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UEFA Champions League: FC Salzburg - KRC Genk Match press kits

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FC SalzburgFC SalzburgStadion Salzburg - SalzburgTuesday 17 September 2019
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Group E - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

FC Salzburg - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
21/02/2019R32FC Salzburg - Club Brugge4-0
agg: 5-2
SalzburgSchlager 17, Daka 29, 43, Dabbur 90+4
14/02/2019R32Club Brugge - FC Salzburg2-1
BrugesDenswil 64, Wesley 81; Junuzović 17
UEFA Europa League
07/11/2013GSR. Standard de Liège - FC Salzburg1-3
LiegeMpoku 55; Švento 42, Kampl 45+1, Alan 59
24/10/2013GSFC Salzburg - R. Standard de Liège2-1
SalzburgJonatan Soriano 53, André Ramalho 85; Mujangi Bia 88 (P)
UEFA Europa League
25/02/2010R32FC Salzburg - R. Standard de Liège0-0
agg: 2-3
18/02/2010R32R. Standard de Liège - FC Salzburg3-2
LiegeWitsel 66 (P), 82, De Camargo 80; Janko 4, 45
UEFA Intertoto Cup
22/07/2000R3FC Salzburg - R. Standard de Liège1-1
agg: 2-4
SalzburgLaessig 57; Mornar 1
15/07/2000R3R. Standard de Liège - FC Salzburg3-1
LiegeSzewczyk 26 (og), Van Buyten 47, El Yamani 84; Früstük 30
30/09/1997R1RSC Anderlecht - FC Salzburg4-2
agg: 7-6
BrusselsPeiremans 46, 63, Yashchuk 55, Dheedene 62; Glieder 5, Ivanauskas 32
16/09/1997R1FC Salzburg - RSC Anderlecht4-3
SalzburgKlausz 32, 51, Glieder 50, 62 (P); Yashchuk 33, Goor 58, Stoica 79
02/11/1993R2Royal Antwerp FC - FC Salzburg0-1
agg: 0-2
DeurneFeiersinger 85
19/10/1993R2FC Salzburg - Royal Antwerp FC1-0
SalzburgJurčević 67

KRC Genk - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
24/11/2016GSKRC Genk - SK Rapid Wien1-0
GenkKarelis 11
15/09/2016GSSK Rapid Wien - KRC Genk3-2
ViennaSchwab 51, Joelinton 59, Colley 60 (og); Bailey 29, 90 (P)
UEFA Europa League
07/11/2013GSSK Rapid Wien - KRC Genk2-2ViennaBoyd 40, 45+2; Mbodji 28 (P), Buffel 60
24/10/2013GSKRC Genk - SK Rapid Wien1-1GenkGorius 21; Sabitzer 82
FC Salzburg642062040000126242218
KRC Genk211020110000412166

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Match background Only this chapter

Salzburg make their long-awaited return to the UEFA Champions League group stage with a home game against a Genk team who are making their first appearance at this level in eight years.

• The Austrian club's only previous group appearance came in 1994/95 – the third season of the UEFA Champions League – since when they have lost in qualifying on 13 occasions, including seven in a row before 2019/20, before gaining direct access this season. Genk, meanwhile, are in the group stage for the third time, and the first since 2011/12.

Form guide
• The Austrian club won a sixth successive Bundesliga title in 2018/19 – their 13th overall – adding the Austrian Cup to complete a domestic double for the sixth time, all since 2011/12. As Austrian champions, Salzburg qualified automatically for the group stage.

Last season's UEL: Salzburg out despite Napoli win

• Salzburg's sole previous UEFA Champions League group stage appearance came in 1994/95, their European Cup debut, when they finished third in a group involving eventual winners Ajax, a Milan side who went on to lose to the Dutch club in the final, and AEK Athens. With two points then awarded for a win, Salzburg picked up five from their six matches, a 3-1 victory away to AEK their sole success.

• Of Salzburg's seven consecutive defeats in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds between 2012/13 and 2018/19, three took place in the play-offs, including last season's defeat against Crvena zvezda (0-0 a, 2-2 h).

• The Austrian club therefore moved into the UEFA Europa League, a competition in which they had reached the semi-finals in 2017/18, and won all six of their group games for the third time – a competition record – to head a section including Celtic, Leipzig and Rosenborg. Marco Rose's side then beat Belgium's Club Brugge in the round of 32 (1-2 a, 4-0 h), but a 3-0 first-leg loss at Napoli in the last 16 proved their undoing despite a 3-1 home win.

