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UEFA Champions League: KRC Genk - FC Salzburg Match press kits

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KRC GenkKRC GenkKRC Genk Arena - GenkWednesday 27 November 2019
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Group E - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
17/09/2019GSFC Salzburg - KRC Genk6-2
SalzburgHaaland 2, 34, 45, Hwang 36, Szoboszlai 45+2, Ulmer 66; Lucumí 40, Samatta 52
KRC Genk000010010000100126
FC Salzburg110000000000110062

KRC Genk - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
24/11/2016GSKRC Genk - SK Rapid Wien1-0
GenkKarelis 11
15/09/2016GSSK Rapid Wien - KRC Genk3-2
ViennaSchwab 51, Joelinton 59, Colley 60 (og); Bailey 29, 90 (P)
UEFA Europa League
07/11/2013GSSK Rapid Wien - KRC Genk2-2ViennaBoyd 40, 45+2; Mbodji 28 (P), Buffel 60
24/10/2013GSKRC Genk - SK Rapid Wien1-1GenkGorius 21; Sabitzer 82

FC Salzburg - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
21/02/2019R32FC Salzburg - Club Brugge4-0
agg: 5-2
SalzburgSchlager 17, Daka 29, 43, Dabbur 90+4
14/02/2019R32Club Brugge - FC Salzburg2-1
BrugesDenswil 64, Wesley 81; Junuzović 17
UEFA Europa League
07/11/2013GSR. Standard de Liège - FC Salzburg1-3
LiegeMpoku 55; Švento 42, Kampl 45+1, Alan 59
24/10/2013GSFC Salzburg - R. Standard de Liège2-1
SalzburgJonatan Soriano 53, Ramalho 85; Mujangi Bia 88 (P)
UEFA Europa League
25/02/2010R32FC Salzburg - R. Standard de Liège0-0
agg: 2-3
18/02/2010R32R. Standard de Liège - FC Salzburg3-2
LiegeWitsel 66 (P), 82, De Camargo 80; Janko 4, 45
UEFA Intertoto Cup
22/07/2000R3FC Salzburg - R. Standard de Liège1-1
agg: 2-4
SalzburgLaessig 57; Mornar 1
15/07/2000R3R. Standard de Liège - FC Salzburg3-1
LiegeSzewczyk 26 (og), Van Buyten 47, El Yamani 84; Früstük 30
30/09/1997R1RSC Anderlecht - FC Salzburg4-2
agg: 7-6
BrusselsPeiremans 46, 63, Yashchuk 55, Dheedene 62; Glieder 5, Ivanauskas 32
16/09/1997R1FC Salzburg - RSC Anderlecht4-3
SalzburgKlausz 32, 51, Glieder 50, 62 (P); Yashchuk 33, Goor 58, Stoica 79
02/11/1993R2Royal Antwerp FC - FC Salzburg0-1
agg: 0-2
DeurneFeiersinger 85
19/10/1993R2FC Salzburg - Royal Antwerp FC1-0
SalzburgJurčević 67
KRC Genk2110301200005122812
FC Salzburg752062040000137242820

Last updated 08/11/2019 11:37CET

Match background Only this chapter

Genk's UEFA Champions League campaign has come to an early end, although the Belgian champions can still claim the consolation of a UEFA Europa League place as they welcome a Salzburg side who inflicted a heavy defeat on them in their Matchday 1 encounter and still harbour hopes of finishing in the top two in Group E.

• The Austrian club marked their first group game since 1994/95 with a 6-2 victory against Genk – themselves appearing at this stage for the first time in eight years – on the opening night, Erling Braut Haaland serving notice of his emerging talent with a first-half hat-trick on his UEFA Champions League debut. Hee-Chan Hwang (36), Dominik Szoboszlai (45+2) and Andreas Ulmer (66) were also on target as Salzburg marked their return in emphatic fashion, Genk's consolation goals coming from Jhon Lucumí (40) and Ally Mbwana Samatta (52).

