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UEFA Champions League: SSC Napoli - KRC Genk Match press kits

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SSC NapoliSSC NapoliStadio San Paolo - NaplesTuesday 10 December 2019
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Group E - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
02/10/2019GSKRC Genk - SSC Napoli0-0Genk
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KRC Genk101000000000101000

SSC Napoli - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
26/11/2015GSClub Brugge - SSC Napoli0-1
BrugesChiricheş 41
17/09/2015GSSSC Napoli - Club Brugge5-0
NaplesCallejón 5, 77, Mertens 19, 25, Hamšík 53
07/11/1979R2SSC Napoli - R. Standard de Liège1-1
agg: 2-3
NaplesDamiani 77; Riedl 40
24/10/1979R2R. Standard de Liège - SSC Napoli2-1
LiegePlessers 50, Sigurvinsson 56 (P); Capone 25
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
20/04/1977SFRSC Anderlecht - SSC Napoli2-0
agg: 2-1
BrusselsThissen 30, Van Der Elst 58
06/04/1977SFSSC Napoli - RSC Anderlecht1-0
NaplesBruscolotti 81

KRC Genk - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
09/12/2016GSUS Sassuolo Calcio - KRC Genk0-2
Reggio EmiliaHeynen 58, Trossard 80
29/09/2016GSKRC Genk - US Sassuolo Calcio3-1
GenkKarelis 8, Bailey 25, Buffel 61; Politano 65
UEFA Champions League
22/10/2002GS1AS Roma - KRC Genk0-0Rome
02/10/2002GS1KRC Genk - AS Roma0-1
GenkCassano 81
SSC Napoli321041120000732295
KRC Genk311121100000522152

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Match background Only this chapter

Napoli take on Genk at the Stadio San Paolo needing a point to make sure of progress from UEFA Champions League Group E.

• The Italian club – who were held 0-0 in Belgium on Matchday 2 in what was the sides' first meeting – enter Matchday 6 undefeated and second in the section on nine points, one behind Liverpool and two ahead of third-placed Salzburg. Napoli will therefore go through if they avoid defeat, or if Salzburg do not beat Liverpool in Austria.

• Genk, whose only point came from that draw against Napoli, will finish fourth.

Highlights: Genk 0-0 Napoli

Form guide
• Napoli have picked up four points from their two home games in this season's UEFA Champions League, kicking off with a 2-0 defeat of holders Liverpool before being held 1-1 by Salzburg on Matchday 4. Away from home, after the draw at Genk, they won 3-2 at Salzburg and drew 1-1 at Liverpool last time out.

• Serie A runners-up for the second season running in 2018/19, Napoli are in the group stage for the sixth time – all in the last nine seasons. They reached the round of 16 in 2011/12 and 2016/17 but have finished third in their section in the other three campaigns.

• Napoli have won only six of their last 19 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final (D6 L7) – all those victories bar the Matchday 3 success at Salzburg coming at the Stadio San Paolo.

Highlights: Liverpool 1-1 Napoli

• Having finished third behind Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool in last season's group stage, Napoli kicked off their UEFA Europa League campaign with a comfortable 5-1 aggregate win against Zürich before edging out Salzburg 4-3 over two legs in the round of 16. They were then eliminated from a second European competition of the season by an English club, however, losing 2-0 away to Arsenal and 1-0 at home in the quarter-finals.

• The Partenopei picked up seven of their nine points in last season's group stage in Naples. Napoli have, however, won only five of their last 11 home games in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final; they have lost three in that sequence.

• Napoli have won two of their three home European games against Belgian clubs (D1), most recently a 5-0 defeat of Club Brugge in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Highlights: Genk 1-4 Salzburg

• Genk kicked off with a 6-2 Matchday 1 defeat at Salzburg, their heaviest loss in continental competition since they were beaten 7-0 at Valencia in the UEFA Champions League group stage in November 2011 – their biggest European defeat. After holding Napoli, they went down home (1-4) and away (1-2) against holders Liverpool to confirm their elimination and suffered a 4-1 home loss against Salzburg in their most recent fixture.

• Genk have conceded 20 goals in their last six European fixtures, scoring six.

• 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.

