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

UEFA Champions League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

Olympiacos FCOlympiacos FCStadio Georgios Karaiskakis - PiraeusWednesday 25 November 2020
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Group C - Matchday 4
Manchester City FCManchester City FC
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
03/11/2020GSManchester City FC - Olympiacos FC3-0
ManchesterFerrán Torres 12, Jesus 81, João Cancelo 90
Olympiacos FC000010010000100103
Manchester City FC110000000000110030

Olympiacos FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
06/08/2020R16Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - Olympiacos FC1-0
agg: 2-1
WolverhamptonJiménez 9 (P)
12/03/2020R16Olympiacos FC - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC1-1PiraeusEl-Arabi 54; Pedro Neto 67
27/02/2020R32Arsenal FC - Olympiacos FC1-2
agg: 2-2 ag (aet)
LondonAubameyang 113 ET; Cissé 53, El-Arabi 120 ET
20/02/2020R32Olympiacos FC - Arsenal FC0-1
PiraeusLacazette 81
UEFA Champions League
26/11/2019GSTottenham Hotspur - Olympiacos FC4-2
LondonAlli 45+1, Kane 50, 77, Aurier 73; El-Arabi 6, Rúben Semedo 19
18/09/2019GSOlympiacos FC - Tottenham Hotspur2-2PiraeusPodence 44, Valbuena 54 (P); Kane 26 (P), Moura 30
UEFA Europa League
30/08/2018POBurnley FC - Olympiacos FC1-1
agg: 2-4
BurnleyVydra 86; Podence 83
23/08/2018POOlympiacos FC - Burnley FC3-1
PiraeusFortounis 19, 60 (P), Bouchalakis 49; Wood 33 (P)
UEFA Champions League
09/12/2015GSOlympiacos FC - Arsenal FC0-3
PiraeusGiroud 29, 49, 67 (P)
29/09/2015GSArsenal FC - Olympiacos FC2-3
LondonWalcott 35, Alexis Sánchez 65; Pardo 33, Ospina 40 (og), Finnbogason 66
UEFA Champions League
19/03/2014R16Manchester United FC - Olympiacos FC3-0
agg: 3-2
ManchesterVan Persie 25 (P), 45+1, 52
25/02/2014R16Olympiacos FC - Manchester United FC2-0
PiraeusDomínguez 38, Campbell 55
UEFA Champions League
04/12/2012GSOlympiacos FC - Arsenal FC2-1
PiraeusManiatis 64, Mitroglou 73; Rosický 38
03/10/2012GSArsenal FC - Olympiacos FC3-1
LondonGervinho 42, Podolski 56, Ramsey 90+4; Mitroglou 45+1
UEFA Champions League
06/12/2011GSOlympiacos FC - Arsenal FC3-1
PiraeusDjebbour 16, David Fuster 36, Modesto 89; Benayoun 57
28/09/2011GSArsenal FC - Olympiacos FC2-1
LondonOxlade-Chamberlain 8, André Santos 20; David Fuster 27
UEFA Champions League
09/12/2009GSOlympiacos FC - Arsenal FC1-0
PiraeusLeonardo 47
29/09/2009GSArsenal FC - Olympiacos FC2-0
LondonVan Persie 78, Arshavin 86
UEFA Champions League
05/03/2008R16Chelsea FC - Olympiacos FC3-0
agg: 3-0
LondonBallack 5, Lampard 25, Kalou 48
19/02/2008R16Olympiacos FC - Chelsea FC0-0Piraeus
16/03/2005R16Newcastle United FC - Olympiacos FC4-0
agg: 7-1
NewcastleDyer 18, Shearer 45, 69, Bowyer 54
10/03/2005R16Olympiacos FC - Newcastle United FC1-3
PiraeusP. Djordjević 14 (P); Shearer 12 (P), Robert 33, Kluivert 68
UEFA Champions League
08/12/2004GSLiverpool FC - Olympiacos FC3-1
LiverpoolSinama Pongolle 47, Mellor 80, Gerrard 86; Rivaldo 27
28/09/2004GSOlympiacos FC - Liverpool FC1-0
PiraeusStoltidis 17
UEFA Champions League
23/10/2002GS1Olympiacos FC - Manchester United FC2-3
AthensChoutos 70, P. Djordjević 74; Blanc 21, Verón 59, Scholes 84
01/10/2002GS1Manchester United FC - Olympiacos FC4-0
ManchesterGiggs 19, 66, Verón 26, Solskjær 77
UEFA Champions League
23/10/2001GS1Manchester United FC - Olympiacos FC3-0
ManchesterSolskjær 79, Giggs 88, Van Nistelrooy 90+4
10/10/2001GS1Olympiacos FC - Manchester United FC0-2
AthensBeckham 66, Cole 82
07/12/2000R3Liverpool FC - Olympiacos FC2-0
agg: 4-2
LiverpoolHeskey 28, Barmby 60
23/11/2000R3Olympiacos FC - Liverpool FC2-2AthensAlexandris 65, 89; Barmby 38, Gerrard 66
08/11/1972R2Olympiacos FC - Tottenham Hotspur1-0
agg: 1-4
PiraeusArguroidis 44
25/10/1972R2Tottenham Hotspur - Olympiacos FC4-0
LondonPearce 11, 58, Chivers 35, Coates 48
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
01/12/1965R1Olympiacos FC - West Ham United FC2-2
agg: 2-6
AthensBovington 58 (og), Polychroniou 81 (P); Peters 28, 53
24/11/1965R1West Ham United FC - Olympiacos FC4-0
LondonHurst 23, 43, Byrne 65, Brabrook 82

Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
24/02/2011R32Manchester City FC - Aris Thessaloniki FC3-0
agg: 3-0
ManchesterDžeko 7, 12, Touré 75
15/02/2011R32Aris Thessaloniki FC - Manchester City FC0-0Salonika
Olympiacos FC1775518211500003596203471
Manchester City FC220010100000321060

Last updated 23/11/2020 08:55CET

Match background Only this chapter

Olympiacos will be looking for a second home win in Group C as they welcome section leaders Manchester City to Piraeus.

• The Greek side are third in the standings with three points and are aiming to turn the tables on City, who were 3-0 winners in the reverse fixture in Manchester thanks to goals from Ferran Torres (12) – meaning the summer signing has scored in all three games in this season's UEFA Champions League – Gabriel Jesus (81) and João Cancelo (90).

• That win against Olympiacos made it three wins from three in this season's UEFA Champions League for City, who are three points clear of second-placed Porto and travel to Greece knowing a fourth success would confirm their place in the round of 16 with two matches to spare.

Form guide
• The Greek club kicked off the section with a 1-0 success against Marseille in Piraeus although those are their only points after subsequent defeats at Porto (0-2) and City.

• Olympiacos are in the group stage for the 20th time. In 2019/20 they finished third in their section behind eventual champions Bayern München and Tottenham Hotspur, picking up four points to finish one ahead of Crvena zvezda.

• Pedro Martins' side then earned a famous win against Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League round of 32, progressing on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw (0-1 h, 2-1 a), but came unstuck against another English club in the last 16, losing to Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-1 h, 0-1 a).

• Olympiacos played no fewer than six matches against Premier League opponents in 2019/20. After a 2-2 home draw and 4-2 away defeat – in which they had led 2-0 – against Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League group stage, they claimed that famous knockout success against Arsenal before being eliminated by Wolves.

• Olympiacos's record at home to English visitors is W7 D5 L5. They have won one of their last five matches against Premier League clubs in Greece (D2 L2).

• Olympiacos have lost only two of their last 16 home European fixtures, winning ten.

• The Piraeus club made it four UEFA Champions League play-off wins from four ties by defeating Cypriot club Omonoia this season (2-0 h, 0-0 a).

• Those results stretched Olympiacos's unbeaten run in European qualifying fixtures to 18 matches (W14 D4), home and away, since a 1-0 loss at Hapoel Beer-Sheva in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

• Champions of Greece for the 45th time in 2019/20 – their first title since 2017 – Olympiacos also lifted the Greek Cup for the 28th time to complete their 18th domestic double.

Manchester City
• City have scored three goals in each of their Group C victories, opening with a 3-1 home defeat of Porto before 3-0 wins at Marseille and at home to Olympiacos.

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

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

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

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

• City have scored 44 goals in their last 16 UEFA Champions League matches; over the last two seasons their record is W16 D3 L3 with 60 goals scored and 22 conceded.

