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UEFA Champions League: Liverpool FC - FC Salzburg Match press kits

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Liverpool FCLiverpool FCAnfield - LiverpoolWednesday 2 October 2019
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Group E - Matchday 2
FC SalzburgFC Salzburg
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Liverpool FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
24/08/2004QR3Liverpool FC - Grazer AK0-1
agg: 2-1
LiverpoolTokić 54
10/08/2004QR3Grazer AK - Liverpool FC0-2
GrazGerrard 22, 78
11/12/1991R3Liverpool FC - FC Wacker Innsbruck4-0
agg: 6-0
LiverpoolSaunders 40, 57, 68, Venison 80
27/11/1991R3FC Wacker Innsbruck - Liverpool FC0-2
InnsbruckSaunders 58, 79
European Champions Clubs' Cup
20/03/1985QFLiverpool FC - FK Austria Wien4-1
agg: 5-2
LiverpoolWalsh 16, 55, Nicol 38, Obermayer 46 (og); Prohaska 63
06/03/1985QFFK Austria Wien - Liverpool FC1-1ViennaPolster 23; Nicol 86

FC Salzburg - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
01/12/2010GSManchester City FC - FC Salzburg3-0
ManchesterBalotelli 18, 65, A. Johnson 78
16/09/2010GSFC Salzburg - Manchester City FC0-2
SalzburgDavid Silva 8, Jô 63
28/09/2006R1Blackburn Rovers FC - FC Salzburg2-0
agg: 4-2
BlackburnMcCarthy 32, Bentley 56
14/09/2006R1FC Salzburg - Blackburn Rovers FC2-2SalzburgZickler 30, Janko 90+2; Savage 32, McCarthy 39
Liverpool FC3201321000006411133
FC Salzburg201120020000401329

Last updated 20/09/2019 11:11CET

Match background Only this chapter

Liverpool relied on their home form to get through the 2018/19 group stage and could well find themselves in the same position this time round having lost away in their first Group E fixture – although their matchday two opponents Salzburg should present a considerable obstacle.

• While Liverpool were opening their defence of the UEFA Champions League by losing at Napoli for the second year in a row, Salzburg marked their first appearance in the competition proper for 25 years with an impressive 6-2 dismantling of Genk.

• This is the clubs' first meeting, and Liverpool's first match against an Austrian club for more than 15 years, while Salzburg have never beaten English opposition.

Highlights: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool

Form guide
• The defeat at Napoli made it four successive away group stage defeats for Liverpool, whose last away win at this stage of the UEFA Champions League came via a 7-0 success at Maribor on matchday three of the 2017/18 edition. That is their sole win away from Anfield in their last ten group matches (D3 L6).

• Jürgen Klopp's team lost all three away games in last season's group stage, but were rescued by three wins at Anfield as they edged out Napoli on goal difference. They then beat Bayern München 3-1 away in the second leg of their round of 16 tie, going through by the same aggregate score, before ousting Porto 6-1 over two legs in the quarter-finals (2-0 h, 4-1 a). The journey looked to be over when the Reds went down 3-0 at Barcelona in the semi-final first leg, but two goals apiece from Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi sealed a rousing second-leg turnaround, before Mohamed Salah and Origi secured the club's sixth European Cup with a 2-0 final defeat of Tottenham in Madrid.

• Liverpool had won five successive home UEFA Champions League fixtures, beating Paris Saint-Germain (3-2), Crvena zvezda (4-0) and, decisively, Napoli (1-0) in last season's group stage, before drawing 0-0 against Bayern in the round of 16 first leg; they have won both matches at Anfield since, and are unbeaten in 22 European home matches (W16 D6), since a 3-0 loss to Real Madrid on 22 October 2014. They have not conceded in their last five UEFA Champions League games at Anfield.

• The Reds have won their last five home matches in the UEFA Champions League group stage, scoring 18 goals.

Van Dijk philosophical after Liverpool defeat

• This is Liverpool's fourth home match against an Austrian club; they scored four goals in each of the first two but lost the most recent, going down 1-0 against Grazer AK in the third qualifying round second leg of their victorious 2004/05 UEFA Champions League campaign; the Reds progressed having won the away game 2-0.

