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UEFA Champions League: Manchester City FC - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Match press kits

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Manchester City FCManchester City FCCity of Manchester Stadium - ManchesterWednesday 12 December 2018
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Group F - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
02/10/2018GSTSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Manchester City FC1-2
SinsheimBelfodil 1; Agüero 8, David Silva 87
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Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
23/11/2016GSVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Manchester City FC1-1MonchengladbachRaffael 23; David Silva 45+1
14/09/2016GSManchester City FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4-0
ManchesterAgüero 9, 28 (P), 77, Iheanacho 90+1
UEFA Champions League
08/12/2015GSManchester City FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4-2
ManchesterDavid Silva 16, Sterling 80, 81, Bony 85; Korb 19, Raffael 42
30/09/2015GSVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Manchester City FC1-2
MonchengladbachStindl 54; Demichelis 65, Agüero 90 (P)
UEFA Champions League
25/11/2014GSManchester City FC - FC Bayern München3-2
ManchesterAgüero 22 (P), 85, 90+1; Xabi Alonso 40, Lewandowski 45
17/09/2014GSFC Bayern München - Manchester City FC1-0
MunichBoateng 90
UEFA Champions League
10/12/2013GSFC Bayern München - Manchester City FC2-3
MunichMüller 5, Götze 12; David Silva 28, Kolarov 59 (P), Milner 62
02/10/2013GSManchester City FC - FC Bayern München1-3
ManchesterNegredo 79; Ribéry 7, Müller 56, Robben 59
UEFA Champions League
04/12/2012GSBorussia Dortmund - Manchester City FC1-0
DortmundSchieber 57
03/10/2012GSManchester City FC - Borussia Dortmund1-1ManchesterBalotelli 90 (P); Reus 61
UEFA Champions League
07/12/2011GSManchester City FC - FC Bayern München2-0
ManchesterDavid Silva 36, Touré 52
27/09/2011GSFC Bayern München - Manchester City FC2-0
MunichGomez 38, 45+1
16/04/2009QFManchester City FC - Hamburger SV2-1
agg: 3-4
ManchesterElano 17 (P), Caicedo 50; Guerrero 12
09/04/2009QFHamburger SV - Manchester City FC3-1
HamburgMathijsen 9, Trochowski 63 (P), Guerrero 79; Ireland 1
27/11/2008GSFC Schalke 04 - Manchester City FC0-2
GelsenkirchenBenjani 32, Ireland 66
20/03/1979QFVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Manchester City FC3-1
agg: 4-2
MonchengladbachKulik 45, Bruns 52, Del'Haye 71; Deyna 78
08/03/1979QFManchester City FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach1-1ManchesterChannon 26; Lienen 66
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
15/04/1970SFManchester City FC - FC Schalke 045-1
agg: 5-2
ManchesterDoyle 8, Young 22, 28, Lee 50, Bell 81; Libuda 89
01/04/1970SFFC Schalke 04 - Manchester City FC1-0
GelsenkirchenLibuda 76

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
23/08/2017POLiverpool FC - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim4-2
agg: 6-3
LiverpoolCan 10, 21, Salah 18, Firmino 63; Uth 28, Wagner 79
15/08/2017POTSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Liverpool FC1-2
SinsheimUth 87; Alexander-Arnold 35, Nordtveit 74 (og)
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Last updated 29/11/2018 18:02CET

Match background Only this chapter

Having responded strongly to an opening setback in Group F and sealed qualification with a game to spare, Manchester City are looking to wrap up first place in the section as they conclude their campaign at home against Hoffenheim, the visitors now setting their sights on the UEFA Europa League as their first UEFA Champions League group campaign draws to a close.

• City booked their place in the round of 16 with a 2-2 draw at Lyon last time out, and hold a three-point lead over the French club at the top of the standings. The English champions will therefore clinch first place if they avoid defeat, or if Lyon do not win at Shakhtar Donetsk.

