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FC BarcelonaFC Barcelona (First leg: 1-1) Camp Nou - BarcelonaWednesday 18 March 2020
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Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
25/02/2020R16SSC Napoli - FC Barcelona1-1NaplesMertens 30; Griezmann 57
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FC Barcelona - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
10/12/2019GSFC Internazionale Milano - FC Barcelona1-2
MilanR. Lukaku 44; Carles Pérez 23, Fati 86
02/10/2019GSFC Barcelona - FC Internazionale Milano2-1
BarcelonaLuis Suárez 58, 84; Martínez 3
UEFA Champions League
06/11/2018GSFC Internazionale Milano - FC Barcelona1-1MilanIcardi 87; Malcom 83
24/10/2018GSFC Barcelona - FC Internazionale Milano2-0
BarcelonaRafinha 32, Jordi Alba 83
UEFA Champions League
10/04/2018QFAS Roma - FC Barcelona3-0
agg: 4-4 ag
RomeDžeko 6, De Rossi 58 (P), Manolas 82
04/04/2018QFFC Barcelona - AS Roma4-1
BarcelonaDe Rossi 38 (og), Manolas 55 (og), Piqué 59, Luis Suárez 87; Džeko 80
22/11/2017GSJuventus - FC Barcelona0-0Turin
12/09/2017GSFC Barcelona - Juventus3-0
BarcelonaMessi 45, 69, Rakitić 56
UEFA Champions League
19/04/2017QFFC Barcelona - Juventus0-0
agg: 0-3
11/04/2017QFJuventus - FC Barcelona3-0
TurinDybala 7, 22, Chiellini 55
UEFA Champions League
24/11/2015GSFC Barcelona - AS Roma6-1
BarcelonaLuis Suárez 15, 44, Messi 18, 60, Piqué 56, Adriano 77; Džeko 90+1
16/09/2015GSAS Roma - FC Barcelona1-1RomeFlorenzi 31; Luis Suárez 21
UEFA Champions League
06/06/2015FJuventus - FC Barcelona1-3
BerlinMorata 55; Rakitić 4, Luis Suárez 68, Neymar 90+7
UEFA Champions League
06/11/2013GSFC Barcelona - AC Milan3-1
BarcelonaMessi 30 (P), 83, Sergio Busquets 40; Piqué 45 (og)
22/10/2013GSAC Milan - FC Barcelona1-1MilanRobinho 9; Messi 23
UEFA Champions League
12/03/2013R16FC Barcelona - AC Milan4-0
agg: 4-2
BarcelonaMessi 5, 40, Villa 55, Jordi Alba 90+2
20/02/2013R16AC Milan - FC Barcelona2-0
MilanBoateng 57, Muntari 81
UEFA Champions League
03/04/2012QFFC Barcelona - AC Milan3-1
agg: 3-1
BarcelonaMessi 11 (P), 41 (P), Iniesta 53; Nocerino 32
28/03/2012QFAC Milan - FC Barcelona0-0Milan
23/11/2011GSAC Milan - FC Barcelona2-3
MilanIbrahimović 20, Boateng 54; Van Bommel 14 (og), Messi 31 (P), Xavi Hernández 63
13/09/2011GSFC Barcelona - AC Milan2-2BarcelonaPedro Rodríguez 36, Villa 50; Pato 1, Thiago Silva 90+2
UEFA Champions League
28/04/2010SFFC Barcelona - FC Internazionale Milano1-0
agg: 2-3
BarcelonaPiqué 84
20/04/2010SFFC Internazionale Milano - FC Barcelona3-1
MilanSneijder 30, Maicon 48, Milito 61; Pedro Rodríguez 19
24/11/2009GSFC Barcelona - FC Internazionale Milano2-0
BarcelonaPiqué 10, Pedro Rodríguez 26
16/09/2009GSFC Internazionale Milano - FC Barcelona0-0Milan
UEFA Champions League
26/04/2006SFFC Barcelona - AC Milan0-0
agg: 1-0
18/04/2006SFAC Milan - FC Barcelona0-1
MilanGiuly 57
07/12/2005GSUdinese Calcio - FC Barcelona0-2
UdineEzquerro 85, Iniesta 90
27/09/2005GSFC Barcelona - Udinese Calcio4-1
BarcelonaRonaldinho 13, 32, 90 (P), Deco 41; Felipe 24
UEFA Champions League
02/11/2004GSFC Barcelona - AC Milan2-1
BarcelonaEto'o 37, Ronaldinho 89; Shevchenko 17
20/10/2004GSAC Milan - FC Barcelona1-0
MilanShevchenko 31
UEFA Champions League
22/04/2003QFFC Barcelona - Juventus1-2
agg 2-3 (aet)
BarcelonaXavi Hernández 66; Nedvěd 53, Zalayeta 114 ET
09/04/2003QFJuventus - FC Barcelona1-1TurinMontero 16; Saviola 78
26/02/2003GS2FC Internazionale Milano - FC Barcelona0-0Milan
18/02/2003GS2FC Barcelona - FC Internazionale Milano3-0
BarcelonaSaviola 7, Cocu 29, Kluivert 67
UEFA Champions League
26/02/2002GS2AS Roma - FC Barcelona3-0
RomeEmerson 61, Montella 74, Tommasi 90+2
20/02/2002GS2FC Barcelona - AS Roma1-1BarcelonaKluivert 82; Panucci 57
UEFA Champions League
18/10/2000GS1AC Milan - FC Barcelona3-3MilanAlbertini 26, 39, José Mari 45; Rivaldo 19, 43, 68
26/09/2000GS1FC Barcelona - AC Milan0-2
BarcelonaCoco 45, Bierhoff 71
UEFA Champions League
02/11/1999GS1ACF Fiorentina - FC Barcelona3-3FlorenceBressan 14, Balbo 56, 69; Luís Figo 20, Rivaldo 43, 74
22/09/1999GS1FC Barcelona - ACF Fiorentina4-2
BarcelonaLuís Figo 7, Luis Enrique 10, Rivaldo 68 (P), 70; Batistuta 50, Chiesa 79
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
24/04/1997SFACF Fiorentina - FC Barcelona0-2
agg: 1-3
FlorenceCouto 30, Guardiola 35
10/04/1997SFFC Barcelona - ACF Fiorentina1-1BarcelonaNadal 43; Batistuta 63
UEFA Champions League
18/05/1994FAC Milan - FC Barcelona4-0
AthensMassaro 22, 45+3, Savićević 47, Desailly 58
European Champions Clubs' Cup
20/05/1992FUC Sampdoria - FC Barcelona0-1
LondonKoeman 112 ET
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
24/04/1991SFJuventus - FC Barcelona1-0
agg: 2-3
TurinR. Baggio 61
10/04/1991SFFC Barcelona - Juventus3-1
BarcelonaStoichkov 56, 60, Goikoetxea 76; Casiraghi 12
UEFA Super Cup
07/12/1989FAC Milan - FC Barcelona1-0
agg: 2-1
MilanEvani 55
23/11/1989FFC Barcelona - AC Milan1-1BarcelonaAmor 67; Van Basten 44 (P)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
10/05/1989FFC Barcelona - UC Sampdoria2-0
BerneSalinas 4, Lopez Rekarte 80
European Champions Clubs' Cup
19/03/1986QFJuventus - FC Barcelona1-1
agg: 1-2
TurinPlatini 44; Archibald 30
05/03/1986QFFC Barcelona - Juventus1-0
BarcelonaJulio Alberto 82
05/11/1975R2FC Barcelona - SS Lazio4-0
agg: 7-0
BarcelonaSotil 6, Cruyff 43, Neeskens 79, Fortes 82
22/10/1975R2SS Lazio - FC Barcelona0-3
RomeMatch forfeited
European Champions Clubs' Cup
25/11/1959R1FC Barcelona - AC Milan5-1
agg: 7-1
BarcelonaMartinez 10, Segarra 19, Kubala 32, 69, Czibor 65; Ferrario 38
04/11/1959R1AC Milan - FC Barcelona0-2
MilanVerges 12, Suárez 16