• Premier League runners-up in 2018/19, finishing a single point behind Manchester City, Liverpool are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 12th time; they have only failed to progress to the last 16 or further three times.

• Liverpool have already claimed European silverware this term, beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul.

• Having not featured in the group stage since 1994/95, Salzburg returned with a bang thanks to a 6-2 win against Genk, scoring five goals in the first half – only the seventh team to do so in the UEFA Champions League.

• Erling Braut Haaland's three goals made him the eighth player to score a UEFA Champions League debut hat-trick, and the first to do so in the first half. Aged 19 years 58 days, the Norwegian is the third youngest player to score a UEFA Champions League hat-trick, behind Raúl González (18 years 113 days) and Wayne Rooney (18 years 340 days).

Highlights: Salzburg 6-2 Genk

• 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.

• 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 eliminations 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 therefore lost their last two European away games, but suffered only two defeats in the previous 17 (W9 D6).

• Salzburg are unbeaten in seven UEFA Champions League away games (W4 D3), all qualifiers, since a 3-0 loss at Malmö in the 2015/16 third qualifying round second leg.

Watch Haaland's Salzburg hat-trick

• Salzburg have lost their last three matches against Premier League sides without scoring, including both previous matches in England, going down 2-0 at Blackburn in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup first round second leg (2-4 aggregate) and 3-0 at Manchester City in the UEFA Europa League group stage in 2010/11. A 2-2 first-leg draw at home to Blackburn in September 2006 is the only time they have avoided defeat by an English club.

Links and trivia
• Sadio Mané was a Salzburg player between 2012 and 2014, scoring 31 goals in 63 league games and winning the Austrian league and cup double in 2013/14.

• Naby Keïta was in the Salzburg team that won back-to-back Austrian doubles in 2014/15 and 2015/16, and was named Austrian Bundesliga player of the year in his second and final season at the club.

#UCL matchday one skills showcase

• Salzburg assistant coach René Aufhauser was in the GAK side that won at Anfield in 2004, the first time an Austrian side had triumphed in England.

• Patrick Farkas was sent off in Austria's 4-0 defeat by an England side including substitute Jordan Henderson in an Under-21 friendly in March 2013.

• Wijnaldum scored in the Netherlands' 2-0 friendly victory against Zlatko Junuzović's Austria in 2016.

• Roberto Firmino got the winner as Brazil beat Junuzović and Austria 2-1 in a 2014 friendly.

Latest news

Summer transfers
In: Harvey Elliott (Fulham), Sepp van den Berg (Zwolle), Adrián (West Ham)
Out: Daniel Sturridge (Trabzonspor), Alberto Moreno (Villarreal), Ádám Bogdán (released), Danny Ings (Southampton), Sheyi Ojo (Rangers, loan), Rafael Camacho (Sporting CP), Marko Grujić (Hertha Berlin, loan), Ben Woodburn (Oxford United, loan), Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge), Harry Wilson (Bournemouth, loan), Taiwo Awoniyi (Mainz), Ovie Ejaria (Reading, loan), Bobby Duncan (Fiorentina), Ryan Kent (Rangers)

• James Milner made his 100th appearance in UEFA club competition on matchday one, when Xherdan Shaqiri played his 50th European match.

Who were the top Fantasy scorers on matchday one?

• Liverpool are the only team with maximum points after seven games of the new Premier League season and are five points clear of Manchester City. They were 1-0 winners at Sheffield United on Saturday.

• Liverpool have won each of their opening seven league games in a season for only the second time, having won the first eight in 1990/91. They are only the second team to do so in the Premier League after Chelsea's nine-match winning streak at the start of 2005/06.

• Georginio Wijnaldum got the only goal at Sheffield United, his 22nd in the Premier League and only his third away from home.

• Liverpool were the first team in the history of the English top flight to win their first six matches in successive seasons.

• The Merseyside club have won their last 16 Premier League matches, and are unbeaten in 24 league fixtures (W20 D4), since a 2-1 loss at Manchester City on 3 January.

