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UEFA Champions League: SL Benfica - FC Zenit Match press kits

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SL BenficaSL BenficaEstádio do SL Benfica - LisbonTuesday 10 December 2019
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Group G - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
02/10/2019GSFC Zenit - SL Benfica3-1
St PetersburgDzyuba 22, Rúben Dias 70 (og), Azmoun 78; De Tomás 85
UEFA Champions League
09/03/2016R16FC Zenit - SL Benfica1-2
agg: 1-3
St PetersburgHulk 69; Gaitán 85, Talisca 90+6
16/02/2016R16SL Benfica - FC Zenit1-0
LisbonJonas 90+1
UEFA Champions League
26/11/2014GSFC Zenit - SL Benfica1-0
St PetersburgDanny 79
16/09/2014GSSL Benfica - FC Zenit0-2
LisbonHulk 5, Witsel 22
UEFA Champions League
06/03/2012R16SL Benfica - FC Zenit2-0
agg: 4-3
LisbonMaxi Pereira 45+1, Nélson Oliveira 90+3
15/02/2012R16FC Zenit - SL Benfica3-2
St PetersburgShirokov 27, 88, Semak 71; Maxi Pereira 20, Cardozo 87
SL Benfica3201410300007304810
FC Zenit4301310200007403108

SL Benfica - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
22/11/2017GSPFC CSKA Moskva - SL Benfica2-0
MoscowSchennikov 13, Jardel 56 (og)
12/09/2017GSSL Benfica - PFC CSKA Moskva1-2
LisbonSeferović 50; Vitinho 63 (P), Zhamaletdinov 71
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2012GSSL Benfica - FC Spartak Moskva2-0
LisbonCardozo 55, 69
23/10/2012GSFC Spartak Moskva - SL Benfica2-1
MoscowRafael Carioca 3, Jardel 43 (og); Lima 33
24/02/2005R3SL Benfica - PFC CSKA Moskva1-1
agg: 1-3
LisbonKaradas 63; Ignashevich 49
17/02/2005R3PFC CSKA Moskva - SL Benfica2-0
KrasnodarV. Berezutski 12, Vágner Love 60
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
31/10/1996R2FC Lokomotiv Moskva - SL Benfica2-3
agg: 2-4
MoscowSolomatin 9, Haras 58; Panduru 47, Donizete 62, João Pinto 87
17/10/1996R2SL Benfica - FC Lokomotiv Moskva1-0
LisbonJoão Pinto 9
08/12/1992R3SL Benfica - FC Dinamo Moskva2-0
agg: 4-2
LisbonIsaías 53, Rui Costa 59
25/11/1992R3FC Dinamo Moskva - SL Benfica2-2MoscowKalitvintsev 73, Derkach 84; Isaías 36, 54
European Champions Clubs' Cup
28/09/1977R1FC Torpedo Moskva - SL Benfica0-0
agg: 0-0 (aet, 1-4 pens)
14/09/1977R1SL Benfica - FC Torpedo Moskva0-0Lisbon

FC Zenit - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
06/11/2013GSFC Zenit - FC Porto1-1St PetersburgHulk 28; Lucho González 23
22/10/2013GSFC Porto - FC Zenit0-1
PortoA. Kerzhakov 86
28/08/2013POFC Zenit - FC Paços de Ferreira4-2
agg: 8-3
St PetersburgDanny 29, 48, Bukharov 66, Arshavin 78 (P); Manuel José 67, Carlão 83
20/08/2013POFC Paços de Ferreira - FC Zenit1-4
PortoAndré Leão 58; Shirokov 27, 60, 90, Degra 85 (og)
UEFA Champions League
06/12/2011GSFC Porto - FC Zenit0-0Porto
28/09/2011GSFC Zenit - FC Porto3-1
St PetersburgShirokov 20, 63, Danny 72; James Rodríguez 10
UEFA Europa League
27/08/2009POFC Zenit - CD Nacional1-1
agg: 4-5
St PetersburgFatih Tekke 34; Rúben Micael 89
20/08/2009POCD Nacional - FC Zenit4-3
FunchalLuís Alberto 30, João Aurélio 37, Rodrigo Silva 53, Rúben Micael 73; Semshov 43, 55, Fatih Tekke 90+3
20/10/2005GSFC Zenit - Vitória SC2-1
St PetersburgSpivak 38 (P), Arshavin 53; Neca 59
SL Benfica9522102260000197482123
FC Zenit962173130000169342919

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Match background Only this chapter

Zenit are aiming to secure progress from Group G as they conclude their campaign with a trip to Benfica, whose own ambitions are restricted to attempting to claim third place in the section.

