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FC Viktoria PlzeňFC Viktoria PlzeňŠtruncovy Sady Stadion - PlzenWednesday 12 December 2018
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Group G - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
02/10/2018GSAS Roma - FC Viktoria Plzeň5-0
RomeDžeko 3, 40, 90+2, Cengiz Ünder 64, Kluivert 73
UEFA Europa League
24/11/2016GSAS Roma - FC Viktoria Plzeň4-1
RomeDžeko 11, 61, 88, Matějů 82 (og); Zeman 18
15/09/2016GSFC Viktoria Plzeň - AS Roma1-1PlzenBakoš 11; Perotti 4 (P)
FC Viktoria Plzeň1010200200003012210
AS Roma2200101000003210102

FC Viktoria Plzeň - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
21/02/2013R32FC Viktoria Plzeň - SSC Napoli2-0
agg: 5-0
PlzenKovařík 51, Tecl 74
14/02/2013R32SSC Napoli - FC Viktoria Plzeň0-3
NaplesDarida 28, Rajtoral 79, Tecl 90
UEFA Champions League
06/12/2011GSFC Viktoria Plzeň - AC Milan2-2PragueBystroň 89, Ďuriš 90+3; Pato 47, Robinho 48
28/09/2011GSAC Milan - FC Viktoria Plzeň2-0
MilanIbrahimović 53 (P), Cassano 66

AS Roma - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

19/03/1996QFAS Roma - SK Slavia Praha3-1
agg: 3-3 ag (aet)
RomeMoriero 61, 100 ET, Giannini 81; Vávra 113 ET
05/03/1996QFSK Slavia Praha - AS Roma2-0
PraguePoborský 10, Vágner 50
FC Viktoria Plzeň3120410300007223914
AS Roma3300201100005311135

Last updated 29/11/2018 18:08CET

Match background Only this chapter

The matchday six intrigue in Group G will centre around whether Viktoria Plzeň can pick up the points they need against section runners-up Roma to hold on to third position and claim a place in the UEFA Europa League in the spring.

• The Czech champions are on four points, level with CSKA Moskva – who they beat 2-1 in Russia on matchday five – but above them on head-to-head record. Plzeň will therefore clinch a UEFA Europa League round of 32 place if they match or better CSKA's result away at group winners Real Madrid.

• Roma – who recorded their record UEFA Champions League victory in defeating Plzeň 5-0 on matchday two, Edin Džeko scoring a hat-trick with Cengiz Ünder and Justin Kluivert also on target – were beaten 2-0 at home by Madrid in their last fixture, but were still confirmed as group runners-up.

Highlights: Roma 5-0 Plzeň

Previous meetings
• Roma were 4-1 winners in the sides' other meeting in Rome, in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League group stage. Džeko contributed another hat-trick, with Martin Zeman mustering the sole Plzeň reply.

• The reverse fixture in the Czech Republic had finished 1-1. Diego Perotti's fourth-minute penalty was cancelled out seven minutes later by Marek Bakoš to earn the home side a point, although it was Roma who went on to win the section with their Czech opponents third.

Form guide
• Having let slip a two-goal lead to draw at home to CSKA on matchday one, Plzeň then suffered their joint heaviest European defeat at Roma. They were then beaten 2-1 at Real Madrid before a 5-0 loss to the holders in the Czech Republic, Plzeň's heaviest home reverse in UEFA competition, but bounced back as goals from Roman Procházka and Lukáš Hejda secured a 2-1 comeback win at CSKA last time out.

• The win at CSKA was Plzeň's first in the UEFA Champions League proper since a 2-1 victory against the same opponents on matchday six in 2013/14 – their sole home success in the group stage overall (D3 L4).

• Plzeň's 2011/12 and 2013/14 UEFA Champions League seasons both ended in the group stage after starting in the second qualifying round. This is the first time they have automatically qualified for this stage.

