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UEFA Champions League: SL Benfica - RB Leipzig Match press kits

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SL BenficaSL BenficaEstádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica - LisbonTuesday 17 September 2019
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Group G - 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

SL Benfica - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
18/04/2019QFEintracht Frankfurt - SL Benfica2-0
agg: 4-4 ag
Frankfurt am MainKostić 37, Rode 67
11/04/2019QFSL Benfica - Eintracht Frankfurt4-2
LisbonJoão Félix 21 (P), 43, 54, Rúben Dias 50; Jović 40, Gonçalo Paciência 72
UEFA Champions League
27/11/2018GSFC Bayern München - SL Benfica5-1
MunichRobben 13, 30, Lewandowski 36, 51, Ribéry 76; Gedson Fernandes 46
19/09/2018GSSL Benfica - FC Bayern München0-2
LisbonLewandowski 10, Renato Sanches 54
UEFA Champions League
08/03/2017R16Borussia Dortmund - SL Benfica4-0
agg: 4-1
DortmundAubameyang 4, 61, 85, Pulišić 59
14/02/2017R16SL Benfica - Borussia Dortmund1-0
LisbonMitroglou 48
UEFA Champions League
13/04/2016QFSL Benfica - FC Bayern München2-2
agg: 2-3
LisbonJiménez 27, Talisca 76; Vidal 38, Müller 52
05/04/2016QFFC Bayern München - SL Benfica1-0
MunichVidal 2
UEFA Champions League
09/12/2014GSSL Benfica - Bayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Lisbon
01/10/2014GSBayer 04 Leverkusen - SL Benfica3-1
LeverkusenKiessling 25, Son 34, Hakan Çalhanoğlu 64 (P); Salvio 62
UEFA Europa League
21/02/2013R32SL Benfica - Bayer 04 Leverkusen2-1
agg: 3-1
LisbonJohn 60, Matić 77; Schürrle 75
14/02/2013R32Bayer 04 Leverkusen - SL Benfica0-1
LeverkusenCardozo 61
UEFA Europa League
24/02/2011R32VfB Stuttgart - SL Benfica0-2
agg: 1-4
StuttgartSalvio 31, Cardozo 78
17/02/2011R32SL Benfica - VfB Stuttgart2-1
LisbonCardozo 70, Jara 81; Harnik 21
UEFA Champions League
07/12/2010GSSL Benfica - FC Schalke 041-2
LisbonLuisão 87; Jurado 19, Höwedes 81
29/09/2010GSFC Schalke 04 - SL Benfica2-0
GelsenkirchenFarfán 73, Huntelaar 85
UEFA Europa League
23/02/2010R32SL Benfica - Hertha BSC Berlin4-0
agg: 5-1
LisbonAimar 25, Cardozo 48, 62, Javi García 59
18/02/2010R32Hertha BSC Berlin - SL Benfica1-1BerlinJavi García 33 (og); Di María 4
23/10/2008GSHertha BSC Berlin - SL Benfica1-1BerlinPantelić 74; Di María 51
21/02/2008R31. FC Nürnberg - SL Benfica2-2
agg: 2-3
NurembergCharisteas 59, Saenko 66; Cardozo 89, Di María 90+1
14/02/2008R3SL Benfica - 1. FC Nürnberg1-0
LisbonMakukula 43
04/11/2004GSVfB Stuttgart - SL Benfica3-0
StuttgartCacau 31, Lahm 52, Kuranyi 72
UEFA Champions League
25/11/1998GSSL Benfica - 1. FC Kaiserslautern2-1