• The Russian club have won six of their last nine matches against Liga clubs – including a 3-1 defeat of Benfica on Matchday 2 this season, Artem Dzyuba (22) and Sardar Azmoun (78) finding the net either side of a 70th-minute Rúben Dias own goal before Raúl De Tomás scored an 85th-minute consolation – and have seven points, level with Lyon. Zenit will go through if they beat Benfica and Lyon do not beat Leipzig in France, or if both games are drawn due to their head-to-head superiority over Lyon, or regardless if Lyon lose.

• Benfica have four points and are unable to finish in the top two. They will finish third if they beat Zenit by a scoreline better than 3-1 and Lyon do not lose, or if they win by any score and Lyon lose to Leipzig.

Highlights: Zenit 3-1 Benfica

Previous meetings
• Before Zenit's win on Matchday 2, each side had recorded three victories – two at home and one away – in the teams' previous six meetings, with both Zenit and Benfica scoring seven goals.

• The clubs crossed paths in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League round of 16, Benfica winning 1-0 at home and 2-1 away.

• The Portuguese side had also come out on top when the teams met at the same stage of the 2011/12 competition, recovering from a 3-2 loss in Russia to go through thanks to a 2-0 victory in Lisbon.

• Zenit, however, held the upper hand in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage; they were 2-0 winners in Lisbon on Matchday 1 before a 1-0 home success on Matchday 5. They finished third in the section, with Benfica fourth.

Highlights: Leipzig 2-2 Benfica

Form guide
• Benfica have won only three of their last 18 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final (D2 L13), the most recent victory having come against Lyon on Matchday 3 (2-1) in their last home fixture. They looked set for another win last time out when they led 2-0 at Leipzig as the game moved into the 90th minute, only for the home side to strike twice late on and salvage a draw that took the German side through while ending Benfica's hopes of further progress.

• Benfica have lost their other three games in this season's competition, going down 2-1 at home to Leipzig and 3-1 in Lyon in addition to their defeat at Zenit.

• 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 28 European fixtures.

Highlights: Benfica 2-1 Lyon

• The first leg against Eintracht last season and the Matchday 3 win against Lyon in the current campaign are the only times Benfica have scored more than one goal in normal time in 17 European games in Lisbon, managing just 17 in total during that sequence.

• The Eagles have lost only two of their last ten European home matches (W5 D3).

• Benfica have lost twice at home to Russian teams (W5 D2), those two losses coming in their last three matches. Home and away, they have suffered three successive defeats against Russian opponents.

• 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 campaigns have extended into the last 16; they also reached the quarter-finals direct in 1994/95.

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

Highlights: Zenit 2-0 Lyon

• Zenit picked up four points from their first two Group G games, drawing 1-1 at Lyon before beating Benfica on Matchday 2, but were then defeated at Leipzig (1-2) and at home by the German club (0-2). They overcame Lyon 2-0 in St Petersburg on Matchday 5, but have still won only three of their last ten European matches (D1 L6).

• Zenit are without a win in 11 European away matches (D3 L8) since a 3-1 victory at Real Sociedad on Matchday 6 of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League.

• Zenit claimed their sixth USSR/Russian league title in 2018/19, and the first since 2015; their last five triumphs have all come from 2007 onwards.

• This is the St Petersburg outfit's seventh UEFA Champions League group campaign, and a first since 2015/16, when they reached the round of 16 for the third time.

Highlights: Zenit 0-2 Leipzig

• In 2018/19, Zenit's 12th successive European campaign, they began in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, staging an astonishing second-leg comeback against Dinamo Minsk in St Petersburg to win 8-1 after extra time following a shock 4-0 first-leg defeat in Belarus. They went on to beat Molde in the play-offs and finish first in a group including Slavia Praha, Bordeaux and Copenhagen, beating Fenerbahçe in the round of 32 before losing home (1-3) and away (1-2) against Villarreal in the round of 16.

