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UEFA Champions League: RB Leipzig - FC Zenit Match press kits

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RB LeipzigRB LeipzigRB Arena - LeipzigWednesday 23 October 2019
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Group G - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
15/03/2018R16FC Zenit - RB Leipzig1-1
agg: 2-3
St PetersburgDriussi 45+1; Augustin 22
08/03/2018R16RB Leipzig - FC Zenit2-1
LeipzigBruma 56, Werner 77; Criscito 86
RB Leipzig110010100000211032
FC Zenit101010010000201123

RB Leipzig - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

RB Leipzig have not played against a club from their opponents' country

FC Zenit - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
04/11/2014GSFC Zenit - Bayer 04 Leverkusen1-2
St PetersburgRondón 89; Son 68, 73
22/10/2014GSBayer 04 Leverkusen - FC Zenit2-0
LeverkusenDonati 58, Papadopoulos 63
UEFA Champions League
19/03/2014R16Borussia Dortmund - FC Zenit1-2
agg: 5-4
DortmundKehl 38; Hulk 16, Rondón 73
25/02/2014R16FC Zenit - Borussia Dortmund2-4
St PetersburgShatov 57, Hulk 69 (P); Mkhitaryan 4, Reus 5, Lewandowski 61, 71
26/02/2009R3VfB Stuttgart - FC Zenit1-2
agg: 2-4
StuttgartGebhart 80; Semshov 42, Fayzulin 86
18/02/2009R3FC Zenit - VfB Stuttgart2-1
St PetersburgHuszti 2, Tymoshchuk 45+3; Gomez 15
01/05/2008SFFC Zenit - FC Bayern München4-0
agg: 5-1
St PetersburgPogrebnyak 4, 73, Zyryanov 39, Fayzulin 54
24/04/2008SFFC Bayern München - FC Zenit1-1MunichRibéry 18; Lúcio 60 (og)
10/04/2008QFFC Zenit - Bayer 04 Leverkusen0-1
agg: 4-2
St PetersburgBulykin 18
03/04/2008QFBayer 04 Leverkusen - FC Zenit1-4
LeverkusenKiessling 33; Arshavin 20, Pogrebnyak 52, Anyukov 61, Denisov 64
29/11/2007GSFC Zenit - 1. FC Nürnberg2-2St PetersburgPogrebnyak 76, Ionov 79; Charisteas 25, Benko 84
02/12/2004GSTSV Alemannia Aachen - FC Zenit2-2CologneMeijer 25, Blank 88 (P); Radimov 37 (P), Gorshkov 75
01/11/1989R2VfB Stuttgart - FC Zenit5-0
agg: 6-0
StuttgartWalter 27, Sigurvinsson 41, 45, Allgöwer 43, Buchwald 49
18/10/1989R2FC Zenit - VfB Stuttgart0-1
St PetersburgAllgöwer 89
30/09/1981R11. FC Dynamo Dresden - FC Zenit4-1
agg: 6-2
DresdenTrautmann 9, Schmuck 14, Minge 49, Heidler 71 (P); Kazachyenok 39 (P)
16/09/1981R1FC Zenit - 1. FC Dynamo Dresden1-2
St PetersburgZheludkov 14; Dörner 32, Heidler 36
RB Leipzig110010100000211032
FC Zenit922593240000185492633

Last updated 02/12/2020 15:50CET

Match background Only this chapter

Having lost the leadership of Group G with a home defeat on Matchday 2, Leipzig will be keen to reassert themselves as Zenit, who now occupy first place in the standings, come to Germany.

• The Bundesliga side were beaten at home by Lyon last time out having kicked off their second UEFA Champions League campaign with victory at Benfica; Zenit, who got the better of the Portuguese side in St Petersburg in their most recent fixture, have four points, level with Lyon and one more than their German rivals.

