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

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FC ZenitFC ZenitSaint Petersburg Stadium - St PetersburgTuesday 5 November 2019
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Group G - Matchday 4
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
23/10/2019GSRB Leipzig - FC Zenit2-1
LeipzigLaimer 49, Sabitzer 59; Rakits'kyy 25
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
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RB Leipzig220010100000321053

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 Leipzig - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

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

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RB Leipzig220010100000321053

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Match background Only this chapter

Leipzig went to the top of Group G with a home win against previous leaders Zenit on Matchday 3, although the Russian club have the opportunity to replace them again at the summit when the teams meet again in St Petersburg.

• A Yaroslav Rakits'kyy goal gave Zenit the lead at the RB Arena but strikes early in the second half from Austrian internationals Konrad Laimer (49) and Marcel Sabitzer (59) gave Leipzig a lead they protected to move on to six points, two above their opponents. Lyon are also on four points, one more than Benfica.

Highlights: Leipzig 2-1 Zenit

Previous meetings
• The sides' only past contests before this season were also Leipzig's only other UEFA matches against a Russian club prior to Matchday 3. The German club were also 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
• Having been held 1-1 at Lyon on Matchday 1, Zenit were 3-1 winners at home to Benfica two weeks later. They have won only two of their last eight European matches (D1 L5).

• Zenit have won seven of their last eight home European matches, and 12 of their last 14 (D1 L1), the sole draw coming against Leipzig. Their record in St Petersburg in the UEFA Champions League group stage is W8 D8 L3.

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

• 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.

• 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.

• Zenit are without a victory in their last three home matches against German visitors (D1 L2); indeed, they have won only twice in their nine fixtures against Bundesliga clubs in St Petersburg (D2 L5).

Matchday 1: Benfica 1-2 Leipzig

• Werner's double gave Leipzig a 2-1 victory at Benfica on Matchday 1 although they then went down 2-0 at home to Lyon. The Matchday 3 success against Zenit made it four wins in their nine UEFA Champions League fixtures.

• Third in the Bundesliga last season and German Cup finalists, this is Leipzig's third European campaign, and only their 28th match. In 2017/18 they became the first team to make their European debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage, 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.

• Two years ago Leipzig lost at Beşiktaş (0-2) and Porto (1-3), but did record a 4-1 success at Monaco to claim their first European away victory.

• 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.

• The Matchday 1 success at Benfica was only Leipzig's fourth away European win in their 13th match (D4 L5).

Watch Leipzig beat Zenit in 2018

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 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 Róbert 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 Mak's Slovakia  in a UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier on 10 October.

Latest news

• Zenit have won six of their last eight league games to sit top of the Russian Premier League, although they were held 1-1 at home by CSKA Moskva on Saturday.

• Artem Dzyuba has provided the most assists (9) in this season's Russian Premier League. He has also scored nine goals himself.

• Dzyuba has seven goals in his last six matches for Zenit and Russia.

• Zenit beat Tom 4-0 in the Russian Cup last 16 on 30 October and will be at home to Akhmat in the quarter-finals in March.

• Dzyuba missed the cup game with what coach Sergei Semak called "minor health problems" but returned to play 90 minutes against CSKA.

• Zenit academy graduates goalkeeper Aleksandr Vasyutin and defender Danila Prokhin made their competitive debuts against Tom.

• 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.

• Emanuel Mammana suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury against Ural on 6 October and is likely to be out for several months.

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

• Matchday 3 ended Leipzig's run of four competitive games without a win; they subsequently went down 2-1 at Freiburg on 26 October but bounced back in style four days later, inflicting Wolfsburg's first competitive loss of the season in style with a 6-1 away win in the last 32 of the German Cup.

• On Saturday Leipzig made it 14 goals in two matches with an 8-0 home victory against Mainz – the club's record win. They last scored eight goals in a game in an 8-2 defeat of Wilhelmshaven in the fourth-tier Regionalliga Nord on 19 February 2012.

• Timo Werner scored a hat-trick on Saturday and also set up another three, his first assists in this season's Bundesliga.

• Werner, who also scored Leipzig's last two goals in Wolfsburg, has hit 13 in 15 competitive games this season.

• Willi Orban had to be substituted in the first half in Wolfsburg because of knee problems and missed the Mainz game.