SSC Napoli - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
07/03/2017R16SSC Napoli - Real Madrid CF1-3
agg: 2-6
NaplesMertens 24; Ramos 52, Mertens 57 (og), Morata 90+1
15/02/2017R16Real Madrid CF - SSC Napoli3-1
MadridBenzema 18, Kroos 49, Casemiro 54; Insigne 8
UEFA Europa League
25/02/2016R32SSC Napoli - Villarreal CF1-1
agg: 1-2
NaplesHamšík 17; Pina 59
18/02/2016R32Villarreal CF - SSC Napoli1-0
VillarrealDenis Suárez 82
UEFA Champions League
27/08/2014POAthletic Club - SSC Napoli3-1
agg: 4-2
BilbaoAritz Aduriz 61, 69, Ibai Gómez 74; Hamšík 47
19/08/2014POSSC Napoli - Athletic Club1-1NaplesHiguaín 68; Muniain 41
UEFA Champions League
07/12/2011GSVillarreal CF - SSC Napoli0-2
VillarrealInler 65, Hamšík 76
27/09/2011GSSSC Napoli - Villarreal CF2-0
NaplesHamšík 15, Cavani 17 (P)
UEFA Europa League
24/02/2011R32Villarreal CF - SSC Napoli2-1
agg: 2-1
VillarrealNilmar 42, Rossi 45+1; Hamšík 18
17/02/2011R32SSC Napoli - Villarreal CF0-0Naples
30/09/1992R1SSC Napoli - Valencia CF1-0
agg: 6-1
NaplesFonseca 8
16/09/1992R1Valencia CF - SSC Napoli1-5
ValenciaRoberto 56; Fonseca 20, 60, 64, 87, 90
European Champions Clubs' Cup
30/09/1987R1SSC Napoli - Real Madrid CF1-1
agg: 1-3
NaplesFrancini 9; Butragueño 43
16/09/1987R1Real Madrid CF - SSC Napoli2-0
MadridMíchel 19 (P), Tendillo 76
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Match background Only this chapter