• Zenit had won three games in a row in Portugal before losing 1-0 at Benfica in February 2016, their most recent visit. Their record overall away to Portuguese sides is W3 D1 L3.

Links and trivia
• Branislav Ivanović headed a late winner for Chelsea against Benfica in the 2013 UEFA Europa League final in Amsterdam.

Highlights: Leipzig 2-1 Zenit

• Ivanović played with Benfica's Ljubomir Fejsa and Andrija Živković for Serbia.

• Benfica's Russian goalkeeper Ivan Zlobin spent three years at CSKA Moskva's youth academy before moving to Portugal in 2015, joining Benfica the following year.

• Yordan Osorio moved to Portugal in 2017, when he signed for Tondela. He joined Porto in summer 2018 and spent last season with Vitória SC, making his Liga debut in a 3-2 defeat against Benfica on 10 August 2018; he is on loan at Zenit from Porto.

• Zenit's Emanuel Mammana and Matías Kranevitter and Franco Cervi of Benfica are all Argentina internationals.

Latest news

• The Eagles have kicked off their defence of the Liga title with 12 wins in 13 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 21 of their last 22 matches in the competition, most recently Friday's 4-1 success at Boavista.

• Benfica have scored 63 goals in their last 20 league matches.

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

• Carlos Vinícius has scored eight goals in his last seven league matches, including two in both a 4-0 victory against Marítimo on 30 November and at Boavista.

• Pizzi had provided a goal and an assist in three successive Liga games before only getting an assist in the win at Boavista. He now has 15 goals in 22 club appearances in all competitions this season and has already matched his goal total from last season.

• On 3 December Benfica drew 1-1 at second tier Covilhã in the Portuguese League Cup group stage, Jota's first senior goal earning a point. Benfica have drawn both games in the 2019/20 competition and have won only two of their last ten League Cup matches (D6 L2).

• André Almeida picked up a muscular injury in his left thigh against Marítimo and had to be replaced at half-time. He has not played since.

• Haris Seferović suffered a calf injury during the warm up for Switzerland's game against Georgia on 15 November, making his return as a second-half substitute at Boavista.

• David Tavares is also sidelined by a thigh problem.

• In late November, Gabriel (2021), Álex Grimaldo (2023) and Rúben Dias (2024) extended their contracts.

• Russian Premier League leaders Zenit have won 14 of their 19 league games this season (D3 L2), and are unbeaten in the last eight (W7 D1). They were 3-0 winners at home to Dinamo Moskva on Friday and have a ten-point lead at the top of the table going into the winter break. 

• Artem Dzyuba is the top scorer in this season's Russian Premier League with 11 goals, including the third against Dinamo at the weekend, and has provided nine assists, more than any other player.

• Sardar Azmoun opened the scoring against Dinamo, his third goal in four league games.

• Zenit beat Tom 4-0 in the Russian Cup last 16 on 30 October and will be at home to Akhmat in the quarter-finals in March.

• Malcom, who has not played since 10 August due to a thigh injury, has undergone surgery and is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the year.

• Emanuel Mammana suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury against Ural on 6 October and is likely to be out for several months.

• Andrei Lunev has been sidelined by a shoulder injury, while Yuri Zhirkov is also out.

• Zenit lost 3-2 to Lokomotiv Moskva in the Russian Super Cup on 6 July.