• Guardiola's team have won eight of their last 12 away European matches (D2 L2), both defeats coming in England; the last away game they lost abroad was at Shakhtar Donetsk (1-2) on Matchday 6 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League.

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

• City's only other games against a Greek club before Matchday 3 came in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League round of 32, when a 0-0 first-leg draw at Aris Thessaloniki was followed by a 3-0 home win at the City of Manchester Stadium in which Edin Džeko scored twice in the first 12 minutes and Yaya Touré added a third in the second half.

Links and trivia
• Guardiola's Bayern München defeated Olympiacos twice (3-0 in Piraeus and 4-0 at home) in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage, Kostas Fortounis coming on as a substitute in both games.

• Pedro Martins' record as coach against English clubs is now W1 D4 L4, the sole success that victory at Arsenal in last season's UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg.

• Have played in England:
Andreas Bouchalakis (Nottingham Forest 2017/18 loan)
Hilal Soudani ((Nottingham Forest 2018/19)
Yann M'Vila (Sunderland 2015/16 loan)
Rúben Vinagre (Wolves 2017–20)
José Holebas (Watford 2015–20)

• Pedro Martins coached Ederson at Rio Ave in 2014/15.

• Guardiola was Rafinha's coach at Bayern from 2013 to 2016.

• Have played together:
Ahmed Hassan & Ederson (Rio Ave 2012–15)
Pêpê & Rúben Dias (Benfica B, 2015–17)
José Holebas & Nathan Aké (Watford, 2015/16)
Rúben Semedo & Rodri (Villarreal, 2017/18)
Mathieu Valbuena & Benjamin Mendy (Marseille, 2013/14)

• Rúben Vinagre was at Monaco between 2015 and 2017, when Mendy and Bernardo Silva were also on the Ligue 1 side's books.

• International team-mates:
José Sá, Rúben Semedo & Rúben Dias, João Cancelo, Bernardo Silva (Portugal)

• Fernandinho and Rafinha played together for Brazil between 2011 and 2017.

Latest news

• Kostas Fortounis and Hilal Soudani's next games in UEFA club competition will be their 50th.

• Olympiacos have won all seven home games without conceding in all competitions this season, keeping seven clean sheets at the start of a campaign for the first time since 1959/60 – their first season in UEFA club competition. They were 1-0 victors at home to Panathinaikos on Saturday.

• Olympiacos recorded their first away victory of the season on 8 November, a 2-0 win at OFI Crete with goals by Ahmed Hassan and Giorgos Masouras.

• Fortounis scored a 21st-minute winner on Saturday, Olympiacos's 18th goal this season and the first in the first half.

• Youssef El-Arabi is the joint top scorer in the Greek Super League this season with five goals.

• Strikers El-Arabi and Hassan have been sidelined by illness since 17 November, while Vasilis Sourlis has been out since 11 November.

• Mady Camara and Soudani both returned to action after illness on Matchday 3; Ousseynou Ba had been out due to a similar problem since 26 October, but was an unused substitute against Panathinaikos.

• Rúben Vinagre has been nursing an ankle injury since 6 November.

• José Holebas picked up a thigh muscle injury in a friendly against Atromitos on 13 November, but is now back in full training. Avraam Papadopoulos missed the Atromitos friendly and the Panathinaikos game with a groin problem.

• On 19 November, Mathieu Valbuena suffered a left hamstring injury that is expected to rule him out for up to three weeks.

• Lazar Randjelović made his senior international debut as a late substitute in Serbia's 5-0 UEFA Nations League win at home to Russia on 18 November.

• Fortounis scored one goal and set up the other on his 50th international appearance as Greece won 2-0 away to Moldova in the UEFA Nations League on 15 November.

• Camara scored his first international goal in Guinea's 1-0 home victory against Chad in 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on 11 November.

• Olympiacos defeated AEK Athens 1-0 in last season's postponed Greek Cup final on 12 September thanks to an ninth-minute Randjelović goal – the last time they scored in the first half before Saturday.

• Seventeen-year-old Kostas Tzolakis, who kept goal in the Greek Cup final, has extended his contract until 2024.

