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UEFA Champions League: Manchester City FC - GNK Dinamo Zagreb Match press kits

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Manchester City FCManchester City FCCity of Manchester Stadium - ManchesterTuesday 1 October 2019
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Group C - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Manchester City FC have not played against a club from their opponents' country

GNK Dinamo Zagreb - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
24/11/2015GSArsenal FC - GNK Dinamo Zagreb3-0
LondonÖzil 29, Alexis Sánchez 33, 69
16/09/2015GSGNK Dinamo Zagreb - Arsenal FC2-1
ZagrebPivarić 24, Fernandes 58; Walcott 79
06/11/2008GSTottenham Hotspur - GNK Dinamo Zagreb4-0
LondonBent 30, 33, 70, Huddlestone 59
UEFA Champions League
23/08/2006QR3Arsenal FC - GNK Dinamo Zagreb2-1
agg: 5-1
LondonLjungberg 78, Flamini 82; Eduardo 12
08/08/2006QR3GNK Dinamo Zagreb - Arsenal FC0-3
ZagrebFàbregas 63, 78, Van Persie 64
14/11/2002R2Fulham FC - GNK Dinamo Zagreb2-1
agg: 5-1
LondonMalbranque 89, Boa Morte 90; Olić 51
31/10/2002R2GNK Dinamo Zagreb - Fulham FC0-3
ZagrebBoa Morte 36, Marlet 60, Hayles 78
UEFA Champions League
27/10/1999GS1GNK Dinamo Zagreb - Manchester United FC1-2
ZagrebProsinečki 87; Beckham 32, Keane 49
14/09/1999GS1Manchester United FC - GNK Dinamo Zagreb0-0Manchester
UEFA Champions League
27/08/19972QRGNK Dinamo Zagreb - Newcastle United FC2-2
agg 3-4 (aet)
ZagrebD. Šimić 58, Cvitanović 90; Asprilla 44 (P), Ketsbaia 119 ET
13/08/19972QRNewcastle United FC - GNK Dinamo Zagreb2-1
NewcastleBeresford 22, 76; Cvitanović 52
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GNK Dinamo Zagreb51136015000011128824

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Match background Only this chapter

Manchester City and Dinamo Zagreb both recorded emphatic victories on matchday one, although history suggests it is the English club who are more likely to make it two wins out of two when they meet at the City of Manchester Stadium.

• While City were winning 3-0 at Shakhtar Donetsk last time out, making it eight wins in their last ten matches in the competition, Dinamo avoided matching the longest run for consecutive UEFA Champions League group stage defeats in considerable style. The Croatian champions beat debutants Atalanta 4-0 in Zagreb, their biggest win in the competition proper.

• This is City's first fixture against a Croatian club; Dinamo, meanwhile, have beaten English opposition only once in UEFA competition, and have lost all but one of their six games in England.

Highlights: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City

Form guide
Manchester City
• The 3-0 victory at Shakhtar made it 17 City goals in their last five UEFA Champions League matches. Since losing at home to Lyon on matchday one last season (1-2) their record is W8 D1 L1 with 32 goals scored and ten conceded.

• In 2018/19, City recovered from that defeat at home to Lyon to finish first in Group F ahead of the French club, Shakhtar and Hoffenheim, picking up 13 points. They brushed aside Schalke 10-2 on aggregate in the last 16, but for the second year running lost to English opposition in the quarter-finals, Tottenham eliminating them on away goals after a dramatic 4-4 aggregate draw (0-1 a, 4-3 h).

• Guardiola's side have won nine of their last 16 European matches, home and away – losing six.

• City beat Shakhtar 6-0 at home on matchday four last season, their record win in UEFA competition, before quickly surpassing that with a 7-0 defeat of Schalke in the round of 16 second leg. They scored 20 goals in their five home games in 2018/19.

Gündoğan on City victory

• This is the Citizens' ninth UEFA Champions League campaign; they have been involved in the group stage every season since 2011/12 and have reached the round of 16 or better in the last six campaigns.

• City's best UEFA Champions League performance was reaching the 2015/16 semi-finals.

• Champions of England for the second season running and sixth overall – four of those titles having come in the last eight years – City also lifted the FA Cup and League Cup in 2018/19, becoming the first English club to win all three domestic trophies in one season.

