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UEFA Champions League: Valencia CF - AFC Ajax Match press kits

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Valencia CFValencia CFCamp de Mestalla - ValenciaWednesday 2 October 2019
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Group H - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
11/03/2003GS2AFC Ajax - Valencia CF1-1AmsterdamPasanen 57; Kily González 28 (P)
27/11/2002GS2Valencia CF - AFC Ajax1-1ValenciaAngulo 90+2; Ibrahimović 88
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Valencia CF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
05/04/2012QFValencia CF - AZ Alkmaar4-0
agg: 5-2
ValenciaRami 15, 17, Jordi Alba 56, Pablo Hernández 80
29/03/2012QFAZ Alkmaar - Valencia CF2-1
AlkmaarHolman 45+1, Martens 79; Mehmet Topal 51
15/03/2012R16PSV Eindhoven - Valencia CF1-1
agg: 3-5
EindhovenToivonen 64; Rami 47
08/03/2012R16Valencia CF - PSV Eindhoven4-2
ValenciaVíctor Ruiz 11, Manolev 13 (og), Soldado 43 (P), Piatti 56; Toivonen 83 (P), Wijnaldum 90
UEFA Intertoto Cup
03/08/2005SFRoda JC - Valencia CF0-0
agg: 0-4
27/07/2005SFValencia CF - Roda JC4-0
ValenciaRufete 36, 41, 50, Moretti 83
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2000GS1Valencia CF - sc Heerenveen1-1ValenciaDiego 10; Venema 37
20/09/2000GS1sc Heerenveen - Valencia CF0-1
HeerenveenKily González 38
UEFA Champions League
03/11/1999GS1Valencia CF - PSV Eindhoven1-0
ValenciaClaudio López 70
21/09/1999GS1PSV Eindhoven - Valencia CF1-1EindhovenVan Nistelrooy 72 (P); Claudio López 4

