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UEFA Champions League: KRC Genk - SSC Napoli Match press kits

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KRC GenkKRC GenkKRC Genk Arena - GenkWednesday 2 October 2019
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Group E - 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

KRC Genk - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
09/12/2016GSUS Sassuolo Calcio - KRC Genk0-2
Reggio EmiliaHeynen 58, Trossard 80
29/09/2016GSKRC Genk - US Sassuolo Calcio3-1
GenkKarelis 8, Bailey 25, Buffel 61; Politano 65
UEFA Champions League
22/10/2002GS1AS Roma - KRC Genk0-0Rome
02/10/2002GS1KRC Genk - AS Roma0-1
GenkCassano 81

SSC Napoli - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
26/11/2015GSClub Brugge - SSC Napoli0-1
BrugesChiricheş 41
17/09/2015GSSSC Napoli - Club Brugge5-0
NaplesCallejón 5, 77, Mertens 19, 25, Hamšík 53
07/11/1979R2SSC Napoli - R. Standard de Liège1-1
agg: 2-3
NaplesDamiani 77; Riedl 40
24/10/1979R2R. Standard de Liège - SSC Napoli2-1
LiegePlessers 50, Sigurvinsson 56 (P); Capone 25
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
20/04/1977SFRSC Anderlecht - SSC Napoli2-0
agg: 2-1
BrusselsThissen 30, Van Der Elst 58
06/04/1977SFSSC Napoli - RSC Anderlecht1-0
NaplesBruscolotti 81
KRC Genk210121100000421152
SSC Napoli321031020000631295

Last updated 24/09/2019 13:08CET

Match background Only this chapter

Genk will look to regroup on home soil after a heavy matchday one defeat but face a stern challenge in the shape of a Napoli side who began Group E with a victory against the holders.

• While Genk slipped to a 6-2 defeat at Salzburg on matchday one, Napoli claimed the scalp of Liverpool, defeating the English club in southern Italy for the second season running in the group stage.

• This is the teams' first meeting.

Highlights: Salzburg 6-2 Genk

Form guide
• The loss at Salzburg means Genk have conceded ten goals in their last two European fixtures, scoring three. It was their heaviest loss in continental competition since a 7-0 defeat at Valencia in the UEFA Champions League group stage in November 2011 – their biggest European defeat.

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

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

• Genk have lost only two of their 11 home UEFA Champions League matches (W4 D5), qualifying included, and are unbeaten in the last five (W2 D3), since a 2-1 loss against Sarajevo in the 2007/08 second qualifying round.

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

• Genk have scored at least once in 30 of their last 31 European matches, the exception the first leg against Slavia last season.

• Genk were unbeaten in 15 home European matches (W12 D3) before losing to Slavia.

• This is only Genk's fifth match against an Italian club, with the most recent a 2-0 success at Sassuolo in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League group stage. The Belgian club had won 3-1 at home; their only other match against Italian visitors in Belgium brought their first home UEFA Champions League defeat, Roma winning 1-0 in the 2002/03 first group stage.

Highlights: Napoli 2-0 Liverpool

• Late goals from Dries Mertens, a penalty, and substitute Fernando Llorente gave Napoli a 2-0 win against holders Liverpool in their first fixture. It was their third success on matchday one of the UEFA Champions League, and a first since 2016/17.

• Serie A runners-up for the second season running in 2018/19, Napoli are in the group stage for the sixth time – all in the last nine seasons. They reached the round of 16 in 2011/12 and 2016/17 but have finished third in their section in the other three campaigns.

• The Partenopei picked up only two points in last season's group stage away from home, and are without a win in seven away matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final (D2 L5).

• Napoli have won only five of their last 15 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final (D3 L7) – all those victories coming at the Stadio San Paolo.

• Having finished third behind Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool in last season's group stage, Napoli kicked off their UEFA Europa League campaign with a comfortable 5-1 aggregate win against Zürich before edging out Salzburg 4-3 over two legs in the round of 16. They were then eliminated from a second European competition of the season by an English club, however, losing 2-0 away to Arsenal and 1-0 at home in the quarter-finals.

• Napoli have lost their last two away European matches, with a 3-1 success at Zürich last season their only victory in six such fixtures (D2 L3).

• The Naples club have lost two of their three away games against Belgian sides, although the most recent trip brought a 1-0 win at Club Brugge in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage.

