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UEFA Champions League: Liverpool FC - FC Midtjylland Match press kits

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Liverpool FCLiverpool FCAnfield - LiverpoolTuesday 27 October 2020
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group D - Matchday 2
FC MidtjyllandFC Midtjylland
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Liverpool FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

31/10/1995R2Liverpool FC - Brøndby IF0-1
agg: 0-1
LiverpoolEggen 79
17/10/1995R2Brøndby IF - Liverpool FC0-0Brondby
European Champions Clubs' Cup
28/09/1983R1Liverpool FC - Odense BK5-0
agg: 6-0
LiverpoolRobinson 15, 70, Dalglish 33, 40, Clausen 65 (og)
14/09/1983R1Odense BK - Liverpool FC0-1
OdenseDalglish 15

FC Midtjylland - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
25/02/2016R32Manchester United FC - FC Midtjylland5-1
agg: 6-3
ManchesterBodurov 32 (og), Rashford 64, 75, Herrera 88 (P), Depay 90; Sisto 28
18/02/2016R32FC Midtjylland - Manchester United FC2-1
HerningSisto 44, Onuachu 77; Depay 37
27/08/2015POFC Midtjylland - Southampton FC1-0
agg: 2-1
HerningRasmussen 28
20/08/2015POSouthampton FC - FC Midtjylland1-1SouthamptonRodriguez 56 (P); Sparv 45
28/08/20082QRFC Midtjylland - Manchester City FC0-1
agg: 1-1 (aet, 2-4 pens)
HerningCaliff 89 (og)
14/08/20082QRManchester City FC - FC Midtjylland0-1
ManchesterOlsen 15
Liverpool FC210121100000421161
FC Midtjylland320131110000631268

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Match background Only this chapter

Six-time European Cup winners and reigning Premier League champions Liverpool present a daunting obstacle for Midtjylland's first away game in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

• While an own goal gave the English champions a 1-0 opening Group H victory at Ajax, their Danish counterparts underwent a harsh introduction to Europe's premier club competition, 2019/20 quarter-finalists Atalanta scoring four goals without reply at Midtjylland's Arena Herning.

• This is the sides' first meeting, and Liverpool's first fixture against a Danish club for 25 years.

Form guide
• Liverpool were champions of England for the 19th time in 2019/20, their first league title since 1990.

• The Reds are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 13th time; they have only failed to progress to the last 16 or further three times.

• Jürgen Klopp's side finished top of Group E in 2019/20, recovering from losing their opening fixture 2-0 at Napoli to advance with 13 points ahead of the Italian club, who also drew 1-1 at Anfield. There were two wins against both Genk (4-1 a, 2-1 h) and Salzburg (4-3 h, 2-0 a), the latter success on Matchday 6 sealing progress.

• Liverpool had won their sixth European Cup in 2018/19, but their defence of the trophy came to a halt in the round of 16, Atlético de Madrid winning 1-0 in Spain and, after extra time, 3-2 at Anfield. The latter result ended Liverpool's 25-match unbeaten home run in Europe (W18 D7), since a 3-0 loss to Real Madrid on 22 October 2014, and was their first aggregate defeat in 12 two-legged knockout ties.

• Liverpool have won ten of their last 16 European fixtures (D2 L4).

• This is only Liverpool's fifth game against a Danish club, and a first since they lost 1-0 at home to Brøndby in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup second round second leg, going out by the same aggregate scoreline. They had eased past OB in their sole previous tie, in the first round of their victorious campaign in the 1983/84 European Champion Clubs' Cup (1-0 a, 5-0 h).

• Dan Eggen's goal for Brøndby in that 1995 tie is therefore the only one Liverpool have conceded in their four games against clubs from Denmark.

• Midtjylland are the fifth Danish club to take part in the UEFA Champions League group stage, and the first since Copenhagen in 2016/17.

• Their only previous experience of a European group stage was in 2015/16, when they finished runners-up in their UEFA Europa League section before losing in the round of 32 to Manchester United.