LisbonNuno Gomes 31, João Pinto 70; Rische 90
16/09/1998GS1. FC Kaiserslautern - SL Benfica1-0
KaiserslauternWagner 41
05/12/1995R3SL Benfica - FC Bayern München1-3
agg: 2-7
LisbonValdo 14; Klinsmann 31, 67, Herzog 82
21/11/1995R3FC Bayern München - SL Benfica4-1
MunichKlinsmann 26, 31, 43, 46; Dimas 30
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
15/03/1994QFBayer 04 Leverkusen - SL Benfica4-4
agg: 5-5 ag
LeverkusenKirsten 24, 80, Schuster 57, Hapal 82; Abel Xavier 59, João Pinto 60, Kulkov 78, 85
01/03/1994QFSL Benfica - Bayer 04 Leverkusen1-1LisbonIsaías 90; Happe 66
European Champions Clubs' Cup
04/11/1981R2FC Bayern München - SL Benfica4-1
agg: 4-1
MunichD. Hoeness 27, 35, 53, Breitner 81; Nené 65
21/10/1981R2SL Benfica - FC Bayern München0-0Lisbon
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
22/04/1981SFSL Benfica - FC Carl Zeiss Jena1-0
agg: 1-2
LisbonReinaldo 60
08/04/1981SFFC Carl Zeiss Jena - SL Benfica2-0
JenaBielau 8, Raab 20
18/03/1981QFSL Benfica - Fortuna Düsseldorf1-0
agg: 3-2
LisbonChalana 88
04/03/1981QFFortuna Düsseldorf - SL Benfica2-2DusseldorfWenzel 2, Dusend 38; Carlos Manuel 34, Jesus Coelho 75
01/11/1978R2VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - SL Benfica2-0
agg 2-0 (aet)
MonchengladbachBruns 95 ET (P), Klinkhammer 119 ET
18/10/1978R2SL Benfica - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach0-0Lisbon
European Champions Clubs' Cup
29/09/1976R1SL Benfica - 1. FC Dynamo Dresden0-0
agg: 0-2
15/09/1976R11. FC Dynamo Dresden - SL Benfica2-0
DresdenKotte 74 (P), Riedel 78
European Champions Clubs' Cup
17/03/1976QFFC Bayern München - SL Benfica5-1
agg: 5-1
MunichDürnberger 50, 55, K-H. Rummenigge 68, G. Müller 73, 83; Barros 70
03/03/1976QFSL Benfica - FC Bayern München0-0Lisbon
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
06/11/1974R2SL Benfica - FC Carl Zeiss Jena0-0
agg: 1-1 ag
23/10/1974R2FC Carl Zeiss Jena - SL Benfica1-1JenaVogel 76; Nené 20
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
04/11/1970R2FK Vorwärts Berlin - SL Benfica2-0
agg: 2-2 (aet, 5-3 pens)
Frankfurt (Oder)Wruck 25, Frässdorf 67
21/10/1970R2SL Benfica - FK Vorwärts Berlin2-0
LisbonEusébio 3, Costa 66
European Champions Clubs' Cup
04/12/1963R1Borussia Dortmund - SL Benfica5-0
agg: 6-2
DortmundKonietzka 33, Brungs 35, 37, 47, Wosab 58
06/11/1963R1SL Benfica - Borussia Dortmund2-1
LisbonSimões 46, Eusébio 67; Wosab 54
European Champions Clubs' Cup
22/02/1962QFSL Benfica - 1. FC Nürnberg6-0
agg: 7-3
LisbonÁguas 3, Eusébio 4, 55, Coluna 21, José Augusto 63, 78
01/02/1962QF1. FC Nürnberg - SL Benfica3-1
NurembergFlachenecker 31, 85, Strehl 40; Cavém 10

