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UEFA Champions League: SS Lazio - FC Zenit Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

SS LazioSS LazioStadio Olimpico - RomeTuesday 24 November 2020
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Group F - Matchday 4
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
04/11/2020GSFC Zenit - SS Lazio1-1St PetersburgErokhin 32; Caicedo 82
SS Lazio000010100000101011
FC Zenit101000000000101011

SS Lazio - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
22/04/1999SFSS Lazio - FC Lokomotiv Moskva0-0
agg: 1-1 ag
08/04/1999SFFC Lokomotiv Moskva - SS Lazio1-1MoscowJanashia 60; Bokšić 77
04/11/1997R2SS Lazio - SC Rotor Volgograd3-0
agg: 3-0
RomeCasiraghi 5, Mancini 34, Signori 89
21/10/1997R2SC Rotor Volgograd - SS Lazio0-0Volgograd

FC Zenit - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
19/03/2015R16Torino FC - FC Zenit1-0
agg: 1-2
TurinGlik 90
12/03/2015R16FC Zenit - Torino FC2-0
St PetersburgWitsel 38, Criscito 53
UEFA Champions League
04/12/2012GSAC Milan - FC Zenit0-1
MilanDanny 35
03/10/2012GSFC Zenit - AC Milan2-3
St PetersburgHulk 45+2, Shirokov 49; Emanuelson 13, El Shaarawy 16, Hubočan 75 (og)
19/03/2009R16FC Zenit - Udinese Calcio1-0
agg: 1-2
St PetersburgTymoshchuk 34
12/03/2009R16Udinese Calcio - FC Zenit2-0
UdineQuagliarella 85, Di Natale 88 (P)
UEFA Champions League
25/11/2008GSFC Zenit - Juventus0-0St Petersburg
17/09/2008GSJuventus - FC Zenit1-0
TurinDel Piero 76
30/09/1999R1Bologna FC - FC Zenit2-2
agg: 5-2
BolognaFontolan 38, Cipriani 76; Panov 34, Kondrashov 89
16/09/1999R1FC Zenit - Bologna FC0-3
St PetersburgVentola 39, Signori 68, 90 (P)
SS Lazio211030300000514052
FC Zenit62225113000011335913

Last updated 05/11/2020 16:13CET

Match background Only this chapter

Lazio will attempt to give their Group F campaign fresh impetus as they welcome a Zenit team who are bottom of the section at the halfway stage.

• Aleksandr Erokhin's first-half goal looked set to give Zenit a first win in this season's UEFA Champions League in their first ever fixture against Lazio on Matchday 3, but substitute Felipe Caicedo levelled with eight minutes remaining.

• While that was Zenit's first point in this season's competition, unbeaten Lazio are on five although they were overtaken by Borussia Dortmund last time out. The Italian club are now second, one point behind Dortmund and one ahead of Club Brugge.

Form guide
• Having opened their campaign with a 3-1 home win against Dortmund, Lazio have subsquently drawn 1-1 at both Club Brugge and Zenit.

• This is Lazio's sixth UEFA Champions League campaign. On their most recent appearance, in 2007/08, they finished fourth in their section having picked up only five points from six games. Their previous appearances in the competition all came between 1999 and 2004.

• Lazio's record in the initial group stage is now W13 D9 L11.

• The Matchday 1 win against Dortmund was only Lazio's second in their last 14 UEFA Champions League matches, group stage to final (D6 L6).

• Before their first Group F game, Lazio's sole UEFA Champions League tie since 2007 had been a play-off defeat by Bayer Leverkusen in 2015/16 (1-0 h, 0-3 a).

• The Rome club's most successful European Cup campaign came in 1999/2000, when they reached the quarter-finals before losing to Valencia (2-5 a, 1-0 h).

• The Biancocelesti took part in the UEFA Europa League group stage in 2019/20, winning two of their fixtures but losing the other four to finish third in the standings behind Celtic and CFR Cluj.

• Simone Inzaghi's side – who qualified for the group stage by finishing fourth in Serie A in 2019/20 – have lost eight of their last 13 European matches (W3 D2).

• Matchday 2 marked Lazio's first draw in 19 European games, since they were held 2-2 by Dynamo Kyiv in Rome in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg in March 2018.

• Lazio are unbeaten in their five previous matches against Russian clubs, although four of those ended all square. The exception was a 3-0 win against Rotor Volgograd in Rome in the 1997/98 UEFA Cup second round second leg, confirming an aggregate success by the same score.

