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UEFA Champions League: Manchester City FC - Atalanta BC Match press kits

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Manchester City FCManchester City FCCity of Manchester Stadium - ManchesterTuesday 22 October 2019
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Group C - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
01/11/2017GSSSC Napoli - Manchester City FC2-4
NaplesInsigne 21, Jorginho 62 (P); Otamendi 34, Stones 48, Agüero 69, Sterling 90+2
17/10/2017GSManchester City FC - SSC Napoli2-1
ManchesterSterling 9, Jesus 13; Diawara 73 (P)
UEFA Champions League
25/11/2015GSJuventus - Manchester City FC1-0
TurinMandžukić 18
15/09/2015GSManchester City FC - Juventus1-2
ManchesterChiellini 57 (og); Mandžukić 70, Morata 81
UEFA Champions League
10/12/2014GSAS Roma - Manchester City FC0-2
RomeNasri 60, Zabaleta 86
30/09/2014GSManchester City FC - AS Roma1-1ManchesterAgüero 4 (P); Totti 23
UEFA Champions League
22/11/2011GSSSC Napoli - Manchester City FC2-1
NaplesCavani 17, 49; Balotelli 33
14/09/2011GSManchester City FC - SSC Napoli1-1ManchesterKolarov 74; Cavani 69
UEFA Europa League
16/12/2010GSJuventus - Manchester City FC1-1TurinGiannetti 43; Jô 77
30/09/2010GSManchester City FC - Juventus1-1ManchesterA. Johnson 37; Iaquinta 10
06/12/1978R3Manchester City FC - AC Milan3-0
agg: 5-2
ManchesterBooth 15, Hartford 31, Kidd 43
23/11/1978R3AC Milan - Manchester City FC2-2MilanBigon 59, 82; Kidd 37, Power 57
29/09/1976R1Juventus - Manchester City FC2-0
agg: 2-1
TurinScirea 36, Boninsegna 69
15/09/1976R1Manchester City FC - Juventus1-0
ManchesterKidd 44

Atalanta BC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
23/11/2017GSEverton FC - Atalanta BC1-5
LiverpoolRamírez 71; Cristante 12, 64, Gosens 86, Cornelius 88, 90+4
14/09/2017GSAtalanta BC - Everton FC3-0
Reggio EmiliaMasiello 27, Gómez 41, Cristante 44
Manchester City FC733172230000145542016
Atalanta BC110011000000220081

Last updated 03/10/2019 19:45CET

Match background Only this chapter

Manchester City have made serene progress through Group C so far and now face for the first time an Atalanta side who have lost their first two matches in the UEFA Champions League.

• While the English champions have scored five goals without conceding in beating Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta kicked off their debut campaign in the competition with a heavy defeat in Croatia before being denied a first point in dramatic circumstances on Matchday 2.

Form guide
Manchester City
• This season, City have won 3-0 at Shakhtar and 2-0 at home to Dinamo to take their tally of goals scored to 19 in their last six UEFA Champions League matches. Since losing at home to Lyon on Matchday 1 last season (1-2) their record is W9 D1 L1 with 34 goals scored and ten conceded.

Highlights: Manchester City 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb

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

• Josep Guardiola's side have won ten of their last 17 European matches, home and away – losing six.

• City beat Shakhtar 6-0 at home on Matchday 4 last season, their record win in UEFA competition, before quickly surpassing that with a 7-0 defeat of Schalke in the round of 16 second leg. They scored 20 goals in their five home games in 2018/19.

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

• This is the fifth time City have been drawn in the same UEFA Champions League group as an Italian club; most recently, in 2017/18, they beat Napoli home (2-1) and away (4-2). That win at the City of Manchester Stadium was City's first in five home games against Serie A sides (D3 L1); a 2-1 defeat against Juventus in September 2015 is their sole home reverse against Italian visitors.

Highlights: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City

• Those 2017 wins against Napoli made it three City successes in their last ten meetings with Italian clubs, home and away (D4 L3).

