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UEFA Champions League: RB Leipzig - SL Benfica Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

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Group G - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/09/2019GSSL Benfica - RB Leipzig1-2
LisbonSeferović 84; Werner 69, 78
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
RB Leipzig000011000000110021
SL Benfica100100000000100112

RB Leipzig - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/11/2017GSFC Porto - RB Leipzig3-1
PortoHerrera 13, Danilo 61, Maxi Pereira 90+3; Werner 48
17/10/2017GSRB Leipzig - FC Porto3-2
LeipzigOrban 8, Forsberg 38, Augustin 41; Aboubakar 18, Marcano 44

SL Benfica - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
18/04/2019QFEintracht Frankfurt - SL Benfica2-0
agg: 4-4 ag
Frankfurt am MainKostić 37, Rode 67
11/04/2019QFSL Benfica - Eintracht Frankfurt4-2
LisbonJoão Félix 21 (P), 43, 54, Rúben Dias 50; Jović 40, Gonçalo Paciência 72
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/11/2018GSFC Bayern München - SL Benfica5-1
MunichRobben 13, 30, Lewandowski 36, 51, Ribéry 76; Gedson Fernandes 46
19/09/2018GSSL Benfica - FC Bayern München0-2
LisbonLewandowski 10, Renato Sanches 54
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/03/2017R16Borussia Dortmund - SL Benfica4-0
agg: 4-1
DortmundAubameyang 4, 61, 85, Pulišić 59
14/02/2017R16SL Benfica - Borussia Dortmund1-0
LisbonMitroglou 48
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/04/2016QFSL Benfica - FC Bayern München2-2
agg: 2-3
LisbonJiménez 27, Talisca 76; Vidal 38, Müller 52
05/04/2016QFFC Bayern München - SL Benfica1-0
MunichVidal 2
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/12/2014GSSL Benfica - Bayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Lisbon
01/10/2014GSBayer 04 Leverkusen - SL Benfica3-1
LeverkusenKiessling 25, Son 34, Hakan Çalhanoğlu 64 (P); Salvio 62
UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/02/2013R32SL Benfica - Bayer 04 Leverkusen2-1
agg: 3-1
LisbonJohn 60, Matić 77; Schürrle 75
14/02/2013R32Bayer 04 Leverkusen - SL Benfica0-1
LeverkusenCardozo 61
UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/02/2011R32VfB Stuttgart - SL Benfica0-2
agg: 1-4
StuttgartSalvio 31, Cardozo 78
17/02/2011R32SL Benfica - VfB Stuttgart2-1
LisbonCardozo 70, Jara 81; Harnik 21
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/12/2010GSSL Benfica - FC Schalke 041-2
LisbonLuisão 87; Jurado 19, Höwedes 81
29/09/2010GSFC Schalke 04 - SL Benfica2-0
GelsenkirchenFarfán 73, Huntelaar 85
UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/02/2010R32SL Benfica - Hertha BSC Berlin4-0
agg: 5-1
LisbonAimar 25, Cardozo 48, 62, Javi García 59
18/02/2010R32Hertha BSC Berlin - SL Benfica1-1BerlinJavi García 33 (og); Di María 4
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/10/2008GSHertha BSC Berlin - SL Benfica1-1BerlinPantelić 74; Di María 51
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/02/2008R31. FC Nürnberg - SL Benfica2-2
agg: 2-3
NurembergCharisteas 59, Saenko 66; Cardozo 89, Di María 90+1
14/02/2008R3SL Benfica - 1. FC Nürnberg1-0
LisbonMakukula 43
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/11/2004GSVfB Stuttgart - SL Benfica3-0
StuttgartCacau 31, Lahm 52, Kuranyi 72
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/11/1998GSSL Benfica - 1. FC Kaiserslautern2-1
LisbonNuno Gomes 31, João Pinto 70; Rische 90
16/09/1998GS1. FC Kaiserslautern - SL Benfica1-0