• A Mislav Oršić hat-trick helped Dinamo to a 4-0 defeat of Atalanta in Zagreb in their first Group C game, making the 26-year-old the first player to hit three goals for a Croatian club in a UEFA Champions League group encounter.

• That was just Dinamo's fifth win in the UEFA Champions League group stage in their 37th match (D5 L27); they suffered six defeats in their most recent participation, in 2016/17. They had lost 11 successive matches, and won only one of 27 (D2 L24) – a 2-1 defeat of Arsenal in Zagreb in September 2015 that ended a 16-year wait for a victory in the competition proper – before beating Atalanta.

Highlights: Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Atalanta

• Dinamo claimed their 13th Croatian league title in 14 seasons in 2018/19 – and 20th in all – but their UEFA Champions League campaign came to an early end with a play-off defeat against Young Boys. Moving into the UEFA Europa League, the Zagreb club finished first in their section before getting the better of Viktoria Plzeň in the round of 32, then bowing out after extra time against Benfica in the last 16 (1-0 h, 0-3 a).

• Nenad Bjelica's side started this season's UEFA Champions League in the second qualifying round, easing past Georgia's Saburtalo 5-0 on aggregate (2-0 a, 3-0 h) before a 5-1 victory over two games against Ferencváros of Hungary (1-1 h, 4-0 a). They then overcame Rosenborg in the play-offs, winning 2-0 at home before a 1-1 draw in Norway.

• Dinamo have won five of their last ten European away matches (D3 L2).

• The Zagreb club's sole success against English opponents came in their most recent home match against Premier League visitors, that 2-1 defeat of Arsenal in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage. They lost the return 3-0 in north London, however, making it four successive away losses in England. Dinamo have conceded 13 goals in their six trips, scoring three, and avoided defeat only once – a 0-0 draw at Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League first group stage in September 1999.

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• This is Dinamo's seventh UEFA Champions League group campaign overall, and fifth in nine seasons. They have failed to qualify from the group stage in all six previous attempts. In fact, 2018/19 marked the first time in 14 UEFA club competition group stage campaigns – including eight in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League – that the Croatian club had made it through to the next phase.

Links and trivia
• Have played in England:
Kevin Théophile-Catherine (Cardiff 2013/14)
Ivo Pinto (Norwich 2016–19)

• Nikola Moro provided an assist in Croatia's 3-3 draw against England in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship on 24 June; Phil Foden played 90 minutes for England.

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Manchester City
Summer transfers
In: Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew), Angeliño (PSV), Rodri (Atlético Madrid), João Cancelo (Juventus), Scott Carson (Derby County, loan), Pedro Porro (Girona)
Out: Vincent Kompany (Anderlecht), Fabian Delph (Everton), Patrick Roberts (Norwich City, loan), Tom Dele-Bashiru (Watford), Zack Steffen (Fortuna Düsseldorf, loan), Philippe Sandler (Anderlecht, loan), Taylor Richards (Brighton), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Yangel Herrera (Granada, loan), Lukas Nmecha (Wolfsburg, loan), Danilo (Juventus), Pedro Porro (Real Valladolid, loan), Eliaquim Mangala (Valencia), Jeremie Frimpong (Celtic), Lorenzo González (Málaga), Aleix García (Mouscron)

• Nicolás Otamendi's next appearance in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, will be his 50th.

Who were the top Fantasy scorers on matchday one?

• City have won their last four matches in all competitions, scoring 17 goals and conceding only one. They were 3-1 victors at Everton on Saturday.

• Kevin De Bruyne has provided eight assists already in this season's Premier League.

• City were 8-0 winners at home to Watford in the Premier League on 21 September, their biggest win in the English top flight. They led 5-0 after 18 minutes, the fastest any side has established that scoreline in a Premier League match.

• Bernardo Silva scored a hat-trick against Watford, his first three-goal haul in senior football and the first time he had scored more than once in a game for City.

• Sergio Agüero found the net in City's first six league games of the season, scoring eight goals in all. The Argentinian had scored in seven successive Premier League matches before drawing a blank as a substitute at Everton.

• Agüero's goal against Watford was his 100th in the Premier League at the City of Manchester Stadium. He is one of just three players in the competition's history to score a century of goals at a single venue, alongside Thierry Henry at Highbury (114) and Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford (101).