• Champions of Denmark for the third time in 2019/20 – all those titles coming in the last six seasons – Midtjylland have already made history in 2020/21; they had never previously won more than one UEFA Champions League tie in a season.

• Midtjylland were 1-0 winners at Ludogorets in this season's one-off second qualifying round tie before a 3-0 home defeat of Swiss side Young Boys in the next stage. They then got the better of Slavia Praha in the two-legged play-offs (0-0 a, 4-1 h), three of their second-leg goals coming from the 84th minute onwards.

• The club's two previous forays into the UEFA Champions League both proved short-lived. On their 2015/16 debut they won both legs against Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar in the second qualifying round (1-0 h, 2-0 a) before being eliminated by APOEL on away goals in the next stage (1-2 h, 1-0 a); in 2018/19 they lost 2-1 at Kazakhstan's Astana in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie, going out by the same aggregate scoreline.

• This season's successes mean Midtjylland have won six of their 11 UEFA Champions League matches, qualifying included (D2 L3). The second-leg defeat of Slavia was the first time they had won without keeping a clean sheet.

• In 2019/20 Ulvene played only one European tie, going down 7-3 to Scottish side Rangers in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round (2-4 h, 1-3 a).

• The Danish side were four European games without a win (D1 L3), losing three in a row, before this season's qualifying successes.

• A 3-1 loss at Rangers in last season's third qualifying round second leg is Midtjylland's sole reverse in their last five away European games (W2 D2).

• Four of Midtjylland's six games against English clubs came in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League, when they beat Southampton in the play-offs (1-1 a, 1-0 h) before a famous 2-1 home win in the first leg of their round of 32 tie against Manchester United was overturned with a 5-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

• Midtjylland were victorious on their first visit to England, 1-0 at Manchester City in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup second qualifying round, but conceded an 89th-minute own goal to lose at home by the same scoreline before bowing out 4-2 on penalties.

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

Links and trivia
• Sadio Mané played 90 minutes as Southampton were held 1-1 at home by Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League play-off first leg in August 2015; he was an unused substitute in Saints' 1-0 loss in Denmark.

• Mané set up the winner as Salzburg won 2-1 at Danish club Esbjerg in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League group stage before scoring twice in the Austrian club's 3-0 home success.

• Midtjylland head coach Brian Priske played in England for Portsmouth in 2005/06, making 30 Premier League appearances. Two of those came against Liverpool (0-3 a, 1-3 h), while he was also a late substitute in a 2-1 loss to the Reds in the last 32 of the FA Cup.

• Priske helped Denmark to a 3-2 friendly win against England in Manchester on 16 November 2003.

• Anders Dreyer was a Brighton player between 2018 and joining Midtjylland this summer. He made his club debut in a goalless draw against Liverpool's Under-23 side in a Premier League 2 game on 8 October 2018 but never made a first-team appearance.

• Mikael Anderson was an unused substitute in Iceland's 1-0 loss at home to England in the UEFA Nations League on 5 September.

Latest news

Summer transfers
In: Diogo Jota (Wolves), Thiago Alcántara (Bayern), Kostas Tsimikas (Olympiacos)
Out: Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United), Dejan Lovren (Zenit), Adam Lallana (Brighton), Morgan Boyes (Fleetwood, loan), Kai McKenzie-Lyle (Cambridge), Kamil Grabara (Aarhus, loan), Loris Karius (Union Berlin, loan), Marko Grujić (Porto, loan)

• Mohamed Salah's next appearance in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, will be his 50th.

• Roberto Firmino played his 50th game in UEFA club competition on Matchday 1.

• The Premier League champions won their first three games of the new league season but then suffered a remarkable defeat in their fourth, losing 7-2 at Aston Villa on 4 October. It was the first time Liverpool had conceded seven goals in a game since April 1963, in a 7-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

• Liverpool were also the first reigning English champions to concede seven goals in a league match since September 1953, when Arsenal lost 7-1 at Sunderland.