Highlights: Liverpool 2-1 Genk

• Genk have lost their last six UEFA Champions League away matches, qualifying included, going down at Chelsea (0-5), Valencia (0-7), Salzburg (2-6) and Liverpool (1-2) in the four most recent. A 1-0 success at Sarajevo in the 2007/08 second qualifying round second leg – a tie they lost on away goals having gone down 2-1 at home – is their sole away win in the competition (D3 L9), with ten goals scored and 41 conceded.

• Genk have played more UEFA Champions League group stage matches without a win (17) 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.

• Genk have won six of their last 13 European games on the road, losing only four.

• Genk have scored at least once in 33 of their last 35 European matches, the exceptions the first leg against Slavia last season and against Napoli on Matchday 2.

• The Belgian side are unbeaten in their two previous trips to Italy, drawing 0-0 at Roma in October 2002 in the UEFA Champions League first group stage before a 2-0 win at Sassuolo in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League group stage in which Bryan Heynen scored the first goal.

Highlights: Napoli 1-1 Salzburg

Links and trivia
• Kalidou Koulibaly joined Napoli from Genk in 2014 having made 64 league appearances for the Belgian side over two seasons and won the 2012/13 Belgian Cup.

• Napoli's Belgian forward Dries Mertens was in the youth ranks at Stade Leuven, Anderlecht and Gent in his homeland, making his senior debut during a loan spell at third division side Eendracht Aalst in 2005/06 before moving abroad the following summer.

• Ianis Hagi played two Serie A games for Fiorentina in 2016/17.

• International team-mates:
David Ospina & Jhon Lucumí (Colombia)

Latest news

• Dries Mertens' goal at Liverpool on Matchday 4 took him on to 117 for Napoli, two ahead of Diego Maradona in the club's all-time charts and four shy of record holder Marek Hamšík.

• After drawing at Liverpool, Napoli went down 2-1 at home to Bologna on 1 December. Saturday's 1-1 draw at Udinese made it nine games without a win in all competitions (D7 L2).

• The Naples club have not recorded a Serie A victory since a 2-0 home defeat of Verona on 19 October; their record since is D5 L2. It is their longest run without a league victory since March 2010.

• José Callejón made his 322nd appearance in all competitions for Napoli at Udinese, moving level with Ciro Ferrara in fifth place on the all-time list. Lorenzo Insigne played in his 247th Serie A game for the club at the weekend, joining Ferrera in joint sixth place overall.

• Arkadiusz Milik has scored five of Napoli's last nine Serie A goals despite not playing since Matchday 3 on 5 November due to a stomach muscle injury.

• Kévin Malcuit has undergone surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is expected to be out for six months.

• Faouzi Ghoulam has not played since suffering a thigh injury on 6 October.

• Allan has been sidelined by a rib injury since Matchday 4; a knee problem previously kept him out between 30 October and 23 November.

• Kalidou Koulibaly was Napoli's only representative in the team of the 2018/19 Serie A season at the Gran Gala del Calcio on 2 December.

• Genk were without a win in eight games in all competitions (D3 L5) before Saturday's 2-1 league success at Cercle Brugge. That was only their third victory in their last 15 matches (D5 L7).

• Genk had conceded two or more goals in each of their previous eight matches in all competitions, 19 goals in all. They have not kept a clean sheet in nine games.

• They were beaten 4-3 on penalties at Antwerp in the last 16 of the Belgian Cup on 3 December after the game had finished 3-3 after extra time.

• New coach Hannes Wolf got his first win in charge of Genk at Cercle Brugge having previously overseen two draws and two defeats since replacing Felice Mazzù on 19 November.

• Genk have won only two of their last eight league matches (D2 L4): Saturday's victory at Cercle Brugge and the 1-0 home win against the same opponents on 26 October. They were beaten 2-1 at home by local rivals Sint-Truiden on 30 November.

• 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 seven league matches in 2019/20, two more than the whole of last season.

• They have 25 points after 18 matches – 14 less than at the same stage of 2018/19.

• 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.

• Bryan Heynen tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a 2-2 draw at Mouscron on 23 November and is not expected to play again this season.

• 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.