Undefeated at home in the UEFA Champions League for almost seven years, Barcelona will be confident of clinching a 13th successive quarter-final berth as Napoli visit the Camp Nou with their round of 16 tie level at 1-1.

• The first leg in Naples, the first ever meeting between the sides, ended 1-1, Antoine Griezmann scoring in the 57th minute to cancel out Dries Mertens' first-half opener, a goal that made the Belgian Napoli's all-time joint leading scorer.

• That draw preserved both teams' unbeaten record in this season's competition; however, while Barça have won their last 12 ties at this stage, Napoli are bidding to progress beyond the round of 16 for the first time.

Form guide

• Barcelona finished with 14 points in Group F, four ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund. Half of those came at home, the Catalan club beating Inter (2-1) and Dortmund (3-1) and being held 0-0 by Slavia Praha – the first time they had failed to score in a home group game since 2012.

• Ansu Fati's winner at Inter on Matchday 6 made him the youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history, aged 17 years 40 days. He eclipsed the previous record, which had stood since 1 October 1997, set by Olympiacos's Peter Ofori-Quaye (17 years 195 days).

• Barcelona are unbeaten in 35 UEFA Champions League home matches, a run that started in September 2013 (W31 D4); the 5-1 defeat of Lyon in last season's round of 16 second leg eclipsed the previous competition record of 29 set by Bayern München between March 1998 and April 2002.

• The Blaugrana's record at home to Serie A clubs is W18 D6 L2. They are unbeaten in their last 15 home fixtures against Italian visitors, winning 12, since losing 2-1 to Juventus in the 2002/03 quarter-final second leg.

• Spanish champions for the 26th time in 2018/19, their fourth title in five years, this is Barcelona's 24th UEFA Champions League campaign, a competition record they share with Real Madrid. They have now reached the round of 16 or better for the last 16 seasons, winning their group every year from 2007/08 onwards. They are unbeaten in their last three group stage campaigns, and have come through their section undefeated a record 13 times.

• In 2018/19, Barcelona eased past Lyon in the last 16 (0-0 a, 5-1 h) and Manchester United in the quarter-finals (1-0 a, 3-0 h) before a 3-0 first-leg victory against Liverpool in the last four, only for the English club to turn the tables in stunning style at Anfield (0-4).

• Barcelona have been in the round of 16 every year from 2004/05 onwards, winning 13 of those 15 ties. They  lost two of the first three ties, most recently against Liverpool in 2006/07, but have won their last 12 – recording a home victory in all 12 ties. They have never lost a round of 16 tie when playing the second leg at home.

• Barcelona won all three home games in last season's knockout rounds, and are unbeaten in 14 knockout games at the Camp Nou (W12 D2), since a 3-0 loss to Bayern München in the 2012/13 semi-final second leg.

• Barcelona's record in two-legged ties against Italian sides is W8 L5. They have lost their last two, both in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, against Juventus in 2016/17 (0-3 a, 0-0 h) and Roma the following season (4-1 h, 0-3 a).

• The Blaugrana have lost only two of their last 30 UEFA Champions League fixtures (W18 D10).

• Barça have been European champions on five occasions, most recently in 2015.