• Hoffenheim are on three points – all from draws – two behind third-placed Shakhtar. Out of contention for a top-two finish, they must win and hope Shakhtar lose in order to earn a UEFA Europa League place.

• The English side came from behind to win in Germany on matchday two in what was Hoffenheim's first home group game in the UEFA Champions League. Ishak Belfodil gave the hosts a dream start with a first-minute goal, but Sergio Agüero levelled seven minutes later before David Silva struck an 87th-minute winner.

Highlights: Hoffenheim 1-2 Manchester City

Form guide
Manchester City
• City opened with an unexpected 2-1 loss at home to Lyon – their third successive European defeat in Manchester, all by a 2-1 scoreline – but bounced back with the win at Hoffenheim. Shakhtar were beaten 3-0 away and 6-0 at home – the Manchester club's biggest win in UEFA club competition – before progress was assured with the draw in Lyon.

• City have won only four of their last ten European matches, home and away – losing five.

• Josep Guardiola's side finished 19 points clear in the English Premier League last season, picking up a record 100 points – although there was frustration as their European campaign ended against familiar opponents, domestic rivals Liverpool running out 5-1 aggregate winners in the quarter-final.

• City won all three home games in last season's group stage. They had won seven of their previous eight home European matches, including four in a row, before losing to Basel in the round of 16 second leg; they then went down to Liverpool in the quarter-finals and Lyon on matchday one.

• City's best performance was reaching the 2015/16 semi-finals; this is their eighth consecutive appearance in the group stage and sixth successive qualification for the knockout phase.

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• The Citizens have won six of their nine home games against German clubs (D2 L1), scoring 11 goals in their last three such matches – all victories.

• After drawing 2-2 at Shakhtar on their group debut and losing 2-1 at home to City, Hoffenheim then drew home (3-3) and away (2-2) against Lyon, scoring a late equaliser in both games. They were undone by an added-time Shakhtar goal on matchday five, however, losing 3-2 to end their hopes of progress.

• Third in last season's Bundesliga – their highest ever finish – Hoffenheim made their European bow against eventual runners-up Liverpool in last season's UEFA Champions League play-offs (1-2 home, 2-4 away). That was their first and only experience of English opposition before matchday two.

• They went on to pick up five points in the UEFA Europa League group stage, finishing fourth in a section that also included Braga, Ludogorets and İstanbul Başakşehir.

• Die Kraichgauer have won only one of their 13 European matches, home and away. Both they and their opponents have scored at least once in all of those games. Having lost the first four, the matchday five loss against Shakhtar was only the third time they have been beaten in the last nine.

• Hoffenheim have yet to win away from home in Europe (D3 L3).

• Hoffenheim are the 13th German club to feature in the UEFA Champions League – a joint competition record with Spain. They are one of three newcomers to the UEFA Champions League group stage this season, alongside Crvena zvezda and Young Boys. All three will exit the competition after matchday six.

On the spot: Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann

• Aged 31 years 58 days, Julian Nagelsmann became the youngest coach in UEFA Champions League history on matchday one, replacing Viktor Goncharenko, who was 31 years 99 days when BATE took on Real Madrid on matchday one in 2008/09.

Links and trivia
• Guardiola was Bayern München coach between 2013 and 2016, overseeing five wins and a draw against Hoffenheim.

• Have played in Germany:
Leroy Sané (Schalke 2013–16)
Kevin De Bruyne (Werder Bremen 2012/13, Wolfsburg 2014–16)
İlkay Gündoğan (Bochum 2008, Nürnberg 2009–11, Borussia Dortmund 2011–16)
Vincent Kompany (Hamburg 2006–08)

• Gündoğan scored the only goal as Dortmund beat Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga in December 2014.