RB Leipzig - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
01/11/2017GSFC Porto - RB Leipzig3-1
PortoHerrera 13, Danilo 61, Maxi Pereira 90+3; Werner 48
17/10/2017GSRB Leipzig - FC Porto3-2
LeipzigOrban 8, Forsberg 38, Augustin 41; Aboubakar 18, Marcano 44
SL Benfica2312832526170000481414205377
RB Leipzig110010010000210145

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Match background Only this chapter

RB Leipzig are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for only the second time but, as on their 2017/18 debut, they have been paired with Portuguese competition regulars as they travel to Lisbon to take on Benfica.

• The German side earned their first European win against Benfica's great domestic rivals Porto in their third fixture two years ago, and will be aiming to make a positive start in their first ever fixture against a club who are embarking on their tenth successive UEFA Champions League campaign.

• Although this is the teams' first competitive meeting, they met in a summer 2017 friendly, Leipzig winning 2-0 in London with Marcel Halstenberg scoring one of the goals.

2018/19 UEL quarter-final first-leg highlights: Benfica 4-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

Form guide
• Champions of Portugal for a record 37th time last season, Benfica are in the group stage for the 15th time, although only five of those previous 14 campaigns have extended into the last 16; they also reached the quarter-finals direct in 1994/95.

• In 2018/19 Benfica finished third behind Bayern München and Ajax in Group E, advancing into the UEFA Europa League having picked up seven points. They went on to beat Galatasaray (2-1 aggregate) and Dinamo Zagreb (3-1 aggregate) only to succumb to Eintracht Frankfurt on away goals in the quarter-finals (4-2 h, 0-2 a).

• The first leg against Eintracht was the first time Benfica had scored more than one goal in normal time in 15 European games in Lisbon, managing just 11 in total during that sequence.

• The Eagles have lost only one of their last eight European home matches (W4 D3), although that sole defeat came at the hands of German opposition on matchday one last season, Bayern running out 2-0 winners.

• Benfica have vast experience against German opposition, their 48 UEFA matches having yielded 14 wins, 14 draws and 20 defeats. They have lost only three of the 23 games played at home (W12 D8).

• The Lisbon giants have reached seven European Cup finals, winning the trophy in 1961 and 1962.

See Leipzig lose at Porto in 2017/18

• Third in the Bundesliga last season and German Cup finalists, this is Leipzig's third European campaign, and only their 25th match. They became the first team to make their European debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage in 2017/18, when they picked up seven points to finish third in a section including Beşiktaş, Porto and Monaco. They went on to reach the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals before losing to Marseille.

• Two years ago Leipzig lost at Beşiktaş (0-2) and Porto, but did record a 4-1 success at Monaco to claim their first European away victory.

• In 2018/19 the German club came through three qualifying rounds to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage, but finished behind Salzburg and Celtic to drop out of the competition, collecting seven points from their three games.

• Leipzig have won only three of their 12 European away matches (D4 L5).

• One of those five away defeats came in their sole previous trip to Portugal, a 3-1 loss at Porto on matchday four of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League with Timo Werner scoring the visitors' only goal. Willi Orban and Emil Forsberg had both been on target in a 3-2 home win two weeks earlier, Leipzig's debut European success.

Watch Leipzig claim first group win against Porto

Links and trivia
• Benfica goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos was born in Germany and began his career with hometown club Stuttgart. He was an unused squad member in Germany's 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship victory.

• Benfica striker Haris Seferović played for Eintracht Frankfurt for three seasons, scoring 16 Bundesliga goals, before moving to Lisbon in 2017. He was in the team that lost 3-0 to Leipzig in January 2017, Werner scoring the second goal, while Marcel Sabitzer and Yussuf Poulsen were on target in a 2-2 draw between Leipzig and Eintracht that May.

• Forsberg scored the only goal as Sweden won 1-0 win against a Switzerland for whom Seferović came on as a second-half substitute in the 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16.

• Hannes Wolf was in the Salzburg team that beat Benfica 2-1 to win the 2017 UEFA Youth League final; Rúben Dias, Florentino Luís, Gedson Fernandes and Jota featured for the Portuguese side.

Latest news

Summer transfers
In: Jhonder Cádiz (Vitória FC), Caio Lucas (al-Ain), Chiquinho (Moreirense), Raúl de Tomás (Real Madrid), Carlos Vinícius (Napoli)
Out: Raúl Jiménez (Wolves), Bruno Varela (Ajax, loan), Diogo Gonçalves (Famalicão, loan), João Félix (Atlético Madrid), Filip Krovinović (West Brom, loan), Alfa Semedo (Nottingham Forest, loan), Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest), Cristian Lema (Newell's Old Boys), Eduardo Salvio (Boca Juniors), Chris Willock (West Brom, loan)

• Benfica won the Portuguese Super Cup on 4 August with a 5-0 win against Lisbon rivals Sporting CP.

• The Eagles kicked off their defence of the Liga title with another 5-0 win at home against Paços de Ferreira before a 2-0 victory at Belenenses, but their 11-match winning league run was halted by a 2-0 loss at home to Porto on 24 August.

• That was Benfica's first home defeat since a 3-1 loss against Moreirense on 2 November 2018; their record since had been W18 D3. The Eagles beat Gil Vicente 2-0 in Lisbon on Saturday, top scorer Pizzi registering his sixth league goal of the campaign after earlier missing a penalty.

• Benfica have scored 39 goals in their last 11 league matches.