KaiserslauternWagner 41
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/12/1995R3SL Benfica - FC Bayern München1-3
agg: 2-7
LisbonValdo 14; Klinsmann 31, 67, Herzog 82
21/11/1995R3FC Bayern München - SL Benfica4-1
MunichKlinsmann 26, 31, 43, 46; Dimas 30
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/03/1994QFBayer 04 Leverkusen - SL Benfica4-4
agg: 5-5 ag
LeverkusenKirsten 24, 80, Schuster 57, Hapal 82; Abel Xavier 59, João Pinto 60, Kulkov 78, 85
01/03/1994QFSL Benfica - Bayer 04 Leverkusen1-1LisbonIsaías 90; Happe 66
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/11/1981R2FC Bayern München - SL Benfica4-1
agg: 4-1
MunichD. Hoeness 27, 35, 53, Breitner 81; Nené 65
21/10/1981R2SL Benfica - FC Bayern München0-0Lisbon
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/04/1981SFSL Benfica - FC Carl Zeiss Jena1-0
agg: 1-2
LisbonReinaldo 60
08/04/1981SFFC Carl Zeiss Jena - SL Benfica2-0
JenaBielau 8, Raab 20
18/03/1981QFSL Benfica - Fortuna Düsseldorf1-0
agg: 3-2
LisbonChalana 88
04/03/1981QFFortuna Düsseldorf - SL Benfica2-2DusseldorfWenzel 2, Dusend 38; Carlos Manuel 34, Jesus Coelho 75
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/11/1978R2VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - SL Benfica2-0
agg 2-0 (aet)
MonchengladbachBruns 95 ET (P), Klinkhammer 119 ET
18/10/1978R2SL Benfica - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach0-0Lisbon
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/09/1976R1SL Benfica - 1. FC Dynamo Dresden0-0
agg: 0-2
Lisbon
15/09/1976R11. FC Dynamo Dresden - SL Benfica2-0
DresdenKotte 74 (P), Riedel 78
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/03/1976QFFC Bayern München - SL Benfica5-1
agg: 5-1
MunichDürnberger 50, 55, K-H. Rummenigge 68, G. Müller 73, 83; Barros 70
03/03/1976QFSL Benfica - FC Bayern München0-0Lisbon
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/11/1974R2SL Benfica - FC Carl Zeiss Jena0-0
agg: 1-1 ag
Lisbon
23/10/1974R2FC Carl Zeiss Jena - SL Benfica1-1JenaVogel 76; Nené 20
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/11/1970R2FK Vorwärts Berlin - SL Benfica2-0
agg: 2-2 (aet, 5-3 pens)
Frankfurt (Oder)Wruck 25, Frässdorf 67
21/10/1970R2SL Benfica - FK Vorwärts Berlin2-0
LisbonEusébio 3, Costa 66
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/12/1963R1Borussia Dortmund - SL Benfica5-0
agg: 6-2
DortmundKonietzka 33, Brungs 35, 37, 47, Wosab 58
06/11/1963R1SL Benfica - Borussia Dortmund2-1
LisbonSimões 46, Eusébio 67; Wosab 54
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/02/1962QFSL Benfica - 1. FC Nürnberg6-0
agg: 7-3
LisbonÁguas 3, Eusébio 4, 55, Coluna 21, José Augusto 63, 78
01/02/1962QF1. FC Nürnberg - SL Benfica3-1
NurembergFlachenecker 31, 85, Strehl 40; Cavém 10
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
RB Leipzig110021010000320166
SL Benfica2412842526170000491414215479

Last updated 08/11/2019 11:39CET

Match background Only this chapter

RB Leipzig have won three of their four Group G games to put themselves within touching distance of reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds for the first time, while Benfica's own hopes are in the balance on Matchday 5.

• On Matchday 1 a Timo Werner double helped Leipzig to a 2-1 success in Lisbon despite Haris Seferović's late response for the home side.

• Leipzig have added two wins and a defeat to that result and head the standings on nine points, two above Lyon with Zenit third on four points and Benfica fourth on three.