AFC Ajax - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
05/03/2019R16Real Madrid CF - AFC Ajax1-4
agg: 3-5
MadridAsensio 70; Ziyech 7, Neres 18, Tadić 62, Schöne 72
13/02/2019R16AFC Ajax - Real Madrid CF1-2
AmsterdamZiyech 75; Benzema 60, Asensio 87
UEFA Europa League
03/11/2016GSAFC Ajax - RC Celta de Vigo3-2
AmsterdamDolberg 41, Ziyech 68, Younes 71; Guidetti 79, Aspas 86
20/10/2016GSRC Celta de Vigo - AFC Ajax2-2VigoFontàs 29, Orellana 82; Ziyech 22, Younes 71
UEFA Champions League
05/11/2014GSAFC Ajax - FC Barcelona0-2
AmsterdamMessi 36, 76
21/10/2014GSFC Barcelona - AFC Ajax3-1
BarcelonaNeymar 7, Messi 24, Ramírez 90+4; El Ghazi 88
UEFA Champions League
26/11/2013GSAFC Ajax - FC Barcelona2-1
AmsterdamSerero 19, Hoesen 42; Xavi Hernández 49 (P)
18/09/2013GSFC Barcelona - AFC Ajax4-0
BarcelonaMessi 22, 55, 75, Piqué 69
UEFA Champions League
04/12/2012GSReal Madrid CF - AFC Ajax4-1
MadridRonaldo 13, Callejón 28, 88, Kaká 49; Boerrigter 59
03/10/2012GSAFC Ajax - Real Madrid CF1-4
AmsterdamMoisander 56; Ronaldo 42, 79, 81, Benzema 48
UEFA Champions League
07/12/2011GSAFC Ajax - Real Madrid CF0-3
AmsterdamCallejón 14, 90+2, Higuaín 41
27/09/2011GSReal Madrid CF - AFC Ajax3-0
MadridRonaldo 25, Kaká 41, Benzema 49
UEFA Champions League
23/11/2010GSAFC Ajax - Real Madrid CF0-4
AmsterdamBenzema 36, Arbeloa 44, Ronaldo 70, 81 (P)
15/09/2010GSReal Madrid CF - AFC Ajax2-0
MadridAnita 31 (og), Higuaín 73
30/11/2006GSAFC Ajax - RCD Espanyol0-2
AmsterdamPandiani 35, Coro 77
UEFA Champions League
04/11/2003GS1RC Celta de Vigo - AFC Ajax3-2
VigoLuccin 25 (P), Milošević 39, Vagner 63; Sonck 53, Van der Vaart 82
22/10/2003GS1AFC Ajax - RC Celta de Vigo1-0
AmsterdamIbrahimović 53
09/12/1999R3RCD Mallorca - AFC Ajax2-0
agg: 3-0
Palma de MallorcaSoler 3, Biagini 72
25/11/1999R3AFC Ajax - RCD Mallorca0-1
AmsterdamTristán 35
UEFA Champions League
19/03/1997QFClub Atlético de Madrid - AFC Ajax2-3
agg 3-4 (aet)
MadridKiko 29, Pantić 106 ET (P); R. de Boer 49, Dani 100 ET, Babangida 119 ET
05/03/1997QFAFC Ajax - Club Atlético de Madrid1-1AmsterdamKluivert 53; Esnáider 8
UEFA Super Cup
28/02/1996FAFC Ajax - Real Zaragoza4-0
agg: 5-1
AmsterdamBogarde 41, George 53, Blind 63 (P), 68
06/02/1996FReal Zaragoza - AFC Ajax1-1ZaragozaXavi Aguado 28; Kluivert 71
UEFA Champions League
22/11/1995GSReal Madrid CF - AFC Ajax0-2
MadridLitmanen 65, Kluivert 76
13/09/1995GSAFC Ajax - Real Madrid CF1-0
AmsterdamOvermars 14
11/12/1991R3AFC Ajax - CA Osasuna1-0
agg: 2-0
DusseldorfBergkamp 12
27/11/1991R3CA Osasuna - AFC Ajax0-1
PamplonaBergkamp 48
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
22/04/1987SFAFC Ajax - Real Zaragoza3-0
agg: 6-2
AmsterdamVan 't Schip 17, Witschge 73, Rijkaard 90
08/04/1987SFReal Zaragoza - AFC Ajax2-3
ZaragozaArdaiz 13, Señor 71 (P); Witschge 16, Bosman 47, 55
27/09/1978R1AFC Ajax - Athletic Club3-0
agg: 3-2
AmsterdamClarke 38 (P), 55, Lerby 89
13/09/1978R1Athletic Club - AFC Ajax2-0
BilbaoChurruca 9, Vidal 58
European Champions Clubs' Cup
25/04/1973SFReal Madrid CF - AFC Ajax0-1
agg: 1-3
MadridMühren 51
11/04/1973SFAFC Ajax - Real Madrid CF2-1
AmsterdamHulshoff 67, Krol 77; Pirri 83
European Champions Clubs' Cup
28/04/1971SFAFC Ajax - Club Atlético de Madrid3-0
agg: 3-1
AmsterdamKeizer 8, Suurbier 76, Neeskens 85
14/04/1971SFClub Atlético de Madrid - AFC Ajax1-0
MadridIrureta 43
European Champions Clubs' Cup
11/10/1967R1Real Madrid CF - AFC Ajax2-1
agg 3-2 (aet)
MadridGento 58, Veloso 101 ET; Groot 59
20/09/1967R1AFC Ajax - Real Madrid CF1-1AmsterdamCruyff 17; Pirri 36
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Match background Only this chapter

Having both recorded victories in the opening round of UEFA Champions League games, Valencia and Ajax know that another win would put them in a strong position to progress from Group H.

• While Valencia kicked off with an unexpected 1-0 success away to Chelsea, Ajax – surprise semi-finalists in 2018/19 – were no less impressive, opening with a 3-0 win against LOSC Lille in Amsterdam.

Previous meetings
• The sides' two past contests both finished 1-1, in the second group stage of the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League. Ajax looked set for three points when Zlatan Ibrahimović gave them an 88th-minute lead at Mestalla in November 2002, only for Miguel Ángel Angulo to level two minutes into added time.

• It was also all square in Amsterdam in March 2003, Petri Pasanen's 57th-minute equaliser for Ajax cancelling out a first-half Kily González penalty.

• Valencia finished first in the section with nine points, one place and one point better off than Ajax as both teams progressed to the quarter-finals. Both were eliminated by Milanese clubs in the last eight, Ajax losing to AC Milan and Internazionale beating Valencia.

Highlights: Chelsea 0-1 Valencia

Form guide
• Rodrigo's 74th-minute goal gave Valencia three points at Chelsea in their first fixture, although they needed a late penalty miss from Ross Barkley to preserve that advantage.

