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Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
01/10/2019GSJuventus - Bayer 04 Leverkusen3-0
TurinHiguaín 17, Bernardeschi 62, Ronaldo 89
UEFA Champions League
12/03/2002GS2Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Juventus3-1
LeverkusenButt 24 (P), Brdaric 71, Babić 90+1; Tudor 61
29/11/2001GS2Juventus - Bayer 04 Leverkusen4-0
TurinTrezeguet 8, 60, Del Piero 37, Tudor 44
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Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
04/11/2015GSAS Roma - Bayer 04 Leverkusen3-2
RomeSalah 2, Džeko 29, Pjanić 80 (P); Mehmedi 46, Hernández 51
20/10/2015GSBayer 04 Leverkusen - AS Roma4-4LeverkusenHernández 4 (P), 19, Kampl 84, Mehmedi 86; De Rossi 29, 38, Pjanić 54, Falqué 73
26/08/2015POBayer 04 Leverkusen - SS Lazio3-0
agg: 3-1
LeverkusenHakan Çalhanoğlu 40, Mehmedi 48, Bellarabi 88
18/08/2015POSS Lazio - Bayer 04 Leverkusen1-0
RomeKeita Baldé 77
UEFA Champions League
03/11/2004GSAS Roma - Bayer 04 Leverkusen1-1RomeMontella 90+3; Berbatov 82
19/10/2004GSBayer 04 Leverkusen - AS Roma3-1
LeverkusenRoque Junior 48, Krzynówek 59, França 90+4; Berbatov 26 (og)
UEFA Champions League
19/03/2003GS2Bayer 04 Leverkusen - FC Internazionale Milano0-2
LeverkusenMartins 36, Emre Belözoğlu 90
10/12/2002GS2FC Internazionale Milano - Bayer 04 Leverkusen3-2
MilanDi Biagio 15, 27, Butt 80 (og); Živković 63, França 90+1
09/12/1999R3Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Udinese Calcio1-2
agg: 2-2 ag
LeverkusenBallack 23; Margiotta 9, 18
23/11/1999R3Udinese Calcio - Bayer 04 Leverkusen0-1
UdineBallack 76
UEFA Champions League
27/10/1999GS1SS Lazio - Bayer 04 Leverkusen1-1RomeNedvěd 1; Kirsten 44
14/09/1999GS1Bayer 04 Leverkusen - SS Lazio1-1LeverkusenNeuville 14; Mihajlović 18
29/09/1998R1Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Udinese Calcio1-0
agg: 2-1
LeverkusenBeinlich 76
15/09/1998R1Udinese Calcio - Bayer 04 Leverkusen1-1UdineWalem 81; Kirsten 13
18/04/1995SFParma FC - Bayer 04 Leverkusen3-0
agg: 5-1
ParmaAsprilla 3, 55, Zola 67
04/04/1995SFBayer 04 Leverkusen - Parma FC1-2
LeverkusenPaulo Sérgio 20; D. Baggio 48, Asprilla 53

