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Olympique LyonnaisOlympique LyonnaisOL Stadium - DecinesTuesday 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
23/10/2019GSSL Benfica - Olympique Lyonnais2-1
LisbonRafa Silva 4, Pizzi 86; Depay 70
UEFA Champions League
02/11/2010GSSL Benfica - Olympique Lyonnais4-3
LisbonAlan Kardec 20, Fábio Coentrão 32, 67, Javi García 42; Gourcuff 74, Gomis 85, Lovren 90+5
20/10/2010GSOlympique Lyonnais - SL Benfica2-0
LyonBriand 21, Lisandro 51
Olympique Lyonnais110020020000310266
SL Benfica220010010000320166

Olympique Lyonnais - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
12/12/2013GSVitória SC - Olympique Lyonnais1-2
GuimaraesTomané 11; Gomis 62 (P), Ferri 65
03/10/2013GSOlympique Lyonnais - Vitória SC1-1LyonGonalons 53; Maazou 39
UEFA Champions League
07/04/2004QFOlympique Lyonnais - FC Porto2-2
agg: 2-4
LyonLuyindula 14, Elber 90; Maniche 6, 47
23/03/2004QFFC Porto - Olympique Lyonnais2-0
PortoDeco 44, Ricardo Carvalho 71
26/09/1995R1Olympique Lyonnais - SC Farense1-0
agg: 2-0
LyonSassus 48
13/09/1995R1SC Farense - Olympique Lyonnais0-1
FaroGiuly 6
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
14/10/1964PROlympique Lyonnais - FC Porto0-1
agg: 0-4
LyonValdir 89
16/09/1964PRFC Porto - Olympique Lyonnais3-0
PortoCustódio Pinto 41, 72, Baptista 60
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
05/05/1964SF (Rep4 )Olympique Lyonnais - Sporting Clube de Portugal0-1 (Rep)
MadridSilva 64
21/04/1964SFSporting Clube de Portugal - Olympique Lyonnais1-1
agg: 1-1 ag
LisbonDe Carvalho 48; Combin 13
08/04/1964SFOlympique Lyonnais - Sporting Clube de Portugal0-0Lyon

SL Benfica - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
04/11/2014GSSL Benfica - AS Monaco FC1-0
LisbonTalisca 82
22/10/2014GSAS Monaco FC - SL Benfica0-0Monaco
UEFA Champions League
10/12/2013GSSL Benfica - Paris Saint-Germain2-1
LisbonLima 45 (P), Gaitán 58; Cavani 37
02/10/2013GSParis Saint-Germain - SL Benfica3-0
ParisIbrahimović 5, 30, Marquinhos 25
UEFA Europa League
14/03/2013R16FC Girondins de Bordeaux - SL Benfica2-3
agg: 2-4
BordeauxDiabaté 74, Jardel 90+1 (og); Jardel 30, Cardozo 75, 90+2
07/03/2013R16SL Benfica - FC Girondins de Bordeaux1-0
LisbonCarrasso 21 (og)
UEFA Europa League
17/03/2011R16Paris Saint-Germain - SL Benfica1-1
agg: 2-3
ParisBodmer 35; Gaitán 27
10/03/2011R16SL Benfica - Paris Saint-Germain2-1
LisbonMaxi Pereira 42, Jara 81; Luyindula 14
UEFA Europa League
18/03/2010R16Olympique de Marseille - SL Benfica1-2
agg: 2-3
MarseilleNiang 70; Maxi Pereira 75, Alan Kardec 90+1
11/03/2010R16SL Benfica - Olympique de Marseille1-1LisbonMaxi Pereira 76; Ben Arfa 90
15/03/2007R16SL Benfica - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
agg: 4-3
LisbonSimão 12, 89 (P), Petit 27; Pauleta 32
08/03/2007R16Paris Saint-Germain - SL Benfica2-1
ParisPauleta 35, Frau 39; Simão 10
UEFA Champions League
22/11/2005GSLOSC Lille - SL Benfica0-0Paris
14/09/2005GSSL Benfica - LOSC Lille1-0
LisbonMiccoli 90+2
30/09/1997R1SL Benfica - SC Bastia0-0
agg: 0-1
16/09/1997R1SC Bastia - SL Benfica1-0
BastiaAndré 80
European Champions Clubs' Cup
18/04/1990SFSL Benfica - Olympique de Marseille1-0
agg: 2-2 ag
LisbonVata 83
04/04/1990SFOlympique de Marseille - SL Benfica2-1
MarseilleSauzée 14, Papin 44; Lima 10
05/10/1988R1SL Benfica - Montpellier Hérault SC3-1
agg: 6-1
LisbonChalana 22, Alcantara 51, Mozer 73; Cubaynes 83
07/09/1988R1Montpellier Hérault SC - SL Benfica0-3
MontpellierHernani 9, Campos 44, Valdo 83
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
05/11/1986R2FC Girondins de Bordeaux - SL Benfica1-0
agg: 2-1
BordeauxVercruysse 44
22/10/1986R2SL Benfica - FC Girondins de Bordeaux1-1LisbonRui Águas 31; Z. Vujović 17
27/09/1978R1SL Benfica - FC Nantes 0-0
agg: 2-0
13/09/1978R1FC Nantes - SL Benfica0-2
NantesChalana 38, Nené 41
European Champions Clubs' Cup
30/11/1967R2AS Saint-Étienne - SL Benfica1-0
agg: 1-2
Saint-EtienneBereta 10
16/11/1967R2SL Benfica - AS Saint-Étienne2-0
LisbonJosé Augusto 29, Eusébio 60 (P)
Olympique Lyonnais7232721400000000144461418
SL Benfica15114014437000000002915773726