• Salzburg have since added only one point to their tally, however, and trail Liverpool (nine points) and Napoli (eight). The Austrian champions will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Genk, while a draw would confirm them in third place.

Highlights: Salzburg 6-2 Genk

• Genk, who parted company with coach Felice Mazzù on 12 November, have a single point to their name and can no longer finish in the top two. They will be confirmed in fourth place unless they beat Salzburg.

Form guide
• The Matchday 1 defeat at Salzburg was Genk's heaviest loss in continental competition since a 7-0 defeat at Valencia in the UEFA Champions League group stage in November 2011 – their biggest European defeat. The Belgian side held Napoli 0-0 on Matchday 2 to collect their only point, before going down home (1-4) and away (1-2) against holders Liverpool to confirm their elimination.

• Genk have conceded 16 goals in their last five European fixtures, scoring five.

Highlights: Genk 1-4 Liverpool

• Belgian champions for the fourth time in 2018/19, Genk qualified automatically for the UEFA Champions League group stage this season for the first time, their previous appearances, in 2002/03 and 2011/12, having both involved at least one qualifying tie.

• The Belgian club are still awaiting their first victory in the UEFA Champions League proper. In 2002/03 they drew four of their six matches but still finished bottom of a section involving Real Madrid, Roma and AEK Athens; eight years later, they drew all three home games but lost all their away matches in a section also including Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen and Valencia.

• Genk have played more UEFA Champions League group stage matches without a win (16) than any other participating team.

• In 2018/19 Genk won all six qualifying matches to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage – scoring 22 goals in the process – where they finished ahead of Malmö, Beşiktaş and Sarpsborg. Slavia Praha proved too strong in the round of 32, however, the Czech club winning 4-1 at the KRC Genk Arena after a goalless draw in Prague.

Highlights: Genk 0-0 Napoli

• Genk have lost only three of their 13 home UEFA Champions League matches (W4 D6), qualifying included, and were unbeaten in six (W2 D4), since a 2-1 loss against Sarajevo in the 2007/08 second qualifying round, before losing to Liverpool on Matchday 3.

• Genk have lost only two of their last 18 home European matches (W12 D4), although those defeats, against Slavia last season and Liverpool this, have come in their last three matches.

• Genk have scored at least once in 32 of their last 34 European matches, the exceptions the first leg against Slavia last season and against Napoli on Matchday 2.

• The Belgian side are unbeaten at home against Austrian visitors (W1 D1), most recently defeating Rapid Wien 1-0 in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Highlights: Napoli 1-1 Salzburg

• In the 6-2 win against Genk on Matchday 1, Salzburg scored five goals in the first half – only the seventh team to do so in the UEFA Champions League.

• Haaland's three goals made him the eighth player to score a UEFA Champions League debut hat-trick, and the first to do so in the first half. Aged 19 years 58 days, the Norwegian is the third youngest player to score a UEFA Champions League hat-trick, behind Raúl González (18 years 113 days) and Wayne Rooney (18 years 340 days).

• Salzburg scored another three goals in their second fixture, but conceded four to lose against Liverpool at Anfield. Haaland was also on target in that game, adding three against Napoli (2-3 home, 1-1 away) to make it seven goals in his first four UEFA Champions League appearances – the first player to achieve that feat. The Norwegian tops this season's goal charts, one ahead of Bayern München's Robert Lewandowski.

• The Austrian club won a sixth successive Bundesliga title in 2018/19 – their 13th overall – adding the Austrian Cup to complete a domestic double for the sixth time, all since 2011/12. As Austrian champions, Salzburg qualified automatically for the group stage.

Highlights: Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg

• Salzburg's sole previous UEFA Champions League group stage appearance came in 1994/95, their European Cup debut, when they finished third in a group involving eventual winners Ajax, a Milan side who went on to lose to the Dutch club in the final, and AEK Athens. With two points then awarded for a win, Salzburg picked up five from their six matches, a 3-1 victory away to AEK their sole success.