• Liverpool were 2-0 winners at MK Dons in the English League Cup third round on 25 September, 17-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever scoring his first senior goal. They will be at home to Arsenal in the fourth round in the week commencing 28 October.

• Summer signing Harvey Elliott made his Liverpool debut at MK Dons; aged 16 years 174 days, he was the youngest player to start a game for Liverpool.

• Caoimhin Kelleher and Rhian Brewster also made their first Liverpool appearances at MK Dons, as did substitutes Herbie Kane and Sepp van den Berg.

• The Reds kicked off the season by losing 5-4 on penalties to English champions Manchester City after a 1-1 draw in the FA Community Shield at Wembley on 4 August.

• Liverpool did come out on top on spot kicks against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on 14 August, prevailing 5-4 after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.

• Naby Keïta returned at MK Dons having been sidelined with a groin problem picked up in the Community Shield on 4 August.

• Alisson Becker has been out since suffering a calf injury in Liverpool's 4-1 home win against Norwich on the first day of the Premier League season on 9 August.

• Divock Origi returned as a substitute on Saturday having been out with an ankle injury since 14 September.

• Shaqiri has not played since matchday one due to a calf complaint.

• Virgil van Dijk was named UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2018/19 in Monaco on 29 August; the Dutchman also collected the Defender of the Season award, with Alisson taking the Goalkeeper's prize.

Great matchday two goals down the years

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's nine-match winning run this season was ended by a 2-2 draw at LASK on 22 September.

• They returned to winning ways three days later with a 2-1 extra-time success away to nine-man Rapid Wien in the second round of the Austrian Cup, Takumi Minamino scoring a 121st-minute winner.

• Matchday one was Erling Braut Haaland's fourth hat-trick of the season. The 19-year-old has scored 17 goals in ten club appearances in 2019/20.

• Salzburg, who were 4-1 winners at home to Austria Wien on Saturday, have scored at least two goals in every competitive game this season, and four or more goals in nine of their 12 matches.

• Sekou Koita, who scored twice against Austria Wien, has four goals in five Austrian Bundesliga appearances.

• Hee-Chan Hwang came on as a substitute on Saturday, his first appearance since matchday one due to an eye injury.

• Marin Pongračić (thigh) had not featured since the middle of August before playing 68 minutes on Saturday.

• Antoine Bernede fractured his shin in the cup game at Rapid.

• Alexander Walke (broken metatarsal) has been out since mid-June.