Highlights: Benfica 1-2 Leipzig

• Leipzig will be through if they avoid defeat against Benfica and will clinch first place if they win and Lyon do not. Benfica, meanwhile, will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Leipzig.

• Although Matchday 1 was the teams' first competitive contest, they met in a summer 2017 friendly, Leipzig winning 2-0 in London with Marcel Halstenberg scoring one of the goals.

Form guide
Leipzig
• After beating Benfica on Matchday 1 Leipzig went down 2-0 at home to Lyon, although they bounced back to defeat Zenit home (2-1) and away (2-0) to make it five wins in their ten UEFA Champions League fixtures.

Highlights: Zenit 0-2 Leipzig

• Third in the Bundesliga last season and German Cup finalists, this is Leipzig's third European campaign, and only their 29th match. In 2017/18 they became the first team to make their European debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage, when they picked up seven points to finish third in a section including Beşiktaş, Porto and Monaco. They went on to reach the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals before losing to Marseille.

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

• Matchday 1 made it two wins and a defeat in Leipzig's three matches against Portuguese clubs, with six goals scored and the same number conceded.

Highlights: Leipzig 2-1 Zenit

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

• Leipzig have won eight of their 14 home European matches (D2 L4), although only two of the last five (D1 L2).

Benfica
• Despite beating Lyon 2-1 on Matchday 3, the defeats at home by Leipzig and at Zenit and Lyon (both 1-3) mean Benfica have won only three of their last 17 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final (D1 L13).

Highlights: Lyon 3-1 Benfica

• 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 15 of their last 27 European fixtures.

• Despite victories at PAOK, AEK and Galatasaray last season, Benfica have won only three of their last 15 fixtures outside Portugal (D2 L10).

• Last season's defeat at Eintracht made it five successive losses in Germany for Benfica, who have conceded 15 goals in that run, scoring only two. They have won only two of their 25 away fixtures in Germany, suffering 17 defeats, and were also beaten on German soil by PSV Eindhoven in the 1988 European Cup final, losing on penalties after a 0-0 draw in Stuttgart.

• 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.

Highlights: Zenit 3-1 Benfica

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

Links and trivia
• Benfica goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos was born in Germany and began his career with hometown club Stuttgart. He was an unused squad member in Germany's 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship victory.

• Benfica striker Seferović played for Eintracht Frankfurt for three seasons, scoring 16 Bundesliga goals, before moving to Lisbon in 2017. He was in the team that lost 3-0 to Leipzig in January 2017, Werner scoring the second goal, while Marcel Sabitzer and Yussuf Poulsen were on target in a 2-2 draw between Leipzig and Eintracht that May.

• Emil Forsberg scored the only goal as Sweden won 1-0 win against a Switzerland side for whom Seferović came on as a second-half substitute in the 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16.

• International team-mates:
Yvon Mvogo & Haris Seferović (Switzerland).

• Yussuf Poulsen scored the only goal as Denmark beat Seferović's Switzerland 1-0 win in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying on 12 October. 

• Hannes Wolf was in the Salzburg team that beat Benfica 2-1 to win the 2017 UEFA Youth League final; Rúben Dias, Florentino Luís, Gedson Fernandes and Jota featured for the Portuguese side.

Latest news

Leipzig
• Leipzig have won their last five competitive games, scoring 24 goals and conceding only four. They were 4-1 victors at home to Köln on Saturday.

• Four days after the success at Zenit, Leipzig won 4-2 at Hertha Berlin, Timo Werner scoring twice. The striker has 16 goals in 18 games this season for Leipzig, including the opener against Köln at the weekend.

• The 8-0 home victory against Mainz on 2 November was the club's record win. They last scored eight goals in a game in an 8-2 defeat of Wilhelmshaven in the fourth-tier Regionalliga Nord on 19 February 2012.

• Marcel Halstenberg made his first appearance since Matchday 4 on Saturday although Nordi Mukiele has not played since 9 November due to a muscle injury.

• Willi Orban was replaced in the first half of Leipzig's 6-1 German Cup win at Wolfsburg on 30 October having suffered a knee injury that required an operation; he is not expected to play again until 2020.