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Links and trivia
• Kalidou Koulibaly joined Napoli from Genk in 2014 having made 64 league appearances for the Belgian side over two seasons, winning the 2012/13 Belgian Cup.

• Napoli's Belgian forward Dries Mertens was in the youth ranks at Stade Leuven, Anderlecht and Gent in his homeland, making his senior debut during a loan spell at third division side Eendracht Aalst in 2005/06 before moving abroad the following summer.

• Ianis Hagi played two Serie A games for Fiorentina in 2016/17.

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

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

• Genk ended a run of three games without a win (D1 L2) in all competitions with a 3-1 defeat of Oostende on 21 September.

• Genk were 3-0 winners at Ronse in the Belgian Cup last 32 on 24 September; they will visit Antwerp in the next stage in early December.

• Including the Belgian Super Cup, the 2-0 loss to Zulte Waregem on 10 August is Genk's only home reverse in their last 12 home matches in all competitions (W9 D2).

• Genk were held 3-3 at Sint-Truiden on Saturday having led 3-0 after 60 minutes.

• Théo Bongonda, who had missed seven games with a back injury, scored his first Genk goal at Sint-Truiden, having been set up by Ianis Hagi, who scored the next two goals himself, both penalties.

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

• They have 14 points after nine matches – nine less than at the same stage of 2018/19.

• Ally Mbwana Samatta has five goals in eight league matches this season, but has not scored in the competition since 23 August although he did find the net against Salzburg.

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

Great matchday two goals down the years

Summer transfers
In: Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Empoli), David Ospina (Arsenal), Kostas Manolas (Roma), Eljif Elmas (Fenerbahçe), Hirving Lozano (PSV), Fernando Llorente (free agent)
Out: Roberto Insigne (Benevento), Amadou Diawara (Roma), Raúl Albiol (Villarreal), Carlos Vinícius (Benfica), Marko Rog (Cagliari, loan), Gennaro Tutino (Hellas Verona, loan), Adam Ounas (Nice, loan), Vlad Chiricheș (Sassuolo, loan), Simone Verdi (Torino, loan)

• Napoli were 2-1 winners at home to Brescia on Sunday thanks to goals from Dries Mertens – his 21st goal in his last 20 Serie A matches against promoted teams – and Kostas Manolas.

• Having scored against Liverpool, Fernando Llorente added two more in a 4-1 win at Lecce on 22 September. Lorenzo Insigne scored his third goal in four Serie A games while Spanish midfielder Fabián Ruiz opened his account for the season.

• Four days later, Napoli failed to score for the first time this season as they lost 1-0 at home against Cagliari, a game in which Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off.

• That ended Napoli's run of scoring in 18 successive league matches.

• Napoli have the joint best attacking record in Serie A after six games (15 goals) although they have conceded ten goals.

• Napoli have not drawn any of their last 16 games in all competitions (W10 L6).

• Nikola Maksimović missed the game against Cagliari with a left thigh injury, returning to play 76 minutes on Sunday.

• Arkadiusz Milik made his first appearance of the season against Lecce having recovered from a thigh injury.


