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UEFA Champions League: FC Zenit - Club Brugge Match press kits

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FC ZenitFC ZenitSaint Petersburg Stadium - St PetersburgTuesday 20 October 2020
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Group F - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

30/09/1987R1Club Brugge - FC Zenit5-0
agg: 5-2
BrugesBrylle Larsen 20, 38, 57, 72, Ceulemans 44
16/09/1987R1FC Zenit - Club Brugge2-0
St PetersburgChukhlov 8, Zheludkov 69
FC Zenit110010010000210125
Club Brugge110010010000210152

FC Zenit - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
23/02/2017R32FC Zenit - RSC Anderlecht3-1
agg: 3-3 ag
St PetersburgGiuliano 24, 78, Dzyuba 72; Kiese Thelin 90
16/02/2017R32RSC Anderlecht - FC Zenit2-0
BrusselsAcheampong 5, 31
UEFA Champions League
09/12/2015GSKAA Gent - FC Zenit2-1
GhentDepoitre 18, Milicevic 78; Dzyuba 65
29/09/2015GSFC Zenit - KAA Gent2-1
St PetersburgDzyuba 35, Shatov 67; Matton 56
UEFA Champions League
26/08/2014POFC Zenit - R. Standard de Liège3-0
agg: 4-0
St PetersburgRondón 30, Hulk 54 (P), 58
20/08/2014POR. Standard de Liège - FC Zenit0-1
LiegeShatov 16
UEFA Champions League
06/11/2012GSRSC Anderlecht - FC Zenit1-0
BrusselsMbokani 17
24/10/2012GSFC Zenit - RSC Anderlecht1-0
St PetersburgA. Kerzhakov 72 (P)
UEFA Europa League
01/12/2010GSFC Zenit - RSC Anderlecht3-1
St PetersburgIonov 12, Bukharov 65, Huszti 88; Kanu 87
16/09/2010GSRSC Anderlecht - FC Zenit1-3
BrusselsJuhász 66; A. Kerzhakov 8, 33, 44
04/10/2007R1R. Standard de Liège - FC Zenit1-1
agg: 1-4
LiegeOnyewu 35; Pogrebnyak 79
20/09/2007R1FC Zenit - R. Standard de Liège3-0
St PetersburgArshavin 36, 65, Kim Dong-Jin 84

Club Brugge - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
13/11/2002GS1FC Lokomotiv Moskva - Club Brugge2-0
MoscowJúlio César 44, Loskov 90+2
24/09/2002GS1Club Brugge - FC Lokomotiv Moskva0-0Bruges
UEFA Champions League
07/04/1993GSPFC CSKA Moskva - Club Brugge1-2
BerlinSergeev 18; Schaessens 43, Verheyen 83
25/11/1992GSClub Brugge - PFC CSKA Moskva1-0
BrugesAmokachi 17
06/11/1985R2Club Brugge - FC Spartak Moskva1-3
agg: 1-4
BrugesPapin 52; Bubnov 28, Rodionov 51, Schalvo 65
23/10/1985R2FC Spartak Moskva - Club Brugge1-0
MoscowCherenkov 45
30/09/1981R1Club Brugge - FC Spartak Moskva1-3
agg: 2-6
BrugesWellens 31; Rodionov 13, Schalvo 42, Gavrilov 48
16/09/1981R1FC Spartak Moskva - Club Brugge3-1
MoscowSchvetsov 7, 63, Gavrilov 80; Sørensen 15
FC Zenit770072140000149142315
Club Brugge521251040000103161115

Last updated 08/10/2020 15:51CET

Match background Only this chapter

Having both failed to get out of their respective UEFA Champions League sections in 2019/20, Zenit and Club Brugge will be keen to make a positive start to their latest attempts to reach the round of 16 when they meet in St Petersburg in the first round of Group F fixtures.

• While Club Brugge were third in their section last season on three points – courtesy of three draws – Zenit recorded two wins and seven points, but nevertheless finished bottom of their group.