• Kevin Kampl is not expected to play again in 2019 after surgery on his right ankle.

• Patrik Schick (out since 14 October, ankle) returned as a late substitute on Saturday.

• Ibrahima Konaté (out since 2 October, hip), Tyler Adams (beginning of August, metatarsal) and Hannes Wolf (17 June, broken ankle) are all back in training.*

Benfica
• On Saturday, Benfica came from behind to win 2-1 at third-tier Vizela in the last 32 of the Portuguese Cup.

• The Eagles have kicked off their defence of the Liga title with ten wins in 11 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 19 of their last 20 matches in the competition.

• Benfica have scored 55 goals in their last 18 league matches.

• The Lisbon club have kept eight clean sheets in the league this season, including six in their last eight 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 has four goals in his last five league matches and also scored the late winner in the weekend cup victory against Vizela.

• Pizzi has provided a goal and an assist in each of Benfica's last two Liga games. He now has 13 goals in 18 club appearances in all competitions this season.

• Pizzi scored in Portugal's 6-0 home win against Lithuania on 14 November and also featured three days later in a 2-0 win in Luxembourg that secured qualification for UEFA EURO 2020.

• Rúben Dias played every minute of Portugal's UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign.

• Odisseas Vlachodimos kept goal in Greece's final two UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers – wins against Armenia (1-0 away) and Finland (2-1 home).

• Haris Seferović suffered a calf injury warming up during Switzerland's 1-0 win against Georgia on 15 November and sat out the subsequent 6-1 victory in Gibraltar and Benfica's win at Vizela.

• Tomás Tavares and Florentino made their Under-21 debuts in Portugal's 0-0 friendly draw at home to Slovenia on 14 November. Florentino and Jota scored in a 3-2 win away to Norway in 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying three days later.

• Ferro returned to the starting line-up at Vizela having not played since Matchday 4; he had had to be replaced early on at Lyon due to a head injury.

• 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.

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

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2020/matches/round=2001140/match=2027092/prematch/background/index.html#leipzig+benfica+facts