• Adel Taarabt featured in both of Morocco's friendlies during the international break, his first caps since March 2014. He has signed a new Benfica contract until 2022.

• Gabriel has been out since 4 August with a knee injury while Chiquinho limped out of the Porto match with a thigh problem. Vinícius (thigh), Gedson (foot), Germán Conti (thigh) and David Tavares (knee) are all out of action.

• In August Odisseas Vlachodimos, Haris Seferović and Tomás Tavares all signed new contracts until 2024.

Summer transfers
In: Hannes Wolf (Salzburg), Luan Cândido (Palmeiras), Christopher Nkunku (Paris), Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea, loan), Ademola Lookman (Everton), Philipp Tschauner (Hannover), Patrik Schick (Roma, loan)
Out: Bruma (PSV Eindhoven), Julian Krahl (Köln), Marius Müller (Luzern), Jean-Kévin Augustin (Monaco, loan)

• Leipzig won 3-2 at second division VfL Osnabrück in the German Cup first round on 11 August, Marcel Sabitzer scoring twice, and will visit Wolfsburg in October's second round.

• Leipzig were the only team to win their first three league games this season, prevailing 4-0 at Union Berlin, 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt and 3-1 at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Their perfect start was ended by Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to champions Bayern München, but the result was good enough to keep them top of the Bundesliga.

• Timo Werner scored all three goals in Gladbach and has five in the first four Bundesliga games.

• Christopher Nkunku marked his debut at Union Berlin with a goal as a substitute.

• Sabitzer and Konrad Laimer were on target for Austria in a 6-0 UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying win against Latvia on 6 September; Patrik Schick scored for the Czech Republic in a 2-1 loss in Kosovo the following day.

• Emil Forsberg scored Sweden's equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Norway on 8 September, while Marcel Halstenberg gave Germany the lead with his first international goal in a 2-0 win away to Northern Ireland on 9 September.

• Tyler Adams has been out since the beginning of August due to a metatarsal injury.

• On 17 June Hannes Wolf scored for Austria against Serbia in their first game of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship before breaking his right ankle.