• Lazio also came out on top in their most recent meeting with Russian opponents before this season, beating Lokomotiv Moskva on away goals in the semi-final of their victorious 1998/99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup campaign (1-1 a, 0-0 h).

• Beaten 2-1 at home by Club Brugge on the opening night, Zenit also lost at Dortmund (0-2) before getting their first point on the board against Lazio.

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

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

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

• The St Petersburg team have won only three of their last 14 European matches (D2 L9).

• Zenit have also recorded only two victories in their last 12 UEFA Champions League games (D2 L8).

• Zenit lost 1-0 on their last trip to Italy, at Torino in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg, although they won that tie 2-1 on aggregate.

• Matchday 3 made it three wins in Zenit's last six matches against Italian clubs (D1 L2), with the first five meetings having brought two draws and three defeats. Their sole success in their five games in Italy (D1 L3) is a 1-0 win at AC Milan on Matchday 6 of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League.

Links and trivia
• Has played in Russia:
Felipe Caicedo (Lokomotiv Moskva 2011–14)

• Caicedo scored against Zenit in Lokomotiv's 4-2 home league win in September 2010.

• Has played in Italy:
Douglas Santos (Udinese 2013/14)

• Have played together:
Lucas Leiva & Dejan Lovren (Liverpool 2014–17)

• Pepe Reina's Liverpool lost to Zenit on away goals in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League round of 32. Zenit won 2-0 at home, the second goal scored by current coach Sergei Semak, and went through despite a 3-1 second-leg loss in England.

• Liverpool, with Reina in goal, beat Yuri Zhirkov's CSKA Moskva 3-1 after extra time in the 2005 UEFA Super Cup in Monaco.

• Vyacheslav Karavaev scored his first goal for Russia on 3 September in a UEFA Nations League match against Serbia. Artem Dzyuba struck twice in a 3-1 victory in which Sergej Milinković-Savić played for the visitors.

• Marco Parolo made his debut for Italy in March 2011 as a late substitute in a 2-0 friendly win against Yaroslav Rakits'kyy's Ukraine.

Latest news

• Lazio stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to seven matches (W4 D3) on Saturday with a 2-0 win at Crotone.

• Ciro Immobile scored his 107th Serie A goal for Lazio on Saturday, going level with Giuseppe Signori in joint second place in the club's all-time rankings, behind only Silvio Piola (143 goals).

• Joaquín Correa, who scored nine Serie A goals in 2019/20, opened his account for the current campaign with the second at Crotone.

• After scoring an added-time winner against Torino on 1 November (4-3) and the late equaliser at Zenit on Matchday 3, Felipe Caceido struck in added time again to earn a 1-1 draw against Juventus on 8 November.

• That was Lazio's third successive added-time goal in Serie A, following Immobile and Caceido's strikes against Torino.

• Lazio have only failed to score once this season, a 3-0 defeat at Sampdoria on 17 October.

• The Biancocelesti, however, have only kept two clean sheets this season, Saturday's being their first since the 2-0 win at Cagliari on 26 September. The win at Crotone ended a nine-game run in all competitions without one.

• Before Saturday, Immobile had not played since 1 November due to illness, missing Italy's recent internationals. He has scored once on each of his last four Lazio appearances.

• Goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha has missed the last three Lazio games and international duty with Albania due to illness.

• Sergej Milinković-Savić played in Serbia's UEFA EURO 2020 play-off defeat by Scotland on 12 November and was a late substitute in the 1-1 UEFA Nations League draw in Hungary three days later but has not played since due to illness.

• A thigh injury has kept Gonzalo Escalante on the sidelines since 24 October.

• Francesco Acerbi played 90 minutes in each fixture as Italy beat Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina, both 2-0, in the UEFA Nations League.

• Vedat Muriqi scored in Kosovo's 2-1 friendly defeat against Albania on 11 November, and in the 2-1 defeat against Slovakia in the UEFA Nations League four days later, taking his tally to ten international goals and thus becoming the first player from his country to reach double figures.

• Immobile signed a new contract until 2025 on 31 August.

• Yuri Zhirkov made his 100th appearance in UEFA club competition on Matchday 3.

• Zenit were held 2-2 at Akhmat Grozny on Saturday, a game in which they led twice. They had won their previous two Russian Premier League games, beating Khimki 2-0 away on 1 November and fellow UEFA Champions League contenders Krasnodar 3-1 in St Petersburg a week later.