• Barcelona have recorded 26 away first-leg draws in UEFA competition, winning 21 of those ties on aggregate, including against Lyon in last season's round of 16 (0-0 a, 5-1 h). They have won ten of the 12 ties in which they drew 1-1 in the away first leg, most recently against Chelsea in the 2017/18 round of 16 (3-0 h).

• Barcelona's record in six UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W5 L1:
5-4 v AZ Alkmaar, 1977/78 UEFA Cup second round
3-1 v Ipswich Town, 1977/78 UEFA Cup third round
4-1 v Anderlecht, 1978/79 European Cup Winners' Cup second round
5-4 v IFK Göteborg, 1985/86 European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final
0-2 v Steaua Bucureşti, 1985/86 European Champion Clubs' Cup final
5-4 v Lech Poznań, 1988/89 European Cup Winners' Cup second round

• Napoli finished second in Group E with 12 points, one behind Liverpool. They picked up five points away from home, drawing at Genk (0-0) and Liverpool (1-1) either side of a 3-2 success at Salzburg.

• Serie A runners-up for the second season running in 2018/19, this is Napoli's sixth UEFA Champions League campaign – all in the last nine seasons – and the third to have extended into the knockout rounds. They reached the round of 16 in 2011/12 and 2016/17.

• Both those previous last-16 ties ended in defeat against the eventual winners; Real Madrid beat Napoli 3-1 home and away in 2016/17, five years after Chelsea turned round a 3-1 first-leg defeat in Naples with a 4-1 extra-time success in the return.

• Napoli have won only seven of their last 21 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final (D7 L7) – all those victories bar this season's Matchday 3 success at Salzburg coming at the Stadio San Paolo.

• Having finished third behind Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool in last season's group stage, Napoli beat Zürich (5-1 aggregate) and Salzburg (4-3) in the UEFA Europa League before losing 2-0 away to Arsenal and 1-0 at home in the quarter-finals.

• This season's win at Salzburg and the success at Zürich in 2018/19 are Napoli's only victories in their last nine away European fixtures (D4 L3).

• Napoli have lost their last four two-legged ties against Spanish opposition: their overall record is W1 L5, the sole victory against Valencia in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup first round (5-1 a, 1-0 h), with that 2017 tie against Madrid the most recent.

• Napoli's overall record away to Spanish opponents is W2 L5, with defeats on their last three visits. They have not won in their last seven matches against Liga sides, home and away (D3 L4).

• Napoli have lost all five ties in UEFA competition in which they drew the home first leg, most recently against Dnipro in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League semi-finals (1-1 h, 0-1 a). That was the second tie in which they drew 1-1 in Naples in the first game; the other came earlier that season against Athletic Club in the UEFA Champions League play-offs (1-3 a).

• Napoli's record in three UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W1 L2:
3-4 v Toulouse, 1986/87 UEFA Cup first round
4-3 v Sporting CP, 1989/90 UEFA Cup first round
3-5 v Spartak Moskva, 1990/91 European Champion Clubs’ Cup second round

Links and trivia
• Kostas Manolas scored Roma's decisive third goal in that remarkable comeback victory against Barcelona in the 2017/18 quarter-finals.

• Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso faced Barcelona six times in the UEFA Champions League as a player with AC Milan (W2 D2 L2).

• Napoli's January signing Matteo Politano came on a late substitute in both of Internazionale's group games against Barcelona in the autumn.

• Have played in Italy:
Arturo Vidal (Juventus 2011–15)
Neto (Fiorentina 2011–15, Juventus 2015–17)

• Vidal's Serie A record against Napoli with Juventus was W4 D2 L1, with two goals. Vidal also faced Napoli twice in the Italian Super Cup, winning in 2012 and losing two years later, and was in the Juve side beaten by Napoli in the 2011/12 Coppa Italia final.

• Have played in Spain:
José Callejón (Espanyol 2008–11, Real Madrid 2011–13)
Fabián Ruíz (Real Betis 2016–18, Elche 2017 (loan))
Fernando Llorente (Athletic Club 2005–13, Sevilla 2015–16)
Orestis Karnezis (Granada 2013/14 (loan))
Stanislav Lobotka (Celta Vigo 2017–20)

• Mário Rui was a youth player at Valencia in 2008.