Squad list Only this chapter

SL Benfica - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
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 - --5-13-11-25-
2German ContiARG06/06/199425 - ------3-3-
3Álex GrimaldoESP20/09/199524 - --5-13-192283
6Rúben DiasPOR14/05/199722 - --5-13212-221
23Tyronne EbuehiNED16/12/199523 - ----------
33JardelBRA29/03/198633 - --2-2-31-483
34André AlmeidaPOR10/09/199029 - --1-9137-57-
71Nuno TavaresPOR26/01/200019 - ----31----
75Branimir KalaicaCRO01/06/199821 - ----------
82João FerreiraPOR22/03/200118 - ----------
84Tomás TavaresPOR07/03/200118 - --4-4-4-4-
89Pedro ÁlvaroPOR02/03/200019 - ----------
97FerroPOR26/03/199722 - --4-1114-81
5Ljubomir FejsaSRB14/08/198831 - --2-3-331611
8GabrielPOR18/09/199326 - --4-718-12-
17Andrija ŽivkovićSRB11/07/199623 - ------8-365
19ChiquinhoPOR19/07/199524 - --2-9-2-2-
21PizziPOR06/10/198930 - --52139362474
22Andreas SamarisGRE13/06/198930 - ----5-25-28-
27Rafa SilvaPOR17/05/199326 - --3172131314
49Adel TaarabtFRA24/05/198930 - --3-10-5-8-
61FlorentinoPOR19/08/199920 - --2-7-2-5-
68Rafael BritoPOR19/01/200217 - ----------
83Gedson FernandesPOR09/01/199920 - --2-6-81182
86Tiago DantasPOR24/12/200018 - ----------
88Gonçalo RamosPOR20/06/200118 - ----------
7CaioBRA19/04/199425 - --2-3-2-2-
9Raúl De TomásESP17/10/199425 - --417-4141
11Franco CerviARG26/05/199425 - --4-61202283
14Haris SeferovićSUI22/02/199227 - --42122204296
73JotaPOR30/03/199920 - --2-7-2-3-
77Nuno SantosPOR02/03/199920 - ----------
92David TavaresPOR18/03/199920 - --1---1-1-
95Carlos ViníciusBRA25/03/199524 - --411194141
-Bruno LagePOR12/05/197643 - --4---4-10-
FC Zenit - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
41Mikhail KerzhakovRUS28/01/198732 - --3-8-5-15-
70Nikita GoyloRUS10/08/199821 - ----------
78Aleksandr VasyutinRUS04/03/199524 - --------11-
86Nikolai RybikovRUS05/01/200019 - ----------
99Andrei LunevRUS13/11/199128 - --2-11-2-25-
3Douglas SantosBRA22/03/199425 - --5-19-5-5-
4Yordan OsorioVEN10/05/199425 - --4-2-4-4-
6Branislav IvanovićSRB22/02/198435 - --5-19363711115
15Vyacheslav KaravaevRUS20/05/199524 - --5-1016-251
19Igor SmolnikovRUS08/08/198831 - --2-8-17-46-
24Emanuel MammanaARG10/02/199623 - ----2-1-19-
44Yaroslav Rakits'kyyUKR03/08/198930S--5118-582914
87Danila ProkhinRUS24/05/200118S----------
5Wílmar BarriosCOL16/10/199326*--5-1815-9-
14Daler KuzyaevRUS15/01/199326S--4-11-4-243
17Oleg ShatovRUS29/07/199029 - --3-82233617
18Yuri ZhirkovRUS20/08/198336 - --2-142332987
20Róbert MakSVK08/03/199128 - --1-511-4216
21Aleksandr ErokhinRUS13/10/198930 - --3-1529-606
27Magomed OzdoevRUS05/11/199227 - --5117351292
32Matías KranevitterARG21/05/199326 - ----2-5-25-
38Leon MusaevRUS25/01/199920 - ----2---1-
55Kirill KaplenkoRUS15/06/199920 - ----------
84Ilya VorobyovRUS11/07/199920 - ----------
91Aleksei SutorminRUS10/01/199425 - --1-1521-1-
7Sardar AzmounIRN01/01/199524 - --521871142511
8MalcomBRA26/02/199722 - ----2-3151
11Sebastian DriussiARG09/02/199623 - --5-1515-312
22Artem DzyubaRUS22/08/198831 - --5219111886222
-Sergei SemakRUS27/02/197643 - --5---6-20-

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Head coach Only this chapter

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.


Sergei Semak

Date of birth: 27 February 1976
Nationality: Russian
Playing career: Presnya Moskva, Karelia Petrozavodsk, Asmaral Moskva, CSKA Moskva, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Moskva, Rubin, Zenit
Coaching career: Zenit (assistant, caretaker), Russia (assistant), Ufa, Zenit

• A midfielder, Semak made his Russian top-flight debut as a teenager for Presnya Moskva – later renamed Asmaral – before switching to CSKA, where he was a club mainstay from 1994–2004, making 289 league appearances and scoring 69 goals. He collected his first major honour in 2002, lifting the Russian Cup with CSKA, with a maiden Premier-Liga championship following in 2003.