• Zenit's six-game unbeaten domestic run (W3 D3) was ended on 24 October as they went down 2-1 at home to Rubin despite taking a first-half lead through Aleksandr Erokhin. That was one of only two defeats in Zenit's last 34 Russian Premier League games (W24 D8).

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

• Zhirkov won his 100th cap for Russia in a 5-0 UEFA Nations League loss in Serbia on 18 November.

• Daler Kuzyaev scored one goal and set up the other in Russia's 3-2 UEFA Nations League defeat away to Turkey on 15 November. He was also on target for Zenit on Saturday and has three goals in his last five appearances for club and country – as many as in his previous 49 matches.

• Malcom came on as a late substitute on Saturday having been sidelined by a knee injury since early October.

• Sardar Azmoun has not played since Matchday 1 due to injury, and is following an individual training programme.

• Sebastián Driussi, who has been out since Matchday 2 due to injury, is also training separately.


Squad list Only this chapter

SS Lazio - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Thomas StrakoshaALB19/03/199525 - --1-4-1-19-
25Pepe ReinaESP31/08/198238 - --2-4-71-173-
55Alessio FurlanettoITA07/02/200218 - ----------
57Mattia PeruzziITA10/07/200218 - ----------
71Marco AliaALB26/04/200020 - ----------
3Luis FelipeITA22/03/199723 - --2-2-2-18-
4PatricESP17/04/199327 - --3-7-4-15-
13Nicolò ArminiITA07/03/200119 - --------1-
14Wesley HoedtNED06/03/199426 - --3-5-3-121
26Ştefan RaduROU22/10/198634 - ----5---592
33Francesco AcerbiITA10/02/198832 - --3-8-5-29-
54Damiano FrancoITA22/02/200218 - ----------
58Marzio PicaITA04/02/200218 - ----------
96Mohamed FaresALG15/02/199624 - --3-6-3-3-
6Lucas LeivaBRA09/01/198733 - --1-7-261745
7Andreas PereiraBEL01/01/199624 - --2-417-151
8Djavan AndersonNED21/04/199525 - ----2-----
10Luis AlbertoESP28/09/199228 - --1-711-192
11Joaquín CorreaARG13/08/199426 - --3171143256
16Marco ParoloITA25/01/198535 - --3-6-3-297
18Gonzalo EscalanteITA27/03/199327 - ----4-----
21Sergej Milinković-SavićSRB27/02/199525 - --3-623-285
29Manuel LazzariITA29/11/199326 - ----61--61
32Danilo CataldiITA06/08/199426 - --1-5-1-17-
50Marco BertiniITA07/08/200218 - ----------
51Alessandro CerbaraITA03/03/200119 - ----------
52Nicolo' CesaroniITA14/08/200218 - ----------
53Szymon CzyżPOL08/07/200119 - --1---1-1-
77Adam MarušićMNE17/10/199228 - --3-7-3-121
92Jean-Daniel Akpa-AkproCIV11/10/199228*--317-3131
17Ciro ImmobileITA20/02/199030 - --11641153016
20Felipe CaicedoECU05/09/198832 - --3163314813
61Etienne TareGER13/09/200317 - ----------
94Vedat MuriqiKOS24/04/199426 - --3-4-3-3-
-Simone InzaghiITA05/04/197644 - --3---3-29-
FC Zenit - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
41Mikhail KerzhakovRUS28/01/198733 - --3-15-9-19-
71Daniil OdoevskiRUS22/01/200317 - ----------
78Aleksandr VasyutinRUS04/03/199525 - --------11-
99Andrei LunevRUS13/11/199129 - ------2-25-
3Douglas SantosBRA22/03/199426 - --2-1528-8-
4Danil KrugovoiRUS28/05/199822 - --2-12-2-2-
6Dejan LovrenCRO05/07/198931*--3-152372775
15Vyacheslav KaravaevRUS20/05/199525 - --3-15110-291
18Yuri ZhirkovRUS20/08/198337 - --2-10-3521007
44Yaroslav Rakits'kyyUKR03/08/198931 - --3-12-612944
87Danila ProkhinRUS24/05/200119 - ----4-----
5Wílmar BarriosCOL16/10/199327 - --3-13-9-13-
11Sebastian DriussiARG09/02/199624 - --2-717-332
14Daler KuzyaevRUS15/01/199327*--3-527-273
17Andrei MostovoyRUS05/11/199723 - --3-1423-3-
19Aleksei SutorminRUS10/01/199426 - --2-1224-4-
20WendelBRA28/08/199723 - --3-3-3-14-
21Aleksandr ErokhinRUS13/10/198931 - --31136131647
27Magomed OzdoevRUS05/11/199228 - --3-14-91332
38Leon MusaevRUS25/01/199921 - ----2---1-
92Daniil ShamkinRUS22/06/200218 - ----------
7Sardar AzmounIRN01/01/199525 - --1-1161342711
8MalcomBRA26/02/199723 - ----1113151
22Artem DzyubaRUS22/08/198832 - --3-1372286622
-Sergei SemakRUS27/02/197644 - --3---10-24-