• Of Salzburg's seven consecutive eliminations in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds between 2012/13 and 2018/19, three took place in the play-offs, including last season's defeat against Crvena zvezda (0-0 a, 2-2 h).

• The Austrian club therefore moved into the UEFA Europa League, a competition in which they had reached the semi-finals in 2017/18, and won all six of their group games for the third time – a competition record – to head a section including Celtic, Leipzig and Rosenborg. Marco Rose's side then beat Belgium's Club Brugge in the round of 32 (1-2 a, 4-0 h), before bowing out against Napoli (0-3 a, 3-1 h).

• Before drawing at Napoli this term, Salzburg had lost three successive European away games having suffered only two defeats in the previous 17 (W9 D6).

• Defeat at Liverpool on Matchday 2 ended Salzburg's seven-match unbeaten run in UEFA Champions League away games (W4 D3), all qualifiers, stretching back to a 3-0 loss at Malmö in the 2015/16 third qualifying round second leg. They have, however, won only one of their last five away games in the competition (D3 L1), while Matchday 1 is their only competition win in six matches, home and away (D3 L2).

See Salzburg lose in Belgium in 2018/19

• Salzburg have won seven of their 13 matches against Belgian clubs and four of the last five. Away from home their record is W2 L4, the most recent visit bringing that 2-1 defeat at Club Brugge in last season's UEFA Europa League.

Links and trivia
• Genk's Joakim Mæhle was a Denmark team-mate of Salzburg's Rasmus Kristensen at this summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship, scoring twice in a 3-1 win against Austria.

• Have played together:
Paul Onachu & Rasmus Kristensen (Midtjylland 2015–18)

• International team-mates:
Sander Berge & Erling Braut Haaland (Norway)
Joseph Paintsil & Majeed Ashimeru (Ghana)
Junya Ito & Takumi Minamino (Japan)

Latest news

• Genk kicked off the new season with a 3-0 win against Mechelen in the Belgian Super Cup on 20 July. It was the second time they had claimed the trophy, and the first since 2011, in their eighth appearance.

• On 12 November Genk parted company with coach Felice Mazzù after a run of five defeats in seven matches in all competitions. Hannes Wolf took over as his replacement on 19 November.

• Genk drew 2-2 at Mouscron on Saturday, having lost their previous three matches in all competitions. They have conceded two goals in each of their last five games.

• Genk have won only two of their last ten matches in all competitions (D3 L5).

• Genk were 3-0 winners at Ronse in the Belgian Cup last 32 on 24 September; they will visit Antwerp in the next stage on 3 December.

• A 1-0 defeat of Cercle Brugge on 26 October is Genk's sole success in their last four home matches in all competitions (D1 L2).

• Genk lost two of their first three league games this season, having been unbeaten for their first 15 matches in 2018/19 and not suffered a second defeat until the 23rd round of fixtures. They have now lost six league matches in 2019/20, one more than the whole of last season.

• They have 21 points after 15 matches – 14 less than at the same stage of 2018/19.

• Bryan Heynen was forced off by injury in first-half added time during Saturday's draw at Mouscron.

• First-choice goalkeeper Danny Vukovic has not played since 26 July due to a ruptured Achilles tendon and has not been included in the UEFA Champions League squad.

• Andreas Ulmer made his 100th appearance in UEFA club competition on Matchday 4.

• Salzburg have won all but six of their 22 matches this season in all competitions, with the only defeats coming at Liverpool and at home to Napoli in the UEFA Champions League group stage. They drew 2-2 at home to St Pölten on Saturday.

• Erling Braut Haaland scored his fifth hat-trick of the season in a 3-0 win at Wolfsberg on 3 November. The 19-year-old has 26 goals in 18 club appearances in 2019/20 and is the top scorer in both the Austrian Bundesliga (15 goals) and the UEFA Champions League (seven).

• The Austrian champions have picked up 39 points from their first 15 league games, one more than second-placed LASK.

• Salzburg have scored 84 goals in 22 competitive matches this season, 58 in the league.