• Kevin Kampl, who made his first appearance since 30 October in the 1-1 Bundesliga draw against Wolfsburg after recovering from an ankle injury, has not played since Matchday 3 due to illness, although he was an unused substitute against Mainz.

• Ademola Lookman has not played since 26 October due to a back problem; Patrik Schick has been out since 14 October and has an ankle injury.

• Ibrahima Konaté suffered a hip injury against Lyon on 2 October, and is now back in light training.

• Tyler Adams has been out since the beginning of August due to a metatarsal injury, but has returned to team 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.


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Zenit - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
41Mikhail KerzhakovRUS28/01/198732 - --1-4-3-13-
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 - --3-15-3-3-
4Yordan OsorioVEN10/05/199425 - --3-1-3-3-
6Branislav IvanovićSRB22/02/198435 - --3-15261710915
15Vyacheslav KaravaevRUS20/05/199524 - --3-614-231
19Igor SmolnikovRUS08/08/198831 - --1-8-16-45-
24Emanuel MammanaARG10/02/199623 - ----2-1-19-
44Yaroslav Rakits'kyyUKR03/08/198930*--3114-562894
87Danila ProkhinRUS24/05/200118 - ----------
5Wílmar BarriosCOL16/10/199326 - --3-1413-7-
14Daler KuzyaevRUS15/01/199326 - --2-9-2-223
17Oleg ShatovRUS29/07/199029 - --3-62233617
18Yuri ZhirkovRUS20/08/198336 - --1-132322977
20Róbert MakSVK08/03/199128 - --1-511-4216
21Aleksandr ErokhinRUS13/10/198930 - --1-1127-586
27Magomed OzdoevRUS05/11/199227 - --3-1433-271
32Matías KranevitterARG21/05/199326 - ----1-5-25-
38Leon MusaevRUS25/01/199920 - --------1-
55Kirill KaplenkoRUS15/06/199920 - ----------
84Ilya VorobyovRUS11/07/199920 - ----------
91Aleksei SutorminRUS10/01/199425 - ----112----
7Sardar AzmounIRN01/01/199524 - --32144942311
8MalcomBRA26/02/199722 - ----2-3151
11Sebastian DriussiARG09/02/199623 - --3-1213-292
22Artem DzyubaRUS22/08/198831 - --311591676021
-Sergei SemakRUS27/02/197643 - --3---4-18-
RB Leipzig - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Péter GulácsiHUN06/05/199029 - --3-10-9-41-
28Yvon MvogoSUI06/06/199425 - --------35-
32Tim SchreiberGER24/04/200217 - ----------
3Marcelo SaracchiURU23/04/199821 - ----21--10-
4Willi OrbanHUN03/11/199227 - --3-9191231
5Dayot UpamecanoFRA27/10/199821 - --2-6-7-22-
6Ibrahima KonatéFRA25/05/199920 - --2-5-2-152
16Lukas KlostermannGER03/06/199623 - --3-919-23-
22Nordi MukieleFRA01/11/199722 - --3-713-11-
23Marcel HalstenbergGER27/09/199128 - --2-828-12-
26Ethan AmpaduWAL14/09/200019 - ----1---3-
37Frederik JäkelGER07/03/200118 - ----------
38Anton RückerGER13/02/200118 - ----------
40Malik TalabidiGER16/07/200118 - ----------
7Marcel SabitzerAUT17/03/199425 - --3110381475
8Amadou HaidaraMLI31/01/199821*--2-5-2-275
10Emil ForsbergSWE23/10/199128 - --3-82142377
14Tyler AdamsUSA14/02/199920 - ----------
17Ademola LookmanENG20/10/199722 - --1-3-1-72
18Christopher NkunkuFRA14/11/199721 - --2-934-4-
19Hannes WolfAUT16/04/199920 - --------282
27Konrad LaimerAUT27/05/199722 - --318-41292
31Diego DemmeGER21/11/199127 - --2-10-6-20-
34Oliver BiasGER15/06/200118 - --------1-
35Fabrice HartmannGER02/03/200118 - --------1-
39Jacob RuhnerGER27/01/200118 - ----------
43Max WinterGER16/02/200118 - ----------
44Kevin KamplSVN09/10/199029 - --1-3-2125910
53Tom KraußGER22/06/200118S----------
9Yussuf PoulsenDEN15/06/199425 - --3-927-202
11Timo WernerGER06/03/199623 - --3210995199
20Matheus CunhaBRA27/05/199920 - --1-7-1-156
21Patrik SchickCZE24/01/199623 - ----1-9-11-
-Julian NagelsmannGER23/07/198732 - --3---9-17-

Last updated 05/11/2019 12:40CET

Head coach Only this chapter

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.