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Match background Only this chapter

A late Pizzi goal gave Benfica the points against Lyon on Matchday 3, meaning the Portuguese club travel to France for the return fixture with renewed hope of progressing from Group G.

• Rudi Garcia's first European match as Lyon coach looked set to finish all square after Memphis Depay – with his third goal in as many games – cancelled out a fourth-minute Rafa Silva strike, but with four minutes left in Lisbon a misdirected throw from OL goalkeeper Anthony Lopes gave Pizzi the chance to give Benfica their first win in this season's UEFA Champions League.

• Benfica therefore have three points in the standings, one less than both Lyon and Zenit, with Leipzig leading the way on six points.

Highlights: Benfica 2-1 Lyon

Previous meetings
• Both sides won their home game when the teams met in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage. Lyon were 2-0 victors at the Stade de Gerland on Matchday 3 thanks to goals from Jimmy Briand and Lisandro López.

• Benfica turned the tables with a 4-3 success in Lisbon, Fábio Coentrão scoring what proved to be the winner, his second goal of the game, in the 67th minute before Lyon scored three times in the final 16 minutes.

• Lyon finished second in the section behind Schalke and went on to lose to Real Madrid in the round of 16. Having finished third, Benfica went into the UEFA Europa League round of 32, then going on to the semi-finals before losing to fellow Portuguese side Braga.

Matchday 1: Lyon 1-1 Zenit

Form guide
• A Depay penalty earned Lyon a share of the points against Zenit on Matchday 1, before Depay and Martin Terrier, with his first European goal, secured a 2-0 win at Leipzig. Defeat at Benfica was only Lyon's third loss in their last 15 European matches (W5 D7).

• Third in Ligue 1 last season, this is Lyon's 16th UEFA Champions League group campaign – four more than any other French club – and fourth in five seasons.

• Les Gones won their first game in last season's UEFA Champions League, 2-1 at Manchester City, before drawing the next five and qualifying for the round of 16 with a 1-1 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk on matchday six. A 5-1 second-leg loss at Barcelona in the round of 16 ended their interest in last season's competition.

Watch Lyon win in Leipzig

• All three of Lyon's home group games last season finished 2-2, against Shakhtar, Hoffenheim and Manchester City. Matchday 1 made it five successive home European draws.

• A 3-2 defeat by CSKA Moskva in the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League round of 16 is Lyon's only home reverse in 15 European contests (W7 D7), since a 1-0 UEFA Champions League group loss to Juventus in October 2016.

• OL's last home game against a Portuguese club came in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League group stage, a 1-1 draw against Vitória SC. They have won only two of their last seven matches against Portuguese sides, home and away (D2 L3).

• Lyon were UEFA Champions League semi-finalists in 2010.

Matchday 2: Zenit 3-1 Benfica

• Despite beating Lyon last time out, defeats at home by Leipzig on Matchday 1 (1-2) and at Zenit on Matchday 2 (1-3) mean Benfica have won only three of their last 16 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final (D1 L12).

• In 2018/19 Benfica finished third behind Bayern München and Ajax in Group E, moving into the UEFA Europa League having picked up seven points. They went on to beat Galatasaray (2-1 aggregate) and Dinamo Zagreb (3-1 aggregate) only to succumb to Eintracht Frankfurt on away goals in the quarter-finals (4-2 h, 0-2 a).

• Benfica have been defeated in 14 of their last 26 European fixtures.

• Despite victories at PAOK, AEK and Galatasaray last season, Benfica have won only three of their last 14 fixtures outside Portugal (D2 L9).

• However, Benfica have now won eight of their last 12 fixtures with French clubs (D2 L2), home and away; they have lost only two of their last six games in France (D2 L2). Their last away game against a Ligue 1 club brought a goalless draw at Monaco in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Champions of Portugal for a record 37th time last season, Benfica are in the group stage for the 15th time, although only five of those previous 14 campaigns have extended into the last 16; they also reached the quarter-finals direct in 1994/95.

Watch Benfica lose at home to Leipzig

• The Lisbon giants have reached seven European Cup finals, winning the trophy in 1961 and 1962.