• Takumi Minamino was on target from the penalty spot in Japan's 2-0 win away to Kyrgyzstan in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 14 November.

• On 17 November Mohamed Camara scored his first goal for Mali in a 2-0 win at Chad in CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

• Two days later Patson Daka registered in Zambia's 2-1 home defeat against Zimbabwe, also in CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

• Haaland missed Norway's European Qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Malta with knee problems, and also sat out Saturday's draw against St Pölten.

• Smail Prevljak has been out since the beginning of November due to a neck injury, although he was an unused substitute against St Pölten.

• Goalkeeper Cican Stankovic has been sidelined by a thigh injury since Matchday 3.

• Patrick Farkas has been out since 21 October due to circulatory problems.

• Antoine Bernede fractured his shin in the 2-1 Austrian Cup win at Rapid on 25 September.

• Alexander Walke (broken metatarsal) has been out since mid-June, but returned to team training during October's international break.


Squad list Only this chapter

KRC Genk - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
26Maarten VandevoordtBEL26/02/200217 - ----------
28Gaëtan CouckeBEL03/11/199821 - --4-15-4-4-
32Vic ChambaereBEL10/01/200316 - ----------
40Tobe LeysenBEL09/03/200217 - ----------
2Casper De NorreBEL07/02/199722 - --1-8-1-3-
4Dries WoutersBEL28/01/199722 - ----4---5-
5Neto BorgesBRA13/09/199623 - ----------
6Sebastien DewaestBEL27/05/199128 - --2-1322-283
21Jere UronenFIN13/07/199425 - --3-12-3-381
31Joakim MæhleDEN20/05/199722 - --4-13-4-17-
33Jhon LucumíCOL26/06/199821 - --4111-41121
35Shawn AdewoyeBEL29/06/200019 - ----------
46Carlos CuestaCOL09/03/199920 - --3-9-3-3-
54Vladimir ScreciuROU13/01/200019 - ----------
7Junya ItoJPN09/03/199326 - --4-16-4-5-
8Bryan HeynenBEL06/02/199722 - --4-1414-242
11Joseph PaintsilGHA01/02/199821 - --1-911-102
17Patrik HrošovskýSVK22/04/199227 - --3-11-91452
19Jakub PiotrowskiPOL04/10/199722 - ----5---61
23Ianis HagiROU22/10/199821 - --3-1133-71
25Sander BergeNOR14/02/199821 - --4-1624-202
27Théo BongondaBEL20/11/199524 - --4-914-13-
38Ismael SaibariESP28/01/200118 - ----------
39Elias SierraBEL25/08/200118 - ----------
77Dieumerci NdongalaCOD14/06/199128 - --3-9-3-233
10Ally Mbwana SamattaTAN13/12/199226 - --42156423416
14Benjamin NygrenSWE08/07/200118 - ----21----
15Stephen OdeyNGA15/01/199821 - --116-1192
18Paul OnuachuNGA28/05/199425 - --3-1053-3310
34Arne CuypersBEL03/05/200118 - ----------
36Bryan LimbombeBEL14/05/200118 - ----------
37Luca OyenBEL14/03/200316 - ----------
-Hannes WolfGER15/04/198138 - ----------
FC Salzburg - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Cican StankovicAUT04/11/199227 - --3-11-3-17-
23Philipp Köhn SUI02/04/199821 - ----------
31Carlos Miguel CoronelBRA29/12/199622 - --2-4-2-2-
33Alexander WalkeGER06/06/198336 - --------50-
5Albert VallciAUT02/07/199524 - ----5---1-
6Jérôme OnguénéCMR22/12/199721 - --2-9-2-8-
15André RamalhoBRA16/02/199227 - --2-1333-532
17Andreas UlmerAUT30/10/198534 - --41121411004
25Patrick FarkasAUT09/09/199227 - --1-8-1-2-
34Marin PongračićCRO11/09/199722 - --1-4-1-15-
39Maximilian WöberAUT04/02/199821 - --4-9-8-14-
43Rasmus KristensenDEN11/07/199722 - --4-7-5-211
4Majeed AshimeruGHA10/10/199722 - --3-923-5-
14Dominik SzoboszlaiHUN25/10/200019 - --311123141
16Zlatko JunuzovićAUT26/09/198732 - --4-1214-413
18Takumi MinaminoJPN16/01/199524 - --41124413710
28Antoine BernedeFRA26/05/199920 - --1-8-1-1-
37Masaya OkugawaJPN14/04/199623 - --2-1052-2-
45Enock MwepuZAM01/01/199821 - --3-10-3-9-
7Sekou KoitaMLI28/11/199919 - --1-1061-1-
9Hee-Chan HwangKOR26/01/199623 - --4212542219
11Smail PrevljakBIH10/05/199524 - ----31--6-
20Patson DakaZAM09/10/199821 - --4-14124-142
30Erling Braut HaalandNOR21/07/200019 - --471215471011
-Jesse MarschUSA08/11/197346*--4---4-4-

