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UEFA Champions League: RB Leipzig - İstanbul Başakşehir Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

RB LeipzigRB LeipzigRB Arena - LeipzigTuesday 20 October 2020
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Group H - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

RB Leipzig - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
06/12/2017GSRB Leipzig - Beşiktaş JK1-2
LeipzigKeïta 87; Negredo 10 (P), Talisca 90
26/09/2017GSBeşiktaş JK - RB Leipzig2-0
IstanbulBabel 11, Talisca 43

İstanbul Başakşehir - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
12/12/2019GSVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - İstanbul Başakşehir1-2
MonchengladbachThuram 33; İrfan Can Kahveci 44, Crivelli 90+1
03/10/2019GSİstanbul Başakşehir - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach1-1IstanbulVišća 55; Herrmann 90+1
UEFA Europa League
02/11/2017GSİstanbul Başakşehir - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim1-1IstanbulVišća 90+3; Grillitsch 47
19/10/2017GSTSG 1899 Hoffenheim - İstanbul Başakşehir3-1
SinsheimHübner 52, Amiri 59, Schulz 75; Napoleoni 90+3
RB Leipzig100110010000200214
İstanbul Başakşehir202021010000412156

Last updated 08/10/2020 15:48CET

Match background Only this chapter

İstanbul Başakşehir make their debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage away at Leipzig, themselves relative newcomers to the competition albeit having reached last season's semi-finals on just their second appearance.

• This is the pair's first ever meeting, little surprise given they have played only 64 European matches between them. Leipzig have four more games to their name than their Turkish rivals, who made their debut in continental competition in 2015/16 – two seasons before their German opponents.

Form guide
• This is Leipzig's third UEFA Champions League group campaign, all in the last four seasons, and their fourth foray into European football overall.

• The German club's 2019/20 campaign proved to be the most successful in Leipzig's brief European history, Julian Nagelsmann's side going all the way to the semi-finals. Leipzig picked up 11 points to finish first in their section – they had come third in their two previous group stage campaigns in UEFA competition – ahead of Lyon, Benfica and Zenit.

• Leipzig then beat 2018/19 runners-up Tottenham in their first UEFA Champions League knockout tie (1-0 a, 3-0 h) before a 2-1 defeat of Atlético de Madrid in their one-off quarter-final in Lisbon. Paris Saint-Germain – who are also in Group H – proved too strong in the semi-finals, running out 3-0 winners.

• Leipzig have won eight of their 16 UEFA Champions League fixtures (D3 L5).

• Third in the Bundesliga for the second season in a row in 2019/20, this is Leipzig's fourth European campaign and only their 35th match. In 2017/18 they became the first team to make their European debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

• This is Leipzig's third game against a Turkish club; they lost away (0-2) and at home (1-2) against Beşiktaş in 2017/18, the former their first away match in European football.

• Last season's results made it three wins in seven home UEFA Champions League matches for Leipzig (D2 L2). 

İstanbul Başakşehir
• İstanbul Başakşehir secured their first UEFA Champions League group stage appearance by last season becoming only the sixth club to lift the Turkish Süper Lig title.

• The Turkish team have twice featured in UEFA Champions League qualifying, losing to Sevilla in the 2017/18 play-offs having beaten Club Brugge in the previous round, and going out to Olympiacos in the 2019/20 play-offs.

• Başakşehir have won only one of their six matches in UEFA Champions League qualifying (D2 L3).

• İstanbul Başakşehir made their European debut in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League and have featured in every season since.

• In 2019/20, after losing both legs against Olympiacos (0-1 h, 0-2 a), İstanbul Başakşehir went on to finish first in their UEFA Europa League section, picking up ten points to come out on top ahead of Roma, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Wolfsberg. They then produced a memorable comeback against Sporting CP in the round of 32 (1-3 a, 4-1 h aet), but were beaten in the last 16 by Copenhagen (1-0 h, 0-3 a).

• İstanbul Başakşehir are the sixth Turkish club to appear in the UEFA Champions League group stage, after Galatasaray (16 appearances), Beşiktaş (7), Fenerbahçe (6), Bursaspor and Trabzonspor (both 1).

