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

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Atalanta BCAtalanta BCStadio San Siro - MilanWednesday 6 November 2019
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Group C - Matchday 4
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
22/10/2019GSManchester City FC - Atalanta BC5-1
ManchesterAgüero 34, 38 (P), Sterling 58, 64, 69; Malinovskyi 28 (P)
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Atalanta BC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

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

Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
01/11/2017GSSSC Napoli - Manchester City FC2-4
NaplesInsigne 21, Jorginho 62 (P); Otamendi 34, Stones 48, Agüero 69, Sterling 90+2
17/10/2017GSManchester City FC - SSC Napoli2-1
ManchesterSterling 9, Jesus 13; Diawara 73 (P)
UEFA Champions League
25/11/2015GSJuventus - Manchester City FC1-0
TurinMandžukić 18
15/09/2015GSManchester City FC - Juventus1-2
ManchesterChiellini 57 (og); Mandžukić 70, Morata 81
UEFA Champions League
10/12/2014GSAS Roma - Manchester City FC0-2
RomeNasri 60, Zabaleta 86
30/09/2014GSManchester City FC - AS Roma1-1ManchesterAgüero 4 (P); Totti 23
UEFA Champions League
22/11/2011GSSSC Napoli - Manchester City FC2-1
NaplesCavani 17, 49; Balotelli 33
14/09/2011GSManchester City FC - SSC Napoli1-1ManchesterKolarov 74; Cavani 69
UEFA Europa League
16/12/2010GSJuventus - Manchester City FC1-1TurinGiannetti 43; Jô 77
30/09/2010GSManchester City FC - Juventus1-1ManchesterA. Johnson 37; Iaquinta 10
06/12/1978R3Manchester City FC - AC Milan3-0
agg: 5-2
ManchesterBooth 15, Hartford 31, Kidd 43
23/11/1978R3AC Milan - Manchester City FC2-2MilanBigon 59, 82; Kidd 37, Power 57
29/09/1976R1Juventus - Manchester City FC2-0
agg: 2-1
TurinScirea 36, Boninsegna 69
15/09/1976R1Manchester City FC - Juventus1-0
ManchesterKidd 44
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Manchester City FC843172230000156542517

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Match background Only this chapter

Comfortably clear at the top of Group C, Manchester City will aim to make it four wins out of four – and clinch a place in the knockout stages – at Atalanta, whose debut UEFA Champions League campaign has featured three defeats to date.

• An 11-minute Raheem Sterling hat-trick – the third fastest in the competition's history – helped City to a 5-1 win at the City of Manchester Stadium on Matchday 3, Sergio Agüero having found the net twice in the first half as the English champions made it ten goals in their first three fixtures. Ruslan Malinovskyi's 28th-minute penalty, which briefly gave Atalanta the lead, was the first goal Josep Guardiola's side had conceded in the section.

Highlights: Manchester City 5-1 Atalanta

Form guide
• Atalanta suffered their heaviest loss in UEFA competition on Matchday 1, going down 4-0 at Dinamo Zagreb, before matching that four-goal margin of defeat at City last time out. On Matchday 2 they let slip a 1-0 lead against Shakhtar at San Siro in Milan, conceding five minutes into added time to lose 2-1.

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

• Before Matchday 1, the Italian club were unbeaten in seven matches in continental competition; they have still lost only four of their last 17 European games (W7 D6).

See Atalanta lose late on their home debut

• This is Atalanta's 39th European match, and their seventh campaign in continental competition. They reached the European Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals in 1987/88 and the UEFA Cup quarter-finals three years later.

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

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

• Before losing to Shakhtar on Matchday 2, Atalanta were unbeaten in 12 European home matches (W6 D6), since a 2-1 defeat against Belgian side Mechelen in the 1987/88 European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final second leg (2-4 aggregate). Those are their only defeats in their 18 home European matches (W10 D6).

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

Sterling: Mum has all of my hat-trick balls

Manchester City
• This season, City have also won 3-0 at Shakhtar and 2-0 at home to Dinamo, Matchday 3 taking their tally of goals scored to 24 in their last seven UEFA Champions League matches. Since losing at home to Lyon on Matchday 1 last season (1-2) their record is W10 D1 L1 with 39 goals scored and 11 conceded.

