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FC KrasnodarFC KrasnodarStadium Krasnodar - KrasnodarWednesday 28 October 2020
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Group E - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

FC Krasnodar - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
11/12/2014GSEverton FC - FC Krasnodar0-1
LiverpoolLaborde 30
02/10/2014GSFC Krasnodar - Everton FC1-1KrasnodarAri 43; Eto'o 82

Chelsea FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
11/04/2013QFFC Rubin - Chelsea FC3-2
agg: 4-5
MoscowMarcano 51, Gökdeniz Karadeniz 62, Natcho 75 (P); Torres 5, Moses 55
04/04/2013QFChelsea FC - FC Rubin3-1
LondonTorres 16, 70, Moses 32; Natcho 41 (P)
UEFA Champions League
03/11/2010GSChelsea FC - FC Spartak Moskva4-1
LondonAnelka 49, Drogba 62 (P), Ivanović 66, 90+2; Bazhenov 86
19/10/2010GSFC Spartak Moskva - Chelsea FC0-2
MoscowZhirkov 23, Anelka 43
UEFA Champions League
02/11/2004GSPFC CSKA Moskva - Chelsea FC0-1
MoscowRobben 24
20/10/2004GSChelsea FC - PFC CSKA Moskva2-0
LondonTerry 9, Gudjohnsen 45+1
FC Krasnodar101011000000211021
Chelsea FC3300320100006501145

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Match background Only this chapter

Krasnodar's first home game in the UEFA Champions League group stage brings a first meeting with Chelsea, with the sides each having a point on the board.

• While Chelsea shared a goalless draw with last season's UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla at Stamford Bridge in their Group E opener, Krasnodar drew 1-1 at fellow group stage debutants Rennes, Cristian Ramírez scoring their first goal in the UEFA Champions League proper.

Form guide
• Krasnodar are the seventh Russian club to compete in the UEFA Champions League group stage, and the first newcomers from the country since Rostov in 2016/17.

• This is only Krasnodar's seventh season in UEFA competition – they have featured every year since making their debut in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League. In 2019/20, they were eliminated by Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League play-offs and went on to finish third in their UEFA Europa League section behind Basel and Getafe, picking up nine points from their six matches (W3 L3).

• Third in the Russian Premier League for the second season in a row in 2019/20, Krasnodar had only played four European Cup matches before 2020/21. The first ended in a 1-0 home defeat by Porto in the 2019/20 third qualifying round first leg, only for them to then turn round the tie with a remarkable 3-2 victory in Portugal in which they led 3-0 at half-time. However, Olympiacos proved too strong for Murad Musayev's team in the play-offs, winning 4-0 in Greece and 2-1 in Russia.

• Krasnodar had no such problems in this season's play-off, winning both legs of their tie against Greek club PAOK 2-1 with Rémy Cabella scoring the winner in each game.

• The Russian club have won their last three home European matches, having been without a victory in the previous five (D2 L3).

• Krasnodar are unbeaten in their two previous games against English clubs, drawing 1-1 at home to Everton in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League group stage – Ari scoring their goal – before a 1-0 away victory.

• Fourth in the Premier League in 2019/20, this is Chelsea's 17th venture into the UEFA Champions League group stage and a third in four years. The exception came in that 2018/19 campaign, when they won the UEFA Europa League under Maurizio Sarri.

• Chelsea's last four UEFA Champions League campaigns have all ended in the round of 16. In 2019/20 they were heavily beaten home (0-3) and away (1-4) by eventual champions Bayern München at that stage. The loss in Munich ended the London club's ten-match unbeaten run away in Europe (W7 D3).

• Last season Frank Lampard's side recovered from a Matchday 1 defeat at home to Valencia (0-1) to progress as Group H runners-up with 11 points, finishing behind the Spanish side on head-to-head record.

• The Blues have won only one of their last six UEFA Champions League matches (D3 L2).

• European champions in 2012 having been runners-up four years earlier, Chelsea have reached the round of 16 on 14 occasions.