Juventus - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
16/03/2016R16FC Bayern München - Juventus4-2
agg 6-4 (aet)
MunichLewandowski 73, Müller 90+1, Thiago Alcántara 108 ET, Coman 110 ET; Pogba 5, Cuadrado 28
23/02/2016R16Juventus - FC Bayern München2-2TurinDybala 63, Sturaro 76; Müller 43, Robben 55
03/11/2015GSVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Juventus1-1MonchengladbachJohnson 18; Lichtsteiner 44
21/10/2015GSJuventus - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach0-0Turin
UEFA Champions League
18/03/2015R16Borussia Dortmund - Juventus0-3
agg: 1-5
DortmundTévez 3, 79, Morata 70
24/02/2015R16Juventus - Borussia Dortmund2-1
TurinTévez 13, Morata 43; Reus 18
UEFA Champions League
10/04/2013QFJuventus - FC Bayern München0-2
agg: 0-4
TurinMandžukić 64, Pizarro 90+1
02/04/2013QFFC Bayern München - Juventus2-0
MunichAlaba 1, Müller 63
UEFA Champions League
08/12/2009GSJuventus - FC Bayern München1-4
TurinTrezeguet 19; Butt 30 (P), Olić 52, Gomez 83, Tymoshchuk 90+2
30/09/2009GSFC Bayern München - Juventus0-0Munich
UEFA Champions League
07/03/2006R16Juventus - SV Werder Bremen2-1
agg: 4-4 ag
TurinTrezeguet 65, Emerson 88; Micoud 13
22/02/2006R16SV Werder Bremen - Juventus3-2
BremenSchulz 39, Borowski 87, Micoud 90+2; Nedvěd 73, Trezeguet 82
02/11/2005GSJuventus - FC Bayern München2-1
TurinTrezeguet 62, 85; Deisler 66
18/10/2005GSFC Bayern München - Juventus2-1
MunichDeisler 32, Demichelis 39; Ibrahimović 90
UEFA Champions League
03/11/2004GSFC Bayern München - Juventus0-1
MunichDel Piero 90
19/10/2004GSJuventus - FC Bayern München1-0
TurinNedvěd 75
UEFA Champions League
24/10/2000GS1Juventus - Hamburger SV1-3
TurinKovačević 56; Präger 24, Yeboah 48, Panadic 62
13/09/2000GS1Hamburger SV - Juventus4-4HamburgYeboah 17, Mahdavikia 65, Butt 72 (P), N.Kovač 82; Tudor 6, F. Inzaghi 36, 52, 88 (P)
UEFA Champions League
28/05/1997FBorussia Dortmund - Juventus3-1
MunichRiedle 29, 34, Ricken 71; Del Piero 65
UEFA Champions League
22/11/1995GSJuventus - Borussia Dortmund1-2
TurinDel Piero 90; Zorc 29, Ricken 65
13/09/1995GSBorussia Dortmund - Juventus1-3
DortmundMöller 1; Padovano 12, Del Piero 37, Conte 69
18/04/1995SFBorussia Dortmund - Juventus1-2
agg: 3-4
DortmundJúlio César 9; Porrini 6, R. Baggio 30
04/04/1995SFJuventus - Borussia Dortmund2-2MilanR. Baggio 27 (P), Kohler 88; Reuter 8, Möller 70
14/03/1995QFJuventus - Eintracht Frankfurt3-0
agg: 4-1
TurinConte 77, Ravanelli 86, Del Piero 89
28/02/1995QFEintracht Frankfurt - Juventus1-1Frankfurt am MainFurtok 73; Marocchi 37
19/05/1993FJuventus - Borussia Dortmund3-0
agg: 6-1
TurinD. Baggio 5, 39, Möller 65
05/05/1993FBorussia Dortmund - Juventus1-3
DortmundM. Rummenigge 2; D. Baggio 26, R. Baggio 30, 73
18/04/1990SF1. FC Köln - Juventus0-0
agg: 2-3
04/04/1990SFJuventus - 1. FC Köln3-2
TurinBarros 22, Casiraghi 45, Marocchi 54; Götz 80, Sturm 90+1
21/03/1990QFJuventus - Hamburger SV1-2
agg: 3-2
TurinGalia 33; Furtok 71, Merkle 78
07/03/1990QFHamburger SV - Juventus0-2
HamburgSchillaci 51, Casiraghi 57
06/12/1989R3Chemnitzer FC - Juventus0-1
agg: 1-3
Karl-Marx-StadtDe Agostini 20
22/11/1989R3Juventus - Chemnitzer FC2-1
TurinSchillaci 81, Casiraghi 86; Wienhold 69
European Champions Clubs' Cup
25/05/1983FHamburger SV - Juventus1-0
AthensMagath 9
16/03/1977QFJuventus - 1. FC Magdeburg1-0
agg: 4-1
TurinCuccureddu 16
03/03/1977QF1. FC Magdeburg - Juventus1-3
MagdeburgSparwasser 32; Cuccureddu 2, Benetti 58, Boninsegna 60
European Champions Clubs' Cup
05/11/1975R2Juventus - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach2-2
agg: 2-4
TurinGori 35, Bettega 62; Danner 70, Simonsen 88
22/10/1975R2VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Juventus2-0
DusseldorfHeynckes 27, Simonsen 36
19/03/1975QFHamburger SV - Juventus0-0
agg: 0-2
05/03/1975QFJuventus - Hamburger SV2-0
TurinCapello 3, Viola 11
02/10/1974R1Juventus - FK Vorwärts Berlin3-0
agg: 4-2
TurinAnastasi 17, Hause 34 (og), Altafini 83
18/09/1974R1FK Vorwärts Berlin - Juventus2-1
TurinSchuth 3, Krautzig 74; Capello 8
European Champions Clubs' Cup
03/10/1973R1Juventus - 1. FC Dynamo Dresden3-2
agg: 3-4
TurinFurino 9, Altafini 25, Cuccureddu 31; Rau 24, Sachse 75
19/09/1973R11. FC Dynamo Dresden - Juventus2-0
DresdenKreische 29, Schade 42
European Champions Clubs' Cup
08/11/1972R21. FC Magdeburg - Juventus0-1
agg: 0-2
MagdeburgCuccureddu 51
25/10/1972R2Juventus - 1. FC Magdeburg1-0
TurinAnastasi 66
European Champions Clubs' Cup
20/03/1968QF (Rep)Juventus - TSV Eintracht Braunschweig1-0 (Rep)
BerneMagnusson 56
28/02/1968QFJuventus - TSV Eintracht Braunschweig1-0
agg: 3-3
TurinBercellino 88 (P)
31/01/1968QFTSV Eintracht Braunschweig - Juventus3-2
BraunschweigKaack 28, Dulz 37, Berg 38; Kaack 12 (og), Sacco 82
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Match background Only this chapter