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

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

• Atalanta suffered their heaviest defeat in UEFA competition on Matchday 1, going down 4-0 at Dinamo Zagreb, before letting slip a 1-0 lead against Shakhtar at San Siro in Milan, conceding five minutes into added time to lose 2-1.

• Those results made it four European matches without a win for Atalanta (D2); Duván Zapata's strike against Shakhtar ended the club's three-game run without a goal.

Highlights: Atalanta 1-2 Shakhtar Donetsk

• Before Matchday 1, the Italian club were unbeaten in seven matches in continental competition; they have still lost only three of their last 16 European games (W7 D6).

• This is Atalanta's 38th European match, and their seventh campaign in continental competition. They reached the European Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals in 1987/88 and the UEFA Cup quarter-finals three years later.

• Third in Serie A in 2018/19, their highest ever finish, and Coppa Italia runners-up, this is Atalanta's third successive European campaign. They came through the UEFA Europa League group stage in 2017/18, losing to Borussia Dortmund in the round of 32 (2-3 a, 1-1 h), and were beaten 4-3 on penalties by Copenhagen in the play-offs of the same competition in 2018/19 after the tie had finished goalless; Atalanta had earlier eliminated Sarajevo (10-2 aggregate) and Hapoel Haifa (6-1).

• In that 2017/18 campaign, Atalanta played their only previous fixtures against an English club, beating Everton 3-0 at home and 5-1 away. Andrea Masiello and Alejandro Gómez scored in the home game in Reggio Emilia and Robin Gosens was on target in the success on Merseyside.

Highlights: Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Atalanta

• Atalanta lost five of their first six away European matches (D1) but have suffered only three defeats in the next 12 (W4 D5) and only two in the last eight (W3 D3).

• Atalanta are the only team to be making their group stage debut in 2019/20 – they are the tenth Italian club to feature and the 141st overall.

Links and trivia
• Guardiola played in Italy for Atalanta's arch rivals Brescia (2001/02, 2003) and Roma (2002/03).

• Have played in England:
Marten de Roon (Middlesbrough 2016–17)
Pierluigi Gollini (Manchester United 2012–14, Aston Villa 2016/17)

• De Roon scored an added-time equaliser in Middlesbrough's 1-1 Premier League draw at City on 5 November 2016.

• Mario Pašalić is on loan at Atalanta from Chelsea. He joined the London club in July 2014 but has never featured for the first team.

• Has played in Italy:
João Cancelo (Internazionale 2017/18 (loan), Juventus 2018/19)

• International team-mates:
Kevin De Bruyne & Timothy Castagne (Belgium)
Nicolás Otamendi, Sergio Agüero & Alejandro Gómez (Argentina)
Oleksandr Zinchenko & Ruslan Malinovskyi (Ukraine)

• Atalanta had a pre-season tour to England this summer, playing friendlies against Premier League clubs Norwich (4-1) and Leicester (1-2).

Latest News

Manchester City
• Sergio Agüero's next appearance in UEFA club competition will be his 100th; Bernardo Silva is on 49 European matches.

• Nicolás Otamendi made his 50th appearance in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, on Matchday 2.

• City's five-match winning streak in all competitions, which had featured 19 goals scored and only one conceded, was ended by a 2-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on 6 October. It was their first home defeat without scoring since March 2016, and ended a run of scoring in 29 successive Premier League games.

• That was only City's second defeat in their last 21 matches in all competitions (W17 D2); they also went down 3-2 at Norwich on 14 September. Josep Guardiola's side won 2-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.

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

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

• Agüero found the net in City's first six league games of the season, eight goals in all, but has not scored in the last three; he was an unused substitute on Saturday.

• Josep Guardiola's side have scored 38 goals in their 13 matches this season, and 29 in their nine league matches.

• Raheem Sterling has scored nine goals in 12 club games this season, and 13 goals and seven assists in 16 games for City and England in 2019/20.

• Sterling has four goals in four appearances for England, including two in the 6-0 UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying victory in Bulgaria on 14 October. He also provided an assist in Sofia, having won a penalty in the 2-1 defeat away to the Czech Republic three days earlier.

• İlkay Gündoğan scored twice as Germany won 3-0 in Estonia in EURO qualifying on 13 October.