Last updated 24/11/2020 09:21CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMichael Oliver (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesStuart Burt (ENG) , Simon Bennett (ENG)
  • Video Assistant RefereeChris Kavanagh (ENG)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeCraig Pawson (ENG)
  • Fourth officialAndrew Madley (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateMarkus Stenger (GER)
  • UEFA Referee observerDavid Fernández Borbalán (ESP)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Michael Oliver20/02/19852268

Michael Oliver

Referee since: 1999
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2012

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/10/2017UCLGSJuventusSporting Clube de Portugal2-1Turin
06/12/2017UCLGSFeyenoordSSC Napoli2-1Rotterdam
11/04/2018UCLQFReal Madrid CFJuventus1-3Madrid
17/09/2019UCLGSOlympique LyonnaisFC Zenit1-1Decines
26/11/2019UCLGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaBayer 04 Leverkusen0-2Moscow
19/02/2020UCLR16Atalanta BCValencia CF4-1Milan

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/05/2012U19ELITESpainItaly2-1Misano Adriatico
09/08/2012UEL3QRVitesseFC Anji0-2Arnhem
29/08/2013UELPOFeyenoordFC Kuban Krasnodar1-2Rotterdam
27/02/2014UELR32FC RubinReal Betis Balompié0-2Kazan
17/09/2015UELGSACF FiorentinaFC Basel 18931-2Florence
18/02/2016UELR32Galatasaray AŞSS Lazio1-1Istanbul
16/02/2017UELR32RSC AnderlechtFC Zenit2-0Brussels
18/10/2017UCLGSJuventusSporting Clube de Portugal2-1Turin
06/12/2017UCLGSFeyenoordSSC Napoli2-1Rotterdam
11/04/2018UCLQFReal Madrid CFJuventus1-3Madrid
21/02/2019UELR32FC ZenitFenerbahçe SK3-1St Petersburg
17/09/2019UCLGSOlympique LyonnaisFC Zenit1-1Decines
26/11/2019UCLGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaBayer 04 Leverkusen0-2Moscow
19/02/2020UCLR16Atalanta BCValencia CF4-1Milan

Last updated 23/11/2020 03:16CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