Links and trivia
• Has played in Portugal:
Fernando Marçal (Torreense 2010–12, Nacional 2012–15)

• Marçal was a Benfica player between 2015 and 2017 but never played for the first team, spending time on loan at Turkish club Gaziantepspor and Guingamp in France before signing for Lyon. He played against Benfica eight times while in Portugal, all for Nacional (D1 L7), and was sent off in a 2-2 home draw against the Eagles in February 2013.

• Have played in France:
Adel Taarabt (Lens 2004–06)
Carlos Vinícius (Monaco 2019 (loan))

• Have played together:
Moussa Dembélé & Adel Taarabt (Fulham 2013)

Portugal's UEFA EURO 2016 glory

• International team-mates:
Anthony Lopes & André Almeida (Portugal U21)
Anthony Lopes & André Almeida, Rúben Dias, Pizzi, Rafa Silva, Gedson Fernandes (Portugal)

• Rafa Silva and Anthony Lopes were part of the victorious Portugal squad at UEFA EURO 2016 in France.

• Rafa Silva was a late substitute in Portugal's 1-0 win against the Netherlands, for whom Depay played 90 minutes, in the UEFA Nations League final on 9 June.

• Andrija Živković and Youssouf Koné traded goals in Serbia's 2-1 defeat of Mali in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-finals, with Mali's Koné sent off in extra time.

Latest news

• Having lost their previous two away games, OL were 3-2 winners at Toulouse on Saturday, Memphis Depay scoring twice – including the winner five minutes into added time – and Moussa Dembélé once.

• Lyon have 16 points after 12 league games in 2019/20, five less than at the same point last season.

• Lyon parted company with coach Sylvinho on 7 October, the day after a 1-0 defeat at local rivals St-Étienne. Rudi Garcia took over as the Brazilian's replacement on 14 October and recorded his first win in his third fixture, defeating Metz 2-0 at home on 26 October.

• Dembélé and Depay secured victory against Metz, ending Lyon's run of eight Ligue 1 games without a win (D4 L4). That was Lyon's longest streak without a league win in a single season since August–October 1977.

• OL were seven games without a win in all competitions (D4 L3) prior to their Matchday 2 victory at Leipzig, their longest run without a victory since an eight-game sequence between March and May 1996.

• Lyon scored nine goals without conceding in their first two Ligue 1 games of the season, winning 3-0 at Monaco before beating Angers 6-0.

• The defeat of Angers was Lyon's biggest home league win since an 8-1 victory against Le Mans on 13 May 2006.

• Dembélé (eight) and Depay (seven) have scored 15 of Lyon's 19 league goals so far this season.

• On 28 October, Lyon announced Garcia's long-time fitness coach Paolo Rongoni was joining the club's staff.

• Fernando Marçal (thigh) has not played since 19 October.

• The Eagles have kicked off their defence of the Liga title with nine wins in ten matches, suffering only one defeat – a 2-0 loss at home to Porto on 24 August.

• That defeat ended Benfica's 11-match winning run in the league; they have won 18 of their last 19 matches in the competition, beating Rio Ave 2-0 at home on Saturday.

• Benfica have scored 53 goals in their last 17 league matches.

• The Lisbon club have kept eight clean sheets in the league this season, including six in their last seven matches.

• A 1-0 win at Tondela on 27 October was a 25th Liga win for Bruno Lage, in his 27th match in charge – the fastest coach to that mark in Benfica's history.

• Carlos Vinícius scored twice in the 4-0 home victory against Portimonense on 30 October and now has four goals in his last five matches.

• Pizzi, who scored Benfica's second against Rio Ave on Saturday, has 12 goals in 15 club appearances in all competitions this season.

• Rafa Silva was out between Matchday 2 and 3 with an adductor problem; he scored the opening goal against Lyon but was forced off by a thigh injury midway through the first half and is likely to be out for the rest of the year.

• Raúl De Tomás has missed Benfica's last three games due to an ankle sprain.

• Chiquinho came on as a second-half substitute against Tondela, his first appearance  since the Porto match on 24 August due to a thigh problem.

• A thigh injury meant André Almeida did not play between 28 September and 27 October.

• Germán Conti is fit after recovering from a thigh injury but is yet to feature in a game this season.

• Benfica will face third division Vizela in the last 32 of the Portuguese Cup on 23 November.

• On 17 October Ferro extended his contract until June 2024.

• Benfica won the Portuguese Super Cup on 4 August with a 5-0 win against Lisbon rivals Sporting CP.