2017/18 highlights: Leipzig 2-1 Zenit

Previous meetings
• The sides' only past contests are also Leipzig's only UEFA matches against a Russian club. They were 2-1 winners in the home first leg against Zenit in the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League round of 16, Timo Werner scoring the decisive goal, and progressed thanks to a 1-1 draw in St Petersburg, a Sebastián Driussi goal in first-half added time proving insufficient for Zenit.

Form guide
• Werner's double gave Leipzig three points at Benfica on Matchday 1 – their third UEFA Champions League victory in their seventh match in the competition – although they then went down 2-0 at home to Lyon.

• Third in the Bundesliga last season and German Cup finalists, this is Leipzig's third European campaign, and only their 27th match. They became the first team to make their European debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage in 2017/18, when they picked up seven points to finish third in a section including Beşiktaş, Porto and Monaco. They went on to reach the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals before losing to Marseille.

Highlights: Leipzig 0-2 Lyon

• Leipzig's first European home game was a 1-1 draw against Monaco on Matchday 1 two years ago; also at home in that season's group stage, they beat Porto 3-2 but lost 2-1 to Beşiktaş.

• In 2018/19 the German club came through three qualifying rounds to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage, but finished behind Salzburg and Celtic to drop out of the competition, collecting seven points from their three games.

• Leipzig have won seven of their 13 home European matches (D2 L4), although only one of the last four (D1 L2).

Highlights: Zenit 3-1 Benfica

• Having been held 1-1 at Lyon on Matchday 1, Zenit were 3-1 winners at home to Benfica two weeks later, only their second win in their last seven European matches (D1 L4).

• Zenit are without a win in ten European away matches (D3 L7) since a 3-1 victory at Real Sociedad on Matchday 6 of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League.

• Zenit claimed their sixth USSR/Russian league title in 2018/19, and the first since 2015; their last five triumphs have all come from 2007 onwards.

• This is the St Petersburg outfit's seventh UEFA Champions League group campaign, and a first since 2015/16, when they reached the round of 16 for the third time.

Highlights: Lyon 1-1 Zenit

• In 2018/19, Zenit's 12th successive European campaign, they began in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, staging an astonishing second-leg comeback against Dinamo Minsk in St Petersburg to win 8-1 after extra time following a shock 4-0 first-leg defeat in Belarus. They went on to beat Molde in the play-offs and finish first in a group including Slavia Praha, Bordeaux and Copenhagen, beating Fenerbahçe in the round of 32 before losing home (1-3) and away (1-2) against Villarreal in the round of 16.

• That 2018 defeat at Leipzig was Zenit's most recent away game in Germany, where they have lost on their last two visits; they were unbeaten in five successive matches on German soil (W3 D2) until a 0-2 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage.

2017/18 highlights: Zenit 1-1 Leipzig (2-3 agg)

Links and trivia
• Have played in Germany:
Róbert Mak (Nürnberg 2010-14)
Douglas Santos (Hamburg 2016-19)

• Christopher Nkunku made his senior debut for Paris Saint-Germain as a late substitute in a 2-0 win against Yaroslav Rakits'kyy's Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 8 December 2015.

• Yussuf Poulsen scored his first goal for Denmark in a 2-0 UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying win against a Serbia team captained by Branislav Ivanović on 13 June 2015.

• Patrik Schick was on target for the Czech Republic against Rakits'kyy's Ukraine (1-2) and twice against a Slovakia team including Mak (2-1 a, 1-0 h) in the UEFA Nations League in 2018.

• Ethan Ampadu was in the Wales side that drew 1-1 against Róbert Mak's Slovakia  in a UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier on 10 October.

Latest news

• Leipzig are four competitive games without a win; they were held 1-1 at home by Wolfsburg on Saturday.

• Leipzig suffered their first defeat of the season in all competitions on 28 September, going down 3-1 at home to Schalke to lose the leadership of the Bundesliga. After the home loss on Matchday 2 against Lyon they drew 1-1 in Leverkusen on 5 October.

