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UEFA Champions League: Manchester City FC - FC Porto Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

Manchester City FCManchester City FCCity of Manchester Stadium - ManchesterWednesday 21 October 2020
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Group C - Matchday 1
FC PortoFC Porto
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
22/02/2012R32Manchester City FC - FC Porto4-0
agg: 6-1
ManchesterAgüero 1, Džeko 76, David Silva 84, Pizarro 86
16/02/2012R32FC Porto - Manchester City FC1-2
PortoVarela 27; Álvaro Pereira 55 (og), Agüero 85
Manchester City FC110011000000220061
FC Porto100110010000200216

Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
15/03/2012R16Manchester City FC - Sporting Clube de Portugal3-2
agg: 3-3 ag
ManchesterAgüero 60, 82, Balotelli 75 (P); Fernández 33, Van Wolfswinkel 40
08/03/2012R16Sporting Clube de Portugal - Manchester City FC1-0
LisbonXandão 51
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
18/03/1970QFManchester City FC - A. Académica de Coimbra1-0
agg 1-0 (aet)
ManchesterTowers 119 ET
04/03/1970QFA. Académica de Coimbra - Manchester City FC0-0Coimbra

FC Porto - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
17/04/2019QFFC Porto - Liverpool FC1-4
agg: 1-6
PortoÉder Militão 69; Mané 26, Salah 65, Firmino 77, Van Dijk 84
09/04/2019QFLiverpool FC - FC Porto2-0
LiverpoolKeïta 5, Firmino 26
UEFA Champions League
06/03/2018R16Liverpool FC - FC Porto0-0
agg: 5-0
14/02/2018R16FC Porto - Liverpool FC0-5
PortoMané 25, 53, 85, Salah 29, Firmino 69
UEFA Champions League
07/12/2016GSFC Porto - Leicester City FC5-0
PortoAndré Silva 6, 64 (P), Corona 26, Brahimi 44, Diogo Jota 77
27/09/2016GSLeicester City FC - FC Porto1-0
LeicesterSlimani 25
UEFA Champions League
09/12/2015GSChelsea FC - FC Porto2-0
LondonMarcano 12 (og), Willian 52
29/09/2015GSFC Porto - Chelsea FC2-1
PortoAndré André 39, Maicon 52; Willian 45+2
UEFA Champions League
09/03/2010R16Arsenal FC - FC Porto5-0
agg: 6-2
LondonBendtner 10, 25, 90+1 (P), Nasri 63, Eboué 66
17/02/2010R16FC Porto - Arsenal FC2-1
PortoVarela 11, Falcao 51; Campbell 18
25/11/2009GSFC Porto - Chelsea FC0-1
PortoAnelka 69
15/09/2009GSChelsea FC - FC Porto1-0
LondonAnelka 48
UEFA Champions League
15/04/2009QFFC Porto - Manchester United FC0-1
agg: 2-3
PortoRonaldo 6
07/04/2009QFManchester United FC - FC Porto2-2ManchesterRooney 15, Tévez 85; Cristian Rodríguez 4, Mariano González 89
10/12/2008GSFC Porto - Arsenal FC2-0
PortoBruno Alves 39, Lisandro 54
30/09/2008GSArsenal FC - FC Porto4-0
LondonVan Persie 31, 48, Adebayor 40, 71 (P)
UEFA Champions League
28/11/2007GSLiverpool FC - FC Porto4-1
LiverpoolTorres 19, 78, Gerrard 84 (P), Crouch 87; Lisandro 33
18/09/2007GSFC Porto - Liverpool FC1-1PortoLucho González 8 (P); Kuyt 17
UEFA Champions League
06/03/2007R16Chelsea FC - FC Porto2-1
agg: 3-2
LondonRobben 48, Ballack 79; Quaresma 15
21/02/2007R16FC Porto - Chelsea FC1-1PortoRaul Meireles 12; Shevchenko 16
06/12/2006GSFC Porto - Arsenal FC0-0Porto
26/09/2006GSArsenal FC - FC Porto2-0
LondonHenry 38, Hleb 48
UEFA Champions League
07/12/2004GSFC Porto - Chelsea FC2-1
PortoDiego 61, McCarthy 86; Duff 34
29/09/2004GSChelsea FC - FC Porto3-1
LondonSmertin 7, Drogba 50, Terry 70; McCarthy 68
UEFA Champions League
09/03/2004R16Manchester United FC - FC Porto1-1
agg: 2-3
ManchesterScholes 32; Costinha 90
25/02/2004R16FC Porto - Manchester United FC2-1
PortoMcCarthy 29, 78; Fortune 14
15/03/2001QFLiverpool FC - FC Porto2-0
agg: 2-0
LiverpoolMurphy 32, Owen 38
08/03/2001QFFC Porto - Liverpool FC0-0Porto
UEFA Champions League
19/03/1997QFFC Porto - Manchester United FC0-0
agg: 0-4
05/03/1997QFManchester United FC - FC Porto4-0
ManchesterMay 22, Cantona 34, Giggs 61, Cole 80
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
07/11/1991R2FC Porto - Tottenham Hotspur0-0
agg: 1-3
23/10/1991R2Tottenham Hotspur - FC Porto3-1
LondonLineker 13, 83, Durie 31; Kostadinov 51
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
02/11/1977R2Manchester United FC - FC Porto5-2
agg: 5-6
ManchesterCoppell 8, 65, Alfredo Murça 39 (og), 90 (og), Nicholl 44; Duda 29, 85
19/10/1977R2FC Porto - Manchester United FC4-0
PortoMachado 8, 24, 54, Toni 60
02/10/1974R1Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - FC Porto3-1
agg: 4-5
WolverhamptonBailey 3, Daley 46, Dougan 79; Cubillas 37
18/09/1974R1FC Porto - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC4-1
PortoMcAlle 3 (og), Cubillas 37, Flávio 41, Fernando Gomes 69; Bailey 63
Manchester City FC3300311100006411104
FC Porto1986519031600003889213770