• The Owls are one of four teams making their group stage debut in 2020/21; Midtjylland (Group D), Krasnodar and Rennes (both E) are the others.

• İstanbul Başakşehir picked up their first win against German opposition in their most recent fixture, a 2-1 victory at Mönchengladbach in last season's UEFA Europa League group stage. That was their fourth game with a Bundesliga club; they lost 3-1 at Hoffenheim in the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League group stage and have drawn both home games against German visitors 1-1.

• The Istanbul club have conceded three goals in losing each of their last two European away games, and have lost nine of their 15 away matches in Europe overall (W3 D3). A 3-0 win at Austrian club Wolfsberg in last season's UEFA Europa League is their sole away clean sheet; they have conceded 31 goals in those 15 away fixtures.

Links and trivia
• Fredrik Gulbrandsen scored Salzburg's winners in their victories against Leipzig away (3-2) and at home (1-0) in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Justin Kluivert scored home (4-0) and away (3-0) in Roma's victories against İstanbul Başakşehir in last season's UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Alexander Sørloth scored a 90th-minute equaliser to earn Trabzonspor a 2-2 Turkish Süper Lig draw at İstanbul Başakşehir on 28 October 2019; Martin Škrtel had made it 2-1 to the home side.

• Has played in Turkey:
Alexander Sørloth (Trabzonspor 2019/20 (loan))

• Have played in Germany:
Hasan Ali Kaldırım (Kaiserslautern 2006–09, Mainz 2009/10)
Júnior Caicara (Schalke 2015–17)
Danijel Aleksić (Greuther Fürth 2010/11 loan)
Berkay Özcan (Karlsruhe 2012/13, Stuttgart 2013–19, Hamburg 2019)
Meta Kaan Demir (Hannover 2016–19)
Demba Ba (Hoffenheim 2007–11)

• Hasan Ali Kaldırım (Neuwied), Berkay Özcan (Karlsruhe) and Mete Kaan Demir (Mainz) were all born in Germany.

• Have played together:
Péter Gulácsi & Martin Škrtel (Liverpool 2008–2013)
Kevin Kampl & Danijel Aleksić (Greuther Fürth 2010/11)
Konrad Laimer, Dayot Upamecano & Fredrik Gulbrandsen (Salzburg 2016/17)
Hee-chan Hwang, Amadou Haidara & Fredrik Gulbrandsen (Salzburg 2016–19)
Hee-chan Hwang & Berkay Özcan (Hamburg 2019)
Benjamin Henrichs & Nacer Chadli (Monaco 2018/19)
Tyler Adams & Fredrik Gulbrandsen (New York Red Bulls 2017)

• International team-mates:
Alexander Sørloth & Fredrik Gulbrandsen (Norway)

• Marcel Sabitzer's penalty gave Austria a 2-1 UEFA Nations League victory away to Sørloth's Norway on 4 September.

Latest news

Summer transfers
In: Alexander Sørloth (Crystal Palace), Hee-Chan Hwang (Salzburg), Josep Martínez (Las Palmas), Lazar Samardžić (Hertha Berlin), Benjamin Henrichs (Monaco, loan), Justin Kluivert (Roma, loan)
Out: Timo Werner (Chelsea), Ademola Lookman (Fulham, loan), Hannes Wolf (Mönchengladbach, loan), Frederik Jäkel (Oostende, loan), Mads Bidstrup (Brentford), Yvon Mvogo (PSV, loan), Tom Krauss (Nürnberg)

• Leipzig's first competitive match in 2020/21 was a 3-0 win at 2. Bundesliga side Nürnberg in the first round of the German Cup on 12 September, Hee-Chan Hwang scoring on his debut.

• Leipzig kicked off their Bundesliga campaign with a 3-1 against Mainz on 20 September before a 1-1 draw in Leverkusen the following week.

• On 3 October Leipzig prevailed 4-0 against Schalke to go top of the Bundesliga table, and maintained that position with Saturday's 2-0 victory at Augsburg.

• Angeliño has scored in Leipzig's last two matches, the first time the 23-year-old has found the net in successive matches in his professional career.

• Three days after his debut for France in the UEFA Nations League in Sweden, Dayot Upamecano scored his first goal in a 4-2 win against Croatia on 8 September.