• Liverpool finished 18 points clear of Manchester City in last season's Premier League and won 26 of their first 27 matches; they did not suffer a first defeat until their 28th game, going down 3-0 at Watford on 29 February.

• On 17 October Salah scored Liverpool's second in the 2-2 derby draw at Everton, his 100th goal for the club on his 159th appearance. Only Roger Hunt (144 games) and Jack Parkinson (153) have reached the mark for the Reds in fewer matches.

• On Saturday, the Reds made it 62 home matches unbeaten in the Premier League (W51 D11) by coming from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Anfield.

• Jürgen Klopp's side have conceded 17 goals in their ten games in all competitions this season, keeping only three clean sheets.

• Liverpool have twice lost 5-4 on penalties to Arsenal this season; at Wembley in the Community Shield on 29 August (after a 1-1 draw) and at Anfield in the last 16 of the English League Cup on 1 October (0-0).

• On 8 October, Andy Robertson captained Scotland as they beat Israel on penalties after a 0-0 draw in their UEFA EURO 2020 play-off semi-final in Glasgow.

• Firmino scored twice as Brazil opened their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a 5-0 home win against Bolivia on 9 October. He also provided an assist in a 4-2 win in Peru four days later.

• Diogo Jota, who got Liverpool's winner on Saturday, set up Portugal's first goal and scored the next two himself in a 3-0 UEFA Nations League win against Sweden on 14 October.

• Curtis Jones and Rhys Williams made their England Under-21 debuts in a 3-3 UEFA European Championship qualifying draw in Andorra on 7 October.

• Virgil van Dijk is facing a long spell on the sidelines after sustaining a serious knee injury at Everton.

• Thiago also picked up a knee problem at Everton and has not played since.

• Alisson Becker returned on Saturday, his first appearance since suffering a collarbone injury in training on 3 October.

• Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been out since 26 July due to a knee injury.

• Summer signing Kostas Tsimikas made his debut in a 7-2 win at third-tier Lincoln in the English League Cup last 32 on 24 September, but picked up a knee injury and has not played since.

• Joël Matip (knock) has missed Liverpool's last two games, while Naby Keïta was withdrawn at half-time at Villa on 4 October and has not featured since.

• On 8 October Klopp celebrated five years at Liverpool manager; his 60% win ratio at that stage is the best in the club's history.

Summer transfers
In: Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Daniel Høegh (Heerenveen), Luca Pfeiffer (Würzburger Kickers)
Out: Kaan Kairinen (Lillestrøm, loan), Zsolt Korcsmár (released), Tim Sparv (Larissa), Nikolaj Kirk (Aarhus Fremad), Casper Tengstedt (Horsens, loan), Marc Dal Hende (SønderjyskE), Elias Rafn Ólafsson (Fredericia), Christian Tue Jensen (Fredericia, loan), Sebastian Buch (Skive, loan), Tobias Anker (Fredericia, loan), Søren Reese (Zagłębie Lubin, loan), Mayron George (Kalmar, loan), Artem Dovbyk (Dnipro), Henry Uzochokwu (Fredericia), Victor Torp (Lyngby, loan), Rasmus Nicolaisen (Portsmouth, loan), Ayo Simon Okosun (OB)

• Midtjylland have won seven of their 11 matches this season in all competitions; the Matchday 1 loss at home to Atalanta was their second defeat.

• The Danish champions lost their first league game of 2020/21, 2-0 at SønderjyskE on 11 September, but have picked up 13 points from the next five (W3 D1).

• On Saturday, the Wolves came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Brøndby with all their goals coming in the final half-hour, Erik Sviatchenko scoring a 94th-minute winner.

• That was only Midtjylland's second win in their five away games in all competitions this season (D2 L1) – and the first since their first away trip, 1-0 at Ludogorets in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round.

• Frank Onyeka made his Nigeria debut in a 1-0 friendly loss to Algeria on 9 October.