• In 2017/18, the Czech club lost to Romania's FCSB in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round (2-2 away, 1-4 home). They went on to finish top of their UEFA Europa League section and beat Partizan in the round of 32, before losing to Sporting CP in the last 16 (0-2 away, 2-1 home aet).

Watch Plzeň earn crucial win on matchday five

• The CSKA draw halted Plzeň's six-game winning streak in home European games, since that 4-1 loss at home to FCSB last season.

• The Czech champions are unbeaten at home to Italian clubs, securing notable draws against Roma and AC Milan and beating Napoli 2-0 in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League round of 32 to complete a 5-0 aggregate success.

• Roma's sole dropped points in this season's competition have come via defeats away (0-3) and home (0-2) to Real Madrid. In addition to beating Plzeň, they then won 3-0 at home to CSKA Moskva and 2-1 away, the first time they had recorded three successive European victories since November-December 2009.

• Third in Serie A in 2017/18, Roma are in the group stage for an 11th time and the fourth in five years.

• Roma, runners-up in the 1983/84 European Cup, reached the semi-finals last season, losing to Liverpool. They finished top of a group including Chelsea and Atlético Madrid, before beating Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona in the knockout rounds – the latter particularly memorable, as a 4-1 away defeat was followed by a 3-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico – before succumbing to Liverpool.

• The loss in Madrid on matchday one made it five successive away defeats in Europe for Roma – a run ended by the victory at CSKA on matchday four. They lost all three away matches in last season's knockout rounds – conceding 11 goals in the process – having also gone down 2-0 at Atlético on matchday five.

Džeko delight after Roma hat-trick

• Roma won only one of their six away games in last season's UEFA Champions League – 2-1 at Qarabağ on matchday two – and have tasted victory in only four of their last 19 European away encounters (D6 L9).

• The Giallorossi's only other trip to the Czech Republic brought a 2-0 loss at Slavia Praha in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup quarter-final first leg; they went on to lose on away goals despite a 3-1 home win after extra time.

Links and trivia
• Džeko played in the Czech Republic for Teplice between 2005 and 2007, having a loan spell at Ústí nad Labem in 2005. The Bosnia and Herzgovina striker, who can speak fluent Czech, scored 16 goals in 43 league appearances for Teplice.

• Džeko scored away (3-0) and home (4-2) as Manchester City beat Plzeň twice in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Roma's Czech international forward Patrik Schick played for Sparta Praha (2013–15) and Bohemians 1905 (2015/16) before moving to Italy with Sampdoria in 2016.

• David Limberský played four games for Modena in 2003/04.

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Latest news

• Plzeň have won five of their last 11 matches in all competitions (D3 L3), including the last three; they were 2-0 winners at Zlín on Friday with two goals in the first eight minutes.

• Tomáš Chorý's first league goal for the club helped secure a 2-0 home win against Sigma Olomouc on 2 December, the summer signing having managed five goals in two Czech Cup appearances. He also opened the scoring at Zlín.

• Jan Kovařík, who got the second on Friday, has two goals in his last three league matches.

• Fourteen of Plzeň's 27 league goals this season have been scored in the last 30 minutes of games – including eight in the final 15.

• Michael Krmenčík injured his knee ligaments in the 2-1 defeat of Slovácko on 28 October; he has undergone surgery and is not expected to play again this season.

• Daniel Kolář (out since 2 October) has had surgery on his Achilles tendon and is likely to be out for the rest of the season.

• David Limberský has been sidelined since matchday five, when he was substituted at half-time due to a muscle injury.

• Plzeň have announced that French forward Jean-David Beauguel will join from Zlín in January.

• The club's official shirts for the UEFA Champions League group stage feature a logo promoting the Czech national bone marrow donors register on the back. All Plzeň's senior and Under-19 players have joined the register. The club devoted their 2 December game against Sigma Olomouc to the organisation.