Squad list Only this chapter

SSC Napoli - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alex MeretITA22/03/199722 - --5-10-5-11-
25David OspinaCOL31/08/198831 - ----5-20-32-
27Orestis KarnezisGRE11/07/198534 - --------10-
72Antonio Pio DanieleITA10/07/200217 - ----------
2Kevin MalcuitFRA31/07/199128 - --2-3-2-11-
6Mário RuiPOR27/05/199128 - --4-6-12-20-
13Sebastiano LupertoITA06/09/199623 - --2-6-2-6-
19Nikola MaksimovićSRB25/11/199128 - --2-8110-32-
22Giovanni Di LorenzoITA04/08/199326 - --5-1415-5-
23Elseid HysajALB02/02/199425 - ----5-16-29-
26Kalidou KoulibalySEN20/06/199128 - --5-13-24-66-
31Faouzi GhoulamALG01/02/199128 - ----5-13-39-
44Kostas ManolasGRE14/06/199128 - --3-92485757
73Alberto SeneseITA24/03/200019 - ----------
74Claudio ManziITA21/06/200019 - ----------
5AllanBRA08/01/199128 - --4-9-24-44-
8Fabián RuizESP03/04/199623 - --5-13111-161
12Eljif ElmasMKD24/09/199920 - --4-9-4-151
20Piotr ZielińskiPOL20/05/199425 - --4-151222334
7José CallejónESP11/02/198732 - --4-14139117519
9Fernando LlorenteESP26/02/198534*--511333888226
11Hirving LozanoMEX30/07/199524 - --51112113185
14Dries MertensBEL06/05/198732 - --5414431149231
24Lorenzo InsigneITA04/06/199128 - --3114328105815
34Amin YounesGER06/08/199326 - --1-6-1-345
70Gianluca GaetanoITA05/05/200019 - ----------
99Arkadiusz MilikPOL28/02/199425 - --2-651653813
-Carlo AncelottiITA10/06/195960 - --5---165-213-
KRC Genk - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
26Maarten VandevoordtBEL26/02/200217 - ----1-----
28Gaëtan CouckeBEL03/11/199821 - --5-16-5-5-
32Vic ChambaereBEL10/01/200316 - ----------
40Tobe LeysenBEL09/03/200217 - ----------
2Casper De NorreBEL07/02/199722 - --2-10-2-4-
4Dries WoutersBEL28/01/199722 - ----4---5-
5Neto BorgesBRA13/09/199623 - ----1-----
6Sebastien DewaestBEL27/05/199128 - --3-1423-293
21Jere UronenFIN13/07/199425 - --3-12-3-381
31Joakim MæhleDEN20/05/199722 - --5-15-5-18-
33Jhon LucumíCOL26/06/199821 - --5113-51131
35Shawn AdewoyeBEL29/06/200019 - ----------
46Carlos CuestaCOL09/03/199920 - --4-11-4-4-
54Vladimir ScreciuROU13/01/200019 - ----------
7Junya ItoJPN09/03/199326 - --5-1815-6-
8Bryan HeynenBEL06/02/199722 - --4-1414-242
11Joseph PaintsilGHA01/02/199821 - --2-1112-112
17Patrik HrošovskýSVK22/04/199227 - --4-11-101462
19Jakub PiotrowskiPOL04/10/199722 - ----6---61
23Ianis HagiROU22/10/199821 - --4-1234-81
25Sander BergeNOR14/02/199821 - --5-1835-212
27Théo BongondaBEL20/11/199524 - --5-1115-14-
38Ismael SaibariESP28/01/200118 - ----------
39Elias SierraBEL25/08/200118 - ----------
77Dieumerci NdongalaCOD14/06/199128 - --3-11-3-233
10Ally Mbwana SamattaTAN13/12/199226*--53177533517
14Benjamin NygrenSWE08/07/200118 - ----21----
15Stephen OdeyNGA15/01/199821 - --116-1192
18Paul OnuachuNGA28/05/199425 - --4-1254-3410
34Arne CuypersBEL03/05/200118 - ----------
36Bryan LimbombeBEL14/05/200118 - ----------
37Luca OyenBEL14/03/200316 - ----------
-Hannes WolfGER15/04/198138 - --1---1-1-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Carlo Ancelotti

Date of birth: 10 June 1959
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Parma, Roma, AC Milan
Coaching career: Reggiana, Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern München, Napoli

• One of only seven people to have lifted the European Champion Clubs' Cup as both a player and coach and the second manager, after Bob Paisley, to win the trophy three times. A combative midfielder, Ancelotti helped Roma win the 1983 Serie A title and four Italian Cups before joining Milan in 1986 where he added two more league championships, as well as back-to-back European Cup triumphs in 1989 and 1990.