• The London side have won their UEFA Champions League group 11 times, although they have been runners-up in their section on each of their last two participations.

• Chelsea's last trip to Russia brought their first defeat there, a 3-2 loss at Rubin in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg; Rafael Benítez's side prevailed on aggregate having won the first leg 3-1 and went on to claim the trophy.

• That was the Blues' first loss against a Russian club having won all their first five matches, including away triumphs in the UEFA Champions League group stage against CSKA Moskva (1-0) in 2004/05 and Spartak Moskva (2-0) in 2010/11.

Links and trivia
• Has played in England:
Rémy Cabella (Newcastle 2014/15)

• Cabella helped Newcastle to a 2-1 home Premier League win against Chelsea on 6 December 2014; he was also in the team beaten 2-0 at Stamford Bridge the following month.

• Cabella and Olivier Giroud were Montpellier team-mates in their 2011/12 Ligue 1 triumph and also played together for France in 2014.

• Thiago Silva was on the books at Dinamo Moskva in 2005, although a serious illness meant he did not make a first-team appearance.

• N'Golo Kanté scored his first – and so far only – international goal in France's 4-2 friendly win against Russia at the Stade de France in March 2016.

• Kai Havertz set up a goal in Germany's 3-0 friendly defeat of Russia in November 2018.

Latest News

Summer transfers
In: Igor Smolnikov (Zenit), Evgeni Gorodov (Akhmat), Evgeni Markov (Dinamo Moskva), Evgeni Chernov (Rostov)
Out: Stanislav Kritsyuk (Os Belenenses), Jón Gudni Fjóluson (Brann), Manuel Fernandes (Kayserispor), Uroš Spajić (Feyenoord, loan)

• Yuri Gazinski and Smolnikov will make their 50th appearance in UEFA club competition when they next feature.

• Eleven Krasnodar players made their debuts in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, on Matchday 1, including 34-year-old striker Marcus Berg.

• Krasnodar, who lost 3-1 at home to Spartak Moskva on Saturday, have picked up 18 points from their first 12 league games of 2020/21, eight fewer than at the same stage of last season.

• The 7-2 win at home to Khimki on 18 September was the first time Krasnodar have ever scored seven goals in a game. It was their biggest margin of victory since a 5-0 home success against Anzhi on 31 March 2019.

• Kristoffer Olsson set up a goal in Sweden's 2-1 friendly win in Russia on 8 October.

• Three days later, a Berg goal was not enough to prevent Sweden losing 2-1 in Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.

• Goalkeeper Matvei Safonov helped Russia to a 4-0 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying defeat of Estonia on 9 October and was subsequently called up to the senior squad.

• Sergei Petrov will be out of action for the rest of this year with a hamstring injury suffered in Rennes.

• Wanderson, Berg, Yegor Sorokin and Olsson missed the game against Spartak with minor injuries.

Summer transfers
In: Edouard Mendy (Rennes), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Thiago Silva (Paris), Xavier Mbuyamba (Barcelona), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Malang Sarr (Nice), Kai Havertz (Leverkusen)
Out: Willian (Arsenal), Lewis Baker (Trabzonspor, loan), Josh Grant (Bristol Rovers), Jamie Cumming (Stevenage, loan), Nathan (Atlético Mineiro), Danilo Pantić (Čukarički, loan), Izzy Brown (Sheffield Wednesday, loan), Jamal Blackman (Rotherham, loan), Pedro (Roma, free), Tariq Uwakwe (Accrington, loan), Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United, loan), Conor Gallagher (West Brom, loan), David Zappacosta (Genoa, loan), Luke McCormick (Bristol Rovers, loan), Jon Russell (Accrington, loan), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Fulham, loan), Malang Sarr (Porto, loan)

• Ziyech made his 50th appearance in UEFA club competition on Matchday 1.

• Having managed Chelsea for 62 matches without a goalless draw, Frank Lampard has overseen two scoreless matches in succession – against Sevilla and, on Saturday, at Manchester United in the Premier League.