• Timo Werner scored five goals in the first three Bundesliga games this season, and ended a scoreless run of four league games by giving Leipzig the lead on Saturday.

• In the European Qualifiers Marcel Sabitzer scored in Austria's 3-1 home win against Israel on 10 October.

• Two days later Yussuf Poulsen got Denmark's late winner in a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying success against Switzerland.

• Werner was on target for Germany in a 3-0 qualifying win at Estonia on 13 October.

• Ibrahima Konaté suffered a hip injury against Lyon, but is back in light training.

• Kevin Kampl returned as a substitute against Wolfsburg having been out since 30 August with an ankle injury .

• Tyler Adams has been out since the beginning of August due to a metatarsal injury, but is back in light training.

• On 17 June Hannes Wolf scored for Austria against Serbia in their first game of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship before breaking his right ankle. He is also back in light training.

• Zenit have won five of their last six league games, beating Rostov 6-1 at home on Saturday.

• Artem Dzyuba has provided the most assists (8) in this season's Russian Premier League, including two on Saturday. He has also scored eight goals himself and hit a hat-trick against Rostov.

• Dzyuba scored three goals and provided three assists for Russia in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying victories against Scotland (4-0) and Cyprus (5-0) as his team booked their place in next summer's finals. Magomed Ozdoev also scored in both games with Vyacheslav Karavaev coming off the bench to make his international debut against Cyprus.

• With nine goals Dzyuba is the second highest scorer in the European Qualifiers behind Israel's Eran Zahavi (11).

• Sardar Azmoun hit a first-half hat-trick as Iran overwhelmed Cambodia 14-0 in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 10 October.

• Yordan Osorio set up a goal in Venezuela's 2-0 friendly victory against Trinidad and Tobago on 14 October.

• Malcom, who has not played since 10 August due to a thigh injury, has undergone surgery and is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the year.

• Zenit lost 3-2 to Lokomotiv Moskva in the Russian Super Cup on 6 July.