• Began coaching in 1995 with a year at Reggiana, earning them promotion from Serie B, before two seasons at Parma. Replaced Marcello Lippi at Juventus in February 1999 and returned to San Siro as coach of Milan in 2001. During eight seasons in charge, won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 and 2007, but lost the 2005 final on penalties to Liverpool after leading 3-0. Milan also won a Serie A title, a Coppa Italia and the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.

• Resigned on 31 May 2009 and was named as Chelsea's new manager the following day. His first season in London ended with the club winning the league and cup double for the first time. Dismissed at the end of his second campaign, Ancelotti took charge of Paris in December 2011, steering the club to a first league title in 19 years in 2012/13, his sole full season in charge.

• Left to take over at Madrid, winning the Copa del Rey and the club's tenth European Cup in his first season and becoming only the fifth coach to win the trophy with two clubs in the process. Madrid then added the UEFA Super Cup, the fourth time Ancelotti had won that trophy as player or coach, before his dismissal at the end of 2014/15.

• That December he agreed to join Bayern, taking the reins in summer 2016 and winning the Bundesliga in his debut campaign, when he also became the first man to coach seven clubs in the UEFA Champions League. Dismissed in September 2017, Ancelotti returned to Italy to take over at Napoli the following year, his club finishing second in Serie A in his first season.


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.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCüneyt Çakır (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesBahattin Duran (TUR) , Tarik Ongun (TUR)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMete Kalkavan (TUR)
  • Fourth officialHalil Umut Meler (TUR)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeAli Palabıyık (TUR)
  • UEFA DelegateRotem Kamer (ISR)
  • UEFA Referee observerJon Skjervold (NOR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Cüneyt Çakır23/11/197653117

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/12/2010UCLGSSV Werder BremenFC Internazionale Milano3-0Bremen
22/02/2012UCLR16Olympique de MarseilleFC Internazionale Milano1-0Marseille
20/11/2012UCLGSJuventusChelsea FC3-0Turin
20/08/2013UCLPOPSV EindhovenAC Milan1-1Eindhoven
22/10/2013UCLGSOlympique de MarseilleSSC Napoli1-2Marseille
26/11/2013UCLGSCeltic FCAC Milan0-3Glasgow
27/08/2014UCLPOAthletic ClubSSC Napoli3-1Bilbao
05/11/2014UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenAS Roma2-0Munich
06/06/2015UCLFinalJuventusFC Barcelona1-3Berlin
24/11/2015UCLGSFC BarcelonaAS Roma6-1Barcelona
07/03/2017UCLR16SSC NapoliReal Madrid CF1-3Naples
03/04/2018UCLQFJuventusReal Madrid CF0-3Turin
07/11/2018UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaAS Roma1-2Moscow
28/11/2018UCLGSTottenham HotspurFC Internazionale Milano1-0London
06/03/2019UCLR16FC PortoAS Roma3-1Porto