Squad list Only this chapter

SL Benfica - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Mile SvilarBEL27/08/199920 - ------3-3-
51Celton BiaiPOR13/08/200019 - ----------
72Ivan ZlobinRUS07/03/199722 - ----------
98Fábio DuartePOR11/05/199821 - ----------
99Odisseas VlachodimosGRE26/04/199425 - ----5-6-20-
2German ContiARG06/06/199425 - ------3-3-
3Alex GrimaldoESP20/09/199523 - ----5-142233
6Rúben DiasPOR14/05/199722 - ----5-7-171
23Tyronne EbuehiNED16/12/199523 - ----------
33JardelBRA29/03/198633 - ------29-463
34André AlmeidaPOR10/09/199029 - ----2-36-56-
71Nuno TavaresPOR26/01/200019 - ----31----
75Branimir KalaicaCRO01/06/199821 - ----------
82João FerreiraPOR22/03/200118 - ----------
84Tomás TavaresPOR07/03/200118 - ----------
89Pedro ÁlvaroPOR02/03/200019 - ----------
97FerroPOR26/03/199722 - ----5---41
5Ljubomir FejsaSRB14/08/198831 - ----1-311591
8GabrielPOR18/09/199325 - ------4-8-
17Andrija ŽivkovićSRB11/07/199623 - ------8-365
19ChiquinhoPOR19/07/199524 - ----3-----
21PizziPOR06/10/198929 - ----5631-422
22Andreas SamarisGRE13/06/198930 - ----3-25-28-
27Rafa SilvaPOR17/05/199326 - ----5110-283
49Adel TaarabtFRA24/05/198930 - ----4-2-5-
61FlorentinoPOR19/08/199920 - ----4---3-
68Rafael BritoPOR19/01/200217 - ----------
83Gedson FernandesPOR09/01/199920 - ------61162
86Tiago DantasPOR24/12/200018 - ----------
88Gonçalo RamosPOR20/06/200118 - ----------
7CaioBRA19/04/199425 - ----2-----
9Raúl De TomásESP17/10/199424 - ----5-----
11Franco CerviARG26/05/199425 - ------162243
14Haris SeferovićSUI22/02/199227 - ----51162254
73JotaPOR30/03/199920 - ----3---1-
77Nuno SantosPOR02/03/199920 - ----------
92David TavaresPOR18/03/199920 - ----------
95Carlos ViníciusBRA25/03/199524 - ----41----
-Bruno LagePOR12/05/197643S--------6-
RB Leipzig - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Péter GulácsiHUN06/05/199029 - ----4-6-38-
28Yvon MvogoSUI06/06/199425 - --------35-
32Tim SchreiberGER24/04/200217 - ----------
3Marcelo SaracchiURU23/04/199821 - --------10-
4Willi OrbanHUN03/11/199226 - ----4-61201
5Dayot UpamecanoFRA27/10/199820 - ------5-20-
6Ibrahima KonatéFRA25/05/199920 - ----4---132
16Lukas KlostermannGER03/06/199623 - ----4-6-20-
22Nordi MukieleFRA01/11/199721 - ----4---8-
23Marcel HalstenbergGER27/09/199127 - ----416-10-
26Ethan AmpaduWAL14/09/200019 - --------3-
37Frederik JäkelGER07/03/200118 - ----------
38Anton RückerGER13/02/200118 - ----------
40Malik TalabidiGER16/07/200118 - ----------
7Marcel SabitzerAUT17/03/199425 - ----415-444
8Amadou HaidaraMLI31/01/199821 - ----1---255
10Emil ForsbergSWE23/10/199127 - ----41112347
14Tyler AdamsUSA14/02/199920 - ----------
17Ademola LookmanENG20/10/199721 - ----1---62
18Christopher NkunkuFRA14/11/199721 - ----312-2-
19Hannes WolfAUT16/04/199920 - --------282
27Konrad LaimerAUT27/05/199722 - ----4-1-261
31Diego DemmeGER21/11/199127 - ----4-4-18-
34Oliver BiasGER15/06/200118 - --------1-
35Fabrice HartmannGER02/03/200118 - --------1-
39Jacob RuhnerGER27/01/200118 - ----------
43Max WinterGER16/02/200118 - ----------
44Kevin KamplSVN09/10/199028 - ----2-2025810
53Tom KraußGER22/06/200118 - ----------
9Yussuf PoulsenDEN15/06/199425 - ----414-172
11Timo WernerGER06/03/199623 - ----4563167
20Matheus CunhaBRA27/05/199920 - ----1---146
21Patrik SchickCZE24/01/199623 - ------9-11-
-Julian NagelsmannGER23/07/198732 - ------6-14-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Bruno Lage

Date of birth: 12 May 1976
Nationality: Portuguese
Coaching career: Vitória FC (youth), GDR 1.º Maio (youth), Fazendense (assistant), Comércio e Indústria, Benfica (youth, B team), Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai (U19, B team), Sheffield Wednesday (assistant), Swansea (assistant), Benfica B, Benfica

• Born in Setubal, hometown of José Mourinho, Bruno Miguel Silva do Nascimento uses Lage as a family name in homage to his father, former local player and coach Fernando Lage. With a low-key playing career in local clubs, Bruno hung up his boots early and graduated with a degree in physical education; started his coaching career aged just 21 as youth-team assistant at Setubal side Vitória FC.

• After spells with several local youth clubs, he got the first-team job at non-professional Comércio e Indústria in 2001/02, moving on to Benfica in 2004. In eight years at the Eagles he coached all youth levels, winning the 2008/09 Under-15 and 2010/11 U17 league championships with teams featuring the likes of Bruno Varela, João Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rony Lopes and Hélder Costa.

• Opted for a new challenge in summer 2012 with UAE side Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai, coaching their Under-19 and B teams over two years; then linked up with Carlos Carvalhal in England, working as assistant to his compatriot at both Sheffield Wednesday (2015–17) and Swansea (2018).

• Returned to Portugal after eight years abroad and was unveiled as the new coach of Benfica B in July 2018; only took charge of 15 matches before replacing Rui Vitória as head coach of the first team on 3 January 2019; given the job full time on 14 January and signed a contract until 2023 the following month.

• Lage – who has written two books on training and grassroots football, one of them with Carvalhal – took over with Benfica fourth in the Liga, seven points behind Porto; 18 wins and a draw in 19 matches later, the Eagles claimed their 37th league title having scored 103 goals, equalling the club record, with Lage voted coach of the season by his top-flight coaching colleagues and club captains.