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

RB Leipzig - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Péter GulácsiHUN06/05/199029 - --2-8-8-40-
28Yvon MvogoSUI06/06/199425 - --------35-
32Tim SchreiberGER24/04/200217 - ----------
3Marcelo SaracchiURU23/04/199821 - ----21--10-
4Willi OrbanHUN03/11/199226 - --2-8181221
5Dayot UpamecanoFRA27/10/199820 - --1-4-6-21-
6Ibrahima KonatéFRA25/05/199920 - --2-5-2-152
16Lukas KlostermannGER03/06/199623 - --2-7-8-22-
22Nordi MukieleFRA01/11/199721 - --2-6-2-10-
23Marcel HalstenbergGER27/09/199128 - --2-618-12-
26Ethan AmpaduWAL14/09/200019 - --------3-
37Frederik JäkelGER07/03/200118 - ----------
38Anton RückerGER13/02/200118 - ----------
40Malik TalabidiGER16/07/200118 - ----------
7Marcel SabitzerAUT17/03/199425 - --2-827-464
8Amadou HaidaraMLI31/01/199821*--2-3-2-275
10Emil ForsbergSWE23/10/199128 - --2-72132367
14Tyler AdamsUSA14/02/199920 - ----------
17Ademola LookmanENG20/10/199722 - ----2---62
18Christopher NkunkuFRA14/11/199721 - --2-724-4-
19Hannes WolfAUT16/04/199920 - --------282
27Konrad LaimerAUT27/05/199722 - --2-7-3-281
31Diego DemmeGER21/11/199127 - --1-8-5-19-
34Oliver BiasGER15/06/200118 - --------1-
35Fabrice HartmannGER02/03/200118 - --------1-
39Jacob RuhnerGER27/01/200118 - ----------
43Max WinterGER16/02/200118 - ----------
44Kevin KamplSVN09/10/199029 - ----3-2025810
53Tom KraußGER22/06/200118 - ----------
9Yussuf PoulsenDEN15/06/199425 - --2-716-192
11Timo WernerGER06/03/199623 - --228685189
20Matheus CunhaBRA27/05/199920 - ----5---146
21Patrik SchickCZE24/01/199623 - ----1-9-11-
-Julian NagelsmannGER23/07/198732 - --2---8-16-
FC Zenit - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
41Mikhail KerzhakovRUS28/01/198732 - ----2-2-12-
70Nikita GoyloRUS10/08/199821 - ----------
78Aleksandr VasyutinRUS04/03/199524 - --------11-
86Nikolai RybikovRUS05/01/200019 - ----------
99Andrei LunevRUS13/11/199127 - --2-11-2-25-
3Douglas SantosBRA22/03/199425 - --2-13-2-2-
4Yordan OsorioVEN10/05/199425 - --2-1-2-2-
6Branislav IvanovićSRB22/02/198435 - --2-13260710815
15Vyacheslav KaravaevRUS20/05/199524 - --2-413-221
19Igor SmolnikovRUS08/08/198831 - --1-8-16-45-
24Emanuel MammanaARG10/02/199623 - ----2-1-19-
44Yaroslav Rakits'kyyUKR03/08/198930*--2-12-551883
87Danila ProkhinRUS24/05/200118 - ----------
5Wílmar BarriosCOL16/10/199326 - --2-1212-6-
14Daler KuzyaevRUS15/01/199326 - --1-8-1-213
17Oleg ShatovRUS29/07/199029 - --2-52223607
18Yuri ZhirkovRUS20/08/198336 - --1-111322977
20Róbert MakSVK08/03/199128 - ----31--4116
21Aleksandr ErokhinRUS13/10/198930 - --1-1017-586
27Magomed OzdoevRUS05/11/199226 - --2-1232-261
32Matías KranevitterARG21/05/199326 - ----1-5-25-
38Leon MusaevRUS25/01/199920 - --------1-
55Kirill KaplenkoRUS15/06/199920 - ----------
84Ilya VorobyovRUS11/07/199920 - ----------
91Aleksei SutorminRUS10/01/199425 - ----102----
7Sardar AzmounIRN01/01/199524 - --22124842211
8MalcomBRA26/02/199722 - ----2-3151
11Sebastian DriussiARG09/02/199623 - --2-1012-282
22Artem DzyubaRUS22/08/198831 - --211381575921
-Sergei SemakRUS27/02/197643 - --2---3-17-

Last updated 09/10/2020 16:18CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Julian Nagelsmann

Date of birth: 23 July 1987
Nationality: German
Playing career: 1860 München II, Augsburg II
Coaching career: Augsburg (youth), 1860 München (youth), Hoffenheim (youth), Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig

• Nagelsmann's playing career began at Issing before a move to Augsburg's youth academy. From 2002 he represented 1860 München for five seasons, starting off in the youth side before being promoted to the second team.

• Injury prevented him from making a single appearance in 2006/07, so he returned to Augsburg, where he picked up a serious knee injury and was forced to retire in 2007 aged just 20 having never played a competitive first-team game.

• Nagelsmann, who has a degree in sports and applied coaching, swiftly took up a post in Augsburg's youth coaching set-up under Thomas Tuchel before two years in charge of 1860's Under-17 side.

• His association with Hoffenheim began in 2010 and he led the club's Under-19s to the league title in 2013/14, his first season. Succeeded Huub Stevens as first-team coach in February 2016, aged just 28 – the youngest coach in Bundesliga history – and guided the club away from the Bundesliga relegation zone by the end of that campaign.

• Took Hoffenheim to a fourth-placed finish in 2016/17 although their subsequent UEFA Champions League adventure lasted only one tie, Liverpool eliminating them in the play-offs. Another strong Bundesliga season was rewarded with third place and on 21 June 2018 it was announced that Nagelsmann would leave Hoffenheim at the end of 2018/19 to take over as coach of RB Leipzig; before departing he oversaw Hoffenheim's debut UEFA Champions League group campaign and a ninth-placed Bundesliga finish.