• Sory Kaba scored Guinea's first goal in a 2-1 friendly win against Cape Verde on 10 October.


Squad list Only this chapter

Liverpool FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alisson BeckerBRA02/10/199228 - ----4-30-41-
13AdriánESP03/01/198733 - --1-2-4-9-
56Vitezslav JarosCZE23/07/200119 - ----------
62Caoimhin KelleherIRL23/11/199821 - ----------
4Virgil van DijkNED08/07/199129 - ----51322606
12Joe GomezENG23/05/199723 - --1-5-22-26-
21Kostas TsimikasGRE12/05/199624 - ------6-25-
26Andy RobertsonSCO11/03/199426 - --1-61271281
32Joël MatipCMR08/08/199129 - ----2-412644
46Rhys WilliamsENG03/02/200119 - --1---1-1-
66Trent Alexander-ArnoldENG07/10/199822 - --1-6-291322
76Neco WilliamsWAL13/04/200119 - ----------
3FabinhoBRA23/10/199327 - --1-6-442584
5Georginio WijnaldumNED11/11/199029 - --1-6-3357316
6Thiago AlcántaraESP11/04/199129 - ----2-618618
7James MilnerENG04/01/198634 - --1-4-5241089
8Naby KeïtaGUI10/02/199525 - ----4-154335
14Jordan HendersonENG17/06/199030 - --1-4-331532
15Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainENG15/08/199327 - ------419449
17Curtis JonesENG30/01/200119 - --1-2-1-1-
23Xherdan ShaqiriSUI10/10/199129 - --1---323517
45Elijah Dixon-BonnerENG01/01/200119 - ----------
48Paul GlatzelGER20/02/200119 - ----------
50Luis LongstaffENG24/02/200119 - ----------
64Jake CainENG02/09/200119 - ----------
65Leighton ClarksonENG19/10/200119S----------
67Harvey ElliottENG04/04/200317 - ----------
70Yasser LarouciFRA01/01/200119 - ----------
9Roberto FirminoBRA02/10/199129 - --1-6134155017
10Sadio ManéSEN10/04/199228 - --1-5433165524
11Mohamed SalahEGY15/06/199228 - --1-6649228831
18Takumi MinaminoJPN16/01/199525 - --1-4-824111
20Diogo JotaPOR04/12/199623 - --1-42912310
27Divock OrigiBEL18/04/199525 - ------143356
41Liam MillarCAN27/09/199921 - ----------
81Layton StewartENG03/09/200218 - ----------
-Jürgen KloppGER16/06/196753 - --1---70-102-
FC Midtjylland - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Jesper HansenDEN31/03/198535 - 4-1-6-7-37-
16Valdemar ThorsenDEN17/03/200119 - ----------
30Oliver OttesenDEN22/08/199822 - ----------
31Mikkel AndersenDEN17/12/198831 - ----1---17-
2Dion CoolsBEL04/06/199624 - ----5-6-121
5Daniel HøeghDEN06/01/199129 - --------13-
6Joel AnderssonSWE11/11/199623 - 4-1-2-1-13-
14Alexander ScholzDEN24/10/199228 - 411-5-1-241
18Kristian RiisDEN17/02/199723 - --------51
25Manjrekar JamesCAN05/08/199327 - ----3-----
27Oliver OlsenDEN13/08/200020 - ----------
28Erik SviatchenkoDEN04/10/199129 - 4-1-4-7-351
29PaulinhoBRA03/01/199525 - 4-1-5-1-5-
46Japhet SeryDEN10/04/200020 - ----1-----
50Hosine BilityAUS10/05/200119 - ----------
7Pione SistoDEN04/02/199525 - 3-1-631-3710
10EvanderBRA09/06/199822 - 3-1-6-1-61
11Awer MabilAUS15/09/199525 - 411-5-1-141
15Bozhidar KraevBUL23/06/199723 - 3-1-511-81
24Oliver SørensenDEN10/03/200218 - ----------
34Mikael AndersonISL01/07/199822 - 3-1-4-1-6-
36Anders DreyerDEN02/05/199822 - 421-531-52
38Frank OnyekaNGA01/01/199822 - 411-2-1-122
40Jens-Lys CajusteSWE10/08/199921 - 4-1-5-1-7-
43Nicolas MadsenDEN17/03/200020 - --1-4-1-1-
44Nikolas DyhrDEN18/06/200119 - ----2-----
45Gustav IsaksenDEN19/04/200119 - ----3-----
48Mads HansenDEN28/07/200218 - ----------
9Sory KabaGUI28/07/199525 - 411-511-72
26Lasse VibeDEN22/02/198733 - --1-2-1-102
33Luca PfeifferGER20/08/199624 - ----1-----
58Aral SimsirDEN19/06/200218 - ----------
74Júnior BrumadoBRA15/05/199921 - 31--41--41
89Ronnie SchwartzDEN29/08/198931 - --------7-
-Brian PriskeDEN14/05/197743 - 4-1---1-7-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereePaweł Raczkowski (POL)
  • Assistant refereesRadosław Siejka (POL) , Adam Kupsik (POL)
  • Video Assistant RefereePawel Gil (POL)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeBartosz Frankowski (POL)
  • Fourth officialKrzysztof Jakubik (POL)
  • UEFA DelegateEduard Dervishaj (ESP)
  • UEFA Referee observerBernardino González Vázquez (ESP)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Paweł Raczkowski10/05/1983750