• Chelsea have won three of their nine fixtures in all competitions this season, losing only one – 2-0 at home to champions Liverpool in the Premier League on 20 September.

• Werner (2) and Havertz both scored their first Premier League goals for Chelsea in a 3-3 home draw against Southampton on 17 October.

• The Blues have scored 13 goals in their six Premier League matches in 2020/21 so far, and have managed three or more in seven of their last 12 league fixtures.

• Mendy has kept clean sheets on his first two Premier League appearances for Chelsea, the first goalkeeper to do so since Petr Čech in 2004.

• Lampard's side lost 5-4 on penalties to Tottenham in the last 16 of the English League Cup after a 1-1 draw on 29 September.

• Mason Mount's deflected shot gave England a 2-1 victory at home to Belgium in the UEFA Nations League on 11 October.

• Werner and Havertz both found the net in Germany's 3-3 draw at home to Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League on 13 October.

• Reece James made his first start for England on 14 October, a 1-0 loss at home to Denmark in the UEFA Nations League; he was shown a red card after the final whistle.

• Olivier Giroud won his 100th cap for France in a 7-1 friendly win at home to Ukraine on 7 October. He marked the occasion with two goals, taking his all-time tally for Les Bleus to 42, one more than Michel Platini and nine behind France's record scorer Thierry Henry.

• Ziyech, who made his delayed Chelsea debut as a second-half substitute against Southampton after suffering a knee injury over the summer, had returned to action on 9 October as a second-half substitute in Morocco's 3-1 friendly victory against Senegal.

• Christian Pulišić came on as a late substitute in the 4-0 home win against Crystal Palace on 3 October, his first appearance since suffering a hamstring injury in the FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal on 1 August.

• Billy Gilmour has been sidelined by a knee injury since 9 July.

• Mendy returned against Sevilla on Matchday 1 having been sidelined since injuring his right thigh in training with Senegal on 7 October. Kepa missed Saturday's game with a shoulder problem.