Squad list Only this chapter

Olympique Lyonnais - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Anthony LopesPOR01/10/199029 - --3-12-23-59-
16Anthony RacioppiSUI31/12/199820 - ----------
30Ciprian TătăruşanuROU09/02/198633 - ------6-62-
40Malcolm BarcolaFRA14/05/199920 - ----------
50Kayne BonnevieFRA22/07/200118 - ----------
60Kévin OusmaneFRA22/02/200217 - ----------
65Lucas MargueronFRA12/02/200118 - ----------
2Mapou Yanga-MbiwaFRA15/05/198930 - ------21-35-
3Joachim AndersenDEN31/05/199623 - --1-10-1-1-
4RafaelBRA09/07/199029 - ----1-39-54-
5Jason DenayerBEL28/06/199524 - --2-10-14-23-
6MarceloBRA20/05/198732 - --3-5-17-683
14Léo DuboisFRA14/09/199425 - --3-10-8181
20Fernando MarçalBRA19/02/198930 - --1-3-4-12-
23Kenny TeteNED09/10/199524 - ----9-3-271
26Oumar SoletFRA07/02/200019 - ----1-----
28Youssouf KonéMLI05/07/199524*--3-7-3-3-
31Melvin BardFRA06/11/200018 - ----------
34Heritier DeyongeBEL09/01/200217 - ----------
39Issiar DrameFRA16/02/199920 - ----------
41Mathis LouiserreFRA18/08/200019 - ----------
43Melih AltikulacFRA08/02/200217 - ----------
44Semih AltikulacFRA08/02/200217 - ----------
49Mattéo CommaretFRA02/01/200217 - ----------
56Marley FelixFRA02/01/200316 - ----------
59Pierre KaluluFRA05/06/200019 - ----------
66Castello LukebaFRA17/12/200216 - ----------
67Andy MinolienFRA05/07/200118 - ----------
73Arthur PontetFRA29/03/200118 - ----------
7Martin TerrierFRA04/03/199722 - --319-6161
8Houssem AouarFRA30/06/199821 - --2-1119-192
12Thiago MendesBRA15/03/199227 - --3-11-3-3-
13Ousseynou NdiayeSEN24/11/199820 - ----------
17Jeff Reine-AdélaïdeFRA17/01/199821 - --2-8-2-2-
22Jean LucasBRA22/06/199821 - --1-811-1-
25Maxence CaqueretFRA15/02/200019 - ----------
27Maxwel CornetCIV27/09/199623 - --2-91175337
29Lucas TousartFRA29/04/199722 - --3-111111272
32Cédric AugarreauFRA10/03/200118 - ----------
37Titouan ThomasFRA12/01/200217 - ----------
38Paul DevarrewaereFRA19/02/199920 - ----------
45Nassim BenaissaFRA03/04/200217 - ----------
46Noam BonnetFRA25/05/200217 - ----------
47Idris BounaasFRA10/01/200316 - ----------
51Florent Da SilvaFRA02/04/200316 - ----------
52Kévin DellingerFRA09/01/200019 - ----------
53Djibrail DibFRA03/07/200217 - ----------
54Modeste DukuFRA18/05/200118 - ----------
55Thibaut EhlingFRA15/02/200118 - ----------
57Jairzinho FumontFRA06/02/200019 - ----------
58Malo GustoFRA19/05/200316 - ----------
61Mathys LefebvreFRA21/01/200217 - ----------
68Elamine MoussaFRA06/01/200217 - ----------
70Joss Aurel Nkongue TikiFRA18/01/200217 - ----------
71Abdoulaye OuattaraFRA08/01/200118 - ----------
72Lilian PerrierFRA30/01/200019 - ----------
74Yaya SoumareFRA23/06/200019 - ----------
75Madyan SounniFRA23/12/200216 - ----------
9Moussa DembéléFRA12/07/199623 - --3-118195339
10Bertrand TraoréBFA06/09/199524 - --3-10-131379
11Memphis DepayNED13/02/199425 - --331071755920
19Amine GouiriFRA16/02/200019 - --------1-
35Fofana BoubacarFRA07/09/199821 - ----------
36Ryan CherkiFRA17/08/200316 - ----------
48El Hadj ColyFRA05/07/200118 - ----------
62Sekou LegaFRA21/01/200316 - ----------
63Esteban LepaulFRA18/04/200019 - ----------
64Bradley BarcolaFRA02/09/200217 - ----------
76Hermann TebilyFRA24/01/200217 - ----------
-Rudi GarciaFRA20/02/196455 - --1---24-79-
SL Benfica - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Mile SvilarBEL27/08/199920 - ------3-3-
51Celton BiaiPOR13/08/200019 - ----------
72Ivan ZlobinRUS07/03/199722 - ----------
98Fábio DuartePOR11/05/199821 - ----------
99Odisseas VlachodimosGRE26/04/199425 - --3-10-9-23-
2German ContiARG06/06/199425 - ------3-3-
3Álex GrimaldoESP20/09/199524 - --3-10-172263
6Rúben DiasPOR14/05/199722 - --3-10210-201
23Tyronne EbuehiNED16/12/199523 - ----------
33JardelBRA29/03/198633 - --1-1-30-473
34André AlmeidaPOR10/09/199029 - ----7136-56-
71Nuno TavaresPOR26/01/200019 - ----31----
75Branimir KalaicaCRO01/06/199821 - ----------
82João FerreiraPOR22/03/200118 - ----------
84Tomás TavaresPOR07/03/200118 - --3-2-3-3-
89Pedro ÁlvaroPOR02/03/200019 - ----------
97FerroPOR26/03/199722 - --2-912-61
5Ljubomir FejsaSRB14/08/198831 - --2-3-331611
8GabrielPOR18/09/199326 - --2-4-6-10-
17Andrija ŽivkovićSRB11/07/199623 - ------8-365
19ChiquinhoPOR19/07/199524 - ----6-----
21PizziPOR06/10/198930 - --31107341453
22Andreas SamarisGRE13/06/198930 - ----4-25-28-
27Rafa SilvaPOR17/05/199326 - --3172131314
49Adel TaarabtFRA24/05/198930 - --2-7-4-7-
61FlorentinoPOR19/08/199920 - --1-6-1-4-
68Rafael BritoPOR19/01/200217 - ----------
83Gedson FernandesPOR09/01/199920 - --1-5-71172
86Tiago DantasPOR24/12/200018 - ----------
88Gonçalo RamosPOR20/06/200118 - ----------
7CaioBRA19/04/199425 - --1-3-1-1-
9Raúl De TomásESP17/10/199425 - --316-3131
11Franco CerviARG26/05/199425 - --2-3-182263
14Haris SeferovićSUI22/02/199227 - --31102193285
73JotaPOR30/03/199920 - --1-5-1-2-
77Nuno SantosPOR02/03/199920 - ----------
92David TavaresPOR18/03/199920 - --1---1-1-
95Carlos ViníciusBRA25/03/199524 - --2-842-2-
-Bruno LagePOR12/05/197643 - --2---2-8-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Rudi Garcia