• Fourth in the Spanish Liga in 2018/19, this is Valencia's 12th UEFA Champions League group stage campaign. Finalists in both 1999/2000 and 2000/01, they have not reached the last 16 since 2012/13.

• Twelve months ago Los Blanquinegros were also in Group H, finishing third behind Juventus and Manchester United – who they beat 2-1 at Mestalla on matchday six having earlier held out for a goalless draw at Old Trafford – to move into the UEFA Europa League. There they overcame Celtic (3-0 on aggregate), Krasnodar (3-2) and Villarreal (5-1) to reach the semi-finals, where they came up short against Arsenal, losing 3-1 in London and 4-2 at home.

• Valencia had won five successive home European matches before losing to Arsenal last season. They have won 12 of their last 16 continental fixtures at Mestalla, losing the other four.

• The Spanish side have lost four of their last seven home matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, and have managed three wins in eight at Mestalla (D1).

• Valencia are unbeaten at home against Dutch clubs (W4 D2), winning the last three such matches, most recently a 4-0 defeat of AZ Alkmaar in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg – the third time in a row they had scored four goals against Eredivisie visitors at Mestalla. The 2-1 first-leg loss at AZ in that tie is Valencia's sole defeat by Dutch opponents, home or away (W5 D6).

Highlights: Ajax 3-0 LOSC

• Ajax kicked off Group H in style, goals from Quincy Promes, Edson Álvarez and Nicolás Tagliafico earning a comfortable win against LOSC at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

• Ajax went all the way from the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round to the semi-finals in 2018/19, losing on away goals to Tottenham in the last four after conceding six minutes into added time to go down 3-2 at home and bow out after a 3-3 aggregate draw.

• Erik ten Hag's team lost only two of their 18 European matches in 2018/19 (W10 D6), when they became the first side in European Cup history to reach the semi-finals having come through three qualifying rounds and the first Dutch club to get to the UEFA Champions League last four since PSV Eindhoven in 2004/05.

• Champions of the Netherlands for the 34th time in 2018/19 – their first league title since 2014 – Ajax also lifted the Dutch Cup to claim their eighth domestic double, and a first since 2002.

• They kicked off this season's UEFA Champions League in the third qualifying round, seeing off Greek side PAOK 5-4 on aggregate after a 2-2 away draw and a 3-2 home win secured by an 85th-minute Dušan Tadić penalty.

• A goalless draw at APOEL in the first leg of the play-offs ended Ajax's run of scoring in 14 successive European matches, but a 2-0 home win booked their group return. The draw in Cyprus stretched their unbeaten away run in Europe to 11 matches (W5 D6).

• Ajax's last visit to Spain proved memorable as they won 4-1 at Real Madrid in last season's round of 16 second leg, going through 5-3 on aggregate.

• That was Ajax's first victory in Spain since a 3-2 triumph at Atlético Madrid in the 1996/97 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, ending a run of nine games without a win (D2 L7). The Amsterdammers have won only three of their last 16 games against Spanish opponents (D1 L12).

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Links and trivia
• Having come through the ranks at De Treffers and NEC, making his senior debut at the latter in August 2010, Jasper Cillessen was an Ajax player between 2011 and 2016. He won three Eredivisie titles in Amsterdam before joining Barcelona.

• Have played in Spain:
Quincy Promes (Sevilla 2018/19)
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Real Madrid 2009)
Nicolás Tagliafico (Real Murcia 2012/13 (loan))

• André Onana came through the Barcelona academy but never made a first-team appearance before joining Ajax in 2015.

• Have played together:
Daniel Parejo & Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Real Madrid 2009)

• International team-mates:
Jasper Cillessen & Daley Blind, Joël Veltman, Quincy Promes, Donny van de Beek (Netherlands)

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Summer transfers
In: Jorge Sáenz (Tenerife), Manu Vallejo (Cádiz), Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal), Jason Remeseiro (Levante), Maxi Gómez (Celta Vigo), Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City), Jaume Costa (Villarreal, loan), Thierry Correia (Sporting CP)
Out: Neto (Barcelona), Toni Lato (PSV, loan), Aymen Abdennour (Kayserispor), Jeison Murillo (Sampdoria), Santi Mina (Celta Vigo), Jorge Sáenz (Celta Vigo, loan), Nacho Gil (released), Fran Villalba (Birmingham City), Uroš Račić  (Famalicão, loan), Jason Remeseiro (Getafe, loan)

• Rodrigo's next appearance in UEFA club competition will be his 50th.