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Match background Only this chapter

Manchester City's latest attempt to win the UEFA Champions League begins with a home Group C game against perennial contenders Porto.

• While Josep Guardiola's charges once again failed to get past the last eight in 2019/20, Porto missed out on the group stage for the first time since 2010/11. Their record in England, where they have never won, does not inspire confidence, although the Portuguese side can take heart from their impressive recent form in the group stage.

Previous meetings
• The teams were paired together for the only time in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League round of 32, a City team coached by Roberto Mancini running out comfortable winners against Vítor Pereira's Porto. The bulk of the damage was done in a 4-0 first-leg win in England, Sergio Agüero scoring a first-minute opener; the Argentinian was also on target at the Estádio do Dragão, getting a late winner in City's 2-1 comeback victory.

Form guide
Manchester City
• City finished second in the 2019/20 Premier League, finishing the season 18 points behind Liverpool having won the title in each of the two previous campaigns.

• Guardiola's side bowed out of the UEFA Champions League at the quarter-final stage for the third season running, going down 3-1 against Lyon in their one-off tie in Lisbon.

• City had finished first in their group with 14 points (W4 D2) before seeing off Real Madrid in the last 16, winning 2-1 away and at home against the 13-time European champions.

• This is the Cityzens' tenth UEFA Champions League campaign; they have been involved in the group stage every season since 2011/12 and have reached the round of 16 in seven successive campaigns.

• City have scored 35 goals in their last 13 UEFA Champions League matches; over the last two seasons their record is W13 D3 L3 with 51 goals scored and 21 conceded.

• City are unbeaten in eight home European matches (W7 D1) since a 2-1 loss against Lyon on Matchday 1 in 2018/19.

• City's best UEFA Champions League performance was reaching the 2015/16 semi-finals.