• On 23 October Rúben Semedo agreed a new Olympiacos contract, also running until 2024.

• The pitch at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium was relaid during the international break.

Manchester City
• On 19 November City announced Josep Guardiola had signed a new two-year contract with the club, running until 2023.

• City have taken 12 points from their first eight Premier League games of the campaign (W3 D3 L2). They were beaten 2-0 at Tottenham on Saturday.

• A 1-0 home win against Arsenal on 17 October was Guardiola's 500th as a coach; he has now recorded 175 victories with City.

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

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

• City, who have won the English League Cup in each of the last three seasons, will visit Arsenal in the quarter-finals on 22 December.

• Riyad Mahrez scored as Algeria drew 2-2 against Zimbabwe on 16 November to confirm their place at the 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. He was also on target in a 3-1 home win against the same opponents four days earlier.

• A Ferran Torres hat-trick helped Spain to a 6-0 home win against Germany in the UEFA Nations League on 17 November, Rodri also finding the net as the home side reached next year's Finals.

• Also in the UEFA Nations League on 17 November, Rúben Dias scored his first two international goals, the second a last-minute winner, as Portugal won 3-2 in Croatia.

• Phil Foden scored twice in England's 4-0 home win against Iceland in the UEFA Nations League on 18 November, his first international goals.

• Bernardo Silva won his 50th international cap in Portugal's 1-0 home defeat by France on 14 November.

• Kevin De Bruyne scored his 20th international goal in a 4-2 home win against Denmark on 18 November that secured Belgium's place at the UEFA Nations League Finals.

• Sergio Agüero returned to action on 17 October having been out since 22 June with a knee injury. The Argentinian's penalty against Porto on Matchday 1 was his first goal since 4 March; that gap of 231 days between strikes is the longest of Agüero's career.

• Agüero started the 1-1 draw at West Ham on 24 October but was withdrawn at half-time with a thigh injury and has not played since, although he was an unused substitute at Tottenham on Saturday.

• Raheem Sterling missed England's recent internationals due to a calf problem, returning as a second-half substitute on Saturday.

• Benjamin Mendy (knee, out since 3 October) and Fernandinho (leg, out since 21 October) have both been on the sidelines.

• Nathan Aké, whose Matchday 3 appearance was his first since 17 October, limped off with a hamstring injury five minutes into the Netherlands' 1-1 friendly draw against Spain on 11 November.