Last updated 27/11/2019 11:06CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Hannes Wolf

Date of birth: 15 April 1981 
Nationality: German 
Playing career: Iserlohn, Nürnberg II, Schwarz-Weiss Essen, Eintracht Ergste, ASC Dortmund, Kemminghausen
Coaching career: Eintracht Ergste, ASC Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund II (assistant), Borussia Dortmund (youth, twice), Borussia Dortmund II, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Genk

• Wolf, who was born in Bochum, grew up in Dortmund and began playing football in Eichlinghofen's youth system. He spent most of his playing career as a striker in Germany's lower divisions, including two years with Nürnberg's second team from 2002. 

• He started his coaching career in 2005 while still a player at Eintracht Ergste, combining the two roles. After a season he moved to ASC Dortmund, where he celebrated two promotions in his three seasons as a player-coach.

• In 2009 Wolf, who studied sports science at Ruhr-University Bochum, became assistant coach of Dortmund's second team, taking over their U19s side the following year. Served as head coach of the club's second team from February 2011 until the end of that season; he then took over the Under-17s and guided them to the German title in 2014 and 2015, doing the same with the U19s in 2016.

• On 21 September 2016, Wolf, who is married to German handball player Julia Wolf, became head coach of Stuttgart, whom he took back into the Bundesliga as champions at the end of 2016/17. Left his post in January 2018 and joined 2. Bundesliga side Hamburg that October but was relieved of his duties at the end of the season having failed to win promotion. Appointed by Belgian side Genk in November 2019.


Jesse Marsch

Date of birth: 8 November 1973
Nationality: American
Playing career: DC United, Chicago Fire, Chivas USA
Coaching career: United States (assistant), Montreal Impact, Princeton Tigers (assistant), New York Red Bulls, RB Leipzig (assistant), Salzburg

• After playing for Princeton University – where he was selected in the 1995 All-American team having scored 16 goals from midfield – Marsch was drafted by DC United; only made 15 appearances in two years for the Washington outfit, moving on to Chicago Fire in 1998.

• The transfer proved the making of Marsch, who scored 19 goals in 200 games for the Fire over seven years, winning the MLS Cup in his first season. He went on to make more than 100 appearances for Chivas before ending his playing days in 2009 having also won two caps for the United States.

• Following his retirement Marsch stayed with the United States Soccer Federation, becoming assistant to national team coach Bob Bradley in 2010; the following year he took over at newly-founded MLS franchise Montreal Impact, but remained in his post for only one season having been unable to take the team into the play-offs.

• After a return to Princeton as assistant coach, in January 2015 Marsch took charge of the New York Red Bulls, winning the MLS Supporters' Shield – awarded to the team that collects the most points in the regular season – and the MLS Coach of the Year in his first campaign.