Squad list Only this chapter

KRC Genk - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
26Maarten VandevoordtBEL26/02/200217 - ----------
28Gaëtan CouckeBEL03/11/199820 - --1-8-1-1-
32Vic ChambaereBEL10/01/200316 - ----------
40Tobe LeysenBEL09/03/200217 - ----------
2Casper De NorreBEL07/02/199722 - ----4---2-
4Dries WoutersBEL28/01/199722 - ----1---5-
5Neto BorgesBRA13/09/199623 - ----------
6Sebastien DewaestBEL27/05/199128 - --1-8-1-273
21Jere UronenFIN13/07/199425 - --1-9-1-361
31Joakim MæhleDEN20/05/199722 - --1-7-1-14-
33Jhon LucumíCOL26/06/199821 - --116-1191
35Shawn AdewoyeBEL29/06/200019 - ----------
46Carlos CuestaCOL09/03/199920 - ----4-----
54Vladimir ScreciuROU13/01/200019 - ----------
7Junya ItoJPN09/03/199326 - --1-9-1-2-
8Bryan HeynenBEL06/02/199722 - --1-911-212
11Joseph PaintsilGHA01/02/199821 - ----81--92
17Patrik HrošovskýSVK22/04/199227 - --1-5-71432
19Jakub PiotrowskiPOL04/10/199721 - ----5---61
23Ianis HagiROU22/10/199820 - --1-731-51
25Sander BergeNOR14/02/199821 - --1-911-172
27Théo BongondaBEL20/11/199523 - --1-211-10-
38Ismael SaibariESP28/01/200118 - ----------
39Elias SierraBEL25/08/200118 - ----------
77Dieumerci NdongalaCOD14/06/199128 - --1-4-1-213
10Ally Mbwana SamattaTAN13/12/199226 - --1185113115
14Benjamin NygrenSWE08/07/200118 - ----21----
15Stephen OdeyNGA15/01/199821 - ----2---81
18Paul OnuachuNGA28/05/199425 - --1-321-3110
34Arne CuypersBEL03/05/200118 - ----------
36Bryan LimbombeBEL14/05/200118 - ----------
37Luca OyenBEL14/03/200316 - ----------
-Felice MazzuBEL12/03/196653 - --1---1-5-
SSC Napoli - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alex MeretITA22/03/199722 - --1-4-1-7-
25David OspinaCOL31/08/198831 - ----2-20-32-
27Orestis KarnezisGRE11/07/198534 - --------10-
72Antonio Pio DanieleITA10/07/200217 - ----------
2Kevin MalcuitFRA31/07/199128 - ----1---9-
6Mário RuiPOR27/05/199128 - --1-4-9-17-
13Sebastiano LupertoITA06/09/199623 - ----2---4-
19Nikola MaksimovićSRB25/11/199127 - ----4-8-30-
22Giovanni Di LorenzoITA04/08/199326 - --1-511-1-
23Elseid HysajALB02/02/199425 - ----2-16-29-
26Kalidou KoulibalySEN20/06/199128 - --1-5-20-62-
31Faouzi GhoulamALG01/02/199128 - ----4-13-39-
44Kostas ManolasGRE14/06/199128 - --1-42465737
73Alberto SeneseITA24/03/200019 - ----------
74Claudio ManziITA21/06/200019 - ----------
5AllanBRA08/01/199128 - --1-4-21-41-
8Fabián RuizESP03/04/199623 - --1-517-121
12Eljif ElmasMKD24/09/199920 - --1-5-1-121
20Piotr ZielińskiPOL20/05/199425 - --1-6-192304
7José CallejónESP11/02/198732 - --1-6136117219
9Fernando LlorenteESP26/02/198534 - --11423487826
11Hirving LozanoMEX30/07/199524 - --1-4172144
14Dries MertensBEL06/05/198732 - --115427118828
24Lorenzo InsigneITA04/06/199128 - --1-532695614
34Amin YounesGER06/08/199326 - ----1---335
70Gianluca GaetanoITA05/05/200019 - ----------
99Arkadiusz MilikPOL28/02/199425 - ----2-1453613
-Carlo AncelottiITA10/06/195960 - --1---161-209-

Last updated 02/10/2019 09:08CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Felice Mazzù

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

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

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

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

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

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


Carlo Ancelotti

Date of birth: 10 June 1959
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Parma, Roma, AC Milan
Coaching career: Reggiana, Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern München, Napoli

• One of only seven people to have lifted the European Champion Clubs' Cup as both a player and coach and the second manager, after Bob Paisley, to win the trophy three times. A combative midfielder, Ancelotti helped Roma win the 1983 Serie A title and four Italian Cups before joining Milan in 1986 where he added two more league championships, as well as back-to-back European Cup triumphs in 1989 and 1990.

• Began coaching in 1995 with a year at Reggiana, earning them promotion from Serie B, before two seasons at Parma. Replaced Marcello Lippi at Juventus in February 1999 and returned to San Siro as coach of Milan in 2001. During eight seasons in charge, won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 and 2007, but lost the 2005 final on penalties to Liverpool after leading 3-0. Milan also won a Serie A title, a Coppa Italia and the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.

• Resigned on 31 May 2009 and was named as Chelsea's new manager the following day. His first season in London ended with the club winning the league and cup double for the first time. Dismissed at the end of his second campaign, Ancelotti took charge of Paris in December 2011, steering the club to a first league title in 19 years in 2012/13, his sole full season in charge.

