerenveen (H)
27/01/2019LeagueFeyenoord (A)
02/02/2019LeagueVVV-Venlo (H)
09/02/2019LeagueHeracles Almelo (A)
17/02/2019LeagueNAC Breda (H)
24/02/2019LeagueADO Den Haag (A)
03/03/2019LeaguePEC Zwolle (H)
10/03/2019LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (H)
17/03/2019LeagueAZ Alkmaar (A)
31/03/2019LeaguePSV Eindhoven (H)
03/04/2019LeagueEmmen (A)
06/04/2019LeagueWillem II (A)
14/04/2019LeagueSBV Excelsior (H)
21/04/2019LeagueFC Groningen (A)
24/04/2019LeagueVitesse (H)
28/04/2019LeagueDe Graafschap (A)
12/05/2019LeagueFC Utrecht (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1PSV Eindhoven15140153742
2AFC Ajax15131149740
3Feyenoord151122331635
4FC Utrecht15744261825
5Heracles Almelo15726303123
6AZ Alkmaar15645272222
7Vitesse15645231822
8sc Heerenveen15555323220
9VVV-Venlo15555182220
10SC Fortuna Sittard15447273016
11Willem II15447243116
12ADO Den Haag15447183216
13SBV Excelsior15447224016
14FC Groningen15429172614
15PEC Zwolle15429172814
16Emmen15357173314
17NAC Breda153210173611
18De Graafschap153210123311
FC Bayern MünchenFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
18/08/2018CupSV Drochtersen/Assel (A)W 1-0Lewandowski 81
24/08/2018LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)W 3-1Müller 23, Lewandowski 82 (P), Robben 90
01/09/2018LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)W 3-0Goretzka 37, Lewandowski 62, Müller 76
15/09/2018LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)W 3-1Tolisso 10, Robben 19, James Rodríguez 89
19/09/2018UCLSL Benfica (A)W 2-0Lewandowski 10, Renato Sanches 54
22/09/2018LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)W 2-0James Rodríguez 8, Lewandowski 64 (P)
25/09/2018LeagueFC Augsburg (H)D 1-1Robben 47
28/09/2018LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)L 0-2
02/10/2018UCLAFC Ajax (H)D 1-1Hummels 4
06/10/2018LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)L 0-3
20/10/2018LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)W 3-1Lewandowski 30, 48, James Rodríguez 72
23/10/2018UCLAEK Athens FC (A)W 2-0Javi Martínez 61, Lewandowski 63
27/10/2018League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)W 2-1Goretzka 39, Thiago Alcántara 62
30/10/2018CupSV Rödinghausen (A)W 2-1Wagner 8, Müller 13 (P)
03/11/2018LeagueSC Freiburg (H)D 1-1Gnabry 80
07/11/2018UCLAEK Athens FC (H)W 2-0Lewandowski 31 (P), 71
10/11/2018LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)L 2-3Lewandowski 26, 52
24/11/2018LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (H)D 3-3Süle 17, Müller 20, 58
27/11/2018UCLSL Benfica (H)W 5-1Robben 13, 30, Lewandowski 36, 51, Ribéry 76
01/12/2018LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)W 2-1Gnabry 20, 50
08/12/2018League1. FC Nürnberg (H)W 3-0Lewandowski 9, 27, Ribéry 56
12/12/2018UCLAFC Ajax (A)
15/12/2018LeagueHannover 96 (A)
19/12/2018LeagueRB Leipzig (H)
22/12/2018LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
18/01/2019LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
27/01/2019LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)
02/02/2019LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
06/02/2019CupHertha BSC Berlin (A)
09/02/2019LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)
16/02/2019LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
23/02/2019LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
02/03/2019LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
09/03/2019LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)
16/03/2019League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
30/03/2019LeagueSC Freiburg (A)
06/04/2019LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)
13/04/2019LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (A)
20/04/2019LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
27/04/2019League1. FC Nürnberg (A)
04/05/2019LeagueHannover 96 (H)
11/05/2019LeagueRB Leipzig (A)
18/05/2019LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1Borussia Dortmund141130391436
2VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach14923331629
3FC Bayern München14833281827
4RB Leipzig14743241325
5Eintracht Frankfurt14725301723
6Hertha BSC Berlin14653222023
7TSG 1899 Hoffenheim14644302122
8SV Werder Bremen14635242321
9VfL Wolfsburg14545202019
101. FSV Mainz 0514545131519
11Bayer 04 Leverkusen14536202518
12SC Freiburg14455192217
13FC Schalke 0414428152014
14FC Augsburg14347202313
151. FC Nürnberg14257143311
16VfB Stuttgart1432992911
17Hannover 9614248162910
18Fortuna Düsseldorf1423914329