• Won the first of his 65 caps for Russia in the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off against Italy in Naples (0-1); travelled to Japan for the 2002 World Cup and later captained Guus Hiddink's side to the semi-finals of UEFA EURO 2008.

• Struck four goals in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League – all against Paris – prompting the French outfit to buy him that winter, which caused him to miss out on CSKA's UEFA Cup triumph.

• A lack of success in Ligue 1 brought him back to Russia 12 months later, to FC Moskva; after two good seasons he joined Rubin for the 2008 campaign and went on to skipper the team from Tatarstan to consecutive Premier-Liga crowns. Left Rubin for Zenit midway through the 2010 campaign and proceeded to win the 2010 and 2011/12 titles, meaning he was a champion for four straight seasons.

• Having hung up his boots in 2013, Semak worked as Luciano Spalletti's assistant at Zenit, stepping in as caretaker coach after the Italian was dismissed that March. Also worked as assistant to Spalletti's successor André Villas-Boas and the Russia national team before taking charge of Ufa in December 2016; returned to Zenit as head coach 18 months later and led the St Petersburg club to the 2018/19 Russian league title.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAntonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesPau Cebrián Devís (ESP) , Roberto del Palomar (ESP)
  • Video Assistant RefereeAlejandro Hernández (ESP)
  • Fourth officialSantiago Jaime Latre (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeRicardo de Burgos (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateMiroslaw Ryszka (POL)
  • UEFA Referee observerDarko Čeferin (SVN)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Antonio Mateu Lahoz12/03/19773274

Antonio Mateu Lahoz

Referee since: 1992
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
30/09/2014UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalChelsea FC0-1Lisbon
29/09/2015UCLGSFC PortoChelsea FC2-1Porto
27/09/2016UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaTottenham Hotspur0-1Moscow
06/12/2016UCLGSSL BenficaSSC Napoli1-2Lisbon
21/11/2017UCLGSBeşiktaş JKFC Porto1-1Istanbul
19/09/2018UCLGSSL BenficaFC Bayern München0-2Lisbon
28/11/2018UCLGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaGalatasaray AŞ2-0Moscow
09/04/2019UCLQFLiverpool FCFC Porto2-0Liverpool

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/09/2012WCQRRussiaNorthern Ireland2-0Moscow
14/02/2013UELR32Bayer 04 LeverkusenSL Benfica0-1Leverkusen
30/09/2014UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalChelsea FC0-1Lisbon
29/09/2015UCLGSFC PortoChelsea FC2-1Porto
26/11/2015UELGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaSporting Clube de Portugal2-4Moscow
27/09/2016UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaTottenham Hotspur0-1Moscow
06/12/2016UCLGSSL BenficaSSC Napoli1-2Lisbon
21/11/2017UCLGSBeşiktaş JKFC Porto1-1Istanbul
22/02/2018UELR32FC ZenitCeltic FC3-0St Petersburg
08/03/2018UELR16PFC CSKA MoskvaOlympique Lyonnais0-1Moscow
19/09/2018UCLGSSL BenficaFC Bayern München0-2Lisbon
28/11/2018UCLGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaGalatasaray AŞ2-0Moscow
09/04/2019UCLQFLiverpool FCFC Porto2-0Liverpool