Sergei Semak

Date of birth: 27 February 1976
Nationality: Russian
Playing career: Presnya Moskva, Karelia Petrozavodsk, Asmaral Moskva, CSKA Moskva, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Moskva, Rubin, Zenit
Coaching career: Zenit (assistant, caretaker), Russia (assistant), Ufa, Zenit

• A midfielder, Semak made his Russian top-flight debut as a teenager for Presnya Moskva – later renamed Asmaral – before switching to CSKA, where he was a club mainstay from 1994–2004, making 289 league appearances and scoring 69 goals. He collected his first major honour in 2002, lifting the Russian Cup with CSKA, with a maiden Premier-Liga championship following in 2003.

• Won the first of his 65 caps for Russia in the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off against Italy in Naples (0-1); travelled to Japan for the 2002 World Cup and later captained Guus Hiddink's side to the semi-finals of UEFA EURO 2008.

• Struck four goals in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League – all against Paris – prompting the French outfit to buy him that winter, which caused him to miss out on CSKA's UEFA Cup triumph.

• A lack of success in Ligue 1 brought him back to Russia 12 months later, to FC Moskva; after two good seasons he joined Rubin for the 2008 campaign and went on to skipper the team from Tatarstan to consecutive Premier-Liga crowns. Left Rubin for Zenit midway through the 2010 campaign and proceeded to win the 2010 and 2011/12 titles, meaning he was a champion for four straight seasons.

• Having hung up his boots in 2013, Semak worked as Luciano Spalletti's assistant at Zenit, stepping in as caretaker coach after the Italian was dismissed that March. Also worked as assistant to Spalletti's successor André Villas-Boas and the Russia national team before taking charge of Ufa in December 2016; returned to Zenit as head coach 18 months later and led the St Petersburg club to the 2018/19 Russian league title.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAli Palabıyık (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesMustafa Eyisoy (TUR) , Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Fourth officialHalis Özkahya (TUR)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMete Kalkavan (TUR)
  • UEFA DelegateTormod Larsen (NOR)
  • UEFA Referee observerHugh Dallas (SCO)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Ali Palabıyık14/08/1981235

Ali Palabıyık

Referee since: 2000
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2015

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2017 UEFA Youth League

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
03/08/2017UEL3QRFC ZenitBnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC0-1St Petersburg
02/10/2018UYLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaReal Madrid CF1-4Moscow
25/07/2019UEL2QRFC Flora TallinnEintracht Frankfurt1-2Tallinn
03/10/2019UELGSPFC CSKA MoskvaRCD Espanyol0-2Moscow

Last updated 09/10/2020 14:05CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