• This is City's seventh match against Portuguese opponents, and a first since that 2011/12 UEFA Europa League campaign. Having eased past Porto in the round of 32, they bowed out on away goals to Sporting CP in the last 16 (0-1 a, 3-2 h) despite Agüero's second-leg double.

• This is Porto's 24th UEFA Champions League group campaign, fewer only than Real Madrid and Barcelona (both 25).

• The Portuguese side have qualified for the last 16 on each of their last three appearances in the group stage.

• Porto's 2019/20 UEFA Champions League campaign lasted a single tie, however, Krasnodar beating them on away goals in the third qualifying round (1-0 a, 2-3 h). They went on to finish first in a UEFA Europa League section including Rangers, Young Boys and Feyenoord, but were beaten by Bayer Leverkusen in the round of 32 (1-2 a, 1-3 h).

• Porto have lost three of their last four matches in the UEFA Champions League proper (W1) but are unbeaten in nine games in the competition's group stage (W7 D2), winning their last four.

• Sérgio Conceição's side won the club's eighth domestic double in 2019/20, claiming Porto's 29th league title and a 17th Portuguese Cup.

• Porto have not scored on their last seven visits to England, conceding 15 goals, and have never won there. Their most recent trip was a 2-0 loss at Liverpool in the 2018/19 quarter-final first leg; a 4-1 home reverse in the second leg made it one win in Porto's last seven matches against Premier League clubs, home and away (D1 L5).

• Porto's record away to English clubs is W0 D3 L16 F10 A50. They have lost in six of their last seven trips.

Links and trivia
• Coaches Guardiola and Sérgio Conceição were on opposite sides once in their playing careers, Conceição's Internazionale recording a 2-1 home win against Brescia on 14 April 2002 despite Guardiola's first-half penalty.

• Have played in England:
Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle 2015–18)
Marko Grujić (Liverpool 2016–17, 2020; Cardiff 2018)
Felipe Anderson (West Ham 2018–20)
Toni Martínez (West Ham 2016–19, Oxford 2017 loan)

• Have played in Portugal:
Rúben Dias (Benfica 2014–20)
Ederson (Benfica youth 2009–11, Ribeirão 2011/12, Rio Ave 2012–15, Benfica 2015–17)
João Cancelo (Benfica 2011–14)
Bernardo Silva (Benfica 2011–14)

• Bernardo Silva's only league game for Benfica's senior side was as a late substitute in a 2-1 loss at Porto on the final day of the 2013/14 season.

• Moussa Marega scored two goals past Ederson in Marítimo's 4-0 Portuguese Liga win against Rio Ave on 17 May 2015.

• International team-mates:
Rúben Dias, João Cancelo, Bernardo Silva & Pepe, Sérgio Oliveira (Portugal)
Ederson, Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus & Felipe Anderson (Brazil)
Sergio Agüero & Agustín Marchesín (Argentina)

• Bernardo Silva and Nanú were team-mates in Benfica's Under-13 side in 2006/07.

• Ferran Torres and Toni Martínez were both youth players at Valencia between 2013 and 2016 but never played in the same team.

• Sérgio Oliveira scored a penalty in Portugal's 2-0 first-leg victory against Nathan Aké's Netherlands in the qualifying play-offs for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship; Bernardo Silva was on target in Portugal's 5-4 second-leg success despite two Aké goals for the Dutch.

• Ferran Torres scored the two goals with which Spain won the 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final against a Portugal side that included Fábio Vieira and João Mário.

Latest news

Manchester City
Summer transfers
In: Ferran Torres (Valencia), Nathan Aké (Bournemouth), Rúben Dias (Benfica)
Out: Leroy Sané (Bayern), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica), Jack Harrison (Leeds), David Silva (Real Sociedad), Claudio Bravo (Real Betis), Yeboah Amankwah (Rochdale, loan), Angeliño (RB Leipzig, loan), Tosin Adarabioyo (Fulham, loan)

• City beat Arsenal 1-0 at home on Saturday to make it seven points from their first four league games of the campaign. It was their first victory since winning 3-1 at Wolves in their opening fixture.