Paweł Raczkowski

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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
17/03/2015UYLQFAS RomaManchester City FC2-1Latina
13/05/2015U17GS-FTEnglandRepublic of Ireland1-0Stara Zagora

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Liverpool FCFixtures and results
12/09/2020LeagueLeeds United (H)W 4-3Salah 4 (P), 33, 88 (P), Van Dijk 20
20/09/2020LeagueChelsea FC (A)W 2-0Mané 50, 54
24/09/2020CupLincoln City FC (A)W 7-2Shaqiri 9, Minamino 18, 46, Jones 32, 36, Grujić 65, Origi 89
28/09/2020LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 3-1Mané 28, Robertson 34, Diogo Jota 88
01/10/2020CupArsenal FC (H)D 0-0 (aet, 4-5 pens)
04/10/2020LeagueAston Villa FC (A)L 2-7Salah 33, 60
17/10/2020LeagueEverton FC (A)D 2-2Mané 3, Salah 72
21/10/2020UCLAFC Ajax (A)W 1-0Tagliafico 35 (og)
24/10/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (H)W 2-1Firmino 41, Diogo Jota 64
27/10/2020UCLFC Midtjylland (H)
31/10/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
03/11/2020UCLAtalanta BC (A)
08/11/2020LeagueManchester City FC (A)
21/11/2020LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
25/11/2020UCLAtalanta BC (H)
28/11/2020LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
01/12/2020UCLAFC Ajax (H)
05/12/2020LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
09/12/2020UCLFC Midtjylland (A)
12/12/2020LeagueFulham FC (A)
12/12/2020LeagueFulham FC (A)
16/12/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)
19/12/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
26/12/2020LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)
28/12/2020LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
28/12/2020LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
02/01/2021LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
13/01/2021LeagueBurnley FC (H)
16/01/2021LeagueManchester United FC (H)
27/01/2021LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)
30/01/2021LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
03/02/2021LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
06/02/2021LeagueManchester City FC (H)
13/02/2021LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
20/02/2021LeagueEverton FC (H)
27/02/2021LeagueSheffield United FC (A)
06/03/2021LeagueFulham FC (H)
13/03/2021LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
20/03/2021LeagueChelsea FC (H)
03/04/2021LeagueArsenal FC (A)
10/04/2021LeagueAston Villa FC (H)
17/04/2021LeagueLeeds United (A)
24/04/2021LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
01/05/2021LeagueManchester United FC (A)
08/05/2021LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
11/05/2021LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)
15/05/2021LeagueBurnley FC (A)
23/05/2021LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
1Everton FC641114913
2Liverpool FC6411151413
3Aston Villa FC540112512