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, RB Leipzig

• 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. Another strong Bundesliga season was rewarded with third place and 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; before departing he oversaw Hoffenheim's debut UEFA Champions League group campaign and a ninth-placed Bundesliga finish.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeTasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
  • Assistant refereesPolychronis Kostaras (GRE) , Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMarco Di Bello (ITA)
  • Fourth officialIoannis Papadopoulos (GRE)
  • UEFA DelegateAlfred Ludwig (AUT)
  • UEFA Referee observerWilliam Young (SCO)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Tasos Sidiropoulos09/08/19791969

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
15/09/2015UCLGSSL BenficaFC Astana2-0Lisbon
04/11/2015UCLGSMaccabi Tel-Aviv FCFC Porto1-3Haifa
19/10/2016UCLGSCeltic FCVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach0-2Glasgow
07/03/2017UCLR16Arsenal FCFC Bayern München1-5London
11/12/2018UCLGSFC Schalke 04FC Lokomotiv Moskva1-0Gelsenkirchen

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/08/2013UEL3QRHapoel Ramat Gan FCEstoril Praia0-1Ramat Gan
28/11/2013UELGSSevilla FCEstoril Praia1-1Seville
15/09/2015UCLGSSL BenficaFC Astana2-0Lisbon
04/11/2015UCLGSMaccabi Tel-Aviv FCFC Porto1-3Haifa
19/10/2016UCLGSCeltic FCVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach0-2Glasgow
07/03/2017UCLR16Arsenal FCFC Bayern München1-5London
11/12/2018UCLGSFC Schalke 04FC Lokomotiv Moskva1-0Gelsenkirchen

Last updated 15/09/2019 23:26CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

SL BenficaFixtures and results
10/08/2019LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)W 5-0Tavares 26, Pizzi 32 (P), 74, Seferović 70, Carlos Vinícius 84
17/08/2019LeagueOs Belenenses (A)W 2-0Rafa Silva 58, Pizzi 90+2
24/08/2019LeagueFC Porto (H)L 0-2
01/09/2019LeagueSC Braga (A)W 4-0Pizzi 25 (P), 47, Bruno Viana 51 (og), Ricardo Esgaio 73 (og)
14/09/2019LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)W 2-0Nogueira de Paula 45 (og), Pizzi 53
17/09/2019UCLRB Leipzig (H)
21/09/2019LeagueMoreirense FC (A)
28/09/2019LeagueVitória FC (H)
02/10/2019UCLFC Zenit (A)
23/10/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)
27/10/2019LeagueCD Tondela (A)
30/10/2019LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
03/11/2019LeagueRio Ave FC (H)
05/11/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)
10/11/2019LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)
27/11/2019UCLRB Leipzig (A)
01/12/2019LeagueCS Marítimo (H)
08/12/2019LeagueBoavista FC (A)
10/12/2019UCLFC Zenit (H)
15/12/2019LeagueFC Famalicao (H)
05/01/2020LeagueVitória SC (A)
11/01/2020LeagueCD Aves (H)
18/01/2020LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
26/01/2020LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
02/02/2020LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
09/02/2020LeagueFC Porto (A)
15/02/2020LeagueSC Braga (H)
23/02/2020LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)
01/03/2020LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
08/03/2020LeagueVitória FC (A)
15/03/2020LeagueCD Tondela (H)
22/03/2020LeaguePortimonense SC (A)
05/04/2020LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
11/04/2020LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)
19/04/2020LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
22/04/2020LeagueBoavista FC (H)
26/04/2020LeagueFC Famalicao (A)
03/05/2020LeagueVitória SC (H)
10/05/2020LeagueCD Aves (A)
17/05/2020LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
1FC Famalicao541011513
2SL Benfica540113212
3FC Porto540113412
4Boavista FC5230649
5Sporting Clube de Portugal5221978
6CD Tondela5221868
7CD Santa Clara5221328
8Rio Ave FC52121197
9Moreirense FC5212557
10Vitória SC5131876
11Vitória FC5131146
12Os Belenenses5122345
13Gil Vicente FC5122375
14Portimonense SC5113584
15CS Marítimo51136104
16SC Braga5113594
17CD Aves51048163
18FC Paços de Ferreira50143121
RB LeipzigFixtures and results
11/08/2019CupVfL Osnabrück (A)W 3-2Sabitzer 7, 31, Klostermann 29
18/08/2019League1. FC Union Berlin (A)W 4-0Halstenberg 16, Sabitzer 31, Werner 42, Nkunku 69
25/08/2019LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)W 2-1Werner 10, Y. Poulsen 80
30/08/2019LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)W 3-1Werner 38, 47, 90+4
14/09/2019LeagueFC Bayern München (H)D 1-1Forsberg 45+3 (P)
17/09/2019UCLSL Benfica (A)
21/09/2019LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)
28/09/2019LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)
02/10/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)
05/10/2019LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
19/10/2019LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)
23/10/2019UCLFC Zenit (H)
26/10/2019LeagueSC Freiburg (A)
30/10/2019CupVfL Wolfsburg (A)
02/11/2019League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
05/11/2019UCLFC Zenit (A)
09/11/2019LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)
23/11/2019League1. FC Köln (H)
27/11/2019UCLSL Benfica (H)
30/11/2019LeagueSC Paderborn 07 (A)
07/12/2019LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
10/12/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)
14/12/2019LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (A)
18/12/2019LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
21/12/2019LeagueFC Augsburg (H)
18/01/2020League1. FC Union Berlin (H)
25/01/2020LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
01/02/2020LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)
08/02/2020LeagueFC Bayern München (A)
15/02/2020LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
22/02/2020LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)
29/02/2020LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
07/03/2020LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)
14/03/2020LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
21/03/2020League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
04/04/2020LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
11/04/2020League1. FC Köln (A)
18/04/2020LeagueSC Paderborn 07 (H)
25/04/2020LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
02/05/2020LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (H)
09/05/2020LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)
16/05/2020LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
1RB Leipzig431010310
2Borussia Dortmund43011359
3SC Freiburg43011039
4FC Bayern München42201248
5VfL Wolfsburg4220738
6FC Schalke 044211847
7VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4211547
8Bayer 04 Leverkusen4211677
9Eintracht Frankfurt4202556
10SV Werder Bremen4202896
11Fortuna Düsseldorf4112674
121. FC Union Berlin4112584
13TSG 1899 Hoffenheim4112364
14FC Augsburg41126104
151. FC Köln4103473
161. FSV Mainz 0541034133
17SC Paderborn 0740135121
18Hertha BSC Berlin40133101