• On Saturday Albert Celades earned his first Liga win in charge of Valencia thanks to a 1-0 success at previously unbeaten Athletic Club, Denis Cheryshev securing the points with his first Liga goal since January.

• Since matchday one, Valencia have also drawn 1-1 at home against Leganés on 22 September and 3-3 against Getafe, also at Mestalla, three days later.

• On 11 September Valencia replaced head coach Marcelino after just over two years at the helm, with former Spain Under-21 coach Celades taking charge. It is Celades's first senior managerial role.

• Valencia had picked up four points from their first three Liga fixtures of the season under Marcelino, getting their first victory with a 2-0 defeat of Mallorca on 1 September.

• Celades' first game as coach ended in a 5-2 loss at Barcelona on 14 September; that is their sole defeat in their last six games in all competitions (W3 D2).

• Maxi Gómez scored twice against Getafe; he now has three goals in six Liga appearances for Valencia.

• Kang-in Lee, 18, made his first start for Valencia against Getafe, marking the occasion by scoring the third goal.

• Carlos Soler has not played since 17 August due to an ankle injury while Cristiano Piccini (knee) has been out since 24 August.

• Kevin Gameiro and Geoffrey Kondogbia both came off against Getafe with adductor issues and missed Saturday's win at Athletic Club, while José Gayà (hamstring) has not played since going off injured against Leganés.

Great matchday two goals down the years

Summer transfers
In: Răzvan Marin (Standard Liège), Lisandro Martínez (Defensa y Justicia), Kik Pierie (Heerenveen), Kjell Scherpen (Emmen), Quincy Promes (Sevilla), Bruno Varela (Benfica, loan), Edson Álvarez (Club América), Juan Castillo (Chelsea, loan)
Out: Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Maximilian Wöber (Sevilla), Daley Sinkgraven (Bayer Leverkusen), Kostas Lamprou (Vitesse), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus), Rasmus Kristensen (Salzburg), Lasse Schöne (Genoa), Kasper Dolberg (Nice), Dani de Wit (AZ Alkmaar), Lisandro Magallán (Alavés, loan)

• Joël Veltman's next appearance in UEFA club competition will be his 50th.

• Ajax are undefeated in all competitions so far this season (W10 D4) and beat Groningen 2-0 at home on Saturday. Their last loss came at home to Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg on 8 May.

• The Amsterdammers have scored 21 goals in their last seven matches in all competitions.

• Joint top scorer in the 2018/19 Eredivisie with 28 goals, Dušan Tadić has scored five in eight league games so far this season, and has eight in all competitions with a further eight assists.

• Quincy Promes hit a hat-trick in a 5-0 home win against Fortuna Sittard on 25 September and has five goals in his last four Ajax appearances, scoring in three in a row before drawing a blank at the weekend.

• Ajax picked up the Dutch Super Cup, the Johan Cruijff Trophy, on 27 July when they defeated last season's Eredivisie runners-up PSV Eindhoven 2-0 thanks to goals from Kasper Dolberg and Daley Blind.

• Donny van de Beek was out of action between the play-off second leg against APOEL on 28 August and a 1-1 draw at PSV on 22 September due to a hamstring injury.

• Noussair Mazraoui suffered a knee injury when playing for Morocco's Under-23 side against Mali U23s on 7 September; he returned to play 67 minutes against Groningen on Saturday.