• Have played in England:
Andrej Kramarić (Leicester 2015–16)
Håvard Nordtveit (Arsenal 2007–10, West Ham 2016/17)
Reiss Nelson (Arsenal 2017–18)

• Have played together:
Riyad Mahrez & Andrej Kramarić (Leicester 2015–16)
Leroy Sané & Ádám Szalai (Schalke 2013/14)
İlkay Gündoğan & Leonardo Bittencourt (Dortmund 2012/13)

• International team-mates:
İlkay Gündoğan, Leroy Sané & Nico Schulz (Germany)
Phil Foden & Reiss Nelson (England Under-21s)

• Andrej Kramarić scored Croatia's goal in a 2-1 UEFA Nations League loss away to England on 18 November; John Stones, Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph all started for the home side.

• Vincent Kompany (Belgium) and Steven Zuber (Switzerland) both played in the UEFA Nations League matches between their countries this autumn - a 2-1 win for Belgium on 12 October and a 5-2 Swiss success, that took them into nexy year's Finals, on 18 November.

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Manchester City
• Raheem Sterling's next appearance in UEFA club competition will be his 50th.

• City suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season on Saturday, going down 2-0 at Chelsea to slip to second in the standings. It ended the champions' 21-match unbeaten league run (W18 D3) and was their heaviest Premier League defeat since a 4-0 reverse at Everton on 15 January 2017.

• City have still won ten of their their last 12 games in all competitions, the other exception the matchday five draw at Lyon. They have won 14 of the last 17 since losing to the French club on matchday one.

• Josep Guardiola's side have scored five or more goals in five of their 24 games this season.

• With 45 goals, City have scored ten more than any other side in this season's Premier League. The 6-1 defeat of Southampton on 4 November was the 12th time they have notched five or more goals in a league game since Guardiola took charge in 2016; no other side has done it more than six times in the same period.

• The loss to Lyon on matchday one and weekend reverse at Chelsea are City's only defeats in their last 30 matches in all competitions (W24 D4), since a 2-1 loss at home to Liverpool in last season's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg.

• Sergio Agüero has scored in his last six UEFA Champions League away games; he has one goal in six away Premier League appearances this season, and one in his last 11 league outings away from the City of Manchester Stadium.

• Agüero has been out since matchday five with a groin injury.

• Benjamin Mendy had surgery on the cartilage in his left knee on 14 November and could be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.

• Kevin De Bruyne, who suffered a knee injury in training on 15 August, returned in mid-October but limped off against Fulham on 1 November and has not featured since.

• Oleksandr Zinchenko suffered a broken nose in the 3-1 win against Bournemouth on 1 December.

• Claudio Bravo has not played since sustaining an Achilles problem on 20 August.

• Hoffenheim are four games without a win, drawing their last three in the Bundesliga – against Hertha Berlin, Schalke and, on Saturday, 2-2 at Wolfsburg.

• Andrej Kramarić, whose equaliser earned a point at the weekend, has scored in his last eight games for club and country.

• Reiss Nelson has six goals in ten Bundesliga appearances this season, playing 389 minutes in total.

• Julian Nagelsmann's side have kept only one clean sheet this season, in the 4-0 defeat of Stuttgart on 27 October – also their biggest win.

• Hoffenheim have not been involved in a 0-0 draw since 20 May 2017. Their 21 games this season in all competitions have yielded 82 goals.

• Håvard Nordtveit missed the 1-1 draw against Schalke on 1 December because of a metatarsal injury.

• Benjamin Hübner (out since 3 August, concussion) returned to play 90 minutes at Wolfsburg, while Nadiem Amiri (out since mid-August, foot surgery) and Dennis Geiger (10 March, hamstring) are both back in training.

• Lukas Rupp has not played this season after suffering a knee injury on 5 May.

• On 4 December Stefan Posch extended his contract until 2022.