Date of birth: 20 February 1964
Playing career: LOSC Lille, Caen, Martigues
Coaching career: Corbeil-Essonnes (player-coach), St-Étienne, Dijon, Le Mans, LOSC Lille, Roma, Marseille, Lyon

• The son of former LOSC player José Garcia, Rudi grew up in the Paris suburbs but started his playing career as an attacking midfielder at his father's old club. Spent six years with Les Dogues, going on to Caen (1988-91) and Martigues (1991-92) before injury prompted a move into coaching.

• Having completed a sports science degree, started out as a player-coach at amateur side Corbeil-Essonnes, whom he had represented as a youngster; did well enough to be offered a job as assistant coach at St-Étienne in 1998. After a brief spell as head coach in tandem with Jean-Guy Wallemme, Garcia re-emerged at the helm of Dijon in 2002, winning promotion to Ligue 2 in 2003/04 and taking the club to the French Cup semi-finals. Returned to Ligue 1 in 2007 with Le Mans, who he led to ninth place in his only season.

• Brought to LOSC as Claude Puel's successor in 2008, he briefly left after a fifth-placed finish in his first season only to reconsider. He led his side to victory in the Coupe de France in May 2011, their first win in the competition since 1955, before completing a domestic double a week later, LOSC's first league title in 57 years.

• Appointed at Roma in June 2013 and oversaw wins in his first ten league matches, the best ever start to Serie A. Eventually finished second, earning a UEFA Champions League place for the first time since 2010, and Roma again finished second in 2015, before Garcia was dismissed the following January.

• Took over at Marseille in October 2016, taking the club to the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League final in Lyon, but Atlético Madrid proved too strong. Garcia left OM in May 2019 and, five months later, was appointed Lyon coach after Sylvinho's brief reign.


Bruno Lage

Date of birth: 12 May 1976
Nationality: Portuguese
Coaching career: Vitória FC (youth), GDR 1.º Maio (youth), Fazendense (assistant), Comércio e Indústria, Benfica (youth, B team), Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai (U19, B team), Sheffield Wednesday (assistant), Swansea (assistant), Benfica B, Benfica

• Born in Setubal, hometown of José Mourinho, Bruno Miguel Silva do Nascimento uses Lage as a family name in homage to his father, former local player and coach Fernando Lage. With a low-key playing career in local clubs, Bruno hung up his boots early and graduated with a degree in physical education; started his coaching career aged just 21 as youth-team assistant at Setubal side Vitória FC.

• After spells with several local youth clubs, he got the first-team job at non-professional Comércio e Indústria in 2001/02, moving on to Benfica in 2004. In eight years at the Eagles he coached all youth levels, winning the 2008/09 Under-15 and 2010/11 U17 league championships with teams featuring the likes of Bruno Varela, João Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rony Lopes and Hélder Costa.

• Opted for a new challenge in summer 2012 with UAE side Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai, coaching their Under-19 and B teams over two years; then linked up with Carlos Carvalhal in England, working as assistant to his compatriot at both Sheffield Wednesday (2015–17) and Swansea (2018).