• Left to take over at Madrid, winning the Copa del Rey and the club's tenth European Cup in his first season and becoming only the fifth coach to win the trophy with two clubs in the process. Madrid then added the UEFA Super Cup, the fourth time Ancelotti had won that trophy as player or coach, before his dismissal at the end of 2014/15.

• That December he agreed to join Bayern, taking the reins in summer 2016 and winning the Bundesliga in his debut campaign, when he also became the first man to coach seven clubs in the UEFA Champions League. Dismissed in September 2017, Ancelotti returned to Italy to take over at Napoli the following year, his club finishing second in Serie A in his first season.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIstván Kovács (ROU)
  • Assistant refereesVasile Florin Marinescu (ROU) , Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
  • Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeTobias Welz (GER)
  • Fourth officialMarius Avram (ROU)
  • UEFA DelegateEduard Dervishaj (ESP)
  • UEFA Referee observerCostas Kapitanis (CYP)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
István Kovács 16/09/1984357

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/08/2017UCL3QRİstanbul BaşakşehirClub Brugge2-0Istanbul

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
23/05/2010U19ELITEItalyNorthern Ireland3-2Schelkovo
08/12/2016UELGSRSC AnderlechtAS Saint-Étienne2-3Brussels
02/08/2017UCL3QRİstanbul BaşakşehirClub Brugge2-0Istanbul
24/08/2017UELPOKF ShkëndijaAC Milan0-1Skopje
13/12/2018UELGSKRC GenkSarpsborg 08 FF4-0Genk
16/06/2019U21GS-FTPolandBelgium3-2Reggio Emilia

Last updated 30/09/2019 11:26CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

KRC GenkFixtures and results
26/07/2019LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)W 2-1Nygren 50, Hagi 76
03/08/2019LeagueKV Mechelen (A)L 1-3Samatta 45+4
10/08/2019LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)L 0-2
17/08/2019LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)W 4-0Paintsil 21, Samatta 52, 66, 85
23/08/2019LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)W 1-0Samatta 55
01/09/2019LeagueClub Brugge (A)D 1-1Heynen 67
13/09/2019LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)L 1-2Onuachu 61
17/09/2019UCLFC Salzburg (A)L 2-6Lucumí 40, Samatta 52
21/09/2019LeagueKV Oostende (H)W 3-1Vargas 16 (og), Onuachu 44, Berge 90
24/09/2019CupKSK Ronse (A)W 3-0Odey 58, Heynen 71 (P), Onuachu 83
28/09/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)D 3-3Bongonda 15, Hagi 48 (P), 60 (P)
02/10/2019UCLSSC Napoli (H)
06/10/2019LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)
19/10/2019LeagueR. Standard de Liège (A)
23/10/2019UCLLiverpool FC (H)
26/10/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)
30/10/2019LeagueRoyal Antwerp (H)
02/11/2019LeagueKAS Eupen (A)
05/11/2019UCLLiverpool FC (A)
10/11/2019LeagueKAA Gent (H)
22/11/2019LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (A)
27/11/2019UCLFC Salzburg (H)
29/11/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
06/12/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
10/12/2019UCLSSC Napoli (A)
13/12/2019LeagueWaasland-Beveren (H)
20/12/2019LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)
26/12/2019LeagueKAS Eupen (H)
17/01/2020LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)
24/01/2020LeagueKAA Gent (A)
31/01/2020LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
07/02/2020LeagueRoyal Antwerp (A)
14/02/2020LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)
21/02/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
28/02/2020LeagueClub Brugge (H)
06/03/2020LeagueKV Oostende (A)
13/03/2020LeagueKV Mechelen (H)
1Club Brugge862021320
2R. Standard de Liège961221719
3KAA Gent852120817
4Royal Antwerp851217916
5R. Excel Mouscron9441131016
6KV Mechelen9423141614
7KRC Genk8413131013
8SV Zulte Waregem9342121213
9R. Charleroi SC8332121112
10K. Sint-Truidense VV832381111
11KV Oostende9324121711
12KV Kortrijk922514178
13RSC Anderlecht91356116
14KAS Eupen91356206
16Cercle Brugge KSV91088213
SSC NapoliFixtures and results
24/08/2019LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)W 4-3Mertens 38, Insigne 42 (P), 67, Callejón 56
31/08/2019LeagueJuventus (A)L 3-4Manolas 66, Lozano 68, Di Lorenzo 81
14/09/2019LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)W 2-0Mertens 13, 67
17/09/2019UCLLiverpool FC (H)W 2-0Mertens 82 (P), Llorente 90+2
22/09/2019LeagueUS Lecce (A)W 4-1Llorente 28, 82, Insigne 40 (P), Fabián Ruiz 52
25/09/2019LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)L 0-1
29/09/2019LeagueBrescia Calcio (H)W 2-1Mertens 13, Manolas 45+4
02/10/2019UCLKRC Genk (A)
06/10/2019LeagueTorino FC (A)
19/10/2019LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
23/10/2019UCLFC Salzburg (A)
27/10/2019LeagueSPAL (A)
30/10/2019LeagueAtalanta BC (H)
02/11/2019LeagueAS Roma (A)
05/11/2019UCLFC Salzburg (H)
09/11/2019LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
23/11/2019LeagueAC Milan (A)
27/11/2019UCLLiverpool FC (A)
01/12/2019LeagueBologna FC (H)
07/12/2019LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
10/12/2019UCLKRC Genk (H)
14/12/2019LeagueParma FC (H)
22/12/2019LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
05/01/2020LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
12/01/2020LeagueSS Lazio (A)
19/01/2020LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
26/01/2020LeagueJuventus (H)
02/02/2020LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
09/02/2020LeagueUS Lecce (H)
16/02/2020LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
23/02/2020LeagueBrescia Calcio (A)
01/03/2020LeagueTorino FC (H)
08/03/2020LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
15/03/2020LeagueSPAL (H)
22/03/2020LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
05/04/2020LeagueAS Roma (H)
11/04/2020LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
19/04/2020LeagueAC Milan (H)
22/04/2020LeagueBologna FC (A)
26/04/2020LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
03/05/2020LeagueParma FC (A)
10/05/2020LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
17/05/2020LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
24/05/2020LeagueSS Lazio (H)
1FC Internazionale Milano660013218
3Atalanta BC641115913
4SSC Napoli6402151012
5AS Roma632111911
6SS Lazio631211410
7Cagliari Calcio63129610
8Torino FC630310109
9Parma FC6303899
10ACF Fiorentina622211108
11Bologna FC6222778
12Udinese Calcio6213357
13US Sassuolo Calcio620411126
14Hellas Verona FC6132456
15Brescia Calcio6204796
16AC Milan6204486
17US Lecce62046126
18Genoa CFC61237135
20UC Sampdoria61054143