Previous meetings
• The sides' only fixtures before this season came in the 1987/88 UEFA Cup first round. Zenit were 2-0 winners in the home first leg but Club Brugge wiped that out with a 5-0 victory back in Belgium, Kenneth Brylle Larsen doing most of the damage with four goals.

Form guide
• Zenit claimed their seventh USSR/Russian league title in 2019/20, and their second in a row; their last six triumphs have all come from 2007 onwards. They also added the Russian Cup to complete the club's second domestic double.

• This is the St Petersburg outfit's eighth UEFA Champions League group campaign; they reached the round of 16 in 2011/12, 2013/14 and 2015/16 but have never progressed further.

• In 2019/20, Zenit finished fourth in their section, behind RB Leipzig, Lyon and Benfica despite picking up seven points from their six matches. It was their earliest European exit since 2009/10, when they were eliminated in the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

• The St Petersburg team have won only three of their last 11 European matches (D1 L7).

• Zenit have also recorded only two victories in their last nine UEFA Champions League games (D1 L6).

• Zenit's last fixtures with a Belgian club came in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League round of 32, the Russian club bowing out to Anderlecht on away goals having lost 2-0 in Belgium before a 3-1 home success in which they conceded in the 90th minute.

• That home win did extend Zenit's perfect record against Belgian visitors in their own stadium – they have won all seven contests, scoring 17 goals and conceding only three.

Club Brugge
• Club Brugge are in the group stage for the third year in a row, the first time they have achieved that feat; it is their eighth UEFA Champions League group appearance overall. They have never progressed to the knockout rounds.

• In 2019/20, the Belgian side finished third behind Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in Group A, picking up three points (D3 L3). It was the second year running they had finished third in their group.

• They went on to lose to Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 (1-1 h, 0-5 a).

• Club Brugge have won only one of their last 18 fixtures in the UEFA Champions League proper (D6 L11).

• Philippe Clement's side claimed Club Brugge's 16th Belgian league title in 2019/20, and third in the last five seasons.

• Club Brugge have not played a Russian club in European competition since 2002, when they picked up one point from their two games against Lokomotiv Moskva (0-0 h, 0-2 a) in the UEFA Champions League first group stage.

• That loss at Lokomotiv in November 2002 made it four defeats from four matches in Russia for Club Brugge; they have scored only once in those games, conceding eight goals. The Belgian side's only win in an away fixture against a Russian team came in Berlin, where they beat CSKA Moskva 2-1 in the inaugural UEFA Champions League group stage in 1992/93. 

Links and trivia
• Have played together:
Dejan Lovren & Simon Mignolet (Liverpool 2014–19)
Yaroslav Rakits'kyy & Eduard Sobol (Shakhtar 2013–14)
Sebastián Driussi & Éder Balanta (River Plate 2011–16)

• Lovren and Mignolet were members of Liverpool's victorious 2018/19 UEFA Champions League squad.

• Driussi and Balanta were both in the River side that won the Copa Sudamericana in 2014 and the Copa Libertadores the following year.

• International team-mates:
Yaroslav Rakits'kyy & Eduard Sobol (Ukraine)
Wílmar Barrios & Éder Balanta (Colombia)
Dejan Lovren & Matej Mitrović (Croatia)

• Mignolet conceded three goals in Belgium's 3-3 friendly draw against Russia in March 2017; Zenit's Magomed Ozdoev and Aleksandr Erokhin appeared for the hosts.

• Emmanuel Bonaventure scored against Shakhtar for Zorya Luhansk in the Ukrainian Premier League on 2 April 2017; despite Rakits'kyy's red card, the visitors still won 2-1.

Latest news

Summer transfers
In: Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Wendel (Sporting)
Out: Branislav Ivanović (West Brom), Igor Smolnikov (Krasnodar), Oleg Shatov (Rubin), Aleksandr Kokorin (Spartak Moskva), Emanuel Mammana (Sochi, loan), Emiliano Rigoni (Elche)

• Zenit are on a run of six domestic games without a loss (W3 D3). They were 3-1 winners at home to Sochi on Saturday.