• Roma have won seven of their last 14 games in all competitions, although none of the last four (D2 L2). A 1-0 loss at Udinese on 24 November ended a five-match unbeaten run.

• The Giallorossi have won only one of their last seven Serie A matches (D4 L2), the 4-1 victory against Sampdoria on 11 November. On Saturday they let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Cagliari.

• Roma are without a clean sheet in their last eight matches in all competitions. They have conceded 20 goals in 15 Serie A games, nine more than at this stage last season.

• Edin Džeko's matchday three double against CSKA made it eight goals in six matches for club and country; he has not found the net in his last seven games and has been out since the defeat at Udinese due to a thigh injury.

• Lorenzo Pellegrini (thigh) has also been out since that Udinese game, while Stephan El Shaarawy limped off on matchday five with a similar problem.

• Daniele De Rossi has not played since injuring his right knee during the 1-1 draw at Napoli on 28 October.

• Javier Pastore was out with a calf problem between 29 September and 20 October, when he returned as substitute against SPAL; he suffered a recurrence of the injury in the game and was sidelined until coming on as a substitute in the 2-2 home draw with Internazionale on 2 December.

• Diego Perotti (calf) also came on in that game, his first appearance since 23 September.

• On 3 December former Roma players Alisson Becker and Radja Nainggolan were named in Serie A's Team of the 2017/18 season at the Gran Galà del Calcio, organised by the Association of Italian Footballers.


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Viktoria Plzeň - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Matúš KozáčikSVK27/12/198334 - --2-10-8-74-
16Aleš HruškaCZE23/11/198533 - --3-8-3-19-
29Dominik SváčekCZE24/02/199721 - ----------
2Lukáš HejdaCZE09/03/199028 - --519-61452
4Roman HubníkCZE06/06/198434*--5-16-10-482
8David LimberskýCZE06/10/198335*--5-15-14-831
14Radim ŘezníkCZE20/01/198929 - --5-17110-582
21Tomáš HájekCZE01/12/199127 - --------8-
24Milan HavelCZE07/08/199424 - --3-513-8-
44Luděk PernicaCZE16/06/199028 - --1-15-1-5-
6Roman ProcházkaSVK14/03/198929 - --4113341244
7Tomáš HořavaCZE29/05/198830 - --4-1611015410
9Martin ZemanCZE28/03/198929 - --1-7-1-433
10Jan KopicCZE04/06/199028 - --3-1213-436
11Milan PetrželaCZE19/06/198335 - --3-16115-707
17Patrik HrošovskýSVK22/04/199226 - --5118151352
19Jan KovaříkCZE19/06/198830 - --3-1028-454
20Pavel BuchaCZE11/03/199820 - ----------
25Aleš ČermákCZE01/10/199424 - --4-1714-193
26Daniel KolářCZE27/10/198533 - --2-2-1418216
90Ubong EkpaiNGA17/10/199523 - --2-10-2-11-
15Michael KrmenčíkCZE15/03/199325 - --32137322310
18Tomáš ChorýCZE26/01/199523 - --2-1122-5-
37Jakub ŘezníčekCZE26/05/198830 - --5-1225-171
-Pavel VrbaCZE06/12/196355 - --5---17-73-
AS Roma - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Robin OlsenSWE08/01/199028 - --5-14-17-51-
45Matteo CardinaliITA28/06/200117 - ----------
57Emanuele ZamarionITA04/08/200018 - ----------
61Alessio PagliariniITA09/01/200018 - ----------
77Stefano GrecoITA21/02/199919 - ----------
83Antonio MiranteITA08/07/198335 - ----1---3-
2Rick KarsdorpNED11/02/199523 - --1-2-1-12-
3Luca PellegriniITA07/03/199919 - --1-4-1-1-
5Juan JesusBRA10/06/199127 - --2-918-38-
11Aleksandar KolarovSRB10/11/198533 - --5-134524706
15Iván MarcanoESP23/06/198731 - ----4-331784
18Davide SantonITA02/01/199127 - --2-7-9-20-
20Federico FazioARG17/03/198731 - --5-12220-633
44Kostas ManolasGRE14/06/199127 - --41121425697
50Devid Eugene BouahITA13/08/200117 - ----------
51Riccardo CargneluttiITA08/02/199919 - ----------
4Bryan CristanteITA03/03/199523 - --4-14210-183
7Lorenzo PellegriniITA19/06/199622 - --41101121172
16Daniele De RossiITA24/07/198335 - --2-9-5979612
17Cengiz ÜnderTUR14/07/199721 - --52132103143
19Ante ĆorićCRO14/04/199721 - --1-1-9-242
22Nicolò ZanioloITA02/07/199919 - --4-6-4-4-
24Alessandro FlorenziITA11/03/199127 - --5-122291362
27Javier PastoreARG20/06/198929 - ----92374507
42Steven NzonziFRA15/12/198829 - --5-131261361
52Andrea MarcucciITA07/02/199919 - ----------
53Alessio RiccardiITA03/04/200117 - ----------
58Salvatore PezzellaITA11/03/200018 - ----------
59Luca ChiericoITA26/09/200117 - ----------
8Diego PerottiARG26/07/198830 - --1-2-184479
9Edin DžekoBIH17/03/198632 - --4512253228738
14Patrik SchickCZE24/01/199622 - --4-917-9-
34Justin KluivertNED05/05/199919 - --3110-31131
54Gianmarco CangianoITA16/11/200117 - ----------
56Ludovico D'OrazioITA19/02/200018 - ----------
60Žan CelarSVN14/03/199919 - ----------
92Stephan El ShaarawyITA27/10/199226 - --3-1152644510
-Eusebio Di FrancescoITA08/09/196949 - --5---17-27-