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.


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 DelegateVelid Imamović (BIH)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlexandru Deaconu (ROU)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Orel Grinfeld21/08/1981756

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/08/2018UCL3QRPAOK FCFC Spartak Moskva3-2Salonika
01/10/2019UCLGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaClub Atlético de Madrid0-2Moscow

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
01/10/2015UELGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaKF Skënderbeu2-0Moscow
07/12/2017UELGSTSG 1899 HoffenheimPFC Ludogorets 19451-1Sinsheim
08/08/2018UCL3QRPAOK FCFC Spartak Moskva3-2Salonika
29/11/2018UELGSFC SalzburgRB Leipzig1-0Salzburg
07/03/2019UELR16Valencia CFFC Krasnodar2-1Valencia
29/08/2019UELPOEintracht FrankfurtRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace3-0Frankfurt am Main
01/10/2019UCLGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaClub Atlético de Madrid0-2Moscow

Last updated 03/11/2019 11:37CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

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)L 1-2Rakits'kyy 25
27/10/2019LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (A)W 2-0Zhirkov 28, Dzyuba 90+3
30/10/2019CupFC Tom Tomsk (H)W 4-0Smolnikov 13, Sutormin 56, Erokhin 67, Shatov 81
02/11/2019LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (H)D 1-1Erokhin 73
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)
04/03/2020CupFC Akhmat Grozny (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 Zenit15103230833
2FC Rostov15933282330
3FC Lokomotiv Moskva15933231530
4FC Krasnodar15852291729
5PFC CSKA Moskva15834211427
6FC Arsenal Tula15546172019
7PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara15537181818
8FC Orenburg15537202218
9FC Spartak Moskva15537161618
10FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast15537212918
11FC Ufa15456131617
12FC Rubin1545681617
13FC Dinamo Moskva15366111615
15FC Akhmat Grozny15357102114
16PFC Sochi15348122013
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)W 2-1Laimer 49, Sabitzer 59
26/10/2019LeagueSC Freiburg (A)L 1-2Klostermann 90+2
30/10/2019CupVfL Wolfsburg (A)W 6-1Bruma 13 (og), Sabitzer 55, Forsberg 58, Laimer 61, Werner 68, 88
02/11/2019League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)W 8-0Sabitzer 5, Werner 30, 48, 87, Nkunku 35, Halstenberg 38, Y. Poulsen 44, Mukiele 50
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 Mönchengladbach10712211022
2Borussia Dortmund10541231119
3RB Leipzig10532251018
4FC Bayern München10532251618
5SC Freiburg10532191218
6FC Schalke 0410532171118
7Eintracht Frankfurt10523211517
8VfL Wolfsburg1045111817
9TSG 1899 Hoffenheim10523141317
10Bayer 04 Leverkusen10433151515
11Hertha BSC Berlin10325151711
12SV Werder Bremen10253172111
13Fortuna Düsseldorf10316121610
141. FC Union Berlin10316101510
151. FSV Mainz 051030710279
16FC Augsburg1014512247
171. FC Köln102179217
18SC Paderborn 071011811254

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Zenit

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    RB Leipzig3201446
    FC Zenit3111544
    Olympique Lyonnais3111434
    SL Benfica3102463
    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 2-1 FC Zenit
    0-1 Rakits'kyy 25, 1-1 Laimer 49, 2-1 Sabitzer 59
    M. Kerzhakov, Douglas Santos, Barrios, Ivanović, Azmoun (75 Kuzyaev), Driussi (82 Mak), Karavaev, Shatov (65 Osorio), Dzyuba, Ozdoev, Rakits'kyy
  • 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

RB Leipzig

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    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 2-1 FC Zenit
    0-1 Rakits'kyy 25, 1-1 Laimer 49, 2-1 Sabitzer 59
    Gulácsi, Orban, Upamecano, Sabitzer, Forsberg, Werner (46 Matheus Cunha), Klostermann, Lookman (69 Y. Poulsen), Mukiele, Laimer (86 Demme), Kampl
  • 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

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Team facts Only this chapter

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


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
2-1: Leipzig v Zenit
23/10/19, 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



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