Bayer Leverkusen are mounting a late charge in UEFA Champions League Group D, but still need a favour from elsewhere as they welcome section winners Juventus on Matchday 6.

• The German side have won their last two fixtures to climb up to third with six points, one behind second-placed Atlético Madrid, with Juventus unbeaten and clear at the top on 13. That means Leverkusen will go through if they beat Juventus and Atlético do not win at home to bottom side Lokomotiv Moskva.

• Maurizio Sarri's Juve have won their last four UEFA Champions League matches, the first of them a 3-0 defeat of Leverkusen in Turin on Matchday 2 thanks to goals from Gonzalo Higuaín (17), Federico Bernardeschi (62) and Cristiano Ronaldo (89).

Highlights: Juventus 3-0 Leverkusen

Previous meetings
• The sides' only fixtures before this season came in the second group stage of the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League, when David Trezeguet's two goals and one each from Alessandro Del Piero and Igor Tudor helped Juve to a 4-0 victory in Turin.

• Leverkusen turned the tables with a 3-1 home success thanks to a penalty from goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt, plus further goals from Thomas Brdarić and Marko Babić, and went on to finish first in the section – ultimately reaching the final. Juve were eliminated in fourth place.

Matchday 4 highlights: Leverkusen 2-1 Atlético

Form guide
• Having opened Group D with a 2-1 defeat at home to Lokomotiv, Leverkusen lost at Juve and Atlético (0-1) to make it two wins in 16 UEFA Champions League matches (D8 L6). They then beat Atlético 2-1 in their last home fixture before a 2-0 success at Loko last time out in what was their 100th match in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final. They are the 22nd club to reach that landmark.

• The Werkself have drawn seven of their last 14 European home games (W5 L2).

• In the UEFA Champions League, Leverkusen have won only two of their last eight matches at the BayArena (D4 L2).