Last updated 12/12/2018 09:33CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Pavel Vrba

Date of birth: 6 December 1963
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: Baník Ostrava (twice), Železárny Prostějov, Cheb, Baník Havířov, Přerov
Coaching career: Přerov, Baník Ostrava (youth, assistant), Czech Republic Under-20, Púchov, Žilina, Slovakia (assistant), Viktoria Plzeň (twice), Czech Republic, Anzhi

• The defender was part of the Czechoslovakia side that reached the final of the 1982 UEFA European Under-18 Championship and also appeared at the FIFA U-20 World Cup the following year; the Czechs lost in the quarter-finals to a Brazil team including Bebeto and Dunga.

• His club career did not hit the same heights, Vrba making a handful of appearances for Cheb and Baník before finishing his playing days in the lower leagues with home-town side Přerov. Returned to Baník as a youth coach and also went back to the U-20 World Cup, taking charge of the Czech Republic in the 2003 edition. Became assistant at Baník and – despite a 7-0 loss to SK Slavia Praha when he was in temporary control in May 2003 – ended the next season with the league title as assistant to František Komňacký.

• That summer crossed the border into Slovakia, winning a championship as head coach of Žilina in 2007, by which time he was also working as assistant to Ján Kocián with the Slovak national team.

• Moved on to Plzeň in 2008, collecting the Czech Cup in his second season – when he was voted the country's coach of the year, going on to collect seven of the next eight annual awards – and the league in 2011. Led Viktoria into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in 2011/12 and repeated the trick two years later following another title in 2013.

• In November 2013, he agreed to take the Czech Republic helm at the close of Plzeň's group stage campaign and led the national team to UEFA EURO 2016. Left after group stage elimination and, after a short spell in Russia with Anzhi, returned to Plzeň in June 2017, winning another league title 12 months later.


Eusebio Di Francesco

Date of birth: 8 September 1969
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Empoli, Lucchese, Piacenza (twice), Roma, Ancona, Perugia
Coaching career: Virtus Lanciano, Pescara, Lecce, Sassuolo (twice), Roma

• A pacy winger known as 'Turbo', Di Francesco came through Empoli's youth system, making his Serie A debut in 1987/88. His career really took off at Piacenza between 1995 and 1997, when he earned himself a move to Roma. Transformed into a midfielder by Zdeněk Zeman, he spent four seasons at the Stadio Olimpico, winning the 2000/01 Scudetto although he played only five games that campaign.