• Returned to Portugal after eight years abroad and was unveiled as the new coach of Benfica B in July 2018; only took charge of 15 matches before replacing Rui Vitória as head coach of the first team on 3 January 2019; given the job full time on 14 January and signed a contract until 2023 the following month.

• Lage – who has written two books on training and grassroots football, one of them with Carvalhal – took over with Benfica fourth in the Liga, seven points behind Porto; 18 wins and a draw in 19 matches later, the Eagles claimed their 37th league title having scored 103 goals, equalling the club record, with Lage voted coach of the season by his top-flight coaching colleagues and club captains.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBjörn Kuipers (NED)
  • Assistant refereesSander van Roekel (NED) , Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
  • Video Assistant RefereePol van Boekel (NED)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeJoost van Zuilen (NED)
  • Fourth officialSerdar Gözübüyük (NED)
  • UEFA DelegateBakar Jordania (GEO)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlfredo Trentalange (ITA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Björn Kuipers28/03/197355123

Björn Kuipers

Referee since: 1990
First division: 2005
FIFA badge: 2006

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2016, 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2018 UEFA Europa League
2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2014 UEFA Champions League
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
2013 UEFA Europa League
2011 UEFA Super Cup
2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
17/08/2010UCLPOFC ZenitAJ Auxerre1-0St Petersburg
27/09/2011UCLGSTrabzonspor AŞLOSC Lille1-1Trabzon
28/08/2012UCLPOUdinese CalcioSC Braga1-1Udine
18/09/2012UCLGSParis Saint-GermainFC Dynamo Kyiv4-1Paris
10/04/2013UCLQFFC BarcelonaParis Saint-Germain1-1Barcelona
20/08/2014UCLPOLOSC LilleFC Porto0-1Villeneuve d'Ascq
11/03/2015UCLR16Chelsea FCParis Saint-Germain2-2London
13/04/2016UCLQFSL BenficaFC Bayern München2-2Lisbon
17/08/2016UCLPOFC PortoAS Roma1-1Porto
02/11/2016UCLGSJuventusOlympique Lyonnais1-1Turin
22/11/2016UCLGSAS Monaco FCTottenham Hotspur2-1Monaco
09/05/2017UCLSFJuventusAS Monaco FC2-1Turin
06/11/2018UCLGSSSC NapoliParis Saint-Germain1-1Naples
12/12/2018UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskOlympique Lyonnais1-1Kyiv

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/09/2008UELR1SSC NapoliSL Benfica3-2Naples
08/04/2010UELQFLiverpool FCSL Benfica4-1Liverpool
17/08/2010UCLPOFC ZenitAJ Auxerre1-0St Petersburg
07/04/2011UELQFFC Dynamo KyivSC Braga1-1Kyiv
28/04/2011UELSFFC PortoVillarreal CF5-1Porto
26/08/2011SCUPFinalFC BarcelonaFC Porto2-0Monaco
27/09/2011UCLGSTrabzonspor AŞLOSC Lille1-1Trabzon
28/08/2012UCLPOUdinese CalcioSC Braga1-1Udine
18/09/2012UCLGSParis Saint-GermainFC Dynamo Kyiv4-1Paris
10/04/2013UCLQFFC BarcelonaParis Saint-Germain1-1Barcelona
15/05/2013UELFinalSL BenficaChelsea FC1-2Amsterdam
27/02/2014UELR32Eintracht FrankfurtFC Porto3-3Frankfurt am Main
20/08/2014UCLPOLOSC LilleFC Porto0-1Villeneuve d'Ascq
11/03/2015UCLR16Chelsea FCParis Saint-Germain2-2London
18/02/2016UELR32Sporting Clube de PortugalBayer 04 Leverkusen0-1Lisbon
13/04/2016UCLQFSL BenficaFC Bayern München2-2Lisbon
17/08/2016UCLPOFC PortoAS Roma1-1Porto
02/11/2016UCLGSJuventusOlympique Lyonnais1-1Turin
22/11/2016UCLGSAS Monaco FCTottenham Hotspur2-1Monaco
09/05/2017UCLSFJuventusAS Monaco FC2-1Turin
12/04/2018UELQFOlympique de MarseilleRB Leipzig5-2Marseille
16/05/2018UELFinalOlympique de MarseilleClub Atlético de Madrid0-3Decines
06/11/2018UCLGSSSC NapoliParis Saint-Germain1-1Naples
12/12/2018UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskOlympique Lyonnais1-1Kyiv