• Fourth in last season's Bundesliga, 2002 runners-up Leverkusen are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 12th time, and the first since 2016/17. They have reached the last 16 or better in seven of their last eight campaigns, most recently getting to the 2016/17 round of 16 where they lost to Atlético (2-4 h, 0-0 a).

Highlights: Lokomotiv Moskva 0-2 Leverkusen

• Absent from Europe in 2017/18, for the first time in eight years, Leverkusen finished first in their UEFA Europa League section last season ahead of Zürich, AEK Larnaca and Ludogorets, but lost on away goals to Russian side Krasnodar in the round of 32 (0-0 a, 1-1 h).

• Leverkusen's last home game against Italian visitors was a 4-4 draw against Roma in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage, a game in which they led 2-0 and trailed 4-2 before salvaging a point late on.

• Leverkusen's home record against Serie A teams is W4 D2 L3; they have won three of their last five such matches (D1 L1).

• Sarri's first European game as Juventus coach looked set to end in a victory as they led 2-0 at Atlético on Matchday 1 only to be pegged back by two late goals to draw 2-2. Juventus made no such mistake in their second fixture, against Leverkusen, and then beat Lokomotiv 2-1 home and away, before a 1-0 home defeat of Atlético made it five wins in their last ten UEFA Champions League matches (D2 L3).

Highlights: Juventus 1-0 Atlético

• In 2018/19, under Massimiliano Allegri, Juve finished first in Group H ahead of Manchester United, Valencia and Young Boys, picking up 12 points. After turning round their tie against Atlético in the round of 16 (0-2 a, 3-0 h), they drew 1-1 at Ajax in the first leg of their quarter-final only to bow out following a 2-1 home defeat.

• Juve were without a victory in four European away matches before winning at Lokomotiv in their last such fixture, losing at Young Boys (1-2) on Matchday 6 last season before the defeat by Atlético and draws at Ajax and, this season, Atlético. The defeat in Switzerland ended Juve's five-match winning run in UEFA Champions League away matches.

• The Matchday 2 win against Leverkusen was Juve's first in five games against German clubs (D3 L1), and a first since a 3-0 success at Borussia Dortmund in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg (5-1 aggregate).

• Juve's last trip to Germany ended in a 4-2 extra-time defeat at Bayern München in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg. That 2015 success at Dortmund is their only win in their last seven visits (D2 L4).

Highlights: Lokomotiv Moskva 1-2 Juventus

• Champions of Italy for a record eighth season in a row in 2018/19, this is Juve's 20th UEFA Champions League campaign; they have now reached the last 16 in 17 of those seasons.

• Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have played in nine European Cup finals – losing a record seven, including all of their last five.

Links and trivia
• Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt made his professional debut at Ajax in 2016 under current Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz.

• Sven Bender was in the Dortmund side beaten 3-0 at home by Juventus in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg; Gianluigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci featured for Juve.

Higuaín on Matchday 2 win against Leverkusen

• Have played in Germany:
Sami Khedira (Stuttgart 1995–2010)
Douglas Costa (Bayern 2015–17)

• Have played together:
Moussa Diaby & Gianluigi Buffon, Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain 2018/19)
Daley Sinkgraven & Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax 2016–19)

• International team-mates:
Jonathan Tah, Sven Bender, Lars Bender, Kerem Demirbay, Kai Havertz, Kevin Volland, Karim Bellarabi & Sami Khedira (Germany)
Lucas Alario & Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)

Latest news

• Leverkusen have won five of their last six competitive games (D1), including a 2-1 victory at Bayern München on 30 November.

• Leon Bailey was on target twice in Munich – his first Bundesliga goals since the opening weekend on 17 August.

• The win at Bayern was only Leverkusen's fifth victory there in 41 attempts.

• Leverkusen were 2-1 winners at home to Schalke on Saturday, Lucas Alario scoring twice to make it four goals in his last six club games.

• Daley Sinkgraven, who had not played since 5 October due to a thigh problem, returned as a substitute in Munich.