4Leicester City FC640213812
5Tottenham Hotspur632116811
6Leeds United631212910
7Southampton FC631210910
8Crystal Palace FC63128910
9Wolverhampton Wanderers FC63126810
10Chelsea FC62311399
11Arsenal FC6303879
12West Ham United FC62221288
13Manchester City FC5221888
14Newcastle United FC62228108
15Manchester United FC52129127
16Brighton & Hove Albion FC612310125
17West Bromwich Albion FC60336143
18Burnley FC5014391
19Sheffield United FC6015391
20Fulham FC60155141
FC MidtjyllandFixtures and results
26/08/2020UCLPFC Ludogorets 1945 (A)W 1-0Brumado 77
11/09/2020LeagueSønderjyskE (A)L 0-2
16/09/2020UCLBSC Young Boys (H)W 3-0Lefort 51 (og), Dreyer 62, Mabil 84
19/09/2020LeagueLyngby BK (H)W 1-0Sisto 14
22/09/2020UCLSK Slavia Praha (A)D 0-0
26/09/2020LeagueRanders FC (H)W 1-0Kraev 6
30/09/2020UCLSK Slavia Praha (H)W 4-1Kaba 65, Scholz 84 (P), Onyeka 88, Dreyer 90+1
04/10/2020LeagueAC Horsens (A)D 2-2Dreyer 23, Brumado 32
17/10/2020LeagueOdense BK (H)W 3-1Kaba 66, Dreyer 81, Sisto 86
21/10/2020UCLAtalanta BC (H)L 0-4
24/10/2020LeagueBrøndby IF (A)W 3-2Dreyer 62, Sisto 73, Schwäbe 90+4 (og)
27/10/2020UCLLiverpool FC (A)
31/10/2020LeagueFC Nordsjælland (A)
03/11/2020UCLAFC Ajax (H)
08/11/2020LeagueF.C. Copenhagen (H)
11/11/2020CupHB Køge (A)
22/11/2020LeagueAGF Aarhus (A)
25/11/2020UCLAFC Ajax (A)
28/11/2020LeagueAalborg BK (H)
01/12/2020UCLAtalanta BC (A)
05/12/2020LeagueVejle BK (A)
09/12/2020UCLLiverpool FC (H)
14/12/2020LeagueOdense BK (A)
21/12/2020LeagueFC Nordsjælland (H)
04/02/2021LeagueSønderjyskE (H)
07/02/2021LeagueRanders FC (A)
14/02/2021LeagueAC Horsens (H)
21/02/2021LeagueAalborg BK (A)
28/02/2021LeagueBrøndby IF (H)
03/03/2021LeagueLyngby BK (A)
07/03/2021LeagueAGF Aarhus (H)
14/03/2021LeagueF.C. Copenhagen (A)
21/03/2021LeagueVejle BK (H)
1Vejle BK6411151013
3FC Midtjylland641110713
4Brøndby IF6402111012
5AGF Aarhus632113711
6FC Nordsjælland62221198
7Aalborg BK6222688
8F.C. Copenhagen621310117
9Odense BK621310117
10Randers FC6114674
11Lyngby BK60245132
12AC Horsens60244122

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Liverpool FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    Atalanta BC1100403
    Liverpool FC1100103
    AFC Ajax1001010
    FC Midtjylland1001040
    Matchday 1 (21/10/2020)
    AFC Ajax 0-1 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Tagliafico 35 (og)
    Adrián, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner (92 R. Williams), Firmino (60 Diogo Jota), Mané (60 Minamino), Salah (60 Shaqiri), Gomez, Jones (46 Henderson), Robertson, Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 2 (27/10/2020)
    Liverpool FC-FC Midtjylland
  • Matchday 3 (03/11/2020)
    Atalanta BC-Liverpool FC
  • Matchday 4 (25/11/2020)
    Liverpool FC-Atalanta BC
  • Matchday 5 (01/12/2020)
    Liverpool FC-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2020)
    FC Midtjylland-Liverpool FC