• Have played together:
Arturo Vidal & Fernando Llorente (Juventus 2013–15)

• International team-mates:
Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto & Fabián Ruiz (Spain)
Arthur & Allan (Brazil)
Nélson Semedo & Mário Rui (Portugal)

• Diego Maradona represented both clubs, signing for Barcelona in 1982 and winning the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa del Rey in his first season. In 1984, after 38 goals in 58 games for the Spanish club, he joined Napoli, going on to win the 1989 UEFA Cup, two Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup with the Partenopei.

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UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Sergio Akieme, Kike Saverio, Rey Manaj (Albacete)
Out: Carles Aleñá (Real Betis, loan), Carles Pérez (Roma, loan), Abel Ruiz (Braga, loan), Jean-Clair Todibo (Schalke, loan), Moussa Wagué (Nice, loan)

• Barcelona lost 2-0 to Real Madrid on 1 March but regained the leadership of the Liga with a 1-0 defeat of Real Sociedad six days later.

• The loss at Madrid is Barcelona's sole reverse in their last six matches in all competitions (W4 D1).

• Lionel Messi scored the only goal against Real Sociedad; he also got four in a 5-0 home win against Eibar on 22 February, and is the top scorer in this season's Liga with 19 goals.

• Having reached the last six Copa del Rey finals and won four of them, Barcelona were eliminated from this season's competition at the quarter-final stage, going down 1-0 at Athletic Club on 6 February.

• Luis Suárez has not played since the 3-2 defeat by Atlético Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final on 9 January, undergoing an operation on his knee which is expected to rule him out for four months.

• Ousmane Dembélé has been out since sustaining a thigh injury on Matchday 5; he has undergone surgery and is not expected to play again this season.

• Arthur has an ankle injury and has not played since the defeat at Madrid.

• Sergi Roberto has not played since 15 February due to an adductor issue.

• On 20 February Barcelona signed Martin Braithwaite from Leganés, the Danish forward agreeing a four-and-a-half year deal at the Camp Nou; he is not eligible for their UEFA Champions League squad.

• Barcelona also completed moves for Francisco Trincão (Braga) and Matheus Fernandes (Palmeiras) in January; both players will join their new club on 1 July.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Diego Demme (Leipzig), Stanislav Lobotka (Celta Vigo), Matteo Politano (Inter, loan)
Out: Faouzi Ghoulam, Kévin Malcuit, Amin Younes

• Kostas Manolas made his 50th appearance in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, in the first leg.

• Napoli replaced coach Carlo Ancelotti with Gennaro Gattuso immediately after booking their place in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.

• The Partenopei lost four of their first five Serie A games after Matchday 6 but have won five of the last six, kicking off that run with a 2-1 home defeat of Italian champions and league leaders Juventus on 26 January.

• Napoli have picked up ten points from losing positions in Serie A away games this season, compared to none at home.

• Gattuso's men also reached the Coppa Italia semi-finals by beating Serie B side Perugia 2-0 on 14 January and Lazio 1-0 in Rome the following week, Lorenzo Insigne scoring all three goals. A Fabián Ruiz strike gave them a 1-0 win at Inter in the first leg of the semi-finals on 12 February; the return was scheduled for 5 March before being postponed.

• The victory in Milan means that Napoli defeated the top three in Serie A – Juventus, Lazio and Inter – between 21 January and 12 February.

• Dries Mertens got the only goal in a 1-0 win at Cagliari on 16 February. The Belgian forward found the net again against Barcelona and has now scored 121 goals for Napoli, becoming the club's joint all-time top scorer alongside Marek Hamšík.

• Goals from Manolas and and Giovanni Di Lorenzo earned a 2-1 Serie A victory at home to Torino on 29 February.

• Napoli have won five of their last six away games in all competitions but have recorded only five victories in their last 14 home matches (D4 L5). The defeat of Torino is only their second success in nine Serie A matches at the Stadio San Paolo (D2 L5).

• Kalidou Koulibaly has not played since suffering a thigh injury in early February. He is reportedly close to returning, with replacement Nikola Maksimović expected to be sidelined for three weeks with a calf injury.

• Lorenzo Insigne recently suffered a thigh injury in training.

• Kévin Malcuit, who has been removed from Napoli's UEFA Champions League squad, is not expected to play again this season after damaging knee ligaments during a 1-1 draw with SPAL on 27 October.

Official UEFA Champions League Man of the Match award introduced
UEFA will give out an official Man of the Match award after every UEFA Champions League knockout stage game to recognise the top performers in Europe's top club competition. UEFA Technical Observers at each UEFA Champions League game from the round of 16 on will decide who deserves the Man of the Match, with an official award being handed to the successful players after full-time in recognition of their roles in decisive moments, tactical maturity, creativity and inspiration, exceptional skill and fair play.