• Departed New York in 2018 as the coach with the most wins in Red Bulls history, moving to Germany to assist Ralf Rangnick at RB Leipzig; helped the club finish third in the 2018/19 Bundesliga and reach the German Cup final, before taking on a new challenge as successor to the Borussia Mönchengladbach-bound Marco Rose at Salzburg.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMattias Gestranius (FIN)
  • Assistant refereesJan-Peter Aravirta (FIN) , Mikko Alakare (FIN)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJochem Kamphuis (NED)
  • Fourth officialVille Nevalainen (FIN)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeBas Nijhuis (NED)
  • UEFA DelegateRainer Koch (GER)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlexandru Deaconu (ROU)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Mattias Gestranius07/06/1978254

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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
13/07/2017UEL2QRSK Sturm GrazOFK Titograd0-1Graz

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

KRC GenkFixtures and results
26/07/2019LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)W 2-1Nygren 50, Hagi 76
03/08/2019LeagueKV Mechelen (A)L 1-3Samatta 45+4
10/08/2019LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)L 0-2
17/08/2019LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)W 4-0Paintsil 21, Samatta 52, 66, 85
23/08/2019LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)W 1-0Samatta 55
01/09/2019LeagueClub Brugge (A)D 1-1Heynen 67
13/09/2019LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)L 1-2Onuachu 61
17/09/2019UCLFC Salzburg (A)L 2-6Lucumí 40, Samatta 52
21/09/2019LeagueKV Oostende (H)W 3-1Vargas 16 (og), Onuachu 44, Berge 90
24/09/2019CupKSK Ronse (A)W 3-0Odey 58, Heynen 71 (P), Onuachu 83
28/09/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)a 3-3
02/10/2019UCLSSC Napoli (H)D 0-0
06/10/2019LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)W 2-1Onuachu 75, 90+8
19/10/2019LeagueR. Standard de Liège (A)L 0-1
23/10/2019UCLLiverpool FC (H)L 1-4Odey 88
26/10/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)W 1-0Dewaest 8
30/10/2019LeagueRoyal Antwerp (H)D 2-2Samatta 68, Berge 90+6
02/11/2019LeagueKAS Eupen (A)L 0-2
05/11/2019UCLLiverpool FC (A)L 1-2Samatta 41
10/11/2019LeagueKAA Gent (H)L 0-2
23/11/2019LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (A)D 2-2Dewaest 20, Onuachu 55
27/11/2019UCLFC Salzburg (H)
30/11/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
03/12/2019CupRoyal Antwerp (A)
07/12/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
10/12/2019UCLSSC Napoli (A)
14/12/2019LeagueWaasland-Beveren (H)
22/12/2019LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)
26/12/2019LeagueKAS Eupen (H)
19/01/2020LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)
24/01/2020LeagueKAA Gent (A)
31/01/2020LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
07/02/2020LeagueRoyal Antwerp (A)
14/02/2020LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)
21/02/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
28/02/2020LeagueClub Brugge (H)
06/03/2020LeagueKV Oostende (A)
13/03/2020LeagueKV Mechelen (H)
1Club Brugge15113135636
2R. Standard de Liège16934311630
3KAA Gent16853332029
4Royal Antwerp16844322428
5R. Charleroi SC15843241628
6KV Mechelen16835272527
7SV Zulte Waregem16745251925
8R. Excel Mouscron16574232122
9KRC Genk15636202021
10RSC Anderlecht16565191821
11K. Sint-Truidense VV15537142518
12KAS Eupen16448142816
13KV Kortrijk16439232815
14KV Oostende163310173112
16Cercle Brugge KSV16221214378
FC SalzburgFixtures and results
19/07/2019CupSC/ESV Parndorf 1919 (A)W 7-1Minamino 5, Haaland 34 (P), 73, 90, Farkas 39, 54, Daka 48
26/07/2019LeagueSK Rapid Wien (A)W 2-0Minamino 35, Okugawa 82
04/08/2019LeagueSV Mattersburg (H)W 4-1Minamino 8, Okugawa 11, Haaland 37 (P), Daka 50
10/08/2019LeagueWolfsberger AC (H)W 5-2Haaland 22, 65, 89, Sollbauer 39 (og), Ramalho 90+1
17/08/2019LeagueSKN St Pölten (A)W 6-0Haaland 30, 50, Hwang 38, Minamino 53, Ulmer 55, Koita 69
25/08/2019LeagueFC Admira Wacker Mödling (H)W 5-0Hwang 22 (P), 24, Haaland 28, Daka 71, Koita 80 (P)
31/08/2019LeagueWSG Wattens (A)W 5-1Ashimeru 12, Ramalho 31, Haaland 41, Hwang 58, Szoboszlai 71 (P)
14/09/2019LeagueTSV Sparkasse Hartberg (H)W 7-2Ramalho 23, Okugawa 36, Daka 50, 87, Haaland 52, 86, 90
17/09/2019UCLKRC Genk (H)W 6-2Haaland 2, 34, 45, Hwang 36, Szoboszlai 45+2, Ulmer 66
22/09/2019LeagueLASK (A)D 2-2Daka 32, 90
25/09/2019CupSK Rapid Wien (A)W 2-1 aetSzoboszlai 50, Minamino 120+1 ET
28/09/2019LeagueFK Austria Wien (H)W 4-1Ashimeru 33, Koita 43, 79, Okugawa 55
02/10/2019UCLLiverpool FC (A)L 3-4Hwang 39, Minamino 56, Haaland 60
05/10/2019LeagueSCR Altach (H)W 6-0Koita 5, Daka 11, 24, 59, Prevljak 81, Hwang 86
19/10/2019LeagueSK Sturm Graz (A)D 1-1Koita 73
23/10/2019UCLSSC Napoli (H)L 2-3Haaland 40 (P), 72
27/10/2019LeagueSK Rapid Wien (H)W 3-2Szoboszlai 31 (P), Haaland 38, Junuzović 90+4
30/10/2019CupASK Ebreichsdorf (A)W 5-0Okugawa 7, Koita 13, 75, Daka 28, Haaland 86
02/11/2019LeagueSV Mattersburg (A)W 3-0Daka 33, 41, 90+4
05/11/2019UCLSSC Napoli (A)D 1-1Haaland 11 (P)
10/11/2019LeagueWolfsberger AC (A)W 3-0Haaland 4, 76, 88
23/11/2019LeagueSKN St Pölten (H)D 2-2Minamino 13, Okugawa 34
27/11/2019UCLKRC Genk (A)
01/12/2019LeagueFC Admira Wacker Mödling (A)
07/12/2019LeagueWSG Wattens (H)
10/12/2019UCLLiverpool FC (H)
14/12/2019LeagueTSV Sparkasse Hartberg (A)
08/02/2020CupSKU Amstetten (A)
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11FC Admira Wacker Mödling15249143310
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Last updated 25/11/2019 10:21CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