• Saturday was Josep Guardiola's 500th win as a coach, and his 172nd victory with City.

• The Cityzens were beaten 5-2 at home by Leicester on 27 September, the first time they had conceded five goals at home since February 2003 against Arsenal.

• It was also the first time a side managed by Josep Guardiola had conceded five goals in a match, in his 686th game as a coach.

• The 1-1 draw at Leeds in the following match, on 3 October, meant City had dropped points in successive Premier League games for the first time since December 2018.

• City, who have won the English League Cup in each of the last three seasons, will visit Arsenal in the quarter-finals in the week beginning 21 December.

• Kyle Walker won his 50th cap for England in the 2-1 UEFA Nations League win against Belgium at Wembley on 11 October.

• Riyad Mahrez scored for Algeria in a 2-2 friendly draw against Mexico on 13 October.

• Bernardo Silva scored Portugal's opening goal in the 3-0 UEFA Nations League win against Sweden on 14 October, João Cancelo setting up the second goal.

• Sergio Agüero returned to action on Saturday having been out since 22 June with a knee injury.

• Raheem Sterling missed England's recent internationals due to a tight hamstring but played 90 minutes against Arsenal, scoring the only goal of the game.

• Gabriel Jesus has not played since taking a knock at Wolves on 21 September.

• On 13 October, Kevin De Bruyne withdrew from the Belgium squad having been substituted in the second half against England two days earlier and missed the Arsenal match.

• Oleksandr Zinchenko has not played for City this season due to injury.

Summer transfers
In: Carraça (Boavista)*, Cláudio Ramos (Tondela), Zaidu Sanusi (Santa Clara), Mehdi Taremi (Rio Ave), Evanilson (Fluminense), Toni Martínez (Famalicão), Nanú (Marítimo), Malang Sarr (Chelsea, loan), Marko Grujić (Liverpool, loan), Felipe Anderson (West Ham, loan)
* Not in UEFA Champions League squad
Out: Fábio Silva (Wolves), Vítor Ferreira (Wolves, loan), Danilo Pereira (Paris, loan), Alex Telles (Manchester United), Tomás Esteves (Reading, loan), Yordán Osorio (Parma), Zé Luís (Lokomotiv)

• Porto have won nine of their last 12 games in all competitions (D1 L2); they were held 2-2 at Sporting CP on Saturday.

• The Dragons have lost three of their last 14 matches in the Portuguese Liga (W9 D2), as many as in their 35 previous league outings (W28 D4).

• Pepe made his 113th appearance for Portugal in the 3-0 UEFA Nations League win against Sweden on 14 October and is now the country's most capped defender. He is fourth in the overall ranking.

• Fábio Vieira provided an assist in Portugal's 3-0 triumph away to Gibraltar on 13 October in a UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

• Summer signing Zaidu Sanusi made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 1-0 friendly defeat by Algeria on 9 October.

• Mexico's Jesús Corona scored in a 2-2 friendly draw against Algeria on 13 October.

• Mehdi Tahremi scored a penalty as Iran defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 in an 8 October friendly.

• Agustín Marchesín suffered a rib injury during training in early October, but returned to play 90 minutes against Sporting.

• Mouhamed Mbaye faces a lengthy period on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury in training in early September.