Head coach Only this chapter

Quique Setién

Date of birth: 27/09/1958
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: Real Racing Club (twice), Atlético Madrid, Logroñés, Levante
Coaching career
: Real Racing Club, Poli Ejido, Equatorial Guinea, Logroñés, Lugo, Las Palmas, Real Betis, Barcelona

• Enrique 'Quique' Setién Solar started out as a beach football player in the northern Spanish region of Cantabria, representing his country at the sport.

• He then played for local side Real Racing Club for 12 seasons over two spells, where his performances in central midfield earned him the nickname 'El Maestro' (The Máster). Setién won the 1985 Spanish Super Cup with Atlético, and had spells at Logroñés and Levante either side of his second stint at Racing Club before hanging up his boots in 1996.

• A member of Spain's 1986 FIFA World Cup squad, he earned three caps for his country.

• Started out in coaching with his home-town club in 2001 before spells in the lower leagues with Poli Ejido, Logroñés and Lugo and a brief stint with the Equatorial Guinea national team. A keen chess fan who has played against former world champions Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov, he stepped up to the Spanish top flight when named Las Palmas coach in October 2015, keeping the Canary Island side in the division.

• In 2017 he joined Real Betis, leading them to sixth position in the Liga that season and the UEFA Europa League round of 32 in 2018/19 before leaving the Seville club at the end of the campaign. A disciple of Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff, playing the kind of possession-based passing style that has become synonymous with the Catalan club, he was named Barça coach on 13 January 2020, signing a two-and-a-half year deal to replace Ernesto Valverde.


Gennaro Gattuso

Date of birth: 9 January 1978
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Perugia, Rangers, Salernitana, Milan, Sion
Coaching career: Sion, Palermo, OFI Crete, Pisa, Milan Under-19s, Milan, Napoli

• Gattuso joined Rangers as a teenager after Perugia suffered relegation from Serie A in 1997 and returned to Italy in October 1998, joining first Salernitana and then, at the start of 1999/2000, Milan.

• After helping the Azzurrini win the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, he marked his first start for the senior national side with the only goal of the game against England in a November 2000 friendly in Turin.

• Though a fringe player for Italy at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2004 he was a key protagonist at the 2006 World Cup, winning the man of the match award in the quarter-final against Ukraine and excelling in the final against France; also appeared at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup, retiring after the latter tournament having won 73 caps.

• A UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup winner with Milan in 2003 and 2007, and part of the side that suffered a dramatic defeat by Liverpool in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final, Gattuso also won the Scudetto in 2004 and 2011, the Coppa Italia in 2003 and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2007. Hung up his boots in 2013 after a season in Switzerland with Sion, where he took his first steps into management as player-coach as the replacement for Víctor Muñoz in February 2013.

• Left Sion that May and subsequently had short spells in charge at Palermo and in Greece with OFI Crete before leading Pisa to promotion to Serie B in 2015/16. Returned to Milan in May 2017 as coach of the Under-19 Primavera side, stepping up to the first team in November following Vincenzo Montella's departure. Left the club in May 2019, and returned to coaching seven months later, succeeding his former Rossoneri boss Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli.