• Josep Guardiola's side have scored 34 goals in their ten matches this season, and 27 in their seven league matches.

• League Cup holders City won 3-0 at Preston North End in the third round on 24 September and will play Southampton at home in the last 16 in the week commencing 28 October.

• City won the FA Community Shield for the sixth time overall – and second year in a row – with a 5-4 shoot-out defeat of Liverpool at Wembley on 4 August, Raheem Sterling scoring City's goal in a 1-1 draw.

• Including that fixture, City have suffered one defeat in their last 18 matches in all competitions (W15 D2), going down 3-2 at Norwich on 14 September.

• Raheem Sterling has scored eight goals in nine club games this season, and was also on target in England's 4-0 defeat of Bulgaria at Wembley on 7 September and the 5-3 win against Kosovo three days later, when he provided three assists.

• Aymeric Laporte damaged the cartilage and lateral meniscus in his right knee during a 4-0 home win against Brighton on 31 August and is expected to be sidelined for around six months.

• Leroy Sané is also facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee during the Community Shield against Liverpool.

• Benjamin Mendy made his first appearance since 17 April on matchday one having recovered from a knee injury, but picked up a muscle problem against Preston on 24 September. He was an unused substitute at Everton.

Great matchday two goals down the years

• John Stones' sole appearance of the season came in the defeat at Norwich on 17 September; he suffered a muscle injury in training on the eve of the game at Shakhtar.

Summer transfers
In: Luka Ivanušec (Lokomotiva Zagreb), Ivo Pinto (Norwich), François Moubandje (Toulouse)
Out: Ivan Šunjić (Birmingham), Amir Rrahmani (Hellas Verona), Luka Menalo (Olimpija Ljubljana, loan), Jan Lecjaks (Omonia, loan), Adrian Šemper (Chievo, loan)

• Dinamo suffered their second league defeat of the season on 21 September, going down 1-0 at Varaždin. They were beaten only twice in the whole of their 2018/19 league campaign.

• The Zagreb club won their first six matches of 2019/20 in all competitions, and were unbeaten in their first 12 (W9 D3) before losing 1-0 at Hajduk Split on 31 August, a game they finished with only nine men.

• On Friday Dinamo were 4-0 winners at Lokomotiva Zagreb, their biggest league victory of the season.

• Mislav Oršić has five goals in his last four matches, Damian Kądzior three in two and Mario Gavranović three in five; all three were on target at Lokomotiva.

• Dinamo defeated Karlovac 7-0 in the last 32 of the Croatian Cup on 25 September, Kądzior scoring twice with Bruno Petković, Oršić, Mario Šitum, Iyayi Atiemwen and Gavranović also on target.

• Uncapped defender Dino Perić has been named on the standby list for Croatia's upcoming UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers.

• Dinamo kicked off the new season with a 1-0 win against Rijeka in the Croatian Super Cup on 13 July.