Last updated 17/09/2019 11:04CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SL Benfica

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    FC Zenit0000000
    Olympique Lyonnais0000000
    RB Leipzig0000000
    SL Benfica0000000
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SL Benfica-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    FC Zenit-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    SL Benfica-Olympique Lyonnais
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Olympique Lyonnais-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    RB Leipzig-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SL Benfica-FC Zenit

RB Leipzig

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SL Benfica-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    RB Leipzig-Olympique Lyonnais
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    RB Leipzig-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    FC Zenit-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    RB Leipzig-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    Olympique Lyonnais-RB Leipzig

Last updated 15/09/2019 23:26CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

Team facts Only this chapter

SL Benfica
Formed: 1904
Nickname: As Águias (The Eagles)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (2): 1961, 1962, (1963), (1965), (1968), (1988), (1990)
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: (1983), (2013), (2014)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 37 (2019)
Portuguese Cup: 26 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage
round of 16
group stage
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
10-0: Benfica v Stade Dudelange
05/10/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Stade Dudelange v Benfica
30/09/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Benfica v Manchester United
09/03/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Celta Vigo v Benfica
25/11/99, UEFA Cup third round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Benfica v Celtic
01/11/06, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2 three times, most recently v Dynamo Kyiv
19/10/16, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2 four times, most recently v Bayern
19/09/18, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Basel v Benfica
27/09/17, group stage


RB Leipzig

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
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
 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

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Leipzig v Häcken
26/07/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Monaco v Leipzig
21/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Leipzig v Napoli
22/02/18, UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-2: Marseille v Leipzig
12/04/18, UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-2: Leipzig v Porto
17/10/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Monaco v Leipzig (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-2: Leipzig v Beşiktaş
06/12/17, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
3-1: Porto v Leipzig
01/11/17, group stage
2-0: Beşiktaş v Leipzig
26/09/17, group stage



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