RB LeipzigFixtures and results
11/08/2019CupVfL Osnabrück (A)W 3-2Sabitzer 7, 31, Klostermann 29
18/08/2019League1. FC Union Berlin (A)W 4-0Halstenberg 16, Sabitzer 31, Werner 42, Nkunku 69
25/08/2019LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)W 2-1Werner 10, Y. Poulsen 80
30/08/2019LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)W 3-1Werner 38, 47, 90+4
14/09/2019LeagueFC Bayern München (H)D 1-1Forsberg 45+3 (P)
17/09/2019UCLSL Benfica (A)W 2-1Werner 69, 78
21/09/2019LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)W 3-0Orban 13, Sabitzer 35, Saracchi 83
28/09/2019LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)L 1-3Forsberg 83
02/10/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)L 0-2
05/10/2019LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)D 1-1Nkunku 78
19/10/2019LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)D 1-1Werner 54
23/10/2019UCLFC Zenit (H)
26/10/2019LeagueSC Freiburg (A)
30/10/2019CupVfL Wolfsburg (A)
02/11/2019League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
05/11/2019UCLFC Zenit (A)
09/11/2019LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)
23/11/2019League1. FC Köln (H)
27/11/2019UCLSL Benfica (H)
30/11/2019LeagueSC Paderborn 07 (A)
07/12/2019LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
10/12/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)
14/12/2019LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (A)
17/12/2019LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
21/12/2019LeagueFC Augsburg (H)
18/01/2020League1. FC Union Berlin (H)
25/01/2020LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
01/02/2020LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)
08/02/2020LeagueFC Bayern München (A)
15/02/2020LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
22/02/2020LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)
29/02/2020LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
07/03/2020LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)
14/03/2020LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
21/03/2020League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
04/04/2020LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
11/04/2020League1. FC Köln (A)
18/04/2020LeagueSC Paderborn 07 (H)
25/04/2020LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
02/05/2020LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (H)
09/05/2020LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)
16/05/2020LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
1VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach851215716
2VfL Wolfsburg844011516
3FC Bayern München8431221015
4Borussia Dortmund8431201115
5RB Leipzig843116815
6SC Freiburg842215914
7FC Schalke 04842214914
8Eintracht Frankfurt8422141014
9Bayer 04 Leverkusen8422121114
10Hertha BSC Berlin8323131311
11TSG 1899 Hoffenheim832381111
12SV Werder Bremen823313179
13Fortuna Düsseldorf821510147
141. FC Union Berlin82158137
151. FC Köln82158167
16FC Augsburg813410216
171. FSV Mainz 0582067186
18SC Paderborn 0780179221
FC ZenitFixtures and results
14/07/2019LeagueTambov (H)W 2-1Erokhin 46, Dzyuba 48
21/07/2019LeaguePFC Sochi (A)W 2-0Azmoun 30 (P), Ozdoev 88
28/07/2019LeagueFC Orenburg (A)W 2-0Azmoun 1, Dzyuba 55 (P)
03/08/2019LeagueFC Krasnodar (H)D 1-1Dzyuba 90+1
10/08/2019LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (A)W 2-0Dzyuba 10, Ozdoev 88
17/08/2019LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)D 0-0
24/08/2019LeagueFC Ufa (A)L 0-1
01/09/2019LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (A)W 1-0Zhirkov 41
13/09/2019LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (H)W 3-1Dzyuba 5, Driussi 66 (P), Shatov 88
17/09/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)D 1-1Azmoun 41
21/09/2019LeagueFC Rubin (H)W 5-0Ivanović 58, Sutormin 65, 75, Mak 82, Shatov 87
25/09/2019CupFC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (A)W 2-1Sutormin 58 (P), Mak 63
28/09/2019LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)L 0-1
02/10/2019UCLSL Benfica (H)W 3-1Dzyuba 22, Rúben Dias 70 (og), Azmoun 78
06/10/2019LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)W 3-1Ivanović 3, Ozdoev 27, Azmoun 63
19/10/2019LeagueFC Rostov (H)W 6-1Dzyuba 14 (P), 20, 80 (P), Azmoun 44, Karavaev 61, Barrios 90+2
23/10/2019UCLRB Leipzig (A)
27/10/2019LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (A)
30/10/2019CupFC Tom Tomsk (H)
02/11/2019LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (H)
05/11/2019UCLRB Leipzig (H)
10/11/2019LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (A)
23/11/2019LeagueFC Rubin (A)
27/11/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)
01/12/2019LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (H)
06/12/2019LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (H)
10/12/2019UCLSL Benfica (A)
01/03/2020LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)
08/03/2020LeagueFC Ufa (H)
15/03/2020LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)
22/03/2020LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (A)
05/04/2020LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (H)
12/04/2020LeagueTambov (A)
19/04/2020LeagueFC Krasnodar (A)
26/04/2020LeaguePFC Sochi (H)
03/05/2020LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)
10/05/2020LeagueFC Orenburg (H)
17/05/2020LeagueFC Rostov (A)
1FC Lokomotiv Moskva13922221129
2FC Zenit1392227729
3FC Krasnodar13832261427
4FC Rostov13823242126
5PFC CSKA Moskva13823201226
6PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara13526181617
7FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast13526202717
8FC Ufa13445121216
9FC Rubin1343681615
10FC Spartak Moskva13436131515
11FC Arsenal Tula13436151915
12FC Orenburg13427172014
13PFC Sochi13346111613
14FC Akhmat Grozny1333781912
15FC Dinamo Moskva1325691511