• The 1-0 defeat at Dinamo Moskva on 26 August is Zenit's sole loss in their last 30 Russian Premier League games (W22 D7).

• Zenit beat Lokomotiv Moskva 2-1 in the Russian Super Cup on 7 August.

• Andrei Mostovoy won his first cap on 7 October as Russia lost 2-1 in a Moscow friendly against Sweden.

• Sardar Azmoun's 32nd international goal helped Iran to a 2-1 friendly victory against Uzbekistan on 8 October.

• On Saturday Sebastián Driussi returned from a knee injury that had kept him out since 26 August.

• Malcom has been training separately because of an injury.

Club Brugge
Summer transfers
In: Noa Lang (Ajax, loan)
Out: Erhan Mašović (Bochum), Cyril Ngonge (RKC Waalwijk), Jordi Vanlerberghe (Mechelen), Guillaume Hubert (Oostende), Ahmed Touba (RKC Waalwijk), Kaveh Rezaei (Charleroi, loan), Loïs Openda (Vitesse, loan); Siemen Voet (Mechelen, loan), Thibault Vlietinck (OH Leuven, loan)

• Club Brugge lost two of their first three league games this season but had won five in a row, scoring 17 goals and conceding only three, before drawing 1-1 at Standard Liège on Saturday.

• The Bruges side had won their three previous away games this season, scoring 12 goals and conceding only one, before being held at Standard.

• Club Brugge are the joint leading scorers in the Belgian top flight this season with 22 goals.

• Top scorer Hans Vanaken has five goals in his nine league appearance this season.

• Noa Lang provided an assist in the Netherlands' 7-0 win in Cyprus in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying on 13 October.

• Matej Mitrović has not played since the 5-0 loss at Manchester United in last season's UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg on 27 February and has a heel problem.