Squad list Only this chapter

Valencia CF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Jaume DoménechESP05/11/199028 - ----1-7-7-
13Jasper CillessenNED22/04/198930 - --1-6-15-36-
28Cristian RiveroESP21/03/199821 - ----------
2Thierry CorreiaPOR09/03/199920 - ----1---2-
3Jaume CostaESP18/03/198831 - ----4---30-
4Eliaquim MangalaFRA13/02/199128 - ------321484
5GabrielBRA26/11/199028 - --1-6-12-26-
12Mouctar DiakhabyFRA19/12/199622 - --1-4-7-265
14José GayàESP25/05/199524 - --1-4-11-24-
24Ezequiel GarayARG10/10/198632 - --1-6-391773
6Geoffrey KondogbiaFRA15/02/199326 - --1-4-141171
7Gonçalo GuedesPOR29/11/199622 - ----6-173256
8Carlos SolerESP02/01/199722 - ----1-62132
10Daniel ParejoESP16/04/198930 - --1-6320-535
11Denis CheryshevRUS26/12/199028 - --1-417-314
15Manu VallejoESP14/02/199722 - ----1-----
16Kang-in LeeKOR19/02/200118 - --1-411-3-
17Francis CoquelinFRA13/05/199128 - --1-6-26-421
18Daniel WassDEN31/05/198930 - --1-7-4-364
20Ferrán TorresESP29/02/200019 - ----6-3-7-
26PascuESP02/04/200019 - ----------
27Koba KoindrediFRA27/10/200117 - ----------
30Yunus MusahENG29/11/200216 - ----------
9Kevin GameiroFRA09/05/198732 - --1-522648431
19RodrigoESP06/03/199128 - --117-2534912
22Maxi GómezURU14/08/199623 - --1-631-1-
23Rubén SobrinoESP01/06/199227 - ----1---41
29Jordi EscobarESP10/02/200217 - ----------
-Albert CeladesESP29/09/197544 - --1---1-1-
AFC Ajax - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Bruno VarelaPOR04/11/199424 - ------2-2-
24André OnanaCMR02/04/199623 - 4-1-8-13-41-
33Dominik KotarskiCRO10/02/200019 - ----------
35Kjell ScherpenNED23/01/200019 - ----------
52Issam El MaachNED01/02/200019 - ----------
2Perr SchuursNED26/11/199919 - 1---41--1-
3Joël VeltmanNED15/01/199227 - 4-1-7-14-49-
5Kik PierieNED20/07/200019 - ----------
12Noussair MazraouiMAR14/11/199721 - 3---4-112202
17Daley BlindNED09/03/199029 - 4-1-8-391761
21Lisandro MartínezARG28/01/199821 - 4-1-711-5-
28Sergino DestUSA03/11/200018 - 3-1-6-1-4-
31Nicolás TagliaficoARG31/08/199227 - 411182114205
45Boy KemperNED21/06/199920 - ----------
46Jasper Ter HeideNED29/03/199920 - ----------
4Edson ÁlvarezMEX24/10/199721 - 11115-1122
6Donny van de BeekNED18/04/199722 - 3---62123387
8Carel EitingNED11/02/199821 - ------1-5-
11Quincy PromesNED04/01/199227 - --118563235
18Răzvan MarinROU23/05/199623 - 4---5---14-
19Zakaria LabyadMAR09/03/199326 - ------1-287
22Hakim ZiyechMAR19/03/199326 - 411-74123438
26Jurgen EkkelenkampNED05/04/200019 - --1---2-2-
27Noa LangNED17/06/199920 - --1-1-1-1-
29Ryan GravenberchNED16/05/200217 - ----1-----
38Alex MendezUSA06/09/200019 - ----------
41Jurriën TimberNED17/06/200118 - ----------
42Quinten TimberNED17/06/200118 - ----------
43Victor JensenDEN08/02/200019 - ----------
49Kenneth TaylorNED16/05/200217 - ----------
7David NeresBRA03/03/199722 - 4-1-82122273
9Klaas Jan HuntelaarNED12/08/198336 - 411-64361410355
10Dušan TadićSRB20/11/198830 - 431-851365117
15Siem de JongNED28/01/198930 - ----2-224476
23Lassina TraoréBFA12/01/200118 - ----------
32Hassane BandéBFA30/09/199821 - ----------
39Brian BrobbeyNED01/02/200217 - ----------
47Danilo PereiraBRA07/04/199920 - ----------
-Erik Ten HagNED02/02/197049 - 4-1---13-29-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Albert Celades

Date of birth: 29 September 1975
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: Barcelona, Celta Vigo, Real Madrid, Bordeaux (loan), Zaragoza, New York Red Bulls
Coaching career: Spain U16, Spain U21, Spain U17, Spain (assistant), Real Madrid (assistant), Valencia

• A defensive midfielder, Celades came through Barcelona's youth ranks to win two Spanish Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, the 1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the 1997 UEFA Super Cup during four years in the first team.

• After a year with Celta, Celades became one of a select bunch of players to have played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, winning a further two league titles as well as picking up a UEFA Champions League winners' medal in 2002, though he was not involved in the final win against Bayer Leverkusen.

• He also had spells with Bordeaux and Zaragoza and spent a season in the United States with New York Red Bulls before retiring in 2009. Won four caps for Spain and was part of their 1998 FIFA World Cup squad.