• On 11 October Bernardo Silva scored his fifth international goal as Portugal beat Luxembourg 3-0 in EURO qualifying.

• Oleksandr Zinchenko played against Lithuania (2-0) and Portugal (2-1) as Ukraine confirmed their place at UEFA EURO 2020.

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

• Leroy Sané is also facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee during the FA Community Shield against Liverpool on 4 August.

• De Bruyne picked up a hamstring problem in the 3-1 win at Everton on 28 September, returning on Saturday; Kyle Walker was withdrawn at half-time in the loss against Wolves suffering from a stomach complaint and did not feature at the weekend.

• Benjamin Mendy made his first appearance since 17 April on Matchday 1 having recovered from a knee injury, but picked up a muscle problem against Preston on 24 September and subsequently damaged a thigh muscle; he returned to play 90 minutes on Saturday.

• John Stones' first appearance of the season came in the defeat at Norwich on 17 September; he suffered a thigh injury in training on the eve of the game at Shakhtar and did not feature for a second time until coming on as a late substitute at Palace.

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

• Atalanta won their first four away games in Serie A this season and looked set to make it five on Saturday only to let slip a three-goal half-time lead to draw 3-3 at Lazio, all the home side's goals coming in the final quarter of the match and the equaliser in added time.

• Luis Muriel scored twice at Lazio, taking his Serie A tally to five goals; all have come away from home.

• A 2-0 victory at Roma on 25 September is Atalanta's only clean sheet in their ten games this season, and their only one in their last 15 matches in all competitions.

• Atalanta went third in Serie A with a 3-1 home win against Lecce on 6 October.

• The Bergamo side have the best attack in Serie A with 21 goals in eight games.

• Robin Gosens scored his third goal of the season against Lecce, already equalling his record for a top-flight season after just seven games.

• Atalanta have scored two or more goals in each of their first eight Serie A games.

• Duván Zapata, who has scored six goals in seven Serie A games, has found the net in his last three games in all competitions, but suffered a thigh injury while on international duty with Colombia and missed Saturday's game.

• On 11 October Timothy Castagne scored as Belgium beat San Marino 9-0 to qualify for UEFA EURO 2020.

• A late Josip Iličić penalty was not enough to prevent Slovenia losing 2-1 away to North Macedonia in EURO qualifying on 10 October.

• Ruslan Malinovskyi scored both Ukraine goals in the 2-0 win against Lithuania on 11 October; three days later, he also played 90 minutes as Portugal were beaten 2-1 to book Ukraine's place at UEFA EURO 2020.

• Atalanta signed Martin Škrtel on 9 August, but his contract was cancelled by mutual consent three weeks later.

• On 9 September Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was made an honorary citizen of Bergamo.

FootballPeople weeks
The FootballPeople weeks take place from 10 to 24 October 2019 and are organised by UEFA's social responsibility partner Fare. The weeks are a global campaign aimed at tackling discrimination and celebrating diversity in football. The UEFA Champions League is offering its full support to the FootballPeople weeks; teams will line up for a mixed photo with the referees, while an #EqualGame hashtag will also be on display. Videos will be played on giant screens at stadiums across Europe, and child mascots will be wearing #FootballPeople t-shirts. UEFA's collaboration with the Fare network's FootballPeople weeks has been running since 2001. The aim of this initiative fits in perfectly with the goals of #EqualGame, which is looking to promote inclusion, diversity and accessibility.