Squad list Only this chapter

Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
13Zack SteffenUSA02/04/199525 - ----------
31EdersonBRA17/08/199327 - ----4-37-39-
33Scott CarsonENG03/09/198535 - ------1-15-
85James TraffordENG10/10/200218 - ----------
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199030 - ----4-26-51-
3Rúben DiasPOR14/05/199723 - ----2-13-262
5John StonesENG28/05/199426 - ----1-194244
6Nathan AkéNED18/02/199525 - ----411-3-
11Oleksandr ZinchenkoUKR15/12/199623 - ------12-12-
14Aymeric LaporteFRA27/05/199426 - ----1-212553
22Benjamin MendyFRA17/07/199426 - ----3-18-28-
27João CanceloPOR27/05/199426 - ----1-211221
50Eric GarcíaESP09/01/200119 - ----1-2-2-
78Taylor Harwood-BellisENG30/01/200218 - ------1-1-
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199425 - ----4250206320
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199029 - ----1-527628
16RodriESP22/06/199624 - ----4-16-271
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199129 - ----314276113
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199426 - ----2-427548
21Ferrán TorresESP29/02/200020 - ----3-92132
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198535 - ----4-88713216
26Riyad MahrezALG21/02/199129 - ----31226226
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200020 - ----41123123
61Felix NmechaENG10/10/200020 - ----------
69Thomas DoyleENG17/10/200119 - ----------
80Cole PalmerENG06/05/200218 - ----------
82Adrian BernabeESP26/05/200119 - ----------
9Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199723 - ----1123142314
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198832 - ----1-713910161
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197149 - ------122-129-
FC Porto - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Agustín MarchesínARG16/03/198832 - ----3---10-
14Cláudio RamosPOR16/11/199128 - ----------
51Mouhamed MbayeSEN13/10/199723 - ----------
71Francisco MeixedoPOR19/05/200119 - ----------
99Diogo CostaPOR19/09/199921 - ----1-----
3PepePOR26/02/198337 - ----419831165
4Diogo LeitePOR23/01/199921 - ------1-2-
12Zaidu SanusiNGA13/06/199723 - ----3-----
18Wilson ManafáPOR23/07/199426 - ----4---6-
19Chancel MbembaCOD08/08/199426 - ----4-113163
31NanuPOR17/05/199426 - ----1-----
32Malang SarrFRA23/01/199921 - --------10-
6Mamadou LoumSEN30/12/199623 - ----1---1-
7Luis DíazCOL13/01/199723 - ----31--104
8Matheus UribeCOL21/03/199129 - ----31--8-
10Shoya NakajimaJPN23/08/199426 - --------5-
16Marko GrujićSRB13/04/199624 - ------1-2-
17Jesús CoronaMEX06/01/199327 - ----42274385
21Romário BaróPOR25/01/200020 - ----2---2-
25OtávioBRA09/02/199525 - ----41163273
27Sérgio OliveiraPOR02/06/199228 - ----4291222
28Felipe AndersonBRA15/04/199327 - ----1---216
50Fábio VieiraPOR30/05/200020 - ----3-----
9Mehdi TaremiIRN18/07/199228 - ----4-----
11Moussa MaregaMLI14/04/199129 - ----42156267
23João MárioPOR03/01/200020 - ----1-----
29Toni MartínezESP30/06/199723 - ----1-----
30EvanilsonBRA06/10/199921 - ----------
-Sérgio ConceiçãoPOR15/11/197445 - ------18-28-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndris Treimanis (LVA)
  • Assistant refereesHaralds Gudermanis (LVA) , Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJochem Kamphuis (NED)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeKevin Blom (NED)
  • Fourth officialAleksandrs Golubevs (LVA)
  • UEFA DelegateJeroen Roest (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerHugh Dallas (SCO)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Andris Treimanis16/03/19851070

Andris Treimanis

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2005
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup

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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
06/11/2013UYLGSBorussia DortmundArsenal FC2-2Holzwickede
14/03/2019UELR16Arsenal FCStade Rennais FC3-0London
19/09/2019UELGSFC PortoBSC Young Boys2-1Porto
12/12/2019UELGSWolverhampton Wanderers FCBeşiktaş JK4-0Wolverhampton