2019-11-24T22:10:25:406

Squad list Only this chapter

RB Leipzig - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUCLLeagueUCLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Péter GulácsiHUN06/05/199029 - --4-12-10-42-
28Yvon MvogoSUI06/06/199425 - --------35-
32Tim SchreiberGER24/04/200217 - ----------
Defenders
3Marcelo SaracchiURU23/04/199821 - ----31--10-
4Willi OrbanHUN03/11/199227 - --3-9191231
5Dayot UpamecanoFRA27/10/199821*--3-8-8-23-
6Ibrahima KonatéFRA25/05/199920 - --2-5-2-152
16Lukas KlostermannGER03/06/199623 - --4-11110-24-
22Nordi MukieleFRA01/11/199722 - --4-814-12-
23Marcel HalstenbergGER27/09/199128 - --3-929-13-
26Ethan AmpaduWAL14/09/200019 - ----2---3-
37Frederik JäkelGER07/03/200118 - ----------
38Anton RückerGER13/02/200118 - ----------
40Malik TalabidiGER16/07/200118 - ----------
Midfielders
7Marcel SabitzerAUT17/03/199425 - --4212492486
8Amadou HaidaraMLI31/01/199821*--3-6-3-285
10Emil ForsbergSWE23/10/199128 - --4-104152387
14Tyler AdamsUSA14/02/199920 - ----------
17Ademola LookmanENG20/10/199722 - --1-3-1-72
18Christopher NkunkuFRA14/11/199722 - --3-1135-5-
19Hannes WolfAUT16/04/199920 - --------282
27Konrad LaimerAUT27/05/199722 - --4110151302
31Diego DemmeGER21/11/199128 - --3112-71211
34Oliver BiasGER15/06/200118 - --------1-
35Fabrice HartmannGER02/03/200118 - --------1-
39Jacob RuhnerGER27/01/200118 - ----------
43Max WinterGER16/02/200118 - ----------
44Kevin KamplSVN09/10/199029 - --2-412226010
53Tom KraußGER22/06/200118 - ----------
Forwards
9Yussuf PoulsenDEN15/06/199425 - --4-1028-212
11Timo WernerGER06/03/199623 - --421212105209
20Matheus CunhaBRA27/05/199920 - --1-7-1-156
21Patrik SchickCZE24/01/199623 - ----2-9-11-
Coach
-Julian NagelsmannGER23/07/198732 - --4---10-18-
SL Benfica - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUCLLeagueUCLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Mile SvilarBEL27/08/199920 - ------3-3-
24Samuel SoaresPOR15/06/200217 - ----------
51Celton BiaiPOR13/08/200019 - ----------
72Ivan ZlobinRUS07/03/199722 - ----------
98Fábio DuartePOR11/05/199821 - ----------
99Odisseas VlachodimosGRE26/04/199425 - --4-11-10-24-
Defenders
2German ContiARG06/06/199425 - ------3-3-
3Álex GrimaldoESP20/09/199524 - --4-11-182273
6Rúben DiasPOR14/05/199722 - --4-11211-211
23Tyronne EbuehiNED16/12/199523 - ----------
33JardelBRA29/03/198633 - --2-2-31-483
34André AlmeidaPOR10/09/199029 - ----8136-56-
71Nuno TavaresPOR26/01/200019 - ----31----
75Branimir KalaicaCRO01/06/199821 - ----------
82João FerreiraPOR22/03/200118S----------
84Tomás TavaresPOR07/03/200118 - --4-2-4-4-
89Pedro ÁlvaroPOR02/03/200019 - ----------
97FerroPOR26/03/199722 - --3-913-71
Midfielders
5Ljubomir FejsaSRB14/08/198831 - --2-3-331611
8GabrielPOR18/09/199326 - --3-5-7-11-
17Andrija ŽivkovićSRB11/07/199623 - ------8-365
19ChiquinhoPOR19/07/199524 - --1-7-1-1-
21PizziPOR06/10/198930 - --41118351463
22Andreas SamarisGRE13/06/198930 - ----4-25-28-
27Rafa SilvaPOR17/05/199326 - --3172131314
49Adel TaarabtFRA24/05/198930 - --2-8-4-7-
61FlorentinoPOR19/08/199920 - --2-7-2-5-
68Rafael BritoPOR19/01/200217S----------
83Gedson FernandesPOR09/01/199920 - --2-6-81182
86Tiago DantasPOR24/12/200018 - ----------
88Gonçalo RamosPOR20/06/200118 - ----------
Forwards
7CaioBRA19/04/199425 - --1-3-1-1-
9Raúl De TomásESP17/10/199425 - --316-3131
11Franco CerviARG26/05/199425 - --3-4-192273
14Haris SeferovićSUI22/02/199227 - --42112204296
73JotaPOR30/03/199920 - --1-5-1-2-
77Nuno SantosPOR02/03/199920 - ----------
92David TavaresPOR18/03/199920 - --1---1-1-
95Carlos ViníciusBRA25/03/199524 - --3-953-3-
Coach
-Bruno LagePOR12/05/197643 - --3---3-9-

Last updated 27/11/2019 11:04CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Julian Nagelsmann

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2566351.html#julian+nagelsmann

2019-09-2T13:56:32:472

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.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2618675.html#bruno+lage

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesDiego Barbero (ESP) , Ángel Nevado (ESP)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJuan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
  • Fourth officialXavier Estrada Fernandez (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeTeodoro Sobrino (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateSergio Di Cesare (ITA)
  • UEFA Referee observerJaap Uilenberg (NED)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Jesús Gil Manzano04/02/1984639

Jesús Gil Manzano

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2014

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Finals
N/A

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/12/2017UCLGSSL BenficaFC Basel 18930-2Lisbon
18/09/2018UCLGSFC Schalke 04FC Porto1-1Gelsenkirchen