• Celades took charge of Spain's Under-16 squad in 2013, before being promoted to U21 coach following Julen Lopetegui's departure for Porto a year later. He led La Rojita to the final of the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which they lost to Germany.

• In August 2018 he was appointed as Lopetegui's assistant at Real Madrid, having previously served under him with the senior Spanish national team, but left the post at the end of October following Lopetegui's dismissal; took his first position as a club head coach in September 2019, succeeding Marcelino at Valencia.


Erik ten Hag

Date of birth: 2 February 1970
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Twente (three times), De Graafschap, RKC Waalwijk, Utrecht
Coaching career: Twente (youth, assistant), PSV Eindhoven (assistant), Go Ahead Eagles, Bayern München II, Utrecht, Ajax

• Born in Haaksbergen in the east Netherlands close to Enschede, Ten Hag's early days were spent with local club Bon Boys before a move to the youth department of Twente, where he made his professional debut aged 19 in December 1989.

• A defensive midfielder and defender, he then spent two seasons with De Graafschap, winning promotion to Eredivisie in his first, before returning to Twente for two years. Ten Hag moved on to single-season stays at both RKC Waalwijk and Utrecht, and then returned to Twente again in 1996, this time for good.

• Reached the last 16 of the 1997/98 UEFA Cup, losing to Auxerre, and in 2001 he won his only silverware with the club, Fred Rutten's team beating PSV Eindhoven on penalties in the Dutch Cup final with Ten Hag as captain. After ending his playing career in 2002 he became head of Twente's youth department, also working as assistant coach for several years, alongside Rutten from 2006/07. Followed the head coach to PSV in 2009, serving as his assistant for three seasons.

• Took his first post as head coach at Go Ahead Eagles, winning promotion to the Dutch top flight in his 2012/13 debut season, before moving on to Bayern München's second team, winning the Regionalliga title in 2014 and working with Josep Guardiola. Took over at Utrecht in summer 2015, winning the Rinus Michels award as the Netherlands' coach of the year 12 months later.

• Succeeded Marcel Keizer at Ajax in December 2017, leading the club to second place in the Eredivisie at the end of that campaign. In 2018/19, guided Ajax into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in four years and took them all the way to a first semi-final since 1997, knocking out holders Real Madrid and Juventus before a last-gasp defeat by Tottenham; consolation came in the form of a domestic league and cup double.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDaniele Orsato (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesAlessandro Giallatini (ITA) , Fabiano Preti (ITA)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMarco Guida (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMichael Fabbri (ITA)
  • Fourth officialDaniele Doveri (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateBernd Barutta (GER)
  • UEFA Referee observerSergey Zuev (RUS)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Daniele Orsato23/11/19752964

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
22/10/2013UCLGSFK Austria WienClub Atlético de Madrid0-3Vienna
10/12/2014UCLGSAthletic ClubFC BATE Borisov2-0Bilbao
04/11/2015UCLGSKAA GentValencia CF1-0Ghent
08/12/2015UCLGSReal Madrid CFMalmö FF8-0Madrid
24/02/2016UCLR16PSV EindhovenClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Eindhoven
19/10/2016UCLGSFC RostovClub Atlético de Madrid0-1Rostov-on-Don
23/11/2016UCLGSCeltic FCFC Barcelona0-2Glasgow
14/03/2017UCLR16Leicester City FCSevilla FC2-0Leicester
03/04/2018UCLQFSevilla FCFC Bayern München1-2Seville
06/11/2018UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridBorussia Dortmund2-0Madrid

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/08/2011UELPOAthletic ClubTrabzonspor AŞ0-0Bilbao
22/10/2013UCLGSFK Austria WienClub Atlético de Madrid0-3Vienna
13/03/2014UELR16AZ AlkmaarFC Anji1-0Alkmaar
10/12/2014UCLGSAthletic ClubFC BATE Borisov2-0Bilbao
12/03/2015UELR16Villarreal CFSevilla FC1-3Villarreal
17/09/2015UELGSFK PartizanAZ Alkmaar3-2Belgrade
04/11/2015UCLGSKAA GentValencia CF1-0Ghent
08/12/2015UCLGSReal Madrid CFMalmö FF8-0Madrid
24/02/2016UCLR16PSV EindhovenClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Eindhoven
17/03/2016UELR16Valencia CFAthletic Club2-1Valencia
19/10/2016UCLGSFC RostovClub Atlético de Madrid0-1Rostov-on-Don
23/11/2016UCLGSCeltic FCFC Barcelona0-2Glasgow
14/03/2017UCLR16Leicester City FCSevilla FC2-0Leicester
03/04/2018UCLQFSevilla FCFC Bayern München1-2Seville
06/11/2018UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridBorussia Dortmund2-0Madrid