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

• Guardiola's side have won 11 of their last 18 European matches, home and away – losing six. Away from home it is five wins in eight matches (D1 L2), both defeats coming in England; the last game they lost abroad was at Shakhtar (1-2) on Matchday 6 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League.

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

• This is the fifth time City have been drawn in the same UEFA Champions League group as an Italian club; most recently, in 2017/18, they beat Napoli home (2-1) and away (4-2). That result in Naples was their second victory in three trips to Italy, where they had failed to win on their first four visits (D2 L2).

• Matchday 3 made it four City successes in their last 11 meetings with Italian clubs, home and away (D4 L3).

Watch City win 3-0 away on Matchday 1

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

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

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

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

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

WAtch City win at Napoli in 2017

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

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

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

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

Latest news

• Five days after shipping five goals at City, Atalanta equalled their biggest ever win in Serie A with a 7-1 victory over Udinese, matching their scoreline against Triestina in June 1952.

• Luis Muriel scored his first Atalanta hat-trick against Udinese, making it five goals in two league matches having struck twice against Lazio on 19 October. With eight goals in total, he is just three short of his record for a Serie A season of 11, set with Udinese in 2012/13 and Sampdoria four years later.

• The goals against Udinese were Muriel's first at home for Atalanta; his previous five had all come away.

• Debutant Amad Traoré was also on target against Udinese, the 17-year-old becoming the first player born in 2002 to score in Serie A.

• On 30 October goals from Remo Freuler – his first of the season – and Josip Iličić earned Atalanta a 2-2 draw at Napoli.

• On Sunday Atalanta failed to score for the first time in Serie A this season, going down 2-0 at home to Cagliari – their third home loss of the season in all competitions (W2 D1). Iličić was sent off in the 39th minute, shortly after Mario Pašalić had opened the scoring for the visitors with an own goal.

• Atalanta still have the best attack in Serie A with 30 goals from 11 games. They had scored two or more goals in every league match before the weekend, and had found the net in 16 successive Serie A games.

• Duván Zapata, who has scored six goals in seven Serie A games this season, has been out since suffering a thigh injury while on international duty with Colombia on 12 October.

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

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

Manchester City
• Sergio Agüero made his 100th appearance in UEFA club competition on Matchday 3; he has scored 61 goals.

• Bernardo Silva is on 49 European matches.

• On Saturday, City came from a goal down to beat Southampton 2-1 at home, Kyle Walker scoring an 86th-minute winner – his first Premier League goal since 1 September 2018.

• City have won ten of their last 11 matches in all competitions, including the last five since a 2-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on 6 October. Thatt was their first home defeat without scoring since March 2016, and ended a run of scoring in 29 successive Premier League games.

• City have suffered only two defeats in their last 25 matches in all competitions (W21 D2).

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

• English League Cup winners in the last two seasons, and four of the last six campaigns, City reached this season's quarter-finals with a 3-1 home win against Southampton on 29 October. They will visit third division Oxford in the last eight in the week commencing 16 December. 

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

• Agüero found the net in City's first six league games of the season, eight goals in all, but had not scored in four before firing the equaliser on Saturday – his ninth goal in this season's Premier League with just his tenth shot on target.

• Despite that scoreless run, Agüero nevertheless has five goals in his last four City matches in all competitions.

• Josep Guardiola's side have scored 51 goals in their 17 matches this season, and 34 in their 11 league matches.

• Raheem Sterling has scored 13 goals in 15 club games this season, and has 17 goals and eight assists in 19 games for City and England in 2019/20.

• Oleksandr Zinchenko has not played since 14 October and has undergone knee surgery that is expected to sideline him for up to six weeks.

• Rodri limped off shortly before half-time against Atalanta on Matchday 3 with a hamstring problem and has not played since.