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
20/10/2016UELGS1. FSV Mainz 05RSC Anderlecht1-1Mainz
16/02/2017UELR32VfL Borussia MönchengladbachACF Fiorentina0-1Monchengladbach
18/06/2017U21GS-FTGermanyCzech Republic2-0Tychy
05/12/2017UCLGSSL BenficaFC Basel 18930-2Lisbon
22/02/2018UELR32Atalanta BCBorussia Dortmund1-1Reggio Emilia
18/09/2018UCLGSFC Schalke 04FC Porto1-1Gelsenkirchen
14/02/2019UELR32Galatasaray AŞSL Benfica1-2Istanbul
24/03/2019EUROQRNetherlandsGermany2-3Amsterdam
07/11/2019UELGSVfL Borussia MönchengladbachAS Roma2-1Monchengladbach
17/11/2019EUROQRLuxembourgPortugal0-2Luxembourg

Last updated 27/11/2019 17:08CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

RB LeipzigFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
11/08/2019CupVfL Osnabrück (A)W 3-2Sabitzer 7, 31, Klostermann 29
18/08/2019League1. FC Union Berlin (A)W 4-0Halstenberg 16, Sabitzer 31, Werner 42, Nkunku 69
25/08/2019LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)W 2-1Werner 10, Y. Poulsen 80
30/08/2019LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)W 3-1Werner 38, 47, 90+4
14/09/2019LeagueFC Bayern München (H)D 1-1Forsberg 45+3 (P)
17/09/2019UCLSL Benfica (A)W 2-1Werner 69, 78
21/09/2019LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)W 3-0Orban 13, Sabitzer 35, Saracchi 83
28/09/2019LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)L 1-3Forsberg 83
02/10/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)L 0-2
05/10/2019LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)D 1-1Nkunku 78
19/10/2019LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)D 1-1Werner 54
23/10/2019UCLFC Zenit (H)W 2-1Laimer 49, Sabitzer 59
26/10/2019LeagueSC Freiburg (A)L 1-2Klostermann 90+2
30/10/2019CupVfL Wolfsburg (A)W 6-1Bruma 13 (og), Sabitzer 55, Forsberg 58, Laimer 61, Werner 68, 88
02/11/2019League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)W 8-0Sabitzer 5, Werner 30, 48, 87, Nkunku 35, Halstenberg 38, Y. Poulsen 44, Mukiele 50
05/11/2019UCLFC Zenit (A)W 2-0Demme 45+5, Sabitzer 63
09/11/2019LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)W 4-2Werner 38 (P), 90+1, Sabitzer 45+1, Kampl 86
23/11/2019League1. FC Köln (H)W 4-1Werner 22, Forsberg 32 (P), 79, Laimer 37
27/11/2019UCLSL Benfica (H)
30/11/2019LeagueSC Paderborn 07 (A)
07/12/2019LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
10/12/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)
14/12/2019LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (A)
17/12/2019LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
21/12/2019LeagueFC Augsburg (H)
18/01/2020League1. FC Union Berlin (H)
25/01/2020LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
01/02/2020LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)
04/02/2020CupEintracht Frankfurt (A)
09/02/2020LeagueFC Bayern München (A)
15/02/2020LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
22/02/2020LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)
29/02/2020LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
07/03/2020LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)
14/03/2020LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
21/03/2020League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
04/04/2020LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
11/04/2020League1. FC Köln (A)
18/04/2020LeagueSC Paderborn 07 (H)
25/04/2020LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
02/05/2020LeagueFortuna Düsseldorf (H)
09/05/2020LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)
16/05/2020LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach12813241325
2RB Leipzig12732331324
3FC Bayern München12732331624
4SC Freiburg12642211322
5FC Schalke 0412642221522
6Borussia Dortmund12552261820
7VfL Wolfsburg12552131020
8TSG 1899 Hoffenheim12624171920
9Bayer 04 Leverkusen12543181619
10Eintracht Frankfurt12525211817
111. FC Union Berlin12516151716
12FC Augsburg12345172413
131. FSV Mainz 0512408173112
14SV Werder Bremen12255192611
15Hertha BSC Berlin12327172511
16Fortuna Düsseldorf12327152311
171. FC Köln1221911277
18SC Paderborn 071212914295
SL BenficaFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
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)L 1-3Seferović 76
09/11/2019LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)W 2-1Carlos Vinícius 54, Pizzi 78
23/11/2019CupVizela (A)W 2-1De Tomás 70, Carlos Vinícius 87
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)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1SL Benfica11100125430
2FC Porto1191122528
3FC Famalicao11731231624
4Sporting Clube de Portugal11623181220
5Vitória SC11443191416
6Rio Ave FC11434151315
7Boavista FC113629715
8CD Tondela11434111115
9SC Braga11434141515
10Gil Vicente FC1134491213
11CD Santa Clara1134471013
12Vitória FC112633712
13Moreirense FC11254131511
14CS Marítimo11254121711
15Os Belenenses1132681811
16Portimonense SC111558168
17FC Paços de Ferreira112277178
18CD Aves11101012263