• Kai Havertz played 71 minutes on Saturday, his first appearance since 10 November due to a thigh injury.

• Joel Pohjanpalo, who was out between March 2018 and October 2019 due to persistent foot problems, suffered an ankle injury in training with the Finnish national team on 12 November and has not played since.

• Mitchell Weiser tore a ligament in his right ankle against Freiburg on 23 November, an injury that is expected to sideline him for the rest of 2019.

• On Matchday 5 Cristiano Ronaldo made his 175th UEFA club competition appearance, overtaking Paolo Maldini's record for an outfield player and moving clear in second place on the all-time list. Iker Casillas holds the overall record on 188 games.

• Having found the net against Leverkusen on Matchday 2, Ronaldo has now scored against 33 teams in the UEFA Champions League.

• Ronaldo gave Juventus the lead at Lazio on Saturday, but the home side hit back to win 3-1 and inflict Juve's first defeat of the season in all competitions in their 20th match (W15 D4).

• Juve were unbeaten in 14 Serie A matches (W11 D3) before losing to Lazio.

• Juventus have won eight of their last 12 games by a one-goal margin, five 2-1 and three 1-0.

• Paulo Dybala has scored in three of his last five games for Juve.

• Juventus won their first nine home games of the season in all competitions but were held 2-2 by Sassuolo on 1 December, allowing Internazionale to take over at the top of Serie A.

• Gianluigi Buffon made his fifth league appearance of the season against Sassuolo and is now only two games behind Maldini's record of 647 Serie A appearances. Buffon had already played over 100 Serie A games when Sassuolo goalkeeper Stefano Turati was born.

• Rodrigo Bentancur was taken off injured just before half-time against Lazio.

• Midfielders Sami Khedira (right knee) and Adrien Rabiot (thigh) both missed the game against Sassuolo. Rabiot has been out since 23 November although he was an unused substitute against Lazio, while Khedira underwent arthroscopic surgery and is not expected to return to action until early next year.

• Douglas Costa has not played since suffering a thigh injury in the 3-1 at Atalanta on 23 November.

• Long-term absentees Giorgio Chiellini (knee) and Mattia Perin (shoulder) are not in the UEFA Champions League squad.

• Leonardo Bonucci (2024) and Juan Cuadrado (2022) have both recently signed contract extensions.

• Ronaldo was voted as best player of the 2018/19 Serie A season at the Gran Gala del Calcio on 2 December. He was also voted in the team of the season, as were Juve team-mates Chiellini and Miralem Pjanić.

• Also on 2 December, Matthijs de Ligt won the Kopa Trophy - the award for the best Under-21 player of last season - at the Ballon d'Or ceremony.


Head coach Only this chapter

Peter Bosz

Date of birth: 21 November 1963
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Vitesse, AGOVV Apeldoorn, RKC Waalwijk, Toulon, Feyenoord, JEF United Chiba (twice), Hansa Rostock, NAC Breda
Coaching career: AGOVV Apeldoorn, De Graafschap, Heracles Almelo (twice), Vitesse, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen

• After three-year spells at Vitesse, Waalwijk and in France with Toulon, the midfielder's playing career took off following a move to Feyenoord in 1991; he won the Eredivisie in 1992/93 and three Dutch Cups, also picking up eight caps for the Netherlands. Bosz left Rotterdam after five years, proceeding to enjoy two Japanese stints with JEF United and also appearing in the Bundesliga for Hansa.

• Having retired in 1999 aged 36, Bosz rejoined home-town club Apeldoorn as coach, winning the national amateur championship in 2002. Head-coach opportunities then came with De Graafschap and Heracles – whom he led to the top flight in 2005 – before an appointment as Feyenoord technical director in 2006.

• Returning to coaching and Heracles in 2010, he kept the club in Eredivisie mid-table safety, but eventually stood down in 2013 and took charge of Vitesse for three years. Israel and Maccabi Tel-Aviv later came calling in January 2016, with the chance to work under sporting director Jordi Cruyff.