Squad list Only this chapter

Olympiacos FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1José SáPOR17/01/199327 - 2-3-5-14-32-
44Ilias KarargyrisGRE29/06/200218 - ----------
88Kostas TzolakisGRE08/11/200218 - ----2-----
3Rúben SemedoPOR04/04/199426 - 2-3-6-152274
12Rúben VinagrePOR09/04/199921 - --2-1-2-152
13RafinhaBRA07/09/198535 - 2-3-6-692892
24Ousseynou BaSEN11/11/199525 - 2-1-3-1-8-
25José HolebasGRE27/06/198436 - 2-3-5-261411
34Avraam PapadopoulosGRE03/12/198435 - ----1-12-453
54Fotios KitsosGRE31/03/200317 - ----------
56Angelos TsavosGRE11/04/200218 - ----------
66Pape Abou CisséSEN14/09/199525 - --3-4-3-152
4Mohamed CamaraGUI28/02/199723 - 2-1-6-6-28-
5Andreas BouchalakisGRE05/04/199327 - 2-3-6-10-351
6Yann M'VilaFRA29/06/199030 - 2-3-7-3-361
7Kostas FortounisGRE16/10/199228 - 2-2-6214-498
10PêpêPOR20/05/199723 - --2-3-2-122
14Thanasis AndroutsosGRE06/05/199723 - ----1-1-7-
17Marious VrousaiGRE02/07/199822 - --------2-
19Giorgos MasourasGRE01/01/199426 - 2-3-639-272
21Mohamed DrägerGER25/06/199624 - ----2---1-
28Mathieu ValbuenaFRA28/09/198436 - 213-6-5141119
53Nikitas NikolisGRE16/06/200218 - ----------
55Christos LiatsosGRE01/09/200317 - ----1-----
57Charalampos KatsogiannisGRE15/10/200317 - ----------
90Vasilis SourlisGRE16/11/200218 - ----------
97Lazar RandjelovićSRB05/08/199723 - 2-3-6-7-162
2Hilal SoudaniALG25/11/198733 - --1-2-11-4913
9Ahmed HassanEGY05/03/199327 - 1-3164314710
11Youssef El-ArabiMAR03/02/198733 - 213-6593188
27BrumaPOR24/10/199426 - --2-1-16-447
58Georgios StamoulisGRE09/01/200317 - ----------
-Pedro MartinsPOR17/07/197050 - 2-3---9-33-
Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
13Zack SteffenUSA02/04/199525 - ----------
31EdersonBRA17/08/199327 - --3-8-40-42-
33Scott CarsonENG03/09/198535 - ------1-15-
84Cieran SlickerENG15/09/200218 - ----------
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199030 - --3-8129-54-
3Rúben DiasPOR14/05/199723 - --2-6-15-282
5John StonesENG28/05/199426 - --3-1-224274
6Nathan AkéNED18/02/199525 - --1-412-4-
11Oleksandr ZinchenkoUKR15/12/199623 - --2-1-14-14-
14Aymeric LaporteFRA27/05/199426 - --1-4-222563
22Benjamin MendyFRA17/07/199426 - ----3-18-28-
27João CanceloPOR27/05/199426 - --315-242252
50Eric GarcíaESP09/01/200119 - --1-2-3-3-
78Taylor Harwood-BellisENG30/01/200218 - ------1-1-
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199425 - --318253216621
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199030 - --324-5596510
16RodriESP22/06/199624 - --3-8-19-301
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199129 - --2-714476313
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199426 - --3-6-457578
21Ferran TorresESP29/02/200020 - --336-125165
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198535 - --1-4-89713316
26Riyad MahrezALG21/02/199129 - --3-61256256
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200020 - --3-72153153
61Felix NmechaENG10/10/200020 - --1---1-1-
69Thomas DoyleENG17/10/200119 - ----------
80Cole PalmerENG06/05/200218 - --1---1-1-
82Adrian BernabeESP26/05/200119 - ----------
9Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199723 - --113224152415
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198832 - --112-724010262
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197149 - --3---125-132-

Last updated 25/11/2020 10:00CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDavide Massa (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesFilippo Meli (ITA) , Stefano Alassio (ITA)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeAlberto Tegoni (ITA)
  • Fourth officialPaolo Valeri (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateMatthew Paris (MLT)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarc Batta (FRA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Davide Massa15/07/19811050

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/07/2017UCL3QRFK PartizanOlympiacos FC1-3Belgrade
20/10/2020UCLGSChelsea FCSevilla FC0-0London
04/11/2020UCLGSİstanbul BaşakşehirManchester United FC2-1Istanbul

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
31/07/2014UEL3QRAS TrenčínHull City AFC0-0Zilina
09/02/2016UYLPORSC AnderlechtArsenal FC2-0Brussels
12/07/2017U19SFEnglandCzech Republic1-0Tbilisi
25/07/2017UCL3QRFK PartizanOlympiacos FC1-3Belgrade
14/03/2018UYLQFManchester City FCLiverpool FC1-1Manchester
04/10/2018UELGSQarabağ FKArsenal FC0-3Baku
19/09/2019UELGSEintracht FrankfurtArsenal FC0-3Frankfurt am Main
27/02/2020UELR32Arsenal FCOlympiacos FC1-2London
20/10/2020UCLGSChelsea FCSevilla FC0-0London
04/11/2020UCLGSİstanbul BaşakşehirManchester United FC2-1Istanbul