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
01/10/2009UELGSValencia CFGenoa CFC3-2Valencia
17/12/2009UELGSAFC AjaxRSC Anderlecht1-3Amsterdam
19/08/2010UELPOSK Sturm GrazJuventus1-2Graz
07/12/2010UCLGSSV Werder BremenFC Internazionale Milano3-0Bremen
24/02/2011UELR32Villarreal CFSSC Napoli2-1Villarreal
22/02/2012UCLR16Olympique de MarseilleFC Internazionale Milano1-0Marseille
18/06/2012EUROGS-FTItalyRepublic of Ireland2-0Poznan
20/11/2012UCLGSJuventusChelsea FC3-0Turin
20/08/2013UCLPOPSV EindhovenAC Milan1-1Eindhoven
22/10/2013UCLGSOlympique de MarseilleSSC Napoli1-2Marseille
26/11/2013UCLGSCeltic FCAC Milan0-3Glasgow
24/04/2014UELSFSL BenficaJuventus2-1Lisbon
27/08/2014UCLPOAthletic ClubSSC Napoli3-1Bilbao
05/11/2014UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenAS Roma2-0Munich
19/03/2015UELR16AS RomaACF Fiorentina0-3Rome
23/04/2015UELQFSSC NapoliVfL Wolfsburg2-2Naples
06/06/2015UCLFinalJuventusFC Barcelona1-3Berlin
24/11/2015UCLGSFC BarcelonaAS Roma6-1Barcelona
18/06/2016EUROGS-FTBelgiumRepublic of Ireland3-0Bordeaux
07/03/2017UCLR16SSC NapoliReal Madrid CF1-3Naples
03/04/2018UCLQFJuventusReal Madrid CF0-3Turin
07/11/2018UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaAS Roma1-2Moscow
28/11/2018UCLGSTottenham HotspurFC Internazionale Milano1-0London
06/03/2019UCLR16FC PortoAS Roma3-1Porto

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

SSC NapoliFixtures and results
24/08/2019LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)W 4-3Mertens 38, Insigne 42 (P), 67, Callejón 56
31/08/2019LeagueJuventus (A)L 3-4Manolas 66, Lozano 68, Di Lorenzo 81
14/09/2019LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)W 2-0Mertens 13, 67
17/09/2019UCLLiverpool FC (H)W 2-0Mertens 82 (P), Llorente 90+2
22/09/2019LeagueUS Lecce (A)W 4-1Llorente 28, 82, Insigne 40 (P), Fabián Ruiz 52
25/09/2019LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)L 0-1
29/09/2019LeagueBrescia Calcio (H)W 2-1Mertens 13, Manolas 45+4
02/10/2019UCLKRC Genk (A)D 0-0
06/10/2019LeagueTorino FC (A)D 0-0
19/10/2019LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)W 2-0Milik 37, 67
23/10/2019UCLFC Salzburg (A)W 3-2Mertens 17, 64, Insigne 73
27/10/2019LeagueSPAL (A)D 1-1Milik 9
30/10/2019LeagueAtalanta BC (H)D 2-2Maksimović 16, Milik 71
02/11/2019LeagueAS Roma (A)L 1-2Milik 72
05/11/2019UCLFC Salzburg (H)D 1-1Lozano 44
09/11/2019LeagueGenoa CFC (H)D 0-0
23/11/2019LeagueAC Milan (A)D 1-1Lozano 24
27/11/2019UCLLiverpool FC (A)D 1-1Mertens 21
01/12/2019LeagueBologna FC (H)L 1-2Llorente 41
07/12/2019LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)D 1-1Zieliński 69
10/12/2019UCLKRC Genk (H)
14/12/2019LeagueParma FC (H)
22/12/2019LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
05/01/2020LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
12/01/2020LeagueSS Lazio (A)
19/01/2020LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
26/01/2020LeagueJuventus (H)
02/02/2020LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
09/02/2020LeagueUS Lecce (H)
16/02/2020LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
23/02/2020LeagueBrescia Calcio (A)
01/03/2020LeagueTorino FC (H)
08/03/2020LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
15/03/2020LeagueSPAL (H)
22/03/2020LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
05/04/2020LeagueAS Roma (H)
11/04/2020LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
19/04/2020LeagueAC Milan (H)
22/04/2020LeagueBologna FC (A)
26/04/2020LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
03/05/2020LeagueParma FC (A)
10/05/2020LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
17/05/2020LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
24/05/2020LeagueSS Lazio (H)
1FC Internazionale Milano151221311338
3SS Lazio151032361533
4Cagliari Calcio15852311929
5AS Roma15852261529
6Atalanta BC15843372328
7SSC Napoli15564241921
8Parma FC15636211821
9Torino FC15627182120
10AC Milan15627161920
11Hellas Verona FC15537141718
12Bologna FC15447222616
13ACF Fiorentina15447192316
14US Sassuolo Calcio14437262715
15US Lecce15366202915
16Udinese Calcio15438102415
17UC Sampdoria15339122512
18Genoa CFC15258173011
19Brescia Calcio143110112610
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)D 3-3Bongonda 14, Hagi 48 (P), 60 (P)
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 54
27/11/2019UCLFC Salzburg (H)L 1-4Samatta 85
30/11/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)L 1-2Samatta 9
03/12/2019CupRoyal Antwerp (A)D 3-3 (aet, 3-4 pens) Mæhle 4, Hoedt 81 (og), Ito 105+1 ET
07/12/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)W 2-1Ito 34, Berge 70
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 Brugge17133138742
2KAA Gent181053372035
3R. Standard de Liège181044351934
4Royal Antwerp181044372434
5R. Charleroi SC17953261632
6SV Zulte Waregem18846262128
7KV Mechelen18846282728
8KRC Genk18747262625
9R. Excel Mouscron18585252423
10K. Sint-Truidense VV18648203122
11RSC Anderlecht18576212122
12KAS Eupen18549152919
13KV Kortrijk184410243116
14KV Oostende184311203415
16Cercle Brugge KSV18221416418