• After six months in Israel, however, Bosz was back in the Netherlands, signing for Ajax. Moulding a young squad and sticking closely to the attacking, high-intensity principles laid down by Johan Cruyff, he guided the Amsterdammers to second place in the table and the UEFA Europa League final.

• Appointed Dortmund coach in June 2017, he lasted only six months in the post; resurfaced at Leverkusen 12 months later, guiding Die Werkself to fourth place in the Bundesliga at the end of 2018/19.


Maurizio Sarri

Date of birth: 10 January 1959
Nationality: Italian
Coaching career: Sangiovannese, Pescara, Arezzo, Avellino, Verona, Perugia, Grosseto, Alessandria, Sorrento, Empoli, Napoli, Chelsea, Juventus

• Sarri was born in Naples, when his father was working in a local factory. The family moved back to Tuscany when he was three, but young Maurizio was always a Napoli fan. After a short career as an amateur footballer, he started coaching in the lower divisions in Tuscany while studying economics and working in a bank. In 2000/01 he accepted a job at Sansovino in Serie Eccellenza, the fifth tier, promising he would quit coaching for good if he did not win the league; they duly triumphed.

• After a Serie C1 promotion with Sangiovannese and 11th place in Serie B with Pescara, in 2006/07 Sarri replaced the sacked Antonio Conte at the helm of Arezzo. His side were relegated but Sarri did oversee a 2-2 away draw against Juventus and a home victory against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, although the Rossoneri won on aggregate.

• In 2012 he took the Empoli job and, despite picking up only four points in the first nine games, his side reached the Serie B play-off final, losing to Livorno. The following season he guided Empoli to promotion and Sarri made his Serie A debut in 2014/15, leading the Azzurri to a 15th-place finish with his side earning plaudits for their organised and entertaining football.

• A 4-2 victory against Napoli helped the Partenopei decide to appoint him to replace Rafael Benítez. Sarri was an immediate success, leading Napoli to second place in 2015/16, his team scoring five goals more than eventual champions Juventus. Sarri's side also reached the UEFA Europa League round of 32, scoring a record 22 goals in the group stage.

• Napoli finished third in Serie A in 2016/17 and second 12 months later, after which Sarri departed for Chelsea. His sole season in England brough his first major trophy in the form of the UEFA Europa League, Chelsea also reaching the League Cup final and ending the Premier League campaign third before Sarri decided to return home, succeeding Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus.


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    Club Atlético de Madrid5212657
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen5203576
    FC Lokomotiv Moskva5104493
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-2 FC Lokomotiv Moskva
    0-1 Krychowiak 16, 1-1 Höwedes 25 (og) , 1-2 Barinov 37
    Hradecky, Tah, S. Bender, L. Bender, Bailey (46 Alario), Baumgartlinger (71 Amiri), Wendell, Aránguiz, Havertz, Volland, Bellarabi
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Juventus 3-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    1-0 Higuaín 17, 2-0 Bernardeschi 62, 3-0 Ronaldo 89
    Hradecky, Tah, S. Bender, Demirbay (46 Amiri), Alario (68 Paulinho), Baumgartlinger, Wendell, Aránguiz (80 Sinkgraven), Weiser, Havertz, Volland
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Club Atlético de Madrid 1-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    1-0 Morata 78
    Hradecky, Tah, S. Bender (92 Dragović), L. Bender, Demirbay (84 Alario), Amiri, Baumgartlinger, Weiser, Havertz (76 Paulinho), Volland, Bellarabi
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-1 Club Atlético de Madrid
    1-0 Thomas 41 (og) , 2-0 Volland 55, 2-1 Morata 90+4
    Hradecky, Tah, S. Bender, Demirbay, Amiri, Wendell (81 Retsos), Aránguiz (65 Baumgartlinger), Weiser, Havertz (88 Dragović), Volland, Bellarabi
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    FC Lokomotiv Moskva 0-2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    0-1 Zhemaletdinov 11 (og) , 0-2 S. Bender 54
    Hradecky, Retsos, Tah, S. Bender, Bailey (46 Baumgartlinger), Demirbay (90 L. Bender), Wendell, Diaby, Aránguiz, Volland, Bellarabi (77 Alario)
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen-Juventus