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Krasnodar - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Evgeni GorodovRUS13/12/198534 - ----------
39Matvei SafonovRUS25/02/199921 - 2-1-11-1-14-
71Sergei EshchenkoRUS01/03/200119 - ----------
88Andrei SinitsinRUS23/06/198832 - --------14-
2Egor SorokinRUS04/11/199524 - 1-1-4-1-4-
4Aleksandr MartynovichBLR26/08/198733 - 1---10---42-
6Cristian RamírezECU12/08/199426 - 2-1111-11321
18Yevgeni ChernovRUS23/10/199228 - --1---1-2-
28Igor SmolnikovRUS08/08/198832 - 1-1-9-19-49-
40Andrey IvashinRUS30/06/199921 - ----------
61Ilya MartynovRUS25/01/200020 - ----------
65Nikolai BochkoRUS01/03/199921 - ----------
84Vyacheslav LitvinovRUS01/04/200119 - ----------
98Sergei PetrovRUS02/01/199129 - 2-1-921-471
7Rémy CabellaFRA08/03/199030 - 22--846-182
8Yuri GazinskiRUS20/07/198931 - 1-1-9-1-493
10WandersonBEL07/10/199426 - 1---61--272
14Kristoffer OlssonSWE30/06/199525 - 1-1-911-411
15Aleks MatsukatovRUS11/01/199921 - ----6-----
16Viktor ClaessonSWE02/01/199228 - 21--82--4513
31KaioBRA08/09/199525 - 2-1-10-1-3-
37Ilia VorotnikovRUS11/02/200119 - ----------
47Daniil UtkinRUS12/10/199921 - 2-1-1111-91
52Tonny VilhenaNED03/01/199525 - 2-1-817-373
53Aleksandr ChernikovRUS01/02/200020 - ----------
63Nikita SergeevRUS17/10/199921 - ----------
72Rustam KhalnazarovRUS20/07/200020 - ----------
74Eduard SpertsyanRUS07/06/200020 - ----3-----
77Ruslan KambolovRUS01/01/199030 - 1---2---17-
81Leon SabuaRUS01/09/200020 - ----11----
89Dmitri StotskiRUS01/12/198930 - --------12-
93Magomed SuleymanovRUS16/12/199920 - 2-1-1111-246
9AriRUS11/12/198534 - ------1136021
20Evgeni Markov RUS07/07/199426 - ----1-----
33Marcus BergSWE17/08/198634 - 2-1-1051-6323
67Maksim KutovoiRUS01/07/200119 - ----6-----
92Ruslan ApekovRUS08/06/200020 - ----------
-Murad MusaevRUS10/11/198336 - 2-------2-
Chelsea FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1KepaESP03/10/199426 - ----3-6-20-
13Willy CaballeroARG28/09/198139 - ----1-17-22-
16Edouard MendyFRA01/03/199228 - --1-2-1-5-
40Karlo ZigerCRO11/05/200119 - ----------
2Antonio RüdigerGER03/03/199327 - ------14-31-
3Marcos AlonsoESP28/12/199029S----3-12-393
4Andreas ChristensenDEN10/04/199624 - ----4-19-402
6Thiago SilvaFRA22/09/198436 - --1-3-814814
14Fikayo TomoriENG19/12/199722 - ----1-4-5-
15Kurt ZoumaFRA27/10/199426 - --1-52181221
21Ben ChilwellENG21/12/199623 - --1-313-3-
24Reece JamesENG08/12/199920 - --1-517171
28César AzpilicuetaESP28/08/198931 - ----5-503703
33EmersonITA03/08/199426 - ------3-221
5JorginhoITA20/12/199128 - --1-53143395
7N'Golo KantéFRA29/03/199129 - --1-6-11-22-
10Christian PulišićCRO18/09/199822 - --1-3-273343
17Mateo KovačićCRO06/05/199426 - --1-3-424767
19Mason MountENG10/01/199921 - --1-519-16-
20Callum Hudson-OdoiENG07/11/200019 - --1-316-154
22Hakim ZiyechMAR19/03/199327 - --1-2-1855010
23Billy GilmourSCO11/06/200119 - ----------
29Kai HavertzGER11/06/199921 - --1-619-207
47Henry LawrenceENG21/09/200119 - ----------
55Faustino AnjorinENG23/11/200118 - ----------
9Tammy AbrahamENG02/10/199723 - --1-5193103
11Timo WernerGER06/03/199624 - --1-621572511
18Olivier GiroudFRA30/09/198634 - ----1-33125929
-Frank LampardENG20/06/197842 - --1---9-10-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAli Palabıyık (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesCeyhun Sesigüzel (TUR) , Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMete Kalkavan (TUR)
  • Fourth officialArda Kardeşler (TUR)
  • UEFA DelegateMark Bos (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlexandru Deaconu (ROU)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Ali Palabıyık14/08/1981342

Ali Palabıyık

Referee since: 2000
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2015

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2017 UEFA Youth League

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
23/10/2019UCLGSRB LeipzigFC Zenit2-1Leipzig

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/08/2017UEL3QRFC ZenitBnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC0-1St Petersburg
02/10/2018UYLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaReal Madrid CF1-4Moscow
03/10/2019UELGSPFC CSKA MoskvaRCD Espanyol0-2Moscow
23/10/2019UCLGSRB LeipzigFC Zenit2-1Leipzig
24/09/2020UEL3QRKF ShkëndijaTottenham Hotspur1-3Skopje