KRC Genk

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Liverpool FC43011079
    SSC Napoli4220638
    FC Salzburg411212104
    KRC Genk40134121
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    FC Salzburg 6-2 KRC Genk
    1-0 Haaland 2, 2-0 Haaland 34, 3-0 Hwang 36, 3-1 Lucumí 40, 4-1 Haaland 45, 5-1 Szoboszlai 45+2, 5-2 Samatta 52, 6-2 Ulmer 66
    Coucke, Dewaest, Ito (46 Bongonda), Heynen (85 Onuachu), Samatta, Hrošovský, Uronen, Berge, Mæhle, Lucumí, Ndongala (72 Hagi)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    KRC Genk 0-0 SSC Napoli
    Coucke, Ito, Samatta, Hrošovský, Uronen, Hagi (92 Heynen), Berge, Bongonda (89 Paintsil), Mæhle, Lucumí, Cuesta
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    KRC Genk 1-4 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Oxlade-Chamberlain 2, 0-2 Oxlade-Chamberlain 57, 0-3 Mané 77, 0-4 Salah 87, 1-4 Odey 88
    Coucke, Ito (87 Hagi), Heynen, Samatta, Onuachu (81 Odey), Uronen, Berge, Bongonda (66 Ndongala), Mæhle, Lucumí, Cuesta
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC 2-1 KRC Genk
    1-0 Wijnaldum 14, 1-1 Samatta 41, 2-1 Oxlade-Chamberlain 53
    Coucke, De Norre (85 Onuachu), Dewaest, Ito (68 Ndongala), Heynen, Samatta, Hrošovský (85 Bongonda), Berge, Mæhle, Lucumí, Cuesta
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    KRC Genk-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SSC Napoli-KRC Genk