• Having retired in 2005 after two more seasons at Piacenza and spells with Ancona and Perugia, Di Francesco – who won 12 caps for Italy – spent a year as a Roma director but the lure of coaching proved strong; that new venture began in his native Abruzzo, first with a brief stint at Lanciano before two campaigns with Pescara.

• Appointed Lecce coach ahead of 2011/12 for his first Serie A experience, though it proved brief as Di Francesco was sacked after just 13 matches with his side bottom of the table.

• Dropped back into Serie B the following season; a huge Zeman fan, Di Francesco – named after Portuguese legend Eusébio – had a brilliant start with Sassuolo using his mentor's 4-3-3 system and led the team from the Modena area into Serie A for the first time.

• Coached Sassuolo in Serie A for four consecutive campaigns, although the first featured a short interruption as he was replaced for five games by Alberto Malesani only to return and help the side avoid relegation. Known for his entertaining attacking football, he steered Sassuolo to a first UEFA Europa League qualification by finishing sixth in Serie A in 2015/16 before replacing Luciano Spalletti as Roma coach in June 2017. In his first season he took the side into the last four of the UEFA Champions League thanks to a remarkable quarter-final comeback against Barcelona.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAnthony Taylor (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesGary Beswick (ENG) , Adam Nunn (ENG)
  • Additional assistant refereesStuart Attwell (ENG) , Martin Atkinson (ENG)
  • Fourth officialStephen Child (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateVelid Imamović (BIH)
  • UEFA Referee observerFrank De Bleeckere (BEL)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Anthony Taylor20/10/19781441

Anthony Taylor

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/12/2016UCLGSJuventusGNK Dinamo Zagreb2-0Turin

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
31/07/2014UEL3QRFC Petrolul PloieştiFC Viktoria Plzeň1-1Ploiesti
23/10/2014UELGSFC Internazionale MilanoAS Saint-Étienne0-0Milan
25/08/2016UELPORSC AnderlechtSK Slavia Praha3-0Brussels
07/12/2016UCLGSJuventusGNK Dinamo Zagreb2-0Turin
09/03/2017UELR16Olympique LyonnaisAS Roma4-2Decines
22/02/2018UELR32RB LeipzigSSC Napoli0-2Leipzig
06/09/2018UNLGS-FTCzech RepublicUkraine1-2Uherske Hradiste