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Zenit - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
41Mikhail KerzhakovRUS28/01/198733 - ----11-6-16-
71Daniil OdoevskiRUS22/01/200317 - ----------
78Aleksandr VasyutinRUS04/03/199525 - --------11-
99Andrei LunevRUS13/11/199128 - ------2-25-
3Douglas SantosBRA22/03/199426S----1126-6-
4Danil KrugovoiRUS28/05/199822 - ----9-----
6Dejan LovrenCRO05/07/198931 - ----111342745
15Vyacheslav KaravaevRUS20/05/199525 - ----1117-261
18Yuri ZhirkovRUS20/08/198337 - ----7-332987
34Denis TerentyevRUS13/08/199228 - ----1-5-15-
44Yaroslav Rakits'kyyUKR03/08/198931 - ----8-582914
87Danila ProkhinRUS24/05/200119 - ----3-----
5Wílmar BarriosCOL16/10/199327 - ----10-6-10-
11Sebastian DriussiARG09/02/199624 - ----615-312
14Daler KuzyaevRUS15/01/199327 - ----1-4-243
17Andrei MostovoyRUS05/11/199722 - ----101----
19Aleksei SutorminRUS10/01/199426 - ----812-2-
20WendelBRA28/08/199723 - ----1---11-
21Aleksandr ErokhinRUS13/10/198931 - ----10410-616
27Magomed OzdoevRUS05/11/199227 - ----11-61302
38Leon MusaevRUS25/01/199921 - ----2---1-
92Daniil ShamkinRUS22/06/200218 - ----------
7Sardar AzmounIRN01/01/199525 - ----1161242611
8MalcomBRA26/02/199723 - ----1013151
22Artem DzyubaRUS22/08/198832 - ----1061986322
-Sergei SemakRUS27/02/197644 - ------7-21-
Club Brugge - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
22Ethan HorvathUSA09/06/199525 - ------3-22-
33Nick ShintonBEL10/05/200119 - ----------
88Simon MignoletBEL06/03/198832 - ----9-12-37-
91Senne LammensBEL07/07/200218 - ----------
2Eduard SobolUKR20/04/199525 - ----8-3-21-
5Odilon KossounouCIV04/01/200119 - ----5-2-4-
15Matej MitrovićCRO10/11/199326 - ------4-23-
17Simon DeliCIV27/10/199128S----716-351
18Federico RiccaITA01/12/199425 - ----4-3-6-
28Ignace Van Der BremptBEL01/04/200218 - ----------
44Brandon MecheleBEL28/01/199327 - ----5-12-44-
77Clinton MataBEL07/11/199227 - ----9-----
92Samuel AsomaBEL15/07/200218 - ----------
93Nathan FuakalaFRA13/03/200119 - ----------
3Éder BalantaCOL28/02/199327 - ----4117-28-
11Krépin DiattaSEN25/02/199921 - ----8571131
14Ibrahima Breze FofanaGUI15/08/200218 - ----------
16Siebe SchrijversBEL18/07/199624 - ----6-6-20-
20Hans VanakenBEL24/08/199228 - ----95183448
25Ruud VormerNED11/05/198832 - ----92141533
26Mats RitsBEL18/07/199327 - ----8-10-18-
55Maxim De CuyperBEL22/12/200019 - --------2-
90Charles De KetelaereBEL10/03/200119 - ----814-6-
94Arne EngelsBEL08/09/200317 - ----------
97Thomas Van Den KeybusBEL25/04/200119 - ----1-----
98Cisse SandraBEL16/12/200316 - ----------
9Michael KrmenčíkCZE15/03/199327 - ----63322712
10Noa LangNED17/06/199921 - ----1-3-3-
21David OkerekeNGA29/08/199723 - ----514-9-
27Youssouph BadjiSEN20/12/200118 - ----82----
42Emmanuel BonaventureNGA15/11/199722 - ----6-92235
99Thibo BaetenBEL04/06/200218 - ----------
-Philippe ClementBEL22/03/197446 - ------6-27-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBenoît Bastien (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesFrédéric Haquette (FRA) , Roy Hassan (ISR)
  • Video Assistant RefereeBenoît Millot (FRA)
  • Fourth officialKarim Abed (FRA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeDelajod Willy (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateMilovan Djukanović (MNE)
  • UEFA Referee observerStefano Podeschi (SMR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Benoît Bastien17/04/1983847

Benoît Bastien

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2011
FIFA badge: 2014

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

2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
19/09/2018UCLGSFC Viktoria PlzeňPFC CSKA Moskva2-2Plzen

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
15/09/2016UELGSSC BragaKAA Gent1-1Braga
24/11/2016UELGSRC Celta de VigoR. Standard de Liège1-1Vigo
16/02/2017UELR32KAA GentTottenham Hotspur1-0Ghent
15/02/2018UELR32FC Spartak MoskvaAthletic Club1-3Moscow
19/09/2018UCLGSFC Viktoria PlzeňPFC CSKA Moskva2-2Plzen
07/11/2019UELGSFC KrasnodarTrabzonspor AŞ3-1Krasnodar