Squad list Only this chapter

Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
31EdersonBRA17/08/199325 - --5-16-24-26-
32Daniel GrimshawENG16/01/199820 - ----------
49Arijanet MuricKOS07/11/199820 - ----------
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199028 - --5-13115-40-
3DaniloBRA15/07/199127 - --1-1-381471
4Vincent KompanyBEL10/04/198632 - --1-7-482914
5John StonesENG28/05/199424 - --5-11-174224
14Aymeric LaporteFRA27/05/199424 - --52161132473
15Eliaquim MangalaFRA13/02/199127 - ------321484
22Benjamin MendyFRA17/07/199424 - --1-9-11-21-
30Nicolás OtamendiARG12/02/198830*--2-6-451612
77Cameron HumphreysENG22/08/199820 - ----------
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199424 - --5113836104910
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199028 - --3-113385486
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199127 - --1-3-3255111
18Fabian DelphENG21/11/198929 - --3-7-13-151
19Leroy SanéGER11/01/199622 - --3-146173244
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199424 - --42154315436
21David SilvaESP08/01/198632 - --5314562109217
26Riyad MahrezALG21/02/199127 - --51155145145
35Oleksandr ZinchenkoUKR15/12/199621 - --2-2-7-7-
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200018 - --2-8-5-5-
55Brahim DíazESP03/08/199919 - ------3-3-
61Felix NmechaGER10/10/200018 - ----------
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198830*--3213864339455
33Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199721 - --33131127127
74Luke BoltonENG07/10/199919 - ----------
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197147 - --5---108-115-
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Oliver BaumannGER02/06/199028 - --5-13-5-18-
36Gregor KobelSUI06/12/199721 - ----1---1-
39Daniel KleinGER13/03/200117 - ----------
40Stefan DrljačaGER20/04/199820 - ----------
2Joshua BrenetNED20/03/199424 - --1-5212-28-
3Pavel KadeřábekCZE25/04/199226 - --5112151352
4Ermin BičakčićBIH24/01/199028 - --3-1113-8-
15Kasim Adams NuhuGHA22/06/199523 - --1-5-1-13-
16Nico SchulzGER01/04/199325 - --4-12-7-131
21Benjamin HübnerGER04/07/198929 - ----1---41
24Justin HoogmaNED11/06/199820 - --1-2-1-4-
25Kevin AkpogumaGER19/04/199523 - --2-8-2-2-
38Stefan PoschAUT14/05/199721 - --2-4-2-6-
41Alfons AmadeGER12/11/199919 - ----------
6Håvard NordtveitNOR21/06/199028 - --318-91332
8Dennis GeigerGER10/06/199820 - --------5-
10Kerem DemirbayGER03/07/199325S--5-815-11-
11Florian GrillitschAUT07/08/199523*--5112-5182
13Leonardo BittencourtGER19/12/199324 - --2-10-3-7-
17Steven ZuberSUI17/08/199127 - --318-91222
18Nadiem AmiriGER27/10/199622 - --------41
22Kevin VogtGER23/09/199127*--4-13-4-11-
32Vincenzo GrifoITA07/04/199325 - --1-611-1-
37Robin HackGER27/08/199820 - --1---1-2-
9Reiss NelsonENG10/12/199919 - --4-1064-12-
19Ishak BelfodilALG12/01/199226 - --4110461124
26David OttoGER03/03/199919 - --------1-
27Andrej KramarićCRO19/06/199127 - --54116543713
28Ádám SzalaiHUN09/12/198731S--5-12412-162
34JoelintonBRA14/08/199622 - --4114441143
35Meris SkenderovićMNE28/03/199820 - --------1-
-Julian NagelsmannGER23/07/198731 - --5---5-13-

Last updated 12/12/2018 09:32CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Josep Guardiola

Date of birth: 18 January 1971
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career:
Barcelona, Brescia (twice), Roma, Al-Ahly Club, Dorados de Sinola
Coaching career:
Barcelona B, Barcelona, Bayern München, Manchester City

• Known as 'Pep', he came up through Barcelona's youth ranks to win six Spanish Liga titles, one European Champion Clubs' Cup, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and two Copa del Rey trophies from 1990 to 2001. Also had spells with Brescia, Roma, al-Ahly in Doha and Mexico's Dorados de Sinola before ending his playing career in 2006. Won 47 caps and Olympic footballing gold with Spain in 1992, but missed the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups through injury.