SS LazioFixtures and results
26/09/2020LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)W 2-0Lazzari 4, Immobile 74
30/09/2020LeagueAtalanta BC (H)L 1-4Caicedo 57
04/10/2020LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)D 1-1S. Milinković-Savić 55
17/10/2020LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)L 0-3
20/10/2020UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)W 3-1Immobile 6, Hitz 23 (og), Akpa-Akpro 76
24/10/2020LeagueBologna FC (H)W 2-1Luis Alberto 54, Immobile 76
28/10/2020UCLClub Brugge (A)D 1-1Correa 14
01/11/2020LeagueTorino FC (A)W 4-3Pereira 15, S. Milinković-Savić 48, Immobile 90+5 (P), Caicedo 90+8
04/11/2020UCLFC Zenit (A)D 1-1Caicedo 82
08/11/2020LeagueJuventus (H)D 1-1Caicedo 90+5
21/11/2020LeagueFC Crotone (A)W 2-0Immobile 21, Correa 58
24/11/2020UCLFC Zenit (H)
29/11/2020LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
02/12/2020UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)
05/12/2020LeagueSpezia (A)
08/12/2020UCLClub Brugge (H)
12/12/2020LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
15/12/2020LeagueBenevento (A)
20/12/2020LeagueSSC Napoli (H)
23/12/2020LeagueAC Milan (A)
03/01/2021LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
06/01/2021LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
10/01/2021LeagueParma FC (A)
17/01/2021LeagueAS Roma (H)
24/01/2021LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
31/01/2021LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
07/02/2021LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)
14/02/2021LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
21/02/2021LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
28/02/2021LeagueBologna FC (A)
03/03/2021LeagueTorino FC (H)
06/03/2021LeagueJuventus (A)
14/03/2021LeagueFC Crotone (H)
21/03/2021LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
03/04/2021LeagueSpezia (H)
11/04/2021LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
18/04/2021LeagueBenevento (H)
21/04/2021LeagueSSC Napoli (A)
25/04/2021LeagueAC Milan (H)
02/05/2021LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
09/05/2021LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
12/05/2021LeagueParma FC (H)
16/05/2021LeagueAS Roma (A)
23/05/2021LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
1AC Milan862019820
2US Sassuolo Calcio853020918
3AS Roma8521191117
5FC Internazionale Milano8431201315
6SSC Napoli8503161014
7Atalanta BC8422181414
8SS Lazio8422131314
9Hellas Verona FC833210712
10UC Sampdoria8314121310
11Cagliari Calcio8314141710
12Bologna FC830513149
15ACF Fiorentina822410138
16Udinese Calcio82157117
17Parma FC81348166
18Torino FC812514205
19Genoa CFC81257165
20FC Crotone80266192
FC ZenitFixtures and results
11/08/2020LeagueSC Rotor Volgograd (A)W 2-0Dzyuba 21, Driussi 79
15/08/2020LeagueFC Rostov (A)W 2-0Azmoun 23, Lovren 87
19/08/2020LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (H)W 2-1Azmoun 19, 69
22/08/2020LeagueTambov (H)W 4-1Douglas Santos 41, Silva de Oliveira 47, Erokhin 68, Azmoun 74
26/08/2020LeagueFC Dynamo Moscow (A)L 0-1
30/08/2020LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)D 0-0
14/09/2020LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (H)W 3-1Mostovoy 25, Dzyuba 31, Erokhin 86
19/09/2020LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)D 1-1Dzyuba 4
26/09/2020LeagueFC Ufa (H)W 6-0Azmoun 24, 61, Dzyuba 32 (P), 72, 88, Sutormin 90+2
03/10/2020LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (A)D 1-1Erokhin 65
17/10/2020LeaguePFC Sochi (H)W 3-1Karavaev 16, Erokhin 24, Douglas Santos 90+3
20/10/2020UCLClub Brugge (H)L 1-2Horvath 74 (og)
24/10/2020LeagueFC Rubin (H)L 1-2Erokhin 26
28/10/2020UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)L 0-2
01/11/2020LeagueFC Khimki (A)W 2-0Mostovoy 18, Erokhin 78
04/11/2020UCLSS Lazio (H)D 1-1Erokhin 32
08/11/2020LeagueFC Krasnodar (H)W 3-1Kuzyaev 64, Dzyuba 79, Sutormin 90+3
21/11/2020LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)D 2-2Kuzyaev 16, Lovren 48
24/11/2020UCLSS Lazio (A)
28/11/2020LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (A)
02/12/2020UCLClub Brugge (A)
05/12/2020LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)
08/12/2020UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)
12/12/2020LeagueFC Dynamo Moscow (H)
16/12/2020LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (H)
20/02/2021CupFC Arsenal Tula (H)
28/02/2021LeagueFC Rostov (H)
07/03/2021LeagueFC Rubin (A)
14/03/2021LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)
21/03/2021LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (A)
04/04/2021LeagueFC Khimki (H)
11/04/2021LeaguePFC Sochi (A)
18/04/2021LeagueFC Krasnodar (A)
25/04/2021LeagueSC Rotor Volgograd (H)
02/05/2021LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)
09/05/2021LeagueFC Ufa (A)
16/05/2021LeagueTambov (A)
1PFC CSKA Moskva151023281132
2FC Zenit15942321231
3FC Spartak Moskva15852251629
4FC Dynamo Moscow15834211227
5FC Rostov15825181526
6PFC Sochi15663232124
7FC Akhmat Grozny15735191824
8FC Lokomotiv Moskva15735161624
9FC Krasnodar15636241821
10FC Rubin15636212221
11FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast15375111516
12FC Khimki15438172615
13FC Arsenal Tula15348172713
15SC Rotor Volgograd151597238
16FC Ufa1514109297

Last updated 23/11/2020 18:23CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SS Lazio