Last updated 12/12/2018 09:53CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC Viktoria PlzeňFixtures and results
20/07/2018LeagueFK Dukla Praha (A)W 3-1Hořava 69, Podaný 71 (og), Krmenčík 88 (P)
30/07/2018LeagueFC Slovan Liberec (H)W 1-0Krmenčík 61
04/08/2018LeagueSK Sigma Olomouc (A)W 1-0Procházka 88
11/08/2018LeagueFC Zlín (H)W 1-0Krmenčík 77
19/08/2018LeagueMFK Karviná (A)W 1-0Krmenčík 6
26/08/2018LeagueFK Mladá Boleslav (H)W 6-1Krmenčík 21, 45+1, 52, Řezník 62, Řezníček 90, 90+4
01/09/2018LeagueSK Slavia Praha (A)L 0-4
15/09/2018LeagueSFC Opava (H)W 1-0Hrošovský 87 (P)
19/09/2018UCLPFC CSKA Moskva (H)D 2-2Krmenčík 29, 41
24/09/2018LeagueFK Jablonec (A)L 0-3
28/09/2018LeagueAC Sparta Praha (H)W 1-0Radaković 76 (og)
02/10/2018UCLAS Roma (A)L 0-5
07/10/2018LeagueFK Teplice (H)W 1-0Čermák 60
11/10/2018CupVyskov (A)W 5-1Chorý 5, 25, 45+1, 49, Řezníček 29
19/10/2018LeagueBohemians Praha 1905 (A)D 2-2Schumacher 34 (og), Procházka 66
23/10/2018UCLReal Madrid CF (A)L 1-2Hrošovský 79
28/10/2018League1. FC Slovácko (H)W 2-1Havel 35, Procházka 67 (P)
31/10/2018CupFC Baník Ostrava (H)L 2-3 aetChorý 34, Procházka 90+6
03/11/2018LeagueFC Baník Ostrava (A)W 1-0Kopic 44
07/11/2018UCLReal Madrid CF (H)L 0-5
11/11/2018League1. FK Příbram (H)D 1-1Petržela 32
23/11/2018LeagueFC Slovan Liberec (A)D 1-1Kovařík 84
27/11/2018UCLPFC CSKA Moskva (A)W 2-1Procházka 56, Hejda 81
02/12/2018LeagueSK Sigma Olomouc (H)W 2-0Chorý 22, Sladký 43 (og)
07/12/2018LeagueFC Zlín (A)W 2-0Chorý 3, Kovařík 8
12/12/2018UCLAS Roma (H)
16/12/2018LeagueMFK Karviná (H)
09/02/2019LeagueFK Mladá Boleslav (A)
16/02/2019LeagueSK Slavia Praha (H)
23/02/2019LeagueSFC Opava (A)
02/03/2019LeagueFK Jablonec (H)
09/03/2019LeagueAC Sparta Praha (A)
16/03/2019LeagueFK Teplice (A)
30/03/2019LeagueBohemians Praha 1905 (H)
06/04/2019League1. FC Slovácko (A)
13/04/2019LeagueFC Baník Ostrava (H)
20/04/2019League1. FK Příbram (A)
27/04/2019LeagueFK Dukla Praha (H)
1SK Slavia Praha181512461646
2FC Viktoria Plzeň181332271442
3FK Jablonec181035381633
4FC Baník Ostrava181035251533
5AC Sparta Praha18945291531
6FC Zlín18936242030
7FC Slovan Liberec18666171724
8FK Mladá Boleslav18648353422
9FK Teplice18648192422
10SFC Opava186210242920
111. FK Příbram18549234219
12Bohemians Praha 190518468182718
131. FC Slovácko186012203118
14SK Sigma Olomouc185310173218
15MFK Karviná184311233515
16FK Dukla Praha184311153315
AS RomaFixtures and results
19/08/2018LeagueTorino FC (A)W 1-0Džeko 89
27/08/2018LeagueAtalanta BC (H)D 3-3Pastore 2, Florenzi 60, Manolas 82
31/08/2018LeagueAC Milan (A)L 1-2Fazio 59
16/09/2018LeagueAC Chievo Verona (H)D 2-2El Shaarawy 10, Cristante 30
19/09/2018UCLReal Madrid CF (A)L 0-3
23/09/2018LeagueBologna FC (A)L 0-2
26/09/2018LeagueFrosinone Calcio (H)W 4-0Cengiz Ünder 2, Pastore 28, El Shaarawy 35, Kolarov 87
29/09/2018LeagueSS Lazio (H)W 3-1Pellegrini 45, Kolarov 71, Fazio 86
02/10/2018UCLFC Viktoria Plzeň (H)W 5-0Džeko 3, 40, 90+2, Cengiz Ünder 64, Kluivert 73
06/10/2018LeagueEmpoli FC (A)W 2-0Nzonzi 36, Džeko 85
20/10/2018LeagueSPAL (H)L 0-2
23/10/2018UCLPFC CSKA Moskva (H)W 3-0Džeko 30, 43, Cengiz Ünder 50
28/10/2018LeagueSSC Napoli (A)D 1-1El Shaarawy 14
03/11/2018LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)D 1-1Florenzi 85
07/11/2018UCLPFC CSKA Moskva (A)W 2-1Manolas 4, Pellegrini 59
11/11/2018LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)W 4-1Juan Jesus 19, Schick 59, El Shaarawy 72, 90+3
24/11/2018LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)L 0-1
27/11/2018UCLReal Madrid CF (H)L 0-2
02/12/2018LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)D 2-2Cengiz Ünder 51, Kolarov 74 (P)
08/12/2018LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)D 2-2Cristante 14, Kolarov 41
12/12/2018UCLFC Viktoria Plzeň (A)
16/12/2018LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
22/12/2018LeagueJuventus (A)
26/12/2018LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
29/12/2018LeagueParma FC (A)
20/01/2019LeagueTorino FC (H)
27/01/2019LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
03/02/2019LeagueAC Milan (H)
10/02/2019LeagueAC Chievo Verona (A)
17/02/2019LeagueBologna FC (H)
24/02/2019LeagueFrosinone Calcio (A)
03/03/2019LeagueSS Lazio (A)
10/03/2019LeagueEmpoli FC (H)
17/03/2019LeagueSPAL (A)
31/03/2019LeagueSSC Napoli (H)
03/04/2019LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
07/04/2019LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
14/04/2019LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
20/04/2019LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
28/04/2019LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)
05/05/2019LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
12/05/2019LeagueJuventus (H)
19/05/2019LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
26/05/2019LeagueParma FC (H)
2SSC Napoli151122321435
3FC Internazionale Milano15924271329
4AC Milan15753241826
5SS Lazio15744221825
6Torino FC15573191622
7Atalanta BC15636292021
8AS Roma15564262021
9US Sassuolo Calcio15564242221
10Parma FC15636161921
11UC Sampdoria15555231920
12ACF Fiorentina15474211619
13Cagliari Calcio15384151917
14Empoli FC15447192616
15Genoa CFC15447203016
17Udinese Calcio15348132113
18Bologna FC15258132411
19Frosinone Calcio1515911338
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Viktoria Plzeň