FC Salzburg

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    FC Salzburg 6-2 KRC Genk
    1-0 Haaland 2, 2-0 Haaland 34, 3-0 Hwang 36, 3-1 Lucumí 40, 4-1 Haaland 45, 5-1 Szoboszlai 45+2, 5-2 Samatta 52, 6-2 Ulmer 66
    Stankovic, Hwang, Szoboszlai (62 Okugawa), Ramalho, Junuzović, Ulmer, Minamino, Bernede, Haaland (72 Daka), Wöber, Kristensen (84 Farkas)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    Liverpool FC 4-3 FC Salzburg
    1-0 Mané 9, 2-0 Robertson 25, 3-0 Salah 36, 3-1 Hwang 39, 3-2 Minamino 56, 3-3 Haaland 60, 4-3 Salah 69
    Stankovic, Onguéné, Hwang, Szoboszlai (71 Okugawa), Junuzović (78 Ashimeru), Ulmer, Minamino, Daka (56 Haaland), Wöber, Kristensen, Mwepu
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    FC Salzburg 2-3 SSC Napoli
    0-1 Mertens 17, 1-1 Haaland 40 (P) , 1-2 Mertens 64, 2-2 Haaland 72, 2-3 Insigne 73
    Stankovic (33 Coronel), Hwang, Ramalho, Junuzović, Ulmer, Minamino, Daka (68 Ashimeru), Haaland, Wöber, Kristensen, Mwepu (89 Koita)
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    SSC Napoli 1-1 FC Salzburg
    0-1 Haaland 11 (P) , 1-1 Lozano 44
    Coronel, Onguéné, Hwang, Szoboszlai, Junuzović, Ulmer, Minamino (61 Ashimeru), Haaland (75 Daka), Pongračić (46 Mwepu), Wöber, Kristensen
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    KRC Genk-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    FC Salzburg-Liverpool FC

Last updated 08/11/2019 11:36CET

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

KRC Genk
Nickname: Genkies

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 4 (2019)
Belgian Cup: 4 (2013)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19: UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2011/12: group stage
2010/11: UEFA Europa League play-offs
2009/10: UEFA Europa League play-offs

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0 twice, most recently v Fola Esch
26/07/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: B36 Tórshavn v Genk
21/06/97, UEFA Intertoto Cup group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Genk v Werder Bremen
09/11/00, UEFA Cup second round second leg
1-4 twice, most recently v Liverpool
23/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage
Genk v Porto
19/08/10, UEFA Europa League play-offs first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Valencia v Genk
23/11/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

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

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Genk v Liverpool (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Valencia v Genk (see above)


FC Salzburg
Formed: 1933

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1994)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 13 (2019)
Austrian Cup: 6 (2019)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
second qualifying round
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2010/11: UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2009/10: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-0: Salzburg v Banants
17/07/08, UEFA Cup first qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
2-6: Nistru Otaci v Salzburg
01/07/00, UEFA Intertoto Cup second round first leg
1-5: Dinamo Zagreb v Salzburg
06/11/14, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4 twice, most recently v Metalist Kharkiv
16/02/12, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Parma
27/11/03, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
6-2: Salzburg v Genk
17/09/19, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-3: AEK Athens v Salzburg
23/11/94, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-3: Salzburg v Napoli
23/10/19, group stage
0-1: Salzburg v AC Milan
07/12/94, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: AC Milan v Salzburg
29/09/94, 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