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    Borussia Dortmund3201636
    SS Lazio3120535
    Club Brugge3111354
    FC Zenit3012251
    Matchday 1 (20/10/2020)
    SS Lazio 3-1 Borussia Dortmund
    1-0 Immobile 6, 2-0 Hitz 23 (og) , 2-1 Haaland 71, 3-1 Akpa-Akpro 76
    Strakosha, Luis Felipe (51 Hoedt), Patric, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto (79 Parolo), Correa (67 Muriqi), Immobile (81 Caicedo), S. Milinković-Savić (67 Akpa-Akpro), Acerbi, Marušić, Fares
  • Matchday 2 (28/10/2020)
    Club Brugge 1-1 SS Lazio
    0-1 Correa 14, 1-1 Vanaken 42 (P)
    Reina, Patric (46 Pereira), Correa, Hoedt, Parolo, Caicedo (68 Czyż), S. Milinković-Savić, Acerbi, Marušić, Akpa-Akpro, Fares (56 Muriqi)
  • Matchday 3 (04/11/2020)
    FC Zenit 1-1 SS Lazio
    1-0 Erokhin 32, 1-1 Caicedo 82
    Reina, Patric, Correa (85 Luis Felipe), Hoedt, Parolo (52 Cataldi), S. Milinković-Savić, Acerbi, Marušić, Akpa-Akpro, Muriqi (59 Caicedo), Fares (59 Pereira)
  • Matchday 4 (24/11/2020)
    SS Lazio-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 5 (02/12/2020)
    Borussia Dortmund-SS Lazio
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2020)
    SS Lazio-Club Brugge

FC Zenit

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/10/2020)
    FC Zenit 1-2 Club Brugge
    0-1 Bonaventure 63, 1-1 Horvath 74 (og) , 1-2 De Ketelaere 90+3
    M. Kerzhakov, Krugovoi, Barrios, Lovren, Azmoun, Driussi (72 Mostovoy), Kuzyaev (72 Wendel), Karavaev, Dzyuba, Ozdoev (88 Erokhin), Rakits'kyy
  • Matchday 2 (28/10/2020)
    Borussia Dortmund 2-0 FC Zenit
    1-0 Sancho 78 (P) , 2-0 Haaland 90+1
    M. Kerzhakov, Douglas Santos, Barrios (81 Sutormin), Lovren, Driussi (74 Zhirkov), Kuzyaev (71 Ozdoev), Karavaev, Wendel, Erokhin, Dzyuba (46 Mostovoy), Rakits'kyy
  • Matchday 3 (04/11/2020)
    FC Zenit 1-1 SS Lazio
    1-0 Erokhin 32, 1-1 Caicedo 82
    M. Kerzhakov, Douglas Santos, Barrios, Lovren, Kuzyaev (91 Wendel), Karavaev, Zhirkov (78 Krugovoi), Erokhin (61 Mostovoy), Dzyuba, Ozdoev (91 Sutormin), Rakits'kyy
  • Matchday 4 (24/11/2020)
    SS Lazio-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 5 (02/12/2020)
    Club Brugge-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2020)
    FC Zenit-Borussia Dortmund

Last updated 05/11/2020 16:13CET

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

SS Lazio
Formed: 1900
Nickname: Biancocelesti (White and Sky Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1999
• UEFA Cup: (1998)
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 1999

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (2000)
Italian Cup: 7 (2019)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
Lazio v Rabotnicki
18/08/11, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Biggest away win
four times, most recently v Levski Sofia
01/10/09, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Lazio v Chelsea
04/11/03, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Lens v Lazio
02/11/77, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
5-1 twice, most recently v Shakhtar Donetsk
25/10/00, first group stage
4-0: Lazio v Maribor
29/09/99, first group stage

• Biggest away win
Maribor v Lazio
19/10/99, first group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Lazio v Chelsea (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-2: Valencia v Lazio
05/04/00, quarter-final first leg


FC Zenit
Formed: 1925
Nickname: Sine-Belo-Golubye (Blue-White-Sky Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 2008
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 2008

Domestic honours (latest triumph in brackets)
League title: 7 (2020)
USSR/Russian Cup: 5 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless otherwise indicated)
group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
round of 16
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: round of 16
2012/13: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2011/12: round of 16
2010/11: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
8-0: Zenit v Encamp
29/08/02, UEFA Cup qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Vardar
14/09/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Zenit v Bologna
16/09/99, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Stuttgart
01/11/89, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-1 three times, most recently v Benfica
02/10/19, group stage
2-0 twice, most recently v Lyon
27/11/19, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2 three times, most recently v Lyon
04/11/15, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Zenit v Borussia Dortmund
25/02/14, round of 16 first leg~
0-2: Zenit v Leipzig
05/11/19, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Austria Wien v Zenit
11/12/13, group stage
3-0 three times, most recently v Benfica
10/12/19, group stage



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