Last updated 09/10/2020 12:14CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

RB Leipzig

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    FC Zenit2110424
    Olympique Lyonnais2110314
    RB Leipzig2101233
    SL Benfica2002250
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SL Benfica 1-2 RB Leipzig
    0-1 Werner 69, 0-2 Werner 78, 1-2 Seferović 84
    Gulácsi, Orban, Konaté, Sabitzer, Y. Poulsen, Forsberg (88 Nkunku), Werner, Mukiele, Halstenberg (83 Klostermann), Laimer (39 Haidara), Demme
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    RB Leipzig 0-2 Olympique Lyonnais
    0-1 Depay 11, 0-2 Terrier 65
    Gulácsi, Orban, Upamecano (66 Nkunku), Konaté (23 Mukiele), Sabitzer, Haidara (58 Forsberg), Y. Poulsen, Werner, Klostermann, Halstenberg, Laimer
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    RB Leipzig-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    FC Zenit-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    RB Leipzig-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    Olympique Lyonnais-RB Leipzig

FC Zenit

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    Olympique Lyonnais 1-1 FC Zenit
    0-1 Azmoun 41, 1-1 Depay 51 (P)
    Lunev, Douglas Santos, Osorio, Barrios, Ivanović, Azmoun (46 Ozdoev), Driussi, Karavaev (78 Shatov), Zhirkov (64 Kuzyaev), Dzyuba, Rakits'kyy
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    FC Zenit 3-1 SL Benfica
    1-0 Dzyuba 22, 2-0 Rúben Dias 70 (og) , 3-0 Azmoun 78, 3-1 De Tomás 85
    Lunev, Douglas Santos, Barrios, Ivanović, Azmoun (81 Erokhin), Driussi, Shatov (68 Karavaev), Smolnikov (63 Osorio), Dzyuba, Ozdoev, Rakits'kyy
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    RB Leipzig-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    FC Zenit-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    FC Zenit-Olympique Lyonnais
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SL Benfica-FC Zenit

Last updated 09/10/2020 12:01CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

Team facts Only this chapter

RB Leipzig

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Leipzig v Häcken
26/07/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Monaco v Leipzig
21/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2 twice, most recently v Lyon
02/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-2: Marseille v Leipzig
12/04/18, UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-2: Leipzig v Porto
17/10/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Monaco v Leipzig (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Leipzig v Lyon (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-1: Porto v Leipzig
01/11/17, group stage
2-0: Beşiktaş v Leipzig
26/09/17, group stage


FC Zenit
Formed: 1925
Nickname: Sine-belo-golubye (Blue-White-Sky Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 2008
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 2008

Domestic honours (latest triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2019)
USSR/Russian Cup: 4 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless otherwise indicated)
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
round of 16
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: round of 16
2012/13: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2011/12: round of 16
2010/11: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2009/10: UEFA Europa League play-offs

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
8-0: Zenit v Encamp
29/08/02, UEFA Cup qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Vardar
14/09/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Zenit v Bologna
16/09/99, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Stuttgart
01/11/89, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-1 three times, most recently v Benfica
02/10/19, group stage
2-0: Zenit v Valencia
24/11/15, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2 three times, most recently v Lyon
04/11/15, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Zenit v Borussia Dortmund
25/02/14, round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Austria Wien v Zenit
11/12/13, group stage
3-0 twice, most recently v Málaga
18/09/12, group stage



The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.


Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on