FC Midtjylland

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 0-1 FC Midtjylland
    0-1 Brumado 77
    J. Hansen, J. Andersson, Kaba (75 Anderson), Mabil, Scholz, Kraev (65 Brumado), Sviatchenko, Paulinho, Dreyer, Onyeka, Cajuste
  • Third qualifying round
    FC Midtjylland 3-0 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Lefort 51 (og) , 2-0 Dreyer 62, 3-0 Mabil 84
    J. Hansen, J. Andersson, Kaba (78 Brumado), Mabil, Scholz, Kraev (62 Sisto), Sviatchenko, Paulinho, Dreyer (84 Evander), Onyeka, Cajuste
  • Play-off
    SK Slavia Praha 0-0 FC Midtjylland
    J. Hansen, J. Andersson, Kaba (89 Brumado), Evander (76 Anderson), Mabil, Scholz, Sviatchenko, Paulinho, Dreyer (67 Sisto), Onyeka, Cajuste
  • (30/09/2020)
    FC Midtjylland 4-1 SK Slavia Praha (agg: 4-1)
    0-1 Olayinka 3, 1-1 Kaba 65, 2-1 Scholz 84 (P) , 3-1 Onyeka 88, 4-1 Dreyer 90+1
    J. Hansen, J. Andersson, Sisto (58 Dreyer), Kaba, Evander (58 Kraev), Mabil (92 Anderson), Scholz, Sviatchenko, Paulinho, Onyeka, Cajuste
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (21/10/2020)
    FC Midtjylland 0-4 Atalanta BC
    0-1 Zapata 26, 0-2 Gómez 36, 0-3 Muriel 42, 0-4 Aleksei Miranchuk 89
    J. Hansen, J. Andersson, Sisto (87 Anderson), Kaba (60 Evander), Mabil (75 Vibe), Scholz, Sviatchenko, Paulinho, Dreyer, Onyeka (87 Kraev), Cajuste (76 Madsen)
  • Matchday 2 (27/10/2020)
    Liverpool FC-FC Midtjylland
  • Matchday 3 (03/11/2020)
    FC Midtjylland-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 4 (25/11/2020)
    AFC Ajax-FC Midtjylland
  • Matchday 5 (01/12/2020)
    Atalanta BC-FC Midtjylland
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2020)
    FC Midtjylland-Liverpool FC

Last updated 28/10/2020 16:37CET

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

Liverpool FC
Nickname: The Reds

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League (6): 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, (1985), 2005, (2007), (2018), 2019
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League (3): 1973, 1976, 2001, (2016)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1966)
• UEFA Super Cup (4): 1977, (1978), (1984), 2001, 2005, 2019
• European/South American Cup: (1981), (1984)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 19 (2020)
FA Cup: 7 (2006)
League Cup: 8 (2012)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
2017/18: runners-up
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: UEFA Europa League runners-up
2014/15: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
11-0: Liverpool v Strømsgodset
17/09/74, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
Maribor v Liverpool
17/10/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid
22/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Ajax v Liverpool
07/12/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-0: Liverpool v Beşiktaş
06/11/07, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: Maribor v Liverpool (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Barcelona v Liverpool
01/05/19, semi-final first leg


FC Midtjylland
Nickname: Ulvene (The Wolves)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 3 (2020)
Danish Cup: 1 (2019)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League second qualifying round)
2017/18: UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League play-offs
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: UEFA Europa League play-offs
2011/12: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
6-1: Midtjylland v Derry City
29/06/17, UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-6: Bangor City v Midtjylland
17/07/08, UEFA Cup first qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Midtjylland v Atalanta
21/10/20, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Napoli v Midtjylland
05/11/15, UEFA Europa League group stage

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

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Midtjylland v Atalanta (see above)

• 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