Squad list Only this chapter

Liverpool FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alisson BeckerBRA02/10/199227 - ----1-25-36-
13AdriánESP03/01/198732 - --1-7-1-6-
22Andy LonerganENG19/10/198335 - ----------
62Caoimhin KelleherIRL23/11/199820 - ----------
4Virgil van DijkNED08/07/199128 - --1-71252536
6Dejan LovrenCRO05/07/198930 - ------311714
12Joe GomezENG23/05/199722 - ----2-14-18-
26Andy RobertsonSCO11/03/199425 - --1-7-19-20-
32Joël MatipCMR08/08/199128 - --1-61412644
46Adam LewisENG08/11/199919 - ----------
66Trent Alexander-ArnoldENG07/10/199820 - --1-71221252
72Sepp van den BergNED20/12/200117 - ----------
3FabinhoBRA23/10/199325 - --1-7-372514
5Georginio WijnaldumNED11/11/199028 - --1-712536514
7James MilnerENG04/01/198633 - --1-6-4441009
8Naby KeïtaGUI10/02/199524 - ------113294
14Jordan HendersonENG17/06/199029 - --1-6-271472
15Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainENG15/08/199326 - ----5-366396
20Adam LallanaENG10/05/198831 - ----2-9-243
23Xherdan ShaqiriSUI10/10/199127 - --1-2-313507
48Curtis JonesENG30/01/200118 - ----------
55Herbie KaneENG23/11/199820 - ----------
65Yasser LarouciFRA01/01/200118 - ----------
67Harvey ElliottENG04/04/200316 - ----------
9Roberto FirminoBRA02/10/199128 - --1-7326144216
10Sadio ManéSEN10/04/199227 - --1-7425144722
11Mohamed SalahEGY15/06/199227 - --1-7441188027
24Rhian BrewsterENG01/04/200019 - ----------
27Divock OrigiBEL18/04/199524 - ----5183296
-Jürgen KloppGER16/06/196752 - --1---62-94-
FC Salzburg - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Cican StankovicAUT04/11/199226 - --1-9-1-15-
23Philipp Köhn SUI02/04/199821 - ----------
31Carlos Miguel CoronelBRA29/12/199622 - ----------
33Alexander WalkeGER06/06/198336 - --------50-
5Albert VallciAUT02/07/199524 - ----4---1-
6Jérôme OnguénéCMR22/12/199721 - ----6---6-
15André RamalhoBRA16/02/199227 - --1-832-522
17Andreas UlmerAUT30/10/198533 - --118111974
25Patrick FarkasAUT09/09/199227 - --1-7-1-2-
34Marin PongračićCRO11/09/199722 - ----1---14-
39Maximilian WöberAUT04/02/199821 - --1-5-5-11-
43Rasmus KristensenDEN11/07/199722 - --1-2-2-181
4Majeed AshimeruGHA10/10/199721 - ----52--2-
14Dominik SzoboszlaiHUN25/10/200018 - --11711121
16Zlatko JunuzovićAUT26/09/198732 - --1-6-1-383
18Takumi MinaminoJPN16/01/199524 - --1-731-349
28Antoine BernedeFRA26/05/199920 - --1-8-1-1-
37Masaya OkugawaJPN14/04/199623 - --1-541-1-
45Enock MwepuZAM01/01/199821 - ----6---6-
7Sekou KoitaMLI28/11/199919 - ----54----
9Hee-Chan HwangKOR26/01/199623 - --117411188
11Smail PrevljakBIH10/05/199524 - ----2---6-
20Patson DakaZAM09/10/199820 - --1-861-112
30Erling Braut HaalandNOR21/07/200019 - --138111377
-Jesse MarschUSA08/11/197345 - --1---1-1-

Last updated 02/10/2019 09:08CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Jürgen Klopp

Date of birth: 16 June 1967
Nationality: German
Playing career: Glatten, Ergenzingen, Pforzheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, Viktoria Sindlingen, Rot-Weiss Frankfurt, Mainz
Coaching career: Mainz, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool

• Having spent his early career in the lower leagues and failed to break into Eintracht's first team, Klopp turned professional with Mainz, starting off as a striker before becoming a no-nonsense defender. Never played in the top flight but made 325 second-division appearances from 1990 to 2001, setting a club record by scoring 52 goals.

• 'Kloppo' was appointed Mainz's caretaker coach on 28 February 2001, helping the club avoid relegation to the third tier. Duly won a permanent contract and built Mainz into one of the strongest clubs in the 2. Bundesliga; narrowly missed out on promotion in 2002 and 2003 before taking Mainz into the top flight for the first time in 2004 and kept them there until 2007, taking them into the 2005/06 UEFA Cup via the UEFA Fair Play ranking.

• After another promotion near-miss in 2007/08 Klopp left for Dortmund. Took them to sixth in his first season, led them into the UEFA Europa League the next year and then, with a squad full of exciting young talent, oversaw league title wins in 2010/11 and 2011/12, adding the German Cup in the latter campaign with a 5-2 final victory against Bayern München.

• Earned even greater admiration in 2012/13 as he steered Dortmund all the way to the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, where they lost to Bayern. Dortmund reached more domestic cup finals in 2014 and 2015, losing to Bayern and Wolfsburg respectively, Klopp departing after the latter defeat.

• Succeeded Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager in October 2015 and reached the finals of the English League Cup and UEFA Europa League – helped by a quarter-final defeat of Dortmund – in his first season. Lost both, and there was more final disappointment in 2017/18, which ended in UEFA Champions League defeat by Real Madrid in Kyiv. Although Liverpool lost out to Manchester City in the 2018/19 Premier League, finishing second despite collecting 97 points and losing only once, solace came with victory against Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League final in Madrid. The Reds kicked off the following season by claiming the UEFA Super Cup on penalties at Chelsea's expense.