Last updated 19/10/2020 03:07CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC ZenitFixtures and results
11/08/2020LeagueSC Rotor Volgograd (A)W 2-0Dzyuba 21, Driussi 79
15/08/2020LeagueFC Rostov (A)W 2-0Azmoun 23, Lovren 87
19/08/2020LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (H)W 2-1Azmoun 19, 69
22/08/2020LeagueTambov (H)W 4-1Douglas Santos 41, Silva de Oliveira 47, Erokhin 68, Azmoun 74
26/08/2020LeagueFC Dynamo Moscow (A)L 0-1
30/08/2020LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)D 0-0
14/09/2020LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (H)W 3-1Mostovoy 25, Dzyuba 31, Erokhin 86
19/09/2020LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)D 1-1Dzyuba 4
26/09/2020LeagueFC Ufa (H)W 6-0Azmoun 24, 61, Dzyuba 32 (P), 72, 88, Sutormin 90+2
03/10/2020LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (A)D 1-1Erokhin 65
17/10/2020LeaguePFC Sochi (H)W 3-1Karavaev 16, Erokhin 24, Douglas Santos 90+3
20/10/2020UCLClub Brugge (H)
24/10/2020LeagueFC Rubin (H)
28/10/2020UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)
01/11/2020LeagueFC Khimki (A)
04/11/2020UCLSS Lazio (H)
08/11/2020LeagueFC Krasnodar (H)
21/11/2020LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)
24/11/2020UCLSS Lazio (A)
28/11/2020LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (A)
02/12/2020UCLClub Brugge (A)
05/12/2020LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)
08/12/2020UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)
12/12/2020LeagueFC Dynamo Moscow (H)
16/12/2020LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (H)
28/02/2021LeagueFC Rostov (H)
07/03/2021LeagueFC Rubin (A)
14/03/2021LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)
21/03/2021LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (A)
04/04/2021LeagueFC Khimki (H)
11/04/2021LeaguePFC Sochi (A)
18/04/2021LeagueFC Krasnodar (A)
25/04/2021LeagueSC Rotor Volgograd (H)
02/05/2021LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)
09/05/2021LeagueFC Ufa (A)
16/05/2021LeagueTambov (A)
1FC Zenit1173124724
2FC Spartak Moskva11731191124
3PFC CSKA Moskva1171319922
4FC Lokomotiv Moskva1163212721
5FC Rostov11623151120
6PFC Sochi11542181519
7FC Krasnodar11533211018
8FC Dynamo Moscow1152410817
9FC Rubin11434161615
10FC Akhmat Grozny11425111514
11FC Arsenal Tula11335141712
13FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast1124571210
14FC Khimki1113711236
15FC Ufa111375216
16SC Rotor Volgograd110384203
Club BruggeFixtures and results
08/08/2020LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)L 0-1
16/08/2020LeagueKAS Eupen (A)W 4-0Badji 14, Diatta 59, 69, Vormer 76
23/08/2020LeagueKFCO Beerschot Wilrijk (H)L 0-1
30/08/2020LeagueKRC Genk (A)W 2-1Vanaken 22, Badji 83
12/09/2020LeagueWaasland-Beveren (H)W 4-1Vanaken 16 (P), 39, Okereke 50, Krmenčík 84
20/09/2020LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)W 6-0Deschacht 6 (og), Krmenčík 19, 41, Vanaken 31, De Ketelaere 67, Balanta 74
27/09/2020LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)W 2-1Diatta 22, Deli 68
04/10/2020LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)W 3-0Diatta 23, Vanaken 48 (P), Vormer 90+4
17/10/2020LeagueR. Standard de Liège (A)D 1-1Diatta 40
20/10/2020UCLFC Zenit (A)
24/10/2020LeagueOud-Heverlee Leuven (A)
28/10/2020UCLSS Lazio (H)
31/10/2020LeagueKV Mechelen (H)
04/11/2020UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)
08/11/2020LeagueKV Oostende (A)
21/11/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)
24/11/2020UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)
28/11/2020LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (A)
02/12/2020UCLFC Zenit (H)
05/12/2020LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
08/12/2020UCLSS Lazio (A)
13/12/2020LeagueRoyal Antwerp FC (A)
18/12/2020LeagueKAA Gent (H)
22/12/2020LeagueKV Mechelen (A)
26/12/2020LeagueKAS Eupen (H)
15/01/2021LeagueKFCO Beerschot Wilrijk (A)
22/01/2021LeagueKRC Genk (H)
26/01/2021LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
29/01/2021LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)
05/02/2021LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)
09/02/2021LeagueKV Oostende (H)
12/02/2021LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)
19/02/2021LeagueOud-Heverlee Leuven (H)
26/02/2021LeagueKAA Gent (A)
05/03/2021LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)
12/03/2021LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)
19/03/2021LeagueRoyal Antwerp FC (H)
02/04/2021LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
09/04/2021LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)
16/04/2021LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)
1Club Brugge961222619
2R. Charleroi SC961215719
3KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk9603222018
4R. Standard de Liège953113718
5Royal Antwerp FC9522181217
6Cercle Brugge KSV9504161215
7Oud-Heverlee Leuven9432151415
8KV Kortrijk9423111014
9RSC Anderlecht9351171414
10KRC Genk9342141413
11KV Oostende833212812
12KAS Eupen9252101211
13KAA Gent930614169
14KV Mechelen921610167
15SV Zulte Waregem921611217
16K. Sint-Truidense VV91359196
18R. Excel Mouscron90363143