• Willi Orban was on target for Hungary in a 3-1 win in Bulgaria in the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final play-offs on 8 October.

• On 11 October Sørloth scored in Norway's 4-0 UEFA Nations League win against Romania.

• Marcel Sabitzer is yet to play in the Bundesliga this season having sustained a thigh injury on 24 September, although he has returned to light training.

• A knee injury has sidelined Konrad Laimer since 18 August; he underwent surgery in mid-September and is also back in light training.

• Ibrahima Konaté underwent hip surgery on 24 July, returning to team training on 21 September; he was an unused substitute at Augsburg.

• Yussuf Poulsen extended his contract until 2024 on 3 October.

İstanbul Başakşehir
Summer transfers
In: Berkay Özcan (Hamburg, loan made permanent), Okechukwu Azubuike (Pyramids), Hasan Ali Kaldırım (Fenerbahçe), Ravil Tagir (Altınordu), Rafael (Lyon), Nacer Chadli (Monaco), Boli Bolingoli (Celtic, loan), Deniz Türüç (Fenerbahçe, loan), Giuliano (al-Nassr)
Out: Robinho (released), Gaël Clichy (released), Eljero Elia (Utrecht), Miloš Jojić (Partizan), Gökhan Inler (Adana Demirspor), Joseph Attamah (Kayserispor), Aziz Behich (Kayserispor, loan), Alican Özfesli (Boluspor, loan), Furkan Soyalp (Gaziantep), Atabey Çiçek (Westerlo, loan), Doğanay Kılıç (Kahramanmaraşspor), Miguel Vieira (Waasland-Beveren, loan)

• İstanbul Başakşehir got their first win of the new Turkish season at the fifth attempt on Saturday, winning 2-0 at Trabzonspor.

• The Turkish champions now have two wins in their last nine matches in all competitions (D1 L6).

• İstanbul Başakşehir's title defence kicked off with three successive 2-0 defeats, before a goalless draw at home to Göztepe on 3 October got their first point on the board.

• İrfan Can Kahveci's 32nd-minute opener at Trabzonspor on Saturday thus ended a run of four games without a goal for İstanbul Başakşehir; they had not scored for 402 minutes in the league, going back to the final game of 2019/20.

• Having lost 3-0 at Copenhagen in last season's UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg on 5 August, their final fixture of the campaign, İstanbul Başakşehir were five games without a goal in all competitions before getting two on Saturday.

• İstanbul Başakşehir also lost their first two league games in their title-winning campaign last season, although their third defeat did not arrive until their 19th fixture.

• Mert Günok helped Turkey hold Germany 3-3 away in a friendly on 7 October and earn further draws in the UEFA Nations League, away to Russia (1-1, 11 October) and at home to Serbia (2-2, 14 October). Club-mate Mahmut Tekdemir also featured in all three games.

• Hasan Ali Kaldırım played 90 minutes against Germany but was replaced in the first half against Serbia and missed İstanbul Başakşehir's weekend fixture.

• Edin Višća, who scored the second goal at Trabzonspor on Saturday, missed a penalty in the shoot-out as Bosnia and Herzegovina lost to Northern Ireland in the UEFA EURO 2020 play-off semi-finals (1-1 aet, 3-4 pens).