  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    Club Atlético de Madrid 2-2 Juventus
    0-1 Cuadrado 48, 0-2 Matuidi 65, 1-2 Savić 70, 2-2 Herrera 90
    Szczęsny, De Ligt, Pjanić (87 Ramsey), Khedira (69 Bentancur), Ronaldo, Alex Sandro, Danilo, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Bonucci, Higuaín (80 Dybala)
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Juventus 3-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    1-0 Higuaín 17, 2-0 Bernardeschi 62, 3-0 Ronaldo 89
    Szczęsny, De Ligt, Pjanić, Khedira (74 Bentancur), Ronaldo, Alex Sandro, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Bonucci, Higuaín (83 Dybala), Bernardeschi (78 Ramsey)
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Juventus 2-1 FC Lokomotiv Moskva
    0-1 Aleksei Miranchuk 30, 1-1 Dybala 77, 2-1 Dybala 79
    Szczęsny, De Ligt, Pjanić, Khedira (48 Higuaín), Ronaldo, Dybala (81 Bernardeschi), Alex Sandro, Matuidi (65 Rabiot), Cuadrado, Bonucci, Bentancur
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    FC Lokomotiv Moskva 1-2 Juventus
    0-1 Ramsey 4, 1-1 Aleksei Miranchuk 12, 1-2 Douglas Costa 90+3
    Szczęsny, Pjanić, Khedira (70 Douglas Costa), Ronaldo (81 Dybala), Ramsey (64 Bentancur), Alex Sandro, Danilo, Bonucci, Higuaín, Rugani, Rabiot
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Juventus 1-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
    1-0 Dybala 45+2
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    Bayer 04 Leverkusen-Juventus

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• In 2012/13, Chelsea became the first defending champions to fail to get through a group stage since the UEFA Champions League began. (This record, like the others, includes the seasons between 1999/2000 and 2002/03 that featured a second group stage). In 1992/93, Barcelona were the reigning European Champion Clubs' Cup holders and lost 4-3 on aggregate in the second round to CSKA Moskva.

• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy, with AC Milan (1989, 1990) the previous club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) have all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Real Madrid then made it three wins in a row in 2017/18, becoming the fourth club to win three or more successive titles in European Cup history, and the first to do it twice.

• Only two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Borussia Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 20 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and five more than Bayern München and Manchester United. Barça also hold the record for the most unbeaten group stage campaigns with 12, four more than Real Madrid.

• Bayern München (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly hold the record for successive wins in the UEFA Champions League proper with ten. Bayern surpassed the previous mark of nine, set by Barcelona between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

• Six teams have recorded six successive victories in a UEFA Champions League group stage: Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage) and Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15).

• Twenty-one teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently AEK Athens in 2018/19.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, with Liverpool (23) also eclipsing the old mark of 21 set by Borussia Dortmund in 2016/17. Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14) all managed 20.

• Only Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10) and Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17) have failed to score in a group stage.

• BATE Borisov conceded 24 goals in 2014/15, a new group stage record which was matched by Legia Warszawa in 2016/17. The previous mark, 22, was held by Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12) and Nordsjælland (2012/13); Malmö shipped 21 in 2015/16.

• No team has ever gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without conceding a goal. Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97 and 2004/05), Chelsea (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Villarreal (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) and Barcelona (2017/18) all let in just one.

• Matchday six of the 2013/14 marked FCSB's 23rd successive game in the competition without a victory, surpassing the previous record of 22 set by Spartak Moskva between December 2000 and November 2006.