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    Real Madrid CF540112212
    AS Roma53021069
    FC Viktoria Plzeň51135154
    PFC CSKA Moskva5113594
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    FC Viktoria Plzeň 2-2 PFC CSKA Moskva
    1-0 Krmenčík 29, 2-0 Krmenčík 41, 2-1 Chalov 49, 2-2 Vlašić 90+5 (P)
    Kozáčik, Hubník, Hořava (89 Hejda), Limberský, Kopic, Řezník, Krmenčík (74 Řezníček), Hrošovský, Kovařík, Kolář (64 Čermák), Pernica
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    AS Roma 5-0 FC Viktoria Plzeň
    1-0 Džeko 3, 2-0 Džeko 40, 3-0 Cengiz Ünder 64, 4-0 Kluivert 73, 5-0 Džeko 90+2
    Kozáčik, Hejda, Hubník, Procházka, Hořava (64 Kolář), Limberský, Zeman (71 Ekpai), Řezník, Krmenčík (78 Řezníček), Hrošovský, Kovařík
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    Real Madrid CF 2-1 FC Viktoria Plzeň
    1-0 Benzema 11, 2-0 Marcelo 55, 2-1 Hrošovský 79
    Hruška, Hejda, Hubník, Procházka (65 Hořava), Limberský, Petržela (86 Řezníček), Řezník, Krmenčík, Hrošovský, Havel (76 Ekpai), Čermák
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    FC Viktoria Plzeň 0-5 Real Madrid CF
    0-1 Benzema 21, 0-2 Casemiro 23, 0-3 Benzema 37, 0-4 Bale 40, 0-5 Kroos 67
    Hruška, Hejda, Hubník, Procházka, Limberský, Kopic, Řezník, Hrošovský, Chorý (80 Řezníček), Havel (38 Petržela), Čermák (61 Hořava)
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    PFC CSKA Moskva 1-2 FC Viktoria Plzeň
    1-0 Vlašić 10 (P) , 1-1 Procházka 56, 1-2 Hejda 81
    Hruška, Hejda, Hubník, Procházka, Limberský (46 Kopic), Petržela (70 Havel), Řezník, Hrošovský, Chorý (80 Řezníček), Kovařík, Čermák
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    FC Viktoria Plzeň-AS Roma