Squad list Only this chapter

RB Leipzig - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Péter GulácsiHUN06/05/199030 - ----4-16-48-
13Philipp TschaunerGER03/11/198534 - ----------
32Tim SchreiberGER24/04/200218 - ----------
33Josep MartinezESP27/05/199822 - ----------
3AngeliñoESP04/01/199723 - ----4211-14-
4Willi OrbanHUN03/11/199227 - ----21101241
5Dayot UpamecanoFRA27/10/199821 - ----4-13-28-
6Ibrahima KonatéFRA25/05/199921 - ------2-152
16Lukas KlostermannGER03/06/199624 - ----4-16-30-
22Nordi MukieleFRA01/11/199722 - ----4-10-18-
23Marcel HalstenbergGER27/09/199129 - ----3113-17-
39Benjamin HenrichsGER23/02/199723 - ----4-11-12-
45Eric MartelGER29/04/200218 - ----------
7Marcel SabitzerAUT17/03/199426 - ------144538
8Amadou HaidaraMLI31/01/199822 - ----317-325
10Emil ForsbergSWE23/10/199128 - ----422064311
14Tyler AdamsUSA14/02/199921 - ----3-3131
18Christopher NkunkuFRA14/11/199722 - ----4-11-11-
20Lazar SamardžićGER24/02/200218 - ----1-----
25Dani OlmoESP07/05/199822 - ----4-83319
27Konrad LaimerAUT27/05/199723 - ------111362
35Fabrice HartmannGER02/03/200119 - --------1-
44Kevin KamplSVN09/10/199030 - ----3-2426210
47Joscha WoszGER20/07/200218 - ----1-----
9Yussuf PoulsenDEN15/06/199426 - ----3212-252
11Hee-Chan HwangKOR26/01/199624 - ----3-632511
19Alexander SørlothNOR05/12/199524 - ----3---187
21Justin KluivertNED05/05/199921 - ----1-51224
41Dennis BorkowskiGER26/01/200218 - ----------
-Julian NagelsmannGER23/07/198733 - ------16-24-
İstanbul Başakşehir - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Volkan BabacanTUR11/08/198832 - --------12-
13Ahmet KıvançTUR29/04/199822 - ----------
34Mert GünokTUR01/03/198931 - ----5---21-
3Hasan Ali KaldırımTUR09/12/198930 - ----4---371
4RafaelBRA09/07/199030 - ----2-40-55-
6Alexandru EpureanuMDA27/09/198634 - ----5---433
26Carlos PonckCPV13/01/199525 - ----2---9-
37Martin ŠkrtelSVK15/12/198435 - ----3-20-951
63Boli BolingoliBEL01/07/199525 - ----2-3-384
77Emre KaplanAZE12/01/200119 - ----------
80Júnior CaiçaraBRA27/04/198931 - ----5-6-621
5Mehmet TopalTUR03/03/198634 - ----4-11-986
7Edin VišćaBIH17/02/199030 - ----51--3313
8Danijel AleksićSRB30/04/199129 - ----5---121
10Berkay ÖzcanTUR15/02/199822 - ----5---6-
11Nacer ChadliBEL02/08/198931 - ------1135115
17İrfan Can KahveciTUR15/07/199525 - ----41--162
20GiulianoBRA31/05/199030 - --------2910
21Mahmut TekdemirTUR20/01/198832 - ----5---20-
23Deniz TürücTUR29/01/199327 - ----1---21
19Demba BaFRA25/05/198535 - ----5-632811
22Fredrik GulbrandsenNOR10/09/199228 - ----4---519
27Enzo CrivelliFRA06/02/199525 - ----5---194
89Enes KarakuşTUR03/01/200119 - ----2-----
-Okan BurukTUR19/10/197347 - --------11-

Last updated 20/10/2020 09:23CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesDiego Barbero (ESP) , Ángel Nevado (ESP)
  • Video Assistant RefereeAlejandro Hernández (ESP)
  • Fourth officialRicardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeIñigo Prieto (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateCharles Schaack (LUX)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlfredo Trentalange (ITA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Jesús Gil Manzano04/02/1984843

Jesús Gil Manzano

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2014

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


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/07/2016UCL3QRFenerbahçe SKAS Monaco FC2-1Istanbul
18/09/2018UCLGSFC Schalke 04FC Porto1-1Gelsenkirchen
27/11/2019UCLGSRB LeipzigSL Benfica2-2Leipzig

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/07/2016UCL3QRFenerbahçe SKAS Monaco FC2-1Istanbul
20/10/2016UELGS1. FSV Mainz 05RSC Anderlecht1-1Mainz
16/02/2017UELR32VfL Borussia MönchengladbachACF Fiorentina0-1Monchengladbach
18/06/2017U21GS-FTGermanyCzech Republic2-0Tychy
22/02/2018UELR32Atalanta BCBorussia Dortmund1-1Reggio Emilia
18/09/2018UCLGSFC Schalke 04FC Porto1-1Gelsenkirchen
14/02/2019UELR32Galatasaray AŞSL Benfica1-2Istanbul
07/11/2019UELGSVfL Borussia MönchengladbachAS Roma2-1Monchengladbach
27/11/2019UCLGSRB LeipzigSL Benfica2-2Leipzig