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Manchester City FCFixtures and results
21/09/2020LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)W 3-1De Bruyne 20 (P), Foden 32, Jesus 90+5
24/09/2020CupAFC Bournemouth (H)W 2-1Delap 18, Foden 75
27/09/2020LeagueLeicester City FC (H)L 2-5Mahrez 4, Aké 84
30/09/2020CupBurnley FC (A)W 3-0Sterling 35, 49, Torres 65
03/10/2020LeagueLeeds United (A)D 1-1Sterling 17
17/10/2020LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 1-0Sterling 23
21/10/2020UCLFC Porto (H)
24/10/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
27/10/2020UCLOlympique de Marseille (A)
31/10/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (A)
03/11/2020UCLOlympiacos FC (H)
07/11/2020LeagueLiverpool FC (H)
21/11/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)
25/11/2020UCLOlympiacos FC (A)
28/11/2020LeagueBurnley FC (H)
01/12/2020UCLFC Porto (A)
05/12/2020LeagueFulham FC (H)
09/12/2020UCLOlympique de Marseille (H)
12/12/2020LeagueManchester United FC (A)
12/12/2020LeagueManchester United FC (A)
16/12/2020LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)
19/12/2020LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
26/12/2020LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
28/12/2020LeagueEverton FC (A)
02/01/2021LeagueChelsea FC (A)
13/01/2021LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
16/01/2021LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
26/01/2021LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)
30/01/2021LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
30/01/2021LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
02/02/2021LeagueBurnley FC (A)
06/02/2021LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
13/02/2021LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)
20/02/2021LeagueArsenal FC (A)
27/02/2021LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
06/03/2021LeagueManchester United FC (H)
13/03/2021LeagueFulham FC (A)
20/03/2021LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
03/04/2021LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
03/04/2021LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
10/04/2021LeagueLeeds United (H)
10/04/2021LeagueLeeds United (H)
17/04/2021LeagueAston Villa FC (A)
24/04/2021LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
01/05/2021LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
08/05/2021LeagueChelsea FC (H)
12/05/2021LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
15/05/2021LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
23/05/2021LeagueEverton FC (H)
1Everton FC541014713
2Aston Villa FC440012212
3Liverpool FC5311131310
4Leicester City FC53021289
5Arsenal FC5302869
6Wolverhampton Wanderers FC5302579
7Tottenham Hotspur52211588
8Chelsea FC52211398
9West Ham United FC52121177
10Leeds United5212997
11Manchester City FC4211777
12Southampton FC5212897
13Newcastle United FC5212797
14Crystal Palace FC5212687
15Manchester United FC42029126
16Brighton & Hove Albion FC51139114
17West Bromwich Albion FC50235132
18Burnley FC4013381
19Sheffield United FC5014271
20Fulham FC50144121
FC PortoFixtures and results
19/09/2020LeagueSC Braga (H)W 3-1Sérgio Oliveira 45+1, Alex Telles 45+4 (P), 89 (P)
26/09/2020LeagueBoavista FC (A)W 5-0Corona 47, Sérgio Oliveira 59, Marega 67, 71, Díaz 90+2
03/10/2020LeagueCS Marítimo (H)L 2-3Pepe 42, Otávio 90+9
17/10/2020LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)D 2-2Uribe 25, Corona 45
21/10/2020UCLManchester City FC (A)
24/10/2020LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)
27/10/2020UCLOlympiacos FC (H)
30/10/2020LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
03/11/2020UCLOlympique de Marseille (H)
08/11/2020LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
25/11/2020UCLOlympique de Marseille (A)
28/11/2020LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)
01/12/2020UCLManchester City FC (H)
05/12/2020LeagueCD Tondela (H)
09/12/2020UCLOlympiacos FC (A)
20/12/2020LeagueCD Nacional (H)
27/12/2020LeagueVitória SC (A)
03/01/2021LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
10/01/2021LeagueFC Famalicao (A)
17/01/2021LeagueSL Benfica (H)
24/01/2021LeagueSC Farense (A)
31/01/2021LeagueRio Ave FC (H)
03/02/2021LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
07/02/2021LeagueSC Braga (A)
14/02/2021LeagueBoavista FC (H)
21/02/2021LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
28/02/2021LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
07/03/2021LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)
14/03/2021LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)
21/03/2021LeaguePortimonense SC (A)
03/04/2021LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)
11/04/2021LeagueCD Tondela (A)
18/04/2021LeagueCD Nacional (A)
21/04/2021LeagueVitória SC (H)
25/04/2021LeagueMoreirense FC (A)
02/05/2021LeagueFC Famalicao (H)
09/05/2021LeagueSL Benfica (A)
12/05/2021LeagueSC Farense (H)
16/05/2021LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
19/05/2021LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
1SL Benfica440013312
2FC Porto42111267
3Sporting Clube de Portugal3210627
4CD Santa Clara4211427
5Vitória SC4211217
6SC Braga4202756
7CS Marítimo4202676
8FC Famalicao41217105
9Os Belenenses4121225
10CD Nacional4121555
11Moreirense FC4121335
12Gil Vicente FC3120215
13FC Paços de Ferreira4112354
14Portimonense SC4112354
15Rio Ave FC4031253
16CD Tondela4022382
17Boavista FC40224102
18SC Farense4013591