Last updated 23/11/2020 12:16CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Olympiacos FCFixtures and results
18/09/2020LeagueAsteras Tripolis FC (H)W 3-0Fortounis 59, Masouras 64, 88
23/09/2020UCLOmonoia FC (H)W 2-0Valbuena 69 (P), El-Arabi 90+2
26/09/2020LeaguePanetolikos GFS (H)W 2-0El-Arabi 48, Cafú 86
29/09/2020UCLOmonoia FC (A)D 0-0
04/10/2020LeaguePAS Giannina FC (A)D 1-1El-Arabi 51
17/10/2020LeagueAtromitos FC (H)W 4-0El-Arabi 51, 82, 87, Ahmed Hassan 65
21/10/2020UCLOlympique de Marseille (H)W 1-0Ahmed Hassan 90+1
27/10/2020UCLFC Porto (A)L 0-2
31/10/2020LeagueApollon Smyrnis FC (H)W 2-0Ahmed Hassan 65, 72
03/11/2020UCLManchester City FC (A)L 0-3
08/11/2020LeagueOFI Crete FC (A)W 2-0Ahmed Hassan 53, Masouras 80
21/11/2020LeaguePanathinaikos FC (H)W 1-0Fortounis 21
25/11/2020UCLManchester City FC (H)
28/11/2020LeagueAris Thessaloniki FC (A)
01/12/2020UCLOlympique de Marseille (A)
05/12/2020LeagueVolos NFC (H)
09/12/2020UCLFC Porto (H)
13/12/2020LeaguePAS Lamia (A)
16/12/2020LeagueAEK Athens FC (A)
20/12/2020LeagueAE Larissa FC (H)
03/01/2021LeagueAEK Athens FC (H)
06/01/2021LeagueAsteras Tripolis FC (A)
1Olympiacos FC761015119
2Aris Thessaloniki FC761010319
3PAOK FC853014518
4AEK Athens FC751113416
5Volos NFC83329912
6Atromitos FC933391312
7Asteras Tripolis FC73228811
8Panathinaikos FC9234789
9OFI Crete FC923412159
10PAS Giannina FC923410119
11AE Larissa FC71246125
12Apollon Smyrnis FC71155114
13Panetolikos GFS90453124
14PAS Lamia70255142
Manchester City FCFixtures and results
21/09/2020LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)W 3-1De Bruyne 20 (P), Foden 32, Jesus 90+5
24/09/2020CupAFC Bournemouth (H)W 2-1Delap 18, Foden 75
27/09/2020LeagueLeicester City FC (H)L 2-5Mahrez 4, Aké 84
30/09/2020CupBurnley FC (A)W 3-0Sterling 35, 49, Torres 65
03/10/2020LeagueLeeds United (A)D 1-1Sterling 17
17/10/2020LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 1-0Sterling 23
21/10/2020UCLFC Porto (H)W 3-1Agüero 20 (P), Gündoğan 65, Ferran Torres 73
24/10/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)D 1-1Foden 51
27/10/2020UCLOlympique de Marseille (A)W 3-0Ferran Torres 18, Gündoğan 76, Sterling 81
31/10/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (A)W 1-0Walker 28
03/11/2020UCLOlympiacos FC (H)W 3-0Ferran Torres 12, Jesus 81, João Cancelo 90
08/11/2020LeagueLiverpool FC (H)D 1-1Jesus 31
21/11/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)L 0-2
25/11/2020UCLOlympiacos FC (A)
28/11/2020LeagueBurnley FC (H)
01/12/2020UCLFC Porto (A)
05/12/2020LeagueFulham FC (H)
09/12/2020UCLOlympique de Marseille (H)
12/12/2020LeagueManchester United FC (A)
12/12/2020LeagueManchester United FC (A)
16/12/2020LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (H)
19/12/2020LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
22/12/2020CupArsenal FC (A)
26/12/2020LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
28/12/2020LeagueEverton FC (A)
02/01/2021LeagueChelsea FC (A)
13/01/2021LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
16/01/2021LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
26/01/2021LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)
30/01/2021LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
30/01/2021LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
02/02/2021LeagueBurnley FC (A)
06/02/2021LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
13/02/2021LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)
20/02/2021LeagueArsenal FC (A)
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Olympiacos FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    Olympiacos FC 2-0 Omonoia FC
    1-0 Valbuena 69 (P) , 2-0 El-Arabi 90+2
    José Sá, Rúben Semedo, Camara, Bouchalakis, Fortounis (59 El-Arabi), Ahmed Hassan (76 M'Vila), Rafinha, Masouras (59 Randjelović), Ba, Holebas, Valbuena
  • (29/09/2020)
    Omonoia FC 0-0 Olympiacos FC (agg: 0-2)
    José Sá, Rúben Semedo, Camara (92 Cafú), Bouchalakis, M'Vila, El-Arabi, Rafinha, Ba, Holebas, Valbuena (92 Fortounis), Randjelović (75 Masouras)
  • Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    Manchester City FC3300919
    FC Porto3201636
    Olympiacos FC3102153
    Olympique de Marseille3003070
    Matchday 1 (21/10/2020)
    Olympiacos FC 1-0 Olympique de Marseille
    1-0 Ahmed Hassan 90+1
    José Sá, Rúben Semedo, Bouchalakis, M'Vila, El-Arabi (93 Rúben Vinagre), Rafinha, Masouras (84 Ahmed Hassan), Ba, Holebas, Valbuena (93 Cissé), Randjelović (78 Fortounis)
  • Matchday 2 (27/10/2020)
    FC Porto 2-0 Olympiacos FC
    1-0 Fábio Vieira 11, 2-0 Sérgio Oliveira 85
    José Sá, Rúben Semedo, Bouchalakis (84 Pêpê), M'Vila, El-Arabi, Rafinha, Masouras (53 Fortounis), Holebas (70 Rúben Vinagre), Valbuena (84 Ahmed Hassan), Cissé, Randjelović (70 Bruma)
  • Matchday 3 (03/11/2020)
    Manchester City FC 3-0 Olympiacos FC
    1-0 Ferrán Torres 12, 2-0 Jesus 81, 3-0 João Cancelo 90
    José Sá, Rúben Semedo, Camara (73 Masouras), Bouchalakis (46 Pêpê), M'Vila, El-Arabi (76 Ahmed Hassan), Rafinha, Holebas, Valbuena (85 Soudani), Cissé, Randjelović (46 Bruma)
  • Matchday 4 (25/11/2020)
    Olympiacos FC-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (01/12/2020)
    Olympique de Marseille-Olympiacos FC
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2020)
    Olympiacos FC-FC Porto