• Salzburg have won six of their 12 matches against Belgian clubs and three of the last four, including home (2-1) and away (3-1) wins against Standard Liège in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League group stage. At home their record is W4 D2.

• Salzburg are undefeated in 18 European home games, winning 14 including eight of the last nine.

See Genk go out to Slavia in last season's UEL

• Belgian champions for the fourth time in 2018/19, Genk have qualified automatically for the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time, their previous appearances, in 2002/03 and 2011/12, having both involved at least one qualifying tie.

• The Belgian club are still awaiting their first victory in the UEFA Champions League proper. In 2002/03 they drew four of their six matches but still finished bottom of a section involving Real Madrid, Roma and AEK Athens; eight years later, they drew all three home games but lost all their away matches in a section also including Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen and Valencia.

• Genk have lost their last four UEFA Champions League away matches, qualifying included, going down at Chelsea (0-5) and Valencia (0-7) in the two most recent. A 1-0 success at Sarajevo in the 2007/08 second qualifying round second leg – a tie they lost on away goals having gone down 2-1 at home – is their sole away win in the competition (D3 L7), with seven goals scored and 33 conceded.

• In 2018/19 Genk won all six qualifying matches to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage – scoring 22 goals in the process – where they finished ahead of Malmö, Beşiktaş and Sarpsborg. Slavia Praha proved too strong in the round of 32, however, the Czech club winning 4-1 at the KRC Genk Arena after a goalless draw in Prague.

• Genk have scored at least once in 29 of their last 30 European matches, the exception the first leg against Slavia last season.

The top ten goals of the 2018/19 Champions League

• Genk have won six of their last 11 European games on the road, losing only twice, at Celta Vigo (2-3) in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League quarter-finals and on matchday two last season at Sarpsborg (1-3).

• This is only Genk's fifth match against an Austrian club, the previous four having all come against Rapid Wien in the UEFA Europa League group stage. The Belgian side drew 2-2 in Vienna in 2013/14, losing 3-2 there three years later.

Links and trivia
• Genk's Joakim Mæhle was a Denmark team-mate of Salzburg's Rasmus Kristensen at this summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship, scoring twice in a 3-1 win against Austria.

• Have played together:
Rasmus Kristensen & Paul Onachu (Midtjylland 2015–18)

• International team-mates:
Erling Braut Håland & Sander Berge (Norway)
Majeed Ashimeru & Joseph Paintsil (Ghana)
Takumi Minamino & Junya Ito (Japan)

Latest news

Summer transfers
In: Rasmus Kristensen (Ajax), Maximilian Wöber (Sevilla)
Out: Munas Dabbur (Sevilla), Hannes Wolf (RB Leipzig), Stefan Lainer (Mönchengladbach), Xaver Schlager (Wolfsburg), David Atanga (Holstein Kiel), Mathias Honsak (Darmstadt), Asger Sørensen (Nürnberg), Igor (SPAL), Fredrik Gulbrandsen (İstanbul Başakşehir), Christoph Leitgeb (Sturm Graz), Darko Todorović (Holstein Kiel, loan), Ousmane Diakité (Altach, loan), Diadie Samassékou (Hoffenheim)

• Salzburg have won every match so far this season, seven in the Austrian Bundesliga and the first round of the domestic cup. They were 7-2 winners at home to Hartberg on Saturday.

• Erling Braut Håland scored three times at the weekend, the 19-year-old's third hat-trick of the season.

• Salzburg have scored at least four goals in seven of their eight competitive games this season.

• Alexander Walke (broken metatarsal) has been out since mid-June. Marin Pongračić (thigh) has not played since the middle of August.

• Over the international break Cican Stankovic earned his first two caps for Austria, keeping clean sheets in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers against Latvia (6-0) and Poland (0-0).

• Håland, who has already scored 14 goals for Salzburg this term, made his international debut, featuring for Norway against Malta (2-0) and Sweden (1-1).

• Takumi Minamino was on target in Japan's 2-0 friendly victory against Paraguay on 5 September and their opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier, another 2-0 win, away to Myanmar five days later.

• Dominik Szoboszlai scored his first goal for Hungary in the 2-1 home loss against Slovakia on 9 September.

• On 3 September Patrick Farkas renewed his contract until 2022.