AS Roma

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    Real Madrid CF 3-0 AS Roma
    1-0 Isco 45, 2-0 Bale 58, 3-0 Díaz 90+1
    Olsen, Džeko, Kolarov, De Rossi, Cengiz Ünder, Fazio, Zaniolo (54 Pellegrini), Florenzi, Nzonzi (69 Schick), Manolas, El Shaarawy (62 Perotti)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    AS Roma 5-0 FC Viktoria Plzeň
    1-0 Džeko 3, 2-0 Džeko 40, 3-0 Cengiz Ünder 64, 4-0 Kluivert 73, 5-0 Džeko 90+2
    Olsen, Cristante, Juan Jesus, Pellegrini (74 Zaniolo), Džeko, Kolarov (74 Pellegrini), Cengiz Ünder (74 Schick), Fazio, Florenzi, Kluivert, Nzonzi
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    AS Roma 3-0 PFC CSKA Moskva
    1-0 Džeko 30, 2-0 Džeko 43, 3-0 Cengiz Ünder 50
    Olsen, Pellegrini (68 Cristante), Džeko, De Rossi (81 Schick), Cengiz Ünder (73 Kolarov), Santon, Fazio, Florenzi, Nzonzi, Manolas, El Shaarawy
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    PFC CSKA Moskva 1-2 AS Roma
    0-1 Manolas 4, 1-1 Sigurdsson 50, 1-2 Pellegrini 59
    Olsen, Cristante, Pellegrini (82 Zaniolo), Džeko, Kolarov, Santon, Fazio, Florenzi (88 Juan Jesus), Kluivert (70 Cengiz Ünder), Nzonzi, Manolas
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    AS Roma 0-2 Real Madrid CF
    0-1 Bale 47, 0-2 Lucas Vázquez 59
    Olsen, Cristante, Kolarov, Schick, Cengiz Ünder, Fazio, Zaniolo (69 Karsdorp), Florenzi, Nzonzi (64 Ćorić), Manolas, El Shaarawy (22 Kluivert)
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    FC Viktoria Plzeň-AS Roma

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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

FC Viktoria Plzeň
Nickname: Viktorka

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 5 (2018)
Domestic cup: 1 (2010)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2015/16: UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2012/13: UEFA Europa League round of 16
2011/12: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2010/11: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA competition
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Plzeň v Ruch Chorzów
09/08/12, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-4: Pyunik v Plzeň
12/07/11, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Plzeň v Real Madrid
07/11/18, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Bayern München v Plzeň
29/09/71, European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Roma
02/10/18 UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
2-1: Plzeň v CSKA Moskva
10/12/13, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-2: CSKA Moskva v Plzeň
27/11/18, group stage
0-1: BATE Borisov v Plzeň
23/11/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Plzeň v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Roma (see above)


AS Roma
Nickname: Giallorossi (Yellow and Reds)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (1984)
• UEFA Cup: (1991)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 3 (2001)
Italian Cup: 9 (2008)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: did not participate in UEFA competition
did not participate in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League play-offs
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
round of 16

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0 twice, most recently v Gorica
28/09/00, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Gent v Roma
06/08/09, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Roma v Bayern München
21/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Manchester United v Roma
10/04/07, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
5-0: Roma v Viktoria Plzeň
02/10/18, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Dynamo Kyiv v Roma
27/11/08, group stage
0-3: Valencia v Roma
26/02/03, second group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Roma v Bayern München (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Manchester United v Roma (see above)



The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.


Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on