Last updated 10/12/2018 10:27CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

AFC Ajax

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    (25/07/2018)
    AFC Ajax 2-0 SK Sturm Graz
    1-0 Ziyech 15, 2-0 Schöne 57
    Onana, De Ligt, Van de Beek, Neres, Huntelaar (87 Sierhuis), Ziyech, Mazraoui, Eiting (84 Blind), Schöne (66 Tadić), F. de Jong, Tagliafico
  • (01/08/2018)
    SK Sturm Graz 1-3 AFC Ajax (agg: 1-5)
    0-1 Huntelaar 39, 0-2 Tadić 48, 0-3 Huntelaar 77, 1-3 Onana 89 (og)
    Onana, De Ligt, Neres, Huntelaar, Ziyech, Tadić (67 Van de Beek), Mazraoui, Eiting (75 Wöber), Schöne, F. de Jong, Tagliafico (55 Blind)
  • Third qualifying round
    (07/08/2018)
    R. Standard de Liège 2-2 AFC Ajax
    0-1 Huntelaar 19, 0-2 Tadić 34, 1-2 Carcela 67, 2-2 Emond 90+4 (P)
    Onana, De Ligt, Neres, Huntelaar, Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Schöne (89 Eiting), F. de Jong (79 Van de Beek), Ziyech (73 Labyad), Tagliafico
  • (14/08/2018)
    AFC Ajax 3-0 R. Standard de Liège (agg: 5-2)
    1-0 Huntelaar 30, 2-0 De Ligt 34, 3-0 Neres 46
    Onana, De Ligt, Neres (82 Van de Beek), Huntelaar, Tadić, Mazraoui (76 Kristensen), Blind, Schöne, F. de Jong, Ziyech (90 Labyad), Tagliafico
  • Play-off
    (22/08/2018)
    AFC Ajax 3-1 FC Dynamo Kyiv
    1-0 Van de Beek 2, 1-1 Kędziora 16, 2-1 Ziyech 35, 3-1 Tadić 43
    Onana, De Ligt, Van de Beek (87 D. De Wit), Huntelaar, Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Schöne, F. de Jong, Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • (28/08/2018)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-0 AFC Ajax (agg: 1-3)
    Onana, De Ligt, Wöber (79 Eiting), Van de Beek (85 D. De Wit), Huntelaar, Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Schöne, F. de Jong, Ziyech
  • Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    FC Bayern München541012213
    AFC Ajax53208211
    SL Benfica51135114
    AEK Athens FC50052120
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    AFC Ajax 3-0 AEK Athens FC
    1-0 Tagliafico 46, 2-0 Van de Beek 77, 3-0 Tagliafico 90
    Onana, Neres (78 Dolberg), Huntelaar (62 Van de Beek), Tadić, Mazraoui, Eiting, Blind, Schöne, F. de Jong, Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    FC Bayern München 1-1 AFC Ajax
    1-0 Hummels 4, 1-1 Mazraoui 22
    Onana, De Ligt, Wöber, Van de Beek (75 D. De Wit), Neres (85 Dolberg), Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Schöne, Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    AFC Ajax 1-0 SL Benfica
    1-0 Mazraoui 90+2
    Onana, De Ligt, Van de Beek (88 Neres), Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Schöne, F. de Jong, Ziyech, Dolberg, Tagliafico
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    SL Benfica 1-1 AFC Ajax
    1-0 Jonas 29, 1-1 Tadić 61
    Onana, De Ligt, Van de Beek, Neres (74 Dolberg), Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Schöne, F. de Jong (86 Wöber), Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    AEK Athens FC 0-2 AFC Ajax
    0-1 Tadić 68 (P) , 0-2 Tadić 72
    Onana, De Ligt, Wöber, Van de Beek (86 Labyad), Neres, Tadić, Mazraoui (81 Kristensen), Blind, Schöne, F. de Jong, Dolberg (62 Huntelaar)
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    AFC Ajax-FC Bayern München