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Valencia CFFixtures and results
17/08/2019LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)D 1-1Gameiro 58
24/08/2019LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)L 0-1
01/09/2019LeagueRCD Mallorca (H)W 2-0Parejo 43 (P), 57 (P)
14/09/2019LeagueFC Barcelona (A)L 2-5Gameiro 27, Maxi Gómez 90+2
17/09/2019UCLChelsea FC (A)W 1-0Rodrigo 74
22/09/2019LeagueCD Leganés (H)D 1-1Parejo 21 (P)
25/09/2019LeagueGetafe CF (H)D 3-3Maxi Gómez 30, 34, Lee 39
28/09/2019LeagueAthletic Club (A)W 1-0Cheryshev 27
02/10/2019UCLAFC Ajax (H)
05/10/2019LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
19/10/2019LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)
23/10/2019UCLLOSC Lille (A)
27/10/2019LeagueCA Osasuna (A)
30/10/2019LeagueSevilla FC (H)
02/11/2019LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)
05/11/2019UCLLOSC Lille (H)
10/11/2019LeagueGranada CF (H)
24/11/2019LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
27/11/2019UCLChelsea FC (H)
01/12/2019LeagueVillarreal CF (H)
08/12/2019LeagueLevante UD (A)
10/12/2019UCLAFC Ajax (A)
15/12/2019LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)
22/12/2019LeagueReal Valladolid CF (A)
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26/01/2020LeagueFC Barcelona (H)
02/02/2020LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
09/02/2020LeagueGetafe CF (A)
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01/03/2020LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)
08/03/2020LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)
15/03/2020LeagueLevante UD (H)
22/03/2020LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
05/04/2020LeagueCA Osasuna (H)
12/04/2020LeagueSD Eibar (A)
22/04/2020LeagueVillarreal CF (A)
26/04/2020LeagueAthletic Club (H)
03/05/2020LeagueGranada CF (A)
10/05/2020LeagueReal Valladolid CF (H)
13/05/2020LeagueCD Leganés (A)
17/05/2020LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)
24/05/2020LeagueSevilla FC (A)
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AFC AjaxFixtures and results
03/08/2019LeagueVitesse (A)D 2-2Van de Beek 30, Tadić 75
06/08/2019UCLPAOK FC (A)D 2-2Ziyech 10, Huntelaar 57
10/08/2019LeagueEmmen (H)W 5-0Van de Beek 27, Ziyech 47, Tadić 66, Huntelaar 80, 88
13/08/2019UCLPAOK FC (H)W 3-2Tadić 43 (P), 85 (P), Tagliafico 79
17/08/2019LeagueVVV-Venlo (A)W 4-1Ziyech 44, Tadić 49 (P), Huntelaar 66, Neres 76
20/08/2019UCLAPOEL FC (A)D 0-0
28/08/2019UCLAPOEL FC (H)W 2-0Álvarez 43, Tadić 80
01/09/2019LeagueSparta Rotterdam (A)W 4-1Promes 25, Ziyech 31, 60, Tadić 58 (P)
14/09/2019Leaguesc Heerenveen (H)W 4-1Tadić 14, Tagliafico 45+2, 58, Schuurs 52
17/09/2019UCLLOSC Lille (H)W 3-0Promes 18, Álvarez 50, Tagliafico 62
22/09/2019LeaguePSV Eindhoven (A)D 1-1Promes 63
25/09/2019LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (H)W 5-0Promes 50, 68, 83, Neres 53, Harries 77 (og)
28/09/2019LeagueFC Groningen (H)W 2-0Martínez 76, Huntelaar 79
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06/10/2019LeagueADO Den Haag (A)
19/10/2019LeagueRKC Waalwijk (A)
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27/10/2019LeagueFeyenoord (H)
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01/12/2019LeagueFC Twente (A)
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12/04/2020LeagueEmmen (A)
23/04/2020LeagueVitesse (H)
26/04/2020LeagueWillem II (A)
03/05/2020LeagueVVV-Venlo (H)
10/05/2020LeagueSC Fortuna Sittard (A)
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16ADO Den Haag820610166
17SC Fortuna Sittard80358213
18RKC Waalwijk80178261