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC KrasnodarFixtures and results
09/08/2020LeagueFC Ufa (A)W 3-0Cabella 53, 63, Berg 65
15/08/2020LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)L 0-1
18/08/2020LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (H)W 2-0S. Petrov 35, Berg 66
22/08/2020LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)L 0-1
26/08/2020LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (H)D 1-1Wanderson 80
30/08/2020LeagueFC Rostov (H)D 1-1Berg 72
13/09/2020LeagueSC Rotor Volgograd (A)W 3-0
18/09/2020LeagueFC Khimki (H)W 7-2Berg 19, Claesson 23, 45, Vilhena 52, Cabella 62, Utkin 74, Suleymanov 89
22/09/2020UCLPAOK FC (H)W 2-1Claesson 39 (P), Cabella 70
26/09/2020LeaguePFC Sochi (A)D 1-1S. Petrov 59
30/09/2020UCLPAOK FC (A)W 2-1Michailidis 73 (og), Cabella 78
04/10/2020LeagueFC Dynamo Moscow (A)L 0-2
17/10/2020LeagueFC Rubin (H)W 3-1Cabella 45+1 (P), Olsson 52, Berg 90+2
20/10/2020UCLStade Rennais FC (A)D 1-1Ramírez 59
24/10/2020LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (H)L 1-3Sabua 58
28/10/2020UCLChelsea FC (H)
31/10/2020LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)
04/11/2020UCLSevilla FC (A)
08/11/2020LeagueFC Zenit (A)
21/11/2020LeagueTambov (H)
24/11/2020UCLSevilla FC (H)
28/11/2020LeagueFC Khimki (A)
02/12/2020UCLStade Rennais FC (H)
05/12/2020LeagueSC Rotor Volgograd (H)
08/12/2020UCLChelsea FC (A)
13/12/2020LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)
17/12/2020LeagueFC Ufa (H)
28/02/2021LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)
07/03/2021LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (A)
14/03/2021LeagueTambov (A)
21/03/2021LeagueFC Dynamo Moscow (H)
04/04/2021LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)
04/04/2021LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)
11/04/2021LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (A)
18/04/2021LeagueFC Zenit (H)
25/04/2021LeagueFC Rubin (A)
02/05/2021LeaguePFC Sochi (H)
09/05/2021LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (A)
16/05/2021LeagueFC Rostov (A)
1FC Spartak Moskva12831221227
2PFC CSKA Moskva12813241025
3FC Zenit1273225924
4FC Lokomotiv Moskva1263313921
5FC Dynamo Moscow1262413920
6FC Rostov12624151320
7PFC Sochi12543191819
8FC Krasnodar12534221318
9FC Rubin12534181718
10FC Akhmat Grozny12525141617
12FC Arsenal Tula12336152212
13FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast1225571211
14FC Khimki1223713239
15SC Rotor Volgograd121386216
16FC Ufa121386246
Chelsea FCFixtures and results
14/09/2020LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)W 3-1Jorginho 23 (P), James 56, Zouma 66
20/09/2020LeagueLiverpool FC (H)L 0-2
23/09/2020CupBarnsley FC (H)W 6-0Abraham 19, Havertz 28, 55, 65, Barkley 49, Giroud 83
26/09/2020LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)D 3-3Mount 55, Hudson-Odoi 70, Abraham 90+3
29/09/2020CupTottenham Hotspur (A)D 1-1 (aet, 4-5 pens) Werner 19
03/10/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)W 4-0Chilwell 50, Zouma 66, Jorginho 78 (P), 82 (P)
17/10/2020LeagueSouthampton FC (H)D 3-3Werner 15, 28, Havertz 59
20/10/2020UCLSevilla FC (H)D 0-0
24/10/2020LeagueManchester United FC (A)D 0-0
28/10/2020UCLFC Krasnodar (A)
31/10/2020LeagueBurnley FC (A)
04/11/2020UCLStade Rennais FC (H)
07/11/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
21/11/2020LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
24/11/2020UCLStade Rennais FC (A)
29/11/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)
02/12/2020UCLSevilla FC (A)
05/12/2020LeagueLeeds United (H)
08/12/2020UCLFC Krasnodar (H)
12/12/2020LeagueEverton FC (A)
15/12/2020LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
19/12/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
26/12/2020LeagueArsenal FC (A)
28/12/2020LeagueAston Villa FC (H)
02/01/2021LeagueManchester City FC (H)
12/01/2021LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
16/01/2021LeagueFulham FC (A)
27/01/2021LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
30/01/2021LeagueBurnley FC (H)
03/02/2021LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)
06/02/2021LeagueSheffield United FC (A)
13/02/2021LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
20/02/2021LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
27/02/2021LeagueManchester United FC (H)
06/03/2021LeagueEverton FC (H)
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03/04/2021LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)
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01/05/2021LeagueFulham FC (H)
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Krasnodar