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

SL BenficaFixtures and results
10/08/2019LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)W 5-0Tavares 26, Pizzi 32 (P), 74, Seferović 70, Carlos Vinícius 84
17/08/2019LeagueOs Belenenses (A)W 2-0Rafa Silva 58, Pizzi 90+2
24/08/2019LeagueFC Porto (H)L 0-2
01/09/2019LeagueSC Braga (A)W 4-0Pizzi 25 (P), 47, Bruno Viana 51 (og), Ricardo Esgaio 73 (og)
14/09/2019LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)W 2-0Nogueira de Paula 45 (og), Pizzi 53
17/09/2019UCLRB Leipzig (H)L 1-2Seferović 84
21/09/2019LeagueMoreirense FC (A)W 2-1Rafa Silva 85, Seferović 90+1
28/09/2019LeagueVitória FC (H)W 1-0Carlos Vinícius 63
02/10/2019UCLFC Zenit (A)L 1-3De Tomás 85
18/10/2019CupCova da Piedade (A)W 4-0Pizzi 47, 49, Carlos Vinícius 64, 90+1
23/10/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)W 2-1Rafa Silva 4, Pizzi 86
27/10/2019LeagueCD Tondela (A)W 1-0Ferro 19
30/10/2019LeaguePortimonense SC (H)W 4-0André Almeida 17, Rúben Dias 47, Carlos Vinícius 63, 65
02/11/2019LeagueRio Ave FC (H)W 2-0Rúben Dias 31, Pizzi 51
05/11/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)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)D 2-2Pizzi 20, Carlos Vinícius 59
30/11/2019LeagueCS Marítimo (H)W 4-0Pizzi 8, Carlos Vinícius 17, 55, Grolli 31 (og)
06/12/2019LeagueBoavista FC (A)W 4-1Carlos Vinícius 34, 62, Cervi 52, Gabriel 90+2
10/12/2019UCLFC Zenit (H)
14/12/2019LeagueFC Famalicao (H)
18/12/2019CupSC Braga (H)
04/01/2020LeagueVitória 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)
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2FC Porto13102125632
3FC Famalicao13733262124
4Sporting Clube de Portugal13724201523
5Vitória SC13553221520
6Rio Ave FC13535161518
7SC Braga13535161618
8CD Tondela13535141418
9Boavista FC13463121218
10Gil Vicente FC13445121416
11Vitória FC1337371016
12Os Belenenses13436101915
13Moreirense FC13355161814
14CD Santa Clara13355101414
15CS Marítimo13265142312
16Portimonense SC13256101911
17FC Paços de Ferreira132299228
18CD Aves13201115296
FC ZenitFixtures and results
14/07/2019LeagueTambov (H)W 2-1Erokhin 46, Dzyuba 48
21/07/2019LeaguePFC Sochi (A)W 2-0Azmoun 30 (P), Ozdoev 88
28/07/2019LeagueFC Orenburg (A)W 2-0Azmoun 1, Dzyuba 55 (P)
03/08/2019LeagueFC Krasnodar (H)D 1-1Dzyuba 90+1
10/08/2019LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (A)W 2-0Dzyuba 10, Ozdoev 88
17/08/2019LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)D 0-0
24/08/2019LeagueFC Ufa (A)L 0-1
01/09/2019LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (A)W 1-0Zhirkov 41
13/09/2019LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (H)W 3-1Dzyuba 5, Driussi 66 (P), Shatov 88
17/09/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)D 1-1Azmoun 41
21/09/2019LeagueFC Rubin (H)W 5-0Ivanović 58, Sutormin 65, 75, Mak 82, Shatov 87
25/09/2019CupFC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (A)W 2-1Sutormin 58 (P), Mak 63
28/09/2019LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)L 0-1
02/10/2019UCLSL Benfica (H)W 3-1Dzyuba 22, Rúben Dias 70 (og), Azmoun 78
06/10/2019LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)W 3-1Ivanović 3, Ozdoev 27, Azmoun 63
19/10/2019LeagueFC Rostov (H)W 6-1Dzyuba 14 (P), 20, 80 (P), Azmoun 44, Karavaev 61, Barrios 90+2
23/10/2019UCLRB Leipzig (A)L 1-2Rakits'kyy 25
27/10/2019LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (A)W 2-0Zhirkov 28, Dzyuba 90+3
30/10/2019CupFC Tom Tomsk (H)W 4-0Smolnikov 13, Sutormin 56, Erokhin 67, Shatov 81
02/11/2019LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (H)D 1-1Erokhin 73
05/11/2019UCLRB Leipzig (H)L 0-2
10/11/2019LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (A)W 1-0Azmoun 63
23/11/2019LeagueFC Rubin (A)W 2-1Azmoun 8, Dzyuba 79
27/11/2019UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)W 2-0Dzyuba 42, Ozdoev 84
01/12/2019LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (H)W 1-0Kutepov 21 (og)
06/12/2019LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (H)W 3-0Azmoun 6, Ivanović 35, Dzyuba 45+1
10/12/2019UCLSL Benfica (A)
01/03/2020LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)
04/03/2020CupFC Akhmat Grozny (A)
08/03/2020LeagueFC Ufa (H)
15/03/2020LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)
22/03/2020LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (A)
05/04/2020LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (H)
12/04/2020LeagueTambov (A)
19/04/2020LeagueFC Krasnodar (A)
26/04/2020LeaguePFC Sochi (H)
03/05/2020LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)
10/05/2020LeagueFC Orenburg (H)
17/05/2020LeagueFC Rostov (A)
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4PFC CSKA Moskva191045261834
5FC Lokomotiv Moskva191045282434
6FC Arsenal Tula19748232325
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9FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast19667243124
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13FC Rubin19478112119
14FC Orenburg18549212719
15PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara195311202518
16PFC Sochi18369162515