• Having coached Barcelona's B team, he took charge of the senior side in 2008 and won the UEFA Champions League, Spanish Liga and Copa del Rey in his first season. That was just the beginning of a glorious four-season spell which yielded 14 trophies. In his second campaign, Guardiola steered Barcelona to a second Liga title as well as the Spanish and UEFA Super Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup. Even more sucess followed in 2010/11 as Barcelona completed a hat-trick of Spanish titles and, for the second time under Guardiola, got the better of Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League final.

• In his final season, 2011/12, Guardiola's team won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup once more before he signed off his reign with a second Copa del Rey triumph. After a year's break, Guardiola took charge of Bayern in June 2013, replacing Jupp Heynckes.

• Collected the UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, German Cup and, with a record seven games to spare, the Bundesliga title in his first season in Germany. Secured his second successive Bundesliga title the following season, and Bayern again dominated domestically in 2015/16, but all three of Guardiola's UEFA Champions League campaigns in Bavaria ended in the semi-finals.

• Opted for a new challenge at Manchester City in summer 2016 and, though the first year in charge produced Guardiola's first trophy-less campaign as a coach, he and City delivered in style in 2017/18, racking up 100 points in winning the Premier League and adding the English League Cup.


Julian Nagelsmann

Date of birth: 23 July 1987
Nationality: German
Playing career: 1860 München II, Augsburg II
Coaching career: Augsburg (youth), 1860 München (youth), Hoffenheim (youth), Hoffenheim

• Nagelsmann's playing career began at Issing before a move to Augsburg's youth academy. From 2002 he represented 1860 München for five seasons, starting off in the youth side before being promoted to the second team.

• Injury prevented him from making a single appearance in 2006/07, so he returned to Augsburg, where he picked up a serious knee injury and was forced to retire in 2007 aged just 20 having never played a competitive first-team game.

• Nagelsmann, who has a degree in sports and applied coaching, swiftly took up a post in Augsburg's youth coaching set-up under Thomas Tuchel before two years in charge of 1860's Under-17 side.

• His association with Hoffenheim began in 2010 and he led the club's Under-19s to the league title in 2013/14, his first season. Succeeded Huub Stevens as first-team coach in February 2016, aged just 28 – the youngest coach in Bundesliga history – and guided the club away from the Bundesliga relegation zone by the end of that campaign.

• Took Hoffenheim to a fourth-placed finish in 2016/17 although their subsequent UEFA Champions League adventure lasted only one tie, Liverpool eliminating them in the play-offs. Hoffenheim went on to finish bottom of their UEFA Europa League section but another strong Bundesliga season was rewarded with third place and a debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage. On 21 June 2018 it was announced that Nagelsmann would leave Hoffenheim at the end of 2018/19 to take over as coach of RB Leipzig.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndreas Ekberg (SWE)
  • Assistant refereesMehmet Culum (SWE) , Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
  • Additional assistant refereesKristoffer Karlsson (SWE) , Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
  • Fourth officialFredrik Klyver (SWE)
  • UEFA DelegatePeter Lundström (FIN)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlfredo Trentalange (ITA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Andreas Ekberg02/01/1985644

Andreas Ekberg

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2018 UEFA Youth League
2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
15/05/2014U17GS-FTPortugalGermany1-0Ta' Qali
21/05/2014U17FinalNetherlandsEngland1-1Ta' Qali
05/09/2014U21QRGermanyRepublic of Ireland2-0Halle
10/03/2015UYLQFChelsea FCClub Atlético de Madrid2-0Surrey
26/11/2015UELGSFC Schalke 04APOEL FC1-0Gelsenkirchen
15/04/2016UYLSFChelsea FCRSC Anderlecht3-0Nyon
03/11/2016UELGSRSC Anderlecht1. FSV Mainz 056-1Brussels
23/04/2018UYLFinalChelsea FCFC Barcelona0-3Nyon
20/09/2018UELGSRB LeipzigFC Salzburg2-3Leipzig