Summer transfers
In: Theo Bongonda (Zulte Waregem), Benjamin Nygren (IFK Göteborg), Stephen Odey (Zürich), Ianis Hagi (Viitorul), Carlos Cuesta (Atlético Nacional), Patrik Hrošovský (Viktoria Plzeň), Paul Onuacha (Midtjylland)
Out: Jakub Brabec (Viktoria Plzeň), Ibrahima Seck (Zulte Waregem), Marcus Ingvartsen (Union Berlin), Leandro Trossard (Brighton), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Ruben Seigers (Beerschot Antwerpen, loan), Dante Vanzeir (Mechelen, loan)

• Genk kicked off the new season with a 3-0 win against Mechelen in the Belgian Super Cup on 20 July. It was the second time they had claimed the trophy, and the first since 2011, in their eighth appearance.

• Genk lost two of their first three league games this season, having been unbeaten for their first 15 matches in 2018/19 and not suffered a second defeat until the 23rd round of fixtures.

• They were also beaten on Friday, going down 2-1 at Charleroi, and have ten points after seven matches – seven less than at the same stage of 2018/19.

• Ally Mbwana Samatta has five goals in six league matches this season, making him the Belgian First League's joint top scorer.

• Sander Berge scored in Norway's 2-0 home win against Malta in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying on 5 September.

• Samatta's goal earned Tanzania a 1-1 draw against Burundi in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 8 September, although he picked up a knee injury in extra time of a game Tanzania won 3-0 on penalties and missed the Charleroi defeat.

• First-choice goalkeeper Danny Vukovic has not played since 26 July due to a ruptured Achilles tendon and has not been included in the UEFA Champions League squad.

• On 11 September Joakim Maehle signed a new contract keeping him at Genk until 2023.


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Salzburg - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Cican StankovicAUT04/11/199226 - ----7---14-
23Philipp Köhn SUI02/04/199821 - ----------
31Carlos Miguel CoronelBRA29/12/199622 - ----------
33Alexander WalkeGER06/06/198336 - --------50-
5Albert VallciAUT02/07/199524 - ----2---1-
6Jérôme OnguénéCMR22/12/199721 - ----5---6-
15André RamalhoBRA16/02/199227 - ----731-512
17Andreas UlmerAUT30/10/198533 - ----71--963
25Patrick FarkasAUT09/09/199227 - ----5---1-
34Marin PongračićCRO11/09/199722 - --------14-
39Maximilian WöberAUT04/02/199821 - ----3-4-10-
43Rasmus KristensenDEN11/07/199722 - ----2-1-171
4Majeed AshimeruGHA10/10/199721 - ----31--2-
14Dominik SzoboszlaiHUN25/10/200018 - ----71--1-
16Zlatko JunuzovićAUT26/09/198731 - ----5---373
18Takumi MinaminoJPN16/01/199524 - ----63--339
28Antoine BernedeFRA26/05/199920 - ----7-----
37Masaya OkugawaJPN14/04/199623 - ----43----
45Enock MwepuZAM01/01/199821 - ----5---6-
7Sekou KoitaMLI28/11/199919 - ----32----
9Hee-Chan HwangKOR26/01/199623 - ----64--177
11Smail PrevljakBIH10/05/199524 - --------6-
20Patson DakaZAM09/10/199820 - ----64--102
30Erling Braut HålandNOR21/07/200019 - ----711--64
-Jesse MarschUSA08/11/197345 - ----------
KRC Genk - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
26Maarten VandevoordtBEL26/02/200217 - ----------
28Gaetan CouckeBEL03/11/199820 - ----6-----
32Vic ChambaereBEL10/01/200316 - ----------
40Tobe LeysenBEL09/03/200217 - ----------
2Casper De NorreBEL07/02/199722 - ----4---2-
4Dries WoutersBEL28/01/199722 - ----1---5-
5Neto BorgesBRA13/09/199623 - ----------
6Sebastien DewaestBEL27/05/199128 - ----7---263
21Jere UronenFIN13/07/199425 - ----7---351
31Joakim MæhleDEN20/05/199722 - ----5---13-
33Jhon LucumiCOL26/06/199821 - ----4---8-
35Shawn AdewoyeBEL29/06/200019 - ----------
46Carlos CuestaCOL09/03/199920 - ----3-----
54Vladimir ScreciuROU13/01/200019 - ----------
7Junya ItoJPN09/03/199326 - ----7---1-
8Bryan HeynenBEL06/02/199722 - ----71--202
11Joseph PaintsilGHA01/02/199821 - ----71--92
17Patrik HrošovskýSVK22/04/199227 - ----3-61422
19Jakub PiotrowskiPOL04/10/199721 - ----5---61
23Ianis HagiROU22/10/199820 - ----51--41
25Sander BergeNOR14/02/199821 - ----7---162
27Théo BongondaBEL20/11/199523 - ----1---9-
38Ismael SaibariESP28/01/200118 - ----------
39Elias SierraBEL25/08/200118 - ----------
77Dieumerci NdongalaCOD14/06/199128 - ----3---203
10Ally Mbwana SamattaTAN13/12/199226 - ----65--3014
14Benjamin NygrenSWE08/07/200118 - ----21----
15Stephen OdeyNGA15/01/199821 - ----2---81
18Paul OnuachuNGA28/05/199425 - ----21--3010
34Arne CuypersBEL03/05/200118 - ----------
36Bryan LimbombeBEL14/05/200118 - ----------
37Luca OyenBEL14/03/200316 - ----------
-Felice MazzuBEL12/03/196653 - --------4-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Jesse Marsch