Last updated 02/10/2019 11:55CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Valencia CF

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group H - Group Standings
    AFC Ajax1100303
    Valencia CF1100103
    Chelsea FC1001010
    LOSC Lille1001030
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    Chelsea FC 0-1 Valencia CF
    0-1 Rodrigo 74
    Cillessen, Gabriel, Kondogbia, Gameiro (70 Maxi Gomez), Parejo, Cheryshev (92 Diakhaby), Gayà, Coquelin, Wass, Rodrigo (90 Lee), Garay
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    Valencia CF-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    LOSC Lille-Valencia CF
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Valencia CF-LOSC Lille
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    Valencia CF-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    AFC Ajax-Valencia CF

AFC Ajax

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    PAOK FC 2-2 AFC Ajax
    0-1 Ziyech 10, 1-1 Akpom 32, 2-1 Léo Matos 39, 2-2 Huntelaar 57
    Onana, Schuurs, Veltman, Van de Beek, Tadić, Mazraoui (82 Marin), Blind, Martinez, Ziyech (82 Neres), Dolberg (32 Huntelaar), Tagliafico
  • (13/08/2019)
    AFC Ajax 3-2 PAOK FC (agg: 5-4)
    0-1 Biseswar 23, 1-1 Tadić 43 (P) , 2-1 Tagliafico 79, 3-1 Tadić 85 (P) , 3-2 Biseswar 90+4
    Onana, Veltman, Van de Beek (89 D. De Wit), Neres (78 Huntelaar), Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Marin (46 Dest), Martinez, Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • Play-off
    APOEL FC 0-0 AFC Ajax
    Onana, Veltman, Van de Beek, Neres (72 Huntelaar), Tadić, Mazraoui, Blind, Marin (62 Dest), Martinez, Ziyech, Tagliafico
  • (28/08/2019)
    AFC Ajax 2-0 APOEL FC (agg: 2-0)
    1-0 Álvarez 43, 2-0 Tadić 80
    Onana, Veltman, Álvarez (89 Marin), Neres, Huntelaar, Tadić, Blind, Martinez, Ziyech (87 D. De Wit), Dest, Tagliafico
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    AFC Ajax 3-0 LOSC Lille
    1-0 Promes 18, 2-0 Álvarez 50, 3-0 Tagliafico 62
    Onana, Veltman, Álvarez, Neres (83 Huntelaar), Tadić, Promes, Blind, Martinez (88 Ekkelenkamp), Ziyech (77 Lang), Dest, Tagliafico
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    Valencia CF-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    AFC Ajax-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Chelsea FC-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    LOSC Lille-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    AFC Ajax-Valencia CF

Last updated 20/09/2019 11:17CET

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

Valencia CF
Formed: 1919
Nickname: Blanquinegros (White and Blacks)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League: (2000), (2001)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1980
• UEFA Cup (1): 2004
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1980, 2004
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 1998

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2004)
Spanish Cup: 8 (2019)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: UEFA Europa League semi-finals
2012/13: round of 16
2011/12: UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0: Valencia v Genk
23/11/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: Sturm Graz v Valencia
07/03/01, UEFA Champions League second group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5 twice, most recently v Internazionale Milano
20/10/04, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Karlsruhe v Valencia
02/11/93, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Valencia v Genk (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-5: Sturm Graz v Valencia (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Valencia v Internazionale Milano (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Chelsea v Valencia
06/12/11, group stage
Valencia also lost 3-0 to Real Madrid in the 2000 final, in which they were the designated away team


AFC Ajax
Formed: 1900
Nickname: Godenzonen (Sons of the Gods)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League (4): (1969), 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995, (1996)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1987, (1988)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1992, (2017)
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1973, (1987), 1995
• European/South American Cup (2): 1972, 1995

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 34 (2019)
Dutch Cup: 19 (2019)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
14-0: Ajax v Red Boys Differdange
03/10/84, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-8: HJK Helsinki v Ajax
19/09/79, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Ajax v Real Madrid
23/11/10, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Bayern München v Ajax
22/10/80, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg
4-0 on four occasions, most recently v Barcelona
18/09/13, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
4-0 twice, most recently v Dinamo Zagreb
02/11/11, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-5: Ferencváros v Ajax
27/09/95, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Ajax v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v Barcelona (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