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.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndreas Ekberg (SWE)
  • Assistant refereesMehmet Culum (SWE) , Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeRicardo de Burgos (ESP)
  • Fourth officialKristoffer Karlsson (SWE)
  • UEFA DelegateTammo Beishuizen (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerHugh Dallas (SCO)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Andreas Ekberg02/01/1985850

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
12/12/2018UCLGSManchester City FCTSG 1899 Hoffenheim2-1Manchester
07/08/2019UCL3QRFC Basel 1893LASK1-2Basel

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
21/05/2014U17FinalNetherlandsEngland1-1Ta' Qali
10/03/2015UYLQFChelsea FCClub Atlético de Madrid2-0Surrey
15/04/2016UYLSFChelsea FCRSC Anderlecht3-0Nyon
15/09/2016UELGSFC Astra GiurgiuFK Austria Wien2-3Bucharest
23/04/2018UYLFinalChelsea FCFC Barcelona0-3Nyon
20/09/2018UELGSRB LeipzigFC Salzburg2-3Leipzig
12/12/2018UCLGSManchester City FCTSG 1899 Hoffenheim2-1Manchester
07/08/2019UCL3QRFC Basel 1893LASK1-2Basel

Last updated 30/09/2019 11:26CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Liverpool FCFixtures and results
09/08/2019LeagueNorwich City FC (H)W 4-1Hanley 7 (og), Salah 19, van Dijk 28, Origi 42
14/08/2019SCUPChelsea FC (H)D 2-2 (aet, 5-4 pens) Mané 48, 95 ET
17/08/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (A)W 2-1Mané 45+1, Firmino 71
24/08/2019LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 3-1Matip 41, Salah 49 (P), 58
31/08/2019LeagueBurnley FC (A)W 3-0Wood 33 (og), Mané 37, Firmino 80
14/09/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)W 3-1Mané 28, 40, Salah 72
17/09/2019UCLSSC Napoli (A)L 0-2
22/09/2019LeagueChelsea FC (A)W 2-1Alexander-Arnold 14, Firmino 30
25/09/2019CupMilton Keynes Dons FC (A)W 2-0Milner 41, Hoever 69
28/09/2019LeagueSheffield United FC (A)W 1-0Wijnaldum 70
02/10/2019UCLFC Salzburg (H)
05/10/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
20/10/2019LeagueManchester United FC (A)
23/10/2019UCLKRC Genk (A)
27/10/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)
29/10/2019CupArsenal FC (H)
02/11/2019LeagueAston Villa FC (A)
05/11/2019UCLKRC Genk (H)
10/11/2019LeagueManchester City FC (H)
23/11/2019LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
27/11/2019UCLSSC Napoli (H)
30/11/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
04/12/2019LeagueEverton FC (H)
07/12/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)
10/12/2019UCLFC Salzburg (A)
14/12/2019LeagueWatford FC (H)
26/12/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
28/12/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
01/01/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
11/01/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)
18/01/2020LeagueManchester United FC (H)
21/01/2020LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
01/02/2020LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
08/02/2020LeagueNorwich City FC (A)
22/02/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
29/02/2020LeagueWatford FC (A)
07/03/2020LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
14/03/2020LeagueEverton FC (A)
21/03/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
04/04/2020LeagueManchester City FC (A)
11/04/2020LeagueAston Villa FC (H)
18/04/2020LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
25/04/2020LeagueBurnley FC (H)
02/05/2020LeagueArsenal FC (A)
09/05/2020LeagueChelsea FC (H)
17/05/2020LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
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
FC SalzburgFixtures and results
19/07/2019CupSC/ESV Parndorf 1919 (A)W 7-1Minamino 5, Haaland 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, Haaland 37 (P), Daka 50
10/08/2019LeagueWolfsberger AC (H)W 5-2Haaland 22, 65, 89, Sollbauer 39 (og), Ramalho 90+1
17/08/2019LeagueSKN St Pölten (A)W 6-0Haaland 30, 50, Hwang 38, Minamino 53, Ulmer 55, Koita 69
25/08/2019LeagueFC Admira Wacker Mödling (H)W 5-0Hwang 22 (P), 24, Haaland 28, Daka 71, Koita 80 (P)
31/08/2019LeagueWSG Wattens (A)W 5-1Ashimeru 12, Ramalho 31, Haaland 41, Hwang 58, Szoboszlai 71 (P)
14/09/2019LeagueTSV Sparkasse Hartberg (H)W 7-2Ramalho 23, Okugawa 36, Daka 50, 87, Haaland 52, 86, 90
17/09/2019UCLKRC Genk (H)W 6-2Haaland 2, 34, 45, Hwang 36, Szoboszlai 45+2, Ulmer 66
22/09/2019LeagueLASK (A)D 2-2Daka 32, 90
25/09/2019CupSK Rapid Wien (A)W 2-1 aetSzoboszlai 50, Minamino 120+1 ET
28/09/2019LeagueFK Austria Wien (H)W 4-1Ashimeru 33, Koita 43, 79, Okugawa 55
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 Salzburg981040925
3Wolfsberger AC9612231019
4SK Rapid Wien9522191117
5SK Sturm Graz951315916
6TSV Sparkasse Hartberg9333192112
7SV Mattersburg9315122210
8WSG Wattens923412179
9FK Austria Wien922513208
10SCR Altach921616207
11SKN St Pölten91356256
12FC Admira Wacker Mödling90275272