Date of birth: 8 November 1973
Nationality: American
Playing career: DC United, Chicago Fire, Chivas USA
Coaching career: United States (assistant), Montreal Impact, Princeton Tigers (assistant), New York Red Bulls, RB Leipzig (assistant), Salzburg

• After playing for Princeton University – where he was selected in the 1995 All-American team having scored 16 goals from midfield – Marsch was drafted by DC United; only made 15 appearances in two years for the Washington outfit, moving on to Chicago Fire in 1998.

• The transfer proved the making of Marsch, who scored 19 goals in 200 games for the Fire over seven years, winning the MLS Cup in his first season. He went on to make more than 100 appearances for Chivas before ending his playing days in 2009 having also won two caps for the United States.

• Following his retirement Marsch stayed with the United States Soccer Federation, becoming assistant to national team coach Bob Bradley in 2010; the following year he took over at newly-founded MLS franchise Montreal Impact, but remained in his post for only one season having been unable to take the team into the play-offs.

• After a return to Princeton as assistant coach, in January 2015 Marsch took charge of the New York Red Bulls, winning the MLS Supporters' Shield – awarded to the team that collects the most points in the regular season – and the MLS Coach of the Year in his first campaign.

• Departed New York in 2018 as the coach with the most wins in Red Bulls history, moving to Germany to assist Ralf Rangnick at RB Leipzig; helped the club finish third in the 2018/19 Bundesliga and reach the German Cup final, before taking on a new challenge as successor to the Borussia Mönchengladbach-bound Marco Rose at Salzburg.


Felice Mazzù

Date of birth: 12 March 1966
Nationality: Belgian
Playing career: Charleroi
Coaching career: RSC Nivelles (youth), Marchienne-au-Pont, CS Brainois, Royal Léopold, Tubize, RWS Bruxelles, Charleroi, Genk

• The son of Italian immigrants, Mazzù came through the ranks at Charleroi without making a first-team appearance and spent the rest of his playing days in Belgium's lower leagues, working as a PE teacher after hanging up his boots.

• His coaching career started in 1990 in the youth ranks at RSC Nivelles before spells at Marchienne-au-Pont, CS Brainois and Royal Léopold brought him to the attention of Tubize, where he took charge in 2009 having worked as assistant the previous season.

• Lasted only a year before taking over at RWS Bruxelles, whom he led to the third division title in 2011, leaving the club two years later amid financial problems.

• Returned to Charleroi as head coach in 2013, and in 2014/15 oversaw a sixth-placed finish and ensuing success in Belgium's play-offs as the club earned a first European campaign in 21 years. The following season's UEFA Europa League foray proved brief, Charleroi falling in the third qualifying round, but Mazzù continued to impress and was elected Belgium's coach of the year in 2017.