Squad list Only this chapter

Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Claudio BravoCHI13/04/198336 - ------10-12-
31EdersonBRA17/08/199326 - --2-9-31-33-
32Daniel GrimshawENG16/01/199821 - ----------
33Scott CarsonENG03/09/198534 - ------1-15-
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199029 - --1-8-21-46-
5John StonesENG28/05/199425 - ----3-184234
12AngeliñoESP04/01/199722 - ----1-6-9-
14Aymeric LaporteFRA27/05/199425 - ----4-182523
22Benjamin MendyFRA17/07/199425 - --2-2-14-24-
27João CanceloPOR27/05/199425 - --2-4-151161
30Nicolás OtamendiARG12/02/198831 - --2-71501662
50Eric GarcíaESP09/01/200118 - ----1-----
78Taylor Harwood-BellisENG30/01/200217 - ----------
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199028 - --218-456557
11Oleksandr ZinchenkoUKR15/12/199622 - --1-7-11-11-
16RodriESP22/06/199623 - --2-9110-211
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199128 - --1-823655511
19Leroy SanéGER11/01/199623 - ------227298
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199425 - --2-84377498
21David SilvaESP08/01/198633 - --1-9267109717
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198534 - --2-5-82712616
26Riyad MahrezALG21/02/199128 - --2182176176
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200019 - --112-8282
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199424 - --218643155615
9Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199722 - --2163179179
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198831 - --1-8869379959
83Ian PovedaENG09/02/200019 - ----------
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197148 - --2---115-122-
Atalanta BC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
31Francesco RossiITA27/04/199128 - ----------
57Marco SportielloITA10/05/199227 - ----1-----
95Pierluigi GolliniITA18/03/199524 - --2-7-2-6-
2Rafael TolóiBRA10/10/199029 - --2-7-2-122
4Simon KjærDEN26/03/198930 - ----3-61444
5Andrea MasielloITA05/02/198633 - --2-6-2-162
6José Luis PalominoARG05/01/199029 - --1-5-6-221
8Robin GosensGER05/07/199425 - --2-832-121
13Guilherme AranaBRA14/04/199722 - ----3---91
19Berat DjimsitiALB19/02/199326 - --1-6-1-131
21Timothy CastagneBEL05/12/199523 - --1-311-202
33Hans HateboerNED09/01/199425 - --2-6-2-221
41Roger IbañezBRA23/11/199820 - ----------
11Remo FreulerSUI15/04/199227 - --1-6-1-161
15Marten de RoonNED29/03/199128*--2-712-191
18Ruslan MalinovskyiUKR04/05/199326 - --2-7-2-2810
72Josip IličićSVN29/01/198831 - --2-712-4315
88Mario PašalićCRO09/02/199524 - --2-7-8-253
9Luis MurielCOL16/04/199128 - --1-659-256
10Alejandro GómezARG15/02/198831 - --2-842-154
91Duván ZapataCOL01/04/199128 - --217652227
99Musa BarrowGAM14/11/199820 - --1-1-1-74
-Gian Piero GasperiniITA26/01/195861 - --2---3-25-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Josep Guardiola

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

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

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

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

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

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


Gian Piero Gasperini

Date of birth: 26 January 1958
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Juventus, Reggiana, Palermo, Cavese, Pistoiese, Pescara, Salernitana, Vis Pesaro
Coaching career: Juventus (youth), Crotone, Genoa, Internazionale, Palermo (twice), Genoa, Atalanta

• Gasperini came up through Juventus youth ranks alongside Italy legend Paolo Rossi but never played in Serie A for the Bianconeri, only appearing in the Coppa Italia. Loaned to Reggiana in 1977/78, he joined Palermo for the following campaign.

• After spells at Cavese and Pistoiese, the midfielder moved to Pescara in 1985 and captained the team to promotion to Serie A two years later; scored on his top-flight debut in September 1987 and stayed at the club until 1990, ending his career in the lower divisions with Salernitana and Vis Pesaro.

• After seven successful years as coach in Juventus's youth system, Gasperini took over at Crotone in 2003, leading the southern side into Serie B during his first season before joining Genoa in 2006; again gained promotion in his debut campaign, taking his new club up to the highest division and winning the Panchina d'Argento (Silver Bench) as Serie B's coach of the season.

• Famous for his attacking football and tactical knowledge, in 2008/09 Gasperini led Genoa to fifth place in Serie A, losing out on a place in the UEFA Champions League to Fiorentina only on the head-to-head rule. The first Genoa coach to win three Serie A derbies against city rivals Sampdoria, he was sacked after only ten games of the 2010/11 season. 