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

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

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


Squad list Only this chapter

Atalanta BC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
31Francesco RossiITA27/04/199128 - ----------
57Marco SportielloITA10/05/199227 - ----1-----
95Pierluigi GolliniITA18/03/199524 - --3-10-3-7-
2Rafael TolóiBRA10/10/199029 - --3-10-3-132
4Simon KjærDEN26/03/198930 - ----5-61444
5Andrea MasielloITA05/02/198633 - --3-6-3-172
6José Luis PalominoARG05/01/199029 - --1-7-6-221
8Robin GosensGER05/07/199425 - --3-1033-131
13Guilherme AranaBRA14/04/199722 - ----3---91
19Berat DjimsitiALB19/02/199326 - --2-9-2-141
21Timothy CastagneBEL05/12/199523 - --2-612-212
33Hans HateboerNED09/01/199425 - --3-9-3-231
41Roger IbañezBRA23/11/199820 - ----------
11Remo FreulerSUI15/04/199227 - --2-812-171
15Marten de RoonNED29/03/199128*--3-913-201
18Ruslan MalinovskyiUKR04/05/199326 - --319-312911
72Josip IličićSVN29/01/198831 - --3-1043-4415
88Mario PašalićCRO09/02/199524 - --3-1019-263
9Luis MurielCOL16/04/199128 - --2-9810-266
10Alejandro GómezARG15/02/198831 - --3-1143-164
91Duván ZapataCOL01/04/199128 - --217652227
99Musa BarrowGAM14/11/199820 - --1-3-1-74
-Gian Piero GasperiniITA26/01/195861 - --3---4-26-
Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Claudio BravoCHI13/04/198336 - ------10-12-
31EdersonBRA17/08/199326 - --3-11-32-34-
32Daniel GrimshawENG16/01/199821 - ----------
33Scott CarsonENG03/09/198534 - ------1-15-
84Cieran SlickerENG15/09/200217 - ----------
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199029 - --2-9122-47-
5John StonesENG28/05/199425 - --1-5-194244
12AngeliñoESP04/01/199722 - ----3-6-9-
14Aymeric LaporteFRA27/05/199425 - ----4-182523
22Benjamin MendyFRA17/07/199425 - --3-3-15-25-
27João CanceloPOR27/05/199425 - --3-5-161171
30Nicolás OtamendiARG12/02/198831 - --3-81511672
50Eric GarcíaESP09/01/200118 - ----1-----
78Taylor Harwood-BellisENG30/01/200217 - ----------
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199029 - --31101466567
11Oleksandr ZinchenkoUKR15/12/199622 - --1-7-11-11-
16RodriESP22/06/199623 - --3-9111-221
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199128 - --2-1023755611
19Leroy SanéGER11/01/199623 - ------227298
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199425 - --2-104377498
21David SilvaESP08/01/198633 - --1-11367109717
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198534 - --3-7-83712716
26Riyad MahrezALG21/02/199128 - --3182186186
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200019S--214-9292
69Thomas DoyleENG17/10/200118 - ----------
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199424 - --3410744185718
9Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199722 - --2183179179
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198831 - --22109703910061
83Ian PovedaENG09/02/200019 - ----------
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197148 - --3---116-123-

Last updated 06/11/2019 10:31CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Gian Piero Gasperini

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

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

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

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

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

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


Josep Guardiola

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

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

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

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

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

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


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
  • Assistant refereesDmitri Zhuk (BLR) , Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
  • Video Assistant RefereeClément Turpin (FRA)
  • Fourth officialDenis Scherbakov (BLR)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeAmaury Delerue (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateJacob Erel (ISR)
  • UEFA Referee observerTerje Hauge (NOR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Aleksei Kulbakov27/12/197918106

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/10/2019UCLGSLOSC LilleChelsea FC1-2Villeneuve d'Ascq

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/09/2010EUROQRItalyFaroe Islands5-0Florence
20/02/2014UELR32JuventusTrabzonspor AŞ2-0Turin
02/10/2014UELGSFC Internazionale MilanoQarabağ FK2-0Milan
14/02/2019UELR32Malmö FFChelsea FC1-2Malmo
07/03/2019UELR16SSC NapoliFC Salzburg3-0Naples
02/10/2019UCLGSLOSC LilleChelsea FC1-2Villeneuve d'Ascq