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Manchester City FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
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    Manchester City FC0000000
    Olympiacos FC0000000
    Olympique de Marseille0000000
    Matchday 1 (21/10/2020)
    Manchester City FC-FC Porto
  • Matchday 2 (27/10/2020)
    Olympique de Marseille-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 3 (03/11/2020)
    Manchester City FC-Olympiacos FC
  • Matchday 4 (25/11/2020)
    Olympiacos FC-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (01/12/2020)
    FC Porto-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2020)
    Manchester City FC-Olympique de Marseille

FC Porto

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (21/10/2020)
    Manchester City FC-FC Porto
  • Matchday 2 (27/10/2020)
    FC Porto-Olympiacos FC
  • Matchday 3 (03/11/2020)
    FC Porto-Olympique de Marseille
  • Matchday 4 (25/11/2020)
    Olympique de Marseille-FC Porto
  • Matchday 5 (01/12/2020)
    FC Porto-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2020)
    Olympiacos FC-FC Porto

Last updated 13/10/2020 14:56CET

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

Manchester City FC
Formed: 1894
Nickname: The Cityzens

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1970

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2019)
FA Cup: 6 (2019)
League Cup: 7 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
round of 16
round of 16
group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 16

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0: Manchester City v Schalke
12/03/19, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Steaua Bucureşti v Manchester City
16/08/16, UEFA Champions League play-offs, first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Manchester City v Bayern München
02/10/13, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-2: Manchester City v Barcelona
18/02/14, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg
City also lost 3-1 to Lyon in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-final, a match in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Barcelona v Manchester City
19/10/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Manchester City v Schalke (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4 twice, most recently v Basel
13/02/18, round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Manchester City v Bayern München (see above)
0-2: Manchester City v Barcelona (see above)
City also lost 3-1 to Lyon in the 2019/20 quarter-final (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Barcelona v Manchester City (see above)


FC Porto
Nickname: Dragões (The Dragons)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League (2): 1987, 2004
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League (2): 2003, 2011
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1984)
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 1987, (2003), (2004), (2011)
• European/South American Cup (2): 1987, 2004

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 29 (2020)
Portuguese Cup: 17 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
round of 16
2016/17: round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League winners

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-0: Porto v Rabat Ajax
17/09/86, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-8: Portadown v Porto
03/10/90, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Porto v Liverpool
14/02/18, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1 twice, most recently v Bayern München
21/04/15, UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Arsenal
09/03/10, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
6-0: Porto v BATE Borisov
17/09/14, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: Werder Bremen v Porto
30/03/94, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Porto v Liverpool (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Bayern München v Porto (see above)
5-0: Arsenal v Porto (see above)



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