• Had three months as Inter coach in 2011 before two short spells at Palermo and three years back in charge at Genoa. Appointed Atalanta coach in June 2016, his first season in Bergamo ended with the club in fourth place, earning their first European campaign in 27 years; Atalanta reached the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League round of 32 and finished third in Serie A the following season to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeOrel Grinfeld (ISR)
  • Assistant refereesRoy Hassan (ISR) , Idan Yarkoni (ISR)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJoão Pinheiro (POR)
  • Fourth officialEitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeRoi Reinshreiber (ISR)
  • UEFA DelegateRoland Tis (BEL)
  • UEFA Referee observerEugen Strigel (GER)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Orel Grinfeld21/08/1981655

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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/11/2015UELGSTottenham HotspurRSC Anderlecht2-1London
15/03/2016UYLQFChelsea FCAFC Ajax1-0Surrey
29/09/2016UELGSManchester United FCFC Zorya Luhansk1-0Manchester
09/12/2016UELGSUS Sassuolo CalcioKRC Genk0-2Reggio Emilia
28/09/2017UELGSAC MilanHNK Rijeka3-2Milan
02/11/2017UELGSOlympique LyonnaisEverton FC3-0Decines
21/02/2019UELR32Chelsea FCMalmö FF3-0London

Last updated 20/10/2019 11:38CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Manchester City FCFixtures and results
10/08/2019LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)W 5-0Jesus 25, Sterling 51, 75, 90+1, Agüero 86 (P)
17/08/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)D 2-2Sterling 20, Agüero 35
25/08/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)W 3-1Agüero 15, 64, Sterling 43
31/08/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)W 4-0De Bruyne 2, Agüero 42, 55, Bernardo Silva 79
14/09/2019LeagueNorwich City FC (A)L 2-3Agüero 45, Rodri 88
18/09/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)W 3-0Mahrez 24, Gündoğan 38, Jesus 76
21/09/2019LeagueWatford FC (H)W 8-0David Silva 1, Agüero 7 (P), Mahrez 12, Bernardo Silva 15, 48, 60, Otamendi 18, De Bruyne 85
24/09/2019CupPreston North End FC (A)W 3-0Sterling 19, Jesus 35, Ledson 42 (og)
28/09/2019LeagueEverton FC (A)W 3-1Jesus 24, Mahrez 71, Sterling 84
01/10/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (H)W 2-0Sterling 66, Foden 90+5
06/10/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)L 0-2
19/10/2019LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)W 2-0Jesus 39, David Silva 41
22/10/2019UCLAtalanta BC (H)
26/10/2019LeagueAston Villa FC (H)
29/10/2019CupSouthampton FC (H)
02/11/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
06/11/2019UCLAtalanta BC (A)
10/11/2019LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
23/11/2019LeagueChelsea FC (H)
26/11/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
30/11/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
03/12/2019LeagueBurnley FC (A)
07/12/2019LeagueManchester United FC (H)
11/12/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (A)
15/12/2019LeagueArsenal FC (A)
21/12/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
27/12/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
29/12/2019LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
01/01/2020LeagueEverton FC (H)
12/01/2020LeagueAston Villa FC (A)
18/01/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
21/01/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (A)
01/02/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)
08/02/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
22/02/2020LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
29/02/2020LeagueArsenal FC (H)
07/03/2020LeagueManchester United FC (A)
14/03/2020LeagueBurnley FC (H)
21/03/2020LeagueChelsea FC (A)
04/04/2020LeagueLiverpool FC (H)
11/04/2020LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
18/04/2020LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
25/04/2020LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
02/05/2020LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
09/05/2020LeagueWatford FC (A)
17/05/2020LeagueNorwich City FC (H)
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2Manchester City FC961229919
3Leicester City FC952216817
4Chelsea FC9522191417
5Arsenal FC9432131215
6Crystal Palace FC942381014
7Tottenham Hotspur9333151312
8Burnley FC9333121112
9Sheffield United FC93338712
10AFC Bournemouth9333131312
11West Ham United FC9333111312
12Aston Villa FC9324151311
13Wolverhampton Wanderers FC9252121211
14Manchester United FC924310910
15Everton FC931581310
16Brighton & Hove Albion FC92349129
17Southampton FC92259168
18Newcastle United FC92255148
19Norwich City FC921610217
20Watford FC90455214
Atalanta BCFixtures and results
25/08/2019LeagueSPAL (A)W 3-2Gosens 34, Muriel 70, 76
01/09/2019LeagueTorino FC (H)L 2-3Zapata 38, 54