FC Bayern München

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    SL Benfica 0-2 FC Bayern München
    0-1 Lewandowski 10, 0-2 Renato Sanches 54
    Neuer, Hummels, Ribéry (62 Gnabry), Javi Martínez (88 Müller), Lewandowski, Robben, James Rodríguez (79 Goretzka), Boateng, Alaba, Kimmich, Renato Sanches
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    FC Bayern München 1-1 AFC Ajax
    1-0 Hummels 4, 1-1 Mazraoui 22
    Neuer, Hummels (93 Süle), Thiago Alcántara, Ribéry (75 Gnabry), Javi Martínez, Lewandowski, Robben (62 James Rodríguez), Boateng, Müller, Alaba, Kimmich
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    AEK Athens FC 0-2 FC Bayern München
    0-1 Javi Martínez 61, 0-2 Lewandowski 63
    Neuer, Süle, Hummels, Thiago Alcántara, Javi Martínez, Lewandowski (84 Wagner), Robben, James Rodríguez (62 Goretzka), Rafinha, Gnabry (75 Müller), Kimmich
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    FC Bayern München 2-0 AEK Athens FC
    1-0 Lewandowski 31 (P) , 2-0 Lewandowski 71
    Neuer, Hummels, Ribéry (84 Rafinha), Javi Martínez, Lewandowski (91 Wagner), Boateng, Goretzka, Gnabry (87 Renato Sanches), Müller, Alaba, Kimmich
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    FC Bayern München 5-1 SL Benfica
    1-0 Robben 13, 2-0 Robben 30, 3-0 Lewandowski 36, 3-1 Gedson Fernandes 46, 4-1 Lewandowski 51, 5-1 Ribéry 76
    Neuer, Süle, Ribéry (77 Wagner), Lewandowski, Robben (72 Renato Sanches), Rafinha, Boateng, Goretzka, Müller (81 Jeong), Alaba, Kimmich
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    AFC Ajax-FC Bayern München

Last updated 29/11/2018 18:02CET

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.

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Team facts Only this chapter

AFC Ajax
Formed: 1900
Nickname: Godenzonen (Sons of the Gods)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (4): (1969), 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995, (1996)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1987, (1988)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1992, (2017)
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1973, (1987), 1995
• European/South American Cup (2): 1972, 1995

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 33 (2014)
Dutch Cup: 18 (2010)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2016/17:
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2015/16:
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2014/15:
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2012/13: 
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2011/12:
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2010/11:
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10:
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2008/09:
UEFA Cup round of 16

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
14-0: Ajax v Red Boys Differdange
03/10/84, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-8: HJK Helsinki v Ajax
19/09/79, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Ajax v Real Madrid
23/11/10, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Bayern München v Ajax
22/10/80, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg
4-0 on four occasions, most recently v Barcelona
18/09/13, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
4-0 twice, most recently v Dinamo Zagreb
02/11/11, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-5: Ferencváros v Ajax
27/09/95, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Ajax v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v Barcelona (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=877278.html#club+facts+ajax

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FC Bayern München
Formed:
1900
Nickname: Die Bayern (The Bavarians)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (5): 1974, 1975, 1976, (1982), (1987), (1999), 2001, (2010), (2012), 2013
• UEFA Cup (1): 1996
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1967
• UEFA Super Cup: (1975), (1976), (2001), 2013
• European/South American Cup (2): 1976, 2001

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 28 (2018)
German Cup: 18 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18:
semi-finals
2016/17:
quarter-finals
2015/16:
semi-finals
2014/15:
semi-finals
2013/14:
semi-finals
2012/13:
winners
2011/12:
runners-up
2010/11:
round of 16
2009/10:
runners-up
2008/09:
quarter-finals

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
10-0: Bayern v Anorthosis Famagusta
28/09/83, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Roma v Bayern
21/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Bayern v Real Madrid
29/04/14, UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-2: København v Bayern
22/10/91, UEFA Cup second round first leg
5-1: Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayern
22/04/80, UEFA Cup semi-finals first leg
4-0 on four occasions, most recently v Barcelona
08/04/09, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0 twice, most recently v Shakhtar Donetsk
11/03/15, round of 16 second leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Roma v Bayern (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Bayern v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Barcelona v Bayern (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=854366.html#club+facts+bayern

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Legend

ALL-TIME STATISTICS
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.

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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 UEFA.com.