Squad list Only this chapter

Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Claudio BravoCHI13/04/198336 - ------10-12-
31EdersonBRA17/08/199326 - --1-7-30-32-
32Daniel GrimshawENG16/01/199821 - ----------
33Scott CarsonENG03/09/198534 - ------1-15-
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199029 - --1-7-21-46-
5John StonesENG28/05/199425 - ----2-184234
12AngeliñoESP04/01/199722 - ----1-6-9-
14Aymeric LaporteFRA27/05/199425 - ----4-182523
22Benjamin MendyFRA17/07/199425 - --1-1-13-23-
27João CanceloPOR27/05/199425 - --1-2-141151
30Nicolás OtamendiARG12/02/198831 - --1-61491652
50Eric GarcíaESP09/01/200118 - ----1-----
78Taylor Harwood-BellisENG30/01/200217 - ----------
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199028 - --116-446547
11Oleksandr ZinchenkoUKR15/12/199622 - --1-6-11-11-
16RodriESP22/06/199623 - --1-719-201
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199128 - --1-723655511
19Leroy SanéGER11/01/199623 - ------227298
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199425 - --1-64367488
21David SilvaESP08/01/198633 - ----7166109617
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198534 - --1-3-81712516
26Riyad MahrezALG21/02/199128 - --1172166166
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200019 - ----1-7171
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199424 - --1-6642145514
9Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199722 - --1142169169
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198831 - ----7868379859
83Ian PovedaENG09/02/200019 - ----------
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197148 - --1---114-121-
GNK Dinamo Zagreb - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Danijel ZagoracCRO07/02/198732 - ----3---12-
23Dinko HorkašCRO10/03/199920 - ----------
33Renato JosipovićCRO12/06/200118 - ----------
40Dominik LivakovićCRO09/01/199524 - 6-1-6-5-25-
6Ivo PintoPOR07/01/199029 - 2---5-9-46-
19Jacques François MoubandjeSUI21/06/199029 - ----4---4-
22Marin LeovacCRO07/08/198831 - 6-114-51593
28Kévin Théophile-CatherineFRA28/10/198929 - --1-6-1-43-
30Petar StojanovićSVN07/10/199523 - 4-1-4-10-47-
31Marko LeškovićCRO27/04/199128 - 3---5---231
32Joško GvardiolCRO23/01/200217 - ----------
55Dino PerićCRO12/07/199425 - 6-1-7-2-212
66Emir DilaverAUT07/05/199128 - 3-1-4-5-361
5Arijan AdemiMKD29/05/199128 - 611-4-10-646
8Izet HajrovićBIH04/08/199128 - 6---3-2-266
10Lovro MajerCRO17/01/199821 - 3---6---5-
14Amer GojakBIH13/02/199722 - 621-814-304
16Mario ŠitumCRO04/04/199227 - 2---5-8-244
17Luka IvanušecCRO26/11/199820 - --1-4-1-5-
27Nikola MoroCRO12/03/199821 - 4-1-722-14-
36Marko GjiraCRO05/05/199920 - ----1-----
38Bartol FranjićCRO14/01/200019S----------
92Damian KądziorPOL16/06/199227 - 2---62--10-
7Dani OlmoESP07/05/199821 - 531-221-246
9Komnen AndrićSRB01/07/199524 - --------1-
11Mario GavranovićSUI24/11/198929 - 5-1-8221379
18Antonio MarinCRO09/01/200118 - ----4-----
20Iyayi AtiemwenNGA24/01/199623 - 2---63--4-
21Bruno PetkovićCRO16/09/199425 - 641-821-166
35Roko BaturinaCRO20/06/200019 - ----1-----
39Robert MiškovićGER20/10/199919 - ----------
77Sandro KulenovićCRO04/12/199919 - ----1---91
99Mislav OršićCRO29/12/199226 - 631342132311
-Nenad BjelicaCRO20/08/197148 - 6-1---6-37-

Last updated 01/10/2019 11:13CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Josep Guardiola

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

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

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

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

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

• Opted for a new challenge at Manchester City in summer 2016 and, though the first year in charge produced Guardiola's first trophy-less campaign as a coach, he and City delivered in style in 2017/18, racking up 100 points in winning the Premier League and adding the English League Cup; the following season, City became the first English club to win the domestic treble of league – holding off a remarkable Liverpool effort – FA Cup and League Cup.


Nenad Bjelica

Date of birth: 20 August 1971

Playing career:
Osijek (twice), Albacete, Real Betis, Las Palmas, Kaiserslautern, Admira, Kärnten

Coaching career:
Kärnten, Lustenau, Wolfsberg, Austria Wien, Spezia, Lech Poznań, Dinamo Zagreb

• Aged 19, Bjelica made his professional debut for home-town club Osijek, scoring seven goals in 23 games in his first full season. In 1992 the Croatian joined Spanish club Albacete where he spent four successful years before spells at Betis and Las Palmas. In summer 1999 he rejoined Osijek for a year, prior to closing out his career in Germany and Austria.

• The playmaker, voted Croatia's player of the year in 2000, was awarded his international debut against Austria in 2001 and was capped nine times by his country. He made two appearances at UEFA EURO 2004 in Portugal.

• Bjelica started life in the dugout in autumn 2007 as player-coach at Kärnten – registering 29 Austrian second division outings that season. Then hung up his boots but remained in charge until early 2009, subsequently taking over at Lustenau and Wolfsberg, whom he guided from the third tier to the Austrian Bundesliga.

• During his final campaign with Wolfsberg, in 2012/13, Bjelica's side missed out on UEFA Europa League qualification by a solitary point. Bjelica left his post to replace Peter Stöger at Austria Wien and soon led his new employers to the UEFA Champions League group stage, overcoming Dinamo Zagreb in the play-offs, but nevertheless only lasted in the post until February 2014.