Last updated 04/11/2019 11:18CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Atalanta BCFixtures and results
25/08/2019LeagueSPAL (A)W 3-2Gosens 34, Muriel 70, 76
01/09/2019LeagueTorino FC (H)L 2-3Zapata 38, 54
15/09/2019LeagueGenoa CFC (A)W 2-1Muriel 64 (P), Zapata 90+5
18/09/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (A)L 0-4
22/09/2019LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)D 2-2Iličić 84, Castagne 90+5
25/09/2019LeagueAS Roma (A)W 2-0Zapata 70, De Roon 90
28/09/2019LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)W 4-1Gómez 6, 29, Gosens 13, Zapata 35
01/10/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)L 1-2Zapata 28
06/10/2019LeagueUS Lecce (H)W 3-1Zapata 35, Gómez 40, Gosens 56
19/10/2019LeagueSS Lazio (A)D 3-3Muriel 23, 28, Gómez 37
22/10/2019UCLManchester City FC (A)L 1-5Malinovskyi 28 (P)
27/10/2019LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)W 7-1Iličić 21, 43, Muriel 35 (P), 47, 75 (P), Pašalić 52, Traore 83
30/10/2019LeagueSSC Napoli (A)D 2-2Freuler 41, Iličić 86
03/11/2019LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)L 0-2
06/11/2019UCLManchester City FC (H)
10/11/2019LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
23/11/2019LeagueJuventus (H)
26/11/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (H)
30/11/2019LeagueBrescia Calcio (A)
07/12/2019LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
11/12/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)
15/12/2019LeagueBologna FC (A)
22/12/2019LeagueAC Milan (H)
05/01/2020LeagueParma FC (H)
12/01/2020LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
19/01/2020LeagueSPAL (H)
26/01/2020LeagueTorino FC (A)
02/02/2020LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
09/02/2020LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
16/02/2020LeagueAS Roma (H)
23/02/2020LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
01/03/2020LeagueUS Lecce (A)
08/03/2020LeagueSS Lazio (H)
15/03/2020LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
22/03/2020LeagueSSC Napoli (H)
05/04/2020LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
11/04/2020LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
19/04/2020LeagueJuventus (A)
22/04/2020LeagueBrescia Calcio (H)
26/04/2020LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
03/05/2020LeagueBologna FC (H)
10/05/2020LeagueAC Milan (A)
17/05/2020LeagueParma FC (A)
24/05/2020LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
2FC Internazionale Milano11911241128
3AS Roma11641201222
4SS Lazio11632241121
5Atalanta BC11632301821
6Cagliari Calcio11632181021
7SSC Napoli11533211518
8ACF Fiorentina11443161416
9Hellas Verona FC114349915
10Parma FC11425161514
11AC Milan11416111513
12Udinese Calcio1141681813
13Bologna FC11335151712
14Torino FC11326111711
15US Sassuolo Calcio10316182010
16US Lecce11245132110
17Genoa CFC1122714268
18UC Sampdoria112277198
19Brescia Calcio1021710167
Manchester City FCFixtures and results
10/08/2019LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)W 5-0Jesus 25, Sterling 51, 75, 90+1, Agüero 86 (P)
17/08/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)D 2-2Sterling 20, Agüero 35
25/08/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)W 3-1Agüero 15, 64, Sterling 43
31/08/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)W 4-0De Bruyne 2, Agüero 42, 55, Bernardo Silva 79
14/09/2019LeagueNorwich City FC (A)L 2-3Agüero 45, Rodri 88
18/09/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)W 3-0Mahrez 24, Gündoğan 38, Jesus 76
21/09/2019LeagueWatford FC (H)W 8-0David Silva 1, Agüero 7 (P), Mahrez 12, Bernardo Silva 15, 48, 60, Otamendi 18, De Bruyne 85
24/09/2019CupPreston North End FC (A)W 3-0Sterling 19, Jesus 35, Ledson 42 (og)
28/09/2019LeagueEverton FC (A)W 3-1Jesus 24, Mahrez 71, Sterling 84
01/10/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (H)W 2-0Sterling 66, Foden 90+5
06/10/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)L 0-2
19/10/2019LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)W 2-0Jesus 39, David Silva 41
22/10/2019UCLAtalanta BC (H)W 5-1Agüero 34, 38 (P), Sterling 58, 64, 69
26/10/2019LeagueAston Villa FC (H)W 3-0Sterling 46, David Silva 65, Gündoğan 70
29/10/2019CupSouthampton FC (H)W 3-1Otamendi 20, Agüero 38, 56
02/11/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (H)W 2-1Agüero 70, Walker 86
06/11/2019UCLAtalanta BC (A)
10/11/2019LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
23/11/2019LeagueChelsea FC (H)
26/11/2019UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
30/11/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
03/12/2019LeagueBurnley FC (A)
07/12/2019LeagueManchester United FC (H)
11/12/2019UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (A)
15/12/2019LeagueArsenal FC (A)
18/12/2019CupOxford United (A)
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