Last updated 09/10/2020 14:05CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Olympique LyonnaisFixtures and results
09/08/2019LeagueAS Monaco FC (A)W 3-0Dembélé 5, Depay 36, Tousart 80
16/08/2019LeagueAngers SCO (H)W 6-0Aouar 11, Dembélé 36, 65, Depay 42, 48, Jean Lucas 72
27/08/2019LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (A)L 0-1
31/08/2019LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (H)D 1-1Depay 31
13/09/2019LeagueAmiens (A)D 2-2Dembélé 9, 34
17/09/2019UCLFC Zenit (H)D 1-1Depay 51 (P)
22/09/2019LeagueParis Saint-Germain (H)L 0-1
25/09/2019LeagueStade Brestois 29 (A)D 2-2Dembélé 28, Cornet 69
28/09/2019LeagueFC Nantes (H)L 0-1
02/10/2019UCLRB Leipzig (A)W 2-0Depay 11, Terrier 65
06/10/2019LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (A)L 0-1
19/10/2019LeagueDijon FCO (H)D 0-0
23/10/2019UCLSL Benfica (A)L 1-2Depay 70
26/10/2019LeagueFC Metz (H)W 2-0Depay 28, Dembélé 33 (P)
02/11/2019LeagueToulouse FC (A)W 3-2Depay 26, 90+5, Dembélé 67
05/11/2019UCLSL Benfica (H)
10/11/2019LeagueOlympique de Marseille (A)
23/11/2019LeagueOGC Nice (H)
27/11/2019UCLFC Zenit (A)
30/11/2019LeagueRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (A)
03/12/2019LeagueLOSC Lille (H)
07/12/2019LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (A)
10/12/2019UCLRB Leipzig (H)
14/12/2019LeagueStade Rennais FC (H)
21/12/2019LeagueStade de Reims (A)
11/01/2020LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (A)
25/01/2020LeagueToulouse FC (H)
01/02/2020LeagueOGC Nice (A)
05/02/2020LeagueAmiens (H)
09/02/2020LeagueParis Saint-Germain (A)
15/02/2020LeagueRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (H)
22/02/2020LeagueFC Metz (A)
01/03/2020LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (H)
07/03/2020LeagueLOSC Lille (A)
14/03/2020LeagueStade de Reims (H)
21/03/2020LeagueStade Rennais FC (A)
05/04/2020LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (H)
11/04/2020LeagueFC Nantes (A)
19/04/2020LeagueOlympique de Marseille (H)
26/04/2020LeagueAS Monaco FC (H)
02/05/2020LeagueDijon FCO (A)
09/05/2020LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (H)
16/05/2020LeagueAngers SCO (A)
23/05/2020LeagueStade Brestois 29 (H)
1Paris Saint-Germain1290326727
2Angers SCO12624171620
3FC Nantes 126159919
4Olympique de Marseille12543141619
5LOSC Lille12534181318
6FC Girondins de Bordeaux12534171418
7Stade de Reims125349618
8AS Saint-Étienne12534121518
9Stade Brestois 2912453131417
10Olympique Lyonnais12444191116
11Montpellier Hérault SC12444111016
13OGC Nice12516151816
14Stade Rennais FC11434131215
15AS Monaco FC12435192215
16Dijon FCO1233671312
17Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace1233671312
18Toulouse FC12336152212
19FC Metz12336111812
20Nîmes Olympique SC11254101211
SL BenficaFixtures and results
10/08/2019LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)W 5-0Tavares 26, Pizzi 32 (P), 74, Seferović 70, Carlos Vinícius 84
17/08/2019LeagueOs Belenenses (A)W 2-0Rafa Silva 58, Pizzi 90+2
24/08/2019LeagueFC Porto (H)L 0-2
01/09/2019LeagueSC Braga (A)W 4-0Pizzi 25 (P), 47, Bruno Viana 51 (og), Ricardo Esgaio 73 (og)
14/09/2019LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)W 2-0Nogueira de Paula 45 (og), Pizzi 53
17/09/2019UCLRB Leipzig (H)L 1-2Seferović 84
21/09/2019LeagueMoreirense FC (A)W 2-1Rafa Silva 85, Seferović 90+1
28/09/2019LeagueVitória FC (H)W 1-0Carlos Vinícius 63
02/10/2019UCLFC Zenit (A)L 1-3De Tomás 85
18/10/2019CupCova da Piedade (A)W 4-0Pizzi 47, 49, Carlos Vinícius 64, 90+1
23/10/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)W 2-1Rafa Silva 4, Pizzi 86
27/10/2019LeagueCD Tondela (A)W 1-0Ferro 19
30/10/2019LeaguePortimonense SC (H)W 4-0André Almeida 17, Rúben Dias 47, Carlos Vinícius 63, 65
02/11/2019LeagueRio Ave FC (H)W 2-0Rúben Dias 31, Pizzi 51
05/11/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)
09/11/2019LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)
23/11/2019CupVizela (A)
27/11/2019UCLRB Leipzig (A)
30/11/2019LeagueCS Marítimo (H)
06/12/2019LeagueBoavista FC (A)
10/12/2019UCLFC Zenit (H)
15/12/2019LeagueFC Famalicao (H)
05/01/2020LeagueVitória SC (A)
11/01/2020LeagueCD Aves (H)
18/01/2020LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
26/01/2020LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
02/02/2020LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
09/02/2020LeagueFC Porto (A)
15/02/2020LeagueSC Braga (H)
23/02/2020LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)
01/03/2020LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
08/03/2020LeagueVitória FC (A)
15/03/2020LeagueCD Tondela (H)
22/03/2020LeaguePortimonense SC (A)
05/04/2020LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
11/04/2020LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)
19/04/2020LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
22/04/2020LeagueBoavista FC (H)
26/04/2020LeagueFC Famalicao (A)
03/05/2020LeagueVitória SC (H)
10/05/2020LeagueCD Aves (A)
17/05/2020LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
1SL Benfica1090123327
2FC Porto1081121525
3FC Famalicao10721201323
4Sporting Clube de Portugal10523161217
5Vitória SC10442191216
6Boavista FC103619615
7CD Tondela10433111015
8CD Santa Clara103436813
9Rio Ave FC10334141312
10SC Braga10334121512
11Vitória FC102623612
12Os Belenenses1032581611
13Moreirense FC10244101210
14Gil Vicente FC1024471110
15CS Marítimo10244111610
16Portimonense SC101457157
17FC Paços de Ferreira101276175
18CD Aves1010911243