Manchester City FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (21/10/2020)
    Manchester City FC 3-1 FC Porto
    0-1 Luis Díaz 14, 1-1 Agüero 20 (P) , 2-1 Gündoğan 65, 3-1 Ferrán Torres 73
    Ederson, Walker, Rúben Dias, Sterling, Gündoğan (68 Foden), Agüero (68 Ferrán Torres), Rodri (85 Fernandinho), Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, João Cancelo, E. García
  • Matchday 2 (27/10/2020)
    Olympique de Marseille 0-3 Manchester City FC
    0-1 Ferrán Torres 18, 0-2 Gündoğan 76, 0-3 Sterling 81
    Ederson, Walker, Rúben Dias, Sterling, Gündoğan (78 Bernardo Silva), Zinchenko (68 João Cancelo), Laporte (77 Stones), Rodri, De Bruyne (82 Palmer), Ferrán Torres (77 Mahrez), Foden
  • Matchday 3 (03/11/2020)
    Manchester City FC 3-0 Olympiacos FC
    1-0 Ferrán Torres 12, 2-0 Jesus 81, 3-0 João Cancelo 90
    Ederson, Walker (82 João Cancelo), Stones, Aké, Sterling (82 Bernardo Silva), Gündoğan, Zinchenko, De Bruyne (85 F. Nmecha), Ferrán Torres, Mahrez (69 Jesus), Foden (69 Rodri)
  • Matchday 4 (25/11/2020)
    Olympiacos FC-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 5 (01/12/2020)
    FC Porto-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2020)
    Manchester City FC-Olympique de Marseille

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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

Olympiacos FC
Formed: 1925
Nickname: Erythrolefki (Red and Whites), Thrylos (Legend)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 45 (2020)
Greek Cup: 28 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
group stage
2016/17: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2014/15: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-1: Olympiacos v Besa
22/07/10, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Nordsjælland
02/10/08, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Besa v Olympiacos
15/07/10, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Olympiacos v Hamburg
03/11/82, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Juventus v Olympiacos
10/12/03, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
Olympiacos v Bayer Leverkusen
19/09/02, first group stage

• Biggest away win
Anderlecht v Olympiacos
02/10/13, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
Olympiacos v Lyon
01/11/05, group stage
0-3 twice, most recently v Arsenal
09/12/15, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Juventus v Olympiacos (see above)


Manchester City FC
Formed: 1894
Nickname: The Cityzens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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