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Barcelona

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    FC Barcelona64209414
    Borussia Dortmund63128810
    FC Internazionale Milano62131097
    SK Slavia Praha60244102
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    Borussia Dortmund 0-0 FC Barcelona
    Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Sergio Busquets (60 Rakitić), Arthur, Luis Suárez, Lenglet, Griezmann, Jordi Alba (40 Sergi Roberto), F. de Jong, Fati (59 Messi)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    FC Barcelona 2-1 FC Internazionale Milano
    0-1 Martínez 3, 1-1 Luis Suárez 58, 2-1 Luis Suárez 84
    Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Sergio Busquets (53 Vidal), Arthur, Luis Suárez, Messi, Lenglet, Griezmann (66 Dembélé), Sergi Roberto, F. de Jong
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    SK Slavia Praha 1-2 FC Barcelona
    0-1 Messi 3, 1-1 Bořil 50, 1-2 Olayinka 57 (og)
    Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Sergio Busquets (78 Vidal), Arthur (84 Rakitić), Luis Suárez, Messi, Lenglet, Griezmann (69 Dembélé), Jordi Alba, F. de Jong
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    FC Barcelona 0-0 SK Slavia Praha
    Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Sergio Busquets (68 Rakitić), Messi, Dembélé (65 Fati), Lenglet, Griezmann, Jordi Alba (46 Sergi Roberto), F. de Jong, Vidal
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    FC Barcelona 3-1 Borussia Dortmund
    1-0 Luis Suárez 29, 2-0 Messi 33, 3-0 Griezmann 67, 3-1 Sancho 77
    Ter Stegen, Rakitić (78 Vidal), Sergio Busquets, Luis Suárez (91 Wagué), Messi, Dembélé (26 Griezmann), Lenglet, Sergi Roberto, F. de Jong, Umtiti, Junior Firpo
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    FC Internazionale Milano 1-2 FC Barcelona
    0-1 Carles Pérez 23, 1-1 R. Lukaku 44, 1-2 Fati 86
    Neto, Rakitić (63 F. de Jong), Todibo, Lenglet, Wagué, Griezmann (63 Luis Suárez), Aleñá, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Carles Pérez (85 Fati)
  • Round of 16
    Matchday 7 (25/02/2020)
    SSC Napoli 1-1 FC Barcelona
    1-0 Mertens 30, 1-1 Griezmann 57
    Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué (93 Lenglet), Rakitić (56 Arthur), Sergio Busquets, Messi, Griezmann (87 Fati), F. de Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior Firpo
  • Matchday 8 (18/03/2020)
    FC Barcelona-SSC Napoli

SSC Napoli

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
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    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 4-0 KRC Genk
    1-0 Milik 3, 2-0 Milik 26, 3-0 Milik 38 (P) , 4-0 Mertens 75 (P)
    Meret, Allan, Mário Rui, Callejón (79 Llorente), Fabián Ruiz, Mertens, Zieliński (72 Gaetano), Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Manolas, Milik (78 Lozano)
  • Round of 16
    Matchday 7 (25/02/2020)
    SSC Napoli 1-1 FC Barcelona
    1-0 Mertens 30, 1-1 Griezmann 57
    Ospina, Demme (80 Allan), Mário Rui, Callejón (74 Politano), Fabián Ruiz, Mertens (54 Milik), Maksimović, Zieliński, Di Lorenzo, Insigne, Manolas
  • Matchday 8 (18/03/2020)
    FC Barcelona-SSC Napoli

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• 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.

Knockout stage
• Real Madrid have qualified for the UEFA Champions League knockout phase a record 24 times, including 23 in succession. They have also played a competition-high 97 knockout phase matches – ahead of Bayern München (92) and Barcelona (91).

• Teams have overturned a first-leg deficit to go through 49 times, including six in 2018/19 – a competition record for a single season – and Paris Saint-Germain in this season's round of 16..

• Before last season, only twice – Ajax's defeat of Panathinaikos in the 1995/96 semi-finals and Internazionale's victory against Bayern in the 2010/11 round of 16 – had a side progressed after a home first-leg loss. However, Ajax again (against Real Madrid) and Manchester United (against Paris Saint-Germain) both achieved the feat in the 2018/19 round of 16 before Tottenham (against Ajax) did likewise in the semi-finals.

• The biggest losing margin a side has overhauled was achieved by Barcelona against Paris in the 2016/17 last 16, when they lost 4-0 away but progressed thanks to a 6-1 home success. That eclipsed the previous record held by Deportivo La Coruña in the 2003/04 quarter-finals, when they went down 4-1 at AC Milan but won 4-0 at home; Roma equalled that margin in the 2017/18 quarter-finals, turning round a 4-1 first-leg loss at Barcelona with a 3-0 home success, while in the 2018/19 semi-finals Liverpool lost 3-0 in the first leg at Barcelona but went through after a 4-0 home victory.

• Thirty-three ties have been decided on away goals, including 13 where the triumphant team lost the first leg. Bayern and Monaco have benefited from the away goals rule five times – more than any other club – whereas Internazionale have been eliminated by that method a record four times.

• In all, 30 ties have required extra time. Fourteen have been settled by extra time alone: six round of 16 encounters including Atlético-Liverpool in 2019/20, five quarter-finals, the 2007/08 semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool, and the 2013/14 final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.

• Sixteen ties have gone to penalties, including seven finals – 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016. The first two-legged tie decided on spot kicks was PSV Eindhoven's 4-2 victory over Lyon on 13 April 2005 after a 2-2 aggregate draw, still the only quarter-final to go to penalties. Bayern, Chelsea and Atlético Madrid have all appeared in three shoot-outs, sharing the competition record, with Bayern, Atlético and Liverpool having won the most (two apiece).