Last updated 09/10/2020 12:14CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Olympique Lyonnais

  • 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)
    Anthony Lopes, Denayer, Marcelo, Dembélé, Traoré (77 Cornet), Depay, Mendes, Dubois, Reine-Adélaïde (86 Terrier), Koné, Tousart
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    RB Leipzig 0-2 Olympique Lyonnais
    0-1 Depay 11, 0-2 Terrier 65
    Anthony Lopes, Andersen, Marcelo, Terrier (69 Traoré), Aouar (87 Jean Lucas), Depay (79 Dembélé), Mendes, Dubois, Marçal, Koné, Tousart
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    SL Benfica 2-1 Olympique Lyonnais
    1-0 Rafa Silva 4, 1-1 Depay 70, 2-1 Pizzi 86
    Anthony Lopes, Denayer, Marcelo, Terrier (56 Mendes), Aouar (88 Reine-Adélaïde), Dembélé, Depay, Dubois, Cornet (66 Traoré), Koné, Tousart
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Olympique Lyonnais-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    FC Zenit-Olympique Lyonnais
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    Olympique Lyonnais-RB Leipzig

SL Benfica

  • 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
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Fejsa, Rúben Dias, De Tomás, Cervi (76 Seferović), Pizzi (76 Rafa Silva), Taarabt, Jota (67 David Tavares), Tavares, Ferro
  • 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
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Fejsa (60 Caio), Rúben Dias, Gabriel, Seferović (80 De Tomás), Pizzi (60 Carlos Vinícius), Rafa Silva, Jardel, Taarabt, Tavares
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    SL Benfica 2-1 Olympique Lyonnais
    1-0 Rafa Silva 4, 1-1 Depay 70, 2-1 Pizzi 86
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Rúben Dias, Gabriel, Cervi (78 De Tomás), Seferović (59 Carlos Vinícius), Rafa Silva (20 Pizzi), Florentino, Gedson Fernandes, Tavares, Ferro
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Olympique Lyonnais-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    RB Leipzig-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SL Benfica-FC Zenit

Last updated 09/10/2020 12:02CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

Team facts Only this chapter

Olympique Lyonnais
Nickname: Les Gones (The Kids)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 1997

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 7 (2008)
French Cup: 5 (2012)
League Cup: 1 (2001)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16
2016/17: UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
round of 16
round of 16
2009/10: semi-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-0: Lyon v Red Boys Differdange
17/09/74, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-7: Dinamo Zagreb v Lyon
07/12/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Lyon v Borussia Mönchengladbach
05/11/74, UEFA Cup second round second leg
twice, most recently v Bayern München
27/04/10, UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Barcelona v Lyon
13/03/19, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg
4-0 three times, most recently v Real Madrid
18/10/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-2: Lyon v Werder Bremen
08/03/05, round of 16 second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Sparta Praha
08/12/04, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-7: Dinamo Zagreb v Lyon (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 twice, most recently v Bayern München (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Barcelona v Lyon (see above)
4-0: Real Madrid v Lyon (see above)


SL Benfica
Formed: 1904
Nickname: As Águias (The Eagles)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (2): 1961, 1962, (1963), (1965), (1968), (1988), (1990)
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: (1983), (2013), (2014)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 37 (2019)
Portuguese Cup: 26 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage
round of 16
group stage
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
10-0: Benfica v Stade Dudelange
05/10/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Stade Dudelange v Benfica
30/09/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Benfica v Manchester United
09/03/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Celta Vigo v Benfica
25/11/99, UEFA Cup third round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Benfica v Celtic
01/11/06, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2 three times, most recently v Dynamo Kyiv
19/10/16, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2 four times, most recently v Bayern
19/09/18, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Basel v Benfica
27/09/17, 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