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    FC Krasnodar 2-1 PAOK FC
    0-1 Pelkas 32, 1-1 Claesson 39 (P) , 2-1 Cabella 70
    Safonov, Sorokin, Ramírez, Cabella (81 Utkin), Wanderson (86 Suleymanov), Olsson, Claesson, Kaio, Berg, Vilhena, S. Petrov
  • (30/09/2020)
    PAOK FC 1-2 FC Krasnodar (agg: 2-4)
    0-1 Michailidis 73 (og) , 1-1 El Kaddouri 77, 1-2 Cabella 78
    Safonov, Martynovich, Ramírez, Cabella (85 Suleymanov), Gazinski (83 Kambolov), Claesson, Kaio, Berg, Utkin (58 Smolnikov), Vilhena, S. Petrov
  • Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Chelsea FC1010001
    FC Krasnodar1010111
    Sevilla FC1010001
    Stade Rennais FC1010111
    Matchday 1 (20/10/2020)
    Stade Rennais FC 1-1 FC Krasnodar
    1-0 Guirassy 56 (P) , 1-1 Ramírez 59
    Safonov, Sorokin, Ramírez, Olsson, Chernov, Smolnikov, Kaio, Berg, Utkin (72 Gazinski), Vilhena, S. Petrov (73 Suleymanov)
  • Matchday 2 (28/10/2020)
    FC Krasnodar-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 3 (04/11/2020)
    Sevilla FC-FC Krasnodar
  • Matchday 4 (24/11/2020)
    FC Krasnodar-Sevilla FC
  • Matchday 5 (02/12/2020)
    FC Krasnodar-Stade Rennais FC
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2020)
    Chelsea FC-FC Krasnodar

Chelsea FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/10/2020)
    Chelsea FC 0-0 Sevilla FC
    Mendy, Jorginho (65 Kovačić), Thiago Silva, Kanté, Pulišić (91 Hudson-Odoi), Werner (91 Abraham), Zouma, Mount (62 Ziyech), Chilwell, James, Havertz
  • Matchday 2 (28/10/2020)
    FC Krasnodar-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 3 (04/11/2020)
    Chelsea FC-Stade Rennais FC
  • Matchday 4 (24/11/2020)
    Stade Rennais FC-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 5 (02/12/2020)
    Sevilla FC-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2020)
    Chelsea FC-FC Krasnodar

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• Chelsea in 2012/13 are the only defending champions to fail to get through a group stage since the UEFA Champions League began. (This record, like the others, includes the seasons between 1999/2000 and 2002/03 that featured a second group stage). In 1992/93, Barcelona were the reigning European Champion Clubs' Cup holders and lost 4-3 on aggregate in the second round to CSKA Moskva.

• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy, with AC Milan (1989, 1990) the previous club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Real Madrid then made it three wins in a row in 2017/18, becoming the fourth club to win three or more successive titles in European Cup history, and the first to do it twice.

• Only two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Borussia Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern München were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

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

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

• Seven teams have recorded six successive victories in a UEFA Champions League group stage: Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage), Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15) and Bayern (2019/20).

• Twenty-one teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently AEK Athens in 2018/19.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, one more than Bayern München managed in 2019/20. Liverpool are next on the list having scored 23 in 2017/18 with Borussia Dortmund hitting 21 in 2016/17. Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14) all managed 20.