• Took charge of Italian Serie B side Spezia between June 2014 and November 2015, before two seasons in Poland with Lech. Appointed Dinamo coach on 15 May 2018, within days the club had won both the Croatian league and cup; retained the league title in 2018/19, Bjelica also taking the club to the UEFA Europa League round of 16.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSerdar Gözübüyük (NED)
  • Assistant refereesCharles Schaap (NED) , Jan de Vries (NED)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJochem Kamphuis (NED)
  • Fourth officialKevin Blom (NED)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeBas Nijhuis (NED)
  • UEFA DelegateRudolf Repka (CZE)
  • UEFA Referee observerBertrand Layec (FRA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Serdar Gözübüyük29/10/1985556

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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
30/05/2012U19ELITECroatiaBosnia and Herzegovina2-0Zagreb
26/10/2012U17QRNorthern IrelandEngland2-3Tallinn
08/08/2013UEL3QRMalmö FFSwansea City AFC0-0Malmo
23/10/2014UELGSFC SalzburgGNK Dinamo Zagreb4-2Salzburg
13/04/2015UYLFinalFC Shakhtar DonetskChelsea FC2-3Nyon
14/02/2019UELR32FC Viktoria PlzeňGNK Dinamo Zagreb2-1Plzen

Last updated 29/09/2019 11:09CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Manchester City FCFixtures and results
10/08/2019LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)W 5-0Jesus 25, Sterling 51, 75, 90+1, Agüero 86 (P)
17/08/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)D 2-2Sterling 20, Agüero 35
25/08/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)W 3-1Agüero 15, 64, Sterling 43
31/08/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)W 4-0De Bruyne 2, Agüero 42, 55, Bernardo Silva 79
14/09/2019LeagueNorwich City FC (A)L 2-3Agüero 45, Rodri 88
18/09/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)W 3-0Mahrez 24, Gündoğan 38, Jesus 76
21/09/2019LeagueWatford FC (H)W 8-0David Silva 1, Agüero 7 (P), Mahrez 12, Bernardo Silva 15, 48, 60, Otamendi 18, De Bruyne 85
24/09/2019CupPreston North End FC (A)W 3-0Sterling 19, Jesus 35, Ledson 42 (og)
28/09/2019LeagueEverton FC (A)W 3-1Jesus 24, Mahrez 71, Sterling 84
01/10/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (H)
06/10/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
19/10/2019LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
22/10/2019UCLAtalanta BC (H)
26/10/2019LeagueAston Villa FC (H)
29/10/2019CupSouthampton FC (H)
02/11/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
06/11/2019UCLAtalanta BC (A)
10/11/2019LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
23/11/2019LeagueChelsea FC (H)
26/11/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
30/11/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
03/12/2019LeagueBurnley FC (A)
07/12/2019LeagueManchester United FC (H)
11/12/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (A)
14/12/2019LeagueArsenal FC (A)
21/12/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
26/12/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
28/12/2019LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
01/01/2020LeagueEverton FC (H)
11/01/2020LeagueAston Villa FC (A)
18/01/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
21/01/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (A)
01/02/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)
08/02/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
22/02/2020LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
29/02/2020LeagueArsenal FC (H)