Last updated 19/10/2020 03:11CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

RB LeipzigFixtures and results
12/09/2020Cup1. FC Nürnberg (A)W 3-0Haidara 3, Y. Poulsen 67, Hwang 90
20/09/2020League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)W 3-1Forsberg 17 (P), Y. Poulsen 21, Haidara 51
26/09/2020LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)D 1-1Forsberg 14
03/10/2020LeagueFC Schalke 04 (H)W 4-0Bozdogan 31 (og), Angeliño 35, Orban 45+2, Halstenberg 80 (P)
17/10/2020LeagueFC Augsburg (A)W 2-0Angeliño 45, Y. Poulsen 66
20/10/2020UCLİstanbul Başakşehir (H)
24/10/2020LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
28/10/2020UCLManchester United FC (A)
31/10/2020LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
04/11/2020UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)
07/11/2020LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
21/11/2020LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
24/11/2020UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)
28/11/2020LeagueDSC Arminia Bielefeld (H)
02/12/2020UCLİstanbul Başakşehir (A)
05/12/2020LeagueFC Bayern München (A)
08/12/2020UCLManchester United FC (H)
12/12/2020LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)
16/12/2020LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
19/12/2020League1. FC Köln (H)
02/01/2021LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)
09/01/2021LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)
16/01/2021LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)
20/01/2021League1. FC Union Berlin (H)
23/01/2021League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
30/01/2021LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
06/02/2021LeagueFC Schalke 04 (A)
13/02/2021LeagueFC Augsburg (H)
20/02/2021LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)
27/02/2021LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)
06/03/2021LeagueSC Freiburg (A)
13/03/2021LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)
20/03/2021LeagueDSC Arminia Bielefeld (A)
03/04/2021LeagueFC Bayern München (H)
10/04/2021LeagueSV Werder Bremen (A)
17/04/2021LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
17/04/2021LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
21/04/2021League1. FC Köln (A)
24/04/2021LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)
08/05/2021LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
15/05/2021LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)
22/05/2021League1. FC Union Berlin (A)
1RB Leipzig431010210
2FC Bayern München43011789
3Borussia Dortmund4301829
4Eintracht Frankfurt4220748
5VfB Stuttgart4211957
6FC Augsburg4211537
7SV Werder Bremen4211667
8TSG 1899 Hoffenheim4202866
9Bayer 04 Leverkusen4130326
101. FC Union Berlin4121755
11VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4121565
12SC Freiburg4121585
13VfL Wolfsburg4040224
14DSC Arminia Bielefeld4112364
15Hertha BSC Berlin41038103
161. FC Köln4013481
17FC Schalke 0440132161
181. FSV Mainz 0540042120
İstanbul BaşakşehirFixtures and results
14/09/2020LeagueHatayspor (A)L 0-2
20/09/2020LeagueGalatasaray AŞ (H)L 0-2
25/09/2020LeagueFatih Karagümrükspor AŞ (A)L 0-2
03/10/2020LeagueGöztepe Izmir (H)D 0-0
17/10/2020LeagueTrabzonspor AŞ (A)W 2-0İrfan Can Kahveci 32, Višća 54
20/10/2020UCLRB Leipzig (A)
24/10/2020LeagueAntalyaspor (H)
28/10/2020UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)
01/11/2020LeagueKonyaspor (A)
04/11/2020UCLManchester United FC (H)
08/11/2020LeagueGençlerbirliği SK (H)
22/11/2020LeagueBeşiktaş JK (A)
24/11/2020UCLManchester United FC (A)
29/11/2020LeagueDenizlispor (H)
02/12/2020UCLRB Leipzig (H)
06/12/2020LeagueYeni Malatyaspor (A)
08/12/2020UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)
13/12/2020LeagueGaziantep Futbol Kulübü AŞ (H)
23/12/2020LeagueFenerbahçe SK (A)
27/12/2020LeagueKasımpaşa SK (H)
03/01/2021LeagueAlanyaspor (A)
06/01/2021LeagueBB Erzurumspor (H)
10/01/2021LeagueMKE Ankaragücü (A)
17/01/2021LeagueSivasspor (H)
20/01/2021LeagueKayserispor (A)
24/01/2021LeagueRizespor (H)
31/01/2021LeagueHatayspor (H)
03/02/2021LeagueGalatasaray AŞ (A)
07/02/2021LeagueFatih Karagümrükspor AŞ (H)
14/02/2021LeagueGöztepe Izmir (A)
21/02/2021LeagueTrabzonspor AŞ (H)
28/02/2021LeagueAntalyaspor (A)
03/03/2021LeagueKonyaspor (H)
07/03/2021LeagueGençlerbirliği SK (A)
14/03/2021LeagueBeşiktaş JK (H)
21/03/2021LeagueDenizlispor (A)
04/04/2021LeagueYeni Malatyaspor (H)
07/04/2021LeagueGaziantep Futbol Kulübü AŞ (A)
18/04/2021LeagueFenerbahçe SK (H)
21/04/2021LeagueKasımpaşa SK (A)
25/04/2021LeagueAlanyaspor (H)
28/04/2021LeagueBB Erzurumspor (A)
02/05/2021LeagueMKE Ankaragücü (H)
09/05/2021LeagueSivasspor (A)
12/05/2021LeagueKayserispor (H)
16/05/2021LeagueRizespor (A)
2Fenerbahçe SK53207411
3Fatih Karagümrükspor AŞ5221958
5BB Erzurumspor4211647
6Galatasaray AŞ5212647
8Kasımpaşa SK5212437
10Göztepe Izmir 51311076
14Trabzonspor AŞ5122575
15Yeni Malatyaspor5122485
17Gaziantep Futbol Kulübü AŞ5041794
18Beşiktaş JK4112574
19Gençlerbirliği SK4112244
20İstanbul Başakşehir5113264
21MKE Ankaragücü4013481