Last updated 20/10/2020 12:46CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Zenit

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    Borussia Dortmund0000000
    Club Brugge0000000
    FC Zenit0000000
    SS Lazio0000000
    Matchday 1 (20/10/2020)
    FC Zenit-Club Brugge
  • Matchday 2 (28/10/2020)
    Borussia Dortmund-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 3 (04/11/2020)
    FC Zenit-SS Lazio
  • Matchday 4 (24/11/2020)
    SS Lazio-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 5 (02/12/2020)
    Club Brugge-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2020)
    FC Zenit-Borussia Dortmund

Club Brugge

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/10/2020)
    FC Zenit-Club Brugge
  • Matchday 2 (28/10/2020)
    Club Brugge-SS Lazio
  • Matchday 3 (04/11/2020)
    Club Brugge-Borussia Dortmund
  • Matchday 4 (24/11/2020)
    Borussia Dortmund-Club Brugge
  • Matchday 5 (02/12/2020)
    Club Brugge-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2020)
    SS Lazio-Club Brugge

Last updated 13/10/2020 15:02CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• Chelsea in 2012/13 are the only 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) 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 München were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

• Bayern's victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2020 UEFA Champions League final was their 11th successive win in the competition (18 September 2019 to 23 August 2020), setting a new record. Bayern themselves (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly held the previous best with ten, one more than Barcelona's winning run between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 21 occasions, five more than Real Madrid and Bayern München and six more than Manchester United. Barça also hold the record for the most unbeaten group stage campaigns with 13, five more than Real Madrid.

• Seven 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), Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15) and Bayern (2019/20).

• 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, one more than Bayern München managed in 2019/20. Liverpool are next on the list having scored 23 in 2017/18 with Borussia Dortmund hitting 21 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).

• 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 6 of 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 September 2015 to December 2016.

• 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, ten 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), Basel (2014/15) and Atalanta (2019/20).

• 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), Porto (2015/16) and Ajax (2019/20) 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. Thirteen more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Josip Iličić for Atalanta in the 2019/20 round of 16 second leg against Valencia. He was the third player to score four in a game that season, all away from home, after group stage quadruples from Bayern's Serge Gnabry (Matchday 2 at Tottenham) and Robert Lewandowski (Matchday 5 at Crvena zvezda).

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17, a figure matched by Robert Lewandowski in 2019/20; Ronaldo (2013/14, 2017/18) and Luiz Adriano (2014/15) scored nine while 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 de 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 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: 7 (2020)
USSR/Russian Cup: 5 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless otherwise indicated)
group stage
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)

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 three times, most recently v Benfica
10/12/19, group stage


Club Brugge KV
Formed: 1891
Nickname: Blauw-Zwart (Blue and Blacks)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup: (1978)
• UEFA Cup: (1976)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 16 (2020)
Belgian Cup: 11 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
group stage
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2014/15: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League group stage

UEFA club competition
Biggest home win
Club Brugge v Floriana
19/09/73, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-6: ÍA Akranes v Club Brugge
23/08/01, UEFA Cup qualifying round second leg
0-5: Újpest v Club Brugge
15/09/98, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Club Brugge v Paris Saint-Germain
22/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
Monaco v Club Brugge
09/11/88, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Manchester United
27/02/20, UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-1: Club Brugge v Galatasaray
23/10/02, first group stage

• Biggest away win
0-4: Monaco v Club Brugge
06/11/18, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Club Brugge v Paris Saint-Germain (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Copenhagen v Club Brugge
27/09/16, 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