• He left Charleroi, after six seasons and 259 matches in charge, to join Belgian champions Genk on 3 June 2019 following the departure of Philippe Clement, kicking off his reign with victory against Mechelen in the Super Cup the following month.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Zwayer (GER)
  • Assistant refereesThorsten Schiffner (GER) , Marco Achmüller (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeSascha Stegemann (GER)
  • Fourth officialHarm Osmers (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeDaniel Siebert (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateCampbell Ogilvie (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerFrancesco Bianchi (SUI)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Felix Zwayer19/05/19812058

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/08/2013UCL3QRSV Zulte WaregemPSV Eindhoven0-3Brussels
20/10/2015UCLGSValencia CFKAA Gent2-1Valencia

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/08/2013UCL3QRSV Zulte WaregemPSV Eindhoven0-3Brussels
19/02/2015UELR32RSC AnderlechtFC Dinamo Moskva0-0Brussels
20/10/2015UCLGSValencia CFKAA Gent2-1Valencia

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC SalzburgFixtures and results
19/07/2019CupSC/ESV Parndorf 1919 (A)W 7-1Minamino 5, Håland 34 (P), 73, 90, Farkas 39, 54, Daka 48
26/07/2019LeagueSK Rapid Wien (A)W 2-0Minamino 35, Okugawa 82
04/08/2019LeagueSV Mattersburg (H)W 4-1Minamino 8, Okugawa 11, Håland 37 (P), Daka 50
10/08/2019LeagueWolfsberger AC (H)W 5-2Håland 22, 65, 89, Sollbauer 39 (og), André Ramalho 90+1
17/08/2019LeagueSKN St Pölten (A)W 6-0Håland 30, 50, Hwang 38, Minamino 53, Ulmer 55, Koita 69
25/08/2019LeagueFC Admira Wacker Mödling (H)W 5-0Hwang 22 (P), 24, Håland 28, Daka 71, Koita 80 (P)
31/08/2019LeagueWSG Wattens (A)W 5-1Ashimeru 12, André Ramalho 31, Håland 41, Hwang 58, Szoboszlai 71 (P)
14/09/2019LeagueTSV Sparkasse Hartberg (H)W 7-2André Ramalho 23, Okugawa 36, Daka 50, 87, Håland 52, 86, 90
17/09/2019UCLKRC Genk (H)
22/09/2019LeagueLASK (A)
25/09/2019CupSK Rapid Wien (A)
28/09/2019LeagueFK Austria Wien (H)
02/10/2019UCLLiverpool FC (A)
05/10/2019LeagueSCR Altach (H)
19/10/2019LeagueSK Sturm Graz (A)
23/10/2019UCLSSC Napoli (H)
27/10/2019LeagueSK Rapid Wien (H)
02/11/2019LeagueSV Mattersburg (A)
05/11/2019UCLSSC Napoli (A)
10/11/2019LeagueWolfsberger AC (A)
23/11/2019LeagueSKN St Pölten (H)
27/11/2019UCLKRC Genk (A)
01/12/2019LeagueFC Admira Wacker Mödling (A)
07/12/2019LeagueWSG Wattens (H)
10/12/2019UCLLiverpool FC (H)
14/12/2019LeagueTSV Sparkasse Hartberg (A)
15/02/2020LeagueLASK (H)
22/02/2020LeagueFK Austria Wien (A)
29/02/2020LeagueSCR Altach (A)
07/03/2020LeagueSK Sturm Graz (H)
1FC Salzburg770034621
3Wolfsberger AC750219815
4SK Rapid Wien741214813
5SK Sturm Graz74038512
6TSV Sparkasse Hartberg7322161611
7WSG Wattens722310138
8SCR Altach721416167
9SV Mattersburg72057196
10FK Austria Wien712410165
11SKN St Pölten71245215
12FC Admira Wacker Mödling70163221
KRC GenkFixtures and results
26/07/2019LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)W 2-1Nygren 50, Hagi 76
03/08/2019LeagueKV Mechelen (A)L 1-3Samatta 45+4
10/08/2019LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)L 0-2
17/08/2019LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)W 4-0Paintsil 21, Samatta 52, 66, 85
23/08/2019LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)W 1-0Samatta 55
01/09/2019LeagueClub Brugge (A)D 1-1Heynen 67
13/09/2019LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)L 1-2Onuachu 61
17/09/2019UCLFC Salzburg (A)
21/09/2019LeagueKV Oostende (H)
25/09/2019CupKSK Ronse (A)
28/09/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)
02/10/2019UCLSSC Napoli (H)
06/10/2019LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)
19/10/2019LeagueR. Standard de Liège (A)
23/10/2019UCLLiverpool FC (H)
26/10/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)
30/10/2019LeagueRoyal Antwerp (H)
02/11/2019LeagueKAS Eupen (A)
05/11/2019UCLLiverpool FC (A)
10/11/2019LeagueKAA Gent (H)
22/11/2019LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (A)
27/11/2019UCLFC Salzburg (H)
29/11/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
06/12/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
10/12/2019UCLSSC Napoli (A)
13/12/2019LeagueWaasland-Beveren (H)
20/12/2019LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)
26/12/2019LeagueKAS Eupen (H)
17/01/2020LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)
24/01/2020LeagueKAA Gent (A)
31/01/2020LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
07/02/2020LeagueRoyal Antwerp (A)
14/02/2020LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)
21/02/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
28/02/2020LeagueClub Brugge (H)
06/03/2020LeagueKV Oostende (A)
13/03/2020LeagueKV Mechelen (H)
1R. Standard de Liège750217615
2Club Brugge642014214
3R. Excel Mouscron742110714
4KAA Gent641116613
5Royal Antwerp640213712
6R. Charleroi SC632111711
7KV Mechelen732211911
8SV Zulte Waregem73228811
9KRC Genk731310910
10KV Oostende7313101310
11KV Kortrijk722312128
12K. Sint-Truidense VV72235118
13RSC Anderlecht7124595
14Cercle Brugge KSV71066163
15KAS Eupen70344163