Last updated 27/11/2019 11:04CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

RB Leipzig

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    RB Leipzig4301649
    Olympique Lyonnais4211747
    FC Zenit4112564
    SL Benfica4103593
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SL Benfica 1-2 RB Leipzig
    0-1 Werner 69, 0-2 Werner 78, 1-2 Seferović 84
    Gulácsi, Orban, Konaté, Sabitzer, Y. Poulsen, Forsberg (88 Nkunku), Werner, Mukiele, Halstenberg (83 Klostermann), Laimer (39 Haidara), Demme
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    RB Leipzig 0-2 Olympique Lyonnais
    0-1 Depay 11, 0-2 Terrier 65
    Gulácsi, Orban, Upamecano (66 Nkunku), Konaté (23 Mukiele), Sabitzer, Haidara (58 Forsberg), Y. Poulsen, Werner, Klostermann, Halstenberg, Laimer
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    RB Leipzig 2-1 FC Zenit
    0-1 Rakits'kyy 25, 1-1 Laimer 49, 2-1 Sabitzer 59
    Gulácsi, Orban, Upamecano, Sabitzer, Forsberg, Werner (46 Matheus Cunha), Klostermann, Lookman (69 Y. Poulsen), Mukiele, Laimer (86 Demme), Kampl
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    FC Zenit 0-2 RB Leipzig
    0-1 Demme 45+5, 0-2 Sabitzer 63
    Gulácsi, Upamecano, Sabitzer, Y. Poulsen, Forsberg (76 Haidara), Klostermann, Nkunku (61 Werner), Mukiele, Halstenberg (46 Kampl), Laimer, Demme
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    RB Leipzig-SL Benfica
  • 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 3-1 SL Benfica
    1-0 Andersen 4, 2-0 Depay 33, 2-1 Seferović 76, 3-1 Traoré 89
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Rúben Dias, Gabriel, Cervi (73 Pizzi), Chiquinho, Florentino, Gedson Fernandes (46 Seferović), Tavares, Carlos Vinícius, Ferro (16 Jardel)
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    RB Leipzig-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SL Benfica-FC Zenit

Last updated 08/11/2019 11:41CET

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.

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=584229.html#competition+facts

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Team facts Only this chapter

RB Leipzig
Formed:
2009

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
None

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
UEFA Europa League group stage
2017/18:
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2016/17:
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA competition

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
4-0:
Leipzig v Häcken
26/07/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

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

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

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

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-2: Leipzig v Porto
17/10/17, group stage
2-1: Leipzig v Zenit
23/10/19, group stage

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

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

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

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2478733.html#club+facts+leipzig

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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)
2018/19:
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2017/18:
group stage
2016/17:
round of 16
2015/16:
quarter-finals
2014/15:
group stage
2013/14:
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2012/13:
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2011/12:
quarter-finals
2010/11:
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals

Records
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

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=877263.html#club+facts+benfica

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Legend

ALL-TIME STATISTICS
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.

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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
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