07/03/2020LeagueManchester United FC (A)
14/03/2020LeagueBurnley FC (H)
21/03/2020LeagueChelsea FC (A)
04/04/2020LeagueLiverpool FC (H)
11/04/2020LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
18/04/2020LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
25/04/2020LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
02/05/2020LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
09/05/2020LeagueWatford FC (A)
17/05/2020LeagueNorwich City FC (H)
1Liverpool FC770018521
2Manchester City FC751127716
3Leicester City FC742113514
4Arsenal FC7331121112
5West Ham United FC733110912
6Tottenham Hotspur732214911
7Chelsea FC7322141311
8AFC Bournemouth7322131211
9Crystal Palace FC73226711
10Manchester United FC7232979
11Burnley FC72321099
12Sheffield United FC7223778
13Wolverhampton Wanderers FC71429117
14Southampton FC72147117
15Everton FC72146127
16Brighton & Hove Albion FC71335106
17Norwich City FC72059166
18Aston Villa FC71248115
19Newcastle United FC71244135
20Watford FC70254202
GNK Dinamo ZagrebFixtures and results
19/07/2019LeagueNK Lokomotiva Zagreb (H)W 3-0Kądzior 17, Oršić 45+1, Petković 85
23/07/2019UCLFC Saburtalo (A)W 2-0Oršić 67, Petković 78 (P)
27/07/2019LeagueNK Slaven Koprivnica (A)W 3-0Petković 4, Atiemwen 40, Moro 89
30/07/2019UCLFC Saburtalo (H)W 3-0Oršić 77, Petković 88, Dani Olmo 90+4
02/08/2019LeagueHNK Gorica (H)W 3-1Dani Olmo 22, Moro 57, Gojak 83
06/08/2019UCLFerencvárosi TC (H)D 1-1Dani Olmo 7
09/08/2019LeagueNK Osijek (A)D 0-0
13/08/2019UCLFerencvárosi TC (A)W 4-0Ademi 16, Petković 47, Dani Olmo 55, Gojak 79
16/08/2019LeagueNK Inter Zaprešić (A)W 2-1Atiemwen 41, 50
21/08/2019UCLRosenborg BK (H)W 2-0Petković 8 (P), Oršić 28
27/08/2019UCLRosenborg BK (A)D 1-1Gojak 71
31/08/2019LeagueHNK Hajduk Split (A)L 0-1
13/09/2019LeagueNK Istra 1961 (H)W 1-0Gavranović 53
18/09/2019UCLAtalanta BC (H)W 4-0Leovac 10, Oršić 31, 42, 68
21/09/2019LeagueNK Varaždin (A)L 0-1
24/09/2019CupNK Karlovac (A)W 7-0Kądzior 8, 55, Oršić 11, Petković 42 (P), Šitum 44, Atiemwen 82, Gavranović 90+1 (P)
27/09/2019LeagueNK Lokomotiva Zagreb (A)W 4-0Kądzior 10, Dani Olmo 58, Oršić 59, Gavranović 74
01/10/2019UCLManchester City FC (A)
05/10/2019LeagueNK Slaven Koprivnica (H)
19/10/2019LeagueHNK Gorica (A)
22/10/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)
26/10/2019LeagueNK Osijek (H)
02/11/2019LeagueNK Inter Zaprešić (A)
06/11/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
09/11/2019LeagueHNK Rijeka (A)
23/11/2019LeagueHNK Hajduk Split (H)
26/11/2019UCLAtalanta BC (A)
30/11/2019LeagueNK Istra 1961 (A)
07/12/2019LeagueNK Varaždin (H)
11/12/2019UCLManchester City FC (H)
14/12/2019LeagueNK Lokomotiva Zagreb (H)
18/12/2019LeagueHNK Rijeka (H)
01/02/2020LeagueNK Slaven Koprivnica (A)
08/02/2020LeagueHNK Gorica (H)
15/02/2020LeagueNK Osijek (A)
22/02/2020LeagueNK Inter Zaprešić (H)
29/02/2020LeagueHNK Rijeka (H)
04/03/2020LeagueHNK Hajduk Split (A)
07/03/2020LeagueNK Istra 1961 (H)
14/03/2020LeagueNK Varaždin (A)
21/03/2020LeagueNK Lokomotiva Zagreb (A)
04/04/2020LeagueNK Slaven Koprivnica (H)
11/04/2020LeagueHNK Gorica (A)
18/04/2020LeagueNK Osijek (H)
22/04/2020LeagueNK Inter Zaprešić (A)
25/04/2020LeagueHNK Rijeka (A)
02/05/2020LeagueHNK Hajduk Split (H)
09/05/2020LeagueNK Istra 1961 (A)
17/05/2020LeagueNK Varaždin (H)
1HNK Hajduk Split1062218620
2GNK Dinamo Zagreb961216419
3HNK Rijeka953114718
4NK Osijek1044215916
5HNK Gorica10433131215
6NK Lokomotiva Zagreb10424151614
7NK Slaven Koprivnica10316112510
8NK Istra 19611023510169
9NK Varaždin1014510197
10NK Inter Zaprešić1013611196