• Only Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10) and Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17) have failed to score in a group stage.

• BATE Borisov conceded 24 goals in 2014/15, a new group stage record which was matched by Legia Warszawa in 2016/17. The previous mark, 22, was held by Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12) and Nordsjælland (2012/13).

• No team has ever gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without conceding a goal. Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97 and 2004/05), Chelsea (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Villarreal (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) and Barcelona (2017/18) all let in just one.

• Matchday 6 of 2013/14 marked FCSB's 23rd successive game in the competition without a victory, surpassing the previous record of 22 set by Spartak Moskva between December 2000 and November 2006.

• Anderlecht hold the unwanted record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 12 in a row between December 2003 and November 2005. Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to November 2012 and September 2015 to December 2016.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and Roma in 2015/16. Since three points for a win was introduced in 1995/96, ten teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02, second group stage), in 2002/03 Lokomotiv Moskva (first group stage) and eventual finalists Juventus (second group stage), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06), Galatasaray (2013/14), Basel (2014/15) and Atalanta (2019/20).

• Napoli failed to qualify from their group with 12 points in 2013/14, the highest total of any team not to reach the next stage when the top two in each section progressed. Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000, second group stage), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03, second group stage), PSV Eindhoven (2003/04), Olympiacos and Dynamo Kyiv (both 2004/05), Werder Bremen (2006/07), Manchester City (2011/12), Chelsea and Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14), Porto (2015/16) and Ajax (2019/20) all missed out with ten points.

Goalscoring records
• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat matched by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at BATE Borisov on 21 October 2014. Thirteen more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Josip Iličić for Atalanta in the 2019/20 round of 16 second leg against Valencia. He was the third player to score four in a game that season, all away from home, after group stage quadruples from Bayern's Serge Gnabry (Matchday 2 at Tottenham) and Robert Lewandowski (Matchday 5 at Crvena zvezda).

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17, a figure matched by Robert Lewandowski in 2019/20; Ronaldo (2013/14, 2017/18) and Luiz Adriano (2014/15) scored nine while Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi, Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03), Lewandowski (2018/19) and Erling Braut Haaland (2019/20) all managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on Matchday 1 of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, a mark Ronaldo matched against Atlético de Madrid in that season's round of 16 second leg.

Oldest and youngest players
• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete in the UEFA Champions League having featured against Real Madrid on Matchday 6 in 2007/08 aged 43 years and 252 days. Alessandro Costacurta is the oldest outfield player; the Milan defender was 40 years and 211 days when he played against AEK Athens in 2006/07.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years and 59 days, in Roma's 1-1 draw at CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years 290 days) was the previous record holder.

• Celestine Babayaro is the youngest player to have appeared; he was 16 years and 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

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


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Krasnodar
Formed: 2008
Nickname: Byki (The Bulls)

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 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League round of 16
2017/18: UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2014/15: UEFA Europa League group stage
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Krasnodar v Sillamäe Kalev
24/07/14, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
1-5: Diósgyőr v Krasnodar
31/07/14, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg
0-4: Sillamäe Kalev v Krasnodar
27/07/14, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Krasnodar v Sparta Praha
25/02/16, UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Basel v Krasnodar
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


Chelsea FC
Nickname: The Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League (1): (2008), 2012
• UEFA Europa League (2): 2013, 2019
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (2): 1971, 1998
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 1998, (2012), (2013), (2019)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2017)
FA Cup: 8 (2018)
League Cup: 5 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2019/20: round of 16
UEFA Europa League winners
round of 16
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA competition
round of 16
round of 16
UEFA Europa League winners (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
13-0: Chelsea v Jeunesse Hautcharage
29/09/71, European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Jeunesse Hautcharage v Chelsea
15/09/71, European Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Chelsea v Bayern München
25/02/20, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Barcelona v Chelsea
18/04/00, UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
6-0 twice, most recently v Qarabağ
12/09/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Schalke
25/11/14, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Chelsea v Bayern München (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Barcelona v Chelsea (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