15/09/2019LeagueGenoa CFC (A)W 2-1Muriel 64 (P), Zapata 90+5
18/09/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (A)L 0-4
22/09/2019LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)D 2-2Iličić 84, Castagne 90+5
25/09/2019LeagueAS Roma (A)W 2-0Zapata 70, De Roon 90
28/09/2019LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)W 4-1Gómez 6, 29, Gosens 13, Zapata 35
01/10/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)L 1-2Zapata 28
06/10/2019LeagueUS Lecce (H)W 3-1Zapata 35, Gómez 40, Gosens 56
19/10/2019LeagueSS Lazio (A)D 3-3Muriel 23, 28, Gómez 37
22/10/2019UCLManchester City FC (A)
27/10/2019LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
30/10/2019LeagueSSC Napoli (A)
03/11/2019LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)
06/11/2019UCLManchester City FC (H)
10/11/2019LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
23/11/2019LeagueJuventus (H)
26/11/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (H)
30/11/2019LeagueBrescia Calcio (A)
07/12/2019LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
11/12/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)
15/12/2019LeagueBologna FC (A)
22/12/2019LeagueAC Milan (H)
05/01/2020LeagueParma FC (H)
12/01/2020LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
19/01/2020LeagueSPAL (H)
26/01/2020LeagueTorino FC (A)
02/02/2020LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
09/02/2020LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
16/02/2020LeagueAS Roma (H)
23/02/2020LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
01/03/2020LeagueUS Lecce (A)
08/03/2020LeagueSS Lazio (H)
15/03/2020LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
22/03/2020LeagueSSC Napoli (H)
05/04/2020LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
11/04/2020LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
19/04/2020LeagueJuventus (A)
22/04/2020LeagueBrescia Calcio (H)
26/04/2020LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
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10/05/2020LeagueAC Milan (A)
17/05/2020LeagueParma FC (A)
24/05/2020LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
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3Atalanta BC8521211317
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Last updated 21/10/2019 22:59CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Manchester City FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    Manchester City FC2200506
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk2101243
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb2101423
    Atalanta BC2002160
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City FC
    0-1 Mahrez 24, 0-2 Gündoğan 38, 0-3 Jesus 76
    Ederson, Walker (81 João Cancelo), Sterling, Gündoğan, Jesus, Zinchenko, Rodri (83 B. Mendy), De Bruyne (77 Bernardo Silva), Fernandinho, Mahrez, Otamendi
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Manchester City FC 2-0 GNK Dinamo Zagreb
    1-0 Sterling 66, 2-0 Foden 90+5
    Ederson, Gündoğan, Agüero (89 Jesus), Rodri, Bernardo Silva (56 Sterling), David Silva (91 Foden), B. Mendy, Fernandinho, Mahrez, João Cancelo, Otamendi
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Manchester City FC-Atalanta BC
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Atalanta BC-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Manchester City FC-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb-Manchester City FC

Atalanta BC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Atalanta BC
    1-0 Leovac 10, 2-0 Oršić 31, 3-0 Oršić 42, 4-0 Oršić 68
    Gollini, Tolói, Masiello (46 Malinovskyi), Gosens, Gómez, Freuler (46 Pašalić), De Roon, Djimsiti, Hateboer, Iličić (88 Barrow), Zapata
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Atalanta BC 1-2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 Zapata 28, 1-1 Júnior Moraes 41, 1-2 Solomon 90+5
    Gollini, Tolói, Masiello (68 Muriel), Palomino, Gómez, De Roon, Castagne, Hateboer (57 Gosens), Iličić (57 Malinovskyi), Pašalić, Zapata
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Manchester City FC-Atalanta BC
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Atalanta BC-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Atalanta BC-GNK Dinamo Zagreb
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Atalanta BC

Last updated 02/10/2019 16:40CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

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

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

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

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

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 20 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and five more than Bayern München and Manchester United. Barça also hold the record for the most unbeaten group stage campaigns with 12, four more than Real Madrid.