• The 2015/16 round of 16 tie between Atlético Madrid and PSV was the first to finish goalless after two legs. Thirteen have finished 1-0 on aggregate, most recently Real Madrid's defeat of Manchester City in the 2015/16 semi-finals.

• Liverpool (versus Porto) and Bayern (versus Beşiktaş) both won 5-0 in the 2017/18 round of 16, equalling the knockout phase record for the biggest first-leg lead – Real Madrid's 6-1 victory at Schalke in 2013/14 and Bayern's 5-0 success at Sporting CP in 2008/09, both also in the round of 16.

• Bayern eventually beat Sporting by a record aggregate margin of 12-1 after a 7-1 stroll in the home second leg; that tie also featured more goals (13) over its two legs than any UEFA Champions League knockout tie until it was equalled by Liverpool's 7-6 aggregate win against Roma in the 2017/18 semi-final.

• Bayern and Manchester City jointly hold the record for the largest margin of victory in a UEFA Champions League knockout match. Bayern beat both Basel (2011/12) and Shakhtar Donetsk (2014/15) 7-0 in the round of 16 second leg, while City beat Schalke by the same scoreline at the same stage of the 2018/19 competition.

• A record five clubs from England participated in the 2017/18 knockout phase. Including 2019/20, England has also provided four clubs on eight other occasions – as has Spain five times and Germany twice. England is the only nation to have provided four quarter-finalists in a season, 2018/19 being the third occasion after 2007/08 and 2008/09.

• There are four clubs from two nations in the round of 16 for only the third time in 2019/20. England and Spain both had four apiece in 2008/09, and there were four each from England and Germany in 2013/14.

• Clarence Seedorf is the only player to have lifted the European Cup with three clubs (Ajax 1995, Real Madrid 1998, Milan 2003, 2007). Bob Paisley (Liverpool 1977, 1978, 1981) was the first coach to win it three times, a feat Carlo Ancelotti (Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014) and Zinédine Zidane (2016, 2017, 2018) have replicated.

• In 2014 Ancelotti also became the fifth coach to win the trophy with two clubs; Ottmar Hitzfeld (Borussia Dortmund 1997, Bayern 2001), Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburg 1983), José Mourinho (Porto 2004, Internazionale 2010) and Jupp Heynckes (Real Madrid 1998, Bayern 2013) had previously achieved the feat.

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. Fourteen more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, including two Bayern players, Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski, in this season's group fixtures at Tottenham Hotspur and Crvena zvezda respectively, plus Atalanta's Josip Iličić at Valencia in the round of 16 second leg.

• 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. Messi got ten goals in 2016/17, as did Lewandowski this season; Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi, Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03), Lewandowski (2018/19) and Erling Braut Haaland (2019/20) all managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on Matchday 1 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 6 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.

• Ansu Fati's winner for Barcelona at Inter on Matchday 6 in 2019/20 made him the youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history, at the age of 17 years 40 days. He eclipsed the previous record of Olympiacos's Peter Ofori-Quaye (17 years 195 days) that had lasted since 1 October 1997.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Barcelona
Formed: 1899
Nicknames: Azulgrana (Blue and Reds, Spanish), Blaugrana (Blue and Reds, Catalan)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League (5): (1961), (1986), 1992, (1994), 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (4): (1969), 1979, 1982, 1989, (1991), 1997
• UEFA Super Cup (5): (1979), (1982), (1989), 1992, 1997, (2006), 2009, 2011, 2015
• European/South American Cup: (1992)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 26 (2019)
Spanish Cup: 30 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2015/16: quarter-finals
2011/12: semi-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
8-0 twice, most recently v Púchov
15/10/03, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Hapoel Beer Sheva v Barcelona
12/09/95, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4 twice, most recently v Dynamo Kyiv
05/11/97, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 three times, most recently v Liverpool
07/05/19, UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg
Barcelona also lost 4-0 to AC Milan in the 1994 UEFA Champions League final, in which they were the designated away team

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Barcelona v Celtic
13/09/16, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v BATE Borisov
28/09/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Barcelona v Dynamo Kyiv (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 three times, most recently v Liverpool (see above)
Barcelona also lost 4-0 to AC Milan in the 1994 final (see above)


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
4-0: Napoli v Genk
10/12/19, 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



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