Last updated 08/12/2019 23:43CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SSC Napoli

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Liverpool FC531111810
    SSC Napoli5230749
    FC Salzburg521216117
    KRC Genk50145161
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SSC Napoli 2-0 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Mertens 82 (P) , 2-0 Llorente 90+2
    Meret, Allan (75 Elmas), Mário Rui, Callejón, Fabián Ruiz, Lozano (69 Llorente), Mertens, Di Lorenzo, Insigne (66 Zieliński), Koulibaly, Manolas
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    KRC Genk 0-0 SSC Napoli
    Meret, Allan, Mário Rui (33 Malcuit), Callejón, Fabián Ruiz, Lozano, Elmas (58 Mertens), Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Manolas, Milik (72 Llorente)
  • 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
    Meret, Malcuit, Allan, Callejón (80 Elmas), Fabián Ruiz, Lozano (65 Insigne), Luperto, Mertens (76 Llorente), Zieliński, Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    SSC Napoli 1-1 FC Salzburg
    0-1 Haaland 11 (P) , 1-1 Lozano 44
    Meret, Mário Rui (46 Luperto), Callejón, Fabián Ruiz, Lozano (86 Llorente), Mertens (73 Milik), Maksimović, Zieliński, Di Lorenzo, Insigne, Koulibaly
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC 1-1 SSC Napoli
    0-1 Mertens 21, 1-1 Lovren 65
    Meret, Allan, Mário Rui, Fabián Ruiz, Lozano (72 Llorente), Mertens (81 Elmas), Maksimović, Zieliński (85 Younes), Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Manolas
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SSC Napoli-KRC Genk

KRC Genk

  • 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
    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 1-4 FC Salzburg
    0-1 Daka 43, 0-2 Minamino 45, 0-3 Hwang 69, 1-3 Samatta 85, 1-4 Haaland 87
    Coucke, De Norre, Dewaest, Ito (79 Hagi), Samatta, Paintsil (65 Bongonda), Hrošovský (59 Onuachu), Berge, Mæhle, Lucumí, Cuesta
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SSC Napoli-KRC Genk

Last updated 02/12/2019 12:38CET

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

SSC Napoli
Nickname: Partenopei (a reference to Parthenope, one of the Sirens of Greek mythology)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1989

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (1990)
Italian Cup: 5 (2014)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
 round of 16
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2013/14: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2011/12: round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0 three times, most recently v Midtjylland
05/11/15, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
1-5: Valencia v Napoli
16/09/92, UEFA Cup first round first leg
0-4: Trabzonspor v Napoli
19/02/15, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Napoli v Viktoria Plzeň
14/02/13, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Werder Bremen v Napoli
06/12/89, UEFA Cup third round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Napoli v Shakhtar Donetsk
21/11/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2: Villarreal v Napoli
07/12/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Napoli v Manchester City
01/11/17, group stage
1-3: Napoli v Real Madrid
07/03/17, round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Chelsea v Napoli (aet)
14/03/12, round of 16 second leg


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)



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