Last updated 17/09/2019 11:11CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Salzburg

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    FC Salzburg0000000
    KRC Genk0000000
    Liverpool FC0000000
    SSC Napoli0000000
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    FC Salzburg-KRC Genk
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    Liverpool FC-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    FC Salzburg-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    SSC Napoli-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    KRC Genk-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    FC Salzburg-Liverpool FC

KRC Genk

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    FC Salzburg-KRC Genk
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    KRC Genk-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    KRC Genk-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC-KRC Genk
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    KRC Genk-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SSC Napoli-KRC Genk

Last updated 15/09/2019 23:39CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• In 2012/13, Chelsea became the first defending champions to fail to get through a group stage since the UEFA Champions League began. (This record, like the others, includes the seasons between 1999/2000 and 2002/03 that featured a second group stage). In 1992/93, Barcelona were the reigning European Champion Clubs' Cup holders and lost 4-3 on aggregate in the second round to CSKA Moskva.

• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy, with AC Milan (1989, 1990) the previous club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) have all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Real Madrid then made it three wins in a row in 2017/18, becoming the fourth club to win three or more successive titles in European Cup history, and the first to do it twice.

• Only two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Borussia Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 20 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and five more than Bayern München and Manchester United. Barça also hold the record for the most unbeaten group stage campaigns with 12, four more than Real Madrid.

• 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-one teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently AEK Athens in 2018/19.

• 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.

• Matchday six of the 2013/14 marked FCSB's 23rd successive game in the competition without a victory, surpassing the previous record of 22 set by Spartak Moskva between December 2000 and November 2006.

• 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, nine teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02, second group stage), in 2002/03 Lokomotiv Moskva (first group stage) and eventual finalists Juventus (second group stage), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06), Galatasaray (2013/14) 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, second group stage), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03, 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, Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03) and Robert Lewandowski (2018/19) managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on matchday one of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, a mark Ronaldo matched against Atlético Madrid in that season's round of 16 second leg.

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 Salzburg
Formed: 1933

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1994)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 13 (2019)
Austrian Cup: 6 (2019)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
second qualifying round
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2010/11: UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2009/10: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-0: Salzburg v Banants
17/07/08, UEFA Cup first qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
2-6: Nistru Otaci v Salzburg
01/07/00, UEFA Intertoto Cup second round first leg
1-5: Dinamo Zagreb v Salzburg
06/11/14, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4 twice, most recently v Metalist Kharkiv
16/02/12, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Parma
27/11/03, UEFA Cup second round second leg

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

• Biggest away win
1-3: AEK Athens v Salzburg
23/11/94, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-1: Salzburg v AC Milan
07/12/94, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: AC Milan v Salzburg
29/09/94, group stage


KRC Genk
Nickname: Genkies

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 4 (2019)
Belgian Cup: 4 (2013)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19: UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2011/12: group stage
2010/11: UEFA Europa League play-offs
2009/10: UEFA Europa League play-offs

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0 twice, most recently v Fola Esch
26/07/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: B36 Tórshavn v Genk
21/06/97, UEFA Intertoto Cup group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Genk v Werder Bremen
09/11/00, UEFA Cup second round second leg
1-4: Genk v Slavia Praha
21/02/19, UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg
0-3: Genk v Porto
19/08/10, UEFA Europa League play-offs first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Valencia v Genk
23/11/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

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

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
0-1: Genk v Roma
02/10/02, first group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Valencia v Genk (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