Last updated 09/10/2020 12:15CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SL Benfica

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    RB Leipzig53118610
    FC Zenit5212767
    Olympique Lyonnais5212767
    SL Benfica51137114
    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 2-2 SL Benfica
    0-1 Pizzi 20, 0-2 Carlos Vinícius 59, 1-2 Forsberg 90 (P) , 2-2 Forsberg 90+6
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Rúben Dias, Gabriel, Cervi (98 Jota), Chiquinho, Pizzi (93 Caio), André Almeida, Taarabt, Carlos Vinícius (82 De Tomás), Ferro
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SL Benfica-FC Zenit

FC Zenit

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    Olympique Lyonnais 1-1 FC Zenit
    0-1 Azmoun 41, 1-1 Depay 51 (P)
    Lunev, Douglas Santos, Osorio, Barrios, Ivanović, Azmoun (46 Ozdoev), Driussi, Karavaev (78 Shatov), Zhirkov (64 Kuzyaev), Dzyuba, Rakits'kyy
  • 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
    Lunev, Douglas Santos, Barrios, Ivanović, Azmoun (81 Erokhin), Driussi, Shatov (68 Karavaev), Smolnikov (63 Osorio), Dzyuba, Ozdoev, Rakits'kyy
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    RB Leipzig 2-1 FC Zenit
    0-1 Rakits'kyy 25, 1-1 Laimer 49, 2-1 Sabitzer 59
    M. Kerzhakov, Douglas Santos, Barrios, Ivanović, Azmoun (75 Kuzyaev), Driussi (82 Mak), Karavaev, Shatov (65 Osorio), Dzyuba, Ozdoev, Rakits'kyy
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    FC Zenit 0-2 RB Leipzig
    0-1 Demme 45+5, 0-2 Sabitzer 63
    M. Kerzhakov, Douglas Santos, Osorio, Barrios, Ivanović (70 Driussi), Azmoun, Smolnikov (46 Karavaev), Erokhin (85 Kuzyaev), Dzyuba, Ozdoev, Rakits'kyy
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    FC Zenit 2-0 Olympique Lyonnais
    1-0 Dzyuba 42, 2-0 Ozdoev 84
    M. Kerzhakov, Douglas Santos, Barrios, Ivanović, Azmoun (83 Erokhin), Driussi (81 Zhirkov), Kuzyaev (92 Sutormin), Karavaev, Dzyuba, Ozdoev, Rakits'kyy
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SL Benfica-FC Zenit

Last updated 09/10/2020 12:03CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

Team facts Only this chapter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


FC Zenit
Formed: 1925
Nickname: Sine-belo-golubye (Blue-White-Sky Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 2008
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 2008

Domestic honours (latest triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2019)
USSR/Russian Cup: 4 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless otherwise indicated)
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
round of 16
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: round of 16
2012/13: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2011/12: round of 16
2010/11: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2009/10: UEFA Europa League play-offs

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
8-0: Zenit v Encamp
29/08/02, UEFA Cup qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Vardar
14/09/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Zenit v Bologna
16/09/99, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Stuttgart
01/11/89, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-1 three times, most recently v Benfica
02/10/19, group stage
2-0 twice, most recently v Lyon
27/11/19, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2 three times, most recently v Lyon
04/11/15, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Zenit v Borussia Dortmund
25/02/14, round of 16 first leg~
0-2: Zenit v Leipzig
05/11/19, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Austria Wien v Zenit
11/12/13, group stage
3-0 twice, most recently v Málaga
18/09/12, 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