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  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    Manchester City FC33001019
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk3111464
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb3111644
    Atalanta BC30032110
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Atalanta BC
    1-0 Leovac 10, 2-0 Oršić 31, 3-0 Oršić 42, 4-0 Oršić 68
    Gollini, Tolói, Masiello (46 Malinovskyi), Gosens, Gómez, Freuler (46 Pašalić), De Roon, Djimsiti, Hateboer, Iličić (88 Barrow), Zapata
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Atalanta BC 1-2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 Zapata 28, 1-1 Júnior Moraes 41, 1-2 Solomon 90+5
    Gollini, Tolói, Masiello (68 Muriel), Palomino, Gómez, De Roon, Castagne, Hateboer (57 Gosens), Iličić (57 Malinovskyi), Pašalić, Zapata
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Manchester City FC 5-1 Atalanta BC
    0-1 Malinovskyi 28 (P) , 1-1 Agüero 34, 2-1 Agüero 38 (P) , 3-1 Sterling 58, 4-1 Sterling 64, 5-1 Sterling 69
    Gollini, Tolói, Masiello (46 Pašalić), Gosens, Gómez (46 Muriel), Freuler, De Roon, Malinovskyi, Djimsiti, Castagne, Iličić (72 Hateboer)
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Atalanta BC-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Atalanta BC-GNK Dinamo Zagreb
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Atalanta BC

Manchester City FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City FC
    0-1 Mahrez 24, 0-2 Gündoğan 38, 0-3 Jesus 76
    Ederson, Walker (81 João Cancelo), Sterling, Gündoğan, Jesus, Zinchenko, Rodri (83 B. Mendy), De Bruyne (77 Bernardo Silva), Fernandinho, Mahrez, Otamendi
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Manchester City FC 2-0 GNK Dinamo Zagreb
    1-0 Sterling 66, 2-0 Foden 90+5
    Ederson, Gündoğan, Agüero (89 Jesus), Rodri, Bernardo Silva (56 Sterling), David Silva (91 Foden), B. Mendy, Fernandinho, Mahrez, João Cancelo, Otamendi
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Manchester City FC 5-1 Atalanta BC
    0-1 Malinovskyi 28 (P) , 1-1 Agüero 34, 2-1 Agüero 38 (P) , 3-1 Sterling 58, 4-1 Sterling 64, 5-1 Sterling 69
    Ederson, Walker, Sterling, Gündoğan, Agüero, Rodri (41 Stones), De Bruyne (67 Otamendi), B. Mendy (71 João Cancelo), Fernandinho, Mahrez, Foden
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Atalanta BC-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Manchester City FC-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb-Manchester City FC

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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

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La Dea (The Goddess)

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

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

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

UEFA club competition

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

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

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

• Heaviest away defeat
Manchester City v Atalanta
22/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage
4-0: Dinamo Zagreb v Atalanta
19/09/19, UEFA Champions League group stage

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

• Biggest away win

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

• Heaviest away defeat
Manchester City v Atalanta (see above)
Dinamo Zagreb v Atalanta (see above)


Manchester City FC
Formed: 1894
Nickname: The Citizens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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