• Anderlecht hold the unwanted record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 12 in a row between December 2003 and November 2005. Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to November 2012 and ongoing since September 2015.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and Roma in 2015/16. Since three points for a win was introduced in 1995/96, nine teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02, second group stage), in 2002/03 Lokomotiv Moskva (first group stage) and eventual finalists Juventus (second group stage), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06), Galatasaray (2013/14) and Basel (2014/15).

• Napoli failed to qualify from their group with 12 points in 2013/14, the highest total of any team not to reach the next stage when the top two in each section progressed. Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000, second group stage), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03, second group stage), PSV Eindhoven (2003/04), Olympiacos and Dynamo Kyiv (both 2004/05), Werder Bremen (2006/07), Manchester City (2011/12), Chelsea and Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14) and Porto (2015/16) all missed out with ten points.

Goalscoring records
• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat matched by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at BATE Borisov on 21 October 2014. Eleven more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid on matchday six in 2015/16.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, eclipsing his own mark of nine in 2013/14, which Luiz Adriano matched in 2014/15 and Ronaldo himself equalled in 2017/18. Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17; Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi, Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03) and Robert Lewandowski (2018/19) managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on matchday one of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, a mark Ronaldo matched against Atlético Madrid in that season's round of 16 second leg.

Oldest and youngest players
• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete in the UEFA Champions League having featured against Real Madrid on matchday six in 2007/08 aged 43 years and 252 days. Alessandro Costacurta is the oldest outfield player; the Milan defender was 40 years and 211 days when he played against AEK Athens in 2006/07.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years and 59 days, in Roma's 1-1 draw at CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years 290 days) was the previous record holder.

• Celestine Babayaro is the youngest player to have appeared; he was 16 years and 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Peter Ofori-Quaye is the youngest player to have scored in the UEFA Champions League, aged 17 years and 195 days. He found the net in Olympiacos's 5-1 defeat at Rosenborg on 1 October 1997.


Team facts Only this chapter

Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Formed: 1904
Nickname: Werkself (Factory Team)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League: (2002)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1988

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
German Cup: 1 (1993)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA club competition
round of 16
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2014/15: round of 16
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16
did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-1: Leverkusen v Dinamo Tbilisi
13/08/97, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Baník Ostrava
11/08/04, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-6: Tervis Pärnu v Leverkusen
08/07/95, UEFA Intertoto Cup group stage
0-5: Zürich v Leverkusen
19/12/07, UEFA Cup group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Leverkusen v Manchester United
27/11/13, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Barcelona v Leverkusen
07/03/12, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
4-0: Leverkusen v Shakhtar Donetsk
23/10/13, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-3: Deportivo La Coruña v Leverkusen
20/03/02, second group stage
0-2 on five occasions, most recently v Lokomotiv Moskva
26/11/19, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Leverkusen v Manchester United (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Barcelona v Leverkusen (see above)


Nicknames: Bianconeri (White and Blacks), Vecchia Signora (Old Lady)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League (2): (1973), (1983), 1985, 1996, (1997), (1998), (2003), (2015), (2017)
• UEFA Cup (3): 1977, 1990, 1993, (1995)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1984
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1984, 1996
• European/South American Cup (2): (1973), 1985, 1996

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 35 (2019)
Italian Cup: 13 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: quarter-finals
round of 16
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2010/11: UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

UEFA club competitions

• Biggest home win
7-0 on three occasions, most recently v Olympiacos
10/12/03, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-6: Marsa v Juventus
15/09/71, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Juventus v Bayern München
08/12/09, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-3 twice, most recently v Real Madrid
03/04/18, UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg
Juventus also lost 1-4 to Real Madrid in the 2017 UEFA Champions League final, in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Wiener Sport-Club v Juventus
01/10/58, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Juventus v Olympiacos (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4 twice, most recently v Dinamo Zagreb
27/09/16, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Juventus v Bayern München (see above)
0-3 twice, most recently v Real Madrid (see above)
Juventus also lost 1-4 to Real Madrid in the 2017 final (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Barcelona v Juventus
12/09/17, 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