Last updated 11/12/2018 03:07CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Manchester City FCFixtures and results
12/08/2018LeagueArsenal FC (A)W 2-0Sterling 14, Bernardo Silva 64
19/08/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)W 6-1Agüero 25, 35, 75, Jesus 31, David Silva 48, Kongolo 84 (og)
25/08/2018LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)D 1-1Laporte 69
01/09/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)W 2-1Sterling 8, Walker 52
15/09/2018LeagueFulham FC (H)W 3-0Sané 2, David Silva 21, Sterling 47
19/09/2018UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)L 1-2Bernardo Silva 67
22/09/2018LeagueCardiff City FC (A)W 5-0Agüero 32, Bernardo Silva 35, Gündoğan 44, Mahrez 67, 89
25/09/2018CupOxford United (A)W 3-0Jesus 36, Mahrez 78, Foden 90+2
29/09/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)W 2-0Sterling 29, Agüero 65
02/10/2018UCLTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)W 2-1Agüero 8, David Silva 87
07/10/2018LeagueLiverpool FC (A)D 0-0
20/10/2018LeagueBurnley FC (H)W 5-0Agüero 17, Bernardo Silva 54, Fernandinho 56, Mahrez 83, Sané 90
23/10/2018UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)W 3-0David Silva 30, Laporte 35, Bernardo Silva 71
29/10/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (A)W 1-0Mahrez 6
01/11/2018CupFulham FC (H)W 2-0Diaz 18, 65
04/11/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (H)W 6-1Hoedt 6 (og), Agüero 12, David Silva 18, Sterling 45+2, 67, Sané 90+1
07/11/2018UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)W 6-0David Silva 13, Jesus 24 (P), 72 (P), 90+2, Sterling 49, Mahrez 84
11/11/2018LeagueManchester United FC (H)W 3-1David Silva 12, Agüero 48, Gündoğan 86
24/11/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)W 4-0David Silva 11, Sterling 19, Sané 34, 90+3
27/11/2018UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)D 2-2Laporte 62, Agüero 83
01/12/2018LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)W 3-1Bernardo Silva 16, Sterling 57, Gündoğan 79
04/12/2018LeagueWatford FC (A)W 2-1Sané 40, Mahrez 51
08/12/2018LeagueChelsea FC (A)L 0-2
12/12/2018UCLTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
15/12/2018LeagueEverton FC (H)
18/12/2018CupLeicester City FC (A)
22/12/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
26/12/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
30/12/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
03/01/2019LeagueLiverpool FC (H)
06/01/2019CupRotherham United FC (H)
14/01/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
20/01/2019LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (A)
29/01/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
02/02/2019LeagueArsenal FC (H)
09/02/2019LeagueChelsea FC (H)
23/02/2019LeagueEverton FC (A)
27/02/2019LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
02/03/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)
09/03/2019LeagueWatford FC (H)
16/03/2019LeagueManchester United FC (A)
30/03/2019LeagueFulham FC (A)
06/04/2019LeagueCardiff City FC (H)
13/04/2019LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
20/04/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
27/04/2019LeagueBurnley FC (A)
04/05/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
12/05/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
1Liverpool FC16133034642
2Manchester City FC16132145941
3Tottenham Hotspur FC161204301636
4Chelsea FC161042331334