Last updated 30/09/2019 23:06CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Manchester City FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb1100403
    Manchester City FC1100303
    Atalanta BC1001040
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk1001030
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City FC
    0-1 Mahrez 24, 0-2 Gündoğan 38, 0-3 Jesus 76
    Ederson, Walker (81 João Cancelo), Sterling, Gündoğan, Jesus, Zinchenko, Rodri (83 B. Mendy), De Bruyne (77 Bernardo Silva), Fernandinho, Mahrez, Otamendi
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Manchester City FC-GNK Dinamo Zagreb
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Manchester City FC-Atalanta BC
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Atalanta BC-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Manchester City FC-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb-Manchester City FC

GNK Dinamo Zagreb

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    FC Saburtalo 0-2 GNK Dinamo Zagreb
    0-1 Oršić 67, 0-2 Petković 78 (P)
    Livaković, Ademi, Ivo Pinto (50 Šitum), I. Hajrović, Gavranović (68 Petković), Gojak (86 Šunjić), Leovac, Lešković, Perić, Kądzior, Oršić
  • (30/07/2019)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 FC Saburtalo (agg: 5-0)
    1-0 Oršić 77, 2-0 Petković 88, 3-0 Dani Olmo 90+4
    Livaković, Ademi, Ivo Pinto, I. Hajrović (84 Majer), Gavranović (63 Petković), Gojak, Leovac, Lešković, Perić, Kądzior (74 Dani Olmo), Oršić
  • Third qualifying round
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 Ferencvárosi TC
    1-0 Dani Olmo 7, 1-1 Sigér 59
    Livaković, Ademi, Dani Olmo, I. Hajrović (69 Majer), Gojak (69 Moro), Petković (76 Gavranović), Leovac, Stojanović, Lešković, Perić, Oršić
  • (13/08/2019)
    Ferencvárosi TC 0-4 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (agg: 1-5)
    0-1 Ademi 16, 0-2 Petković 47, 0-3 Dani Olmo 55, 0-4 Gojak 79
    Livaković, Ademi (69 Gojak), Dani Olmo (84 Šitum), I. Hajrović (77 Majer), Petković, Leovac, Moro, Stojanović, Perić, Dilaver, Oršić
  • Play-off
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 Rosenborg BK
    1-0 Petković 8 (P) , 2-0 Oršić 28
    Livaković, Ademi, Dani Olmo, I. Hajrović (64 Gojak), Petković (87 Gavranović), Leovac, Moro, Stojanović, Perić, Dilaver, Oršić (84 Atiemwen)
  • (27/08/2019)
    Rosenborg BK 1-1 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (agg: 1-3)
    1-0 Akintola 11, 1-1 Gojak 71
    Livaković, Ademi, Dani Olmo (92 Gavranović), I. Hajrović (66 Gojak), Petković, Leovac, Moro, Stojanović, Perić, Dilaver, Oršić (81 Atiemwen)
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Atalanta BC
    1-0 Leovac 10, 2-0 Oršić 31, 3-0 Oršić 42, 4-0 Oršić 68
    Livaković, Ademi, Dani Olmo, Petković (83 Gavranović), Leovac, Moro (73 Gojak), Théophile-Catherine, Stojanović, Perić, Dilaver, Oršić (76 Ivanušec)
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Manchester City FC-GNK Dinamo Zagreb
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-GNK Dinamo Zagreb
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Atalanta BC-GNK Dinamo Zagreb
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb-Manchester City FC

Last updated 20/09/2019 10:45CET

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

Manchester City FC
Formed: 1894
Nickname: The Citizens

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

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

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

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0: Manchester City v Schalke
12/03/19, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

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

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

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

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Manchester City v Schalke (see above)

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

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

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


GNK Dinamo Zagreb
Formed: 1911
Nickname: Modri (Blues)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 30 (2019)
Yugoslavian/Croatian Cup: 22 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League play-offs
2016/17: group stage
2015/16: group stage
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
group stage
group stage
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-0 twice, most recently v Zalaegerszeg
19/09/02, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 three times, most recently v Fola Esch
16/07/13, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Dinamo Zagreb v Lyon
08/12/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Bayern München v Dinamo Zagreb
29/09/15, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
4-0: Dinamo Zagreb v Atalanta
19/09/19, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-1: Ajax v Dinamo Zagreb
25/11/98, first group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-7: Dinamo Zagreb v Lyon (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Bayern München v Dinamo Zagreb (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