Last updated 20/10/2020 12:46CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

RB Leipzig

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group H - Group Standings
    İstanbul Başakşehir0000000
    Manchester United FC0000000
    Paris Saint-Germain0000000
    RB Leipzig0000000
    Matchday 1 (20/10/2020)
    RB Leipzig-İstanbul Başakşehir
  • Matchday 2 (28/10/2020)
    Manchester United FC-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 3 (04/11/2020)
    RB Leipzig-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 4 (24/11/2020)
    Paris Saint-Germain-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 5 (02/12/2020)
    İstanbul Başakşehir-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2020)
    RB Leipzig-Manchester United FC

İstanbul Başakşehir

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/10/2020)
    RB Leipzig-İstanbul Başakşehir
  • Matchday 2 (28/10/2020)
    İstanbul Başakşehir-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 3 (04/11/2020)
    İstanbul Başakşehir-Manchester United FC
  • Matchday 4 (24/11/2020)
    Manchester United FC-İstanbul Başakşehir
  • Matchday 5 (02/12/2020)
    İstanbul Başakşehir-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2020)
    Paris Saint-Germain-İstanbul Başakşehir

Last updated 13/10/2020 14:47CET

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

RB Leipzig

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Leipzig v Häcken
26/07/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Monaco v Leipzig
21/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2 twice, most recently v Lyon
02/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage
Leipzig also lost 0-3 to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League semi-final, a match in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
5-2: Marseille v Leipzig
12/04/18, UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Leipzig v Tottenham
10/03/20, round of 16 second leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Monaco v Leipzig (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Leipzig v Lyon (see above)
Leipzig also lost 0-3 to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019/20 semi-final (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-1: Porto v Leipzig
01/11/17, group stage
2-0: Beşiktaş v Leipzig
26/09/17, group stage


İstanbul Başakşehir FK
Formed: 2014
Nickname: Baykuş (The Owls)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 1 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2016/17: UEFA Europa League play-offs
2015/16: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
4-1: İstanbul Başakşehir v Sporting CP (aet)
27/02/20, UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg

• Biggest away win
0-3: Wolfsberg v İstanbul Başakşehir
07/11/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: İstanbul Başakşehir v Roma
28/11/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Roma v İstanbul Başakşehir
19/09/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat

• Heaviest away defeat



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