5Arsenal FC161042352034
6Manchester United FC16754282626
7Everton FC16664231924
8AFC Bournemouth16727252623
9Leicester City FC16646212022
10Wolverhampton Wanderers FC16646171922
11West Ham United FC16637232521
12Watford FC16637202321
13Brighton & Hove Albion FC16637192221
14Cardiff City FC164210153014
15Newcastle United FC16349132213
16Crystal Palace FC163310132312
17Burnley FC163310153212
18Huddersfield Town FC162410102710
19Southampton FC1616913309
20Fulham FC16231116409
TSG 1899 HoffenheimFixtures and results
18/08/2018Cup1. FC Kaiserslautern (A)W 6-1Joelinton 6, 22, 53, Schulz 13, Kadeřábek 51, Brenet 63
24/08/2018LeagueFC Bayern München (A)L 1-3Szalai 57
01/09/2018LeagueSC Freiburg (H)W 3-1Szalai 50, 63, Kramarić 90+4
15/09/2018LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (A)L 1-2Nelson 86
19/09/2018UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)D 2-2Grillitsch 6, Nordtveit 38
22/09/2018LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)D 1-1Joelinton 44
25/09/2018LeagueHannover 96 (A)W 3-1Brenet 20, Kadeřábek 49, Belfodil 90+3
29/09/2018LeagueRB Leipzig (H)L 1-2Kramarić 90+3 (P)
02/10/2018UCLManchester City FC (H)L 1-2Belfodil 1
07/10/2018LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)L 1-2Nelson 82
20/10/2018League1. FC Nürnberg (A)W 3-1Nelson 50, 57, Szalai 67
23/10/2018UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)D 3-3Kramarić 33, 47, Joelinton 90+2
27/10/2018LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)W 4-0Brenet 48, Joelinton 51, Belfodil 57, 60
31/10/2018CupRB Leipzig (A)L 0-2
03/11/2018LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)W 4-1Nelson 19, Joelinton 34, 73, Grifo 49 (P)
07/11/2018UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)D 2-2Kramarić 65, Kadeřábek 90+2
10/11/2018LeagueFC Augsburg (H)W 2-1Kramarić 65, Nelson 83
24/11/2018LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)D 3-3Demirbay 1, Kramarić 10, Bičakčić 55
27/11/2018UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)L 2-3Kramarić 17, St. Zuber 40
01/12/2018LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)D 1-1Kramarić 59 (P)
08/12/2018LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)D 2-2Belfodil 4, Kramarić 71
12/12/2018UCLManchester City FC (A)
15/12/2018LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)
19/12/2018LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)
23/12/2018League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
18/01/2019LeagueFC Bayern München (H)
26/01/2019LeagueSC Freiburg (A)
02/02/2019LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (H)
09/02/2019LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
16/02/2019LeagueHannover 96 (H)
23/02/2019LeagueRB Leipzig (A)
02/03/2019LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
09/03/2019League1. FC Nürnberg (H)
16/03/2019LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)
30/03/2019LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
06/04/2019LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
13/04/2019LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
20/04/2019LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)
27/04/2019LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)
04/05/2019LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
11/05/2019LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
18/05/2019League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
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