Last updated 30/09/2019 23:02CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

KRC Genk

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    FC Salzburg1100623
    SSC Napoli1100203
    KRC Genk1001260
    Liverpool FC1001020
    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
    Coucke, Dewaest, Ito (46 Bongonda), Heynen (85 Onuachu), Samatta, Hrošovský, Uronen, Berge, Mæhle, Lucumi, Ndongala (72 Hagi)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    KRC Genk-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    KRC Genk-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC-KRC Genk
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    KRC Genk-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SSC Napoli-KRC Genk

SSC Napoli

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SSC Napoli 2-0 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Mertens 82 (P) , 2-0 Llorente 90+2
    Meret, Allan (75 Elmas), Mário Rui, Callejón, Fabián Ruiz, Lozano (69 Llorente), Mertens, Di Lorenzo, Insigne (66 Zieliński), Koulibaly, Manolas
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    KRC Genk-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    FC Salzburg-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    SSC Napoli-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

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

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

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

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

Group stage
• 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

KRC Genk
Nickname: Genkies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Biggest away win

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

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


SSC Napoli
Nickname: Partenopei (a reference to Parthenope, one of the Sirens of Greek mythology)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1989

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (1990)
Italian Cup: 5 (2014)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
 round of 16
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2013/14: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2011/12: round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0 three times, most recently v Midtjylland
05/11/15, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
1-5: Valencia v Napoli
16/09/92, UEFA Cup first round first leg
0-4: Trabzonspor v Napoli
19/02/15, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Napoli v Viktoria Plzeň
14/02/13, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Werder Bremen v Napoli
06/12/89, UEFA Cup third round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Napoli v Shakhtar Donetsk
21/11/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2: Villarreal v Napoli
07/12/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Napoli v Manchester City
01/11/17, group stage
1-3: Napoli v Real Madrid
07/03/17, round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Chelsea v Napoli (aet)
14/03/12, round of 16 second leg



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