Last updated 30/09/2019 23:00CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Liverpool FC

  • UEFA Super Cup - Final
    Matchday 1 (14/08/2019)
    Liverpool FC 2-2 Chelsea FC
    0-1 Giroud 36, 1-1 Mané 48, 2-1 Mané 95 ET, 2-2 Jorginho 101 (P) ET
    Firmino 1-0 , Jorginho 1-1 , Fabinho 2-1 , Barkley 2-2 , Origi 3-2 , Mount 3-3 , Alexander-Arnold 4-3 , Emerson 4-4 , Salah 5-4 , Abraham 5-4 (missed)
    Adrián, Fabinho, van Dijk, Milner (64 Wijnaldum), Mané (13 Origi), Salah, Gomez, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain (46 Firmino), Robertson (1 Alexander-Arnold), Matip
  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    FC Salzburg1100623
    SSC Napoli1100203
    KRC Genk1001260
    Liverpool FC1001020
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SSC Napoli 2-0 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Mertens 82 (P) , 2-0 Llorente 90+2
    Adrián, Fabinho, van Dijk, Milner (66 Wijnaldum), Firmino, Mané, Salah, Henderson (87 Shaqiri), Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    Liverpool FC-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    KRC Genk-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC-KRC Genk
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    FC Salzburg-Liverpool FC

FC Salzburg

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    FC Salzburg 6-2 KRC Genk
    1-0 Haaland 2, 2-0 Haaland 34, 3-0 Hwang 36, 3-1 Lucumi 40, 4-1 Haaland 45, 5-1 Szoboszlai 45+2, 5-2 Samatta 52, 6-2 Ulmer 66
    Stankovic, Hwang, Szoboszlai (62 Okugawa), Ramalho, Junuzović, Ulmer, Minamino, Bernede, Haaland (72 Daka), Wöber, Kristensen (84 Farkas)
  • 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

Last updated 20/09/2019 11:10CET

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

Liverpool FC
Nickname: The Reds

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup (6): 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, (1985), 2005, (2007), (2018), 2019
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League (3): 1973, 1976, 2001, (2016)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1966)
• UEFA Super Cup (4): 1977, (1978), (1984), 2001, 2005, 2019
• European/South American Cup: (1981), (1984)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 18 (1990)
FA Cup: 7 (2006)
League Cup: 8 (2012)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: runners-up
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: UEFA Europa League runners-up
2014/15: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
11-0: Liverpool v Strømgodset
17/09/74, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
Maribor v Liverpool
17/10/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid
22/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Ajax v Liverpool
07/12/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-0: Liverpool v Beşiktaş
06/11/07, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: Maribor v Liverpool (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Barcelona v Liverpool
01/05/19, semi-final first leg


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
6-2: Salzburg v Genk
17/09/19, group stage

• 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



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