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Manchester City FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    Manchester City FC531114510
    Olympique Lyonnais514011107
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk51227155
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim503210123
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    Manchester City FC 1-2 Olympique Lyonnais
    0-1 Cornet 26, 0-2 Fekir 43, 1-2 Bernardo Silva 67
    Ederson, Walker, Stones, Sterling (76 Mahrez), Gündoğan (55 Sané), Laporte, Delph, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Fernandinho, Jesus (63 Agüero)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-2 Manchester City FC
    1-0 Belfodil 1, 1-1 Agüero 8, 1-2 David Silva 87
    Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Sterling (75 Mahrez), Gündoğan (68 Bernardo Silva), Agüero, Laporte, Sané, David Silva, Fernandinho, Otamendi (64 Stones)
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City FC
    0-1 David Silva 30, 0-2 Laporte 35, 0-3 Bernardo Silva 71
    Ederson, Stones (80 Walker), Sterling, Laporte, De Bruyne (69 Bernardo Silva), David Silva, B. Mendy, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Otamendi, Jesus (87 Foden)
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    Manchester City FC 6-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 David Silva 13, 2-0 Jesus 24 (P) , 3-0 Sterling 49, 4-0 Jesus 72 (P) , 5-0 Mahrez 84, 6-0 Jesus 90+2
    Ederson, Walker (61 Danilo), Stones, Sterling, Laporte, Bernardo Silva, David Silva (73 Gündoğan), Fernandinho (76 Delph), Mahrez, Jesus, Zinchenko
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    Olympique Lyonnais 2-2 Manchester City FC
    1-0 Cornet 55, 1-1 Laporte 62, 2-1 Cornet 81, 2-2 Agüero 83
    Ederson, Walker, Stones, Sterling, Agüero (91 Foden), Laporte, Sané (71 Delph), David Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Zinchenko
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    Manchester City FC-TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
    0-1 Grillitsch 6, 1-1 Ismaily 27, 1-2 Nordtveit 38, 2-2 Maycon 81
    Baumann, Kadeřábek, Nordtveit, Grillitsch, Bittencourt (64 Demirbay), Schulz, Vogt, Kramarić (85 Nelson), Szalai (75 St. Zuber), Joelinton, Posch
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-2 Manchester City FC
    1-0 Belfodil 1, 1-1 Agüero 8, 1-2 David Silva 87
    Baumann, Brenet, Kadeřábek, Demirbay (85 Hack), Grillitsch (82 Bittencourt), Belfodil, Hoogma, Akpoguma, Szalai (54 Kramarić), Joelinton, Posch
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-3 Olympique Lyonnais
    0-1 Traoré 27, 1-1 Kramarić 33, 2-1 Kramarić 47, 2-2 Ndombele 59, 2-3 Depay 67, 3-3 Joelinton 90+2
    Baumann, Kadeřábek, Bičakčić (73 Nelson), Demirbay, Grillitsch, Schulz, Belfodil (80 St. Zuber), Vogt, Akpoguma, Kramarić, Szalai (60 Joelinton)
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    Olympique Lyonnais 2-2 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
    1-0 Fekir 19, 2-0 Ndombele 28, 2-1 Kramarić 65, 2-2 Kadeřábek 90+2
    Baumann, Kadeřábek, Bičakčić, Demirbay (79 Nordtveit), Grillitsch (57 Nelson), Nuhu, Schulz, Belfodil (67 Szalai), Vogt, Kramarić, Joelinton
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2-3 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    0-1 Ismaily 14, 0-2 Taison 15, 1-2 Kramarić 17, 2-2 St. Zuber 40, 2-3 Taison 90+2
    Baumann, Kadeřábek, Bičakčić, Nordtveit (84 Grillitsch), Demirbay, Schulz (85 Grifo), St. Zuber (77 Nelson), Belfodil, Vogt, Kramarić, Szalai
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    Manchester City FC-TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Last updated 29/11/2018 18:01CET

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

Manchester City FC
Formed: 1894
Nickname: The Citizens

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1970

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 5 (2018)
FA Cup: 5 (2011)
League Cup: 5 (2018)

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

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-0: Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk
07/11/18, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: Steaua Bucureşti v Manchester City
16/08/16, UEFA Champions League play-offs, first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Manchester City v Bayern München
02/10/13, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-2: Manchester City v Barcelona
18/02/14, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Barcelona v Manchester City
19/10/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
6-0: Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4 twice, most recently v Basel
13/02/18, round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Manchester City v Bayern München (see above)
0-2: Manchester City v Barcelona (see above)

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


TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Nickname: Die Kraichgauer (Kraichgau is their native region)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA competition
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
3-1: Hoffenheim v İstanbul Başakşehir
19/10/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
2-3: Hoffenheim v Shakhtar Donetsk
27/11/18, UEFA Champions League group stage
1-2 three times, most recently v Manchester City
02/10/18, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-2: Liverpool v Hoffenheim
23/08/17, UEFA Champions League play-off second leg
3-1: Braga v Hoffenheim
23/11/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

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

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
Hoffenheim v Shakhtar Donetsk (see above)
Hoffenheim v Manchester City (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat



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