• Bayern München (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly hold the record for successive wins in the UEFA Champions League proper with ten. Bayern surpassed the previous mark of nine, set by Barcelona between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

• Six teams have recorded six successive victories in a UEFA Champions League group stage: Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage) and Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15).

• Twenty-one teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently AEK Athens in 2018/19.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, with Liverpool (23) also eclipsing the old mark of 21 set by Borussia Dortmund in 2016/17. Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14) all managed 20.

• Only Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10) and Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17) have failed to score in a group stage.

• BATE Borisov conceded 24 goals in 2014/15, a new group stage record which was matched by Legia Warszawa in 2016/17. The previous mark, 22, was held by Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12) and Nordsjælland (2012/13); Malmö shipped 21 in 2015/16.

• No team has ever gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without conceding a goal. Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97 and 2004/05), Chelsea (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Villarreal (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) and Barcelona (2017/18) all let in just one.

• Matchday six of the 2013/14 marked FCSB's 23rd successive game in the competition without a victory, surpassing the previous record of 22 set by Spartak Moskva between December 2000 and November 2006.

• Anderlecht hold the unwanted record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 12 in a row between December 2003 and November 2005. Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to November 2012 and ongoing since September 2015.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and Roma in 2015/16. Since three points for a win was introduced in 1995/96, nine teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02, second group stage), in 2002/03 Lokomotiv Moskva (first group stage) and eventual finalists Juventus (second group stage), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06), Galatasaray (2013/14) and Basel (2014/15).

• Napoli failed to qualify from their group with 12 points in 2013/14, the highest total of any team not to reach the next stage when the top two in each section progressed. Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000, second group stage), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03, second group stage), PSV Eindhoven (2003/04), Olympiacos and Dynamo Kyiv (both 2004/05), Werder Bremen (2006/07), Manchester City (2011/12), Chelsea and Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14) and Porto (2015/16) all missed out with ten points.

Goalscoring records
• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat matched by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at BATE Borisov on 21 October 2014. Eleven more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid on matchday six in 2015/16.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, eclipsing his own mark of nine in 2013/14, which Luiz Adriano matched in 2014/15 and Ronaldo himself equalled in 2017/18. Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17; Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi, Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03) and Robert Lewandowski (2018/19) managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on matchday one of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, a mark Ronaldo matched against Atlético Madrid in that season's round of 16 second leg.

Oldest and youngest players
• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete in the UEFA Champions League having featured against Real Madrid on matchday six in 2007/08 aged 43 years and 252 days. Alessandro Costacurta is the oldest outfield player; the Milan defender was 40 years and 211 days when he played against AEK Athens in 2006/07.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years and 59 days, in Roma's 1-1 draw at CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years 290 days) was the previous record holder.

• Celestine Babayaro is the youngest player to have appeared; he was 16 years and 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Peter Ofori-Quaye is the youngest player to have scored in the UEFA Champions League, aged 17 years and 195 days. He found the net in Olympiacos's 5-1 defeat at Rosenborg on 1 October 1997.


Team facts Only this chapter

Manchester City FC
Formed: 1894
Nickname: The Citizens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Atalanta BC
La Dea (The Goddess)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Italian Cup: 1 (1963)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19: UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League round of 32
 did not take part in UEFA club competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA club competition
 did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
4-1: Atalanta v Fenerbahçe
07/11/90, UEFA Cup second round second leg
3-0: Atalanta v Everton
14/09/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-8: Sarajevo v Atalanta
02/08/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-2 twice, most recently v Shakhtar Donetsk
01/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage
Atalanta also lost 3-1 to Sporting CP in a 1963 European Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round replay, played in neutral Barcelona

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Dinamo Zagreb v Atalanta
19/09/19, UEFA Champions League group stage

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

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
1-2: Atalanta v Shakhtar Donetsk (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
Dinamo Zagreb v Atalanta (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